METRO NEWS

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Homewood-Brushton YWCA a safe place for East End teen girls
On Dec. 1, a young woman was shot in the arm as she sat with a male friend on Manning Street in Lincoln-Lemington. Her friend…
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NOBLE hosts its awards/scholarship luncheon
The Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives hosted its William H. Moore Awards and Scholarship Luncheon at the River’s Casino,…
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Hill students heading to Ireland
When the Hill House named their school Passport Academy Charter School, no one thought that this would come to ring true, but three of its…
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Die-In calls attention to health disparities
Taking a page from those protesting the lack of charges filed against officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City who killed young Black men…
Make-A-Wish helps child live like a princess
Police looking for missing South Side man

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NATIONAL NEWS

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American Civil Liberties Union Sues Ferguson School District Because There’s Not Enough Blacks On The Board
  On Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the Ferguson-Florissant School District for undermining the Black vote for school elections. As stated…
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Bill O’Reilly Thinks Black People Should Wear ‘Don’t Get Pregnant At 14′ T-Shirts & We’re Like That’s Not How This Works
Bill O’Reilly welcomed Martin Luther King, III on his show for the most hateful segment in the history of his show. Always known to be…
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Renewed U.S.-Cuban Relations Could Mean Extradition For Assata Shakur
As the United States and Cuba ready themselves to patch their decades-long severed diplomatic relations, alleged cop killer and political prisoner Assata Shakur could be extradited back…
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Lawmaker calls for investigation of St. Louis prosecutor
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, saying he “manipulated” the grand jury…
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Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor’s show
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio show. But this call…
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Trayvon Martin’s brother graduates from college
  Amid the senseless tragedy that was the Trayvon Martin killing at the hands of George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., a bright beam of goodness steaks…
North Korea responsible for Sony email leaks, FBI says
Chicago Mayor Unveils ‘Road Map’ To Combat Violence
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Elijah Blake Wrote Your Favorite Artist’s Best Song & Now He’s Ready For The Spotlight
This may be your first introduction to singer/songwriter Elijah Blake but he has been quietly writing behind the scenes for your favorite artists for years. He…
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Azealia Banks Drags Iggy Azalea & We’re Like, Well… She’s Got A Point
Yesterday, Azealia Banks appeared on Hot 97 and discussed everything from her sexuality to her public beefs with Iggy Azalea and T.I. Before this interview, all we…
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Eric Garner’s Daughter Defends Al Sharpton Against D.C. March Critics
Eric Garner’s daughter has responded to criticism that Rev. Al Sharpton’s recent Washington march excluded young activists. Emerald Garner (pictured center), who co-chaired Sharpton’s “Justice For…
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5 Reasons To Be Excited About “Selma”
Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will finally have a shiny theatrical biopic to call his own come Christmas day with the release of Selma. Written and…
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Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Says Quvenzhané Wallis ‘Nailed’ Her Role In ‘Annie’ [EXCLUSIVE]
“The sun will come out tomorrow, bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow…they’ll be sun.” There are tons of factors that make “Annie” such an American…
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AM BUZZ: AJ & Free Return To ‘106 & Park'; Nicki’s Ex Suicidal?; & More
AJ & Free Reunite On Last Episode Of “106 & Park” Tonight is the last hurrah for BET’s top 10 countdown “106 & Park,” before…
Whoopi Goldberg And Rosie O’Donnell Engage In On-Air Screamfest Over Racism
Fashion Watch on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters

SPORTS

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At The Finish Line..Where Only the Truth Matters
Special Edition for all you futuristic on-liners #10 – Over 300 fantastic big time City League folks filled the room. Had a blast. Ate and…
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Thaw in US-Cuba relations warms up MLB
If one ripple from the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations means baseball prospects get off the island and into the major leagues without payoffs to smugglers…
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39 bowl games and a reason to watch every one
Over the next three weeks, 38 bowl games and a national championship game will be played from Boise to the Bahamas and various points in…
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Parity abounds among women’s hoops elite
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley is sure of two things this season — there’s more parity than ever at the top…
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NCAA executive backs athlete image compensation
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Oliver Luck isn’t changing his position about paying college athletes for the use of their names, images or likenesses. The NCAA’s new…
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‘Hands Up’ players to attend Ferguson Christmas party
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams are following through on plans to aid residents in nearby Ferguson. The five players who did the…
The Black Athlete…Giving athletes guidance and a helping hand
Steelers surging into home stretch of season

OPINION

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After we marched: Distractions, distortions and bold-faced lies
A week ago, the NAN offices were busy with activity.  We were planning for the Justice For All March that took place on December 13. …
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Was ‘Jackie’ raped at the University Of Virginia?
Rolling Stone did a story on a University of Virginia student, “Jackie,” who says she was brutally gang-raped at Phi Kappa Psi frat party two…
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To Be Equal…Our 10-point plan for police accountability
(NNPA)—“…a country’s conscience sometimes has to be triggered by some inconvenience, because I think a lot of people who saw the Eric Garner video are…
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Neutering Democracy in Michigan
You may not have heard about this. Earlier this month, a piece of legislation was introduced in the Michigan state legislature that is aimed at killing…
To Tell The Truth…Go tell it on the mountain
An open letter to Black elected officials

BUSINESS

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Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC ‘Nightline’ anchor
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of “Nightline.” Pitts, the network’s chief national…
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Gift Guide: Home products come with connectivity
NEW YORK (AP) — Do you really need an app to tell you to brush and floss? It seems every household appliance is getting some…
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WealthyU: Year end money moves to help you keep cash in your pocket
America’s wealth coach, Deborah Owens stopped by “NewsOne Now” to share some of her year end money moves which are designed to help you save…
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Your info has been hacked. Now what do you do?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three…
Don’t let predatory lending loans spoil holidays
Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

