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Moores celebrate 40 years of marriage
The year 2015 marks a special year for the Moores. Joyce Meggerson-Moore returned to her hometown of Hope, Ark., with her husband, Christopher T. Moore,…
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5 White men accused of throwing Black man onto tracks after Chesney concert
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Five White men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on…
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Monongahela Incline closure delayed until after Labor Day
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Authorities in western Pennsylvania have postponed a nearly three-month closure of an incline that gives sightseers a panoramic view of Pittsburgh. Port…
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New Life AME holds second annual prayer walk
New Life AME Church held its second annual prayer walk entitled “We Need Justice Too” in Homewood July 11. Pastors, youth counselors, concerned family members…
C Nathaniel Brown comes home for book release/signing
City police staffing issue looms large

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Philly news anchor denies sham Porsche sale; congressman husband charged
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ A news anchor said Thursday that authorities have wrongly accused her of a shady Porsche transaction in the indictment of her congressman…
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Confederate Flag rally at Stone Mountain outside Atlanta
STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Hundreds of Confederate battle flag supporters rallied on the very place that used to be a Ku Klux Klan stronghold in…
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Guess who Michelle Obama would want to be if she wasn’t Michelle Obama?
Even the first lady wants to be Beyoncé!
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Dylan Roof pleads ‘not guilty’ over church shooting
Charged with 33 federal crimes, Dylan Roof pleaded not guilty under the advisement of lawyer.
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Are Black congressional lawmakers being singled out in ethics probes?
NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way…
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Released Cincinnati cop body cam video shows him lying 20 times
The complete raw footage of the University of Cincinnati police officer’s fatal encounter with an unarmed black father of 10 was released and shows the…
D.A.R.E., the anti-drug organization, accidentally endorsed marijuana
Man who killed nine Blacks at Emmanuel AME Church wants to plead guilty
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Leolah Brown Removed From Bobbi Kristina’s Funeral, Family Says ‘She’s Crazy’ [VIDEO]
When family and friends gathered in Alpharetta, Georgia to say final farewells to Bobbi Kristina Brown, the troubled daughter of iconic singers, the late Whitney…
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Keri Hilson gets dragged taking Maya Angelou’s quote and claiming it as her own
Either singer Keri Hilson has the words “beat me” stenciled across her grill or she is masochistic and enjoys a good social media pummeling at…
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Family feud in evidence at Bobbi Kristina funeral
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — The ongoing tensions between the families of the late megastar Whitney Houston and her ex-husband, R&B singer Bobby Brown, erupted Saturday…
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Mount Ararat Male Chorus…A joyful noise
“Lord please use me as your instrument to touch others’ lives,” is what the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus repeats before they sing or…
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Jennifer Hudson stunts in sleek white look
Jennifer Hudson was dressed to kill this weekend when she slipped into a sleek white dress. She has arrived! The siren was a vision on Friday night as she performed at the Art Van Token store opening. J.Hud , who has a new deal with New York & Company, decided to pop on Instagram donning […]
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Here’s everything you’ve got to see on Netflix in August
Reading is what, kids? Right! It’s fundamental, which is why Netflix is bringing back LeVar Burton and the hit PBS show, Reading Rainbow. In addition to…
Meek Mill responds to Internet beating for weak Drake diss track
Andre 3000 will co-star in second season of ‘American Crime’

SPORTS

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Steelers’ Cortez Allen, Jarvis Jones looking to bounce back
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) _ Cortez Allen and Jarvis Jones are not young anymore. Not by NFL standards anyway. And they know it. The Pittsburgh Steelers…
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Pittsburgh extends McConnell-Serio’s contract through 2021
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh and women’s basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio have reached an agreement on a new contract that will run through the 2020-21 season.…
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Pirates bolster roster acquiring starter Happ, reliever Soria, 1B Morse
CINCINNATI (AP) _ After making two moves to upgrade an already solid bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their rotation and infield on Friday…
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Understated Beachum making big impact on Steelers line
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Kelvin Beachum hardly fits the profile of the guys usually put in charge of protecting a football team’s most valuable asset.…
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Steelers RB Bell has suspension reduced to 2 games
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Le’Veon Bell will head back to work a little earlier than the NFL originally planned. The league reduced the suspension against the…
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At The Finish Line…Where only the truth matters 7-31-15
•    So the first response you might have to what I’m about to say is . . . What does that have to do with…
New York Jets DE Sheldon Richardson arrested for 143 mph street race
Stallions allows athletes to run at their own pace

