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Police progress varies after federal oversight
After years of complaints, Pittsburgh in 1997 became the first U.S. city to agree to federal oversight of its law enforcement. In 2005, when the…
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Clairton sheds ‘financially distressed’ status after 27 years
Clairton was removed on Tuesday from the Act 47 program, which is the state’s oversight plan for financially distressed cities. The steel town of fewer…
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Carrick stabbing victim found bleeding, dies at hospital
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh police say a woman found stabbed and bleeding outside a closed pizzeria has died. The Allegheny County medical examiner says the…
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Lavelle’s marijuana bill gets broad positive response
Even though most people charged at all for possessing small amounts of marijuana—if criminally charged at all—have the charges reduced to a summary offense and…
Braddock mayor misses Senate filing deadline
Allegheny County celebrates new families on National Adoption Day

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Here’s why alleged Planned Parenthood killer isn’t called domestic terrorist
*The two words that were glaringly missing in the reams of news clips, press reports, and news features on alleged Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Clinic killer, Robert Lewis Dear were “domestic” and “terrorist.” His target, the clinic, and his victims were deliberately and calculatedly chosen. Attorney General Loretta Lynch promptly labeled the shooting a “crime … Continue reading Here’s why the Alleged Planned Parenthood Killer Isn’t called a Domestic Terrorist →
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How the #BLM movement stays alive & effective outside spotlight
*The longevity of the Black Lives Matter movement may have initially been doubtful, but months after its formation, the effort continues to make a difference in and out of the spotlight. The Christian Science Monitor notes that while the media has mostly focused on the two suspects arrested in connection with the recent shooting of … Continue reading How the #BLM Movement Stays Alive & Effective Outside Spotlight →
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Two Atlanta spots make ‘America’s Top 50 Bottlenecks’ list
In a report that will surprise absolutely no one who lives and endures Atlanta traffic daily, two of Atlanta’s frustrating traffic hot spots made the…
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Wisconsin school nixes reading of book about transgender kid
  MOUNT HOREB, Wis. (AP) — A southern Wisconsin elementary school cancelled a planned reading of a children’s book about a transgender girl after a…
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‘No more baby parts’: Reclusive suspect’s words draw focus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Robert Lewis Dear was reclusive, and he seldom spoke to neighbors in a desolate stretch of land in rural Colorado…
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Police erased video of Laquan McDonald shooting: Burger King manager
*(Via MSN News) – A Burger King manager who accuses Chicago police of erasing surveillance video in the case of a black teenager shot last year by a white officer says he has testified before a federal grand jury investigating the shooting. Jay Darshane told the Chicago Tribune that the FBI also took the video … Continue reading Police Erased Video of CLaquan McDonald Shooting: Burger King Manager →
Malia Obama navigating college decision-making process
3 Dead, Including Police Officer, After Gunman Opens Fire On Colorado Planned Parenthood
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Holly Holm asks Beyoncé ‘What’s Your Name?’ in awkward Vegas moment
*Since defeating Ronda Rousey to become the new UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, it’s been a whirlwind for Holly Holm with all types of media exposure and events. From all that, it’s bound to catch up to you, as Holm found herself in an awkward moment with Beyoncé last weekend. According to Page Six, it all … Continue reading Holly Holm Asks Beyoncé ‘What’s Your Name?’ in Awkward Vegas Moment →
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Sinead O’Connor found alive after Facebook post about overdose
O'Connor, who suffers with mental illness, has been open about her struggles with manic depression in the past.
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‘Carol’ explores lesbian love in the 50s
*In a 1950s department store, young clerk Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) spots Carol (Cate Blanchett), an elegant older woman, looking at doll displays. Therese is enameled with Carol’s presence; and when Carol leaves her gloves on the counter, Therese grabs that opportunity to initiate a relationship. With a child and husband, Harge (Kyle Chandler), Carol’s … Continue reading ‘Carol’ Explores Lesbian Love in the 50s →
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Uzo Aduba: ‘Bigger, Higher and Braver,’ Thanks to Queen Latifah
*Nigerian beauty Uzo Aduba graces the latest cover of UPTOWN magazine in which the actress and classically trained singer dishes on adjusting to life in the limelight, her Hollywood friends and keeping company with only those who appreciate her. She also talks about the pressure of her upcoming role as ‘Glinda the Good Witch’ in … Continue reading Uzo Aduba: ‘Bigger, Higher and Braver,’ Thanks to Queen Latifah →
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Erykah Badu disses Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Awards
#PressPlay: The shade #ErykahBadu just threw at #IggyAzalea though 😩😩😩 #SoulTrainAwards2015 A video posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoominc) on Nov 29, 2015 at 5:11pm…
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The rise, fall and legacy of Berry Gordy’s Motown returns to Broadway
*”Motown the Musical” is coming back to Broadway, and as Huff Post notes, the show first began performances in March 2013 at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre and closed this January after over 700 performances, routinely breaking $1 million a week at the box office. Motown Records founder Berry Gordy and producer Kevin McCollum said Monday … Continue reading The Rise, Fall and Legacy of Berry Gordy’s Motown Returns to Broadway →
EUR on the Scene: ‘The Wiz Live!’ [WATCH]
NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ to ease on down that tuneful road


