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Police investigating armed robberies in Shadyside
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating two armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday, July 28 in Shadyside. At approximately 10:25 p.m.…
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Community Calendar 7-29-15
  Basketball Camp JULY 29—P.R.O.M.I.S.E. will host the 5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton…
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Gunman sought in fatal barbershop shooting
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are asking for the community’s help in the search of the gunmen who entered a Marshall-Shadeland barbershop and fatally shot its…
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House speaker links liquor overhaul to new taxes for budget
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —A leading proponent of liquor privatization in the Pennsylvania Legislature said Monday that selling off the state stores must happen for any…
Casey presses to expand childhood hunger program
State of the Race: The campaign for Pennsylvania’s US seat

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NATIONAL NEWS

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White University of Cincinnati police officer indicted in fatal shooting of Black motorist
A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Ray Tensing — the University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man last month —…
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Here’s what Obama told African leaders about poverty, roots, women’s rights, & when to call it quits (video)
Speaking to the African Union, he cited lifting "50 million Africans from poverty," and mentioned slavery, women's rights and term limits
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Obama delivers frank words about Africa’s problems
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for…
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Walter Palmer is “Most Hated Man” on social media after killing Zimbabwe’s prized Cecil The Lion
Everyone should know who this douche is. #WalterPalmer http://t.co/oLGGeTMPCu — Dom zamprogna (@dom_zamprogna) July 28, 2015 Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer became “the most hated man”…
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White victim is key indicator for receiving death penalty in Missouri
Homicides involving White victims are seven times more likely to result in an execution than those involving Black victims, according to a recent study on…
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Did Confederate flag supporters crash Georgia child’s birthday party?
Racial tensions arose on Saturday in Douglasville, Georgia, when a fleet of vehicles toting the Confederate flag approached a child’s birthday party. Two different bystanders captured…
“I Think If I Ran Again I Could Win:” Obama talks presidency, democracy during Ethiopia trip
Did former Baltimore police commissioner lie about meeting with Freddie Gray’s family at height of protests?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Arts and Culture Calendar 7-29-15
  Thursday 30 Pittsburgh Improv Jam The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents its Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn…
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#BackToBack Twitter memes are destroying Meek Mill’s career like a monster
It’s been a week since everyone’s favorite thumb thug Meek Mill called out Drake for not writing his own rhymes. Drake hasn’t responded on social media where this…
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Newport Jazz Festival to mark Miles Davis’ 60th anniversary
NEW YORK (AP) _ Miles Davis wasn’t even listed in the program book when he appeared for the first time at the Newport Jazz Festival…
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Nick Gordon Reportedly On Suicide Watch Following Bobbi Kristina’s Death
Following the Sunday passing of Whitney Houston‘s 22-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, her longtime boyfriend Nick Gordon is reportedly on suicide watch. After Brown was found face down in…
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Check out some of President Obama’s best dance moves
Bet you didn’t know President Obama could get down like this. During Barack Obama’s historic trip to Kenya, the president boogied with the best of them…
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Petition Calls For Funk Flex to Step Down, In Flex We Trust Writes About It
Last night, Meek Mill was supposed to drop a Drake diss track on Funkmaster Flex’s Hot 97 show. Although it looks like Meek may have trolled…
Social media reacts to Safaree’s explosive dis of Meek Mill and Nicki Minaj in ‘Lifeline’
End Of An Era: The night HOT 97 died

SPORTS

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Core intact, optimistic Steelers ready for next step
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown didn’t miss so much as a meeting. The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver could have disrupted training camp by…
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Like Father, Like Son: Lakers head coach Byron Scott proud to Share His Dream with His Son, Lakers Assistant Coach Thomas Scott
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is living his wildest dream. He gets to coach his hometown Lakers team, which is the team he…
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Black female golfer makes history
Renée Powell, a pioneering African-American golfer who often fielded racism during her years on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, recently made history by becoming…
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Gilbert Arenas still good enough to win all the prizes in County Fair hoops
Don’t ever let anybody tell you to stop shooting hoops because your chances of making it in basketball are minimal. Getting buckets is a life…
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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…
Inside Conditions…The Quilt of History
Stable Steelers arrive in style for training camp

OPINION

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E Notes…The Donald Trump fiasco
Well it just keeps getting more and more interesting as we watch all the different GOP presidential hopefuls come forth to throw their hats in…
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‘Finch’ ‘Jefferson’ comparison provides new insight into the complex history of race in America
I am writing to commend my friend, Mr. Robert Hill, on the publication of his excellent article on “To Kill A Mockingbird” hero, Atticus Finch. …
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Fakeness tarnishes Hip Hop
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson recently filed for bankruptcy and testified in court that despite his flashy public persona, he is only worth…
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Hypocrisy in the Democracy
After six years in office, I am amazed that Black folks continue to blindly follow the machinations of president Obama and his administration.  In less…
The 2015 National Urban League Conference convenes in Fort Lauderdale
End Of An Era: The night HOT 97 died

BUSINESS

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Michigan Chronicle breaks ground in historic Paradise Valley
The Michigan Chronicle and its parent company, Real Times Media, hosted a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony officially marking the start of construction of their new…
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Employment Opportunities 7-29-15
Production Specialist WPXI-TV This person will work behind the scenes on news and local programs, performing teleprompter operation, robotic camera operation, voice captioning and other…
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Bids and Proposals 7-29-15
ALLEGHENY COUNTY SANITARY AUTHORITY LEGAL NOTICE CONTRACT NO. 1641-A Sealed Bids for CONTRACT NO. 1641-A – FURNISH AND DELIVER NEW BARGE & BARGE- MOUNTED CRANE…
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HBCU grad named president of Peoples Energy
Wisconsin Energy’s (WE) purchase of Integrys was approved and has moved the power company beyond the state’s border. The deal expanded Wisconsin Energy’s footprint, adding…
Minority banks shut out of new tax credit awards
Howard U. unveils new athletics logo

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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Meek Mill Gets Ripped By Twitter With #BackToBack Memes
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CHICK CHAT: He likes men too & I’m not sure how to feel about it
Dating is hard enough!
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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.…
Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach sponsors day of fun
Lifestyles Report…Retirement on my mind

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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Fit!Live!Win! Dr. Ro’s easy tips to lower your cholesterol
America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…
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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…
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers
Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them

Cover To Cover

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Dark Places Of The Earth: Author details voyage of the Antelope Slave Ship
Fifteen years before Amistad, there was the Antelope: a slave ship with 275 captives whose fates were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court not just…
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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,…
Cover to Cover…’Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga’
George Clinton’s memoir details “total conspiracy ” in the music industry

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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Odell Beckham Jr.’s not claiming Amber Rose, but capes real hard for his hair
Funk Flex loves putting people on blast. This time, his site In Flex We Trust linked NY Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. to Amber Rose, but the wide…
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Hottest photos of Fetty Wap’s girlfriend Alexis Sky
Fetty Wap’s cool quotient and insertion into the mainstream was certified complete when very mainstream mother and actress Kate Hudson was reported to be dancing…
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Khloe Kardashian shows off body in ‘Complex’ cover spread [video]
Khloe Kardashian has been quietly but forcefully been challenging older sister Kim for booty supremacy in the Kardashian household. Khloe Kardashian stated her case with…
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‘Empire”s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey get engaged
Trai Byers (Andre) and Grace Gealey (Anika) don’t play very likable people on Empire. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good for each other, though. The castmates…
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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…
Kanye West shares words of support for Caitlyn Jenner on ‘I Am Cait’
Snoop Dogg detained in Sweden after concert

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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