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Hill House celebrates charter school
Though open for a little more than a month, the Hill House Passport Academy Charter School held an official ribbon cutting last week to thank…
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Body cameras re-deployed on city officers
On Pittsburgh police Lt. Clarence “Ed” Trapp’s desk is a large, mostly-empty pretzel jar. And not far away on the floor is also a large,…
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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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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…
Metro Beat: Hundreds mourn garbage collector killed in car
Bullock promotes CCAC’s education, workforce development

Pittsburgh TV


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Racism, Repression and Resistance…Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance
The passion, emerging power of Black youth fuel demands for justice ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – A moment borne out of angry Black youth facing…
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Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of…
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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s…
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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy makes campaign pitch for Black candidate
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada rancher who was criticized earlier this year for suggesting Black people were better off as slaves is raising eyebrows…
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Ex-teacher testifies she erased answers in Atlanta Schools cheating trial
A retired teacher delivered shocking testimony this week in the Atlanta schools cheating scandal, saying that her primary role when she was hired at a…
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Black leaders skeptical of GOP’s Black outreach campaigns
Black leaders and political analysts range from cautiously optimistic to downright skeptical of the Republican Party’s renewed campaign to reach African-American and other sidelined communities.…
NewsOne Minute: UNC fake class scandal involved thousands, says report
NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa
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Pittsburgh native Von Decarlo coaches both sports and relationships
(New York, N.Y.)—Beautiful television personality Von Decarlo, relationship expert and Comedian on Centric TV’s “According To Him And Her” and a veteran of FOX’s sexy reality TV show “Temptation Island” is the epitome…
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Kente Art Alliance…Austin, Wali exposing Black culture a little at a time
Mensah Wali and Gail Austin have always worked hard to serve their community. So when the married couple noticed that many of Pittsburgh’s inner city…
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Fashion Watch on Nicki Minaj in Menswear
Nicki Minaj sports some high-fashion menswear looks for Italy’s L’Uomo Vogue and it is a dramatic departure from her typical style. L’Uomo Vogue made its…
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‘Gotham’ put White stuntwoman in Blackface to double for Jada Pinkett Smith?!
One of Jada Pinkett Smith‘s stunt doubles is speaking out on the casting controversy surrounding “Gotham.” The show has recently come under fire after…
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PM BUZZ: Tyrese & Sanaa Lathan dating; Lamar won’t sign divorce papers & more
Tyrese Dating Sanaa Lathan? The cat’s out of the bag! “Best man Holiday” star Sanaa Lathan and “Transformer” actor Tyrese are dating. Seriously. Is there…
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‘HTGAWM’ RECAP: Mr. Darcy’s identity revealed & Rebecca skips bail!
Episode five of “How To Get Away With Murder” definitely did not disappoint. Professor Keating and her team were busy defending a young man, Ryan,…
Roger Bobb to lead Director’s Roundtable at Bronzelens Film Festival
The Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Teaser Trailer) [VIDEO]


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Colts’ Wayne out vs. Steelers with elbow injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day…
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College player with brain tumor ready to play
CINCINNATI (AP) — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it’s only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women’s basketball players at Division III Mount St.…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    Since forever 10,000 plus Africans are dying every week from the Ebola virus and nobody’s looking for a cure . . . well, no…
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Steelers’ Haley trying to find balance
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The call was unconventional. No wonder Todd Haley loved it. Lined up at the Houston 2 late in the first half on…
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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
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for…
Report: Seahawks traded Harvin because he questioned QB Russell Wilson’s Blackness
Steel Sensations…What we know thus far


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The Christmas Creep
Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales?  They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now.  We’ve been experiencing this…
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To Be Equal…The rise and fall of Voter ID laws
“The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and…
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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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Children of color need a level playing ground
Some of our children may be falling behind by the time they reach the starting line. There is mounting evidence that many of the gaps…
To Tell The Truth…We must have quality candidates, have you considered running?
Blackonomics…Voting for the party or the person?


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L’Oréal USA Acquires Carol’s Daughter For New Multicultural Beauty Division
Huge news for Carol’s Daughter!  Beauty giant L’Oréal USA announced today that they’ve signed an agreement to acquire the Black hair care brand in an effort to…
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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame…
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‘Scandal’ and ‘Get Away With Murder’ remain dominant against NFL games
  Black TV Ratings for Week of October 13 – 19 (October 23, 2014) Make it four weeks straight that ABC’s “Scandal” and “How to…
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BET Hip Hop Awards beats ‘Monday Night Football,’ leads winning week for network
(October 23, 2014) BET got a boost from its airing of the Hip Hop Awards hosted by Uncle Snoop, aka Snoop Dogg. The awards show…
New report finds women of color will have large impact on beverage industry’s future
L’Oreal USA acquires Carol’s Daughter, did Lisa Price sell out?


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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!


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Kimora Lee Simmons launches fabulous $1 million fashion scholarship
Kimora Lee Simmons is reaching deep in her pockets to give young fashionistas a leg up on their professional game. The recently married style mogul…
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St. John Baptist celebrates 105th anniversary
St. John Baptist Church celebrated its 105th anniversary, Sept. 21. The theme was “Holding Strong to Our Faith in God,” with Rev. Dr. Barry Long…
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Lifestyles Report…Washing hands vs. hand gel
Hand gel is not a replacement for washing hands. I’m not a doctor or a health care professional, but I’ve played one on TV. That…
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Reality TV Star and two time breast cancer survivor Bershan opens up [VIDEO]
Bershan Shaw of OWN’s “Love In The City” is a two time breast cancer survivor. She stopped by “NewsOne Now” to share her amazing story of…
FAB OR FUG: J.Hud goes grey (& lilac), we screamed! [POLL]
GET THE LOOK: Gabrielle Union shows us how to werk a leather miniskirt For Fall


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Will new PLUS loan regulations be enough to get HBCU students back in class?
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for the PLUS Loan program used by parents and college students, but some say the changes are not enough…
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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…
Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders


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Pittsburgh engages men, boys to prevent IPV
Pittsburgh is leading the way to change how people think about violence against women. Especially after recent high-profile events, the public has called for efforts…
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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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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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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…
S. Epatha Merkerson and Merck challenge African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to get to their goals
SHE EATS: Steak has delicious way of punching your taste buds In The Face [REVIEW]

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‘Kids Who are Changing the World’
This year, your teachers say you’ve changed a lot. You’ve grown a couple of inches, which is the first thing they noticed. They say you’re…
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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…
Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’


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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…


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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…


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


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Is Sanaa Lathan dating Tyrese?
Well, what do we have here. it looks like Tyrese and Sanaa Lathan were spotted out on a date in California. It looks like they…
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Is Kris Jenner using her Black hottie for publicity?
By now, it’s no secret the Kardahsian women love Black men (minus Kourtney…Scott Discick is as White as it gets). Kim and Khloe both married…
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Stars out for ‘Drumline: A New Beat’ on opening night of Bronzelens Film Festival 2014
A constellation of celebrities sparkled like ornaments on the red carpet premiere of the VH1 original movie, “Drumline: A New Beat,” on opening night of…
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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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Nicki Minaj + Safaree call it quits after 14 years?
While Jay Z and Beyonce were rekindling their marriage, another celebrity couple called it quits. Rumor has it, Nicki Minaj and her longtime boyfriend (rumored…
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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…
Kris Jenner spotted on date with Black guy & None of us should be surprised
It’s Not Over! Pebbles files new lawsuit over VH1’s TLC biopic


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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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