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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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Parents concerned after 2 guns found at Propel Braddock Hills High School
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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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,…
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Supporters of fired fire chief pack Georgia state capital
Supporters of ousted Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran packed Georgia’s Capitol Rotunda to protest what they consider unjust persecution he has suffered for expressing his…
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Report: Black Workers with advanced degrees make nearly the same as White Workers with B.A.s
According to a new study released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is a disparity in the amount of money that African-American workers with…
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Home Depot employee kills supervisor, turns gun on self In N.Y.C.
Disturbed Home Depot employee Calvin Esdaile Jr. (pictured above) fatally shot his supervisor before turning the gun on himself Sunday afternoon, the New York Daily…
Cops held NYTimes journalist Charles Blow’s son at gunpoint on Yale campus
Delta cancels 600 flights; airlines combined cancel 2500 nationwide
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‘SNL’ breakout star Leslie Jones lands major role in all-female ‘Ghostbusters’ remake
Looks like the rumors that an all-female remake of the 1980s blockbuster, Ghostbusters, is on its way to theaters.  Among the notables cast in the…
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Christina Aguilera to perform ahead of NBA All-Star Game
NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande isn’t the only big-voiced singer performing at the NBA All-Star Game: Christina Aguilera has been added to the lineup.…
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Jennifer Lopez: ‘The artist in me wants more freedom’
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez turns heads with her wardrobe choices, from the green Versace gown she wore to the 2000 Golden Globe Awards…
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Alexandra Shipp tapped to play Storm in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ & we’re concerned
Some huge casting has been announced for X-Men Apocalypse, and the news has tinged excitement for the film with a little caution. Director Bryan singer…
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The amazing way J. Cole is using his childhood home
One of the most endearing aspects of J. Cole’s 2014 Forest Hills Drive release was the rapper’s willingness to both literally and figuratively invite fans into his childhood home.…
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Eve and Jill Scott say what they really think about Iggy Azalea’s cultural appropriation
Iggy Azalea has been under a lot of criticism from those who question her authenticity. The Australian rapper was under even more scrutiny during a recent…
Ava DuVernay and David Oyelowo team up for third time on Hurricane Katrina film
Here’s Why You Should Believe The Rumors About Drake’s New Mixtape


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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…
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Inside Conditions…Dissolution of morality
“You mad bro?” That was the post game question posed to New England Patriots QB Tom Brady by Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman after the…
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‘Mean Girls’ it’s not but some players scoff at friendships
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — In their latest public display of friendship, Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki posted a photo of getting their nails done before…
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Andre Ward eager for ring return after long break
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andre Ward wrote out his retirement speech a few times in the last two years. With his usual fastidious style, the…
Eastern Michigan basketball player and fellow student killed
A look at wide world of cheating across sports


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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…
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Take a page from gay rights activists
When it comes to the issue of gay rights in America, sometimes you can see the tide of a movement change in front of you.…
Blackonomics…A Million Reasons to Change
Time to address income inequality


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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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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…
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Kim K’s T-Mobile Super Bowl ad just dropped, and it’s actually funny
If you’ve ever seen Keeping Up with the Kardashians, you’d know Kim Kardashian isn’t the “fun” one. She barely even smiles. Her siblings often call her boring,…
Poor communities lose billions to predatory lenders
CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency


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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


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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


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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


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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

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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”


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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…


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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.…


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Is Obama trying to kill Black colleges, Part II


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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…
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Best of BET Honors red carpet and backstage
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were the star guests at the 2015 “BET Honors” Saturday night. But there were other celebs who lit up the red…
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Usher Drops Restraining Order Against Alleged Stalker
R&B singer Usher has gotten a case against a woman who has stalked him in the past dismissed. In Decemeber, Usher headed to court to…
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’12 Years A Slave’ Actor Refers To Black Actors As ‘Colored’ & We’re Like Are We Still Using That Word?
Hollywood heavyweight Benedict Cumberbatch quickly learned how to get schooled by the Internet when he accidentally referred to Black actors, as not “Black” or “or…
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Taraji P. Henson Plays Charades with Jimmy Fallon
Empire star Taraji P. Henson stopped by The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Friday night for a game of charades, proving once again why she…
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New Couple Alert: Is Keke Palmer Dating August Alsina?
Are Keke Palmer and August Alsina embarking on a new romance together? Rumors are starting to run rampant about the two after Keke posted a picture…
Chris Brown A Victim Of ID Theft!
Dennis Rodman: I Don’t Think N. Korea Is Behind Sony Hack


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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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