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Most Allegheny County school districts have shrinking enrollments
Allegheny County is home to school districts that had both Pennsylvania’s fastest growing and fastest declining enrollments over the past five years. South Fayette Township…
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The state is the real culprit in the fallout of rising pension costs, not teachers
After publishing our first story on school pensions last week, some readers felt we had blamed teachers for rising pensions costs and property taxes. In…
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Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that…
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Why some Pittsburgh-area school districts choose to raise property taxes and others don’t
A nice home in a good school district. If that comes with high property taxes, well, it’s just part of the deal, right? What if…
Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace
Gwen’s Girls still making girl magic

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NATIONAL NEWS

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NEWS ROUNDUP: Serena Williams Triumphs On Day 1 Of U.S. Open…AND MORE
Williams is set on clinching her 23rd title in a major tournament, and looks to accomplish a record setting seventh U.S. Open title
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Indiana jury awards $18 to innocent Black victim of police assault
Indiana police beat and tased innocent Black man. A jury awards him just $18.
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Bishop Wayne T. Jackson says best way to handle Trump is to engage him
This Saturday, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump will be coming to Detroit. Again. Only this time ‘The Donald’ is coming in search of The Black…
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Trump ally apologizes for Hillary Clinton Blackface tweet as candidates battle for voters of color
The tweets set off a firestorm of reaction, just one month after Burns gave a bizarre benediction at the RNC, calling Clinton "the enemy."
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Hundreds gather to bid farewell to veteran journalist George Curry
homegoing service was attended by legendary members of the Black press like Les Payne and Ed Gordon. Kemba Smith — who was profiled nationally by Curry in Emerge magazine — and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke during the services, honoring the life of Curry.
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Hillary Clinton launches HBCU outreach initiative
A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign said the outreach strategy 'will encourage HBCU students to organize their student bodies, register, re-register, and mobilize their peers for the election.'
NEWS ROUNDUP: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Internet Personality Nicole Milfie….AND MORE
Latest ‘racist’ remarks prompt Maine GOP to muzzle Gov. Paul LePage
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Arts & Culture Calendar 8-31-16
Music in the Park This summer, music lovers can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by…
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Ryan Lochte on ‘Dancing’: Out of the pool, into the ballroom
NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made up an incident in Rio de Janeiro and is facing charges from Brazilian police that…
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The Color Purple’ lands Jennifer Holliday on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s revival of “The Color Purple” has lured a real dream girl — Jennifer Holliday. The Tony- and Grammy-winning singer takes…
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‘Empire’ Is planning on blowing your mind this season
Fox premiered a trailer for what can be expected. And Lord... this looks good!
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Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards show was all about performances that got the sweat dripping, the muscles ripping and the adrenaline…
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Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83 Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the…
Kerry Washington: ‘Two pregnancies have been very different’
Lee’s “25th Hour” only movie by African-American director to make BBC Top 100 films list

SPORTS

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Rodney Harrison apologizes for saying Colin Kaepernick isn’t Black
Former football player Rodney Harrison tweeted an apology for saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn't Black. Harrison said the quarterback's heart is in the right place, but can't understand what Black men go through.
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As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting…
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AFC Overview…With Broncos, Patriots flawed, door is open for Steelers
NEW YORK (AP) — No Manning. No Brady, for the first four games. No clear-cut favorite in the AFC. With the regular season about to…
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Tyrone Brooks…Leveling the playing field in Major League Baseball
With new challenges to affirmative action programs being brought before America’s courts, including the United States Supreme Court, the “watchers at the gate” of equal…
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Serena’s US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams hadn’t played much coming into the Grand Slam tournament. An injury hampered her preparation, and she served miserably in…
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Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe…
American Townsend inaugurates new Grandstand with near upset
Football world reacts to Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest

OPINION

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Cover To Cover …‘Writings on the Wall’
The fix won’t be quick. It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on your mind lately––social issues, inequality, poverty,…
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Field Negro: To stand or not to stand
Over sixty percent of Americans want to give San Francisco QB, Colin Kaepernick, a piece of their minds, because, to them, he has disrespected America…
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It’s time for the GOP to put veteran Black Republicans back in the game
Imagine the Chicago Bulls of the NBA during the early Michael Jordan years. He was their top draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan’s…
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Williams’ conduct taints Philly D.A. office
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is credited with progressive reforms in the criminal justice system. As part of his “smart on crime” plan, Williams has…
We must support the freedom-fighting legacy of George E. Curry in the Black Press
Coard: Should Blacks defend Seth Williams?

BUSINESS

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Business Calendar
PowerBreakfast SEPT. 16—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pa. presents Robin Nicholson, director of The Frick, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Rivers…
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Employment Opportunities 8-31-16
                  Security Assistant The Allegheny County Airport Authority Airport has a position opening for a Security Assistant…
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Bids and Proposals 8-31-16
WESLEY SPECTRUM Invitation for bids for teleconferencing equipment Wesley Spectrum is requesting bids for teleconferencing equipment. One conference room measuring 36’ X 24’ is to…
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South Africa’s First Black Female Pilot Is Helping Other Women Reach New Heights
Mahapa said she is resolved to educate women and hopes men understand there are no limitations to what they can do.
History Center announces new trustees
Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe

INTERNATIONAL

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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters

LIFESTYLE

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Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe
Managing money can be complicated, and myths are often born from people’s struggles to make it simpler. But simplistic solutions can cost you instead of…
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Divided America: Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide
MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one Black and one White. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a…
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Midyear health coverage checkup
Nearly 11.3 million people were enrolled in a 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the first eight weeks of the open enrollment period, according to…
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Five important things to do when loved one dies
The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. During such an emotional time, it can be difficult to remember what needs to be…
Sola 15206 celebrates one year
Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”

YOUTH

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Hillary Clinton launches HBCU outreach initiative
A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign said the outreach strategy 'will encourage HBCU students to organize their student bodies, register, re-register, and mobilize their peers for the election.'
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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
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HEALTH

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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘Writings on the Wall’
The fix won’t be quick. It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on your mind lately––social issues, inequality, poverty,…
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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine

EDITORS PICK

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Black community political forum addresses issues
For the 13th year, Talk Magazine held the Pa. Black Community Network Conference and Pa. Black Community Candidates’ Forum. Black Leaders from around the state…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…First in March
On Easter Sunday evening I went to see Disgraced, the current offering at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Including myself there were four of us. Those…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Five things to know about internet sensation Nicole Milfie
What made Nicole Milfie vital in sex-positive, feminist circles was her vocalness regarding self-love and her dedication to uplifting Black women.
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Blac Chyna gets naked for ‘Paper’ magazine, just like Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna channeled her inner Kim Kardashian and posed naked for Paper magazine, which was released today. Chyna, who also goes by the name Angela…
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See How Adrienne Bailon Celebrated Her Engagement With ‘The Real’ Familia
The ladies of The Real are gearing up for another fun-filled season. But ahead of the excitement, they decided to celebrate co-host Adrienne Bailon's engagement.
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Toya Wright To Pay $8K To Get Out Of Marriage To Memphitz
Toya Wright's marriage to Mickey "Memphitz" Wright is finally reaching an end.
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Drake Went All Out For His No.1 Girl Crush
The rapper who's made no secret of his love for the 28-year-old songstress gave a grand gesture on Friday.
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Donald Glover hosts FX’s ‘Atlanta’ red carpet premiere (photos)
ATLANTA — Donald Glover and FX hosted the national premiere of the station’s new television show “Atlanta” at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. “Atlanta”…
Verdict Reached In Big Freedia Welfare Fraud Case, No Jail Time + Probation
Draya Michele gets slammed for calling her baby ‘ugly’

Education

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NY Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York's Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools