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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Praise for new rules on racial disparities in schools
WASHINGTON – Civil rights advocates praised the updated guidelines for addressing racial disparities in American public schools recently issued by the Office of Civil Rights…
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Mayor Reed, Atlanta officials unveil Regional Health Care guide
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and city officials are going to unveil a new health care guide that’s designed to serve the uninsured and underinsured citizens in the…
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Top U.S. Cities With the HIGHEST and LOWEST Crime Rates
When it comes to urban living, the first thing most people are concerned about is safety. Feeling safe and secure is just as important to…
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Over 100 Ohio residents being monitored for Ebola virus
Despite stressing that no new cases of Ebola have been uncovered in America, Ohio Health officials are nevertheless meticulously monitoring more than 100 people following…
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Open season on Blacks? Hunter versus hunted mentality seen across America
(FinalCall.com) – From California to South Carolina to Pittsburgh, from Missouri to Detroit to New York, Blacks are being assaulted, shot and killed. As anger…
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US commission hears experts on ‘stand your ground’
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “Stand your ground” statutes benefit whites more than Blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts…
Special Report: Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young Black males
The price of communication when loved ones are behind bars
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Shonda Rhimes Schools Homophobic Twitter Follower Upset Over ‘Gay Scenes’
Shonda Rhimes, the HSIC (Head Sista In Charge) at ABC on Thursday nights, took a homophobic Twitter follower to task after they admitted to being all…
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Shonda Rhimes slams critics of gay sex scenes in ‘Scandal’ and ‘Murder’ shows
Shonda Rhimes, already a writing and producing legend for writing and/or producing four hit prime-time shows — with more on the way — tried to…
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‘Dear White People’ has big opening weekend in limited release
First-time writer/director Justin Simien’s highly anticipated film “Dear White People” debuted in very limited release this weekend, just 11 theaters, but that didn’t stop it from drawing…
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‘Mike Tyson Mysteries’ Cartoon, The Countdown Begins!
The countdown for Mike Tyson’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries” cartoon series has officially begun! The 48-year-old heavyweight champion, who as a kid reveled in the Hanna-Barbera…
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CONGRATS: Fantasia gets married
Before being inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame on October 16, 30-year-old Fantasia shared an affectionate snap of her and her new husband,…
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Kevin Hart Fan Back On Job After ‘Selfie’ Suspension
  In the age of cell phone cameras, Genesha Bradley-Douglas (pictured left) did what most stans would do after spotting funnyman Kevin Hart (pictured) strolling through…
Diddy, The Game, Ne-Yo, Rasheeda, Cassie, others at Revolt Music Conference
Laverne Cox guides us through lives of seven young trans people in “The T Word”

SPORTS

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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…
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Bond lowered for Cardinals player in assault case
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix court has lowered the bond used to release Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer from jail after he was arrested…
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Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had…
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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…
Monday Night Preview: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers
Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence

OPINION

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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…
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Midterm trends are defying predictions of ‘experts’
Midterm elections are invariably a downer for the political party holding the White House. One can usually expect losses. And so it has seemed as…
Child Watch…What about our Girls?
How to pick the best school for your child

BUSINESS

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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,…
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Not so fast cordcutters_cable’s not going anywhere
NEW YORK (AP) — Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and…
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Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy,…
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Civil Rights Movement knocks on the door of the FCC
In the decades-long struggle for civil rights, the movement has focused on different Washington institutions, from Congress to the White House to the Supreme Court. …
Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort
CNN pulls support from NABJ for criticizing network’s racial climate

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — After seven months in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Vijay Kumar was getting his temperature scanned Thursday at the airport by medical crews in…
President Barack Obama declares it International Day Of The Girl!
Ousted Haitian dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

LIFESTYLE

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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…
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PUT A RING ON IT: She cornered her man to ask him to propose, what happened next surprised us!
Who doesn’t love Black love!? We do and we celebrate it with our “Put A Ring On It” series. Each week, we’ll feature YOUR engagement and wedding…
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Brothers’ ‘Fix My Life': No fix, but path to healing
Several years ago, I saw Iyanla Vanzant come to speak to an audience in Brooklyn and she mesmerized the mostly African-American female crowd. She spoke…
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Miss Africa Southwestern Pennsylvania 2014 crowned
On Sept. 20, at the Bellefield Hall in Oakland, Miss Africa Southwestern Pennsylvania 2014 was crowned. This beautiful presentation was presented by The Union of…
Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
‘The Woman Code’ reveals powerful keys to unlock your life

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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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…
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Michelle Obama goes viral with #TurnipForWhat
First lady Michelle Obama has long been a champion of healthy eating with her Let’s Move campaign, which is aimed at reducing childhood obesity and…
Fit!Live!Win!: Replace expensive supplements with natural alternatives
Texas healthcare worker becomes first person infected with Ebola in the U.S.

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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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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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”…
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Iggy Azalea gave her ex-boyfriend Hefe Wine an STD?
Iggy Azalea’s ex-boyfriend is claiming that when they were living together the Australian-born rapper gave him a gift that he can never give back: an STD.…
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Girl, calm down: Claudia Jordan comes for Phaedra Parks & NeNe Leakes
  Claudia Jordan isn’t wasting any time getting into some drama with her new “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Phaedra Parks, and Cynthia Bailey is…
Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 19-25
Beyonce shows off new short bangs

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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