METRO NEWS

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North Side job fair draws solid crowd
Joining forces with North Side Old Timers and Pittsburgh United, Pittsburgh Community Services Inc.’s Workforce Development Department brought 14 of the region’s top employers to…
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New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania’s primary election. In the…
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Brackney leaving city police for D.C. university post
After a 30-year career with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, Cmdr. Rashall Brackney-Wheelock is stepping down to take on a position as chief of the…
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McAuley Ministries partners with Courier to present ‘Generation NEXT’
McAuley Ministries, Pittsburgh Mercy Health System’s grant-making foundation, is about to embark on an exciting initiative that they believe will go a long way in…
Suspect sought in shooting death of teen in East Hills
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NATIONAL NEWS

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A Chicago teacher’s strike this fall?
(NNPA)–In the wake of the recent Illinois Supreme Court Decision that invalidates the state’s pension crisis solution, the mounting debt created by decades of underfunding…
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DA: Both gunmen fired potentially lethal shots at officer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Two brothers charged with killing a Philadelphia police officer during a shootout inside a video game store each struck the officer with…
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Black Women & Girls Matter protests sweep the nation
Black women and girls matter too. Don’t forget. #sayhername #BlackWomenMatter #blackwomenslivesmatter pic.twitter.com/SoQde3dshr — satan with a fro (@delafro_) May 21, 2015 In an effort to…
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Georgia ranked in top 10 for barbecue states
Georgia is ranked in the top 10 in the United States for barbecue, according to a travel company. According to Newton, Mass.-based TripAdvisor Inc., Georgia…
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Georgia in top ten for most car thefts and recoveries
Georgia had the No. 9 most car thefts and recoveries in 2014, according to an industry analysis. LockJack Corp. said law enforcement officials recovered more…
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Atlanta man holds carjacker at gunpoint until police arrive
An East Point man turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and held him at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to Atlanta police.…
Grand Jury indicts Baltimore police officers involved in Freddie Gray death
Morning Beautiful: WTF is going on at Rikers Island? Google is still f*cking up & more
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ENTERTAINMENT

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B.B. King will be laid to rest next week in Indianola, Mississippi
B.B. King’s body will be laid to rest next week in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, according to Billboard. King’s body will be flown to…
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Beyonce’s rich as hell & people are mad about it
Beyonce is so rich, she can afford to soak in a hot tub filled with Armand de Brignac wine (also known as Ace Of Spades) that…
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Did Nicki Minaj just confirm a new Jay Z collab?
Nicki Minaj has never shied away from her Jay Z fanship—her latest album’s title is a slight ode to one of his classics after all—and now it seems…
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How David Letterman became part of Hip-Hop’s most famous drop
Funkmaster Flex‘s drop is just as legendary as the man himself. But how did he even get David Letterman, whose last show aired last night, on his…
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Glittering gowns mix with glittering tutus at ballet gala
NEW YORK (AP) _ Socialites, models and actresses in brightly colored, sparkly spring gowns packed into the audience, and ballet stars in brightly colored, sparkly…
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B.B. King’s public viewing will be held in Las Vegas on Friday
A public viewing for legendary blues musician B.B. King will be held in Las Vegas this coming Friday (May 22), according to reports on Billboard. B.B. King…
Chinx’s funeral details released, Rapper to be laid to rest Tuesday
Press Play: Beyoncé & Drake’s new collabo ‘Can I’ is wiggity wack

SPORTS

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Another legendary Detroit institution returns: The Kronk Gym
It was one of the Detroit’s most storied buildings – the Kronk Gym. A place that produced some of Detroit’s greatest boxing champions – Milton…
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Syracuse football bringing famed No. 44 out of retirement
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ Syracuse is bringing back the football team’s famed No. 44. The school made the announcement on Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony…
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Geno Smith confirmed as Jets starting quarterback
Last season the New York Jets hosted one of the more attention-grabbing QB battles in the league as Geno Smith and Michael Vick vied for the coveted starting spot. This…
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NFL is about to get less boring thanks to a new rule
The extra point. Everybody has seen it. Nobody  really cares about it since they rarely miss. It’s one of the most unnecessary parts of the…
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WPIAL Track & Field Champions
Isaiah Brooks, below, of Woodland Hills won the WPIAL AAA Long Jump and Triple Jump and to finish off his outstanding day won the 200-meter…
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Atlanta Hawks lose Eastern Conference opener to LeBron and Cavs
ATLANTA — Atlanta Hawks fandom is a little shellshocked after the team was thoroughly defeated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the opening of the Eastern…
Lightning Rod brought thunder to Meadows; Saunders loses light heavyweight title
Jose Tabata brought back from minor leagues by Pirates

OPINION

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The scars of Vietnam
(NNPA)—As a baby-boomer who grew up on war movies, I thought of veterans as various forms of heroes.  I knew that in going to war…
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Field Negro: When aberrations get violent
Hmmm, so they found more than a few weapons where these thugs good red blooded Americans were just blowing off some steam in Waco, Texas,…
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Obama leads discussion on poverty
(NNPA)—President Obama recently participated in a long overdue panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University. As regular readers of this column know, I have been…
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The GOP’s lunatic center
(NNPA)—The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of White voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads…
Just Sayin’…Pittsburgh School District should rescue Wilkinsburg students
Child Watch…Criminalizing poverty is big business

BUSINESS

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Appealing an IRS decision
Many people do not know what to do if they disagree with an IRS determination about their taxes. There are options available if you would…
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Why US economic growth has disappointed this year
WASHINGTON (AP)—Like an underachieving student, the U.S. economy isn’t living up to the high hopes it began the year with. Consumers have been uncharacteristically frugal,…
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Fraud prevention for seniors
While seniors make up 11 percent of the population, they represent 30 percent of consumer fraud cases and 50 percent of telephone fraud. The reason…
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Black unemployment dips below 10 percent
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – The Black unemployment rate fell to single digits (9.6 percent) in April, for the first time since President Barack Obama was elected…
Opportunity Fair continues to accomplish its goal
Bon Appetit: Do you get your cheese from Whole Foods? Well, a prisoner made it

INTERNATIONAL

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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
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The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
Earlier this month, a United Nations report revealed that French soldiers were forcing young boys in the Central African Republic to perform sexual acts on…
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‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint
BOSTON (AP) _ Bassem Youssef, the man dubbed the “Jon Stewart of Egypt,” is eyeing new projects after teaching students at Harvard University’s prestigious Kennedy…
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International News Briefs…Putin, in swipe at US, decries ‘unipolar world’ at Victory Day parade
MOSCOW (AP) _ Russia showed off new machines of war, including a highly sophisticated tank, on Saturday in the annual Victory Day military parade through…
Castro’s daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban gay couples
The Ivory Coast bans skin lightening creams

LIFESTYLE

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Homewood AMEZ holds Annual Tea
“She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” This verse from Proverbs 31:22 graced the cover of the invite and the…
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Young, Gifted and Black Awards Luncheon
Several youth were recognized for their outstanding commitment and service to their communities and profession at The Young, Gifted and Black’s 8th annual Awards Luncheon…
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Brooklyn Restaurant, Sweet Chick’s Biggie-inspired menu is epic & now we’re hungry
On May 21, 2015, the late Christopher Wallace would have been 43-years-old today and while we’re still mourning his death, some 18 years later, we…
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That fake makeup you bought from an Instagram boutique is probably laced with rat poop, Poison
Before you celebrate finding an insane deal online on your favorite MAC lipstick or Urban Decay palette, make sure it’s not just a load of…
Trinity AME Church hosts its 112th anniversary
Church Circuit 5-20-15

GENERATION Y

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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…
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16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate
A young woman from Chicago has conquered the challenge of earning a master’s degree, and now she’s going for her doctorate. You might want to…
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Zendaya takes break from slaying red carpets to graduate high school
Zendaya Coleman not only slays every red carpet her stiletto touches, the Disney star is a young scholar. After her stunning MET Gala appearance, Zendaya…
Man goes from homeless on Skid Row to college grad [video]
CAPA student wins Congressman Doyle’s 2015 Congressional Arts Competition

HEALTH

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26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke
A Los Angeles native is speaking out on the dangerous effects of birth control after she suffered a stroke at the age of 26, ABC reports. In…
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Detroit Gym Teacher Saves Student’s Life By Donating Kidney
#Detroit teacher gives student kidney, new life. http://t.co/mzY9k85Vx4pic.twitter.com/26rGTVZONL — The Detroit News (@detroitnews) May 19, 2015 It’s long been known that teachers can transform and…
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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing Mental Health
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including…
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Healthcare innovation threatens anesthesiologists
New machine cuts sedation costs for routine procedures. New technology could make one of the best-paid medical specialties obsolete. Anesthesiologists, usually the last voice you…
Mudderella is an amazingly messy run for women, by women
Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in Black boys

Cover To Cover

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Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
You’re tired of having red eyes. You’re tired of crying, too; tired of an empty soul, runny nose, and dry mouth but you know there…
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Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book
The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college…
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Cover to Cover…‘Warriors on Horseback’
Thirty seconds. That’s all it took. You barely had time to yell, but that didn’t matter. The ponies racing on the ground below the stands…
‘Child, Please:’ Author highlights old-school parenting practices to keep you from wrecking yourself
Cover to Cover…‘One Night’

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Flavor Flav arrested again after traffic stop
Famed Public Enemy hype man Flavor Flav was arrested last night in Las Vegas for driving under the influence, possession of marijuana, and more. According to TMZ, Flav got…
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Fab or Fug: Chanel Iman looking like a bag of money and glitter at Cannes
Chanel Iman just slayed everyone, brought them back to life and then slayed them all over again. The supermodel has had her fair share of…
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Ciara & Russell Wilson are taking a break & we’re like from what?
Ciara and Russell Wilson have allegedly decided to take a break from not dating. According to am E! source, “things have gone a little rocky”…
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Janice Dickinson files defamation suit against Bill Cosby
Janice Dickinson has resurfaced with her claims against Bill Cosby and is filing a defamation suit against the comedian and his camp, USA Today reports. The former model and…
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Ray Rice ceared of domestic violence charges
More than a year after the incident occurred, free agent NFL running back Ray Rice has officially been cleared of any criminal charges for striking his wife…
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Trina was not trying to be in Lil Wayne’s harem
Trina was not here for being part of Lil Wayne’s harem of babymamas. Tim Westwood, in a recent interview, basically rehashed the same questions that…
Jay Z gets apology from Marina Abramovic Institute
Are Rob & Khloe Kardashian “on lockdown” after Chinx’s murder?

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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