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How does the current environment affect our health?
Pittsburgh is decades beyond a time when the city’s air was so polluted and dark that streetlights were turned on at midday. Because of booming…
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Wolfe names Grayling Williams inspector general
During his campaign, Gov. Tom Wolf pledged to change the culture in Harrisburg and make it more transparent and ethical. Last week he tasked Grayling…
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‘It Takes A Village’ focus of Hill educational meeting
The “It Takes a Village” celebration and community conversation about Hill District education came about as a result of a collaborative effort between state Rep.…
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Maker’s Place builds business, tech talent in Homewood
Dennis Holmes, a sophomore at Westinghouse High School, is writing a program for a computer adventure game. “It’s called, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure.’ This function…
Zappala: No retrial for Ford
Study finds Pa. fourth highest state for Black homicides

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Cop Who Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones While She Slept No Longer Facing Charges
A Detroit police officer who shot and killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley–Jones while filming A&E’s The First 48 will not be retried. Officer Joseph Weekley was originally charged with…
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Head Of St. Louis’ Police Dept. Wore ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Wristband & Started A Brawl At City Hall [VIDEO]
At a Wednesday night meeting held at St. Louis City Hall, a verbal exchange between the head of the St. Louis Police Officers Association Jeff Roorda and St. Louis…
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Ga. County Supervisor Refers To Black Reporter As “Boy” At Press Conference
Augusta, Georgia County Supervisor Tracy Pyles (pictured) apparently had a momentary lapse of memory at a staff briefing Monday in front of reporters. Perhaps Pyles thought he…
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Family of man killed by police in stairway plans to sue NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway said Thursday that…
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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers…
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D.C. schools plan to invest $20 million in Black male students
In an effort to improve educational opportunities for Washington, D.C.’s Black male students, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson (pictured) plans to invest $20 million in private and…
Black McDonald’s CEO quits after sales decline
Valarie Dalton sworn in as 1st female police chief of Morehouse College
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Last night’s ‘Scandal’ Was All Twists and Turns
  Scandal is back, and tonight’s episode was one of the most nerve-wracking ever! Olivia was snatched at the end of the winter finale, and as…
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‘How To Get Away With Murder': Lies, Lies, and More Lies
In the new episode of How to Get Away with Murder, Annalise and her law students began the process of proving that Sam murdered Lila,…
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25 Black cast members who made ‘The Real World’ worth watching
The Real World is in its 30th season, and we’ve seen a lot of cast members come and go. Some are prominent politicians, actresses, and…
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[UPDATE] Suge Knight Charged With Murder, Bail Set At $2M
  Reports surfaced earlier today that Suge Knight was involved in a car accident that led to the death of a in Compton, following an argument with two crew…
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‘LAHHATL’ star Lil Scrappy Blasts Wendy Williams for Always Tearing Down Black People
“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” star Lil Scrappy spoke for many when he took to his Instagram account to blast TV talk show host Wendy Williams for…
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First Listen: Move Over ’50 Shades,’ Ne-Yo’s Got A ‘Non-Fiction’ Story To Tell
Who says famous men don’t have women problems? The slip-ups, the thirst and the angst dominate Twitter feeds and give meme generators fodder for days.…
Kim Kardashian Pokes Fun At Herself + More Talked About Super Bowl Commercials
Jeff Bradshaw’s New Song “All Time Love” Features Tweet, Eric Roberson, and Robert Glasper

SPORTS

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Only thing Tiger proves is he can still draw a crowd
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – By the time Tiger Woods made the turn in the opening round of a year that means so much for so…
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Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn’t talk to the media
PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks’…
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Overtime…’Live’ at the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame Inductions
SPECIAL EDITION…“LIVE” AT THE PITTSBURGH BASKETBALL CLUB HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS—IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS IF YOU LOVE BASKETBALL! :10—First of all,…
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Marshawn Lynch faces fine for wearing wrong hat to Super Bowl media day [video]
NFL players aren’t allowed to wear unapproved attire to league events, such as Super Bowl Media Day, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (pictured)…
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Kevin Durant just can’t seem to escape the famous Lil B hex
Lil B’s storied feud with Kevin Durant doesn’t look like it’s going to end and actually, it seems like B’s just getting started. “The curse…
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Hottest wives and girlfriends of Super Bowl Patriots and Seahawks
Super Bowl XLIX is gearing up to be an all-time classic; it not only features the two most dominant teams of the 2014-15 NFL season, but…
Venus won’t meet Serena in the Australian Open thanks to new Black tennis sensation
Smith’s 3 lifts Virginia Tech over Pitt in OT

