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Sprout Fund joins city, county to advance ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative
The Sprout Fund will join the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in the next phase of the ongoing “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to close…
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Carlow names Ruffin director of Social Justice Institutes
Pittsburgh—Carlow University has named Jessica Ruffin to be the director of its Social Justice Institutes. “Jessica brings a wealth of experience at community building, strategic…
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Health Department offers free Shingles vaccine at immunization clinic
PITTSBURGH—The Allegheny County Health Department is offering the Shingles vaccine free of charge, for a limited time, to uninsured or under-insured people, 50 years of…
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Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action hold annual brunch
On a beautiful June 18 afternoon the Pittsburgh Nurses in Action held their Eighth Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Brunch. The luncheon carries the name…
County joins initiative to reduce incarcerations
East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Racial diversity on display at DNC
There were nearly more speakers of color on the first night of the DNC compared to the entire four nights of the RNC. There's also a noticeable difference in tone and message.
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Protests Rock DNC After A Whirlwind 48 Hours
Spurred by the resignation of chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz after a weekend Wikileaks email dump revealed a bias against Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders, his supporters and advocates of civil disobedience infiltrated the streets of Philadelphia in droves, chanting, "We are the 99 percent" and "Feel the Bern!"
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2 dead in shooting at Florida nightclub’s ‘teen’ party
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two teens dead and at least…
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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor’s race
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ It has been two years since a White police officer fatally shot Black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching…
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Two Dead, 17 Injured At Teen Party In Florida
Witnesses say the scene was a "mad house," as people ran out of the club, ducking for cover.
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Holly Robinson Peete frightened for autistic son’s life after Charles Kinsey shooting
With the string of police shootings of unarmed black men in cities across the country, the African American community is particularly on edge. But when…
Black Men Rally For Bernie Sanders In Philly
Family Of Autistic Man In Florida Police Shooting Say He’s ‘Traumatized’
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones
NEW YORK (AP) — Preparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones…
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Erykah Badu Reflects On The Break Steve Harvey Gave Her 25 Years Ago
The 14th Annual 2016 State Farm Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey was quite the show Saturday night.
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Corrupt cop frames black man … and is forgiven on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ (video)
This is an heartbreaking and unbelievable story of a black man who was admittedly framed by a self-described “corrupt” cop … and learned to forgive…
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Beyoncé calls out White man for saying she stole ‘Lemonade’ visuals
Beyoncé has been called out for copying others before, but this time, she's not having it.
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‘Black Panther’ mania hits its peak at Comic-Con with stunning cast
Comic-Con mania has taken over San Diego!
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Keep Dreaming: Idris Elba will not be your James Bond
And here's his reasoning why.
Rihanna taking on an iconic role in television episode
‘The Rap Game’ Season 2 premiere feat. Jermaine Dupri, LHHATL’s Erica Dixon, Miss Mulatto

SPORTS

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Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change
Athletes today are using their platforms as sports celebrities to bring attention to the violence that has erupted across the country and recently Carmelo Anthony…
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Inside Conditions…Sneaking Suspicion
There are a few prognosticators that are either predicting gloom or glory for the Pittsburgh Steelers of 2016. Sure they have a few questions marks…
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WNBA reverses fines against players for BLM protest shirts
Tensions between players and the organization rose throughout the month of July after the Minnesota Lynx wore Black shirts stitched with the words, “Change starts with us. Justice & Accountability,” written in white on the front.
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Jordan gives $2 million; looks to build backs, police trust
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan is trying to help ease tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. The NBA great and Charlotte Hornets owner said…
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Trailblazing former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona…
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Barkley: ‘Golf is fun until you hit somebody in the head’
RENO, Nev. (AP) _ Leave it to Charles Barkley to capsulize the challenges he and others will face atop the Sierra this weekend trying to…
Muhammad Ali’s old training camp sold to John Madden’s son
Boldin, Bush, Welker among big-name unemployed NFL vets

OPINION

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Need for gun reform underscored
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—“We can’t tolerate this anymore.  These tragedies must end.  And to end them, we must change.  We will be told that the causes…
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The legacy of trauma
(NNPA)—Can stress be passed on to one’s children? More and more, scientific research supports that premise. Known as “epigenetic change,” the science says that intense…
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It’s now Hillary, Democrats turn
  After a week of chaos at the Republican National Convention, the nation’s attention now turns to the Democratic National Convention held here. At the…
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Black Lives vs. All Lives and Blue Lives: Why are non-Blacks threatened by the Black Lives Matter movement?
The recent police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and the protests that followed have reignited the conversation around the social justice movement, Black…
Why we can’t get along
Parable of the poster child after protesting

BUSINESS

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IRS’ wasted scores of billions on Earned Income Tax Credits
The IRS squandered $143 billion over the last decade in improper Earned Income Tax Credits — money taken directly from taxpayers — according to a…
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Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.83B, marking end of an era
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Verizon is buying Yahoo for $4.83 billion, marking the end of an era for a company that once defined the internet.…
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Chevrolet, NASCAR announce annual Diversity Scholarship Contest
  Diversity Scholarship Launched to Support STEM Education INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet and NASCAR announced the launch of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest…
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Blame game follows NBA’s removal of Charlotte All-Star game
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the…
As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud
Did Urban League vendors lose money at the RNC?

