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The Dignity & Respect Champion for September is…Marcus Poindexter
University of Pittsburgh graduate student Marcus Poindexter did not know he was going to get involved in the field of social work. What he did…
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Suspect sought in East Liberty Walgreen’s store robbery
Man could be connected to three robberies in one day PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Robbery Squad is seeking assistance…
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Peduto’s budget includes tax hike
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s first proposed budget includes a half-mill property tax increase that will cost homeowners about $40 for each $100,000…
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Police identify man shot dead at Cliff’s Bar in Homewood
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police have identified a man fatally shot at a bar, but aren’t saying whether a man in custody will be charged…
End ‘Pittsburgh’s Shame’
Top Pittsburgh emergency response official talks about risks of crude oil trains

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Secret Service interviewed accused intruder twice
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service agents in Virginia and Washington earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House…
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Fire destroys Mike Brown memorial in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site…
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First Lady: Americans ‘take for granted’ the president’s positive impact on U.S.
During a recent speech in Washington, D.C., First Lady Michelle Obama reminded the audience of President Obama’s positive impact on the country. “[J]ust think about how…
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Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire; cause under investigation
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Residents have rebuilt a memorial just hours after it burned down at the site where a Missouri police officer fatally shot…
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Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A television reporter quit her job on live TV with a big four-letter flourish after revealing she owns a medical marijuana…
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Pardons of Innocence” film to debut at CBC Friday in D.C.
The much acclaimed feature-length film, “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten,” will have its national debut during the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference this Friday, Sept.…
Early Voting: A State-By-State Breakdown
Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
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Bow Wow Confirms Engagement To Erica Mena
After six months of dating, Shad Moss (formerly Bow Wow) and “Love & Hip Hop” reality star Erica Mena are officially engaged! Congrats should be…
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Nicki Minaj Visits August Alsina In The Hospital [PHOTO]
August Alsina appears to be in better health after collapsing on stage and remains hospitalized after suffering multiple seizures. Alsina was in a coma for…
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Strong Sunday season opening for CBS
NEW YORK (AP) – It’s still unclear whether television viewers will accept actress Tea Leoni as a fictional secretary of state, but they were at…
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Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand’s new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn’t a conscious effort to exclude females. “Everyone we…
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Is Kenan Thompson leaving SNL after this season?
  Oooh wee, what’s up with that? What’s up with that?! According to TMZ, the rumor dancing across the internets is that SNL‘s longtime cast…
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ASPiRE to preview ‘Changemakers,’ a new reality series on celebrities doing good
The ASPiRE cable television network will premiere its fifth original series, “Changemakers,” on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 EDT. Currently in production…
Hair Extension Found On Ancient Egyptian Woman
Schoolboy Q Talks About Making It Solely Based On Talent [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]


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Steelers spoke to Harrison about domestic violence
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin spoke to James Harrison about the “climate change” around domestic violence before re-signing the veteran linebacker. Harrison…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Panthers played it safe and lost
There is so much excitement in Pittsburgh sports with the Pittsburgh Steelers away game and the Pittsburgh Pirates wildcard race that you may have missed…
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Depleted Steelers sign retired five-time Pro Bowler Harrison
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin called the decision to sign James Harrison “simple and easy.” Figuring out how – and just as…
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Steelers bounce back with a ‘Statement Win’
Just as quickly as we all buried the Steelers after the Ravens loss, the team rebounded with a huge win, dominating the Carolina Panthers. Just…
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Big win comes at a big price for Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor have been playing alongside each other for a dozen years, a union even longer than Polamalu’s marriage.…
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Silver: NBA will review domestic violence policies
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake…
NFL vetting process: There are no sure things
Inside Conditions…Enigmatic Enema


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NFL Keeps Fumbling
I am sick and tired of all the hypocrisy swirling around pro athletes and the National Football League (NFL) in particular. With all the accusation…
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To Be Equal…Silicon Valley must embrace diversity
“The industry that bills itself a meritocracy actually looks more like a mirrortocracy.” — Mitch Kapor, co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact While…
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The Real Terrorists in the U.S
I would wager that you have had this experience.  It has happened to me on more than one occasion. I am going through security at…
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Ferguson and Whiteness
After the tragic killing of 20 young children and seven adults (including the killer’s mother) in Sandy Hook, Connecticut at Newtown Elementary, a group decided…
The Black killing fields must end!
To Be Equal: The Lessons of Ferguson – Part Three


