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Is certification for community health workers a good idea?
One day about five years ago, Sharine Eliza was working as a medical assistant in Camden, N.J., when she was warned about the next patient.…
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Hall named 11th member Equal Opportunity Review Commission
Karen Hall, former St. Benedict the Moor School athletic director, teacher and college head basketball coach of both women and men, a new Pittsburgh Courier…
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Women’s Law Association names Lewis Woman of the Year
The Women’s Law Association  at Duquesne honored Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical professor of law at the University, at its 23rd annual Woman of the Year…
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Metro Beat: 1 firearm recovered, 2 arrested in Mexican War Streets
PITTSBURGH, PA – As a result of input from several citizens, two arrests were made and a firearm was removed from the streets. At approximately…
Districts with large Black enrollment, lower home value rank low in study
Take a father to school day set for May 15

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Teachers with subconscious bias punish Blacks more severely
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When teachers harbor subconscious racial bias, the are far more likely to discipline White students less severely than African Americans, according to…
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Concerned Black Men National CEO steps down
(NNPA)–George L. Garrow Jr., chief executive officer of Concerned Black Men National, resigned from his position after 17 years. According to a letter he wrote…
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‘Black Panther Party’ film seeks wider audience
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, the first feature-length film to focus on the origin and downfall of the Black Panther…
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Republicans slam Hillary Clinton in Clinton Foundation tax error
A day after the Clinton Foundation acknowledged mistakes in how it disclosed its donors, a representative with the Republican National Committee (RNC) on Monday accused…
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POV: Live from the Freddie Gray protests In Baltimore the media doesn’t want you to see
The family of Freddie Gray held a peaceful and moving memorial service for the 25-year-old Baltimore man at New Shiloh Baptist Church on Monday morning. Few…
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On her first day as attorney general, Loretta Lynch sends Justice Department officials to Baltimore
Hours after she was sworn in as the first African-American woman to hold the office of Attorney General, Loretta Lynch released a statement about the…
Atlanta teacher killed in crash on her way to supervise prom
News Roundup: “The Wire” cast members call for an end to violence In Baltimore…and more
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Here’s why everyone’s talking about ‘The Prancing Elites’
On the series premiere of Oxygen’s The Prancing Elites Project, a woman posed a well-meaning but otherwise stupid question to Adrian Clemons, Kentrell Collins, Kareem Davis,…
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Are you ready for a Nelly country EP?
Popular country albums tend to sell well. Nelly — whose last album, M.O., pushed a miserable number of units — probably knows this. So Nelly’s decision…
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Watch It Now: FOX unveils ‘Wayward Pines’ premiere on Hulu [video]
  FOX couldn’t wait to unveil its new paranormal drama “Wayward Pines,” so the network rolled out a major sneak peek this week! You won’t…
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Nas will return with new album this summer
Nas proclaimed on last year’s “The Season” that it was “the season of Nasir.”  That season is coming in a few months. The street poet announced that…
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Wiz Khalifa’s heart aches for Amber Rose on Usher duet
Usher and Wiz Khalifa are sending some mixed signals in their new collaboration. The pair linked up on a remix of Rico Love’s “Somebody Else,”…
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PRESS PLAY: Ciara dries her tears & drops ‘Dance Like We’re Making Love’
Ciara is gearing up for the release of her highly anticipated album Jackie and released her second single “Dance Like We’re Making Love.” After dropping…
Kenya Moore calls off wedding in ‘Life Twirls On’ preview
President Obama’s top 10 jokes from White House Correspondents’ Dinner


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Tiger Woods called an ‘amazing father’ by Lindsey Vonn
(NNPA)–Lindsey Vonn says she feels lucky to be part of the lives of Tiger Woods’ two children, and says that both the golfer and his…
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Courtney Pruitt named Alcorn State women’s basketball coach
(NNPA)–Alcorn State University’s search for a new head women’s basketball coach concluded with a seasoned individual with extensive college coaching experience, most recently as the…
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Olympic protest, BLM movement: Same struggle
(NNPA)–When Knox College’s Ariyana Smith lay on a basketball court for 4.5 minutes before the start of the game against Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri,…
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The Steelers 2015 draft, the key to passing on the ‘torch of success’
The 2015 NFL Draft is right around the corner and despite the 11-5 record and AFC North division title in 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers have…
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Inside Conditions…The grass may be not greener
When the Rivers Casino opened in Pittsburgh in August of 2009, I suppose that the owners and investors may have originally thought that the venue…
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Big fight is not Hagler-Hearns, so don’t expect a knockout
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tommy Hearns understood what was expected from him the night 30 years ago when he stepped into the ring to face…
Before he faces Mayweather, relive Pacquiao’s top 5 fights
Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory


