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Rising African-American leaders honored at Sankofa Homecoming 2014
You don’t have to be old to be successful. That is the message that Steve Jones, president of the African American Alumni says the Sankofa…
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Anti-violence activists charged in vicious attack
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) – Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate…
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AWC sale overcomes final hurdle
After two weeks of frenetic activity that saw the buy out of the top bidder, theft charges filed then withdrawn by the Allegheny County district…
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WCandS works to assist men with abusive behavior
October is recognized nationally as not only Breast Cancer Awareness month, but also as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. With multiple reports about former NFL Baltimore…
Residents blast police, mayor at Westinghouse
Community Calendar 10-20-14

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NATIONAL NEWS

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NYC hatchet attack called terrorism, but why?
NEW YORK (AP) – What police have labeled the latest act of terror in New York City didn’t involve an international conspiracy, a high-profile target…
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Constance Harper’s legacy of service to community and for Call & Post Newspaper remembered
(NNPA)–The New Pittsburgh Courier and African American publishing community was saddened to lose a valued colleague this week with the death of Constance (Connie) Harper,…
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Halloween ‘lynching’ display ordered removed from home on Army base
At first there was the offensive Ray Rice costume this Halloween season, now someone has hung a Black family in effigy outside of his or her…
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This Week In Black History
For the week of Oct. 29-Nov. 4 October 29 1929—The Stock Market collapses ushering in the Great Depression bringing about Black unemployment rates ranging from…
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Kansas candidate criticized for Black fathers post
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – A Kansas House candidate is facing criticism for a Facebook post that joked about Black fathers. Republican Cordell Fischer told The…
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Investigator blames child’s death on violent ‘Black culture’
  Georgia county investigator David Daniel (pictured) resigned this week after a Facebook, blaming the death of a 1-year-old Rodrickus Robinson on violent “Black culture,”…
AP IMPACT: If Ebola batters US, we are not ready
Schools fret over Ferguson grand jury announcement
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Mike Tyson Admits To Being Sexually Abused By Stranger
Former heavyweight champion of the world Mike Tyson (pictured) revealed during a radio interview on Wednesday that he was sexually abused by a stranger when…
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‘The View’ now under ABC News as further revamping
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC’s daytime chat show “The View,” which has failed to catch fire following an overhaul this fall, is switching to the…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Dawn Richard drops post-Danity Kane video; K.Michelle announces new album & more
Dawn Richard has made a pretty smooth transition from the fall of Danity Kane back into her solo career Just last week, Danity Kane put…
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Johnny Mathis releases box set of hidden musical gems
Have you ever wondered what your favorite singer’s favorite songs are? Iconic singer Johnny Mathis is giving his fans a rare glimpse into the songs…
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Benzino and Althea fired from ‘Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’
“Love and Hop Hop Atlanta” producers prove without question that life just isn’t fair. A pair of cast members get beat up … and then…
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Da Brat Talks Incomplete ‘Not Tonight’ Reunion & Shades Wendy Williams [VIDEO]
Da Brat chatted about the incomplete “Not Tonight” reunion at the 2014 Soul Train Awards and shade it’s host, Wendy Williams, during a visit to…
44th Pitt Jazz Seminar and Concert mirrors genre’s diversity
Marvel unveils slate of films through 2019

SPORTS

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Duke picked as ACC preseason favorite ; Pitt 6th
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Armed with a talented freshman class, Duke is the preseason favorite to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Mike Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils…
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Mercedes, Hamilton charging into US Grand Prix
  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Formula One was last in the United States, Sebastian Vettel had already earned his fourth consecutive world championship in…
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Rumble in the Jungle so epic it needed a name
It was a fight so epic it had to have a name. Muhammad Ali gave it one, and then gave boxing one of its most…
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Column: Bumgarner great, but Bochy good, too
The easiest decision Bruce Bochy had all night was when to put Madison Bumgarner in the game. The hardest thing was supposed to be deciding…
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New dynasty: Giants capture 3rd title in 5 years
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bruce Bochy is crazy superstitious. It’s a little-known fact about the unflappable San Francisco Giants manager. Mere mention of anything about…
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Overtime…No trickin’ or treatin’ when the Ravens come to town
:10—Big Time Reminder/Request—As the high school playoffs for football begin next week, please don’t forget you’re – not – playing…you’re – not – coaching…and no…
After spat, Pennsylvania school honors Andre Reed
The Opinionated Spectator…NBA is back and the Lakers are suffering

