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Community Calendar 2-10-16
Black Veterans Celebration     FEB. 13—Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust Inc. will host the 6th Annual African-American Heritage Celebration “Black Veterans with…
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Black History Events
Bone Marrow Drive     FEB. 11—The NAACP and the Duquesne University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs will host a Be the Match Bone Marrow Drive from…
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Gov. Wolf and Legislature tangle over new budget
  As members of the Legislature jeered Gov. Tom Wolf’s assertion that House Republicans walked away from budget negotiations in December, it appeared that open…
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SWAT finds vacant Pittsburgh home empty after shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh police have been looking for a teen shooting suspect after a SWAT team found a vacant home empty after someone inside…
Costly overtime shifts filling gaps at county-owned nursing homes
Planned protest cancelled as negotiations about Penn Plaza continue

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Black Unarmed Teen Shot & Killed By Austin Police Identified
An unarmed, naked teenager identified as David Joseph, 17, was shot and killed by Austin police officer Geoffrey Freeman the morning of Feb. 8.
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Detention Center Employee Connected To Black Kentucky Teen’s Death Fired
Reginald Windham, a longtime employee of the Lincoln Village Juvenile Detention Center, amassed a record of misconduct, including charges of excessive force and negligence.
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Manslaughter, Other Charges Possible In Flint Water Crisis
The special counsel for the state attorney general's office in Michigan said Tuesday that manslaughter and other related charges could come forth in relation to the ongoing Flint water crisis.
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DOJ Weighs “Legal Actions” Against Ferguson
The Ferguson City Council on Tuesday called for changes to a tentative agreement to overhaul the police department.
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Compton Family Mourns After One-Year-Old Baby Is Fatally Shot In Crib
The family of Autumn Johnson is mourning her death after the toddler was fatally shot just a week after her first birthday.
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Flint water crisis: Plumbers travel to Flint And installed water filters for free
FLINT, Mich. — There has been a dramatic response to the water crisis in this beleaguered and impoverished former automotive town north of Detroit. As…
Twitter user mocks proud Black college graduate’s photo with Nutella blackface
NEWS ROUNDUP: Jury Deliberations Begin For Cop Who Shot Akai Gurley…AND MORE
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Pgh celebrates Black History Month with tribute to Blacks in film
An exhibit celebrating Black History Month is on display in the grand lobby of the City-County Building in downtown Pittsburgh. It  can be viewed through…
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Voting Rights Restored To 40,000 Maryland Felons
Just in time for this year's contentious election season, Maryland restores voting rights to 40,000 felons, reports Mother Jones.
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‘Let My People Go’ created, performed by CAPA for Black History Month
‘Let My People Go’ was created and performed by CAPA for Black History Month.               Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hl…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 2-10-16
    Thursday 11 Jelani Cobb Carnegie Mellon University presents its Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration featuring Jelani Cobb at 4:30 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon…
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Protesters plan to #BoycottBeyonce over Super Bowl performance
The backlash against Beyonce's new single "Formation" has hit a new high as critics plan to take their distaste for the Black pride track to the streets.
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Kanye West says Bill Cosby is innocent; social media slams Yeezy
Kanye West has ignited another inferno on social media that he cannot put out, once again, after he said this about disgraced comedian Bill Cosby:…
Attorney: DMX has recovered after being resuscitated
Danielle Nicolet Talks Season 2 Of TV One’s “Born Again Virgin”

SPORTS

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Cover to Cover…‘NFL Confidential’
Three points! That’s all your team needs to win. Can they make it? You’re doing your part: you’re wearing your lucky shirt and hat. A…
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Overtime 2-10-16
SPECIAL FIVE STAR EDITION ~ THE “50 YEAR ANNIVERSARY” SUPER BOWL “TOP 10 THINGS” :10—Coming to you live from the Super Bowl in the Bay…
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Super Bowl 50 roundup
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)—If this was the final game of his magnificent career, what a Super way to go out for Peyton Manning. He can…
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Hawks’ Jeff Teague selling Buckhead condo for $2.1 million
ATLANTA — As the rumblings about a possible trade grow louder regarding the Atlanta Hawks’ star guard Jeff Teague, he has proactively listed his posh…
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Newton defends actions at Super Bowl: ‘I will not conform’
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton isn’t apologizing for acting like a “sore loser” after the Super Bowl. The league’s MVP has been widely criticized…
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UCLA gymnast Sophina DeJesus hits the Quan, Whip and Nae Nae In floor routine
If one ever needed proof of the power of dance, they needn’t look any further than the floor routine of UCLA gymnast, Sophina DeJesus. DeJesus, a senior at the school, managed to hit the Quan, the Whip and the Nae Nae dances during her flawless floor routine over the weekend reports the Daily Bruin. The […]
Memes that SUPPORT Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers
Inside Conditions…Desertion