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Have Blacks declared war on themselves?
It seems hardly a week goes by without another report of a seemingly innocent, unarmed Black male being killed by the police.  I have written…
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The media or the police: A choice between two evils for many Blacks
As a teen in the “War on Drugs” 1980s, I remember being almost jubilant on those rare occasions when the local news showed a criminal…
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Presidential candidates should hire people of color
I have screamed about this before, and I will do it again. The presidential candidates — all of them — need to step up to…
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High expectations for Loretta Lynch
After months of unnecessary delay, Loretta Lynch has finally won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general. On Thursday, the Senate voted 56-43 to…
Normalizing relations with Castro
Winning the battle, continuing the war


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Where are the opportunities for Black economic progress? [video]
Do you know which industries present the best economic opportunities for African-Americans? “Probably the ones you would expect,” according to Alfred Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise. Recently,…
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MGM diversity officer lauds hiring record
(NNPA)–MGM National Harbor is meeting — and in some cases exceeding — its local and minority participation goals that Prince George’s County officials set in…
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Car Review: Cadillac ATS Coupe
DETROIT – Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We…
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Blacks turned away from housing — again
(NNPA)–The Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, otherwise known as HOPE Inc., has filed two federal lawsuits against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments alleging racial…
Pursuit of a Dream: How Engineer and Businessman Benjamin Montgomery bought plantation he was once enslaved on
Black women face pay gap


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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago


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Christina Milian shows us how to dress up a tie dye shirt
Hello, Spring! Christina Milian welcomed the season in a feminine and playful outfit at her event, Christina Milian Brings We Are Pop Culture To Shiekh…
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News Roundup: FLOTUS steals show at White House Correspondents’ Dinner…and more
Ever since she stepped into the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has emerged as a fashion icon. Although she’s surrounded by stylish celebrities at star-studded…
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Baltimore Reacts To The Freddie Gray Case [PHOTOS]
From the peaceful protests to the riots, to the homegoing services, see the city’s reaction to case of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man who died after his…
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Amber Rose In ‘Sister Code’
Real talk about the Black church & civil rights activism [video]
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show


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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths

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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
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#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
Cover to Cover…‘Reach’


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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…


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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…


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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated


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David Simon and ‘The Wire’ cast slam Baltimore riots
The Wire‘s acclaim partly stems from its examination of the broken systems that overlook us: Both its consenters and victims. It didn’t delve that much into…
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Young Thug engaged to beauty Karlae (photos)
Young Thug magical year has gotten better. The “Lifestyle” rapper just announced that he got engaged to longtime girlfriend Karlae. Rumors began flying after the…
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Kandi Burruss, Claudia Jordan, Tameka Raymond at ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ red carpet premiere
ATLANTA — Celebrities made the red carpet hot for the premiere of Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the smash campy comedy at the Regal Cinemas…
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OMG! Steamy photos Of Amber Rose & Miles from ‘Moesha’ hit the Net
Amber Rose stars as Lexi in the upcoming film Sister Code and gets steamy with her costar Marcus Paulk, AKA Danger, in one of the…
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Kim Kardashian’s devastating fertility nightmare explained
The typically private details of the average person’s life would never be water cooler conversation. But the average person is not Kim Kardashian. This woman’s…
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Ludacris’ wife Eudoxie’s baby shower with Letoya Luckett and Monica
Ludacris’ very pregnant wife Eudoxie invited her Atlanta BFFs, singers Monica Brown and LeToya Luckett, over for her ceremonial baby shower in anticipation for the…
PM BUZZ: Did Apollo abuse Phaedra?; Kim K defends Bruce’s transition & more
All the glamorous looks from White House Correspondents’ Dinner! [PHOTOS]


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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…



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