METRO NEWS

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McKeesport’s family dynasty promises emphasis on youth
For the first time ever, McKeesport will have three Black members of council. Brothers Jim Brown and Tim Brown each won a seat on City…
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Employee, 2 others charged in smartphone store burglary
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) _ An employee and two other men have been jailed on charges they stole more than 90 smartphones worth more than $61,000…
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Wilkinsburg and Bellevue vote to allow liquor sales
Though voters in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg had historically voted down referendums asking for approval of liquor sales within their borders, as of May 19, both…
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Duquesne University to raise employee minimum wage to $16
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Duquesne University is increasing its employee minimum wage to $16 an hour, slightly more than twice the state and federal minimum wage…
Allen, Woodruff out of Supreme Court race
Metro Beat…Man seeks drug case dismissal, citing officer’s indictment

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Unrest sows seeds for future leaders, opens eyes of youth
BALTIMORE (NNPA) – Unrest in a city known yesterday for crab cakes, row houses, marble steps, downtown tourist spots and sports stadiums—alongside struggles with decay,…
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Lawyer: Confinement of chimps for research akin to slavery
NEW YORK (AP) _ A lawyer seeking to free two chimpanzees from a state university told a judge Wednesday that their confinement for research purposes…
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High court to consider appeal over exclusion of Black jurors
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Supreme Court will consider whether prosecutors improperly singled out potential black jurors in notes and then excluded them all from the…
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Baltimore cops fear “prejudice” in Freddie Gray trial, request change of venue
Lawyers for the six officers facing criminal charges in the Freddie Gray case have filed papers to have the trial moved out of Baltimore, arguing…
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Baltimore star state’s attorney was once on ‘Judge Judy’
The Baltimore City State’s Attorney, Marilyn Mosby, who streaked across the national consciousness like a meteor strike, got a first-hand education in the law on…
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Grambling State president search narrowed to 8 candidates
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ A committee set up to find the next president of Grambling State University will meet Friday to pick semifinalists for…
Court asked to reverse order preserving judge’s racist emails
Ex-Death Row inmate kills herself two years after release
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Film Review…San Andreas
If you live in California, a major earthquake is your worst nightmare. The thought of a 9.5 quake is almost unimaginable and terrifying. Quick, stand…
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Zoe Saldana questions Hollywood’s tradition of whitewashing ethnic characters
If “ethnic casting” is a problem for some movie fans, Zoe Saldana is reminding everyone that Hollywood has an old habit of whitewashing characters of color. Many comic fans were highly upset when Michael B. Jordan was cast as The Human Torch in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot. He’s Black, but the character has always […]
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Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark dies in NY at 75
NEW YORK (AP) _ Documentary photographer Mary Ellen Mark, famed for her gift of capturing searing images of human vulnerability, has died at age 75.…
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P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Blues/Jazz fundraiser at the Hard Rock Café
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. presented its 7th Annual Blues, R&B and Jazz Showcase Fundraiser event at the Hard Rock Café, located at 230 W. Station Square Dr., in…
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Philadelphia’s July 4 celebration concert lineup announced Received by Newsfinder from AP
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Officials say Philadelphia’s annual July 4 concert will feature R&B artist Miguel and country singer Jennifer Nettles along with hometown hosts The…
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Tracee Ellis Ross explains why it’s harder to succeed against racism than sexism In Hollywood
In Hollywood’s Struggle Olympics, Tracee Ellis Ross believes that Black actors might have a harder time in the entertainment industry than women. The “Black-ish” star sat down for The Hollywood Reporter‘s round-table to discussion with Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Gina Rodriguez, Kate McKinnon and Ellie Kemper. During their chat the ladies spoke on awkward sex […]
Casey J talks new music, journey from teacher to Gospel sensation
Baltimore star state’s attorney was once on ‘Judge Judy’

SPORTS

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Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) _ Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were…
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Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015, not contract
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled off the field in small groups, sweaty and a little spent from the first real day of football…
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Steph Curry’s daughter steals post-game press conference again, raps Big Sean record
Ignoring critics who said Riley Curry’s appearance at a previous post-game press conference was distracting, NBA MVP Stephen Curry accompanied his 2-year-old daughter to waiting cameras…
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AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch
EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest…
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Duke, Kentucky basketball teams earn top marks in classroom
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Kentucky’s men’s basketball team was nearly as perfect in the classroom in 2013-14 as it was on the basketball court last season.…
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The Black Athlete…The transformation of Steph Curry
I’ve lived in Charlotte, N.C. with my family now for the past 15 years and owned season tickets to the Bobcats games for the first…
Overtime 5-27-15
Hottest wives and girlfriends of Cleveland Cavs and Golden State Warriors

OPINION

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To Be Equal…B.B. King: Why I Sing the Blues
“The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend…B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever.” – President…
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Amtrak derailment should be warning about our ‘stupid’ infrastructure neglect
When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train #188 derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least…
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Politicizing donations to Clinton Foundation
Like the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy that primarily funds education, world health and population projects, the Clinton Foundation was established…
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Will greed hurt Hillary’s presidential campaign?
There is greedy and then there is really greedy. There is being well off, and then there is being filthy rich. To the point, that…
Field Negro: The Republican Crusades
We Love Jay Z & Beyonce, but we’re just not here for TIDAL

BUSINESS

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Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for…
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Planning for retirement has many taxing issues
Individuals today have much greater responsibility in funding their retirement plans—a responsibility that can become overwhelming as the life expectancy continues to climb. The Society…
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Duquesne University to raise employee minimum wage to $16
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Duquesne University is increasing its employee minimum wage to $16 an hour, slightly more than twice the state and federal minimum wage…
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Tracy Morgan settles lawsuit with Walmart after fatal limo crash
Comedian Tracy Morgan has settled a lawsuit with Walmart after a crash involving one of the retail giant’s trucks last year left the future of…
Black Bloggers Network advise peers at annual festival in Washington D.C.
Where are the Black people at Tidal, Jay Z?

