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Free Wi-Fi debuts in Allentown
Tired of paying Comcast or Verizon for Wi-Fi Internet access, then move to Allentown. On Nov. 13, its wireless mesh network went live, meaning that…
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Man seeking benefits finds he’s listed as dead
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Like most Americans, Clark Harr of Latrobe has been paying into social security for his adult life, so when he went to…
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Holly: One face of the national heroin crisis
For Holly Wright, heroin was bliss. It was cheap, and it was everywhere. She craved the rush of energy that came with the high, but…
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Mother still waits for justice in son’s death
A year after the shooting death of her son Jamar Hawkins, Wynona Hawkins-Harper, of Penn Hills, is still searching for justice and closure. Recently, on…
Kingsley building individuals, families, communities
Pittsburgh-area seeing syphilis spike, men blamed

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Legendary former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for…
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Marion Barry remembered for love of DC
Marion Barry, who served four terms as the mayor of the District of Columbia and served on the D.C. Council as the representative for the…
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Woman protesting immigration plan busted with gun outside White House
While President Barack Obama delivered his immigration address to the nation Thursday night, during which he outlined his plan to grant temporary legal status and work permits to…
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NYPD shoots & kills ‘innocent,’ unarmed Black man In apartment stairwell
One New York man has been killed by the NYPD for doing absolutely nothing but being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Akai…
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Activists Present ‘Rules Of Engagement’ So Ferguson Police Won’t Incite Violence After Grand Jury Decision
With so many public figures—from President Barack Obama to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon—telling Black people how we should respond peacefully if Darren Wilson isn’t indicted…
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Cleveland police officer shoots 12-year-old boy holding toy gun on playground [VIDEO]
A Cleveland police officer shot a 12-year-old boy late Saturday afternoon after he pulled a toy gun from his waistband, reports SEE ALSO:  John Crawford:…
Michael Brown, Sr. Calls For Peace As Grand Jury Decision Looms [VIDEO]
Ferguson grand jury won’t reconvene until Monday
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Sanaa Lathan Conjures Up New Gig With ‘Now You See Me’ Sequel
Sanaa Lathan isn’t going to be easily tricked by a few skillful magicians in the sequel to “Now You See Me.” Morgan Freeman may have…
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Reflections: Financial disasters
Hearing that a celebrity has filed for bankruptcy is never as disturbing as learning that it has come to that for someone outside of that…
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Pryor food drive concert gives back with ‘O Holy Night’ at Kelly Strayhorn
She’s back at it again! But this time local entertainer, J’Aira Pryor is bringing her newest production just in time for the holidays.  Key 88…
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How to Get Away With Murder recap: ‘Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me’
You’d think that even Annalise’s lying, cheating husband Sam, would know that his power house attorney wife is not some to play with, even though…
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Phaedra Parks Totally ‘Unmoved’ By Apollo Nida’s Kenya Moore Confession
Phaedra Parks has more to worry about than some old rumors about her estranged husband, Apollo Nida. Last season, it was huge controversy on “The…
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Bill Cosby jokes about being an ‘evil man,’ attorney says stop ‘media vilification’
Despite nearly 20 women coming forward with sexual abuse allegations against Bill Cosby, NBC cancelling a much-hyped prime-time return to television for the funnyman, TV Land…
MUSIC ROUNDUP: Beyoncé drops Ratchet ’7/11′ video & we’re twerking in our seats
Beyonce Dances Like Everybody’s Watching In New ’7/11′ Video


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Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather
MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr.…
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Back In A Flash: Jay Flash back in ring after gruesome break
For professional wrestler Jay Flash, a return to the Pittsburgh ring is imminent. On April 13, during a match in West Virginia, the “South Beach…
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Column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle
ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons won’t apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record. They shouldn’t have to. This one is…
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Lifeless Syracuse falls to Pittsburgh 30-7
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Syracuse is sticking to its youth movement, growing pains and all, no matter how much they hurt on a given weekend. It’s…
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Algieri hopes to be Rocky story against Pacquiao
MACAU (AP) — No one questions Chris Algieri’s toughness, not after he got up from two first round knockdowns and fought half-blinded the rest of…
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Sex assault case reinstated against pitcher Reed
DETROIT (AP) — A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies…
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
Syracuse hoping to spoil Pitt’s bowl hopes


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Bill Cosby’s ‘media crucifixion’
There are a few things I dislike with great passion, one is oppression, censorship is another and self righteous judgment ranks highly and of course…
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When are people going to ask about bringing down R. Kelly and Woody Allen?
Now that Bill Cosby’s career is just about in shambles, some members of the media are wondering how long it will take to target R.Kelly.…
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Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most
“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.”…
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Cosby allegations highlight issue of reporting sexual assaults
Rape is a terrible thing for anyone to endure. The physical and emotional side effects of this horrendous act are devastating, even downright unbearable. I…
To Be Equal…Lynch is right choice for AG
Blackonomics…We need a president of Black America


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Go Back To Africa — and do business there with the help of this government agency!
In order to compete in business, small business owners must expand into markets outside the United States. But it’s not as easy as it sounds.…
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Wealth patterns among the top 5 percent of African-Americans
  A comprehensive study on wealth creation and wealth management among the nation’s wealthiest African Americans reveals more conservative approaches to financial decision-making. (PRNewswire) –…
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Wait, What? Sephora Accused of Racially Profiling Asian Customers Online
It is believed that Sephora had locked accounts under Asian-sounding surnames to try and prevent the re-selling of coveted items (think Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palette) for bulk sales.
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At 60, manufacturing executive turns down retirement to run Monroeville Signarama
 (Monroeville, Pennsylvania)—For a quarter of a century, Tommy Green had been working as a manufacturing executive. His career, which saw him interact with companies like…
WealthyU: How to avoid holiday shopping hoaxes that keep you broke
Despite objections, URA okays buying more Addison properties


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Duchess of Alba dead at 88 & We want to be like her when we grow up
You have probably never, ever in life seen someone be as fierce as the Duchess of Alba. We could all take a style cue from…
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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
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Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
On Monday, The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (AAPSF) revolted against the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai with orchestrated press conferences, seminars and…
Nigerian government again lies about missing girls
With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy


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CHICK CHAT: I’m 31 & Finally Ready To Settle Down…At Some Point
  Contrary to my own timeline, now could be a much better time for me to meet Mr. Right than it would have been a…
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Snapshots In Ferguson: Waiting For Justice
We’ll keep updating these scenes from and nearby Ferguson, Missouri as members of the community, protesters and the media react to the events unfolding before,…
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Fashion Watch on Solange
  The bride wore white and so did everyone else. So many are tempted to wear white to a wedding but you never want to…
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2014 Wilkinsburg Annual Toy Drive
It’s that time of year to help out your neighbors in Wilkinsburg by donating money or toys again this year for Wilkinsburg annual toy drive.…
FIRST LOOK: Ty Hunter Debuts New Fashion Line & We’re Like…There Is A Gawd!
YAS GURL: 20 Holiday Looks Plus-Size Women Can Slay In


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Mara Brock Akil urges young women to speak up for what they want
Mara Brock Akil is imploring young women to use their voices because it is the most valuable asset they have. Girls Inc. gathered up some…
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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
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Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
A memoir for someone who has only lived just over 13 years might seem a bit odd but not for Mo’ne Davis (pictured). She’s the…
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community
Time Magazine is sick of y’all slang


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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
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PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
PA 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people to local resources via the telephone. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone, and you will be…
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare

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Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’
Throughout your life, your Dad taught you a lot. He was the one holding the back of your bike the first time without training wheels.…
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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his…
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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
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Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
*Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Monica Carter debut’s book “Celibate Fabulous & Fearless” and it caught the attention of men and women alike! As you can imagine the topic of celibacy has been a taboo topic and Ms. Carter delves right into it in hopes to enlighten others! Ms. Carter was born in St Louis, […]
Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’
Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’


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The true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
(NNPA)—Thanksgiving Day —a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings—has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s…


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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…


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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”


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Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct,” ”Showgirls”) is 70. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”) is 67. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 60. “Good Morning…
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Nikki Giovanni Been Over Bill Cosby, Said He Wasn’t Sh*t A Long Time Ago
Rewind back to 2007 when Bill Cosby had just commenced his nationwide tour of telling poor Black America to pull themselves up by their baggy jeans…
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2 more women come forward with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby
  Actresses Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assault in two separate incidents. In an exclusive with the New York…
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Rapper T.I. talks changed life on ‘Oprah: Where are They Now?’
Oprah Winfrey is the human truth serum. Rap impresario and TV reality star T.I. will join the cadre of A-list stars who freely and eagerly…
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I Got Yo Back, Girl: How Beyonce Saved Solange On Her Wedding Day
When Solange broke out in hives at her wedding celebration, it was her big sister Bey who sprang into action. In case you missed it…
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Phaedra’s friendship with Kandi strained over split with Apollo Nida?
*Divorce obviously affects anyone who’s been married. But can this also apply to friendships? Judging from the season premiere of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” that…
Is Monica Moonlighting As A Nurse? [PHOTO]
Stacey Dash gets ripped for defending Bill Cosby


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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…



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