METRO NEWS

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New poll: Wolf has 24-point lead over Corbett in PA governor’s race
Democrat Tom Wolf continues to hold a large lead over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the governor’s race, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released…
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What Pittsburghers need to know about the city’s payroll system
  More than three years ago, Pittsburgh decided to overhaul its financial management system, including payroll for city employees. The goal was to finish the…
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Ellis senior wins $25,000 grant to fund Black history series
During a casual conversation with her mother a few months back about Black History Ellis senior Jourdan Washington realized that not all schools have the…
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Double homicides prompts motorcycle ride for justice
Valerie Dixon, executive director, The P.A.C.T. Initiative (Prevent Another Crime Today), held a press conference Sept. 5 in which on behalf of the parents of…
Pittsburgh mayor introduces first ‘outside’ chief
Juror excused from Leon Ford trial, break for long weekend

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Where’s the tape? America responds to video
We only respond if there’s video. That’s one lesson that can be drawn from the belated reaction to football player Ray Rice knocking out his…
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Lawsuit seeks $40 million for victims of police abuse
Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city residents and others who the…
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‘Django Unchained’ actress says she was accosted by police, mistaken for prostitute
Actress Danièle Watts was “handcuffed and detained” by Los Angeles police officers Thursday. She and her husband explained from their Facebook pages that the incident…
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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…
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Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old’s death
DETROIT (AP) — A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010…
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George Zimmerman threatened to kill man in ‘Road Rage’ episode
Trayvon Martin’s killer George Zimmerman allegedly threatened to kill a man in Florida earlier this week during a road rage incident and cops pulled over…
Agency: Woman pushed officer who then punched her
Police: Zimmerman accused of threatening driver
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Writer Divorces Husband & Begins Dating Samira Wiley (aka Poussey)
Working on “Orange Is The New Black” brought one writer to the realization that she is a lesbian, and she’s begun dating a star of…
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Lamar says Swift’s remarks help himself, hip-hop
ATLANTA (AP) — Kendrick Lamar appreciated Taylor Swift for paying homage to his music in a recent interview. Lamar was grateful to hear about Swift…
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‘No Good Deed’ defeats ‘Guardians’ at theaters
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It took a murderous Idris Elba and a pair of dolphin buddies to defeat “Guardians of the Galaxy” at movie theaters.…
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‘Blood, Sweat & Heels’ Star Geneva S. Thomas Arrested For Theft
One fabulous Bravo reality star got thrown into the slammer for allegedly stiffing a New York City taxi driver. This might be the most expensive…
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Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Redman and Method Man at ONE Music Festival 2014
Atlanta’s ONE Music Fest celebrated it’s five-year anniversary with hip-hop heavyweights Nas and Kendrick Lamar at Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. ONE Music Fest also featured…
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[VIDEO] Chris Brown Offers Advice To Ray Rice
Chris Brown knows a thing or two about the legal system and court of public opinion. The singer’s troubles string back to a domestic violence…
YG Joins ‘Drake vs. Lil Wayne’ Tour
Q&A: Mathis on new box set, yoga and ‘Simpsons’

SPORTS

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Mayweather remains unbeaten despite bite complaint
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather worked far too hard against Marcos Maidana their last time out to have to do it again in the…
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Harrison leads Pirates over Cubs 7-3
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A triple play helped the Pittsburgh Pirates maintain their 1 1/2-game lead for the NL’s second wild card. Josh Harrison started Pittsburgh’s…
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Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson’s booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL,…
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Conner scores 3 times, unbeaten Pitt tops FIU 42-25
MIAMI (AP) – Pittsburgh survived an early scare from host FIU to remain unbeaten with a 42-25 road victory, improving to 3-0 for the first…
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Inside Conditions…Chess master
September 7, 2014, this is the first page of a new chapter about to be written in the history book we know as the Pittsburgh…
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Steel Sensations: What year is this?
Can somebody please tell me if it’s really 2014 or are we stuck in 2012 or 2013 again? After starting the season in the first…
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer’s, dementia

OPINION

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Hip Hop Corner: 50 cents worth of reading
“Pretty Boy” Floyd hit the scene with the loud, over zealous crooners anticipating his ascension in 1993. He was handsome, he was sharp, he had…
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Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago
When a North Carolina judge last week vacated the prison sentences of 50-year-old Henry Lee McCollum, who had spent nearly 30 years on the state’s…
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To Be Equal…Lessons of Ferguson, Part II: Criminal justice system on trial
“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, legendary civil rights activist and co-founder of the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Democratic…
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America needs a raise
(NNPA)—The Dow Jones Industrial Average has been floating at or above the 17,000 mark in the past two months—an all time high. There has been…
Nov. 4: A Day of Reckoning
To Tell The Truth…Three men of positive actions

