METRO NEWS

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Pittsburgh mayor, official spar over ‘Undercover Boss’ fund
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The county controller said Friday she’s withholding money from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor’s appearance…
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Creamy Creations and More provides ambience to East Liberty
Rhonda Rector-Rankin sells experience and ambience to the customers who patronize her Creamy Creations and More café in East Liberty. It’s a warm and inviting…
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Resident charged with arson in Homestead business district fire
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A man claiming to hear voices set the fire that gutted and damaged five buildings in the mains business district of the…
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Freedom Unlimited celebrates New Year, King
=Freedom Unlimited Inc. celebrated the New Year with the incomparable jazz guitarist Mark Strickland. Also, to kick-off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, they displayed the…
DA won’t retry man shot by police and paralyzed
Police seek assistance locating missing juvenile

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Oklahoma police officer’s body cam captures fatal shooting
An Oklahoma police department has released footage of one of their officers involved in a fatal shooting of a suspect. Muskogee Police Officer Chansey McMillin’s…
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Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society.…
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Condoleezza Rice taking over Jeb Bush’s education foundation
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Thursday tapped former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to serve as chairman of his…
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My civil rights year – Selma, Louisiana and Mrs. Caulfield’s butterbeans
  (Editor’s Note: The opening of the movie Selma last weekend has rekindled vivid memories for New America Media editor Paul Kleyman, who in 1965…
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Fighting the spread of HIV by posing on the dance floor
BALTIMORE (AP) — Beneath the neon lights of a banquet hall on an industrial stretch of the city, models strutted across an elevated stage in…
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Martin Luther King’s sons drop lawsuit against sister Bernice
Part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Inc. Estate lawsuit has been resolved in house. The brothers, Martin Luther King III and Dexter, decided to…
East Atlanta neighborhood voted 3rd best in the U.S.
Do we need a Voting Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Naomi Campbell rips Instagram models: “We had to earn our stripes”
Attention Instagram “models”, one of the queens of the catwalk is not a fan of your work. Legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell swung on by The Meredith…
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Sherri Shepherd on almost mooning Broadway crowd & weight criticism
Since early debuts in the ‘90s on shows such as Cleghorne!, Friends, and Living Single, Sherri Shepherd has word the hats of an actress, standup…
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Curly Fryz keep it 100 in video for the Yonny-produced “Stay on Ten”
  If the ladies in the group Curly Fryz look familiar, it’s because you’ve definitely seen them before.  The duo, comprised of sisters Dani and…
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Rihanna releases ‘FourFiveSeconds’ with Kanye West & Paul McCartney
At roughly 4:29 pm PST, Rihanna sent a tweet directing fans to her website with a simple message stating, ‘First glimpse at my new music!!!’…
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Mya’s performance at Miami strip club sparks controversy
Friday, GRAMMY Award winning singer and classically trained dancer, Mya, held court at adult exotic dance club G5IVE Lounge. Based on all eye-witness accounts and…
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CeeLo Green releases surprise album online
Look who’s been busy in the studio. CeeLo Green is taking a play straight from Beyoncé’s playbook and dropped a surprise album via his Soundcloud account.…
Chris Brown announces ‘Fan of A Fan’ album release date with Tyga
Eminem drops video for “Detroit vs. Everybody” with Royce da 5’9″, Big Sean, Dej Loaf, Trick Trick, and Danny Brown

