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Women’s group visits heritage room it helped build
In 1984 several women from the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club Inc. rallied together and contributed $10,000 for a classroom on…
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Cops join kids for Summer Camp at Duquesne University
Every year, the Pittsburgh police and CitiParks team up for the Cops & Kids Summer Camp to help city youths gain a positive perspective on…
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McKeesport sponsors community reunion
The Committee of McKeesport Past & Present Reunion hosted the Mc­Keesport Past & Present Reunion. The three-day event included food, fun and fellowship. There was…
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Memorial service set for beloved Pittsburgher Thelma Lovette
A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 1, at 4:30 p.m. at the Thelma Lovette YMCA 2114 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh. In lieu of flowers,…
Lane makes key promotions; Blacks take on more leadership roles in city schools
Community Calendar 7-23-14

Pittsburgh TV


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Drawing a roadmap for men of color
LOS ANGELES — Call it the state of Black America. Blame it on social engineering or lack of parental guidance. However, studies continue to indicate…
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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they’re fleeing violent gangs in Central America. Experts, however, say…
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Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called “a hailstorm” of measures…
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Phi Beta Sigma Museum opens in NW D.C.
First Black fraternity to open its own museum The ribbon cutting ceremony was one of several events planned for members and their guests to take…
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Police custody death tests ‘Broken Windows’ tactic
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing…
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This Week In Black History
For the Week of July 23-29 July 23 1900—The first Pan African conference took place in London, England. Blacks from throughout the world gathered to…
Music icon Quincy Jones to receive 99th NAACP Spingarn Medal
Black colleges face hard choices on $25M Koch gift
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Phaedra Parks Takes Leave Of Absence From ‘Real Housewives Of Atlanta’?!
There’s chatter that Bravo has lost another peach because Phaedra Parks may be taking a little time away from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Season…
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Aretha Franklin Marvels Audience, Still Reigning Queen of Soul
CLARKSTON, Mich. — One of the world’s all-time greatest vocalists unfurled those magical pipes once again in her metro Detroit hometown, blowing intoxicating melodies onto her…
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FX says overnight ratings becoming meaningless
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a rite nearly as old as television: the morning after a new show premieres, network executives wait impatiently for the…
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Holly Hood and Mista Scrap host Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards
The second annual Pittsburgh Underground Music Awards took place at the newly-built Penn Hills Senior High School auditorium on June 28. It opened with a…
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NewsOne Minute: Zoe Saldana On Being Mistaken for Other Black Actresses
In the latest cover story for Hollywood Reporter,  Zoe Saldana — who’s appear in Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Trek and Avatar — said she’s not offended when people…
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Naya Rivera marries another man on date she was to marry Big Sean
Ewww…this is just messy! Glee star Naya Rivera just got married to a man she’s only been dating for 3 months. But that is not…
‘Best Man Wedding’ Gets Release Date + 3 Things We Need To See In The Movie
VH1 Serves Up ‘Atlanta Exes’ Super Trailer & Cee Lo’s Ex-Wife Needs Permisson To Date?


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Michael Sam on Tony Dungy: ‘Thank God he wasn’t Rams’ coach’
Former NFL coach Tony Dungy made headlines Monday when he told a Tampa newspaper he would not have drafted Michael Sam because of possible distractions…
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:10—I never, never, never ever start off with hockey…but are you kidding me? The Pens management wants you to believe that the “So Called” greatest…
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Makeover complete, Steelers ready for resurgence
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The faces Ike Taylor grew so accustomed to seeing line up alongside him over the past decade have disappeared. Ryan Clark? Gone.…
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Inside Conditions…Second wind
There is only one positive thing that I can take from the MLB American League defeating the National League in the 2014 All-Star game.  The…
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Pirates looking for post All-Star surge behind Andrew McCutchen
(AP)—The Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in an average, every day—if still heated—pennant race. A season after shedding the yoke of two decades of failure with…
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Parsons: Sterling staying on a ‘disaster’ for Clippers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coach Doc Rivers has said he’ll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team’s interim CEO…
Titans ready, eager to win with coach Whisenhunt
CEO: Rivers to quit Clippers if Sterling stays