INTERNATIONAL

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Multiple People Killed In Mass Shooting Shopping Mall In Germany
Munich police have reportedly asked civilians to not use social media in light of their ongoing search of assailants.
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Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years
JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years.…
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Two Arrested In Connection With Nice Attack That Killed 84, ISIS Link Not Established
Agnes Thibault Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the anti-terrorism prosecutor, did not provide details on the couple’s connection to the terror attack or their names.
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Deadliest Bombing To Hit Baghdad In A Decade Kills Nearly 200
Multiple news outlets report the death toll between 165 and 200. Another 225 people were injured in Sunday's blast, which occurred in the Karrada district after midnight when families were shopping for Eid-al-Fitr, the day that marks the end of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan.
Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’
Hate Crimes Rise In UK After Brexit Vote

LIFESTYLE

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Angela Simmons Maternity Style Game Is On Point
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Melanin On Fleek! Black Models Slay Beyoncé Routine On Runway
Models dance to "Crazy In Love" at Model Inc.'s 10 Year Anniversary Runway Fusion event.
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Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action hold annual brunch
On a beautiful June 18 afternoon the Pittsburgh Nurses in Action held their Eighth Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Brunch. The luncheon carries the name…
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Lifestyles Report…History MIA
The show Unsung deserves so many awards and I think the series should be sold in a boxed set. Recently I was watching an Unsung…
The Royal Hair Review: My Bouncy Brazilian Curly Bundles Completed My Summer Look
Summer Sixteen: 15 Events For The Best Street-Style Stalking And People-Watching

YOUTH

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Chevrolet, NASCAR announce annual Diversity Scholarship Contest
  Diversity Scholarship Launched to Support STEM Education INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet and NASCAR announced the launch of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest…
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East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Michael Hansom, a resident of East Liberty, landed a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as an American Disabilities Act Compliance Intern. Hansom…
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Survey: Education Tops Election-Year Issues For Young Adults
A new survey found that education policy tops the list of issues that young adults care about. That's especially true for African-Americans.
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Pittsburgh teens win national African American History competition
Two Pittsburgh teenagers traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in mid-June to compete in 100 Black Men African American History Academic Challenge Bowl. Etana Laing, 15, and…
Donors Raise Nearly $185,000 For Homeless Georgia Teen Who Biked Six Hours To College
Poll: In tumultuous summer, young Americans in a dour mood
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HEALTH

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HHS office of Minority Health Awards $2.8 M to help children exposed to trauma
The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new grant awards totaling approximately $2.8 million to seven organizations…
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SisterCARE Alliance fights talc powder that causes ovarian cancer in black women
SUBTITLE: Founder Anana Harris Parris making black women aware of connection between talc powder use and ovarian cancer   No one within the halls of…
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A look at marijuana laws around the US and the globe
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago.…
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Take Charge Of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved…Medical Marijuana
                      This month the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on the new…
Do you have opinions on medical marijuana? The Department of Health wants to know
Lavelle works to decriminalize marijuana use in city

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘The Gilded Years’
Always be true to yourself. It sounds like a poster, a meme, or advice that’s always been in the background of your life. Putting on…
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Cover to Cover…‘We Are Charleston’
  The Word is what you crave. It’s where you find your comfort, strength, the peace you need to get through the day. Reading it…
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Cover To Cover …‘Lincoln and Kennedy’
You’re not the only kid in the world who likes ice cream. Lots of kids do; everybody loves a good treat. Other people like biking,…
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‘BLACK’ addresses pain suffered by Black children
Miami, Fla.-based GodBeGod Publishers has published its first book entitled “BLACK”—a book of poetry and daily affirmations by Denise Paulette Isaac. She says she was…
Cover to Cover…’83 Minutes’
United Black Book Club celebration of reading

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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Holly Robinson Peete frightened for autistic son’s life after Charles Kinsey shooting
With the string of police shootings of unarmed black men in cities across the country, the African American community is particularly on edge. But when…
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‘RHOA’s’ Sheree Whitfield owes IRS hundreds of thousands of dollars
Sheree Whitfield’s infamous Chateau Sheree is in complete shambles. Moreover, so is her standings with the IRS and the State of Georgia. The “Real Housewives…
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Paula Patton Was Using Robin Thicke’s Car When Pulled Over
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke may be divorced, but they're still sharing assets.
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Fantasia Admits Marrying Husband Three Weeks After Meeting Him
Clearly all signs were pointing to love for Fantasia and her husband, Kendall Taylor.
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Gabrielle Union Just Climbed The Great Wall Of China
And we're just trying to make it to the gym.
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Ciara Supposedly Lost $500k From Future’s Nasty Tweets
Ciara may actually have a very expensive reason for taking Future to court.
‘LHHATL’ star Tommie Lee arrested, urinated in cruiser after ‘brutality’ arrest
Monica Takes To Instagram To Respond To Husband’s Cheating Rumors

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