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Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen announces candidacy for Pa. Supreme Court
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen (R) today announced her intention to seek the position of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice. “I am honored to…
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Help Charlie Batch “Stuff A Present” with 5,000 toys!
Charlie & Team Batch will collect new unwrapped toys for children of all ages. On December 2, from 10AM  to 3PM at the US Steel Building…
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Allegheny County bans criminal history box on apps
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Allegheny County has joined the growing number of state, county and local governments who will no longer have job applications that require…
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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issues statement on Ferguson grand jury decision
PITTSBURGH, PA (Nov. 24, 2014) – Mayor William Peduto released the following statement in regard to the grand jury decision in the August shooting in…
US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh
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Lincoln University president quits amid rape remark furor
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — The embattled president of a historically Black university in Philadelphia’s suburbs quit Monday, ending a tumultuous semester of sharp criticism…
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Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store…
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Corbett signs execution warrant for convicted rapper Cool C
Gov. Tom Corbett has signed death warrants authorizing the executions of three men convicted of murder. One of those men killed Philadelphia police officer Lauretha…
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Court rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education
DETROIT — In a blow to schoolchildren statewide, the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled on Nov. 7 the State of Michigan has no legal obligation…
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“Y’all Know Y’all Wrong!” Michael Brown’s Mother Reacts To Grand Jury Decision [VIDEO]
Lesley McSpadden, Michael Brown’s mother, reacts to the Ferguson grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of her son. Her anguish…
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Darren Wilson pens letter to supporters: ‘I would do the same for you’
Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson will face no consequences for the August 9 shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown, Jr., and he penned…
Michael Brown, Jr.’s Parents Release Statement: ‘We Are Profoundly Disappointed’
Thousands rally across US after Ferguson decision
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Athletes’ reaction on Twitter to Ferguson case
Some star athletes’ reactions on Twitter to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown…
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Halle Berry calls Gabriel Aubry to court over daughter’s hair
Halle Berry has hauled her baby daddy Gabriel Aubry back into court over their daughter Nahla. Go, Team Natural! The “Extant” star believes that her…
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Hip-Hop And Beyond Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson
When news arrived that the grand jury in Ferguson did not indict Darren Wilson over the killing of unarmed Black teen Mike Brown, the social…
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Watch Killer Mike’s Powerful Speech About Ferguson During STL Concert Last Night [VIDEO]
After a St. Louis County grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a Ferguson, Mo., police officer, in the murder of unarmed teen Michael Brown last night, the…
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Jesse Williams, Taraji P. Henson & more read Ferguson grand jury for letting Darren Wilson get away with murder
Celebrities took a lot less time expressing their feelings on the Ferguson grand jury’s decision than it took to announce it. Not only were authorities…
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Wendy Williams Hosts The 2014 Soul Train Awards & Gets Cozy With Boris Kodjoe! [EXCLUSIVE]
Welcome to Las Vegas! Wendy Williams hosts the 2014 Soul Train Music Awards. Fresh off the controversial success of the Aaliyah: Princess of R&B biopic,…
Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Will Not Be Charged In Killing Of Mike Brown, Unarmed Missouri Teen
Bill Cosby Supporters Faizon Love, J.U.S.T.I.C.E League Post Vulgar Tweets


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Beckham’s one-handed grab 1 of many in NFL
Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pre-game warmups. It paid off…
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Woods at 5-year mark of Thanksgiving accident
Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game. Now it’s hard not to think about Tiger Woods.…
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Steelers defense getting healthy as stretch looms
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ike Taylor is a heck of a cheerleader. The Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive back has spent the last two months serving as…
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NFL Hall-of-Famer Claude Humphrey Honored By Atlanta City Council
Pro Football Hall-of-Famer and former Atlanta Falcon great Claude B. Humphrey was honored by Atlanta City Council recently before his family and former teammates. It has…
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Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team
  BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by…
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Malkin scores in OT, Penguins beat Bruins 3-2
BOSTON (AP) – Marc-Andre Fleury’s biggest challenge after regulation was cleaning up the shaving cream shower his Pittsburgh teammates gave him in celebration of the…
Panthers roll over Swords 81-68
The Opinionated Spectator…Pitt’s postseason dreams on life support


