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‘Moral Mondays’ movement taking shape in Western Pennsylvania
BEAVER, PA —  While taking a page from the civil rights playbook of an esteemed North Carolina minister, members of a Beaver County and Lawrence…
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Zimbabwe accuses Pittsburgh area doctor of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist…
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Wolf nominates Blocker to head Pennsylvania State Police
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today nominated Tyree C. Blocker as commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police. Blocker, 62, has 30 years of experience…
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2nd suspect in barbershop shooting turns himself in
PITTSBURGH, PA – The second and final suspect in the July 25 fatal shooting of Lamar Thomas in his barbershop on Stayton Street in Marshall-Shadeland has…
Pennsylvania expands notice for victims of sexual predators
Moores celebrate 40 years of marriage

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NATIONAL NEWS

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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…
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Fatal police shooting in Wal-Mart under review 1 year later
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ A year after a 22-year-old black man was killed by a white police officer while carrying an air rifle in an…
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Activists demand DOJ intervention in #SandraBland case, take stand for Black women targeted by cops
Pastor Jamal Bryant and a group of activists from around the country protested outside of the offices of the Department of Justice on Monday, demanding…
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Amos H. Lynch Sr., a founder of Black newspapers, remembered as trailblazer, community leader
 Amos H. Lynch Sr., former general manager of the Columbus edition of the Call and Post and a highly respected community leader and civil rights…
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‘All Lives Matter': Black Memphis police director speaks out in wake of cop killing [video]
Speaking out after the killing of Memphis police officer Sean Bolton, 33, who was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop Saturday, Memphis Police Director…
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Memphis cop killer has $10,000 bounty over his head
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Police in Tennessee Sunday are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the capture of alleged cop killer Tremaine Wilbourn, who…
Obama speaks to young African leaders on new climate change legislation & more news you need to know
Donald Trump: Obama has “set a very poor standard” for African-American presidents
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark’s…
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Guess Who’s Back? Dr. Dre releasing new album, ‘Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre’
Dr. Dre is finally back with a new album - his last album.
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Missy Elliott teams up with Pharrell for ‘The Voice’
NBC has just added another major name to the team of heavy hitters on “The Voice.” Over the years the musical competition has been host to a long list of big names like Usher, Christina Aguilera, Gwen Stefani, and more! US Weekly reports that Missy Elliott has now joined their ranks! Unfortunately, she won’t be […]
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Snoop Dogg lost hundreds of thousands of dollars thanks to Italian police
Snoop Dogg‘s overseas law enforcement issues continued after getting racially profiled in Sweden. This time it involves the Italian police and a lot of lost money.…
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3 ways ‘Empire’ producers can work Grace Gealy & Trai Byer’s engagement into the show!
We’re beyond excited that Grace Gealy and Trai Byer of “Empire” are getting married! Not only are they a beautiful couple that is bound to make adorable babies, this could be the best real-life plot twist that producers could have ever hoped for! How awesome would it be to see them come together to take […]
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The ‘Zoolander 2′ trailer asks you life’s most important question
The sequel to 2001’s Zoolander has been in the works for some time now, and the movie’s first trailer has finally been released. Ben Stiller…
Book Review: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Happy Birthday! 5 insightful James Baldwin interviews you must watch

SPORTS

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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…
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Russian Football Union bans Ghanaian player for reacting to racist taunts
The Russian Football Union is facing criticism after banning a Ghanaian player for two matches due to his angry reaction to alleged racist abuse. In…
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NBA’s current, former stars put on show in Africa exhibition
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The NBA put on a show in its first exhibition game in Africa on Saturday — starting with a dunk straight from…
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Dez Bryant snuffed one of his teammates during training camp
As many of you probably know, Dez Bryant is one of the most passionate players in the game. Bryant is also one of the best — he…
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Receiver Martavis Bryant eyeing bigger role for Steelers
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) _ Ben Roethlisberger looked to his left, turned to his right and sent a 50-yard rainbow down the sideline. Martavis Bryant _…
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Pryor earning praise in transition to wide receiver
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Four days into Terrelle Pryor‘s transition from a quarterback to wide receiver, he’s not only fitting in at Browns training camp,…
Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall
Steelers’ Cortez Allen, Jarvis Jones looking to bounce back

OPINION

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Child Watch…10 rules to help Black boys survive
Like so many, I have been deeply disturbed by the senseless loss of Black male lives at the hands of law enforcement officials. I was…
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A shrug greets Puerto Rico’s problems
When word recently broke about the extreme financial disaster facing Puerto Rico. I was amazed by the surprise of so many people. Yet, what amazed…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…How will we know the right one to vote for?
During the last seven years we’ve seen our nation go from an economically challenged state of affairs to one of confusion, division, hate and hopelessness.…
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Africa and Obama ‘on the move’
Some people are now saying what was really obvious to me before President Barack H. Obama was re-elected to continue leading the United States of…
Blackonomics…The change we’ve been waiting for
Republicans use cruelty as a political weapon

BUSINESS

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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…
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Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a…
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Russell Simmons to continue production with HBO on five new series & Def Comedy Anniversary Special
Russell Simmons will continue his long-time partnership with HBO, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The music and media mogul signed an overall deal with the…
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President Obama announces final version of clean power plan, cuts In carbon emissions
President Barack Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan on Sunday morning. The plan is projected to cost $8.4 billion and will most…
Rite Aid to put Cosmo behind blinders
Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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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…
President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram
Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past

LIFESTYLE

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Moores celebrate 40 years of marriage
The year 2015 marks a special year for the Moores. Joyce Meggerson-Moore returned to her hometown of Hope, Ark., with her husband, Christopher T. Moore,…
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New Life AME holds second annual prayer walk
New Life AME Church held its second annual prayer walk entitled “We Need Justice Too” in Homewood July 11. Pastors, youth counselors, concerned family members…
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Natural Elegance: 50 Styles Naturalista Brides Need To Try For Their Wedding
Check out these amazing natural styles you might want to try out for your big day.  
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Mount Ararat Male Chorus…A joyful noise
“Lord please use me as your instrument to touch others’ lives,” is what the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus repeats before they sing or…
Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
Top 8 reasons why we should all climax like our lives depend on it

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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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…
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Michelle Williams, Karen Sheard, Charles Jenkins at ‘Praise in the Park 2015′ [photos]
ATLANTA — Thousands of gospel lovers poured into downtown Atlanta for the 2015 “Praise in the Park” at Centennial Olympic Park on Saturday afternoon. Hosted by…
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Amber Rose backs off of the Kardashian-Jenners
Amber Rose is re-thinking that nasty spat she had with the entire Kardashian clan. The model read the Kardashians for filth after Khloé Kardashian came for her on Twitter. The exchange got so bad that Khloé eventually had to just back off. Amber has got a long history of beefing with the Kardashians that goes […]
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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!
Bobbi Kristina’s oldest brother: “My sister is not a trending topic”
Drake takes another swing at Meek Mill with ‘Back To Back’ cover art

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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