METRO NEWS

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Allen fails to get GOP endorsement for Pa. high court, vows to remain in race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Republican State Committee on Saturday threw its support behind two state appellate judges and a county judge for an unprecedented…
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Oldtimers give back to community in big way
Eight years ago a few men came together, recognizing that the community was in desperate need of a change. With Black on Black crime on…
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PCRG announces three new community coordinators
PCRG’s Reimagining Communities Initiative (RCI) recently welcomed three new Community Coordinators to the team: Kevin Boyle, Alyssa Lyon, and LaShawna Russ. The RCI Community Coordinators…
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DA: May be illegal for mayor to give ‘Undercover Boss’ money
PITTSBURGH (AP) – It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance…
‘Deflategate’ chocolate football charity auction nets $20K for Dollar Energy Fund
Omegas to begin 4th year of Carter G. Woodson Academy

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Occu-Evolve protesters attempt to disrupt pro-cop rally in Staten Island
Occupy Wall Street offshoot Occu-Evolve held a small counter rally in response to a pro-police one on Staten Island Saturday. Staten Island, of course, is the…
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NYC pays out $3.9 million to family of police shooting victim Ramarley Graham
The city of New York has agreed to pay out $3.9 million to settle a wrongful lawsuit settlement filed by the family of a Bronx…
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Johnson Publishing selling ‘Ebony’ and ‘Jet’ magazine photo archives
Johnson Publishing, the mothership company of the beleaguered yet iconic magazines Ebony and Jet has put their legendary photo archives on the market for an estimated $40 million. The 5…
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Cops caught on tape: 3 stunning cases of police misconduct [video]
Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel looked at three instances of police misconduct involving African Americans. First off, military vet William Wingate was…
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Fight continues despite commuted sentence for former Chicago cop
CHICAGO (FinalCall.com) – When Howard Morgan turns 64 on February 1, for the first time in nearly a decade, he will celebrate at home with…
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New Orleans experiences historic lows in murder
Three years after kicking off the much-ballyhooed NOLA for Life murder reduction strategy, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is touting the program’s success in the new year…
Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
Whitney Houston’s daughter found unresponsive in tub
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ENTERTAINMENT

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SAY CHEESE: Kanye & Kim take picture with President Obama
Kanye West doesn’t smile often, but he managed to crack one this month for President Barack Obama! Yeezy and the president haven’t always been on…
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Nile Rodgers to be honored during this year’s Grammy celebration
  Nile Rodgers, the songwriter and producer behind Chic’s “Le Freak,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” and Sister Sledge’s “We Are Family,” will be honored by…
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Missy Elliott may join Katy Perry during Super Bowl Half Time Show!
There’s chatter that Katy Perry is about to pull out a major surprise for all the hip-hop lovers out there at the Super Bowl Half…
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Big Sean reveals tracklist and artwork for his ‘Dark Sky Paradise’
It’s been an eventful six months for G.O.O.D. Music’s Big Sean. After his 2014 album, Hall Of Fame, debuted as the top Rap/R&B album with…
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20 celebrity fans of Seahawks and Patriots
Radio talk shows and sports stations have been aflame with Super Bowl 49 ever since the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots emerged from…
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Celebrities rally to Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina as she lies in coma
As Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late legendary singer Whitney Houston, lies in a medically-induced coma, celebrities from around the country rally around…
What sparked Suge Knight’s murderous hit and run episode?
Dueling narratives surround ‘Suge’ Knight

SPORTS

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2015 Hall of Fame class announced, includes Jerome Bettis and the late Junior Seau
PHOENIX (AP) — One by one, the newest members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame stepped onto the stage as their names were called.…
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The Opinionated Spectator…My Super Bowl championship pick
It’s Super Bowl Sunday, baby!!! We are down to the final two teams. New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks. Think about all the intriguing matchups…
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The best ever NFL players never to win a Super Bowl
It seems almost like a crime that these Hall of Fame-caliber players (or actual inductees) never got a chance to win a Super Bowl. Some…
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Floyd Mayweather says Pacquiao bout ‘not made yet’ via Instagram
Boxing enthusiasts who have been waiting nearly six years to see a bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have to wait longer—if…
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Serena beats Sharapova again, wins 19th Grand Slam title
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Serena Williams stuck out a fist in mock triumph and mouthed “C’mon,” careful not to push her point too far. The…
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Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl weekend isn’t just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it’s also a reminder that the next generation of…
Should Richard Sherman skip the Super Bowl for son’s birth? [video]
Woods out of top 50 for 1st time in more than 3 years

