METRO NEWS

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All Black female school administration works to eliminate negative stigmas through relationship building
“That’s how we roll,” said Andrea Brown jokingly. “The Three Amigos,” Geraldine Abrams quickly snapped.  “Yes!” said Leah McCord in agreement.  The women, in harmony,…
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980 backs out of AWC sale; Foundations and URA to pay off Dollar Bank
An 11th hour—plus 20 minutes—agreement between all the parties has resolved the dispute over ownership of the bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture…
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Homewood Children’s Village announces leadership changes
Pittsburgh, PA–The Homewood Children’s Village announced Sept. 26 that president and CEO Derrick L. Lopez has resigned from the Village to complete his dissertation and…
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Foundation reminds students to look out for each other in new school year to prevent bullying
A new bullying prevention program features grant opportunities for schools and community organizations and encourages them to “Know What’s Right, Do What’s Right” Pittsburgh, PA…
Undecided voters could be a deciding factor in the governor’s race
Pittsburgh Film Office celebrates 20th anniversary of director

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Secret Service head takes onus for WH breach
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday the agency fell short in executing its plan to…
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Court program gives prostitutes another chance
BEXLEY, Ohio (AP) — Judge Paul Herbert once dismissed prostitution as “the world’s oldest profession,” a crime the accused women brought on themselves. Then he…
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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other
CHICAGO (AP) — Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred…
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Trial underway in Atlanta schools cheating case
ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for a former Atlanta Public Schools principal accused in a cheating scandal says his client was a dedicated educator who…
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Gov. Deal Offers Re-entry Program for Rehabilitated Veteran Offenders
Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Department of Corrections have launched the “Veterans Re-Entry Dorm Program,” which provides rehabilitated veteran offenders the opportunity to live in…
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President Obama Says Mistrust of Police Corroding Society
*(Via HuffPost) – The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent […]
Obama praises Holder, says mistrust of police corroding America
Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting
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ENTERTAINMENT

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AP Exclusive: Prince exalts in his ‘heaven’
CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — Nightfall is fast approaching at Paisley Park. There are few lights on in the cavernous compound, and unseen doves (of course…
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Wynton Marsalis to christen St. Louis jazz center
St. Louis to open new jazz center with hopes of becoming Midwest mecca for the musical style ST. LOUIS (AP) — Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will…
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[Watch] Trailer for Upcoming Aaliyah Biopic
Watch the trailer for the Lifetime’s upcoming Aaliyah biopic.
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Kelly Rowland To Play Donna Summer?
A photo that singer Kelly Rowland posted to Instagram recently has tongues wagging that she might be up to play Donna Summer in an upcoming…
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James Brown’s Daughter Paints Harsh Portrait of Famous Father in New Play
Being the child of a global superstar is never easy. Being the daughter of the Godfather of Soul—that’s a category unto itself. Fame, drugs, jail,…
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‘LAHHH’ star Mally Mall’s House Raided by the FBI
Perhaps there was a real reason why Mally Mall was irate that he was not featured in the inaugural episode of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood.”…
‘The Equalizer’ Dominates With Record Best September Box Office Opening
After Her CBCF Award, VIPs Pay Tribute To Cathy Hughes

SPORTS

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NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when…
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Inside Conditions…Tit for Tat
Here we go again. Another pro athlete having to apologize for being human. The latest casualty is New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Smith had…
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Column: NBA still must deal with the race issue
ATLANTA (AP) — While the NFL was rightfully being hammered over turning a blind eye to domestic violence, the NBA got a bit of a…
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Steelers looking to address penalty issues
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Antonio Brown was giddy. Le’Veon Bell was fired up. Cam Heyward was offering a pointed critique. Different emotions, same result: the kind…
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Zola Budd taking athletics authorities to court
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Zola Budd is still being unfairly treated, her South African running club manager says. This time by athletics officials…
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Former Sixer standout Caldwell Jones dead at 64
 ATLANTA — Caldwell Jones, a standout veteran NBA and ABA center, died on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 after suffering a heart attack while playing golf.…
Buccaneers late rally stuns Steelers 27-24
Pirates’ 4-1 loss to Reds gives title to Cards 


OPINION

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The Face of School Choice
A little more than 10 years ago, a young woman named Denisha was part of a vicious cycle. Her mother dropped out of school, her…
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Two Faces of Racism
What was Alessandra Stanley, the longtime television critic of the New York Times, thinking that caused her in that now-infamous article to mis-label Shonda Rhimes,…
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Secret service breach overblown
  I don’t get it. I do not understand all of this hoopla surrounding the recent White House security breach. Republicans and Democrats alike are…
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More Americans now have health insurance
In one key aspect, the Affordable Care Act (A.C.A.), President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare overhaul, appears to be doing what it was designed to do…
The boomerang generation
Child Watch…The high cost of child poverty in America

