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Re-entry summit urges companies to ‘Ban the Box’
Recent regional employment reports show that our school systems are not graduating the people needed to take the 25,000 area jobs that go unfilled every…
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Kathleen Neely, Courier advertising executive, dead at 51
Kathleen A. Neely, age 51, a longtime resident of Moon Township, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at UPMC Mercy. She was born…
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Still no charges in Wilkinsburg cookout ambush
Politically, it might have benefited Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala to file charges against suspects in the March 9 cookout massacre that claimed the…
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Pennsylvania Democrats pick establishment’s Senate candidate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrats in Pennsylvania have gone with their party establishment’s choice for a U.S. Senate candidate and rejected an ex-congressman who six…
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It just got easier for victims of domestic violence in PA to get a divorce

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Cardell Hayes, Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of Former NFL Star Will Smith, Indicted
On Thursday, Hayes was indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a handgun and second-degree murder in the shooting death of Smith.
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Former Speaker Of The House Sentenced To 15 Months In Hush-Money Case
During Thursday's edition of NewsOne Now, guest host Van Jones and the day's panel of guests discussed the sentencing and the egregious disparities in justice this case has exposed when punishing politicians for wrong-doing.
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Yale: College Named For Slavery Defender Stays
Yale University said it would continue to name a residential college after John C. Calhoun, a 19th century slavery defender. University officials decided, however, to stop addressing residential faculty as masters.
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Family of man killed in police shooting leery of grand jury
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Relatives of a legally armed Black musician who was fatally shot by a police officer while waiting for a…
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Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Sarah Thomas found out from a stranger. It was 1996, and after donating blood in Baltimore, a Red Cross worker called…
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Former Speaker Boehner calls Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh’
FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) — Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the…
The Rev. Billy Kyles dies; was present when ML King was shot
Jury Convicts Ex-Oklahoma Reserve Deputy Who Mistook Gun For Taser
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Katt Williams arrested in Atlanta …. yet again
EAST POINT, Ga. — Comedian Katt Williams has run afoul of the law, yet again! The troubled superstar jokster was arrested at a suburban Atlanta…
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No awards, just viewers for ‘NCIS: LA’ _ and a happy star
NEW YORK (AP) — “There are shows,” says Chris O’Donnell, “that never garner awards, that aren’t considered highbrow in any way — but that lots…
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A princely perspective…Farewell
The darkened auditorium crackled with anticipation as thousands of fans waited for the Purple One to appear. Suddenly, the lights came up and there the…
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Ex-‘Scandal’ star Columbus Short may be headed to jail
Former “Scandal” star Columbus Short seemed to be on the fast track to lasting Hollywood stardom. He rocketed to fame playing the lead role of…
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“No Tea, Lemonade Please:” Beyonce’s latest album is what it means to be a Black woman in America
If you were ever wondering what it’s like to be a Black woman, a Black woman in America, a Black woman scorned, a Black woman disrespected by society, a Black woman being discriminated against, a Black woman in grief, just watch Beyonce’s Lemonade so you can get the sweet and sour taste of what it’s […]
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Who you gonna call? ‘Ghostbusters’ is back in business
 NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, the quest for another “Ghostbusters” movie was as elusive as an ectoplasmic phantom. Various iterations for a third “Ghostbusters”…
How Prince transcended the fashion industry by challenging views of heteronormativity
Marlon Wayans: The Scandal-Less Tour

SPORTS

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Candace Parker disappointed, will not be on US hoops roster
By NEW YORK (AP) _ Candace Parker was shocked when the two-time Olympic gold medalist learned that she will not be on the U.S. women’s…
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Fight of his life: Larry Holmes battles deadliest opponent
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) _ The call from the doctor’s office changed everything. Larry Holmes built a boxing legacy and a business empire, but on that…
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Boxing, football legends hail research into brain damage
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former football star Herschel Walker and former heavyweight champion Larry Holmes say they are all too aware of the toll that blows…
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Source: Mike Tirico leaving ESPN this summer for NBC
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) _ Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN and ABC Sports this summer when his contract expires to work for NBC, a person…
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DeMarcus Ware has eventful offseason following 1st title
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) _ Forget Disneyland. When the booming confetti cannons heralded the Denver Broncos’ Super Bowl championship, DeMarcus Ware caught Demaryius Thomas’ gaze on…
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Black coaches struggle to get opportunities in NCAA
When Dave Dickerson’s five-season run at Tulane came to an end in 2010, he joined Thad Matta’s staff at Ohio State to work with one…
Overtime
US men’s basketball set for 5-game pre-Olympic schedule

OPINION

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An abolitionist shouldn’t decorate a dollar
Decorating currency is an ancient practice, it began before Christ. In the New Testament Christ is confronted by the Pharisees about whether or not it…
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Just Sayin’…$15 minimum wage…Good or bad?
There is a national fight going on in this country to raise the minimum wage or keep it the same. At first it was $10.10,…
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Blackonomics: Are Black people becoming obsolete?
Coalition-building is the best way for Black people to make the kind of progress we need to make in this country, especially when it comes…
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Harriet Tubman: Economic freedom fighter
(NNPA)—When Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that Harriet Tubman would grace the new $20 bill, my heart sang hallelujah. Additional changes to the currency were…
Poor people are discouraged from voting
A call to arms to end Chicago’s shame

