METRO NEWS

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State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania’s US seat
THE INCUMBENT Toomey, 53, of suburban Allentown, is running for re-election and has the Republican Party unified behind him. Toomey is a free-market advocate and…
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Mayor Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh Initiative takes naturalization ceremony to the streets
PITTSBURGH, PA Sunday’s final installation of OpenStreetsPGH included a new event: celebrating citizenship in a public space with a pop-up naturalization ceremony. Surrounded by family,…
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Take charge of your health today….Ways to eat while you beat the heat
Every good parent, no matter their income, worries about whether their child is getting enough to eat. For the parents of the one in five…
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McLay pushes for new hiring criteria at PowerBreakfast
After apologizing for having to delay his appearance by a week, Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay told members of the African American Chamber of Commerce…
Pittsburgh officers leaving at twice the rate they’re hired
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama chides GOP candidates for ‘sad’ remarks
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Insisting that Americans deserve better, President Barack Obama chided Republicans Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz on Monday for…
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In a change from 2008, Clinton talking often about race
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing “systemic racism” and making the issue a hallmark of…
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They Speak: 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual abuse detail their experiences in New York Magazine
35 women tell their stories of being assaulted by Bill Cosby. A project 6 months in the making http://t.co/C5ussU3ocj pic.twitter.com/EyfAtMqf5b — NYMag PR (@nymagPR) July…
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Here’s why Black South Carolina state trooper Leroy Smith helped a White supremacist
Black state trooper Leroy Smith was present in Columbia, S.C. when the Confederate rebel flag was removed from the state display to quell tensions between groups who both opposed…
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#SayHerName: Ralkina Jones is yet another woman who mysteriously died In prison
Family members say Ralkina Jones was arrested on Friday after a dispute with her husband at his place of work.
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A hacker took ‘New York Mag’ offline, and it had nothing to do with the controversial Cosby cover
As the Bill Cosby controversy has finally come to a head, New York Mag released a cover story featuring the 35 women who have accused…
Loretta Lynch calls for change in wake of Sandra Bland’s death & more news you need to know
What Hillary Clinton really said about Whites who fear young Black men In hoodies
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Chief Keef’s hologram can’t catch a break, concert canceled yet again
Earlier this month, when Capo of Chief Keef’s Glo Gang and Dillan Harris were gunned down in Chicago, Chief Keef vowed to give back to…
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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, dead at 22
DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame…
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Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj get boo’d up in the “All Eyes On You” video
Meek Mill is the talk of hip-hop right now, and he looks to keep the ball rolling with the Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj-assisted “All…
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FIRST LOOK: Will Olivia Pope Finally Settle Down with Fitz In ‘Scandal’ Season 5? [VIDEO]
OMG! Shondaland Thursday can’t get here soon enough. ABC has just supplied viewers with the first glimpse of “Scandal” season 5, and the show may be bringing back some of the steamy drama that pulled us in in the beginning! People shipping Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant might finally get the season they’ve been waiting […]
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Cuteness Overload: Leah still challenges Riley Curry to ‘Nae Nae’ dance-off
Riley Curry just got served! The daughter of Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has inspired Leah Still to work on her dancing skills, specifically the…
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New York Magazine’s latest cover story features the 35 women who spoke out against Bill Cosby
“A woman can not be believed for 30 years? But it takes one man?” You have to pull back the memes, the hysteria and the…
Joe Jackson suffers stroke during birthday celebration In Brazil
Snoop Dogg Blasts Swedish Officials After Arrest: ‘F-ck The Police. And I’m Still Smokin’

