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Pirates studio voice Tekulve has heart transplant
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kent Tekulve (teh-KUL’-vee) is recovering from heart transplant surgery. Allegheny General Hospital officials announced Tuesday that Tekulve…
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Metro Beat: Woman, 25, killed in wrong-way crash on Birmingham bridge
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A 25-year-old Pittsburgh woman has been killed after crashing her car while driving the wrong way on a city bridge. The Allegheny…
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Leon Ford wins partial verdict
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh prosecutors are weighing their next move after Leon Ford, a Black man left paralyzed when he was shot by a White…
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Will PA legislators make antidote for heroin overdoses available?
 As a brutal heroin epidemic sweeps the country, lawmakers in 25 states have responded by making it easier to get an antidote to deadly overdoses.…
NEED assists teen moms to become scholars
New poll: Wolf has 24-point lead over Corbett in PA governor’s race

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Michael Brown Grand Jury Delays Decision Whether to Indict Darren Wilson
A St. Louis County (Mo.) judge has approved the delay of a grand jury decision on whether to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the…
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Pres. Obama Visiting CDC in Atlanta, Announce Plans to Combat Ebola Virus in Africa
President Obama will announce his plans to help stem the tide of the Ebola virus epidemic that’s tearing a swath of destruction in West Africa…
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Corporal punishment widespread, but declining
CHICAGO (AP) — Allegations that Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson injured one of his sons by spanking him with a tree branch are reviving…
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Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to combat police brutality in the Black community, the National Bar Association (NBA) recently announced plans to file open…
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Man’s interracial family disputes police version of shooting
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) — The family of a 22-year-old Black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators’ statements that…
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Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn’t take Bill Carson long to see…
First Lady Michelle Obama Kicks Off Back-To-School Tour with Reach Hire Initiative in Atlanta
Atlanta the 3rd Most Popular Destination to Move To
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ENTERTAINMENT

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[VIDEO] Lupita Stops By Sesame Street To Talk About Skin
Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o stopped by Sesame Street to talk to Elmo about the importance and beauty of skin. The message from Sesame Street:…
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Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 10
NEW YORK (AP) — A CD/DVD featuring Whitney Houston’s first public performance — and one of her last in 2009— will be released Nov. 10.…
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Rihanna To CBS: ‘F**k You’ For Cancelling Performance
Most people agreed it was a good call for CBS to cancel Rihanna’s performance of “Run This Town” at the season opening game between the…
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Robin Thicke Throws Pharrell Under The Bus, Pharrell Blames ‘Reverse Racism’
Even fair weather fans of Robin Thicke have long known that Alan Thicke’s boy had a huge crush on Marvin Gaye’s music. Before “Blurred Lines”…
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Best Parts of ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’
For the past three years, scandalous behavior, “ratched-ness”, babymamadrama, adulterous affairs, and reunion show brawls have sparked the overwhelming success of VH1’s most successful shows, by far…
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Ne-Yo Calls ‘Atlanta Exes” Monyetta a Liar about Burning Her Tubes
Ne-Yo put his ex-fiance and baby mama, “Atlanta Exes” star Monyetta, on full blast for allegedly lying about saying singer-songwriter made her get her tubes burned…
Things You Don’t Know About Iggy Azalea’s Sex Tape Boyfriend
‘Crusading’ jazz-funk pioneer Joe Sample dies at 75

SPORTS

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Pirates studio voice Tekulve has heart transplant
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kent Tekulve (teh-KUL’-vee) is recovering from heart transplant surgery. Allegheny General Hospital officials announced Tuesday that Tekulve…
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NFL’s Adrian Peterson Accused of Beating Another Son
As if it couldn’t get any worse for Minnesota Viking’s superstar running back Adrian Peterson… Merely hours after the All-Pro running back offered a sincere…
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Steelers trying to shore up leaky run defense
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two weeks into his NFL career, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier is already well versed in what’s troubling a defense that hardly…
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Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Adrian Peterson is coming back to the Minnesota Vikings two days after he was charged with child abuse for using…
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Could Pacquiao fight be in cards for Mayweather?
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have boxed himself into a corner by outboxing Marcos Maidana in their rematch. And it might open…
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Many obstacles stand in Rice’s path to a comeback
It’s an enduring fact of life in the NFL: If a player has talent, a team will find a place for him, no matter how…
Carmelo Anthony Says Why Players Will Refuse to Play for Atlanta Hawks
Twitter Debates that Adrian Peterson May Go to Jail, Kicked out NFL

OPINION

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Image is important for a president
I was pleased and surprised when President Barack Obama commented on his mistake of not looking “presidential” after the announcement of the brutal beheading of…
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Column: A hideous week, but don’t expect change
During a week filled with a hideous hodgepodge of racism, domestic violence and homicide, sports offered little escape and even less accountability. Danny Ferry was…
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Ask Alma…Not speaking to my brother
Dear Alma, I cannot speak to my brother and I don’t know if I ever will again. The night our Dad died I called him…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Obama’s Biggest Weakness? Obama
If I didn’t see it with my own eyes I never would have believed it. Here was President Barack Obama talking with his Russian counterpart,…
Hip Hop Corner: 50 cents worth of reading
Rescued from America’s Gulag Archipelago

