METRO NEWS

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Take Action Mon Valley forms in Duquesne and McKeesport
Take Action Mon Valley now has chapters in Duquesne and McKeesport. The kick-off event for the Duquesne chapter was held last month and led by…
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Woodruff, ex-Steelers corner, to run for Pa. Supreme Court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate…
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Pittsburgh woman says Cosby drugged, sexually assaulted her for years while paying her tuition
Renita Chaney Hill, a former cast member of “Picture Pages,” a children’s educational program hosted by Bill Cosby in the 1980s, is the latest woman to…
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Free Wi-Fi debuts in Allentown
Tired of paying Comcast or Verizon for Wi-Fi Internet access, then move to Allentown. On Nov. 13, its wireless mesh network went live, meaning that…
Man seeking benefits finds he’s listed as dead
Holly: One face of the national heroin crisis

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations
Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on…
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Attorney: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has reached a decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael…
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Dogfighting thrives in years since Vick case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In the squalid Jacksonville dogfighting kennel, a champion named Bulletproof Sam sat in a makeshift wooden cage, his teeth exposed from…
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Atlanta Streetcar Crashes Twice in 1 Week
The Atlanta streetcar has not even begun operating yet, but it has already been involved in two crashes during the testing phase. Streetcar spokesperson Sharon Gavin said that a car…
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Grady Hospital Ends Contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield
Because of a long-standing contract dispute, Grady Memorial Hospital will no longer be in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia’s network when the current contract ends…
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Family of NYC man killed by police seeks answers
NEW YORK (AP) — Stunned relatives of an unarmed man killed by a rookie police officer in a dark public housing stairwell looked on as…
Relatives question honor for civil rights workers
Boy with toy gun dies after shot by Cleveland police officer
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Today’ looks to rebound from tough week
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s rarely a good sign when morning television hosts are painfully bantering about whether they are keeping their jobs. That’s where…
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She Didn’t Know She Black?! ‘Little White Lie’ Documentary Explores Woman Whose Family Hid Her Bi-Racial Heritage
I took one look at Lacey Schwartz and knew that she was Black (okay. Half-black!) So how was it that for nearly her entire childhood…
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2014 American Music Awards Recap: Nicki Minaj Turns In Elegant Performance & Iggy Azalea Beats Drake Twice
Nicki Minaj hit the stage twice on Sunday night for the 2014 American Music Awards, and she kept it classy! Nicki’s been through quite a…
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2014 American Music Awards: The Best Performances [VIDEO]
It’s called the American Music Awards, but everyone knows by now that performances and social media slander take up the bulk of the night. This…
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2014 American Music Awards: The Winners List
The 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater went as scheduled. Check out a list of the winners and shockers from the night…
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2014 American Music Award Performances: Nicki Minaj Slays The Stage + J.Lo & Iggy Combine Booties
  The 2014 American Music Awards are underway with live performances by Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne, Mary J Blige, Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith,…
Bill Cosby Speaks On Rape Allegations & Doesn’t Say Much
Actor Jeffrey Wright Talks ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay’ And Ebola Survival Fund [VIDEO]

SPORTS

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No. 1 Kentucky gives Kansas a Top 25 tumble
Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week. Made a lot of believers among Top 25 voters, too. After running…
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Obama, Jeter tee off on exclusive Vegas course
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing golf at an exclusive Las Vegas-area course with a retired shortstop, a Democratic Party…
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CBS’s Cowher on Personal Conduct Policy: If you don’t like it, then don’t play in the NFL
BILL COWHER:  The bottom line is, he broke the personal conduct policy and he’s paying a penalty that goes with it.  It is very well…
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Steelers looking for consistency down the stretch
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A dozen years in the NFL have taught Ike Taylor plenty of lessons. Perhaps the most enduring one is this: nothing comes…
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Pressure builds after Pacquiao win for Mayweather
MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao is done taking the high road, tired of pretending he doesn’t care. At long last he has Floyd Mayweather Jr.…
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Back In A Flash: Jay Flash back in ring after gruesome break
For professional wrestler Jay Flash, a return to the Pittsburgh ring is imminent. On April 13, during a match in West Virginia, the “South Beach…
Column: NFL should realign after NFC South debacle
Lifeless Syracuse falls to Pittsburgh 30-7

