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Black Panther Dixon shares knowledge at CEA panel discussion
Before there was Black Lives Matter, there was the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. And there was Aaron Dixon. In 1968, in Seattle, Wash.,…
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Community Calendar 8-24-16
19th Amendment Honors Celebration AUG. 24—The Greater Pittsburgh Business and Professional Women’s Club will celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote,…
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Metro Beat…Female shot in East Liberty
PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 2:38 a.m. on August 24, Zone 5 Officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification for multiple shots fired near N. St.…
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National cash fuels TV ads, shapes Pennsylvania Senate race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ A staggering amount of money is flooding into Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate, bringing TV ads on abortion, guns and Iran…
5 Pennsylvania Wal-Mart stores to offer curbside service
How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance

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Black community mourns passing of famed journalist and civil rights icon George E. Curry
George E. Curry was an unabashed advocate of truth–ensuring it even in the most basic word choice, punctuation, spelling–and was courageous in its telling. It…
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As Trump tries minority outreach, many Blacks unconvinced
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message…
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Boy shows off new hands a year after double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It’s been just over a year since 9-year-old Zion Harvey received a double-hand transplant, and he said Tuesday what he really wants…
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Defense: Boiled water attack on gay couple was not hate
Editor’s Note: Aug. 24, 2016 4:25 PM EDT  Georgia man who threw boiled water on gay men gets 40 years. ATLANTA (AP) — A judge…
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EPA finding lead inside homes at contaminated Indiana site
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is detecting high levels of lead in samples of dust and dirt tracked inside homes…
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Jamarion Robinson’s family: on why they don’t believe U.S. Marshals’ report on shooting death
Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis of the Davis Bozeman Law firm marched into the Fulton County Justice Center carrying boxes of new evidence he says his…
Black voters critique, question Trump’s overtures
Rev. Jesse Jackson launches relief drive for Baton Rouge flood victims
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Cast a wide net among channels when sampling new fall shows
NEW YORK (AP) — The fall TV season always marks a reset of sorts, signaling an influx of new shows and a respite from reruns.…
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AFI postpones ‘The Birth of a Nation’ screening, Parker Q&A
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The American Film Institute has canceled plans to screen writer-director Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” for students this week…
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Pittsburgher Lamman Rucker stars in new ‘Greenleaf ‘ TV series
Pittsburgh’s very own Lamman Rucker takes prime time television to the next level in his new hit starring role, as Jacob “Greenleaf” in Oprah Winfrey’s…
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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Arts & Culture Calendar 8-24-16
Free Play Fridays Mondays in August – Mountaineer Monday Earn & Get—8 a.m.-12 a.m. at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, 1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland,…
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12 TV series to watch this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on…
Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of highest-paid actress
NEWS ROUNDUP: Gabby Douglas To Judge Miss America Pageant…AND MORE


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Steel Sensations…The sky is falling!
The Sky is falling, the Sky is falling!  That’s what many in Pittsburgh seem to be crying out after the Steelers have dropped their first…
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Sports bits…Help from above
On August 23, the night of the Pittsburgh Pirates victory over the Houston Astros, the Pirates looked as if they might have been headed toward…
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Ugly wins in goofy Olympic image game
United States’ swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for lying that he and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early August 14 by thieves…
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Funniest James Harden memes mocking his reportedly new adidas shoes
The merciless pummeling that Golden State’s Stephen Curry received for his 2 Low Under Armour shoe is nothing compared to the stampede from the herd…
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Overtime 8-24-16
:10—Let me begin by saying something I should have said years ago. Today’s column is dedicated to “Doris.” You don’t know her, but trust me…
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Claressa’s coronation: Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in…
Felix, Merritt help bring US medal total to 31 in track
US men grab hoops gold again on Rio’s final day


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Should African-Americans support the Green Party presidential nominee?
Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein explains why African-Americans should vote for her in the 2016 presidential election.
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Why we literally cannot afford Donald Trump
It is imperative to elect a candidate that actually understands the critical role that Black women play in the economy; a candidate who will outline…
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To Tell The Truth…Local politics must become the priority
The presidential election as we all know takes place every four years. Billions of dollars come from all sources, local, nationwide, worldwide, illegal, legal and…
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Guest Editorial…Trump insults voters of Pennsylvania
                              Donald Trump is making some reckless and potentially dangerous remarks…
Field Negro: Donald’s new and (not so) improved Negro outreach
The struggle continues for poor Americans


