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Cops: 3 gunmen kill woman, hurt mom in Hill District
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Three gunmen fired at least 20 shots into a home, killing a woman and wounding her mother inside their garage, police said…
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Jeron X. Grayson Community Center nears completion
Soaking in the sun and the view on the rooftop deck of the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Rev. Glenn Grayson…
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‘Sisters Saving Ourselves Now’ summit addresses moving Black family forward
Healing, educating and empowering women, men and youths, while facilitating an open dialogue about moving the Black family forward were the topics of the third…
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Protesters rally in East Liberty, Manning issues gag order before Leon Ford jury selection
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge issued a gag order the day before jury selection begins in the case of a Black man charged with dragging…
The power of one…
Community Calendar 8-20-14

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Ferguson residents struggling with daily life
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn’t been the same since Angelia Dickens’…
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Navy Kicks Out Black Woman Because they Hate Her Natural Hair
The Navy hates black natural hair. Because hospital second-class Jessica Sims refused to cut off her natural hair, which she flossed in dreadlocks and in a tight…
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Ferguson Cop Who Pushes Don Lemon Suspended For Racist Video Rant
A police officer in Ferguson who was captured on video pushing CNN’s Don Lemon, a black television host, during live coverage of protests this week…
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Ferguson Grand Jury is Almost All White
Despite blacks boasting the majority population in Ferguson, Mo., the grand jury convened to decide whether to charge officer Darren Wilson in unarmed black teen…
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Ice bucket challenge may change nonprofit world
NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge’s phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential…
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Huey P. Newton Gun Club Lead Rallies With Rifles in Dallas;
Only so many unarmed black men can be shot down by police across the country before the spirit of the original Black Panthers would arise. Two…
Gorgeous women who broke men’s hearts by coming out gay
Ferguson police lied: Officer Darren Wilson did not have fracture eye socket
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Review: Amy Grant shows another side with remixes
Amy Grant, “In Motion – The Remixes” (Sparrow/Capitol) Amy Grant never has shied away from experimentation and change. Having transformed herself from devout singer-songwriter to…
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Amazon seeks to reach viewers with ‘Hand of God’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dana Delany had an urge. While playing the take-no-prisoners wife of a law-bending judge in the upcoming Amazon pilot “Hand of…
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Police Manhunt for Joe Budden for Robbery and Assault for Beating Girlfriend
New York police have launched a manhunt for rapper and reality star Joe Budden, the man accused of assaulting and robbing his model ex-girlfriend in Washington…
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Is Joe Budden really wanted by NYPD for allegedly beating up his ex?
The internets nearly shut down this morning as word began to travel around that a virtual “manhunt” was underway for “Love & Hip Hop NY”…
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Funniest Floyd Mayweather Memes on His Reading Difficulties
Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather has been completely devoured by social media in the days since former friend 50 Cent let the world know that he…
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Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston Inducted into R&B Hall of Fame
In the greatest case of “duh!” of all time, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston are being inducted into the momentous Rhythm & Blues Hall of…
Mo’ne Davis brings record ratings to Little League
Joel, Wonder, Brooks to receive ASCAP honors

SPORTS

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Fans Start Petition to Make Floyd Mayweather Read: Want Champ to See ‘Reading Rainbow’
The abject humiliation of boxing champ Floyd Mayweather over his poor reading skills continue unabated. Hilariously, fans started a petition on Change.org to actually force…
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At The Finish Line…Top 10 things to know about doing dope on McKnight Rd.
Where Only the Truth Matters SPECIAL NOTE: To the naïve, unknowing and just plain “hard headed” of you. I actually thought you knew this stuff, but…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Preseason Relevance
Don’t you remember when the Steelers were relevant? The Steelers were an absolute force to be reckoned with. And the preseason was fun. The starters…
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Mo’ne Davis brings record ratings to Little League
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Pitching sensation Mo’ne Davis’ latest start drew record-setting television viewership for the Little League World Series. Her game Wednesday night attracted…
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Mo’ne Davis’ Taney Dragons eliminated from LLWS by Jackie Robinson West
Mo’Ne Davis, the breakout star of this year’s Little League World Series, and her Taney Dragons of Philadelphia were eliminated from the tournament by an…
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Female Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis proud to pave the way
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Bleacher Report)—On the eve of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons’ opening game at the 2014 Little League World Series, 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis sat in a…
Shazier shines in Steelers debut
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OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…Black heroes must be duplicated
Last Saturday while attending a funeral repast I engaged in conversation with a White male whose name I can’t recall when the topic turned to…
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Just Sayin’…We need to look at Michael Brown shooting from all sides and angles
All the controversy over the Michael Brown shooting has brought several things to light, while others will not be clear until the investigation is complete.…
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Black Americans’ threat from Whites wearing badges
(NNPA)—The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to…
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Spike Lee: ‘There’s a war on Black America, it’s tearing country apart!’
The vocal and controversial filmmaker Spike Lee recently told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the violence against Black America — along with high-profile examples such as…
Do we perpetuate Black stereotypes?
Guest Editorial…A ‘generational event’ demands a generational change

