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Oldtimers give back to community in big way
Eight years ago a few men came together, recognizing that the community was in desperate need of a change. With Black on Black crime on…
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PCRG announces three new community coordinators
PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) recently welcomed three new Community Coordinators to the team: Kevin Boyle, Alyssa Lyon, and LaShawna Russ. The RCI Community Coordinators…
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DA: May be illegal for mayor to give ‘Undercover Boss’ money
PITTSBURGH (AP) – It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance…
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‘Deflategate’ chocolate football charity auction nets $20K for Dollar Energy Fund
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A dented chocolate football created by a Pennsylvania candy maker to poke fun at the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal has ended…
Omegas to begin 4th year of Carter G. Woodson Academy
How does the current environment affect our health?

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub
ATLANTA (AP) — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in…
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‘Hands Up’ rap video ignites controversy for N.Y.C. legal group [video]
A New York City nonprofit legal group is under fire for taking part in the controversial “Hands Up” rap video. The video, which calls attention to…
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California court rules Michael Jackson’s family can’t reopen case against AEG Live
  The California Court of Appeals ruled on Friday that Michael Jackson’s family could not reopen its wrongful death case against AEG Live.  In 2013,…
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Hundreds gather to honor woman killed by smoke in D.C. Metro system
Mourners recalled the “easy spirit,” warmth, encouragement, and faith of an Alexandria, Va. resident who died in a Metro train accident on Jan. 12. Carol…
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Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight arrested in deadly hit-and-run
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marion “Suge” Knight, the former music mogul who created one of hip-hop’s leading labels and became the impresario of gangster rap,…
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Police find 16-year-old Aysia Monique Lewis safe with man she met online
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of…
Cop Who Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones While She Slept No Longer Facing Charges
Head Of St. Louis’ Police Dept. Wore ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Wristband & Started A Brawl At City Hall [VIDEO]
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Ne-Yo’s ‘Non-Fiction’ projected for a Top 10 chart debut
Billboard magazine reports little movement is expected at the top of their Billboard 200 album sales chart, with Taylor Swift continuing to dominate sales. But…
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Rihanna previews Kanye West-styled ‘FourFiveSeconds’ video
After releasing her Kanye West and Paul McCartney-assisted lead single, ‘FourFiveSeconds’ last week, Rihanna is preparing for her upcoming album with the single’s accompanying video.…
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Court denies Katherine Jackson’s request for new trial
Katherine Jackson’s bid to take the concert promoters back to court for her son Michael’s comeback concert has come to a halt. The 2nd District…
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J. Cole Allows Single Moms To Live Rent-Free In His Childhood Home [VIDEO]
Rapper J. Cole (pictured) is proving that humanitarianism can start at any age!  The performer, who is known for his socially conscious raps (including the…
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‘Empire’ would have been a totally different show without Taraji P. Henson
Since its premier, FOX’s Empire has seen its ratings sky rocket, and no doubt the show has star Taraji P. Henson to thank for that. …
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Maya Rudolph & Jaden Smith to star In HBO’s ‘Brothers In Atlanta’
Maya Rudolph and Jaden Smith are teaming up for HBO’s latest project. Maya and Smith have signed on to guest star on the cable network’s…
Fashion Watch on that little black dress
MUSIC ROUNDUP: Big Sean Releases ‘Blessings’ With Drake & Yeezy; Nicki Minaj To Headline ‘Wireless Festival’ & More

SPORTS

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Shocker: Marshawn Lynch gives ‘Entertainment Tonight’ an interview at Super Bowl media day
Other than “Deflate-Gate” scandal that continues to hound the New England Patrios, the biggest story of Super Bowl week has been Seattle Seahawks superstar running…
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Looks like we finally have a Pacquiao Vs Mayweather fight to look forward to
The hype surrounding a highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao could turn into a very lucrative reality within the next few…
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Serena wins 19th Grand Slam title at Australian Open, passes legends Chrissy and Martina
Serena Williams is still in disbelief that she has passed beloved legends Chrissy Evert and Martina Navratolova and their 18 Grand Slam singles tennis titles…
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Western Pa. football legacy still strong in Super Bowl XLIX
When Sunday’s 49th version of Super Bowl XLIX kicks-off in Glendale, Arizona, the game will reflect the important legacy of the many Western Pennsylvania high school stars who…
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Paul Zeise named new evening host at 93.7 The Fan
CBS RADIO Pittsburgh today announced that Paul Zeise has been elevated to the evening show position on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.  Zeise will host…
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At The Finish Line…Who is the best quarterback of all time?
Where Only the Truth Matters • Ok, ok, ok, the air’s out the xxxx ball.  Let’s move on pppllleeeaaassseee!  New England takes home the Lombardi…
Pot charge dropped against Patriots’ Blount near Pittsburgh
Only thing Tiger proves is he can still draw a crowd