OPINION

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Budget stalemate leaves Wolf’s record so far incomplete
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Gov. Tom Wolf holds a political science doctorate, but these days he’s a freshman with an incomplete in the first big…
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Guest Editorial…Black Catholics may finally stand out when pope visits
When Pope Francis comes to Philadelphia in September for a Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway, part of the crowd estimated to top 1 million believers…
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Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
“Do you have to go alone?” That was the question my mother always asked me when I would tell her that I was going on…
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Lion Lives Matter: The limits of outrage
The media is abuzz with outrage over the killing of Cecil the Lion by a wealthy American dentist. A friend of mine, Jamilia Bey, raised…
To Tell The Truth…Black power currently almost non-existent, why?
Just Sayin’…Will Obamacare be voted down?

BUSINESS

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette offering newsroom buyouts
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A union at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette says some newsroom employees are being offered buyouts. A Newspaper Guild memo on the buyout plan…
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Indianapolis’ oldest African-American-owned bar to move
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The city’s oldest African-American-owned bar _ the place where politicians and police officers go to share secrets _ closed its doors on…
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Is Jay Z trying to ditch TIDAL?
If you’ve been paying attention, you’d know that it’s not hyperbolic to say that Apple Music has been dominating TIDAL. Jay Z’s business venture has…
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Meet Zipporah Joe’l Peay, the artist behind famous Confederate flag sweatshirt
Black Lives Matter begins their rally at the SC Statehouse. http://t.co/r8NzbSesX0— Paul Zoeller (@pzoeller) July 18, 2015 When two hate groups took their place on the…
Whole Foods: Sales hurt by bad publicity from overcharging
‘Michigan Chronicle’ breaks ground to pave return to historic Paradise Valley

INTERNATIONAL

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WHO: New Ebola vaccine Is 100 percent effective
A vaccine for the highly contagious and deadly Ebola virus has proved to be 100 percent effective, the World Health Organization announced Friday. Tests show…
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Activists press Obama about Dominican Republic’s discrimination against ethnic Haitians
Capping a National Week of Action and after a key deadline in Domican Republic, #Rights4AllInDr plans a march to the White House in protest
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Nigerian army frees 71, mostly women & children, from Boko Haram
The ongoing clash between Nigeria‘s armed forces and the Islamist militants Boko Haram has been largely a one-sided affair with the terrorist group seemingly taking…
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Obama offers inspirational words; now for the hard part
On July 4th, 2009 President Obama delivered a speech in Cairo where he called on Muslim nations to embrace democracy, calling democratic principles “universal” and…
President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram
Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past

LIFESTYLE

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Moores celebrate 40 years of marriage
The year 2015 marks a special year for the Moores. Joyce Meggerson-Moore returned to her hometown of Hope, Ark., with her husband, Christopher T. Moore,…
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New Life AME holds second annual prayer walk
New Life AME Church held its second annual prayer walk entitled “We Need Justice Too” in Homewood July 11. Pastors, youth counselors, concerned family members…
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Natural Elegance: 50 Styles Naturalista Brides Need To Try For Their Wedding
Check out these amazing natural styles you might want to try out for your big day.  
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Mount Ararat Male Chorus…A joyful noise
“Lord please use me as your instrument to touch others’ lives,” is what the Mount Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus repeats before they sing or…
Lifestyles Report…Dead men tell no tales
Top 8 reasons why we should all climax like our lives depend on it

GENERATION Y

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Ensign Brian Williams helping protect America
Ensign Brian Williams, from Pittsburgh, stands watch on the bridge of the USS Laboon (DDG 58), July 4. Laboon, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, is…
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Obama warms up White House for rapper Wale
WASHINGTON (AP) — He can croon the blues. He can belt out gospel. But Barack Obama draws the line at rap. “My rapping skills are…
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The Black Print: Rise of the Black millennial
Eleven years ago, teachers at the Clara H. Carlson School told Annis R. Sands of Elmont, N.Y., that upper-division courses would cause her excessive stress…
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Civil Rights 2.0: NAACP president talks young activists in social justice movement
Host of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin, talked with Cornell W. Books, President and CEO of the NAACP, from the floor of this year’s annual convention about how…
BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild

