METRO NEWS

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Kingsley conference focuses on future
With East Liberty booming, the comprehensive Larmier Plan for redevelopment underway, and multiple development projects underway in Homewood, the Kingsley Association is continuing its efforts…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Black law enforcement execs hold mid-week networking mixer
Members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives recently reserved the Blue Line Grille for an evening of networking to assist the general…
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Group molds future nurses
Throughout the years the Kappa Chapter, Inc. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. has given more than $72,000 in scholarship money to nursing students throughout the…
Reach event sells out books, inspires youths
Youth competition at Google creating Black entrepreneurs

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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6 cops charged in Freddie Gray death released on bond, GoFundMe page taken down
The six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray posted bond on Friday night, reports The Baltimore Sun. The six who have…
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Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eighteen Black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St. Louis hospital…
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In Baltimore, the revolution was not televised, but it was effective
Green Acres, The Beverly Hillbillies and Hooterville Junction Will no longer be so damned relevant And women will not care if Dick finally gets down…
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Marilyn Mosby: 10 things you need to know about the state prosecutor for Baltimore
BALTIMORE — Maryland State Attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby descended upon the scene like a thunder clap. When she told the world that Freddie…
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Rogers determined to redefine environmental activism
(NNPA)–For the past dozen years, Kathleen Rogers, in her role of chief executive officer of the Earth Day Network (EDN), has worked to refashion environmental…
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Atlanta school teachers get reduced sentences in cheating scandal
ATLANTA — The judge in the the largest public school cheating scandal in American history had a change of heart, and greatly reduced the sentences for…
Man who took Freddie Gray video arrested by Baltimore police [video]
Witness in police van says he did not say Freddie Gray “tried to injure himself”
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Will Nicki Minaj join the cast of ‘Barbershop 3?’
After roles in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and The Other Woman, Nicki Minaj may add to her acting resume as part of the star-studded…
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Tyanna Jones: ‘I want to keep performing so I don’t stop inspiring people’
Just break our hearts America. Our favorite 2015 American Idol contender Tyanna Jones was eliminated from the talent competition last night, but went out with…
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Smokey Robinson may hang with Cookie and Lucious on ‘Empire’
During an inaugural season that brought record high ratings, critical acclaim, and some heated debate about how minorities are portrayed on screen,“Empire” trotted out an…
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This is what it’s like to play Michelle Obama in a movie
  It’s no simple feat to take on a role as one of the most powerful and respected women in the world, but Tika Sumpter…
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AP Interview: Marcus Miller on race, slavery and jazz
PARIS (AP) — Jazz musician Marcus Miller’s decades-long resume includes multiple Grammy Awards, work with Miles Davis and even an appearance on a Michael Jackson…
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Five of the officers charged In Freddie Gray’s death are released
Friday, Maryland State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges of involuntary manslaughter, assault, failure to render aid and misconduct in office would be filed against six…
Morgan Freeman tackles bigotry in ‘Through The Wormhole’
5 times wrestlers made it a hot line before a rapper made it a hot song

SPORTS

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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
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Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay taxes
Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday. The 37-year-old former wide receiver…
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Steelers take Kentucky LB Bud Dupree with 22nd pick
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree sat in the green room on Thursday night as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kept ticking off names wondering when he’d…
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Mike Tyson calls Floyd Mayweather ‘delusional,’ then backtracks statement
Mike Tyson has some choice words for the champ, Floyd Mayweather. When asked how he felt about Mayweather saying he’s better than Muhammad Ali, Tyson…
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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Every stat you need to know before the big fight
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally settle the question on the minds of boxing fans: Who is the best fighter in the world? Fireworks…
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Steelers still in search of secondary help
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers gave their pass rush a boost on Thursday when they selected Kentucky linebacker Bud Dupree with the 22nd overall…
UPMC offers last-minute tips to Pittsburgh Marathon runners
Muhammad Ali answers Floyd Mayweather’s claim that he’s now the greatest

OPINION

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Black women: 1.5 million ‘missing’ Black men is no surprise
I am blessed to have great friendships with women of different backgrounds and ethnicities. As is the case with my non-Black friends, my African-American female…
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Why Latinos Should Speak Up For Black Lives
How much unrest will our country experience before we substantively address the injustices acutely impacting Black people? For months, across the nation, tens of thousands…
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Erick Sermon: Hip-hop is not ready for transgender rappers
Presumably bored out of their minds or unable to locate a more SEO-friendly reality star, TMZ caught up with rapper Erick Sermon to ask him…
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Response to indictment of six police officers from Melanie Campbell/President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Elections matter.  That fact was illustrated today when the newly elected state attorney for the city of Baltimore  Marilyn J. Mosby, who was elected overwhelmingly by 94% of…
Field Negro: A message to her white friends.
Death Row’s other killers

BUSINESS

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National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women Founders Day
Every spring The Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. hold their annual Founder’s Day Celebration. This year…
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Nielsen again listed on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity
    NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — Nielsen has been named to DiversityInc.’s 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking for the second consecutive year.  Advancing eight spots…
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‘Michigan Chronicle’ moves closer to home in Paradise Valley
The Michigan Economic Development Corp. on Wednesday announced that it will provide $413,000 in funding to help pave the way for the redevelopment of one…
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Attorney Monique Pressley Explains The 3 “I’s” Of Starting A Business
Are you one of the many Americans looking to start a business? If you are or if you ever plan to, there are a few…
AT&T fires president over racist text; $100M lawsuit goes on
ABC beats back strong challenge from CBS to remain No.1 for the week

INTERNATIONAL

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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring
It’s not officially Spring until you can slip into a fabulous open-toed sandal. Now that the weather has warmed up across the country, we’re eagerly…
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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Fashion Watch on the Correspondents Dinner
Why do they call it the nerdiest night of the year or the nerd prom? According to the Fix, in 2009, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox…
Who Is Marilyn Mosby? Meet The Woman Behind Freddie Gray’s Investigation
CNN’s Erin Burnett calls Black sorority Zeta Phi Beta gang members

GENERATION Y

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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

HEALTH

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Yoga On Capitol Hill: How mindfulness can help veterans deal with stress
Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell and New York Rep. Charles Rangel joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to talk about the event “Yoga on the Hill,” and how…
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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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How Van Jones leads hunger strike, according to old friend Ben Jealous [video]
One thing civil rights activists must do is keep the public’s attention on serious matters. Still, even they have a sense of humor. One would…
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Taraji P. Henson worries son may face police brutality
Taraji P. Henson is concerned that her son may have a run-in with police that end in tragedy. The “Empire” star revealed earlier this year…
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Yung Joc arrested In Atlanta and immediately Instagrams ‘Free Joc’
TMZ reports Atlanta rapper Yung Joc was arrested Thursday and held in custody.“The Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” cast member was originally booked for speeding and…
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16 Gifs For Every Time Stacey Dash Opens Her Mouth
We’re just supremely unable to deal with all of the ridiculousness that has fallen out of Stacey Dash’s mouth for the last couple of years.…
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Brandy talks new BET sitcom & ditching her engagement ring
Brandy sat down with Wendy Williams to promote “Chicago” and her new BET sitcom, but not before she hinted about what happened to her engagement…
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You’ll never guess how many tattoos Wiz Khalifa really has
It’s a question we’ve always wanted the answer to, right? During a promo video for this week’s episode of Saturday Night Live — which will be hosted by…
Young Thug calls for ‘War, Rage & Chaos’ in Baltimore
“Stand By Me” singer Ben E. King has died

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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