OPINION

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Is Newsweek’s Latest Sexism Cover Offensive To Women?
Have you seen the latest cover of Newsweek? The issue, “What Silicon Valley Really Thinks Of Women” features an unassuming working woman who realizes her skirt…
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What Michelle Obama’s Missing Headscarf Did and Did Not Mean
I do not envy Michelle Obama’s (pictured) position. No matter how innocuous her actions are — say, simply tackling childhood obesity with exercise and carrots…
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Just Sayin’…Does school desegregation really matter?
Recently the University of Southern California released a report dealing with school segregation in Pennsylvania. It stated that urban Pennsylvania schools are more segregated today…
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The Real Barack Obama re-emerges
(NNPA)—President Barack Obama knocked it out of the park during the State of the Union address. He was strong, progressive, firm, and relaxed. He was…
Terror in the name of religion
Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision

BUSINESS

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WealthyU: Invest Your Tax Refund And Start Building Wealth (VIDEO)
It’s tax season and America’s wealth coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to explain how you can use your tax return…
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Jay Z just spent millions to compete with Dr. Dre
Looks like Dr. Dre is not the only hip-hop mogul in the streaming music business now. Jay Z is set to acquire the Scandinavian streaming music company…
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Social Security won’t seize tax refunds to collect old debts
WASHINGTON (AP)—People who owe old debts to the Social Security Administration are getting a reprieve this tax season: The federal government won’t be seizing their…
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Grindware creates a network for young business professionals
African American Young business professionals in the city of Pittsburgh gathered Downtown for an opportunity to chat, chew and mingle with other young professionals. Young…
Panera MLK writing contest and leadership awards presented
McDonald’s first Black CEO steps down as sales decline

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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Tameka Raymond Leads ‘Style Theory Tour’ With Top Style & Beauty Experts
Celebrity wardrobe stylist and business maven Tameka Raymond, along with a team of top style and beauty insiders, set out to focus on inner and…
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Don’t Be That Girl: 13 Tips On How To Act At Super Bowl Parties
All eyes are on Phoenix as Super Bowl XLIX takes places this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If you’re attending a…
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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…
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The Best Style & Beauty Moments From Kerry Washington
‘Let Freedom Sing!’ concerts celebrate King’s legacy
Lifestyles Report…Cupid, where is your bow?

GENERATION Y

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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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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…
Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund

HEALTH

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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…
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How does the current environment affect our health?
Pittsburgh is decades beyond a time when the city’s air was so polluted and dark that streetlights were turned on at midday. Because of booming…
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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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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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Gabrielle Union catches a case on Charles Barkely dissing D-Wade’s All-Star’s Spot & Charles responds!
Last week Dwyane Wade went buck defending his wife against disrespectful fans, now it’s Gabrielle Union’s turn to have her hubby’s back. Last night, former NBA…
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Is Porsha Williams returning full-time to The Real Housewives of Atlanta?
Could Porsha Williams be back on The Real Housewives of Atlanta in a full-time capacity? She seems to think so. While Porhsa in on the canvas…
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Dr. Dre says Suge Knight lied about ‘peace summit’ that ended in tragedy
Former Death Row partner Dr. Dre says Suge Knight lied when he said that he appeared on the set of Dre’s commercial for the purpose of holding…
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50 Cent’s ex-girlfriend Tatted Up Holly accuses him of abuse
50 Cent is getting major side eyes after an alleged ex-girlfriend hurled serious accusations against him.  Once again 50 got himself into a social media dust…
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Bobby Shmurda will be a free man soon, kinda
Bobby Shmurda rode his single ‘Hot Boy’ to a top 10 spot on Billboard magazine’s ‘Hot 100’ chart and a deal with Epic Records. But…
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Dr. Dre sells mansion for $32 million and photos are insane
Dr. Dre just keeps on winning. According to TMZ, the rapper-turned-entrepreneur recently sold his Hollywood Hills mansion for a majestic $32.5 million. The gossip site…
Jagged Edge Member Charged For Brutally Beating His Fiance & Shoving Engagement Ring Down Her Throat
38 Times Kerry Washington Proves She’s Simply Stunning [PHOTOS]

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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