METRO NEWS

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Allegheny Health Network takes over jail medical care
  As of midnight, Sept.1, Allegheny Health Network began providing medical care to inmates at the Allegheny County Jail. Allegheny County Manager William McCain briefed…
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ALCOSAN launches “Flush Cleveland” campaign in Open House Competition:
September 19 events at both cities’ wastewater treatment plants offer Pittsburghers an opportunity to Beat the Browns Pittsburgh – On Thursday, September 3 from 5…
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Infant fatally shot in Fineview
PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 5 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sandusky Court in Fineview for a report of an…
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Community Calendar 9-2-15
    Appreciation Luncheon SEPT. 5—Purpose of Life will host its 2nd Annual Appreciation Luncheon from 12-5 p.m. at the Monroeville DoubleTree Convention Center Hotel,…
Police investigate stabbing in Allentown
Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Trump Casino worker claims Blacks were hidden when Donald arrived on site
A worker at Trump Casino in Atlantic City in the 1980s claims that Blacks were removed from view upon the arrival of Donald and his ex-wife
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Judge rules charges against officers will stand in Freddie Gray case
Judge Barry Williams has denied a motion to dismiss charges against the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray‘s death, according to CNN. The hearing…
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Amelia Boynton remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday, Aug. 26, in Montgomery, Ala., at the age of 104, is being praised as the “Rosa Parks” of…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: President Obama secures Iran deal…and more
According to reports, President Obama has received enough votes to move forward with his Iran nuclear deal.
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Hospital patient shot by security guard while in treatment & more
Medical professionals are calling the incident "inexcusable" and say that the patient should have never been hurt while seeking medical attention.
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This Week In Black History – September 2-8
For the Week of September 2-8 September 2 1766—Post-colonial era Black leader James Forten is born on this day in 1766. Little is known today…
Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America
Gov. Deal wants to spend $50 more on pre-K programs
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Idris Elba responds to Bond author with classy move from ‘The Street’
  Earlier this week, James Bond author, Anthony Horowitz set off a firestorm on social media after he boldly claimed that Idris Elba was “probably…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 9-2-15
    Thursday 3 Celebrate the Symphony The Kaufmann Center presents “Celebrate with the Symphony at the Hill House Kaufmann Center” at 7 p.m. at…
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Makers of ‘Welcome To Death Row’ doc looking to make it ‘Straight Outta Compton’ sequel
Thanks to the success of box-office smash Straight Outta Compton, it feels like directors are in a race to confirm a sequel. S. Leigh Savidge, the…
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Tinashe sweats and strikes the pose for “Bet + Feels Like Vegas” video
Like The Weeknd, Tinashe is well on her way to making that transition from starlett with a small following to mainstream sensation. “2 On” was her intro and Aquarius made…
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Rick Ross week continues with “Money Dance”
Rick Ross suddenly hi-jacked this week by releasing the surprisingly good “Foreclosures” and announcing Black Dollar, which will be released on Datpiff.com. The Bawse continues his comeback…
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Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ for 007
 LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street”…
Drake and Majid Jordan hit the club for the “My Love” video
Sanaa Lathan says recent success of movies with Black casts not “a freak thing”

SPORTS

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5 things we learned from the Shaq & Kobe podcast interview
The pairing of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles was deadly. The two captured the highly coveted three-peat status in the NBA before having a…
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Queen Serena in Grand Slam goddess mode
Gracing the cover of Vogue earlier this year postured Serena  for the big win of the year and she’s been moving fast along that path…
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Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer…
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Appeal denied, Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The list of key players the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to do without early in the 2015 season keeps growing. Add second-year…
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UCLA football star Ishmael Adams arrested for allegedly robbing Uber driver
Ishmael Adams, a starting cornerback for the UCLA football team, has been arrested for allegedly stealing an Uber driver's cell phone.
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Check out the trailer for Will Smith’s NFL-inspired film, ‘Concussion’
Let’s be honest: Will Smith hasn’t had a great movie in awhile. Focus fell flat and After Earth was a dismal attempt to reunite father and son…
Pirates’ Burnett takes a step closer to return
Black head coaches don’t get second chances

OPINION

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Is current GOP the party of White men?
The comedian Bill Maher has a familiar political joke. “I’m not saying that all Republicans are racist, but if you’re racist, you’re probably a Republican,”…
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Can Hillary survive email controversy?
(NNPA)—If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for…
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The illusion of inclusion in the Republican Party
I want my readers to fully understand why I criticize my party when it comes to their total lack of engagement with the Black community. …
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Ask Alma…My best friend is marrying ‘wicked witch of the North”
Dear Alma, This is a question about my best friend. He and I have been best friends forever and we are just that – friends.…
Debates let voters compare candidate’ qualifications
Our White liberal conundrum

BUSINESS

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Employment Opportunities 9-2-15
    FIRE DEPARTMENT CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION ANNOUNCEMENT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE POSITION OF FIREFIGHTER FOR THE ALTOONA FIRE DEPARTMENT Applications for…
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Atlanta Streetcar announces new leadership
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Streetcar has suffered a bumpy ride in its embryonic stages. But it hopes to make things smoother with the influx of…
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Coal company’s dark money donations revealed
Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal companies in the United States with major operations in Pennsylvania, funded various pro-coal and climate change denial…
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Review…2016 Sedona SX Limited a sophisticated people hauler
DETROIT – It was amazing. Our mail carrier dropped off some unwanted bills and before she got to the next house, the vehicle parked in…
Motivational speaker Willie Jolley shares 7 secrets to making a comeback
Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce

INTERNATIONAL

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Rescued Chibok girls use GoFundMe.com to attend college in U.S.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the…
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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review

LIFESTYLE

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Church Circuit 9-2-15
Macedonia Baptist Church     SEPT. 2—Macedonia Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 2225 Bedford Ave., Hill District, will host its Code R.E.D.D. (Recruit, Equip, Deploy, Develop) Revival…
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10-year-old girl holds conference to teach others to be more confident
Olivia Allen, not yet even a middle schooler, is spreading her #blackgirlmagic all over her neighborhood as a budding philanthropist and role model for her peers.
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25 Memes That’ll Make You Want To Vote For Kanye West In 2020
Kanye West has done it again. Every few months, the mega rap star manages to grab the headlines for completely non-music related reasons. And the…
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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is ‘Too Street’ To Play James Bond
People really want Idris Elba to play James Bond. We’ve told you this time and time and time again. But the actor has said that’s…
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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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Ne-Yo getting SLAMMED for having new baby with wife, after convincing ex Monyetta Shaw to burn her tubes
R&B crooner and producer Ne-Yo was getting buried under an avalanche of harsh criticism and hate after he made the announcement that he and his…
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Jay Z joins Instagram & almost immediately quits
Jay Z hopped into the Instagram game for a minute to say something really important before deciding it just wasn’t for him. We were a little surprised to find out that Jay Z is about the social media life. Hov has always seemed to be a pretty private guy, letting his music give fans an […]
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Best of MTV VMA 2015 Red Carpet
LOS ANGELES — The 2015 MTV VMA Awards was already electrified before anyone got to the City of Angels because of the three-way catfight between…
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K. Michelle declares love of White men: ‘I’m not really into Black men’
When most people make the decision to switch teams in the dating game, they don’t make a public pronouncement and accompanying ceremony. But that’s not…
Karrueche responds to Chris Brown’s threats on Marques Houston for complimenting her
Mariah Carey vacations with new beau while engagement rumors swirl

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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