METRO NEWS

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Death of Homewood teen found dead in park ruled an accident
After months of speculation regarding the cause of death of a Black female teen whose body was found in a park last year, the Allegheny…
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Long time civil rights activist, professor Burrell Brown found dead
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) – A longtime professor and NAACP activist has been found dead in his office at a state-owned university in southwestern Pennsylvania. Burrell…
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2 students arrested, parents concerned over safety measures after guns found at Propel Braddock Hills Campus
One day after guns were found on school property, parents of students at Propel Braddock Hills High School and Propel Braddock Hills Elementary School, both…
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The Dignity & Respect Champion for January is… Dr. John Wallace
Head Start–the federal program that promotes the school readiness of young children–began in 1965, the same year John Wallace was born.  When his parents enrolled…
The August Wilson Education Project launched
Sheriff: no proof of misconduct by Steelers security boss

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — The convictions of nine South Carolina Black men who integrated a Whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil…
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Lynch defends Obama’s immigration policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama’s decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation…
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Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to ‘out’ adulterous politicians
Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.…
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Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech
NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution’s pledge to uphold the “dignity of the individual,” drawing on…
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Clergy members launch #UseMeInstead campaign in response to police’s Black target practice
    After it was revealed that the North Miami Beach Police Department had been using mugshots of African American men for target practice, many…
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Civil rights heroes to have records cleared
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nine Black men arrested for integrating a Whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record,…
Supporters of fired fire chief pack Georgia state capital
Report: Black Workers with advanced degrees make nearly the same as White Workers with B.A.s
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Sly Stone Wins Millions In Lawsuit After Being Nearly Homeless
Legendary funkmeister extraordinaire Sly Stone (pictured left), the former front man of the iconic ’60s/’70s group Sly and the Family Stone (pictured), has struck it rich, after…
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Shaquille O’Neal To Star In Workplace Sitcom
Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal is about to toss his hat into the sitcom arena. O’Neal is teaming up with TruTV to star in the…
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Chris Brown Announces ‘Between The Sheets’ Tour Pushed Back Due To Legal Drama
Chris Brown’s legal issues are starting to catch up with him. The “Autumn Breeze” singer announced on Instagram his ‘Between the Sheets’ tour, which also…
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‘R&B Divas: LA’ adds two new faces
  When R&B Divas: LA returns to TV One on February 11, viewers will notice two new faces added to the cast.  Joining Chanté Moore,…
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Fox may have an ‘X-Men’ series in the works
It looks like Fox may be eyeing an X-Men series to add to its primetime lineup.  According to Entertainment Weekly, the network is in very…
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Octavia Spencer on ‘Selma’ Oscar snub: “The film was not overlooked”
Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer doesn’t get the uproar many are feeling surrounding Selma director Ana DuVernay being overlooked for a Best Director Academy-Award nomination and David…
‘SNL’ breakout star Leslie Jones lands major role in all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ remake
Christina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Game

SPORTS

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Smith’s 3 lifts Virginia Tech over Pitt in OT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Adam Smith’s 3-pointer with four seconds left lifted Virginia Tech to a 70-67 overtime victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Smith…
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Column: Sherman provides some levity for this Super Bowl
PHOENIX (AP) – Richard Sherman didn’t draw the biggest crowd Tuesday at media day, despite doing his best to spice up Super Bowl week with…
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Why what’s missing in states’ youth concussion laws matters
PHOENIX (AP) — With a push from the NFL, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed youth concussion laws over the span of…
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Lynch at Media Day: ‘I’m here so I don’t get fined’
PHOENIX (AP) — Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch constantly repeated “I’m here so I don’t get fined” for five minutes before leaving the podium…
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Dwyane Wade slapped with $15K fine for flipping the bird to fans trashing Gabrielle Union
Dwyane Wade’s love for Gabrielle Union just cost the NBA-All Star a pretty penny. The Miami Heat shooting guard was slapped with a $15,000 fine by the…
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AP Explains: What makes the Super Bowl such a big deal
PHOENIX (AP) – The Super Bowl, at its most basic level, is a game that determines the NFL championship. It has become so much more…
Inside Conditions…Dissolution of morality
‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships

OPINION

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The Field Negro…”Fitting the description” at Yale
If you are a young Negro in America I can’t imagine a better place for you to be than in a library at an Ivy…
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Selma: White Savior Not Required
  The fierce and aligned, if not coordinated, campaign to smear the motion picture “Selma” by suggesting it inaccurately portrays the role of President Lyndon…
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“Selma:” It’s Not Just a Movie
There is something at work in both the appearance itself of Ana DuVernay’s “Selma” and in the controversy over her depiction of President Lyndon Baines…
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Hutchinson: The other Mr. Cub i remember
As a kid growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the 1950s, I loved baseball. But most Blacks then didn’t love the Chicago Cubs. There…
Take a page from gay rights activists
Blackonomics…A Million Reasons to Change

