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April events at the Hill House Kaufman Center
PITTSBURGH, PA – Celebrate the Art and Culture with the Hill House Kaufman Center The Kaufmann Center is proud to present several events this month.…
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Corbett gets nearly $40K pension for 11 years’ state service
PITTSBURGH (AP) – For his 11 years of state government service, former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is collecting a pension of nearly $40,000. The Pittsburgh…
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Eye on the inside: Do cameras in nursing homes protect or intrude?
As suddenly as he lost his ability to speak last fall, Stuart Sanderson’s connection to the world outside his Philadelphia nursing-home room was severed because…
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ALCOSAN subcommittee appointed to develop customer assistance program
Pittsburgh – John Weinstein, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, March 25, created a subcommittee of the board to…
11 Davis brothers accumulate 158 years of military service
Stop the Violence group to host ‘Celebration of Life’ gala at Rivers Club

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past
NEW YORK (AP) — Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays…
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Our Sisters Keeper: The tremendous gains & horrific tragedies transgender women experience
The media sensation surrounding Bruce Jenner’s “transformation” is disgusting. On the most superficial level, it’s a charade that’s completely insensitive and invasive towards Jenner’s process.…
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EXCLUSIVE: Is mental health treatment being stigmatized in Germanwings crash coverage?
Some mental health experts are beginning to grow concerned that the murderous behavior of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is stigmatizing mental illness. Lubitz, according to…
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Know Your Rights: What to do when stopped by cops to make sure you stay alive
If law enforcement officers stop you, do you know what you should do to make sure the encounter does not turn into a deadly confrontation?…
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Racist graffiti found in student center prompts Connecticut College to cancel classes
Connecticut College officials canceled classes on Monday after someone scrawled “No N-words” in the bathrooms on the first floor of the student center building, according…
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EXCLUSIVE: Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump retained for Monroe Bird III security guard shooting
Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin, has been retained in the case of…
Smyrna Police identify officer who shot Nicholas Thomas, refuse to give investigation details
Morris Brown College emerges from bankruptcy and graduates students in May
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Michael Jackson patented a pair of anti-gravity shoes In 1993
The shoes pop icon Michael Jackson is most often associated with are usually a pair of black, Floreshiem penny loafers accessorized with some white tube…
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Review: Beiber’s 21st birthday roast was best roast ever
The world largest child pop star is now a man.  Celebrating his 21st birthday at the beginning of March was only one of the milestones…
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Watch The Hilarious Highlights From Justin Bieber’s Roast Right Here
The Roast of Justin Bieber had Kevin Hart hosting with Snoop Dogg, Hannibal Burress, Pete Davidson and Jeff Ross (who, as almost every guest notes, has nothing…
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R&B Singer Michel’le Says Dr. Dre Once Pulled A Gun On Her, Bullet Missed By Inches
R&B singer Michel’le made headlines last week when she shared a story laced with intense details of how abusive Dr. Dre allegedly was during their previous relationship.…
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April events at the Hill House Kaufman Center
PITTSBURGH, PA – Celebrate the Art and Culture with the Hill House Kaufman Center The Kaufmann Center is proud to present several events this month.…
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Cyber bullies already dragging new ‘Daily Show’ host Trevor Noah
It was literally just announced that South African biracial comedian, Trevor Noah would succeed Jon Stewart as the new host of “The Daily Show.” While we’re still…
#TIDALforALL: Here’s everything you need to know about Jay Z’s new streaming service
Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour including Pittsburgh

SPORTS

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Olympic champ Gabby Douglas’ family to get reality show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic women’s gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and…
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Benches clear, Pirates hit 6 homers in win over Phillies
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game. Both teams rushed onto…
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Inside Conditions…Till death do we part?
Most of the basketball aficionados’ have probably chewed, digested and regurgitated the information  that I am preparing to offer by now but I think “chewing…
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Charles Barkley says Indiana should be boycotted for “Religious Freedom Act”
Ain’t nobody going back to Indiana if they keep this up. Several African Americans have come out against the state of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Act,”…
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Grammy-winner 2Chainz inspires Hawks to conferene-clinching win against Heat
ATLANTA — With a final score of 99-86, the Atlanta Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last night at Philips…
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Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, and Wisconsin Clench Final Four Spots
Duke’s 66-52 victory over Gonzaga solved the remaining mystery of which teams will participate in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Texas native Justise Winslow…
Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
Why media’s clumsy coverage of LBGT athletes Is counterproductive

