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Communitywide focus on social justice in education discussed at Duquesne forum
The Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice of the School of Education at Duquesne University hosted its third community forum, on the one-year…
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Suit: Black county 911 dispatchers told they speak ‘ghetto’
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Three minority women who worked at a county 911 center in Pittsburgh have filed discrimination lawsuits, with one of them saying Black…
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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…
Man, 24, charged in fatal shooting outside Homewood Art House
Brutally honest……McLay responds to East End residents

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
Florida State University police chief, David Perry speaks at a news conference concerning the on-campus shooting on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP…
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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the…
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Cop In Vonderrit Myers Jr. shooting allegedly tied to racist social media posts
A lawyer for the family of Vonderrit Myers Jr. has released the name of the White off-duty St. Louis, Mo., police officer named in the…
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Report: Michael Brown’s killer Darren Wilson is quitting Ferguson Police Department
  Ferguson Police Department officer Darren Wilson will not be a police officer anymore in the city, regardless of whether he is charged with the killing…
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Atlanta police prepared for protests when decision to indict Ferguson officer comes
Police departments around the country are on edge and planning as if Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson has not been charged with the murder of…
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Jaselyn Grant: Memphis Police Officer Charged With Murder In Wife’s Shooting
A Memphis police officer charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting her wife has pleaded not guilty. SEE ALSO: And Another One: Louisa Moritz Comes Forward…
Rev. Sharpton blames attack on taxes on support of Obama, Ferguson
The 5 best states for African-American people
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for a racial comment he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up…
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No, Whoopi Goldberg: We can’t “Forget The Color” when It comes to injustice
As far as “post-racial” and “New Black” famous Negroes go, Whoopi Goldberg is a pioneer. When she discusses race, it’s enough to make your average…
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Caged Bird Songs: Maya Angelou Released Posthumous Hip Hop Poetry Album
It’s been some months since the immensely talented Maya Angelou’s death, however, that hasn’t stopped her powerful legacy from living on. Angelou has an album on the shelves…
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Mourning Mike Nichols, the enemy of mystery
NEW YORK (AP) — The last time he was on Broadway, director Mike Nichols was asked what his secret was to getting the best from…
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Swift to receive Dick Clark award for excellence
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is getting a special — and new — award from the American Music Awards. Dick Clark productions announced Friday…
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‘American Idol’ racial lawsuit dismissed – Statute of Limitations over
A lawsuit filed by 10 black former “American Idol” contestants against the television program claiming they were cut from the show because of racr, has…
The 8th Woman: Black actress comes out with graphic sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby [VIDEO]
PRESS PLAY: Is Beyonce’s New Song ‘Ring Off’ About Her Mom’s Divorce?

SPORTS

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Sex assault case reinstated against pitcher Reed
DETROIT (AP) — A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    There’s “An Old Saying” that goes like this . . . “I don’t agree with it, but I can understand it.”  The truth of…
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Syracuse hoping to spoil Pitt’s bowl hopes
PITTSBURGH (AP) – T.J. Clemmings and Matt Rotheram are college football survivors. Making it through five seasons during a period of unprecedented upheaval at Pittsburgh…
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Redskins’ Jackson vague over Instagram post
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — DeSean Jackson remains vague about the Instagram post that contributed to the latest drama surrounding Robert Griffin III. The Washington Redskins…
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Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prosecutors have charged champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor in a shooting at his home. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/11xp2v1…
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LeGarrette Blount rejoins Pats after being cut by Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) – LeGarrette Blount’s teammates are glad to have him back in a New England Patriots uniform. Which one he wears, though, is…
OVERTIME: Pittsburgh City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductions
Atlanta-area Agency Investigating Dwight Howard for Child Abuse

OPINION

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Are Republicans ready to welcome Blacks?
(NNPA)—Since the Republicans takeover of Congress on Nov. 4, I have received numerous emails and phone calls from many of my friends who are Democrats…
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Controversy…Death by “legal” deception
On a cold and dreary Monday afternoon after a short winters nap, I turned on my computer and the very first item that invaded my…
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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…
Just Sayin’…Bravo for Hill District SHOP ‘n SAVE anniversary
A true appreciation of war veterans

BUSINESS

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At 60, manufacturing executive turns down retirement to run Monroeville Signarama
 (Monroeville, Pennsylvania)—For a quarter of a century, Tommy Green had been working as a manufacturing executive. His career, which saw him interact with companies like…
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WealthyU: How to avoid holiday shopping hoaxes that keep you broke
On Tuesday, Financial guru Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to show you how not to go broke this holiday season. Owens told…
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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…
Should Corporations Be Barred From Public Funds If They Lack Cultural Diversity?
Review: Apple’s iOS 8 provides a smarter type

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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2014 Wilkinsburg Annual Toy Drive
It’s that time of year to help out your neighbors in Wilkinsburg by donating money or toys again this year for Wilkinsburg annual toy drive.…
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FIRST LOOK: Ty Hunter Debuts New Fashion Line & We’re Like…There Is A Gawd!
Say word! We can all have a little piece of the fabulous Ty Hunter, who not only keeps King Bey fresh to death (do we…
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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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A gallery of horrible fake butts
The 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…
Wobble Before You Gobble: Exercises You Can Do With Or Without Your Turkey
‘Service with a Smile’ at Second Baptist annual Fellowship Day

GENERATION Y

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Mara Brock Akil urges young women to speak up for what they want
Mara Brock Akil is imploring young women to use their voices because it is the most valuable asset they have. Girls Inc. gathered up some…
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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…
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community
Time Magazine is sick of y’all slang

HEALTH

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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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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…
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare

Cover To Cover

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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler apologized again for a racial comment he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up…
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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,…
Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’
Author shares how he went ‘From Menace To Morehouse’

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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Nikki Giovanni Been Over Bill Cosby, Said He Wasn’t Sh*t A Long Time Ago
Rewind back to 2007 when Bill Cosby had just commenced his nationwide tour of telling poor Black America to pull themselves up by their baggy jeans…
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2 more women come forward with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby
  Actresses Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assault in two separate incidents. In an exclusive with the New York…
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Rapper T.I. talks changed life on ‘Oprah: Where are They Now?’
Oprah Winfrey is the human truth serum. Rap impresario and TV reality star T.I. will join the cadre of A-list stars who freely and eagerly…
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I Got Yo Back, Girl: How Beyonce Saved Solange On Her Wedding Day
When Solange broke out in hives at her wedding celebration, it was her big sister Bey who sprang into action. In case you missed it…
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Phaedra’s friendship with Kandi strained over split with Apollo Nida?
*Divorce obviously affects anyone who’s been married. But can this also apply to friendships? Judging from the season premiere of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” that…
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Is Monica Moonlighting As A Nurse? [PHOTO]
What’s Monica been up to at night? Because it looks like she may have gotten a side hustle! Monica’s got a beautiful family, tons of…
Stacey Dash gets ripped for defending Bill Cosby
Ariz. hot car mom accused of spending donations on boyfriend’s rap album

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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