OPINION

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Terror in the name of religion
(NNPA)—It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It…
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Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision
(NNPA)—Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President…
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To Tell The Truth…Our political future
The local daily newspapers carried two stories that cast a negative light on America’s alleged most livable city, Pittsburgh, PA. First was a study done…
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Protest conveys nothing without a demand
Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand.”  Douglass’ demand was specific, the abolishment of slavery.  The people in the movement to end slavery…
Jimmie Lee Jackson inspired Selma march
The Field Negro…”Fitting the description” at Yale

BUSINESS

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McDonald’s first Black CEO steps down as sales decline
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world’s biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its…
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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone…
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Day spa opens in the Strip District
Me’chele Humphries-Hayes remembers as a little girl desiring to be a part of the hair and beauty business. “I come from three generations of beauticians…
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U.S. new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December
WASHINGTON (AP)—Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014. The Commerce Department…
A flood of overtime for nurses at county nursing homes
All-too-real domestic violence ad may be most important you’ll see during Super Bowl [video]

INTERNATIONAL

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Michelle Obama headscarf “scandal” draws fire
Michelle Obama’s absent headscarf on a visit with President Barack Obama to pay respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday has sparked outrage among some…
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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…
Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules

LIFESTYLE

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‘Let Freedom Sing!’ concerts celebrate King’s legacy
Two “Let Freedom Sing!” concerts celebrated the work and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when area choirs joined forces for the eighth…
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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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‘Cause an EMANON party don’t stop’
“Ain’t no party like an EMANON party because an EMANON party don’t stop.” Each year the brothers of EMANON, that’s no name spelled backwards, invite…
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FAB FINDS: 25 Of The Best Stylish Snow Boots Because…Winter Is Here
When the ground is covered in a blanket of ice or freezing snow, most people pull out a pair of dusty yet durable snow boots…
25 Stylish Snow Boots
Michelle Obama causes uproar for not wearing headscarf in Saudi Arabia

GENERATION Y

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Philadelphia native and Howard student crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015
Kayla Shuler of Philadelphia has been crowned Miss Black Pennsylvania USA 2015. Shuler studied dance at The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts.…
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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…
Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
China-HBCU exchange program launched

HEALTH

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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…
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How does the current environment affect our health?
Pittsburgh is decades beyond a time when the city’s air was so polluted and dark that streetlights were turned on at midday. Because of booming…
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What Is Environmental Justice?
Across the United States and globally, people who live, work and play in the most polluted environments tend to be people of color and the…
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Sources of lead in the environment
Lead is a toxic metal that is found in air, soil and water. Lead has both natural and artificial sources. Some of these sources include…
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Is there more to see in your family tree? Find out if glaucoma runs in your family

Cover To Cover

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‘Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America’
Book tells of gang-related homicides in African-American neighborhoods. The killings of unarmed Black men by police in Missouri and New York have dominated recent headlines,…
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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.…
Cover to Cover…‘All I Really Want’
Cover To Cover…“Stella by Starlight”

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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Are Rev Run & Tyrese Gearing Up For Their Own Talk Show??
Are Rev Run and Tyrese about to land their own talk show? Rumors are swirling 1/3 of hip-hop royalty RUN-DMC along with the singer/actor will be…
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Former NFL Star Cautions: Beware Of Your ‘Frenemals’
Have you ever had a so called friend in your life start bringing you down? Or do you have a buddy that keeps getting you…
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[UPDATE] Suge Knight Charged With Murder, Bail Set At $2M
  Reports surfaced earlier today that Suge Knight was involved in a car accident that led to the death of a in Compton, following an argument with two crew…
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Sherri Shepherd’s surrogate blasts her for acting like ‘baby is non-existent’
The woman was Sherri Shepherd’s surrogate puts the former “The View” co-host on full furnace blast for acting ignoring her own baby. Inside Edition spoke with Jessica…
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White Designer Names Line “Last N****s In Paris” Because Kanye Said It’s O.K.
A.P.C.’s founder Jean Touitou has dubbed his 2015 Fall/Winter collection “Last N****s In Paris,” apparently with the authorization of Kanye West himself. Mr. West is…
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Jagged Edge Singer Arrested For Assaulting Fiancee
Jagged Edge member Kyle L. Norman has been arrested in Atlanta for allegedly assaulting his fiancée. The unidentified woman was taken to Atlanta Medical Center…
Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon slapped with lawsuit by former nanny
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’s’ Kenya Moore Has New Love

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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