METRO NEWS

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ALDI commits to Garfield store
In June, residents of Garfield lobbied celebrated years of effort when Bottom Dollar opened a grocery on Penn Avenue. But that elation was dashed just…
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Community Calendar 4-1-15
The Gathering APRIL 4—Stop the Violence—Pittsburgh will host “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” Black Tie Fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One…
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Charges dropped against man in Pittsburgh bar guard slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a suspect in the shooting death of a security guard at a Pittsburgh bar.…
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Pittsburgh diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it…
Pittsburgh rewrites rules on naming public property
April events at the Hill House Kaufman Center

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Arkansas governor urges changes to religious-objections bill
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious-objections bill, bowing to pressure from…
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This Week In Black History
Week of April 1 to April 7 April 1 1868—Hampton University is founded during Reconstruction in Hampton, Va. The school is now one of the…
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16 states have more people in prison than in college dorms
A new report from MetricMaps details a shocking statistic — in 16 states in the nation, there are more people locked up in correctional facilities than those…
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Achievement Gap Closing? Graduation rates among Blacks & Hispanics on the rise
According to new data from the Department of Education, graduation rates for Black and Hispanic students increased by nearly four percentage points from 2011 to 2013, outpacing…
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Georgia inmate beaten and dog-collared, exposing gross prison negligence
FORSYTHE, Ga. — The posting of a cellphone photo showing a young man being beaten and then collared as if he were a pet has…
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Noose found hanging from tree on Duke campus, officials investigating
A noose found hanging from a tree on Duke University’s campus early Wednesday has prompted an investigation, school officials say. According to CBS, Vice President for…
Atlanta teen who received heart transplant is killed in police car chase
Indiana HIV outbreak tied to closure of Planned Parenthood clinics
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Fresh Off Roasting Bieber, Ludacris Releases Fiery New Album, ‘Ludaversal’
Ludacris has released Ludaversal, a project he’s been prepping for quite some time. The project is available on Spotify and features 14 cuts and appearances…
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Can Kanye West & Rick Rubin make Justin Bieber a Hip-Hop force?
In a newly published interview with USA Today, Justin Bieber revealed that he’s working with Kanye West and Rick Rubin on his upcoming album. At…
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Review: How to learn what August learned
Pittsburgh Public Theater presented the Pittsburgh premiere of August Wilson’s “How I Learned What I Learned.” Directed and co-written by Todd Kreidler (August’s longtime dramaturg…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 4-1-15
Thursday 2 PEKING ACROBATS The Cohen & Grisgby TRUST Presents  Series presents The PEKING ACROBATS at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St.,…
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PRESS PLAY: Azealia Banks Drops ‘Ice Princess’ Video & We’re Like Really Into It
Azealia Banks may say some crazy ish when she opens her mouth, but we’re here for her new video “Ice Princess” off her disc, “Broke…
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Jay Z’s ‘Big Pimpin’ sample may cause him a tidal wave of problems
Despite the seemingly successful launch of his new music streaming service TIDAL, things aren’t looking all that bright for Jay Z. In fact, a tidal…
‘Empire’ casting director praises breakout stars
Comedy Central stands by Trevor Noah after “offensive” tweets surface

SPORTS

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Final Four set with Kentucky seeking undefeated season
(AP)—Kentucky, Wisconsin, Duke and Michigan State men will battle it out in Indianapolis on Saturday, April 4 for a chance to win the national championship. Saturday’s games…
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Overtime 4-1-15
:10—My phone was about to start ringing off the hook big time Saturday night, but Notre Dame couldn’t hold onto the 3 point lead they…
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Kevin Durant talks social responsibility, Mike Brown in REVOLT TV interview
Following the deaths of Black men, women, and children at the hands of police this past year, many athletes and celebrities used their platforms to…
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Funniest memes about Steph Curry crossing over Chris Paul (video)
LOS ANGELES — Because of NBA superstar Steph Curry, we have now entered a new era of “posterizing” players. Yesteryear, the idea of “posterizing” players was…
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Muhammad Ali is on Manny Pacquiao’s side for the big fight
Floyd Mayweather has a lot of people on his side for his upcoming superfight against Manny Pacquiao. To the surprise of a few, Muhammad Ali isn’t one of them.…
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Price rocked for 7 runs as Tigers lose to Pirates 7-3
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers,…
’76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest
Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women’s All-America team

OPINION

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Mike Pence & Indiana’s anti-gay law represent an American problem
In a complete waste of time, Indiana Governor Mike Pence held a press conference on Tuesday morning to “clarify” the intent of the law known…
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Mr. Wade and the ‘First family of the housing projects’
(NNPA)—Approximately three weeks ago, I suffered a mild heart attack. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Robert T. Wade, a longtime family friend in Tuscaloosa, Ala., died at…
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Young, gifted, Black and abused
(NNPA)—In the course of one week we witnessed the burden of being young, gifted and Black. First, the Little League baseball Phenom Mo’ne Davis was…
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Other Voices: The Times Union of Albany on Indiana’s religious freedom bill
Even before Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed his state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, the Hoosier State was not exactly hospitable to gays and…
Deadline kinda, sorta apologizes for ‘ethnic castings’ article, promises to ‘do better’
Apple CEO Cook calls ‘religious objection’ laws dangerous

