METRO NEWS

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BOLD gives inspiration at bus stops
Reaching youth early and providing them with hands on activities and experiences to gain the skills and tools necessary to guide them on their path…
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Metro Beat: Hundreds mourn garbage collector killed in car
PITTSBURGH (AP) – City officials joined several hundred relatives and friends to mourn a Pittsburgh garbage collector gunned down as he began his shift earlier…
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Bullock promotes CCAC’s education, workforce development
Calling Community College of Allegheny County President Quintin Bullock “doctor” would technically be more accurate than in the case of most academics because he earned…
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Tragedy to Triumph…Community center ribbon cutting dedicated to Jeron X. Grayson
Four years to the date of his death, $2 million dollars raised and rivers of waters made up of family’s tears later, on a slightly…
Community Calendar 10-22-14
$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into…
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Family: Doctors don’t detect Ebola in nurse’s body
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the…
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City stops paying legal fees for officer who killed unarmed Jonathan Ferrell
The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has stopped paying the  civil defense legal fees of Randall ‘Wes’ Kerrick, 28, the police officer charged with voluntary…
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President Obama trolls heckler to perfection [VIDEO]
  While in his hometown of Chicago, President Barack Obama decided to cast his 2014 midterm votes a little early. And although “Chiraq” has had…
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Woman fakes Ebola at hospital emergency room, lands In jail
Beryl Rhines (pictured) of Lawton, Okla., is currently behind bars and has been charged with assault and disturbing the peace for showing up at Comanche…
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Survey: Harassment a common part of online life
NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The…
Michael Brown autopsy shows Ferguson teen shot at close range In hand
On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It, an exhibition of story quilts by artist Tina Williams Brewer. The exhibition…
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Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work
NEW YORK (AP) — Song credits won’t be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger’s name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The…
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‘Murder,’ Iggy Azalea, ‘Gone Girl’ up for Logo TV awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film “Gone Girl” are nominees for Logo TV’s 2014 New Now Next Awards.…
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Beyoncé keeps winning with ‘Beyoncé’ reigning as top-selling album of 2014
Who knew Beyoncé’s album would still be slaying nearly a year after she surprised the masses with it last December? Target was so mad that…
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Ruby Dee’s grandson’s intimate documentary on Ruby and Ossie during Bronzelens Film Fest
What was the secret to the seemingly magical marriage of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee? Most of their fans and contemporaries remain awestruck, if not…
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AM BUZZ: Omarion responds to paternity test rumors; Tyrese blasts comedian who called him gay & more
Omarion Responds To Paternity Test Rumors Another day, another rumor… Earlier this week, it was reported that “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star Omarion allegedly…
MUSIC ROUNDUP: Danity Kane drops post-breakup track; Drake turns all the way up on Tuesdays & more
Kenny G’s Hong Kong visit out of tune with China

SPORTS

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The PROMISE group holds annual basketball camp
The PROMISE group held its annual basketball camp to stop the violence on the North Side. The PROMISE group is made up of concerned residents…
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Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A’s and B’s are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North…
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Report: Seahawks traded Harvin because he questioned QB Russell Wilson’s Blackness
Former Seattle Seahawks explosive wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets because he openly questioned the “blackness” of golden boy and Super Bowl-winning…
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Steel Sensations…What we know thus far
The Steelers improved to 4-3 after beating the Houston Texans on Monday Night in a must win game. In doing so, many things were further…
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Overtime 10-22-14
:10—Pretty good times around the local football fields. Here’s a little update: •Penn Hills wins again and continues to maintain the comeback to where they…
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Youngsters help Steelers past Texans; now must face hottest team in NFL
The Steelers revamped their defensive line with kids who had not played and made changes in their secondary and the result was an outstanding performance…
Kisner keads Penn Hills into showdown at Woodland Hills
Gay football player Michael Sam cut by Dallas Cowboys

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…We must have quality candidates, have you considered running?
This week’s column will open with a question. How often have you said, “None of the candidates are any good,” “all of them are liars,”…
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Blackonomics…Voting for the party or the person?
We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote?” We fight for the “right to vote” but we…
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Blame a Black man —the Ebola version
(NNPA)—In a country of 310 million people in which international and domestic airlines move millions of Americans and foreign nationals from one place to another…
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Are community colleges the 13th grade?
There are a lot of myths about community colleges, formerly junior colleges. So we tried to set the record straight with an Editorial Board with…
Fund the fight against Ebola
Black vote is up for grabs

BUSINESS

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Chicago Defender names Kai El’ Zabar first woman executive editor of iconic newspaper
The Chicago Defender has announced the appointment of noted journalist and editor, Kai El’ Zabar, to the position of Executive Editor of the weekly newspaper.…
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Every Child, Inc. hires new executive director
PITTSBURGH, PA —The Board of Directors of Every Child, Inc. recently announced that Laura Maines has been named executive director effective Oct. 20.  Ms. Maines…
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Franklin is finalist in state business plan competition
It is often stated that it takes a village to raise a child. But the same is true when it comes to growing a business.…
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CCAC President Bullock welcomed at Chamber PowerBreakfast
Though Quintin Bullock has been President of the Community College Of Allegheny County for eight months, he hadn’t been able to visit the African-American Chamber…
Business Calendar 10-22-14
Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

INTERNATIONAL

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Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an…
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Ebola: Africa’s image takes a hit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia,…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that…
Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights
President Barack Obama declares it International Day Of The Girl!

