METRO NEWS

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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…
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Community Calendar 3-4-15
WOC Political Luncheon MARCH 5—New Voices Pittsburgh will host its Women of Color Political Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the Kaufmann Center, 1825 Centre Ave.,…
McClay issues statement on reorganization of police bureau
Man faces 29 sex-related charges

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Florida man charged with hate crime after hitting Black man with bottle
A Florida man is facing hate crime charges after hitting a black man with a bottle during a bar fight, the Daytona Beach News Journal…
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Over 100,000 sign petition urging Alabama to rename historic Selma bridge
Days before the nation acknowledges the 50 years that have passed since peaceful civil rights demonstrators were brutality beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, a new…
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Obamacare goes to Supreme Court, but is it really in danger?
Facing its third and likely most serious legal challenge since it became law in 2010, Obamacare is slated to head back to the U.S. Supreme…
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Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — When the nation’s first Black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago,…
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Ferguson Police: President Obama won’t be president for long because “What Black man holds a steady Job?”
Just one day after the New York Times reported the Department of Justice was set to fault the Ferguson, Mo. police department for making racially biased traffic…
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Bobbi Kristina’s family filming reality show while she remains in coma
As Bobbi Kristina Brown clings tenuously to life via life support in an Atlanta hospital, the media has learned that members of her family are…
NJ school apologizes after students taunt Black basketball team with banana, monkey costume
Blacks bear brunt of school suspensions
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ENTERTAINMENT

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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…
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‘Empire’s’ original cast?
The TV show barn-burner “Empire” has been on an unprecedented run of seven consecutive weeks of increased ratings, something that has never happened in the…
Big Sean Vibes Out With Drake And Yeezy In ‘Blessings’ Video
Playboy Jazz Festival to pay tribute to Gerald Wilson

SPORTS

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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…
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Pitt’s Keisel named to 2014-15 all-ACC women’s basketball first team
  GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The all-Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball teams, as announced Tuesday by ACC Commissioner John Swofford and determined by a panel…
Agency files to trademark ‘Famous Jameis’ for Winston
Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

OPINION

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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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Could Ferguson Police Dept. be closing because of their racist practices?
Judgment day has arrived for the infamous Ferguson Police department of Missouri. After the Department of Justice announced yesterday that Ferguson police were guilty of…
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Giuliana Rancic learns the politics of Black hair
E! Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic made a huge mess of things when she said that Black teenager Zendaya Coleman’s dreadlocks make her look like “she…
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Facing America’s lynching frenzy
We live in a era when humankind seems awash in war-driven atrocities. Men, and in some instances, boys – for this is, overwhelmingly, a matter…
Blackonomics…50 years of economic futility
Misguided U.S. foreign policy fueled terrorism

BUSINESS

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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…
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Venture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex bias suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon testified Tuesday in a high-profile sex…
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Andrew Lack in talks to return to NBC
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Universal is in talks to bring back Andrew Lack to its troubled news operation, which would be the first high-level…
Popeye’s CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus
SHE’S THE LAW: Ebola nurse files lawsuit against Texas hospital for negligence

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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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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Think You Can’t? 13 Tips to run your first half marathon
#TBT to 2011 when I thought running more than five miles was impossible. Fast forward to 2015, when not only was it possible, but incredible–five…
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GET THE LOOK: Dress Up A Sweatshirt Like Letoya Luckett
Sweatshirts aren’t just for washing your car or cleaning the house anymore. Dress one up like Letoya Luckett and you just might be date night-ready.…
GET THE LOOK: Layer Two Coats In Style Like Kelly Rowland
Bethany Baptist celebrates Black History with music

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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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…
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Black women endure menopause longest
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the…
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Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]
We’ve got three words for you that may cause drool: Stuffed. Chicken. Wings. There’s a new foodie show, “2 Fat 2 Fly” set to premiere…
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Heart disease, African-Americans, how to administer life-saving CPR
February is American Heart Month, and Dr. Karla Robinson and Dr. Robert C. Robinson III, from Urban Housecall joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share…
Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in
800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info

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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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…
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Suge Knight admitted to hospital again after claiming he’s going blind
So how’s Suge Knight doing, you ask? Not great. The former Death Row CEO isn’t just awaiting trial for murder charges; he’s also been dealing…
You’re All Late: Kim Kardashian took her first selfie in the ’80s
‘RHOA’s’ Cynthia Bailey, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney party at CIAA Tournament

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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