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Hall named 11th member Equal Opportunity Review Commission
Karen Hall, former St. Benedict the Moor School athletic director, teacher and college head basketball coach of both women and men, a new Pittsburgh Courier…
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Women’s Law Association names Lewis Woman of the Year
The Women’s Law Association  at Duquesne honored Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical professor of law at the University, at its 23rd annual Woman of the Year…
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Metro Beat: 1 firearm recovered, 2 arrested in Mexican War Streets
PITTSBURGH, PA – As a result of input from several citizens, two arrests were made and a firearm was removed from the streets. At approximately…
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Districts with large Black enrollment, lower home value rank low in study
Results of a study by the consumer advocacy site that scored Pennsylvania school districts based on their average home value, along with standardized testing…
Take a father to school day set for May 15
Ex-nanny for Penguins’ Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry

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Loretta Lynch sworn in as first African American woman U.S. Attorney General in moving ceremony
Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday morning by Vice President Joe Biden as the 83rd U.S. attorney general during a moving ceremony at the U.S.…
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Protests In Baltimore – Police clash with youth, shut down transit system
Tension between police and residents of Baltimore continued Monday following the funeral service for Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old man who died of a serious spinal…
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Mom recognizes teen son in sexual assault photos, turns him in to police
Deshawn Isabelle, 15, charged in Blue Line sexual assault, robbery — Around Oak Park (@AroundOakPark) April 23, 2015 The mother of a 15-year-old turned the…
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REPORT: Baltimore Bloods and Crips to allegedly collaborate to ‘take out’ police
The Baltimore Police Department told the media on Monday that they’ve obtained intelligence information to lead it to believe Baltimore street gangs are putting aside…
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Body parts for sale?
( – Most have no problem with individuals donating their vital organs, as long as it is voluntary, however, Black people have been victims of…
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Widowed with 3 kids, Ohio man joins gay marriage case
CINCINNATI (AP) — David Michener had planned on raising a family with two dads. He and William Ives, a couple for 18 years, had adopted…
Thousands attend funeral for Freddie Gray in Baltimore
Dr. Levi Watkins, Johns Hopkins’ trailblazing Black doctor, dead at 70
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President Obama’s top 10 jokes from White House Correspondents’ Dinner
President Obama‘s comedic chops were on display during the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner over the weekend. With politicians, celebrities, and journalists mingling at the…
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8 times wrestling obviously influenced hip-hop
  Many people overlook how the worlds of pro-wrestling and hip-hop run deep. In a lot of aspects, hip-hop is just like wrestling. Ask Hell…
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Pittsburgh blues icon Chizmo Charles dead at 86
“Chizmo Charles” Anderson began singing his signature brand of Blues in the 1950s and was a staple on the Pittsburgh blues scene well into the…
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He’s Rick James, B*tch: Fans call Dave Chappelle’s crazy drunk show a waste of money [VIDEO]
Dave Chappelle’s comeback tour isn’t exactly going as planned and it’s mostly because he got crazy drunk and left his fans demanding their money back,…
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Guess which talk show wants Raven-Symoné as a permanent host?
It looks like Raven-Symoné ‘s cringe-worthy comments on racial identity have won her the affection of network executives. According to the New York Post, ABC chiefs are…
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Does Mariah Carey shade Nick Cannon on new song ‘Infinity?’
Mariah Carey is back with the first single from her greatest hits album #1 to Infinity. One thing’s for sure: she is definitely throwing darts…
President Obama’s shade was the star at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]
Kandi Burruss blasts Nene Leakes for playing a victim on ‘RHOA’


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The Steelers 2015 draft, the key to passing on the ‘torch of success’
The 2015 NFL Draft is right around the corner and despite the 11-5 record and AFC North division title in 2014, the Pittsburgh Steelers have…
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Inside Conditions…The grass may be not greener
When the Rivers Casino opened in Pittsburgh in August of 2009, I suppose that the owners and investors may have originally thought that the venue…
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Big fight is not Hagler-Hearns, so don’t expect a knockout
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tommy Hearns understood what was expected from him the night 30 years ago when he stepped into the ring to face…
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Before he faces Mayweather, relive Pacquiao’s top 5 fights
Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 37 KOs) is gearing up for his fight on May 2 with Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in the MGM Grand Garden Arena…
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Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of…
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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for…
Penguins searching for answers after quick playoff exit
Jackie Robinson West cuts ties with Little League over “disrespect”


