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Peduto’s budget includes tax hike
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s first proposed budget includes a half-mill property tax increase that will cost homeowners about $40 for each $100,000…
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Police identify man shot dead at Cliff’s Bar in Homewood
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police have identified a man fatally shot at a bar, but aren’t saying whether a man in custody will be charged…
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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.…
Metro Beat…5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
Highmark develops new bullying prevention guides

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Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of…
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Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting
XENIA, Ohio (AP) — A special grand jury began hearing evidence Monday in the racially charged case of a fatal police shooting inside a Wal-Mart…
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Why do Dems keep trying to ban guns that look scary, not guns that kill the most people?
  On the 20th anniversary of the assault weapons ban, a look at why politicians and the public support a policy that showed no evidence…
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Atlanta Rappers Rape Female, Set Her on Fire after Losing Rap Battle to Her
Three scumbag reprobate rappers from Atlanta reportedly committed an unspeakably evil crime against a female just because she beat the three in freestyle rap battle…
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Michael Brown’s Parents Campaign in Atlanta for Police Body Cameras
The parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed teen who was shot to death in Ferguson, Mo., by a white police officer, request police departments mandate…
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Leanna Harris, Mother of Hot Car Child Death, Passes Polygraph
Leanna Harris, the mother of the 22-month-old toddler who was left to die in a hot car by her husband Ross Harris, passed a polygraph…
Facts, questions in fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting
Police struggle to recruit minority officers
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Idris Elba Says There Is No Truth To The James Bond Rumors [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
The Russ Parr Morning Show chats with Idris Elba about “No Good Deed” and the rumors surrounding him playing in the next James Bond movie. Click…
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AAHH Fest! Common brings Hip-hop to Union Park
Hundreds of Chicago Hip-hop fans took a step into the past Sunday evening as they bobbed their heads and swayed to the music by entertainers…
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Civil Rights Leaders Demand Apology From Daniele Watts For Using Race Card
Civil Rights leaders are demanding an apology from Daniele Watts (pictured right) after her recent detainment, the New York Daily News reports. RELATED: Actress Detained By…
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Erica Mena Reveals Engagement To Bow Wow [VIDEO]
Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) is ready to settle down, and it looks like he’s chosen Erica Mena as his bride-to-be! Well, this should make…
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BET Hip Hop Awards 2014: Musiq Soulchild’s Cazal Eyewear Trunk Show
Musiq Soulchild donned his alter ego “The Husel” before donning Cazal Eyewear for the Cazel Eyewear Trunk Show: BET Awards Hip Hop Awards 2014 Edition…
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Megan Good Nude Photos Leaked; Actress Blasts Hackers
` In what is apparently the second round of celebrity female nude leaks, hundreds of naked photos are continually being released of female celebrities after their…
Celebrating The 30th Anniversary Of ‘The Cosby Show’
Washington and Fuqua ride again in ‘The Equalizer’


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Silver: NBA will review domestic violence policies
NEW YORK (AP) – NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday his league will “take a fresh look” at its domestic violence procedures in the wake…
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NFL vetting process: There are no sure things
By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history. It’s an expensive,…
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Inside Conditions…Enigmatic Enema
Newsflash. It is no longer cool to watch a primetime episode of “Cops” profiling a drunken, angry and out of control spouse/macho man (sporting a…
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Steelers Taylor breaks arm in win over Panthers
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Pittsburgh cornerback Ike Taylor broke his right forearm in the Steelers’ 37-19 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night. Steelers…
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Bell, Blount carry Steelers past Panthers 37-19
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Move over, Walter Abercrombie and Earnest Jackson. Step aside, Franco Harris and Rocky Bleier, there’s a new running back tandem in…
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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…
5 teams passed on ‘young colt’ Jeter before Yanks
Pirates edge Brewers 1-0, move closer to playoffs


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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


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A Closer Look: Ways to hide, secure data on phones
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple got a lot of attention last week when it released a new privacy policy along with a declaration that police…
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Ex-investigator sues Human Relations Commission
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former investigator has sued the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, saying she was forced to quit the agency because of harassment and…
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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…
Wealth and income inequalities bad for America
Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion


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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


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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!
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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]


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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Healthy Kids
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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With a new school year beginning, many parents have refreshed goals for their children. Some of these goals may have to do with schooling or…
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Step Pittsburgh for Youth
Step Pittsburgh for Youth, an initiative of the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion’s Dignity & Respect campaign, encouraged children this past summer to take…
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The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
In 2013, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC conducted a community health needs assessment to identify and discuss local health needs. The assessment showed that…
CTSI Research Participant Registry—Children Can Participate in Research, Too!
Put Our Children 1st: Common Core for Common Goals

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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’


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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…


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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


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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember


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Chris Brown ready to stop getting in his own way
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Chris Brown celebrated his 25th birthday in jail last May by making his own “spread cake”: chocolate, peanut butter, bread…
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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…
LA cops say protocol followed in detention of ‘Django’ actress
Rice and wife attend high school football game


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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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