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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…
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Take a father to school day set for May 15
City Council proclaimed Friday, May 15, to be the 17th Annual Take a Father to School Day in the City of Pittsburgh. Last year, more…
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Ex-nanny for Penguins’ Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling…
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The ‘Words of Wideman’ shared in the Hill
The Hill House Association in collaboration with Duquesne University’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts presented “The Words of Wideman to be Shared…
FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
Charlie Batch to deliver commencement speech at Eastern Michigan University

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Public boarding school _ the way to solve educational ills?
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo’s chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools that put round-the-clock attention…
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5 things to know about transgender Americans
NEW YORK (AP) — These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things…
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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other…
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Political barbs, celebrity-gazing main course at DC dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation’ capital. If it’s spring in Washington, it’s time…
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Top 4 things Loretta Lynch should tackle immediately as attorney general
When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes to fill. But if anyone is qualified…
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Activists seek probe of prosecutor’s role in Ferguson case
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of…
Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian process Bruce Jenner’s transgender identity
Video shows Florida deputy shoot man in back after mistaking phone for gun
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Diddy recruits Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg for REVOLT programming
After appearing together in the 2012 comedy Mac & Devin Go to High School, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are slated to headline two separate…
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Could ‘Brotherly Love’ have same cultural impact as ‘Boyz N The Hood’? [Review]
Word on the “Black cinema” streets is that Brotherly Love is the new Juice or Boyz N The Hood. Based on the trailer, the homage is…
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Official ‘Chocolate City’ trailer is here! [video]
Chile, while we were already planning to see Chocolate City, in anticipation of its May 22nd release in theaters, this trailer right here got us feeling some…
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Tyler Perry joins ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2′ cast
Tyler Perry is looking to expand his acting chops yet again, and this time it’s for the sequel to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Madea creator will be…
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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Ciara teases new track ‘Fly'; Monica drops a club banger + Willow’s Tidal exclusive
Ciara Teases New Track “Fly” After generating major buzz with her comeback track “I Bet,” Ciara is keeping the momentum going with her latest release…
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Celebs donate $500,000 scholarships to students on UNCF show
ATLANTA (AP) — Anthony Anderson can recall when he worried about scrounging up money to pay for the rest of his college tuition, food and…
Director Ava DuVernay gets her very own Barbie!
Remember When… TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ album owned your CD player?


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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…
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Penguins searching for answers after quick playoff exit
 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby wasn’t making excuses so much as stating the obvious. The Pittsburgh Penguins raced through the fall, but limped through the…
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Jackie Robinson West cuts ties with Little League over “disrespect”
Jackie Robinson West, the championship Chicago baseball team, is cutting ties with the Little League to join the Babe Ruth League, reports the Chicago Tribune.…
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Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons Blacks don’t play baseball (video)
Comedian-actor-producer Chris Rock was at his jocular best when he enumerated the many reasons why black participation in the game of baseball has greatly diminished…
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Pitt hires Utah State’s Scott Barnes as athletic director
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Barnes spent a quarter century hopscotching across the western half of the United States from one college sports administration job to…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 4-24-15
•    As much as I am hoping it never happens, it looks like there’s no stopping “The King James Express.”  I can’t see any team…
Charlie Batch to deliver commencement speech at Eastern Michigan University
NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent August 1 in Johannesburg


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Winning The Battle, Continuing The War by Janaye Ingram
In the Senate Gallery, the section above the floor of the United States Senate, there was a raucous, involuntary roar as the vote was read…
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Beyond the Rhetoric: In defense of ALEC
We all know of the recent horror of a North Charleston, S.C. police officer deciding to murder an unarmed Black citizen by firing eight rounds…
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Why are so many beautiful, successful Black women single?
Let’s get something straight: Being single is not a disease. It is not a shackle that you have to carry around laboriously. You can be…
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Child Watch…“Thank God for peanut butter and jelly”
Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and…
Blackonomics…Who can we turn to politically?
Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March


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NAMIC to honor emerging executives at Next Generation Leaders Awards in Chicago
The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications  (NAMIC), has announced the winners of the 2015 Next Generation Leaders Awards.  Honoring emerging executives for their professional…
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After nearly two decades, Texas House votes to deregulate natural hair braiders
Ending what has turned out to be a nearly two decade fight, on late Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill…
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Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The…
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Hiram Jackson continues the tradition of ‘The Michigan Chronicle’ [VIDEO]
Originally posted on The Michigan Chronicle:
Hiram Jackson took over the helm of the Michigan Chronicle after Sam Logan died in 2011. Jackson says the…
Corinthian Colleges fined $30 million
Karen Civil featured at Pop-Up Shop and Branding Seminar


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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…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack


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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…
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‘March Madness’…Rodman’s ‘Making, breaking and re-making of men’ revival
As dusk set every Monday evening throughout the month of March, the open doors of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in the East End…
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The best accessories ever…according to Instagram
Instagram is good for more than makeup inspiration and outfit of the day pictures. For accessories lovers, it’s a viable way to stay on top…
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Why are so many beautiful, successful Black women single?
Let’s get something straight: Being single is not a disease. It is not a shackle that you have to carry around laboriously. You can be…
Easter Bonnet Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrates 79 years
Mattel turns Ava DuVernay into a Barbie for ‘Sheroes’ Doll collection


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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…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry


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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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Six degrees of Ray J’s dating life in 90 seconds
Take a look at six degrees of Ray J’s dating life. His famous girlfriends and their famous boyfriends and their famous girlfriends.
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Michael Eric Dyson speaks on public fallout with Dr. Cornel West
Following Michael Eric Dyson’s open and brutal critique of his former friend Dr. Cornel West, the author opened up to HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill about the…
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Kris Humphries gets smacked up on Twitter for Bruce Jenner tweet
Kris Humphries got his behind handed to him after posting what many saw as a derogatory tweet against his step-father-in-law-of-72-days, Bruce Jenner, reports the New York…
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More photos of Blue Ivy and Jay Z at Beyonce’s mom’s wedding
Beyonce was kind enough to post even more photos from the lavish wedding of her mom with actor Richard Lawson (Poltergeist). It includes photos of…
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The Honeymoon’s Over: Kerry Washington & husband in couples’ therapy?
Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha might be facing a marriage scandal. There are whispers that the actress and her hubby, a retired NFL…
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Kanye West inspired Kim Kardashian to accept Bruce Jenner’s transgender Journey
Bruce Jenner wasn’t kidding when he said it was going to be an “emotional ride” to famed interviewer Diane Sawyer for their 2-hour 20/20 special…
Damon Dash is suing Rachel Roy for $2.5 Million
Beyonce shows photos of Blue Ivy at mom Tina’s wedding


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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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