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Metro Beat…5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates – particularly those serving…
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Highmark develops new bullying prevention guides
PITTSBURGH—The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and volunteers who…
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Suspect arrested in the shooting death of Target hero
Authorities have arrested the suspect in the Jan. 20 shooting death of Hosea Davis, the man hailed as a hero last year when he helped…
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Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor’s race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania’s campaign for governor ahead of…
Moore up for 4 Emmys
Metro Beat: Chase suspect critical after being shot by police

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For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement…
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‘Django’ actress detained by police refuses to apologize
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the…
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DOJ announces law enforcement initiative in wake of Ferguson incident
Thursday morning in Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced the launch of the Justice Department’s National Justice Department’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust…
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Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in…
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Black child with Down’s syndrome used for security guard’s amusement
A Black family taking pictures of their son – who has Down’s syndrome – on his first day of school was interrupted by a White…
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Black activist fights for environmental justice
Standing up for what’s right is honorable and necessary, but can also be frightening and isolating. Just ask Black environmental activist Jerome Ringo. For more…
Sending military equipment to police questioned
A water deal in Detroit that makes sense?
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Gabrielle Union’s nude selfies leaked
Just when you thought it was safe … Nude photos of actress Gabrielle Union’s are the latest among a score of beautiful Hollywood starlets to…
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Best of BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet 2014
It makes sense that the cast of “Love and Hip Hop” would play a major role in the BET Hip Hop Awards 2014. Hosted at the…
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TV special puts Stonehenge in spotlight
  LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama pronounced England’s Stonehenge “cool” during a side trip there earlier this month. TV viewers can check it…
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Fantasia Introduces Her New Man On Instagram
  Fantasia has literally found the man of her dreams! The singer posted a shot of a handsome, nameless guy to her Instagram this week,…
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‘Queens of Comedy’ Respond To Sheryl Underwood’s ‘Secret’
Comedian Sheryl Underwood revealed recently that she turned down the opportunity to be a part of the “Queens of Comedy” because she once overheard some…
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Get Well Soon: August Alsina Wakes Up From 3-Day Coma
August Alsina has revealed that his injuries following a medical emergency were a lot more serious than the public knew. The “No Love” artist was…
Watch The Ruby Dee Memorial Service Livestream
Ads pulled from LA buses amid complaints of racism


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Duquesne hangs on to beat Monmouth, 30-21
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Dillon Buechel threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns to lead Duquesne to a 30-21 win against Monmouth on Saturday. After Monmouth…
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Iowa rallies, knocks off unbeaten Pitt 24-20
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20…
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Sage advice from Pacman Jones
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, the player formerly known as Pacman, isn’t talking about the issues facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell except to say that he…
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Game Day Preview…Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
The Pittsburgh Steelers find themselves at 1-1 but could easily be 0-2 with the way they’ve played the last six quarters.  The challenge doesn’t get…
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Column: Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it
Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it. After spending more than a week in seclusion while his NFL was battered by one domestic violence embarrassment…
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Banged-up QB Cam Newton ready to take on Steelers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has spent so much time in the training room he’s started handing out nicknames to the staff.…
Martin’s homer sparks Pirates over Brewers 4-2 

NFL players blast Roger Goodell’s press conference; They want blood


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A humble attitude will take us far
Humility. Now that’s a word more of us could implement in our daily lives. Here are some definitions of the word from a few different…
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America’s criminal justice problem
(NNPA)—Do you know what little respect Black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city…
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Pressure mounts to drop name of D.C. football team
(NNPA)—Well, the season has begun and with it another round of calls for the Washington football team to rid itself of its insulting and racist…
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Guest Commentary…Ferguson was our 9-11
Ferguson. West Florissant. The street I grew up traveling up and down, riding the 74 Florissant bus, going to Charlie Chicken with my father, attending…
Political EYE: Machiavelli according to Mike Jones
Just Sayin’…A new police chief


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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the…
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Minimum skills usually equal minimum wages
Whenever I read an article about fast-food workers demanding $15 an hour I have to double check and make sure I am not getting my…
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Wig designer’s suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. In a…
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Blackonomics…Place the Black dollar under arrest
(NNPA)—Here’s an intriguing concept:  Arrest the Black dollar.  Say what, Jim?  You read it correctly.  We should arrest our dollars and charge them with neglect.…
Discussing The Media’s Anti-Black Bias
Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards


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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily…
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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by…
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An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris
PARIS (AP) — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night…
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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism…
Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
U.S. can’t be world policeman


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Shonda Rhimes educates New York Times on their ‘Angry Black Woman’ label
This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us. New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley…
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Fashion Watch on nude for women of color
Ladies of color, how many times have you gone to the cosmetic counter or to buy a pair of panty hose and you see the…
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Dance workout puts moves on women’s self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration…
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Lifestyles Report…Rice is cooking
“I do you like I do you because I know you can take it,” remember that line from ‘For Colored Girls’ who have considered suicide/­when…
Second annual Pittsburgh Style Week a big hit!
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Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly…
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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some…
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends Harrisburg Internship Semester
Harrisburg – Prince Matthews of Pittsburgh is working in the Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State…
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Higher Ed reforms will hurt students of color
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last year, in an effort to improve accountability and return-on-investment in higher education, President Obama unveiled a plan to rate institutions and…
Ellis senior wins $25,000 grant to fund Black history series
HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]


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Allies for Children
Allies for Children builds alliances and serves as a bold voice for policy and practice changes meant to improve the well-being of all children and…
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Kids Can Cook
The health of school-age, African American children is a concern. Teaching children how to make healthy eating choices and how to get enough exercise are…
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CHIC EATS: Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies [RECIPE]
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature (must be room temp!) 1/2 cup (4oz) unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1…
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CHIC EATS: Triple-Berry Summer Salad [RECIPE]
Ingredients  9oz baby spinach, torn 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/3 cup chopped basil 1…
CHIC EATS: Vegetable Brochettes With Pimentón Marinade [RECIPE]
CHIC EATS: Grilled Peaches With Toasted Almond Granola Topping [RECIPE]

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Crusader Writer Pens Retrospective about Chicago’s South Side
CHICAGO – Chicago Crusader columnist Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book, Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a…
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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses…
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Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the…
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Cover To Cover…‘Monster’s Chef’
It’s snack time. What do you crave? Maybe something salty-crunchy will get you through the day, perhaps saved over from lunch. Or something sweet from…
‘1954’: A glimpse of baseball’s dramatic changes
Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’


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Fewer Black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago…


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Having ‘the’ talk…Killing in Ferguson fosters must-have discussions with young Black males
When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, it resulted in riots, protests and international…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence


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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember


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Keyshia Cole arrested for beating up Birdman’s jump off
Perpetually angry songstress Keyshia Cole went volcanic — yet again — after she allegedly caught another woman at new boyfriend Birdman’s Beverly Hills, Calif. condo…
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Beyonce shows off bikini body and Blue Ivy in Italy and South of France
Photoshop, huh?!? Well, photoshop this! You can almost hear those words floating along Beyonce’s brainwaves in reference to the accusations that all of her photo shoots…
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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ Opening Episode
The votes have been tallied up by social media, and the winner of Round 1 of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” has to go to…
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Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn’t take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. In fact, it was the…
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LA cops say protocol followed in detention of ‘Django’ actress
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911…
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Rice and wife attend high school football game
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public…
Best Photos from KixFair Sneaker Convention 2014
‘LHHATL’s’ Karlie Redd Listening Party for ‘Heartbreaker’ in Atlanta


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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off…



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