BUSINESS

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Black Dollars Matter initiative to provide economic awareness through documenta
Weeks after the announcement by the U.S. Treasury Department that Harriet Tubman, a former slave and noted abolitionist is slated to own the face of…
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Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
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Pittsburgh Public Schools extend teachers contracts to 2017
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh Public Schools have extended the district’s contracts with its teachers union through June 30, 2017. The previous contract expired last year…
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Troubled homeowners can avoid foreclosure with new mortgage modification program
Since 2004 approximately 8 million homes have been lost to foreclosure, according to CoreLogic, a national mortgage data firm. Although the number of homeowners entering…
Employment Opportunities 4-28-16
Prince’s death highlights importance of estate planning

INTERNATIONAL

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Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa
We've all seen it before.
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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack In Afghanistan
A militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came one week after the militants announced the launch of its spring offensive.
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Obamas To Dine With Prince William & Kate Middleton In London
Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will dine Friday in London with the Royal Family during a trip to reportedly lobby to keep the U.K. in the European Union.
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Report: 350 Found Dead In Ecuador Earthquake
The death toll on Monday rose to 350 in the aftermath of an earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend, according to The New York Times.
Man who promised Pharrell show, scammed women gets 2 years
Video appears to show some kidnapped Chibok girls alive

LIFESTYLE

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Silver Cord celebrates 100 Years
Easter Monday, March 28, the Silver Cord IAMWMW celebrated its 100th anniversary and 80th Easter Bonnet Luncheon and Fashion Show Extravaganza at the beautiful LeMont…
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GET THE LOOK: Be Fabulous Like Fantasia In A New York Minute
Fantasia is looking flawless.
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Church Circuit 4-27-16
    Baptist Conventiion APRIL 27-29—Pa. Baptist State Convention Mid-Year session at the First Baptist  Church Crestmont, 1678 Fairview Ave, Willow Grove, Pa. Rev. Jerome…
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How Prince transcended the fashion industry by challenging views of heteronormativity
Prince paved the way in the public eye for the absence of gender in fashion.
FAB OR FUG: Priyanka Chopra Is Monochromatic In Menswear At The Time 100 Gala
Say It Loud: I’m Relaxed And I’m Proud

YOUTH

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Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
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Michelle Obama In Harlem To Promote Higher Education During College Signing Day
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the third annual College Signing Day in Harlem. About 4, 000 high school seniors and several celebrities joined Mrs. Obama for the event to promote higher education.
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Helping Black Boys Navigate The Challenges Ahead
Manifest Your Destiny launches a year-long focus on at-risk Black boys. The mentoring program is marking the 10th anniversary of founder Hill Harper's bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother.
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Saint Louis University students who reported racist incident feel ignored
The two Saint Louis University students who brought to light some SLU baseball players’ racial slurs met with university president Fred Pestello on Tuesday, April…
McKeesport native Gilmore serving aboard nuclear-powered submarine
LHU students present research at State Health Conference
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HEALTH

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Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Sarah Thomas found out from a stranger. It was 1996, and after donating blood in Baltimore, a Red Cross worker called…
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The importance of health literacy
As public schools lose funding from debt-ridden state budgets, school administrators are being forced to cut “non-essentials” such as the number of teachers, classes are…
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‘Project Formation’ Brings Free Personalized Boot Camp Training To Brooklyn
Get in shape without spending your coins.
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The truth about diabetes…Doug Banks’ death puts disease in fresh spotlight
Something was clearly wrong with Doug Banks when he appeared at V-103’s splashy booth at the Black Women’s Expo two weekends ago at the McCormick…
Diabetes pervasive among Blacks
Sitting Disease May Be Shaving Years Off Your Life

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Little Shaq
  “Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you…
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Cover to Cover…’We Love You, Charlie Freeman’
Anything’s worth a try. Never done it before? Then give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose. You might actually like it. You might…
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Cover to Cover…‘Incarceration Nations’
    You do the crime, you do the time. If you’re willing, in other words, to misbehave or break the law, you need to…
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Holy Bible, ‘I Am Jazz’ on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries
NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at…
Cover to Cover…‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me’
James McBride pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul

EDITORS PICK

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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…

FEATURES

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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…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Laura Govan gets blasted by Gilbert Arenas, others for creating horrible pasta
  Reality star Lauara Govan, really thought she cooked up a batch of first-class, five-star pasta for her four children and had the courage to…
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PUT A RING ON IT: It Took A Village To Plan David’s Surprise Proposal To Ariana
It was a rainy day in Florida when David Azodeh proposed to Ariana Gordon in front of her nearest and dearest, and she never saw it coming. Ariana just knew that David was going to propose to her during a family cruise last November. All the signs were there: He had the ring. He had […]
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7 things you didn’t know about Prince’s sister, Tyka Nelson
The first thing that many people didn’t know about the late, legendary Prince’s sister is … that he even had a sister. And based upon…
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Angela Simmons is engaged
Angela Simmons is engaged. To whom? Now that is the question. The “Run’s House” and “Growing Up Hip Hop” socialite-turned-reality star announced on Instagram on…
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Duchess Of Uh-Oh: Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress Design Might Have Been Stolen
Christine Kendall, owner of a UK-based bridal company submitted her designs to Kate Middleton and was surprised when Alexander McQueen produced something eerily similar.
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FAB OR FUG: Tamera Mowry Wears A Bold Print While Out With Her Family
Are you feeling this geometric print jumpsuit?
GET THE LOOK: Chrissy Teigen Challenges Draya In Pregnancy Snapback
Lil Kim almost white now in shocking new photos showing bleached skin and hair

Education

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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