METRO NEWS

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Despite objections, URA okays buying more Addison properties
The Urban Redevelopment Authority Board has voted to purchase 69 city-owned properties in the Hill District for $1 each and convey them to the Housing…
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Pittsburgh police prep for Ferguson, festivities
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city’s new police chief is preparing for the Light Up Night festivities – and the possibility of civil unrest linked to…
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Man, 24, charged in fatal shooting outside Homewood Art House
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh police say they’ve arrested a man in a fatal shooting last spring outside a building established as a safe haven for…
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Brutally honest……McLay responds to East End residents
Could Pittsburgh become “the next Ferguson?” Acting Pittsburgh police Chief Cameron McLay said he thinks it could. And he is working as hard as he…
Verona family opens their hearts and home to Black youths in need
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NATIONAL NEWS

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Virginia school admin on leave after racial tweet
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – A Virginia high school administrator is on leave after acknowledging that she retweeted an image that prompted a group of students…
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‘They Killed My Sister’: Police slam Black woman’s head into the concrete in front of her family
Cleveland Black Woman Killed By Police Slamming Her Head On Concrete
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Couple accused in racially charged attack on Boston transit worker
Robert Snyder (pictured) and Shyla Witts (pictured) are facing a slew of charges including assault and civil rights violations.  The pair is accused of allegedly viciously…
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Brave 7-Year-Old Wants To Heal Ferguson By Playing Violin [VIDEO]
One young girl believes she can calm tensions in Ferguson through the power of music, and she’s willing to test out that theory. Protests, marches…
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How Should Bill Cosby Respond To Sexual Assault Allegations?
Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (featuring Kim Brown, Cleo Manago and Lauren Victoria Burke) discuss the decades old sexual assault allegations being…
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N.C. Woman Meta Valentine Missing After Failing to Show Up for Bible Study
Although African Americans make up just 13 percent of the U.S. population, we account for 33 percent of the missing in the Federal Bureau of…
Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
Gunman Shoots 3 at Florida State University
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Whitney Houston Live’ released
New York City—Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Nov. 10. The…
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Lose Weight Fast With Rick Ross’ #RossFit [VIDEO]
 It’s no secret that Rick Ross has taken his health much more seriously over the last year. The Dade County native has lost more than…
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-Atlanta Daily World recently spoke with the former maven of a booty-boosting business, author Kim Smedley, whose illicit injections of thousands of women across the…
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Thompson Album Art show opens to huge crowd
Though chill winds and construction on Penn Avenue conspired to keep the opening night crowd down, the Nov. 7 opening of the “Album Art of…
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Steve McQueen’s next film will chronicle the life of Paul Robeson
“12 Years A Slave” director Steve McQueen has decided on the subject of his fourth feature, and his choice is sure to be just as controversial…
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“Peanuts Movie” trailer leaked by Snoopy & 20th Century Fox
(Photo: 20th Century Fox) After decades of comic strips, greetings cards and more animated holiday specials than we can count, The Peanuts gang is making…
Pitt presents 44th annual Jazz Gala Concert
Raven-Symoné Denies Rumors That Bill Cosby Sexually Assaulted Her As A Child

SPORTS

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OVERTIME: Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductions
Very Special Overtime Edition brought to you by Achieving Greatness and the award winning New Pittsburgh Courier :10—We are proud to introduce and present to…
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LeGarrette Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – The New England Patriots have re-signed running back LeGarrette Blount two days after he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount…
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Atlanta-area Agency Investigating Dwight Howard for Child Abuse
A suburban Atlanta police department confirmed they have opened up an investigation on Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard for accusations of child abuse. Investigators with…
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Juan Joseph: Beloved football coach, former Millsaps standout, killed outside La. nightclub
Juan Joseph, 27, the quarterbacks coach at West St. John High School and former Millsaps College football standout, was shot and killed outside of Allure nightclub…
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Jason Collins Announces Retirement & Plans To Support NBA Players
Jason Collins has turned to Sports Illustrated to make another huge announcement: He’s hanging up his jersey. After 13 years in the NBA (and becoming…
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Parity around the ACC obscuring breakout stars
PITTSBURGH (AP) – There are stars in the Atlantic Coast Conference who don’t wear garnet and gold if you know where to look. The thing…
Coach Terry Smith…Former Gateway coach works his magic at Penn State
HBO’s ‘State of Play’ explores life after sports for retired NFL players

OPINION

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Guest Editorial…New challenges for Affordable Care Act
Enrollment for the second year of the Affordable Care Act is now underway as it faces new challenges from Republican opponents. On Saturday, consumers started…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Diversity in he GOP
Most pundits predicted gains for the Republican Party in the 2014 midterm elections but no one had an idea that they would win by such…
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Just Sayin’…Bravo for Hill District SHOP ‘n SAVE anniversary
Congratulations go out to the Hill District SHOP ‘n SAVE for its one-year anniversary of success. I remember the Phoenix Hill Mall celebration after their…
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A true appreciation of war veterans
(NNPA)—My late father was born on what was originally called “Armistice Day”—now celebrated as Veteran’s Day—Nov. 11. He went on to serve in World War…
Hip Hop Corner…Passing the Baton
Lifestyles Report…Facebook lessons and Kim Kardashian