OPINION

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Black quarterbacks are still held to a different standard
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Despite Cam Newton leading the Carolina Panthers to a 15-1 record during the regular reason and two playoff victories en route to his…
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My head says Hillary, my heart says Bernie
(NNPA)—I am looking forward to Nov. 8, 2016, and to voting for Hillary Rodham Clinton to lead these United States. I am so extremely excited…
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Filthy rich and dangerous, Part 2
(NNPA)—Yes, the new Progressive Movement is in full form and they are not taking any “prisoners.” Move On.org, ACORN and others are basically a memory.…
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Blackonomics: Raising money or just raising Cain?
Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27.00. What is wrong with Black folks? For decades conscious Black leaders have cajoled,…
All Elections Matter: It’s time to make our voices heard at the ballot box in 2016!
The RNC’s continued disdain for ol Blacks

BUSINESS

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Business Calendar 2-10-16
Women Business Leaders Breakfast     FEB. 12—The Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University will host its Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 7:30-9:30 a.m.…
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Blackonomics…Black dollars don’t make sense
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Bernie Sanders raised $20 million with the average donation being just $27.  What is wrong with Black folks?  For decades, conscious Black leaders…
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Employment Opportunities 2-10-16
  COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT POSITIONS Northside Leadership Conference This non-profit community-based organization representing the 14 neighborhoods of Pittsburgh’s Northside is seeking creative and experienced candidates for:…
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Bids and Proposals 2-10-16
ADVERTISEMENT Sealed bid proposals are hereby solicited for the Community College of Allegheny County, 800 Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15233 (412.237.3020) on the following items:…
Red Lobster enjoys sales surge after mention in Beyonce song
Offbeat humor and upbeat messages dominated Super Bowl 50 ads

INTERNATIONAL

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Sex Workers Flock To Sub-Saharan Africa Following Crackdowns On Chinese Prostitution
In what one researcher calls the "new El Dorado for the prostitution business," there are now between 13,500 and 18,500 Chinese sex workers providing services in countries like Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria.
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Suicide Bomber Forces Somali Airplane Into An Emergency Landing
Only two people were injured in the bombing attack on a Daallo Airlines Airbus A321 that held over 70 passengers.
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More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic
  UNITED NATIONS (AP) _ A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N.…
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Boko Haram burning kids alive in northeast Nigeria: witness
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP)—A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned…
NYC’s Bloomberg offers Latin American city-innovation prizes
Good Works and Good Looks: Meghan Markle Gives Us Humanitarian Glam In Rwanda

LIFESTYLE

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Church Circuit 2-10-16
    Absalom Jones Day FEB. 12—The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will host its 2016 Absalom Jones Day Celebration at Trinity Cathedral, 328 Sixth Ave.,…
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9 Times Cam’ron & JuJu Made Us Gush Over Their ‘Ride Or Die’ Love
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Beyoncé Steals Style Swag For New Video?
Uh, oh, uh oh, uh oh...did Beyoncé steal style to create her latest video Formation?
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Black And Proud: How Beyoncé used fashion to make a powerful political statement
Queen Bey had a very black, very stylish, weekend. See all the trends and inspiration here!
#NYFWNoir: Chanel Iman Nails The Athleisure Look
9 Super Bowl Commercials That Made Up For The Panthers’ Disappointing Loss