INTERNATIONAL

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Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
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The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
Earlier this month, a United Nations report revealed that French soldiers were forcing young boys in the Central African Republic to perform sexual acts on…
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint
International News Briefs…Putin, in swipe at US, decries ‘unipolar world’ at Victory Day parade

LIFESTYLE

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Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls
Dove has always been a brand with a reputation for helping women love the skin their in, and now the beauty brand is looking to expand on that by helping young girls embrace their natural curls with a new campaign. The newest facet of their Love Your Curls campaign, which launched back in January, is […]
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Work That Wardrobe! How to style 1 piece 3 different ways
One of the most versatile pieces you can have in your wardrobe this summer is a white blazer. The closet staple can be dressed up or down, and paired with almost every color and print imaginable. Styled with a skirt or dress, a white blazer adds a structured, sophisticated vibe to your look. When teamed […]
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Dior releases extended Rihanna ad & Ciara poses for Roberto Cavalli
Rihanna went on a fashion adventure around the palace of Versaille in her Secret Garden campaign for Dior! The couturier gave fashionistas a peek at the Steven-Klein directed short last week, but they hauled out the full-length video today. The piece opens with Rihanna riding up to the castle and stomping around its abandoned halls […]
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Church Circuit 5-27-15
Spring Revival     MAY 27—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host a Spring Revival at 7 p.m. The guest for…
COGIC celebrates Bishop Clark at Gala Dinner
Spring Hat Sensation

GENERATION Y

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She was homeless mom, now she’s valedictorian
You are not your circumstances. That statement couldn’t be any more true for the phenomenal Trameka Pope, a Chicago high schooler who graduated at the top of her class at Chicago’s Wendell Phillips High School, even though she was homeless and a teen mom. After giving birth to her daughter when she was in the […]
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Pittsburgh native at sea
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shakiyah Woods, from Pittsburgh, acts as the rig captain during sea and anchor detail practice in the forecastle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft…
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UnitedHealthcare, YMCA annual Health Bee
UnitedHealthcare and the Y held the third annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on May 14.
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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate

HEALTH

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Get active for your heart health… No time to exercise? Learn how to take 10!
Find at least 30 minutes in your day to get physically active — and there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it. You’ll…
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Working Out Stress
Stress affects each of us in different ways. You may have physical signs (such as headaches, tense or sore muscles, or trouble sleeping), emotional signs…
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Side Dishes & Desserts To Bring To The BBQ This Weekend
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Memorial Day Cocktails: Let’s Just Drink Because We’re Off Monday
26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke
Detroit Gym Teacher Saves Student’s Life By Donating Kidney

Cover To Cover

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Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls
Dove has always been a brand with a reputation for helping women love the skin their in, and now the beauty brand is looking to expand on that by helping young girls embrace their natural curls with a new campaign. The newest facet of their Love Your Curls campaign, which launched back in January, is […]
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New book will investigate Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina’s tragedies
A new book about late singer Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is on the way. Ian Halperin penned Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The…
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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
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Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Khloe Kardashian upgrades her bae game with rumored Rick Fox romance
Khloe Kardashian definitely has a taste for the finer things in life and her rumored new bae is no exception. According to a report from Us Weekly, she’s been spotted out with former NBA player and The Game star Rick Fox. Sources close to Kardashian said the two went on a date this weekend. More than […]
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He Loves Himself? The Rock breaks selfie record [video]
Jumping into what is mostly the domain of young tweens with preening duck lips, Hollywood hunk Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has a new title – king of the selfies. The star of edge-of-your-seat action thriller San Andreas set a new Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in three minutes, at the world premiere of […]
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Kenyan lawyer wants to give President Obama 50 cows to marry Malia Obama
With Malia Obama growing up before our very eyes in the White House, we knew the teenager would steal a few hearts, but one admirer…
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Kenya Moore says there’s not enough Black men for Black women to choose from
He Said/She Said is an original series on HelloBeautiful where we ask celebrities who are brave enough stop by our office, to answer questions about love, dating or sex and they’re brutally honest. Scoring an interview with Kenya Moore is like striking gold. So when she called us up to gab about everything from RHOA […]
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Tracee Ellis Ross gets honorary doctorate from Brown
Tracee Ellis Ross, well now, Dr. Ross has received an honorary doctorate from Brown University. "Call me Dr. Ross!" Tracee exclaimed on her personal blog.
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Like Fine Wine: See how Lenny Kravitz & 20 other celebrities defy father time
Lenny Kravitz’s tantalizing style, electric vocals and all around sexiness has us forgetting the singer turned 51 today. Can… L.A. was church!!! pic.twitter.com/eW8SXxk5Ph — Lenny…
Nia Long is getting married; women everywhere breathe collective sigh of relief
‘Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding:’ Highlights from #Yandeecees big day

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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