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Hill House celebrates charter school
Though open for a little more than a month, the Hill House Passport Academy Charter School held an official ribbon cutting last week to thank…
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Body cameras re-deployed on city officers
On Pittsburgh police Lt. Clarence “Ed” Trapp’s desk is a large, mostly-empty pretzel jar. And not far away on the floor is also a large,…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…Domestic Violence
This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science…
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BOLD gives inspiration at bus stops
Reaching youth early and providing them with hands on activities and experiences to gain the skills and tools necessary to guide them on their path…
Metro Beat: Hundreds mourn garbage collector killed in car
Bullock promotes CCAC’s education, workforce development

Pittsburgh TV


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Black leaders skeptical of GOP’s Black outreach campaigns
Black leaders and political analysts range from cautiously optimistic to downright skeptical of the Republican Party’s renewed campaign to reach African-American and other sidelined communities.…
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NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola after volunteering in West Africa
A physician that returned to New York after treating patients for Ebola in West Africa has just tested positive for the deadly virus. Craig Spencer,…
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Pro Life African Americans march nationwide to the Supreme Court hoping to bring end to abortion
–Group says the leading cause of death of African Americans is abortion, and 52% of all African American pregnancies end in abortion. – ( —…
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Wilson attorneys: Not responsible for leaks
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson say they are not responsible for recent leaks of information related to investigations into…
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Family: Doctors don’t detect Ebola in nurse’s body
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the…
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City stops paying legal fees for officer who killed unarmed Jonathan Ferrell
The city of Charlotte, North Carolina has stopped paying the  civil defense legal fees of Randall ‘Wes’ Kerrick, 28, the police officer charged with voluntary…
President Obama trolls heckler to perfection [VIDEO]
Woman fakes Ebola at hospital emergency room, lands In jail
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Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents Fragments, Fractals: Write It, Print It, Sew It, an exhibition of story quilts by artist Tina Williams Brewer. The exhibition…
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Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work
NEW YORK (AP) — Song credits won’t be the latest place to feature Mick Jagger’s name. Instead, look to upcoming films and TV shows. The…
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‘Murder,’ Iggy Azalea, ‘Gone Girl’ up for Logo TV awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film “Gone Girl” are nominees for Logo TV’s 2014 New Now Next Awards.…
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Beyoncé keeps winning with ‘Beyoncé’ reigning as top-selling album of 2014
Who knew Beyoncé’s album would still be slaying nearly a year after she surprised the masses with it last December? Target was so mad that…
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Ruby Dee’s grandson’s intimate documentary on Ruby and Ossie during Bronzelens Film Fest
What was the secret to the seemingly magical marriage of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee? Most of their fans and contemporaries remain awestruck, if not…
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AM BUZZ: Omarion responds to paternity test rumors; Tyrese blasts comedian who called him gay & more
Omarion Responds To Paternity Test Rumors Another day, another rumor… Earlier this week, it was reported that “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood” star Omarion allegedly…
MUSIC ROUNDUP: Danity Kane drops post-breakup track; Drake turns all the way up on Tuesdays & more
Kenny G’s Hong Kong visit out of tune with China


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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    Since forever 10,000 plus Africans are dying every week from the Ebola virus and nobody’s looking for a cure . . . well, no…
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Steelers’ Haley trying to find balance
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The call was unconventional. No wonder Todd Haley loved it. Lined up at the Houston 2 late in the first half on…
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The PROMISE group holds annual basketball camp
The PROMISE group held its annual basketball camp to stop the violence on the North Side. The PROMISE group is made up of concerned residents…
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Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for…
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Report: Seahawks traded Harvin because he questioned QB Russell Wilson’s Blackness
Former Seattle Seahawks explosive wide receiver Percy Harvin was traded to the Jets because he openly questioned the “blackness” of golden boy and Super Bowl-winning…
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Steel Sensations…What we know thus far
The Steelers improved to 4-3 after beating the Houston Texans on Monday Night in a must win game. In doing so, many things were further…
Overtime 10-22-14
Youngsters help Steelers past Texans; now must face hottest team in NFL


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To Tell The Truth…We must have quality candidates, have you considered running?
This week’s column will open with a question. How often have you said, “None of the candidates are any good,” “all of them are liars,”…
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Blackonomics…Voting for the party or the person?
We say we have “voting power,” but we have settled merely for the “power to vote?”We fight for the “right to vote” but we fail…
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Blame a Black man —the Ebola version
(NNPA)—In a country of 310 million people in which international and domestic airlines move millions of Americans and foreign nationals from one place to another…
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Are community colleges the 13th grade?
There are a lot of myths about community colleges, formerly junior colleges. So we tried to set the record straight with an Editorial Board with…
Fund the fight against Ebola
Black vote is up for grabs


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Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame…
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‘Scandal’ and ‘Get Away With Murder’ remain dominant against NFL games
  Black TV Ratings for Week of October 13 – 19 (October 23, 2014) Make it four weeks straight that ABC’s “Scandal” and “How to…
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BET Hip Hop Awards beats ‘Monday Night Football,’ leads winning week for network
(October 23, 2014) BET got a boost from its airing of the Hip Hop Awards hosted by Uncle Snoop, aka Snoop Dogg. The awards show…
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New report finds women of color will have large impact on beverage industry’s future
    (October 22, 2014) A new report finds increasing value in women, especially Black, Hispanic and Asian women, for the beverage industry. According to…
L’Oreal USA acquires Carol’s Daughter, did Lisa Price sell out?
Chicago Defender names Kai El’ Zabar first woman executive editor of iconic newspaper


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Blade Runner’ Pistorius gets 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) – Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an…
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Ebola: Africa’s image takes a hit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In the United States, some parents fearful of deadly Ebola pulled children out of a school after the principal returned from Zambia,…
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official
SINGAPORE (AP) – Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as “brothers” were…
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Nigeria, Boko Haram agree to immediate cease-fire
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s government and Islamic extremists from Boko Haram have agreed to an immediate cease-fire, officials said Friday, in a move that…
Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights
President Barack Obama declares it International Day Of The Girl!