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Kobe Bryant announces retirement via poem: ‘Dear Basketball’
*It looks like reality A/K/A Father Time has finally got the attention of Kobe Bryant. Actually, if you know and follow Bryant, you know he’s well aware of his age issues, but because he’s a warrior, he won’t stop fighting the obvious: Father Time ALWAYS win. Period. In any event, on Sunday, Kobe told the … Continue reading Kobe Bryant Announces Retirement Via Poem: ‘Dear Basketball’ →
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After beating Klitschko, Fury wants to be ‘great champion’
BERLIN (AP) — He threatened to walk away from boxing if he lost to Wladimir Klitschko, or even if he won. Now the always unpredictable…
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Penn State fires offensive coordinator Donovan
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has fired offensive coordinator John Donovan and will begin a national search to find his replacement, the athletic…
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Frank Gifford’s family says CTE found in his brain
NEW YORK (AP) _ The family of Pro Football Hall of Famer Frank Gifford says signs of the degenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy were found…
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Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks
The unofficial start of the Steelers 2nd half starts today as they travel to arguably one of the toughest places to play in the NFL…
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D-Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Monica spend Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is not only the prime time for family and friends, it’s the time where celeb families hook up and turn up. The NBA bestie…
Steelers’ steady offensive line thriving despite injuries
Ray Lewis’ book takes in-depth look at troubled man beneath the helmet


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Terrorism is a Black issue
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—It was disturbing to listen to some people calling in Friday during my weekly radio segment on Keeping it Real with Rev. Al…
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EXCLUSIVE: Black scholar explains why African-Americans should vote Republican
NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way…
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The missing gang photo
At the end of 2015 the Baltimore riot will be featured in every periodical’s “year in review”.  Each publication will reproduce a popular gang photo…
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Just Sayin’…A+, PPS working together to improve education
Education is the most important challenge facing Black America, which makes the A+ Schools annual PPS Progress Report so important to Pittsburgh. And I was…
Editorial: Instead of ‘Is it Because I’m Black?’ – Why Not, ‘Is it Because You’re White?’
Is the deplorable status of Blacks happening nationwide?


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Rocker Jack White’s Third Man Records store opens in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) _ Rocker Jack White has opened a Third Man Records store in his hometown, the Motor City. The Grammy-nominated White _ the singer,…
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Don’t let your limitations limit you
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—As a young college football star and Olympic weightlifting champion, Jim Stovall was focused on athletics and not his education. But all of…
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#Flawless Fashion: Beyoncé launching new streetwear line in 2016
Beyoncé has been caught in the studio a few times over last year, and she’s just about ready to release a new project! Before you get too excited: No, there’s still no word on when Beyoncé will decide to grace us with another album. However, her Beyhive will still have plenty to buzz about in […]
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New Dating App BAE (before anyone else) caters to Black singles
We caught up with the creators of BAE, who revealed their inspiration behind creating the Black dating app.
Cassiotis makes three-point landing at PowerBreakfast
OBB releases complete Homewood land use plan


