METRO NEWS

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Community Calendar 7-1-15
    Gospel Idol Deadline JULY 6—Submissions are due for the Center for Organ Recovery and Education’s Gospel Idol. The event, which will be held…
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Police investigate downtown McDonald’s robbery
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a business robbery in Downtown. At approximately 7:10 p.m. on June 30, Zone 2 Officers…
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UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEARCHING FOR 13-YEAR-OLD MALE
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Missing Persons Unit has located 13-year-old Kasuantae Moore. He is safe and unharmed.
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Highmark Foundation awards more than $1.1 million in grants to nonprofits in Pennsylvania and West Virginia
PITTSBURGH —The Highmark Foundation has awarded $1,165,000 in grants to 11 organizations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. These grants will support organizations working to improve…
City offices closed, refuse collection on schedule for Friday July 3
State gun law ruled unconstitutional…Municipal limitations reinstated

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NATIONAL NEWS

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This Week In Black History…Week of July 1-7
July 1 1863—Walter Francis White is born in Atlanta, Ga. For nearly 25 years White was one of the most influential Black leaders in the…
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Fire at 7th Black church in 10 days sparks outrage & concern
Who is burning black churches? Twitter outrage grows as seventh church burns down in 10 days http://t.co/8urzBHmOLy — Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) July 1, 2015 Mt.…
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Report: Most victims shot by cops are mentally ill or in crisis
So far this year, police around the country have shot and killed 462 people; 124 of whom were armed and in the midst of a…
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Macon, GA Walmart trashed by 40-50 teens; arrests made
*Oh Lord, once again, we find ourselves saying, “this is not a good look.” It happened on Sunday, but it’s just now making headlines. Macon,…
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Death of Maryland toddler pushed on swing for two days ruled homicide
The death of a three-year-old found unresponsive on a swing in Maryland has been ruled a homicide, NBC Washington reports. Charles County Sheriff’s Office released…
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South Carolina sees another Black church burned to the ground
A federal law enforcement says the fire was not arson, yet there are concerns that the church was racially targeted.
Nick Gordon hires power lawyer to defend against Bobbi Kristina estate lawsuit
Georgia’s gas prices to rise 6 cents today
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Fox News says Kendrick Lamar’s BET Awards performance triggers violence
What won’t Fox News say to make itself look dumb? In its latest, on the network’s The Five, the show touched on Kendrick Lamar‘s performance at…
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Kendrick Lamar gets deep in video for “Alright”
Kendrick Lamar fortunately didn’t succumb to the violence surrounding him during his formative years in Compton: the children tainted by violence, trigger-happy policemen, the overall sense of…
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Diddy’s son Quincy Brown supports his dad
As hilariously unfortunate as the news was, Diddy‘s assault case against UCLA’s strength coach was about a man’s desire to defend his son (with a kettleball).…
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Michael B. Jordan getting ready for fight of his life in ‘Creed’
As ridiculously over-the-top as the Rocky series has been through its six entries, even Sylvester Stallone has his limits. The man is too damn old to be boxing and…
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Is ‘White Chicks 2′ on its way?
White Chicks was never really that great of a film from a critical standpoint, but it was popular. It’s still getting getting referenced in memes and…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 7-1-15
Thursday 2 Jewelry in the Space Age The Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents “Out of This World! Jewelry in the Space Age” at the…
Zendaya snatches off wig & reveals greatest moment in every weave wearer’s day
Misty Copeland becomes first Black principal dancer at American Ballet Theater

SPORTS

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Chicago cops coach youth baseball league on South Side to broker peace
At a time when interactions between African-Americans and police are fraught with tension over allegations of excessive force by cops across the nation, a team…
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Overtime 7-1-15… NASCAR dumps flag
:10—Now look, I don’t condone crime any way, shape or fashion and Lord knows I don’t give “do over’s” for murder…but, you were hoping the…
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Pirates staying patient as Polanco searches for consistency
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues…
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Little League star Mo’ne Davis, teammates visit Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Mo’ne Davis and her teammates in the 2014 Little League World Series have stopped in Little Rock as part of…
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Presale open for U.S. Women’s visit to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (June 30, 2015) – The United States women’s national team takes on Germany tonight in the semi-final of the 2015 FIFA World Cup with…
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Atlanta Hawks Foundation tips off court dedication at Camp Twin Lakes
WINDER, Ga — The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, committed to increasing access for metro Atlanta’s youth to play, grow, and learn life and leadership skills through…
Amar’e Stoudemire talks sports in fashion
Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

