METRO NEWS

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Charter schools’ influence on Pennsylvania politics
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s no secret that Harrisburg is a hive of lobbyists, each representing industries and interests that spend millions to persuade state…
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Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office…
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DA to review history of Pittsburgh nightclub after shooting
  PITTSBURGH (AP) – The district attorney plans to have his detectives review reports of past police activity at a Pittsburgh nightclub where a shooting…
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As Black History Month ends, what do Pittsburgh’s demographics say about racial disparities today?
This year’s Black History Month had the theme of “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture” celebrating the achievements of African Americans in the…
Shooting in Pittsburgh nightclub injures 6
Pittsburgh on track for 2nd-coldest February on record

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed…
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Critics say GOP education reform would hurt poor and Black students
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the Republican-led Congress prepares to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), civil rights groups, educators and student advocates fear…
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Justice Department report to fault Ferguson officers for racially biased traffic stops
A Justice Department investigation launched amid allegations the Ferguson, Mo. police department grossly violated civil rights isn’t complete, but according to officials, the report is…
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LAPD shoot & kill man on skid row, brutal fight caught on camera [video]
An alleged struggle over an LAPD police officer’s gun ended with three officers firing and killing a man on the tragic Skid Row–where many of…
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NewsOne Roundup: Former Florida Gator Football Player Dies at 22…AND MORE
Chris “Juice” Johnson, a former college football player for the Florida Gators, has died. Johnson, who was only 22-years-old, was discovered dead in his car…
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Nearly 4 million Georgia health insurance customers exposed in data breach
Because of the severity and depth of the insurance data breach in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating to find the culprit or…
Mayor Reed, Atlanta leaders to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Selma march
Anti-Israel divestment push gains traction at US colleges
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The Next Frontier: Tracing African-American “Star Trek” characters
  On Friday, Leonard Nimoy the man who gave life to one of the most iconic figures in science fiction, Star Trek’s Dr. Benjamin Spock,…
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‘Empire’s’ Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard say why they never hooked up
Even though Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard created cinematic magic in the Oscar-nominated John Singleton-directed film Hustle & Flow, they’ve never created that magic…
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Halle Berry sheds bright light on lack of quality roles for Black women
Halle Berry recently revealed that even though she’s an A-list, Oscar-winning actress, quality roles are still hard to come by. In an interview with The…
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Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million
NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” disrobed “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening…
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Former Brownstone singer Charmayne Maxwell dies from fatal fall
TMZ and BET both report Charmayne “Maxee” Maxwell, most known for her work with the R&B group Brownstone, died in Denmark Saturday after what is…
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‘How To Get Away With Murder’ renewed for Season 2
Viola Davis and her students will be back to slay your Thursday nights this fall! The season finale of “How To Get Away With Murder”…
Missy Elliott and Pharrell back in studio: Here’s what they’ve done in the past
Here’s why Common snubbed Oprah at the Oscars

SPORTS

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Batch, other former players put trust in The Trust
NEW YORK (AP) – Approaching the end of his dozen seasons as an NFL quarterback, Charlie Batch felt comfortable about moving on to another career.…
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Penguins win 4th straight, top reeling Blue Jackets 5-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Evgeni Malkin scored twice and added an assist and Pittsburgh’s revived power play dominated the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-3 on Sunday night.…
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Marshawn Lynch is finally talking, and he says what we all thought
In the aftermath of the Seattle Seahawks’ 28-24 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX, one question remained. With Seattle on the…
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Major league baseball’s 1st Black Latino star Minoso dies
CHICAGO (AP) — When Minnie Minoso broke into major league baseball, the “Cuban Comet” was part of a wave of Black players who changed the…
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Pirates star Andrew McCutchen eyeing another step forward
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 95 games in 2005, the year they drafted outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the first round. Four years…
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Inside Conditions: Home cookin, part II…Redemption and restoration
This is second installment of; “Home Cookin” How John Clayton has helped transform how we cover the NFL. John Clayton had just been banned from…
Matchups for the PIAA boys basketball tournament
Matchups for the PIAA girls basketball tournament