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Just Sayin’…LeBron made the right choice
Before I get to LeBron it was interesting watching the National News Shows Sunday. Once again, it was like there were no economic or health…
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Lee Saunders’ union is wrong to cut ties with UNCF over Koch funding
In a stunning move that should anger every Black in America, AFSCME President Lee Saunders has decided that he and his union should deny Black…
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Guest Editorial…GOP unjustified in suing Obama
A planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is totally unjustified. House Republicans are seeking to sue the president because his actions carrying out…
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To Tell The Truth…Positiveness not covered to the extent negativity is
Positiveness not covered to the extent negativity is I arose early one Sunday morning and turned the television on, and the first five incidents were…
U.S. foreign policy led to border crisis
A victory for affirmative action


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First Choice Temporary Services making a difference
Long established business still helping people In March of 1977 Richard and his wife Cherry Raymond started their business because they wanted to make a…
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Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block
A new, extremely persistent type of online tracking is shadowing visitors to thousands of top websites, from to First documented in a forthcoming…
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Pennsylvania sees 3rd rating downgrade in 2 years
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)—Pennsylvania received its third bond downgrade in two years Monday, after Gov. Tom Corbett signed a budget that papers over a massive deficit…
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Business Calendar
Marketing Success Seminar     JULY 24—The NAWBO Pittsburgh will host a Marketing Success Seminar from 4-7:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, 112 Washington…
To Be Equal…Jobs bill tackles urban and youth unemployment
Where are the Black internet workers? Civil Rights bigs weigh in


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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17′s victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms…
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Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria
LOS ANGELES – Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents…
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Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Production of FX’s series “Tyrant” recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics’ panel…
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South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was South Africa’s last White president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for…
South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday
Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane


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Don’t Let This Happen To You: Woman Leaves Sex Toy Inside Herself For 10 Years & Destroys Her Bladder
Scottish doctors made a surprising discovery when they found a sex toy that had been inside one of their patients for 10 years. An unidentified…
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Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship
NEW YORK (AP) — It’s not exactly “The Golden Girls,” but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it’ll do. Rosenfeld is among thousands of aging Americans taking part…
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4 Ways To Add A Bright Hue To Your Makeup Routine
I know what you’re thinking, “Bright makeup will make me look like a clown, or even worst a seven-year-old child”! So not true, if executed…
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Church Circuit
Fellowship     JULY 26—Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave., Homestead, will host a Women Connected Through Christ Fellowship at 11 a.m. The discussion topic…
Christian Louboutin brings Red Bottoms to your fingertips
Lifestyles Report: You know it’s summer when……


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Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Staples teamed up with superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season by donating $1 million to…
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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
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Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in…
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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire
According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily.…
Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund 24th Annual Scholarship Awards
For some, sagging pants carry greater meaning


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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
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African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
The month that just ended was National Safety Month. The theme was safety: But how can we make our communities safer when we don’t understand…
Climate change can change one’s well-being
Fix Your ‘Fattitude’: How To Stop Trash Talking Your Body & Lose More Weight

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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
Cover to Cover…‘All Different Now’


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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…


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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…


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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’


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Shemar Moore to return to ‘Young and Restless’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shemar Moore is returning to his daytime roots with a two-day guest appearance on “The Young and the Restless.” During his…
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Johnson calls Christie ‘a buddy’ despite video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “a buddy” despite making Christie take down an online video that…
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Ex-Destiny’s Child member arrested in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking…
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QUICKQUOTE: Octavia Spencer on new Fox TV series
“I got really tired of being a sex symbol.” — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joking about why she signed on to the new Fox television…
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T.I. And Tiny dddress Floyd Mayweather’s disrespectful comments
As we previously reported, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused a full on firestorm at a recent press event when he made a comment that sound like he…
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Katt Williams sued for assaulting tour manager
Actor/comedian Katt Williams is back on his path of destruction. After being accused of hitting someone with his Rolls Royce, the “Friday After Next” star…
Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich
Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo


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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…




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