BUSINESS

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Tax solutions for baby boomers
The baby boom generation, those born between 1946 and 1964, includes about 76 million people. That generation is now heading into retirement, with roughly 10,000…
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Lifestyles Report…Beware of sites bearing gifts
I’ve always believed myself to be a pretty savvy shopper. I frequently leave the house in smashing outfits that average out to be $20 or…
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Tech Talk: Periscope Vs. Meerkat [VIDEO]
Everybody knows that Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, loves tech. If you follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you will find various comments about…
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Check Yourself! TSA Agrees To Track Discrimination Complaints After Black Women Are Singled Out In Hair Searches
Members of the TSA have to undergo training to take a more critical look at their own practices to determine whether they’re guilty of discrimination.…
Business Calendar 4-1-15
Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15

INTERNATIONAL

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How Muhammadu Buhari became Nigeria’s new president & what this means for Boko Haram
Nigeria welcomed its new president yesterday, the military leader and northern Muslim, Muhammadu Buhari.
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French police on trial for death of teens after 10-year wait
March 16 (GIN)—Two teenagers of North African descent, running from police, were electrocuted in a power substation 10 years ago. The officers will finally stand…
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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Beware of sites bearing gifts
I’ve always believed myself to be a pretty savvy shopper. I frequently leave the house in smashing outfits that average out to be $20 or…
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Top makeup artists to follow on Instagram for Spring makeup inspiration
Spring is coming and with it, an entire new arsenal of makeup looks tailor-made for the season. As the temperature warms up and the days…
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Que Mardi Gras was a ‘hat thing’
It is a given that the Que Mardi Gras will take place during the month of March, but you have to wait to find out…
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The Best Makeup Artists To Follow on Instagram for Spring Makeup Inspiration
Church Circuit
7 old-fashioned relationship rules that will never go out of style

GENERATION Y

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Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans…
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Transgender activist & homecoming king tragically commits suicide
18-year-old Blake Brockington died after an apparent suicide last Monday. Brockington was crowned homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School, where he attended last year, making…
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Michelle Obama delivers encouraging message to young women during “Black Girls Rock!”
BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! featured some of the best representations of Black women in today’s culture, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved that Black…
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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’

HEALTH

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CHIC EATS: Kale Yeah Chicken Salad [RECIPE]
Lunch On Fleek: Kale Yeah Chicken Salad May be able to skip that afternoon snack once you try this week’s lunch recipe sis. Protein helps keep you…
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CHIC SIPS: Chocolate Raspberry Chiller Smoothie [RECIPE]
RAD Smoothie: Chocolate Raspberry Chiller Dessert that’s healthy, sign me up please. This chocolatey berry chiller is an indulgence that you won’t feel bad about later.…
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EXCLUSIVE: Is mental health treatment being stigmatized in Germanwings crash coverage?
Some mental health experts are beginning to grow concerned that the murderous behavior of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is stigmatizing mental illness. Lubitz, according to…
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SHE DRINKS: Peanut Butter Jelly Time Smoothie [RECIPE]
RAD Smoothie: Peanut Butter Jelly Time MUST READ: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month! [GIVEAWAY] Turn…
Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Mariah Carey has a new man?!
There are rumors that Mariah Carey may have moved on from Nick Cannon with a famous director! It looks like Mariah has been cozying up…
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Drake, Celebs Lose Their Minds After Steph Curry Breaks Chris Paul’s Ankles
It seems like every week Steph Curry becomes a bigger star. Last night, Curry pulled off one of the best crossovers of his career against…
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The Game really went Mike Tyson on a player during a basketball game
Just over a week after getting a tattoo of Mike Tyson inked into his hand, Compton rapper The Game really imitated the former heavyweight champ…
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Paula Patton is ‘doing really well’ since divorcing Robin Thicke [video]
  Paula Patton is pretty pleased with the direction her life has taken since she ended things with Robin Thicke. The time for tears is…
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Kendrick Lamar aims to get ‘colorism out the game’
Kendrick Lamar is making his rounds doing press for his latest studio effort, To Pimp a Butterfly, and he stopped by Atlanta’s own, Hot 107.9. READ…
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Best behind-the-scenes photos from Jay Z’s TIDALforALL press conference
With an army of A-list pop culture superstars on his flank, hip hop/business baron Jay Z announced the establishment of the TIDALforAll music service. The…
Being Mary Jane’s ‘Cutty Buddy’ Is Our #MCM & We Don’t Care Who Knows! [PHOTOS]
Claudia Jordan’s long list of ex-lovers and boyfriends

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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