METRO NEWS

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Metro Beat…School locked down after man found shot in car
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman says an elementary school lockdown has ended after police secured the scene when a man was found…
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Community activist jailed over alleged 911 calls
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh community activist awaiting trial in March on charges he and his family made more than 100 unnecessary 911 calls last…
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Bickerstaff promoted to commander, Bryant now investigations chief
In less than a week, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay has moved to put a stamp on his command staff that says he is taking…
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Community rally demands ‘Justice for Leon Ford’
From Ferguson to Pittsburgh, people of all different shapes and sizes are taking over the streets with organized protests and rallies. Citizens throughout the city…
Community Calendar
1 dead, 1 hospitalized in Pittsburgh bar shooting

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
Ferguson protest leader Brittany Ferrell remembers the first time she saw Alexis Templeton step out of the car at the Ferguson Police Department in mid-August.…
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NYC pushes for Garner settlement; lawyers protest
NEW YORK (AP) – The city said Wednesday that it is trying to negotiate a settlement with Eric Garner’s family as scores of defense attorneys…
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Cleveland police shooting shows need for strict screenings
DENVER (AP) — The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force…
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This Week In Black History
For the week of Dec. 17-24 December 17 1663—Queen Nzingha of Angola dies at the age of 82. Known as the Warrior Princess of Matamba,…
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N.C. teen’s death ruled a suicide, even though all evidence points to a lynching [VIDEO]
Lennon Lacy is a Bladenboro, North Carolina teen who was found hanged from the frame of a swing set in the middle of a mobile…
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NewsOne Minute: Hillary Clinton: “Black Lives Matter,” Plus NYC May Settle With Garner Family
A few months ago Hillary Clinton came under fire after she refused to comment on the protests that took place in Ferguson following the death…
AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
Darren Wilson’s grand jury key witness fabricates her testimony
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Newsies’ role puts sass in actress’ step
Angela Grovey loves being an actor because she gets to step into someone else’s shoes. “I love introducing people to new people that they may…
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Calloway wins top NAACP award
(LOS ANGELES)—A one-woman dramatization of personal letters written by author Zora Neale Hurston that incorporates excerpts from her impressive body of work to tell a…
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Starrett Poetry Prize winner writes “long love song” to his hometown
PITTSBURGH—Chicago author and rapper Nathaniel Marshall has won the 2014 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize from the University of Pittsburgh Press for his manuscript Wild…
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Kathie Lee Gifford Claims Bill Cosby Tried to Kiss Her But She Told Him “No!”
Talk show maven Kathie Lee Gifford, who has defended funny man Bill Cosby (pictured) amidst the tempest of sexual assault allegations swirling around him, now claims that the…
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Advertisers Respond to Protests of ‘Sorority Sisters’ Reality Show
A wide-sweeping brush fire of controversy was created with the production and premiere of VH1’s newest reality show, “Sorority Sisters,” despite the impassioned protestations of tens…
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Cedric The Entertainer, Sherri Shepherd And Ben Vereen Dish On Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’ [VIDEO]
Cedric The Entertainer, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Vereen sat down with “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin to dish on Chris Rock’s semi-autobiographical comedy, “Top Five.” Cedric The…
AM BUZZ: Nicki Minaj Brings Out Her Barbz; Kimora Lee Simmons Baby Bump & More
L.A. Prosecutors Office Won’t Press Charges Against Bill Cosby

SPORTS

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Overtime…Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Induction
* Yep!  It’s Another Special Edition…See the thing about Special Editions is you can have as many as you want, see…well, what I mean is…alright,…
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Wisconsin looks ready to pick Chryst as next coach
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin appears poised to pick Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as its next head coach. University of Wisconsin regents planned to hold a teleconference…
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Chiefs, Bengals in way of Steelers playoff hopes
After once again doing just enough for the victory against the Atlanta Falcons (5-9), the Steelers need to win out the season against two very…
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Pittsburgh Hurricanes shut out Lincoln Saints
The Western Pennsylvania Youth Athletic Association, which is a 5-14 year old youth football and cheerleaders league, held its championships at Highmark Field last month.…
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Richardson, Melko lead Carlynton to lopsided win
Carlynton’s Conor Richardson, a Duquesne University recruit, scored 20 points to help lead the Cougars to a 66-32 win over Avonworth in WPIAL girls hoop…
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Mayweather must fight Pacquiao next
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Floyd Mayweather Jr. built a career – and made a fortune – by using deception to confuse and outwit his opponents.…
Role players keying Steelers’ playoff push
Guilty plea in smuggling of Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig

OPINION

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Race in the Un-United States of America
(NNPA)—The understandable attention being focused on differing attitudes among Whites and Blacks toward law enforcement authorities in the wake of decisions by grand juries in…
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What’s next after the marches?
(NNPA)—We’ve seen it before: The injustice, the reactions, the non-stop talking and tweeting after yet another headline grabbing tragedy. We’ve seen the hours of commentary,…
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Guest Editorial…Protests must led to police reform
Civil rights leaders marched in Washington Saturday to protest the lack of indictments in the police killings of two unarmed Black men—Eric Garner and Michael…
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Child Watch…Progress for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers
On December 10, President Obama hosted a White House Summit on Early Education, bringing together a broad coalition of philanthropic, business, education, child advocacy, and…
Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Now it’s Cosby’s turn to play the race card
How I REALLY feel about cops!

