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YWCA USA head Dara Richardson-Heron visits Pittsburgh
The leader of one of the oldest and largest women’s organizations in the nation visited Pittsburgh earlier this month. YWCA USA CEO Dr. Dara Richardson-Heron,…
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Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants at CCAC
OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) — President Barack Obama says it’s more urgent than ever for the U.S. to move forward on job training. Obama and Vice…
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Young Compton mayor to keynote Pittsburgh NAACP dinner
A message that will bring awareness to the importance of creating wealth in the Black community, while inspiring today’s Black youth to become engaged in…
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Peduto appoints Sheldon Williams to Citizens Police Review Board
The terms ‘pastor’ and ‘SWAT officer’ don’t typically go together, but then Sheldon Williams is anything but typical–as further evidenced by the terms ‘firefighter’ and…
Letter alleges cover-up of racial police incident; NAACP calls for probe of Zone 5
B-PEP jazz ‘fun-raiser’ for everyone who loves jazz!!

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress
AUSTIN, TEXAS (NNPA) – Former President Bill Clinton praised President Lyndon B. Johnson for signing the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights…
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Colleges seek to improve remedial programs
BALTIMORE (AP) — The odds have long been stacked against students like those in Edward Ennels’ remedial math classes at Baltimore City Community College. Only…
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Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A man accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of…
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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded
NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that…
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This Week In Black History
For the week of April 16-22 April 16 1862—President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill ending slavery in Washington, D.C.  Approximately nine months later he would…
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Black children rank last on milestone index
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite great progress that grew out of the Civil Rights Movement, “a web of stubborn obstacles remains” that prevents children of color,…
Jimmy Carter says his life shaped by ‘Black Culture’
When cops hide behind badge to kill Blacks
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Diddy To Speak At Howard’s 2014 Commencement Despite Student Backlash
In 1990, Sean Combs dropped out of Howard University to intern at Uptown Records. Now, he simply goes by Diddy and he’s one of the…
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Porsha Williams: Arrest Warrant Issued For ‘RHOA’ Star [VIDEO]
  A warrant has been issued for the arrest of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Porsha Williams stemming from her altercation with castmate Kenya Moore during the taping of…
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Columbus Short’s Wife Files Divorce For The THIRD Time, Restraining Order Issued
  The saga continues for Columbus Short and his whirlwind of bad press. Just a month after he sucker punched a man at a Los…
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Porsha Williams Turns Herself In After Assault Charges & Takes The Prettiest Mugshot Ever!
Porsha Williams is out her living this thug life! According to reports, the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star is in trouble with the law following…
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Andre Johnson: Wu-Tang Affiliate Severs Penis Before Suicide Attempt [VIDEO]
Andre Johnson, 40, a rapper affiliated with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan, severed his penis before jumping from a building in Los Angeles Wednesday morning in an apparent suicide…
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RHOA DRAMA: Arrest Warrant Issued For Porsha Williams
Wow! Just…WOW! TMZ is reporting that Real Housewives Of Atlanta star Porsha Williams has a warrant out for her arrest for attempting to beat the…
Scandal Star Columbus Short: Divorce After He Allegedly Threatened To Kill Wife And Himself
Erica Jean & Saigon Look To Iyanla For Relationship Advice & We’re Like Umm…

SPORTS

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Mural of Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason retouched
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville artist has finished retouching a mural of Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason after the school’s NAACP chapter complained about…
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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig…
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Overtime
:10—DO – NOT – BE – CONCERNED dear ones about the Pirates getting slapped around by the Milwaukee Brewers. They’ve been slapping everybody around, including…
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PIAA members say Charters have competitive advantage
A proposal was presented to the state government in Harrisburg on April 1 limiting sports programs at charter schools throughout the state. The Pennsylvania Interscholastic…
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Ex-major leaguer, former Pirate Hal Smith dies in Arkansas
  FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) – Former major league baseball player Hal Smith of Fort Smith has died. Edwards Funeral Home says Smith died Saturday…
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49ers linebacker Aldon Smith arrested at airport
LOS ANGELES (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities said he became belligerent during…
Inside Conditions…Nature Boy
AP source: Former Detroit Piston Bad Boy Dumars out as team president

OPINION

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Just Sayin’…The tale of two school systems
The tale of two school systems right next to each other, well…almost.  One’s a big success, the other a big failure. Penn Hills and Wilkinsburg.…
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Are voters really influenced by political signs?
If you are a living and breathing human being in the U.S.A, then chances are you have noticed the very recent onslaught of political signs…
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Guest Editorial…Journalism legend: Chuck Stone
Legendary journalist Chuck Stone once commanded such trust that more than 75 criminal suspects surrendered to him rather than to law enforcement officials. According to…
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‘Regular Black’ vs. ‘ethnic Black’: Why the divide?
I first heard someone at a Black student union party refer to herself – and to me, by extension – as a “regular Black.” The…
The audacity of voting
To Tell The Truth…They asked, ‘Who in the hell is he?’

