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Highmark develops new bullying prevention guides
PITTSBURGH—The Highmark Foundation, in collaboration with the Center for Safe Schools, has developed new bullying prevention resources for parents, teachers, school administrators and volunteers who…
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Suspect arrested in the shooting death of Target hero
Authorities have arrested the suspect in the Jan. 20 shooting death of Hosea Davis, the man hailed as a hero last year when he helped…
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Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor’s race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania’s campaign for governor ahead of…
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Moore up for 4 Emmys
Chris Moore, the award winning producer from WQED Multimedia, has been nominated for four Emmy Awards at the Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards held in Philadelphia on…
Metro Beat: Chase suspect critical after being shot by police
Politicians and Penguins craft deal for lower Hill development

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in…
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Black child with Down’s syndrome used for security guard’s amusement
A Black family taking pictures of their son – who has Down’s syndrome – on his first day of school was interrupted by a White…
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Black activist fights for environmental justice
Standing up for what’s right is honorable and necessary, but can also be frightening and isolating. Just ask Black environmental activist Jerome Ringo. For more…
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Sending military equipment to police questioned
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Last week, Washington lawmakers grilled officials from the Defense Department (DOD), Homeland Security and the Department of Justice over programs that sent…
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A water deal in Detroit that makes sense?
The region’s political leaders met in federal court in downtown Detroit Tuesday afternoon to announce a water deal hailed as “historic,” because for the first…
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Handcuffed Georgia Man Killed by Police after Brandishing Gun in Patrol Car
A Savannah, Ga. man who was handcuffed and stuffed into the back of a patrol car was shot and killed by a police officer moments after…
Most St. Louis County Whites believe Ferguson cop justified in killing Michael Brown
Iowa Democrats say there’s room for a non-Clinton
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Queens of Comedy’ Respond To Sheryl Underwood’s ‘Secret’
Comedian Sheryl Underwood revealed recently that she turned down the opportunity to be a part of the “Queens of Comedy” because she once overheard some…
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Watch The Ruby Dee Memorial Service Livestream
The livestream is provided by BET.com. NEW YORK (AP) — A memorial for actress and civil rights activist Ruby Dee will feature music by Alicia Keys…
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Ads pulled from LA buses amid complaints of racism
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is pulling ads for the Fox television show “Red Band Society” from nearly 200…
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Nearly 50 years later, Tower of Power still produces ‘Bump City’ grooves
When Emilio Castillo and Tower of Power make their anticipated appearance at the Birchmere Music Hall in suburban Washington, DC, the 10-member West Coast band…
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Disabled Writer Pens Letter Slaming Kanye West For Concert Wheelchair Incident
Kanye West (pictured), a singer and sought-after producer whose pomposity has landed him in hot water in the past, sparked intense controversy after he ordered two disabled fans to…
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NYC jazz musicians fear poverty in retirement, ask clubs to help with pensions
NEW YORK (AP) — Keisha St. Joan has been singing at some of the most famous jazz clubs in the nation for more than five…
Color lines are blurred in ABC comedy ‘Black-ish’
Sheryl Underwood Talks About When She Overheard Her So-Called Celebrity Friends Throwing Shade About Her

SPORTS

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Goodell: ‘Same mistakes can never be repeated’
NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Goodell was short on…
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Panthers, Hawkeyes looking for legitimacy
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Paul Chryst doesn’t do hype. If Pittsburgh keeps winning, however, the unassuming third-year head coach knows the Panthers will be unable to…
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Female fans stand by NFL, if uncomfortably
  CHICAGO (AP) — Mary Jo Kane, a lifelong Chicago Bears fan and college professor, settles in to watch a football game and finds herself…
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Appeals judges skeptical of Bonds conviction
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Skeptical members of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals questioned the soundness of Barry Bonds’ obstruction of justice conviction for…
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NFL to partner with domestic violence hotline
NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will make his first public statements in more than a week about the rash of NFL players involved in…
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WTH?!? Jonathan Dwyer head butted wife, broke nose because she refused sex?
In the “you’ve-got-to-be-kidding-me” files, Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer reportedly head-butted his wife and broke her nose after she refused his sexual advances, and…
Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox
‘NBA 2K15′ drafts 3-D face mapping for latest game

