METRO NEWS

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City debuts Skyline Terrace
Though sod still needs to be laid on some side yards, and poles still await chain-link fencing, 186 units of new housing now sit above…
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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…
McAuley Ministries partners with Courier to present ‘Generation NEXT’
Suspect sought in shooting death of teen in East Hills

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Myth of the ‘absent’ Black dad refuted
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved…
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After violence a year ago, Waco, SC prepares for bike rally
ATLANTIC BEACH, S.C. (AP) _ Tens of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend for…
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Families, activists refuse to forget lives lost to police
BALTIMORE (The Final Call) – The tears Tawanda Jones sheds flow freely at times. Her voice breaks a little. But none of it stops her…
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First lady: Libraries, museums are ‘necessities,’ not extras
WASHINGTON (AP) _ First lady Michelle Obama says America’s libraries and museums aren’t luxuries or “extras” that can be passed over while money goes toward…
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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…
Listing of criminal charges on Tamir Rice incident report explained
Congress to expand birth control options for women in the military
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Michael B. Jordan responds to trolls mad at his Human Torch role
Actor Michael B. Jordan is acutely aware the Marvel character Johnny Storm was originally written as a white man with blonde hair and blue eyes.…
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Mendeecees denies wearing a lace front wig at the ‘LHH’ Reunion [EXCLUSIVE]
Now we all know, “Love & Hip Hop” star Mendeecees wasn’t wearing a lace front wig at the “Love & Hip Hop” reunion, but when…
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Fashion Watch on pantyhose…even FLOTUS goes barelegged!
The only time I like to wear pantyhose is in the winter. When the weather warms up it is bare legged all the way. To…
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Girl, bye! 7 overexposed celebrities who need to go on hiatus
Beyonce Let’s be 100 percent clear about this: we LOVE us some Beyonce! But people’s obsession with her is just #tewmuch. This woman could sell her farts…
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New Horizon Theater Ronny Love concert, excerpts from ‘Queens of the Blues,’ big success
Reverend June Jeffries and other members of the New Horizon Theater, Inc. audience never thought they would become a part of Ronny Love and the…
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Brian Williams nixes PBS appearance; Michelle Obama steps in
WASHINGTON (AP) _ NBC’s Brian Williams has withdrawn from hosting a broadcast honoring those who support U.S. veterans and military families, and first lady Michelle…
Watch portions of the NewsOne Now comedy special
B.B. King will be laid to rest next week in Indianola, Mississippi

SPORTS

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At The Finish Line…Where only the truth matters
• Listen up because this is important and never before has the truth mattered more.  On Sunday, June 21st, the walk for “DIPG” will be…
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Smart says ‘Havoc’ style a way of life, not just a copyright
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ The University of Texas may have bowed out of the legal fight with Virginia Commonwealth over the copyright of “Havoc.” Don’t…
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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…
WPIAL Track & Field Champions
Atlanta Hawks lose Eastern Conference opener to LeBron and Cavs

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…Government and foundation money dictate to us
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and across this nation there was an outcry, “we’re not going to turn the other cheek anymore.” The…
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Legalized torture of prisoners
(NNPA)—Freddie Gray is neither the first, nor will he be the last person to die in police custody. According to a 2011 report from the…
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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,…
Obama leads discussion on poverty
The GOP’s lunatic center

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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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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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…
International News Briefs…Putin, in swipe at US, decries ‘unipolar world’ at Victory Day parade
Castro’s daughter sponsors blessing of Cuban gay couples

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on pantyhose…even FLOTUS goes barelegged!
The only time I like to wear pantyhose is in the winter. When the weather warms up it is bare legged all the way. To…
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Black TV personalities break down why Black women aren’t dating Black men
There are endless conversations about black women and relationships, and this time it was brought up on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He had…
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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…
Brooklyn Restaurant, Sweet Chick’s Biggie-inspired menu is epic & now we’re hungry
According To Women, These Are The Sexiest Things A Man Could Wear

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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Kim Kardashian dares her haters to accomplish all she has in her life
Being beautiful is a hard job! Kim Kardashian is tired of people saying she doesn’t have a real job. During an interview with Access Hollywood,…
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Everything we know about Chinx & Stack Bundles’ murders
The world awoke to tragic news early Sunday morning (May 17) when Coke Boys rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens was shot and killed in Jamaica, Queens.…
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Wiz Khalifa thinks Amber Rose is trying to ruin his Vegas #TurnUp
It was all good just a year ago… Wiz Khalifa is worried that Amber Rose is going to blow up his spot in Las Vegas…
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Good gawd: Stop what you’re doing & look at Tyson Beckford in a washcloth
Tyson Beckford is on a marketing campaign all his own. The supermodel turned Chippendales skripper is doing everything in his power to ensure women head…
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Vivica A. Fox almost complimented Kenya Moore, then she said this…
Vivica A. Foxx is looking mighty good these days. The “Chocolate City” star stopped by “Watch What Happens Live” to chat with Andy Cohen about…
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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…
Fab or Fug: Chanel Iman looking like a bag of money and glitter at Cannes
Ciara & Russell Wilson are taking a break & we’re like from what?

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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