YOUTH

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Twitter user mocks proud Black college graduate’s photo with Nutella blackface
After sharing a special photo on Twitter, a Black woman was trolled with a photo of a young man wearing Nutella as blackface.
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Black Lives Matter Activist MarShawn McCarrel Fatally Shoots Himself On Ohio Statehouse Steps
Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel reportedly shot himself Monday in front of the Ohio Statehouse building in Columbus.
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Generation NEXT: Two East Liberty sisters aspire to successful career paths
Sisters Chandel and Cieayrra Boozer, of East Liberty, have some very lofty pursuits when it comes to career choices. Their maturity is underpinned with a…
Music, dance, worship at Macedonia’s Teen Bash 2016
11-Year-Old Girl Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks: “I Was Sick Of Reading About White Boys & Dogs”
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HEALTH

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February Is American Heart Month: Here Are 4 Things You Should Know To Prevent Heart Disease
Because February is American Heart Month, it's only right that we highlight ways to keep your heart healthy.
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Vitamins and ­Supplements
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on vitamins and supplements. Jennifer R. Jones, MPH, community engagement coordinator with the University…
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Which dietary supplement is right for you?
Do you take a daily multivitamin? An herbal supplement? How about a pill that advertises weight loss? If so, you are a part of the…
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Vitamin D and a Healthy Heart Research Study Opportunity
Vitamin D is important for our bone health. Maintaining adequate vitamin D levels in our blood may be beneficial for our heart-health. Our bodies make…
Zika virus in PA but not spreading
Stay Informed: 6 Things You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘NFL Confidential’
Three points! That’s all your team needs to win. Can they make it? You’re doing your part: you’re wearing your lucky shirt and hat. A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Best Friends Forever’
You’d do almost anything for your best friend. You’d take a bullet, take her in, or take her anywhere she needed to go. You keep…
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11-Year-Old Girl Launches #1000BlackGirlBooks: “I Was Sick Of Reading About White Boys & Dogs”
Here's a little #BlackGirlMagic to make it through your Tuesday.
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Cover To Cover…‘Women Who Broke the Rules’
Leaders come from surprising places. The quiet girl that sits the next row over may know how to inspire people. The know-it-all in your class…
New memoir by AP reporter recalls covering MLK and family
Tavis Smiley: Black America has lost ground in nearly every major economic category over last ten years

EDITORS PICK

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FEATURES

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Do Black men prefer interracial relationships?
Paul Carrick Brunson, dating and relationships expert, recently excoriated the producers of FYI’s Married at First Sight for spewing inaccurate information about Black female dating pools and interracial relationships.

VIEWPOINT

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Is Islamophobia the ‘acceptable’ racism of the 21st century?

PEOPLE

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Ciara Hits Future With $15 Million Defamation Lawsuit
Ciara is reportedly suing ex-boyfriend Future and Dirty Sprite artist for $15 million for defamation, claiming that he is dragging her name through the mud in an effort to promote his new his album, reports TMZ .
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Goodbye Ne-Yo: Monyetta Shaw flosses new millionaire boyfriend at plush vacation
Monyetta Shaw has traded in a millionaire for a mega-millionaire for a full-blown swirl relationship. Shaw, the ex-girlfriend and mother of singer Ne-Yo’s two children,…
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L.A. Reid Clears Pebbles’ Name: “She Never Robbed Anybody Or Ripped Anybody Off”
L.A. Reid gets candid about his ex-wife and her involvement in TLC's financial troubles.
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Best of NAACP Image Awards red carpet and backstage
PASADENA, Calif. — In the aftermath of the complete blackout in the Oscars nominations debacle, the 2016 NAACP Image Awards in suburban Los Angeles had…
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Stunning Viral Photo Has Everyone Asking, Which One Is The Mom?
The Indianapolis natives' photo went viral, garnering over 19,000 retweets and the formation of their own "Mom, twin and me" Instagram page.
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Blac Chyna has a warning for Rob Kardashian groupies and fans
The notoriously reclusive Robert Kardashian Jr., better known as “Rob,” has been living like a hermit the past few years as he battles his considerable…
Kim Kardashian and Amber Rose photo’d together and the funniest responses
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ star wanted by police

Education

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Students weigh in on Pittsburgh and Wilkinsburg educational partnership
Pittsburgh Public Schools and Wilkinsburg School District have agreed upon an educational partnership to start next school year, where Wilkinsburg students in grades 7-12 will…