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Community Calendar
Light Up a Life     NOV. 28—Adoption Connection, PA will host Light Up a Life at First Presbyterian Church, 252 College Ave., Beaver. This is…
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Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen announces candidacy for Pa. Supreme Court
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen (R) today announced her intention to seek the position of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice. “I am honored to…
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Help Charlie Batch “Stuff A Present” with 5,000 toys!
Charlie & Team Batch will collect new unwrapped toys for children of all ages. On December 2, from 10AM  to 3PM at the US Steel Building…
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Allegheny County bans criminal history box on apps
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Allegheny County has joined the growing number of state, county and local governments who will no longer have job applications that require…
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issues statement on Ferguson grand jury decision
US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh

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White House now turning to girls of color
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that…
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Black St. Louis police officer charged after striking MetroLink passenger on the hand
Dawon Gore, a 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is being charged with felony second-degree assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on…
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This Week In Black History
Week of Nov. 26to Dec. 4 November 28 1753—Revolutionary War soldier James Robinson is born in Maryland. Historically, like “40 acres and a mule,” Robinson…
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Mural of officer killed by Abu-Jamal dedicated
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—More than three decades after Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down on a city street by Mumia Abu-Jamal, officials last Monday unveiled a mural…
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Lincoln University president quits amid rape remark furor
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) — The embattled president of a historically Black university in Philadelphia’s suburbs quit Monday, ending a tumultuous semester of sharp criticism…
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Nurse who had Ebola asks bridal shop for refunds
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A Dallas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola is requesting refunds from the Ohio bridal shop she visited, but the store…
Corbett signs execution warrant for convicted rapper Cool C
Court rules Michigan has no responsibility to provide quality public education
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Step Afrika! part of organ donation awareness
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education along with the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Health Sciences Diversity presented Step Afrika! Oct. 25 at the…
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Pharrell & Cara Delevingne star in Chanel’s new short film, ‘Reincarnation’ [VIDEO]
Just when you think that Pharrell‘s resume cannot get anymore impressive! His latest gig for Chanel has me questioning whether or not I am in…
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Arts & Culture Calendar
Thursday 27 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! Friday 28 Jazz at Andys Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys at 510 Market St.,…
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Prince fed up with your hashtags & retweets; deletes all social media accounts
  It looks like someone’s gotten Prince upset. The rock star had a very brief and irregular stint on social media, which may have come…
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Salt-N-Pepa get those promo coins with new GEICO commercial [VIDEO]
Salt-N-Pepa have finally gotten back together for an incredibly fly, kinda funny ad for GEICO. “Push It” has been very good to the ladies of…
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Athletes’ reaction on Twitter to Ferguson case
Some star athletes’ reactions on Twitter to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown…
Halle Berry calls Gabriel Aubry to court over daughter’s hair
Hip-Hop And Beyond Reacts To Grand Jury Decision In Ferguson


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Beckham’s one-handed grab 1 of many in NFL
Before most television cameras start rolling and fans enter the stadium, Odell Beckham Jr. practices making acrobatic, one-handed catches in pre-game warmups. It paid off…
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Woods at 5-year mark of Thanksgiving accident
Any mention of golf during the week of Thanksgiving used to be about the Skins Game. Now it’s hard not to think about Tiger Woods.…
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Steelers defense getting healthy as stretch looms
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Ike Taylor is a heck of a cheerleader. The Pittsburgh Steelers veteran defensive back has spent the last two months serving as…
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NFL Hall-of-Famer Claude Humphrey Honored By Atlanta City Council
Pro Football Hall-of-Famer and former Atlanta Falcon great Claude B. Humphrey was honored by Atlanta City Council recently before his family and former teammates. It has…
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Red Sox delete tweet; 2nd gaffe by Boston pro team
  BOSTON (AP) – Red Sox fans cried foul over an innocuous tweet the team acknowledges was ill-timed – the second social media gaffe by…
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Malkin scores in OT, Penguins beat Bruins 3-2
BOSTON (AP) – Marc-Andre Fleury’s biggest challenge after regulation was cleaning up the shaving cream shower his Pittsburgh teammates gave him in celebration of the…
Panthers roll over Swords 81-68
The Opinionated Spectator…Pitt’s postseason dreams on life support


