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Miles’ attorneys, Pittsburgh police spar over legal fees
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lawyers for the city and a Black former performing arts student who successfully sued three officers for wrongful arrest are sparring over…
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Grant ensures continued improved professionalism among fire bureau personnel
PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the…
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Women’s group visits heritage room it helped build
In 1984 several women from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club Inc. rallied together and contributed $10,000 for a classroom on…
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Cops join kids for Summer Camp at Duquesne University
Every year, the Pittsburgh police and CitiParks team up for the Cops & Kids Summer Camp to help city youths gain a positive perspective on…
McKeesport sponsors community reunion
Memorial service set for beloved Pittsburgher Thelma Lovette

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and…
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Detroit Water Project brings much needed relief to residents
So often we write stories about the ratchetivity of “reality” shows or the drama that is caused by our fellow man through shootings and stabbings.…
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Compton school board member arrested on sexual assault charges
Compton school board member Skyy Fisher was charged Thursday with the sexual assault of an unconscious victim reported several local news agencies and law enforcement…
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Drawing a roadmap for men of color
LOS ANGELES — Call it the state of Black America. Blame it on social engineering or lack of parental guidance. However, studies continue to indicate…
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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Experts, however, say…
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Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called “a hailstorm” of measures…
Phi Beta Sigma Museum opens in NW D.C.
Police custody death tests ‘Broken Windows’ tactic
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Review: Symphony completes the Boyz II Men sound
Heinz Hall, which is typically filled with formal gowns and tuxedos, had a different flare last night (July 24th) as Boyz II Men brought their…
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Review: ‘Hercules’ is schlocky but entertaining
LOS ANGELES (AP) — You’ll have to say one thing for Brett Ratner’s production of “Hercules”: This movie has a sense of proportion. Running just…
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Rickey Smiley returns to The ‘Burgh
The last time Rickey Smiley was here in Pittsburgh not many people showed up for his Soldiers and Sailors stand up comedy show. The Oakland…
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Kiss, Usher, J.Lo to perform at Fashion Rocks
NEW YORK (AP) — Kiss, Usher and Jennifer Lopez will perform at the Fashion Rocks concert this fall. The Sept. 9 event at the Barclays…
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Albright: More instrumental prowess on ‘Slam Dunk’
Saxophonist Gerald Albright says he spread his instrumental wings for his current record “Slam Dunk.” “It was a long time in the making, but it…
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Which Entourage Character Are You? [QUIZ]
Phaedra Parks Takes Leave Of Absence From ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’?!
Pete Rock & DJ Scratch remember first meetings with James Brown

SPORTS

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3 sue Pounceys over alleged fight at nightclub
MIAMI (AP) – NFL offensive linemen Mike and Maurkice Pouncey have been sued by three people who say the twin brothers attacked them at a…
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Squeeze Play…Target Practice
Oh say can you, whap……..This s—t is getting serious. MLB clubs seem to be on some sort of assassination mission issuing  secret “get smart” orders…
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Steel Sensations: A look at the RB position heading into camp
Continuing our look at each position on the field, we’ll stay on the offensive side of the ball and breakdown the running back spot. The…
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At the Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
• NOBODY…NO-BODY…I mean NO-BOD-Y could have sold you on the Pirates only being two games out of first place at this point in the season…
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Michael Sam on Tony Dungy: ‘Thank God he wasn’t Rams’ coach’
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy made headlines Monday when he told a Tampa newspaper he would not have drafted Michael Sam because of possible distractions…
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Overtime
:10—I never, never, never ever start off with hockey…but are you kidding me? The Pens management wants you to believe that the “So Called” greatest…
Makeover complete, Steelers ready for resurgence
Inside Conditions…Second wind

OPINION

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Dogs eat better than 1 million children
(NNPA)—The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feeda­child.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black boy being fed like…
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Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part IV
(NNPA)—To publish a document is to establish a permanent record for the future.  To publish a newspaper is to preserve an official record of the…
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Just Sayin’…LeBron made the right choice
Before I get to LeBron it was interesting watching the National News Shows Sunday. Once again, it was like there were no economic or health…
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Lee Saunders’ union is wrong to cut ties with UNCF over Koch funding
In a stunning move that should anger every Black in America, AFSCME President Lee Saunders has decided that he and his union should deny Black…
Guest Editorial…GOP unjustified in suing Obama
To Tell The Truth…Positiveness not covered to the extent negativity is

BUSINESS

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First Choice Temporary Services making a difference
Long established business still helping people In March of 1977 Richard and his wife Cherry Raymond started their business because they wanted to make a…
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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block
A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from WhiteHouse.gov to YouPorn.com. First documented in a forthcoming…
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Pennsylvania sees 3rd rating downgrade in 2 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)—Pennsylvania received its third bond downgrade in two years Monday, after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a budget that papers over a massive deficit…
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Business Calendar
Marketing Success Seminar     JULY 24—The NAWBO Pittsburgh will host a Marketing Success Seminar from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington…
To Be Equal…Jobs bill tackles urban and youth unemployment
Where are the Black internet workers? Civil Rights bigs weigh in

INTERNATIONAL

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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms…
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Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria
LOS ANGELES – Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents…
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Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Production of FX’s series “Tyrant” recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics’ panel…
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South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was South Africa’s last White president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for…
South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday
Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on the ‘Better Half’ of Pharrell
Pharrell Williams has been labeled as a style icon and it’s no secret that Hollywood is filled with fashionable, swoon-worthy celebrity couples. Sometimes, however, one…
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E. Liberty Presbyterian Church pastors honored as Dignity & Respect champions
Pastors of East Liberty Presbyterian Church have been honored with the Dignity & Respect Champaign award for their work in the East End community. The…
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Thelma Lovette YMCA fundraiser gathers $50,000
Lets say you are on the board of an organization that has an outstanding reputation for community development, wellness, fitness and a great way of…
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Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing
When I was growing up in New Jersey, my siblings and I typically spent our summers crammed in the back of my grandmother’s station wagon,…
Wha Cha Ma Call it…rocks the fashions
‘Moral Monday’ leader speaks at Wesley AMEZ

GENERATION Y

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Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city…
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Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while…
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Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Staples teamed up with superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season by donating $1 million to…
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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

HEALTH

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UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
Climate change can change one’s well-being

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76

EDITORS PICK

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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…

FEATURES

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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…

VIEWPOINT

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

PEOPLE

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Shemar Moore to return to ‘Young and Restless’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on “The Young and the Restless.” During his…
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Johnson calls Christie ‘a buddy’ despite video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “a buddy” despite making Christie take down an online video that…
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Ex-Destiny’s Child member arrested in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking…
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QUICKQUOTE: Octavia Spencer on new Fox TV series
“I got really tired of being a sex symbol.” — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joking about why she signed on to the new Fox television…
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T.I. And Tiny dddress Floyd Mayweather’s disrespectful comments
As we previously reported, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused a full on firestorm at a recent press event when he made a comment that sound like he…
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Katt Williams sued for assaulting tour manager
Actor/comedian Katt Williams is back on his path of destruction. After being accused of hitting someone with his Rolls Royce, the “Friday After Next” star…
Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich
Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo

Education

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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…

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