METRO NEWS

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Frustrated and angry …Pittsburgh reacts to Ferguson decision
After the late night announcement from Missouri that the grand jury investigating the shooting of African-American Michael Brown did not render homicide charges against White…
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Leon Ford says life endangered, pushes DA for retrial decision
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Defense attorneys for a young Black man paralyzed after being shot by a White city police officer during a traffic stop contend…
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Community Calendar
Light Up a Life     NOV. 28—Adoption Connection, PA will host Light Up a Life at First Presbyterian Church, 252 College Ave., Beaver. This is…
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Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen announces candidacy for Pa. Supreme Court
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania – Superior Court Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen (R) today announced her intention to seek the position of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice. “I am honored to…
Help Charlie Batch “Stuff A Present” with 5,000 toys!
Allegheny County bans criminal history box on apps

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Protests against Ferguson decision grow across US
People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the…
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Prosecutor faces new criticism over Ferguson case
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — He criticized the media. He talked about witness testimony that didn’t match physical evidence. And he did it at night, as…
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What The News Forgot To Tell Us: Ferguson Protestors Are Actually Preventing Looting
The media may insist on showing us images of robbery and destruction all over Ferguson, but another side of the divided city was exposed when many…
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Former Model & Restauranteur B. Smith Reported Missing
Legendary restauranteur and former model B. Smith has been reported missing by her husband, Dan Gasby. 64-year-old Smith suffers from Alzheimer’s disease and was last…
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White House now turning to girls of color
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House is planning to focus on improving the lives of girls and women of color, after months of complaints that…
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Black St. Louis police officer charged after striking MetroLink passenger on the hand
Dawon Gore, a 13-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department is being charged with felony second-degree assault after striking a MetroLink passenger on…
Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide
Ferguson’s Darren Wilson Says He Did Nothing Wrong and Would Do it Again
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Garth Brooks cites Ferguson for “Tonight” show cancellation
NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Garth Brooks has canceled a Thanksgiving appearance on NBC’s “Tonight” show because he said it “seemed distasteful” given the reaction…
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Go, Carlton! Alfonso Ribeiro wins season 19 of ‘Dancing With The Stars’
Alfonso Ribeiro has won season 19 of “Dancing With the Stars!” What a comeback for Carlton! Less than a month ago it looked like Alfonso…
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Step Afrika! part of organ donation awareness
The Center for Organ Recovery & Education along with the University of Pittsburgh’s Office of Health Sciences Diversity presented Step Afrika! Oct. 25 at the…
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Pharrell & Cara Delevingne star in Chanel’s new short film, ‘Reincarnation’ [VIDEO]
Just when you think that Pharrell‘s resume cannot get anymore impressive! His latest gig for Chanel has me questioning whether or not I am in…
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AM BUZZ: Solange Announces New Album About Race; #MikeBrown’s Stepfather’s Violent Reaction& More
‘Being Mary Jane’ Season 2 Trailer It may feel like we’re eons away from the season 2 premiere of BET’s hit show “Being Mary Jane,”…
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Arts & Culture Calendar
Thursday 27 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! Friday 28 Jazz at Andys Andys Wine Bar at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel presents Jazz at Andys at 510 Market St.,…
Prince fed up with your hashtags & retweets; deletes all social media accounts
AM BUZZ: Go Inside Beyonce’s Box Set; 90s Comedian Goes On Bill Cosby Rant & More

SPORTS

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RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3. It’s Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday…
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Mike Schmidt: Marlins’ Stanton too rich too early?
In the 1970s and again in ’80s, I signed that era’s version of the Giancarlo Stanton deal. I was considered the Giancarlo Stanton of those…
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Marathon runners go from Atlanta to Michael Brown memorial by foot
*Michael Brown’s memory proved to be the motivator as two men traveled 550 miles by foot from Atlanta to the slain teen’s memorial in Ferguson,…
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Overtime
:10—As of 4 Sunday, Nov. 23, here’s the score.  Pittsburgh Steelers one (1)…LeGarrette Blount one (1).  Score Tied! :09—I suppose if we could figure out…
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Clairton wins another WPIAL Class A title
From left, Clairton Bears Aaron Mathews, Jjuan Jackson and Ryan Williams sit in the seats and celebrate their WPIAL Class A Championship with the Clairton…
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WPIAL Class AAAA, AAA, AA, A championship games
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WPIAL Class AAAA, AAA, AA, A championship games
Beckham’s one-handed grab 1 of many in NFL

