METRO NEWS

Featured image
Women’s organization previews National Week of Non-violence
Joined by Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant, local members of Black Women For Positive Change, Rev. Carol Milligan and Diane…
Featured image
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…
Featured image
2 cleared in Steeler stabbing punished for fleeing
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two of three city men found not guilty in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams have been…
Featured image
When it comes to disciplining rogue cops, who polices the police?
A few weeks ago at the Mayor’s Police Zone 5 public safety council meeting in Larimer, several in attendance agreed that unless Pittsburgh’s next police…
Fund created 30 years ago to aid youths reaches $100k
Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

Featured image
GOP chairman: Party competing for Black votes
BOSTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of Black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to…
Featured image
Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during…
Featured image
Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked…
Featured image
Alums of nation’s oldest historically Black private university fight for its survival
CINCINNATI (AP) — Alumni of the country’s oldest historically Black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater’s fight for…
Featured image
GOP faults Dems for engaging in impeachment talks they started
In a 225-201 vote, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to sue President Barack Obama, giving Americans even more reason to intensify their ever-expanding disapproval of Congress.…
Featured image
Obama to GOP: ‘Stop just hating all the time’
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before…
6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
More National >>

ENTERTAINMENT

Featured image
‘Sharknado 2′ whipped up storm of viewers, tweets
NEW YORK (AP) — Syfy says its sequel to the horror spoof “Sharknado” snapped up 3.9 million viewers Wednesday night. The film, officially titled “Sharknado…
Featured image
Review: Tour-de-force by Boseman saves ‘Get On Up’
This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some…
Featured image
Woody Allen won’t hire Black actors unless story “requires it”
Director Woody Allen could use some good press. Last Oscar season, allegations that he sexually assaulted his daughter years ago popped back up, almost derailing…
Featured image
Infographic: Only 8 Percent of Sci-Fi Films Feature Protagonists of Color
If you’re looking for people of color in your summer sci-fi blockbuster, you’ll be waiting for a long time. A new infographic form Lee &…
Featured image
Showcase Noir: Black artists, designer market
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presented Showcase Noir: African American Artists & Designer Market as part of its Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. Showcase Noir, was a…
Featured image
‘Guardian Of The Galaxy’ Is A Must See!
As far as the continuity-driven properties of the Marvel Cinematic Universe go, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is making the biggest leap yet. It’s tasked with…
‘Crazy Eyes’ actress Uzo Aduba is crazy about fans
Audra McDonald helps ‘Lady Day’ turn a profit

SPORTS

Featured image
NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated…
Featured image
NBA players union elects female executive director
Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV…
Featured image
Manziel says he’s battling playbook, Hoyer
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he’s competing with more than Brian Hoyer in the competition to be Cleveland’s starting quarterback. Manziel said “it’s…
Featured image
Ravens’ Rice: His actions ‘totally inexcusable’
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the…
Featured image
Clark makes voice heard in return to Redskins
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Ryan Clark has been a showman, entertainer, spokesman, pontificator, critic, leader, mentor and fashionista – and that’s just from one week…
Featured image
Inside Conditions…Weekend Warriors
Pittsburgh and the western Pennsylvania region was really a sports Mecca last weekend beginning with the opening of the Pittsburgh Steelers training camp at St.…
Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston
Steelers to retire Hall of Famer Greene’s No. 75

OPINION

Featured image
The politics of federal judges
(NNPA)—The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act—one supporting it and the other…
Featured image
Just Sayin’…The Brothers Johnson: Two very special men
There are a lot of great men in this world, some get their due recognition and some don’t. So I couldn’t help feeling after I…
Featured image
To Tell The Truth…Remember when Councilman Robinson requested $500,000 for August Wilson Center?
Do you recall that Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson requested $500,000 for the August Wilson Center? The Allegheny County Executive King Richard Fitzgerald responded by…
Featured image
Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-Black record
Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade-long war in Iraq. Hickman…
Guest Editorial…More accusations of police misconduct
The lynching of Eric Garner

