METRO NEWS

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Suit: Black county 911 dispatchers told they speak ‘ghetto’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county 911 center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying Black…
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Despite objections, URA okays buying more Addison properties
The Urban Redevelopment Authority Board has voted to purchase 69 city-owned properties in the Hill District for $1 each and convey them to the Housing…
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Pittsburgh police prep for Ferguson, festivities
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city’s new police chief is preparing for the Light Up Night festivities – and the possibility of civil unrest linked to…
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Man, 24, charged in fatal shooting outside Homewood Art House
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they’ve arrested a man in a fatal shooting last spring outside a building established as a safe haven for…
Brutally honest……McLay responds to East End residents
Verona family opens their hearts and home to Black youths in need

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Rev. Sharpton blames attack on taxes on support of Obama, Ferguson
Rev. Al Sharpton held a news conference on Wednesday to address allegations that he owes more than $4M in state and federal taxes. According to the…
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The 5 best states for African-American people
America isn’t an easy country. If you fall down, you’ll mostly get a lot of people trying not to make eye contact with you as…
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Virginia school admin on leave after racial tweet
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Virginia high school administrator is on leave after acknowledging that she retweeted an image that prompted a group of students…
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‘They Killed My Sister’: Police slam Black woman’s head into the concrete in front of her family
Cleveland Black Woman Killed By Police Slamming Her Head On Concrete
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Couple accused in racially charged attack on Boston transit worker
Robert Snyder (pictured) and Shyla Witts (pictured) are facing a slew of charges including assault and civil rights violations.  The pair is accused of allegedly viciously…
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Brave 7-Year-Old Wants To Heal Ferguson By Playing Violin [VIDEO]
One young girl believes she can calm tensions in Ferguson through the power of music, and she’s willing to test out that theory. Protests, marches…
How Should Bill Cosby Respond To Sexual Assault Allegations?
N.C. Woman Meta Valentine Missing After Failing to Show Up for Bible Study
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ENTERTAINMENT

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LL Cool J, Chaka Khan help honor Quincy Jones
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Though Quincy Jones and LL Cool J never collaborated musically, the rapper-actor says Jones has played a major role in his…
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‘Whitney Houston Live’ released
New York City—Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Nov. 10. The…
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Gugu Mbatha-Raw Talks ‘Beyond The Lights’ From The Movie Premiere Red Carpet [VIDEO]
  Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw talked with Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” on the “Beyond The Lights” movie premiere red carpet. Martin asked Mbatha-Raw about…
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Lose Weight Fast With Rick Ross’ #RossFit [VIDEO]
 It’s no secret that Rick Ross has taken his health much more seriously over the last year. The Dade County native has lost more than…
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Don Lemon’s Apology To Alleged Bill Cosby Rape Victim Sucked, Especially Since He’s Been Sexually Abused [VIDEO]
Don Lemon did an interview with Bill Cosby alleged rape victim Joan Tarshis and during the segment, Tarshis said that Cosby forced her to give him…
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Morris Chestnut, Michael Ealy + Regina Hall Book Thrillers For Screen Gems
Morris Chestnut has just signed on to star in a thriller with Regina Hall as part of a three-picture deal with Screen Gems. Is the…
Thompson Album Art show opens to huge crowd
Steve McQueen’s next film will chronicle the life of Paul Robeson

SPORTS

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Redskins’ Jackson vague over Instagram post
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — DeSean Jackson remains vague about the Instagram post that contributed to the latest drama surrounding Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins…
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Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/11xp2v1…
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LeGarrette Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is…
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OVERTIME: Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductions
Very Special Overtime Edition brought to you by Achieving Greatness and the award winning New Pittsburgh Courier :10—We are proud to introduce and present to…
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Atlanta-area Agency Investigating Dwight Howard for Child Abuse
A suburban Atlanta police department confirmed they have opened up an investigation on Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for accusations of child abuse. Investigators with…
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Juan Joseph: Beloved football coach, former Millsaps standout, killed outside La. nightclub
Juan Joseph, 27, the quarterbacks coach at West St. John High School and former Millsaps College football standout, was shot and killed outside of Allure nightclub…
Jason Collins Announces Retirement & Plans To Support NBA Players
Parity around the ACC obscuring breakout stars

OPINION

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Controversy…Death by “legal” deception
On a cold and dreary Monday afternoon after a short winters nap, I turned on my computer and the very first item that invaded my…
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Guest Editorial…New challenges for Affordable Care Act
Enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act is now underway as it faces new challenges from Republican opponents. On Saturday, consumers started…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Diversity in he GOP
Most pundits predicted gains for the Republican Party in the 2014 midterm elections but no one had an idea that they would win by such…
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Just Sayin’…Bravo for Hill District SHOP ‘n SAVE anniversary
Congratulations go out to the Hill District SHOP ‘n SAVE for its one-year anniversary of success. I remember the Phoenix Hill Mall celebration after their…
A true appreciation of war veterans
Hip Hop Corner…Passing the Baton

