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Peduto talks culture change at PowerBreakfast
In describing to the African American Chamber of Commerce what he is trying to do with his administration, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a simple…
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‘We Promise’ steers students to reach their college goals
To be eligible for the Pittsburgh Promise, a scholarship granted to Pittsburgh Public Schools students upon graduation, students must graduate with a 2.5 GPA and…
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Stop the Violence group to host ‘Celebration of Life’ gala at Rivers Club
Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh will present “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” on April 4, at the Rivers Club, located at 301 Grant St., inside One…
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Two stolen weapons removed from the streets, 2 arrested
PITTSBURGH, PA – Two men have been arrested and two stolen guns have been recovered as the result of the work of the Narcotics &…
Investigation vowed after trooper sues Pittsburgh police
Councilman’s petitions named famous non-residents, ends bid

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Republican budget would shred safety net
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from student loans…
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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house
CHICAGO (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his…
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“Empire Of Cotton:” Institution of slavery made capitalism possible in the U.S. & around the globe
America has the world’s richest economy and the world’s most powerful military, but how did the United States get to this level of power and…
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Governor orders alcohol agents retrained after U.Va. arrest
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered state liquor agents retrained Wednesday following a high profile arrest that left a University of Virginia student…
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Kirk Franklin says Creflo Dollar ‘camouflaged his greeds to look like needs’
No shame pastor Creflo Dollar has ended his ridiculous crowdfunding campaign that was requesting a private $64 million Gulfstream G650 airplane “for his ministry” (as…
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UN reveals New York memorial to honor victims of transatlantic slave trade
#ArkOfReturn:UN to unveil memorial in #NewYork honoring victims of transatlantic #slave trade http://t.co/Rz5feg8BBw pic.twitter.com/wk4Uy76c81 — UNIC Beirut (@UNICBeirut) March 25, 2015 For this year’s International…
KKK makes appearance at 50th anniversary of Selma to Montgomery march
Man killed by Georgia police in Maserati identified as new father Nicholas Taft Thomas
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Prince introduces Judith Hill’s debut album in most Princely way possible
Earlier this week, thousands of LiveNation customers received a slightly odd email “from Prince” that began with the words, “Sorry 2 bother u.” The photo…
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Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ going into Library of Congress
Each year, the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board selects 25 titles to be entered into its registry, and this year Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking…
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict books show on The Cooking Channel
Tia Mowry-Hardrict is going to be whipping up something tasty for viewers of The Cooking Channel starting next month! The “Instant Mom” star announced via…
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Shonda Rhimes blasts TV diversity article
Hollywood heavyweight Shonda Rhimes nearly detonated when a rabidly racist and reckless article complaining about “too much diversity” was published on Tuesday. proverbial earrings off and…
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The Cookie Effect: Taraji P. Henson to host ‘SNL’ on April 11
Taraji P. Henson wins again. The acting force of nature in 2015 will host SNL on April 11, and the Cookie Lyon skits are already writing…
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Rihanna teases mystery release
Rihanna is getting ready to deliver something on Thursday because she told her entire Rihanna Navy to have their coins ready! With no release date…
“There’s Not A Great Deal Of Hope:” Cissy Houston Speaks On Bobbi Kristina’s Condition
Man with 34 kids and17 women gets tv show

SPORTS

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March Madness: Race, Sports and Money
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by…
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Advice for Tiger Woods: Eat grapes and tie a double knot
When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. He’s been…
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The Black Athlete…The Kentucky basketball legacy
Nearly a decade ago, my wife and I took our two basketball fanatic sons to the local movie theaters to watch a film called “Glory…
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Steadily improving Pirates have eyes on division title
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much. A veteran player with not much time left leaving millions of dollars on…
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Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.…
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Pirates’ Walker shifting focus from contract to season
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – The unfailingly polite Neil Walker has been asked about his contract status for most of spring training, to the point where…
Is former NFL ‘model citizen’ Adrian Peterson still really worth $12.7M?
Devon Still’s daughter officially in remission

OPINION

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Blacks are in denial about Obama
Last week I couldn’t help but watch with sadness the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” report being released at a press conference. …
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Three Black Republicans’ race to the bottom
(NNPA)—Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high…
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To Tell The Truth…Saying ‘yes officer’ is sometimes difficult, but smart
I not only read the latest pamphlet about how to respond when stopped by the police, but I have lived it. There has been a…
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Just Sayin’…‘You and the Police’ right on time
Tim Stevens must have been reading my mind or reading my column when he decided to release an updated version of “You and The Police,”…
Guest Editorial…Netanyahu victory raises concerns
Why I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day

