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Beloved philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89.…
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Pittsburgh doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all…
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Man charged in fatal Brookline shooting
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad have arrested Daniel Rehll, 25, in the fatal shooting of a 25-year-old female in Brookline.…
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Pittsburgh police participate in National Stop on Red Week
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will pay special attention to drivers running red lights during National Stop on Red Week, August 2…
‘Moral Mondays’ movement taking shape in Western Pennsylvania
Zimbabwe accuses Pittsburgh area doctor of illegally hunting lion

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Sandra Bland’s family sues state trooper, wants answers
HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a Black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper…
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Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
  ST. LOUIS (AP) _ EDITOR’S NOTE _ A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after…
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Republicans fail to defund Planned Parenthood
Senate Democratic leaders on Monday blocked a procedural vote that would have cut funding for Planned Parenthood, according to The Huffington Post. Republican leaders needed…
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Sandra Bland’s family files federal lawsuit over jail cell death
Sandra Bland's family announced the filing of a lawsuit against officials in Houston involved in her arrest and death.
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Happy Birthday, Obama! President’s best Instagram moments during his last year as Commander-In-Chief
If you didn't know, August 4 marks President Obama's 54th birthday. To celebrate his age, full of wisdom and knowledge, we've decided to
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Kraft recalls 36,000 cases of cheese singles over reports of choking
Kraft has recalled 36,000 cases of its popular Singles American and White American cheese after several people reported choking on the product, NBC News reports. “A piece…
Fatal police shooting in Wal-Mart under review 1 year later
Activists demand DOJ intervention in #SandraBland case, take stand for Black women targeted by cops
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Donnie Simpson dishes on his return to radio & TV
Donnie Simpson talks with NewsOne Now guest host Mo Ivory about his return to radio and TV.
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At 93, TV producer Lear seeks to keep pushing boundaries
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ Veteran TV producer Norman Lear of “All in the Family” fame is looking ahead to his next groundbreaking series. Lear,…
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D.L. Hughley: If Trump says ‘N*gger’ he’ll be elected tomorrow (WATCH)
Leave it to D.L. Hughley to bring an unchained opinion on Donald Trump. Chatting with TMZ, the funnyman mentioned Trump’s appeal to the U.S.’ racist…
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Allure Magazine uses White woman in “Afro tutorial”
In this week's news of cringe-worthy cultural appropriation: Allure magazine ran the article "You (Yes, You) Can Have An Afro" in its August issue
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Karen Clark Sheard drops highly anticipated new release ‘Destined to Win’
NASHVILLE, TN  – The highly-anticipated new album from gospel superstar Karen Clark Sheard is finally here. Karen’s sixth solo album Destined To Win  is available now…
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Two men shot outside J. Cole & Big Sean concert
A J. Cole concert is not the time or place for a shooting, but that’s exactly what happened Monday night (August 2) when the rapper…
Will Smith & Kanye West show no brotherly love to Meek as they laugh with Drake at the memes
Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem

SPORTS

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WWE Hall of Famer ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at 61
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed…
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What’s going on with American Pharoah after Haskell win
OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) _ When the music played about 10 minutes before the start of the Haskell Invitational, there was no way American Pharoah could…
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School report: Illinois women’s hoops players’ racial allegations unfounded
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Former University of Illinois women’s basketball players’ allegations of racially motivated mistreatment were unfounded, investigators hired by the school concluded in…
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T.I. takes Future’s side in the Ciara-Russell Wilson drama
Rap renegade T.I. said he would lose it if he saw his kids hugged up with another man, the way that Future witnessed, via social…
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Steelers ready for dynamic offense to take flight
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) _ Todd Haley came up with the number. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t see any reason to argue. Thirty points. That’s the number the…
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Inside Conditions…Sleazy, cheesy and wheezy
The art of sleazy, cheesy and wheezy “sports journalism” is getting “funkier” on a daily basis. Totally biased pre-draft reports as well as conspiracies to…
Russian Football Union bans Ghanaian player for reacting to racist taunts
NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition

OPINION

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What impact will #BlackLivesMatter have on 2016 presidential race?
We’ve seen the impact that a group of #BlackLivesMatter activists had on Netroots Nation during the presidential forum a few weeks ago. Now that 10 GOP presidential…
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The eye, ear, and mind principle
A few weeks ago I wrote a column titled, “Republican Presidential Candidates Lack Diversity.”  I called out Republican presidential campaigns for not having any Blacks…
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Not understanding Donald Trump’s appeal
I really don’t get it. When Donald Trump, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, says that he is now pro-life, many conservatives applaud…
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Phila. NAACP endorses Comcast as good corporate neighbor
As the city of Philadelphia works to finalize a franchise renewal with Comcast, citizens have been urged to speak out to ensure the best possible…
Child Watch…10 rules to help Black boys survive
A shrug greets Puerto Rico’s problems

