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Changing police discipline dynamics must be state effort
According to the city’s Disciplinary Manual, last updated in April 2009, the manual can be changed “at any time, without notice by the director of…
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LGBT Black Pride Weekend
July 27 in Highland Park at the Lakepoint and Hawthorne groves, Felecia Harvey, coordinator of Black Pride Organization, held a celebration barbecue. Black Pride is…
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Families seek help in year-old unsolved homicides
On Aug. 22, exactly one year to the day after their brutal murder, the families of Janna Randolph and Carlos Hudson, with the help of…
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Community Calendar 8-27-14
    Benefit Banquet AUG. 28— Macedonia Baptist Church in the Hill District, FACE, will host its 4th Annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet at…
CEA challenges community to stop the violence
Is there a development deal for the Lower Hill?

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This Week In Black History
For the Week of August 27-September 2 August 27 1963—African-American activist and intellectual giant W.E.B. DuBois dies in Accra, Ghana, at the age of 95.…
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Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal…
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U.S. “falling further behind” on race relations
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle…
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Donors give nearly $700K after police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Donors have given nearly $700,000 to online fundraising sites set up to collect money for the family of a Black 18-year-old…
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In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust
DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to Black communities…
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What to look for in dueling autopsies of Michael Brown
In the next few weeks, separate teams of doctors will issue autopsy reports about Michael Brown, the unarmed African American shot to death by a…
EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black communities
Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
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Ferguson Raises Questions Around Traditional, Social Media Activism
The Black community is, in large part, coming together to speak out against the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Mo. Many on social…
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The Hip-Hop Collective at Kelly Strayhorn Theater
Throughout the first weekend of August, The Hip-Hop Collective showcased a unique brand of art and music at both the Alloy Studios and The Kelly…
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Vanessa Williams Is The Latest Celeb To Owe Back Taxes
No matter who you are, famous or not, it’s hard to escape the Internal Revenue Services. Especially when you owe them. Apparently, Vanessa Williams didn’t…
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Movie academy to honor Belafonte, O’Hara
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Harry Belafonte and Maureen O’Hara are among those who will be honored by the motion picture academy’s board of governors. The…
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[LISTEN] Matthews Knowles Says Family Elevator Fight Was A ‘Jedi Mind Trick’
Is Matthew Knowles, singer Beyonce’s dad and former manager, spilling the beans that the infamous elevator incident was staged? Knowles put himself back in the…
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Film Review: ‘As Above’ so-so
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” is the inscription uncovered by a gang of 20-something treasure hunters in the catacomb-hopping…
Kem’s ‘Promise To Love’
Avery Sunshine On ‘NewsOne Now’


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Brown among Ali Humanitarian Award winners
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Muhammad Ali is honoring another iconic athlete who became a forceful voice for civil rights — Jim Brown. The NFL Hall…
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Drew Bracey Henderson basketball camp
Kevin Murphy conducted his third annual basketball camp in memory of his nephew, Drew Bracey Henderson July 22-25. Drew was shot on Dec, 11, 2011 at…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Pirates pennant race is gaining speed
While you were working, the Pirates were putting in work! There is no greater feeling than when the Pirates play to their potential and beast…
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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban…
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Soul of the US Open: Venus, Serena Williams Advance to Second Round; Most Seeds Follow
*Round one of the 2014 US Open has come to a close, with struggles for sure, but not very many surprises. The Marquee players, Serena…
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The Opinionated Spectator… Welcome back, college football
College football is starting this week and I can’t stop smiling. I am beyond giddy that the season has started again. It’s exciting. It’s fun.…
‘Overtime:’ Michael Jackson was and still is ‘The King of Pop!’
American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal


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To Tell The Truth…Ferguson and Pittsburgh comprised of frustrated angry Blacks
A great number of people across this nation wrung their hands and shook their heads as they watched the people’s eruption in Ferguson, Mo. They…
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Policing the police
(NNPA)—Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him,…
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Does Obama have what it takes to help Ferguson?
President Obama is really in a tough spot over Ferguson. As a Black male, I’m sure he wants to speak out against any perceived injustice,…
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Hillary Clinton’s refusal to address Ferguson isn’t shrewd, it’s cowardly
I’m as excited over the prospects of casting a vote for Hillary Clinton for president as I am being given a pedicure with a butcher’s knife. Clinton…
Guest Editorial…Hooray for Taney, hooray for us
Just Sayin’…Brown explosion uncovers race in America


