METRO NEWS

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City police staffing issue looms large
When the chief of police and the head of the police union actually agree on something, it’s probably news.  They agree there is a looming…
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Community celebrates Larimer Pointe opening
Even as talk swirled about the possible loss of reasonably priced rental housing in East Liberty, state and local officials joined residents of nearby Larimer…
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Is East End renewal really ‘Black removal?’
When the lower Hill was demolished to make way for a new urban center—but resulted in only the Civic Arena being built—thousands of Black residents…
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Arrest made in fatal barbershop shooting, warrant issued for 2nd suspect
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has made an arrest and a warrant has been issued for the arrest of a second actor…
Police looking for missing girl
County Department of Human Services gives food, the gift of reading

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Released Cincinnati cop body cam video shows him lying 20 times
The complete raw footage of the University of Cincinnati police officer’s fatal encounter with an unarmed black father of 10 was released and shows the…
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D.A.R.E., the anti-drug organization, accidentally endorsed marijuana
Ever posted something on Facebook to prove a point, but the headline is misleading and the linked post argues to exact opposite of your point?…
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Man who killed nine Blacks at Emmanuel AME Church wants to plead guilty
Despite entering a plea of not guilty, Dylann Roof wants to admit to committing mass murder of nine black parishioners inside the Emmanuel AME Church…
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No charges for officers who corroborated Ray Tensing’s account of Samuel DuBose shooting
The two University of Cincinnati police officers who corroborated a false account of a fellow officer after he killed an unarmed Black motorist will not be…
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‘Sandra Bland, the most unlikely suicide candidate ever’
Photo illustration by Lee Eric Smith. As I traveled down new Interstate 290, my heart searched for the answers that I knew my mind would…
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Our presidential candidates are outraged over Cecil the Lion, but not Black lives
When the world learned of Cecil the Lion’s death at the hands of a rich American dentist, the world wept over the loss and called…
Bernie Sanders: Defunding Planned Parenthood is “an attack on women’s health”
Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Andre 3000 will co-star in second season of ‘American Crime’
American Crime had the not so enviable job of replacing How to Get Away With Murder at that 10 p.m. Thursday slot. John Ridley’s drama wasn’t as talked…
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Nicki Minaj gets trampled by social media for Meek Mill’s horrible diss record
Meek Mill has become rap’s radioactive waste, if you listen to the multitude of fans who’ve been talking on social media. What many of them…
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One Place Live: Tasha Cobbs talks about new live album
Stellar Award and Grammy Award-winning Gospel singer Tasha Cobbs joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about her new live album, One Place Live. Cobbs,…
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Fetty Wap’s summer takeover continues with “I’m Straight”
Fetty Wap has taken over the summer with three Billboard Top 20 hits: “Trap Queen,” “679” and “My Way” (which likely would’ve been a top three…
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Kendrick Lamar surprises with a video for the “For Free?” interlude
There are many high-concept songs on To Pimp A Butterfly that would make a decent video: the dark “u,” the metaphorical “How Much A Dollar Cost?” and…
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Kid Cudi finally returns with new single “Confused”
Kid Cudi hasn’t released new material in a while — it’s been well over a year and a half after he dropped Satellite Flight: The Journey…
Lauryn Hill stuns with stirring performance of ‘Feeling Good’ on ‘Tonight Show’
Six artists with the craziest hives & fanatic fan bases on Twitter

SPORTS

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Steelers RB Bell has suspension reduced to 2 games
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Le’Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned. The league reduced the suspension against the…
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At The Finish Line…Where only the truth matters 7-31-15
•    So the first response you might have to what I’m about to say is . . . What does that have to do with…
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New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson arrested for 143 mph street race
It wouldn’t be a New York Jets offseason if everything went smoothly. This time, the trouble involves Pro Bowler Sheldon Richardson, according to the New York Post. Richardson…
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Stallions allows athletes to run at their own pace
A lot of very good organizations or clubs have been introduced but very few can stand the test of time. In 2007, The Stallions Track…
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‘Overtime’…Terrelle Pryor may be changing positions
:10—Alright, we gotta get right to it today. I don’t have much time to play with y’all. On my way to Steelers training camp right…
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Meet Tom Brady’s replacement, Jimmy Garoppolo
With great power, comes great responsibility, right? Unfortunately, the New England Patriots’ golden boy, Tom Brady, isn’t going to be the team’s opening week starter…
Steel Sensations…A look back at Hines Ward
Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players

OPINION

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Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
“Do you have to go alone?” That was the question my mother always asked me when I would tell her that I was going on…
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Lion Lives Matter: The limits of outrage
The media is abuzz with outrage over the killing of Cecil the Lion by a wealthy American dentist. A friend of mine, Jamilia Bey, raised…
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To Tell The Truth…Black power currently almost non-existent, why?
If Black citizens of Allegheny County don’t understand how critical our overall situation is then hopefully this week’s column will be enlightening. Let’s focus on…
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Just Sayin’…Will Obamacare be voted down?
The U.S. Senate will vote this week or next to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare). The Democrats held a conference Sunday to discuss…
An answer for Confederate apologists
For centuries, Black lives did not matter