OPINION

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Why Chicago’s mayoral election makes a difference to the rest of us
Every so often we get a local election that has a huge impact on the outlook and direction of Black America. There are cities that…
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Legacy of Malcolm X ignored by millions, including namesakes
Is it just me or does less attention seem to be shown toward the life and legacy of Malcolm X? Regardless of one’s political views…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Big Green Hustle (Part 1)
  I have seen from time to time organized, polished scams that present themselves as a positive contribution to society via improved economics, safety or…
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The perils of poisonous politics
By doubling down on his vile slur on President Obama’s love for his country, ex-New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani created the media frenzy that…
Muslim lives matter, too
Legacy of racial terror in America

BUSINESS

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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The…
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AboutThatCar.com…2015 Lincoln Navigator
DETROIT – For a while there, it seemed like the Lincoln Navigator was headed to the trash heap. That’s how long it took the brand…
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Black employees at NYC TGI Friday’s claim they were replaced with light-skinned workers
A group of African-American workers at a Manhattan TGI Friday’s restaurant filed a class-action discrimination suit when they were allegedly replaced by lighter-skinned employees after…
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‘Aunt Jemima’ heirs’ $3 billion lawsuit against PepsiCo dismissed
Legal Breakdowns Of The Hottest Entertainment & Celebrity Drama On February 18th, an Illinois federal judge dismissed a $3 billion royalty lawsuit filed against PepsiCo,…
Victoria Rowell accuses CBS & Sony of retaliation against diversity activists
FCC commissioner discusses net neutrality ruling [video]

INTERNATIONAL

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President of Liberia thanks Obama for not caving to fear in Ebola crisis [video]
More than four years after last meeting in the Oval Office, the President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and President Barack Obama met on Friday at…
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George Clooney sheds light on rape & genocide still happening in Darfur
In 2005, we were all talking about Darfur. Two years prior, a war of words emerged between the uprising of liberated group against the Sudanese government,…
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Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – A Greek man has been convicted of a racist verbal assault on a Nigerian-born doctor who gave him emergency treatment. A…
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Armed group in South Sudan kidnaps 89 boys
The United Nations children’s agency is reporting armed men abducted at least 89 boys in South Sudan. According to BBC News, the kidnapping took place…
India insists: Obama’s tree is not dead
Three days of mourning declared in Haiti for 16 deaths at carnival

LIFESTYLE

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GET THE LOOK: Layer Two Coats In Style Like Kelly Rowland
You don’t have to freeze to look fashionable, and Kelly Rowland‘s latest look is proof. The gorgeous singer stepped out to the Public School show…
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Bethany Baptist celebrates Black History with music
Bethany Baptist Church hosted the “Sounds of Worship” Musical Celebration of African American History Month event, Feb. 15, at its home located at 7745 Tioga…
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Church Circuit
Pastoral Appreciation     MARCH 1—Second Baptist Church, 108 W. Twelfth Ave., Homestead, will host its 44th Pastoral Appreciation Celebration at 4 p.m. The theme is…
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Fifty Shades Of Safety: 7 tips for keeping your BDSM play safe & sexy
For better or worse, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is inspiring people to become a little more adventurous in the bedroom. However, there are still some…
7 Things Women Absolutely Should Not Accept In Relationships
FAB OR FUG: Tia Mowry Flashes Us With Fabulousness & It’s Slightly Amazing [POLL]

GENERATION Y

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Ten-year-old prodigy begins college courses for her Math degree
At only ten-years-old, Esther Okade has begun taking college courses to her Open University undergraduate Math degree. She was accepted as a student after acing an exam and winning…
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Radical Brownies encourage social awareness & activism for young girls
A new youth group has sprung up in Oakland, California, aimed at getting young girls to use their voices to speak out against injustice. In…
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NASCAR effort focuses on math, science for kids
WASHINGTON (AP) — It takes a lot of geometry and physics to get a race car to go 200 laps at speeds that can top…
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John Legend pens uplifting letter on importance of education
John Legend expressed in a personal essay on CNN his views on why education should evolve its teaching system so that students cultivate what really interests…
Neighborhood Youth Outreach presents the Motown Review
Obama daughter tours colleges alone or with Mom, not Dad

