METRO NEWS

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WAMO suspends DJ over posting in Frddie Gray’s death
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A radio station has suspended a disc jockey over his online posting about the arrest record of a Baltimore man whose fatal…
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Absentee ballot application deadline is May 12 for upcoming election
PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Elections Division today reminded residents who need an absentee ballot for the upcoming May 19th primary election that they must…
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UPDATE: Police looking for girl missing from Marshall-Shadeland
This juvenile has been located. At approximately 11 a.m. today she was spotted by relatives who were with a detective in Marsall-Shadeland.  PITTSBURGH, PA –…
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Walmart Foundation donates $252,950 to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
DUQUESNE, Pa. — Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has received $252,950 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to expand select summer food programs for children…
UPMC launches new advance care planning directive
GOP hopefuls for state’s high court tout records at forum

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Fox News anchor apologizes after network sparks rumor about cops shooting Black Baltimore man
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith apologized on-air Monday after the network erroneously reported that police shot a Black Baltimore man who was attempting to escape arrest,…
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Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event
DETROIT (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they…
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Loretta Lynch heads to Baltimore In DOJ probe of Freddie Gray’s death
With just a week under her belt as the nation’s top lawyer, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will head to Baltimore in the aftermath of…
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Activist “kidnapped” by police on live TV says violence brought attention to Baltimore
It didn’t take long for Joseph Kent, the Morgan State University student and vocal activist snatched into a Humvee by Baltimore City police on a live…
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News Roundup: Lauryn Hill cancels Israeli concert in support of Palestine…and more
Many music artists are using their platform as an avenue to bring attention to social issues. New Jersey-bred songstress Lauryn Hill decided to cancel one…
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Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign
DETROIT (AP) _ Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the…
NYPD retraining focuses on talking arrestees into handcuffs
Atlanta Department of Corrections Commemorates National Correctional Officers Week
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Lauryn Hill cancels Israel concert to promote equality
Lauryn Hill canceled her concert in Israel on Thursday, “because she was unable to schedule a similar show in the Palestinian territories,” according to People. After…
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Did they get it right? Watch “Saturday Night Live” tackle police brutality
In a stern condemnation of violence against Blacks by police, Saturday Night Live this weekend featured a parody of a cop who, well, goes out…
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‘Django Unchained’ actress Daniele Watts pleads no contest to charges
Remember Danielle Watts from last September? She’s the Django Unchained actress who claimed she was racially profiled by a Los Angeles police officer, but she was…
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AM BUZZ: Ri Ri sheds fancy rug-gown to perform at Met Gala; Miguel finally sued & more
Rihanna Performs At The Met Gala After slaying the Met Gala red carpet in a dress that looked like eggs, Rihanna hit the stage at…
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Jazmine Sullivan delivers stunning cover of Nina Simone’s “Baltimore”
Baltimore is still taking over the conversation a week after the disastrous riots. Jazmine Sullivan also threw her voice into the mix. After returning with her first…
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Beyonce shows off near-nude dress before Met gala in NYC
Beyonce’s mouth-watering dress, replete with plunging neckline, was already the best thing about the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at…
Another ‘Walking Dead’ star freaks out, gets arrested near Atlanta
‘LHHATL’ brought the real fight night: A recap of each TKO

SPORTS

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Where are today’s Muhammad Ali-like athletes?
The revolutionary and iconic stance of the great Muhammad Ali rang in my mind this morning as I woke up and thought about writing this…
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Pa.’s Santucci repeats at Pittsburgh Marathon women’s champ
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania’s Clara Santucci repeated as the women’s champion and Kenyan Stephen Njoroge won the men’s race at Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon. The 28-year-old…
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Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to…
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Will Floyd Mayweather retire after next fight?
(NNPA)–After swatting away Manny Pacquiao in a much-heralded bout, Floyd Mayweather improved his record to 48-0, and has hinted that he may fight again in…
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Inside Conditions…Luck of the draw
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run. You never…
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Funniest tweets on Floyd Mayweather’s unimpressive win over Manny Pacquiao
Billed as the “Fight of the Century,” Floyd Mayweather’s defeat of top rival Manny Pacquiao turned into a long snore of epic proportions as fans, celebrities and…
Why Skip Bayless is completely wrong about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Chris Paul knocks Spurs out of playoffs with buzzer beater