INTERNATIONAL

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift…
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UN Torture Committee calls on U.S. to investigate police brutality
The United Nations Committee Against Torture recently released its findings calling on the United States government to completely investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings…
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching…
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Indian gays, lesbians march for their rights
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Nov. 30 to demand an end to discrimination against…
‘Bad Hair’ Is A New Documentary Exploring Race In Venezuela
South African woman named Miss World 2014

LIFESTYLE

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Editor’s Pick: Why I Love Elizabeth Arden’s Moisturizing Lipstick [VIDEO]
My lipstick collection is a reflection of a long time obsession with beauty that I’m not ashamed to admit to you beauties. I was that teenager who stashed/stole…
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Fashion Watch on the Ugly Christmas Sweaters
On Wednesday we had an “ugly Christmas sweater” contest at work. I don’t think there is anything ugly in my wardrobe but I put on…
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Celebrating 25 years of pastoral service
On Nov. 16, individuals came from the Buckeye State of Ohio, the Blue Grass State of Kentucky and the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., all to…
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Carrone Cares hosts Thanksgiving dinner
  Carrone Cares of Carrone Baptist Church, located at 7119 Frankstown Ave., in Homewood, hosted a free Thanksgiving Dinner for all on Nov. 22.
Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
Pgh in spotlight at COGIC Holy Convocation

GENERATION Y

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Q&A: Why campus rape victims usually don’t report
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into…
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College Student Lands In Jail For Not Having State Driver’s License
Ariel Delegol (pictured) is a junior at Clark Atlanta College who has never seen the inside of a jail—until recently. The young lady was stopped for…
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Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
Ferguson protest leader Brittany Ferrell remembers the first time she saw Alexis Templeton step out of the car at the Ferguson Police Department in mid-August.…
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Fraternity suspended over ‘Beyonce’ holiday card
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly White group posing with…
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
Mychal Bell of ‘Jena 6′ graduates from Southern University

HEALTH

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SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season
My favorite holiday flavor will be taking on a fresh new twist this year! I love this seasonal flavor and you will too because not…
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I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle: How To Jazz Up Your Fitness Fashion With Holiday Cheer
  Looking for some fit gear that can do double duty this holiday season? Well I found the perfect look that can go from a…
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Should I Go Raw Or Nah? 10 Things To Know Before You Stop Cooking Your Food
Praised as the most nutrient-rich diet for humans, rawism or raw foodism is a lifestyle many seem to be adopting nowadays. Unprocessed foods and uncooked…
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World AIDS Day: Dear Women Of Color, Know Your Status & Protect Yourself
AIDS and HIV are not the immediate death sentences they once were. But of course, that’s no excuse for us to stay lax on practicing…
Open enrollment centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
AAWSB addresses breast cancer

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Prison Noir’
Three-and-a-half steps. Visualize it: that’s how big your home is. Back against the wall, three-and-a-half steps until you can’t go anymore. Arms straight out at…
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Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
  You can’t. Doesn’t it make you mad to hear those words?  Of course you can—maybe just not now. Someday, you can drive a car,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’
You can’t imagine being at your job much longer. The funny thing is, it was once your dream job. You couldn’t wait to get to…
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The ‘Hair Commandments’ book signing
A book signing for “The Hair Commandments” by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and C. Nathaniel Brown was held at A Hair Boutique, 5510 Centre Ave.
Shashana Page releases sequel novel – “Grace”
Cover To Cover…‘A Light Shines in Harlem’

EDITORS PICK

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The Courier’s Crusade…With crime coverage, paper ‘challenging community’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of…

FEATURES

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they are more and more reflecting the true hues of American society.…
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Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
When a new restaurant opens I want to be one of the first ones in the door. Especially if the restaurant is a part of…

VIEWPOINT

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Bill Cosby’s understudy, Charles Barkley has arrived

PEOPLE

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Rosario Dawson Talks “Top Five” And The Dark Side Of Journalism [VIDEO]
Rosario Dawson sat down with Roland Martin to talk about her role as a journalist in the Chris Rock semi-autobiographical comedy, “Top Five.” She joked…
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Nicki Minaj Finds Peace After A Difficult Year, Reveals Thoughts On Starting A Family
Nicki Minaj, who recently released her latest album, The Pinkprint, says she’s happy right now, but this year was not an easy one for the rapper. “I’m…
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Kandi Burruss and Atlanta Dream Give Gifts at Children’s Hospital of Atlanta
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss and the Atlanta Dream collaborated in a CHOA Holiday Party to provide food, presents, activities and cheer for patients and…
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Bobby Shmurda Pleads Not Guilty to Drug and Gun Charges, Held on $2 Million Bail
Bobby Shmurda‘s 2014 went from viral hit of the summer to a defendant against a serious accusation. The rapper, born Ackquille Pollard, was arrested at…
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Evan Ross and Ashlee Simpson Expecting!
  Diana Ross is about to become a big mama once again! E! Online is reporting Evan Ross and his new bride Ashlee Simpson are…
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Rick Ross Attends Girlfriend Ming Lee’s Christmas Party in Atlanta
Ming Lee is living a Maybach lifestyle. Literally. Lee, the self-made success and owner of SNOB Life beauty salon in downtown Atlanta, invited her Maybach…
Nicki Minaj Finally Opens Up About Her Relationship With SB + More Things We Learned About The Barb This Week
Mike Tyson Talks Maturity And Sobriety With Earl Sweatshirt During Interview

Education

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Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a…
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Top 10 scholarships for Black and minority students for 2015
  Nationwide — 2015 is expected to be a great year for students because a record-number of foundations and organizations are planning to give away…

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