METRO NEWS

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LEAD program advocates meet to update, refine goals
As part of his work to combat the disparate effects of the “war on drugs,” Institute of the Black World founder Ron Daniels said he…
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Beyond talking: Panel begins work on PPS accepting Wilkinsburg students
In May, after years of population decline and continuing lower enrollment, the financially stressed Wilkinsburg School District approached neighboring school districts about a possible merger.…
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Penn Plaza residents rally for affordable housing
Standing amid a tent city erected on the portico of the City-County building  Downtown, surrounded by signs reading “Black Homes Matter,” 18-year Penn Plaza Apartments…
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Khalid Raheem running for county council
When a new Allegheny County Council is sworn in in January, it will have a lone African American representative: DeWitt Walton who is succeeding Bill…
Community Calendar 8-26-15
Parents drive national momentum for children and medical marijuana

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Chicago cop investigated for saying Michael Brown “deserved” to die
The Chicago Police Department has launched an investigation on one of its own after video of a white officer making comments about slain Ferguson teen…
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Georgia encourages residents to get ‘ready’ for National Preparedness Month
(ATLANTA) – More than three out of four Georgians are at least somewhat prepared for an emergency, but many have not taken all of the…
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TV One’s “News One Now” explores New Orleans’ school system post-Hurricane Katrina
Roland Martin explores the controversy surrounding the rebuilding and reorganization of New Orleans' school system ten years after Katrina.
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“Get The Blacks Out:” KKK flyers in Detroit show cop pointing gun at Black child
Residents of a predominantly Black suburb in Detroit are up in arms after discovering racist political flyers sprinkled on their lawns
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This Week In Black History…For the Week of August 26-September 1
  August 26 1943—In a primarily token gesture Black Chicago Congressman William L. Dawson is recommended to be the Democratic Party’s vice presidential candidate. For…
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Fired reporter kills 2 former co-workers on live TV
MONETA, Va. (AP) — He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience.…
Georgia journalists respond to horror of fellow reporters killed in Virginia
Everything we know so far about alleged WDBJ gunman Vester Lee Flanagan, AKA Bryce Williams
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Afropunk 2015: 5 new artists to check for
Another year of the Afropunk festival in Brooklyn,NY is done, and there were plenty of highlights from this year. While nearly everyone will talk about the…
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Which ‘LHHATL’ star is posing for Playboy?
“Love and Hip Hop: ATL” star Karlie Redd is going through with taking her clothes off for the cameras. But it’s not going to be…
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Star Trek ‘The Ultimate Voyage’ tour to visit Atlanta in 2016
CineConcerts, CBS Consumer Products and Paramount Pictures will launch Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage, a North American concert tour playing performing arts centers in more…
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Study: Female directors make work gains; minorities lag
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Female directors are getting slightly more work in the expanding world of TV series and outlets, but the same can’t be…
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Amber Rose, Blac Chyna reality series in the works at MTV
*Amber Rose and Blac Chyna are reportedly about to put their close friendship in front of MTV cameras. TMZ is reporting that a deal is close to being done, though MTV told The Huffington Post they had “no comment” when asked if the reports were true. HuffPo also noted that Rose was hanging around the […]
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Eazy-E’s Son convinced his father was murdered by Suge Knight
The son of late rapper Eazy-E has reason to believe his father was murdered by Suge Knight.
Travis $cott unveils ‘Rodeo’ tracklisting
Here’s who will perform at the MTV Video Music Awards

SPORTS

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Negro Leagues Baseball Convention held in Pittsburgh
Early this month the Society for American Baseball Research held its 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. This…
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5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp held at Oliver
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. hosted the 5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp last month at Oliver High School, located at 2323 Brighton Rd., in the North Side. For…
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Derrick Rose accused of drugging and gang raping ex-girlfriend
NBA superstar Derrick Rose has been accused of by his ex-girlfriend of drugging and gang-raping her. The Chicago Bulls point guard and former NBA MVP and…
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Marshawn Lynch got fined $75,000 for not talking to the press after NFC Championship
While people still bug the Seahawks for not handing off to Marshawn Lynch for a surefire Super Bowl-winning touchdown, the NFL is still bugging Lynch for his press-averse persona.…
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NBA’s James Harden celebrates birthday with the Kardashians and Kanye (photos)
The romance between Khloe Kardashian and NBA superstar James Harden is still in its infancy. But that was not enough to prevent the Kardashians from…
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Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The crowd around the backup quarterback’s locker was three or four deep. Somewhere in the middle, underneath the bright lights that never…
Overtime 8-26-15…Making light of the Subway guy!
Michael Vick is now a Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback

