METRO NEWS

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Die-In calls attention to health disparities
Taking a page from those protesting the lack of charges filed against officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City who killed young Black men…
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Make-A-Wish helps child live like a princess
Everyday is a fight for 4-year-old Taylor Herman of Millvale. While other children her age are running around, jumping and playing, she often times can’t…
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Police looking for missing South Side man
 PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for assistance in locating a 22-year-old White male named Paul Kochu. He was…
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Metro Beat…School locked down after man found shot in car
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman says an elementary school lockdown has ended after police secured the scene when a man was found…
Community activist jailed over alleged 911 calls
Bickerstaff promoted to commander, Bryant now investigations chief

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Not much chance of Congress stopping Cuba policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lack of unanimity in both political parties toward President Barack Obama’s sudden move to re-establish ties with Cuba complicates any congressional…
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Oldest HBCU Cheyney University on the Brink of Closing
Cheyney University, the oldest HBCU in the United States, is in dire fiscal straights and their bleak condition is only expected to worsen, a state…
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Bondage ‘master’ convicted in plot to kill wife
DETROIT (AP) — A jury on Thursday convicted a Detroit-area man of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself…
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FBI Wants to Extradite Assata Shakur After Renewed Cuba Relations
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New Jersey State Police badly want to get their hands on convicted American cop killer Assata Shakur, who…
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Does The “Sheer Volume Of Accusers” Make Bill Cosby Guilty Of Rape?
Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel look at the latest accusations being made against Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting a large number…
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U.S., Cuba Patch Torn Relations In Historic Accord
WASHINGTON (AP) — After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations – a historic…
Underground Atlanta Will Undergo Major Facelift After Sale to S.C. Developer
Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Sony Warned Not To Cast Denzel Washington Due To “Racist” International Audiences
Denzel Washington’s name has been brought up in the ongoing story regarding the Sony Pictures hack. The Independent reports that an unnamed producer told Sony…
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J. Cole Explains How He’s Found Happiness By Reflecting On What’s Important
When J. Cole sees other rappers doing interviews, he says he can see something about their level of happiness simply by analyzing their mannerisms and their words.…
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Mike Tyson Talks Maturity And Sobriety With Earl Sweatshirt During Interview
  Mike Tyson and Earl Sweatshirt sat down for an interview about their lives, careers, fears and expectations. During the sit-down for Citizens of Humanity , the…
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Nas Delivers A Powerful Message To Children About Race, Pride And History
In the wake of the controversial news surrounding the tragic deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Nas spoke with TIME about how crucial it…
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AM BUZZ: Nicki Shows Out At SOBs; Kanye Drops HOW Much On North’s Christmas? & More
Nicki Minaj Shows Out At SOB’s Nicki Minaj must have had a few shots brown juice before she hit the stage at NYC’s underground music…
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John Singleton On Sony Execs E-mails “They Aren’t Racist”
Director John Singleton is coming out in support of Sony Pictures co-chairwoman Amy Pascal and Hollywood mega producer Scott Rudin, in the wake of their…
INTERLUDES: Goapele Performs ‘Hey Boy’ & We’re Like OMG Look At Her Cheekbones [VIDEO]
Sony Emails Said Avoid Casting Denzel in Big-Budget Films Because He’s Black

SPORTS

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Steelers surging into home stretch of season
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t making a prediction, exactly. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback knows what the energy in a locker room feels like…
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Atlanta Braves Release Renditions of New Stadium
Atlanta Braves’ new home will be similar to their soon-to-be former home at Turner Field in downtown Atlanta: the ballpark will redefine state-of-the-art mixture of “live, work,…
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Overtime…Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Induction
* Yep!  It’s Another Special Edition…See the thing about Special Editions is you can have as many as you want, see…well, what I mean is…alright,…
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Wisconsin looks ready to pick Chryst as next coach
MILWAUKEE (AP) – Wisconsin appears poised to pick Pittsburgh’s Paul Chryst as its next head coach. University of Wisconsin regents planned to hold a teleconference…
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Chiefs, Bengals in way of Steelers playoff hopes
After once again doing just enough for the victory against the Atlanta Falcons (5-9), the Steelers need to win out the season against two very…
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Pittsburgh Hurricanes shut out Lincoln Saints
The Western Pennsylvania Youth Athletic Association, which is a 5-14 year old youth football and cheerleaders league, held its championships at Highmark Field last month.…
Richardson, Melko lead Carlynton to lopsided win
Mayweather must fight Pacquiao next

