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APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PITTSBURGH CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
PITTSBURGH, PA – Applications are now being taken for the Pittsburgh Citizen’s Police Academy (CPA). Twice a year, CPA brings the police and the community…
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Man convicted in shooting of Pittsburgh officer
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The man accused of shooting and paralyzing a Pittsburgh police officer is going to prison, possibly for six decades. A jury convicted…
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Sophie Masloff, 1st female Pittsburgh mayor, dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sophie Masloff, who rose from a tax clerk to become Pittsburgh’s first female mayor, died Sunday. She was 96. She died at…
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Mother uses picnic to break stigma of suicide in Black community
Never, ever did LaShawn Lewis Mills think it could happen to someone in her family. Her daughter Tyler Lewis was caring, loving and so strong.…
Familylinks restructures it’s recovery center to be more effective
Police: Man commits suicide after shooting barmaid

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Twitter Blasts CNN Anchor For Saying Police Should Use Water Hoses on Ferguson Protesters
News behemoth CNN has been tripping and stumbling over itself with its less-than-stellar news coverage of the protest rallies and violent confrontations in suburban St. Louis in…
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Attorney blasts fatal police shooting at Wal-Mart
CINCINNATI (AP) — An attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart store said Tuesday that surveillance video of…
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Times Square characters upset at ‘hostile’ police
NEW YORK (AP) — Some costumed characters in Times Square ripped off their mammoth heads on Tuesday, showing their real faces to protest what they…
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KKK headed to Ferguson to Support Officer Darren Wilson, Protect Whites
A legion of Ku Klux Klan members from three different states are reportedly traveling to Ohio to hold a two-day fundraiser for the officer who…
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Holder brings his civil rights push to Ferguson
WASHINGTON (AP) – Eric Holder talks about the nation’s civil rights struggles in a way no previous U.S. attorney general could – by telling his…
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Ferguson pledges outreach efforts after shooting
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson’s leaders urged residents Tuesday to stay home after dark to “allow peace to settle in” and pledged several actions to…
Stress Is a growing way of life in Ferguson
As protests rage, Obama struggles to find his role
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Review: ‘Smokey & Friends’ duets nice, not vital
Smokey Robinson doesn’t want to be a relic and that’s understandable. He deserves for people to know his role as a chief architect of the…
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K. Michelle links with Idris Elba for VH1 musical
ATLANTA (AP) — When Idris Elba agreed to direct K. Michelle’s TV musical, the R&B singer thought he was kidding. “I’m really good friends with…
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Taylor Swift to release new album on Oct. 27
NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she’s releasing her first full-length pop album on…
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J. Cole Wishes More Artists Will Go To Ferguson
Instagramming pics isn’t enough when it comes to social causes, and neither is just idly tweeting about it. Nothing is more effective than getting in…
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Tameka Raymond: ‘Being Married To Usher Was A Lot Of Pressure’
“Atlanta Exes” star Tameka Raymond is back to enjoying her life as a mother and being a reality TV star. But dating can be challenging. Men commonly compare…
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Twitter Backlash Follows Keke Palmer to Ferguson (Video)
*These days, being Keke Palmer can get you some negative feedback on social media. The “Just Keke” host found this out firsthand when she weighed in on the Michael Brown shooting and resulting protests on Twitter. According to NicoleBitchie.com, Palmer received “extreme backlash” when she posted the following tweet, which questioned the reason why people […]
Karrueche Tran dragged by BET’s ‘AskKarrueche’ Hashtag
VH1 Brings Out The Boys For ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood’ & Announces Series Debut

SPORTS

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Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen’s fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the…
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This is why we love the Taney Dragons
The 68th Little League Baseball World Series is going on in South Williamsport right now and for the first time ever, one of them —…
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Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night
TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp isn’t exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he’s big in…
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McCutchen ready to play
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pirates star Andrew McCutchen expects to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Tuesday. McCutchen pronounced himself…
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Terelle Pryor trying to find spot on Seahawks roster
RENTON, Wash. (AP) – With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft…
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Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Sweating, clapping and shouting until he was nearly hoarse, Steve Ballmer introduced himself to Los Angeles Clippers fans at a rally…
Strong spent 3 decades prepping for job like Texas
2014 Little League World Series…Mo’Ne Davis doesn’t pitch but hits RBI in Pennsylvania’s win over Texas

OPINION

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Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown
It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t…
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Did school integration fail Black children?
Back-to-school is just around the corner and 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, many children will be returning to “resegregated” schools.…
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Guest Editorial…Vigilantly await justice for shooting
Amid calls for calm after nights of protests and unrest, tensions remain high in a St. Louis suburb where an unarmed African-American teenager was fatally…
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White cops kill at least 2 Blacks each week
Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers…
Working at taking a vacation
Guest Editorial…Why would a police chief incite violence on his own streets?

