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Hill House celebrates charter school
Though open for a little more than a month, the Hill House Passport Academy Charter School held an official ribbon cutting last week to thank…
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Body cameras re-deployed on city officers
On Pittsburgh police Lt. Clarence “Ed” Trapp’s desk is a large, mostly-empty pretzel jar. And not far away on the floor is also a large,…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…Domestic Violence
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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BOLD gives inspiration at bus stops
Reaching youth early and providing them with hands on activities and experiences to gain the skills and tools necessary to guide them on their path…
Metro Beat: Hundreds mourn garbage collector killed in car
Bullock promotes CCAC’s education, workforce development

Pittsburgh TV


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School gunman was homecoming prince, students say
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student recently crowned freshman class homecoming prince walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria Friday and opened fire, killing one…
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Pennsylvania Governor pretends to have Black supporter to boost his numbers
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has edited a Black woman into his campaign ad in an attempt to win back some of the minority vote. The…
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Racism, Repression and Resistance…Ferguson October Weekend of Resistance
The passion, emerging power of Black youth fuel demands for justice ST. LOUIS, Mo. ( – A moment borne out of angry Black youth facing…
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Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of…
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Police Brutality: Vonderrit Myers Jr.s’ autopsy shows he was shot 8 times & 6 were from behind
18-year-old Vonderrit Myers  (although some media is reporting his name was Vonderrick) was yet another unarmed Black teen who was shot and killed by police.…
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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s…
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy makes campaign pitch for Black candidate
Were Ferguson leaks crafted to support narrative Of Darren Wilson?
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Say What? Tiny Permanently Changes Eye Color To ‘Ice-Gray’ With Implants
Tameka “Tiny” Harris, wife of Hip-Hop mogul and artist, Clifford “T.I.” Harris, has permanently changed her eye color to ice-gray and shared the news on…
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Bill Maher: Michael Brown ‘wasn’t a gentle giant…He was acting like a thug’ [VIDEO]
During a segment of his show Friday night, HBO’s Real Time host Bill Maher said slain Ferguson, Missouri teen Michael Brown was acting like a thug…
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Bronzelens 5th Annual Women Superstars Luncheon presented by The Coca-Cola Company
ATLANTA — The august audience inside the Marriott Marquis ballroom wanted to do what “Girlfriends Getaway” director Roger Bobb did: hug Essence Atkins after her she…
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Nicki Minaj takes over the world In 2014 MTV EMA promo [VIDEO]
  THE WORLD AFTER NICKI MINAJ ROCKED THE 2014 MTV EMA MTV Europe has taken a look into the future and it belongs to Nicki…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Tamar Braxton werks in ‘Let Me Know’ video; MC Lyte gets inspirational & more
Tamar Braxton is giving you her very best Marilyn Monroe tease in the video for “Let Me Know.” The opinionated siren popped on a platinum…
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Meagan Good to tackle domestic violence in pro sports on ‘Law & Order: SVU’
“Law & Order: SVU” plans to put its spin on a hot button issue as it preps an episode about domestic violence in the NFL.…
‘Divided Time’ film examines balance of Hip-Hop & Black fatherhood
Pittsburgh native Von Decarlo coaches both sports and relationships


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Finnegan passes test, Royals stop Giants in Game 3
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Summoned in a tough spot, Royals rookie Brandon Finnegan trotted in from the bullpen, threw his warmup pitches and then did…
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Game Day Preview: Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers improved to 4-3 last week and now face one of the best teams and best quarterbacks in the NFL when Andrew Luck and…
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Mo’ne Davis ‘throws like a girl’ in new Spike Lee commercial & It’s more glorious than you could ever imagine [VIDEO]
Spike Lee directed a new Chevrolet commercial for the World Series starring 13-year-old Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis, who burst into all of our lives…
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18 years of academic fraud at UNC for thousands of Black athletes
An independent report has found that for 18 years nearly 3,100 students and athletes benefited from bogus classes and artificially high grades at the University…
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Colts’ Wayne out vs. Steelers with elbow injury
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day…
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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.…
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
Steelers’ Haley trying to find balance


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Omaha’s Nikko Ad Is the Willie Horton of 2014
In an interview with Politico, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) claimed that the Republican presidential candidate in 2016 could capture one-third or more of the Black vote…
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The Christmas Creep
Did you notice that some stores are already touting Christmas sales?  They are encouraging people to start buying for Christmas now.  We’ve been experiencing this…
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To Be Equal…The rise and fall of Voter ID laws
“The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and…
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Blame a Black man —the Ebola version
(NNPA)—In a country of 310 million people in which international and domestic airlines move millions of Americans and foreign nationals from one place to another…
Children of color need a level playing ground
To Tell The Truth…We must have quality candidates, have you considered running?


