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Williams heads Pa. Black higher education conference 
A Duquesne University program director has been named vice president/president-elect of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education. Erroline Williams PhD, director of the professional…
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Tom Wolf pledges to pursue fairness and equity for all
Though a famous writer with almost the same name once said you can’t go home again, Tom Wolf did—twice. The first time, eschewing a career…
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Nearby shooting shakes march for peace
Though on crutches while recovering from surgery to remove a tumor from his leg, and unable to walk the course, House of Manna Pastor Eugene…
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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…
Men of Excellence nominations due
Wiegand challenges long-time State Rep DeLuca in Penn Hills

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NATIONAL NEWS

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First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama’s annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in…
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Chicago to name high school after President Obama
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced plans to…
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Do Not Enter: SCOTUS affirmative action ban dashes hopes of Black minority students
The conservative majority of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) on Tuesday issued a final ban on affirmative action in Michigan in response…
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Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher who has become a conservative folk hero for resisting the federal government’s attempts to round up his cattle…
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Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa
HONOLULU (AP) — A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft’s wheel well…
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Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires
NEW YORK (AP) — To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. The nation’s largest police force learned the…
UNC reading specialist turned whistle-blower says she is resigning
This Week In Black History April 23-29
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The inspiration for ‘From The Rough’
NASHVILLE – Former Tennessee State University golf coach Catana Starks’ story will be featured in the movie “From The Rough” starring Oscar nominee Taraji P.…
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Future delivers personal album with mind on moment
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Future thinks his new star-laden album, “Honest,” is a time capsule. “Ten years from now we’re going to be able to…
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Martha Redbone ‘Roots Project’ at Carnegie Lecture Hall
The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes MARTHA REDBONE ROOTS PROJECT to the Carnegie Lecture Hall (Oakland) on Saturday, April 26, 7:30 p.m. “In a brilliant collision of cultures,…
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Beyoncé , Serena Williams,Kerry Washington Among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People In The World
Black women are winning on the newsstands this week! A day after Lupita Nyong’o was named People magazine’s Most Beautiful Person of 2014, TIME magazine crowned Beyoncé to lead their annual “100 Most…
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AM BUZZ: Nicki Minaj Chimes In On ‘RHOA’ Fight; Sundy Explains Having A Baby By Married Man & More… On
 Nicki Minaj, Mama Joyce & Kenya Moore Chime In On “RHOA” Fight Kenya Moore may be crying victim after being attacked by Porsha Williams on…
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Why Is Kevin Hart’s Ex-Wife Taking Shots At His New Life?
Why is Kevin Hart‘s ex-wife Torrei Hart taking shots at his new relationship and his new life without her in it? We don’t believe that…
Usher Reveals His Son Is A Diabetic: ‘This Year Has Been Really One Of My Hardest’
Join Nicci Gilbert’s ‘R&B Divas: Atlanta’ Google Hangout #Divashangout

SPORTS

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Coach Eugene Wilson brings Tiger pride back to Wilkinsburg
At one time, Wilkinsburg was considered to be a hotbed for athletic talent.  High School legends like Donald Jay, Blaine Carter, John Bell, Rico Tyler,…
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Emmert supports more efficient, effective NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model. Emmert acknowledged Wednesday,…
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Dapper Dan Roundball Classic co-founder tries to upend NCAA
There are those who would argue that Sonny Vaccaro helped create the biggest problem in college sports when he began handing out money in the…
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Overtime…Too much power for one man!
:10—And there’s no greater truth than this—without Tiger Woods in the Masters, the viewing percentage was down 46 percent. “You know…that’s too much power for…
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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…
MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl
Brewers’ Gomez has no plans to apologize

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…The people respond to a passionate Rev. Ricky Burgess
In the current year 2014, there are those throughout Allegheny County who possess the identical mindset of other segments of the world in implementating land…
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Black America was silent during Rwandan genocide
(NNPA)—It was 20 years ago this month that the monstrous Rwandan genocide unfolded. In less than 90 days, close to 1 million Rwandan Tutsis and…
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Just Sayin’…Passage of Land Banking bill is a good thing, I think?
After several community meetings throughout the city dealing with the new Land Banking law, City Council passed a much-improved version 8-1, thanks to Rev. Ricky…
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Guest Editorial…Preparing America’s workforce for jobs
President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are touting a new job training program involving community colleges. The plan is aimed at better connecting…
Super PACs supersize union political spending
Roberts’ Court Takes Another Jab At Affirmative Action

