METRO NEWS

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McClay issues statement on reorganization of police bureau
PITTSBURGH, PA – Today’s promotion ceremony ushers in a change in the organization structure of the Bureau of Police. Following is a statement from Police…
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Man faces 29 sex-related charges
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Dustin Moffat, 32 of Lawrencville, on 29 sex related charges. Moffat was taken into custody…
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Gov. Wolf’s prepared remarks on proposed 2015-16 budget
Remarks as prepared for delivery by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, outlining his proposal for Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 budget. ___ Lt. Gov. Stack; Speaker Turzai; President…
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Fourth suspect charged in death at Homewood bar shooting
A fourth suspect has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old Homewood bar security guard Deion Nesbitt on Feb. 17 at the…
Charter schools’ influence on Pennsylvania politics
DA to review history of Pittsburgh nightclub after shooting

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — When the nation’s first Black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago,…
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Ferguson Police: President Obama won’t be president for long because “What Black man holds a steady Job?”
Just one day after the New York Times reported the Department of Justice was set to fault the Ferguson, Mo. police department for making racially biased traffic…
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Bobbi Kristina’s family filming reality show while she remains in coma
As Bobbi Kristina Brown clings tenuously to life via life support in an Atlanta hospital, the media has learned that members of her family are…
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NJ school apologizes after students taunt Black basketball team with banana, monkey costume
The head of a southern New Jersey Catholic high school issued an apology Monday to Black players on the Atlantic City High basketball team after…
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Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –According to a report released last week, 3.5 million K-12 public school students were suspended in the 2011-2012 school year – enough to…
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Obama administration calls for sweeping police reforms after task force report
After a vociferous outcry over the high-profile deaths of unarmed Black men who died at the hands of White police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and…
Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee
Mayor apologizes, Benjamin Crump weighs in on Cleveland’s claim Tamir Rice caused his own death [VIDEO]
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Playboy Jazz Festival will pay tribute to one of Los Angeles’ own jazz greats, Gerald Wilson, with son Anthony Wilson…
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Kanye West Lands Oscar-Winning Director For ‘All Day’ Video
Kanye West and Steve McQueen will be teaming up on the video for “All Day,” according to the rapper. “I was sitting with Steve McQueen,” West said during…
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Free Thursday Nights in March at Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania…Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History invite all visitors to enjoy free admission to the museums from 4 to 8 p.m. every Thursday…
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7 facts about ‘Empire’ star Trai Byers you probably didn’t know
Trai Byers is one of the actors on Empire, one of the hottest shows out. As we watch the drama from week to week, we see…
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Keep It 100: de Blasio confirms ‘Black Wives Matter’
On one of our new favorite shows, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, the special guest last night was Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio!…
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AM BUZZ: Gabourey Sidibe tweets about Mo’Nique drama; Wiz Khalifa disses Amber? & more
Gabourey Sidibe Tweets About Mo’Nique Drama The drama brewing between Mo’ Nique and Lee Daniels doesn’t seem to be letting up and Gabourey Sidibe just…
Want to hear Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album? You’ll have to wait 88 years
Keke Palmer and Quincy Jones at ‘Brotherly Love’ screening during CIAA 2015 in Charlotte

SPORTS

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Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path
PITTSBURGH (AP) – It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too…
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Alvarez homers, Pirates beat Blue Jays 8-7
DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) – Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot and Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang connected for his first major league homer, leading the…
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Pitt’s Keisel named to 2014-15 all-ACC women’s basketball first team
  GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The all-Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball teams, as announced Tuesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford and determined by a panel…
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Agency files to trademark ‘Famous Jameis’ for Winston
The marketing agency that represents Jameis Winston is trying to trademark “Famous Jameis,” the popular nickname for the Heisman Trophy during his two years at…
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Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd…
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Michael Jordan lands on Forbes’ billionaires list
Back in 1984, a shooting guard from the University of North Carolina and Nike formed a partnership that would remain strong and profitable to this…
James Harden gets the boot for kicking Lebron James
Gabrielle Union reads the NBA for going easy on James Harden