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WhereU helps users shop Black with mere finger taps
Business runs through Dionne Mahaffey’s veins. Her father was an entrepreneur as she grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. So, it was almost inevitable that Mahaffey,…
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Liz Weston: Secrets of next-door millionaires
The way most Americans build wealth is no secret: Save, invest, repeat. How average people keep their wealth, though, gets a lot less attention. It…
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Department of Public Works adding 41 streets to 2016 paving program
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 24, 2016) – The City of Pittsburgh Department of Public Works (DPW) today announced that 41 streets have been added to this…
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Lowe’s cashes in on housing rally, just not as much as rival
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ The nation’s two biggest home improvement stores may sell many of the same goods — hammers, paints and patio furniture —…
Business Calendar 8-24-16
Employment Opportunities 8-24-16


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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters


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COGIC Vermont, Pittsburgh 22nd Holy Convocation
The anticipation of an exciting week of special services was not disappointing as the Vermont and Pittsburgh delegates merged at Pentecostal Temple COGIC,  in East…
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Church Circuit 8-24-16
Church Dedication Weekend AUGUST 26-28—Mount Zion Family Worship Center, 460 E. Pittsburgh, McKeesport Blvd., North Versailles.  Pastor Chris and Maggie Brown celebrate 7 years in…
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Why we need to celebrate Black love in all its forms
In celebration, HelloBeautiful kicked off the pilot episode of our new series HelloBeautiful Presents: Black Love featuring three couples at three different stages in their relationships.
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Urban Housecall Docs Debunk Misconceptions About Black Organ Donation
If you are Black in America, chances are you know of someone who needs an organ donation. But how many of us have filled out an organ donation card? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African-Americans compose the largest group of minorities on the organ donation list at thirty percent, but only make up […]
#CouplesWeLove: Waka Flocka & Tammy Rivera Are Making It Work
Ray J And Princess Love Debuted Their Hair Products Line


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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
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LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
With the overabundance of bad news circulating these days, it’s quite nice to hear something good and truly heart-warming. Fresh off of his NBA Championship win, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James gave back to the city of Ohio in such a fun-filled way.   When word gets out that a celebrity is doing something positive […]
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
Spelman weighs admitting transgender students
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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
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Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
  Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea…
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine
Review: Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga


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Black community political forum addresses issues
For the 13th year, Talk Magazine held the Pa. Black Community Network Conference and Pa. Black Community Candidates’ Forum. Black Leaders from around the state…


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Lifestyles Report…First in March
On Easter Sunday evening I went to see Disgraced, the current offering at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Including myself there were four of us. Those…


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The Wendy Bell diversion


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GOP VP candidate Mike Pence gets haircut at Black Pa. barbershop
PIPERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence got a haircut at a Black-owned barbershop on Tuesday before a campaign stop at a…
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Simone Biles first woman U.S. gymnast to carry American flag in closing Olympic ceremony
Biles leaves Rio with tremendous accomplishments; she won a total of five medals--four gold and one bronze. She's the first U.S. gymnast to win four gold medals in a single Olympics.
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Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Fabricating Robbery, But Twitter Is Not Impressed
Users floated the hashtag #Lochtegate in response to the drama, and Black Twitter in particular didn't see it for Lochte.
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Meet Usain Bolt’s hot girlfriend, Kasi Bennett
He may be the fastest sprinter and track athlete of all time, but it took a bronze beauty to run him down and steal his…
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In That Was Fast News: Columbus Short Has A New Fiancee And Baby Coming
Somehow Columbus Short has been able to avoid long-term rehab, and instead, find women to mate with.
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Toni Braxton Got A Brand New Car From Her Rapper Boo
Toni Braxton, 48 got a brand new car, and it's from her lowkey boo.
Ray Lewis’ son indicted on rape charges
#SquadGoals: Nicole Ari Parker Shows Off Her Stunning Family


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NY Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York's Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools