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METRO NEWS

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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.…
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Community Calendar 6-29-16
Application Deadline JUNE 30—The Pennsylvania State Police is accepting applications until 11:59 EDT for those wishing to take the next written exam in August. New…
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What’s the sunniest place in Pennsylvania?
The southeastern corner of Pennsylvania is a sun hog. And it’s probably little to no surprise to residents of Erie and Pittsburgh that their cities…
Both Pittsburgh-area hospital networks were fined for medical waste violations
Graffiti unit to arrest former Pittsburgh Steeler Baron Batch

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week In Black History
Week of June 29-July 5 June 29 1970—NAACP Chairman Stephen Gill Spottswood creates a national controversy by telling the annual convention of the civil rights…
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Trump campaign lines up Mike Tyson for convention, but who else will show?
But the big question remains: who else will show up?
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Divided America…In US states, it’s most often a ‘White’ House (and Senate)
Although minorities comprise a growing portion of the U.S. population, whites still hold disproportionately large majorities in many state legislatures and Congress. Highlights from an…
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Civil Rights Icon Walter Fauntroy Arrested
On Tuesday, former congressman and civil rights legend Walter Fauntroy was expected to go before a judge.
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Wisconsin Woman On FBI’s Most Wanted List, Accused Of Killing Pregnant Mother
Investigators say Minor is armed and may have contacted people in Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Tennessee, Ohio, Illinois and possibly Georgia.
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Study: Teachers In Low-Income Schools Pessimistic About Education Technology
A new study shows that educators with a pessimistic attitude toward education technology tend to teach at urban and low-income schools. This further widens the digital divide.
Oklahoma Jailers Accused In Strangling Death Of Black Man
NEWS ROUNDUP: Poll Reveals Trump Supporters View Blacks As ‘Lazy, Violent’…AND MORE
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ENTERTAINMENT

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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 […]
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Watch A Never-Before-Seen Sketch From Drake’s Episode Of ‘Saturday Night Live’
With all of the hilarious Saturday Night Live skits that Drake has done, there are surprisingly a few more locked away in the NBC vault.
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Award-winning Barbadian-born author Austin Clarke dies at 81
TORONTO (AP) _ Austin Clarke, the award-winning Barbadian-born author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being Black in Canada, died Sunday at age 81.…
‘Daily Show’ faces backlash for abortion ruling tweet
Homeless D.C. high school teen graduates at the top of her class

SPORTS

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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…
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Chamique Holdsclaw: Summitt will ‘always be my superhero’
I remember the first time I met coach Summitt. My grandmother and I were in awe of how powerful and sharp she was in person…
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Former Steeler Woodley hoping to provide exposure for overlooked prospects
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) _ LaMarr Woodley has created a football camp he hopes will provide exposure for overlooked prospects. The NFL linebacker and former Michigan…
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Legendary Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, 8-time champion, dies at 64
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Pat Summit is the greatest coach in women’s college basketball history. Period. She is the one who introduced many people to the…
2 years after cancer diagnosis, Duval is back at Wimbledon
Cover to Cover…‘Running with the Champ’

OPINION

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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…
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Supreme Court rejects challenge to affirmative action
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—In many instances, the Supreme Court’s recent affirmative action ruling upholding the University of Texas’s affirmative action program was overshadowed by a same-day…
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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facebook
Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership…
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The Field Negro…When talking gets real
The Jesse Williams (Not Jackson) acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Awards was all that. The Field Negro education series continues. “This award is not…
‘Terrorism’ moves Congress more than dead children
After Orlando, drive out hate with light and love

BUSINESS

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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…
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Venturize.org empowers Black business owners with new loan comparison tool
(NNPA)—In an effort to level the playing field for Black-owned small businesses, the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN), recently launched a service that makes it easier…
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Business Calendar 6-29-16
Disaster Loan Deadline JULY 5—The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding businesses that they have until July 5 to apply for low interest Working Capital…
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Employment Opportunities 6-29-16
  DISPLAY ADVERTISING SALES REPRESENTATIVE The New Pittsburgh Courier is looking for a display advertising sales representive. Experience in media sales or related area preferred…
Bids and Proposals 6-29-16
Click here when I die: Sites lay out plans for loved ones

INTERNATIONAL

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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

LIFESTYLE

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#CouplesWeLove: Eric Bellinger & Lamiya Good Are Proof That Real Love Still Exists In Hollywood
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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…
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Church Circuit 6-29-16
Triedstone celebrates 70 years JULY 10—The Triedstone Baptist Church, in Rankin, Pa.,  family cordially invite all to celebrate their 70th Church Anniversary, at its 11…
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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.…
BET Awards 2016 Red Carpet Rundown
Local students compete in Dancing Classrooms ‘Colors of the Rainbow’

YOUTH

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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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HEALTH

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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

Cover To Cover

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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

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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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

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