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5 Cal U football players charged in assault
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) — Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they…
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Aurora Reading Club is one dozen decades strong
On Oct. 11, at the University Club in Oakland, dozens celebrated 120 years of The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh with a beautiful luncheon. The…
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Rising African-American leaders honored at Sankofa Homecoming 2014
You don’t have to be old to be successful. That is the message that Steve Jones, president of the African American Alumni says the Sankofa…
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Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate…
AWC sale overcomes final hurdle
WCandS works to assist men with abusive behavior

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Report: Strict Texas ID law is stopping citizens from voting
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was right when she predicted earlier this month that a strict Texas voter ID law would prevent Americans…
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Georgia Voting Rights Discord Persists in Wake of Critical Midterm Election
The year 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and yet in Georgia, the suspicion of voter suppression lingers…
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NYC hatchet attack called terrorism, but why?
NEW YORK (AP) – What police have labeled the latest act of terror in New York City didn’t involve an international conspiracy, a high-profile target…
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Constance Harper’s legacy of service to community and for Call & Post Newspaper remembered
(NNPA)–The New Pittsburgh Courier and African American publishing community was saddened to lose a valued colleague this week with the death of Constance (Connie) Harper,…
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Halloween ‘lynching’ display ordered removed from home on Army base
At first there was the offensive Ray Rice costume this Halloween season, now someone has hung a Black family in effigy outside of his or her…
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This Week In Black History
For the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4 October 29 1929—The Stock Market collapses ushering in the Great Depression bringing about Black unemployment rates ranging from…
Kansas candidate criticized for Black fathers post
Investigator blames child’s death on violent ‘Black culture’
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Peter Thomas Slams ‘Hip Hollywood’ Blog for Saying He was Arrested
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Peter Thomas takes a bat to the sensibilities of HipHollywood.com for reporting that he was arrested in connection with the…
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Antoine Dodson Will Fight ‘Bed Intruder’ On Pay-Per-View, Intruder Tells His Side Of Story
Wow, can you believe it’s been four whole years since Antoine Dodson let the news know that there was an intruder coming up in Lincoln…
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Fashion Watch on: The cost of a fake bootie
If you go to ask a doctor you can find out anything. It seems like a large posterior has become a fashion statement but a…
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Son to Usher: Dad, you’re not a great singer
NEW YORK (AP) — One of Usher’s sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: “You’re not a…
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‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’ Has Two New Cast Members
“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” executive producer Mona Scott-Young sliced off the fat of her popular reality TV series. Benzino, 50, the owner of “Hip Hop…
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‘The View’ now under ABC News as further revamping
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s daytime chat show “The View,” which has failed to catch fire following an overhaul this fall, is switching to the…
MUSIC ROUNDUP: Dawn Richard drops post-Danity Kane video; K.Michelle announces new album & more
Johnny Mathis releases box set of hidden musical gems

SPORTS

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Emmitt Smith to NFL: Don’t devalue running backs
The man who brought as much value to the position as anyone in football history, Smith is the career rushing leader with 18,355 yards. DeMarco…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    I don’t know about you, but I’m drinking the kool-aid.  I’m back on the horse.  I’ve circled the wagons.  When the going gets tuff…
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Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll
The story seems to be the same every season at Kentucky: Lose star players to the NBA, replace them with another group of one-and-doners, compete…
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Mike Tyson Admits To Being Sexually Abused By Stranger
Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson (pictured) revealed during a radio interview on Wednesday that he was sexually abused by a stranger when…
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Duke picked as ACC preseason favorite ; Pitt 6th
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils…
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Mercedes, Hamilton charging into US Grand Prix
  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in…
Rumble in the Jungle so epic it needed a name
Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…Another positive Black voice diminished
Over the years a number of local, positive Black voices have been silenced, usually because of age, sickness or death. Allow me to list some…
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Voter ID laws: Democracy turned upside down
(NNPA)—The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era…
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Blacks, not Hispanics key to election victories
(NNPA)—Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…The EPA is again a diversion
 The Environmental Protection Agency was once a small operation working out of the Department of Interior.  President Richard Nixon elevated it to a single agency…
Controversy…”In” Double Jeopardy
Democrats defy logic

BUSINESS

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NFL Black viewer ratings still getting sacked by ‘Scandal’ and ‘Get Away With Murder’
  Black TV Ratings for Week of October 20 – 26 It’s five weeks and still counting as ABC’s “Scandal” fans (known as gladiators) over-run…
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‘Woke Up Black’ Filmmaker Seeking Young Subjects For Continuation
Producer/director Mary F. Morten is currently working on a continuation of her previous documentary film, “Woke Up Black,” which his aptly titled “Woke Up Black. Again,”…
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes…
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4 secrets for breaking the seven figure ceiling
Can both recent reports on the economic muscle of Black women in the United States be correct? On the one hand, businesses owned by women…
Black Girls Code looks to get youth involved In tech
MACY’s is model of fairness