BUSINESS

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City of Ferguson hires all-White PR firm
If you were in control of a city government under siege with charges of racial profiling, police brutality and totalitarian administration, don’t you think you’d…
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McDonald’s confronts its junk food image
NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s…
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Blacks in the South and Midwest hurt most by jobless cuts
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When cash-strapped states in the South and Midwest slashed unemployment benefits after the Great Recession, claiming it was an effort to save…
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5 tips for sensible back-to-school spending
Students may not be thrilled about their summer break drawing to a close, but retailers couldn’t be happier. That’s because back-to-school shopping traditionally brings in…
2014 National Truck Driving Championships
New Web Series Promotes Financial Literacy For Millennials

INTERNATIONAL

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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the…
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US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida
MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo…
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China dominated U.S.-Africa summit
(NNPA)—Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. was China.…
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What’s scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus.” The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in…
Son of Nigerian star Fela talks of father’s legacy
Obama seeks ‘long term’ partnership with Africa

LIFESTYLE

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Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the…
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Time to be proactive and results oriented
(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.)–This editorial may not make me any new friends in the Black community, so it’s a good thing popularity is not important to me.…
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Bourbon production reaches high point since ’70s
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away…
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Black home ownership drops twice the rate of Whites
A Harvard University housing study reveals disturbing trends in black home ownership, among other disconcerting numbers. The Joint Center for Housing Studies the Cambridge, Mass., school…
Toni Kendrick elected to lead AKA Sorority Great Lakes Region
Fashion Watch on Pittsburgh Style Week

GENERATION Y

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Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat
LOS ANGELES (NNPA)– Throughout the country, young, energetic, and passionate African American men and women are embracing opportunities for public service in politics. Voters have…
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W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ
    CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press   BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word “zilch” and finished…
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California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law
SAN DIEGO (AP) — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities…
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Public Housing residents receive $57,250 in scholarships
  Clean Slate E3, the nonprofit affiliate of The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP), NEED and the Pepsi Beverages Company announced that…
Obama welcomes young African leaders to Washington
Student seeks injunction in ‘White Power’ dispute

HEALTH

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Blacks suffer because of critical shortage of organ donors
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found…
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Familylinks restructures it’s recovery center to be more effective
Keeping with its mission to treat individuals wholistically—in mind, body and spirit—during their recovery from substance abuse, Familylinks Inc. has recently undergone several changes to…
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WNBA Star shares breast cancer scare
Washington Mystics Guard Ivory Latta and Dr. Caryl Mussenden joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” to explain the importance of early detection in the fight against…
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AIDS patients fear discrimination in ACA exchange
MIAMI (AP) — Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by…
Obama signs veterans’ health care overhaul
Blacks 8 times more likely to contract HIV than Whites

Cover To Cover

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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,…
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Book tracks insurgence that propelled Reagan
“The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” (Simon & Schuster), by Rick Perlstein Even Republicans piled on President Richard Nixon…
Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way
Cover to Cover…‘Recognition’

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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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson set for DC Comics film
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to…
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Meet Queen Latifah’s Girlfriend Eboni Nichols
Fiercely protective of her private life, the media (better yet, the paparazzi) nevertheless managed to scale the walls of Queen Latifah’s royal throne to once again…
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Chris Brown, Karrueche, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, at Charity Football
Chris Brown may want to start singing “These Girls Are Loyal,” particularly since the on-and-off girlfriend Karreuche Tran was shown back in his arms during…
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Ciara shows off baby photos after breakup with Future
Singer Ciara is letting everyone know that she is not broken up after her would-be marriage with Future broke down. In fact, she appears to…
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Highlights from Atlanta Barbecue Festival (photos)
The metropolitan Atlanta region satiated its appetite for charred animal portions during the Atlanta Barbecue Festival and the neighboring Decatur Barbecue, Blues and Bluegrass Festival.…
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Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty
  ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) — Lawrence Tureaud, better known as Mr. T, was in true form as he waited outside a suburban Chicago courthouse…
WNBA players Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson engaged
LaToya Valmont, formerly with Essence, named managing editor of Glamour magazine

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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