BUSINESS

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3 Ways To Know If Your Man Is Cheap Or Just Financially Responsible
I started dating when I was fifteen. I got married at thirty-two. That means that I spent over half of my life interacting with the…
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Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s…
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Doss named associate publisher Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pa.— Who’s Who Publishing Company, the nation’s largest annual directory focusing on African-American achievement, proudly announces Rod Doss as the Associate Publisher for the…
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Business Calendar
Entrepreneurship Miniseries     APRIL 17—The Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Entrepreneurship Miniseries from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at 5801 Forbes…
April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers
Google VP to become new Carnegie Mellon dean

INTERNATIONAL

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Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school following a court…
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Health system criticized in Ivory Coast model’s death
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Awa Fadiga was attacked at night in a taxi that was taking her home to an upscale neighborhood in Ivory…
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Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital has killed at least 71 people and…
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Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel
BERLIN (AP) — The cost of keeping global warming in check is “relatively modest,” but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup…
Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily
Fliers’ thoughts, from ‘no fear’ to ‘it’s scarier’

LIFESTYLE

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Lady Gaga Released Untouched Photos Of Her Versace Ad & We’re Like, Girl Is That You?
In case you were curious to see what she looks like without makeup, Lady Gaga‘s untouched photos from her Versace ad campaign have surfaced on…
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Carnegie opens RACE in America exhibit
Are we so different? That is the question asked by—and subtitle of—a traveling exhibit on race in America now open at the Carnegie Museum of…
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Lifestyles Report…Real women in the ATL
If reality television is the benchmark, there is plenty going on in the ATL formerly known as Hotlanta. It is the backdrop for numerous reality…
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Swing into Spring with Delta Sigma Theta
On March 15, at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville, hundreds attended “Swing into Spring” an Arts Brunch and Fashion Show hosted by Delta Sigma Theta…
Church Circuit
FAB OR FUG: Kid Cudi Wears A Crop Top To Coachella [POLL]

GENERATION Y

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College students launch campaign to raise visibility
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If anyone thought the election of Barack Obama, or the rise of the multi-racial Millennial generation, marked the beginning of a post-racial…
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‘Regular Black’ vs. ‘ethnic Black’: Why the divide?
I first heard someone at a Black student union party refer to herself – and to me, by extension – as a “regular Black.” The…
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Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to…
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Study says that teens in low income households start having sex sooner
(BlackNews.com) — Researchers, psychologists and others in the medical field have known for years that genes play an important role in how soon teens begin…
Students interview their heroes for Black History Month project
Acceptance by 8 Ivies doesn’t remove race stigma

HEALTH

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Model & ‘American Idol’ Alum’s Reaction To Deadly Cancer Diagnosis Is The Most Beautiful Thing You’ll See All Day [VIDEO]
Wilhelmina model and former “American Idol” songstress, Joanne Borgella announced that she was diagnosed with cancer in October 2013. Since then, the beautiful talent has been…
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Black families becoming more aware of autism
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Camille Proctor watched her one year-old son, she knew something wasn’t right. He played with others and enjoyed affection, but he…
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Uninsured at ‘breaking point’ too, advocates warn
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Advocates for the poor and uninsured gathered Tuesday in the Pennsylvania Capitol to throw back Gov. Tom Corbett’s words at him…
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Restaurant Mogul B. Smith Closes Doors, Leaves NYC Because Ain’t Nobody Got Time To Be Cold & Old
Designer, decorator, restaurateur, model and television personality Barbara “B.” Smith is saying good bye to the East Coast. The mogul is reportedly closing shop on yet…
Which Is Worse, Eating Tilapia Or Bacon? You’ll Be Surprised!
SHE WORKS: Black Teenagers Should Be Paying Attention To Breast Cancer & Here’s Why

Cover To Cover

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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…
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Brittney Griner’s book: hoops, hardship, hope
NEW YORK (AP) —Brittney Griner had a busy WNBA offseason. She played in China, vacationed in Miami and watched from courtside while favorite player LeBron James…
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Cover to Cover… ‘Splash, Anna Hibiscus!’
“Look, Mom!” You probably say that 10 times a day. You want to show her something, ask a question, or just get Mom to see…
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‘Writing God’s Obituary’
  Your second home is a grand one. It’s much bigger than the house you live in during the week. No, your second home has…
“Gone With the Wind” prequel to focus on Mammy
Cover To Cover…‘Saint Monkey’

EDITORS PICK

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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…

FEATURES

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The Wise Decision…13 reasons why you need exercise
Let’s face it, some days you just don’t feel like exercising. You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. But this shouldn’t…

VIEWPOINT

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To Tell The Truth…They asked, ‘Who in the hell is he?’

PEOPLE

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MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell injured in car accident
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC says its host Lawrence O’Donnell was injured with his brother Michael in a taxi accident Saturday while vacationing out of…
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Strahan’s ‘GMA’ side job confirmed with his visit
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Strahan has made good on reports that he’s joining “Good Morning America” by paying a visit to the ABC breakfast…
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Sean Combs to speak at Howard U. commencement
WASHINGTON (AP) — Entertainer and entrepreneur Sean Combs will deliver Howard University’s commencement speech this year in Washington. The school announced Tuesday that Combs will…
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Flavor Flav taking plea deal in Vegas battery case
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Entertainer Flavor Flav is poised to take a plea deal that would avoid trial in a Las Vegas domestic violence case.…
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Rapper Big Sean ends engagement to Naya Rivera
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Big Sean and actress Naya Rivera are no longer engaged. A spokeswoman for the rapper announced Wednesday that he has…
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Jennifer Lopez, Laverne Cox win GLAAD Media Awards
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has added a couple of more trophies to her block. The pop star and “American Idol” judge was honored…
Celeb birthdays for the week of April 13-19
Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

Education

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Bush says education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’
AUSTIN, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation…
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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension
WASHINGTON (AP) – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American…

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