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Reminder: Portion of Smithfield Street In Downtown Pittsburgh To Close For Reconstruction
PITTSBURGH, PA  – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works advises that the northbound travel lane and parking lane of Smithfield Street — spanning…
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City Council hearing on Byrdsong’s CBA plan set
Community Empowerment Association President and CEO Rashad Byrdsong told the New Pittsburgh Courier he has received a letter confirming that Pittsburgh city council will hold…
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African Diversity Awards 2016
The Union of African Communities in South Western Pennsylvania (UACSWPA) held their African Diversity Awards Gala on Jan. 16, at the Sheraton Station Square. The…
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Courier to celebrate city’s young movers and shakers
Recognizing those uniquely talented African American movers and shakers who are under the age of 40 and active participants in the upbuilding of their communities,…
Hill House Association revamping programming for job placement
CORO hosts Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership Awards

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Civil rights icon Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ work in the 1960s on…
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Life for homeless schoolchildren means isolation, struggle
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Strained by drug use, Natasha Gentry’s family ties had grown thin. Her money and options scarce. After a DUI crash that…
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Samuel DuBose’s Family Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Cop In Fatal Shooting
Unarmed Samuel DuBose was shot by University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing during a stop for a minor traffic infraction.
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Trump Supporters File Birther Lawsuit Against Cruz As Sparks Fly In GOP Primary Contest
Ted Cruz argues that he is eligible to serve as president, noting the distinction between natural-born and naturalized citizens.
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Man Googles miscarriages before beating and stomping pregnant girlfriend
A deranged reprobate named Torey Branch was irate that his girlfriend, Mia Jones, was pregnant and refused to agree to an abortion. Subsequently, he is…
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Anti-Violence Activist Matthew Williams Killed In Chicago Shooting
Matthew Williams, a young and vibrant activist who called for peace and justice in Chicago, was shot and killed on Saturday while inside a friend's apartment.
Experts Pen Open Letter Requesting Gov. Snyder Establish Fund & Remedies To Help Those Impacted By Flint Water Crisis
Ohio Cop Placed On Leave After Mocking Suicide Of BLM Member
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Will Rock & Roll Hall of Fame officials ever induct Kool & The Gang?
BALTIMORE, MD — More than 4,000 hardcore RnB fans filled the RamsHead Theater at the Maryland Live Casino in suburban Baltimore recently to witness the…
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The continuous rise and fall of the DeBarge family
Not many believe in the possibility of a person or group of people being “jinxed,” having a “curse” on them or being “hexed,” but the…
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Discussions underway on Woodstock 50th anniversary concert
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — One of the organizers of the original 1969 Woodstock music festival says talks are underway to stage a 50th anniversary concert.…
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New adaptation of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ heads to Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) _ Harper Lee’s classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” _ and it’s now somewhat sullied hero Atticus Finch _ are heading to…
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Bounce TV to premiere original series ‘Saints & Sinners’
ATLANTA/PRNewswire/—Following the success of scripted comedy series, Bounce TV—the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African American (AA) audiences and TV’s fastest-growing…
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Obama Plans To Nominate John King As Education Secretary
President Obama plans to nominate acting education secretary John King to the department's top post. This comes after the Republican-led Senate signaled its readiness to swiftly approve the nomination.
Black officer compares Beyonce’s Super Bowl performance to the KKK
Columbus Short Debuts “50 Shades” Video With Wife, Karrine Steffans

SPORTS

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Ken Griffey Jr. named honorary starter for Daytona 500
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Newly elected baseball Hall of Fame outfielder Ken Griffey Jr. will serve as honorary starter for the Daytona 500. Griffey…
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Hope Solo reiterates concerns over Zika at the Olympics
FRISCO, Texas (AP) _ U.S. women’s national team goalkeeper Hope Solo asserted that if the Olympics were held today, she would not go out of…
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Kobe’s last, Toronto’s 1st as NBA All-Star goes outside US
TORONTO (AP) _ Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need…
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How I skipped the Super Bowl and survived to tell about it
The moment the St. Louis Rams turned into Los Angeles Rams is the moment I stopped caring about NFL football. You can call it sour…
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Stewart participating at US women’s hoop training camp
UConn senior Breanna Stewart is taking a break from her season to participate in a three-day training camp for the U.S. women’s national basketball team.…
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MLB Union head Tony Clark pitches for more jobs
NEW YORK (AP) — With spring training approaching and dozens of players still seeking jobs, union leader Tony Clark concluded baseball’s current system needs change.…
US women start quest for 4th straight Olympic gold medal
Heat retiring Shaquille O’Neal’s No. 32 jersey next season

OPINION

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Black History Month and the search for Planet X
  I was catching up recently on my reading about the newest discoveries and speculations about the dinosaurs, and I thought about Black History Month.…
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Child Watch…Leading the march towards criminal justice
Bryan Stevenson’s inspiring and best-selling book Just Mercy shares some of the fruits of his lifelong fight to push our nation closer to true justice.…
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#NYFWNoir: When cultural theft is mislabeled as cultural appropriation
Who owns culture?
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Field Negro: The bigotry of paternalism
I have couple of things on my mind, so I m going to get right to it. Let me start with these elections and what…
Is Hillary Clinton pandering to voters of color?
Behind Flint water horror, a corrosive cynicism

BUSINESS

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Myspace still exists? Yes, and now Time Inc. owns it
NEW YORK (AP) _ Myspace still exists? It does, and the company that owns the once-ubiquitous social network is being bought by Time Inc. to…
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Baltimore businesses OK’d for $165K in riot recovery loans
BALTIMORE (AP) _ The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $165,000 in economic injury loans to help 38 Baltimore-area small businesses and nonprofits…
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Preventing financial infidelity in your relationship
  The hack of Ashley Madison’s website several months ago revealed more about extra-marital affairs than the participants surely wanted. But there are far-less-obvious forms of…
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Pennsylvania to eliminate registration stickers in 2017
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania is eliminating registration stickers that motorists affix to their license plates starting in 2017. The state Transportation Department anticipates the…
UAW adds to unfair labor practices allegations at Volkswagen
Funding included for C-17 squadron at 911th Airlift Wing

INTERNATIONAL

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World Leaders Announce Ceasefire In Syria, But Future Remains Uncertain
Top leaders from more than a dozen countries, including the United States and Russia, on Wednesday announced a ceasefire agreement in Syria as well as a plan to deliver aid to the embattled nation, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday.
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58 Killed In Nigeria Suicide Bomb Attack
Two female suicide bombers between the ages of 17 and 20 reportedly blew themselves up this week in a camp in northeastern Nigeria designed to protect people trying to escape Boko Haram terrorists, killing at least 58 people.
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More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
UNITED NATIONS (AP)—A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N. peacekeepers late last…
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Sex Workers Flock To Sub-Saharan Africa Following Crackdowns On Chinese Prostitution
In what one researcher calls the "new El Dorado for the prostitution business," there are now between 13,500 and 18,500 Chinese sex workers providing services in countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria.
Suicide Bomber Forces Somali Airplane Into An Emergency Landing
More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic

LIFESTYLE

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#NYFWNoir: When cultural theft is mislabeled as cultural appropriation
Who owns culture?
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Lifestyles Report…Never before
If you have been reading the “Lifestyles Report” you know that I’m on a mission to do something that I’ve never done before each month.…
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For Christian Girls Who Lost Their Virginity And Feel No Guilt
I am a Christian woman standing on my digital pulpit to declare, I am not a virgin. And I totally don’t feel bad about it. I am over the patriarchial rhetoric that preaches a woman’s sexual expression and her spritual connection to God can not coexist in the same body peacefully. Generations of guilt inducing […]
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FAB OR FUG: Kim Kardashian Gives Us Ice Princess For Yeezus 3
Ice, ice baby.
7 Non-Traditional Ways Anyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day This Year
#NYFWNoir: How To Dress Like A Fashion Editor

