METRO NEWS

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DA drops homicide charges against 2 for lack of evidence
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped homicide and other charges against two suspects in a Christmas Eve shooting death due to “insufficiency of evidence at…
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$900,000 to STEAM in grants
Grants totaling nearly $900,000 from the Grable Foundation and the Fund for Excellence, have been awarded to bring STEAM programming to Pittsburgh Public Schools. STEAM…
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Metro Beat: Girl, 7, critical after being hit by Pittsburgh school van
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police were trying to determine whether a school van driver was speeding or using her cellphone when she struck a 7-year-old Pittsburgh…
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Federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs…
‘Turn your kids in’…Homewood March for Peace leads parents to urge radical new solutions
Mayes runs for District 7 Council seat

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NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week in Black History
Week of April 15-21 April 15 1899—Asa Phillip Randolph, organizer of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, was born in Crescent City, Fla. Randolph brought…
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Defense asks for new venue in police shooting of unarmed man
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for a former North Carolina police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed former college football player want his trial…
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Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states…
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White House names deputy social secretary to top job
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former hip-hop journalist who became a White House intern in her 30s was named on Thursday as the new White House…
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Chicago schools chief takes temporary leave amid probe
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett took an immediate leave of absence Friday amid a federal investigation over a $20.5 million no-bid…
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Stories of love, life, death in high court gay marriage case
WASHINGTON (AP) — An impending birth prompted Brittani Henry and Brittni Rogers to get married. Worries about what the future holds pushed them to join…
Chicago to pay $5.5 million in reparations to police torture victims
No Child Left Behind: Are standardized tests ruining primary education?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Another Drake & Beyoncé collaboration on the way
It looks like we could be getting a new Drake and Beyoncé collaboration on the Toronto rapper’s Views From The 6 album, which is scheduled to be…
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Musical chairs: Who would Shelton want in his ‘Voice’ seat?
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Musical chairs is a common game on “The Voice.” Pharrell is sitting in a seat originally owned by CeeLo Green and…
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‘12 Years A Slave’ writer John Ridley tapped for Marvel reboot
Both The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly report ABC and John Ridley are scheduled to team up on an upcoming reboot of a currently unnamed…
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Loni Love plays a mall cop with Paul Blart [exclusive video]
Comedic genius and our fave funny girl from “The Real,” Loni Love is starring in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 and the best part about…
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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ has gone gold
Despite what his label’s founder, CEO, and executive producer chalked up to a botched release, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly is now a gold…
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‘OITNB’ star Selenis Leyva: Expect major inmate transformations in Season 3
The award-winning series Orange Is The New Black has already been renewed for a fourth season, even though season 3 has yet to make its way to…
Mo’Nique explains taking $50K for her Oscar-winning ‘Precious’ role
‘RHOA’ star Demetria McKinney inks record deal with eOne music

SPORTS

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Voytik growing comfortable in new-look Pitt offense
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Chad Voytik is prepping for his second season as the starting quarterback at Pittsburgh, but in so many ways it seems like…
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African-American jockey breaks records, competition at Indiana Grand
During summers in Creston, S.C., Malcolm Franklin sharpened his jockey skills. While most kids his age talked about becoming doctors, lawyers and astronauts, Malcolm Franklin…
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NBA Players Association will investigate Thabo Sefolosha’s NYPD run-in
Details are still scarce regarding Thabo Sefolosha‘s arrest and injury, and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) has decided to look into the details of…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    Truth be told, there should be little or no conversation regarding Aaron Hernandez’s cold blooded murder.  Let us know when the trial starts, when…
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Warriors? Cavs? Spurs again? No clear NBA Finals favorite
Sweet-shooting Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have the best record, an unmatched home-court advantage, and the understanding that means nothing now. “We had…
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Manny Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s “reckless” jabs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. He really hopes…
Animation artist and Golden Gloves Champion refuses to get robbed
City, sponsors to have big screen for Penguins’ home games

OPINION

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#ConfirmLynchFast
What do an anti-trafficking bill with the Hyde Amendment to prevent federal dollars being spent on abortions and Loretta Lynch have to do with each…
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R.I.P. Walter Scott, I bear witness to your death
When the news of Walter Scott’s death surfaced, I waited a few days before I watched the entire video which shows South Carolina police officer…
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What a week in PPS
On Tuesday, April 6th, Acting Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera joined us at Pittsburgh Lincoln PreK-5 for the first of six STAR school celebrations.  STAR stands…
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Editorials from around Pa…Have a little compassion for drug addicts
ALL WORK AND LOW PAY Mention the phrase social-welfare programs to a conservative and he winces in pain. To him, these billions paid for health…
U.S. and U.N. failed Somalia
Just Sayin’…Farewell Bill Robinson…Kudos to Marita Garrett

