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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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NATIONAL NEWS

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The best reporting on federal push to militarize local police
Protests have continued for more than a week since the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Police officers initially met protesters…
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Jury finds woman guilty in silicone-injection case
ACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman was convicted Friday of murder in connection to illicit silicone buttocks injections that led to a Georgia woman’s…
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NY police probed for 2nd chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department said Friday it’s under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally…
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Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks after Brown’s death
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A few hundred people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday afternoon to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they…
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Atlanta Councilman Michael Julian Bond under fire for spending habits
Councilman at-large Michael Julian Bond has come under intense scrutiny for the first time in his 20-year political career after an ethics officer filed a formal…
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NYC developer makes changes in ‘poor door’ design
NEW YORK (AP) — A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called “poor door” is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents…
Ebola in mind, US colleges screen some students
Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold to Buffett’s son for $4.5M
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ENTERTAINMENT

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RHOA‘s Apollo Nida Receives Details Of His Surrender
It has been a few weeks since “Real Housewives of Atlanta” co-star, Apollo Nida (pictured) received his sentence of eight years in a federal prison…
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Preview: TV One Offers Shade & Suspense With ‘Girlfriend’s Getaway’ [VIDEOS]
If you weren’t able to book a trip this Labor Day weekend, you can vicariously hit the beach with TV One’s new movie “Girlfriends Getaway.”…
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Is Demetria McKinney At Odds With ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’ Cast?
The cliques have very clearly been formed for season 7 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” but one of the peaches ay be standing alone!…
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Michael Jackson’s Most Controversial Moments [VIDEO]
There’s no doubt that Michael Jackson was an innovator and an icon but his legendary status didn’t come without many scandals. Take a look back…
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Cee Lo Green enters no contest plea in drug case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cee Lo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner…
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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Summer Playlist Special
Podcast: Download In this special edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast we talk with some of your favorite music artist. Check out our interviews…
Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown
10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Michael Jackson [VIDEO]

SPORTS

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Rams cut Sam, 1st openly gay player drafted
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The 7th-round draft…
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Panthers crush Delaware in opener 62-0
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh sophomore quarterback Chad Voytik expected jitters before his first start in three years. There were none. Maybe it’s because Voytik knew…
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Steel Sensations: Taking a look at the secondary
As the Steelers rapidly approach the roster trim down moment of 4pm on Saturday, we take our final look at the team and break down…
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The Waiting Game begins anew for Michael Sam
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — For Michael Sam, it’s time for another waiting game, another chapter of waiting for the phone to ring and seeing…
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Franklin era begins! Penn State tops UCF 26-24 with last-second FG
DUBLIN (AP) — Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Pittsburgh Panthers Preview
The upcoming University of Pittsburgh Panthers football season is starting and it should be interesting to see how Pitt fares this year. Last year, Pitt…
Sara Errani outlasts Venus Williams at US Open
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters

OPINION

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A Black life is worth less than a $50 box of cigars?
(NNPA)—Under other circumstances one could simply ridicule the explanations offered by the Ferguson police regarding the killing of Michael Brown. To suggest that the killing…
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Differences in Black and White
(NNPA)—Public opinion polls confirm a fact that has been documented in instances ranging from the O.J. Simpson verdict to recent events in Ferguson: When it…
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Stop the war on young Black men
(NNPA)—“Never did we think we would be planning a funeral, we were waiting on his first day of school. They robbed us of that.” Lesley…
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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…
Policing the police
Does Obama have what it takes to help Ferguson?

BUSINESS

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Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy
NEW YORK (AP)—Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, “Are we there yet?” The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of…
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Do’s and don’ts of charge-off debts
(NNPA)—With 19 of the nation’s banks annually selling $37 billion in charged-off debts, the absence of clear guidelines for banks and debt collectors has led…
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Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos…
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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…
5 C’s of Credit … Things you should know to get approved for business loan
Black businesses face familiar struggles in Africa

INTERNATIONAL

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production…
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Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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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…
Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion watch on POTUS
I heard about it before I saw it. I was driving home and heard about President Obama’s tan suit. The fact that he worn something…
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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…
Lifestyles Report…In my travels Summer 2014
Hundreds celebrate Northside Oldtimers weekend

GENERATION Y

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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

HEALTH

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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

Cover To Cover

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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

EDITORS PICK

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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…

FEATURES

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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

VIEWPOINT

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

PEOPLE

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LHHATL Drama: Shay Johnson claims she is still involved with Lil Scrappy
Now, we don’t usually seek out things to agree with Momma Dee on but this time she might be right. Her son, Love & Hip Hop…
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Best of Dragon Con 2014 in Atlanta
A record number of costume aficionados, enthusiasts and fanatics are expected to attend the 28th annual Dragon Con, the world-renowned pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and…
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Wild N’ Out vxen denies being Nick Cannon’s side chick
According to Vlad TV, Wild N Out‘s Brittany Dailey wants everyone to know that she is not Nick Cannon‘s jump off and she has no…
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Say What: Rapper Bobby Shmurda facing 15 years in jail for weapons charges
This guy has been famous all of five minutes and he’s already facing up to 15 years in jail for a weapons charge? That must…
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Michael Jackson Throwback Photos on His Birthday
Michael Jackson is as timeless as his incredible music and stage performances. On the red carpet in Beverly Hills, Calif., a few years back, legendary…
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NBC News says Chelsea Clinton quits as reporter
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton said Friday she is quitting her job as a reporter at NBC News, citing increased work at the Clinton…
‘Sisterhood of Hip Hop’s’ Diamond’s Sexiest Selfies
Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Education

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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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