HEALTH

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Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand…
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Fit!Live!Win! Dr. Ro’s easy tips to lower your cholesterol
America’s Nutrition Coach, Dr. Ro joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now for this week’s installment of Fit!Live!Win! to discuss the importance of managing our cholesterol levels so…
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Take charge of your health today….Ways to eat while you beat the heat
Every good parent, no matter their income, worries about whether their child is getting enough to eat. For the parents of the one in five…
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HEALTHY LIVING…Maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you…
4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers

Cover To Cover

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C Nathaniel Brown comes home for book release/signing
Former Pittsburgh resident and former Courier writer/photographer C Nathaniel Brown makes a new statement with his 8th publication entitled Shift Happens Then You Live.” It’s…
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Cover to Cover…‘Only the Strong’
Never underestimate yourself. You can carry the weight of ten worlds on your shoulders, and still have time to do your job. You can lift…
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Dark Places Of The Earth: Author details voyage of the Antelope Slave Ship
Fifteen years before Amistad, there was the Antelope: a slave ship with 275 captives whose fates were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court not just…
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Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them
Many African-American women have experienced the impact of fibroids, which can cause weight gain, painful menstrual cycles, infertility, and other serious health-related issues. According to the…
Cover to Cover…‘Balm’
Mockingbird sequel and real-life racist Jefferson

EDITORS PICK

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Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh unveiling blows up Twitter
Combine colorful speakers, a hashtag and more than 300 of Pittsburgh’s most skilled talented entrepreneurs, artists, medical, legal, academic and business professionals—all with cell phones—and…

FEATURES

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Singleton leaving UPMC, taking Dignity & Respect Campaign national
As a Californian who will tell you she’s “straight out of South Central,” Candi Castleberry Singleton isn’t averse to using another musical metaphor when describing…
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Lifestyles Report…I saw it in the Courier
Perhaps the title of this column should be, “When is my story or picture going to be in the New Pittsburgh Courier?” That is the…

VIEWPOINT

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Why Blacks are not part of the vision of a Pittsburgh “comeback”

PEOPLE

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Amber Rose backs off of the Kardashian-Jenners
Amber Rose is re-thinking that nasty spat she had with the entire Kardashian clan. The model read the Kardashians for filth after Khloé Kardashian came for her on Twitter. The exchange got so bad that Khloé eventually had to just back off. Amber has got a long history of beefing with the Kardashians that goes […]
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Tami Roman suffers miscarriage
This is devastating.
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The Internet’s favorite gay dads break up & we’re crying thug tears
Noooooo! Say it ain't so!
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Bobbi Kristina’s oldest brother: “My sister is not a trending topic”
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s half-brother, Bobby Jr., isn’t thrilled about all the attention he’s received since his sister’s passing. In a series of now-deleted tweets, uncovered…
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Drake takes another swing at Meek Mill with ‘Back To Back’ cover art
“Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers,” raps Drake on the latest Meek Mill diss. Ouch. Aside from the barrage of lyrics obviously aimed at Meek,…
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Odell Beckham Jr.’s not claiming Amber Rose, but capes real hard for his hair
Funk Flex loves putting people on blast. This time, his site In Flex We Trust linked NY Giants star Odell Beckham Jr. to Amber Rose, but the wide…
Hottest photos of Fetty Wap’s girlfriend Alexis Sky
Khloe Kardashian shows off body in ‘Complex’ cover spread [video]

Education

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Third Annual BOLD award, recognition dinner held at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild
A special event was  held at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild to honor the student participants, mentors and community partners who have contributed to the success…
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BW4PC essay contest on stopping violence
Black Women for Positive Change (BW4PC), a national, volunteer civic organization recently sponsored the first “On 2nd Thought” Essay Contest at the Neighborhood Academy, in…

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