METRO NEWS

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CORE urges Blacks to register as organ donors
For approximately three years, Moses Hart has been waiting for an important call and the day he can hear, “We have a heart for you.”…
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What it’s like to be a Black female cop in the era of #BlackLivesMatter
With a rising tide of tension surging between police officers and the Black community, the #BlackLivesMatter protests and the unfortunate series of events surrounding it…
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Jury awards woman more than $13M in employment bias case
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal court jury has awarded a southwestern Pennsylvania woman more than $13 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit, though her former…
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Shots fired, 2 hurt as party turns violent at W. Pa. mall
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say shots were fired and two people were hurt at a party involving hundreds of college students at a Pittsburgh-area…
Best school districts for your buck in Pennsylvania
Samuel vies for North Side District Justice

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NATIONAL NEWS

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News Roundup: President Obama’s approval rating rises, Gregory Pardlo wins Pulitzer…and more
President Barack Obama will be leaving office on a high note. According to a new CNN/ORC poll, his approval rating has increased amongst Americans. For…
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Michigan man helps raise over $100K for 70-year-old Uber driver battling terminal cancer [video]
70-year-old Ken Wayne Broskey is a terminally ill Uber driver who took the job to pay off the house he shares with his daughter and…
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Freddie Gray died of spinal injury sustained after arrest, 6 Baltimore cops suspended
Family releases a photo of #FreddieGray, who died Sunday, a week after his arrest. http://t.co/uyzuVYarVDpic.twitter.com/cdEVSBkWzc — Sean Welsh (@SeanJWelsh) April 20, 2015 Authorities in Baltimore…
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Gov. Deal to sign controversial Opportunity School District bill
Gov. Nathan Deal will sign legislation that would implement the Opportunity School District (OSD) on Tuesday, April 21, at 2 p.m. This law lays out…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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My body aches, my toes are bruised, but still we march…
My body is aching, my toes are purple-bruised, and my spirit is uplifted. My determination is renewed by the courageous young people leading us in…
Advocates hope Obama’s clemencies will pave way for other releases
Knife charge for man dead after Baltimore police encounter
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Cissy Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown has not improved, has ‘irreversible brain damage’
Despite Bobby Brown’s weekend announcement that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was awake following a months-long hospitalization, Brown’s grandmother said the 22-year-old has “irreversible brain damage.” Refuting…
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AM BUZZ: Cissy Houston says Bobbi Kristina unresponsive; Kelly Rowland lands new show & more
Cissy Houston Says Bobbi Kristina Off Life Support But Unresponsive Contrary to Bobby Brown‘s recent statement on his daughter Bobbi Kristina, Cissy Houston claims Bobbi Kristina remains…
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‘LHHATL’ RECAP: Kirk’s still cheating; Stevie’s slinging sleazy sauce & Nikko wants his cut
Not since the season finale of “Empire” have we been this excited to rush home after a long a** day at work and watch other…
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LHHATL Season 4 premiere recap – 4/20 edition
If you’re a first time visitor to the wonderful world of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta debauchery, don’t worry, we’re about to bring you fully…
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Military Dad Deployed For A Year Gives Son The Best Yearbook Photobomb Surprise Ever
A solider gave his 8-year-old son a yearbook photo to remember when he surprised him in the most adorable way possible. Army Corporal James Bass surprised his…
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Read These Facts From Marijuana Legal States Before You Celebrate 4/20
The stoner holiday – April 20 – is here and more and more states are taking the steps to make marijuana legal. In past years, its…
Basses discuss being Black opera singers
How Killer Mike became rap’s most influential political leader

SPORTS

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F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture
Fellas, chill. It’s just a game, right? Losing stinks. We totally get it. Athletes and coaches have been angry about coming up on the short…
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Pirates fan struck in the head by foul ball, brings game to halt
Tonight’s Cubs vs. Pirates game was delayed for 23 minutes after a woman was struck in the head by a foul ball. The woman was getting…
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Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new…
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Inside Conditions…The “X” Factor
The dictionary.cambridge.org defines the ”X” factor as: “a quality that you cannot describe that makes someone very special.”  During this era of professional sports where…
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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race
BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke…
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Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with their…
Crosby, Penguins get even with 4-3 win over Rangers
Jo Jo White enters Basketball Hall of Fame

