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What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up…
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City to pay Jordan Miles $125,000
Rather than continue the slog through the federal appeals court system, Jordan Miles and his attorneys have accepted a $125,000 settlement offer from the City…
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Wolf reveals plan to attack lack of affordable housing
Just weeks after the Pittsburgh Affordable Housing Task Force released its initial recommendations on increasing the number and availability of affordable housing units in the…
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Grief, killer’s criminal past focus of death penalty phase
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A jury that already determined a city man will die in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa…
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NATIONAL NEWS

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Three White football players charged with using coat hanger to rape Black disabled teammate
“I screamed,” the victim testified. “I was pretty upset. I felt really bad. A little bit betrayed and confused at the same time. It was terrible — a pain I’ve never felt, " the victim said in court.
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Metro Atlanta mother holds down teen as daughter beats and cuts her
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A suburban Atlanta mother was arrested for inciting a fight between two teens when she allegedly held down her daughter’s adversary…
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This Week In Black History
Week of May 25-31 May 25 1878—World renowned dancer Bill “Bojangles” Robinson is born in Richmond, Va. Robinson was one of the best and best-known…
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Analysis: Software used in criminal justice system biased against Blacks
A ProPublica analysis of software widely used throughout the criminal justice system inaccurately predicts future criminal activity. It also uncovered a pattern of racial bias.
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Ferguson Prosecutor Quits After Racial Bias Found In Criminal Courts
Karr stepped down after serving as the city attorney since 2004.
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Leading Black Lives Matter Activist Accused Of Prostituting 17-Year-Old Girl
Maryland police arrested a prominent Black Lives Matter activist for sexual trafficking of a minor. Charles Wade, who operates a charity, said he's innocent.
Won’t you be my neighbor? Obamas to move to DC’s Kalorama neighborhood
Find out what’s behind last year’s spike in motorcycle deaths
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Reflections on ‘Roots’ by stars of History’s new version
NEW YORK (AP) _ Will history repeat itself with the remake of “Roots” ? The original miniseries, based on Alex Haley’s best-seller, became a national…
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Fatal shots fired inside T.I.’s concert venue in NYC
Gunfire erupted inside of T.I.’s concert venue in Manhattan before the rap mogul had a chance to take the stage on Wednesday evening. Four people…
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B-PEP Jazz annual Fun-Raiser
A special part of the annual B-PEP Jazz Awards and Fundraiser event was the honoring 70-year old musicians plus Pittsburgh Jazz honorees.      …
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‘The Real’s’ Tamar Braxton think this person betrayed her and fired her
A national hunt was unleashed when “The Real’s” most popular co-host, Tamar Braxton, was fired to find out who betrayed her trust. Now we mxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxay finally…
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Arts & Culture Calendar
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Events JUNE 1-15—EXHIBITS. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit. Opens June 11. Grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark curriculum on social and…
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The real Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: Pittsburgh edition
It’s been almost 18 years since Lauryn Hill dropped her legendary album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. Since the debut it seems as if her…
A hurt Madonna lashes out at critics of her Prince tribute
Here’s What These People Would Do To Improve Education

SPORTS

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Three White football players charged with using coat hanger to rape Black disabled teammate
“I screamed,” the victim testified. “I was pretty upset. I felt really bad. A little bit betrayed and confused at the same time. It was terrible — a pain I’ve never felt, " the victim said in court.
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Sports Bits…A Florida girl covers Pittsburgh’s “Boys of Summer”
Cold in May on a gray day, is not what I expected walking into Jolly Roger Territory. As a transplant from Florida, the blinds went…
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Cover to Cover…‘On the Origins of Sports’
  The rules are very simple: don’t, don’t, and don’t. Don’t swing the bat too late. Don’t hug the ball while running down the court.…
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Overtime
:10—You know ordinarily I would tell you I’m at my spot bringing you the update, but this time I’m going to tell you where I…
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Former NBA player Etan Thomas says he was denied train seat
Former NBA player Etan Thomas has called out a woman he says denied him a seat next to her on a crowded train, only to…
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Ludacris, Hilson, Michael join effort to teach kids to swim
ATLANTA (AP) _ When Chris Bridges _ better known to his fans as the rapper Ludacris _ was growing up, his mother made sure he…
Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE
Inside Conditions…Basketball Jones

OPINION

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Guest Editorial…The bad fails to overshadow good men
It’s easy for the bad to overshadow the good. That’s what happened, or almost happened, on Friday to dozens of African-American men—including several from Philadelphia…
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Has the U.S. given up on school desegregation?
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—May 17 marked the 62nd anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing so-called separate but equal public schools. As…
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America must renew its infrastructure or face decline
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—America is literally falling apart. In Flint, Mich., children were poisoned by the lead contamination of the water. In Washington, D.C., the subway…
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Blackonomics…A solid foundation
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—For decades several conscious and committed Black men and women have spoken, written books, taught, advised and, more importantly, initiated economic empowering projects…
Liberals fumble the ball when it comes to the Redskins
I saw these “stunning” news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop

