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Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor’s race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania’s campaign for governor ahead of…
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Moore up for 4 Emmys
Chris Moore, the award winning producer from WQED Multimedia, has been nominated for four Emmy Awards at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards held in Philadelphia on…
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Metro Beat: Chase suspect critical after being shot by police
  MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A man was in critical condition after he allegedly fired at four officers who then returned fire after a 30-mile…
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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…
McLay promises police bureau reform with accountability
Arrest made in shooting outside Art’s Tavern in Strip District

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Most St. Louis County Whites believe Ferguson cop 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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Iowa Democrats say there’s room for a non-Clinton
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have a gnawing desire for…
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Ohio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes
CINCINNATI (AP) — A crime victim advocate’s use of decks of cards intended to help solve cold-case homicides is getting a boost from some Cincinnati…
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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole…
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Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women’s economic security into a…
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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…
Black women’s coalition criticizes NFL’s domestic violence advisory panel
Pittsburgh poet among 2014 MacArthur ‘genius grant’ winners
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‘The Voice’ winner goes to Broadway’s ‘Pippin’
NEW YORK (AP) — The next guy to play Pippin on Broadway has already proved he has stage magic. He won the latest edition of…
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Review: Delays don’t damage Chris Brown’s ‘X’
Chris Brown, “X” (RCA) Chris Brown’s sixth studio album, “X,” is cohesive, entertaining and not at all what one might expect of a project plagued…
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Bill Cosby to loan art collection to Smithsonian
WASHINGTON (AP) — After amassing a private collection of African-American Art over four decades, Bill Cosby and his wife Camille plan to showcase their holdings…
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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses…
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New ‘NCIS’ spinoff sets up shop in New Orleans
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The newest members of the successful “NCIS” TV franchise understand the importance of their family roots. But the stars and producers…
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‘You Are The Father!’ DNA Testing Proves Beyoncé’s Dad Has Fathered Yet Another Baby
Beyoncé’s dad, Mathew Knowles (pictured), has been quite a busy bee. Not only did Knowles father a 3-year-old son with actress Alexsandra Wright, but now another baby…
Lawyer: Marvin Gaye’s Estate Exploited Robin Thicke’s ‘Personal Vulnerability’
Common + 50 Cent Lose Loved Ones


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Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Everything seems to be going wrong for the Boston Red Sox one year after so many things went right. Their third World…
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‘NBA 2K15′ drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “NBA 2K15″ is angling for a slam dunk with an innovative new way to put players in the game. The developers…
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Police: Cardinals RB Dwyer head-butted wife
PHOENIX (AP) – Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and punched her…
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Lo Lo Jones Says She’s Sick of Being Slandered, Slammed after Early ‘DWTS’ Exit
Lolo Jones says she felt “broken, unlovable” and “embarrassed” after she was eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” Tuesday night and penned an emotional letter…
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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…
Brown hits triple-double at Armon Gilliam Camp
Inside Conditions…Truth or Consequences


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Guest Commentary…Ferguson was our 9-11
Ferguson. West Florissant. The street I grew up traveling up and down, riding the 74 Florissant bus, going to Charlie Chicken with my father, attending…
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Political EYE: Machiavelli according to Mike Jones
There is plenty for Political EYE to cover this week. The deadline for the grand jury in the Darren Wilson case has been pushed back…
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Just Sayin’…A new police chief
Finally, a new police chief. Will anything change? The new police chief, Cameron McLay from Madison, Wis., along with  Mayor Bill Peduto and Public Safety…
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Editorials from around Pennsylvania… Violence plus 20
VIOLENCE PLUS 20 It’s ironic that the uproar over Ray Rice’s brutal beating of his now-wife and the NFL’s shamefully lenient response is occurring exactly…
A world beyond our own
To Tell The Truth…Too many artificial heroes


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Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected…
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Issa Rae Kicks Off Urbanworld Film Festival 2014 [VIDEO]
Issa Rae of “Awkward Black Girl” fame and Producer, Denise Davis speak with Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” at the Urbanworld Digital Fireside Chat…
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Griffins share in local business venture
Despite what Todd Griffin considered a rainy summer, he said the family’s business did well this season. Between May and early October for the last…
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Review: Devices, apps act like one under iOS 8
NEW YORK (AP) — The scores of new features in Apple’s software update for mobile devices can be boiled down to one word: unity. Many…
PepsiCo boss decries NFL problems, backs Goodell
[Video] Don Lemon Compares Spanking To Training Dogs


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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by…
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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…
U.S. can’t be world policeman
Missionary On Ebola


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Dance workout puts moves on women’s self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration…
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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…
Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?
The Wise Decision…Seriously?! Don’t fall for this


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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some…
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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…
HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]
Which HBCU Has The Best Homecoming? Vote For Your Favorite!


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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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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses…
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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…
Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’
Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March


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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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Beyonce shows off bikini body and Blue Ivy in Italy and South of France
Photoshop, huh?!? Well, photoshop this! You can almost hear those words floating along Beyonce’s brainwaves in reference to the accusations that all of her photo shoots…
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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…
‘LHHATL’s’ Karlie Redd Listening Party for ‘Heartbreaker’ in Atlanta
Michelle Williams Album Release Party, Journey to Freedom, in Atlanta


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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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