METRO NEWS

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Rosemary Crawford announces run for Court of Common Pleas
PITTSBURGH–Local attorney, trustee, arbitrator and mediator Rosemary Crawford has officially announced that she is a candidate for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge.Crawford, of…
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Which local police departments were on the Pentagon’s gift list?
Photo by Oregon Department of Transportation / flickr When the Pentagon no longer needs war gear, local police are happy to take it second hand,…
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Metro Beat…Fights break out at Monroeville mall
  MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say numerous fights broke out at the Monroeville Mall in western Pennsylvania while packed with hundreds of teens. The…
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GOP draws lines as Wolf focuses on huge deficit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf touring Pennsylvania to drum out his message about state government’s massive structural deficit, the leaders of…
CEA: Building a strong community
2014 Iota Phi Foundation Achievement Awards Dinner

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Funeral set for 2nd NYPD officer killed in ambush
NEW YORK (AP) — The second of two New York City police officers to be buried after a daylight ambush will be mourned at a…
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Atlanta Cops Travel to Murdered New York Cops’ Funeral
The Atlanta Police Department was represented at the funeral of murdered New York Police officer Rafael Ramos on Saturday. The photos of seven APD cops were posted wearing blue…
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Hundreds of NYPD Cops Turn Back on Mayor de Blasio at Funeral
In a sign of distrust and disgust, hundreds of New York police officers turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio when he addressed the two…
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How safe Is President Obama’s motorcade?
In the latest blow to our nation’s confidence in President Obama’s security detail, the New York Times reports untrained volunteers drive in President Obama’s motorcade.…
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Obama: Longest war in US history is ending
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion. Obama is welcoming the end of…
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School bans ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts at tournament
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police…
Police boss: Turning backs on mayor inappropriate
Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ wins, ‘Interview’ has strong VOD sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like…
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SUNDAY PAPER: Solange’s Hefty Tax Problem; Ciara Erases Future Tattoo & More
Solange might want to take a peek into her records because the state of California has just pulled a huge receipt on her. Well, this…
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 28-Jan. 3
Dec. 28: Comic book creator Stan Lee (“Spider-Man,” ”The Incredible Hulk”) is 92. Actor Martin Milner (“Adam 12,” ”Route 66″) is 83. Actress Nichelle Nichols…
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The AP picks its Top 10 theater of 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — This year’s best-in-theater list includes a musical with multiple murders, another with a cross-dressing German, one that’s set in a decadent…
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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome Their Second Child
It’s official! Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz welcomed their second son, Genesis Ali Dean, on December 27, 2014. Check out the Instagram announcement from the…
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Idris Elba on Bond rumors: “Isn’t 007 supposed to be handsome?”
Idris Elba finally answered those wondering if he’s up to snuff to play the next James Bond. Buzz surrounding Elba slipping into the role started to…
Birthday Bash held for the late Billy Strayhorn
Kanye West voted GQ’s most stylish man of the year

SPORTS

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Steelers win AFC North but lose Bell to injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Le’Veon Bell tugged at the top of his jersey while the Pittsburgh Steelers training staff tended to his throbbing right knee. The…
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Atlanta Falcons Mauled at Home and Miss Playoffs Again
Just two years ago, the Atlanta Falcons were the class of the National Football League, at least of the NFC, as an offensive juggernaut that…
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School bans ‘I Can’t Breathe’ T-shirts at tournament
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A high school basketball tournament on the Northern California coast has become the latest flashpoint in the ongoing protests over police…
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Narduzzi officially takes over at Pitt
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pat Narduzzi stood just outside the doorway, hands stuffed inside his pants pockets, and glanced at nine national championship trophies highlighting the…
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Kobe reveals Michael Jordan’s advice regarding NBA scoring list
When Kobe Bryant surpassed Michael Jordan to become the third highest scorer in NBA history, MJ had a special message for the Lakers star: “Go…
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Sam: Coming out was right thing to do
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Sam dismissed the thought that his sexuality has cost him a spot in the NFL. “I don’t like to think…
NFL domestic violence is AP sports story of year
Steelers aim to catch Bengals for AFC North title

