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Wolfe names Grayling Williams inspector general
During his campaign, Gov. Tom Wolf pledged to change the culture in Harrisburg and make it more transparent and ethical. Last week he tasked Grayling…
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‘It Takes A Village’ focus of Hill educational meeting
The “It Takes a Village” celebration and community conversation about Hill District education came about as a result of a collaborative effort between state Rep.…
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Maker’s Place builds business, tech talent in Homewood
Dennis Holmes, a sophomore at Westinghouse High School, is writing a program for a computer adventure game. “It’s called, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure.’ This function…
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Zappala: No retrial for Ford
After months of analysis and thought, Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen A. Zappala has decided his office will not retry Leon Ford. “I have directed…
Study finds Pa. fourth highest state for Black homicides
Police: No excessive force in halfway house arrest

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers…
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Black McDonald’s CEO quits after sales decline
McDonald’s CEO Don Tompson is stepping down from his position at the company after sales continue to decline. McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson will leave the company in…
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Valarie Dalton sworn in as 1st female police chief of Morehouse College
Valarie Dalton was sworn in as the first black female police chief and associate vice president for Public Safety at Morehouse College. Dalton, a 27-year career…
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Black History Month 2015: Barack Obama Name-Drops Young Jeezy And Mocks Political Elite
In honor of Black History Month in 2015, The Urban Daily will highlight amazing moments in Black American sports and entertainment history. Each week, we’ll…
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Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car…
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This Week in Black History Jan. 28-Feb. 3
Week of Jan. 28-Feb. 3 January 28 1938—Crystal Byrd Fauset becomes the first Black woman elected to a state legislature when she wins a seat…
Bittersweet Freedom: Marissa Alexander released from jail, but on house arrest
Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Review: ‘Boy Next Door’ way too predictable
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No good adulterous affair goes unpunished in Hollywood movies. The latest proof is J.Lo starrer “The Boy Next Door,” a gender-reversing…
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Is Janet Jackson about to have a show in Vegas?
Could Janet Jackson be one step closer to making her return to the stage? Fans just may get their wish! According to the Las Vegas…
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NY Giants RB Rashad Jennings on NFL players and fantasy sports
We know that NFL players get taunted and praised on Twitter by fans all season to put strong numbers on the board in fantasy sports.…
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Lil Wayne Sues Birdman’s Cash Money Label
Chart-busting rapper Lil Wayne (pictured left) is reportedly ready to break all ties with music impresario Birdman (pictured). Lil Wayne has filed a lawsuit requesting…
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Nene Leakes Serves Kenya Moore Order To Cease, Desist Bad-Mouthing
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mates NeNe Leakes (pictured left) and Kenya Moore (pictured) have taken their intense dislike for each other onscreen, off!  The two…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Jodeci’s New Song Sounds Like Classic Jodeci; Elle Varner Drops ‘Where Your Man Is’ & More
Jodeci’s New Song Sounds Like Classic Jodeci… When we first began listening to Jodeci‘s new song “Every Moment,” we thought well this sounds just like…
BASE LEVEL: Mix Michael Jackson With Amy Winehouse & You’ve Got The Eclectic Soul Of Sade Serena [EXCLUSIVE]
Everything you need to know about last night’s episode of Empire

SPORTS

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Overtime…’Live’ at the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame Inductions
SPECIAL EDITION…“LIVE” AT THE PITTSBURGH BASKETBALL CLUB HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS—IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS IF YOU LOVE BASKETBALL! :10—First of all,…
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Kevin Durant just can’t seem to escape the famous Lil B hex
Lil B’s storied feud with Kevin Durant doesn’t look like it’s going to end and actually, it seems like B’s just getting started. “The curse…
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Hottest wives and girlfriends of Super Bowl Patriots and Seahawks
Super Bowl XLIX is gearing up to be an all-time classic; it not only features the two most dominant teams of the 2014-15 NFL season, but…
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Venus won’t meet Serena in the Australian Open thanks to new Black tennis sensation
Venus Williams was one match from playing her sister Serena again in the Australian Open, but their meeting was canceled by someone who idolized them. Venus was defeated…
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Smith’s 3 lifts Virginia Tech over Pitt in OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Adam Smith’s 3-pointer with four seconds left lifted Virginia Tech to a 70-67 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Smith…
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Sherman provides some levity for this Super Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) – Richard Sherman didn’t draw the biggest crowd Tuesday at media day, despite doing his best to spice up Super Bowl week with…
Why what’s missing in states’ youth concussion laws matters
Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’

OPINION

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Terror in the name of religion
(NNPA)—It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It…
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Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision
(NNPA)—Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President…
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To Tell The Truth…Our political future
The local daily newspapers carried two stories that cast a negative light on America’s alleged most livable city, Pittsburgh, PA. First was a study done…
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Protest conveys nothing without a demand
Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand.”  Douglass’ demand was specific, the abolishment of slavery.  The people in the movement to end slavery…
Jimmie Lee Jackson inspired Selma march
The Field Negro…”Fitting the description” at Yale

BUSINESS

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McDonald’s first Black CEO steps down as sales decline
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world’s biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its…
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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone…
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Day spa opens in the Strip District
Me’chele Humphries-Hayes remembers as a little girl desiring to be a part of the hair and beauty business. “I come from three generations of beauticians…
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U.S. new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December
WASHINGTON (AP)—Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014. The Commerce Department…
A flood of overtime for nurses at county nursing homes
All-too-real domestic violence ad may be most important you’ll see during Super Bowl [video]