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St. John Baptist celebrates 105th anniversary
St. John Baptist Church celebrated its 105th anniversary, Sept. 21. The theme was “Holding Strong to Our Faith in God,” with Rev. Dr. Barry Long…
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Lifestyles Report…Washing hands vs. hand gel
Hand gel is not a replacement for washing hands. I’m not a doctor or a health care professional, but I’ve played one on TV. That…
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FAB OR FUG: J.Hud goes grey (& lilac), we screamed! [POLL]
Jennifer Hudson is clearly a woman after my heart. After the R&B songstress’ dramatic weight loss, she debuted a short pixie cut in 2013 that’s…
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GET THE LOOK: Gabrielle Union shows us how to werk a leather miniskirt For Fall
Gabrielle Union is making head-to-toe leather cool again. The “Being Mary Jane” star stepped out to Def Jam’s 30th Anniversary concert in an understated yet sexy…
The only sweatshirt you will need this fall…Thanks Beyoncé
BEAUTY BUZZ: M.A.C. announces collab with Nasty Gal’s Sophia Amoruso


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Will new PLUS loan regulations be enough to get HBCU students back in class?
The Education Department has loosened credit requirements for the PLUS Loan program used by parents and college students, but some say the changes are not enough…
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Holocaust Center announces 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition kick off
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh announces the kick-off of the 2014-2015 Waldman International Arts and Writing Competition. The Competition is…
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Racist vandals strike at UMass dorms
Investigators at the University of Massachusetts are searching for vandals who recently scrawled hate messages on the walls of dorm buildings, according to the Daily…
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Duquesne U. goes test-optional for liberal arts
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Duquesne University will no longer require students to meet SAT or ACT test standards if they apply to its College of Liberal…
Shanti Das launches ‘Passion Drives My Purpose’ scholarship contest
National mentoring program encourages Black girls to break stereotypes, become leaders


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Are you a victim of Intimate Partner Violence?
Intimate partner violence (IPV)—maybe a loved one experienced it. Your best friend. Your neighbor. Maybe you’ve lived with it. According to this distressing statistic, we’re…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…Domestic Violence
This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science…
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Walking is the new running: 9 things you need to know before your first step
I remember back in the 90s when my mom would go “power walking” after dinner and I would be in awe. I would try to…
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S. Epatha Merkerson and Merck challenge African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes to get to their goals
Merkerson Visits Atlanta, Georgia on October 20 With America’s Diabetes Challenge: Get to Your Goals Program WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Merck…
SHE EATS: Steak has delicious way of punching your taste buds In The Face [REVIEW]
Existing protocols might not be enough for Ebola

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‘Kids Who are Changing the World’
This year, your teachers say you’ve changed a lot. You’ve grown a couple of inches, which is the first thing they noticed. They say you’re…
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Cover to Cover…‘Fire Shut Up in My Bones’
Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp…
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TV pioneer and sitcom king Norman Lear pens a book
NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment Norman Lear began writing his memoir, he knew what the first line would be: “When I was a…
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Valorie Burton shows you how to become unstoppable
Author Valorie Burton appeared on “NewsOne Now” with host Roland Martin to discuss her new book, “Get Unstuck. Be Unstoppable. ” Burton explained how people become…
Black college football coach prepares to launch children’s book
‘The Biology of Beating Stress’


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Courier named Pennsylvania Newspaper of the Year, wins 9 awards
America’s best weekly is once again the state’s best weekly as well. As announced late last week by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation, the New…


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Reagan Gomez stresses importance of Black women behind the scenes
If Black women are ever going to see themselves more on TV and in film, Reagan Gomez insists that more of us have got to…
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‘Gone Girl’ Review: Tyler Perry’s independent acting attempt brief yet brilliant
Director David Fincher took a huge risk by taking Gillian Flynn’s New York Times Best Seller and creating his own interpretation of ‘Gone Girl’.  The…


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The 2014 Elections: What’s at stake for African Americans


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Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who…
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iLOVEMAKONNEN attacked on stage In NYC [VIDEO]
  Gettin’ choked up…on a Tuesday.   In a Tuesday night performance at New York City’s Sounds of Brazil, Atlanta crooner iLOVEMAKONNEN almost found himself…
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Kris Jenner spotted on date with Black guy & None of us should be surprised
Kris Jenner just might be following in her daughter’s footsteps because she was just spotted out on a date with a Black man. If there’s…
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It’s Not Over! Pebbles files new lawsuit over VH1’s TLC biopic
It’s been a year since VH1 aired “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” and Perri “Pebbles” Reid is still mad about how the network made her look.…
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T.I. silences marriage and divorce rumors [VIDEO]
Star of VH1’s “The Family Hustle” and superstar rapper/actor, T.I., dropped by “The Real” to talk about his new album, “Paperwork.” He addresses rumors surrounding his marriage and shares…
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Finally! Omarion confirms paternity of baby boy Megaa
It looks like Omarion IS he father of baby boy, Megaa. Reports surfaced that he broke up with his child’s mother, Apryl Jones, because she…
Melyssa Ford hit in head with bottle by reality show co-star
Kirk Cameron: Halloween masks mocking Obama represent Jesus defeating Satan


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Obama girls, Mo’ne Davis top Time Magazine’s ’25 Most Influential Teens Of 2014′ list
First Daughters Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis and Jaden Smith are included in Time Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Teens of…



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