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Changing police discipline dynamics must be state effort
According to the city’s Disciplinary Manual, last updated in April 2009, the manual can be changed “at any time, without notice by the director of…
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LGBT Black Pride Weekend
July 27 in Highland Park at the Lakepoint and Hawthorne groves, Felecia Harvey, coordinator of Black Pride Organization, held a celebration barbecue. Black Pride is…
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Families seek help in year-old unsolved homicides
On Aug. 22, exactly one year to the day after their brutal murder, the families of Janna Randolph and Carlos Hudson, with the help of…
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Community Calendar 8-27-14
    Benefit Banquet AUG. 28— Macedonia Baptist Church in the Hill District, FACE, will host its 4th Annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet at…
CEA challenges community to stop the violence
Is there a development deal for the Lower Hill?

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Councilman Michael Julian Bond Under Fire for Spending Habits
Councilman at-large Michael Julian Bond has come under intense scrutiny for the first time in his 20-year political career after an ethics officer filed a formal…
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NYC developer makes changes in ‘poor door’ design
NEW YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents…
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Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States…
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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold to Buffett’s son for $4.5M
DETROIT (AP) — The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday,…
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Atlanta Cop Arrested in Hapeville Woman’s Murder
An Atlanta police officer who grew up in Hapeville used the familiar confines to allegedly murder and burn a 26-year-old woman. Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23,…
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This Week In Black History
For the Week of August 27-September 2 August 27 1963—African-American activist and intellectual giant W.E.B. DuBois dies in Accra, Ghana, at the age of 95.…
Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings
U.S. “falling further behind” on race relations
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Preview: TV One Offers Shade & Suspense With ‘Girlfriend’s Getaway’ [VIDEOS]
If you weren’t able to book a trip this Labor Day weekend, you can vicariously hit the beach with TV One’s new movie “Girlfriends Getaway.”…
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Is Demetria McKinney At Odds With ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Cast?
The cliques have very clearly been formed for season 7 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but one of the peaches ay be standing alone!…
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Michael Jackson’s Most Controversial Moments [VIDEO]
There’s no doubt that Michael Jackson was an innovator and an icon but his legendary status didn’t come without many scandals. Take a look back…
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Cee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner…
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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Summer Playlist Special
Podcast: Download In this special edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast we talk with some of your favorite music artist. Check out our interviews…
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Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown
NEW YORK (AP) — Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown’s…
10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson [VIDEO]
Wesley Snipes Will Be Back On The Big Screen In Blade 4

SPORTS

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Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Errani wagged her finger and cupped her hand to her ear for the U.S. Open fans who tried to will…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•  Not one of you need me to tell you what you already know.  Anybody . . . anywhere . . . jumping from any…
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Back to back! Simone Biles dominates on way to second straight US gymnastics title
PITTSBURGH (AP)—Simone Biles hopped off the beam, cut her longtime coach Aimee Boorman a knowing look and went in for a relieved hug. Turns out…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Pitt Panthers Preview
The upcoming University of Pittsburgh Panthers football season is starting and it should be interesting to see how Pitt fairs this year. Last year, Pitt…
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Brown among Ali Humanitarian Award winners
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali is honoring another iconic athlete who became a forceful voice for civil rights — Jim Brown. The NFL Hall…
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Drew Bracey Henderson basketball camp
Kevin Murphy conducted his third annual basketball camp in memory of his nephew, Drew Bracey Henderson July 22-25. Drew was shot on Dec, 11, 2011 at…
The Opinionated Spectator…Pirates pennant race is gaining speed
Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence

OPINION

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Differences in Black and White
(NNPA)—Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it…
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Stop the war on young Black men
(NNPA)—“Never did we think we would be planning a funeral, we were waiting on his first day of school. They robbed us of that.” Lesley…
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To Tell The Truth…Ferguson and Pittsburgh comprised of frustrated angry Blacks
A great number of people across this nation wrung their hands and shook their heads as they watched the people’s eruption in Ferguson, Mo. They…
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Policing the police
(NNPA)—Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him,…
Does Obama have what it takes to help Ferguson?
Hillary Clinton’s refusal to address Ferguson isn’t shrewd, it’s cowardly