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GM to move Cadillac brand HQ from Detroit to New York City
DETROIT (AP) — The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury.…
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Power of Urban Radio Forum spotlights trillion-dollar black consumer market
Thursday, October 2, 2014 the 14th Power of Urban Radio Forum will be presented in Washington, D.C. at the Westin City Center by Kizart Media…
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Black viewers of Thursday Night Football were 18 percent of total audience
  Black TV Ratings for Week of September 8 – 14 (September 17, 2014) The debut of CBS’ Thursday Night Football attracted a total audience…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Beware of retirement pitfalls
Planning for retirement requires strong discipline, flexibility and constant awareness.  Most  African Americans, do little thinking about it. Those who do have retirement accounts get…
A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones
Ex-investigator sues Human Relations Commission


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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY
NEW YORK (AP) — Defiant to the end, Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as the voice of…
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Obama: No nation has ‘free pass’ on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In a forceful appeal for international cooperation on limiting carbon pollution, President Barack Obama warned starkly on Tuesday that the globe’s…
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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily…
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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by…
An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris
Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism


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The Wise Decision: Does that hurt? Exercise injuries…
Can you relate to this scenario? After putting it off for too long, you commit to get fit—only to find yourself injured the minute you…
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Shonda Rhimes educates New York Times on their ‘Angry Black Woman’ label
This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us. New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley…
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Fashion Watch on nude for women of color
Ladies of color, how many times have you gone to the cosmetic counter or to buy a pair of panty hose and you see the…
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Dance workout puts moves on women’s self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration…
Lifestyles Report…Rice is cooking
Second annual Pittsburgh Style Week a big hit!


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Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly…
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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some…
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends Harrisburg Internship Semester
Harrisburg – Prince Matthews of Pittsburgh is working in the Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State…
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Higher Ed reforms will hurt students of color
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last year, in an effort to improve accountability and return-on-investment in higher education, President Obama unveiled a plan to rate institutions and…
Ellis senior wins $25,000 grant to fund Black history series
HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]


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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Healthy Kids
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…
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With a new school year beginning, many parents have refreshed goals for their children. Some of these goals may have to do with schooling or…
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Step Pittsburgh for Youth
Step Pittsburgh for Youth, an initiative of the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion’s Dignity & Respect campaign, encouraged children this past summer to take…
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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
In 2013, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC conducted a community health needs assessment to identify and discuss local health needs. The assessment showed that…
CTSI Research Participant Registry—Children Can Participate in Research, Too!
Put Our Children 1st: Common Core for Common Goals

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Crusader Writer Pens Retrospective about Chicago’s South Side
CHICAGO – Chicago Crusader columnist Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book, Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a…
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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses…
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Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the…
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Cover To Cover…‘Monster’s Chef’
It’s snack time. What do you crave? Maybe something salty-crunchy will get you through the day, perhaps saved over from lunch. Or something sweet from…
‘1954’: A glimpse of baseball’s dramatic changes
Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’


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Fewer Black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago…


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Having ‘the’ talk…Killing in Ferguson fosters must-have discussions with young Black males
When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, it resulted in riots, protests and international…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence


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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember


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BET Hip Hop Awards 2014 Weekend: T.I., Kandi Burruss, Usher, Joseline, Stevie J
From T.I.’s birthday party and block party, to Rich Homie Quan’s celebration of his smash hit “Lifestyle,” to the dominance of “Love and Hip Hop”…
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Chris Brown ready to stop getting in his own way
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own “spread cake”: chocolate, peanut butter, bread…
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Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale…
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Keyshia Cole arrested for beating up Birdman’s jump off
Perpetually angry songstress Keyshia Cole went volcanic — yet again — after she allegedly caught another woman at new boyfriend Birdman’s Beverly Hills, Calif. condo…
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Beyonce shows off bikini body and Blue Ivy in Italy and South of France
Photoshop, huh?!? Well, photoshop this! You can almost hear those words floating along Beyonce’s brainwaves in reference to the accusations that all of her photo shoots…
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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ Opening Episode
The votes have been tallied up by social media, and the winner of Round 1 of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” has to go to…
Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood
LA cops say protocol followed in detention of ‘Django’ actress


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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off…



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