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Austin Davis appointed as vice chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee
Austin Davis, 25, of McKeesport, has been appointed as vice chair of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee following the resignation of Patrick Sweeney, who is…
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As developers eye Homewood, residents seek benefits
There is a fresh wind blowing in the Homewood Community of late, one that is blowing over top of the negative images, mis-guided notions that…
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Homicide Review Project seeks connections to reduce youth violence
For roughly a decade, the New Pittsburgh Courier has published a monthly tally of all the homicides in Allegheny County in an effort to bring…
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Frustrated and angry …Pittsburgh reacts to Ferguson decision
After the late night announcement from Missouri that the grand jury investigating the shooting of African-American Michael Brown did not render homicide charges against White…
Leon Ford says life endangered, pushes DA for retrial decision
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NATIONAL NEWS

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Grand jury refuses to indict Darren Wilson, Ferguson erupts
ST. LOUIS – After three months of hearing testimony and viewing evidence, a St. Louis County grand jury chose not to indict Ferguson Police Officer…
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Blacks outraged by Ferguson grand jury decision
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Long after the St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert M. McCulloch announced Officer Darren Wilson will not be prosecuted in connection with the…
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First N.C. State Supreme Court Justice honored
The Graham Kenan Courtroom at the University of North Carolina School of Law is considered the premier training ground for young law students who aspire…
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HIV/AIDS activists push for more funding to address HIV/AIDS stigma
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an ongoing effort to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic physicians, healthcare workers and human rights activists want the government and the public…
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Black Panther convicted of trying to kill 6 cops released from N.Y. prison
A Black Panther who spent the past 30 years behind bars for his role in the deadly Brinks armored car robbery and for trying to…
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Grand jury documents rife with inconsistencies
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Some witnesses said Michael Brown had been shot in the back. Another said he was lying face-down when Officer Darren Wilson…
Christie partly blames Obama for national anxiety
Video: Cop shot boy seconds after encountering him
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Bria Walker is expanding her options in theatre
Bria Walker is back in the wings making her directorial debut with a musical as Pitt Theatre continues its mainstage season with its recently ended…
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‘Birdman’ leads Spirit Awards nominations
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Birdman,” a dark comedy about show business, took flight Tuesday with a leading six nominations for the 30th Film Independent Spirit…
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Stevie Wonder’s ‘Songs’ Concert Tour Dazzled Sold-Out Crowd in Atlanta
Motown musical maven Stevie Wonder has not toured for some time now.  And some critics would erroneously say his musical creativity has been on the…
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It’s About Time Rihanna Gives Us A Little New Music
Rihanna hasn’t given the world on any new music since her 2012 album, “Unapologetic.” But last night she decided us to break us off with a…
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Judge Orders Halle Berry’s Ex To Stop Straightening, Lightening Daughter’s Hair
Actress Halle Berry (pictured) reportedly ‘bristled’ at the changes she has seen on her 6-year-old daughter, Nahla’s hair.  The Oscar-wining actress is accusing her ex…
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Jordin Sparks calls out Jason Derulo in new single [AUDIO]
  Jordin Sparks may have spilled a little tea about Jason Derulo‘s relationship style in her new track Jason and Jordin seemed so cute when…
Watch The Brand New ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer [VIDEO]
Missing model-restaurateur B. Smith found in NYC

SPORTS

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Inside Conditions—Freeloaders
There was an article posted on msn.com on last Sunday lamenting scalpers in Detroit selling “free” tickets that were given away for the rescheduled Monday…
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WPIAL Class AAAA, AAA, AA, A championship games
LAMONT WADE of Clairton’s rushed for 128 yards and scored 2 touchdowns and had 4 interceptions to lead the Bears to 46-14 win over Avonworth…
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RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday…
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Mike Schmidt: Marlins’ Stanton too rich too early?
In the 1970s and again in ’80s, I signed that era’s version of the Giancarlo Stanton deal. I was considered the Giancarlo Stanton of those…
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Marathon runners go from Atlanta to Michael Brown memorial by foot
*Michael Brown’s memory proved to be the motivator as two men traveled 550 miles by foot from Atlanta to the slain teen’s memorial in Ferguson,…
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Overtime
:10—As of 4 Sunday, Nov. 23, here’s the score.  Pittsburgh Steelers one (1)…LeGarrette Blount one (1).  Score Tied! :09—I suppose if we could figure out…
Clairton wins another WPIAL Class A title
Beckham’s one-handed grab 1 of many in NFL

OPINION

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St. Louis county prosecutor shows how to not get an indictment
ST. LOUIS – As a former prosecutor and grand jury attorney, it’s difficult for me to watch the theatrics of this prosecution play out. Bob…
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Cuba: A Symbol of Failed U.S. Foreign Policy
Each fall, a representative of the United States government appears before the United Nation General Assembly to perform a silly task: tout a resolution calling…
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Sweet Home Alabama
It’s been almost 50 years since I lived in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I go back from time to time, but not much after Mama moved to…
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Let’s Boycott Black Friday for Black People!
Are you mad, Black people? Are you hurting? Are you ready to scream, shout and move to Canada in the wake of the grand jury’s…
Child Watch…Learning to Love What You Have
The ‘racial gap gets wider every time we ask’