BUSINESS

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Viagra ads target women for 1st time
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets…
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Blackonomics…Power Broke Black Leaders
Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.” I often wonder what Black people do not understand about…
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Nielsen-Essence Survey: Black Consumers rank AFRO No. 1 among country’s Black newspapers
  The AFRO-American Newspapers is considered the No. 1 African-American newspaper among Black consumers nationwide, according to the results of a survey released this week. Nielsen, a leading provider…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Getting energized over the new energy sector growth
Congress recently returned to Washington from its month-long August recess with a short, but vital to-do list for the two-week work period prior to adjournment…
Bankruptcy’s end more clear than Orr’s future
MBE certification provides opportunities

INTERNATIONAL

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between…
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Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured…
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South African students investigated over costumes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Two White students in South Africa who painted their faces dark to portray Venus and Serena Williams at a costume party have…
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Russia: Player charged after reacting to racism
Congolese defender Christopher Samba faces a possible ban for his response to racist abuse. The former Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn player was subjected to…
CDC warns Ebola infections could skyrocket by January, but is it a scare tactic?
#BringBackOurGirls: Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls may be released soon

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on that Cosby sweater
The Cosby Show first aired September 20, 1984. According to the Style Blazer the best way to mark the beloved television show’s 30th anniversary, and…
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Michelle Obama to appear on ABC’s ‘The Chew’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is making her debut on the ABC daytime talk show “The Chew.” The network says a taped segment featuring the…
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FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show
On Saturday, Aug. 16, FashionAFRICANA presented the first FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. According to the creators Demeatria Boccella and…
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Pittsburgh NAACP host Faith Works tribute
The NAACP Pittsburgh Unit hosted a Faith Works Tribute at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Long Hall Building, in East Liberty. The event honored faith leaders…
Community Awareness Day, Back to School Block Festival in Strip District
Two earn Ebony Women scholarships

GENERATION Y

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The boomerang generation
(NNPA)—One of the most interesting findings of the data recently released by the Census Bureau is that so many recent college graduates live with their…
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‘HistoryMakers’ shows students how to make history
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing…
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Two earn Ebony Women scholarships
North Hills Ebony Women Inc., held their annual scholarship reception in which Kara Rollock and Brandi McKnight received the 2014 scholarships in honor of their…
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Marquis Govan: 11-year-old activist breaks down the situation In Ferguson
As Ferguson continues to mobilize behind efforts to seek justice for 18-year-old Michael Brown, who was slain by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson,  11-year-old Marquis…
Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech

HEALTH

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AHA uses ‘Power of Laughter’ to fight strokes
The importance of saying no to salt and knowing one’s health numbers, the “F.A.S.T.—Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 9-1-1”—signs for…
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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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HEALTHY HABITS IN CHILDREN
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…
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
CTSI Research Participant Registry—Children Can Participate in Research, Too!

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover… ‘Endangered’
Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins or…
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Cover To Cover…‘In Remembrance of Emmett Till’
What can you say about tragedy? When it’s imminent, you brace yourself and hope to come out unscathed. In its aftermath, you mourn and, eventually,…
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Tavis Smiley speaks to TSD Memphis President and Publisher Bernal Smith about ‘The Death of a King’
Tavis Smiley: Death of a King President and Publisher Bernal Smith interviews author, Tavis Smiley.
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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…
Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

EDITORS PICK

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Undecided voters could be a deciding factor in the governor’s race
Democrat Tom Wolf still leads Gov. Tom Corbett but with 19 percent undecided among registered voters, the incumbent still has a chance. Wolf tops Corbett…

FEATURES

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FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show
On Saturday, Aug. 16, FashionAFRICANA presented the first FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. According to the creators Demeatria Boccella and…
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Larry and Lottie Mitchell hold annual Pig Roast for the Community
A Pig Roast for the Community was held Sept. 2 in the Lincoln-Lemington area of Pittsburgh, at Cheers Tavern owned by Larry and Lottie Mitchell.…

VIEWPOINT

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End ‘Pittsburgh’s Shame’

PEOPLE

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Memorable moments from Paisley Park
— Prince is a mean pingpong player: A pingpong table is the centerpiece of the rehearsal space outside of the studio at Paisley Park, and…
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Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance in Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the…
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Best OutKast Reunion Concert Photos
It is about time, Outkast. One of the most influential rap groups of all time kept their fans on hold for about a decade before…
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With rap star, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner
  RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) — Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and rapper Ludacris may seem like an odd pairing for a campaign event, but the duo…
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Former drug kingpin ‘Freeway’ Rick Ross becomes advocate for literacy
Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:
*Once considered one of the country’s top drug kingpins, Ricky Donnell Ross, better known as “Freeway” Rick Ross, has…
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Kardashian jostled outside Paris fashion show
PARIS (AP) — Kim Kardashian received a fright at a Paris Fashion Week event Thursday when she was apparently jostled by someone waiting in a…
Wiz Khalifa’s wife files to end marriage to Pittsburgh rapper
Meet Tyler Perry’s pregnant girlfriend, Gelila Bekele

Education

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Two earn Ebony Women scholarships
North Hills Ebony Women Inc., held their annual scholarship reception in which Kara Rollock and Brandi McKnight received the 2014 scholarships in honor of their…
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‘HistoryMakers’ shows students how to make history
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing…

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