METRO NEWS

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County, City & Pitt to build joint information infrastructure with R.K. Mellon Foundation
Open Data efforts will make local government services more efficient, and include unique partnership with Pitt and Carnegie Mellon University PITTSBURGH, PA (Dec. 17, 2014)…
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Pennsylvania Year In Review…2014 names in the news: Noll, Cosby and Mo’ne
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A search for the biggest headlines in Pennsylvania this year yields … a very big search. The $11.4 million police manhunt for…
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Homewood-Brushton YWCA a safe place for East End teen girls
On Dec. 1, a young woman was shot in the arm as she sat with a male friend on Manning Street in Lincoln-Lemington. Her friend…
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NOBLE hosts its awards/scholarship luncheon
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives hosted its William H. Moore Awards and Scholarship Luncheon at the River’s Casino,…
Hill students heading to Ireland
Die-In calls attention to health disparities

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing…
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Killer of 2 NYC officers had long criminal history
NEW YORK (AP) — The gunman who fatally ambushed two police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred for police…
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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over…
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NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to “watch what…
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Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014
They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment was when he was shot and wounded by…
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Obama reacts to revenge shooting of cops, while political firestorm brews
A lone gunman shot and killed two uniformed NYPD officers Saturday afternoon as they sat in their police car on a Brooklyn street corner —…
7 Things to Know About Ismaaiyl Brinsley Who Killed 2 NYPD Cops
Lennon Lacy’s White girlfriend speaks out; says he was murdered
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Snoop Dogg And Son Star In New Docu-Series on ESPN
As hip-hop moves into its fourth decade, the stars of its golden age are now grown with families of their own. Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion,…
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How do you joke about the Sony hacking? A little carefully
How do you joke about the Sony hacking story? After all, it was an attempt at comedy that launched this whole sobering mess. If you’re…
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‘Dragon Age’ tops AP critics’ best games of 2014
The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: 1. “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (BioWare, for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One,…
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Sony wants Idris Elba to play James Bond, leaked emails say
The scandal-plagued email leaks at Sony continue even after the FBI discovery that North Korea is the likely culprit. This time, however, this leak is…
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See Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith In new HBO biopic
While the HBO biopic still doesn’t have a release date, the network has let loose the first pictures of Queen Latifah as iconic Blues singer Bessie Smith in a small-screen…
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Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum hopes to break ground next year
The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which hopes to break ground next year, is set to highlight a rich history of the culture in two…
SUNDAY PAPER: Gabrielle Union’s Camp Responds To Pregnancy Rumors; Mel B Hospitalized For Overdose & More
Bill Cosby Claims CNN’s Out To Get Him

SPORTS

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Chiefs playoff hopes dim in 20-12 loss to Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andy Reid refused to take the easy path. His aggressive decision made Kansas City’s fading road to the postseason decidedly more difficult.…
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Documents: QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an…
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Steelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A two-year playoff absence is barely a hiccup in most NFL cities. In Pittsburgh, it’s a drought that forced one of the…
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Snoop Dogg and son Cordell to star In ESPN reality series
Snoop Dogg and his son Cordell are set to star in their own upcoming ESPN reality television series, Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream. The five-part…
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Pitt edges Oakland in overtime 81-77
PITTSBURGH (AP) – James Robinson scored 18 points, including five in the final minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime, to help Pittsburgh…
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Game Day Preview: Kansas City Chiefs at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers are on the verge of clinching a playoff berth and they can do so on Sunday if they beat a tough Kansas City…
Hot-shooting Duquesne beats UMass-Lowell 79-63
At The Finish Line..Where Only the Truth Matters

OPINION

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#‎staywoke‬ and don’t get caught up in the spectacle
There’s a lot to think about with respect to yesterday’s assassination of two New York City cops Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. First, lets take…
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Can we not have another Clinton vs. Bush election?
This week, former Florida governor Jeb Bush took to his Facebook page to announce that he has “decided to actively explore the possibility of running…
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Cincinnati N.A.A.C.P. – Negroes are acting like crazy people
Tennessee Williams said, “The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that is also a hypocrite.”  I could not agree more, especially as…
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After we marched: Distractions, distortions and bold-faced lies
A week ago, the NAN offices were busy with activity.  We were planning for the Justice For All March that took place on December 13. …
Was ‘Jackie’ raped at the University Of Virginia?
To Be Equal…Our 10-point plan for police accountability

BUSINESS

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5 ways to make your email safer in case of a hack attack
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sony hack, the latest in a wave of company security breaches, exposed months of employee emails. Other hacks have given…
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Starbucks CEO wants open dialog about race with employees
  Tank had R&B fans scratching their heads wondering if he was coming or going last night. The R&B crooner announced on Instagram he was through with…
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Civil Rights Groups Meet With Sony Execs In Wake Of Email Flaps
  The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition held a meeting Thursday with Sony executives, including company co-chair Amy Pascal, discussing possible diversity initiatives. RELATED: Kevin Hart’s…
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Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC ‘Nightline’ anchor
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts, the network’s chief national…
Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity
WealthyU: Year end money moves to help you keep cash in your pocket

INTERNATIONAL

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift…
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UN Torture Committee calls on U.S. to investigate police brutality
The United Nations Committee Against Torture recently released its findings calling on the United States government to completely investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings…
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching…
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Indian gays, lesbians march for their rights
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Nov. 30 to demand an end to discrimination against…
‘Bad Hair’ Is A New Documentary Exploring Race In Venezuela
South African woman named Miss World 2014

