METRO NEWS

Featured image
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Walmart provide backpacks to area students
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. brought its “AKA ONE MILLION BACKPACKS” service project to Pittsburgh. Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority along with Walmart collected…
Featured image
Allen receives 2015 Geneva College Serving Leader Award
Geneva College is proud to name Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen as the 2015 Geneva College Serving Leader Award recipient for exemplifying the principles of serving…
Featured image
Pgh Black Media Federation Vann Media Awards
The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation hosted the 27th Annual Robert L. Vann Awards at the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center Ballroom in Oakland. The…
Featured image
City debuts Skyline Terrace
Though sod still needs to be laid on some side yards, and poles still await chain-link fencing, 186 units of new housing now sit above…
North Side job fair draws solid crowd
New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

Featured image
Albany environmental activist elected Sierra Club president
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Aaron Mair, a civil rights and environmental justice advocate in Albany, has been elected president of the Sierra Club, becoming the…
Featured image
Neville Brothers sibling gets racist receipt at NOLA restaurant
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The daughter of a member of The Neville Brothers, one of the most famous musical families in New Orleans received a racially…
Featured image
Bobbi Kristina’s friend said ‘she was deathly afraid’
A friend of Bobbi Kristina Brown is actively working with suburban Atlanta police in trying to piece together what actually happened in the days and…
Featured image
Even Feds are raising eyebrows: DOJ to review Cleveland shooting case
Just as we were throwing our hands in the air wondering where and when and from who we might possibly ask for justice after the…
Featured image
Bishop T.D. Jakes’ reconciled church looks to close racial divide in the pews
If you want to see segregation in America, all you have to do is go to church every Sunday. Each week, African-Americans go to Black churches,…
Featured image
Senate blocks bill that would end NSA data collection
Earlier this month, the House voted to pass the bill that would have ended the NSA data collection that has been on-going since the Patriot…
Cleveland cop who helped fire 137 shots at unarmed Black couple found not guilty
Mom graduates in place of deceased son: ‘I’ll be his legs’
More National >>

ENTERTAINMENT

Featured image
Nina Simone’s Estate Accuses Sony Of Piracy
There’s more drama afoot for the Nina Simone estate. The iconic singer’s heirs are battling Sony, her former label, for allegedly pirating her music. According…
Featured image
Max B looks back on his relationship with Chinx
Max B is currently serving a 75-year sentence after being convicted of manslaughter, aggravated assault, robbery, kidnapping, possession of a weapon and conspiracy in 2009.…
Featured image
Jon Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) _ Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn’t resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University’s Camden…
Featured image
Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson of The Brothers Johnson, dies at 60 [video]
Louis E. Johnson (pictured right), founding member and one half of funk band The Brothers Johnson who is widely hailed as one of the greatest…
Featured image
Review: ‘Poltergeist’ solid remake of haunted house classic
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original.…
Featured image
Boosie weighs in on drug use in rap: “everybody gets loaded”
Drug use has at least been partially responsible in the deaths of A$AP Yams, DJ Screw, and Trill Entertainment partner and UGK co-founder Pimp C.…
50 Cent suing Rick Ross over sex tape
Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’

SPORTS

Featured image
Harlem Globetrotters great Marques Haynes dies at 89
PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes’ dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. He was a showstopper, a player who helped make the Harlem…
Featured image
Funniest James Harden memes after Rockets blowout loss to Golden State
HOUSTON — The systematic and wholesale demolition of the Houston Rockets by gunslinger Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of the…
Featured image
Curry: Bringing daughter to interview was a last-minute call
  By OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day,…
Featured image
Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers
BALTIMORE (AP) _ Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided…
Featured image
Rejuvenated Burnett off to spectacular start in final season
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The fire is still there, churning away somewhere inside A.J. Burnett’s well-tattooed and teenage-thin body. The flames, however, are simply better hidden.…
Featured image
SIAC football fan attendance once again leads the country
  Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) once again led the NCAA Division II in football attendance last season. The SIAC…
LeBron and Cavs push Hawks to the brink of elimination in blowout win
Openly gay player Michael Sam to play pro football again

OPINION

Featured image
To Be Equal…A message for the Class of 2015
“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. / It’s had tacks in it, /And splinters, / And boards torn up, / And places with…
Featured image
Biker gang war proves disparities
Part of my daily routine is waking up earlier than I actually need to just so I don’t have to rush into the day. My…
Featured image
Islamophobia: An alternative reality
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali-born woman’s rights activist, author of The Caged Virgin, Infidel, and Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now is a part of…
Featured image
To Tell The Truth…Government and foundation money dictate to us
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and across this nation there was an outcry, “we’re not going to turn the other cheek anymore.” The…
Legalized torture of prisoners
The scars of Vietnam

