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Pittsburgh City Council seeks to ban drones from city parks
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh City Council is seeking to restrict the flight of drones and other aerial activities from city parks and playgrounds due to…
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Fitzgerald: Registration fee means better roads, no property tax hike
Until recently, Allegheny County could only raise property taxes if it wanted to address a shortfall in funds needed for road and bridge repair. The…
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Pitt symposium geared to Black student retention
The African American Student Retention Symposium was developed six years ago as a strategy. A strategy to keep University of Pittsburgh faculty, staff, and administrators…
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African American Heritage Parade rained on but not washed out
Fifty-three degrees and rain is the antithesis of a good parade day, but almost symbolic of the African American experience, participants made lemonade out of…
65 of 80 homicides Black lives
Pennsylvania’s first breast milk bank accepting donations

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Walter Scott’s family reaches $6.5 million settlement with North Charleston in fatal shooting by cop
The family of Walter Scott, who was shot and killed by a cop in North Charleston, SC, reached the $6.5 million deal with the city.
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This Week In Black History
Week of Oct. 7-13 October 7 1821—One of the most prominent Blacks in the Underground Railroad, William Still, is born near Bedford, Mass. The “Underground…
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After huge backlash, McGraw-Hill CEO says they’ve “done enough” to correct lie about slavery
McGraw-Hill CEO David Levin believes his company has done more than enough to fix the erasure of slavery from their textbooks.
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Ben Carson won’t admit President Obama is a “real Black president” either
Ben Carson defends Rupert Murdoch's comments about the "real" blackness of President Obama.
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California mom outraged over dark-skinned toy doll with “slave collar”
A California mom was outraged to find a Playmobil Pirate Ship came complete with a figurine resembling an African-American slave and instructions to place it in a neck shackle.
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MARTA offering escort service for fearful riders
ATLANTA — MARTA is launching a service to fearful patrons to ensure they get home safely. The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority police will provide an officer…
Florida mother jailed for giving her son a black eye over failing grades
Rupert Murdoch apologizes for controversial Carson would be “a real Black president” tweet
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Gregory Porter shines at August Wilson Center
Jazz singer Gregory Porter always enjoys performing in the Steel City. “Pittsburgh every time I come it has a new and gracious vibe for me.…
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Misty Copeland shows off her Black girl magic in epic ‘Late Show’ performance
It’s hard not gush over Misty Copeland. A perfect example of talent, poise and strength, the ballerina continues to be one of our favorite celebs. On Tuesday night, while promoting A Ballerina’s Tale, she joined world-famous master cellist Yo-Yo Ma on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert to perform. While Ma played Bach’s Cello Suite No.2, Copeland […]
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UPDATE: Three 6 Mafia Member Koopsta Knicca Still Alive & Breathing, Contrary To Initial Reports
The hip-hop world has suffered another loss tonight (Oct. 8). Koopsta Knicca has died at the age of 40 years old. Knicca was placed on life…
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The Game raps his favorite verse from the first ‘Documentary’
It’s 11:45 a.m. and publicist, Greg Miller, is anxiously working the phones trying to get in touch with his artist, The Game. “He always does…
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F. Gary Gray is the director for ‘Furious 8’
Well that didn’t take too long. A day after it was reported that Straight Outta Compton’s F. Gary Gray was a finalist to direct Furious 8, it’s been made…
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James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson beg you not to clap for them
NEW YORK (AP) _ James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson are happy that theatergoers are excited to see them onstage together again, but please, please,…
WTH?! Thursday: BK’s Black Whopper Results In Green Poop, NBA Player Matt Barnes’ Flagrant Foul Against Knicks Coach At Estranged Wife’s House
N.W.A., Janet Jackson, & Chaka Khan earn Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nominations


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Atlanta Dream’s McCoughtry leads Team USA to win over Italian National Team
The Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry scored a game-high 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including a perfect 9-of-9 clip from the charity stripe, to pace Team…
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LeBron James out taking selfies during preseason games NBA preseason is here, but no one really cares that much until its the regular season and the games actually count. The same goes…
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How NBA player Thabo Sefolosha took on police brutality in the NYPD & won
The NBA star has been cleared of all charges and found not guilty of resisting arrest stemming from an altercation in April with the NYPD which ended with the cops breaking his leg.
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Inside Conditions…Home Field Disadvantage
When I entered the press box at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon and picked up the starting lineup for the MLB NL Wildcard game I…
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Matt Barnes spit in Gloria Govan’s face after beating up Derek Fisher
We know by now that NBA baller Matt Barnes torpedoed down the California asphalt in order to beat Derek Fisher into the asphalt after learning…
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Matt Barnes reportedly punched Derek Fisher in mouth during confrontation
An off-court altercation made more news than the NBA preseason. Yesterday, the Internet found out that Matt Barnes drove 95 miles to confront his former friend Derek Fisher about seeing…
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James Harden: ‘I am the best player in the league’