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The media or the police: A choice between two evils for many Blacks
As a teen in the “War on Drugs” 1980s, I remember being almost jubilant on those rare occasions when the local news showed a criminal…
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Presidential candidates should hire people of color
I have screamed about this before, and I will do it again. The presidential candidates — all of them — need to step up to…
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High expectations for Loretta Lynch
After months of unnecessary delay, Loretta Lynch has finally won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general. On Thursday, the Senate voted 56-43 to…
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Normalizing relations with Castro
(NNPA)—I was standing in Jacksonville, Fla. airport awaiting a flight home when I looked up at the television at the gate. CNN was repeating the…
Winning the battle, continuing the war
Beyond the Rhetoric: In defense of ALEC


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Car Review: Cadillac ATS Coupe
DETROIT – Cadillac has got something. Its two-seat version of the ATS sedan was slick, fun to drive and it had plenty of style. We…
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Blacks turned away from housing — again
(NNPA)–The Housing Opportunities Project for Excellence, otherwise known as HOPE Inc., has filed two federal lawsuits against Creek Club and Nile Gardens apartments alleging racial…
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Pursuit of a Dream: How Engineer and Businessman Benjamin Montgomery bought plantation he was once enslaved on
Benjamin Montgomery was born into slavery in 1819 in Loudoun County, Va. He was sold to Joseph E. Davis, a Mississippi planter. Davis was the…
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Black women face pay gap
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar White men made in 2013, according to a new report…
Jay Z claps back at TIDAL ‘smear campaign’ with a dozen tweets
Car Review: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD


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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.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago


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Real talk about the Black church & civil rights activism [video]
We all know what a central role the Black church had during the civil rights movement of the 20th century, but what role can it…
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Share this photo for chance to win Iman’s luxury eyeshadows
Thanks to Iman’s new palette of four Luxury Eye Shadow trios every woman can feel like an icon! This fabulous must-have palette also comes with coordinating…
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All The Glamorous Looks From Last Night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner [PHOTOS]
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Fashion Watch on Cool Shades
It seems like we only talk about sunglasses when the weather warms up but they are really necessary anytime the sun is shining. You have…
‘March Madness’…Rodman’s ‘Making, breaking and re-making of men’ revival
The best accessories ever…according to Instagram


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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: #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 –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show


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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths

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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…
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#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
Cover to Cover…‘Reach’


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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…


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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…


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


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Kim Kardashian’s devastating fertility nightmare explained
The typically private details of the average person’s life would never be water cooler conversation. But the average person is not Kim Kardashian. This woman’s…
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Ludacris’ wife Eudoxie’s baby shower with Letoya Luckett and Monica
Ludacris’ very pregnant wife Eudoxie invited her Atlanta BFFs, singers Monica Brown and LeToya Luckett, over for her ceremonial baby shower in anticipation for the…
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PM BUZZ: Did Apollo abuse Phaedra?; Kim K defends Bruce’s transition & more
Did Apollo Abuse Phaedra Parks? Last night, part 1 of the Real Housewives Of Atlanta reunion aired on Bravo and it was pretty lackluster and…
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All the glamorous looks from White House Correspondents’ Dinner! [PHOTOS]
When it comes to fashion in politics, the field is usually (and appropriately) business attire only. That is until the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner comes around! Granted,…
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Correspondents’ dinner mixes big names in media, politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players…
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Diddy and Mark Wahlberg bet a quarter million on Mayweather-Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather is a -201 favorite to win his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. That puts “Pac-Man” as the +170 underdog in a title bout expected…
Damon Dash’s daughter calls him out over ish-talking on mom Rachel Roy
Kimora Lee Simmons Instagrams her first pic of baby boy Wolfe!


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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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