METRO NEWS

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Women’s organization previews National Week of Non-violence
Joined by Pittsburgh Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak and Assistant Police Chief Maurita Bryant, local members of Black Women For Positive Change, Rev. Carol Milligan and Diane…
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Community supports African-American men at Courier 50 MOE event
With constant reports of violence, unemployment and more in the African-American community, especially when it comes to the men, it’s easy for one to dwell…
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2 cleared in Steeler stabbing punished for fleeing
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Two of three city men found not guilty in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams have been…
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When it comes to disciplining rogue cops, who polices the police?
A few weeks ago at the Mayor’s Police Zone 5 public safety council meeting in Larimer, several in attendance agreed that unless Pittsburgh’s next police…
Fund created 30 years ago to aid youths reaches $100k
Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

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NATIONAL NEWS

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GOP chairman: Party competing for Black votes
BOSTON (AP) — Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus told a national convention of Black journalists on Thursday that the GOP has been working to…
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Black men show little signs of progress in 40 years
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during…
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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds voter ID law
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a requirement Thursday that voters show photo identification at the polls, but the law remains blocked…
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Alums of nation’s oldest historically Black private university fight for its survival
CINCINNATI (AP) — Alumni of the country’s oldest historically Black private university are committing money and other support to help their alma mater’s fight for…
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GOP faults Dems for engaging in impeachment talks they started
In a 225-201 vote, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted to sue President Barack Obama, giving Americans even more reason to intensify their ever-expanding disapproval of Congress.…
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Obama to GOP: ‘Stop just hating all the time’
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pointing the finger at Republicans for congressional inaction, President Barack Obama chided lawmakers Wednesday for spending the waning days before…
6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
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ENTERTAINMENT

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AM Buzz: Zane To Pen First Aaliyah Film On The Big Screen, Adrienne Bailon Responds To Beef In Classiest Way Possible & More
Zane To Pen First Aaliyah Film On The Big Screen From casting changes to production delays, Aaliyah’s Lifetime biopic has gone through more changes than…
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‘That’s Not Me': Ray Rice Apologizes For Domestic Incident, But Will The Public Ever Believe He’s Sorry?
Ray Rice is doing what it takes to make sure he never hits his wife again, but is that enough to satisfy the court of…
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Kerry Washington’s Advice To ‘Scandal’ Fans: ‘Buckle Up’
Three Black women. One night. Are you ready? Not only is “Scandal” back with a new season (sans Columbus Short) starring a no longer pregnant…
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‘Sharknado 2′ whipped up storm of viewers, tweets
NEW YORK (AP) — Syfy says its sequel to the horror spoof “Sharknado” snapped up 3.9 million viewers Wednesday night. The film, officially titled “Sharknado…
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Review: Tour-de-force by Boseman saves ‘Get On Up’
This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some…
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Woody Allen won’t hire Black actors unless story “requires it”
Director Woody Allen could use some good press. Last Oscar season, allegations that he sexually assaulted his daughter years ago popped back up, almost derailing…
Infographic: Only 8 Percent of Sci-Fi Films Feature Protagonists of Color
Showcase Noir: Black artists, designer market

SPORTS

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Another decent start for Tiger at Firestone
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods showed signs of a positive recovery Thursday at the Bridgestone Invitational. Not just from back surgery, but from making…
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NBA ref Violet Palmer to marry longtime partner
Violet Palmer made her biggest call yet: The NBA referee will marry her partner of 20 years on Friday. In an interview with The Associated…
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NBA players union elects female executive director
Michele Roberts has watched basketball for as long as she can remember. It was an easy choice growing up in a home with one TV…
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Manziel says he’s battling playbook, Hoyer
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Johnny Manziel says he’s competing with more than Brian Hoyer in the competition to be Cleveland’s starting quarterback. Manziel said “it’s…
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Ravens’ Rice: His actions ‘totally inexcusable’
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Ray Rice stepped to the microphone, took a deep breath and spoke for 17 minutes about what he called “the…
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Clark makes voice heard in return to Redskins
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Ryan Clark has been a showman, entertainer, spokesman, pontificator, critic, leader, mentor and fashionista – and that’s just from one week…
Inside Conditions…Weekend Warriors
Cop once drew gun on squirrel-hunting QB Winston

OPINION

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The politics of federal judges
(NNPA)—The two conflicting appeals court rulings last week on the legality of a key provision of the Affordable Care Act—one supporting it and the other…
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Just Sayin’…The Brothers Johnson: Two very special men
There are a lot of great men in this world, some get their due recognition and some don’t. So I couldn’t help feeling after I…
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To Tell The Truth…Remember when Councilman Robinson requested $500,000 for August Wilson Center?
Do you recall that Allegheny County Councilman Bill Robinson requested $500,000 for the August Wilson Center? The Allegheny County Executive King Richard Fitzgerald responded by…
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Our involvement in Iraq ignores an appalling anti-Black record
Army Specialist David Hickman, an African-American from North Carolina, was the last U.S. soldier to be killed in the almost decade-long war in Iraq. Hickman…
Guest Editorial…More accusations of police misconduct
The lynching of Eric Garner

BUSINESS

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Common Talks ‘Nobody’s Smiling,’ Chicago Education, Music, Violence
  Rapper/Actor Common talks education,music, life, takes a looks at violence through the perspective of other Chicago Hip Hop artists and breaks down his new…
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Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again
NEW YORK (AP)—Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to “unlock” cellphones so the devices can—at least in some instances—be used on other…
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Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation’s capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major…
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Business Calendar 7/30 to 8/21
Partnership Appreciation     JULY 31—UPMC will host its Annual Partnership Appreciation Event from 6-8 p.m. at the UPMC Shadyside Herberman Conference Center, 5150 Centre Ave.,…
Dollar Tree buys Family Dollar
Disabled Americans seek more consumer protection

INTERNATIONAL

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Toward a Cure for HIV: The Promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last…
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Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda
Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the…
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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister
Boko Haram, the militant group, which kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has not stopped wrecking havoc in Nigeria. According to reports, the group kidnapped the…
A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims
Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria

LIFESTYLE

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Second Baptist Church luncheon honors seniors
Another year to give special appreciation to the seniors of Second Baptist Church of Homestead. On June 28 on the behest of Rev. Donald Turner,…
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Manchester community block party a success despite the rain
Manchester Citizens Corporation hosted the Manchester Community Block Party ‘14 from 12-10 p.m. at the Manchester Elementary School Playground, located on North Franklin and Fulton…
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Lifestyles Report…Thoughts from a cluttered desk
I wanted to share with you what a wonderful concert was presented last week. Boyz II Men were in town and performed with the Pittsburgh…
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‘We Are our Brothers Keepers’
On June 21, at the beautiful LeMont Restaurant The Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action (PBNIA) presented their Sixth Annual Evelyn Paige-Parker Scholarship Brunch with the…
Church Circuit 7-30-14
The Wise Decision…The problem with your diet

GENERATION Y

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First lady asks leaders to change gender attitudes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama called on young African leaders to change traditional attitudes and beliefs that harm girls and women, adding that educating and…
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Virtuous Academy: Education, fashion combine for success
Virtuous Academy recently presented “Fashioned By His Glory” at the Kelly Strayhorn Theatre.   The family-oriented fundraiser brought together communities in support of Virtuous Academy’s educational…
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Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city…
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Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while…
Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV

HEALTH

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Toward a Cure for HIV: The Promise of the ‘Mississippi Baby’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Is the glass half empty – or half full? That was the framework for thinking about the so-called Mississippi baby case last…
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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76

EDITORS PICK

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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…

FEATURES

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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…

VIEWPOINT

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

PEOPLE

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Grammy winner Ne-Yo: Ex-manager owes me $8M
NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy winner Ne-Yo wants $8 million from his ex-manager. The Daily News reports (http://nydn.us/1lgmBAH ) that the R&B singer-songwriter has sued…
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Alicia Keys pregnant with 2nd child
NEW YORK (AP) — Alicia Keys is getting ready for another big release: her second child. A representative for the Grammy-winning performer confirmed Thursday that…
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DA: Investigation ongoing in NYC Stiviano attack
NEW YORK (AP) – New York prosecutors haven’t yet decided whether to pursue hate crime charges against a man accused of assaulting and slurring the…
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Were Solange and Jay Z really fighting about Rihanna?
We really don’t know what to think about this one. A source is reportedly talking about what caused the now infamous fight between Solange Knowles…
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Dallas Cowboy’s Rolando McClain gets 18 days in jail for disorderly conduct
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last…
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Terrence Howard too broke to pay spousal support
It looks like Terrence Howard is still having financial issues with his ex-wife Michelle Howard. The Oscar-nominated actor has been ordered to pay Michelle spousal…
Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con
Aretha Franklin slams server’s D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Education

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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…

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