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Community Calendar 7-23-14
    Basketball Camp JULY 23—Kevin Murphy will host the Drew Bracey Henderson Memorial Basketball Camp at the McKeesport Salvation Army, 821 Walnut St., McKeesport.…
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Dispute over AWC covenants going to trial
A trial. Almost exactly a year after Dollar Bank first moved to foreclose on the bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture, there will…
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Pa. lawmakers to examine problem of missing fingerprints
Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels. Lawmakers are uncertain what…
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Corbett concerned by immigrant kids coming to Pa.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s concerned about health risks presented by immigrant children who have overwhelmed border facilities in recent months and…
Pittsburgh mayor sets aside time to do weddings
Hill District Farm Stand closed after 12 years

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Phi Beta Sigma Museum opens in NW D.C.
First Black fraternity to open its own museum The ribbon cutting ceremony was one of several events planned for members and their guests to take…
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Police custody death tests ‘Broken Windows’ tactic
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing…
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This Week In Black History
For the Week of July 23-29 July 23 1900—The first Pan African conference took place in London, England. Blacks from throughout the world gathered to…
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Music icon Quincy Jones to receive 99th NAACP Spingarn Medal
Media impresario and humanitarian Quincy Jones has been selected as the 99th recipient of the Spingarn Medal.  Jones will receive the distinguished medal on July…
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Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift
America’s Black colleges are struggling for funds. The Republican Party is struggling to attract Black voters. Enter a $25 million gift to the United Negro…
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Judge spins rhymes in puppy-napping case
OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man accused of stealing an English bulldog puppy at gunpoint was convicted of the crime by a judge…
Working-class Whites lose voting dominance in Ohio
Hopkins pays $190M in pelvis exam pix settlement
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Arts and Culture Calendar 7-23-14
    Thursday 24 NO Limits Kelly Strayhorn Theater and Chamber Music Pittsburgh presents No Limits with C Street Brass and DJ Jakeisrain at 7:30…
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What’s Really Going On With the Carters?
Jay-Z and Beyonce are currently performing on their “On the Run” tour, but rumors are circulating that they may be on the run from each…
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Spike Lee Joins With Film Student To Make “Evolution Of A Criminal”
  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.  — When a film student decided to revisit his criminal teenage past, he found a powerful ally in filmmaker Spike Lee…
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5 Reasons It’s Obvious Floyd Mayweather & Tiny Slept Together!
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather’s Fatburger fight seems to have turned into a messy little love triangle with Tameka “Tiny” Harris at the center of it…
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‘On The Run’ Or On The Rocks? Beyonce And JAY Z Possibly Heading For Divorce
Break-up rumors have dogged the King and Queen of Hip-Hop, Beyonce and JAY Z, throughout their relationship, but the chatter has intensified significantly since Elevator-gate,…
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Jada Pinkett Smith Pushes Women’s Empowerment To Combat Sexual Assault Epidemic
The issue of sexual assault has hit home for Jada Pinkett Smith, and she’s speaking out about it. During a panel promote her upcoming Batman-universe…
‘The Fantasticks’ breaks a color barrier
Sherri Shepherd’s ex trying to force her into being his baby mama


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Makeover complete, Steelers ready for resurgence
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The faces Ike Taylor grew so accustomed to seeing line up alongside him over the past decade have disappeared. Ryan Clark? Gone.…
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Inside Conditions…Second wind
There is only one positive thing that I can take from the MLB American League defeating the National League in the 2014 All-Star game.  The…
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Pirates looking for post All-Star surge behind Andrew McCutchen
(AP)—The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day—if still heated—pennant race. A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with…
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Parsons: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO…
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Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A coaching change always creates excitement, bringing the promise of more wins and elusive playoff berths. Ken Whisenhunt’s resume is loaded…
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CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he’ll quit if Donald Sterling remains…
Steel Sensations…A look at the Steelers QB situation heading into camp
Phil Axelrod, Pittsburgh sports writer, dead at 67


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Charity begins at home
Americans have lost their minds. Forgive me for not expending any of my emotional energy or shedding any tears for those illegals coming into America.…
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My Brother’s Keeper’s ‘Oppression Olympics’
Generally, as one of the youngest persons in the room in a culture that respects the gravitas of age, I am honored when provided the…
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Blackonomics…UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap
The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25…
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On public pension problem, Gov. Corbett is pointing in wrong direction for solution
Gov. Corbett is touring Pennsylvania to convince people that changing the public pension benefit system will directly reduce property taxes. But an understanding of Pennsylvania’s…
Cyber child abuse
Just Sayin’…Hill House to be commended for charter school for dropouts


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Small businesses owners: Raising minimum wage makes good business sense
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – More than 60 percent of small business owners with employees favor increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 in three…
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Radio One Founder Highlighted In Newseum Exhibit
The Newseum exhibition, “One Nation With News for All,” tells the story of how immigrants and minorities used the power of the press to fight…
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McDonald’s profit slips; US sales decline
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag. The world’s…
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Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States’ largest craft breweries are setting…
Ford Motor Company’s Felecia Pryor appointed HR director in China
Kobina Wright pays homage to the automotive industry


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Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria
LOS ANGELES – Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents…
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Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Production of FX’s series “Tyrant” recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics’ panel…
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South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was South Africa’s last White president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for…
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South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans marked Nelson Mandela’s birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted…
Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane
Pope seeks protection of young US-bound migrants


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Lifestyles Report: You know it’s summer when……
You can be sure it’s summer when you hear the distinguishable sound of flip flops everywhere you go. Believe it or not some people wear…
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The Wise Decision…Busted! 5 fitness myths
I’m here to warn you of the 5 myths that most people fall for. Don’t waste your time on these: Myth #1: Take diet pills…
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Ask a Designer: finding beauty in subtlety
Paint your walls a bold color and friends will likely praise your creativity. Invest in a standout piece of furniture or striking work of art…
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Swimwear on Miami Beach runway goes sporty chic
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Surf’s up next summer. From rash guards to zipper-brief bottoms, sporty-chic looks made waves on the runway in Miami Beach…
Finding Mr. Right: Woman Holds Audition For New Boyfriend
New leader for the AKAs


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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
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Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in…
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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire
According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily.…
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Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund 24th Annual Scholarship Awards
This is the time of year young people are heading off to college in pursuit of higher education. On June 14 at the beautiful LeMont…
For some, sagging pants carry greater meaning
Pittsburgh youth goes from Make-A-Wish child to national ambassador!


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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
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African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
The month that just ended was National Safety Month. The theme was safety: But how can we make our communities safer when we don’t understand…
Climate change can change one’s well-being
Fix Your ‘Fattitude’: How To Stop Trash Talking Your Body & Lose More Weight

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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
Cover to Cover…‘All Different Now’


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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…


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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…


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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’


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Johnson calls Christie ‘a buddy’ despite video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “a buddy” despite making Christie take down an online video that…
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Ex-Destiny’s Child member arrested in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking…
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QUICKQUOTE: Octavia Spencer on new Fox TV series
“I got really tired of being a sex symbol.” — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joking about why she signed on to the new Fox television…
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T.I. And Tiny dddress Floyd Mayweather’s disrespectful comments
As we previously reported, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused a full on firestorm at a recent press event when he made a comment that sound like he…
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Katt Williams sued for assaulting tour manager
Actor/comedian Katt Williams is back on his path of destruction. After being accused of hitting someone with his Rolls Royce, the “Friday After Next” star…
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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich
GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the…
Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo
Star’s encounter with stalker described


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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…




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