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Ifill speaks at Pa. Center for Women & Politics conference
Gwen Ifill, 2014 Elsie Hillman Chair in Women and Politics, gave a public lecture at the Pittsburgh Women & Politics conference recently. The purpose of…
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Men of Excellence nominations due
  Readers have one more week to submit nominations for the New Pittsburgh Courier’s 2014 Men of Excellence Awards, which is to be held in…
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Wiegand challenges long-time State Rep DeLuca in Penn Hills
Education, ideas, drive and determination, those are the qualities 32nd District Pennsylvania House Representative candidate Kristopher J. Wiegand, Esq., believes are needed in a leader…
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Community Calendar 4-23-24
    Be Inspired APRIL 30—Bethlehem Haven will host An Evening with Elizabeth Smart: Be Inspired! at 6:30 p.m. at the IBEW Circuit Center, 5…
Mayor, county executive question bid for August Wilson Center
Pittsburgh on list of 15 cities eyed by Dems for 2016 convention

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NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week In Black History April 23-29
For the week of April 23-29 April 23 1856—One of the greatest inventors in American history, Granville T. Woods, is born in Columbus, Ohio. During…
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Backers, opponents of Michigan affirmative action ban react to ruling
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday upholding the state’s ban on racial preference in college admissions comes as the University of Michigan…
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Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes…
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Legal minds eye quality control for convictions
NEW YORK (AP) — Hospitals have staff conferences to examine why patients died. Airline pilots have a system for voluntarily submitting information on safety concerns.…
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High court upholds Mich affirmative action ban
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent…
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Schools “Separate and Unequal” 60 years after Brown
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the 60th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education approaches, a new report by…
Stowaway teen stirs concern about airport security
Desert Storm vet wages war on VA
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Arts and Culture Calendar 4-23-14
    Thursday 24 Teenie Harris Exhibit The Carnegie Museum of Art presents “Teenie Harris Photographs: Baseball in Pittsburgh” at 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. Images…
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Is Steve Harvey’s Mimi Sex Tape Commentary Sexist?
The banter over Mimi Faust (pictured left) and Nikko Smith‘s sex tape has died down a bit, but when Steve Harvey (pictured) took to the…
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Lupita Nyong’o Named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Person
Actress Lupita Nyong’o (pictured) is certainly living proof of the popular phrase “Black is beautiful”! On Wednesday, People Magazine announced that their most-coveted award, “Most Beautiful”…
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Karma Is Alive & Well! Jennifer Williams’ Ex-Hubby (Who Threw The Drink In Her Face On ‘BBall Wives’) Is Homeless
Do you remember Eric Williams? If not, he was the jerk of a husband that threw a patron margarita in Jennifer Williams’ face on “Basketball…
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Nia Long Poses Nude & She Looks Stunning!
Each year, Allure rounds up several stunning celebs to pose naked for magazine’s annual “nude stars” issue. This year, Nia Long bares it all for…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Tyler Perry Helps Evicted Atlanta Family Pay Their Rent
Thanks to Tyler Perry, an Atlanta family has a guaranteed roof over their heads for the next year. According to reports, the filmmaker stepped in…
Malia and Sasha Obama Just Want To Be Normal
The Reviews Are In: #BlackTwitter Watched The Mimi Faust Sex Tape & The Consensus Is….

SPORTS

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Steelers pick up 5th-year option on DE Cam Heyward
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have picked up the 2015 option on defensive end Cam Heyward. The decision, announced Tuesday, means Heyward will have…
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Pens, Jackets hope to end blown leads in Game 4
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – In a Stanley Cup playoff series marked by teams giving up two-goal leads, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Rob Scuderi says it’s time…
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MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl
NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday’s brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee…
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Brewers’ Gomez has no plans to apologize
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Carlos Gomez has no plans to apologize for his behavior that set off another brawl. The Brewers center fielder was ejected along…
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World Poker Tour championship opens in NJ 1st time
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — After 11 years in Las Vegas, the championship event of the World Poker Tour is underway in Atlantic City. The…
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Wandy Rodriguez placed on DL by Pirates with sore knee
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates because of right knee inflammation, Reliever Jared Hughes…
American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon
Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

OPINION

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Super PACs supersize union political spending
Last month, a federal judge ruled that a new breed of political money machines—called “super PACs”—can get involved in Pennsylvania elections using an unlimited amount…
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Roberts’ Court Takes Another Jab At Affirmative Action
The John Roberts’ (pictured) court did not completely pull out the rug from under affirmative action. Yet one could argue that it tripped Michigan’s Affirmative…
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Earth Day 2014: Why your zip code matters
The environmental issues that we deal with aren’t always discussed as we have conversations about justice, but this Earth Day, we need to pay attention…
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President Obama triumphant!
Usually around this time in a President’s second term there is much talk about being “a lame duck” and “second term blues” relating to bad…
‘Hammerin’ Hank’ slugs it out with Obama attackers
To Be Equal…Ryan budget represents height of irresponsibility