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US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Due to ‘Increased Terrorist Threats’
The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to possible risks of travel due to increased terrorist threats. *(Via US State Dept.) – Current information suggests that ISIL (aka Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, Boko Haram, and other terrorist groups continue to plan terrorist attacks in multiple regions. These attacks may employ a wide variety of tactics, using conventional and … Continue reading US Issues Worldwide Travel Alert Due to ‘Increased Terrorist Threats’ →
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Zara fires workers for turning away Muslim shopper
Zara is getting heat for turning away a woman wearing a hijab from one the brand’s stores in France. Customers are calling for a boycott of the brand after a video went viral depicting a guard at a Zara store in the Parisian suburb of Plaisir who asked a Muslim customer to remove her hijab. […]
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Flickering candles in Paris, the city of lights
NEW YORK (George Curry Media)—Paris, the city of lights, is currently illuminated by flickering candles. The candles, along with flowers and other items, are memorial…
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Diverse Paris mourns together after indiscriminate violence
PARIS (AP) _ Halima Saadi Ndiaye was celebrating her 36th birthday in a cafe where her brother worked when terror took over. Within a minute,…
Mastermind behind Paris attacks pronounced dead by senior intelligence officials
#WeStandWithNigeria: Explosion Blamed On Boko Haram Kills 32, Wounds 80


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THE (11-30-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page
A page to get motivated, find out who’s getting older, and learn more about our history. EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. – Terry Orlick EUR BIRTHDAYS … Continue reading THE (11-30-15) EURweb Free-4-All Page →
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Heat up the holidays by making batches of hot sauce as gifts
The weekend before Thanksgiving usually is my holiday gift-making weekend. Most years, my mother and I make wild persimmon fruitcakes, which we wrap in bourbon-soaked…
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New Zion Baptist celebrates 100th Church Anniversary
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH, 1434 Juniata St., Manchester, hosted its 100th Church Anniversary Nov. 15. The theme was “Don’t let the rain put out the…
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Out of gift ideas? Surprise loved ones with meaningful gifts they’ll adore
(BPT) — Exchanging gifts is a cherished part of the holiday season, but after celebrating for so many years with your loved ones, it’s easy…
New Dating App BAE (before anyone else) caters to Black singles
Thanksgiving With Black Families Is The Best Thing On The Internet This Week


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Black Teen Vlogger Renounces Conservatism; Laquan McDonald Killing Convinced Him
“I’m not conservative no more!” That’s not exactly how now used-ta-be conservative vlogger C.J. Pearson put it, but the bottom line is the youngster seems to have come to his senses. If you don’t recall, Pearson is the 13-year-old African American whose stinging criticism regarding President Obama meeting with the clock-boy, Ahmed Mohamed, went viral … Continue reading Black Teen Vlogger Renounces Conservatism; Laquan McDonald Killing Convinced Him →
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Girls Want to Join the Boys Scouts of America
*A group of girls in Santa Rosa, California have found the Girl Scouts of America to be lacking in providing the types of experiences they’d like to have. Instead of working to change the group’s curriculum, they’ve opted to petition the Boy Scouts to let them in. “I want to be a Boy Scout,” said … Continue reading Girls Want to Join the Boys Scouts of America →
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Michelle Obama awards 13 youth arts programs
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Calling a group of artistic youth the “next generation of fabulous,” Michelle Obama presented national arts and humanities awards to 12 after-school…
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A boycott’s birth: How the Missouri race protests began
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — On the day he met with Black players for the University of Missouri’s football team, graduate student Jonathan Butler hadn’t eaten…
Former Shadyside Academy student Jennifer Hebert wins Rhodes Scholarship
Giving thanks for Generation NEXT


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Information is the Best Medicine…Strokes increase over the holidays
For many years, researchers have been intrigued by a disturbing pattern: Deadly heart attacks increase during the winter holiday season. One study even found distinct…
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Information is the Best Medicine…Looking after your eyes
As people age so do their eyes. Some people suffer from vision problems early on and others can have great eyesight well into their 80s.…
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Fit!Live!Win! Stay Fit & Healthy During The Holidays With These Easy To Follow Tips
The holiday season is upon us and we all know what that means — lots of parties, enjoying our families, and consuming massive amounts of…
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Cancer Patients Can Keep More of Their Hair Wearing This Cap
*Just about everyone I know who has taken chemotherapy has lost their hair. It’s one of the most common side effects when being treated for cancer. Alopecia is the medical term used when your immune system mistakenly attacks your hair follicles — which negatively affect hair growth. But now, the invention of a new cap promises … Continue reading Cancer Patients Can Keep More of Their Hair Wearing This Cap →
Information is the Best Medicine…Guarding against ‘prescription errors’
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Get Covered America!