SPORTS

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Steelers celebrate 50th year at St. Vincent College
  LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — The Steelers opened training camp Sunday at St. Vincent College with a special celebration ommemorating their 50th anniversary at the…
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SRU student takes part in USOC minority leadership program
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Gervon Williams, a senior sport management major from Chambersburg, recently spent eight days taking part in the exclusive 2015 United States…
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Inside Conditions…The Quilt of History
[fab-rik]  noun:  1. a cloth made by weaving, knitting, or felting fibers. 2.  The texture of the woven, knitted, or felted material. 3 The method…
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Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown couldn’t say no. How often does Rolls-Royce ask if you would like to ride to work in a $500,000…
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If Hulk Hogan goes, Vince McMahon owes at least 7 apologies
  In today’s soul crushing ’80s childhood hero admissions, Hulk Hogan was ousted from the WWE when footage of past racist remarks surfaced. And while…
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Sherri Coale, Natalie Williams headline women’s basketball hall class of 2016
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Oklahoma coach Sherri Coale said it was a surreal moment when she got the phone call that she would be part…
Jerome Bettis admits to selling crack, shooting at people while growing up in Detroit
Tyler Boyd gets diversion program after DUI arrest

OPINION

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Ask Alma…trying to help mom
Dear Alma, My dad left my mom for another woman. My mother is so sad and I think it’s affecting her health. She was recently on…
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Obama revisits African roots
Some commentators have compared President Obama’s trip to Kenya this month to John F. Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963.Officially, the president is visiting…
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A good education by any means necessary
At age 6, Mical spent the majority of his first school year kicked out of class for behavioral issues, including angry and violent outbursts. His…
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University president explains why Black lives matter
My wife Cathy and I could easily be classified as upper middle-class, middle-aged, White Americans. I serve as president of Fontbonne University in St. Louis,…
To Be Equal…Breaking new ground in Ferguson, Mo.
Saying you’re sorry isn’t sufficient

BUSINESS

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Black America’s wealth illusion: 50 Cent and the presentation of Black celebrity
Rapper 50 Cent recently admitted under oath that he is insolvent, filings show he is in debt to creditors to the tune of over $28…
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Verizon workers vote to authorize strike, if necessary
NEW YORK (AP) _ Verizon workers in nine states have voted to go on strike if necessary over a dispute about a new contract, a…
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How “banking local” can benefit you – and your community
Learn more about community banks, and how to find one that is dedicated to improving life in your own neighborhood.
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Department of Public Works adding 18 projects to 2015 paving program
PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced 18 projects added to this year’s paving program. The additional projects…
Pittsburgh incline to close for $3.5 million reconstruction
How Janice Bryant Howroyd built a billion-dollar business

INTERNATIONAL

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President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram
President Barack Obama gave his support to Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari on Monday for his fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, the two…
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Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is…
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Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A Dominican Republic court order threatens to force more than 200,000 Dominican-born Haitians from their homes in an effort that many…
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Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday,…
Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school
Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag

LIFESTYLE

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‘Runaway Island’ stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds reveal who they would want to run away with
These beautiful Black actors reveal their ultimate island getaway fantasy. One of them is really...weird (and not sexy at all).
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Families encouraged to bring back the Sunday Dinner
David Baron from Westmoreland and Southeast Allegheny counties is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones.…
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Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach sponsors day of fun
A day of food and fun was recently sponsored by the Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach, a program headed by Dorothy Stubbs to assist female…
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Lifestyles Report…Retirement on my mind
I always admire people that retire early. By early I mean before the age of 65. To me, it means they did a good job…
‘Building a holistic community’ Kingdom Conference
5 reasons you can’t find the relationship you want

GENERATION Y

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Obama warms up White House for rapper Wale
WASHINGTON (AP) — He can croon the blues. He can belt out gospel. But Barack Obama draws the line at rap. “My rapping skills are…
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The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial
Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress…
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Civil Rights 2.0: NAACP president talks young activists in social justice movement
Host of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin, talked with Cornell W. Books, President and CEO of the NAACP, from the floor of this year’s annual convention about how…
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BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national, volunteer civic organization recently sponsored the first “On 2nd Thought” Essay Contest at the Neighborhood Academy, in…
Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
Millennials are buying homes later, but still want a place of their own

