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Shahrazad Ali keynotes Annual Day of Unity in the Community collaboration
On June 6, Seshemet Community Council in collaboration with San­kofa Community Empowerment Inc.  proudly hosted a Day of Unity in the Community at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, located…
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State of the Hill District a fun-filled day
The Hill Community Development Corporation recently held an impactful event to involve the community while enjoying fun festivities. People of the Hill District attended the…
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‘We really have to get jobs’…Davis talks jobs, racism and upcoming book
Recently, University of Pittsburgh Dean of the School of Social Work and Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems Larry Davis, MA, MSW,…
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Centre Avenue Plan crystallizes community vision
The Hill Community Development Corporation’s recent State of The Hill celebration also served to officially unveil its comprehensive Centre Avenue Corridor Development and Redesign Plan,…
Fourth of July weekend road/river closures & restrictions
NAACP president introduces national march in Pittsburgh

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama draws sharp contrasts with ‘mean’ Republicans
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with…
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California law decried after Black woman’s`lynching’ arrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ When Sacramento police arrested Black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn’t…
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So Far, So Good: 6 ways we know Attorney General Loretta Lynch is on the right track
She’s only been with us for a short time, but if the last few months are any indication, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is definitely on the…
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California catholic school forces 5-year-old to shave “distracting modern fade” haircut
A kindergartner from California was made to switch schools and leave his friends after administrators told his parents his “modern fade” was distracting to other children,…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Diddy avoids charges in UCLA saga, Boko Haram kills 97 In Nigeria…and more
Sean “Diddy” Combs‘ UCLA saga has finally come to an end. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office has chosen not to file assault charges against…
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MLK statue will replace White supremacist on Georgia Capitol grounds
    The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of the country’s most lauded citizens, will be finally honored by his home state with…
Obama calls string of recent victories ‘gratifying’
Poll: Majority of White Americans view Confederate flag as symbol of southern pride, not racism
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Roger Humphries annual boat ride soothes the soul with amazing music
North Side resident Robin Alexander and downtown Pittsburgh resident Carolyn Kazdin have made it their business to attend the annual Jazz on the Water boat…
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AAMI Boys Choir celebrates 25 years of making sweet music
Derrick Germany knew he was a part of something special when he was recruited into the Afro-American Music Institute’s newly- formed Boys choir in 1990.…
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Could Sarah Connor knock Khaleesi off the throne? ‘Terminator Genisys’ star Dayo Okeniyi weighs in
You may not be familiar with the name Dayo Okeniyi, but all he does is win at the box office. He first appeared in the…
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Bobbi Kristina Brown’s Boyfriend Nick Gordon Was Known To Physically Abuse Her, According To Friend
Bobbi Kristina Brown has returned to the headlines with more bleak details. Her friend Alex Reid told E! in an emotional interview that Bobbi Kristina has been locked in a…
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Kendrick Lamar responds to Geraldo: “This is our music”
Kendrick Lamar isn’t the most TMZ-friendly artist around. He’s the type to duck paparazzi and doesn’t ignite the rumor-mill with public relationship woes or extravagant purchases.…
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Geraldo Rivera slams Kendrick Lamar’s BET Awards performance; claims hip-hop more damaging than racism
Kendrick Lamar‘s powerful performance at the 2015 BET Awards apparently went over the heads of Fox News and network host Geraldo Rivera, who claimed the rapper’s lyrics about…
Black artists showcased at Three Rivers Arts Festival
NeNe Leakes will call out liars on ABC game show

SPORTS

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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 7-3-15
•    The truth is “no-body” had a problem with “Kobe” when he was giving you 50 points a game.  Now, as the light starts to…
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Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues. Terms of…
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Dwyane Wade signs one-year contract with the Heat
For a while, it looked like Dwyane Wade was looking to put on another jersey for next season. Cleveland looked like a possibility. However, those sorts of rumors will have…
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Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry, Shoni Shimmel among WNBA All-Star vote leaders
Atlanta Dream forward Angel McCoughtry ranks second among all Eastern Conference frontcourt players and Shoni Schimmel ranks second among guards as the WNBA announced the early returns…
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Hounds face Red Bulls in Fourth of July clash
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds begin the second half of their USL regular season campaign Saturday night with a vital game against the New York…
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Pitt’s Tyler Boyd waives DUI hearing, hopes for probation
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh star wide receiver Tyler Boyd has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on drunken driving and several related citations and…
Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl
Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team