OPINION

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The Confederate Flag was never ‘misappropriated’
(NNPA)—The other night I listened to a South Carolina state legislator announce his support for pulling down the Confederate battle flag (of the Army of…
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Guest Editorial…Supreme Court right on health care law
The Supreme Court on June 25 made the right decision to uphold the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting a…
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Lifestyles Report…The Stars and Bars
I read this post on Facebook about the Confederate flag: “They’ve been pushing for it for over 150 years and this year the politically correct…
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Polluters play fake ‘race card’ against Obama’s climate plan
After years of foot-dragging by his predecessors and Congress, President Obama is taking on the biggest culprit behind global warming: pollution from outdated power plants.…
Nevada Education Savings Account Program no victory for parent choice movement
From symbol to substance, is a new South coming?

BUSINESS

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Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords
NEW YORK (AP)—So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it’s tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of…
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Business Calendar 7-1-15
Lunch and Learn Series     JULY 2— The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Lunch & Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown…
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Donald Trump sues Univision for $500 Million & more
Also in today's round-up, Greece accepts a bailout plan with creditors after missing the IMF deadline and Donna Karen steps down from DKI.
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Employment Opportunities 7-1-15
SOUS CHEF Levy Restaurants is seeking a FT Sous Chef. It is a great opportunity to work with an outstanding Culinary team! Interested candidates can…
Bids and Proposals 7-1-15
Obama extends overtime pay to millions of Americans

INTERNATIONAL

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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
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Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
Some have spoken out about being molested and robbed by the police during their efforts to file their papers for an extended stay.
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World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
  BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic…
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The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population
Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian-descent are set to be deported tomorrow as Hispaniola sits on the brink of a war.
Dominican Republic set to deport Haitian workers in ethnic “cleansing”
Mehereta Baruch-Ron rises from illiteracy to deputy mayor Tel Aviv

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…The Stars and Bars
I read this post on Facebook about the Confederate flag: “They’ve been pushing for it for over 150 years and this year the politically correct…
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Church Circuit 7-1-15
Fashion Show     JULY 11—New Beginnings Ministries, 705 Shaw Ave., McKeesport, will host a Fashion Show from 12-3 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to…
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FAB FINDS: What to wear to Essence Music Festival
Headed to Essence Fest this weekend? Here's what you should wear. You're welcome.
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Parent Choice movement fights for education opportunities for low-income families
I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to…
7 questions to ask yourself before you sleep with him
A Little Positivity: New Jersey mom celebrates son’s high school graduation with huge billboard ad

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
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MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
PITTSBURGH – In an effort to help the local Pittsburgh community, MINI of Pittsburgh is joining forces with the Pittsburgh Central Blood Bank on Wednesday,…
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE
Whitening toothpaste will not make your teeth whiter, but these things will

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
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Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
  Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It…
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover
Former NNPA Columnist writes …..Ask Gwendolyn Baines – The Book

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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It looks like 50 Cent is going to post Kidd Kidd’s bail
50 Cent posted a short video to Instagram earlier today (July 1) on his way to post Kidd Kidd’s bail. The G-Unit member was arrested during…
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That’s So Oprah: Raven-Symone said O predicted Black Twitter would hate her
Raven-Symone hasn’t been one to bite her tongue in recent years, and the actress has caught some flack for that. Last year, in an episode…
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Rick Ross to appear before judge on kidnapping, felony assault charges
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — Rap Boss Rick Ross is to appear before a judge today after being denied bail after he was arrested on kidnapping…
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Kidd Kidd arrested during XXL Freshman concert
Kidd Kidd had a lowlight during a night that’s supposed to deliver the opposite. The newest G-Unit member was arrested during the XXL Freshman concert in New…
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‘LHHATL’s’ Kirk Frost arrested on multiple charges
Rasheeda’s husband Kirk Frost of “Love and Hip Hip Atlanta” has been arrested and charged with multiple infractions this past weekend after participating in a wild…
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See the thirst trap Lil Fizz set on IG that has fans seeing heart face emojis
In today's thirst trap news...
YAASSSS!!! Misty Copeland becomes first Black principal dancer at ABT
5 reasons John Legend’s got the best wife

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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