SPORTS

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A study in high school coaching diversity: Does mindset affect hiring?
The second of two parts When John Ashaolu told friends and family that he had been hired as the athletic director at Seton-LaSalle High School,…
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Patriots Belichick On Deflate-Gate: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’
According to ESPN, the National Football League has conducted at least 40 interviews to determine how and why 11 of the 12 footballs used in…
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Serena, Venus Williams into 4th round at Australian Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams saw that older sister Venus was progressing to the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first…
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Ernie Banks Dies At 83: MLB Pioneer Remembered By President Obama
Former Chicago Cubs shortstop, Ernie Banks—affectionately known in baseball circles as ‘Mr. Cub’—died Friday night at age 83. The cause of Banks’ death has yet…
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Western Pennsylvania coaching pool thin on diversity
First of two parts. PITTSBURGH (AP) – Before the start of every high school football season, Stacy Robinson goes through a familiar routine. The head…
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No. 10 Louisville faces Pitt, seeking rebound from Duke loss
Louisville coach Rick Pitino insists he expected his 10th-ranked squad to experience growing pains in its first month of Atlantic Coast Conference play. As the…
Reaction to the death of Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks
Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson blacks out with a 37-point quarter

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…The audacity to be strong
Over the course of my life I have heard an untold number of orators who delivered memorable and stirring speeches:  Ministers of every denomination, male…
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An international war of words
(NNPA)—With the recent terrorists attacks in Paris over a largely unknown satirical newspaper that poked fun at Islam and Mohammed, there has been a global…
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Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II
(NNPA)—Few things irk me more than hearing someone say or imply that now that we have a Black president, perhaps the time has come to…
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Bill O’Reilly now thinks Ferguson protestors ‘should be ashamed’
When it comes to Bill O’Reilly, you don’t grab the popcorn, you grab the Advil because 99 percent of the time, you’re going to hear…
ATL police guilt trip Mayor Kasim Reed for ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ photo
NAFEO supports “America’s College Promise” initiative

BUSINESS

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Beyonce-related merchandise taken off Etsy
Beyoncé fans who purchase Queen Bey-inspired do-it-yourself items on Etsy may have to find another way to get their ‘Yonce fix, according to TMZ. A…
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AboutThatCar.com: 2015 Toyota Yaris
PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – Toyota’s move to more aggressive and stylish designs is not just limited to its midsize and compact cars. The automaker’s subcompact…
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Johnson Publishing Company selling iconic 70-year-old photo archive
In what many see as a heartbreaking development, Johnson Publishing Company, the esteemed African American owned publisher of Ebony, announced plans to sell its photo…
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How does your city’s economy stack up? Ranking world cities
The Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase ranked 300 major cities worldwide for economic performance last year. Chinese and Turkish cities dominated the top of the…
EQT Supplier Diversity Manager Hyde believes in helping others
Identity theft can happen to children, too

INTERNATIONAL

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After Ebola cases have dropped down to five, there’s now a vaccine on the way
The West African nation of Liberia has just five remaining confirmed cases of Ebola, a senior health official from that country said on Friday. The…
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Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
MIAMI (AP) — Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly…
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Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an…
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Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules
The 53-nation Commonwealth grouping of former British colonies last week threatened to sanction Guyana’s government for its suspension of the country’s parliament and for its…
Calls for a stronger Pan-African movement to deal with Boko Haram
Saudi single women challenge tradition in love and marriage

LIFESTYLE

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Brooklyn Flavors Skincare & Candles literally bottle up Brooklyn in unique, invigorating & lingering scents
Brooklyn Flavors: We’ve bottled some Brooklyn historical neighborhoods and streets with a scent of their own. From the art, to the books, music, to underneath…
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6 Of The Best & Worst Dressed Celebrities Of The Week & What Our Editors Really Think About Them [VIDEO]
We’re not even 30 days deep into 2015 and we’ve got so many fashion hits and misses to discuss already. Cynthia Bailey showed up at…
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Do I Live?
James A. Washington I once believed that finding one’s way to salvation was a lifelong struggle filled with pitfalls and potholes strategically placed to trip…
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The will power to stand in the face of death
“The best thing I’ve ever done, the best thing I will ever do is be a dad to Taelor and Sydni. I can’t ever give…
THE RELIGION CORNER: Pain of Failure is Temporary
St. Paul Baptist Church hosts 31st annual MLK Jr. celebration

