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‘Deflategate’ chocolate football charity auction nets $20K for Dollar Energy Fund
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pennsylvania candy maker’s attempt to tease the New England Patriots with a chocolate “Deflategate” football has wound up being anything but…
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Omegas to begin 4th year of Carter G. Woodson Academy
Carter G. Woodson held the philosophy that When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions . . .You…
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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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Wolfe names Grayling Williams inspector general
During his campaign, Gov. Tom Wolf pledged to change the culture in Harrisburg and make it more transparent and ethical. Last week he tasked Grayling…
‘It Takes A Village’ focus of Hill educational meeting
Maker’s Place builds business, tech talent in Homewood

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Police find 16-year-old Aysia Monique Lewis safe with man she met online
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of…
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Cop Who Killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones While She Slept No Longer Facing Charges
A Detroit police officer who shot and killed 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley–Jones while filming A&E’s The First 48 will not be retried. Officer Joseph Weekley was originally charged with…
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Head Of St. Louis’ Police Dept. Wore ‘I Am Darren Wilson’ Wristband & Started A Brawl At City Hall [VIDEO]
At a Wednesday night meeting held at St. Louis City Hall, a verbal exchange between the head of the St. Louis Police Officers Association Jeff Roorda and St. Louis…
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Ga. County Supervisor Refers To Black Reporter As “Boy” At Press Conference
Augusta, Georgia County Supervisor Tracy Pyles (pictured) apparently had a momentary lapse of memory at a staff briefing Monday in front of reporters. Perhaps Pyles thought he…
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Family of man killed by police in stairway plans to sue NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway said Thursday that…
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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation’s economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers…
D.C. schools plan to invest $20 million in Black male students
Black McDonald’s CEO quits after sales decline
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Maya Rudolph & Jaden Smith to star In HBO’s ‘Brothers In Atlanta’
Maya Rudolph and Jaden Smith are teaming up for HBO’s latest project. Maya and Smith have signed on to guest star on the cable network’s…
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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…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Big Sean Releases ‘Blessings’ With Drake & Yeezy; Nicki Minaj To Headline ‘Wireless Festival’ & More
Drake, August Alsina & Nicki Minaj To Rock The ‘Wireless Festival’ Nicki Minaj, Drake and August Alsina are all confirmed to rock this year’s Wireless Festival at…
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Welcome Back: Eddie Murphy Returns To ‘SNL’ After 31 Years!
Eddie Murphy is finally heading back to his old improve roots.  The comedy legend announced he will appear on Saturday Night Live’s upcoming 40th anniversary special.…
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PM BUZZ: Suge Knight Charged With Murder; Nicki Minaj Rocks Meek Mills’ Chain; Keyshia Cole’s New Reality Show & More
Nicki Minaj Rocks Meek Mill’s Chain The love affair between Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill continues to flourish. After confirming their relationship status on Instagram…
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Eddie Murphy Onboard for SNL’s 40th Anniversary Special
Comedian Eddie Murphy confirmed that he will be on-hand for Saturday Night Live’s 40th anniversary special.  In a recent interview with TV One’s Roland Martin,…
Last night’s ‘Scandal’ Was All Twists and Turns
‘How To Get Away With Murder': Lies, Lies, and More Lies

SPORTS

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Paul Zeise named new evening host at 93.7 The Fan
CBS RADIO Pittsburgh today announced that Paul Zeise has been elevated to the evening show position on KDKA-FM, Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.  Zeise will host…
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At The Finish Line…Who is the best quarterback of all time?
Where Only the Truth Matters • Ok, ok, ok, the air’s out the xxxx ball.  Let’s move on pppllleeeaaassseee!  New England takes home the Lombardi…
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Pot charge dropped against Patriots’ Blount near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former…
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Only thing Tiger proves is he can still draw a crowd
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – By the time Tiger Woods made the turn in the opening round of a year that means so much for so…
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Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn’t talk to the media
PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks’…
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Overtime…’Live’ at the Pittsburgh Basketball Club Hall of Fame Inductions
SPECIAL EDITION…“LIVE” AT THE PITTSBURGH BASKETBALL CLUB HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS—IT JUST DOESN’T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS IF YOU LOVE BASKETBALL! :10—First of all,…
Marshawn Lynch faces fine for wearing wrong hat to Super Bowl media day [video]
Kevin Durant just can’t seem to escape the famous Lil B hex

