METRO NEWS

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‘The Bus’ joins drive for youth employment
Last year, the City of Pittsburgh’s Summer Youth Employment program had 500 openings. More than 1,300 youths applied. This year, Mayor Bill Peduto wanted to…
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Community fills town hall on police accountability
On a snowy Feb. 26, concerned citizens and activists from all corners of Pittsburgh packed the corner of Race street in Baptist Temple Church, in…
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Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign against Toomey with walk across Pa.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S.…
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Metro Beat…Student disciplined, being charged in school attack on video
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) – Police say a 17-year-old Pennsylvania high school student is being charged in juvenile court for an attack on another student that…
Community Calendar 3-4-15
McClay issues statement on reorganization of police bureau

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NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week In Black History 3-4-15
  Week of March 4-10 March 4 1877—Inventor and scientist Garrett A. Morgan is born in Paris, Ky. Among his major inventions were the gas…
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UPDATED: Michael Brown’s parents weigh in after DOJ says Darren Wilson did not violate son’s civil rights
A day after a Justice Department investigation found fault in Ferguson, Mo. officers for their racially biased policing, officials are confirming that the officer who shot…
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Justices sharply divided over health care law subsidies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply divided along familiar lines, the Supreme Court took up a politically charged new challenge to President Barack Obama’s health overhaul Wednesday…
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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a White former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Black 18-year-old on Wednesday,…
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LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in ‘Selma’ speech
Fifty-years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing…
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Former APS superintendent Beverly Hall dies at 68
  Superintendent Beverly Hall died after a battle with breast cancer on Wednesday, March 4. Hall had been battling breast cancer as dozens of educators…
Chicago Urban Prep Senior Deonte Hoard gunned down a block from home
Florida man charged with hate crime after hitting Black man with bottle
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ENTERTAINMENT

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TV ROUNDUP: Ne-Yo’s Fake Baby Mama Is Competing For Love; Nia Long & Mike Epps New Show & More
Ne-Yo’s Fake Baby Mama Is Competing For Love On “Match Made In Heaven” A few months ago, Ne-Yo revealed he paid his ex thousands of…
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Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ was sheer enchantment
Hannah Lamberto and La Trea Rembert had the time of the lives in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s rendition of “Disney’s The Little Mermaid.” “I love being…
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Music from ‘Empire’ to be released
New York, N.Y.—Columbia Records; Columbia Records, 20th Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company announced the release of the Original Soundtrack from Season 1 of…
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Jazz in the Gardens 2015 lineup: Maxwell, R. Kelly, Toni Braxton, Run-DMC and others
Miami Gardens announced the list of artists and celebrity hosts for the 10th annual Jazz in the Gardens 2015. The three-day weekend kicks off with a Friday…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 3-5-14
    Thursday 5 Pittsburgh Improv Jam The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents its Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655…
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Mike Epps and Nia Long to star in ‘Uncle Buck’ TV adaptation
Mike Epps and Nia Long are set to star in the television adaptation of the 1989 film Uncle Buck. The show, which will be produced by…
‘Empire’s’ original cast?
Big Sean Vibes Out With Drake And Yeezy In ‘Blessings’ Video

SPORTS

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Pillar’s RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto…
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March Madness begins for Vincentian girls
University of Pittsburgh recruit Brenna Wise scored 35 points, pulled down 18 rebounds, dished out six assists and five steals Saturday as Vincentian Academy (24-1)…
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Overtime 3-4-15
:10—Hey…Did y’all hear that noise? No seriously, listen…No man, I’m being for real, just listen. That noise you hear is the sound of 450 people…
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Matty Ice cools off Tigers, Aliquippa stays undefeated
Chartiers Valley’s Matty “Ice” McConnell scored 34 points, and 10 rebounds in Saturday night’s 78-67 victory over North Allegheny in the WPIAL Class AAAA final…
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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…
Pitt’s Keisel named to 2014-15 all-ACC women’s basketball first team
Agency files to trademark ‘Famous Jameis’ for Winston

