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Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace
Children of all ages participated in the Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace earlier this month. The youth marched through the North Side to…
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Gwen’s Girls still making girl magic
A year into her role as the new executive director of Gwen’s Girls, the organization founded by her mother, the late Gwendolyn J. Elliott, Kathi…
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Police prepare for ‘Back to School Highway Safety Initiative’
PITTSBURGH, PA – With the start of the school year on Monday August 29,  the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting a…
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Multiple mural projects brighten neighborhoods
As Pittsburgh students began returning to schools this week, some of them were surprised by new public murals brightening their neighborhoods. Others weren’t surprised—they’d helped…
Attend Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Hamlet’s Look, Listen and Learn tour!
Supporters rally for Clinton

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July
                    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July
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Artist named to make the Martin Luther King statue at Georgia Capitol
Sculptor Martin C. Dawe will create the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. that will stand on the Georgia Capitol grounds. The selection was announced Monday by Gov. Nathan…
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More Blacks support carrying guns
                    More African-Americans Than Ever Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense
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Indiana Cops Shoot Black Man In His Driveway After He Dials 911
Everything began Tuesday when Carl Williams, 48, made a frantic call to police at 4:34 a.m. pleading for help after his wife said she was robbed by gunpoint where her car keys were stolen.
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Kansas woman devastated by racist note: ‘This neighborhood doesn’t need any Blacks in it’
Police are still investigating the note and if found, the culprit could face a disorderly conduct charge.
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Study: School Closures Disproportionately Harm Black, Poor Students
Opponents of public school closures have new evidence of discrimination. A new study says school closures disproportionately harm Black and poor students.
Watch: Teacher Welcomes 4th Grade Students Back To School
Hillary Clinton hits Trump on ‘Alt-Right’ support
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Aisha Hinds cast as Harriet Tubman in ‘Underground’ drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Harriet Tubman hasn’t just been chosen to appear on the new $20 bill. She’ll also be playing a major role in…
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Clinton & Ryan Team Up For Rep. Clyburn’s Anti-Poverty Plan
Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan have apparently reached across the aisle to support a ground-breaking anti-poverty plan.
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Harriet Tubman: Activists Push For Statue At Maryland State House
The ask for a Harriet Tubman statue has been brought forth before but failed in 2012 and 2013.
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‘Braxton Family Values’ Finale Sneak Peek: It’s Everyone Vs. Tamar…Again
Tamar Braxton is having a very rough week…actually she’s having a rough year. By now, you’ve no doubt heard the recent rumors regarding her and her husband/manager Vince, but as seen on tonight’s season finale of Braxton Family Values, Tamar also has to deal with all of her sisters ganging up on her once again. […]
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Nate Parker’s classmates come to his defense as controversy swirls around rape case
Several of Nate Parker's Penn State classmates released a statement regarding the decades-old rape case.
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Funniest Yung Joc memes mocking his strange new hairdo
Yung Joc set social media aflame when he debuted a new hairstyle that looked like it could have been rocked 50 years ago. Joc tried…
Vanessa Williams & Tichina Arnold to lead VH1’s scripted series ‘Daytime Divas’
Actress Ernestine Johnson snags lead female role in ‘Digital Lives Matter’

SPORTS

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Column: Solo, Lochte and a look at gender equality after Rio
A triumphant Olympics for the U.S. team — especially all those golden female athletes — has come with some nasty aftershocks, raising more potential questions…
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Pittsburgh RB Conner tops list of notable player comebacks
The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place. Less than a year after his cancer diagnosis, Pittsburgh running back and…
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Funniest Rio Olympic memes, tweets
RIO DE JANEIRO — Me when the sample pizza bagels come out of the toaster oven at Costco pic.twitter.com/cYFtyhQmmP — jay caspian kang (@jaycaspiankang) August…
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2016 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inductee Sheryl Swoopes keeps championship attitude
Former Loyola University Women’s Head Basketball Coach Focuses on What’s Best for Students   COLUMBUS, OH, July 5, 2016 – “In turn of the recent events, despite…
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Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas & Simone Biles Serve Up #BlackGirlMagic In Nike Ad
The 2016 Rio Olympics may officially be over, but that doesn’t mean that some of your favorite athletes just disappear for another four years. While their names were on everyone’s lips in Rio, athletic superstars and Olympic gold medalists Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles found time to star in a new ad for […]
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WNBA president wants teams to have community conversations
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lisa Borders and WNBA players are ready to move forward. With the league resuming play this weekend after a month-long…
Canada picks Crosby captain for World Cup of Hockey
Arrests disappointed, embarrassed, angered Notre Dame coach