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Ray Lewis’ book takes in-depth look at troubled man beneath the helmet
In ‘I Feel Like Going On: Life, Game, and Glory’ Ray Lewis tells the story of his 17 year NFL career. Let me preface this…
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Ta-Nehisi Coates wins National Book Award for nonfiction
NEW YORK (AP) _ Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” a brief, unflinching address to his teenage son on race and police violence that…
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Cover to Cover… ‘Jemima Code’
You woke up this morning with a craving. So is breakfast time too early to think about dinner? Is it bad to want to sneak…
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‘It’s very weird’: Kardashian balances book push with drama
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) _ The awkwardness of Khloe Kardashian promoting a book while she’s helping estranged husband Lamar Odom recover from a suspected overdose is…
Dancer Misty Copeland writing health-and-fitness book
Cover to Cover…‘Wake Up Happy’


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Disappointment in Pittsburgh: How the Pirates ditched Pittsburgh’s Negro Leagues past
This past spring, two statues depicting Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson were on the move. In Washington D.C., the Nationals quietly relocated a Gibson…


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Janet still got it! – Unbreakable Tour Chicago Theater
Could not wait, could not wait and then the moment came. I was at Chicago Theatre to see Ms. Janet Jackson (or is it Mrs.…
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‘Real Cameo fans’ witness funk band’s first Pittsburgh visit since mid-1980s
Drummer Jonathan “Sugarfoot” Moffett remains as Cameo’s heartbeat. By Timothy Cox Special to the Courier MONROEVILLE, PA — About 1,000 “Real Cameo” fans showed up…


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Crooked cop was culprit, not Black Lives Matter


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NYC Cabbie: Roker snub a ‘misunderstanding’; Peele & Peretti get engaged
*It was a simple mistake. Yep, that’s the reason for refusing “Today” show weatherman Al Roker, says the New York City cabbie who didn’t pick up him and his son last weekend. According to reports, snubbing Roker is carrying a hefty price for Mahabur Rahman, who faces up to $1,350 in fines from the city’s … Continue reading NYC Cabbie: Roker Snub a ‘Misunderstanding’; Peele & Peretti Get Engaged →
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‘LHHATL’s’ Scrappy getting evicted again?
“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s” checks are apparently not enough to keep Scrappy from running afoul his landlord … again. Scrappy, 31, was recently hit with a…
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Lil Wayne buys Reginae $80K Range Rover for birthday, after buying Porshe and Ferrari last year
Lil Wayne Surprises Reginae Carter With A New Car Lil Wayne’s oldest child is enjoying her 17th birthday and was recently given an amazing gift by…
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Mystery collector buys Wu-Tang’s album for millions / Usher’s #Eggplant confession
*Page Six confirms that Wu-Tang Clan has sold the lone copy of its album, “Once Upon a Time in Shaolin,” through online auction house Paddle8. The unnamed American collector scored the 128-minute-long “art project” for “millions,” the auction house said. The coveted album was presented in a hand-carved, nickel-and-silver-plated box with a 174-page leather-bound manuscript … Continue reading Mystery Collector Buys Wu-Tang’s Album for Millions / Usher’s #Eggplant Confession →
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Yaya DaCosta Files for Divorce After Two Years of Marriage
*It was reported last December that ANTM runner-up Yaya DaCosta split from her husband of two years, Joshua Bee Alafia. The news came on the heels of YaYa getting her big break portraying Whitney Houston in a Lifetime biopic. Now, Page Six reports that the 32-year-old has filed for divorce from her movie-director husband, and … Continue reading Yaya DaCosta Files for Divorce After Two Years of Marriage →
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Dennis Rodman Sued for Stiffing Company Out of $28k
*Dennis Rodman is back in the news for being involved with something shady. According to TMZ, Rodman hired a company to retrieve some of his lost assets, however, that company is now suing him for allegedly not paying when the bill came due. Assets International says it was hired to recover unclaimed property for Rodman … Continue reading Dennis Rodman Sued for Stiffing Company Out of $28k →
Lamar Odom May Not Stand Trial For Cocaine Possession
Will Smith Planning Political Run ‘In The Near Future’


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Students weigh in on Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg educational partnership
Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District have agreed upon an educational partnership to start next school year, where Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 will…



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