METRO NEWS

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State gun law ruled unconstitutional…Municipal limitations reinstated
Beginning in 2011 municipalities like Allentown, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh enacted local gun ordinances that could for instance, fine or jail legal gun owners who did…
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Man convicted of third-degree murder in shooting death
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. Jurors in Allegheny County…
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Lawyer: Police dash cam supports claims of excessive force
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A lawyer for two men suing the city and several Pittsburgh police officers for excessive force says dash cam video from a…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
Suspect arrested in Homewood shooting
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. ‘Open Mic Night’ bridges gaps between youth

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Pat Robertson says gays will make Christians like anal sex and bestiality
Extreme right-wing pastor and televangelist Pat Robertson despises the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide, telling his television audience that gays will…
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For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to ‘yes’ on gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) _ When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court’s watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a “shift in…
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Former ballet star Albert Evans dead at 46
NEW YORK (AP) _ Albert Evans, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer and one of the most prominent African-Americans in classical dance, has…
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Contours of Obama’s legacy form with help of unlikely allies
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Long past the prime of his presidency, Barack Obama is defying the lame-duck label and solidifying the contours of his legacy with…
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Joe Biden surprises worshippers at Mother Emanuel
"We came back because my family and I wanted to show solidarity with the families and with the church," said VP Joe Biden.
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N. Carolina woman arrested for helping murderer escape prison
POLKTON, N.C. — No, not again. Another misguided female prison worker has been arrested for helping yet another convicted murderer escape prison, this time in…
Supreme Court to rule on Texas campus affirmative action case, upholds lethal injection technique
Bernie Sanders has plan to win Black votes in 2016 presidential election
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Meet Janet Jackson’s Dancers For The Unbreakable Tour!
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Tamar Braxton destroyed online after singing with Patti LaBelle on BET Awards
Despite belting out tunes with the legendary roof-rattling songstress Patti LaBelle at the BET Awards 2015, signifying a dream moment for Tamar Braxton — not to mention…
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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Top 5 political moments from the 2015 BET Awards
Confronting the stigma that millennial artists are less inclined to marry their craft with social issues, the 2015 BET Awards stood out as not only…
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Dear Black Twitter, Raven-Symone knows you hate her, but she doesn’t care
Raven doesn't have time to worry over witty Black people with Twitter accounts.
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Bad Boy reunion electrifies BET Awards!
“Baaaaaaad booooooooys, come out and plaaaaa-ay!” If you’re a 1990s Hip-Hop fan, then the highly-anticipated Bad Boy reunion at the 2015 BET Awards doesn’t owe…
Kanye West performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ like Kanye West would & the audience was over it
Tracee Ellis Ross throws perfect amount of shade at Tyga & Chris Brown during BET Awards

SPORTS

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Amar’e Stoudemire talks sports in fashion
All 6’10” (2.08 meters) of Stoudemire have stood out quite prominently in Paris fashion week this season _ with the NBA player attending numerous shows…
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Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team
MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam is praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country. He says he has no plans to…
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Inside Conditions…Things that make you go, huh?
Now hear this, now hear this.  Oops, I forgot that I am not on deck at PNC Park, standing on the topside of the SS…
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LeBron James has opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers
The Cavaliers are going through some contactual and personnel changes through the offseason in hopes of finally getting that NBA Championship. Of course, LeBron James will be at…
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Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft
NEW YORK (AP) _ From coast to coast, the NBA draft was a big night for the biggest markets. The Los Angeles Lakers tabbed their…
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New U.S. teen track star making Usain Bolt look slow
Is Usain Bolt's reign over the track field over?
NASCAR chairman wants Confederate flag eliminated at races
Warren Sapp charged with three counts of domestic abuse

OPINION

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Is focusing on forgiveness in wake of AME shooting deflecting our attention from overlying issue of racism?
In the aftermath of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, many are focusing on the forgiving nature of the African community, but is all this discussion…
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Our president has spoken. Let the nation say Amen.
  Air Force One touched down in Charleston South Carolina on Friday as the President of the United States arrived for the funeral of the…
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Guest Editorial…Take down that damn flag
South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley should be commended for asking lawmakers in her state to remove the Confederate battle flag from outside South Carolina’s Statehouse.…
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Republican presidential candidates lack diversity
Once again, Republican presidential candidates are proving that they are either truly colorblind or just blind to people of color. What is it that all…
Controversy…’Uncle Thomas’ continues to man the battle stations of injustice and prejudice
Conversation on police body cameras must move beyond debate