BUSINESS

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Who wins and loses under Obama’s stricter power plant limits
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time…
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College Tuition: It’s never too early or too late to start saving for It
Gail Perry-Mason, founder of Money Matters for Youth in Detroit, advises families to start saving for college early and contribute often.
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Former NBA player finds redemption in a Starbucks position
Former four-time NBA all-star Vin Baker, 43, has now taken his talents to Starbucks in Rhode Island. During his stint in the NBA, Baker battled…
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Legendary Detroit judge, 93, peeved by incomplete housing discrimination case
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) _ A Detroit-area community that targeted blacks by demolishing poor neighborhoods is scrambling to come up with money to finally end the…
Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans
Russell Simmons to continue production with HBO on five new series & Def Comedy Anniversary Special

INTERNATIONAL

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Zimbabwe: U.S. dentist “should be extradited” for killing Cecil The Lion
According to Zimbabwe's environment minister, Oppah Muchinguri, the American hunter who killed Cecil the Lion should be extradited
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WHO: New Ebola vaccine Is 100 percent effective
A vaccine for the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus has proved to be 100 percent effective, the World Health Organization announced Friday. Tests show…
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Activists press Obama about Dominican Republic’s discrimination against ethnic Haitians
Capping a National Week of Action and after a key deadline in Domican Republic, #Rights4AllInDr plans a march to the White House in protest
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Nigerian army frees 71, mostly women & children, from Boko Haram
The ongoing clash between Nigeria‘s armed forces and the Islamist militants Boko Haram has been largely a one-sided affair with the terrorist group seemingly taking…
Obama offers inspirational words; now for the hard part
President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram

LIFESTYLE

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College Tuition: It’s never too early or too late to start saving for It
Gail Perry-Mason, founder of Money Matters for Youth in Detroit, advises families to start saving for college early and contribute often.
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Fit!Live!Win! Benefits of pole fitness sxplained
Michaela Jones, pole fitness instructor and manager of The P Spot Fitness Studio, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win!…
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Obama’s Best Instagram Moments During His Last Year As President
   
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One Magazine Thought It Was Cool To Let A White Woman Model An Afro
You know what they say: It doesn’t exist until white people say so. Afros have been an African-American hairstyle since way back when. Now it’s…
Moores celebrate 40 years of marriage
New Life AME holds second annual prayer walk

GENERATION Y

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Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube,…
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W.K. Kellogg Foundation donates $4.7 million to benefit young men of color
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is donating $4.7 million to eight organizations in New Orleans and two coalitions in Mississippi devoted to uplifting young men and…
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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…
The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial
Civil Rights 2.0: NAACP president talks young activists in social justice movement

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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Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
NEW YORK – What is immediately essential for me about Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates’ lengthy epistle to his son is that “past…
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C Nathaniel Brown comes home for book release/signing
Former Pittsburgh resident and former Courier writer/photographer C Nathaniel Brown makes a new statement with his 8th publication entitled Shift Happens Then You Live.” It’s…
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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…
Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them
Cover to Cover…‘Balm’

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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WWE Hall of Famer ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at 61
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed…
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T.I. takes Future’s side in the Ciara-Russell Wilson drama
Rap renegade T.I. said he would lose it if he saw his kids hugged up with another man, the way that Future witnessed, via social…
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Italian court gives Naomi Campbell suspended six-month jail sentence for hitting paparazzo
A 2009 incident with an Italian photographer has come back to haunt supermodel Naomi Campbell.
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Will Smith answers whether he and Jada Pinkett are getting divorced
It almost seems like the mainstream media has a vested interest in plying Will Smith and his wife of 17 years, Jada Pinkett, apart. Hollywood…
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Report: Bobby Brown’s wife suffers seizure after Bobbi Kristina’s funeral
Bobby Brown’s wife Alicia Etheredge was rushed to the hospital Saturday after suffering a seizure hours after Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral in Alpharetta, Georgia, reports…
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What Future said about Ciara taking son to Russell Wilson’s NFL training camp
Future has already made slanderous and derogatory statements about Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson as he gets closer to girlfriend Ciara and, particularly…
Michelle Williams, Karen Sheard, Charles Jenkins at ‘Praise in the Park 2015′ [photos]
Amber Rose backs off of the Kardashian-Jenners

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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