OPINION

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“Pride, prejudice, and the Confederate flag”
Five days after the shocking murder of “The Beautiful 9” in a Charleston, South Carolina church, Paul Butler, a Black law professor at Georgetown University…
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July 4th: Taking our cue from Frederick Douglass
(NNPA)—Though the keynote address was delivered 163 years ago in Rochester, N.Y. on the significance of the 4th of July celebration in the United States,…
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Guest Editorial…Forgiveness should not be acquiescence
The grace and beauty grieving relatives showed to an accused killer was noble and inspiring. Families of victims of a massacre in a Charleston, S.C.,…
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Neutralizing the Right Wing political agenda
(NNPA)—There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including…
To Tell The Truth…We heard all the great voices, now what?
Guest Editorial…Supreme Court right on housing bias law

BUSINESS

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Google’s new app blunders by calling Black people ‘gorillas’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Google’s new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two Black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even…
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CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds
WASHINGTON (AP) _ The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday,…
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Twitter employs only 49 African-Americans, even though Black people use site the most
Despite a pledge to usher in a new era of diversity and inclusion, social media giant Twitter employs just 49 Black people out of a…
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Blackonomics…A collective economic and political strategy
(NNPA)—“Now there are some ‘practical’ things we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time, we…
Black unemployment rate falls slightly in June, still nearly double rate for Whites
Hyundai replaces General Motors as NFL auto sponsor

INTERNATIONAL

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Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag
Women talk about issues including being pressured to stay in abusive relationships, slut-shaming and double standards for men and women.
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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
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Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
Some have spoken out about being molested and robbed by the police during their efforts to file their papers for an extended stay.
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World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
  BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic…
The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population
Dominican Republic set to deport Haitian workers in ethnic “cleansing”

LIFESTYLE

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Here’s everything you need to get your summer style on fleek
Vlogger Missy Lynn has got some fabulous notes on how to look cute at all of your favorite outings this summer.
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Look hot, stay cool: 7 essentials for your fiercest summer ever
Check out these tips and tricks that will help you Spark Your Style and stay looking your best with a minimal amount of effort.
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Here are the 10 people you’ll see at the Fourth Of July barbecue
It’s that time of the year again! We’ve been to a few family gatherings over the years, but the Fourth of July barbecue always brings…
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Chick Chat: Step one of your summer sex challenge is all about intimacy
With the summer sex challenge in swing, let's focus on quality of sex more than the quantity and I’m sure we will have much more fun!
Must-haves for looking cute on the go
6 must-haves for perfect weekend bag

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
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Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
  Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It…
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover
Former NNPA Columnist writes …..Ask Gwendolyn Baines – The Book

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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Chris Brown blasts Royalty’s grandmother for demanding $15K a month
Chris Brown went off on what can be called a “civilized” rant after his baby mama Nia reportedly demanded $15,000 a month to care for…
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Wow! Bobbi Kristina’s family member shopping death bed photo to magazines
This is just sick. Someone is trying to get paid off of Bobbi Kristina’s near-death condition. A member of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is busy…
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Diddy will not face felony charges for fight at UCLA
Music impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs will not face felony charges after he allegedly got into a fight with a football assistant coach on the campus…
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Kim Kardashian caught first glimpse of Caitlyn Jenner 12 years ago
Kim Kardashian was recently unveiled as the cover star for Rolling Stone’s forthcoming issue, which is set to hit newsstands this coming Friday (July 3).…
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Tamera Mowry-Housley overjoyed by arrival of baby Ariah Talea
Tamera Mowry-Housely welcomed a healthy baby girl on July 1.
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Bobbi Kristina’s final texts revealed desperation, fear of Nick Gordon
Final text messages sent by Bobbi Kristina Brown reveal a woman who was desperate and heartbroken over her abusive and dysfunctional relationship with boyfriend Nick…
Kim Kardashian is smart & a feminist…so she says in Rolling Stone
Chris Brown files for custody of his daughter, Royalty

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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