METRO NEWS

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10 of 13 homicides Black lives…Senseless violence may claim one bar, destroy community’s growth
All three of the homicides that took place in Allegheny County during the month of February were Black males; bringing the county’s total of senseless…
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‘Pittsburgh Voices with Bev Smith’ on air live at WGBN and WGBN.net
Pittsburgh—Bev Smith returns as the Voice of Pittsburgh with a new local radio talk show heard LIVE every Friday at 12 p.m. on WGBN.net, 1360…
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‘The Bus’ joins drive for youth employment
Last year, the City of Pittsburgh’s Summer Youth Employment program had 500 openings. More than 1,300 youths applied. This year, Mayor Bill Peduto wanted to…
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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…
Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign against Toomey with walk across Pa.
Metro Beat…Student disciplined, being charged in school attack on video

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats pressed Republican leaders Thursday to schedule a vote on the president’s pick for attorney general. President Barack Obama nominated Loretta…
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Experts: Ferguson must move quickly to rebuild public trust
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The federal government’s withering report on the Ferguson Police Department issued a stern mandate to city leaders: Reform your law-enforcement practices…
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Selma’s 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) — They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto…
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Roland Martin breaks down what’s next for #BlackLivesMatter movement
In the wake of the Department of Justice’s scathing report on the Ferguson Police Department and their racially biased procedures, Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne…
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The loud silence of rape survivors
FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An online survey of sexual assault survivors conduced as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance…
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Report: Incarceration shows little to no effect on crime
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the last two decades mass incarceration, a system that has a disproportionate negative impact on the Black community, has had little…
Supreme Court’s Shelby ruling makes Selma a ‘footnote’
This Week In Black History 3-4-15
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Trial over hit song ‘Blurred Lines’ drawing to a close
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marvin Gaye was part of the soundtrack of Pharrell Williams’ life growing up, and the Grammy-winning singer-producer told a jury that…
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Obama heads to Selma for 50th anniversary of voting rights march
Fifty years ago, several hundred peaceful protesters marched across the Edmund Pettus Bridge from Selma, Ala., to Montgomery to underscore the need for Black voting…
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This may be the last time you’ll see Questlove rap
Some people might think that Questlove is just an iconic producer and drummer, but they may be overlooking one other talent. The man can actually…
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Chris Rock clearly did not like the Jackie Robinson film… at all
Chris Rock isn’t the type to mince words. In a recently premiered bonus DVD clip for his latest movie, Top Five, Rock blasts the 2013 Jackie Robinson biopic, 42. “People liked that…
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G-Unit’s Latest Album Packs Grit, But Leaves Us Wanting More 50 Cent
Since breaking into the scene in the early 2000s, G-Unit has been known for mixing bravado with brut force, over potent production. The crew’s effort, The Beast Is…
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‘The Maury Show’ Trolls The Hell Out of Chris Brown
TMZ dropped a bombshell when the site revealed that Chris Brown might be the father of a nine-month-old baby girl. Sources tell the site that the mother…
TV ROUNDUP: Ne-Yo’s Fake Baby Mama Is Competing For Love; Nia Long & Mike Epps New Show & More
Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s ‘The Little Mermaid’ was sheer enchantment

SPORTS

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Rogers strong in Yankees’ 2-1 win against Pirates
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees’ pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a…
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An ocean away, Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao’s sparring. And a bit of trash talking…
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‘Dr. Death’ David Trent still a champion after loss of both legs
Champions always show up. That was certainly the case a few weeks ago when some of the greatest names in Pittsburgh Basketball history visited with…
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Pillar’s RBI double leads Blue Jays past Pirates 4-1
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Marcus Stroman looked sharp in his first spring training outing and Kevin Pillar hit an RBI double Wednesday as the Toronto…
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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…
Matty Ice cools off Tigers, Aliquippa stays undefeated
Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path

OPINION

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50 years after Selma, let’s finally end unbridled, unjust protection for law enforcement
From Eric Garner, an unarmed 43-year-old man killed by NYPD on July 17, 2014, to Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager killed by a Ferguson police…
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Newsmax’s clumsy attempt to recognize Black History
Last month, in a clumsy attempt to recognize Black History Month, the influential conservative website Newsmax put out its list of the 100 Most Influential…
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New study fills in gap on Black girls
When asked what her teachers think of her and her peers, one Black girl responded, “They like, can’t be trusted, or they are loud and…
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Child Watch…No ESEA bill is better than a bad one
For 50 years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to…
What is Hillary Clinton waiting for?
Lifestyles Report…That dress

BUSINESS

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Facebook exec, NBA team up to get men to ‘lean in’ for women
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg has enlisted NBA stars LeBron James, Stephen Curry and some of the basketball league’s other top players…
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Dearth of jobs a barrier to post-bankruptcy Detroit’s growth
DETROIT (AP)—When Alison Norris couldn’t find work in Detroit, she searched past the city limits, ending up with a part-time restaurant job that’s 20 miles…
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Rapper Rick Ross brings Wing Stop franchise to Pittsburgh
Recently, a popular restaurant launched in Pittsburgh, right in the heart of the South Side. What started as a small buffalo-style chicken wing restaurant in…
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Spirit Airlines to offer Chicago flights from Palmer airport
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Spirit Airlines plans to add daily flights between Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania and Chicago starting May 7. The…
As loan debts rise, foreclosures dip
Philadelphia man charged with murder In stabbing of Nicki Minaj’s tour member

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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15 times Ava DuVernay proved she’s a budding fashion icon
Movie directors rarely make red carpet best-dressed lists but Ava Duvernay is a glowing exception. The “Selma” director has cemented her status as an emerging…
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Park Place AME Church’s Annual Black History Celebration Luncheon
  The 10th Annual Park Place AME Church Black History Awards Luncheon was held on Feb. 28 at the Second Baptist Ministry Hall, in West…
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Lifestyles Report…That dress
I was on vacation and I kept hearing about this dress. I asked my niece what is this noise about a dress. She told me…
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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…
Father/Daughter Dinner Dance
Emotions run wild with The Housewives

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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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Hearing 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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Hearing…Don’t take it for granted
Hearing is something most of us take for granted—until we start having problems with it. And we will. About 10 percent of the population has…
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Understanding the facts of hearing loss
Hearing loss can have a profound impact on an individual’s emotional, physical and social well-being. Hearing loss can affect a child who cannot hear well…
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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…
Black women endure menopause longest
Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]

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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Monica Lewinsky to give TED Talk
When you think of TED talks, ground-breaking speakers in technology, education and design come to mind. You can even hear snippets of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s…
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Kim Kardashian’s new blonde hair do is so fugly
  We don’t care if blondes have more fun, some women should just leave the bleach alone. Kim Kardashian usually nails her hair and makeup…
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This poor guy asked Drake to stop sleeping with his girl every night
Drake has his mind on “money and women like 24/7,” as he rhymes on “Know Yourself,” but this fan just wants his girl to stop…
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Are French Montana And Khloe Kardashian Back Together?
Khloe Kardashian and French Montana made a splash last year when the couple revealed that they were dating. The two even worked together on the…
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Prince’s Jr. High School Basketball Photo Is Beyond Epic
Anyone who’s watched Chappelle’s Show knows that Prince is a basketball genie, but now we have further proof that The Artist has always been a…
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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…
Did Nick Gordon tweet suicidal thoughts?
AM BUZZ: Charmayne Maxwell’s family releases statement; Karrueche done with Chris Brown & more

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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