METRO NEWS

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CORE urges Blacks to register as organ donors
For approximately three years, Moses Hart has been waiting for an important call and the day he can hear, “We have a heart for you.”…
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What it’s like to be a Black female cop in the era of #BlackLivesMatter
With a rising tide of tension surging between police officers and the Black community, the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the unfortunate series of events surrounding it…
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Jury awards woman more than $13M in employment bias case
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal court jury has awarded a southwestern Pennsylvania woman more than $13 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit, though her former…
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Shots fired, 2 hurt as party turns violent at W. Pa. mall
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say shots were fired and two people were hurt at a party involving hundreds of college students at a Pittsburgh-area…
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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama attorney general nominee heads for vote after 5 months
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s long-stalled nominee for attorney general, federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch, is on her way to a confirmation vote after senators…
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Three shot near University of Chicago, among 30 injured in crime-filled weekend
A weekend of violence hit the Windy City, as three people were shot near the University of Chicago campus. Thirty other individuals were also involved in separate…
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Officer who killed Rekia Boyd found not guilty of all charges
The police officer who fatally shot 22-year-old Rekia Boyd in 2012 when he fired into a crowd was found not guilty Monday afternoon, the Chicago…
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Inkster cop who beat Floyd Dent in traffic stop charged with 2 felony counts
The Inkster, Mich. police officer caught on dash cam beating and dragging a Black man during a Jan. 28 traffic stop has been charged with…
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Secret Service arrests White House fence jumper with suspicious package
Escalated steps are being taken to keep intruders away from President Barack Obama and the First Family after another person was arrested for climbing the…
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News Roundup: President Obama’s approval rating rises, Gregory Pardlo wins Pulitzer…and more
President Barack Obama will be leaving office on a high note. According to a new CNN/ORC poll, his approval rating has increased amongst Americans. For…
Michigan man helps raise over $100K for 70-year-old Uber driver battling terminal cancer [video]
Freddie Gray died of spinal injury sustained after arrest, 6 Baltimore cops suspended
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ENTERTAINMENT

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They Will Be Back: Sequels multiply in summer movie season
NEW YORK (AP) — “I’ll be back,” the line Arnold Schwarzenegger first uttered more than 30 years ago in that indelible manly monotone, belongs to…
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Tweets from the brothersphere: Spring 2015
There’s been a lot going on in blackness this year, particularly in the constantly evolving universe known as Black Twitter. We’ve still got a Black…
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First Black police officer of Washington town seeks $5 million In lawsuit over termination
Gerry Pickens, a former officer with the Orting Police Department in Washington state, is the impetus of an eruption of sorts in the small town…
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New ‘Jurassic World’ trailer is terrifying dino-packed thrill ride
Jurassic World is just under two months away from sending the world on a nostalgia trip. Universal Studios just dropped a longer trailer on us, and…
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Cissy Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown has not improved, has ‘irreversible brain damage’
Despite Bobby Brown’s weekend announcement that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was awake following a months-long hospitalization, Brown’s grandmother said the 22-year-old has “irreversible brain damage.” Refuting…
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Big Sean and Ariana Grande break up
  Well, that was fast. It looks as though Big Sean and Ariana Grande have called it splits after eight months together, according to US…
Jordan Davis’ dad calls documentary on his son’s slaying ‘a call to action’
AM BUZZ: Cissy Houston says Bobbi Kristina unresponsive; Kelly Rowland lands new show & more

SPORTS

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US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Yasmany Tomas had three choices to continue his baseball career: stay in Cuba and make up to $2,500 a month, play…
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F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture
Fellas, chill. It’s just a game, right? Losing stinks. We totally get it. Athletes and coaches have been angry about coming up on the short…
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Pirates fan struck in the head by foul ball, brings game to halt
Tonight’s Cubs vs. Pirates game was delayed for 23 minutes after a woman was struck in the head by a foul ball. The woman was getting…
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Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new…
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Inside Conditions…The “X” Factor
The dictionary.cambridge.org defines the ”X” factor as: “a quality that you cannot describe that makes someone very special.”  During this era of professional sports where…
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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race
BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke…
Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history
Crosby, Penguins get even with 4-3 win over Rangers