OPINION

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What is Hillary Clinton waiting for?
I don’t understand why Hillary Clinton is so silent. She either thinks that the nomination is already hers — a dangerous thing to think; or…
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Lifestyles Report…That dress
I was on vacation and I kept hearing about this dress. I asked my niece what is this noise about a dress. She told me…
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Twin Evils: Terrorism and racism
There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and…
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Emotions run wild with The Housewives
      (NNPA)—While most of the nation has been buried under mountains of snow and slapped in the face by sub-freezing temperatures, noting has…
Giuliana Rancic learns the politics of Black hair
Facing America’s lynching frenzy

BUSINESS

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Philadelphia man charged with murder In stabbing of Nicki Minaj’s tour member
The man who stabbed two members of Nicki Minaj’s tour, one fatally, has been charged with murder, police say. Pierce Boykin of Philadelphia was arrested…
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Black Enterprise’s 50 most powerful women in corporate America
NEW YORK (PRNewswire) – Black Enterprise (BE) President & CEO Earl “Butch” Graves Jr. has announced the publication’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women…
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Pittsburgh ranks high among best cities for healthcare jobs right now
The job market has had its ups and downs over the last few years, but the healthcare industry has consistently added jobs no matter how bad the…
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Business Calendar 3-4-15
First Step MARCH 6—The Small Business Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh will host its “The First Step: The Mechanics of Starting a Small…
Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex bias suit
Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC

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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Lifestyles Report…That dress
I was on vacation and I kept hearing about this dress. I asked my niece what is this noise about a dress. She told me…
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Church Circuit 3-4-15
    A Celebration of Community MARCH 7—East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty, will host “Many Voices, One Song—A Celebration of…
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Father/Daughter Dinner Dance
Mondairo Jones, and daughters Virginia and Ella attended the 4th Annual “A Night to Remember, Dancing with my Father” Father/Daughter Dinner Dance, presented by The…
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Emotions run wild with The Housewives
      (NNPA)—While most of the nation has been buried under mountains of snow and slapped in the face by sub-freezing temperatures, noting has…
Think You Can’t? 13 Tips to run your first half marathon
GET THE LOOK: Dress Up A Sweatshirt Like Letoya Luckett

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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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Hearing 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…
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Hearing…Don’t take it for granted
Hearing is something most of us take for granted—until we start having problems with it. And we will. About 10 percent of the population has…
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Understanding the facts of hearing loss
Hearing loss can have a profound impact on an individual’s emotional, physical and social well-being. Hearing loss can affect a child who cannot hear well…
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Center for Hearing and Deaf Services prides comprehensive care
The Center for Hearing and Deaf Services, Inc. (HDS) began in 1920 as the League for the Hard of Hearing. Its primary goal was to…
Black women endure menopause longest
Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]

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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Prince’s Jr. High School Basketball Photo Is Beyond Epic
Anyone who’s watched Chappelle’s Show knows that Prince is a basketball genie, but now we have further proof that The Artist has always been a…
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Ben Carson says homosexuality is a choice, but you won’t believe his shocking reason why
Famous neurosurgeon Ben Carson is no stranger to garnering a few side-eyes for questionable comments (remember when he said this), but his latest — an…
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Did Nick Gordon tweet suicidal thoughts?
In his desperate efforts to get his side of the story out to the public — albeit without speaking to authorities — and to vent…
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AM BUZZ: Charmayne Maxwell’s family releases statement; Karrueche done with Chris Brown & more
Charmayne “Maxie” Maxwell’s Family Releases Statement As we try to wrap our minds around the freak accident that claimed the life of former Brownstone singer…
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News Roundup: Oprah to close Harpo Studios in Chicago…and more
Twenty-five years ago, Oprah Winfrey opened the doors to Harpo Studios in Chicago, which became home to her nationally syndicated talk show. Ever since its inception,…
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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…
Suge Knight admitted to hospital again after claiming he’s going blind
You’re All Late: Kim Kardashian took her first selfie in the ’80s

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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