OPINION

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Beyond the Rhetoric…Obama flunks as constitutional law professor
It has been told by many in the press that President Obama is a former professor who taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago. …
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The legacy of Marcus Garvey
(NNPA)—This year marks the 100th anniversary of the founding of the United Negro Improvement Association by the Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey.  I believe it is…
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Why Blacks should support immigration reform
As I watched President Barack Obama address the nation on his “controversial” Executive Order on immigration reform, I was reminded of the evening that I…
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Bill Cosby’s ‘media crucifixion’
There are a few things I dislike with great passion, one is oppression, censorship is another and self righteous judgment ranks highly and of course…
When are people going to ask about bringing down R. Kelly and Woody Allen?
Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

BUSINESS

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Group focuses on developing Black CEOs
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In an effort to increase the relevancy of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) redesigned one…
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Debt collectors target the elderly
For succeeding generations, retirement has been the time when older Americans reaped the benefits of their years in the workplace. Oftentimes at ceremonies, workers would…
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US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) – United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of…
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The 2016 Toyota Mirai could mean the end of oil changes forever
Say goodbye to expensive gas and messy oil changes. If Toyota has its way, its new hydrogen-powered Mirai could revolutionize the automobile industry and save the environment. Instead…
Does bad behavior really hurt business?
Go Back To Africa — and do business there with the help of this government agency!

INTERNATIONAL

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Duchess of Alba dead at 88 & We want to be like her when we grow up
You have probably never, ever in life seen someone be as fierce as the Duchess of Alba. We could all take a style cue from…
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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…
Nigerian government again lies about missing girls
With Saint Nick’s entry comes racial controversy

LIFESTYLE

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Ask Alma…How Can I Dump my Sister?
Hey Ms. Alma, I’m getting married and I want everything to be perfect. We’re getting married at my childhood church and I got the reception…
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10 ways to wake up without a cup of coffee
Coffee is good. Coffee is great. More than half of adults in the U.S. think so, drinking a cup of the stuff every day. The habit…
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2014 American Music Awards: The Best & Worst Dressed
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Ignore Your Naysayers + 9 Other Style Tips We Learned From Solange
Solange won the world over with her elegant, one-of-a-kind style at her wedding last weekend. But we have always been fans of Solo’s trendsetting looks.…
CHICK CHAT: I’m 31 & Finally Ready To Settle Down…At Some Point
FAB OR FUG: Lenny Kravitz Swaddles Himself In A Huge Scarf

GENERATION Y

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New Jersey looks at ‘yes means yes’ college policy
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — You think the attractive woman at the party who has been chatting you up all night is ready to take things…
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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…
Little League Pitching Phenom Mo’ne Davis Lands Book Deal
College grad turned author seeks to save lives in LGBT community

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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Best American Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Looks
               
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#InstaLove: Did DJ Absolut Fall In Love With His Instagram Crush On The First Date? [VIDEO]
When DJ Absolut first laid eyes on Natalie Rodriguez and vice versa, it was clear the duo were instantly attracted to one another. We could…
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Literary Unicorn Toni Morrison Schools Stephen Colbert On Racism & The One “Fairly Substantial Mistake” She Made
During their super charming exchange together, Colbert (who seemed genuinely excited about the novelist's appearance), proposed questions about her legacy, books, and race, and Morrison shared afterthoughts and words of wit and wisdom.
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Black Hollywood Comes Out for Ebony Power 100 Gala [VIDEO]
The stars were out Wednesday night at the Avalon Hollywood for Ebony’s Power 100 Gala. The annual list and event honor Black achievement in various categories, like…
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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…
2 more women come forward with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby
Rapper T.I. talks changed life on ‘Oprah: Where are They Now?’

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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