METRO NEWS

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Judge expected to approve August Wilson sale deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) – An Allegheny County judge is expected to approve a deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center for…
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Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent tourney
  PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburghers talk funny n’at. The city has “won” Gawker.com’s ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist – Scranton – in a…
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Coroner: 6 McKeesport fire victims died of smoke inhalation
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Four children and two adults killed in a western Pennsylvania house fire died of acute smoke and fume inhalation, according to autopsy…
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Voters tell AP where they stand in Pa. gov’s race
Many Pennsylvania voters who plan to vote for Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf know little about him but are lining up behind the first-time candidate…
Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
Much needed Freedom Corner restoration coming

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Top U.S. Cities With the HIGHEST and LOWEST Crime Rates
When it comes to urban living, the first thing most people are concerned about is safety. Feeling safe and secure is just as important to…
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Open season on Blacks? Hunter versus hunted mentality seen across America
(FinalCall.com) – From California to South Carolina to Pittsburgh, from Missouri to Detroit to New York, Blacks are being assaulted, shot and killed. As anger…
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US commission hears experts on ‘stand your ground’
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — “Stand your ground” statutes benefit whites more than Blacks, are unnecessary and cause minority men to live in fear, several experts…
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Special Report: Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young Black males
Young Black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their White counterparts – 21 times…
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The price of communication when loved ones are behind bars
County Judge Clay Jenkins attempted to discuss proposed charges toward families for a future video visitation of Dallas County inmates during a Dallas County Commissioners…
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Cut Off: Sharpton severs ties with accused attorney
  News broke last Wednesday that the Rev. Al Sharpton would be cutting troubled attorney Sanford Rubenstein lose as rape allegations against the attorney stay…
Men who shot engaged couple execution style may face death penalty
Darren Wilson recounts fighting Michael Brown in SUV, but what does that mean for his case?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Kevin Hart Fan Back On Job After ‘Selfie’ Suspension
  In the age of cell phone cameras, Genesha Bradley-Douglas (pictured left) did what most stans would do after spotting funnyman Kevin Hart (pictured) strolling through…
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Diddy, The Game, Ne-Yo, Rasheeda, Cassie, others at Revolt Music Conference
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Diddy’s No. 1 girl, Cassie, was apparently put in charge with hosting duties for the inaugural Revolt Music Conference in Miami…
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Laverne Cox guides us through lives of seven young trans people in “The T Word”
Emmy-nominated “Orange Is The New Black” actress, transgender activist and TIME cover star Laverne Cox can now add “documentary crew” to her laundry list of accomplishments. As the…
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LHHH’s Yung Berg and Masika dating + Hazel-E isn’t happy
Soulja Boy might have let the cat out of the bag in an interview with VH1. The rapper who is also on “Love and Hip…
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Comedian Hannibal Buress: Bill Cosby Is A Rapist
During a show in Philadelphia on October 16, popular comedian Hannibal Buress came for the head of Philly’s own Bill Cosby, joking that his often condescending…
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Toni Morrison’s papers to be housed at Princeton
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — The papers of Nobel laureate Toni Morrison are now part of the permanent library collection of Princeton University. Princeton made the…
Geoffrey Holder: Death of a Renaissance Man
Joanne Borgella: plus size model, ‘American Idol’ contestant passes away at 32

SPORTS

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Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
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Monday Night Preview: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers
At 3-3, the Steelers are in a must win situation on Monday night as they enter a tough three game home stretch vs. the Houston…
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Black women challenge NFL on domestic violence
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward…
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Best gymnast in the world right now Is Simone Biles [VIDEO]
  Another young woman has joined the ranks of great Black gymnasts, and you won’t believe you haven’t heard of her before. If anyone asks…
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Penguins hand Islanders 1st loss of season, 3-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The much-maligned Pittsburgh Penguins’ penalty killers provided the lift needed to back up an already-sizzling power play. The Penguins killed a lengthy…
Steelers prepping for relentless Watt, Texans
Manziel glad for other rookies as he waits to play

OPINION

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Child Watch…What about our Girls?
During the most critical period of Jessica’s childhood, adults who could have intervened to protect her from abuse let her down over and over. As…
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How to pick the best school for your child
Parents truly do know best. When it comes to a child’s needs, goals and their learning style – a parent is the one who knows…
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Civil Rights Movement knocks on the door of the FCC
In the decades-long struggle for civil rights, the movement has focused on different Washington institutions, from Congress to the White House to the Supreme Court. …
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President Obama’s mixed record
Obstruction by congressional Republicans has been a major obstacle for President Obama for four of his six years in office.  But the fact is, specific…
Online gambling ban does nothing to protect consumers
Ebola knows no borders

BUSINESS

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Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy,…
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Civil Rights Movement knocks on the door of the FCC
In the decades-long struggle for civil rights, the movement has focused on different Washington institutions, from Congress to the White House to the Supreme Court. …
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Microsoft CEO launches diversity training effort
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Still working to repair damage caused by his gaffe about women seeking pay raises, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has again apologized…
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CNN pulls support from NABJ for criticizing network’s racial climate
CNN has decided that it no longer wants to support the National Association of Black Journalists after the organization called it out. The cable news…
Blacks and Hispanics not getting hired for tech jobs — Even those with tech degrees
The Top 50 Schools For Entrepreneurs