OPINION

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@Jasmyne Cannick explains Bratton’s long history with ‘I Can’t Breathe’
From L.A. to New York Bratton’s Been Here Before *As Angelenos (people in Los Angeles) brace themselves for results of an autopsy and investigation regarding…
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Time to reform ‘thug’ image of Hip-Hop
(NNPA)—One of my mentors asked me why I was so quiet and not making my voice heard in the streets protesting for justice. First, because,…
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Controversy…American Apartheid
Remember when Black men were mocked for playing Santa Claus, even for their own children? How many naive Black parents raised their children on the…
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We can’t be distracted: The movement must continue
In New York City the other day a madman shot his girlfriend, brutally murdered two policemen, and then killed himself. Ismaayiyl Brinsley was a man…
Rep. Steve King’s racist immigration formula
‘Sorority Sisters’ Is Terrible, But What About ‘LAHH’? How The Uproar Reveals A Double Standard

BUSINESS

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Box Office: ‘Hobbit’ wins, ‘Interview’ has strong VOD sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Audiences had their pick of genres during the Christmas weekend, but despite a host of fresh arrivals, splashy holiday fare like…
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AP-GfK Poll: 5 things to know about the economy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Few issues in a presidential campaign come close to being as meaningful as the economy. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll offers a…
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Black owned ‘Staffing Etc.’ wins CDC East Coast airport Ebola screening contract
(NNPA)—A Black-owned Prince George’s County firm recently got a multi-million dollar, multi-year contract, with the help of a Baltimore-based African-American financing company, to screen people…
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Social Security question and answer
Question: I went back to work after retiring, but now the company I work for is downsizing. I’ll be receiving unemployment benefits in a few…
Cellphones cut off, Ohio suburb weighs bankruptcy
In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

INTERNATIONAL

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‘Exodus’ banned in Egypt for depicting ancient Egyptians as “savages”
CAIRO — Egypt on Sunday said it banned Ridley Scott’s biblical epic “Exodus: Gods & Kings” because the Hollywood blockbuster distorts Egypt’s history, as well…
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Obama: Longest war in US history is ending
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion. Obama is welcoming the end of…
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Faithful flock to Bethlehem for Christmas
BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — Several thousand Christian pilgrims on Wednesday flocked to the biblical town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional…
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Report: At least 60 journalists killed in 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — At least 60 journalists around the world were killed in 2014 while on the job or because of their work, the…
El Salvador’s gangs target women and girls
Cuba: No intention of extraditing Assata Shakur

LIFESTYLE

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GET THE LOOK: How To Rock Black, White & Fur Like Beyonce
Beyonce knows how to make winter basics glamorous, and she did just that with her latest black and white look. The pop supernova posed on…
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CHICK CHAT: That Awkward Moment When Your Booty Call Gets Engaged
I met Jay at a party about three years after I moved to NYC. The party scene became my social life. I was out every…
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The Treadmill Workout: The New Fitness Craze That Works Your Entire Body
When it comes to running, I am in it for the long run (pun intended). Getting in my weekly double digit run is easy, and…
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FAB FINDS: 25 New Year’s Eve Dresses For Every Shape & Size
It’s time to say goodbye to 2014, and there’s no better way to do it than in a glamorous dress. Whether you prefer sequin, metallic…
12 things light-skin women need more than ‘Light Girls’ documentary
CHIC EATS: Bacon, Broccoli & Avocado Quiche [RECIPE]

