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Gov. Wolf’s prepared remarks on proposed 2015-16 budget
Remarks as prepared for delivery by Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday, outlining his proposal for Pennsylvania’s 2015-16 budget. ___ Lt. Gov. Stack; Speaker Turzai; President…
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Fourth suspect charged in death at Homewood bar shooting
A fourth suspect has been charged in connection with the shooting death of 24-year-old Homewood bar security guard Deion Nesbitt on Feb. 17 at the…
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Charter schools’ influence on Pennsylvania politics
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – It’s no secret that Harrisburg is a hive of lobbyists, each representing industries and interests that spend millions to persuade state…
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DA to review history of Pittsburgh nightclub after shooting
  PITTSBURGH (AP) – The district attorney plans to have his detectives review reports of past police activity at a Pittsburgh nightclub where a shooting…
As Black History Month ends, what do Pittsburgh’s demographics say about racial disparities today?
Shooting in Pittsburgh nightclub injures 6

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Carson launches 2016 exploratory committee
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has created an exploratory committee to run for president, becoming the first Republican candidate to formally enter the…
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Mayor apologizes, Benjamin Crump weighs in on Cleveland’s claim Tamir Rice caused his own death [VIDEO]
Both the mayor of Cleveland and Rice attorney Benjamin Crump responded to the city of Cleveland’s incredible claim that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was responsible for…
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3 women arrested in brutal beating of Atlanta woman over a hamburger
At first, Myriah Pointer insinuated that the Atlanta Police Department failed to take her savage beating by her so-called best friends very seriously. It turns…
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Arizona father to care for quadruplets alone after wife dies in childbirth
For an Arizona father, what he first described as the “best day” of his life quickly took a turn for the worse when his wife died…
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Autopsy reveals Denver police shot Jessica Hernandez 4 times, death ruled a homicide
More than a month after her fatal shooting at the hands of Colorado police, an autopsy has revealed that 17-year-old Jessica Hernandez was shot four…
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Attorney: Ex-superintendent charged in cheating scandal dies
ATLANTA (AP) — Beverly Hall, the former superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools charged in what prosecutors had called a broad conspiracy to cheat on state…
“I’m Not Gay No More” churchgoer still desires men, admits he hasn’t been “Deliverdt”
Wellston police fatally shoot St. Louis man who fled with officer In vehicle
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ENTERTAINMENT

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AM BUZZ: Gabourey Sidibe tweets about Mo’Nique drama; Wiz Khalifa disses Amber? & more
Gabourey Sidibe Tweets About Mo’Nique Drama The drama brewing between Mo’ Nique and Lee Daniels doesn’t seem to be letting up and Gabourey Sidibe just…
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Want to hear Wu-Tang Clan’s secret album? You’ll have to wait 88 years
Wu-Tang Clan’s mysterious one-copy album just became even more exclusive. The group has announced that Once Upon A Time In Shaolin, an album that exists only in a single…
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Keke Palmer and Quincy Jones at ‘Brotherly Love’ screening during CIAA 2015 in Charlotte
CHARLOTTE — The Queen City rolled out the red carpet as the cast of “Brotherly Love” debuted the film at a star-studded screening during CIAA 2015.  Flavor…
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Mo’Nique now says Lee Daniels ‘blackballed’ her, not Hollywood
Academy Award-winning actress and comedian Mo’Nique now believes that it was critically-acclaimed director Lee Daniels who “blackballed” her, including snatching away the role of Cookie…
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Tami Roman & Shaunie O’Neal to join ‘BBWLA’?
“Basketball Wives: LA” may be getting two not-so-new cast members whenever it returns to VH1. It’s been a while since “Basketball Wives: LA” aired. So…
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‘Beyond the Lights’ director dishes on DVD release, opposition from Hollywood [VIDEO]
The critically acclaimed movie “Beyond The Lights” is now out on DVD/Blue Ray. On Monday, the film’s director, Gina Prince-Bythewood, joined “NewsOne Now” guest host Armstrong…
UPDATE: Cops rule out foul play In Charmayne Maxwell’s death
Music Monday continues with Tink’s “Ratchet Commandments”

SPORTS

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Michael Jordan lands on Forbes’ billionaires list
Back in 1984, a shooting guard from the University of North Carolina and Nike formed a partnership that would remain strong and profitable to this…
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James Harden gets the boot for kicking Lebron James
Whether or not Lebron James vs. James Harden is a legitimate rivalry yet, the competition between the two NBA stars was jumpstarted with a kick during Sunday night’s game.…
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Gabrielle Union reads the NBA for going easy on James Harden
Gabrielle Union went on Twitter to call out the NBA for letting Houston Rockets star James Harden get away with targeting LeBron James. Gabby peeped…
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Steelers release wide receiver Lance Moore
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with wide receiver Lance Moore, and linebacker Jason Worilds could soon follow Moore out the door.…
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Kang hitless, Black over Gold 2-1 in Pirates intrasquad game
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang will have to wait for his first hit as a big leaguer. The rookie had…
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Duquesne University football player from Florida kills self
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Duquesne University football player who also played for the University of Florida has killed himself. The Allegheny County medical examiner’s office…
Batch, other former players put trust in The Trust
Penguins win 4th straight, top reeling Blue Jackets 5-3

