METRO NEWS

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Our children need schools that work
On Tuesday, Oct. 28, my office will be hosting Dr. Howard Fuller in a community conversation about what schools are doing to get children to…
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Judge expected to approve August Wilson sale deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) – An Allegheny County judge is expected to approve a deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center for…
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Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney
  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburghers talk funny n’at. The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist – Scranton – in a…
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Coroner: 6 McKeesport fire victims died of smoke inhalation
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Four children and two adults killed in a western Pennsylvania house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy…
Voters tell AP where they stand in Pa. gov’s race
Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts

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NATIONAL NEWS

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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward
CHICAGO (AP) — A lesson from President Barack Obama’s brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What’s past is prologue. While his trip to Chicago…
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From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta
NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more,…
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Corbett signs law to curb Abu-Jamal’s ‘obscene celebrity’
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was…
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Is ‘Brother’s Keeper’ keeping out community groups?
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to spark innovation at the local level to improve life outcomes for young men and boys of color, White…
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Adorable Brooklyn child brutally beaten to death by stepfather after soiling herself
3-year-old Brooklyn tot, Jeida Torres was brutally beaten to death by her mother’s boyfriend, Kelsey Smith in Brooklyn after she accidentally went to the bathroom…
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NewsOne Minute: Missouri State Senator arrested during Ferguson protest
Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis was arrested during a protest in Ferguson. According to reports, Nasheed walked on a street Monday night…
Gov. Deal names members of Ebola response team
Police: Indiana serial killer suspect hints at more killings [VIDEO]
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Tyra Banks Taps Chrissy Teigen To Co-Host Her New Talk Show
Tyra Banks has assembled a team for her return to the talk show game! The business-minded beauty, who just launched her own makeup line, announced…
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Diddy, Nas set for Alicia Keys’ Black Ball
NEW YORK (AP) — Diddy will host Alicia Keys’ annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that…
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Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood (Episode 6) [VIDEO]
  We’re now six episodes in with the Hollywood edition of the Love & Hip-Hop Series, which hasn’t been short on controversy and drama. This…
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ALBUM LIVESTREAM: Listen To Lil’ Mo’s ‘The Scarlet Letter’ before it drops! [EXCLUSIVE]
“Superwoman,” “Hot Boyz” and “Put It One Me” are just some of Lil’ Mo‘s most notable works… and now the R&B Diva has a new…
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‘Saturday Night Live’ writer Leslie Jones gets upgraded to regular cast member
Leslie Jones has just gotten a huge promotion on “Saturday Night Live.” She’s moving from the writer’s room to the stage! Shadow And Act reports…
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AM BUZZ: Shonda Rhimes blasts tweeter over gay comment; Teairra Mari loses It again & more
Shonda Rhimes Blasts Tweeter Over Gay Comment Listen Hunty, Shonda Rhimes is not here for the games! In case you didn’t get the memo after…
Funniest memes mocking Teairra Mari’s singing; ‘LHHH’ star fires back
AM BUZZ: Kenya Moore comes for Tamar; Fantasia’s new man gets tattoo of her name & more

SPORTS

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Frantic flurry helps Steelers salvage season
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The bounces and big plays piled up so quickly, even the Pittsburgh Steelers were stunned. For one glorious stretch late in the…
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Fighters suing Mayweather over Vegas cable TV bout
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two fledgling professional fighters in Las Vegas are suing Floyd Mayweather Jr. and producers of a cable TV show, alleging they…
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What?! Cowboys’ Randle stole underwear, now is a pitchman for them?
Thanks to reality TV and NFL backup Joseph Randle, young kids are learning everyday that crime, debauchery and wretched behavior does pay. It pays big…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Venus and Serena are no laughing matter
I am a tennis fan. But more specifically, I am a Serena Williams and Venus Williams fan. If they are playing, I drop everything and…
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Serena beats Ivanovic in WTA Finals opener
SINGAPORE (AP) — A new venue, an injury-hit preparation and insults from a top sports official — none of it could stop Serena Williams’ winning…
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Defense matters in high-scoring NFL
Calling it a resurgence would be an exaggeration. Dubbing it a trend would be hyperbole. Still, the way some NFL teams are ramping up their…
Bond lowered for Cardinals player in assault case
Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

OPINION

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Hip Hop Corner…Charity – and caring – begins at home
It is very important that we focus on building strong households and foundations that will survive the test of time. We have entered a time…
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The problem with race in America
    According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of the term “racism” was in 1933, but the practice of racism was well learned by…
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What is up with willfully ignorant White people?
No matter who or what you are, you are likely to occasionally fall victim to looking at the world through a very specific lens. Such…
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Controversy…Chivalry is dead, long live racism
Last weekend in a story reported by reuters.com, Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) president Shamil Tarpishchev was quoted as describing Serena and Venus Williams as “the…
Midterm trends are defying predictions of ‘experts’
Child Watch…What about our Girls?

