METRO NEWS

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Borough pays $350K over violent traffic stop suit
WHITAKER, Pa. (AP) – A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed…
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Psych hospital won’t treat school stabbing suspect
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed…
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All Black female school administration works to eliminate negative stigmas through relationship building
“That’s how we roll,” said Andrea Brown jokingly. “The Three Amigos,” Geraldine Abrams quickly snapped.  “Yes!” said Leah McCord in agreement.  The women, in harmony,…
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980 backs out of AWC sale; Foundations and URA to pay off Dollar Bank
An 11th hour—plus 20 minutes—agreement between all the parties has resolved the dispute over ownership of the bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture…
Homewood Children’s Village announces leadership changes
Foundation reminds students to look out for each other in new school year to prevent bullying

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Beheading suspect’s conversion surprised family
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus…
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Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One…
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Secret Service head takes onus for WH breach
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to…
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Tyler Perry Reveals Sex of Baby
Tyler Perry slipped. In an interview with “Extra” to discuss his role in the upcoming film “Gone Girl,”  Perry hinted that a baby boy is on…
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Court program gives prostitutes another chance
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Judge Paul Herbert once dismissed prostitution as “the world’s oldest profession,” a crime the accused women brought on themselves. Then he…
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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other
CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred…
Trial underway in Atlanta schools cheating case
Gov. Deal Offers Re-entry Program for Rehabilitated Veteran Offenders
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Addicted’ movie premiere in Atlanta featuring bestselling author Zane
ATLANTA — When the ten digits on New York Times’ bestselling author Zane’s hands are synchronized on a keyboard, sensual magic happens. Sometimes I want to…
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Anita Baker Sued By Lawyer
DETROIT — A lawyer who represented Anita Baker (pictured) against allegations that she failed to pay for work done on her Detroit-area home is suing the…
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Whoopi Goldberg Yells At Rosie O’Donnell: ‘I’m Really Sick Of Your Sh*t!’
The revamped popular ABC-TV daytime chatfest “The View” is off and running, and after just two weeks, it seems there is disharmony between co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg (pictured left)…
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AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his ‘heaven’
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course…
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Wynton Marsalis to christen St. Louis jazz center
St. Louis to open new jazz center with hopes of becoming Midwest mecca for the musical style ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will…
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[Watch] Trailer for Upcoming Aaliyah Biopic
Watch the trailer for the Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic.
Kelly Rowland To Play Donna Summer?
James Brown’s Daughter Paints Harsh Portrait of Famous Father in New Play

SPORTS

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NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when…
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Inside Conditions…Tit for Tat
Here we go again. Another pro athlete having to apologize for being human. The latest casualty is New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Smith had…
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Column: NBA still must deal with the race issue
ATLANTA (AP) — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a…
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Steelers looking to address penalty issues
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Antonio Brown was giddy. Le’Veon Bell was fired up. Cam Heyward was offering a pointed critique. Different emotions, same result: the kind…
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Zola Budd taking athletics authorities to court
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Zola Budd is still being unfairly treated, her South African running club manager says. This time by athletics officials…
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Former Sixer standout Caldwell Jones dead at 64
 ATLANTA — Caldwell Jones, a standout veteran NBA and ABA center, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 after suffering a heart attack while playing golf.…
Buccaneers late rally stuns Steelers 27-24
Pirates’ 4-1 loss to Reds gives title to Cards 


OPINION

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The Face of School Choice
A little more than 10 years ago, a young woman named Denisha was part of a vicious cycle. Her mother dropped out of school, her…
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Two Faces of Racism
What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes,…
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Secret service breach overblown
  I don’t get it. I do not understand all of this hoopla surrounding the recent White House security breach. Republicans and Democrats alike are…
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More Americans now have health insurance
In one key aspect, the Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.), President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul, appears to be doing what it was designed to do…
The boomerang generation
Child Watch…The high cost of child poverty in America

BUSINESS

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Viagra ads target women for 1st time
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets…
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Blackonomics…Power Broke Black Leaders
Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.” I often wonder what Black people do not understand about…
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Nielsen-Essence Survey: Black Consumers rank AFRO No. 1 among country’s Black newspapers
  The AFRO-American Newspapers is considered the No. 1 African-American newspaper among Black consumers nationwide, according to the results of a survey released this week. Nielsen, a leading provider…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Getting energized over the new energy sector growth
Congress recently returned to Washington from its month-long August recess with a short, but vital to-do list for the two-week work period prior to adjournment…
Bankruptcy’s end more clear than Orr’s future
MBE certification provides opportunities

