METRO NEWS

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Sparks fly at 2nd Corbett, Wolf campaign debate
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A lively second debate between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf became tense Wednesday as Wolf sought to assign…
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Community Calendar
Closing the Gap     OCT. 2—YWCA Greater Pittsburgh and WQED will host “Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay” at 8 p.m. on WQED-TV.…
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22-year-old Point Breeze murder case revisited
New leads, including possible DNA evidence, are being collected in a 22-year-old homicide investigation into the strangulation death of a teenager in Point Breeze. The…
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Man pleads guilty to 3rd-degree murder in slaying of Isiah Dent
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in the death of a Pittsburgh-area community activist. Prosecutors in Allegheny County…
Borough pays $350K over violent traffic stop suit
Psych hospital won’t treat school stabbing suspect

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NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week In Black History
Week of Oct. 1-7 October 1 1841—Fannie M. Richards is born. She becomes one of the nation’s early civil rights advocates as well as a…
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Armed criminal was with President Obama in Atlanta
The Secret Service has come under a torrential downpour of deserved criticism for major breaches in security of the highest order the last couple of weeks, and…
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WTH?!? George and Robert Zimmerman Compare Themselves to ‘Royal Family’
George and Robert Zimmerman are actually having delusions of grandeur on such levels that they compared themselves to Great Britain’s Royal Family. They also, even…
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Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
DALLAS (AP) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed…
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Prophetic tweets from Texas predict crisis in Ferguson protest movement
Saturday was a chaotic day in the Ferguson protest movement, marked by internal conflict and run-ins with citizens including at least two run-ins with citizens’…
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Officer kills man through car door in his driveway
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) — Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over…
School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap
3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Pirates great brought to life in ‘Clemente: The Legend of 21’
Forty-two years after his death, Roberto Clemente’s passion for baseball and humanity still resonates with audiences. To commemorate his legacy, the Night Blue Performing Arts…
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One9 and Erik Parker Talk Impact, History, and Hip-Hop With “Time is Illmatic”
It’s hard to argue with the notion that “Illmatic,” the 1994 debut album from Queensbridge hero MC Nasir “Nas” Jones, is one of the most iconic…
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Paper Race-Baits With Obama Cartoon in Morning, Apologizes By Noon?
The turnaround on the latest flap over a cartoon of President Obama is suspiciously short. And we’ve been through this routine so many times before.…
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Brain Injury, Tracy Morgan May Never Perform Again Says Lawyer
When comedian and actor Tracy Morgan (pictured) suffered extensive bodily injuries last June, after his limo van was slammed in to by a store’s tractor-trailer,…
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Walmart Blames Tracy Morgan For Car Accident Injuries
Mega retailing giant Walmart is allegedly blaming comedian and actor Tracy Morgan’s (pictured) for serious injuries he sustained after the limo van he was traveling…
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Still Feel Like Going On
On Aug. 17, at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation presented “A Life Through My Lens.” This free event showcased the work…
Meet Robert Pattinson’s Black girlfriend, FKA Twig, who’s called a ‘monkey’
Drake Mocks Chris Brown; Talks Rihanna Relationship [VIDEO]

SPORTS

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Overtime: Pitt got whipped . . . with a big ole switch
:10—Okay, about the Pitt football game… No. 1—Don’t be laughing at the Atlanta Braves crowd when only 10,000 of you show up to see Pitt…
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Can the Steelers do it again? Be beaten by a winless team?
The Steelers were upset by one of the worst teams in the NFL and hopefully it will not be deja vu when they once again…
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Steelers defense looking for consistency
PITTSBURGH (AP) – James Harrison expected his body to be sore while working his way back into football shape following a nine-month break. Turns out,…
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Pirates savoring another playoff push
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Clint Hurdle greeted each member of the Pittsburgh Pirates as they walked off the field in Cincinnati on Sunday, telling them he…
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Cutch in 3-way race for NL MVP; Trout takes his turn in AL
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to baseball’s MVP debate, sometimes the names change from year to year more than the arguments do. For…
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Steel Sensations…Who Are These Guys?
The Steelers sit at 2-2 after the first quarter of the season has ended and the questions are flying. The main one is, who are…
NFL says Abdullah should not have been penalized
Inside Conditions…Tit for Tat

OPINION

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Breaking White silence on racism
(NNPA)—On Sept. 15, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka did something quite fascinating. He spoke to a labor audience in St. Louis about race and racism. What…
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Critics were right about Obama’s incompetence
During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who…
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More Blacks headed to Congress; all new members will be women
There are 44 African American members of Congress. Next year, five more are expected to join them, bringing the total to 49. That will represent…
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The Face of School Choice
A little more than 10 years ago, a young woman named Denisha was part of a vicious cycle. Her mother dropped out of school, her…
Two Faces of Racism
Secret service breach overblown

BUSINESS

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Obama to visit Black-owned Toyota steel supplier
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s visit to southwestern Indiana will include a stop at a Black-owned steel processor for Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana.…
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Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man pulls air rifles
CINCINNATI (AP) — Pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot…
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Viagra ads target women for 1st time
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The maker of the world’s top-selling erectile dysfunction drug on Tuesday will begin airing the first Viagra TV commercial that targets…
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Blackonomics…Power Broke Black Leaders
Frederick Douglass said, “Power concedes nothing without a demand, it never did and never will.” I often wonder what Black people do not understand about…
Nielsen-Essence Survey: Black Consumers rank AFRO No. 1 among country’s Black newspapers
Beyond the Rhetoric…Getting energized over the new energy sector growth