HEALTH

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Take charge of your health today….Ways to eat while you beat the heat
Every good parent, no matter their income, worries about whether their child is getting enough to eat. For the parents of the one in five…
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HEALTHY LIVING…Maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you…
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4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
(BPT)—How people approach a wholesome diet has changed dramatically over the decades. Today, many Americans see home cooking as an investment in health, but that…
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One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers
How public judgment hurts recovery and how professionals can get help. Jason Snyder’s life had two sharply conflicting trajectories. One had the hallmarks of professional…
Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them
Have You Lost Your Focus On Getting Snatched? Here’s 8 Simple Steps To Get You Back On Track

Cover To Cover

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Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them
Many African-American women have experienced the impact of fibroids, which can cause weight gain, painful menstrual cycles, infertility, and other serious health-related issues. According to the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Balm’
Music almost always does it for you. After a long day, nothing makes you feel better—especially when you pair soft tunes with hot bath and…
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Mockingbird sequel and real-life racist Jefferson
The recent news that Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman novel reveals her To Kill A Mockingbird hero Atticus Finch to be a racist shocked the literary world. Actually,…
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Cover to Cover…’Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga’
The animals look a little restless. Maybe they’re hungry, bored, or tired of being watched. They seem angry. Observing these creatures caged, it’s easy to…
George Clinton’s memoir details “total conspiracy ” in the music industry
Jan Gaye talks life with Marvin in new book, “After The Dance”

EDITORS PICK

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Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh unveiling blows up Twitter
Combine colorful speakers, a hashtag and more than 300 of Pittsburgh’s most skilled talented entrepreneurs, artists, medical, legal, academic and business professionals—all with cell phones—and…

FEATURES

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Singleton leaving UPMC, taking Dignity & Respect Campaign national
As a Californian who will tell you she’s “straight out of South Central,” Candi Castleberry Singleton isn’t averse to using another musical metaphor when describing…
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Lifestyles Report…I saw it in the Courier
Perhaps the title of this column should be, “When is my story or picture going to be in the New Pittsburgh Courier?” That is the…

VIEWPOINT

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Why Blacks are not part of the vision of a Pittsburgh “comeback”

PEOPLE

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Khloe Kardashian talks Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and missing Lamar Odom with ‘Complex’
With the Kardashian clan getting more time in the spotlight than ever before with Caitlyn Jenner’s debut, it’s time for Khloe Kardashian to get her…
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Rest In Peace: Twitter reacts to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, has been pronounced dead. Her aunt, Pat Houston, issued a statement to ABC…
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Kanye West shares words of support for Caitlyn Jenner on ‘I Am Cait’
Kanye West and Caitlyn Jenner haven’t been very close before the latter came out. However, that didn’t stop West from lending his support for the new face of…
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Snoop Dogg detained in Sweden after concert
Chris Brown isn’t the only celebrity to be stranded overseas in the past week. Snoop Dogg also got himself into a situation. Snoop got arrested under suspicion of…
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Empire star Derek Luke defends his interracial marriage
Anyone upset that Derek Luke didn’t marry a Black woman is just going to have to stay mad. Normally, the “Empire” star ignores any negativity about his 17-year marriage to high-school sweetheart, Sophia. That’s because he knows that the majority of the criticism will be about the fact that she’s not Black. It doesn’t bother […]
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‘Runaway Island’ stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds reveal who they would want to run away with
These beautiful Black actors reveal their ultimate island getaway fantasy. One of them is really...weird (and not sexy at all).
Khloe Kardashian ripped apart for horrible twerking at Kylie’s celebration
‘Empire’ star Taraji P. Henson debuts new hairstyle

Education

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Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
A special event was  held at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild to honor the student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success…
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BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national, volunteer civic organization recently sponsored the first “On 2nd Thought” Essay Contest at the Neighborhood Academy, in…

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