BUSINESS

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Tech Tips: Add 2nd layer of protection online
NEW YORK (AP) — If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection. Browsers are supposed to keep passwords…
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Gay business owners still face challenges
NEW YORK (AP) — It happens a few times a year: A customer refuses to work with Dave Greenbaum because he’s gay. Greenbaum, who owns…
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EBONY Announces New Editor-In-Chief
Ebony Magazine has announced that Mitzi Miller (pictured) is their new editor-in-chief, according to a recent press release. SEE ALSO: Mitzi Miller: Jet Magazine’s Editor-In-Chief…
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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…
Black Enterprise hosts Annual Entrepreneurs Conference and Expo
McDonald’s CEO: No heat from breakfast competition

INTERNATIONAL

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Indian film awards arrive in Tampa, Fla., but why?
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The so-called Bollywood Oscars have been held in Macau, Singapore, London — and now, Tampa? Starting Wednesday, hundreds of Indian film…
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Black America was silent during Rwandan genocide
(NNPA)—It was 20 years ago this month that the monstrous Rwandan genocide unfolded. In less than 90 days, close to 1 million Rwandan Tutsis and…
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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…
Nigeria preacher: Healer or controversial leader?
World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

LIFESTYLE

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Que Mardi Gras 2014
POW, WHAM, ZONK!! On March 22, at the Homewood Coliseum, superheroes, heroines and villains collided on the dance floor while Nick Nice provided the soundtrack…
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FAB FINDS: 20 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas That Will Make Her Melt
Mother’s Day is the perfect time to give a token of your appreciation to the woman who sacrifices for you daily. Though every Mom is…
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New Pittsburgh Courier 2014 Men of Excellence Nomination
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Lifestyles Report…Airline Fees gone wild
Anyone who has flown recently knows that it costs so much more to fly than it did about 15 years ago. I had to travel…
Layered vegan vegetable tart delivers big flavors
FAB OR FUG: Are You Feeling Zendaya’s Menswear-Inspired Suit? [POLL]

GENERATION Y

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Job market for college grads better but still weak
WASHINGTON (AP) — With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is…
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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…
Give us a sign: Pitt students demand answers about ASL teacher’s non-rehire
Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus

HEALTH

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SHE’S THE LAW: State Abortion Laws & How They May Affect You
Women’s reproductive rights are always a hot topic during elections. All politicians present their stance on abortion rights and women’s healthcare surrounding other reproductive issues.…
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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…
CHICK CHAT: I’ve Had Multiple Abortions, But I’m Not A Serial Killer
Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

Cover To Cover

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McDaniel launches new book
Pittsburgh author, Sharon L. McDaniel PhD, in collaboration with A Second Chance, Inc. launched her new book, “On My Way Home—A Memoir of Kinship, Grace,…
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Q&A: A French economist’s grim view of wealth gap
NEW YORK (AP) — If you’d like to live in Downton Abbey, the good news is that our economy has entered a second Gilded Age…
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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…
Sen. Warren’s book focuses on working family woes
An Aliquippa native’s memoir now available

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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HBO’s John Oliver recognizes debt to Jon Stewart
NEW YORK (AP) — When the time comes for a young bird to leave the nest, he’s often more than ready to go and doesn’t…
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Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jodie Foster is a married woman. The 51-year-old Oscar winner wed girlfriend Alexandra Hedison over the weekend, Foster’s publicist confirmed Wednesday.…
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Lupita Nyong’o named People’s ‘Most Beautiful’
NEW YORK (AP) — People magazine has named Lupita Nyong’o as the “World’s Most Beautiful” for 2014. The 31-year-old actress, who won a best supporting…
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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…
Michelle Obama to appear on May episode of ‘Nashville’
Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night ‘bullies’

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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