HEALTH

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Black women endure menopause longest
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the…
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Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]
We’ve got three words for you that may cause drool: Stuffed. Chicken. Wings. There’s a new foodie show, “2 Fat 2 Fly” set to premiere…
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Heart disease, African-Americans, how to administer life-saving CPR
February is American Heart Month, and Dr. Karla Robinson and Dr. Robert C. Robinson III, from Urban Housecall joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share…
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Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in
WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less…
800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info
Lunch On Fleek: 5 Tips For Making The Most Healthy & Mouthwatering Sandwich You’ve Ever Bitten Into

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Black Broadway’
A remote control and five hundred channels. That’s what you’ve got for entertainment, and there’s still nothing on TV. That doesn’t keep you from looking,…
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Cover To Cover… ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’
There is life after high school. And were you ever happy to learn that! You couldn’t imagine spending the rest of your days feeling like…
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With ‘Happy’ picture book, Pharrell joins list of rappers with children’s books
Despite the often-truculent image portrayed in the media, hip-hop artists have been known to lend a hand when it comes to educating, helping and inspiring…
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Pharrell Williams Lands A “Happy” Book Deal
Music producer extraordinaire, Pharrell Williams (pictured) has quite a bit to be happy about these days particularly since he just secured a deal with renowned…
Black men inspire: 40 prominent African Americans share views on living, leading and succeeding
Cover to Cover…‘Our Auntie Rosa’

EDITORS PICK

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Take Charge Of Your Health Today…Environmental Health
This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Cupid, where is your bow?
If you have been inside of a retail store you know that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. One store I stopped in already…
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Fashion Watch on that little black dress
Even if the event is titled “The Pink Ice Ball” most of the ladies wore black. It goes to show you that there is nothing…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Does school desegregation really matter?

PEOPLE

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Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says CeeLo Green has complied with the conditions of probation in a felony drug case and will not have…
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Who really owns “On Fleek?” Nicki Minaj & Christina Milian beef
If only every celebrity beef went so smoothly… Nicki Minaj called out Christina Milian yesterday for plastering “Pretty On Fleek” on a new t-shirt line, a phrase Onika rapped…
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AM BUZZ: Phaedra Parks & Kenya Moore almost come to blows; Ri Ri & Leo photoed together & more
Phaedra Parks & Kenya Moore Almost Come To Blows By the look on Phaedra Park‘s face, as she sat beside NeNe Leakes and Porsha at…
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Ludacris And His Wife Eudoxie Are Expecting Their First Child
A few months after tying the knot, rapper/actor Ludacris and his wife Eudoxie Mbouguiengue have confirmed they’re expecting an addition to their family. The couple…
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Mo’Nique said she was supposed to play Cookie on ‘Empire’ but execs said this about her
Mo’Nique intimated to an entertainment television show that she was offered the super glam role of Cookie in the blockbuster drama series “Empire” opposite Terrence…
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Brownstone singer Charmayne Maxwell dead at 46
  Singer Charmayne Maxwell, best known from the 1990s girl group Brownstone has passed away at 46. Charmayne (pictured left) died on Friday night after…
Keyshia Cole Calls Her Husband Out For Trying To Creep
Is Kelly Osbourne Leaving ‘Fashion Police’ After Guilana’s Controversial Zendaya Comments ?

Education

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New education official wants to reform ‘No Child Left Behind’
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – John King, Jr., a highly-respected educator from New York City, says that teachers saved his life and in his new post as…
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Panera MLK writing contest and leadership awards presented
PANERA BREAD FRANCHISEE, COVELLI ENTERPRISES announced the winners of its Third Annual Martin Luther King Jr. writing contest and leadership award honorees. The review committee…

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