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Nearby shooting shakes march for peace
Though on crutches while recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his leg, and unable to walk the course, House of Manna Pastor Eugene…
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Ifill speaks at Pa. Center for Women & Politics conference
Gwen Ifill, 2014 Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics, gave a public lecture at the Pittsburgh Women & Politics conference recently. The purpose of…
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Men of Excellence nominations due
  Readers have one more week to submit nominations for the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2014 Men of Excellence Awards, which is to be held in…
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Wiegand challenges long-time State Rep DeLuca in Penn Hills
Education, ideas, drive and determination, those are the qualities 32nd District Pennsylvania House Representative candidate Kristopher J. Wiegand, Esq., believes are needed in a leader…
Community Calendar 4-23-24
Mayor, county executive question bid for August Wilson Center

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires
NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police force learned the…
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UNC reading specialist turned whistle-blower says she is resigning
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at…
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This Week In Black History April 23-29
For the week of April 23-29 April 23 1856—One of the greatest inventors in American history, Granville T. Woods, is born in Columbus, Ohio. During…
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Backers, opponents of Michigan affirmative action ban react to ruling
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan…
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Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes…
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Legal minds eye quality control for convictions
NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns.…
High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban
Schools “Separate and Unequal” 60 years after Brown
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Mysterious Producer Boots Releases Beyonce Duet Titled “Dreams”
Superstar Beyonce has a problem with not working. After wrapping up a year-long world tour in January, King Bey is back in the studio working…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Beyonce’s Surprise Collabo; Pharrell Uses Brown-Skinned Woman On Cover & More…
Beyonce’s Surprise Collabo With Boots Who and what is a Boots? Before you go getting all “Harpo , who dis woman?” Boots is one of…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 4-23-14
    Thursday 24 Teenie Harris Exhibit The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Images…
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Pharrell Showcases Beauty In Every Hue In “Marilyn Monroe” Video
Since unveiling the artwork for his hit album “G I R L,” Pharrell Williams has taken heat because people felt the models on the cover…
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Rapsody Says “Thank You Very Much” To Supporters In New Video
In her latest video from her mixtape “She Got Game,” North Carolina MC Rapsody takes a moment to thank a few friends and supporters who…
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“Sizzurp” Cough Syrup Taken Off Medical Market
Sizzurp-addicted rappers are going to have to find a new drug of choice because one of their favorites has been taken off the market for…
AM BUZZ: Jay & Bey Splurge On Kimye’s Wedding Gift; Another ‘L&HH’ Sex Tape?
Is Steve Harvey’s Mimi Sex Tape Commentary Sexist?

SPORTS

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Dapper Dan Roundball Classic co-founder tries to upend NCAA
There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the…
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Overtime…Too much power for one man!
:10—And there’s no greater truth than this—without Tiger Woods in the Masters, the viewing percentage was down 46 percent. “You know…that’s too much power for…
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Steelers pick up 5th-year option on DE Cam Heyward
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the 2015 option on defensive end Cam Heyward. The decision, announced Tuesday, means Heyward will have…
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Pens, Jackets hope to end blown leads in Game 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – In a Stanley Cup playoff series marked by teams giving up two-goal leads, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi says it’s time…
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MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl
NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee…
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Brewers’ Gomez has no plans to apologize
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Gomez has no plans to apologize for his behavior that set off another brawl. The Brewers center fielder was ejected along…
World Poker Tour championship opens in NJ 1st time
Wandy Rodriguez placed on DL by Pirates with sore knee

OPINION

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Black America was silent during Rwandan genocide
(NNPA)—It was 20 years ago this month that the monstrous Rwandan genocide unfolded. In less than 90 days, close to 1 million Rwandan Tutsis and…
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Just Sayin’…Passage of Land Banking bill is a good thing, I think?
After several community meetings throughout the city dealing with the new Land Banking law, City Council passed a much-improved version 8-1, thanks to Rev. Ricky…
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Guest Editorial…Preparing America’s workforce for jobs
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are touting a new job training program involving community colleges. The plan is aimed at better connecting…
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Super PACs supersize union political spending
Last month, a federal judge ruled that a new breed of political money machines—called “super PACs”—can get involved in Pennsylvania elections using an unlimited amount…
Roberts’ Court Takes Another Jab At Affirmative Action
Earth Day 2014: Why your zip code matters