BUSINESS

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‘People’ Magazine’s only ever Black editor suing for discrimination
Tatsha Robertson, 48, was the only Black senior editor People magazine has ever had. Following her being laid off in May, Robertson filed a lawsuit claiming she was…
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Business Calendar
Technology Show     AUG. 21—Toshiba Business Solutions will host its Technology Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.…
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Women small business owners struggle to get loans
NEW YORK (AP) — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get…
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Point of contact…Business Resource Center aids disadvantaged entrepreneurs
Attention minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran business owners including startups. If you are in need of resources, one-on-one consulting or business educational services; then the…
Blackonomics…Blacks have become obsolete
Game hunting for dividends

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the…
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US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida
MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo…
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China dominated U.S.-Africa summit
(NNPA)—Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. was China.…
What’s scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it
Son of Nigerian star Fela talks of father’s legacy

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on when the invitation says black tie
The invite says “black tie” what do you do? Most would assume that you pull out the tuxedo and a formal dress. According to the…
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents ‘Gentlemen of Excellence’
How do you describe a “Gentleman of Excellence? According to the Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., he is a…
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2014 Holy Convocation: ‘God has not forgotten us’
The Holy gathering of the Lord’s people for spiritual reflection and refinement renewal Monday, Aug. 4, was the beginning of the 20th Holy Convocation of…
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FAB OR FUG: Rosario Dawson rocks a lingerie dress & we’re like…Umm no [POLL]
Rosario Dawson stepped out for the the ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ LA Premiere wearing a sleek curve-hugging lace and leather Ermanno Scervino lingerie…
Church Circuit 8-20-2014
Lifestyles Report…Picture this

GENERATION Y

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Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference
Brandi Richard (right) is president of the National Urban League Young Professionals, which exists to support the National Urban League affiliates. There are 55 chapters…
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Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students caught misbehaving in the nation’s second largest school district will be sent to the principal’s office rather than the courthouse…
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Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat
LOS ANGELES (NNPA)– Throughout the country, young, energetic, and passionate African American men and women are embracing opportunities for public service in politics. Voters have…
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W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ
    CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press   BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word “zilch” and finished…
California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law
Public Housing residents receive $57,250 in scholarships

HEALTH

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Blacks suffer because of critical shortage of organ donors
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found…
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Familylinks restructures it’s recovery center to be more effective
Keeping with its mission to treat individuals wholistically—in mind, body and spirit—during their recovery from substance abuse, Familylinks Inc. has recently undergone several changes to…
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WNBA Star shares breast cancer scare
Washington Mystics Guard Ivory Latta and Dr. Caryl Mussenden joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” to explain the importance of early detection in the fight against…
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AIDS patients fear discrimination in ACA exchange
MIAMI (AP) — Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by…
Obama signs veterans’ health care overhaul
Blacks 8 times more likely to contract HIV than Whites

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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Gorgeous women who broke men’s hearts by coming out gay
Admit it. When you feasted on the brunette bombshell in the Fast and Furious series, you just knew that Michelle Rodriguez was the one for…
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Kevin Sorbo blasts Ferguson protesters In scathing Facebook rant
Actor Kevin Sorbo thinks the protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting death of college bound teen Michael Brown are doing more harm than good.…
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Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte
(The Washington Post) -There are many ways to get celebrity activism wrong when it comes to a situation like the one that has emerged in…
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NYC mayor declares ‘Al Roker Appreciation Day’
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today Show” weatherman on his…
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson set for DC Comics film
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to…
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Meet Queen Latifah’s Girlfriend Eboni Nichols
Fiercely protective of her private life, the media (better yet, the paparazzi) nevertheless managed to scale the walls of Queen Latifah’s royal throne to once again…
Chris Brown, Karrueche, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, at Charity Football
Ciara shows off baby photos after breakup with Future

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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