OPINION

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Blackonomics…50 years of economic futility
During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, Black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position…
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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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Why Chicago’s mayoral election makes a difference to the rest of us
Every so often we get a local election that has a huge impact on the outlook and direction of Black America. There are cities that…
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Legacy of Malcolm X ignored by millions, including namesakes
Is it just me or does less attention seem to be shown toward the life and legacy of Malcolm X? Regardless of one’s political views…
Beyond the Rhetoric…Big Green Hustle (Part 1)
The perils of poisonous politics

BUSINESS

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Popeye’s CEO on rivals, why deep-fried wins on menus
NEW YORK (AP) — Popeye’s CEO Cheryl Bachelder isn’t shy about sharing her opinion of competitors’ chicken. The 58-year-old executive’s frankness isn’t surprising considering Popeye’s…
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SHE’S THE LAW: Ebola nurse files lawsuit against Texas hospital for negligence
On March 2, Nina Pham, also known to the public as the “Ebola Nurse,” filed a lawsuit against Texas Health Resources, the parent company to…
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AmEx adds perks to popular charge card, but increases fee
NEW YORK (AP) — American Express will increase the annual fee on some of its most popular charge cards, the company said Thursday, but the…
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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes’ list of billionaires
NEW YORK (AP) — The world’s richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes…
Joe Madison achieves historic goal of 52-hour marathon broadcast
Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

INTERNATIONAL

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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,…
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Greek hospital patient convicted of racially abusing doctor
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) – A Greek man has been convicted of a racist verbal assault on a Nigerian-born doctor who gave him emergency treatment. A…
Armed group in South Sudan kidnaps 89 boys
India insists: Obama’s tree is not dead

LIFESTYLE

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Think You Can’t? 13 Tips to run your first half marathon
#TBT to 2011 when I thought running more than five miles was impossible. Fast forward to 2015, when not only was it possible, but incredible–five…
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GET THE LOOK: Dress Up A Sweatshirt Like Letoya Luckett
Sweatshirts aren’t just for washing your car or cleaning the house anymore. Dress one up like Letoya Luckett and you just might be date night-ready.…
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GET THE LOOK: Layer Two Coats In Style Like Kelly Rowland
You don’t have to freeze to look fashionable, and Kelly Rowland‘s latest look is proof. The gorgeous singer stepped out to the Public School show…
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Bethany Baptist celebrates Black History with music
Bethany Baptist Church hosted the “Sounds of Worship” Musical Celebration of African American History Month event, Feb. 15, at its home located at 7745 Tioga…
Church Circuit
Fifty Shades Of Safety: 7 tips for keeping your BDSM play safe & sexy

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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Black women endure menopause longest
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Sarah Finney, 57, said she gets hot flashes throughout her body at least once an hour.   She even wakes up in the…
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Hungry? OWN to premiere two hilarious Black men in ‘2 Fat 2 Fly’ [video]
We’ve got three words for you that may cause drool: Stuffed. Chicken. Wings. There’s a new foodie show, “2 Fat 2 Fly” set to premiere…
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Heart disease, African-Americans, how to administer life-saving CPR
February is American Heart Month, and Dr. Karla Robinson and Dr. Robert C. Robinson III, from Urban Housecall joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share…
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Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in
WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less…
800,000 HealthCare.gov customers given wrong tax info
Lunch On Fleek: 5 Tips For Making The Most Healthy & Mouthwatering Sandwich You’ve Ever Bitten Into

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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Suge Knight admitted to hospital again after claiming he’s going blind
So how’s Suge Knight doing, you ask? Not great. The former Death Row CEO isn’t just awaiting trial for murder charges; he’s also been dealing…
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You’re All Late: Kim Kardashian took her first selfie in the ’80s
Kim Kardashian might have gotten some of the most scandalous headlines this year thanks to posing nude, but in her latest cover, the reality star…
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‘RHOA’s’ Cynthia Bailey, Claudia Jordan, Demetria McKinney party at CIAA Tournament
  “Real Housewives of Atlanta” stars Cynthia Bailey and Peter Thomas lit up the highly popular CIAA Tournament at their new sports bar and lounge, Sports One Bar…
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ESPN anchor said Iggy is killing Hip-Hop, so her boyfriend Nick Young fired back
ESPN’s Robert Flores made a statement that Iggy Azalea is killing hip-hop, and her boyfriend, Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young didn’t appreciate it. Once he saw…
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Taraji P. Henson responds to Mo’Niques claim she was offered Cookie role in ‘Empire’
  In a previous Atlanta Daily World report, Mo’Nique told an entertainment television show that “Empire” director Lee Daniels had first offered her the juicy…
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Judge: CeeLo Green in compliance with probation in drug case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says CeeLo Green has complied with the conditions of probation in a felony drug case and will not have…
Who really owns “On Fleek?” Nicki Minaj & Christina Milian beef
AM BUZZ: Phaedra Parks & Kenya Moore almost come to blows; Ri Ri & Leo photoed together & 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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