BUSINESS

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EBONY Announces New Editor-In-Chief
Ebony Magazine has announced that Mitzi Miller (pictured) is their new editor-in-chief, according to a recent press release. SEE ALSO: Mitzi Miller: Jet Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief…
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Business Calendar 4-23-14
Lunch and Learn Series         APRIL 24—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown & Business Branch will host its Lunch and Learn Series from 12:15-1:15…
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Black Enterprise hosts Annual Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo
Join the Small Business Revolution as BLACK ENTERPRISE holds its 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Wednesday, May 14 through Saturday,…
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McDonald’s CEO: No heat from breakfast competition
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s apparently isn’t scared by a waffle taco. Without specifying names, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said during a conference call Tuesday…
Beyond the Rhetoric…P&G patent litigation harms consumers
Maybelline New York names Jourdan Dunn as brand’s spokesmodel

INTERNATIONAL

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Black America was silent during Rwandan genocide
(NNPA)—It was 20 years ago this month that the monstrous Rwandan genocide unfolded. In less than 90 days, close to 1 million Rwandan Tutsis and…
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Royals get Aboriginal gifts in Australian Outback
SYDNEY (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, received a traditional Aboriginal welcome to the Australian Outback on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess…
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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it’s not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People…
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Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It’s Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.…
World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Her Melt
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to give a token of your appreciation to the woman who sacrifices for you daily. Though every Mom is…
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New Pittsburgh Courier 2014 Men of Excellence Nomination
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Lifestyles Report…Airline Fees gone wild
Anyone who has flown recently knows that it costs so much more to fly than it did about 15 years ago. I had to travel…
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Layered vegan vegetable tart delivers big flavors
Despite the simplicity of this tart — the only ingredients are three vegetables and a few seasonings — it delivers big flavor in a beautiful…
FAB OR FUG: Zendaya Wows Us In A Menswear-Inspired Suit [POLL]
Jazz at The Rivers Club

GENERATION Y

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Students interview their heroes for PNC Black History Month project
The PNC Legacy Project opened the Celebrating Black History Month exhibit on Martin Luther King Day 2014. To bring the exhibit to young people, the…
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Millennials are more diverse – in many ways
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Millennials are easy to spot. They’re the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born between 1980…
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Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to…
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Give us a sign: Pitt students demand answers about ASL teacher’s non-rehire
On April 15, at 917 Cathedral of Learning, around 30 students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh gathered in Dean’s office to deliver a…
Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus
Uganda’s Junior Chess Champion begins US tour

HEALTH

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Everything You Need To Know About E-Cigarettes: Are They Really A Healthier Alternative To Smoking?
This past weekend, a city-wide ban of electronic cigarettes went into effect in Los Angeles. Before the new law, vapors — as e-cigarette users like…
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Warning…Watch out for prediabetes
  (NNPA)—The battle of the bulge is a lifelong challenge for many women. This is largely because our bodies are designed to store fat more…
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What’s good for your heart is good for your colon
(NNPA)—Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended for good colon health? Eating plenty of healthy…
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CHICK CHAT: I’ve Had Multiple Abortions, But I’m Not A Serial Killer
I was 16-years-old when I had my first abortion. I remember nervously pacing down Park Avenue in New York city, barely able to function because…
Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
CHICK CHAT: Black Women Need To Talk More About Our Uterus, Than Our Hair

Cover To Cover

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New book provides backstage pass to rock history
“There Goes Gravity” (Riverhead), by Lisa Robinson In the new book, “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll,” there’s a telling photograph of…
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Has Hip Hop changed the urban mindset?
Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) — Are Strippers, Drugs, and Money keeping Hip Hop alive? Or, does Hip Hop continue to survive due to its ability…
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Sen. Warren’s book focuses on working family woes
BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up. She was…
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An Aliquippa native’s memoir now available
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—A memoir chronicling the life of an Aliquippa native is now available. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Julia Jeter Cleckley was the first nationally promoted African-American…
Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
‘Transforming Pain to Power’

EDITORS PICK

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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…

FEATURES

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The Wise Decision…13 reasons why you need exercise
Let’s face it, some days you just don’t feel like exercising. You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. But this shouldn’t…

VIEWPOINT

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To Tell The Truth…They asked, ‘Who in the hell is he?’

PEOPLE

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Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman. The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster’s publicist confirmed Wednesday.…
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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’
NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “World’s Most Beautiful” for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting…
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Tavis Smiley to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television personality Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of…
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Bon Jovi to help open low-income housing in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he’ll help open a…
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‘Housewives’ star says she may not return to show
ATLANTA (AP) — Kenya Moore says she’s seriously considering leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after her televised brawl with co-star Porsha Williams. “We all…
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Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of ‘Nashville’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. The first lady’s office says she’ll appear on the May 7 episode of the…
Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night ‘bullies’
Celeb birthdays for the week of April 20-26

Education

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Bush says education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’
AUSTIN, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation…
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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension
WASHINGTON (AP) – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American…

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