OPINION

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A humble attitude will take us far
Humility. Now that’s a word more of us could implement in our daily lives. Here are some definitions of the word from a few different…
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America’s criminal justice problem
(NNPA)—Do you know what little respect Black and Hispanic citizens of New York City have for following the rules that make living in the city…
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Pressure mounts to drop name of D.C. football team
(NNPA)—Well, the season has begun and with it another round of calls for the Washington football team to rid itself of its insulting and racist…
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Guest Commentary…Ferguson was our 9-11
Ferguson. West Florissant. The street I grew up traveling up and down, riding the 74 Florissant bus, going to Charlie Chicken with my father, attending…
Political EYE: Machiavelli according to Mike Jones
Just Sayin’…A new police chief

BUSINESS

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Shonda Rhimes Educates The New York Times On Their ‘Angry Black Woman’ Label
This is what happens when a major news publication doesn’t hire a Black writer to write about us. New York Times TV critic Alessandra Stanley…
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Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion
NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the…
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Minimum skills usually equal minimum wages
Whenever I read an article about fast-food workers demanding $15 an hour I have to double check and make sure I am not getting my…
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Wig designer’s suit against Nicki Minaj dismissed
ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has tossed out a lawsuit filed against rapper Nicki Minaj by her former wig designer. In a…
Blackonomics…Place the Black dollar under arrest
Discussing The Media’s Anti-Black Bias

INTERNATIONAL

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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi’s Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily…
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World leaders to appear at NYC’s Citizen Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — The leaders of India, Bangladesh, Norway and the United Nations are set to appear at the Global Citizen Festival headlined by…
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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…
Judge: Pistorius is guilty of culpable homicide
U.S. can’t be world policeman

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on nude for women of color
Ladies of color, how many times have you gone to the cosmetic counter or to buy a pair of panty hose and you see the…
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Dance workout puts moves on women’s self-esteem
NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration…
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Lifestyles Report…Rice is cooking
“I do you like I do you because I know you can take it,” remember that line from ‘For Colored Girls’ who have considered suicide/­when…
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Second annual Pittsburgh Style Week a big hit!
There were pop up fashion shoots around the city, truck shows, designer fashion shows and a boutique crawl in Lawrenceville. These exciting fashion based events…
Church Circuit
Beyond the Rhetoric…Preparing family for the inevitable

GENERATION Y

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Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some…
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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…
HBCU Classic Football Games Preview [VIDEO]
Which HBCU Has The Best Homecoming? Vote For Your Favorite!

HEALTH

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Allies for Children
Allies for Children builds alliances and serves as a bold voice for policy and practice changes meant to improve the well-being of all children and…
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Kids Can Cook
The health of school-age, African American children is a concern. Teaching children how to make healthy eating choices and how to get enough exercise are…
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CHIC EATS: Zucchini Bread Cookie Whoopie Pies [RECIPE]
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature (must be room temp!) 1/2 cup (4oz) unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1…
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CHIC EATS: Triple-Berry Summer Salad [RECIPE]
Ingredients  9oz baby spinach, torn 1 cup sliced strawberries 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/3 cup chopped basil 1…
CHIC EATS: Vegetable Brochettes With Pimentón Marinade [RECIPE]
CHIC EATS: Grilled Peaches With Toasted Almond Granola Topping [RECIPE]

Cover To Cover

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Crusader Writer Pens Retrospective about Chicago’s South Side
CHICAGO – Chicago Crusader columnist Elaine Hegwood Bowen has written her first book, Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago. The book is a…
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Review: ‘Voices’ draws attention to Black poets, Black Press
“Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century” (NewSouth Books), edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses…
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Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Isaacson’s group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast’s illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the…
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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…
‘1954’: A glimpse of baseball’s dramatic changes
Cover To Cover…‘The Choir Director 2’

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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Beyonce shows off bikini body and Blue Ivy in Italy and South of France
Photoshop, huh?!? Well, photoshop this! You can almost hear those words floating along Beyonce’s brainwaves in reference to the accusations that all of her photo shoots…
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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…
‘LHHATL’s’ Karlie Redd Listening Party for ‘Heartbreaker’ in Atlanta
Michelle Williams Album Release Party, Journey to Freedom, in Atlanta

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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