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Man seeking benefits finds he’s listed as dead
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Like most Americans, Clark Harr of Latrobe has been paying into social security for his adult life, so when he went to…
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Holly: One face of the national heroin crisis
For Holly Wright, heroin was bliss. It was cheap, and it was everywhere. She craved the rush of energy that came with the high, but…
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Mother still waits for justice in son’s death
A year after the shooting death of her son Jamar Hawkins, Wynona Hawkins-Harper, of Penn Hills, is still searching for justice and closure. Recently, on…
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Kingsley building individuals, families, communities
When asked about reaching East End youth and breaking the cycle of violence, Jose Diaz of the Homewood YMCA said there is a need to…
Pittsburgh-area seeing syphilis spike, men blamed
Communitywide focus on social justice in education discussed at Duquesne forum

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Florida State shooter was well-liked but troubled
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida State University alumnus and attorney who shot three people at the school’s library early Thursday believed the government was…
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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the…
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Cop In Vonderrit Myers Jr. shooting allegedly tied to racist social media posts
A lawyer for the family of Vonderrit Myers Jr. has released the name of the White off-duty St. Louis, Mo., police officer named in the…
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Report: Michael Brown’s killer Darren Wilson is quitting Ferguson Police Department
  Ferguson Police Department officer Darren Wilson will not be a police officer anymore in the city, regardless of whether he is charged with the killing…
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Atlanta police prepared for protests when decision to indict Ferguson officer comes
Police departments around the country are on edge and planning as if Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson has not been charged with the murder of…
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Jaselyn Grant: Memphis Police Officer Charged With Murder In Wife’s Shooting
A Memphis police officer charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting her wife has pleaded not guilty. SEE ALSO: And Another One: Louisa Moritz Comes Forward…
Rev. Sharpton blames attack on taxes on support of Obama, Ferguson
The 5 best states for African-American people
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Reflections: Financial disasters
Hearing that a celebrity has filed for bankruptcy is never as disturbing as learning that it has come to that for someone outside of that…
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Pryor food drive concert gives back with ‘O Holy Night’ at Kelly Strayhorn
She’s back at it again! But this time local entertainer, J’Aira Pryor is bringing her newest production just in time for the holidays.  Key 88…
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct,” ”Showgirls”) is 70. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”) is 67. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 60. “Good Morning…
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The Reign Is Over: The Queen Latifah Show has been cancelled
The Queen Latifah Show has been cancelled. NewsOne is reporting that the show’s staff was brought into a meeting on Friday morning and told that…
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Inspirational Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem helps Hill House celebrate
Following a five-year hiatus, the new reincarnated Boys & Girls Choir of Harlem showcased a new set of devoted, angelic-voiced kids ready to show the…
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Enrique Iglesias, Calle 13 own Latin Grammys
Enrique Iglesias picked up his first Latin Grammy in more than a decade Thursday, winning three trophies including song of the year for his platinum…
Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’
Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards

SPORTS

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Column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle
ATLANTA (AP) – The Atlanta Falcons won’t apologize for somehow being in first place with a losing record. They shouldn’t have to. This one is…
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Lifeless Syracuse falls to Pittsburgh 30-7
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Syracuse is sticking to its youth movement, growing pains and all, no matter how much they hurt on a given weekend. It’s…
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Algieri hopes to be Rocky story against Pacquiao
MACAU (AP) — No one questions Chris Algieri’s toughness, not after he got up from two first round knockdowns and fought half-blinded the rest of…
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Sex assault case reinstated against pitcher Reed
DETROIT (AP) — A judge reinstated a sexual assault case against pitcher Evan Reed on Friday, overturning a decision by another judge who found inconsistencies…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    There’s “An Old Saying” that goes like this . . . “I don’t agree with it, but I can understand it.”  The truth of…
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Syracuse hoping to spoil Pitt’s bowl hopes
PITTSBURGH (AP) – T.J. Clemmings and Matt Rotheram are college football survivors. Making it through five seasons during a period of unprecedented upheaval at Pittsburgh…
Redskins’ Jackson vague over Instagram post
Champion middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor charged in Arkansas shooting