BUSINESS

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Business Calendar 4-23-14
Lunch and Learn Series         APRIL 24—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Downtown & Business Branch will host its Lunch and Learn Series from 12:15-1:15…
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Black Enterprise hosts Annual Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo
Join the Small Business Revolution as BLACK ENTERPRISE holds its 2014 Entrepreneurs Conference + Expo hosted by Nationwide Insurance on Wednesday, May 14 through Saturday,…
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McDonald’s CEO: No heat from breakfast competition
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s apparently isn’t scared by a waffle taco. Without specifying names, McDonald’s CEO Don Thompson said during a conference call Tuesday…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…P&G patent litigation harms consumers
Procter & Gamble enjoys a long, proud history as a major Cincinnati employer. Its history goes back more than 175 years and today it owns…
Maybelline New York names Jourdan Dunn as brand’s spokesmodel
Blackonomics…The State of Black America

INTERNATIONAL

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Royals get Aboriginal gifts in Australian Outback
SYDNEY (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, received a traditional Aboriginal welcome to the Australian Outback on Tuesday. The Duke and Duchess…
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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too
WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it’s not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People…
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Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — It’s Sunday, and 15,000 people are seated in the enormous arena-like church, fanning themselves against the dusty humid air in Nigeria.…
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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ “A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all…
Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians

LIFESTYLE

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Jazz at The Rivers Club
Harold Betters and Scotti Mulert recently celebrated their birthdays as part of the Rivers Club Jazz Night which featured Betters.
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Church Circuit April 23-29
Pastoral Anniversary     APRIL 23—Morning Star Baptist Church, 812 Oak St., West Mifflin, will host a Pastoral Anniversary Celebration for Rev. Cathryn Brundage. The event,…
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Lupita Nyong’o Named People Magazine’s ‘Most Beautiful Person’
If winning an Oscar for her first role wasn’t enough, Lupita Nyong’o can add another honor to her list of awards. The “12 Years A…
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Work It! How To Dress For Your Body Type In The Gym
I love fitness fashion but with so many options available on shelves today I know it’s easy for my fellow fitness fashionistas to be clueless about what to wear at…
Need A Fresh Look For Spring? IMAN Cosmetics Has You Covered! [VIDEO]
The Wise Decision…I was thinking about you

GENERATION Y

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Students interview their heroes for PNC Black History Month project
The PNC Legacy Project opened the Celebrating Black History Month exhibit on Martin Luther King Day 2014. To bring the exhibit to young people, the…
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Millennials are more diverse – in many ways
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Millennials are easy to spot. They’re the ones welded to their handheld devices, touting peculiar professional titles and ambitions. Born between 1980…
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Miss America: Rethink suspension over prom query
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to…
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Give us a sign: Pitt students demand answers about ASL teacher’s non-rehire
On April 15, at 917 Cathedral of Learning, around 30 students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh gathered in Dean’s office to deliver a…
Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus
Uganda’s Junior Chess Champion begins US tour

HEALTH

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Everything You Need To Know About E-Cigarettes: Are They Really A Healthier Alternative To Smoking?
This past weekend, a city-wide ban of electronic cigarettes went into effect in Los Angeles. Before the new law, vapors — as e-cigarette users like…
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Warning…Watch out for prediabetes
  (NNPA)—The battle of the bulge is a lifelong challenge for many women. This is largely because our bodies are designed to store fat more…
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What’s good for your heart is good for your colon
(NNPA)—Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended for good colon health? Eating plenty of healthy…
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CHICK CHAT: I’ve Had Multiple Abortions, But I’m Not A Serial Killer
I was 16-years-old when I had my first abortion. I remember nervously pacing down Park Avenue in New York city, barely able to function because…
Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
CHICK CHAT: Black Women Need To Talk More About Our Uterus, Than Our Hair

Cover To Cover

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New book provides backstage pass to rock history
“There Goes Gravity” (Riverhead), by Lisa Robinson In the new book, “There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll,” there’s a telling photograph of…
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Has Hip Hop changed the urban mindset?
Los Angeles, CA (BlackNews.com) — Are Strippers, Drugs, and Money keeping Hip Hop alive? Or, does Hip Hop continue to survive due to its ability…
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Sen. Warren’s book focuses on working family woes
BOSTON (AP) — At the beginning of her new book, “A Fighting Chance,” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren describes the moment she grew up. She was…
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An Aliquippa native’s memoir now available
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—A memoir chronicling the life of an Aliquippa native is now available. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Julia Jeter Cleckley was the first nationally promoted African-American…
Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
‘Transforming Pain to Power’

EDITORS PICK

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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…

FEATURES

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The Wise Decision…13 reasons why you need exercise
Let’s face it, some days you just don’t feel like exercising. You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. But this shouldn’t…

VIEWPOINT

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To Tell The Truth…They asked, ‘Who in the hell is he?’

PEOPLE

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Tavis Smiley to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television personality Tavis Smiley will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of…
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Bon Jovi to help open low-income housing in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia. On Tuesday, he’ll help open a…
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‘Housewives’ star says she may not return to show
ATLANTA (AP) — Kenya Moore says she’s seriously considering leaving “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” after her televised brawl with co-star Porsha Williams. “We all…
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Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of ‘Nashville’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. The first lady’s office says she’ll appear on the May 7 episode of the…
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Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night ‘bullies’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Novak says that cruel jabs about how she looked during the Oscar ceremony amounted to bullying that left her crushed…
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Celeb birthdays for the week of April 20-26
April 20: Actor George Takei is 77. Actor Ryan O’Neal is 73. Keyboardist Craig Frost of Grand Funk Railroad is 66. Actor Gregory Itzin is…
Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday
Anita Baker countersues home improvement company

Education

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Bush says education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’
AUSTIN, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation…
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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension
WASHINGTON (AP) – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American…

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