BUSINESS

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Peduto talks culture change at PowerBreakfast
In describing to the African American Chamber of Commerce what he is trying to do with his administration, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a simple…
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Pittsburgh Parking Authority studying phone app for meters
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is trying to find a company that can offer a smartphone application that would let drivers feed parking…
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93 million prepaid cardholders are unprotected
When it comes to financial services, many consumers are surprised by the range of fees attached to their transactions. From mortgages to checking accounts, credit…
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Women CEOs share networking success plans at NAWBO dinner
What is your why? Women of NAWBO took turns asking each other this question at their National Association of Women Business Owners Friday the 13th…
Pittsburgh, county want more time for ‘green’ sewer solution
AmEx Troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it

INTERNATIONAL

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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
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Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
JERUSALEM (AP) – After a strong performance in last week’s parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government…
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Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans
Officials in Nairobi, Kenya have closed a Chinese restaurant that reportedly banned African patrons after 5 p.m., reports the Daily Nation. The restaurant, named Chinese…
Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology
American music historian Samuel Charters, native of Pittsburgh, dies at 85

LIFESTYLE

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Air Refueling Wing celebrates African American Heritage
Findlay Township, Pa.—The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 32nd annual African American Heritage Luncheon, last month at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Marcia M. Sturdivant,…
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INSTADAILY: Devon Still & His Daughter Leah Are Way Too Cute!
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Are you sure you’re ready to get married?
As romantic as the notion of marriage may be, most people don’t stop to think if they are actually “marriage material.” Many think that simply…
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Lifestyles Report…Fun In Florida at Disney World
Disney World is a popular place. It is loved by young and old. I was there in February for my second visit and a first…
Church Circuit 3-25-15
The one thing every woman should do right now

GENERATION Y

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NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick
ATLANTA — While most 10-year-olds are playing games outside, Willie Myrick is spreading the Word of God. And it was this Word, uttered through song,…
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Black College Expo returns to Atlanta
The 11th Annual Black College Expo (BCE) hosted by the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) returns to Atlanta on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00…
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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…
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CUNY professor explores hip-hop’s influence on racism, language
  With its position at the center of the pop culture universe firmly established and its global reach and influence the common currency across a…
Shady Side senior named National Achievement Scholarship finalist
Impressive Bronner twins from Spelman are now practicing pastors

HEALTH

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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
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Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed…
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Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!
Whether you’re in corporate America, a busy mom, a full time student (who also works full time), a budding entrepreneur or a combination of all…
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For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]
Social media is ablaze and ready for the season finale of Fox’s Hip Hop drama, “Empire,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard. If you…
Batch becomes a partner in health
4 Reasons Adding Vinegar To Your Food Will Save Your Life

Cover To Cover

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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
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Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Your father always told you to reach for the stars. Be the best you can be, he said. Never let obstacles get in your way.…
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series
Cover to Cover…‘Many Faces of Baker’

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Chelsea Handler recalls run-in with Bill Cosby
Comedian Chelsea Handler is pretty sure that she narrowly escaped getting sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby a few years ago. Bill’s public rep has been…
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“There’s Not A Great Deal Of Hope:” Cissy Houston Speaks On Bobbi Kristina’s Condition
In an exclusive interview with New York’s WBLS, the mother of Whitney Houston, Cissy, finally broke her silence on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition, saying there’s…
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Happy Birthday, Big Sean! 27 Facts You Might Not Know About Him
Big Sean has a lot to be happy about. He released one of this year’s most celebrated rap projects, Dark Sky Paradise. He’s dating one…
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Devon Still’s daughter Leah is officially in remission!
Devon Still and adorable four-year-old daughter Leah Still just got the best news ever–she’s officially in remission! Devon’s only daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.…
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Just Married?! Bow Wow Hints He & Erica Mena Got Hitched
Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow) and Erica Mena couldn’t wait to tie the knot, so they may have gotten married already. The happy couple went…
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Serena Williams serves up best ‘7/11’ remake ever
  Serena Williams smacked it in the air all over the tennis court and popped it up and down the hall for her fantastic remake…
Oprah’s Not-So-Favorite Things Are Heading To The Auction Block In April
Recording could come back to bite Donald Sterling girlfriend

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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