OPINION

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Breathing life into a movement
(NNPA)—“I can’t breathe,” gasped Eric Garner, again and again and again. “I can’t breathe,” he said, as several police officers were on top of him,…
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Editorials from around Pennsylvania…Thin skin of the law
____ THIN SKIN OF THE LAW: REACTION TO CRITICISM SHOWS DISCONNECT WITH COMMUNITY Across the country this past weekend, thousands of people marched in protest…
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The White majority’s racial world of fantasy
(NNPA)—Now, in the season that’s supposed to exalt goodwill toward all, comes fresh evidence of the important role the White majority’s unwillingness to consider Black…
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Just Sayin’…Sisters moving out front
Congratulations to all the women honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Women of Excellence, beauty and brains, and special kudos to the Legacy honorees…
Race in the Un-United States of America
What’s next after the marches?

BUSINESS

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle
SAN FRANCISCO (AP)—As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech…
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Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
When a new restaurant opens I want to be one of the first ones in the door. Especially if the restaurant is a part of…
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African American Chamber hosts annual luncheon
If you were one of the 400 attendees of the African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania’s 15th Annual Business Luncheon Thursday, December 11…
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JB Smoove Talks “Top Five” And Roland Martin’s Missing Ascot [VIDEO]
Comedian JB Smoove sat down with Roland Martin to talk about the Chris Rock comedy “Top Five“on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. Smoove made light…
BlackBerry launches Classic smartphone in last-ditch effort
Hawks name Shaw diversity and inclusion officer

INTERNATIONAL

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AP sources: US, Cuba seek to normalize relations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking the most significant shift…
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UN Torture Committee calls on U.S. to investigate police brutality
The United Nations Committee Against Torture recently released its findings calling on the United States government to completely investigate and prosecute police brutality and shootings…
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Pakistan school: Devastation where 148 were slain
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Taliban massacre that killed 148 people, mostly children, at a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan left a scene of heart-wrenching…
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Indian gays, lesbians march for their rights
NEW DELHI (AP) — Nearly a thousand gay rights activists marched through central New Delhi on Nov. 30 to demand an end to discrimination against…
‘Bad Hair’ Is A New Documentary Exploring Race In Venezuela
South African woman named Miss World 2014

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
When a new restaurant opens I want to be one of the first ones in the door. Especially if the restaurant is a part of…
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Pgh in spotlight at COGIC Holy Convocation
The spotlight was on Pittsburgh when the 107th Holy Convocation of the Church Of God In Christ recently convened in St Louis, Mo. On Women’s…
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CHIC EATS: Mediterranean Mason Jar Salad [RECIPE]
With the New Year quickly approaching, resolutions to eat healthier are on everyone’s mind. Mason jar salads are 2015’s latest on-the-go trend for a healthy…
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FAB FINDS: 25 Sparkly Holiday Heels That He’d Rather See On The Floor
No holiday party look is complete without a dazzling pair of shoes. Shoes that shine, sparkle and shimmer are one of the highlights of holiday…
SHE DRINKS: 4 Ways To Turn Your Favorite Healthy Beverage Into A Cocktail
25 Sparkly Heels Perfect For Holiday Parties

GENERATION Y

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Q&A: Why campus rape victims usually don’t report
WASHINGTON (AP) — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into…
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College Student Lands In Jail For Not Having State Driver’s License
Ariel Delegol (pictured) is a junior at Clark Atlanta College who has never seen the inside of a jail—until recently. The young lady was stopped for…
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Revolutionary love: Ferguson protest leaders get engaged at City Hall
Ferguson protest leader Brittany Ferrell remembers the first time she saw Alexis Templeton step out of the car at the Ferguson Police Department in mid-August.…
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Fraternity suspended over ‘Beyonce’ holiday card
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly White group posing with…
Survey: E-cigs surpass regular cigs in teen use
Mychal Bell of ‘Jena 6′ graduates from Southern University