BUSINESS

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Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer subsidized public housing
Tens of thousands of high-income Americans live in low-income housing, according to a federal audit. More than 25,000 families inhabit federally subsidized housing, even though…
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Williams honored at 8th Annual CCFA Women of Distinction Luncheon
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Western PA/West Virginia chapter hosted its 8th Annual Women of Distinction Luncheon. This event was held at the…
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Business Calendar
Small Business Grant Contest THROUGH MAY 30—FedEx is now accepting applications for its fourth annual Small Business Grant Contest. This year, the contest will offer…
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Baseball legend Tony Gwynn’s family files lawsuit against big tobacco
The lawsuit filed by Gwynn's family is seeking unspecified damages. His family says the company purposely targeted Gwynn to market their products to African-Americans.
Employment Opportunities 5-25-16
Risky? Yes, but regular folks are putting cash into startups

INTERNATIONAL

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Expert: Explosion Likely Caused EgyptAir Crash
An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.
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US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she…
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Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army
Nigerian army officials claim they rescued a second Chibok girl. A Chibok mothers activist group doubts that the rescued victim is one of the Chibok girls.
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5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) _ The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed dozens of…
London’s New Mayor Dismisses Trump’s Muslim Ban Exception
Credit Suisse reports big loss amid sour market conditions

LIFESTYLE

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Let’s Get It On, Or Not: How Much Sex Should You Be Having In Your Relationship?
Once a week? Every Day? Experts weigh in.
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Outdoor dining…From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic
  (Family Features)—There’s nothing like the perfect picnic or barbecue to slow down and reconnect with friends and family. This season, gather together guests and…
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Church Circuit 5-25-16
    Spring Revival MAY 25–27—Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd, Nortdh Versailles, is holding its Spring Revival at 7 p.m. nightly .…
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The Metro-Urban Institute celebrates 25 years
Renewed Minds, Transformational Ministries, and New Urban Challenges were among the themes for the Metro-Urban Institute celebrating 25 years of serving God and the city!…
GET THE LOOK: Evoke Springtime Fly With These Braided Styles
GET THE LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais Channels Her Caribbean Roots At Bally Opening

YOUTH

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Mixed results in first national tech exam
Girls outscored boys on the first national tech literacy exam. Less surprising to administrators was the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap.
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Student With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time To Get Diploma
The Okmulgee High School senior suffers from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, but months ago, he made the decision that he wanted to walk across the stage to accept his diploma.
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President Obama drew rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement
WASHINGTON, DC — Saturday, May 7, 2016, is a day which will be forever be recalled in African American history. On this date, the first…
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Illinois Honor Student Banned From Prom For Reciting “Dear Black Girls” Poem
While most high school seniors live for the last few weeks of school that include prom, bittersweet goodbyes and graduation, one student won't be able to walk down memory lane.
WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral
Bearded valedictorian banned from graduation ceremony
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HEALTH

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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
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Putting your health business in order
A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again, provide…
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Lack Of HIV Treatment Funding In Black America Is Enabling Epidemic Infection Rates
A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.
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90-Day Fibroid Elimination Program May Be Alternative Cure To Help Black Women Defeat The Condition
According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging
Mayor Peduto, Max and Sue Sciullo challenge Pittsburghers to choose organ donation

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘On the Origins of Sports’
  The rules are very simple: don’t, don’t, and don’t. Don’t swing the bat too late. Don’t hug the ball while running down the court.…
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Cover To Cover…‘Trombone Shorty’
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown.  You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now,…
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AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been…
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Davis: Changing genre of romance books
Ebony Dawn Davis has been a writer since she was 8. Now more than 30 years later, she is getting notoriety for her inimitable voice…
Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips

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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‘Married to Medicine’s’ Quad’s Brazilian birthday bash in Atlanta
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Amid an explosion of bright, bold and beautiful colors that spanned the spectrum and corresponded with her perky personality, the ever-so colorful…
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Won’t you be my neighbor? Obamas to move to DC’s Kalorama neighborhood
It's no secret that the First Family will reside in the nation's capital until youngest daughter Sasha completes her last two years of high school at Sidwell.
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‘LHHATL’ star Karen King arrested on a bunch of felonies
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Karen King has gone on to perfect the family business: crime and being shady. King busted at an Atlanta nightclub for…
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“The Real” Cohosts say if they got Tamar Braxton Fired
  Fans of Tamar Braxton, who proudly label themselves “Tamartians,” got the pitch forks out and torches and are on a manhunt to figure out…
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Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police…
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Ciara Held Fashion’s Night Out During The 2016 Billboard Music Awards And Failed 71.4% Of The Looks
A critique: Ciara turned the Billboard Music Awards into her very own prom and illustrated to the world she is in a style rut.
Best of the ‘Billboard Music Awards 2016’ red carpet
14 Surprising Celebrity Trump Endorsements

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