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Grabs Popcorn: A clueless Don Lemon gets schooled by Jesse Jackson & We’re like someone had to tell him
Between Don Lemon’s irrelevant observation that described the faint scent of marijuana in the Ferguson air during last night’s protests and asking a rape victim…
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From ‘The Cosby Show’ glory days to Ferguson: Where’s the promised progress?
The promise of equality and systemic racial subjugation.  To protect and serve and be part of a narrative that shows the exact opposite of an unsettling,…
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Will larger Congressional Black Caucus translate into greater clout?
Even though the next Congress, which starts on January 6, will feature 48 African Americans, the largest number in history, the question is: Can they get…
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To Be Equal…Gun extremists shot blanks in midterm elections
“The midterm elections have upended the old tropes about what you can or can’t do or say about guns during campaign season…This year gun sense…
Biases and Bullets: Black lives still matter, despite grand jury decision In Ferguson
SHE’S THE LAW: Why didn’t the jury bring charges against Darren Wilson?


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Basic tax tips about hobbies
On an average day, 95 percent of Americans age 15 and older engage in some sort of leisure activity, according to the American Time Use…
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3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously
Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though,…
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Business Calendar
Leadership Breakfast     DEC. 2—The Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its 2014 Leadership Breakfast Series from 8-10 a.m. at Duquesne…
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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket…
Rough week for Fox in Nielsen ratings
In wake of Taylor Swift’s Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming


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UN committee hears about violations in Feguson, Mo.
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The fight for justice in Ferguson has gone global. Tara Thompson, a corporate project manager who has been protesting and organizing in Ferguson since…
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Duchess of Alba dead at 88 & We want to be like her when we grow up
You have probably never, ever in life seen someone be as fierce as the Duchess of Alba. We could all take a style cue from…
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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
Nigerian government again lies about missing girls


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Pharrell & Cara Delevingne star in Chanel’s new short film, ‘Reincarnation’ [VIDEO]
Just when you think that Pharrell‘s resume cannot get anymore impressive! His latest gig for Chanel has me questioning whether or not I am in…
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Not Always For Laughs: The Most Important Memes About The Ferguson Decision
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10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating
The holiday season is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many it also becomes a time for over-eating and weight gain.…
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President Obama should stop talking about race [VIDEO]
  President Obama issued a matter-of-fact (read: awful) speech after news broke that Darren Wilson would not face charges for the murder of Michael Brown.…
Darren Wilson’s Injuries After He Killed Michael Brown, Jr.
Ferguson Grand Jury Sparks Nationwide Protests & Riots From Frustrated Citizens [PHOTOS]


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New Jersey looks at ‘yes means yes’ college policy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things…
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Mara Brock Akil urges young women to speak up for what they want
Mara Brock Akil is imploring young women to use their voices because it is the most valuable asset they have. Girls Inc. gathered up some…
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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community


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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
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PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
PA 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people to local resources via the telephone. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone, and you will be…
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare

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Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’
Throughout your life, your Dad taught you a lot. He was the one holding the back of your bike the first time without training wheels.…
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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his…
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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
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Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
*Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Monica Carter debut’s book “Celibate Fabulous & Fearless” and it caught the attention of men and women alike! As you can imagine the topic of celibacy has been a taboo topic and Ms. Carter delves right into it in hopes to enlighten others! Ms. Carter was born in St Louis, […]
Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’
Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’


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The true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
(NNPA)—Thanksgiving Day —a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings—has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s…


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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…


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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”


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Chris Brown calls himself a ‘young Black troubled individual’ in Darren Wilson reaction
Chris Brown took to his Instagram to finally open up about the tragedy of Michael Brown’s murderer, Darren Wilson not getting indicted by the grand…
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Robin Thicke Has A New Woman & She’s Met His Son!
  After months of begging for Paula Patton to come back and fix their marriage, Robin Thicke has moved on to a younger woman. Paula…
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Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class action lawsuit
An actress who says Bill Cosby forced oral sex on her in her dressing room four decades ago is trying to round up at least nine other…
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Best American Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Looks
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#InstaLove: Did DJ Absolut Fall In Love With His Instagram Crush On The First Date? [VIDEO]
When DJ Absolut first laid eyes on Natalie Rodriguez and vice versa, it was clear the duo were instantly attracted to one another. We could…
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Literary Unicorn Toni Morrison Schools Stephen Colbert On Racism & The One “Fairly Substantial Mistake” She Made
During their super charming exchange together, Colbert (who seemed genuinely excited about the novelist's appearance), proposed questions about her legacy, books, and race, and Morrison shared afterthoughts and words of wit and wisdom.
Black Hollywood Comes Out for Ebony Power 100 Gala [VIDEO]
Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 23-29


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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…



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