HEALTH

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SHE DRINKS: 3 Fresh Ways To Sip Your Peppermint This Holiday Season
My favorite holiday flavor will be taking on a fresh new twist this year! I love this seasonal flavor and you will too because not…
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I Don’t Sweat, I Sparkle: How To Jazz Up Your Fitness Fashion With Holiday Cheer
  Looking for some fit gear that can do double duty this holiday season? Well I found the perfect look that can go from a…
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Should I Go Raw Or Nah? 10 Things To Know Before You Stop Cooking Your Food
Praised as the most nutrient-rich diet for humans, rawism or raw foodism is a lifestyle many seem to be adopting nowadays. Unprocessed foods and uncooked…
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World AIDS Day: Dear Women Of Color, Know Your Status & Protect Yourself
AIDS and HIV are not the immediate death sentences they once were. But of course, that’s no excuse for us to stay lax on practicing…
Open enrollment centers for Medicare and Medicaid services
AAWSB addresses breast cancer

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Firebird’
  You can’t. Doesn’t it make you mad to hear those words?  Of course you can—maybe just not now. Someday, you can drive a car,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Imagine This’
You can’t imagine being at your job much longer. The funny thing is, it was once your dream job. You couldn’t wait to get to…
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The ‘Hair Commandments’ book signing
A book signing for “The Hair Commandments” by LaToya Johnson-Rainey and C. Nathaniel Brown was held at A Hair Boutique, 5510 Centre Ave.
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Shashana Page releases sequel novel – “Grace”
The award-winning novel, “Intuition” left you yearning for more! The moment Momma Faye’s descendants arrive at a point of resolution, breathtaking twists and turns continue.…
Cover To Cover…‘A Light Shines in Harlem’
Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’

EDITORS PICK

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The Courier’s Crusade…With crime coverage, paper ‘challenging community’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — At the start of every month, the same image of a pistol points from the same place on the front page of…

FEATURES

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Black Captain America leading comic book diversity
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades, comic books have been in color, but now they are more and more reflecting the true hues of American society.…
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Lifestyles Report…Simply smashing
When a new restaurant opens I want to be one of the first ones in the door. Especially if the restaurant is a part of…

VIEWPOINT

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Bill Cosby’s understudy, Charles Barkley has arrived

PEOPLE

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Nicki Minaj Finally Opens Up About Her Relationship With SB + More Things We Learned About The Barb This Week
  Safaree “SB” Samuels can be heard screaming on the background of many of Nicki Minaj‘s songs, most-notably her gritty “Black Friday” track “Sh*tted On…
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Mike Tyson Talks Maturity And Sobriety With Earl Sweatshirt During Interview
  Mike Tyson and Earl Sweatshirt sat down for an interview about their lives, careers, fears and expectations. During the sit-down for Citizens of Humanity , the…
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Pilar Sanders Thrown In Jail For Custody Agreement Violation
A Texas judge threw the book at Pilar Sanders for violating her custody agreement with her ex-husband Deion Sanders. On Tuesday, Pilar headed to a…
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Rick Ross Talks 85-lb Weight Loss, Healthy Boss Lifestyle On ‘GMA’
GMA reporter Sarah Haynes may not want Rick Ross to give up “steaks and rosé,” but the rapper is set on keeping his boss lifestyle…
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Pilar Sanders Receives Jail Time For Violating Her + Deion’s Divorce Agreement
Pilar Sanders (pictured), the former wife of gridiron great Deion Sanders (pictured), received a seven-day sentence from a Dallas court on Tuesday for reportedly violating a custody agreement…
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Nicki Minaj Reveals Jobs She Had Before Stardom, Performs “Bed Of Lies”
Nicki Minaj, who just released The Pinkprint this week, visited “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” to speak about a variety of topics, including her…
Obama: As a Black man he’s been mistaken for valet
Kandi Burruss, Chanita Foster, Jacob Lattimore Host Coat Drive For Kids

Education

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Nation’s classrooms reflect on Ferguson decision
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When his high school English students came to class, Tom Rademacher knew there would be one thing on their mind: a…
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Top 10 scholarships for Black and minority students for 2015
  Nationwide — 2015 is expected to be a great year for students because a record-number of foundations and organizations are planning to give away…

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