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Scenes from Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh unveiling
The unveiling of Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh honored more than 200 and drew nearly 300 people. All in attendance were urged to Tweet. And…
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Police investigating armed robberies in Shadyside
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating two armed robberies that occurred on Tuesday, July 28 in Shadyside. At approximately 10:25 p.m.…
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Community Calendar 7-29-15
  Basketball Camp JULY 29—P.R.O.M.I.S.E. will host the 5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at Oliver High School, 2323 Brighton…
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Gunman sought in fatal barbershop shooting
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are asking for the community’s help in the search of the gunmen who entered a Marshall-Shadeland barbershop and fatally shot its…
House speaker links liquor overhaul to new taxes for budget
Casey presses to expand childhood hunger program

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NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week In Black History
For the Week of July 29-August 1 July 29 1870—Pioneering boxer George Dixon is born in Nova Scotia, Canada. Little is known today but Dixon…
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Baltimore boy becomes youngest recipient of double-hand transplant
An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who is being dubbed a medical phenomenon is looking forward to finally being able to play with his little sister and, hopefully, the…
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White Ohio cop indicted on murder charge in fatal traffic-stop shooting of Black motorist
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate has been indicted…
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White University of Cincinnati police officer indicted in fatal shooting of Black motorist
A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Ray Tensing — the University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man last month —…
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If there was ever proof the “All Lives Matter” movement is reductive, this is it
An Ottawa, Canada memorial for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who died in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was defaced with an “All…
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Cincinnati officials reportedly prep for protests after viewing “disturbing” footage of Samuel Dubose killing
There have been a string of new updates in the case of Samuel Dubose, the Ohio man who was shot in the head by a…
Ferguson police brutality victim wins appeal & more news you need to know
NEWS ROUNDUP: Funeral for Bobbi Kristina Brown to be held Saturday…and more
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Gwyneth Paltrow finds stylish way to appropriate Biggie’s & Tupac’s legacies
Gwyneth Paltrow came through in the clutch with some overpriced purses that nobody actually needs because she’s totally down for appropriating hip-hop culture, you guys!…
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Re-united Dru Hill brings back memories
Lifelong memories have been made to Dru Hill’s music: newly-married couples danced to “Share My World” during their wedding receptions while “5 Steps” was played…
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‘Unsung: Hollywood’ tonight: How George Wallace went from class clown to world-class comedian
George Wallace, one of the most influential comedians of the ’70s, will be featured on the next episode of TV One‘s Unsung: Hollywood. Like most comedians, Wallace didn’t…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 7-29-15
  Thursday 30 Pittsburgh Improv Jam The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust presents its Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn…
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#BackToBack Twitter memes are destroying Meek Mill’s career like a monster
It’s been a week since everyone’s favorite thumb thug Meek Mill called out Drake for not writing his own rhymes. Drake hasn’t responded on social media where this…
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Rapper Styles P’s daughter committed suicide
There can be no more devastating and debilitating setback to a person than to lose their own child to senseless violence or suicide. Rapper Styles…
Newport Jazz Festival to mark Miles Davis’ 60th anniversary
Nick Gordon Reportedly On Suicide Watch Following Bobbi Kristina’s Death

SPORTS

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Steel Sensations…A look back at Hines Ward
Hines Ward is one of the greatest wide receivers in NFL history and his legacy will live on in Pittsburgh forever. The future NFL Hall…
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Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among of his favorite players. One Rutherford has now traded twice.…
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Reggie Jackson apologizes for profane outburst against fans
*Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson was in Cooperstown for the Baseball Hall of Fame’s induction weekend, and he confirmed with media that he got into…
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Tom Brady slammed on social media after 4-game suspension upheld by NFL
NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell deflated the hopes of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots nation when he upheld the still four-game…
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Core intact, optimistic Steelers ready for next step
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Antonio Brown didn’t miss so much as a meeting. The Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro wide receiver could have disrupted training camp by…
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Like Father, Like Son: Lakers head coach Byron Scott proud to Share His Dream with His Son, Lakers Assistant Coach Thomas Scott
Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott is living his wildest dream. He gets to coach his hometown Lakers team, which is the team he…
Black female golfer makes history
Gilbert Arenas still good enough to win all the prizes in County Fair hoops

OPINION

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Public response to Cosby illustrates urgent need to change how we react to disclosures of abuse
Enola, PA — On Sunday, stories from 35 of the 46 women who say they were sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby were featured in New…
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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…
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E Notes…The Donald Trump fiasco
Well it just keeps getting more and more interesting as we watch all the different GOP presidential hopefuls come forth to throw their hats in…
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‘Finch’ ‘Jefferson’ comparison provides new insight into the complex history of race in America
I am writing to commend my friend, Mr. Robert Hill, on the publication of his excellent article on “To Kill A Mockingbird” hero, Atticus Finch. …
Fakeness tarnishes Hip Hop
Hypocrisy in the Democracy

BUSINESS

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Throwback Theater: Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige join NBC’s “The Wiz,” Black-ish creator tapped to remake “Shaft”
More stars have been added to NBC’s live version of The Wiz, while Shaft is headed back to the big screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter,…
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Business Calendar 7-29-15
Lunch and Learn Series JULY 30— The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Lunch & Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown &…
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What happened to government’s small biz loans?
NEW YORK (AP)—The government’s biggest small business loan program is on hold after running out of money. The Small Business Administration’s 7(a) loan reached the…
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Michigan Chronicle breaks ground in historic Paradise Valley
The Michigan Chronicle and its parent company, Real Times Media, hosted a dedication and groundbreaking ceremony officially marking the start of construction of their new…
Employment Opportunities 7-29-15
Bids and Proposals 7-29-15

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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President Obama praises Nigerian leader for tackling Boko Haram
President Barack Obama gave his support to Nigerian leader Muhammadu Buhari on Monday for his fight against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram. According to the BBC, the two…
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Plan to launch Brazil’s only slave memoir, revisit dark past
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ Taken from Africa and sold into slavery in Brazil, Mahommah Baquaqua’s tale of escape to freedom in New York is…
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Dominican Republic’s ‘Ethnic Cleansing’
  WASHINGTON (NNPA) – A Dominican Republic court order threatens to force more than 200,000 Dominican-born Haitians from their homes in an effort that many…
Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school

LIFESTYLE

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Church Circuit
Community Day JULY 29—Macedonia Baptist Church, 17 Cochran St., Duquesne, will host a Community Day at 7 p.m. This is an opportunity to come out…
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Meek Mill Gets Ripped By Twitter With #BackToBack Memes
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CHICK CHAT: He likes men too & I’m not sure how to feel about it
Dating is hard enough!
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‘Runaway Island’ stars, Thomas Q. Jones & Aisha Hinds reveal who they would want to run away with
These beautiful Black actors reveal their ultimate island getaway fantasy. One of them is really...weird (and not sexy at all).
Families encouraged to bring back the Sunday Dinner
Lost But Not Forgotten Outreach sponsors day of fun

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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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…
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4 simple ways to help your family eat well on a budget
(BPT)—How people approach a wholesome diet has changed dramatically over the decades. Today, many Americans see home cooking as an investment in health, but that…
One professional’s fight with stigma, denial and opioid painkillers
Hope Beyond Fibroids: Author details 14-year battle with fibroids & how to overcome them

Cover To Cover

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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…
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Cover to Cover…‘Balm’
Music almost always does it for you. After a long day, nothing makes you feel better—especially when you pair soft tunes with hot bath and…
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Mockingbird sequel and real-life racist Jefferson
The recent news that Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman novel reveals her To Kill A Mockingbird hero Atticus Finch to be a racist shocked the literary world. Actually,…
Cover to Cover…’Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga’
George Clinton’s memoir details “total conspiracy ” in the music industry

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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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…
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Hottest photos of Fetty Wap’s girlfriend Alexis Sky
Fetty Wap’s cool quotient and insertion into the mainstream was certified complete when very mainstream mother and actress Kate Hudson was reported to be dancing…
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Khloe Kardashian shows off body in ‘Complex’ cover spread [video]
Khloe Kardashian has been quietly but forcefully been challenging older sister Kim for booty supremacy in the Kardashian household. Khloe Kardashian stated her case with…
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‘Empire”s Trai Byers and Grace Gealey get engaged
Trai Byers (Andre) and Grace Gealey (Anika) don’t play very likable people on Empire. That doesn’t mean they aren’t good for each other, though. The castmates…
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Khloe Kardashian talks Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and missing Lamar Odom with ‘Complex’
With the Kardashian clan getting more time in the spotlight than ever before with Caitlyn Jenner’s debut, it’s time for Khloe Kardashian to get her…
Rest In Peace: Twitter reacts to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death
Kanye West shares words of support for Caitlyn Jenner on ‘I Am Cait’

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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