BUSINESS

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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday…
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5 C’s of Credit … Things you should know to get approved for business loan
(NNPA)—Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker,…
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Black businesses face familiar struggles in Africa
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the United States pivots to strengthen economic ties with Africa, there’s a good chance that Black-owned businesses may be left behind…
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Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish
A group of students at North Carolina State University are combatting date rape with nail polish. They’ve created Undercover Colors, a line of polishes that help wearers identify…
Business Calendar
NBC returning ownership of TheGrio.com to founders, but continues content affiliation

INTERNATIONAL

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Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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South Africa: Popular soap opera cast is fired
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — “Generations,” a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation’s first all-race elections ended…
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Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to…
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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the…
US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida
China dominated U.S.-Africa summit

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion watch on POTUS
I heard about it before I saw it. I was driving home and heard about President Obama’s tan suit. The fact that he worn something…
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FROGS Week in Pittsburgh
July in Pittsburgh can only mean one thing, FROGS Week.  The FROGS (Friendly Rivalry Often Generates Success) were founded in 1910 for the primary purpose…
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Iron Cross Ministries sponsors Ride for Peace
Iron Cross Community Ministries recently held its 6th Annual Ride for Peace Motorcycle Ride. More than 200 motorcyclists were expected to come together in the…
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Church Women United honors Doss
The Church Women United Greater Pittsburgh Unit honored Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, at its annual Human Rights Celebration 2014…
Lifestyles Report…In my travels Summer 2014
Hundreds celebrate Northside Oldtimers weekend

GENERATION Y

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The 8th annual Shyne Award winners
The 8th annual Shyne awards continued its legacy of honoring young people from 13 to 19 for their positive achievements. The event was created because…
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Blacks lead social justice charge on social media
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that…
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University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids
READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners…
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Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the…
Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream
Houston’s arm, bat lift all-Black Chicago team by Vegas in LLWS

HEALTH

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has…
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Stress and Health
How often do you hear or say the words, “I’m stressed out”? It’s probably many times and with good reason. We don’t always take the…
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African Americans and Stress
Research shows that African Americans are disproportionately affected by stress. The American Psychological Association (APA) cites situations when stress is a burden on health, including:…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
We are excited to be starting our fourth year of “Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” These pages focus on health…
UPMC Healthy Lifestyle ­Program
Stress research study seeks participants

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Risking Everything’
  You stand on the shoulders of giants. You’ve probably heard that all your life and it’s true: a lot of people have come before…
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Cover to Cover…Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as…
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Cover To Cover…Laws of Wrath
One for me, and one for you. Divvying up candy when you were a kid was an almost-exact science. Everybody had to have an equal…
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Cover To Cover…‘Strange Fruit’
The history books you had in school last year almost put you to sleep. It was filled with dates and stats, dead people, lost battles,…
Book tracks insurgence that propelled Reagan
Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

EDITORS PICK

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Striking out six batters, Mo’Ne Davis pitches like a girl
Mo’Ne Davis, 13, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters Sunday. The Philadelphia native plays for the Taney…

FEATURES

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Community supports African-American men at Courier 50 MOE event
With constant reports of violence, unemployment and more in the African-American community, especially when it comes to the men, it’s easy for one to dwell…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence

VIEWPOINT

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Black kids don’t have to be college-bound for their deaths to be tragic

PEOPLE

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Michael Jackson Throwback Photos on His Birthday
Michael Jackson is as timeless as his incredible music and stage performances. On the red carpet in Beverly Hills, Calif., a few years back, legendary…
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NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton…
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‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’s’ Diamond’s Sexiest Selfies
After turning down an opportunity to star in the “Love and Hip Hop” series, ATL-based rapper Diamond has been catapulted back into the forefront of the…
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Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment
Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church – minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed Black 18-year-old…
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Morton, Headey keep Emmys rehearsals casual
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Morton and Lena Headey are ready for their moment in the Emmys spotlight. The “Scandal” actor and “Game of Thrones”…
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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Among the thousands of people who have turned out for Michael Brown’s funeral are several civil rights leaders and celebrities. Brown…
Best of the MTV VMA Red Carpet 2013
6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics

Education

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This Fall: White students no longer the majority at U.S. public schools
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic Whites, a…

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