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Affirmative action, voting rights on Supreme Court docket
The U.S. Supreme Court began its new term on Oct. 5 amidst intrigue and controversy. Voting rights, affirmative action, union dues, and criminal justice cases…
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Hip-Hop artists endorse 2016 presidential candidates, but will it help mobilize youth vote?
President Obama was able to mobilize youth voters of color in unprecedented numbers through hip-hop and other venues. Can the 2016 presidential candidates do the same?
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Ben Carson: The brother from another planet
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson speaks during a campaign rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on Sept. 9 in Anaheim, Calif.. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images…
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Family sustaining wages needed for African Americans in Pittsburgh
Family sustaining wages for African Americans in the City of Pittsburgh have remained stagnant for the last few years. Reports from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicate…
We can’t become ‘numb’ to shootings
Just Sayin’…Finding Black police officers


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Apple names ex-Boeing CFO to board, diversifying its ranks
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP)— Apple has filled a void on its board of directors with James Bell, the former chief financial officer for aircraft maker Boeing…
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4 ways companies may adjust to looming employee benefits tax
The taxman is coming to employer-sponsored health insurance, and his visit may trigger changes to your benefits. The health care overhaul calls for a 40-percent…
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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to offer liquor lottery
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP)—The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board plans to offer a lottery so customers will have a fairer shot at buying some limited quantity liquors.…
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FCC Commissioner confronts inmate phone call price gouging
The prison inmate phone call business is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been gouging families and those locked up behind bars for years. FCC…
LeBron James Ditches McDonald’s for Blaze Pizza
Driver license, photo centers closed for holiday weekend


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Facebook satellite will provide Internet access to sub-Saharan Africa
After a year of research, Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to help bring wireless Internet to large areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The hajj journey of Black Americans 50 years after Malcolm X
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ As Shahidah Sharif, an African-American Muslim, joined millions of fellow pilgrims from around the world on the hajj this year,…
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London Club releases statement on racism accusations, attempts to blame victims
After a week of backlash, the popular London club DSTRKT has released a statement regarding allegations of racial discrimination. Last week, four women were denied entry…
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Revolutionary lessons from Burkina Faso
(NNPA)—The Sept. 17 coup against the interim president of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, contains important lessons regarding the struggle for justice and democracy. Under pressure…
U.N. South-South Awards 2015 to focus on Black self-reliance in developing nations
No pause in royal ceremony after 38 teen dancers killed in crash


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Bethlehem Baptist Church hosts ‘Mighty Men of Valor’
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Hats off to Dr. Dorothy Jackson Young
“Dorothy Jackson Young this is your life.” As Marsha Washington made the presentation to Young, she said the classic television show “This is your Life”…
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Shop Your TV: The Hottest Outfits From Your Favorite Shows This Week
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Church Circuit 10-7-15…Nabhi Christian Ministries recognizes Hop Kendrick
NCM Awards Dinner OCT. 9—Nabhi Christian Ministries will host the NCM Awards 2015 Dinner from 6-9 pm. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301…
How Holistic Nutrition & Healthy Living Helped Debra Peek-Haynes With Infertility
Five Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Hair


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Pittsburgh Obama grad Milliones-Roman crowned Miss Lincoln University 2015-2016
On Sunday, October 4, Imani Milliones-Roman was crowned Miss Lincoln University 2015-2016 in the school’s International Cultural Center. The historically black university’s coronation comes after…
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Malia Obama begins college application process with Ivy League tours
Malia Obama, who began her senior year of high school this fall, is currently in the process of deciding which college she will attend
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Pitt Jazz Trombonist Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe recipient of 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
PITTSBURGH—Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe is a University of Pittsburgh sophomore, a trombonist with an affinity for New Orleans-style jazz, and the recipient of the 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon…
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#TakeBackTxSU catches on like wildfire
The Black Lives Matter Movement isn’t the only movement that has created a hashtag that has caught on like a wildfire amongst young, Black people…
WealthyU: How To Avoid Debt While In College
Fit!Live!Win! How To Avoid The Freshmen 15