OPINION

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Deadline kinda, sorta apologizes for ‘ethnic castings’ article, promises to ‘do better’
Deadline realized exactly how ridiculous it sounded last week when it allowed one of its columnists to whine about the influx of “ethnic castings.” Nellie…
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Apple CEO Cook calls ‘religious objection’ laws dangerous
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called “religious objection” legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad…
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Was Mo’Ne Davis too quick to forgive? Are we?
Last weekend, a college baseball player called Little League star Mo’ne Davis out of her name (a “slut”) on Twitter. And it was via Twitter…
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Fighting for a more inclusive pulpit
African American pulpits across our nation are standing steadfast in condemning the continuous brutality and injustice against Black lives, as it plays out on American…
Keisha Knight Pulliam works to make sure all kids have quality education
Mitt Romney’s shocking statement about Blacks

BUSINESS

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Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining…
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Jay Z’s Billboard interview about TIDAL more informative than special announcement
While the TIDAL Special Announcement ultimately disappointed, Jay Z made up for it by allowing a rare interview. He spoke to Billboard about his hopes for his…
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Black Banks: CEO of Carver Bank talks about growing Black financial institutions [video]
In 1987 there were 91 African American owned banks in America. Today there are only 24. Many Black financial institutions are struggling to stay afloat…
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The Retweet: Deadline Apologizes For Problematic ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article, But We’re Not Convinced
So this happened. Just days after Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva posted a piece that seemed to attribute the number of Black actors snagging roles in Hollywood…
Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning
Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

INTERNATIONAL

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans

LIFESTYLE

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7 old-fashioned relationship rules that will never go out of style
We might be in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that we have to throw out all old-fashioned dating rules. MUST READ: Are You Sure You’re…
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Black Girl Magic: 15 T-Shirts We’re Swooning Over That Celebrate Womanhood
Women deserve to be celebrated and acknowledged not only during Womens History Month but every month of the year. That’s why, as March comes to a close,…
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Tried & True: Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation [VIDEO]
Finding foundation for dark skin kind can be a dreadful task. Nothing is worst than finding the perfect foundation only to find out it’s been discontinued.…
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Daddy issues don’t always lead to a Chris Brown kinda love
Our relationships are a manifestation of how we feel about ourselves at a certain point in time, as well as the strength we have within ourselves to refuse or walk away from bad treatment we don’t deserve.
Black Girl Magic: 15 T-Shirts That Celebrate Womanhood
Fit!Live!Win! Hollywood Trainer Jeanette Jenkins’ Tips To Get In Shape For Summer

GENERATION Y

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Transgender activist & homecoming king tragically commits suicide
18-year-old Blake Brockington died after an apparent suicide last Monday. Brockington was crowned homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School, where he attended last year, making…
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Michelle Obama delivers encouraging message to young women during “Black Girls Rock!”
BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! featured some of the best representations of Black women in today’s culture, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved that Black…
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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
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How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
There is a lot of concern in educational circles that American students are not ready to compete on a global level. With advancements in technology,…
BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick

HEALTH

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EXCLUSIVE: Is mental health treatment being stigmatized in Germanwings crash coverage?
Some mental health experts are beginning to grow concerned that the murderous behavior of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is stigmatizing mental illness. Lubitz, according to…
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SHE DRINKS: Peanut Butter Jelly Time Smoothie [RECIPE]
RAD Smoothie: Peanut Butter Jelly Time MUST READ: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month! [GIVEAWAY] Turn…
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Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
If junk food is your jump off, but you’re trying to stay lean and clean, then you are going to love this beauties. Even if…
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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Paula Patton is ‘doing really well’ since divorcing Robin Thicke [video]
  Paula Patton is pretty pleased with the direction her life has taken since she ended things with Robin Thicke. The time for tears is…
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Kendrick Lamar aims to get ‘colorism out the game’
Kendrick Lamar is making his rounds doing press for his latest studio effort, To Pimp a Butterfly, and he stopped by Atlanta’s own, Hot 107.9. READ…
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Best behind-the-scenes photos from Jay Z’s TIDALforALL press conference
With an army of A-list pop culture superstars on his flank, hip hop/business baron Jay Z announced the establishment of the TIDALforAll music service. The…
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Being Mary Jane’s ‘Cutty Buddy’ Is Our #MCM & We Don’t Care Who Knows! [PHOTOS]
Gabrielle Union’s character, Mary Jane Paul on the BET hit TV show, “Being Mary Jane“ surprised us all when she ended up over a chocolate…
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Claudia Jordan’s long list of ex-lovers and boyfriends
Now that Claudia Jordan has been reportedly been made a full-time “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, more scrutiny has been paid to her personal…
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Christina Milian Slams Critics Over Interview With Iyanla Vanzant
Christina Milian is not hear for your slander against her friend Karrueche Tran’s interview with Iyanla Vanzant. The singer/reality star popped up on Kae’s one-on-one with…
Azealia Banks & Fox News’ Eric Bolling clash on Twitter
Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose reportedly reconcile thanks to a song

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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