BUSINESS

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‘SNL’ adds Black woman to cast from writers room
NEW YORK (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” is giving its on-screen diversity another boost. NBC says the comic institution is adding Leslie Jones to its…
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McDonald’s CEO outlines changes as sales slide
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn’t been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store…
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40 years later, ‘Power Broker’ is standard reading
NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Weisbrod was two years out of graduate school, planning a career in law, when a new book about municipal builder…
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At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte
Is a la carte streaming a better deal? Combining current streaming services including Netflix, Hulu, CBS All Access and the expected price of HBO’s service,…
Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere
Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

INTERNATIONAL

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Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an…
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Ebola: Africa’s image takes a hit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia,…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that…
Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights
President Barack Obama declares it International Day Of The Girl!

LIFESTYLE

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From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta
NEW YORK (AP) — Fun, sunny, romantic. Oscar de la Renta approached fashion and life on those terms, but there was more, so much more,…
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Fashion Icon Oscar De La Renta dies at 82
Iconic fashion designer Oscar de la Renta has passed away tonight at the age 82. The cause of his death is not clear as of…
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Brown Beauties Who Stunned In Oscar De La Renta
Oscar de la Renta passed Monday, and we’re looking back at some of the Black women who wore him best.  
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Fit!Live!Win! ‘Black women do workout’ debunks myth that they don’t
Crystal Adell, CEO of Black Women Do Workout joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” for this week’s installment on Fit!Live!Win!. Adell dispels the myth that Black…
PUT A RING ON IT: She cornered her man to ask him to propose, what happened next surprised us!
Brothers’ ‘Fix My Life': No fix, but path to healing

GENERATION Y

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Racist vandals strike at UMass dorms
Investigators at the University of Massachusetts are searching for vandals who recently scrawled hate messages on the walls of dorm buildings, according to the Daily…
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Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Duquesne University will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal…
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Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
Music impresario and author Shanti Das, aka The Hip-Hop Professional, has launched the “Passion Drives My Purpose Scholarship Contest. The former music executive and co-creator of the…
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National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders
Tracy Wilson Mourning, wife of NBA hall of famer Alonzo Mourning, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about her mentoring program Honey Shine Inc. Honey Shine’s…
Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
Westinghouse grad attends Harrisburg Internship program

HEALTH

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Walking is the new running: 9 things you need to know before your first step
I remember back in the 90s when my mom would go “power walking” after dinner and I would be in awe. I would try to…
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S. Epatha Merkerson and Merck challenge African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to get to their goals
Merkerson Visits Atlanta, Georgia on October 20 With America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Merck…
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SHE EATS: Steak has delicious way of punching your taste buds In The Face [REVIEW]
I don’t ask for much in a steakhouse–just quality meat really. However, a steakhouse like STK gives me what I want and so much more–a…
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Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola
DALLAS (AP) — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective…
Michelle Obama goes viral with #TurnipForWhat
Fit!Live!Win!: Replace expensive supplements with natural alternatives

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
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TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a…
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Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable
Author Valorie Burton appeared on “NewsOne Now” with host Roland Martin to discuss her new book, “Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. ” Burton explained how people become…
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Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
Greenville, NC (BlackNews.com) — From playbooks to children’s books, he’s the Coach we all love and adore and now in true Ruffin McNeill fashion he’s…
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’
Cover to Cover: “Cosby: His Life and Times”

EDITORS PICK

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Courier named Pennsylvania Newspaper of the Year, wins 9 awards
America’s best weekly is once again the state’s best weekly as well. As announced late last week by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the New…

FEATURES

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Reagan Gomez stresses importance of Black women behind the scenes
If Black women are ever going to see themselves more on TV and in film, Reagan Gomez insists that more of us have got to…
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‘Gone Girl’ Review: Tyler Perry’s independent acting attempt brief yet brilliant
Director David Fincher took a huge risk by taking Gillian Flynn’s New York Times Best Seller and creating his own interpretation of ‘Gone Girl’.  The…

VIEWPOINT

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

PEOPLE

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Kirk Cameron: Halloween masks mocking Obama represent Jesus defeating Satan
Oh, look. Little Mikey Seaver is spreading his madness to anyone who will listen again. The child-actor turned fundamentalist, Bible-thumper recently said that Halloween is…
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Ashanti shows off bikini body during birthday celebration
Singer Ashanti and her fine female family members decorated the Caribbean Island of Turks and Caicos with their skimpy bikinis this past week for her…
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Tamar Braxton on K. Michelle beef & Why her relationship with Vince changed [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
A lot has changed in Tamar Braxton‘s life including her relationship with husband/manager, Vince Herbert. The ‘Love & War’ singer is very open about her love…
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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues
NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC…
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14th Annual Little 5 Points Halloween Parade in Atlanta
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‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ star Princess Love shuts down sex tape leak
One of Mona Scott-Young’s newest stars has effectively stopped a potential sex tape scandal from blowing up. Princess Love of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”…
Iggy Azalea gave her ex-boyfriend Hefe Wine an STD?
Girl, calm down: Claudia Jordan comes for Phaedra Parks & NeNe Leakes

Education

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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…

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