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Farrell chief resigns over slur before new police department opens
FARRELL, Pa. (AP) _ A Pennsylvania police chief who used a racial slur in a fundraising email unrelated to his police job has stepped down_…
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Pennsylvania budget fight’s bottom line, as usual _ taxes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania is now five months into a budget impasse with taxes the main sticking point _ a scenario familiar to anyone…
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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…
Carrick stabbing victim found bleeding, dies at hospital
Lavelle’s marijuana bill gets broad positive response

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Year after death, Michael Brown lies in relative obscurity
NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) _ Michael Brown once told an uncle that the world would know his name one day, and he was right. Fifteen months…
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Bond set at $1.5M for Chicago officer who fatally shot teen
CHICAGO (AP) — A judge on Monday set bond at $1.5 million for a White Chicago police officer charged with murder after a squad car…
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Jury selection begins for officer charged in Gray’s death
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jury selection for the first police officer to go to trial in Freddie Gray’ s death began Monday with a judge questioning…
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Planned Parenthood victim, Iraq War veteran Ke’Arre Stewart, tried to save others during attack
The victims of the Planned Parenthood shooting were identified as an Iraq War veteran, a mother of two from Hawaii and a police officer.
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First Baltimore Officer Heads To Trial In Freddie Gray Death
William G. Porter, 26, is charged with manslaughter, second-degree assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake repeatedly stated the officers will get a fair trial in the city.
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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 →
Laquan McDonald’s killer cop set to appear in court
NEWS ROUNDUP: Black Ministers Refuse To Endorse Trump…AND MORE
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CBS drama ‘Code Black’ welcomes cast from ‘The Lion King’
NEW YORK (AP) _ The medical drama CBS’ “Code Black” got a dose of Broadway magic last week when cast members from “The Lion King”…
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Unique box sets and other cool gift ideas for film fans
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ DVD or Blu-ray box sets can be great gifts for film fans, but they’re often a predictable, and let’s face it,…
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The Grinch, Mariah Carey join the holiday TV festivities
  LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It’s that most wonderful time of the TV year when we are visited again by the welcome ghosts of classic…
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New reports call Tamir Rice shooting “unreasonable and unjustified use of deadly force”
Lawyers for Tamir Rice's family have released two outside reports that call his shooting "unreasonable and unjustified."
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Family Talent Night: Tracee Ellis Ross Takes The Stage With Her Mom Diana Ross
Just in case you forgot: Tracee Ellis Ross can sing. She gave fans another hit of her musical talent whiles sharing the stage with her mom recently. Diana Ross is known as the diva in her family. After watching her on Instagram, however, we know that Tracee can definitely carry a tune herself. The “Black-ish” star […]
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Erykah Badu made Twitter explode when she slammed Iggy Azalea at Soul Train Awards
Social media is still laughing out loud after legendary neo-soul singer Erykah Badu trounced Iggy Azalea while hosting the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas.…
Holly Holm asks Beyoncé ‘What’s Your Name?’ in awkward Vegas moment
Sinead O’Connor found alive after Facebook post about overdose


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Inside Conditions…Blind “Eyes”
On this past Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers traveled to Seattle to face the Seahawks in a supposed “rematch” between the combatants that competed in 10…
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5-7 bowl teams to be selected in order of academic rating
Teams with 5-7 records will become eligible for at least two bowl bids, and as many as five, based on their Academic Progress Rates. The…
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Sloppy performance costs Steelers control of playoff spot
 PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers kept insisting there was no need to scoreboard watch, figuring they didn’t have to worry about their spot in…
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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…
Frank Gifford’s family says CTE found in his brain
Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at Seattle Seahawks


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GOP ‘Trumped’ by conventional wisdom
Conventional wisdom says don’t waste your time trying to get the Black vote.  Conventional wisdom says don’t hire Black staffers.  Conventional wisdom says don’t be…
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Child Watch…A Prayer for Thanksgiving to the God of all Children in America and the World
O God of the children of Syria, Nigeria and Liberia, of Sudan, South Africa and South Carolina, Of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Myanmar, of Israel,…
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Paris, terror and the forgotten
(NNPA)—I received a call a few days after the Paris terrorist attack from a relative. She was, quite understandably, deeply unsettled by the attack.  She…
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The ugly truths America must face
(NNPA)—On Nov. 14, Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia announced the university will rename two buildings on campus named for two 19th century Georgetown University presidents:…
Terrorism is a Black issue
EXCLUSIVE: Black scholar explains why African-Americans should vote Republican


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Black advertising, media firms waiting to tap black voters for political campaigns
For African American advertising, marketing, media and research firms, the 2016 political season officially began last week with the news that Hillary Clinton’s campaign had…
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Black Friday sales down more than $1 billion, activists plan Cyber Monday protests
Sales in brick and mortar stores fell from $11.6 billion in 2014 to $10.4 billion in 2015. That's an overall 10 percent decrease in sales, a consequence of both stores offering sales days earlier and online sales that allowed consumers to shop from the comfort of their homes.
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‘Hunger Games’ beats ‘Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Creed’ at box office
“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay _ Part 2” held on to its first-place spot in its second weekend in theaters, earning $51.6 million to top “The…
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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,…
Don’t let your limitations limit you
#Flawless Fashion: Beyoncé launching new streetwear line in 2016


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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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Leah Strong: Devon Still confirms ‘no evidence’ of cancer in daughter’s latest tests
Who's tougher than defensive tackle Devon Still? His daughter, Leah.
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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…
Out of gift ideas? Surprise loved ones with meaningful gifts they’ll adore
New Dating App BAE (before anyone else) caters to Black singles


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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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A ‘Broke’ 50 Cent Flaunts Stacks of Cash in Fridge (WATCH)
*Who knows, maybe 50 Cent will start a new trend of using the refrigerator as a piggy bank. Nah, we doubt it, but it, but we do get his point. And that is, despite all the talk of him being broke, apparently Curtis Jackson still has plenty of cold, hard cash laying around. We now … Continue reading A ‘Broke’ 50 Cent Flaunts Stacks of Cash in Fridge (WATCH) →
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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 →
Dennis Rodman Sued for Stiffing Company Out of $28k
Lamar Odom May Not Stand Trial For Cocaine Possession


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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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