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Jeron X. Grayson Community Center nears completion
Soaking in the sun and the view on the rooftop deck of the Jeron X. Grayson Community Center in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, Rev. Glenn Grayson…
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‘Sisters Saving Ourselves Now’ summit addresses moving Black family forward
Healing, educating and empowering women, men and youths, while facilitating an open dialogue about moving the Black family forward were the topics of the third…
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Protesters rally in East Liberty, Manning issues gag order before Leon Ford jury selection
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge issued a gag order the day before jury selection begins in the case of a Black man charged with dragging…
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The power of one…
Unelected and unaccountable arbitrators can wield more power than elected officials, police chiefs mayors, or even the voters. As the New Pittsburgh Courier noted last…
Community Calendar 8-20-14
POISE, Highmark fund ‘Strengthening Black families’ initiatives

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Kevin Hart and ‘Ride Along 2′ Looking for Extras in Atlanta Today and Sunday
Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are looking for a few good men — and women. The two stars of Ride Along 2, the sequel to the…
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CNN Anchor Who Suggested Using Water Hoses in Ferguson is Replaced
The CNN anchor who had the mitigating gall, the intestinal fortitude, to suggest that police use water cannons as an alternative to smoke bombs and…
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This Week In Black History August 20-26
For the Week of August 20-26 August 20 1619—This is the most probable date that Black History in America begins. Approximately 20 Africans (the records…
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Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes
There was little violence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer last July. Peace prevailed when at least four other unarmed Black males were killed…
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CNN falsely calls Highway Patrol Capt. Johnson a ‘gang member’ for fraternity sign
CNN has suffered another embarrassing fumble in its reporting on activities in Ferguson, Mo. Missouri state police officer Capt. Ron Johnson, who famously took over command of…
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Chicago Defender’s Earl Calloway dies at 87
Earl Calloway died Wednesday at the age of 87. When joining the Chicago Defender in 1963, he worked as both Entertainment and Fine Arts Editor.…
‘Ice Bucket Challege’ Co-Founder, Corey Griffin, is Dead at 27
Ferguson Cop beaten almost unconscious before shooting Michael Brown, police say
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Columbus Short Arrested after Dodging Authorities in Barbados
Back to Life. Back to reality. Former “Scandal” actor Columbus Short is now living out that Soul II Soul blockbuster classic when he seemingly ignored the warrants…
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Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnel Feuding on ‘The View’
Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell are already feuding — and the “The View’s” new season hasn’t even started yet. The problem is that Goldberg has been…
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Nick Cannon Confirms Separation From Mariah Carey
Sometimes the couple you least expect to be together stay together forever. This isn’t the case for Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon.      The…
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Talib Kweli calls out Don Lemon and mainstream media for inaccurate Ferguson coverage
On a live CNN broadcast today (August 21), Don Lemon spoke with rapper and activist Talib Kweli about the unrest and conditions in Ferguson. That’s when things quickly…
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‘Hercules’ Actor Calls Ferguson Protesters ‘Animals,’ ‘Losers’ and ‘Thugs’
  Former Hercules star Kevin Sorbo unfurled a rabidly racist rant on Facebook, under the guise of conservatism, denouncing the Ferguson protesters actions as thuggery and for using…
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Kevin Hart slaps back at negativity over his engagement
Monday night the web lost it’s collective shizz when comedian/actor Kevin Hart proposed to Eniko Parrish his girlfriend of  the last six years. The engagement itself was…
Julianne Hough dances back to ‘Dancing’ as judge
Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey divorce ‘A Done Deal’

SPORTS

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Female Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis proud to pave the way
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (Bleacher Report)—On the eve of Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons’ opening game at the 2014 Little League World Series, 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis sat in a…
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Shazier shines in Steelers debut
PITTSBURGH (AP)—Ryan Shazier let Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler sprint by him before the rookie Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker gave chase. The moment Chandler appeared…
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Overtime
:10—Of course she gets top billing.  Anytime a “13 year old girl” is mowing down boys her age and older like a John Deere tractor,…
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Mo’ne Davis suffers first LLWS loss; faces elimination game on Thursday
Mo’ne Davis, star pitcher for the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia and a national sensation for her dominant performance in this year’s Little League World Series…
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Mo’ne Davis makes history as first Little Leaguer to land national Sports Illustrated cover
Mo’ne Davis, 13, who plays for Philadelphia’s Taney Dragons youth baseball team, has become the first Little Leaguer to land the national cover of Sports Illustrated,…
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Pirates activate OF McCutchen off disabled list
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen’s fractured rib is healed. The reigning National League MVP is hoping his return will have the same effect on the…
This is why we love the Taney Dragons
Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night

OPINION

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Just Sayin’…We need to look at Michael Brown shooting from all sides and angles
All the controversy over the Michael Brown shooting has brought several things to light, while others will not be clear until the investigation is complete.…
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Black Americans’ threat from Whites wearing badges
(NNPA)—The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to…
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Spike Lee: ‘There’s a war on Black America, it’s tearing country apart!’
The vocal and controversial filmmaker Spike Lee recently told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that the violence against Black America — along with high-profile examples such as…
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Do we perpetuate Black stereotypes?
Many African Americans feel like there has been an unofficial war declared on Blacks, especially young Black males. Just in the past month alone, there…
Guest Editorial…A ‘generational event’ demands a generational change
Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown

BUSINESS

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Business Calendar
Technology Show     AUG. 21—Toshiba Business Solutions will host its Technology Show from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Heinz Field, 100 Art Rooney Ave., North Shore.…
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Women small business owners struggle to get loans
NEW YORK (AP) — Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get…
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Point of contact…Business Resource Center aids disadvantaged entrepreneurs
Attention minority, women, disadvantaged and veteran business owners including startups. If you are in need of resources, one-on-one consulting or business educational services; then the…
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Blackonomics…Blacks have become obsolete
(NNPA)—A series of recent reports cite the drastic lack of economic progress for Black people in general and Black men in particular. Freddie Allen, NNPA…
Game hunting for dividends
Omaha City Council punishes troubled nightspot

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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China dominated U.S.-Africa summit
(NNPA)—Although the continent of Africa has 54 countries, the nation that received the most attention at last week’s US-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C. was China.…
What’s scary about Ebola, reasons not to fear it
Son of Nigerian star Fela talks of father’s legacy

LIFESTYLE

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority presents ‘Gentlemen of Excellence’
How do you describe a “Gentleman of Excellence? According to the Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., he is a…
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2014 Holy Convocation: ‘God has not forgotten us’
The Holy gathering of the Lord’s people for spiritual reflection and refinement renewal Monday, Aug. 4, was the beginning of the 20th Holy Convocation of…
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FAB OR FUG: Rosario Dawson rocks a lingerie dress & we’re like…Umm no [POLL]
Rosario Dawson stepped out for the the ‘Sin City: A Dame To Kill For’ LA Premiere wearing a sleek curve-hugging lace and leather Ermanno Scervino lingerie…
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Church Circuit 8-20-2014
Women’s & Teen’s Conference     AUG. 21—Greater Allen AME Church, 3600 California Ave., North Side, will host its Women’s & Teen’s Conference. The theme is…
Lifestyles Report…Picture this
FAB FINDS: 25 Ways To Wear Head-To-Toe Denim

GENERATION Y

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Los Angeles schools decriminalize discipline
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students caught misbehaving in the nation’s second largest school district will be sent to the principal’s office rather than the courthouse…
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Young Black political leaders emerge as triple threat
LOS ANGELES (NNPA)– Throughout the country, young, energetic, and passionate African American men and women are embracing opportunities for public service in politics. Voters have…
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W-I-N-N-E-R! Oregon man crowned Scrabble champ
    CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press   BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Conrad Bassett-Bouchard started his championship Scrabble game Wednesday with the word “zilch” and finished…
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California debates ‘yes means yes’ sex assault law
SAN DIEGO (AP) — College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no. Now, as universities…
Public Housing residents receive $57,250 in scholarships
Obama welcomes young African leaders to Washington

HEALTH

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Blacks suffer because of critical shortage of organ donors
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – At the start of 2002, Everett Lee, 57 at the time, considered himself “healthier than all get out.” So when he found…
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Familylinks restructures it’s recovery center to be more effective
Keeping with its mission to treat individuals wholistically—in mind, body and spirit—during their recovery from substance abuse, Familylinks Inc. has recently undergone several changes to…
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WNBA Star shares breast cancer scare
Washington Mystics Guard Ivory Latta and Dr. Caryl Mussenden joined guest host Jeff Johnson on “NewsOne Now” to explain the importance of early detection in the fight against…
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AIDS patients fear discrimination in ACA exchange
MIAMI (AP) — Patient advocates say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the Affordable Care Act by…
Obama signs veterans’ health care overhaul
Blacks 8 times more likely to contract HIV than Whites

Cover To Cover

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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,…
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Book tracks insurgence that propelled Reagan
“The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan” (Simon & Schuster), by Rick Perlstein Even Republicans piled on President Richard Nixon…
Scrabblers rejoice: 5,000 new words are on the way
Cover to Cover…‘Recognition’

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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Kevin Sorbo blasts Ferguson protesters In scathing Facebook rant
Actor Kevin Sorbo thinks the protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the shooting death of college bound teen Michael Brown are doing more harm than good.…
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Outspoken about Ferguson, Jesse Williams may be this generation’s Harry Belafonte
(The Washington Post) -There are many ways to get celebrity activism wrong when it comes to a situation like the one that has emerged in…
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NYC mayor declares ‘Al Roker Appreciation Day’
NEW YORK (AP) — Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today Show” weatherman on his…
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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson set for DC Comics film
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to…
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Meet Queen Latifah’s Girlfriend Eboni Nichols
Fiercely protective of her private life, the media (better yet, the paparazzi) nevertheless managed to scale the walls of Queen Latifah’s royal throne to once again…
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Chris Brown, Karrueche, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, at Charity Football
Chris Brown may want to start singing “These Girls Are Loyal,” particularly since the on-and-off girlfriend Karreuche Tran was shown back in his arms during…
Ciara shows off baby photos after breakup with Future
Highlights from Atlanta Barbecue Festival (photos)

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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