OPINION

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Giuliana Rancic learns the politics of Black hair
E! Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic made a huge mess of things when she said that Black teenager Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks make her look like “she…
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Facing America’s lynching frenzy
We live in a era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter…
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Blackonomics…50 years of economic futility
During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position…
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Misguided U.S. foreign policy fueled terrorism
They were young and largely impoverished. To find work, they had migrated from their native Egypt to a mid-coastal city in Libya, an unstable country…
Why Chicago’s mayoral election makes a difference to the rest of us
Legacy of Malcolm X ignored by millions, including namesakes

BUSINESS

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Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex bias suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon testified Tuesday in a high-profile sex…
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Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level…
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Popeye’s CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus
NEW YORK (AP) — Popeye’s CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn’t shy about sharing her opinion of competitors’ chicken. The 58-year-old executive’s frankness isn’t surprising considering Popeye’s…
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SHE’S THE LAW: Ebola nurse files lawsuit against Texas hospital for negligence
On March 2, Nina Pham, also known to the public as the “Ebola Nurse,” filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources, the parent company to…
AmEx adds perks to popular charge card, but increases fee
Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes’ list of billionaires

INTERNATIONAL

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First lady plans mid-March visit to Japan, Cambodia
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama will promote educating girls around the world during a mid-March visit to U.S. ally Japan, and to Cambodia, a place…
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Misguided U.S. foreign policy fueled terrorism
They were young and largely impoverished. To find work, they had migrated from their native Egypt to a mid-coastal city in Libya, an unstable country…
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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,…
Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
Armed group in South Sudan kidnaps 89 boys

LIFESTYLE

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Think You Can’t? 13 Tips to run your first half marathon
#TBT to 2011 when I thought running more than five miles was impossible. Fast forward to 2015, when not only was it possible, but incredible–five…
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GET THE LOOK: Dress Up A Sweatshirt Like Letoya Luckett
Sweatshirts aren’t just for washing your car or cleaning the house anymore. Dress one up like Letoya Luckett and you just might be date night-ready.…
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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…
Church Circuit
Fifty Shades Of Safety: 7 tips for keeping your BDSM play safe & sexy

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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Dr. Chandra Gill talks ‘Black Genes-Black Genius’ [VIDEO]
Motivator, educator, author and founder and CEO of Blackademically Speaking®, Dr. Chandra Gill joined “NewsOne Now” guest host Armstrong Williams to discuss her new book…
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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…
Pharrell Williams Lands A “Happy” Book Deal
Black men inspire: 40 prominent African Americans share views on living, leading and succeeding

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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7 facts about ‘Empire’ star Trai Byers you probably didn’t know
Trai Byers is one of the actors on Empire, one of the hottest shows out. As we watch the drama from week to week, we see…
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Suge Knight admitted to hospital again after claiming he’s going blind
So how’s Suge Knight doing, you ask? Not great. The former Death Row CEO isn’t just awaiting trial for murder charges; he’s also been dealing…
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You’re All Late: Kim Kardashian took her first selfie in the ’80s
Kim Kardashian might have gotten some of the most scandalous headlines this year thanks to posing nude, but in her latest cover, the reality star…
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‘RHOA’s’ Cynthia Bailey, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney party at CIAA Tournament
  “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas lit up the highly popular CIAA Tournament at their new sports bar and lounge, Sports One Bar…
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ESPN anchor said Iggy is killing Hip-Hop, so her boyfriend Nick Young fired back
ESPN’s Robert Flores made a statement that Iggy Azalea is killing hip-hop, and her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young didn’t appreciate it. Once he saw…
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Taraji P. Henson responds to Mo’Niques claim she was offered Cookie role in ‘Empire’
  In a previous Atlanta Daily World report, Mo’Nique told an entertainment television show that “Empire” director Lee Daniels had first offered her the juicy…
Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case
Who really owns “On Fleek?” Nicki Minaj & Christina Milian beef

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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