BUSINESS

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BlackBerry launches Classic smartphone in last-ditch effort
NEW YORK (AP) — BlackBerry is returning to its roots with a new smartphone called the Classic, featuring a traditional keyboard at a time when…
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Hawks name Shaw diversity and inclusion officer
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks on Thursday hired Nzinga Shaw as the team’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer. The Hawks said Shaw will…
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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly
NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie…
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Business Calendar
Volunteers of America DEC. 17—Volunteers of America will host its Brown Bag Lunch Series from 12-1 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic is…
Nubian Skin…A different kind of nude
Nordstrom fires worker over police killings post

INTERNATIONAL

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift…
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UN Torture Committee calls on U.S. to investigate police brutality
The United Nations Committee Against Torture recently released its findings calling on the United States government to completely investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings…
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching…
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Indian gays, lesbians march for their rights
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Nov. 30 to demand an end to discrimination against…
‘Bad Hair’ Is A New Documentary Exploring Race In Venezuela
South African woman named Miss World 2014

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 25 Sparkly Holiday Heels That He’d Rather See On The Floor
No holiday party look is complete without a dazzling pair of shoes. Shoes that shine, sparkle and shimmer are one of the highlights of holiday…
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SHE DRINKS: 4 Ways To Turn Your Favorite Healthy Beverage Into A Cocktail
Confession: when I drink a store-bought healthy cocktail the first thing I think is…how can I spike this? And I know I’m not the only…
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25 Sparkly Heels Perfect For Holiday Parties
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‘Go Red Fashion Show’ raises heart awareness
The American Heart Association recently hosted its 2014 “Go Red For Women” Fashion Show at the Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh Hotel, Downtown. The theme was…
Four recognized at Urban League’s Ron Brown Gala 
Church Circuit 12-17-14

GENERATION Y

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Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
Ferguson protest leader Brittany Ferrell remembers the first time she saw Alexis Templeton step out of the car at the Ferguson Police Department in mid-August.…
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Fraternity suspended over ‘Beyonce’ holiday card
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly White group posing with…
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Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
WASHINGTON (AP) — Electronic cigarettes have surpassed traditional smoking in popularity among teens, the government’s annual drug use survey finds. Even as tobacco smoking by…
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Mychal Bell of ‘Jena 6′ graduates from Southern University
Thanks for the photo Urban Intellectuals! Mychal Bell recently graduated this year from Southern University with a degree in Education. And while this seems like…
Young activists push Obama on police reform
YouTube star explains cultural appropriation & gentrification while making us laugh

HEALTH

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SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season
My favorite holiday flavor will be taking on a fresh new twist this year! I love this seasonal flavor and you will too because not…
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I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle: How To Jazz Up Your Fitness Fashion With Holiday Cheer
  Looking for some fit gear that can do double duty this holiday season? Well I found the perfect look that can go from a…
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Should I Go Raw Or Nah? 10 Things To Know Before You Stop Cooking Your Food
Praised as the most nutrient-rich diet for humans, rawism or raw foodism is a lifestyle many seem to be adopting nowadays. Unprocessed foods and uncooked…
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World AIDS Day: Dear Women Of Color, Know Your Status & Protect Yourself
AIDS and HIV are not the immediate death sentences they once were. But of course, that’s no excuse for us to stay lax on practicing…
Open enrollment centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
AAWSB addresses breast cancer

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
  You can’t. Doesn’t it make you mad to hear those words?  Of course you can—maybe just not now. Someday, you can drive a car,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’
You can’t imagine being at your job much longer. The funny thing is, it was once your dream job. You couldn’t wait to get to…
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The ‘Hair Commandments’ book signing
A book signing for “The Hair Commandments” by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and C. Nathaniel Brown was held at A Hair Boutique, 5510 Centre Ave.
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Shashana Page releases sequel novel – “Grace”
The award-winning novel, “Intuition” left you yearning for more! The moment Momma Faye’s descendants arrive at a point of resolution, breathtaking twists and turns continue.…
Cover To Cover…‘A Light Shines in Harlem’
Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’

EDITORS PICK

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The Courier’s Crusade…With crime coverage, paper ‘challenging community’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of…

FEATURES

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they are more and more reflecting the true hues of American society.…

VIEWPOINT

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Bill Cosby’s understudy, Charles Barkley has arrived

PEOPLE

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Pilar Sanders Receives Jail Time For Violating Her + Deion’s Divorce Agreement
Pilar Sanders (pictured), the former wife of gridiron great Deion Sanders (pictured), received a seven-day sentence from a Dallas court on Tuesday for reportedly violating a custody agreement…
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Nicki Minaj Reveals Jobs She Had Before Stardom, Performs “Bed Of Lies”
Nicki Minaj, who just released The Pinkprint this week, visited “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to speak about a variety of topics, including her…
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Obama: As a Black man he’s been mistaken for valet
WASHINGTON (AP) – He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he’s a Black man who has been mistaken for the valet. “There’s no…
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Kandi Burruss, Chanita Foster, Jacob Lattimore Host Coat Drive For Kids
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and Grammy-winning songtress-songwriter Kandi Burruss is one of the most renowned and prolific celebrity philanthropists on the scene today. Through…
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Lil Kim’s Baby Daddy Posts Racy Pic Of Nicki Minaj On Instagram!
Christmas is going to be very uncomfortable at Lil’ Kim‘s house this year. The Queen Bee’s baby daddy Mr. Papers of daughter Royal Reign, jumped on Instagram…
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K. Michelle Breaks Down Over Idris Elba Affair During Radio Interview
Has K. Michelle gotten over Idris Elba? Doesn’t seem so. The songstress stopped by the Russ Parr Morning Show to promote her latest album, Anybody Wanna Buy A…
Rich Homie Quan speaks on Ferguson, protests & police brutality [EXCLUSIVE]
David Oyelowo May Star Alongside Lupita Nyong’o In “Americanah”

Education

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Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a…
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Top 10 scholarships for Black and minority students for 2015
  Nationwide — 2015 is expected to be a great year for students because a record-number of foundations and organizations are planning to give away…

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