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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off…
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Fewer Black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago…
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DA, defense differ on blame for police shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A prosecutor contends a Black man shot and paralyzed by a White city officer had only himself to blame for the “choices…
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McLay named Chief of Police
When inaugurated, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto pledged to have a new police chief in place by Labor Day, but that’s a holiday so all city…
Pittsburgh’s South Side has had largest number of violent crimes for four years running
Families, advocates react to low wages for people with disabilities

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NATIONAL NEWS

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APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that…
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School starts in Chicago with more safety guards
CHICAGO (AP) — School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as…
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Missouri governor names Isom new public safety director
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday appointed a new state public safety director, giving his administration its only Black Cabinet member…
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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
ST. LOUIS (AP) – Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles…
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NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying
NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled the streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a Caribbean celebration…
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Clinton says frayed trust led to Ferguson violence
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton broke nearly three weeks of silence Thursday on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri,…
People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man
Transgender women’s killings test police outreach
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Cee Lo Green Ruined His Rape-Tweet Apology By Not Actually Apologizing
Cee Lo Green, the Grammy Award winning musician, who was rightly called out for saying awful things about rape on Twitter, issued the following half-assed…
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Young Jeezy On Recent Arrest: “We Shouldn’t Have Been Detained”
Young Jeezy stopped by Hot 107.9 today and proclaimed his innocence, saying he and his crew “shouldn’t have been detained in the first place.” As previously…
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‘Guardians’ tops Labor Day, summer box office
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The intergalactic misfits of “Guardians of the Galaxy” are the summer’s box-office superheroes. Marvel’s cosmic romp topped the Labor Day box…
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Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we’ll get to see some of…
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K. Michelle Defends Joseline Hernandez in LHHATL Reunion Brawl
Leave it to one exiled outcast reality star to defend another. From among the herd of critics of Joseline Hernandez’s outrageous and violent behavior during…
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Hear (and watch) women roar on new fall TV shows
NEW YORK (AP) — “The Good Wife,” ”Homeland,” ”Scandal,” ”Nurse Jackie” and, well, “Girls” are just a few current shows that put women front and…
90’s Stars Attack: Sisqo + Kyle From Jagged Edge Fight
Can We Finally Be Quiet About The Fictional Beyonce And Jay Z Divorce?

SPORTS

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Steelers take on familiar face in Browns’ Hoyer
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) warms up as Brian Hoyer (6) watches before a preseason NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Thursday, Aug.…
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Manny Pacquiao Bashes Floyd Mayweather’s Lack of Education, Reading Ability
Round 1 goes to Manny Pacquiao. Pretty Boy Floyd’s arch-rival Pacquiao has joined up 50 Cent and Nelly’s lead in offering a wholesale verbal beatdown of…
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The Opinionated Spectator…The NFL didn’t get it right
Have you had the opportunity to hear about the recent NFL personal conduct policy that Roger Goodell implemented?  The policy includes all NFL league and…
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Michael Sam’s NFL Career May Be Over Before it Began
Michael Sam was passed over by the St. Louis Rams twice in one week. The first openly gay football player was cut by the Rams…
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49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to…
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2014 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster
Head Coach: Mike Tomlin No. Player Pos Ht Wt Born Exp College 3 Landry Jones QB 6-3 221 04-04-1989 2 Oklahoma 5 Bruce Gradkowski QB…
Poll: Parents uncomfortable with youth football
Miami quietly helping athletes who leave early

OPINION

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Societal norms contribute to feelings of inadequacy
For the past week I have been hearing references, reading posts and even catching glimpses of media coverage about rapper Nicki Minaj’s new video for…
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CBC: The Clueless Black Caucus
On the very day that Michael Brown, the slain teenager from Ferguson, Mo., was buried, the Congressional Black Caucus made a major announcement. They sent…
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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember
On Friday, CeeLo Green pleaded no contest to a felony count of providing Ecstasy to a woman in 2012. The unnamed woman accused the former…
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Activism is in season
Usually, during this time of year, we are dishing on the hottest trends for students who are headed back to school. But with the tragic…
Field Negro: Fitting the description
Hillary got It right on Ferguson and race