BUSINESS

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How latest Congressional inaction may hurt small businesses & main street
On June 30th, the Export-Import Bank’s charter will expire if Congress refuses to act. House Republicans are in full swing to diminish Ex-Im bank’s ability…
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Abusive lending practices target people of color
Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation’s economy and communities across…
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NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments…
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AboutThatCar.com…2015 Toyota Sienna
DETROIT – If ever there was a scourge of the auto industry, it is a minivan. Most people don’t want to be caught dead in…
Fear of longer commutes puts pressure on US cities to act
Tips for finding adjacent airline seats without paying extra

INTERNATIONAL

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Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
Some have spoken out about being molested and robbed by the police during their efforts to file their papers for an extended stay.
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World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
  BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic…
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The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population
Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian-descent are set to be deported tomorrow as Hispaniola sits on the brink of a war.
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Dominican Republic set to deport Haitian workers in ethnic “cleansing”
The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians http://t.co/AAISZltapV — tejwo (@tejwo) June 16, 2015 In what critics describe as ethnic “cleansing,”…
Mehereta Baruch-Ron rises from illiteracy to deputy mayor Tel Aviv
Black Ethiopia Jews ask do their lives matter?

LIFESTYLE

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7 questions to ask yourself before you sleep with him
Sex comes with a lot of questions, but are you asking them?
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A Little Positivity: New Jersey mom celebrates son’s high school graduation with huge billboard ad
The dismal education statistics for young Black men are all too familiar, especially in cities like Camden, New Jersey, where poverty, crime and poor access to…
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2015 BET Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
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Inside Out Beauty: Jhene Aiko reveals her new clothing line
Jhene Aiko is flexing her skills by venturing out into the fashion world.
If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Healthy Curves: These are the only plus size fitness fashions you should own

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
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MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
PITTSBURGH – In an effort to help the local Pittsburgh community, MINI of Pittsburgh is joining forces with the Pittsburgh Central Blood Bank on Wednesday,…
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE
Whitening toothpaste will not make your teeth whiter, but these things will

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
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Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
  Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It…
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover
Former NNPA Columnist writes …..Ask Gwendolyn Baines – The Book

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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Even though Tamar Braxton sang with Patti Labelle on the BET Awards, she still became a hilarious meme
Serving face just took on a whole new meaning.
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Dej Loaf reportedly got in fist fight with manager during BET Awards soundcheck
Quick reminder, here: Dej Loaf is from Detroit. The Detroit reportedly came out of her before the BET Awards. TMZ reports that Dej Loaf got in a physical…
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Shia LaBeouf freestyles shirtless and with a rattail
Shia LaBeouf recently made news for suffering a head injury while filming an upcoming movie. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but as he does, here’s…
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Jesse Williams & wife Aryn Drake-Lee expecting second child
Congratulations are in order for Grey’s Anatomy star, activist and America’s BAE, Jesse Williams and his wife Aryn Drake-Lee. According to Us Magazine, the two are expecting their second child. The adorable couple is already parents to daughter Sadie. They’ve been married since 2012, after meeting when Williams was a teacher in New York City. Drake-Lee […]
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Chris Brown may not have life together, but crossover is crazy
One of the few things going well in Chris Brown‘s life is basketball. The dude is nice on the court. Before the BET Awards, Brown played…
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Did Khloe Kardashian get a new BAE for her birthday?
The rumor mill has been buzzing that the youngest Kardashian sister, who celebrates her 31st birthday today, has a new baller love interest. We’re hearing that Khloe Kardashian and basketball star, James Harden, could potentially be a new item. Apparently, Khloe and Harden were spotted partying together at Club Addiction in Hawaii during an alleged week […]
Have LeToya Luckett & Kevin Durant rekindled their relationship?
K. Michelle slams Draya Michele for calling her ugly

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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