OPINION

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Child Watch…Children of color need to see themselves in books
Do your children love the books on their summer reading lists? Are your children reading about diverse cultures and books that reflect their experience or…
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Enhancing Black-owned newspapers in the age of social media
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on…
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Just Sayin’ …Farewell to the teacher, Rev. Jason Barr
The passing of Rev. Jason Barr came as a shock and a big surprise to me; he will be missed. Reverend Barr’s death at only…
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The blow to Martin Luther King Jr.’s other cheek
Riot apologists end arguments by quoting Martin Luther King Jr., “Riots are the voice of the unheard.”  But what did King mean? King used the…
Lifestyles Report …Stay at Home Tea
185th anniversary of Nat Turner’s rebellion

BUSINESS

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Do debt management plans work?
Nonprofit credit counselors are the good guys in the debt relief industry, which is otherwise full to bursting with lies, scams and sketchy players. That…
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Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. “I could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and…
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Largest Black-owned gift company is celebrating its 25th year with 2016 Holiday Fundraiser catalog
Sacramento, Calif—What started as a home based  company with only three Christmas cards over two decades ago, has flourished into a prosperous company offering over…
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90 million consumers save $2.2 billion each year without triple digit interest loans
News—we read it, talk about it, even complain about it from time to time. But if you look close enough, the good news can still…
The harsh numbers behind women’s pay inequality in Pennsylvania
Citizens Bank names Young head of digital

INTERNATIONAL

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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters

LIFESTYLE

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Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. “I could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and…
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Lifestyles Report …Stay at Home Tea
In my mind this started out as a story about celebrating a birthday over the Internet. I wanted to let people know how much I…
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Celebration held to help moms share in the joys of breastfeeding
Beachwood, OH (BlackNews.com) — In a joint collaboration to spread the joys of breastfeeding, Loving Moments by Leading Lady partners with the fourth annual Black…
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Taraji P. Henson to launch collection with MAC Cosmetics this September
Ever since she was casted as Cookie Lyon on the smash-hit FOX series Empire, Taraji P. Henson’s career has been on fire like never before. Aside from landing back-to-back Emmy nominations for her portrayal as the no-nonsense ex-com matriarch of the Lyon clan, she recently earned a Golden Globe award for the fan-favorite role. Now, […]
COGIC Vermont, Pittsburgh 22nd Holy Convocation
Church Circuit 8-24-16

YOUTH

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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
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LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
With the overabundance of bad news circulating these days, it’s quite nice to hear something good and truly heart-warming. Fresh off of his NBA Championship win, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James gave back to the city of Ohio in such a fun-filled way.   When word gets out that a celebrity is doing something positive […]
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
Spelman weighs admitting transgender students
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HEALTH

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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
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Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
  Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea…
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine
Review: Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga

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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Donald Glover hosts FX’s ‘Atlanta’ red carpet premiere (photos)
ATLANTA — Donald Glover and FX hosted the national premiere of the station’s new television show “Atlanta” at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. “Atlanta”…
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Verdict Reached In Big Freedia Welfare Fraud Case, No Jail Time + Probation
Reality star and recording artist Big Freedia has spent the last several months dealing with the fallout from a welfare fraud case that positioned the entertainer to owe big bucks. Well today a verdict was finally reached in the case, and let’s just say that Big Freedia has a lot to smile about regarding the […]
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Draya Michele gets slammed for calling her baby ‘ugly’
                    Draya Michele Gets Blasted For Calling Her Baby Son Jru ‘Ugly’
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Glam Twinz
                    Meet Kendra & Kelsey Murrell, The Gorgeous GlamTwinz [Photos]
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Gymnastics’ Gabby Douglas now dubbed ‘#CrabbyGabby’ at Rio Olympics
                    Gabrielle Douglas is Now #CrabbyGabby on Social Media          
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Leslie Jones victim of severe website hack, nude photos and personal info exposed
It’s been a pretty rough summer for actress/comedian Leslie Jones. After the all-female Ghostbusters reboot was a failure with fans, critics and at the box office, Jones had to face the often racially-motivated attacks aimed at her online for her part in the film. This caused her to promptly leave social media due to the […]
Tamar Braxton’s 911 call for domestic incident with Vince released
GOP VP candidate Mike Pence gets haircut at Black Pa. barbershop

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