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Age one dental visit
 Harrisburg, PA – Upon welcoming a new child into the world, there are a number of important steps parents take to ensure the child’s health.…
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Study: Black patients fare better than Whites with equal healthcare access
According to most analyses, Black patients don’t do as well as White patients when it comes to health measures due to socioeconomic disparities, but researchers…
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KiKi Shepard’s 12th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
*STUDIO CITY, CA. –  How can you have fun, give back to the community and support a great cause all at the same time?  It’s simple! KiKi Shepard and The K.I.S Foundation host its 12th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge to ‘raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease’ on Saturday September 26, 2015. The night of fun and […]
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Behind The Scenes At Chef Huda’s ‘The Kitchen Table’
The cancer vaccine: Why so many kids are not immunized against HPV
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved… Healthy pregnancy

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Cover To Cover…‘Little Shaq’
  For almost every day of your life, someone’s reminded you to share. Usually, it’s about sharing your toys but that’s not all. You share…
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Cover To Cover…‘Hoops to Hippos’
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rock & roll, Mario & Luigi, whip & nae nae, Batman & Robin. Some things just naturally go…
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Cover To Cover…‘The Beast Side’
Bang.That’s all it takes to snuff out a life. One bang, though there are usually more before someone is dead: Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Tamar…
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EUR Book Look: ‘Chocolate Me!’ by Taye Diggs (Illustrated by Shane W. Evans)
“Mike has awesome hair. He has lots of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a perfect blend of the two of them. Still, Mike has to answer lots of questions about being mixed. And he does, with lots of energy and joy in this charming story about a day in the life of […]
Cover To Cover…‘Black Man In A White Coat’
Cover to Cover…‘Household Workers Unite’


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Floyd donates company services to rebuild St. James AME Church
In November 2014, the stone façade on the St. James AME Church in Larimer collapsed, leaving the structure exposed and destroying the front porch roof…


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Traffic-stop-to-jail aftermath leaves Memphis doctor ‘completely undone’
Dr. Marcia Bowden & Ira Marche  “I love America; I love being an American. But what is happening in our country we’ve got to address!” …
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What being ABT’s first Black principal ballerina means to me
 There was a moment last year while preparing to do my first “Swan Lake,” as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in Australia, that…


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Farrakhan calls for economic boycott of Black Friday


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Stevie Wonder to pay $25k a month in child support after finalizing divorce from second wife
A Los Angeles judge has finalized Stevie Wonder's divorce from his second wife, a move that will include some hefty child support payments for the two children they have together.
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B.o.B. dragged for messy publicity stunt gone wrong
Dear celebrities: If you’re going to pull a publicity stunt, at least don’t set it up via text message with some chick on your Instagram. So here’s the tea: A few weeks back, rumors began swirling that B.o.B. and girlfriend Sevyn Streeter (who just happens to be one of #TeamBeautiful’s favorite stars) had split up. On […]
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Are Drake and Serena Williams Engaged?
Have Drizzy and Serena made it official? According to a new report, the rapper and tennis star are ready to walk down the aisle after Drake, 28, popped the question to Williams, 34, a few weeks ago. According to OK magazine, following Serena’s loss at the 2015 U.S. Open last month, Drake whisked her away […]
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Khloe Kardashian’s BFF & ‘Dash Dolls’ star Malika Haqq arrested for DUI
Girl, get your life. Malika Haqq, best known for appearances on E! reality shows like ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ and ‘Dash Dolls’ has been arrested for a DUI. Khloe Kardashians sidekick bff was released after being held on a hefty $30,000 bail Thursday after she crashed her car on the Los Angeles freeway Thursday morning. […]
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Matt Barnes Apparently Drove 95 Miles To Assault Derek Fisher Over Ex-Wife
Matt Barnes has been known to be reckless on the court. However, none of his on-court antics comes close to what he reportedly did to Knicks coach…
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Rihanna Calls Rachel Dolezal “A Hero,” Social Media Erupts
Rihanna covers Vanity Fair magazine. — Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) October 6, 2015 Rihanna landed a coveted spot on the latest cover of…
Bobby Shmurda Hires A Third Lawyer After Getting His Bail Denied
Congratulations to the Obamas on their 23rd anniversary


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Xavier University producing highest number of Black medical students in the nation
Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York…



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