INTERNATIONAL

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Ebola: Africa’s image takes a hit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia,…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that…
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Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights
CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — After seven months in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Vijay Kumar was getting his temperature scanned Thursday at the airport by medical crews in…
President Barack Obama declares it International Day Of The Girl!
Ousted Haitian dictator, Jean-Claude Duvalier dies

LIFESTYLE

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PUT A RING ON IT: She cornered her man to ask him to propose, what happened next surprised us!
Who doesn’t love Black love!? We do and we celebrate it with our “Put A Ring On It” series. Each week, we’ll feature YOUR engagement and wedding…
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Brothers’ ‘Fix My Life': No fix, but path to healing
Several years ago, I saw Iyanla Vanzant come to speak to an audience in Brooklyn and she mesmerized the mostly African-American female crowd. She spoke…
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Miss Africa Southwestern Pennsylvania 2014 crowned
On Sept. 20, at the Bellefield Hall in Oakland, Miss Africa Southwestern Pennsylvania 2014 was crowned. This beautiful presentation was presented by The Union of…
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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
‘The Woman Code’ reveals powerful keys to unlock your life
All Hail The Queen: 20 style tips we learned from Beyonce

GENERATION Y

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Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Duquesne University will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal…
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Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
Music impresario and author Shanti Das, aka The Hip-Hop Professional, has launched the “Passion Drives My Purpose Scholarship Contest. The former music executive and co-creator of the…
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National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders
Tracy Wilson Mourning, wife of NBA hall of famer Alonzo Mourning, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about her mentoring program Honey Shine Inc. Honey Shine’s…
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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…
Westinghouse grad attends Harrisburg Internship program
Seaman Mario Harden stands watch in Arabian Gulf

HEALTH

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S. Epatha Merkerson and Merck challenge African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to get to their goals
Merkerson Visits Atlanta, Georgia on October 20 With America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Merck…
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SHE EATS: Steak has delicious way of punching your taste buds In The Face [REVIEW]
I don’t ask for much in a steakhouse–just quality meat really. However, a steakhouse like STK gives me what I want and so much more–a…
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Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola
DALLAS (AP) — As Thomas Eric Duncan’s health deteriorated, nurses Amber Joy Vinson and Nina Pham were at the Ebola patient’s side. They wore protective…
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Michelle Obama goes viral with #TurnipForWhat
First lady Michelle Obama has long been a champion of healthy eating with her Let’s Move campaign, which is aimed at reducing childhood obesity and…
Fit!Live!Win!: Replace expensive supplements with natural alternatives
Texas healthcare worker becomes first person infected with Ebola in the U.S.

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
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TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a…
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Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable
Author Valorie Burton appeared on “NewsOne Now” with host Roland Martin to discuss her new book, “Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. ” Burton explained how people become…
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Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
Greenville, NC (BlackNews.com) — From playbooks to children’s books, he’s the Coach we all love and adore and now in true Ruffin McNeill fashion he’s…
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’
Cover to Cover: “Cosby: His Life and Times”

EDITORS PICK

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Courier named Pennsylvania Newspaper of the Year, wins 9 awards
America’s best weekly is once again the state’s best weekly as well. As announced late last week by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the New…

FEATURES

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Reagan Gomez stresses importance of Black women behind the scenes
If Black women are ever going to see themselves more on TV and in film, Reagan Gomez insists that more of us have got to…
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‘Gone Girl’ Review: Tyler Perry’s independent acting attempt brief yet brilliant
Director David Fincher took a huge risk by taking Gillian Flynn’s New York Times Best Seller and creating his own interpretation of ‘Gone Girl’.  The…

VIEWPOINT

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

PEOPLE

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NBC’s Snyderman faces credibility issues
NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren’t over for NBC…
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‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ star Princess Love shuts down sex tape leak
One of Mona Scott-Young’s newest stars has effectively stopped a potential sex tape scandal from blowing up. Princess Love of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood”…
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Iggy Azalea gave her ex-boyfriend Hefe Wine an STD?
Iggy Azalea’s ex-boyfriend is claiming that when they were living together the Australian-born rapper gave him a gift that he can never give back: an STD.…
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Girl, calm down: Claudia Jordan comes for Phaedra Parks & NeNe Leakes
  Claudia Jordan isn’t wasting any time getting into some drama with her new “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star Phaedra Parks, and Cynthia Bailey is…
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 19-25
Oct. 19: Artist Peter Max is 77. Actor Michael Gambon is 74. Actor John Lithgow is 69. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 69. Singer Patrick…
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Beyonce shows off new short bangs
*Beyonce is sporting a new do! She’s rocking short bangs as seen in Paris and London with her happy family. Her super short bangs are reminiscent of her music videos with Lady Gaga, “Video Phone” and “Telephone” as well as her own video, “Why Don’t You Love Me.” But some of her fans weren’t feeling her […]
Melissa Harris-Perry admits to being more afraid of police than Ebola Or ISIS [VIDEO]
‘Beyond the Lights’ red carpet premiere in Atlanta

Education

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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…

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