BUSINESS

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KDKA names Mangino and Duffy new hosts of KDKA Afternoon News
PITTSBURGH –KDKA Radio evening talk show host Robert Mangino will team with CBS Radio Pittsburgh personality Shelley Duffy to host the new KDKA Afternoon News…
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Workers across America protest to raise minimum wage to $15
On Wednesday, protesters nationwide demanded $15 an hour minimum wage in a movement labeled with the hashtags #BlackWorkMatters and #FightFor15. Recent reports state that the…
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Jay Z’s TIDAL going through the waves with firing of CEO and 25 employees
It’s been barely a month since TIDAL has commenced and already Jay Z‘s new streaming service is already experiencing some major waves in its administration. The…
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URA funding supports neighborhood development
The Urban Redevelopment Authority has approved $2.1 million in loans for the 85-unit first phase of housing that is part of the massive Larimer rebuilding…
More bad news for Sony as WikiLeaks releases more than 30,000 documents
News outlets may have to pay $10,000 to play Walter Scott shooting video

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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‘The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life’ event
People during “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” Red Carpet event at the Rivers Club on April 4.              …
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Feeding the homeless: What it’s like to give back
I decided to join my Momentum family (life transformation program) on a Saturday morning to make bag lunches and pass them out to people who…
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FAB FINDS: 20 fruit print pieces you need in your Spring wardrobe
Spring fashion is more adorable than ever thanks to the newest trend of the season: fruit prints. Designers are taking inspiration from fruits like watermelons,…
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20 Fruit Print Pieces You Need In Your Spring Wardrobe
Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Pantry essentials for nutritious homemade meals

GENERATION Y

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Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Unity Baptist Church in Braddock hosted a Talent Show/Silent Auction as part of its pre-anniversary celebration. All were welcomed to display their Christ given talents.
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Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry
Higher Achievement, a non-profit academic program that works with middle school students in Homewood and the Hill District, presented its third annual Literary Love Poetry…
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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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Minnesota teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools, NJ teen accepted to 7
Earlier this week we heard about Harold Ekeh, the New York teenager accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. Now, Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in…
Michigan teen earns 3 college degrees in high school
First lady: Secret Service agents taught Malia how to drive

HEALTH

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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…
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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…
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CHIC EATS: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl [RECIPE]
Lunch On Fleek: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl Why go to Chipotle when you can make your own healthy rice bowl! Well balanced and delicious! MUST…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Diabetes ­management
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…
African Americans have 50 percent higher risk of developing diabetes
Don’t let vision get blindsided by diabetes

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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Johns Hopkins sued for $1 billion for STD experiments on people of color
Johns Hopkins University and the Rockefeller Foundation are the objects of a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit resulting from its alleged role in the deliberate infection of…

FEATURES

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5 Things You Should Never Give Up For Your Man
Love and relationships require a ton of sacrifice. We all know this. It’s all fun and games in the beginning and during your honeymoon phase.…

VIEWPOINT

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

PEOPLE

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Kim Kardashian including leaked ‘Fappening’ nudes in book
During the September 2014 iCloud hack that released dozens of unauthorized, nude pictures of celebrities, for public consumption, Kim Kardashian was one of the stars…
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Trina’s interview with Nardwuar is piece of Internet gold
Vancouver interviewer and musician Nardwuar’s interviews have amassed millions of YouTube views off the strength of their surprisingly thorough research and quirky interactions. Miami native…
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Kanye served papers while holding North West
Kanye West had the worst homecoming ever when he and his family got off the plane in Los Angeles. After a week catching up on…
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Meek Mill talks Nicki Minaj and solitary confinement with ‘XXL’
From his latest tour a whirlwind courtship with Nicki Minaj, there has been no shortage of Meek Mill headlines since the Philadelphia-bred rapper was released…
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Suge Knight hospitalized after being ordered to stand trial for murder
Rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was hospitalized Thursday after a judge ordered him to stand trial in a fatal hit-and-run case that injured another man…
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Chris Brown snaps adorable picture with his daughter [photo]
Chris Brown has just shared one of the most adorable daddy-daughter pics we’ve seen this year! Now that the world know he’s got a daughter,…
Keke Palmer addresses Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s shade [video]
Meek Mill gushes over Nicki Minaj: ‘That’s my baby right there’

Education

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Michigan teen earns 3 college degrees in high school
We love Black excellence. 19-year-old Jasmine Cofield graduated from high school last year with three college degrees. Say what?! While most of us are struggling…

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