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PACE sets the table at Inclusive Voices Luncheon
For the 8th consecutive year, Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE), has provided individuals with different experiences and perspectives, the perfect environment to engage in meaningful…
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A Second Chance job fair looks to community for talent
Announcing it has great jobs for great people who care about helping families, A Second Chance Inc., the kinship foster care agency that works to…
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Re-entry summit urges companies to ‘Ban the Box’
Recent regional employment reports show that our school systems are not graduating the people needed to take the 25,000 area jobs that go unfilled every…
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Kathleen Neely, Courier advertising executive, dead at 51
Kathleen A. Neely, age 51, a longtime resident of Moon Township, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at UPMC Mercy. She was born…
Still no charges in Wilkinsburg cookout ambush
Pennsylvania Democrats pick establishment’s Senate candidate

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Indicted Rep. Fattah loses Pennsylvania Democratic primary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Indicted Pennsylvania congressman Chaka Fattah, facing his first primary fight in two decades, has lost the Democratic primary just before the start…
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San Francisco police chief releases racist texts
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco’s police chief has ordered effective immediately that all officers attend an anti-harassment class, as he released more transcripts of…
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Obama promises 8-year-old: “I’m coming to visit Flint”
The president will make his first trip next week to Flint. The visit comes months after it was determined that the city's drinking water was tainted with lead.
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Oklahoma City Schools Settle Federal Racial Bias Complaint
The U.S. Department of Education announced that Oklahoma City Schools settled a complaint over racially biased student discipline. The school district agreed to modify its policies. This follows a civil rights investigation into unfair treatment of African-American students.
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Cardell Hayes, Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Former NFL Star Will Smith, Indicted
On Thursday, Hayes was indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a handgun and second-degree murder in the shooting death of Smith.
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Racist Cartoon In Wesley College Newspaper Prompts Students To Take Action
The drawings, which feature a Black woman saying "would you look at the time, I'm late for my abortion" while wearing a Black Lives Matter t-shirt and another cartoon of a garden hoe asking a Black man "who is you calling a hoe," have many students speaking out, calling the caricatures offensive.
Former Speaker Of The House Sentenced To 15 Months In Hush-Money Case
Yale: College Named For Slavery Defender Stays
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ENTERTAINMENT

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AP Exclusive: Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ coat is up for auction
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince’s 1984 classic film “Purple Rain” is hitting the auction block. Prince donned the…
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P.R.O.M.I.S.E.: Stop the violence jazz showcase
P.R.O.M.I.S.E presented its 8th Annual Blues/R&B/Jazz Showcase Fundraiser at the Hard Rock Café. The showcase featured; Pittsburgh Jazz Saxophone Legend Kenny Blake, Blvd of Blues with…
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The Return: New Film Examines Re-Integrating Ex-Felons Into Civilian Life
Out of 100,000 people in America, 716 are currently behind bars and sadly, there are a disproportionate number of African-Americans serving time in our nation's prison industrial complex.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Police Car Destroyed At Violent Trump Rally; Plus, Did Prince OD?…AND MORE
The level of violence at GOP front-runner Donald Trump‘s rallies continues to rise. According to reports, a police car was wrecked outside of a rally that took place in Orange County on Thursday night. A mix of anti-Trump demonstrators and his supporters gathered outside of the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa where the campaign event […]
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Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta …. yet again
EAST POINT, Ga. — Comedian Katt Williams has run afoul of the law, yet again! The troubled superstar jokster was arrested at a suburban Atlanta…
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Prince’s Music Sales Soar After Death
NewsOne Now guest host and friend of the artist Van Jones said, "I know exactly the smile and exactly the strut that he would have had" knowing the Eiffel Tower in France and Niagara Falls were lit with purple lights to honor him.
No awards, just viewers for ‘NCIS: LA’ _ and a happy star
A princely perspective…Farewell

SPORTS

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Steelers take Miami cornerback Artie Burns with 25th pick
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly 20 years ignoring cornerbacks in the draft. They couldn’t ignore Artie Burns. Not with a secondary in…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
* Last word on your “Royal Purpleness”. Here’s how “Bad” Prince really was . . . and I mean bad in a good way. Michael…
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Steelers, Bengals still going at nasty rivalry in offseason
CINCINNATI (AP) _ All of this Steelers-and-Bengals animosity isn’t going away. New season, same raw feelings. And it’s going to keep going, right up to…
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If they build a golf course, will they come to Olympics?
Building the new golf course in Rio de Janeiro in time for the Olympics once was considered the biggest obstacle. Now there’s a new problem…
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Candace Parker disappointed, will not be on US hoops roster
By NEW YORK (AP) _ Candace Parker was shocked when the two-time Olympic gold medalist learned that she will not be on the U.S. women’s…
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Fight of his life: Larry Holmes battles deadliest opponent
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) _ The call from the doctor’s office changed everything. Larry Holmes built a boxing legacy and a business empire, but on that…
Boxing, football legends hail research into brain damage
Source: Mike Tirico leaving ESPN this summer for NBC

OPINION

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To Be Equal…Lifting communities from poverty by raising minimum wage
  “We find our population suffering from old inequalities, little changed by vast sporadic remedies. In spite of our efforts and in spite of our…
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A line crossed in Wichita
As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only impacts the…
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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
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An abolitionist shouldn’t decorate a dollar
Decorating currency is an ancient practice, it began before Christ. In the New Testament Christ is confronted by the Pharisees about whether or not it…
Just Sayin’…$15 minimum wage…Good or bad?
Blackonomics: Are Black people becoming obsolete?

