METRO NEWS

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Sheriff: no proof of misconduct by Steelers security boss
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Allegheny County Sheriff says there is no proof of misconduct by a deputy who moonlights as the chief of security for…
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Dignity & Respect honorees celebrated at annual breakfast
Candi Castleberry Singleton, founder and chair of the National Dignity & Respect Campaign and Chief Inclusion & Diversity officer at UPMC, holds up a Dignity…
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Pittsburgh mayor, official spar over ‘Undercover Boss’ fund
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The county controller said Friday she’s withholding money from a Pittsburgh tourism agency until it details contributions linked to the mayor’s appearance…
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Creamy Creations and More provides ambience to East Liberty
Rhonda Rector-Rankin sells experience and ambience to the customers who patronize her Creamy Creations and More café in East Liberty. It’s a warm and inviting…
Resident charged with arson in Homestead business district fire
Freedom Unlimited celebrates New Year, King

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Delta cancels 600 flights; airlines combined cancel 2500 nationwide
Delta Airlines has announced they have cancelled up to 600 flights in anticipation of the extreme winter weather in the upper Northeast coming on Monday…
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Caces of the flu at low levels in Georgia, CDC says
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have reported that cases of the flu are low in the beginning of 2015. The latest data…
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Vanderbilt gang-rape defense points to campus culture
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Defense attorneys for the former Vanderbilt University football players whose own cellphones show they participated in a dorm-room sex assault have…
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NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice after bombing attempt
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Nearly three weeks after an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP, the national leader of…
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Oklahoma police officer’s body cam captures fatal shooting
An Oklahoma police department has released footage of one of their officers involved in a fatal shooting of a suspect. Muskogee Police Officer Chansey McMillin’s…
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Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society.…
Condoleezza Rice taking over Jeb Bush’s education foundation
My civil rights year – Selma, Louisiana and Mrs. Caulfield’s butterbeans
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Beyond #OscarsSoWhite, Seeing The “Bigger Picture”
A little over a week ago, the Oscar nominations created quite the buzz. Many people were up in arms regarding the fact that there wasn’t…
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Dennis Rodman: I Don’t Think N. Korea Is Behind Sony Hack
Dennis Rodman doesn’t believe that the hack of Sony Pictures was caused by North Korea in response to The Interview, despite what the government may say, reports…
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SUNDAY PAPER: Rihanna Drops New Song; Kanye West Shades Ray J & More
Rihanna has infused her 2015 with something classic as she tapped Paul McCartney for her latest track, “FourFiveSeconds”! Kanye West wasn’t the only hot hip-hop/R&B…
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Is Denzel Washington about to join ‘Empire’?
Is Hollywood titan Denzel Washington about to join Fox’s Empire? If Lee Daniels has his way, it just may be a reality. Daniels snapped a picture…
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Naomi Campbell rips Instagram models: “We had to earn our stripes”
Attention Instagram “models”, one of the queens of the catwalk is not a fan of your work. Legendary supermodel Naomi Campbell swung on by The Meredith…
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Sherri Shepherd on almost mooning Broadway crowd & weight criticism
Since early debuts in the ‘90s on shows such as Cleghorne!, Friends, and Living Single, Sherri Shepherd has word the hats of an actress, standup…
Curly Fryz keep it 100 in video for the Yonny-produced “Stay on Ten”
Rihanna releases ‘FourFiveSeconds’ with Kanye West & Paul McCartney

SPORTS

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Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed
YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say an Eastern Michigan University women’s basketball player and another student were killed in a head-on collision. The Washtenaw…
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A look at wide world of cheating across sports
Few sports issues can disrupt the hype to a Super Bowl quite like cheating. And while fans are a long way from knowing what mischief…
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Sherman, Seahawks take the trash-talk lead over Patriots
Richard Sherman gave Tom Brady an earful and trolled him on Twitter a few years ago. Now the All-Pro cornerback says the star quarterback isn’t…
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Panthers looking to toughen up for brutal stretch
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Michael Young isn’t a numbers cruncher. The Pittsburgh sophomore center admits he didn’t even understand what the Ratings Percentage Index was until…
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A study in high school coaching diversity: Does mindset affect hiring?
The second of two parts When John Ashaolu told friends and family that he had been hired as the athletic director at Seton-LaSalle High School,…
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Patriots Belichick On Deflate-Gate: ‘I’m Not A Scientist’
According to ESPN, the National Football League has conducted at least 40 interviews to determine how and why 11 of the 12 footballs used in…
Serena, Venus Williams into 4th round at Australian Open
Western Pennsylvania coaching pool thin on diversity

