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PA colleges get federal grant funds for inmate education program
With returning inmates increasingly eyed as part of the solution to the looming employment vacuum being created by retiring baby boomers, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf…
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Pittsburgh school board OKs new superintendent despite resume concerns
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A superintendent who faced questions about information on his resume and possible plagiarism can begin his new job this week after the…
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Zappala files charges in Wilkinsburg massacre
Saying his main rationale to reassure the public that those who murdered five adults and an unborn child at a Wilkinsburg cookout in March are…
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School board votes 7-2 to keep Anthony Hamlet as superintendent
Update: At press time it was announced that the school board for the Pittsburgh Public Schools voted 7-2 to keep new superintendent Dr. Anthony Hamlet.…
Community Calendar 6-29-16
What’s the sunniest place in Pennsylvania?

Pittsburgh TV


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Hillary Clinton up close and personal
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came to Chicago on her Midwest campaign jaunt to address the Women’s International Luncheon at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition…
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KKK tries to rise again 150 years after founding
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before…
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Human Rights Campaign shows support for “common sense” gun control
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the…
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Leadership Change At White House Initiative On HBCUs
Ivory Toldson is leaving his post as executive director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs. Deputy Undersecretary of Education Kim Hunter Reed will serve as acting executive director.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Phylicia Barnes Case…AND MORE
The Court of Special Appeals in Maryland, the state’s second-highest court, has ordered another trial and restored charges against a man from Northwest Baltimore who was acquitted in the murder of North Carolina native Phylicia Barnes. The court says Circuit Judge John Addison Howard committed a mistake in January 2015 when he acquitted Michael Johnson of […]
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D.C. Daycare Employee Charged For Ripping Out Toddler’s Hair
Video revealed it was actually a teacher – not a fellow student – who pulled out Demarco's hair.
Sec. Of Education Urges Charter Schools To Rethink Student Discipline
This Week In Black History
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If he could, Will Smith would erase ‘Wild Wild West’ from his filmography
A film comprised of impressive special effects, catchy music and a collective batch of A-listers will sound like the perfect formula for a surefire blockbuster.…
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Christian Siriano says yes to a dress for Leslie Jones
Siriano told The Baltimore Sun via email, "I love Leslie and I'm a huge fan of her work. ... Hopefully I will see her in my studio this week to make something new and exciting for her to wear. I support all women no matter age or size."
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Fox News says it doesn’t know why Jesse Williams is ‘so angry’
Leave it to Fox News to be confused and shock that “Grey’s Anatomy” star Jesse Williams would be “so angry,” as they put it. Williams…
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United Black Book Club celebration of reading
The United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh held its 13th Annual Celebration of Reading, 2015 -2016 Literay Healing: Kinships and Friendships. This year’s theme was…
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Sean Jones: Jazz meets Gospel
Gospel and Blues has been at the core of jazz music since it’s inception. Shouts and Cries from longing souls searching for rest, have soothed…
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Tamar Braxton Fans Call For ‘The Real’ Boycott
Ever since Tamar Braxton was fired from daytime talk show The Real, the drama surrounding her exit appears to be never-ending. Now some of Tamar’s fans are vowing to boycott the singer’s former show as a sign of solidarity and standing up for what they think is right.   If you follow Tamar Braxton on […]
Watch A Never-Before-Seen Sketch From Drake’s Episode Of ‘Saturday Night Live’
Award-winning Barbadian-born author Austin Clarke dies at 81


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Golf prodigy Mariah Stackhouse makes pro debut
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Recently Mariah Stackhouse was flipping through some old photos, and she came across a few of herself playing golf when she…
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Ex-NFL player dies in accidental shooting
Tipton's ex-teammate, Matt Overton, told ESPN Tipton was a "talented, hardworking player," who had an infectious personality.
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Women’s basketball team continues to honor Olympic pioneers
When USA Basketball hands out jerseys to members of its national women’s basketball team before they attempt to win a sixth straight Olympic gold medal…
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NBA draft, free agency will not affect top tier teams
With the NBA draft over and teams now battling over the top free agents on the market there will be little change in the league…
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Overtime 6-29-16
:10—There are two things I can tell ya and both of them are true…or not.  What?  Well, either Kevin Durant is going to leave OKC…
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Historic black-owned golf course has fallen into rough times
SICKLERVILLE, N.J. (AP) _ A historic Black-owned golf course in New Jersey has fallen into rough times. The Freeway Golf Course, built on a sprawling…
Chamique Holdsclaw: Summitt will ‘always be my superhero’
Former Steeler Woodley hoping to provide exposure for overlooked prospects


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Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering
As long as the Republican Party continues to be dominated by the same ol’, same ol’ White male staffers, consultants, and aides, they will continue…
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Why Warren should be Hillary’s VP
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic Party nominee for president, is now sorting out her pick for her running mate and potential vice president.…
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Congressman John Lewis is one of a kind
I have always had enormous admiration for Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) and that admiration increased exponentially when I watched him led dozens of his congressional…
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Lifestyles Report…‘Govment cheese’
There is so much fodder for columns on Facebook. Last week I ran across a repost from 2015. It was a picture of a block…
Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action
Saving community newspapers in the age of Facebook


