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Politicians and Penguins craft deal for lower Hill development
Calling it “transformational,” Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto has announced a deal that will lead to the redevelopment of the 28 acres in the lower Hill…
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McLay promises police bureau reform with accountability
Asked during his introductory press conference how he came to believe the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police was steeped in bad morale and distrusted by the…
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Arrest made in shooting outside Art’s Tavern in Strip District
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has arrested Kenneth Harrison, 41, for the August 8, 2014 shooting of Tyrone Tomman in the 2800…
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Community Calendar
Challenge the Champions Gala     SEPT. 19—Every Child Inc. will host its Challenge the Champions 2014 Gala from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh…
California U of Pennsylvania cutting 30 positions
Ford acquitted of assault charges; DA may re-file on lessor charges

Pittsburgh TV


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Most Whites Believe Ferguson Cop Was Justified in Killing Michael Brown
There is a vast racial gap in the perception of what was right and wrong in the Ferguson police officer shooting and killing of unarmed…
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So What Happens to the Summerhill Neighborhood After the Braves Leave?
“It’s just a game,” some have said. But anyone with even a modicum of common sense and any vestige of wisdom knows that professional sports…
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Black women’s coalition criticizes NFL’s domestic violence advisory panel
WASHINGTON (AP) – A leading Black women’s group is calling the NFL’s decision not to include any African-American women as consultants on domestic violence “unacceptable.”…
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Pittsburgh poet among 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners
CHICAGO (AP) — A poet who explores themes of racism, family, love and faith with a variety of styles that bore straight to the heart…
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NAACP, NABOB and AURN announce “Get Out the Vote” joint radio campaign
Pittsburgh, PA-American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) has partnered with the NAACP and the National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (NABOB) to produce and distribute a…
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Prosecutor may release audio of Mike Brown grand jury
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor says he’ll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown…
School police stock up on free military gear
Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple’s beating
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DNA Proves Mathew Knowles is the Father of 2nd Baby Mama’s Child
No need to call Maury Povich. Mathew Knowles IS the father of the second baby mama’s child. A DNA lab in Texas returned with the…
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Review…’No Good Deed’ rightfully an instant box office success
There’s no question why ‘No Good Deed’ is the #1 movie in America right now. Knocking ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ striaght out of the top…
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First episode of ‘Roosevelts’ seen by 9 million
NEW YORK (AP) – Once again millions of television viewers are transporting themselves to another century under the guidance of Ken Burns. An estimated 9.1…
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PBS’ second season of ‘Finding Your Roots’ gets support, original content from Ford
Ford has joined forces with Public Television to bring the second season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. back this season. The…
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T.I. Is Tired Of Black People Criticizing Iggy Azalea
 Iggy Azalea is in the middle of one of the biggest breakout years we have  seen from a female rapper in a long time. But along with her success…
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Viola Davis Opens Up About ‘Mammy-ish’ Roles
Academy Award-nominated actress Viola Davis opened up recently to The New York Times about the “mammy-ish roles” she’s been asked to play in Hollywood. Davis…
Bobby Womack Died Broke! Family Struggles To Pay Off Debts
Arts & Culture Calendar


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Another Wife Beater?!? NFL’s Jonathan Dwyer Arrested for Domestic Violence
Just when you thought it was safe, stupidity rises up yet again like a shark’s fin and bites the NFL when it’s already bleeding badly.…
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Allderdice, USO City League favorites
Jeremiah Hardrick rushed 16 times for 92 yards and scored two touchdowns as Allderdice (2-1, 1-0), the top-ranked team in the City League, rolled to…
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Brown hits triple-double at Armon Gilliam Camp
To be honest, it wasn’t the same way he served up triple doubles to the teams that invaded Morrow Field House at Slippery Rock University…
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Inside Conditions…Truth or Consequences
tr.v. ma•ligned, ma•lign•ing, ma•ligns  “To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about; speak evil of. adj.1. Evil in disposition, nature, or intent. 2. Evil…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Playing in my fantasy football league
Adrian Peterson was indicted by a grand jury on charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child regarding the manner that he disciplined his…
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What Vulgarity Jameis Winston Uttered to Get Suspended; Twitter Reacts
Embattled  Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first half of the important game against conference rivals, Clemson Tigers for yelling obscenities and…
Hardy leaves Panthers’ facility, status unclear
Baseball legends honored at Atlanta City Hall


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A world beyond our own
(NNPA)—President Obama says he is going to take ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) out. I wonder how many of us have been to…
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To Tell The Truth…Too many artificial heroes
As youngsters growing up there was an overexposure through the movies of artificial heroes. Our exposure was overwhelmingly to White men such as Robin Hood,…
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Lifestyles Report…Rice is cooking
“I do you like I do you because I know you can take it,” remember that line from ‘For Colored Girls’ who have considered suicide/­when…
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Guest Editorial… Ray Rice video brings new attention to domestic violence
The release of a horrific video showing Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocking out his former fiancee, who is now his wife, has brought…
Diversity must become a business priority
NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist


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African Americans, Latinos Really Don’t Trust The Media To Tell Their Stories Well [VIDEO]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don’t fully trust the media to portray their communities…
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Anheuser-Busch, Visa voice NFL disapproval
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League’s recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of…
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Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes
DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in…
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FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That’s up from…
Jones moves into VP spot with UPMC
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An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris
PARIS (AP) — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night…
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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism…
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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…
Missionary On Ebola
Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug


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Second annual Pittsburgh Style Week a big hit!
There were pop up fashion shoots around the city, truck shows, designer fashion shows and a boutique crawl in Lawrenceville. These exciting fashion based events…
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Church Circuit
Renewal/Missions Conference     SEPT. 18—Bethany Baptist Church, 7745 Tioga St., Homewood, will host the 54th annual Spiritual Renewal/Missions Conference. The theme of the five-day conference…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Preparing family for the inevitable
I have seen too many families break up following the unforeseen death of a loved one.  It is especially hard on siblings after the loss…
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Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen…
The Wise Decision…Seriously?! Don’t fall for this
Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims


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Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends Harrisburg Internship Semester
Harrisburg – Prince Matthews of Pittsburgh is working in the Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State…
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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…
Which HBCU Has The Best Homecoming? Vote For Your Favorite!
Mapping All 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities


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CHIC EATS: Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies [RECIPE]
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature (must be room temp!) 1/2 cup (4oz) unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1…
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CHIC EATS: Triple-Berry Summer Salad [RECIPE]
Ingredients  9oz baby spinach, torn 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/3 cup chopped basil 1…
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CHIC EATS: Vegetable Brochettes With Pimentón Marinade [RECIPE]
Ingredients For the marinade: 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and crushed 1 tablespoon pimentón dulce 1/2 teaspoon pimentón picante, or to taste 3/4 teaspoon sea…
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CHIC EATS: Grilled Peaches With Toasted Almond Granola Topping [RECIPE]
Ingredients: 2 tablespoons wheat germ or ground flaxseeds 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon almond extract or pure vanilla extract 1/4 cup slivered…
CHIC EATS: Panzanella [RECIPE]
CHIC EATS: Lamb Chops With Fresh Herbs And Roasted Figs [RECIPE]

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Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the…
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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…
Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
Cover to Cover…‘Risking Everything’


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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…


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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


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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember


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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ Opening Episode
The votes have been tallied up by social media, and the winner of Round 1 of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” has to go to…
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Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn’t take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. In fact, it was the…
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LA cops say protocol followed in detention of ‘Django’ actress
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911…
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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.…
Michelle Williams Album Release Party, Journey to Freedom, in Atlanta
Who is Janay Rice? 3 things to know beyond the headlines


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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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