BUSINESS

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City looking to Pittsburgh startups for ideas on how to improve operations
The city of Pittsburgh wants to tap into the talent and ideas brewing within local startups. Starting today, the city is taking applications from startups…
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Comcast beats forecasts, adds subscribers, unveils data plan
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Comcast Corp. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street’s expectations with help from an increase in subscriber numbers. The cable…
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Black Dollars Matter initiative to provide economic awareness through documenta
Weeks after the announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department that Harriet Tubman, a former slave and noted abolitionist is slated to own the face of…
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Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
Pittsburgh Public Schools extend teachers contracts to 2017
Troubled homeowners can avoid foreclosure with new mortgage modification program

INTERNATIONAL

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Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa
We've all seen it before.
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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack In Afghanistan
A militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came one week after the militants announced the launch of its spring offensive.
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Obamas To Dine With Prince William & Kate Middleton In London
Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will dine Friday in London with the Royal Family during a trip to reportedly lobby to keep the U.K. in the European Union.
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Report: 350 Found Dead In Ecuador Earthquake
The death toll on Monday rose to 350 in the aftermath of an earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend, according to The New York Times.
Man who promised Pharrell show, scammed women gets 2 years
Video appears to show some kidnapped Chibok girls alive

LIFESTYLE

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Beyoncé Brings Major Style Slayage To The Formation Tour
From Dsquared to Nubian Skin, get all the fashion details on Beyonce's wardrobe selections for the Formation tour!
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Silver Cord celebrates 100 Years
Easter Monday, March 28, the Silver Cord IAMWMW celebrated its 100th anniversary and 80th Easter Bonnet Luncheon and Fashion Show Extravaganza at the beautiful LeMont…
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GET THE LOOK: Be Fabulous Like Fantasia In A New York Minute
Fantasia is looking flawless.
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Church Circuit 4-27-16
    Baptist Conventiion APRIL 27-29—Pa. Baptist State Convention Mid-Year session at the First Baptist  Church Crestmont, 1678 Fairview Ave, Willow Grove, Pa. Rev. Jerome…
How Prince transcended the fashion industry by challenging views of heteronormativity
FAB OR FUG: Priyanka Chopra Is Monochromatic In Menswear At The Time 100 Gala

YOUTH

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Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
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Michelle Obama In Harlem To Promote Higher Education During College Signing Day
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the third annual College Signing Day in Harlem. About 4, 000 high school seniors and several celebrities joined Mrs. Obama for the event to promote higher education.
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Helping Black Boys Navigate The Challenges Ahead
Manifest Your Destiny launches a year-long focus on at-risk Black boys. The mentoring program is marking the 10th anniversary of founder Hill Harper's bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother.
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Saint Louis University students who reported racist incident feel ignored
The two Saint Louis University students who brought to light some SLU baseball players’ racial slurs met with university president Fred Pestello on Tuesday, April…
McKeesport native Gilmore serving aboard nuclear-powered submarine
LHU students present research at State Health Conference
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HEALTH

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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
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Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Sarah Thomas found out from a stranger. It was 1996, and after donating blood in Baltimore, a Red Cross worker called…
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The importance of health literacy
As public schools lose funding from debt-ridden state budgets, school administrators are being forced to cut “non-essentials” such as the number of teachers, classes are…
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‘Project Formation’ Brings Free Personalized Boot Camp Training To Brooklyn
Get in shape without spending your coins.
The truth about diabetes…Doug Banks’ death puts disease in fresh spotlight
Diabetes pervasive among Blacks

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Little Shaq
  “Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you…
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Cover to Cover…’We Love You, Charlie Freeman’
Anything’s worth a try. Never done it before? Then give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose. You might actually like it. You might…
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Cover to Cover…‘Incarceration Nations’
    You do the crime, you do the time. If you’re willing, in other words, to misbehave or break the law, you need to…
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Holy Bible, ‘I Am Jazz’ on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries
NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at…
Cover to Cover…‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me’
James McBride pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul

EDITORS PICK

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Black community political forum addresses issues
For the 13th year, Talk Magazine held the Pa. Black Community Network Conference and Pa. Black Community Candidates’ Forum. Black Leaders from around the state…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…First in March
On Easter Sunday evening I went to see Disgraced, the current offering at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Including myself there were four of us. Those…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Angela Simmons is pregnant?
There just may be an explanation for Angela Simmons’ quick and surprising engagement announcement. Reports are that “Growing Up Hip Hop” star is pregnant by…
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Kris Jenner blasts daughters Kim and Khloe while defending Rob Kardashian
Kris Jenner had enough of her daughters, mainly Kim and Khloe Kardashian, blasting her for her supporting Rob Kardashian and she went absolutely volcanic on…
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Naomi Campbell Sashays Stylishly For Vogue Brasil
Naomi Campbell is giving us bold and sexy Brazilian vibes for Vogue Magazine.
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Laura Govan gets blasted by Gilbert Arenas, others for creating horrible pasta
  Reality star Lauara Govan, really thought she cooked up a batch of first-class, five-star pasta for her four children and had the courage to…
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PUT A RING ON IT: It Took A Village To Plan David’s Surprise Proposal To Ariana
It was a rainy day in Florida when David Azodeh proposed to Ariana Gordon in front of her nearest and dearest, and she never saw it coming. Ariana just knew that David was going to propose to her during a family cruise last November. All the signs were there: He had the ring. He had […]
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7 things you didn’t know about Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson
The first thing that many people didn’t know about the late, legendary Prince’s sister is … that he even had a sister. And based upon…
Angela Simmons is engaged
Duchess Of Uh-Oh: Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress Design Might Have Been Stolen

Education

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NY Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York's Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools