METRO NEWS

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Community Calendar 8-27-14
    Benefit Banquet AUG. 28— Macedonia Baptist Church in the Hill District, FACE, will host its 4th Annual Friend of Children Benefit Banquet at…
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CEA challenges community to stop the violence
Finding a way to stop the shootings that seem to be holding Black neighborhoods hostage to the whims of young criminals was the goal of…
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Is there a development deal for the Lower Hill?
Last week, local state and federal government officials representing the Hill District met to hammer out a compromise deal that would move the stalled development…
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Suspect arrested in Northview Heights shooting
West Homestead police arrested Northview Heights shooting suspect Paul Kendrick, 19, early Tuesday morning. He is charged with criminal homicide and criminal conspiracy in connection…
On the ground in Ferguson with Jasiri X
Metro Beat…3 get prison in death of college football player

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NATIONAL NEWS

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In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust
DALLAS (AP) — In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to Black communities…
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What to look for in dueling autopsies of Michael Brown
In the next few weeks, separate teams of doctors will issue autopsy reports about Michael Brown, the unarmed African American shot to death by a…
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EPA to require air pollution measurements in Black Communities
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency may require oil refineries to regularly measure the air quality at their perimeters. These…
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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
PHOENIX (AP) — “All right, full auto,” the firing-range instructor tells a 9-year-old girl. She braces the Uzi submachine gun and opens fire at a…
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Black Voters in the South face new threats
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Despite major advances to access to the ballot box nearly 50 years after the passage of Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), Blacks,…
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Behind Ferguson’s unrest: Failed federal policy and the Black-White housing gap
On the surface, the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was about local police using deadly force on an unarmed young man. But on a deeper level,…
Juror: ‘No one’ believed Renisha Mcbride was killed In self-defense
Mental health issues create problems for African-Americans in city jails
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Arts and Culture Calendar 8-27-14
    Thursday 28 Jazz Jam CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911…
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Terri J. Vaughn Talks ‘Girlfriends Getaway’
Actress Terri J. Vaughn talks with Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel about her new movie “Girlfriend’s Getaway.” The hilarious, TV One original movie…
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Did Karrueche Get BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Suspended For A Week? BET Says No…
BET is putting “106 & Park” on pause, but it’s going to be off the air a bit longer than you think. Bow Wow…excuse us,…
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Was Kevin Hart’s Proposal To Eniko Parrish Shade To His Ex-Wife? [VIDEO]
Sure, Kevin. You chose that day to propose to Eniko Parrish, because it was her birthday. It had nothing to do with a certain show premiere. Pure coincidence, right? Watch…
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Karrueche Shades Blue Ivy & The #Beyhive Attacks
If there’s one thing we’ve learned early in life, it’s not to mess with Beyonce! Behind the queen is a legion of worker bees called…
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Marlon Wayans Sued For Racial Bias And Harassment
Funnyman and actor Marlon Wayans (pictured) is probably not laughing very much these days. The director/producer is reportedly being sued by actor Pierre Daniel (pictured), who alleges…
Jeezy arrested for firearms in shooting probe; being held on $1 million bal
‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Modern Family’ win Emmy Awards

SPORTS

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Experts want to see NFL act on domestic violence
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ravens running back Ray Rice is sitting out two games for domestic violence. A positive marijuana test triggered a yearlong ban…
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Soul of the US Open: Venus, Serena Williams Advance to Second Round; Most Seeds Follow
*Round one of the 2014 US Open has come to a close, with struggles for sure, but not very many surprises. The Marquee players, Serena…
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The Opinionated Spectator… Welcome back, college football
College football is starting this week and I can’t stop smiling. I am beyond giddy that the season has started again. It’s exciting. It’s fun.…
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‘Overtime:’ Michael Jackson was and still is ‘The King of Pop!’
:10 ~    Ok, so you do know Michael . . . “The King of Pop” Jackson is dead . . . right? So I guess…
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American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal
NEW YORK (AP) — American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal. Howard has…
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Steel Sensations…Taking a look at the linebackers
Ah, yes, the linebackers. The position has been the staple of the Steelers 3-4 defense for many years. When you think of Steeler football, historically…
Jackie Robinson West falls to South Korea in LLWS championship
Angel McCoughtry’s 39 help Atlanta Dream tie Chicago Sky at 1 Game Apiece

OPINION

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Guest Editorial…Hooray for Taney, hooray for us
The Taney Dragons have given given Philadelphia something to cheer about this summer. And we’re referring not just to the team’s historic trip to the…
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Just Sayin’…Brown explosion uncovers race in America
If the Michael Brown shooting does nothing else it has brought back to light that there is still a racial issue in this country that…
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When the world blows up, just blame hip-hop
It was only a matter of time. A violent convergence of domestic and international events has us all feeling as if the world is falling…
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Editorials from around Pennsylvania
___ NATURAL GAS: YOU KNOW THE DRILL Imagine a vein of gold being discovered under the building of the Philadelphia School District. Even given the…
@Jasmyne Cannick: On police brutality, Democrats need to sh*t or get off the pot
Can we talk about how Black women are treated as threats, too?

BUSINESS

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Black businesses face familiar struggles in Africa
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the United States pivots to strengthen economic ties with Africa, there’s a good chance that Black-owned businesses may be left behind…
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Students Create Roofie Alert Nail Polish
A group of students at North Carolina State University are combatting date rape with nail polish. They’ve created Undercover Colors, a line of polishes that help wearers identify…
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Business Calendar
Business Ethics Award Nomination Deadline     AUG. 29—Nomination applications are due for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Society of Financial Service Professionals’ 14th Annual Pittsburgh…
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NBC returning ownership of TheGrio.com to founders, but continues content affiliation
Less than four years after it purchased the African-American news website, TheGrio.com, NBC News has announced that it is selling the media platform back to…
[WATCH] Don Lemon Comments on the Firing of Cop Who Pushed Him
Ending the payday lending debt trap

INTERNATIONAL

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South Africa: Popular soap opera cast is fired
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — “Generations,” a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation’s first all-race elections ended…
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Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to…
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Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
BEIRUT (AP) — In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the…
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US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida
MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo…
China dominated U.S.-Africa summit
What’s scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it

LIFESTYLE

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Church Women United honors Doss
The Church Women United Greater Pittsburgh Unit honored Rod Doss, editor and publisher of the New Pittsburgh Courier, at its annual Human Rights Celebration 2014…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels Summer 2014
Animals are treated better than some children. Recently, I saw a very young woman dragging a little child down the street by the arm. The…
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Hundreds celebrate Northside Oldtimers weekend
Five thousand strong converged at West Park earlier this month to celebrate the eighth annual Unity Day Gathering held by the Northside Oldtimers. “God blessed…
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Church Circuit
Revival     AUG. 27—St. Mark AME Church, 1409 Montier St., Wilkinsburg, will host its Revival 2014 at 7:30 p.m. The revival will feature Rev. E.…
Study: Social media users shy away from opinions
First Look: Nate Parker In ‘Beyond The Lights’ [EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS]

GENERATION Y

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Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t
MILWAUKEE (AP) — If you want to feel old, this might do it: Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes Ciccone Leon, has enrolled as a freshman at the…
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Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream
GARY, Ind. (AP) — A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on…
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Houston’s arm, bat lift all-Black Chicago team by Vegas in LLWS
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Joshua Houston survived a rocky start to pitch five innings and also brought in the tying run with a line…
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AP PHOTOS: A look back at Mo’ne Davis’ tournament
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Mo’ne Davis’ moment is over. Her legacy may just be beginning. The 13-year-old star pitcher from Philadelphia wowed the world…
Young professionals urged to ‘unite and lead’ at empowerment conference
Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline

HEALTH

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Heart group: E-cigarettes might help smokers quit
The American Heart Association’s first policy statement on electronic cigarettes backs them as a last resort to help smokers quit. The American Cancer Society has…
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Stress and Health
How often do you hear or say the words, “I’m stressed out”? It’s probably many times and with good reason. We don’t always take the…
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African Americans and Stress
Research shows that African Americans are disproportionately affected by stress. The American Psychological Association (APA) cites situations when stress is a burden on health, including:…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved.
We are excited to be starting our fourth year of “Take Charge of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved.” These pages focus on health…
UPMC Healthy Lifestyle ­Program
Stress research study seeks participants

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Risking Everything’
  You stand on the shoulders of giants. You’ve probably heard that all your life and it’s true: a lot of people have come before…
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Cover to Cover…Jawanza Kunjufu: From boys to girls
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For the past 40 years, Jawanza Kunjufu has dedicated his life to uplifting African Americans through education and empowerment. His work as…
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Cover To Cover…Laws of Wrath
One for me, and one for you. Divvying up candy when you were a kid was an almost-exact science. Everybody had to have an equal…
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Cover To Cover…‘Strange Fruit’
The history books you had in school last year almost put you to sleep. It was filled with dates and stats, dead people, lost battles,…
Book tracks insurgence that propelled Reagan
Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way

EDITORS PICK

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Striking out six batters, Mo’Ne Davis pitches like a girl
Mo’Ne Davis, 13, led her Little League team to the World Series when she struck out six batters Sunday. The Philadelphia native plays for the Taney…

FEATURES

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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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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence

VIEWPOINT

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Black kids don’t have to be college-bound for their deaths to be tragic

PEOPLE

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Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment
Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church – minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed Black 18-year-old…
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Morton, Headey keep Emmys rehearsals casual
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joe Morton and Lena Headey are ready for their moment in the Emmys spotlight. The “Scandal” actor and “Game of Thrones”…
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Celebrities, civil rights leaders at Brown funeral
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Among the thousands of people who have turned out for Michael Brown’s funeral are several civil rights leaders and celebrities. Brown…
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Best of the MTV VMA Red Carpet 2013
The Music Television Video Music Awards, or the VMA 2014, has come upon us. And, despite some volatile situations popping off in some of the…
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6 thoughts from William Koch on family, politics
Six thoughts from William Koch, on family, money and politics. From an interview with The Associated Press: —On his brother Charles: “He likes to do…
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Gorgeous women who broke men’s hearts by coming out gay
Admit it. When you feasted on the brunette bombshell in the Fast and Furious series, you just knew that Michelle Rodriguez was the one for…
Kevin Sorbo blasts Ferguson protesters In scathing Facebook rant
Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte

Education

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This Fall: White students no longer the majority at U.S. public schools
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) — For the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic Whites, a…

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