BUSINESS

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53 percent of Black wealth wiped out: foreclosure crisis erodes communities of color
Over the course of the last seven years African American wealth has been decimated as a result of the foreclosure crisis in the United States.…
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Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment
  PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game. Hundreds of…
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Once ubiquitous, parking garages fall to the wrecking ball
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – When they were built, parking garages were supposed to help save downtowns from being eclipsed by suburban developments. But decades…
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Rocsi Diaz heads to HLN as ‘The Daily Share’ anchor/correspondent
Rocsi Diaz is making her way back to television. The former BET 106 & Park and Entertainment Tonight host has now joined HLN’s The Daily…
Kim K’s T-Mobile Super Bowl ad just dropped, and it’s actually funny
Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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Obama offers condolences on death of Saudi King Abdullah
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama expressed condolences and offered sympathy Thursday to the people of Saudi Arabia upon the death of King Abdullah, an…
Britain and Commonwealth may suspend Guyana for breaching rules
Calls for a stronger Pan-African movement to deal with Boko Haram

LIFESTYLE

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KFC’s Fried Chicken hot dog may be most disgusting to hit fast food… or most amazing
What will KFC think of next? We thought the fast food chain’s sandwich with a fried chicken bun was enough, but KFC’s gone a step…
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FAB OR FUG: Kerry Washington’s Pretty In Printed Prabal Gurung [POLL]
It looks like Kerry Washington is feeling the textured look this awards season after she turned up at the Producers Guild Awards in a printed…
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Fit!Live!Win! 5-Minute ‘Deskercise’ Workout To Keep You In Shape While At Work [VIDEO]
Fitness writer, certified personal trainer and owner of LabFit GiGi, GiGi Nash joined Roland Martin Monday on “NewsOne Now” to share her 5-minute “Deskercise” routine that is…
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15 Black Models At Fashion Week You Should Know
With Fashion Month right around the corner, now is the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge of black models on the runway. Alongside…
How To Rock The Cape Trend & Be Almost As Cool As Janelle Monae
The 9 Films From Sundance 2015 We’re Most Excited About

GENERATION Y

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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…
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Gateway Medical Society closing the gap
Gateway Medical Society held its annual Journey to Medicine Promotion Ceremony at the Herberman Conference Center in Shadyside Hospital. Students and parents were joined by…
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Joe Biden to announce $25 million HBCU cybersecurity fund
Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, and White House Science Advisor John Holdren are set to appear at Norfolk State University in…
China-HBCU exchange program launched
Free ‘Selma’ viewing offered to NYC students

HEALTH

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Want a full body workout that’s fun? Try rowing & watch your pants size shrink
Looking for a fun, smart and safe workout that’s low impact, yet high intensity? Then I recommend you stop walking by those rowers at your local…
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Is there more to see in your family tree? Find out if glaucoma runs in your family
It may be easy to see that beauty is deeply rooted in your family tree. But some things that are passed down from generation to…
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All-day habits for a better night’s sleep
Think that your before-bed habits are the only thing affecting your quality of sleep? Guess again. Your habits all day long can have major implications…
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Sagging pants of today could hurry hip replacements of tomorrow
Some of the same activities and behaviors that can cause disease can cause health problems in your bones, joints and your neuromuscular system. “For every…
7 Tips On How To Perfect Your Push Up
Prayers Up: Cincinnati Bengals’ Devon Still gives sad update on daughter’s cancer fight

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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Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police say a Delaware drug suspect went out on a limb to transport a stash of cocaine, but he was busted…
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Theater legend Joel Grey reveals that he is gay
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey has publicly announced at age 82 that he is gay. The Oscar- and Tony-winning actor tells People magazine, “I…
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Rihanna’s reaction to “FourFiveSeconds” is the best thing on the Internet today
Last week, we reported that Kanye West had leaked a new song featuring Rihanna and Sir Paul McCartney during a visit to the iHeartMusic Media…
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Porn star Mia Khalifa calls Drake’s Instagram DM game ‘Cringeworthy’
Porn star Mia Khalifa recently made a huge reveal concerning what one can only imagine as Canadian rapper Drake. The Lebanese-born adult star has quickly…
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2 Chainz for mayor? Hey, it could really happen
Following a heated back-and-forth debate over marijuana legalization with Nancy Grace earlier this month, it looks like Atlanta emcee 2 Chainz may be gearing up to…
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A$AP Yams laid to rest in NYC, memorialized with an epic tweet
This past Sunday (January 25), A$AP Mob’s co-founder A$AP Yams was laid to rest with a memorial service in New York City. The ceremony took…
Best of BET Honors red carpet and backstage
Usher Drops Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker

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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