OPINION

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Roanoke. The morning after…
As a former radio news producer – hell, a human being – I couldn’t imagine the difficult job the folks at WDJB-TV in Roanoke, VA…
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Trump favors constructing a police state
(NNPA)—At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the…
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Planned attacks on Planned Parenthood
(NNPA)—Conservatives are attacking Planned Parenthood so viciously that you would be forgiven if you thought that the organization was running for president as a Democrat.…
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The Field Negro…”A pretty good deal”?
“taking out Saddam Hussein turned out to be a pretty good deal,” It was? Let’s see now. “At least 67 people have been killed after…
The ‘Trump Effect’ and the Fourteenth Amendment
Help!!! It’s time to end state budget impasse now!

BUSINESS

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Raise your expectations of yourself
(NNPA)—Michael Beckwith started a unique community in 1986 when he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles.  In this diverse spiritual and racial…
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Black entrepreneurs address community health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness
Bad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles ultimately lead her to a…
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#LaughingWhileBlack: Napa Valley Wine Train says they were “100 Percent Wrong” for kicking book club off tour
A spokesperson for the Napa Valley Wine Train has apologized for kicking a group of 11 Black women off the tour for laughing loudly.
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African American Wealth: Real talk with real experts
The first in a special three-part series of financial planning discussions with Black financial experts hosted by Prudential Financial Inc. During a recent morning seminar…
NNPA Foundation elects new Board of Directors
Business Calendar 8-26-15

INTERNATIONAL

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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
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South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the…
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review
Obama needs to do more to halt female genital mutilation

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2
Last year I shared a story about a picnic that I went to that really warmed my heart. It was a scholarship picnic given by…
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WealthyU: How to save money while back to school shopping
America's Wealth Coach Deborah Owens shares her top tips on how to save money while back-to-school shopping.
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Church Circuit 8-26-15
August Revival     AUG. 26—Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host its August Revival at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday in August…
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Macedonia hosts Sounds of Heaven live concert
Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 2225 Bedford Ave., in the Hill District, recently hosted Jason Washington and The Sounds of Heaven Live. The worship concert…
See Vashawn Mitchell, Rev. Otis Moss III at CBCF prayer breakfast, in person or online Sept. 19
African Youtube Vloggers are killing the game by posting tribal makeup tutorials

GENERATION Y

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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Tyrese Gibson has offered to pay a young man's Morehouse College tuition; an act that was graciously accepted by 21-year-old Lorenzo Murphy
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan
“We still have quite a way to go”

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
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Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black…
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Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer
“Kanye West: God & Monster” (The Overlook Press), by Mark Beaumont Anyone who’s glanced at a tabloid recently knows Kanye West as a flashy rapper…
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Cover to Cover…‘Destiny’
Around work, you’ve gotten a reputation as the go-to person for certain things. Everybody has a talent; yours happens to be on the job. People…
Cover to Cover…‘Mama’s Boy’
A Little Positivity: Barber Rewards Children Who Read To Him With Free Haircuts

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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NBA’s James Harden celebrates birthday with the Kardashians and Kanye (photos)
The romance between Khloe Kardashian and NBA superstar James Harden is still in its infancy. But that was not enough to prevent the Kardashians from…
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Kandi Burruss shows off baby bump with Todd Tucker
  It looks like the stork is heading to the ATL. “We’re so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it’s a…
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Tia Mowry blasted after body-shaming Nicki Minaj
What could have possibly possessed “The Game” actress Tia Mowry to throw shade at Nicki Minaj is beyond most of us. But after the intense…
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Wait…Is Rachel Dolezal really pregnant, or “Rachel Dolezal” pregnant?
Could Rachel Dolezal, the ex-NAACP leader who was ousted for pretending to be a Black woman for years, be pregnant?
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Michel’le on Dr. Dre’s abuse apology: “I don’t think it’s sincere”
As Straight Outta Compton continues to get rave reviews and pull in record-breaking numbers, the uncovering of Dr. Dre’s abusive past has left a dark cloud looming…
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Nicki Minaj posts ‘ugly’ photos of Internet haters, called out for being a cyber bully
Nicki Minaj has fired back at Internet trolls who have come for her on social media. Over the weekend, she posted not so flattering pictures of…
Lupita Nyong’o shows off new Afro look
Social media clowns Common after Drake seen kissing down Serena Williams

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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