OPINION

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Child Watch…Clamoring to enter housing’s poor door
More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only…
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3 reasons Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves all the side eyes
While we want to have all the pride in the world for this beautiful Black woman who is the Mayor of Baltimore, we’re rolling our…
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#SorryNotSorry: Chad Coleman’s subway rant
After being called the n-word, Coleman had every right to feel the way he did and to speak on it however he pleased.
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Beyond the Rhetoric…The Clintons’ financial hustles
The reputations of Bill and Hillary Clinton have become legendary. It goes back to their days in Arkansas where they took scandal to another level…
To Be Equal…Eradicating childhood poverty one nose at a time
Sadly, televised riots are 50-year-old news

BUSINESS

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Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad
NEW YORK (AP) _ For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view…
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Ava DuVernay’s AFFRM launches second annual membership drive
Ava DuVernay is an easily recognizable director thanks to the success of Selma. However, there’s still not a lot of people like her in the business —…
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McDonald’s to simplify structure, focus on customers
NEW YORK (AP) _ McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook says he’s stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly…
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Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still the main event
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple’s phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.…
Review…2015 Dodge Durango
Silicon Valley insider pinpoints common myths around diversity in technology

INTERNATIONAL

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With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) _ Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria’s military approached to rescue the women, survivors told The…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror

LIFESTYLE

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Litehouse instantly fresh herbs will make you stop using salt & pepper
What has zero calories, but can make you fat (well at least feel fat)? Salt. The number one culprit of bloating and retaining water weight.…
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Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met Gala
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FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring
It’s not officially Spring until you can slip into a fabulous open-toed sandal. Now that the weather has warmed up across the country, we’re eagerly…
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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
Fashion Watch on the Correspondents Dinner

GENERATION Y

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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

HEALTH

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Choosing a decision maker
While a doctor or a lawyer will routinely ask you if you have an advance directive or living will, the conversation should truly start at…
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Getting started with advance care planning
Having a conversation about advance care planning is very important; it can also be a difficult one. Sometimes your loved ones can be uncomfortable discussing…
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People with speech disabilities, their advocates relieved by proposed policy
Medicare’s proposed coverage policy for speech-generating devices includes text messaging, email and phone capabilities, signaling an about-face from its position last year. Speech may soon…
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UPMC launches new advance care planning directive
Did you know that: • More than 90% of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end…
Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Advance Care Planning
Yoga On Capitol Hill: How mindfulness can help veterans deal with stress

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Trina Braxton finalizes divorce from Gabe Solis
Trina Braxton is officially a single woman again. After years of trying to make their marriage work, TheJasmineBrand.com reports that Trina has finally finalized her…
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Chris Brown a suspect: What could he possibly have done now?!
Chris Brown is a suspect in an alleged battery case that occurred at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas this morning. According to TMZ,…
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Beyonce shows off near-nude dress before Met gala in NYC
Beyonce’s mouth-watering dress, replete with plunging neckline, was already the best thing about the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at…
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Madonna blasts Drake for begging for a kiss at Coachella
The first weekend of Coachella 2015 brought some mild controversy in the form of Madonna capping her surprise appearance during Drake’s headlining set by slipping…
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Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams go at it again at Women’s Expo in Atlanta
ATLANTA – The cold war between NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams erupted again at a women’s empowerment seminar. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and the…
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Aspiring model/rapper Skyy Mims convicted of murder
Friday, a Dalton, Georgia jury convicted 22-year-old Skyy Mims for the 2014 robbery and murder of Dahyabhai Chaudhari. Mims, whose full given name is Skyy…
Most hilarious memes of Jamie Foxx’s singing the national anthem
How Van Jones leads hunger strike, according to old friend Ben Jealous [video]

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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