INTERNATIONAL

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Michelle Obama headscarf “scandal” draws fire
Michelle Obama’s absent headscarf on a visit with President Barack Obama to pay respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday has sparked outrage among some…
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French arrests raise question: Is free speech for all?
LONDON (AP) — When cartoonists at a French publication that had poked fun at the Prophet Muhammad were shot dead, millions around the world felt…
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After Ebola cases have dropped down to five, there’s now a vaccine on the way
The West African nation of Liberia has just five remaining confirmed cases of Ebola, a senior health official from that country said on Friday. The…
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Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
MIAMI (AP) — Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly…
Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules

LIFESTYLE

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‘Let Freedom Sing!’ concerts celebrate King’s legacy
Two “Let Freedom Sing!” concerts celebrated the work and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when area choirs joined forces for the eighth…
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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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‘Cause an EMANON party don’t stop’
“Ain’t no party like an EMANON party because an EMANON party don’t stop.” Each year the brothers of EMANON, that’s no name spelled backwards, invite…
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FAB FINDS: 25 Of The Best Stylish Snow Boots Because…Winter Is Here
When the ground is covered in a blanket of ice or freezing snow, most people pull out a pair of dusty yet durable snow boots…
25 Stylish Snow Boots
Michelle Obama causes uproar for not wearing headscarf in Saudi Arabia

GENERATION Y

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Philadelphia native and Howard student crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015
Kayla Shuler of Philadelphia has been crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015. Shuler studied dance at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.…
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Transgender teen’s death stirs action in US and beyond
CINCINNATI (AP) — Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling…
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Current state of HBCUs: A mixed bag, but many remain hopeful
HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have long been a major source of pride for aspiring African-Americans. Yet, between significant financial woes and questions…
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Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Gateway Medical Society held its annual Journey to Medicine Promotion Ceremony at the Herberman Conference Center in Shadyside Hospital. Students and parents were joined by…
Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
China-HBCU exchange program launched

HEALTH

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What Is Environmental Justice?
Across the United States and globally, people who live, work and play in the most polluted environments tend to be people of color and the…
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Sources of lead in the environment
Lead is a toxic metal that is found in air, soil and water. Lead has both natural and artificial sources. Some of these sources include…
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Want a full body workout that’s fun? Try rowing & watch your pants size shrink
Looking for a fun, smart and safe workout that’s low impact, yet high intensity? Then I recommend you stop walking by those rowers at your local…
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Is there more to see in your family tree? Find out if glaucoma runs in your family
It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to…
All-day habits for a better night’s sleep
Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow

Cover To Cover

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‘Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America’
Book tells of gang-related homicides in African-American neighborhoods. The killings of unarmed Black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines,…
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Cover to Cover…‘Driving the King’
  Everybody has that one friend… She’s the person you call in the middle of the night because you don’t know what else to do.…
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Floyd Mayweather’s ex-aide writes sensational tell-all
As Floyd Mayweather rose from relative obscurity as a boxer to become the undefeated champion of the world in five different weight classes, one woman…
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Cover To Cover: ‘Is There Life after Football? Surviving the NFL’
Your favorite player was out for most of the season. Last fall, he took a hit mid-pass and went down like a sack of rocks.…
Cover to Cover…‘All I Really Want’
Cover To Cover…“Stella by Starlight”

EDITORS PICK

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Pittsburgh homicides highest in six years
Kimberly Waller, a jitney driver who was robbed and killed on Pittsburgh’s South Side Dec. 27, was the final city homicide of the year. But…

FEATURES

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Fashion Watch on SOTU
I’m a big Michelle Obama fan and I liked the Michael Kors suit she wore to the State of the Union address. A nice tweed…
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FAB FINDS: Rep your Superbowl team with cute athletic gear
It’s that time of year where everyone gathers around the TV to watch the best teams in the NFL battle it out for the Superbowl.…

VIEWPOINT

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Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II

PEOPLE

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Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon slapped with lawsuit by former nanny
Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are once again reuniting but not in the romantic sense. It seems the soon-to-be-divorced couple are being sued by a…
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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’s’ Kenya Moore Has New Love
Kenya Moore let ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ fans know about a new man in her life. With her Bravo blog post, Moore told the world of her new beau.…
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Ludacris granted full custody of his daughter Cai
  Following an ongoing court battle with former lover Tamika Fuller, hip-hop artist turned box-office star Ludacris was officially awarded full custody of their daughter,…
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Gabrielle Union Explains Asking D Wade For A Prenup + Who She’d Cast To Play Her In ‘Bring It On’
There are some women out there who dream of marrying a baller as successful as Dwyane Wade, and the trophy wife perks that come along…
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Benzino brought loaded gun to airport, what happened next was pretty predictable
Benzino was arrested in Atlanta last night for attempting to get a loaded gun through security checkpoints. According to TMZ, the reality star placed his…
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Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted…
Theater legend Joel Grey reveals that he is gay
Truth Time: Big Sean Gets Candid On Naya Rivera Break Up

Education

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Current state of HBCUs: A mixed bag, but many remain hopeful
HBCUs, or Historically Black Colleges and Universities, have long been a major source of pride for aspiring African-Americans. Yet, between significant financial woes and questions…

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