METRO NEWS

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Women’s organization previews National Week of Non-violence
Joined by Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant, local members of Black Women For Positive Change, Rev. Carol Milligan and Diane…
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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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2 cleared in Steeler stabbing punished for fleeing
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two of three city men found not guilty in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams have been…
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When it comes to disciplining rogue cops, who polices the police?
A few weeks ago at the Mayor’s Police Zone 5 public safety council meeting in Larimer, several in attendance agreed that unless Pittsburgh’s next police…
Fund created 30 years ago to aid youths reaches $100k
Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

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NATIONAL NEWS

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At White House gala, Obama honors Special Olympics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Singers Katy Perry and Stevie Wonder joined other A-list celebrities, world-famous athletes and American legends who donned their best suits and gowns…
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Official: Police chokehold caused NYC man’s death
NEW YORK (AP) — A chokehold used by a White police officer on a Black New York City man during his arrest for selling untaxed,…
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Upcoming changes to PLUS loans may help Blacks
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This fall, the Department of Education plans to announce changes to PLUS loans that officials say will make it easier for parents…
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GOP chairman: Party competing for Black votes
BOSTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of Black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to…
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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during…
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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked…
Alums of nation’s oldest historically Black private university fight for its survival
GOP faults Dems for engaging in impeachment talks they started
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Marvel Studios Introduces Its First Female Writer With ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’
Guardians Of The Galaxy is just a wee bit more epic than you realize when you consider the fact that it made history before it…
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Mm Hmm: Woody Allen Denies Racist Casting Accusations, But He’s Definitely Got A Pattern
Woody Allen disagrees with assumptions that he’s racist because he doesn’t tend to cast black actors in his films. Back in April, there were rumors…
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Review: Boseman drips with charisma as James Brown
There’s a delicious moment in “Get On Up,” Tate Taylor’s new James Brown biopic, when Brown — played by Chadwick Boseman, in a thrillingly magnetic…
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Got a beef with television? Why not sue somebody?
NEW YORK (AP) — Republicans in the House of Representatives say they want to sue President Barack Obama. Without taking sides, I want to say…
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Retrospective planned for renowned Pittsburgh artist Mozelle Thompson
Who was that guy? You know, the artist; born in 1928, designed clothes, did advertising art, stage design, album covers for RCA? He was from…
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Dionne Warwick knows her way to San Jose
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In 1968, Dionne Warwick had never been to San Jose and didn’t think much of the song. But after the…
‘Godfather of Makeup’ Dick Smith dead at 92
Usher ‘overwhelmed’ by supporters of foundation

SPORTS

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Pitt suspends DB Titus Howard for 2014 season
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh sophomore defensive back Titus Howard has been suspended for the 2014 season by coach Paul Chryst. Chryst cited disciplinary reasons when…
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The Opinionated Spectator…Training camp’s hidden gems
Do you hear that sound? It’s the sound of football coming back to us. Its not games yet. But it’s training camp and I’ll take…
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At The Finish Line…The Emmanuel Sanders saga continues
Where only the truth matters. • The Emmanuel Sanders saga continues . . . #1 We are talking about the same Emmanuel Sanders that dropped…
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Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate
CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state’s motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill…
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Goodell defends NFL’s 2-game suspension of Rice
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the league on Friday against criticism that it was too lenient in suspending Ray Rice two…
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Another decent start for Tiger at Firestone
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making…
NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
NBA players union elects female executive director

OPINION

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Crimes against Gaza
(NNPA)—So, let’s be clear about what is transpiring before our eyes in Gaza. It most recently started when the Palestine Authority and Hamas declared that there…
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Tony Dungy unfairly attacked for Michael Sam comments
(NNPA)—The homosexual mafia has struck again. This time, however, they have picked the wrong target.  Beloved former Tampa Bay and Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony…
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Letter To The Editor…Reconnecting the Black family
Dear Editor: When I saw the title of the article, 32 of 42 homicides Black lives…Reconnecting the Black Family, I was immediately intrigued.  As vice…
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The politics of federal judges
(NNPA)—The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act—one supporting it and the other…
Just Sayin’…The Brothers Johnson: Two very special men
To Tell The Truth…Remember when Councilman Robinson requested $500,000 for August Wilson Center?

BUSINESS

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Common Talks ‘Nobody’s Smiling,’ Chicago Education, Music, Violence
  Rapper/Actor Common talks education,music, life, takes a looks at violence through the perspective of other Chicago Hip Hop artists and breaks down his new…
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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
NEW YORK (AP)—Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cellphones so the devices can—at least in some instances—be used on other…
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Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation’s capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major…
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Business Calendar 7/30 to 8/21
Partnership Appreciation     JULY 31—UPMC will host its Annual Partnership Appreciation Event from 6-8 p.m. at the UPMC Shadyside Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave.,…
Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar
Disabled Americans seek more consumer protection

INTERNATIONAL

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Toward a Cure for HIV: The Promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last…
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Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the…
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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister
Boko Haram, the militant group, which kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has not stopped wrecking havoc in Nigeria. According to reports, the group kidnapped the…
A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims
Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria

LIFESTYLE

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A stockpile of $avings…Extreme couponers save despite grocers’ restrictions
Saturday mornings are usually dedicated to sleep for most of Americans. Long hours are worked throughout the week and Saturday is the day to catch…
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Why do Black people have so many cousins?
Dear Race Manners: Why do Black people seem to have so many cousins (or call so many people “cousin”)? I’m White. Just wondering! —Curious About…
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Fashion Watch on Toddler Fashion
According to Star Thomas “Style Begins at Birth.” When her daughter Aniyah Hemingway was born two years ago her attention was drawn to fashions for…
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Second Baptist Church luncheon honors seniors
Another year to give special appreciation to the seniors of Second Baptist Church of Homestead. On June 28 on the behest of Rev. Donald Turner,…
Manchester community block party a success despite the rain
Lifestyles Report…Thoughts from a cluttered desk

GENERATION Y

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Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail
NEW YORK (AP) — A group of young people at a jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons…
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NNPA Reporter Jazelle Hunt awarded National Health Fellowship
WASHINTON (NNPA) – Jazelle Hunt, a Washington correspondent for the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service, recently completed week-long training at the University of Southern…
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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and…
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Virtuous Academy: Education, fashion combine for success
Virtuous Academy recently presented “Fashioned By His Glory” at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre.   The family-oriented fundraiser brought together communities in support of Virtuous Academy’s educational…
Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

HEALTH

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Toward a Cure for HIV: The Promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last…
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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Recognition’
What you wouldn’t give to spend one more day. Your loved one has been gone—what? Weeks? Years?  It seems like forever, and missing him doesn’t…
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Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel

EDITORS PICK

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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…

FEATURES

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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…

VIEWPOINT

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

PEOPLE

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Usher ‘overwhelmed’ by supporters of foundation
ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation’s 15th anniversary luncheon.…
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Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1lgmBAH ) that the R&B singer-songwriter has sued…
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Alicia Keys pregnant with 2nd child
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child. A representative for the Grammy-winning performer confirmed Thursday that…
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DA: Investigation ongoing in NYC Stiviano attack
NEW YORK (AP) – New York prosecutors haven’t yet decided whether to pursue hate crime charges against a man accused of assaulting and slurring the…
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Were Solange and Jay Z really fighting about Rihanna?
We really don’t know what to think about this one. A source is reportedly talking about what caused the now infamous fight between Solange Knowles…
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Dallas Cowboy’s Rolando McClain gets 18 days in jail for disorderly conduct
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last…
Terrence Howard too broke to pay spousal support
Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con

Education

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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…

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