GENERATION Y

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Transgender teen’s death stirs action in US and beyond
CINCINNATI (AP) — Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling…
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Current state of HBCUs: A mixed bag, but many remain hopeful
HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have long been a major source of pride for aspiring African-Americans. Yet, between significant financial woes and questions…
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Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Gateway Medical Society held its annual Journey to Medicine Promotion Ceremony at the Herberman Conference Center in Shadyside Hospital. Students and parents were joined by…
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Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and White House Science Advisor John Holdren are set to appear at Norfolk State University in…
China-HBCU exchange program launched
Free ‘Selma’ viewing offered to NYC students

HEALTH

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Want a full body workout that’s fun? Try rowing & watch your pants size shrink
Looking for a fun, smart and safe workout that’s low impact, yet high intensity? Then I recommend you stop walking by those rowers at your local…
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Is there more to see in your family tree? Find out if glaucoma runs in your family
It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to…
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All-day habits for a better night’s sleep
Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day long can have major implications…
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Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow
Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every…
7 Tips On How To Perfect Your Push Up
Prayers Up: Cincinnati Bengals’ Devon Still gives sad update on daughter’s cancer fight

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Driving the King’
  Everybody has that one friend… She’s the person you call in the middle of the night because you don’t know what else to do.…
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Floyd Mayweather’s ex-aide writes sensational tell-all
As Floyd Mayweather rose from relative obscurity as a boxer to become the undefeated champion of the world in five different weight classes, one woman…
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Cover To Cover: ‘Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL’
Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went down like a sack of rocks.…
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Cover to Cover…‘All I Really Want’
  Presents wrapped?  Check. Tree decorated—check. Cookies made? Groceries purchased, shopping finished, school programs scheduled, Santa visits done? Check, check and… check. You love the…
Cover To Cover…“Stella by Starlight”
Cover to Cover…‘Embracing the Love God’

EDITORS PICK

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AP Exclusive: Academy president responds to Oscar firestorm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Responding for the first time to the firestorm of criticism over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations, film…

FEATURES

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Mary J. Blige fetes DSquared2 on label’s 20th anniversary
MILAN (AP) — Mary J. Blige feted designing twins Dean and Dan Caten on their DSquared2 label’s 20th anniversary and Snoop Dogg brought down German…

VIEWPOINT

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Gun ordinance pre-emption law will do more harm than good

PEOPLE

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Kanye West explains why he almost never smiles in public
Kanye West has finally revealed why it is that he always looks angry in public. Supposedly, he’s taking a style cue from the 1800s. With…
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Christina Milian: ‘Being a single mother can be tough’ [EXCLUSIVE]
With a new reality TV show, on “Christina Milian Turned Up” on E!, album on Young Money records and relationship with Lil Wayne, Christina Milian…
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Jill Scott explains six-month rule for finding the right guy
Guys need to be on alert: Jill Scott is only giving a man six months to impress her in a relationship before she drops them.…
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Porsha Williams rips RHOA Claudia Jordan’s accusations on dating a married man
Don’t look for Porsha Williams and Claudia Jordan to participate in a girls weekend trip without The Real Housewives of Atlanta cameras rolling for Bravo.…
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Baby On Board: Ex-NFL Star Chad Johnson expecting fifth child!
Former NFL star Chad Johnson is about to be on diaper duty once again. The ex-football player formerly known ans Ocho Cinco announced on Twitter he is about…
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Jay Z calls Governor Cuomo’s justice reforms ‘a huge step forward’
On December 10, both Jay Z and Russell Simmons were part of a group that met with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo amid protests over…
Kevin Costner, Anthony Mackie, other celebs at ‘Black and White’ premiere
Could Lupe Fiasco Vs Kid Cudi Be The Softest Rap Beef Of All Time?

Education

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Obama proposes publicly funded community colleges for all
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college “down to zero” for all…
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Q&A: Obama’s free tuition plan for community college
WASHINGTON (AP) — Did somebody say “free tuition”? President Barack Obama’s plan, called “America’s College Promise,” seeks to make two years of community or technical…

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