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2 cleared in Steeler stabbing punished for fleeing
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two of three city men found not guilty in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams have been…
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When it comes to disciplining rogue cops, who polices the police?
A few weeks ago at the Mayor’s Police Zone 5 public safety council meeting in Larimer, several in attendance agreed that unless Pittsburgh’s next police…
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Fund created 30 years ago to aid youths reaches $100k
A fund started 30 years ago by a group of everyday women with a desire and passion to help youth in Allegheny County take advantage…
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Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings
PITTSBURGH (AP) – More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected…
Community Calendar 7-30-14
Charges remain against Pittsburgh man shot and paralyzed by police

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama to GOP: ‘Stop just hating all the time’
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before…
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six Philadelphia police officers will be jailed until at least Monday amid charges they robbed drug dealers of large sums of money…
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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
DETROIT (AP) — Sporadic gunfire isn’t an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins…
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This Week In Black History
For the week of July 30-August 5 July 30 1863—President Abraham Lincoln issues his famous “eye-for-an-eye” order. The order was basically a threat aimed at…
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Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the…
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Expert: No accident with gun in porch shooting
DETROIT (AP) — An expert says the shotgun used to kill a young woman on a porch in suburban Detroit porch wasn’t accidentally fired by…
Immigration debate roils politics in … Maine?
Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Crazy Eyes’ actress Uzo Aduba is crazy about fans
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Orange Is the New Black” actress Uzo Aduba is flooded with marriage proposals these days. “People on the street, people on…
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Audra McDonald helps ‘Lady Day’ turn a profit
NEW YORK (AP) — Audra McDonald has propelled her new Broadway show into profitability. Producers of the play “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill”…
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Beyonce only has one response to the divorce rumors
The rumor mill has been churning with Beyonce and Jay Z divorce reports. In true Knowles fashion, the Queen decides to show her family front…
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What Chadwick Boseman found in James Brown’s closet [EXCLUSIVE]
    Bringing an eccentric and larger than life icon like James Brown to film can be a daunting task for even the most talented of…
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Pittsburghers pack streets for JazzLive Festival
Photo highlights from JazzLive International Festival June 20-22, 2014.     Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hl Download our mobile app at…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 7-30-14
   Thursday 31 Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective The Pittsburgh Hip-Hop Collective presents “The Paradise Collection” at 6 p.m. at The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East…
This Is What Ryan Reynolds As ‘Deadpool’ Should Have Been [VIDEO]
Alleged Secret Love Child Of Pebbles And El Debarge Writing Tell All Book

SPORTS

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Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and Florida State teammate Chris Casher were held at gunpoint by campus police nearly two years…
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Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene’s No. 75
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – Joe Greene’s No. 75 now belongs to the ages. The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Wednesday the team will retire the Hall of…
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Inside Conditions…Mummers Dance: Dungy, Sam, Vick and Jason Whitlock
The definition of the noun mum•mer is; an actor in a traditional masked mime, especially of a type associated with Christmas and popular in England…
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Overtime July 30, 2014
:10—Registration is still being accepted for the Armon Gilliam Memorial “Hard Work” Basketball Camp, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, 9-4 a.m. each day…
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What do you think about Stephen A. Smith’s comments, suspension?
ESPN suspended Stephen A. Smith for his comments on the domestic violence. “The View’s” Whoopi Goldberg and “Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzezinski expressed similar views on their…
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Whoopi Goldberg defends ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith’s views on domestic violence
Originally posted on The Michigan Chronicle:
ESPN?s Stephen A. Smith As an irate legion of Stephen A. Smith detractors — predominantly women — applauded his…
ESPN suspends Stephen A. Smith for comments on abuse
Strahan goes from DE to TV to HOF

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…Remember when Councilman Robinson requested $500,000 for August Wilson Center?
Do you recall that Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson requested $500,000 for the August Wilson Center? The Allegheny County Executive King Richard Fitzgerald responded by…
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Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-Black record
Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade-long war in Iraq. Hickman…
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Guest Editorial…More accusations of police misconduct
The death of a New York City man after he was put in an apparent chokehold by police has cast a new spotlight on police…
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The lynching of Eric Garner
It was one of the most difficult scenes in Spike Lee’s classic movie “Do the Right Thing,” the brutal strangulation of peace-loving Radio Raheem by…
The Tatum Talks: The real reason Ray Rice got off so easy
Mansplaining, Black women and media: The not so curious case of Stephen A. Smith

BUSINESS

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Business Calendar 7/30 to 8/21
Partnership Appreciation     JULY 31—UPMC will host its Annual Partnership Appreciation Event from 6-8 p.m. at the UPMC Shadyside Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave.,…
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Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar
NEW YORK (AP)—The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening…
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Disabled Americans seek more consumer protection
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a popular TV advertisement, ordinary citizens loudly declare to the world, “It’s my money, and I need it now!” It seems…
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NAACP Teams Up with Dunkin’ Brands To Grow Black Franchises
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced last week that the civil rights group will partner with Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the…
NAACP forms partnership with Dunkin’ Brands to grow Black-owned franchises
Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

INTERNATIONAL

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Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the…
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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister
Boko Haram, the militant group, which kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has not stopped wrecking havoc in Nigeria. According to reports, the group kidnapped the…
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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms…
Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria
Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Thoughts from a cluttered desk
I wanted to share with you what a wonderful concert was presented last week. Boyz II Men were in town and performed with the Pittsburgh…
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‘We Are our Brothers Keepers’
On June 21, at the beautiful LeMont Restaurant The Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action (PBNIA) presented their Sixth Annual Evelyn Paige-Parker Scholarship Brunch with the…
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Church Circuit 7-30-14
    Human Rights Celebration AUG. 2—Church Women United Pittsburgh Unit will host its Human Rights Celebration at 9:30 a.m. at Bethel AME Church, 2720…
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The Wise Decision…The problem with your diet
For more than 20 years the media has bombarded us with a perpetual diet craze. An avalanche of fad diets are announced one after another…
Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college
Classes aim to hook US Blacks on African foods

GENERATION Y

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Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city…
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Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while…
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Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Staples teamed up with superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season by donating $1 million to…
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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

HEALTH

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76

EDITORS PICK

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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…

FEATURES

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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…

VIEWPOINT

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

PEOPLE

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Were Solange and Jay Z really fighting about Rihanna?
We really don’t know what to think about this one. A source is reportedly talking about what caused the now infamous fight between Solange Knowles…
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Dallas Cowboy’s Rolando McClain gets 18 days in jail for disorderly conduct
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last…
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Terrence Howard too broke to pay spousal support
It looks like Terrence Howard is still having financial issues with his ex-wife Michelle Howard. The Oscar-nominated actor has been ordered to pay Michelle spousal…
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Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con
  SAN DIEGO (AP) — He didn’t always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most…
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Aretha Franklin slams server’s D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn’t…
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Alba reveals her ‘Sin City’ dark side at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to “Sin…
Celeb birthdays for the week of July 27-Aug. 2
Shemar Moore to return to ‘Young and Restless’

Education

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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…

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