OPINION

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Toni Morrison slams the state of race relations in America
During a wide-ranging and candid discussion with the Daily Telegraph about the state of the nation’s race relations, author Toni Morrison says America’s issues will not…
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Guest Editorials: Welfare dos, don’ts
The Hutchinson News, April 17 Welfare dos, don’ts: Amid all the chatter about what activities Kansas’ new welfare reform law prohibits – liquor, swimming pools…
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Did Europe’s ‘fear if foreigners’ contribute to death of hundreds of African migrants?
In a seriously frightening display of anti-immigrant sentiment, it appears that Europe’s “fear of foreigners,” as one U.N. official put it, has contributed to the…
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Holding the Loretta Lynch nomination hostage
It is ironic that April is Fair Housing Month and the U.S. Senate has yet to schedule a vote on the nomination of the first…
My body aches, my toes are bruised, but still we march…
Michael Eric Dyson’s bromance with Cornel West is over

BUSINESS

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Miss Jessie’s co-founder shares how to create a successful business from scratch — naturally
Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder Miko Branch joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss her new book, Miss Jessie’s: Creating a Successful Business from Scratch–Naturally. When asked…
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Atlanta’s legendary ‘Ghetto Burger’ creator Anne Price has died
After years of hearing about the delicious and humongous “ghetto burgers that Ann Price created that garner national attention, a few coworkers and I decided…
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Pittsburgh’s bike sharing system to launch next month
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Bike Share officials say the system will launch next month with 500 bicycles at 50 locations. Bike Share Executive Director David…
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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ ratings plummet
Perhaps the years of manufactured drama has worn as stale as two-day-old oatmeal on the audience of the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Not even the…
The Informer celebrates store opening at Dulles Airport
Behind The Wheel…Lexus’ audacious sport coupe

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack

LIFESTYLE

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Get your favorite blogger’s style on a budget [video]
In need of some Spring outfit inspiration? Look no further than our roundup of fashion bloggers slaying the street style scene. In looks that range…
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Fit!Live!Win!: Your favorite snacks could contain dangerous toxins
Certified Health Coach Rosaline Law joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to take us to “food school” and shared which of our favorite processed and fast foods contain…
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Lala rocks the perfect spring uniform for every occasion
Lala knows the importance of finding a silhouette that works for you and sticking with it. If there’s one style that reigns for Spring and…
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Bon Ami Temple #49 celebrates community leaders
For the officers and members of Bon Ami #49 honoring those who do hard work in the community, small business and Elkdom is an annual…
Owl’s brew helps turn your tea time to happy hour
7-year-old girl wins $16K for comic book about super afro puff!

GENERATION Y

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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: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #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…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry

HEALTH

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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.…
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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites…
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Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Family Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine, joined Roland Martin Friday…
Combatting the ADHD wars against Black Boys [video]
Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient

Cover To Cover

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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…
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“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Reach’
  Where do you go from here? You’ve been looking at your life and everything around you, and that’s the question you’ve been asking: what…
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Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amber Tamblyn writes about dead Hollywood actresses in her new book of poems. But “Dark Sparkler” is more than that.…
Toni Morrison talks new book & diversity In literature In New York Times Magazine
Mindy Kaling’s brother claims he got accepted to med school by passing as Black

EDITORS PICK

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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…

FEATURES

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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…

VIEWPOINT

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

PEOPLE

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Migos members in court after arrest, bond details released
Following last Saturday’s arrest, bond details for Migos members, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset have been released. The Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement…
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What celebrity makeup artist Tatiana Ward learned from Nicki Minaj [video]
Celebrity makeup artist, Tatiana Ward (aka Beat Face Honey) became a YouTube sensation after her story went viral two years ago after getting a life-changing…
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There’s only one reason Amber Rose is hooking up with Ray J
Despite Amber Rose‘s recent outpouring of love for her soon-to-be ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa, it looks like she is moving on to someone else who knows…
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Damon Dash loses custody battle to Rachel Roy
Damon Dash no longer has to worry about taking care of his girls with Rachel Roy because he just lost custody of them. Dame has…
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9 fights #NoFilter needs to see on ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’
” ]   The Urban Daily is back with another wild episode of #NoFilter! In addition to the nine bouts we’d love to see on…
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Did Drake confirm Nicki Minaj engagement rumors? [video]
Drake might have confirmed rumors of Nicki Minaj’s engagement to Meek Mill in front of countless music lovers. Nicki snuck up on stage during Drizzy’s…
Cissy Houston gives update on Bobbi Kristina’s condition
Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey will “always be the love of my life”

Education

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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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