METRO NEWS

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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…
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Community Calendar 8-20-14
Back to School Drive AUG. 23—State Representative Ed Gainey, Family Support Services and Destiny International Ministries will host the “Back to School Book Bag Drive”…
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POISE, Highmark fund ‘Strengthening Black families’ initiatives
Funding support programs for Black teen mothers, or for dropouts needing remedial training, or for single mothers who need daycare are all worthy causes. But…
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR PITTSBURGH CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMY
Man convicted in shooting of Pittsburgh officer

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NATIONAL NEWS

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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.…
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Ferguson Cop Beaten Almost Unconscious Before Shooting Michael Brown, Police Say
The Ferguson Police Department leaked to the media that the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb was beaten almost…
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Ebola Virus Patient Being Released from Atlanta Hospital
If people were on edge about the Ebola virus when two infected relief workers were flown from West Africa to Georgia and put in an Atlanta…
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Twitter blasts CNN anchor for saying police should use water hoses on Ferguson Protesters
News behemoth CNN has been tripping and stumbling over itself with its less-than-stellar news coverage of the protest rallies and violent confrontations in suburban St. Louis in…
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How can authorities restore order in Ferguson?
They’ve lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new Black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and…
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Senate control could rest with well-funded women
WASHINGTON (AP) — The political tilt of the Senate during President Barack Obama’s final two years in office is likely to hinge on a handful…
Holder heads to Ferguson after subdued protests
Obama: US won’t stop confronting Islamic State
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The Dangers Of Taylor Swift’s “Shaking Off” Cultural Appropriation
Country musician Taylor Swift dropped an album reveal, 1989, out of the blue a couple nights ago, along with the release of a music video…
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And the Emmy winners are…? We’re happy to guess!
Truth be told, we’re both perplexed about which Emmy nominees will carry trophies home from Monday’s ceremony. Allow us to explain. There was so much…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 8-20-14
    Thursday 21 An Exploration of Color The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Department of Education and Community Engagement presents “Monotype Prints: An Exploration of Color”…
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T.I.’s open letter rant to America about Ferguson
After chastising the black protesters in Ferguson, Mo., for overreacting and being knee-jerk reactionaries in the aftermath of the shooting death of Michael Brown by…
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MTV Video Music Awards to open with a ‘Bang’
NEW YORK (AP) — The MTV Video Music Awards will open with a “Bang.” Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J will kick off Sunday’s…
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Twitter Goes CRAZY over Nicki Minaj’s ‘Anaconda’ Video Release
Cake-clapping and a Drizzy Drake lap dance dominated Nicki Minaj’s hyper-sexualized “Anaconda” music video release. There was a blizzard of reaction reactions to the video from…
Ray J pleads not guilty to sexual battery
PRESS PLAY: Nicki Minaj drops ‘Anaconda’ & it’s everything you expected & then some!

SPORTS

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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…
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This is why we love the Taney Dragons
The 68th Little League Baseball World Series is going on in South Williamsport right now and for the first time ever, one of them —…
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Ex-NFL lineman tops bill for Pyongyang fight night
TOKYO (AP) — Former NFL player Bob “The Beast” Sapp isn’t exactly a household name back home in the United States. But he’s big in…
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McCutchen ready to play
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pirates star Andrew McCutchen expects to come off the disabled list when he is eligible to return on Tuesday. McCutchen pronounced himself…
Terelle Pryor trying to find spot on Seahawks roster
Steve Ballmer debuts as LA Clippers owner

OPINION

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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…
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Guest Editorial…A ‘generational event’ demands a generational change
One of the police commanders who had been on the ground in Ferguson last week came away convinced that what has happened there changes everything.…
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Dogs get more respect than Michael Brown
It doesn’t matter if you are state legislator or an alderman, a journalist or a local leader. If you are in Ferguson, Mo., you won’t…
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Did school integration fail Black children?
Back-to-school is just around the corner and 60 years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, many children will be returning to “resegregated” schools.…
Guest Editorial…Vigilantly await justice for shooting
White cops kill at least 2 Blacks each week

BUSINESS

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[WATCH] Black FOX Anchor Pushed To the Edge By Geraldo’s Ferguson Comments
Media personality (and lawyer?) Geraldo Rivera was a guest on FOX’s “Outnumbered” Tuesday afternoon and got into it briefly with the show’s sole black panelist…
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Don Lemon Alleges National Guard Member Used the ‘N-Word’, Seemingly Shocked It Happened ‘In 2014′
It’s pretty well documented that Don Lemon is against the use of the “n-word.” In fact, he’s described it as one of the five things…
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City of Ferguson hires all-White PR firm
If you were in control of a city government under siege with charges of racial profiling, police brutality and totalitarian administration, don’t you think you’d…
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McDonald’s confronts its junk food image
NEW YORK (AP) — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s…
Blacks in the South and Midwest hurt most by jobless cuts
5 tips for sensible back-to-school spending

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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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…
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Lifestyles Report…Picture this
Everyone is a photographer. Now that most phones have a decent camera, the opportunity for picture taking has increased one hundred fold. The unfortunate thing…
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FAB FINDS: 25 Ways To Wear Head-To-Toe Denim
We know what you’re thinking: there’s nothing new about a pair of jeans. You’re absolutely right, but have you noticed more denim-on-denim looks and Canadian tuxedos…
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FAB FINDS: 25 Ways To Rock Denim From Head-To-Toe
Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection
Time to be proactive and results oriented

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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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…
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Ciara shows off baby photos after breakup with Future
Singer Ciara is letting everyone know that she is not broken up after her would-be marriage with Future broke down. In fact, she appears to…
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Highlights from Atlanta Barbecue Festival (photos)
The metropolitan Atlanta region satiated its appetite for charred animal portions during the Atlanta Barbecue Festival and the neighboring Decatur Barbecue, Blues and Bluegrass Festival.…
Mr. T pities criminals as he awaits jury duty
WNBA players Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson engaged

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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