OPINION

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World is indifferent to missing Nigerian girls
(NNPA)—One could not help but be impressed by the millions that turned out in Paris to stand against the Islamist terrorists who killed workers at…
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Obama’s plan for free community college makes sense
With the rising costs of attending a four-year college and the growing demand for higher skills in the workplace President Barack Obama’s new plan to…
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France’s history of violence
(NNPA)—In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The…
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To Tell The Truth…The audacity to be strong
Over the course of my life I have heard an untold number of orators who delivered memorable and stirring speeches:  Ministers of every denomination, male…
An international war of words
Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II

BUSINESS

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In Our Own Image: Queens Of Africa Dolls Outsell Barbies & We’re Like Yasss Black Girls Rock!
Queens Of Africa  a Nigeria-based company has released the latest line of pretty Black Barbies and they’re hugely popular and have impressively surpassed the sales of…
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Six million Black viewers for Fox’s ‘Empire’ keeps drama at No.1 on the Top 25
In its second week as the newest entry on the Fox network, “Empire” attracted an even larger audience than in its debut week. The Wednesday…
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NFL players find second careers as entrepreneurs
NEW YORK (AP) – As Eddie George neared the end of his nine seasons in the NFL, the running back began pondering his next play.…
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Beyonce-related merchandise taken off Etsy
Beyoncé fans who purchase Queen Bey-inspired do-it-yourself items on Etsy may have to find another way to get their ‘Yonce fix, according to TMZ. A…
AboutThatCar.com: 2015 Toyota Yaris
Johnson Publishing Company selling iconic 70-year-old photo archive

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an…
Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules
Calls for a stronger Pan-African movement to deal with Boko Haram

LIFESTYLE

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Brooklyn Flavors Skincare & Candles literally bottle up Brooklyn in unique, invigorating & lingering scents
Brooklyn Flavors: We’ve bottled some Brooklyn historical neighborhoods and streets with a scent of their own. From the art, to the books, music, to underneath…
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6 Of The Best & Worst Dressed Celebrities Of The Week & What Our Editors Really Think About Them [VIDEO]
We’re not even 30 days deep into 2015 and we’ve got so many fashion hits and misses to discuss already. Cynthia Bailey showed up at…
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Do I Live?
James A. Washington I once believed that finding one’s way to salvation was a lifelong struggle filled with pitfalls and potholes strategically placed to trip…
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The will power to stand in the face of death
“The best thing I’ve ever done, the best thing I will ever do is be a dad to Taelor and Sydni. I can’t ever give…
THE RELIGION CORNER: Pain of Failure is Temporary
St. Paul Baptist Church hosts 31st annual MLK Jr. celebration

GENERATION Y

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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…
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Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and White House Science Advisor John Holdren are set to appear at Norfolk State University in…
China-HBCU exchange program launched
Free ‘Selma’ viewing offered to NYC students

HEALTH

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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…
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All-day habits for a better night’s sleep
Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day long can have major implications…
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Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow
Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every…
7 Tips On How To Perfect Your Push Up
Prayers Up: Cincinnati Bengals’ Devon Still gives sad update on daughter’s cancer fight

Cover To Cover

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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.…
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Cover to Cover…‘All I Really Want’
  Presents wrapped?  Check. Tree decorated—check. Cookies made? Groceries purchased, shopping finished, school programs scheduled, Santa visits done? Check, check and… check. You love the…
Cover To Cover…“Stella by Starlight”
Cover to Cover…‘Embracing the Love God’

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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Best dressed women on SAG Awards 2015 red carpet
The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards is known as the last of the major movie and television soirees before the mothership of awards, the…
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Tyra Banks poses with Rihanna in a #RandomActOfFierceness
There is no way your Friday night was as fly as the one Tyra Banks just had because she struck a couple poses with none…
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Jamie Foxx, RHOA’s Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas at Trumpet Awards 2015 after party
ATLANTA — The Trumpet Awards 2015 after party was as much a star-studded affair as the actual red carpet and awards program itself. Most of…
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A$AP Rocky Addresses A$AP Yams’ Death: ‘He Didn’t Overdose’
After A$AP Mob co-founder A$AP Yams’ death January 18 from unknown causes, his fellow A$AP Mob member, A$AP Rocky, spoke to media members and attendees…
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Kanye West explains why he almost never smiles in public
Kanye West has finally revealed why it is that he always looks angry in public. Supposedly, he’s taking a style cue from the 1800s. With…
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Christina Milian: ‘Being a single mother can be tough’ [EXCLUSIVE]
With a new reality TV show, on “Christina Milian Turned Up” on E!, album on Young Money records and relationship with Lil Wayne, Christina Milian…
Jill Scott explains six-month rule for finding the right guy
TMZ Reports Lil Wayne Will Sue Birdman For $8 Million

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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