OPINION

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Guest Editorials: Welfare dos, don’ts
The Hutchinson News, April 17 Welfare dos, don’ts: Amid all the chatter about what activities Kansas’ new welfare reform law prohibits – liquor, swimming pools…
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Holding the Loretta Lynch nomination hostage
It is ironic that April is Fair Housing Month and the U.S. Senate has yet to schedule a vote on the nomination of the first…
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My body aches, my toes are bruised, but still we march…
My body is aching, my toes are purple-bruised, and my spirit is uplifted. My determination is renewed by the courageous young people leading us in…
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Michael Eric Dyson’s bromance with Cornel West is over
After perceived slights and political missteps by Barack Obama, scholar Cornel West has led an intractable one-man war against the president that has been punctuated…
Field Negro: Sorry is the easiest word to say
To Be Equal…The State of Black America Part 3: Justice

BUSINESS

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Atlanta’s legendary ‘Ghetto Burger’ creator Anne Price has died
After years of hearing about the delicious and humongous “ghetto burgers that Ann Price created that garner national attention, a few coworkers and I decided…
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Pittsburgh’s bike sharing system to launch next month
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Bike Share officials say the system will launch next month with 500 bicycles at 50 locations. Bike Share Executive Director David…
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The Informer celebrates store opening at Dulles Airport
  More than 100 people, including several curious travelers, gathered Thursday near a baggage claim area at Dulles International Airport in Virginia for the official…
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Behind The Wheel…Lexus’ audacious sport coupe
The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.…
Jury awards woman more than $13M in employment bias case
Beyond the Rhetoric…The ‘show me’ state is finally showing the way in business

INTERNATIONAL

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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack

LIFESTYLE

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Get your favorite blogger’s style on a budget [video]
In need of some Spring outfit inspiration? Look no further than our roundup of fashion bloggers slaying the street style scene. In looks that range…
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Lala rocks the perfect spring uniform for every occasion
Lala knows the importance of finding a silhouette that works for you and sticking with it. If there’s one style that reigns for Spring and…
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Bon Ami Temple #49 celebrates community leaders
For the officers and members of Bon Ami #49 honoring those who do hard work in the community, small business and Elkdom is an annual…
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Owl’s brew helps turn your tea time to happy hour
Everyone knows I am part time Fit Girl part time Party Girl! I’m always looking for light ways to sip after I tricep dip, so…
7-year-old girl wins $16K for comic book about super afro puff!
‘The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life’ event

GENERATION Y

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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry

HEALTH

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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites…
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Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Family Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine, joined Roland Martin Friday…
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Combatting the ADHD wars against Black Boys [video]
Why are we medicating so many of our young African-American males for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Recent studies show that there’s a 70 percent increase…
Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
CHIC EATS: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl [RECIPE]

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
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“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Reach’
  Where do you go from here? You’ve been looking at your life and everything around you, and that’s the question you’ve been asking: what…
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Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amber Tamblyn writes about dead Hollywood actresses in her new book of poems. But “Dark Sparkler” is more than that.…
Toni Morrison talks new book & diversity In literature In New York Times Magazine
Mindy Kaling’s brother claims he got accepted to med school by passing as Black

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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What celebrity makeup artist Tatiana Ward learned from Nicki Minaj [video]
Celebrity makeup artist, Tatiana Ward (aka Beat Face Honey) became a YouTube sensation after her story went viral two years ago after getting a life-changing…
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Damon Dash loses custody battle to Rachel Roy
Damon Dash no longer has to worry about taking care of his girls with Rachel Roy because he just lost custody of them. Dame has…
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9 fights #NoFilter needs to see on ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’
” ]   The Urban Daily is back with another wild episode of #NoFilter! In addition to the nine bouts we’d love to see on…
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Did Drake confirm Nicki Minaj engagement rumors? [video]
Drake might have confirmed rumors of Nicki Minaj’s engagement to Meek Mill in front of countless music lovers. Nicki snuck up on stage during Drizzy’s…
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Cissy Houston gives update on Bobbi Kristina’s condition
Finally, there’s a bit of good news coming from the Brown/Houston family. After being in a coma since Jan. 31,  Cissy Houston says her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is…
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Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey will “always be the love of my life”
Nick Cannon has the word “Romantic” tattooed on his arm, and he apparently lives by that idealized belief inked on him. In a preview of…
Two Migos members arrested on cocaine and gun possession charges
Tasha Smith’s estranged husband cheated, stole her money

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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