INTERNATIONAL

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Malala Influences a Generation
(NNPA)–Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education. She…
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing…
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Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an…
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Ebola: Africa’s image takes a hit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia,…
Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire

LIFESTYLE

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Aurora Reading Club is one dozen decades strong
On Oct. 11, at the University Club in Oakland, dozens celebrated 120 years of The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh with a beautiful luncheon. The…
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Fashion Watch on: The cost of a fake bootie
If you go to ask a doctor you can find out anything. It seems like a large posterior has become a fashion statement but a…
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Lifestyles Report…Reading is fun
I recently saw the movie “Gone Girl” and immediately went out and bought the book. Just so you know, the book is just as good…
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FAB FINDS: 21 Of The Chicest Sweatshirts You Have To Buy This Season
It’s not uncommon to see a sweatshirt paired with a tulle skirt or a statement necklace. Sweatshirts are no longer reserved for yard work or…
Senior pastor Kelly’s installation makes history
An Evening of Inspiration with the Loyal Ladies

GENERATION Y

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Malala Influences a Generation
(NNPA)–Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education. She…
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Will new PLUS loan regulations be enough to get HBCU students back in class?
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for the PLUS Loan program used by parents and college students, but some say the changes are not enough…
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Holocaust Center announces 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition kick off
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announces the kick-off of the 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition. The Competition is…
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Racist vandals strike at UMass dorms
Investigators at the University of Massachusetts are searching for vandals who recently scrawled hate messages on the walls of dorm buildings, according to the Daily…
Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest

HEALTH

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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.…
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New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation…
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ALLEGHENY COUNTY ­COMMUNITY RESOURCES
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 Online chat: http://www.Loveisrespect.org The National Domestic Violence ­Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 Offers crisis intervention about domestic violence and nationwide referrals for…
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#RedefiningHERstory: Domestic violence activist Sil Lai Abrams kicks off National College Tour
Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sil Lai Abrams (pictured above), renowned domestic violence activist and founder and CEO of Truth In Reality, Inc.,…
Boris Kodjoe reveals how Spina Bifida affects his daughter Sophie [EXCLUSIVE]
Pittsburgh engages men, boys to prevent IPV

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘What I know for sure’
  That’s what your father used to say were the only things in life that you could count on. Neither one was escapable; both were…
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The top cities for readers of African American Literature
  AALBC.com assessed the relative strengths of almost 300 American cities to determine which ones are best able to provide environments that are supportive of,…
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‘Kids Who are Changing the World’
This year, your teachers say you’ve changed a lot. You’ve grown a couple of inches, which is the first thing they noticed. They say you’re…
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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable

EDITORS PICK

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Courier named Pennsylvania Newspaper of the Year, wins 9 awards
America’s best weekly is once again the state’s best weekly as well. As announced late last week by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the New…

FEATURES

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Are you a victim of Intimate Partner Violence?
Intimate partner violence (IPV)—maybe a loved one experienced it. Your best friend. Your neighbor. Maybe you’ve lived with it. According to this distressing statistic, we’re…
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College player with brain tumor ready to play
CINCINNATI (AP) — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it’s only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women’s basketball players at Division III Mount St.…

VIEWPOINT

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Jesse Jackson makes a difference

PEOPLE

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Geneva Thomas suing Melyssa Ford for $25 million
We thought the fight between Geneva Thomas and Melyssa Ford was beyond ridiculous when news first broke that the “Blood, Sweat & Heels” costars had…
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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Cast, Minus Nene, Vacations in Philippines
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast and crew packed it up for the Far East confines of The Philippines, minus NeNe Leakes, who had a serious…
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Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested In robbery case, face serious prison time
Hip-Hop heavyweight Marion “Suge” Knight, co-founder of the notorious Death Row Records, and comedian Katt Williams were arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing a paparazzi’s camera last month…
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Actress Barbara Bowman details years of alleged rape by Bill Cosby
  Iconic comedian Bill Cosby has always been known to bring tears of joy to those who’ve witnessed his genius abilities. But after a recent…
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PRESS PLAY: Nicki Minaj denies sleeping with Lil Wayne or Drake on new song ‘Only’
Nicki Minaj released her highly anticipated new single “Only,” that she teased earlier this week on Instagram, and it’s a far cry from her poppy…
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Kanye West doesn’t even live with Kim Kardashian; rarely sees her
The Kim Kardashian-Kanye West marriage is a public relations hoax, Kris Jenner’s new boy toy strongly insinuated in an exclusive interview with SandraRose.com. Kanye West rarely, if…
Keyshia Cole twerks on a piano for Birdman & We’re like get off
Oh My! The Game is dating an 18-Year-old girl… Too young? [VOTE]

Education

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Will new PLUS loan regulations be enough to get HBCU students back in class?
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for the PLUS Loan program used by parents and college students, but some say the changes are not enough…
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Holocaust Center announces 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition kick off
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announces the kick-off of the 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition. The Competition is…

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