BUSINESS

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Despite objections, URA okays buying more Addison properties
The Urban Redevelopment Authority Board has voted to purchase 69 city-owned properties in the Hill District for $1 each and convey them to the Housing…
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Perry’s newest venture …Longtime Homewood businessman opens new store
For 50 years James Perry has been a business staple within Pittsburgh’s communities. A true example of an entrepreneur, since the age of eight he…
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Should Corporations Be Barred From Public Funds If They Lack Cultural Diversity?
Chicago Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss corporate diversity and minority hiring. Burnett is part of a group of alderman…
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Review: Apple’s iOS 8 provides a smarter type
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn’t upgraded to Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8.…
‘New Atlanta’s Founding Father’ Herman J. Russell dies
Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

INTERNATIONAL

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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
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Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
On Monday, The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (AAPSF) revolted against the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai with orchestrated press conferences, seminars and…
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Nigerian government again lies about missing girls
Like most people, I’d given up hope that the more than 200 high school girls who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria early this year by…
With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy
American & African healthcare workers go on strike against fighting Ebola

LIFESTYLE

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YAS GURL: 20 Holiday Looks Plus-Size Women Can Slay In
The holiday party season is officially here! Your inbox will soon be flooded with everything from formal work fêtes to your friends’ house parties and…
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A gallery of horrible fake butts
The Atlanta Daily World recently spoke with the former maven of a booty-boosting business, author Kim Smedley, whose illicit injections of thousands of women across…
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Wobble Before You Gobble: Exercises You Can Do With Or Without Your Turkey
My apartment manager gave everyone in my building a whole turkey for Thanksgiving. Dope right!?! Well when he handed it off the heavy bird, not…
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‘Service with a Smile’ at Second Baptist annual Fellowship Day
The job of a church usher is to lead one to their seat, watch the congregation, care for the flock from the back of the…
Three Ways to Give the Holiday Season More Meaning
FAB FINDS: 20 Bright Coats You Need To Upgrade Your Boring Winter Closet

GENERATION Y

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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
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Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
A memoir for someone who has only lived just over 13 years might seem a bit odd but not for Mo’ne Davis (pictured). She’s the…
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College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community
Pittsburgh native and University of Pittsburgh graduate, Bakari Thompson recently self-published his first book #TeenLife. This book includes a 36 set collection of inspirational poetry…
Time Magazine is sick of y’all slang
A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence

HEALTH

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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
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PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
PA 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people to local resources via the telephone. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone, and you will be…
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare

Cover To Cover

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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
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Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
*Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Monica Carter debut’s book “Celibate Fabulous & Fearless” and it caught the attention of men and women alike! As you can imagine the topic of celibacy has been a taboo topic and Ms. Carter delves right into it in hopes to enlighten others! Ms. Carter was born in St Louis, […]
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Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’
You have the right to remain silent. But then, you already know that. You’ve seen it all your life on TV, read it in books,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’
Your heroes are larger than life. They’re always tall, strong, and wise. No one can best them or outdo them, and no one can touch…
Author shares how he went ‘From Menace To Morehouse’
Cover to Cover…‘What I know for sure’

EDITORS PICK

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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…

FEATURES

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating domestic violence
[SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES] CHICAGO – While struggling financially, Nova Henry realized she was pregnant with a second child, Ava. Although, Loni felt that the…

VIEWPOINT

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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”

PEOPLE

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Stacey Dash gets ripped for defending Bill Cosby
    As the shards of his legendary career lay shattered around his feet, Bill Cosby has gotten support of sorts from two unlikely sources.…
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Ariz. hot car mom accused of spending donations on boyfriend’s rap album
Shanesha Taylor, the mother who received widespread support and attention after leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job in…
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Hero! Starbucks Barista Rushes To Save Cab Driver And Passenger After Manhole Explosion
Bernard Vickers (pictured) has certainly given new meaning to the word hero. Vickers, who is employed as a barista at a Starbucks in midtown Manhattan,…
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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday…
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Nicki Minaj ‘would be disappointed’ if she doesn’t have a baby by the time she drops her fifth album
Nicki Minaj is in love with her December/January Complex Magazine cover and we have to admit, we are too. The “Pinkprint” rapper looks fierce dressed…
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LHHH’s Moniece accused of stealing $109K from NBA baller ex-boyfriend
It’s always something with these “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” cast members. In latest news, Moniece Slaughter, Lil Fizz’s baby’s mother, is said to have…
Nastiest Comments left on Kris Jenner’s Instagram photo
Misty Copeland lands reality series on Oxygen

Education

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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…

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