OPINION

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It shouldn’t have taken GOP 6 years to see how foolish Sarah Palin is
On Wednesday, the Washington Post asked Senator John McCain (R-AZ) how would his former running mate, Sarah Palin (pictured), do if she decides to run…
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Every day is Ferguson
We are all justifiably outraged at the events occurring in Ferguson, Missouri. Headlines scream almost daily about a new incident of racial violence boiling over…
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Stacey Dash thinks ‘naughty’ girls get raped [video]
Stacey Dash slayed us again with her ridiculous views on the world. But this time, a line might’ve been crossed. On the FOX News show…
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CBC members visit Ferguson, Mo.
“Where do I start? How about undefinable frustration? It seems we can’t even catch our breath from our first tragedy before being hit by another…
Chicago Sun-Times columnist labels ‘Empire’ a modern ‘Blaxploitation’ movie
Is Newsweek’s Latest Sexism Cover Offensive To Women?

BUSINESS

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Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world struggles
WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a good reason the U.S. economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of…
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Jim Moss, former daily N.Y. newspaper publisher dies at 72
Jim Moss, who served 10 years as one of a handful of Black publishers of an American daily newspaper, died Jan. 20 of throat cancer.…
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NewsOne Now Exclusive: Ben & Jerry’s co-founder, a supporter of #BlackLivesMatter, responds to critics
Ben & Jerry’s founders incited anger for publicly coming out in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In a speech earlier this month at their yearly…
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Study Reveals That 100% Of Women Of Color Scientists Experience Gender & Culture Bias More Than Their White Co-Workers
The University of California’s Hastings College of the Law recently conducted a study of 557 women across all races on whether or not they’ve experienced gender bias.…
WealthyU: Invest Your Tax Refund And Start Building Wealth (VIDEO)
Jay Z just spent millions to compete with Dr. Dre

INTERNATIONAL

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Africa agrees to send 7,500 troops to fight Boko Haram
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — African leaders agreed to send 7,500 troops to fight the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria, an African Union official…
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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…
Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah

LIFESTYLE

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Did QVC insult Black model’s natural hair on the air? [video]
QVC, America’s fave home shopping network has recently come under fire for a segment that appeared featuring an African-American woman modeling a handbag and sporting…
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I Got Baking Soda! I Got Baking Soda! 7 Ways To Use This Household Staple For Fitness
While “I’m in love with the CoCo” may be playing during my workout, it is the baking soda that’s doing the double duty after my…
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Tameka Raymond Leads ‘Style Theory Tour’ With Top Style & Beauty Experts
Celebrity wardrobe stylist and business maven Tameka Raymond, along with a team of top style and beauty insiders, set out to focus on inner and…
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Don’t Be That Girl: 13 Tips On How To Act At Super Bowl Parties
All eyes are on Phoenix as Super Bowl XLIX takes places this Sunday between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. If you’re attending a…
Fashion Watch on that little black dress
The Best Style & Beauty Moments From Kerry Washington

GENERATION Y

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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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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…
Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund

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…
Want a full body workout that’s fun? Try rowing & watch your pants size shrink
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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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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Nitty Scott recalls relationship with Kendrick Lamar
Followers of Brooklyn, New York’s Nitty Scott MC have likely been witnessing a subtle change if they’re paying attention to the rapper’s Instagram feed. It’s…
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Bernie Mac’s widow drops wrongful-death suit against doctor
Bernie Mac’s widow, Rhonda McCullough, has dropped a wrongful death lawsuit against the late star’s longtime doctor following Mac’s untimely death in 2008, the Chicago Tribune…
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Did Nicki Minaj accuse her ex Safaree Samuels of cheating during concert?? (video)
The fallout from Nicki Minaj’s split with longtime boyfriend Safaree Samuels is still raging on. Last night, Nicki popped up at the Bud Light House…
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Dr. Dre denies wanting “peace summit” with Suge Knight
Dr. Dre is denying reports he tried to end the feud between himself and former partner Suge Knight. Sources close to Knight told TMZ on the day…
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50 Cent confronts A$AP Rocky over Tatted Up Holly Via Instagram
A woman believed to be one of 50 Cent’s latest love interests has been making the news, and 50 has added to the speculation via…
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Erica Mena explains romance with Bow Wow & reality show legacy
Love and Hip Hop bad girl Erica Mena is dishing it all on her relationship with the artist formerly known as Bow Wow. The reality show…
Naughty girls get raped according to Stacey Dash
#Winning: Serena Williams Wins 19th Grand Slam Title At Australian Open

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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