INTERNATIONAL

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Obama, Modi say they will set new US-India agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday that “it is time to set a new agenda” between…
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Nigerian schoolgirl freed by extremists comes home
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The first of Nigeria’s kidnapped “Chibok girls” to make it home after being released by her Islamic extremist captors spent a tortured…
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South African students investigated over costumes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Two White students in South Africa who painted their faces dark to portray Venus and Serena Williams at a costume party have…
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Russia: Player charged after reacting to racism
Congolese defender Christopher Samba faces a possible ban for his response to racist abuse. The former Queens Park Rangers and Blackburn player was subjected to…
CDC warns Ebola infections could skyrocket by January, but is it a scare tactic?
#BringBackOurGirls: Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls may be released soon

LIFESTYLE

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SNAP accepted at Bloomfield Saturday Market
Late in August, the Bloomfield Development Corporation (BDC) launched the SNAP benefit program at the Bloomfield Saturday Market. This program allows SNAP/food stamps users to…
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Still Feel Like Going On
On Aug. 17, at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation presented “A Life Through My Lens.” This free event showcased the work…
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Lifestyles Report…Still Feel Like Going On: The Side Bar
I don’t normally cover stories on my birthday, but this year was different. When I was asked to attend this event I didn’t have big…
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Church Circuit
HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk     OCT. 4—The McKeesport Collaborative will host the 14th Annual Mon Valley HIV/AIDS Awareness Walk at 8:30 a.m. at Bethlehem Baptist Church,…
Don’t Demonize Difference
Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

GENERATION Y

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Still Feel Like Going On
On Aug. 17, at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation presented “A Life Through My Lens.” This free event showcased the work…
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Black high school student wins 14 scholarships
Farmington, MI (BlackNews.com) — It doesn’t matter where you start, but where you finish that counts. Aubrey Perry heard this often from her father, Marc…
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The boomerang generation
(NNPA)—One of the most interesting findings of the data recently released by the Census Bureau is that so many recent college graduates live with their…
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‘HistoryMakers’ shows students how to make history
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing…
Two earn Ebony Women scholarships
Marquis Govan: 11-year-old activist breaks down the situation In Ferguson

HEALTH

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AHA uses ‘Power of Laughter’ to fight strokes
The importance of saying no to salt and knowing one’s health numbers, the “F.A.S.T.—Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty and Time to call 9-1-1”—signs for…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved…. Healthy Kids
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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HEALTHY HABITS IN CHILDREN
With a new school year beginning, many parents have refreshed goals for their children. Some of these goals may have to do with schooling or…
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Step Pittsburgh for Youth
Step Pittsburgh for Youth, an initiative of the UPMC Center for Engagement and Inclusion’s Dignity & Respect campaign, encouraged children this past summer to take…
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
CTSI Research Participant Registry—Children Can Participate in Research, Too!

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover… ‘Endangered’
Save the whales! You’ve read a lot of signs like that in your life, online and real-time. Save the whales or the environment, penguins or…
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Cover To Cover…‘In Remembrance of Emmett Till’
What can you say about tragedy? When it’s imminent, you brace yourself and hope to come out unscathed. In its aftermath, you mourn and, eventually,…
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Tavis Smiley speaks to TSD Memphis President and Publisher Bernal Smith about ‘The Death of a King’
Tavis Smiley: Death of a King President and Publisher Bernal Smith interviews author, Tavis Smiley.
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Crusader Writer Pens Retrospective about Chicago’s South Side
CHICAGO – Chicago Crusader columnist Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book, Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a…
Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

EDITORS PICK

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Undecided voters could be a deciding factor in the governor’s race
Democrat Tom Wolf still leads Gov. Tom Corbett but with 19 percent undecided among registered voters, the incumbent still has a chance. Wolf tops Corbett…

FEATURES

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FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show
On Saturday, Aug. 16, FashionAFRICANA presented the first FashionAFRICANA KiDS Show at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts. According to the creators Demeatria Boccella and…
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Larry and Lottie Mitchell hold annual Pig Roast for the Community
A Pig Roast for the Community was held Sept. 2 in the Lincoln-Lemington area of Pittsburgh, at Cheers Tavern owned by Larry and Lottie Mitchell.…

VIEWPOINT

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End ‘Pittsburgh’s Shame’

PEOPLE

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Meet Robert Pattinson’s Black girlfriend, FKA Twig, who’s called a ‘monkey’
Originally, Twilight heartthrob actor Robert Pattinson’s fans were enraged when his former live-in girlfriend and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart cheated on him with a married…
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Rich Homie Quan’s father shot; Some fans blame rapper
Rich Homie Quan’s father, Corey Lamar, was reportedly shot several times during an attempted robbery on Sept. 29 on the west side of Atlanta. The…
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Viola Davis learns underbelly of law on new show
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Playing an attorney on TV has shown Viola Davis there’s a slim — and slippery — divide between guilt and…
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‘Atlanta Exes’ Season 1 Final Celebration
Season One of the “Atlanta Exes” has come to a crackling and caustic conclusion. The women of “Atlanta Exes” took to Boogalous in Midtown Atlanta…
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Memorable moments from Paisley Park
— Prince is a mean pingpong player: A pingpong table is the centerpiece of the rehearsal space outside of the studio at Paisley Park, and…
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Clooney, wife make newlywed appearance in Venice
VENICE, Italy (AP) — Wedding bands glinted under the Venetian sun on the hands of George Clooney and his new bride, Amal Alamuddin, as the…
Best OutKast Reunion Concert Photos
With rap star, Georgia gov. taps unlikely partner

Education

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Two earn Ebony Women scholarships
North Hills Ebony Women Inc., held their annual scholarship reception in which Kara Rollock and Brandi McKnight received the 2014 scholarships in honor of their…
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‘HistoryMakers’ shows students how to make history
WASHINGTON (NNPA) — As the nation’s youth settle into the routine of a new school year, the best and brightest of Black America are gearing…

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