LIFESTYLE

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FAB OR FUG: Find Out Which Celebs Made Our Best & Worst Dressed List Of 2014 [VIDEO]
We’ve been stalking celebrity style all year long reporting on the fab (like that glorious all white wedding Solange graced the Internet with) and the fug (basically…
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The 10 Most Memorable Style Moments of 2014
2014 was an epic year for fashion and beauty. We approached style in groundbreaking ways, whether we were getting married in pantsuits or making powerful…
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Holiday Entertaining Etiquette and Ideas
As the holiday is upon us and you’ve decorated your home full of cheer. It’s time to wine, dine and greet your guest to your…
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Who Knew: 5 Foods You Should Not Donate To Food Banks
With Christmas around the corner and although we’re filled with holiday cheer, there is no doubt that we will also be bombarded with imagery of…
Editor’s Pick: Why I Love Elizabeth Arden’s Moisturizing Lipstick [VIDEO]
Fashion Watch on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters

GENERATION Y

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Q&A: Why campus rape victims usually don’t report
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into…
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College Student Lands In Jail For Not Having State Driver’s License
Ariel Delegol (pictured) is a junior at Clark Atlanta College who has never seen the inside of a jail—until recently. The young lady was stopped for…
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Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
Ferguson protest leader Brittany Ferrell remembers the first time she saw Alexis Templeton step out of the car at the Ferguson Police Department in mid-August.…
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Fraternity suspended over ‘Beyonce’ holiday card
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly White group posing with…
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
Mychal Bell of ‘Jena 6′ graduates from Southern University

HEALTH

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SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season
My favorite holiday flavor will be taking on a fresh new twist this year! I love this seasonal flavor and you will too because not…
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I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle: How To Jazz Up Your Fitness Fashion With Holiday Cheer
  Looking for some fit gear that can do double duty this holiday season? Well I found the perfect look that can go from a…
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Should I Go Raw Or Nah? 10 Things To Know Before You Stop Cooking Your Food
Praised as the most nutrient-rich diet for humans, rawism or raw foodism is a lifestyle many seem to be adopting nowadays. Unprocessed foods and uncooked…
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World AIDS Day: Dear Women Of Color, Know Your Status & Protect Yourself
AIDS and HIV are not the immediate death sentences they once were. But of course, that’s no excuse for us to stay lax on practicing…
Open enrollment centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
AAWSB addresses breast cancer

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Prison Noir’
Three-and-a-half steps. Visualize it: that’s how big your home is. Back against the wall, three-and-a-half steps until you can’t go anymore. Arms straight out at…
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Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
  You can’t. Doesn’t it make you mad to hear those words?  Of course you can—maybe just not now. Someday, you can drive a car,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’
You can’t imagine being at your job much longer. The funny thing is, it was once your dream job. You couldn’t wait to get to…
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The ‘Hair Commandments’ book signing
A book signing for “The Hair Commandments” by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and C. Nathaniel Brown was held at A Hair Boutique, 5510 Centre Ave.
Shashana Page releases sequel novel – “Grace”
Cover To Cover…‘A Light Shines in Harlem’

EDITORS PICK

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The Courier’s Crusade…With crime coverage, paper ‘challenging community’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of…

FEATURES

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they are more and more reflecting the true hues of American society.…
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Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
When a new restaurant opens I want to be one of the first ones in the door. Especially if the restaurant is a part of…

VIEWPOINT

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Bill Cosby’s understudy, Charles Barkley has arrived

PEOPLE

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So Dysfunctional: Ray & Janay Rice Kiss After Elevator Brawl [VIDEO]
More ABC News Videos | ABC World News More footage from the night of Ray and Janay Rice‘s elevator altercation has surfaced, and it seems…
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Tea Time: Nicki Minaj & Scaff Breezy Go Buck At Each Other On Twitter
Nicki Minaj’s breakup with longtime boyfriend Safaree “Scaff Beezy” Samuels is taking a nasty turn. Earlier in the week, the rapper broke down in tears to…
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Chris Tucker, Jeezy, Ludacris, Big Boi Attend UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball 2014
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted his fifth UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball at the Marriott Marquis with his celebrity and dignitary friends, including Dr. Michael L.…
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It’s Over: Yaya DaCosta Ends 2-Year Marriage
Between a huge movie role and ending her marriage, YaYa DaCosta has a lot going on in her life. The “America’s Next Top Model” alumna…
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Toni Braxton, Six Other Women Honored by Urban League of Greater Atlanta
More than 700 sophisticates assembled at the Marriott Marquis ballroom as the Urban League of Greater Atlanta paid homage to multi-Grammy-winning singer Toni Braxton and…
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Rosario Dawson Talks “Top Five” And The Dark Side Of Journalism [VIDEO]
Rosario Dawson sat down with Roland Martin to talk about her role as a journalist in the Chris Rock semi-autobiographical comedy, “Top Five.” She joked…
Nicki Minaj Finds Peace After A Difficult Year, Reveals Thoughts On Starting A Family
Kandi Burruss and Atlanta Dream Give Gifts at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta

Education

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Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a…
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Top 10 scholarships for Black and minority students for 2015
  Nationwide — 2015 is expected to be a great year for students because a record-number of foundations and organizations are planning to give away…

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