METRO NEWS

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Families, advocates react to low wages for people with disabilities
A traumatic fall four years ago left Lenora Robinson of Waterford with chronic back pain and a neurological disorder that made work as she knew…
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Cops: Groom charged in brawl during wedding cruise
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A groom became “handsy” with a pregnant waitress at his wedding reception and tried to pour alcohol down her throat, then resisted…
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Pittsburgh announces hiring of new police chief
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former police captain from Wisconsin was named Tuesday as the new chief of police for Pittsburgh, six months after its last…
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Corbett tries new anti-Obama TV ad attack strategy on Wolf
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The latest TV ad by Gov. Tom Corbett’s campaign is opening a new front in the Republican’s mass communication strategy, making…
Assault trial to open for man shot and paralyzed by police officer
GOP hopes to keep power under new redistricting

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Missouri governor names Isom new public safety director
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only Black Cabinet member…
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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles…
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NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying
NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled the streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a Caribbean celebration…
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Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri,…
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People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) — Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally…
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Transgender women’s killings test police outreach
BALTIMORE (AP) — The day after Mia Henderson’s body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city’s LGBT…
Ferguson’s flashpoint sparks national outrage
Obama on Labor Day: Don’t take rights for granted
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Hear (and watch) women roar on new fall TV shows
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Good Wife,” ”Homeland,” ”Scandal,” ”Nurse Jackie” and, well, “Girls” are just a few current shows that put women front and…
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90’s Stars Attack: Sisqo + Kyle From Jagged Edge Fight
While many of us were enjoying the last of summer bar-b-ques this weekend, two throwback entertainers were exchanging blows…because R&Beef is so real. Sisqo of…
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Can We Finally Be Quiet About The Fictional Beyonce And Jay Z Divorce?
Jay Z and Beyonce put a lid on those divorce rumors that have been swirling around the couple, this weekend at the Budweiser Made In…
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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty in Washington, D.C. Assault Case [VIDEO]
Chris Brown accepted a plea deal this morning (September 2) in his Washington, D.C. assault case. According to TMZ, the singer plead guilty and was sentenced…
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The “Black Panther” Movie Has Officially Been Confirmed
Marvel Studios executives and actors alike have been teasing this project for what seems like an eternity, but the big man himself, Stan Lee, has finally let…
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Funniest Memes of ‘Love and Hip Hop Reunion Part II’ Fight
Arguably the most anticipated reality show episode of all time popped off Labor Day night with Joseline-and-Stevie-J fueled fight on “Love and Hip Hop Reunion Part…
Kanye, Juanes enliven LA’s Made in America fest
Amber Rose celebrates Wiz Khalifa’s No. 1 album by twerking & we’re here for it

SPORTS

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Michael Sam’s NFL Career May Be Over Before it Began
Michael Sam was passed over by the St. Louis Rams twice in one week. The first openly gay football player was cut by the Rams…
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49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to…
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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
Head Coach: Mike Tomlin No. Player Pos Ht Wt Born Exp College 3 Landry Jones QB 6-3 221 04-04-1989 2 Oklahoma 5 Bruce Gradkowski QB…
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Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football
Parents are worried about their children playing football, but most haven’t decided to keep their kids from putting on a helmet and stepping onto the…
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Miami quietly helping athletes who leave early
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — University of Miami President Donna Shalala would prefer Hurricane athletes get their degrees before leaving school, taking advantage of the…
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Inside Conditions…Go west young man, go pro
Boys’ and girls’ let’s explore a few other reasons why college football players should be paid. Now “folkses” I am going to give you a…
Former Steelers LB James Harrison retires
Column: For deadly football, Algeria must face ban

OPINION

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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember
On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former…
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Activism is in season
Usually, during this time of year, we are dishing on the hottest trends for students who are headed back to school. But with the tragic…
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Field Negro: Fitting the description
A few years ago I was at the Miami International Airport waiting on a flight. A middle aged White lady sat next to me and told…
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Hillary got It right on Ferguson and race
Hillary Clinton was pilloried and battered for days on end for not uttering a peep about the Michael Brown slaying, the Ferguson disorders, and most…
Is there a next step for Blacks following Ferguson?
A Black life is worth less than a $50 box of cigars?

BUSINESS

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New York: Bank didn’t lend to Blacks in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and…
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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
WASHINGTON (AP) — Boosted by recent economic gains, President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession and the…
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Infiniti SUV: Luxury in seven seats
  Families who need a vehicle with three rows of seats have a new, roomy and plush sport utility choice this year that’s high in…
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Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise
NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an…
Tech tips: Considerations when phone contract ends
Mimicking the airlines, hotels get fee-happy

INTERNATIONAL

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production…
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Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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South Africa: Popular soap opera cast is fired
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — “Generations,” a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation’s first all-race elections ended…
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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…
Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

LIFESTYLE

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5 things to know about driving on marijuana
WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has…
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Longtime personal chef to Obama weds MSNBC host Alex Wagner
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world’s trouble spots and assumed…
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Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore
NEW YORK (AP) — How’d they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six…
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Fashion watch on POTUS
I heard about it before I saw it. I was driving home and heard about President Obama’s tan suit. The fact that he worn something…
FROGS Week in Pittsburgh
Iron Cross Ministries sponsors Ride for Peace

GENERATION Y

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Activism is in season
Usually, during this time of year, we are dishing on the hottest trends for students who are headed back to school. But with the tragic…
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The 8th annual Shyne Award winners
The 8th annual Shyne awards continued its legacy of honoring young people from 13 to 19 for their positive achievements. The event was created because…
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Blacks lead social justice charge on social media
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that…
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University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids
READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners…
Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t
Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

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…‘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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Kandi Burruss, Porsha, The Jacksons Highlight Tom Joyner Family Reunion
                                       
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Rasheeda, Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Cash Money at Ludacris Celebrity Basketball Game
ATLANTA — Luda Day Weekend 2014 climaxed with the Celebrity Basketball Game at Georgia State University that featured members of Ludacris’ label, Disturbing Tha Peace,…
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Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore
NEW YORK (AP) — How’d they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six…
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LHHATL Drama: Shay Johnson claims she is still involved with Lil Scrappy
Now, we don’t usually seek out things to agree with Momma Dee on but this time she might be right. Her son, Love & Hip Hop…
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Best of Dragon Con 2014 in Atlanta
A record number of costume aficionados, enthusiasts and fanatics are expected to attend the 28th annual Dragon Con, the world-renowned pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and…
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Wild N’ Out vxen denies being Nick Cannon’s side chick
According to Vlad TV, Wild N Out‘s Brittany Dailey wants everyone to know that she is not Nick Cannon‘s jump off and she has no…
Say What: Rapper Bobby Shmurda facing 15 years in jail for weapons charges
Michael Jackson Throwback Photos on His Birthday

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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