OPINION

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Vantage Point…Democrats beat themselves
In the face of a calculated and relentless assault by Republicans on Barack Obama, a president with a dismal approval rating, Democratic candidates panicked and…
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To Tell The Truth…Thanks to God, I made 83
As you read this week’s column I am celebrating my 83rd birthday on Nov. 26, 2014. I am not only thankful for that milestone, but…
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Why Bill Cosby needs to speak out, or shut up and go into seclusion
It’s actually comical to learn that Bill Cosby’s newly attained lawyer, Martin Singer, wrote a letter to Buzzfeed News warning its editor to “proceed at your…
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Guest Editorial…Police culture, systemic issues must continue to be addressed
The shooting in Ferguson, Mo. underscores the need for the police department there as well as many other police forces in the nation to enact…
Grabs Popcorn: A clueless Don Lemon gets schooled by Jesse Jackson & We’re like someone had to tell him
From ‘The Cosby Show’ glory days to Ferguson: Where’s the promised progress?

BUSINESS

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Basic tax tips about hobbies
On an average day, 95 percent of Americans age 15 and older engage in some sort of leisure activity, according to the American Time Use…
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3 Reasons holiday shoppers will spend cautiously
Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though,…
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Business Calendar
Leadership Breakfast     DEC. 2—The Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement will host its 2014 Leadership Breakfast Series from 8-10 a.m. at Duquesne…
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Calorie count to appear with many prepared foods
WASHINGTON (AP) — Diners will soon know how many calories are in that bacon cheeseburger at a chain restaurant, the pasta salad in the supermarket…
Rough week for Fox in Nielsen ratings
In wake of Taylor Swift’s Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming

INTERNATIONAL

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UN committee hears about violations in Feguson, Mo.
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The fight for justice in Ferguson has gone global. Tara Thompson, a corporate project manager who has been protesting and organizing in Ferguson since…
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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…
Pakistani Schools protest Nobel Peace Prize winner with ‘I Am Not Malala Day’
Nigerian government again lies about missing girls

LIFESTYLE

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Bidwell Church celebrates 100 years
Bidwell Street United Presbyterian Church in Manchester celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Celebration at the Holy Ghost Social Hall on Oct. 24.
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Boycott Black Friday Or Stop Complaining About #Ferguson
The hours following the somber verdict of Darren Wilson not being indicted for killing Michael Brown, an online poster quickly circulated through social media urging everyone, and…
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Pharrell & Cara Delevingne star in Chanel’s new short film, ‘Reincarnation’ [VIDEO]
Just when you think that Pharrell‘s resume cannot get anymore impressive! His latest gig for Chanel has me questioning whether or not I am in…
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Church Circuit
Thanksgiving Day Service     NOV. 27—Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, will host its Thanksgiving Day Worship Service at 10 a.m. For more…
Not Always For Laughs: The Most Important Memes About The Ferguson Decision
10 Tips for Healthy Holiday Eating

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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Beyonce addresses parents’ marital problems In “Ring Off”
The hype behind Beyonce‘s infectiously fun “7/11″ video literally broke the Internet last Friday. But the frenzy of the highly socialized, GIF-worthy clip is overshadowing…
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This girl gets paid $20K because she looks like Rihanna
Andele Lara is a 22-year-old Boston student who happens to resemble superstar Rihanna, and she gets paid for it. People started noticing that she looked like the…
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‘Shut It Down Atlanta’ Shuts Down Downtown Atlanta
Despite what the misguided media minions promulgate through their outlets, the Ferguson protests nationwide have been not been a black-against-white maelstrom, but a multicultural uprising…
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Chris Brown calls himself a ‘young Black troubled individual’ in Darren Wilson reaction
Chris Brown took to his Instagram to finally open up about the tragedy of Michael Brown’s murderer, Darren Wilson not getting indicted by the grand…
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Robin Thicke Has A New Woman & She’s Met His Son!
  After months of begging for Paula Patton to come back and fix their marriage, Robin Thicke has moved on to a younger woman. Paula…
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Bill Cosby accuser Louisa Moritz plans class action lawsuit
An actress who says Bill Cosby forced oral sex on her in her dressing room four decades ago is trying to round up at least nine other…
Best American Music Awards 2014 Red Carpet Looks
#InstaLove: Did DJ Absolut Fall In Love With His Instagram Crush On The First Date? [VIDEO]

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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