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From ‘The Cosby Show’ glory days to Ferguson: Where’s the promised progress?
The promise of equality and systemic racial subjugation.  To protect and serve and be part of a narrative that shows the exact opposite of an unsettling,…
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Will larger Congressional Black Caucus translate into greater clout?
Even though the next Congress, which starts on January 6, will feature 48 African Americans, the largest number in history, the question is: Can they get…
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To Be Equal…Gun extremists shot blanks in midterm elections
“The midterm elections have upended the old tropes about what you can or can’t do or say about guns during campaign season…This year gun sense…
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Biases and Bullets: Black lives still matter, despite grand jury decision In Ferguson
For a few weeks now, I and presumably other writers like me, have been asked to brace ourselves for this moment and to have our…
SHE’S THE LAW: Why didn’t the jury bring charges against Darren Wilson?
President Obama should stop talking about race [VIDEO]


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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket…
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Rough week for Fox in Nielsen ratings
NEW YORK (AP) – If Fox launches a comeback over the next couple of years, the network may very well look upon the week before…
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In wake of Taylor Swift’s Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter’s rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial…
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A closer look at community of Ferguson, Missouri
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A closer look at the community of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed: ___ HISTORY: Incorporated in 1894 by founder…
Flight restrictions lifted in St. Louis area
Businesses burn in Ferguson, gunshots heard in streets


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UN committee hears about violations in Feguson, Mo.
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The fight for justice in Ferguson has gone global. Tara Thompson, a corporate project manager who has been protesting and organizing in Ferguson since…
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Duchess of Alba dead at 88 & We want to be like her when we grow up
You have probably never, ever in life seen someone be as fierce as the Duchess of Alba. We could all take a style cue from…
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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
Nigerian government again lies about missing girls


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10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain.…
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President Obama should stop talking about race [VIDEO]
  President Obama issued a matter-of-fact (read: awful) speech after news broke that Darren Wilson would not face charges for the murder of Michael Brown.…
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Darren Wilson’s Injuries After He Killed Michael Brown, Jr.
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Ferguson Grand Jury Sparks Nationwide Protests & Riots From Frustrated Citizens [PHOTOS]
See how people all over the country reacted to the decision from the Ferguson grand jury.          
Ask Alma…How Can I Dump my Sister?
10 ways to wake up without a cup of coffee


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New Jersey looks at ‘yes means yes’ college policy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things…
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Mara Brock Akil urges young women to speak up for what they want
Mara Brock Akil is imploring young women to use their voices because it is the most valuable asset they have. Girls Inc. gathered up some…
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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community


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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
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PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
PA 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people to local resources via the telephone. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone, and you will be…
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare

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Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’
Throughout your life, your Dad taught you a lot. He was the one holding the back of your bike the first time without training wheels.…
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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his…
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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
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Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
*Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Monica Carter debut’s book “Celibate Fabulous & Fearless” and it caught the attention of men and women alike! As you can imagine the topic of celibacy has been a taboo topic and Ms. Carter delves right into it in hopes to enlighten others! Ms. Carter was born in St Louis, […]
Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’
Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’


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The true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
(NNPA)—Thanksgiving Day —a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings—has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s…


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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…


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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”


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Robin Thicke Has A New Woman & She’s Met His Son!
  After months of begging for Paula Patton to come back and fix their marriage, Robin Thicke has moved on to a younger woman. Paula…
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Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class action lawsuit
An actress who says Bill Cosby forced oral sex on her in her dressing room four decades ago is trying to round up at least nine other…
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Best American Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Looks
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#InstaLove: Did DJ Absolut Fall In Love With His Instagram Crush On The First Date? [VIDEO]
When DJ Absolut first laid eyes on Natalie Rodriguez and vice versa, it was clear the duo were instantly attracted to one another. We could…
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Literary Unicorn Toni Morrison Schools Stephen Colbert On Racism & The One “Fairly Substantial Mistake” She Made
During their super charming exchange together, Colbert (who seemed genuinely excited about the novelist's appearance), proposed questions about her legacy, books, and race, and Morrison shared afterthoughts and words of wit and wisdom.
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Black Hollywood Comes Out for Ebony Power 100 Gala [VIDEO]
The stars were out Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood for Ebony’s Power 100 Gala. The annual list and event honor Black achievement in various categories, like…
Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 23-29
Nikki Giovanni Been Over Bill Cosby, Said He Wasn’t Sh*t A Long Time Ago


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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…



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