BUSINESS

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Another Atlantic City bust: Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far…
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Coalition of Black, Hispanic broadcasters air strong opposition to Senate Video Bill
The members of Four TVFreedom.org coalition have sent individual letters to congressional leadership  opposing the passage of proposed video reform legislation known as the Satellite…
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Darieth Chisolm launches podcast for aspiring entrepreneurs and network marketers
Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs are always in search of cutting edge information to help them grow and expand their business. Noted TV Host and…
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US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue
WASHINGTON (AP) — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched…
Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids
Apple iPhone 6 pre-order demand overwhelms supply

INTERNATIONAL

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An emotional Beyonce, Jay Z end tour in Paris
PARIS (AP) — An emotional Beyonce was in tears as she and husband Jay Z wrapped up their “On the Run” stadium tour Saturday night…
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Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya’s pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism…
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Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A South African judge on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of culpable homicide in the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva…
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U.S. can’t be world policeman
(NNPA)—I was struck by how quickly various pundits jumped upon President Obama’s comment regarding ISIS (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) in which…
Missionary On Ebola
Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

LIFESTYLE

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The Wise Decision…Seriously?! Don’t fall for this
The madness has to stop. This might come across as a soapbox rant, and for that I apologize, but trust me when I say that…
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Maryland, Pennsylvania win Miss America prelims
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Pageant hopefuls from Maryland and Pennsylvania won preliminary competitions Thursday night in The Miss America pageant. Miss Maryland Jade Kenny…
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The Westinghouse High School Class of 1962
WESTINGHOUSE CLASS OF 1962—Above photo includes entire group who attended. (Photos by Jackie McDonald) The Westinghouse High School Class of 1962 had its 52nd year…
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Lifestyles Report…$15 an hour
It has been reported that the average fast food worker makes minimum wage, $7.25 an hour and for most the fast food job is an…
Christian Women… …Fearfully and wonderfully made… and standing strong in the Lord
Church Circuit

GENERATION Y

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Clarion University of Pennsylvania student attends Harrisburg Internship Semester
Harrisburg – Prince Matthews of Pittsburgh is working in the Senate Democratic Research Office as part of a 15-week internship sponsored by the Pennsylvania State…
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Higher Ed reforms will hurt students of color
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last year, in an effort to improve accountability and return-on-investment in higher education, President Obama unveiled a plan to rate institutions and…
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Ellis senior wins $25,000 grant to fund Black history series
During a casual conversation with her mother a few months back about Black History Ellis senior Jourdan Washington realized that not all schools have the…
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HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]
It’s HBCU football classic time and “NewsOne Now” is getting you ready for this weekend’s big games. The Southern Heritage Classic (Jackson State vs. Tennesse…
Which HBCU Has The Best Homecoming? Vote For Your Favorite!
Mapping All 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

HEALTH

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has…
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Stress and Health
How often do you hear or say the words, “I’m stressed out”? It’s probably many times and with good reason. We don’t always take the…
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African Americans and Stress
Research shows that African Americans are disproportionately affected by stress. The American Psychological Association (APA) cites situations when stress is a burden on health, including:…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
We are excited to be starting our fourth year of “Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” These pages focus on health…
UPMC Healthy Lifestyle ­Program
Stress research study seeks participants

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Monster’s Chef’
It’s snack time. What do you crave? Maybe something salty-crunchy will get you through the day, perhaps saved over from lunch. Or something sweet from…
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‘1954’: A glimpse of baseball’s dramatic changes
“1954: The Year Willie Mays and the First Generation of Black Superstars Changed Major League Baseball Forever (Da Capo Press), by Bill Madden As the…
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Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’
You just can’t do it. You know how it is: it’s simply not possible. Call it cold feet, call it sudden aversion, spontaneous allergies, different…
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Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we’ll get to see some of…
Cover to Cover…‘Risking Everything’
Cover to Cover…Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls

EDITORS PICK

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Fewer Black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago…

FEATURES

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Having ‘the’ talk…Killing in Ferguson fosters must-have discussions with young Black males
When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, it resulted in riots, protests and international…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence

VIEWPOINT

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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

PEOPLE

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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ Opening Episode
The votes have been tallied up by social media, and the winner of Round 1 of “Love and Hip Hop Hollywood” has to go to…
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Kerry Washington talks domestic abuse, motherhood
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It didn’t take the Ray Rice elevator video to get Kerry Washington talking about domestic violence. In fact, it was the…
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LA cops say protocol followed in detention of ‘Django’ actress
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911…
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Rice and wife attend high school football game
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Ray Rice attended a football game at his high school in a New York City suburb Saturday, his first public…
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Best Photos from KixFair Sneaker Convention 2014
KixFair 2014 popped off at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta as sneaker heads from around the region converged to showcase signature and…
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‘LHHATL’s’ Karlie Redd Listening Party for ‘Heartbreaker’ in Atlanta
“Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” cast member Karlie Redd celebrated the release of her single “Heartbreaker”, featuring Young Dro, at Tees and Quotes in Atlanta.…
Michelle Williams Album Release Party, Journey to Freedom, in Atlanta
Who is Janay Rice? 3 things to know beyond the headlines

Education

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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off…

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