BUSINESS

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Despite objections, URA okays buying more Addison properties
The Urban Redevelopment Authority Board has voted to purchase 69 city-owned properties in the Hill District for $1 each and convey them to the Housing…
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Perry’s newest venture …Longtime Homewood businessman opens new store
For 50 years James Perry has been a business staple within Pittsburgh’s communities. A true example of an entrepreneur, since the age of eight he…
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Should Corporations Be Barred From Public Funds If They Lack Cultural Diversity?
Chicago Alderman Walter Burnett Jr. joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss corporate diversity and minority hiring. Burnett is part of a group of alderman…
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Review: Apple’s iOS 8 provides a smarter type
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —I never would have considered writing this review on my iPhone if I hadn’t upgraded to Apple’s new operating system, iOS 8.…
‘New Atlanta’s Founding Father’ Herman J. Russell dies
Growing push to stop payday loan debt trap

INTERNATIONAL

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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
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Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
On Monday, The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (AAPSF) revolted against the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai with orchestrated press conferences, seminars and…
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Nigerian government again lies about missing girls
Like most people, I’d given up hope that the more than 200 high school girls who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria early this year by…
With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy
American & African healthcare workers go on strike against fighting Ebola

LIFESTYLE

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YAS GURL: 20 Holiday Looks Plus-Size Women Can Slay In
The holiday party season is officially here! Your inbox will soon be flooded with everything from formal work fêtes to your friends’ house parties and…
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Wobble Before You Gobble: Exercises You Can Do With Or Without Your Turkey
My apartment manager gave everyone in my building a whole turkey for Thanksgiving. Dope right!?! Well when he handed it off the heavy bird, not…
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‘Service with a Smile’ at Second Baptist annual Fellowship Day
The job of a church usher is to lead one to their seat, watch the congregation, care for the flock from the back of the…
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Three Ways to Give the Holiday Season More Meaning
These days, the focus of the holidays is often on consumerism — from gift cards to glitzy décor to formal place settings. Whatever your religious…
FAB FINDS: 20 Bright Coats You Need To Upgrade Your Boring Winter Closet
FAB OR FUG: Raven-Symone Debuts Her New Pumpkin Spice Hair & We’re Like…Yum! [POLL]

GENERATION Y

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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
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Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
A memoir for someone who has only lived just over 13 years might seem a bit odd but not for Mo’ne Davis (pictured). She’s the…
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College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community
Pittsburgh native and University of Pittsburgh graduate, Bakari Thompson recently self-published his first book #TeenLife. This book includes a 36 set collection of inspirational poetry…
Time Magazine is sick of y’all slang
A Mother’s Mission: Combating Domestic Violence

HEALTH

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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
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PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
PA 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people to local resources via the telephone. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone, and you will be…
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10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
The importance of family meals cannot be underestimated when it comes to instilling healthy habits in children. When food is prepared at home, kids are…
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Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare
Your health needs change from year to year. And, your health plan may change the benefits and costs each year too. That’s why it’s important…
Team Natural: 7 Foolproof Tips For Fighting The Common Cold & Flu Without Medicine
Health insurance in Pennsylvania: 5 things to know

Cover To Cover

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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
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Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
*Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Monica Carter debut’s book “Celibate Fabulous & Fearless” and it caught the attention of men and women alike! As you can imagine the topic of celibacy has been a taboo topic and Ms. Carter delves right into it in hopes to enlighten others! Ms. Carter was born in St Louis, […]
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Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’
You have the right to remain silent. But then, you already know that. You’ve seen it all your life on TV, read it in books,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’
Your heroes are larger than life. They’re always tall, strong, and wise. No one can best them or outdo them, and no one can touch…
Author shares how he went ‘From Menace To Morehouse’
Cover to Cover…‘What I know for sure’

EDITORS PICK

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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…

FEATURES

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A Mother’s Mission: Combating domestic violence
[SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES] CHICAGO – While struggling financially, Nova Henry realized she was pregnant with a second child, Ava. Although, Loni felt that the…

VIEWPOINT

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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”

PEOPLE

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Ariz. hot car mom accused of spending donations on boyfriend’s rap album
Shanesha Taylor, the mother who received widespread support and attention after leaving her children in a hot car while she interviewed for a job in…
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Hero! Starbucks Barista Rushes To Save Cab Driver And Passenger After Manhole Explosion
Bernard Vickers (pictured) has certainly given new meaning to the word hero. Vickers, who is employed as a barista at a Starbucks in midtown Manhattan,…
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Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted” and “Hold on to My Love,” died Monday…
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Nicki Minaj ‘would be disappointed’ if she doesn’t have a baby by the time she drops her fifth album
Nicki Minaj is in love with her December/January Complex Magazine cover and we have to admit, we are too. The “Pinkprint” rapper looks fierce dressed…
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LHHH’s Moniece accused of stealing $109K from NBA baller ex-boyfriend
It’s always something with these “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” cast members. In latest news, Moniece Slaughter, Lil Fizz’s baby’s mother, is said to have…
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Nastiest Comments left on Kris Jenner’s Instagram photo
Kris Jenner will think twice before trying to steal someone else’s shine again. Instagram users left some of the most foul and abrasive messages underneath…
Misty Copeland lands reality series on Oxygen
No New Friends: Mary J. Blige’s husband is not allowed to have female friends

Education

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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…

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