BUSINESS

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Feds: Bullying, lying debt collectors are epidemic
NEW YORK (AP)—The country is facing an epidemic of unscrupulous debt collectors willing to pose as law enforcement and threaten arrest to squeeze dollars out…
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Exec turns down retirement to run Monroeville Signarama
(Monroeville, Pa.)—-For a quarter of a century, Tommy Green had been working as a manufacturing executive. His career, which saw him interact with companies like…
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Excited to participate …Old and new businesses ready for Small Business Saturday
As a way to encourage people across the country to support small, local businesses, and starting a holiday shopping tradition, American Express in 2010 launched…
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Basic tax tips about hobbies
On an average day, 95 percent of Americans age 15 and older engage in some sort of leisure activity, according to the American Time Use…
3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously
Business Calendar

INTERNATIONAL

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UN committee hears about violations in Feguson, Mo.
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The fight for justice in Ferguson has gone global. Tara Thompson, a corporate project manager who has been protesting and organizing in Ferguson since…
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Duchess of Alba dead at 88 & We want to be like her when we grow up
You have probably never, ever in life seen someone be as fierce as the Duchess of Alba. We could all take a style cue from…
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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
Nigerian government again lies about missing girls

LIFESTYLE

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Check It Twice…Gifts for everyone on your list
  (Family Features)—Whether it’s co-workers at the office or your stylist at the salon, when the holidays come around, you likely have a lot of…
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Lifestyles Report…Which super power would you like?
Have you ever wanted a super power—you know like Superman, The Hulk or Captain Marvel? One of the powers many people would like is ex-ray…
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CHIC EATS: Chef Roble’s Spiced Ham Recipe [VIDEO]
With Thanksgiving just hours away, we’re all pretty excited about the hearty meals we’re about partake in. Second only to turkey, ham is an iconic…
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Bidwell Church celebrates 100 years
Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church in Manchester celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration at the Holy Ghost Social Hall on Oct. 24.
Boycott Black Friday Or Stop Complaining About #Ferguson
Pharrell & Cara Delevingne star in Chanel’s new short film, ‘Reincarnation’ [VIDEO]

GENERATION Y

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New Jersey looks at ‘yes means yes’ college policy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things…
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Mara Brock Akil urges young women to speak up for what they want
Mara Brock Akil is imploring young women to use their voices because it is the most valuable asset they have. Girls Inc. gathered up some…
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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community

HEALTH

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Lisa Leslie Teams Up With Boston Market To Offer Home-Cooked, Time-Saving Thanksgiving Shortcuts [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]
WNBA legend Lisa Leslie teamed up with Boston Market to offer us cooking beauties a few shortcuts in the kitchen this Thanksgiving. As a wife…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘A Light Shines in Harlem’
Your child loves his teacher;  it’s something you’re grateful for, because that makes it easier for him to go to school. Every morning, he rises…
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Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’
Throughout your life, your Dad taught you a lot. He was the one holding the back of your bike the first time without training wheels.…
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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his…
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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’

EDITORS PICK

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The true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
(NNPA)—Thanksgiving Day —a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings—has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s…

FEATURES

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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…

VIEWPOINT

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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”

PEOPLE

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Beyonce addresses parents’ marital problems In “Ring Off”
The hype behind Beyonce‘s infectiously fun “7/11″ video literally broke the Internet last Friday. But the frenzy of the highly socialized, GIF-worthy clip is overshadowing…
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This girl gets paid $20K because she looks like Rihanna
Andele Lara is a 22-year-old Boston student who happens to resemble superstar Rihanna, and she gets paid for it. People started noticing that she looked like the…
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‘Shut It Down Atlanta’ Shuts Down Downtown Atlanta
Despite what the misguided media minions promulgate through their outlets, the Ferguson protests nationwide have been not been a black-against-white maelstrom, but a multicultural uprising…
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Chris Brown calls himself a ‘young Black troubled individual’ in Darren Wilson reaction
Chris Brown took to his Instagram to finally open up about the tragedy of Michael Brown’s murderer, Darren Wilson not getting indicted by the grand…
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Robin Thicke Has A New Woman & She’s Met His Son!
  After months of begging for Paula Patton to come back and fix their marriage, Robin Thicke has moved on to a younger woman. Paula…
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Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class action lawsuit
An actress who says Bill Cosby forced oral sex on her in her dressing room four decades ago is trying to round up at least nine other…
Best American Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Looks
#InstaLove: Did DJ Absolut Fall In Love With His Instagram Crush On The First Date? [VIDEO]

Education

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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…

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