METRO NEWS

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End ‘Pittsburgh’s Shame’
Racism has plagued Black Pittsburgh, but so too have divided leadership and missed opportunities For some reason there has been a recent flurry of discussions…
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Top Pittsburgh emergency response official talks about risks of crude oil trains
Emergency response officials are currently assessing the risks that trains carrying millions of gallons of highly combustible crude oil pose to residents in Southwestern Pennsylvania.…
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Metro Beat…5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates – particularly those serving…
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Highmark develops new bullying prevention guides
PITTSBURGH—The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and volunteers who…
Suspect arrested in the shooting death of Target hero
Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor’s race

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Facts, questions in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — A grand jury looking into the fatal shooting of a man by police in an Ohio Wal-Mart will have to sort out…
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Police struggle to recruit minority officers
Are police forces too White? The lack of diversity in policing has been a contentious debate topic in the aftermath of the Aug. 9 shooting…
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Violence Against Women law needs strengthening
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In July, bystander footage of an unidentified California highway patrol officer pummeling a Black woman on the side of the road hit…
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For victims, settlement marks a step in recovery
BALTIMORE (AP) — Maria Lennon said she felt some relief when she heard the news Friday afternoon: A judge had finalized a $190 million settlement…
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‘Django’ actress detained by police refuses to apologize
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who was detained by Los Angeles police is refusing to apologize for claiming race played a role in the…
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DOJ announces law enforcement initiative in wake of Ferguson incident
Thursday morning in Washington, Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) announced the launch of the Justice Department’s National Justice Department’s National Initiative for Building Community Trust…
Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
Black child with Down’s syndrome used for security guard’s amusement
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Washington and Fuqua ride again in ‘The Equalizer’
TORONTO (AP) — It’s been a dozen years since Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua rode the corrupt Det. Alonzo Harris and their Los Angeles…
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‘Maze Runner’ races past ‘Tombstones’ with $32.5 M
NEW YORK (AP) — The young-adult adaptation “The Maze Runner” raced to the top of the box-office with $32.5 million, giving a budding franchise a…
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Zoe Saldana Pole Dances With Husband Marco Perego [VIDEO]
Zoe Saldana and her hubby Marco Perego have discovered a new couples’ activity: his-and-her pole dancing. Having a baby bump did not keep Zoe off the…
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Alicia Keys’ Nude Photo
In this era of celebrity nude leaks, Alicia Keys beat the hackers to the punch. The multidimensional Grammy-winning singer posted a full nude photo of…
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Keyshia Cole Beat Down Victim Speaks Up
The woman on the wrong end of Keyshia Cole’s bust-in beat-down on early Friday morning has spoken out. The victim, Sabrina Mercadel, was ambushed by…
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Gabrielle Union’s nude selfies leaked
Just when you thought it was safe … Nude photos of actress Gabrielle Union’s are the latest among a score of beautiful Hollywood starlets to…
Best of BET Hip Hop Awards Red Carpet 2014
TV special puts Stonehenge in spotlight

SPORTS

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France shocks US women 76-72 in exhibition game
PARIS (AP) — Sandrine Gruda had 26 points and 15 rebounds to help France stun the U.S. women’s national team 76-72 in an exhibition game…
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5 teams passed on ‘young colt’ Jeter before Yanks
NEW YORK (AP) — The 17-year-old kid from Kalamazoo drew all sorts of raves. He was a “young colt” with a “perfect SS body” and…
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Pirates edge Brewers 1-0, move closer to playoffs
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Vance Worley pitched eight sparkling innings, Russell Martin hit a late RBI single and the Pittsburgh Pirates trapped a runner in the…
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Duquesne hangs on to beat Monmouth, 30-21
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Dillon Buechel threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns to lead Duquesne to a 30-21 win against Monmouth on Saturday. After Monmouth…
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Iowa rallies, knocks off unbeaten Pitt 24-20
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mark Weisman ran for 88 yards and two touchdowns, including a 1-yard plunge with 6:56 remaining as Iowa rallied for a 24-20…
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Sage advice from Pacman Jones
Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, the player formerly known as Pacman, isn’t talking about the issues facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell except to say that he…
Game Day Preview…Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers
Column: Oh, Roger, you still don’t get it