YOUTH

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Black teen who volunteered for Donald Trump’s Iowa campaign shares his experiences
"When I would come into contact with people that I knew were going to vote for Trump -- I knew these were people who did not want minorities to succeed in this country."
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Twitter user mocks proud Black college graduate’s photo with Nutella blackface
After sharing a special photo on Twitter, a Black woman was trolled with a photo of a young man wearing Nutella as blackface.
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Black Lives Matter Activist MarShawn McCarrel Fatally Shoots Himself On Ohio Statehouse Steps
Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel reportedly shot himself Monday in front of the Ohio Statehouse building in Columbus.
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Generation NEXT: Two East Liberty sisters aspire to successful career paths
Music, dance, worship at Macedonia’s Teen Bash 2016
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HEALTH

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February Is American Heart Month: Here Are 4 Things You Should Know To Prevent Heart Disease
Because February is American Heart Month, it's only right that we highlight ways to keep your heart healthy.
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Vitamins and ­Supplements
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on vitamins and supplements. Jennifer R. Jones, MPH, community engagement coordinator with the University…
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Which dietary supplement is right for you?
Do you take a daily multivitamin? An herbal supplement? How about a pill that advertises weight loss? If so, you are a part of the…
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Vitamin D and a Healthy Heart Research Study Opportunity
Vitamin D is important for our bone health. Maintaining adequate vitamin D levels in our blood may be beneficial for our heart-health. Our bodies make…
Zika virus in PA but not spreading
Stay Informed: 6 Things You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘NFL Confidential’
Three points! That’s all your team needs to win. Can they make it? You’re doing your part: you’re wearing your lucky shirt and hat. A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Best Friends Forever’
You’d do almost anything for your best friend. You’d take a bullet, take her in, or take her anywhere she needed to go. You keep…
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11-Year-Old Girl Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks: “I Was Sick Of Reading About White Boys & Dogs”
Here's a little #BlackGirlMagic to make it through your Tuesday.
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Cover To Cover…‘Women Who Broke the Rules’
Leaders come from surprising places. The quiet girl that sits the next row over may know how to inspire people. The know-it-all in your class…
New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering MLK and family
Tavis Smiley: Black America has lost ground in nearly every major economic category over last ten years

EDITORS PICK

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FEATURES

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Do Black men prefer interracial relationships?
Paul Carrick Brunson, dating and relationships expert, recently excoriated the producers of FYI’s Married at First Sight for spewing inaccurate information about Black female dating pools and interracial relationships.

VIEWPOINT

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Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

PEOPLE

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Wellesley College Hires First African-American President
Wellesley names its first African-American president. Dr. Paula A. Johnson plans to build on the college's commitment to diversity.
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‘RHOA’s’ Kenya Moore finally pregnant?
Has “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore finally realized her dream of getting pregnant? Fellow RHOA star Phaedra Parks was posed the question on…
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#NYFWNoir: Bethann Hardison on fashion, politics and the worthy fight
In an exclusive interview, the fashion activist talked to us about designer Aurora James, #BlackLivesMatter and the presidential campaign.
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WTH?! Thursday: Woman Wrecks Her Own Car While Crashing It Into Cheating Boyfriend’s Vehicle, & More
It’s WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now, and we’re breaking down all of the crazy stories trending in this week’s news. Roland Martin is joined by WETV Digital Correspondent Ray Cunningham aka MissterRay, Washington Mystics Announcer and 92Q Radio Personality Autumn Joy, and comedian Lamont King for this week’s foray into madness. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned: Video has […]
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Picture of Black mom and her twin daughters goes viral — people can’t figure out who’s who!
Kaylan Mahomes (@kaylan_17) recently posted a photo/ video of herself with her twin sister, Kyla (@kylllllaaaaa), and her mother on her Twitter account, but she…
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The women of the Black Panther Party
While the image of the Black Panther Party often conjures one of a man in the signature beret carrying a gun, women were right there alongside the men of the party, making up an estimated 50 percent of membership.
Meet The UK Twins Who Were Born With Completely Different Skin Tones
Ciara Hits Future With $15 Million Defamation Lawsuit

Education

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Students weigh in on Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg educational partnership
Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District have agreed upon an educational partnership to start next school year, where Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 will…