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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…
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California U of Pennsylvania cutting 30 positions
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) – State-owned California University of Pennsylvania is cutting 30 staff positions due to a continuing enrollment decline. Spokeswoman Christine Kindl (KIN’-dul) says…
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Ford acquitted of assault charges; DA may re-file on lessor charges
After shooting Leon Ford five times after a botched traffic stop, Pittsburgh police Officer David Derbish filed felony aggravated assault charges against the now paralyzed…
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Response mixed on bill to let Pa. teachers carry guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday…
Pirates studio voice Tekulve has heart transplant
Metro Beat: Woman, 25, killed in wrong-way crash on Birmingham bridge

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US extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a…
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Cuts to food stamps will only hit 4 states; GOP infuriated
WASHINGTON (AP) — Cuts to the nation’s food stamp program enacted this year are only affecting four states, far from the sweeping overhaul that Republicans…
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Jackson rips NFL for lack of diversity in advisers
NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson criticized the NFL on Tuesday for not including any African-American women when it brought on three domestic…
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Magic Johnson Town Hall Meeting at NBMBAA Conference in Atlanta
Basketball legend and business baron Earvin “Magic” Johnson will lead at a Town Hall Meeting on economic development during the 2014 National Black MBA Conference on…
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Ford Sponsors Dr. Skip Gates ‘Find Your Roots’ Season 2
Ford Motor Company is collaborating with PBS to bring the second season of “Finding Your Roots with scholar Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.  this fall learn…
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Man Chokes Wife, Beats Her Over Fried Chicken
A Florida husband was arrested for choking his wife following an argument over the lack of leftover fried chicken. Desmond Brownlee, 45, was jailed and charged with…
Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
A PTSD crisis for victims in the inner city
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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…
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Bobby Womack Died Broke! Family Struggles To Pay Off Debts
The late-soulful crooner Bobby Womack (pictured), who died in June at the age of 70 after battling a series of diseases such as pneumonia, Alzheimer’s, and…
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Arts & Culture Calendar
Thursday 18 Baseball in Pittsburgh The Carnegie Museum of Art presents the “Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art,…
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Rosci Diaz Fired from ‘Entertainment Tonight’
Former BET “106 & Park” host Rosci Diaz has been fired after nearly two years on “Entertainment Tonight.” A source over at confirmed that Rocsi…
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Mystery solved: The fate of rapper Tim Dog is now known
As we previously reported, there was a wealth of controversy surrounding the death of Bronx born Rapper Tim Dog over the last year. A woman…
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Jay Z & Beyonce Are Working On A Joint Album
  What better way to break a bit of exclusive news than on the launch of your own network? DJ Skee launched his new DASH…
Kanye West Stops In Middle Of Song To Yell At Kid In Wheelchair, “Stand Up!”
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast


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Panthers unsure if Hardy will play
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Panthers coach Ron Rivera isn’t sure if Greg Hardy will play Sunday night against the Steelers and that the team hasn’t considered releasing the…
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Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running…
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Reggie Bush Supports Adrian Peterson, Says He’ll ‘Harshly Punish’ Own Child
Former Kim Kardashian boyfriend Reggie Bush is a staunch supporter of Adrian Peterson and of corporal punishment. The Detroit Lions running back said he’d take a…
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Make Up Your Mind! Vikings Suspend Adrian Peterson, Again, This Time Indefinitely
The Minnesota Vikings are laughably and pathetically exemplifying both schizophrenia and sheer cowardice. After deactivating superstar running back Adrian Peterson last Friday, prior to the…
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Tiger says strength is back, but not swing
WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods…
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Atlanta Braves Fan Mock Name of New Stadium
The Atlanta Braves announced the name of their new ballpark during their groundbreaking ceremony in Cobb County, Ga., a suburban of Atlanta. The Braves will…
Minnesota Gov. Blasts Adrian Peterson: He’s a ‘Public Embarrassment’
Tomlin not worried as Steelers pile up penalties


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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…
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Diversity must become a business priority
Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and…
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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist
The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long –…
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NFL threw Ray Rice under the bus
By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League (NFL) and his former team,…
Image is important for a president
Column: A hideous week, but don’t expect change


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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…
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Jones moves into VP spot with UPMC
Dawndra Jones has been named vice president, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer of UPMC McKeesport. Now in her 24th  year at UPMC, Jones…
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Business Calendar
Lunch and Learn     SEPT. 18—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Lunch & Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business…
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from…
VH1 closes out the summer with a boost for its most popular Black programs
Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006


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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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Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security
ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel…
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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:…
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
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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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