BUSINESS

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Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season
WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama’s health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don’t…
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Slots cash a mixed bag for Pa. property owners
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) — In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide…
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Miss America buffs Atlantic City’s image
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — This struggling seaside gambling resort has been in the national news for all the wrong reasons lately: a rash of…
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Sponsors keep close watch on NFL investigation
Major brand sponsors are watching closely to make sure the National Football League doesn’t fumble the investigation into how its executives handled evidence in the…
SNL’ gets first Black ‘Weekend Update’ host
Financial fitness for freshmen

INTERNATIONAL

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Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva…
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U.S. can’t be world policeman
(NNPA)—I was struck by how quickly various pundits jumped upon President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in which…
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Missionary On Ebola
Missionary Jeneen Roscoe joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” Wednesday to discuss the realities of the Ebola virus and the fight to keep it from spreading. What…
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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production…
Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
South Africa: Popular soap opera cast is fired

LIFESTYLE

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Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Pageant hopefuls from Maryland and Pennsylvania won preliminary competitions Thursday night in The Miss America pageant. Miss Maryland Jade Kenny…
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The Westinghouse High School Class of 1962
WESTINGHOUSE CLASS OF 1962—Above photo includes entire group who attended. (Photos by Jackie McDonald) The Westinghouse High School Class of 1962 had its 52nd year…
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Lifestyles Report…$15 an hour
It has been reported that the average fast food worker makes minimum wage, $7.25 an hour and for most the fast food job is an…
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Christian Women… …Fearfully and wonderfully made… and standing strong in the Lord
Four days of personal growth transpired at 3600 California Avenue, home of the Greater Allen AME Church. From Aug. 21-24, “Christian Women Standing Strong in…
Church Circuit
Janay Rice: I Stand With You [PERSONAL STORY]

GENERATION Y

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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…
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Ellis senior wins $25,000 grant to fund Black history series
During a casual conversation with her mother a few months back about Black History Ellis senior Jourdan Washington realized that not all schools have the…
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HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]
It’s HBCU football classic time and “NewsOne Now” is getting you ready for this weekend’s big games. The Southern Heritage Classic (Jackson State vs. Tennesse…
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Which HBCU Has The Best Homecoming? Vote For Your Favorite!
Nothing beats homecoming weekend at a historically black college or university, but whose school has the best? Is it the Marching 100 down in Tallahassee,…
Mapping All 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Kayla Key accepted as Leadership Fellow for Harvey Institute at Hampton

HEALTH

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has…
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Stress and Health
How often do you hear or say the words, “I’m stressed out”? It’s probably many times and with good reason. We don’t always take the…
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African Americans and Stress
Research shows that African Americans are disproportionately affected by stress. The American Psychological Association (APA) cites situations when stress is a burden on health, including:…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
We are excited to be starting our fourth year of “Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” These pages focus on health…
UPMC Healthy Lifestyle ­Program
Stress research study seeks participants

Cover To Cover

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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…
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‘1954’: A glimpse of baseball’s dramatic changes
“1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever (Da Capo Press), by Bill Madden As the…
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Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’
You just can’t do it. You know how it is: it’s simply not possible. Call it cold feet, call it sudden aversion, spontaneous allergies, different…
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Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we’ll get to see some of…
Cover to Cover…‘Risking Everything’
Cover to Cover…Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

EDITORS PICK

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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…

FEATURES

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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

VIEWPOINT

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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

PEOPLE

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Rice and wife attend high school football game
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public…
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Best Photos from KixFair Sneaker Convention 2014
KixFair 2014 popped off at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta as sneaker heads from around the region converged to showcase signature and…
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‘LHHATL’s’ Karlie Redd Listening Party for ‘Heartbreaker’ in Atlanta
“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Karlie Redd celebrated the release of her single “Heartbreaker”, featuring Young Dro, at Tees and Quotes in Atlanta.…
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Michelle Williams Album Release Party, Journey to Freedom, in Atlanta
                               
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Who is Janay Rice? 3 things to know beyond the headlines
With the eyes of the world on Janay Rice, wife of former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice, there is very little that we know of her.…
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Alabama music festival cancels CeeLo Green show
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A music festival in Mobile, Alabama, is canceling an appearance by singer CeeLo Green following his online comments about sexual assault.…
Best Photos from Atlanta Beltline Latern Parade
Ray Rice Memes After Video Shows Knockout Punch of Wife

Education

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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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