OPINION

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Voter ID laws: Democracy turned upside down
(NNPA)—The U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month let stand the state of Texas’ latest attempt to use the old tactics of the Jim Crow era…
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Blacks, not Hispanics key to election victories
(NNPA)—Although Latinos are growing at a faster rate than any other ethnic group in the United States, they will have less of an impact on…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…The EPA is again a diversion
 The Environmental Protection Agency was once a small operation working out of the Department of Interior.  President Richard Nixon elevated it to a single agency…
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Controversy…”In” Double Jeopardy
We experience it in the “hood” on a daily basis. Signs signifying that the “death angel” has signed a 500 year long lease where we…
Democrats defy logic
Endorsements…Our General Election choice

BUSINESS

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes…
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4 secrets for breaking the seven figure ceiling
Can both recent reports on the economic muscle of Black women in the United States be correct? On the one hand, businesses owned by women…
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Black Girls Code looks to get youth involved In tech
Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about getting Black youth involved in technology and coding. Bryant’s…
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MACY’s is model of fairness
(NNPA)—I am always on the alert to make sure that Black Americans are treated fairly and justly. No, I do not go around searching all…
Edmunds creates own market niche
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INTERNATIONAL

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Malala Influences a Generation
(NNPA)–Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education. She…
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing…
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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,…
Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Reading is fun
I recently saw the movie “Gone Girl” and immediately went out and bought the book. Just so you know, the book is just as good…
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FAB FINDS: 21 Of The Chicest Sweatshirts You Have To Buy This Season
It’s not uncommon to see a sweatshirt paired with a tulle skirt or a statement necklace. Sweatshirts are no longer reserved for yard work or…
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Senior pastor Kelly’s installation makes history
The Pastoral Installation Ceremony for Pastor-Elect Rev. Marie Kelly, who is now the first Black female senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in the Hill…
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An Evening of Inspiration with the Loyal Ladies
Loyal Lady Ruler/Pittsburgh Club #6 held “An Evening Of Inspiration” on Sept. 26 at the DoubleTree Hotel, in Monroeville. Pictured above are members of Loyal…
Annual Anita Mayo and Kids Scholarship Event
Is this the end for Rent The Runway?

GENERATION Y

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Malala Influences a Generation
(NNPA)–Oct. 10, 2014, Malala Yousafzai was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts against the Taliban and to help women get an education. She…
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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…
Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest

HEALTH

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Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot
CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.…
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New home test shakes up colon cancer screening
Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that’s noninvasive and doesn’t require the icky preparation…
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ALLEGHENY COUNTY ­COMMUNITY RESOURCES
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 Online chat: http://www.Loveisrespect.org The National Domestic Violence ­Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 Offers crisis intervention about domestic violence and nationwide referrals for…
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#RedefiningHERstory: Domestic violence activist Sil Lai Abrams kicks off National College Tour
Just in time for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sil Lai Abrams (pictured above), renowned domestic violence activist and founder and CEO of Truth In Reality, Inc.,…
Boris Kodjoe reveals how Spina Bifida affects his daughter Sophie [EXCLUSIVE]
Pittsburgh engages men, boys to prevent IPV

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘What I know for sure’
  That’s what your father used to say were the only things in life that you could count on. Neither one was escapable; both were…
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The top cities for readers of African American Literature
  AALBC.com assessed the relative strengths of almost 300 American cities to determine which ones are best able to provide environments that are supportive of,…
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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…
TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable

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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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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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.…

VIEWPOINT

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Jesse Jackson makes a difference

PEOPLE

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Suge Knight, Katt Williams arrested In robbery case, face serious prison time
Hip-Hop heavyweight Marion “Suge” Knight, co-founder of the notorious Death Row Records, and comedian Katt Williams were arrested Wednesday and accused of stealing a paparazzi’s camera last month…
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Actress Barbara Bowman details years of alleged rape by Bill Cosby
  Iconic comedian Bill Cosby has always been known to bring tears of joy to those who’ve witnessed his genius abilities. But after a recent…
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PRESS PLAY: Nicki Minaj denies sleeping with Lil Wayne or Drake on new song ‘Only’
Nicki Minaj released her highly anticipated new single “Only,” that she teased earlier this week on Instagram, and it’s a far cry from her poppy…
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Kanye West doesn’t even live with Kim Kardashian; rarely sees her
The Kim Kardashian-Kanye West marriage is a public relations hoax, Kris Jenner’s new boy toy strongly insinuated in an exclusive interview with SandraRose.com. Kanye West rarely, if…
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Keyshia Cole twerks on a piano for Birdman & We’re like get off
So…this happened. Keyshia Cole decided to send a message to her ex-boyfriend Birdman, and we think she’s either trying to make him jealous by showing…
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Oh My! The Game is dating an 18-Year-old girl… Too young? [VOTE]
It looks likes rapper The Game is now dating someone new. His new boo is reportedly an 18-year-old Instagram sensation named India.   Check out the…
‘LAHHNY’s’ Rich Dollaz arrested because of stupidity
Who knew LeVar Burton had all this power? His reading of “Go The F*ck To Sleep” goes viral!

Education

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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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