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  1. Other receivers must step their game up for Big Ben, Steelers

    The Steelers find themselves 2-0 after two weeks with a game in Chicago on the horizon. One would think they will leave the Windy City 3-0, barring an absolutely catastrophic day by all units. Yet through two weeks, the offense, despite winning their last game by 17 points, hasn’t been impressive. Ben Roethlisberger, while sharp, […
  2. DeMaurice Smith re-elected as head of NFL players’ union

    DeMaurice Smith has been re-elected as executive director of the players’ union in a special committee vote. Under guidelines passed since his last election as NFL Players Association head in 2015, a 14-player selection committee could bypass a full membership election. That committee, made up of the 11 members of the NFLPA executive committee plus […
  3. Report: NFL players ask league to support campaign

    A group of current and former NFL players has asked Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league’s support for their campaign for racial equality and criminal justice reform. Yahoo Sports is reporting the players sent a 10-page memo to Goodell and NFL executive Troy Vincent in August asking for money, political involvement and other commitments from the [&…
  4. ‘Wrong On So Many Levels’: Hobby Lobby Cotton Decor Is Called Racist

    One customer's reaction to decorative cotton stalks has gone…
  5. This Week In Black History

    Week of September 20-26 September 20 1664—Maryland enacts the nation’s first “Anti-Amalgamation Law.” It specifically outlawed marriages between Black men and White women. Soon, several other colonies followed the Maryland example. It would not be until the 1960s that U.S. Supreme Court in the famous Loving v. Virginia case declared all such laws un-Constitutional. And [……
  6. Friends, family gather to celebrate the life of Dick Gregory

    LANDOVER, Md. (AP)—Friends and family of Dick Gregory have gathered at a Maryland church in the suburbs of the nation’s capital to celebrate the life of the comedian and activist. The service was held Saturday at City of Praise Family Ministries in Landover, Maryland. Reena Evers-Everette, the daughter of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, [&#…
  7. President Obama’s last year brought economic success

    (TriceEdneyWire.com)—The income, poverty and health insurance data released by the Census Bureau on September 13 confirm what many already knew. President Obama’s last year was one of economic improvement for many individuals. The median income rose from $57,230 in 2015 to $59,039 in 2016, an increase of 3.2 percent. Black income rose 5.4 percent, from [&#…
  8. This Is Why Democrats Are Losing Support Of Black Women

    The number of Black Women who support the Democratic Party has dropped from 85 percent to 74 percent over the past…
  9. Overtime …Achieving Greatness Car Show Sept. 23 at Savoy!

    :10—I know, I know, I know…you hate to say it. Hey, for that matter you even hate to think it, but what you gonna do. Oh stop it. You know what I’m talking about. Once again the words “Bill Neal was right” have to burn their way out your mouth. I told “ya’ll” Martavis Bryant […]…
  10. Office Depot names Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard (AU ’83) chief marketing officer

    Office Depot, Inc. announced that Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard, a senior executive with more than 30 years of extensive marketing and leadership experience at large global brands, has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She will report directly to Office Depot’s Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith. DeVard will […
  11. New Pittsburgh Courier’s Business Calendar (Sept. 20-26)

    SBA Information Session SEPT. 20—The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Chatham Women’s Business Center will host an information session on 8(a), HUBZone & Women-Owned certification programs. Join the SBA Pittsburgh District Office on the third Wednesday of each month for a free hands-on workshop with their team of specialists. They will review the requirements [&#…
  12. Guest Editorial …A major call for reform after nursing home deaths in Florida

    In Hollywood, Fla., eight people died in a sweltering nursing home that lost its air conditioning when Hurricane Irma hit the state earlier this month. Officials have attributed at least 25 deaths in Florida to the storm, including the nursing home deaths. Elsewhere, six deaths were reported in South Carolina and Georgia — many of them [&…
  13. Why Africans Cling To British Judicial Wigs That Symbolize White Domination

    A new generation of African judges are raising questions about wearing the white horsehair wigs that are a symbol of British…
  14. Meetings – 9-20-17

    COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of the College will be held on: October 5, 2017 4:00 PM CCAC Allegheny Campus- Byers Hall 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA…
  15. Legal Notices – Estate Notices 9-20-17

    Estate of ARTHUR COLEMAN JR. Deceased of 125 Everglade Dr., Penn Hills, PA 15235. No. 1946648 of 2017. Anthony Coleman, 6535 Deary Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206 or to: Attorney Marvin Abrams, 816 5th Avenue, Suite 600, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 Estate of PATRICK J. KELLEY, Deceased of Carnegie, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, No. 02-17-04954, Saundra Y. Kelley,…
  16. Employment Opportunities 9-20-17

      AUBERLE 412 YOUTH ZONE COACHES CHANGE LIVES Auberle is a nationally recognized, award winning human service organization that serves thousands of children & families each year. For more than 60 yrs. we have helped troubled children & their families heal themselves. Seeking Youth Zone Coaches to provide support & opportunities for youth. The 412…
  17. The Courier has the BEST City League High School Football Coverage.

    USO head coach Lou Berry knows the entire Pittsburgh City League is coming for his Wildcats. After all, they are the defending City League champions. “That’s the case,” he confirmed with a smile. “Anytime you’re the champ…” Perry. Carrick. Allderdice. Brashear. Westinghouse. “I haven’t seen them play as of yet, but they’re always tough,” Berry […]…
  18. Coach Tomlin better stop those sloppy, undisciplined penalties if the Steelers are to beat Minnesota (Courier’s Mi

        The Black and Gold opened the season 1-0 with a 21-18 victory over the seemingly improved Cleveland Browns this past Sunday, Sept. 10. While the Steelers won the game, they did appear rusty, undisciplined and in some ways, unprepared, and as they get ready to welcome the Minnesota Vikings to town for their…
  19. Oprah joins ‘60 Minutes’ for 50th anniversary year

    NEW YORK (AP) — CBS’ “60 Minutes,” the newsmagazine that can credit consistency for much of its success as it enters its 50th anniversary year, is about to see a major change with the addition of Oprah Winfrey. Winfrey will debut Sept. 24, reporting on a story about America’s political divisions. It’s a testament to […]…
  20. Seeing Harvey’s destruction firsthand… Byrdsong witnesses the good in people

    Because he knew people in the area—some of whom had stayed after relocating from Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina—Community Empowerment Association President and CEO Rashad Byrdsong traveled to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey to help with grassroots recovery efforts. “The water had receded, but the damage was extensive—you could see where it had been [……