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Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday…
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5 C’s of Credit … Things you should know to get approved for business loan
(NNPA)—Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker,…
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Black businesses face familiar struggles in Africa
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the United States pivots to strengthen economic ties with Africa, there’s a good chance that Black-owned businesses may be left behind…
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Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish
A group of students at North Carolina State University are combatting date rape with nail polish. They’ve created Undercover Colors, a line of polishes that help wearers identify…
Business Calendar
NBC returning ownership of to founders, but continues content affiliation


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South Africa: Popular soap opera cast is fired
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — “Generations,” a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation’s first all-race elections ended…
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Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to…
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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the…
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US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida
MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo…
China dominated U.S.-Africa summit
What’s scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it


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FROGS Week in Pittsburgh
July in Pittsburgh can only mean one thing, FROGS Week.  The FROGS (Friendly Rivalry Often Generates Success) were founded in 1910 for the primary purpose…
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Iron Cross Ministries sponsors Ride for Peace
Iron Cross Community Ministries recently held its 6th Annual Ride for Peace Motorcycle Ride. More than 200 motorcyclists were expected to come together in the…
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Church Women United honors Doss
The Church Women United Greater Pittsburgh Unit honored Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, at its annual Human Rights Celebration 2014…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels Summer 2014
Animals are treated better than some children. Recently, I saw a very young woman dragging a little child down the street by the arm. The…
Hundreds celebrate Northside Oldtimers weekend
Church Circuit


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The 8th annual Shyne Award winners
The 8th annual Shyne awards continued its legacy of honoring young people from 13 to 19 for their positive achievements. The event was created because…
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Blacks lead social justice charge on social media
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that…
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University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids
READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners…
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Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the…
Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream
Houston’s arm, bat lift all-Black Chicago team by Vegas in LLWS


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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:…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
We are excited to be starting our fourth year of “Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” These pages focus on health…
UPMC Healthy Lifestyle ­Program
Stress research study seeks participants

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Cover to Cover…‘Risking Everything’
  You stand on the shoulders of giants. You’ve probably heard that all your life and it’s true: a lot of people have come before…
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Cover to Cover…Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as…
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Cover To Cover…Laws of Wrath
One for me, and one for you. Divvying up candy when you were a kid was an almost-exact science. Everybody had to have an equal…
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Cover To Cover…‘Strange Fruit’
The history books you had in school last year almost put you to sleep. It was filled with dates and stats, dead people, lost battles,…
Book tracks insurgence that propelled Reagan
Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way


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Striking out six batters, Mo’Ne Davis pitches like a girl
Mo’Ne Davis, 13, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters Sunday. The Philadelphia native plays for the Taney…


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Community supports African-American men at Courier 50 MOE event
With constant reports of violence, unemployment and more in the African-American community, especially when it comes to the men, it’s easy for one to dwell…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence


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Black kids don’t have to be college-bound for their deaths to be tragic


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Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment
Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church – minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed Black 18-year-old…
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Morton, Headey keep Emmys rehearsals casual
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Morton and Lena Headey are ready for their moment in the Emmys spotlight. The “Scandal” actor and “Game of Thrones”…
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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Among the thousands of people who have turned out for Michael Brown’s funeral are several civil rights leaders and celebrities. Brown…
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Best of the MTV VMA Red Carpet 2013
The Music Television Video Music Awards, or the VMA 2014, has come upon us. And, despite some volatile situations popping off in some of the…
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6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics
Six thoughts from William Koch, on family, money and politics. From an interview with The Associated Press: —On his brother Charles: “He likes to do…
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Gorgeous women who broke men’s hearts by coming out gay
Admit it. When you feasted on the brunette bombshell in the Fast and Furious series, you just knew that Michelle Rodriguez was the one for…
Kevin Sorbo blasts Ferguson protesters In scathing Facebook rant
Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte


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This Fall: White students no longer the majority at U.S. public schools
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic Whites, a…




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