METRO NEWS

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Ford acquitted of assault charges; DA may re-file on lessor charges
After shooting Leon Ford five times after a botched traffic stop, Pittsburgh police Officer David Derbish filed felony aggravated assault charges against the now paralyzed…
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Response mixed on bill to let Pa. teachers carry guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday…
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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…
Leon Ford wins partial verdict
Will PA legislators make antidote for heroin overdoses available?

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Man Chokes Wife, Beats Her Over Fried Chicken
A Florida husband was arrested for choking his wife following an argument over the lack of leftover fried chicken. Desmond Brownlee, 45, was jailed and charged with…
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Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don’t fully trust the media to portray their communities…
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A PTSD crisis for victims in the inner city
Roughly 3,500 American troops were killed during eight years of combat in Iraq, and over the same period, 3,113 people were killed on the streets…
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Blacks commit less crimes than Whites think
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Whites often overestimate the amount of crime committed by Blacks and “associate Blacks and Latinos with criminality,” beliefs that are widespread…
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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…
Corporal punishment widespread, but declining
Black lawyers to challenge police brutality in 25 cities
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ENTERTAINMENT

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CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast
NEW YORK (AP) – CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused…
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1965 ‘Cinderella’ star to attend Broadway version starring Keke Palmer
NEW YORK (AP) — The Cinderella onstage on Broadway next Wednesday will have another Cinderella in the audience — Lesley Ann Warren. Warren, who starred…
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Tyler Perry Saves Atlanta Youth Center With $45K Donation
Movie mogul, playwright, director and actor extraordinaire Tyler Perry (pictured with kids) is known for being generous with his fortune. Perry has supported such causes as…
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Another ‘Hustle': Tiny and Shekinah Getting Spinoff Reality Show
The T.I. and Tiny Harris household is staying true to the game — and true to the name of their hit reality show, “The Family…
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Was Jennifer Aniston’s Man Flirting with Paula Patton?
*There are new tabloid reports that Paula Patton got some extra special attention recently from Jennifer Aniston’s fiance, actor Justin Theroux. According to Life & Style, the star of HBO’s “The Leftovers” got in trouble with the “Friends” actress after he was caught flirting with several women, including Patton. “They huddled so close, their lips almost […]
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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:…
Live Whitney Houston CD/DVD to be released Nov. 10
Iggy Azalea Gave Ex-Boyfriend Permission to Sell Sex Tape

SPORTS

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Tiger says strength is back, but not swing
WINDEMERE, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods is too busy in the gym to find a new swing coach, or even swing a golf club. Woods…
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Atlanta Braves Fan Mock Name of New Stadium
The Atlanta Braves announced the name of their new ballpark during their groundbreaking ceremony in Cobb County, Ga., a suburban of Atlanta. The Braves will…
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Minnesota Gov. Blasts Adrian Peterson: He’s a ‘Public Embarrassment’
The governor of Minnesota Minnesota Vikings should suspend superstar back Adrian Peterson indefinitely. Mark Dayton released a statement on Tuesday saying he believes the Vikings should…
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Tomlin not worried as Steelers pile up penalties
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Tomlin’s list of issues with the Steelers is lengthy. The number of flags his team has piled up during the first…
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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…
Steelers trying to shore up leaky run defense
Vikings reinstate Peterson despite abuse charge

OPINION

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Diversity must become a business priority
Last week, in a highly choreographed, tightly organized presentation, Apple rolled out the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. With the spotlights on and…
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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist
The NFL – which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long –…
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NFL threw Ray Rice under the bus
By now most people have heard how Ray Rice has been thrown under the bus by the National Football League (NFL) and his former team,…
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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…
Column: A hideous week, but don’t expect change
Ask Alma…Not speaking to my brother

BUSINESS

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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from…
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VH1 closes out the summer with a boost for its most popular Black programs
For the last unofficial week of the summer, VH1 saw its favorite shows with black viewers dominating the highest spots on the Top 25 list…
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Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006
WASHINGTON (AP) – The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about…
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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…
Coalition of Black, Hispanic broadcasters air strong opposition to Senate Video Bill
Darieth Chisolm launches podcast for aspiring entrepreneurs and network marketers

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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Beyond the Rhetoric…Preparing family for the inevitable
I have seen too many families break up following the unforeseen death of a loved one.  It is especially hard on siblings after the loss…
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Extended warranties a big sell. Are they worth it?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Offers of extended warranties or service contracts are becoming the norm, whether you buy a big-ticket item like a car or kitchen…
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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…
The Westinghouse High School Class of 1962
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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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Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security
ATLANTA (AP) — Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel…
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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:…
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
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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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