INTERNATIONAL

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between…
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Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured…
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South African students investigated over costumes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Two White students in South Africa who painted their faces dark to portray Venus and Serena Williams at a costume party have…
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Russia: Player charged after reacting to racism
Congolese defender Christopher Samba faces a possible ban for his response to racist abuse. The former Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn player was subjected to…
CDC warns Ebola infections could skyrocket by January, but is it a scare tactic?
#BringBackOurGirls: Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls may be released soon

LIFESTYLE

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Don’t Demonize Difference
By Dr. Gail Parker “Rather than demonize difference, yoga invites us to engage, embrace, and celebrate it. Yoga means union, the connection of body, heart,…
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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever
NEW YORK (AP) — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve? A massive new…
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Fashion Watch on that Cosby sweater
The Cosby Show first aired September 20, 1984. According to the Style Blazer the best way to mark the beloved television show’s 30th anniversary, and…
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Michelle Obama to appear on ABC’s ‘The Chew’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is making her debut on the ABC daytime talk show “The Chew.” The network says a taped segment featuring the…
FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show
Pittsburgh NAACP host Faith Works tribute

GENERATION Y

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The boomerang generation
(NNPA)—One of the most interesting findings of the data recently released by the Census Bureau is that so many recent college graduates live with their…
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‘HistoryMakers’ shows students how to make history
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing…
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Two earn Ebony Women scholarships
North Hills Ebony Women Inc., held their annual scholarship reception in which Kara Rollock and Brandi McKnight received the 2014 scholarships in honor of their…
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Marquis Govan: 11-year-old activist breaks down the situation In Ferguson
As Ferguson continues to mobilize behind efforts to seek justice for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was slain by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson,  11-year-old Marquis…
Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

HEALTH

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AHA uses ‘Power of Laughter’ to fight strokes
The importance of saying no to salt and knowing one’s health numbers, the “F.A.S.T.—Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 9-1-1”—signs for…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Healthy Kids
This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science…
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HEALTHY HABITS IN CHILDREN
With a new school year beginning, many parents have refreshed goals for their children. Some of these goals may have to do with schooling or…
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Step Pittsburgh for Youth
Step Pittsburgh for Youth, an initiative of the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion’s Dignity & Respect campaign, encouraged children this past summer to take…
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
CTSI Research Participant Registry—Children Can Participate in Research, Too!

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover… ‘Endangered’
Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins or…
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Cover To Cover…‘In Remembrance of Emmett Till’
What can you say about tragedy? When it’s imminent, you brace yourself and hope to come out unscathed. In its aftermath, you mourn and, eventually,…
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Tavis Smiley speaks to TSD Memphis President and Publisher Bernal Smith about ‘The Death of a King’
Tavis Smiley: Death of a King President and Publisher Bernal Smith interviews author, Tavis Smiley.
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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…
Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

EDITORS PICK

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Undecided voters could be a deciding factor in the governor’s race
Democrat Tom Wolf still leads Gov. Tom Corbett but with 19 percent undecided among registered voters, the incumbent still has a chance. Wolf tops Corbett…

FEATURES

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FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show
On Saturday, Aug. 16, FashionAFRICANA presented the first FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. According to the creators Demeatria Boccella and…
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Larry and Lottie Mitchell hold annual Pig Roast for the Community
A Pig Roast for the Community was held Sept. 2 in the Lincoln-Lemington area of Pittsburgh, at Cheers Tavern owned by Larry and Lottie Mitchell.…

VIEWPOINT

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End ‘Pittsburgh’s Shame’

PEOPLE

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Memorable moments from Paisley Park
— Prince is a mean pingpong player: A pingpong table is the centerpiece of the rehearsal space outside of the studio at Paisley Park, and…
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Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance in Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the…
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Best OutKast Reunion Concert Photos
It is about time, Outkast. One of the most influential rap groups of all time kept their fans on hold for about a decade before…
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With rap star, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner
  RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris may seem like an odd pairing for a campaign event, but the duo…
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Former drug kingpin ‘Freeway’ Rick Ross becomes advocate for literacy
Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:
*Once considered one of the country’s top drug kingpins, Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, has…
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Kardashian jostled outside Paris fashion show
PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a…
Wiz Khalifa’s wife files to end marriage to Pittsburgh rapper
Meet Tyler Perry’s pregnant girlfriend, Gelila Bekele

Education

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Two earn Ebony Women scholarships
North Hills Ebony Women Inc., held their annual scholarship reception in which Kara Rollock and Brandi McKnight received the 2014 scholarships in honor of their…
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‘HistoryMakers’ shows students how to make history
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing…

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