BUSINESS

Featured image
Black woman entrepreneur opens new B&B in Durhan, NC
  Durham, NC (BlackNews.com) — From unique restaurants, new condos to major hotel chains, the city of Durham, NC is expanding. And one African American…
Featured image
African-American executives and leaders call for national reforms to combat police misconduct and strengthen accountability
WASHINGTON, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent membership organization for the development of global Black business leaders, has announced…
Featured image
Brothers In Business: New initiative to launch next generation of Black male entrepreneurs
The U.S. Black Chambers Inc. has launched an initiative to nurture the next generation of young Black male entrepreneurs, with a focus on closing the…
Featured image
Lifestyles Report…Beware of emails
How did I get over 700 viruses on my computer? I don’t have the answer, but some of them could have come via emails. Please…
‘Credit invisible’ Blacks and Latinos
Appealing an IRS decision

INTERNATIONAL

Featured image
Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
Featured image
Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
Featured image
French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
Featured image
The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
Earlier this month, a United Nations report revealed that French soldiers were forcing young boys in the Central African Republic to perform sexual acts on…
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint
International News Briefs…Putin, in swipe at US, decries ‘unipolar world’ at Victory Day parade

LIFESTYLE

Featured image
Lifestyles Report…Beware of emails
How did I get over 700 viruses on my computer? I don’t have the answer, but some of them could have come via emails. Please…
Featured image
Fashion Watch on pantyhose…even FLOTUS goes barelegged!
The only time I like to wear pantyhose is in the winter. When the weather warms up it is bare legged all the way. To…
Featured image
Black TV personalities break down why Black women aren’t dating Black men
There are endless conversations about black women and relationships, and this time it was brought up on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He had…
Featured image
Homewood AMEZ holds Annual Tea
“She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” This verse from Proverbs 31:22 graced the cover of the invite and the…
Young, Gifted and Black Awards Luncheon
Brooklyn Restaurant, Sweet Chick’s Biggie-inspired menu is epic & now we’re hungry

GENERATION Y

Featured image
Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
Featured image
4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…
Featured image
16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate
A young woman from Chicago has conquered the challenge of earning a master’s degree, and now she’s going for her doctorate. You might want to…
Featured image
Zendaya takes break from slaying red carpets to graduate high school
Zendaya Coleman not only slays every red carpet her stiletto touches, the Disney star is a young scholar. After her stunning MET Gala appearance, Zendaya…
Man goes from homeless on Skid Row to college grad [video]
CAPA student wins Congressman Doyle’s 2015 Congressional Arts Competition

HEALTH

Featured image
26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke
A Los Angeles native is speaking out on the dangerous effects of birth control after she suffered a stroke at the age of 26, ABC reports. In…
Featured image
Detroit Gym Teacher Saves Student’s Life By Donating Kidney
#Detroit teacher gives student kidney, new life. http://t.co/mzY9k85Vx4pic.twitter.com/26rGTVZONL — The Detroit News (@detroitnews) May 19, 2015 It’s long been known that teachers can transform and…
Featured image
Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing Mental Health
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including…
Featured image
Healthcare innovation threatens anesthesiologists
New machine cuts sedation costs for routine procedures. New technology could make one of the best-paid medical specialties obsolete. Anesthesiologists, usually the last voice you…
Mudderella is an amazingly messy run for women, by women
Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in Black boys

Cover To Cover

Featured image
Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
Featured image
Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
Featured image
Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
You’re tired of having red eyes. You’re tired of crying, too; tired of an empty soul, runny nose, and dry mouth but you know there…
Featured image
Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book
The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college…
Cover to Cover…‘Warriors on Horseback’
‘Child, Please:’ Author highlights old-school parenting practices to keep you from wrecking yourself

EDITORS PICK

Featured image
‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

Featured image
Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

Featured image
Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

Featured image
Florida teen taken to prom by NFL player dies
Celebrating Khameyea Jennings life who transitioned last night.She &Sen’Derrick Marks blessed us w/this lasting image pic.twitter.com/eXa5GBLT5B — DuvalSports (@DuvalSports) May 22, 2015 Eighteen-year-old Khamayea Jennings,…
Featured image
Jason Derulo says it will take ‘a miracle’ for him to want another relationship after Jordin Sparks
Jason Derulo clearly has some bad feelings left over about his ex Jordin Sparks. In an interview with Billboard Mag, he says: “I do get tired…
Featured image
Sights from Atlanta Jazz Festival 2015 opening night
Opening night on what is one of the largest “real” jazz summits in the nation, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, popped off with authority with the…
Featured image
Kim Kardashian dares her haters to accomplish all she has in her life
Being beautiful is a hard job! Kim Kardashian is tired of people saying she doesn’t have a real job. During an interview with Access Hollywood,…
Featured image
Everything we know about Chinx & Stack Bundles’ murders
The world awoke to tragic news early Sunday morning (May 17) when Coke Boys rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens was shot and killed in Jamaica, Queens.…
Featured image
Wiz Khalifa thinks Amber Rose is trying to ruin his Vegas #TurnUp
It was all good just a year ago… Wiz Khalifa is worried that Amber Rose is going to blow up his spot in Las Vegas…
Good gawd: Stop what you’re doing & look at Tyson Beckford in a washcloth
Vivica A. Fox almost complimented Kenya Moore, then she said this…

Education

Featured image
Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
Featured image
4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

VIDEO VIEWS

advertisement

Facebook Activity

New Pittsburgh Courier Digital Edition

advertisement
×
advertisement

LOCAL WEATHER

ON TWITTER