BUSINESS

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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests…
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WealthyU: What You Need To Know About Credit Unions [VIDEO]
Financial guru Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to breakdown what you need to know about credit unions, payday loans and banking alternatives.…
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Study to look at financial impact of gas boom
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Researchers are looking at whether money from the Marcellus Shale natural gas boom helps children and families in regions where companies are…
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New York: Bank didn’t lend to Blacks in Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bank purposely avoided giving mortgages to African-Americans by locating all of its branches outside black neighborhoods and directing advertising and…
Obama promoting economic gains as elections near
Infiniti SUV: Luxury in seven seats

INTERNATIONAL

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Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production…
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Nigerian King Tells U.S. Investors Nation is Open for Business
When Oba (King) Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo visited Detroit this week to meet with local business leaders and promote development projects in Nigeria, all were eager…
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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…
Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation’s woes
US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

LIFESTYLE

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Having ‘the’ talk…Killing in Ferguson fosters must-have discussions with young Black males
When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, it resulted in riots, protests and international…
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5 things to know about driving on marijuana
WASHINGTON (AP) — The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has…
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Longtime personal chef to Obama weds MSNBC host Alex Wagner
POCANTICO HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday temporarily set aside the pressures of trying to calm the world’s trouble spots and assumed…
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Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore
NEW YORK (AP) — How’d they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six…
Fashion watch on POTUS
FROGS Week in Pittsburgh

GENERATION Y

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Activism is in season
Usually, during this time of year, we are dishing on the hottest trends for students who are headed back to school. But with the tragic…
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The 8th annual Shyne Award winners
The 8th annual Shyne awards continued its legacy of honoring young people from 13 to 19 for their positive achievements. The event was created because…
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Blacks lead social justice charge on social media
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – What do “Bring Back Our Girls,” “Justice for Trayvon” and “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” have in common? They’re all rallying cries that…
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University bets $10 million on poor city’s kids
READING, Pa. (AP) — On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students’ attention to the banners…
Remember Netscape browser? Class of ’18 doesn’t
Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

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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Children’s poems by Nick Cannon due in March
NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Cannon has been keeping a notebook for much of his life, and next year we’ll get to see some of…
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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…
Cover To Cover…‘Strange Fruit’
Book tracks insurgence that propelled Reagan

EDITORS PICK

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Fewer Black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago…

FEATURES

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Having ‘the’ talk…Killing in Ferguson fosters must-have discussions with young Black males
When 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot to death by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9, it resulted in riots, protests and international…
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2014 New Pittsburgh Courier 50 Men of Excellence

VIEWPOINT

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CeeLo Green: People who have really been raped remember

PEOPLE

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Kandi Burruss, Porsha, The Jacksons Highlight Tom Joyner Family Reunion
                                       
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Rasheeda, Stevie J, Joseline Hernandez, Cash Money at Ludacris Celebrity Basketball Game
ATLANTA — Luda Day Weekend 2014 climaxed with the Celebrity Basketball Game at Georgia State University that featured members of Ludacris’ label, Disturbing Tha Peace,…
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Announced or sealed tight: Celeb weddings of yore
NEW YORK (AP) — How’d they do it? Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie managed a no-leaks wedding in France after some nine years and six…
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LHHATL Drama: Shay Johnson claims she is still involved with Lil Scrappy
Now, we don’t usually seek out things to agree with Momma Dee on but this time she might be right. Her son, Love & Hip Hop…
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Best of Dragon Con 2014 in Atlanta
A record number of costume aficionados, enthusiasts and fanatics are expected to attend the 28th annual Dragon Con, the world-renowned pop culture, sci-fi, fantasy and…
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Wild N’ Out vxen denies being Nick Cannon’s side chick
According to Vlad TV, Wild N Out‘s Brittany Dailey wants everyone to know that she is not Nick Cannon‘s jump off and she has no…
Say What: Rapper Bobby Shmurda facing 15 years in jail for weapons charges
Michael Jackson Throwback Photos on His Birthday

Education

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East Allegheny teachers become second to strike
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off…

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