OPINION

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Terror in the name of religion
(NNPA)—It has been deeply disturbing to hear and read suggestions that there is something inherently violent in Islam that distinguishes it from other religions. It…
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Neither Obama nor Republicans have vision
(NNPA)—Last week I thought Stevie Wonder gave a great State of the Union Speech. Oops, did I say Stevie Wonder, I meant to say President…
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To Tell The Truth…Our political future
The local daily newspapers carried two stories that cast a negative light on America’s alleged most livable city, Pittsburgh, PA. First was a study done…
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Protest conveys nothing without a demand
Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand.”  Douglass’ demand was specific, the abolishment of slavery.  The people in the movement to end slavery…
Jimmie Lee Jackson inspired Selma march
The Field Negro…”Fitting the description” at Yale

BUSINESS

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Grindware creates a network for young business professionals
African American Young business professionals in the city of Pittsburgh gathered Downtown for an opportunity to chat, chew and mingle with other young professionals. Young…
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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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McDonald’s first Black CEO steps down as sales decline
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson is stepping down as the world’s biggest hamburger chain fights to hold onto customers and transform its…
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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone…
Day spa opens in the Strip District
U.S. new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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Miss Universe: New friends, countless dresses and 1 crown
MIAMI (AP) — Contestants from 88 countries will vie for the title of Miss Universe on Sunday in Florida. The women arrived in Miami nearly…
Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules

LIFESTYLE

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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…
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The Best Style & Beauty Moments From Kerry Washington
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‘Let Freedom Sing!’ concerts celebrate King’s legacy
Two “Let Freedom Sing!” concerts celebrated the work and life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when area choirs joined forces for the eighth…
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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…
‘Cause an EMANON party don’t stop’
FAB FINDS: 25 Of The Best Stylish Snow Boots Because…Winter Is Here

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…
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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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Pittsburgh homicides highest in six years
Kimberly Waller, a jitney driver who was robbed and killed on Pittsburgh’s South Side Dec. 27, was the final city homicide of the year. But…

FEATURES

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Fashion Watch on SOTU
I’m a big Michelle Obama fan and I liked the Michael Kors suit she wore to the State of the Union address. A nice tweed…
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FAB FINDS: Rep your Superbowl team with cute athletic gear
It’s that time of year where everyone gathers around the TV to watch the best teams in the NFL battle it out for the Superbowl.…

VIEWPOINT

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Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II

PEOPLE

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Jagged Edge Member Charged For Brutally Beating His Fiance & Shoving Engagement Ring Down Her Throat
We guess no one will be wanting to meet this R&B singer at the alter anytime soon. Jagged Edge member Kyle Norman was arrested early…
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38 Times Kerry Washington Proves She’s Simply Stunning [PHOTOS]
It’s fitting that on the same week that we welcome “Scandal” back into our lives, Kerry Washington celebrates her 38th birthday. The actress who plays…
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9 Hip-Hop Beefs You Probably Didn’t Know Started Because Of Money
The fiasco over at Cash Money keeps on giving. TMZ reported that Lil Wayne — who has been with the label since the ‘90s —…
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Are Rev Run & Tyrese Gearing Up For Their Own Talk Show??
Are Rev Run and Tyrese about to land their own talk show? Rumors are swirling 1/3 of hip-hop royalty RUN-DMC along with the singer/actor will be…
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Former NFL Star Cautions: Beware Of Your ‘Frenemals’
Have you ever had a so called friend in your life start bringing you down? Or do you have a buddy that keeps getting you…
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[UPDATE] Suge Knight Charged With Murder, Bail Set At $2M
  Reports surfaced earlier today that Suge Knight was involved in a car accident that led to the death of a in Compton, following an argument with two crew…
Sherri Shepherd’s surrogate blasts her for acting like ‘baby is non-existent’
White Designer Names Line “Last N****s In Paris” Because Kanye Said It’s O.K.

Education

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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…

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