BUSINESS

Featured image
Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
NEW YORK (AP)—Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cellphones so the devices can—at least in some instances—be used on other…
Featured image
Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation’s capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major…
Featured image
Business Calendar 7/30 to 8/21
Partnership Appreciation     JULY 31—UPMC will host its Annual Partnership Appreciation Event from 6-8 p.m. at the UPMC Shadyside Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave.,…
Featured image
Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar
NEW YORK (AP)—The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. Dollar Tree said Monday it is buying rival discounter Family Dollar for $8.5 billion, significantly broadening…
Disabled Americans seek more consumer protection
NAACP Teams Up with Dunkin’ Brands To Grow Black Franchises

INTERNATIONAL

Featured image
Toward a Cure for HIV: The Promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last…
Featured image
Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the…
Featured image
HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
Featured image
Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister
Boko Haram, the militant group, which kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has not stopped wrecking havoc in Nigeria. According to reports, the group kidnapped the…
A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims
Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria

LIFESTYLE

Featured image
Second Baptist Church luncheon honors seniors
Another year to give special appreciation to the seniors of Second Baptist Church of Homestead. On June 28 on the behest of Rev. Donald Turner,…
Featured image
Manchester community block party a success despite the rain
Manchester Citizens Corporation hosted the Manchester Community Block Party ‘14 from 12-10 p.m. at the Manchester Elementary School Playground, located on North Franklin and Fulton…
Featured image
Lifestyles Report…Thoughts from a cluttered desk
I wanted to share with you what a wonderful concert was presented last week. Boyz II Men were in town and performed with the Pittsburgh…
Featured image
‘We Are our Brothers Keepers’
On June 21, at the beautiful LeMont Restaurant The Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action (PBNIA) presented their Sixth Annual Evelyn Paige-Parker Scholarship Brunch with the…
Church Circuit 7-30-14
The Wise Decision…The problem with your diet

GENERATION Y

Featured image
First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and…
Featured image
Virtuous Academy: Education, fashion combine for success
Virtuous Academy recently presented “Fashioned By His Glory” at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre.   The family-oriented fundraiser brought together communities in support of Virtuous Academy’s educational…
Featured image
Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city…
Featured image
Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while…
Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV

HEALTH

Featured image
Toward a Cure for HIV: The Promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last…
Featured image
HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
Featured image
UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
Featured image
Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

Cover To Cover

Featured image
Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
Featured image
Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
Featured image
“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
Featured image
Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76

EDITORS PICK

Featured image
Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…

FEATURES

Featured image
Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…

VIEWPOINT

Featured image
Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

PEOPLE

Featured image
Alicia Keys pregnant with 2nd child
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child. A representative for the Grammy-winning performer confirmed Thursday that…
Featured image
DA: Investigation ongoing in NYC Stiviano attack
NEW YORK (AP) – New York prosecutors haven’t yet decided whether to pursue hate crime charges against a man accused of assaulting and slurring the…
Featured image
Were Solange and Jay Z really fighting about Rihanna?
We really don’t know what to think about this one. A source is reportedly talking about what caused the now infamous fight between Solange Knowles…
Featured image
Dallas Cowboy’s Rolando McClain gets 18 days in jail for disorderly conduct
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last…
Featured image
Terrence Howard too broke to pay spousal support
It looks like Terrence Howard is still having financial issues with his ex-wife Michelle Howard. The Oscar-nominated actor has been ordered to pay Michelle spousal…
Featured image
Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con
  SAN DIEGO (AP) — He didn’t always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most…
Aretha Franklin slams server’s D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Alba reveals her ‘Sin City’ dark side at Comic-Con

Education

Featured image
Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…

VIDEO VIEWS

advertisement

DIGITAL DAILY SIGNUP

Facebook Activity

advertisement
advertisement

LOCAL WEATHER

ON TWITTER