BUSINESS

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Meet Zipporah Joe’l Peay, the artist behind famous Confederate flag sweatshirt
Black Lives Matter begins their rally at the SC Statehouse. http://t.co/r8NzbSesX0— Paul Zoeller (@pzoeller) July 18, 2015 When two hate groups took their place on the…
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Whole Foods: Sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging
NEW YORK (AP) _ Whole Foods is feeling pinched after New York City officials found it was overcharging customers. The grocery chain known for its…
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‘Michigan Chronicle’ breaks ground to pave return to historic Paradise Valley
Despite the extremely hot temperatures, hundreds gathered in support of the Michigan Chronicle’s move to Paradise Valley in the early part of next year. “The Michigan…
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NETWORKING IN COLOR: Chicago’s Top Career and Business Events For July 31-August 6
NewsOne contnues our weekly events calendar for Chicagoans making it happen with events for IT professionals and Hispanic business owners.
YW’s Dina Clark chosen to manage Bayer Material Science diversity strategies and initiatives
90.5 WESA announces newsroom promotions

INTERNATIONAL

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WHO: New Ebola vaccine Is 100 percent effective
A vaccine for the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus has proved to be 100 percent effective, the World Health Organization announced Friday. Tests show…
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Activists press Obama about Dominican Republic’s discrimination against ethnic Haitians
Capping a National Week of Action and after a key deadline in Domican Republic, #Rights4AllInDr plans a march to the White House in protest
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Nigerian army frees 71, mostly women & children, from Boko Haram
The ongoing clash between Nigeria‘s armed forces and the Islamist militants Boko Haram has been largely a one-sided affair with the terrorist group seemingly taking…
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Obama offers inspirational words; now for the hard part
On July 4th, 2009 President Obama delivered a speech in Cairo where he called on Muslim nations to embrace democracy, calling democratic principles “universal” and…
President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram
Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
“Do you have to go alone?” That was the question my mother always asked me when I would tell her that I was going on…
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Top 8 reasons why we should all climax like our lives depend on it
Happy National Orgasm Day!
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Church Circuit
Community Day JULY 29—Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, will host a Community Day at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to come out…
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Meek Mill Gets Ripped By Twitter With #BackToBack Memes
CHICK CHAT: He likes men too & I’m not sure how to feel about it
‘Runaway Island’ stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds reveal who they would want to run away with

GENERATION Y

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Ensign Brian Williams helping protect America
Ensign Brian Williams, from Pittsburgh, stands watch on the bridge of the USS Laboon (DDG 58), July 4. Laboon, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is…
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Obama warms up White House for rapper Wale
WASHINGTON (AP) — He can croon the blues. He can belt out gospel. But Barack Obama draws the line at rap. “My rapping skills are…
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The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial
Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress…
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Civil Rights 2.0: NAACP president talks young activists in social justice movement
Host of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin, talked with Cornell W. Books, President and CEO of the NAACP, from the floor of this year’s annual convention about how…
BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

HEALTH

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Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand…
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Fit!Live!Win! Dr. Ro’s easy tips to lower your cholesterol
America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…
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Take charge of your health today….Ways to eat while you beat the heat
Every good parent, no matter their income, worries about whether their child is getting enough to eat. For the parents of the one in five…
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HEALTHY LIVING…Maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you…
4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Only the Strong’
Never underestimate yourself. You can carry the weight of ten worlds on your shoulders, and still have time to do your job. You can lift…
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Dark Places Of The Earth: Author details voyage of the Antelope Slave Ship
Fifteen years before Amistad, there was the Antelope: a slave ship with 275 captives whose fates were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court not just…
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Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them
Many African-American women have experienced the impact of fibroids, which can cause weight gain, painful menstrual cycles, infertility, and other serious health-related issues. According to the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Balm’
Music almost always does it for you. After a long day, nothing makes you feel better—especially when you pair soft tunes with hot bath and…
Mockingbird sequel and real-life racist Jefferson
Cover to Cover…’Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga’

EDITORS PICK

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Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh unveiling blows up Twitter
Combine colorful speakers, a hashtag and more than 300 of Pittsburgh’s most skilled talented entrepreneurs, artists, medical, legal, academic and business professionals—all with cell phones—and…

FEATURES

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Singleton leaving UPMC, taking Dignity & Respect Campaign national
As a Californian who will tell you she’s “straight out of South Central,” Candi Castleberry Singleton isn’t averse to using another musical metaphor when describing…
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Lifestyles Report…I saw it in the Courier
Perhaps the title of this column should be, “When is my story or picture going to be in the New Pittsburgh Courier?” That is the…

VIEWPOINT

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Why Blacks are not part of the vision of a Pittsburgh “comeback”

PEOPLE

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Tami Roman suffers miscarriage
This is devastating.
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The Internet’s favorite gay dads break up & we’re crying thug tears
Noooooo! Say it ain't so!
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Bobbi Kristina’s oldest brother: “My sister is not a trending topic”
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s half-brother, Bobby Jr., isn’t thrilled about all the attention he’s received since his sister’s passing. In a series of now-deleted tweets, uncovered…
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Drake takes another swing at Meek Mill with ‘Back To Back’ cover art
“Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers,” raps Drake on the latest Meek Mill diss. Ouch. Aside from the barrage of lyrics obviously aimed at Meek,…
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Odell Beckham Jr.’s not claiming Amber Rose, but capes real hard for his hair
Funk Flex loves putting people on blast. This time, his site In Flex We Trust linked NY Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. to Amber Rose, but the wide…
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Hottest photos of Fetty Wap’s girlfriend Alexis Sky
Fetty Wap’s cool quotient and insertion into the mainstream was certified complete when very mainstream mother and actress Kate Hudson was reported to be dancing…
Khloe Kardashian shows off body in ‘Complex’ cover spread [video]
‘Empire”s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey get engaged

Education

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Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
A special event was  held at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild to honor the student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success…
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BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national, volunteer civic organization recently sponsored the first “On 2nd Thought” Essay Contest at the Neighborhood Academy, in…

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