OPINION

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Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most
“Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.”…
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Cosby allegations highlight issue of reporting sexual assaults
Rape is a terrible thing for anyone to endure. The physical and emotional side effects of this horrendous act are devastating, even downright unbearable. I…
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To Be Equal…Lynch is right choice for AG
(NNPA)—“Mr. President…I pledge to show to you and the American people that if I have the honor of being confirmed by the Senate, I will…
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Blackonomics…We need a president of Black America
(NNPA)—After the “Tuesday Evening Massacre” of the Elephants over the Donkeys, in January 2009, I wrote an article that warned about our being complacent and…
Are Republicans ready to welcome Blacks?
Controversy…Death by “legal” deception

BUSINESS

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Wealth patterns among the top 5 percent of African-Americans
  A comprehensive study on wealth creation and wealth management among the nation’s wealthiest African Americans reveals more conservative approaches to financial decision-making. (PRNewswire) –…
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Wait, What? Sephora Accused of Racially Profiling Asian Customers Online
It is believed that Sephora had locked accounts under Asian-sounding surnames to try and prevent the re-selling of coveted items (think Urban Decay's Naked eyeshadow palette) for bulk sales.
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At 60, manufacturing executive turns down retirement to run Monroeville Signarama
 (Monroeville, Pennsylvania)—For a quarter of a century, Tommy Green had been working as a manufacturing executive. His career, which saw him interact with companies like…
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WealthyU: How to avoid holiday shopping hoaxes that keep you broke
On Tuesday, Financial guru Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to show you how not to go broke this holiday season. Owens told…
Despite objections, URA okays buying more Addison properties
Perry’s newest venture …Longtime Homewood businessman opens new store

INTERNATIONAL

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If you want to become a policewoman in Indonesia, you have to be a virgin
Policewomen in Indonesia became the center of international attention this week, when Human Rights Watch called for an end to government-sanctioned virginity tests. This test…
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Miss Honduras & Her Sister Found Dead After Mysterious Disappearance
On Wednesday, 2014′s Miss Honduras Maria Jose Alvarado and her sister Sofia Trinidad were found dead and buried in a field by a river after…
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Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
On Monday, The All Pakistan Private Schools Federation (AAPSF) revolted against the 17-year-old Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai with orchestrated press conferences, seminars and…
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Nigerian government again lies about missing girls
Like most people, I’d given up hope that the more than 200 high school girls who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria early this year by…
With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy
American & African healthcare workers go on strike against fighting Ebola

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on Solange
  The bride wore white and so did everyone else. So many are tempted to wear white to a wedding but you never want to…
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2014 Wilkinsburg Annual Toy Drive
It’s that time of year to help out your neighbors in Wilkinsburg by donating money or toys again this year for Wilkinsburg annual toy drive.…
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FIRST LOOK: Ty Hunter Debuts New Fashion Line & We’re Like…There Is A Gawd!
Say word! We can all have a little piece of the fabulous Ty Hunter, who not only keeps King Bey fresh to death (do we…
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YAS GURL: 20 Holiday Looks Plus-Size Women Can Slay In
The holiday party season is officially here! Your inbox will soon be flooded with everything from formal work fêtes to your friends’ house parties and…
A gallery of horrible fake butts
Wobble Before You Gobble: Exercises You Can Do With Or Without Your Turkey

GENERATION Y

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Mara Brock Akil urges young women to speak up for what they want
Mara Brock Akil is imploring young women to use their voices because it is the most valuable asset they have. Girls Inc. gathered up some…
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Virginia High School Students Walk Out After Principal Protests Interracial Dating
NORTHFOLK, Va. – Booker T. Washington High School students staged a walkout on Monday to put a white administrator on blast and illuminate her racist Twitter rant…
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Hold Up: MTV Is seeking White people that have experienced discrimination for new documentary
Talk about Dear White People. MTV just announced a casting call for white people between the ages of 16-24 that have experienced discrimination and racism from…
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Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
A memoir for someone who has only lived just over 13 years might seem a bit odd but not for Mo’ne Davis (pictured). She’s the…
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community
Time Magazine is sick of y’all slang