GENERATION Y

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Young generation no slouches at volunteering
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tired of hearing people grouse about a tuned-out, apathetic younger generation? Well, here’s a comeback: Today’s young Americans are more serious about…
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Students at medical college donate books to Ferguson library
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – On the evening of Nov. 24, Ashlee Nicole Sharer sat by her television as fires erupted on the streets of Ferguson,…
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Step Show: Black Greeks Protest Sorority Sisters Outside VH1 Offices
Black Greek fraternities and sororities are not letting VH1 get away with the airing of their controversial show, Sorority Sisters. Over the weekend, various members…
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5 African Americans named Rhodes Scholars
Each year the Rhodes Trust awards exceptional postgraduate students with a scholarship to pursue studies in all fields at the prestigious University of Oxford, the oldest university…
Black high schooler gifts less fortunate classmate with new shoes after bullies made fun of him [PHOTOS]
Q&A: Why campus rape victims usually don’t report

HEALTH

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Parental help and support a plus for LGB teens
Teens who like members of the same or either sexes or who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB) are one of the most commonly…
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Sexuality and ­Reproductive Health
  Sexuality is complicated and does not necessarily stay the same over time. To be more specific, how women identify—in other words, heterosexual, lesbian, gay…
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LGBT resources in Allegheny County
If you know a young person who identifies as LGBT or is questioning his/her sexual orientation or identity, Dr. Marshal recommends the following resources: Children’s…
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Despite gay-related stressors and discrimination, most LGB youths report being healthy and happy
Young people who make up the lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB)* population are diverse. But they have health needs and risks that are LGB specific.…
Take Care Of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved…LGB health
SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season

Cover To Cover

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Bookworm’s Best of 2014
So many books, so little time. It’s easy to feel that way when faced with an entire bookstore full of possibilities. How do you pick? …
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Cover To Cover…‘Memoirs of an Elf’
Your mom and dad take their jobs very seriously. They get to work on time and they do a good job. Sometimes, they might even…
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Amazon-Hachette feud headlines book news in 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Like a serial for the digital age, the book world’s most dramatic story of 2014 unfolded in installments, often in real…
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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…
Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’

EDITORS PICK

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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY
All across the nation, the trust gap between police and many of our communities of color has reached a crisis state. In Ferguson, Missouri, a…

FEATURES

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12 things light-skin women need more than ‘Light Girls’ documentary
The conversation about colorism in the Black community is far from over. Bill Duke’s “Dark Girls” is a documentary that addressed colorism–a topic that needed…

VIEWPOINT

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Time to reform ‘thug’ image of Hip-Hop

PEOPLE

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Mel B addresses husband abuse rumors
Mel B is finally speaking out on rumors she’s in an abusive marriage with producer Stephen Belafonte. Last week The X-Factor U.K. judge was taken to…
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And baby makes four: Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz welcome another boy
Mazel Tov goes out to Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz. The couple announced they are the proud parents of new baby boy Genesis Ali, who made his…
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Solange On Tax Lien: “Thanks For Letting Me Know!”
Leave it to Solange Knowles to address the elephant in the room head on. On the heels of news breaking the newlywed Knowles was slapped…
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Say It Ain’t So: Chris Rock Files For Divorce From Malaak Compton Rock
Funnyman Chris Rock and his wife have called it quits to their nearly 20-year marriage. Malaak Compton-Rock, founder of the non-profit styleWorks released a statement saying: After…
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Family Time: Mel B Back With Hubby For The Holidays
Mel B is putting to rest rumors she and husband Stephen Belafonte are on the outs.  The X-Factor U.K. judge answered those wondering if she was…
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Chris Brown & Karrueche Repairing Relationship & We’re Like, What Else Is New?
The never ending saga that is Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran’s roller coaster relationship status continues. The couple’s rekindled romance can be thanked all because…
Pras locked in bitter child support Battle
Gabrielle Union & D.Wade Present Traditionally Fly Christmas Card

Education

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5 African Americans named Rhodes Scholars
Each year the Rhodes Trust awards exceptional postgraduate students with a scholarship to pursue studies in all fields at the prestigious University of Oxford, the oldest university…
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Black high schooler gifts less fortunate classmate with new shoes after bullies made fun of him [PHOTOS]
Christmas is only in a few days, but with all the tragedy that’s happening in our own backyards, we could use an uplifting story that…

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