LIFESTYLE

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FAB OR FUG: J.Hud goes grey (& lilac), we screamed! [POLL]
Jennifer Hudson is clearly a woman after my heart. After the R&B songstress’ dramatic weight loss, she debuted a short pixie cut in 2013 that’s…
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GET THE LOOK: Gabrielle Union shows us how to werk a leather miniskirt For Fall
Gabrielle Union is making head-to-toe leather cool again. The “Being Mary Jane” star stepped out to Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert in an understated yet sexy…
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The only sweatshirt you will need this fall…Thanks Beyoncé
Meeting Beyoncé is on my bucket list. So when I got an email from her publicist I truly believed I was one more step (out of trillions…
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BEAUTY BUZZ: M.A.C. announces collab with Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso
M.A.C cosmetics new collaboration with Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso is just another reason to stalk their site for new lipsticks. The announcement flooded my Instagram feed…
SAD NEWS: Plus size model Joanne Borgella dies at 32
Small Seeds holds 5th Annual Signature Event

GENERATION Y

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Holocaust Center announces 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition kick off
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announces the kick-off of the 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition. The Competition is…
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Racist vandals strike at UMass dorms
Investigators at the University of Massachusetts are searching for vandals who recently scrawled hate messages on the walls of dorm buildings, according to the Daily…
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Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Duquesne University will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal…
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Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
Music impresario and author Shanti Das, aka The Hip-Hop Professional, has launched the “Passion Drives My Purpose Scholarship Contest. The former music executive and co-creator of the…
National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders
Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list

HEALTH

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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…Domestic Violence
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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Are you a victim of Intimate Partner Violence?
Intimate partner violence (IPV)—maybe a loved one experienced it. Your best friend. Your neighbor. Maybe you’ve lived with it. According to this distressing statistic, we’re…
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Walking is the new running: 9 things you need to know before your first step
I remember back in the 90s when my mom would go “power walking” after dinner and I would be in awe. I would try to…
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S. Epatha Merkerson and Merck challenge African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to get to their goals
Merkerson Visits Atlanta, Georgia on October 20 With America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Merck…
SHE EATS: Steak has delicious way of punching your taste buds In The Face [REVIEW]
Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
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TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a…
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Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable
Author Valorie Burton appeared on “NewsOne Now” with host Roland Martin to discuss her new book, “Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. ” Burton explained how people become…
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Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
Greenville, NC (BlackNews.com) — From playbooks to children’s books, he’s the Coach we all love and adore and now in true Ruffin McNeill fashion he’s…
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’
Cover to Cover: “Cosby: His Life and Times”

EDITORS PICK

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Courier named Pennsylvania Newspaper of the Year, wins 9 awards
America’s best weekly is once again the state’s best weekly as well. As announced late last week by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the New…

FEATURES

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Reagan Gomez stresses importance of Black women behind the scenes
If Black women are ever going to see themselves more on TV and in film, Reagan Gomez insists that more of us have got to…
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‘Gone Girl’ Review: Tyler Perry’s independent acting attempt brief yet brilliant
Director David Fincher took a huge risk by taking Gillian Flynn’s New York Times Best Seller and creating his own interpretation of ‘Gone Girl’.  The…

VIEWPOINT

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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans

PEOPLE

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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who…
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iLOVEMAKONNEN attacked on stage In NYC [VIDEO]
  Gettin’ choked up…on a Tuesday.   In a Tuesday night performance at New York City’s Sounds of Brazil, Atlanta crooner iLOVEMAKONNEN almost found himself…
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Kris Jenner spotted on date with Black guy & None of us should be surprised
Kris Jenner just might be following in her daughter’s footsteps because she was just spotted out on a date with a Black man. If there’s…
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It’s Not Over! Pebbles files new lawsuit over VH1’s TLC biopic
It’s been a year since VH1 aired “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” and Perri “Pebbles” Reid is still mad about how the network made her look.…
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T.I. silences marriage and divorce rumors [VIDEO]
Star of VH1’s “The Family Hustle” and superstar rapper/actor, T.I., dropped by “The Real” to talk about his new album, “Paperwork.” He addresses rumors surrounding his marriage and shares…
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Finally! Omarion confirms paternity of baby boy Megaa
It looks like Omarion IS he father of baby boy, Megaa. Reports surfaced that he broke up with his child’s mother, Apryl Jones, because she…
Melyssa Ford hit in head with bottle by reality show co-star
Kirk Cameron: Halloween masks mocking Obama represent Jesus defeating Satan

Education

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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…

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