HEALTH

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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
Food insecurity and the importance of good nutrition This monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of…
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Food insecurity affects 1 in 5 kids in Allegheny County
The next time you see a group of children, consider this: One out of every five children in Allegheny County has food insecurity. What does…
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Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
At Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we believe that everyone has a right to good food. That’s why we work with a network of more…
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PA 2-1-1 connects people to resources
PA 2-1-1 is a free service that connects people to local resources via the telephone. Simply dial 2-1-1 on your phone, and you will be…
10,000 Tables The Power of Family Meals
Medicare open enrollment…Take the time to review and compare

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Cold Sweat’
Throughout your life, your Dad taught you a lot. He was the one holding the back of your bike the first time without training wheels.…
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Handler apologizes again for his ‘racist’ remark at National Book Awards
NEW YORK (AP) – Daniel Handler apologized again for racial comments he made while hosting the National Book Awards and promised to back up his…
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Remember My Name: Mo’ne Davis memoir coming next March
  NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir when you’re still a teenager may seem premature, but not for Mo’ne Davis, the first female pitcher to…
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Motivational speaker/author Monica Carter debuts book ‘Celibate Fabulous & Fearless’
*Motivational speaker, author and entrepreneur Monica Carter debut’s book “Celibate Fabulous & Fearless” and it caught the attention of men and women alike! As you can imagine the topic of celibacy has been a taboo topic and Ms. Carter delves right into it in hopes to enlighten others! Ms. Carter was born in St Louis, […]
Cover To Cover…‘Justice While Black’
Cover To Cover…‘Death of a King’

EDITORS PICK

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The true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
(NNPA)—Thanksgiving Day —a day of family gatherings to give thanks for our many blessings—has evolved into a day of turkey and football, as the NFL’s…

FEATURES

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Fox, Johnson 2014 Legacy Honorees
Courier celebrates 50 of the region’s female trailblazers Fifty of the Greater Pittsburgh region’s female African-American trailblazers will be celebrated at the New Pittsburgh Courier’s…

VIEWPOINT

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Field Negro: The laughter has stopped for “America’s dad”

PEOPLE

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Celeb birthdays for the week of Nov. 23-29
Nov. 23: Screenwriter Joe Eszterhas (“Basic Instinct,” ”Showgirls”) is 70. Comedy writer Bruce Vilanch (“Hollywood Squares”) is 67. Singer Bruce Hornsby is 60. “Good Morning…
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Nikki Giovanni Been Over Bill Cosby, Said He Wasn’t Sh*t A Long Time Ago
Rewind back to 2007 when Bill Cosby had just commenced his nationwide tour of telling poor Black America to pull themselves up by their baggy jeans…
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2 more women come forward with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby
  Actresses Louisa Moritz and Angela Leslie have accused Bill Cosby of sexually assault in two separate incidents. In an exclusive with the New York…
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Rapper T.I. talks changed life on ‘Oprah: Where are They Now?’
Oprah Winfrey is the human truth serum. Rap impresario and TV reality star T.I. will join the cadre of A-list stars who freely and eagerly…
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I Got Yo Back, Girl: How Beyonce Saved Solange On Her Wedding Day
When Solange broke out in hives at her wedding celebration, it was her big sister Bey who sprang into action. In case you missed it…
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Phaedra’s friendship with Kandi strained over split with Apollo Nida?
*Divorce obviously affects anyone who’s been married. But can this also apply to friendships? Judging from the season premiere of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” that…
Is Monica Moonlighting As A Nurse? [PHOTO]
Stacey Dash gets ripped for defending Bill Cosby

Education

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Howard ranks among top HBCUs for 8th year
(NNPA)–For the eighth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has published a poll measuring the quality of the undergraduate education at historically black colleges…
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Howard U. student becomes youngest elected official in D.C.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In the sixth grade, Allyson Carpenter, then-10 and the youngest student in her middle school, rallied her classmates to sign a petition…

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