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Radio host convicted of alleged $10 million fraud
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago lawyer who hosted a syndicated radio talk show has been found guilty of mortgage fraud in a scheme to…
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Black Enterprise’s Caroline Clarke previews ‘Women of Power TV’ [VIDEO]
Caroline Clarke joined “NewsOne Now” guest host Mo Ivory to preview the season premiere of Black Enterprise’s weekly series, “Women of Power TV.” When asked about the…
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L’Oréal USA Acquires Carol’s Daughter For New Multicultural Beauty Division
Huge news for Carol’s Daughter!  Beauty giant L’Oréal USA announced today that they’ve signed an agreement to acquire the Black hair care brand in an effort to…
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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame…
‘Scandal’ and ‘Get Away With Murder’ remain dominant against NFL games
BET Hip Hop Awards beats ‘Monday Night Football,’ leads winning week for network


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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,…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights


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School’s in Session: Mommy bloggers you should be following
Today more than ever, you’re likely to find an adorable tot on the arm of your favorite well-dressed fashion blogger. Mommy-and-me blogs are all the…
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School’s in Session: Mommy Bloggers You Should Be Following
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Lisa Price on Carol’s Daughter selling out: ‘Everyone is entitled to their own opinion’
The Carol’s Daughter brand will join L’Oréal USA’s long line up of beauty favorites that includes Clarisonic, Essie, Maybelline New York, NYX, and Urban Decay. But when…
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Kimora Lee Simmons launches fabulous $1 million fashion scholarship
Kimora Lee Simmons is reaching deep in her pockets to give young fashionistas a leg up on their professional game. The recently married style mogul…
St. John Baptist celebrates 105th anniversary
Lifestyles Report…Washing hands vs. hand gel


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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…
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Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Duquesne University will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal…
Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders


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National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474 Online chat: 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.,…
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Boris Kodjoe reveals how Spina Bifida affects his daughter Sophie [EXCLUSIVE]
” ] October is National Spina Bifida Month. For those not familiar with the disease, Spina bifida is a neural tube defect. More specifically, it’s…
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Pittsburgh engages men, boys to prevent IPV
Pittsburgh is leading the way to change how people think about violence against women. Especially after recent high-profile events, the public has called for efforts…
Are you a victim of Intimate Partner Violence?
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…Domestic Violence

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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…
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TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a…
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Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable
Author Valorie Burton appeared on “NewsOne Now” with host Roland Martin to discuss her new book, “Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. ” Burton explained how people become…
Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’


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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…


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Reagan Gomez stresses importance of Black women behind the scenes
If Black women are ever going to see themselves more on TV and in film, Reagan Gomez insists that more of us have got to…
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‘Gone Girl’ Review: Tyler Perry’s independent acting attempt brief yet brilliant
Director David Fincher took a huge risk by taking Gillian Flynn’s New York Times Best Seller and creating his own interpretation of ‘Gone Girl’.  The…


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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans


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Tiny confirms permanently changing eye color on Instagram
Tiny‘s been getting a lot of attention as she flaunts her new look featuring a whole new eye color. The VH1 reality star has been…
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Mama June’s new boyfriend served prison time for molesting her daughter Anna
“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star and matriarch Mama June may have permanently fractured her relationship with her daughter Anna. Mama June is reportedly dating…
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Is Sanaa Lathan dating Tyrese?
Well, what do we have here. it looks like Tyrese and Sanaa Lathan were spotted out on a date in California. It looks like they…
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Is Kris Jenner using her Black hottie for publicity?
By now, it’s no secret the Kardahsian women love Black men (minus Kourtney…Scott Discick is as White as it gets). Kim and Khloe both married…
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Stars out for ‘Drumline: A New Beat’ on opening night of Bronzelens Film Festival 2014
A constellation of celebrities sparkled like ornaments on the red carpet premiere of the VH1 original movie, “Drumline: A New Beat,” on opening night of…
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Was Max always snacking on ‘Living Single’? Pretty much! [VIDEO]
When Maxine Shaw (attorney at law) was not taking a bite out of crime on “Living Single,” chances are she was still munching on something.…
Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
Nicki Minaj + Safaree call it quits after 14 years?


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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…



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