OPINION

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End ‘Pittsburgh’s Shame’
Racism has plagued Black Pittsburgh, but so too have divided leadership and missed opportunities For some reason there has been a recent flurry of discussions…
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Racism is not a card game
Whenever someone accuses an African American of playing the “race card,” I cringe. Racism  in America is not a card game. There is no such…
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Education reform is not to blame for nation’s segregated schools
It is the great irony of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark desegregation case that celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, that segregation in our schools has…
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Child Watch: Helping children in hidden rural poverty
When many people hear child poverty in America the first stereotype is of an inner city child and discussions about solutions to poverty often focus…
A humble attitude will take us far
America’s criminal justice problem

BUSINESS

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Companies ‘steal’ billions from low-income workers
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent…
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Data company settles federal job discrimination case
Federal contractor Westat Inc. has agreed to settle allegations that it failed to provide equal employment opportunities to more than 3,600 minorities nationwide, the Department…
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Wealth and income inequalities bad for America
(NNPA)—Amid stagnant wages, nagging underemployment and unemployment, many families continue to struggle with their finances. Some may even have wondered: “Will we ever make financial…
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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the…
Minimum skills usually equal minimum wages
Wig designer’s suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed

INTERNATIONAL

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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily…
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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by…
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An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris
PARIS (AP) — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night…
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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism…
Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
U.S. can’t be world policeman

LIFESTYLE

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Shonda Rhimes educates New York Times on their ‘Angry Black Woman’ label
This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us. New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley…
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Fashion Watch on nude for women of color
Ladies of color, how many times have you gone to the cosmetic counter or to buy a pair of panty hose and you see the…
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Dance workout puts moves on women’s self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration…
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Lifestyles Report…Rice is cooking
“I do you like I do you because I know you can take it,” remember that line from ‘For Colored Girls’ who have considered suicide/­when…
Second annual Pittsburgh Style Week a big hit!
Church Circuit

GENERATION Y

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Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly…
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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some…
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Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends Harrisburg Internship Semester
Harrisburg – Prince Matthews of Pittsburgh is working in the Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State…
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Higher Ed reforms will hurt students of color
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last year, in an effort to improve accountability and return-on-investment in higher education, President Obama unveiled a plan to rate institutions and…
Ellis senior wins $25,000 grant to fund Black history series
HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]

HEALTH

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Put Our Children 1st: Common Core for Common Goals
The National Urban League realizes the important role of education in children’s lives. Urban Leagues around the country have a shared goal—to better prepare all…
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Allies for Children
Allies for Children builds alliances and serves as a bold voice for policy and practice changes meant to improve the well-being of all children and…
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Kids Can Cook
The health of school-age, African American children is a concern. Teaching children how to make healthy eating choices and how to get enough exercise are…
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CHIC EATS: Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies [RECIPE]
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature (must be room temp!) 1/2 cup (4oz) unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1…
CHIC EATS: Triple-Berry Summer Salad [RECIPE]
CHIC EATS: Vegetable Brochettes With Pimentón Marinade [RECIPE]

Cover To Cover

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Crusader Writer Pens Retrospective about Chicago’s South Side
CHICAGO – Chicago Crusader columnist Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book, Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a…
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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses…
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Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the…
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Cover To Cover…‘Monster’s Chef’
It’s snack time. What do you crave? Maybe something salty-crunchy will get you through the day, perhaps saved over from lunch. Or something sweet from…
‘1954’: A glimpse of baseball’s dramatic changes
Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’

EDITORS PICK

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Fewer Black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago…

FEATURES

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Having ‘the’ talk…Killing in Ferguson fosters must-have discussions with young Black males
When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, it resulted in riots, protests and international…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence

VIEWPOINT

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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

PEOPLE

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Ex-NBA player Rex Chapman accused of shoplifting
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale…
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Keyshia Cole arrested for beating up Birdman’s jump off
Perpetually angry songstress Keyshia Cole went volcanic — yet again — after she allegedly caught another woman at new boyfriend Birdman’s Beverly Hills, Calif. condo…
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Beyonce shows off bikini body and Blue Ivy in Italy and South of France
Photoshop, huh?!? Well, photoshop this! You can almost hear those words floating along Beyonce’s brainwaves in reference to the accusations that all of her photo shoots…
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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ Opening Episode
The votes have been tallied up by social media, and the winner of Round 1 of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” has to go to…
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Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn’t take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. In fact, it was the…
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LA cops say protocol followed in detention of ‘Django’ actress
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911…
Rice and wife attend high school football game
Best Photos from KixFair Sneaker Convention 2014

Education

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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off…

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