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Homewood Business Association to host inaugural business expo
The countdown is on for the first annual Homewood Small Business Expo occurring in Homewood at 7800 Susquehanna St. Saturday, July 9. The day of…
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Comerica’s Forte announces plans to retire
DALLAS/PRNewswire/—Comerica’s Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Chief Diversity Officer Linda D. Forte has announced her plans to retire in August 2016 following a…
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Judge bans Macy’s from fining, holding alleged shoplifters
Supreme Court justice Manuel Mendez says Macy's abused a state law statue that allows retailers to temporarily detain and fine said persons. The state law was created to prevent teens who were detained for allegedly shoplifting from racking up criminal records.
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Don’t have a budget?…You are wasting your hard-earned money
About one-third of Americans prepare a detailed household budget each month, according to a Gallup survey. If you’re not one of them, it’s never too… empowers Black business owners with new loan comparison tool
Business Calendar 6-29-16


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Hate Crimes Rise In UK After Brexit Vote
Much of the hateful rhetoric is aimed towards people of Polish descent and those who are Muslim. However, there are reports of abuse aimed toward other minority groups as well.
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Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for…
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Between Brexit & The EU: Did People Of Color Have A Viable Option?
What Brexit does make clear, however, is that those who identify with leftist policies must continue fighting for alternatives, because neither option serves marginalized people of color or the masses of working-class immigrants in the long run.
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Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked
LONDON (AP) — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging…
40 years after students sparked apartheid’s end, a new anger
State Department Leaders Push For Military Action In Syria


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The Ties & Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance
A night many daughters will always remember, recently took place at The Jeron X. Grayson Center in the Hill District for “The Ties & Tiaras…
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GET THE LOOK: Flawless Wedding Hair For The Bride On A Budget
This wedding hairstyle is perfect for the girl on a budget! Look fabulous on your big day without breaking the bank!
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Enter The Pharaohs
The Alpha Memorial Boatride Weekend is a tradition in Pittsburgh. During this past Memorial Day weekend Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated—Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter presented…
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#CouplesWeLove: Eric Bellinger & Lamiya Good Are Proof That Real Love Still Exists In Hollywood
Lifestyles Report…‘Govment cheese’
Church Circuit 6-29-16


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‘Smart is Cool’ holds its second Smart Summit
  “Smart is Cool” held it’s 2nd Smart Summit at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg on May 19. The guest speaker was Food  Network’s Alex Portis.…
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Homeless D.C. high school teen graduates at the top of her class
Faced with D.C.'s sky-rocketing rent and surges in the price of living, Tyree's mother lost her job. The family was forced to make the difficult decision to move into the shelter, which houses around 243 people.
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Brady serves on nuclear-powered submarine
PEARL HARBOR—A 2007 Wilson Academy High School graduate and Pittsburgh, Pa. native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced…
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A Little Positivity: An Offer To Carry Groceries Turned This Memphis Teen’s Life Around
Chauncy Jones Black received $100,000 in donations after offering to help a shopper carry his grocery bags in exchange for doughnuts.
Mayor recognizes 14 Generation Next Candidates— Young people making a difference in their lives
Garland speaks at school where he tutors kids
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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than high…
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‘Holding Hope‘…Allegheny Family Network Mental Health Expo
Allegheny Family Network recently  held its Annual Mental Health Expo at the Marriott City Center. This year’s theme, “Holding Hope,”centered around parents of children with…
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Sexuality and Stigma
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on sexuality and the stigmas associated with sexual behavior that sometimes prevent people from…
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Reducing stigma is everyone’s responsibility
Stigma is a strong feeling of being shamed or disgraced. It can come not only from strangers but also from families, friends and peers. When…
Examining contraceptive use and unmet contraceptive need among women veterans
PrEP clinic helps prevent HIV infection

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United Black Book Club celebration of reading
The United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh held its 13th Annual Celebration of Reading, 2015 -2016 Literay Healing: Kinships and Friendships. This year’s theme was…
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Cover to Cover…‘Running with the Champ’
Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you,…
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Critics Say Children’s Book On Ferguson Whitewashes History
According to a review of the book by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the authors were seeking to spread a message of “hope, healing and unity,” but instead many are saying the book doesn't do enough to explain the traverse effects surrounding what led to the city's collapse.
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Cover to Cover…‘I Almost Forgot About You’
    In every love life, there’s always The One That Got Away. He got away because you were both too young, too scared, too…
Lifestyles Report…Summer reading list
Former teacher creates a new super hero to drive home family values from ground zero


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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…


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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…


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The Wendy Bell diversion


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Ciara and Russell Wilson Turn On Their Best Michael Jackson For Charity Performance
Ciara and fiancé Russell Wilson continue to display epic levels of cuteness wherever they go. This time they decided to turn up at a charity event with a little help from the King of Pop.   As reported by TMZ, Ciara and Russell Wilson provided an impromptu performance that had attendees cheering for more and […]
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This Adorable Baby Is Convinced The Child On Diaper Bag Is Him
Bennett said she's tried hard to convince her son that the baby on the package is not him, but he's not having it. He even cuddles with it at night, she told Buzzfeed.
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Ex-NFL star says Trump friendship has cost him
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he’s being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump. In an…
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Cavs’ Kyrie Irving gets roasted on Twitter for all-White girls party on yacht
Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers emerging superstar point guard, attained overnight international fame after he boldly splashed the game-winning 3-point shot in the face of…
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Kim Kardashian shows off cute photos of Saint West
  Kim Kardashian has had no problems showing off photos of older sister North West on her Snap Chat and Instagram. However,  Saint has been a…
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Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks Show Off Backsides In Running Man Challenge
The reality show stars stepped up to the challenge while in gym clothing.
This 1-Year-Old Drumming Sensation Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today
FLOTUS Joins Snapchat On #NationalSelfieDay


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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