METRO NEWS

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City police staffing issue looms large
When the chief of police and the head of the police union actually agree on something, it’s probably news.  They agree there is a looming…
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Community celebrates Larimer Pointe opening
Even as talk swirled about the possible loss of reasonably priced rental housing in East Liberty, state and local officials joined residents of nearby Larimer…
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Is East End renewal really ‘Black removal?’
When the lower Hill was demolished to make way for a new urban center—but resulted in only the Civic Arena being built—thousands of Black residents…
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Arrest made in fatal barbershop shooting, warrant issued for 2nd suspect
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made an arrest and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a second actor…
Police looking for missing girl
County Department of Human Services gives food, the gift of reading

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign
 ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Following his own advice, Jeb Bush is taking his presidential campaign to the neighborhoods and churches where Hispanics and African Americans…
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‘Sandra Bland, the most unlikely suicide candidate ever’
Photo illustration by Lee Eric Smith. As I traveled down new Interstate 290, my heart searched for the answers that I knew my mind would…
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#SayHerName: A look at the Black female victims of police brutality and neglect
We must recognize the stories of women like Sandra Bland, Miriam Carey and Malissa Williams with the same amount of passion and relentlessness as we do for Black men in combatting police brutality.
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Court blocks anti-abortion group from releasing new Planned Parenthood sting videos, site hacked
In major blowback over a spate of negative videos that accuse Planned Parenthood of selling fetal parts for profit, the Los Angeles Superior Court this…
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Obama brings people together during tour of Africa & more news you need to know
"When you see our ancestor...we are reminded that Ethiopians, Americans, all the people of the world are part of the same human family," Obama said.
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Confederate Flags placed near the King Center, Ebenezer Baptist Church
ATLANTA — Perhaps in defiance of the national move to remove the Confederate battle flag from government institutions, racist vandals tried to deface the historic…
NEWS ROUNDUP: “Law & Order” director arrested for child pornography…and more
Ferguson man charged with bleeding on cops wins appeal
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Cover to Cover…‘Only the Strong’
Never underestimate yourself. You can carry the weight of ten worlds on your shoulders, and still have time to do your job. You can lift…
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Pledge for Life Gospel Idol contest
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education and its Pittsburgh Multicultural Volunteer Task Force presented Pledge for Life Gospel Idol, a singing competition that features…
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Trevor Noah shares what makes him different as new host of “The Daily Show”
Trevor Noah is aware of the big shoes he has to fill this fall as he takes over as host of The Daily Show. During the Television…
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The Evolution Of Beef: It started way before Hip-Hop
“James I got yo letter/ It came to me today/ You said I could have my baby back/ But I don’t want her that way/…
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Johnny Mathis and Pgh Symphony Orchestra…A match made in heaven
Coming up on six decades in the music business, charismatic crooner Johnny Mathis has seen it all. “I sing. That’s what I do,” said Mathis,…
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Meek Mill talks why he’s scared to be political
With Meek Mill being the fire starter of one of the most publicized hip-hop beefs in recent years, the Philly born rapper shared his story with Billboard. There’s…
Vic Mensa takes aim at Travis $cott on ‘Heir To The Throne (Freestyle)’
Sorry, Meek Mill: Drake won this battle for the nerds

SPORTS

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Stallions allows athletes to run at their own pace
A lot of very good organizations or clubs have been introduced but very few can stand the test of time. In 2007, The Stallions Track…
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‘Overtime’…Terrelle Pryor may be changing positions
:10—Alright, we gotta get right to it today. I don’t have much time to play with y’all. On my way to Steelers training camp right…
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Meet Tom Brady’s replacement, Jimmy Garoppolo
With great power, comes great responsibility, right? Unfortunately, the New England Patriots’ golden boy, Tom Brady, isn’t going to be the team’s opening week starter…
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Steel Sensations…A look back at Hines Ward
Hines Ward is one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history and his legacy will live on in Pittsburgh forever. The future NFL Hall…
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Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among of his favorite players. One Rutherford has now traded twice.…
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Reggie Jackson apologizes for profane outburst against fans
*Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson was in Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction weekend, and he confirmed with media that he got into…
Tom Brady slammed on social media after 4-game suspension upheld by NFL
Core intact, optimistic Steelers ready for next step

OPINION

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Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
“Do you have to go alone?” That was the question my mother always asked me when I would tell her that I was going on…
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To Tell The Truth…Black power currently almost non-existent, why?
If Black citizens of Allegheny County don’t understand how critical our overall situation is then hopefully this week’s column will be enlightening. Let’s focus on…
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Just Sayin’…Will Obamacare be voted down?
The U.S. Senate will vote this week or next to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The Democrats held a conference Sunday to discuss…
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An answer for Confederate apologists
(NNPA)—Someone identifying himself as Jimmy Oliver sent me an email objecting to a column I wrote under the headline, “Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be…
For centuries, Black lives did not matter
Black Power’s legacy of discrimination

BUSINESS

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YW’s Dina Clark chosen to manage Bayer Material Science diversity strategies and initiatives
PITTSBURGH, PA–YWCA Greater Pittsburgh’s Senior Director of Equity and Advocacy is going global.  Dina L. Clark will leave the YW mid-August to assume new responsibilities…
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90.5 WESA announces newsroom promotions
PITTSBURGH, PA—90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station, announced changes in its newsroom structure effective July 29, 2015. Marco Cardamone, Board Chair and Interim General Manager,…
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Despite stellar record, CFPB remains under attack
(NNPA)—In everyday life, birthdays and anniversaries of many sorts are observed and celebrated. When it comes to consumer finance, there are two more anniversaries worth…
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Urban League hosts Financial Literacy Education Symposium
The Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh’s Bank on Greater Pittsburgh, in partnership with Neighborhood Allies, held a free Financial Literacy Symposium from 8:30 a.m. until…
Business Calendar 7-29-15
What happened to government’s small biz loans?

INTERNATIONAL

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Obama offers inspirational words; now for the hard part
On July 4th, 2009 President Obama delivered a speech in Cairo where he called on Muslim nations to embrace democracy, calling democratic principles “universal” and…
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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…
Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
“Do you have to go alone?” That was the question my mother always asked me when I would tell her that I was going on…
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Church Circuit
Community Day JULY 29—Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, will host a Community Day at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to come out…
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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!
‘Runaway Island’ stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds reveal who they would want to run away with
Families encouraged to bring back the Sunday Dinner

GENERATION Y

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Ensign Brian Williams helping protect America
Ensign Brian Williams, from Pittsburgh, stands watch on the bridge of the USS Laboon (DDG 58), July 4. Laboon, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is…
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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…
BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

HEALTH

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Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand…
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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…
4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Only the Strong’
Never underestimate yourself. You can carry the weight of ten worlds on your shoulders, and still have time to do your job. You can lift…
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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…
Mockingbird sequel and real-life racist Jefferson
Cover to Cover…’Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga’

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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Tami Roman suffers miscarriage
This is devastating.
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The Internet’s favorite gay dads break up & we’re crying thug tears
Noooooo! Say it ain't so!
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Bobbi Kristina’s oldest brother: “My sister is not a trending topic”
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s half-brother, Bobby Jr., isn’t thrilled about all the attention he’s received since his sister’s passing. In a series of now-deleted tweets, uncovered…
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Drake takes another swing at Meek Mill with ‘Back To Back’ cover art
“Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers,” raps Drake on the latest Meek Mill diss. Ouch. Aside from the barrage of lyrics obviously aimed at Meek,…
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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…
Khloe Kardashian shows off body in ‘Complex’ cover spread [video]
‘Empire”s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey get engaged

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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