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Muslim Women’s Association holds fundraiser for needy women
The Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh  sponsored a fund­raising event in support of their newly opened Guest House for women. The association is a Muslim Charitable Association comprised …
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PACE Inclusive Voices event draws full house
Artists talking with police officers, salesmen listening to community activist, bankers asking students for advice; none of these are common occurrences. But PACE, the Program…
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Police investigating robbery in Fine View
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to caution residents, especially senior citizens, about opening their doors to individuals posing as sales…
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Arrest made in April 2014 murder in Lawrenceville
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad arrested Justin Bonner with the assistance of Zone 5 detectives. Bonner is being charged with…
Body of Andre Gray, missing Lawrenceville man, found; arrest made hours later
Peduto talks culture change at PowerBreakfast

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NATIONAL NEWS

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News Roundup: NFL Player Devon Still Says Daughter’s Cancer Is In Remission…AND MORE
After a tough bout with cancer, Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still’s 4-year-old daughter is in remission. Still’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma last year.…
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Will Not Seek Re-Election
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election next year, the New York Times reports. Reid, the 75-year-old who has led Senate Democrats since 2005,…
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She Ordered A Burger With Bacon, Didn’t Get Any, & Shot Up The McDonald’s
A Grand Rapids, Mich. woman was convicted Wednesday and now faces up to seven years in prison after she fired a bullet at a McDonald’s drive-thru…
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Nicholas Thomas’ family calls for FBI Investigation after deadly Smyrna police shooting
DECATUR, Ga. — The mother and father of slain Nicholas Thomas, the latest unarmed black man who was shot and killed in the Atlanta area,…
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Ferguson area police agree not to use tear gas against protesters
In settlement of a lawsuit brought by Ferguson, Mo. protesters, three police agencies will restrict use of tear gas and other chemical weapons on crowds, according…
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Cops Gone Wild: Detroit Police Officers Beat Black Man After He Ran A Traffic Sign
Another disturbing video of police violence shows Detroit officers beating an African-American man during a traffic stop after he ran a red light on January 28.…
Republican budget would shred safety net
Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Craig Robinson & Jerrod Carmichael land NBC late night shows
New shows helmed by comedians Craig Robinson and Jerrod Carmichael have been green-lit by NBC and finally given an air-date. The network will premiere both shows on the night…
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Kendrick Lamar Pimps Out Billboard’s Number One Spot
Kendrick Lamar‘s latest release, To Pimp a Butterfly, debuted at number one making it the rapper’s first album to claim the top spot selling 324,000 copies…
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Fugees’ Pras Michels premieres ‘Sweet Mickey for President’ at Atlanta Film Festival
The Fugees’ founding member Pras Michel, along with director Ben Patterson and producer Karyn Rachtman to be in attendance.   SWEET MICKY FOR PRESIDENT follows…
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‘Scandal’ Recap: Olivia & Cyrus Get Wedding Fever
Wedding bells rang out in D.C. but for all the wrong reason on this week’s Scandal. Cyrus’ pending nuptials came roaring back and Sally Langston…
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All in Love is Fair: Last night’s ‘Scandal’
    Tonight’s Scandal was all about the twists and turns of getting Cyrus and Michael to the church on time. Cyrus’ fake fiancé, Michael, got caught…
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TV Roundup: Michelle Obama To Make ‘Black Girls Rock’ Debut; Meagan Good Books NBC Sitcom & More!
First Lady Michelle Obama will be giving us even more reason to tune for this year’s Black Girls Rock! BET has announced that she’s going…
Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo to headline San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival
Meet The 2015 NCAA Sweet 16: Breakdowns & Predictions For Every Match Up

SPORTS

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Meet The 2015 NCAA Sweet 16: Breakdowns & Predictions For Every Match Up
Tonight marks the beginning of the Sweet 16 series of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This year’s Sweet 16 features a mix of favorites…
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March Madness: Race, Sports and Money
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by…
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Advice for Tiger Woods: Eat grapes and tie a double knot
When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. He’s been…
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The Black Athlete…The Kentucky basketball legacy
Nearly a decade ago, my wife and I took our two basketball fanatic sons to the local movie theaters to watch a film called “Glory…
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Steadily improving Pirates have eyes on division title
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much. A veteran player with not much time left leaving millions of dollars on…
The Yankees Own Throwback Thursday With This Epic ‘Sandlot’ Remake
Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal

OPINION

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Blacks are in denial about Obama
Last week I couldn’t help but watch with sadness the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” report being released at a press conference. …
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Three Black Republicans’ race to the bottom
(NNPA)—Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high…
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To Tell The Truth…Saying ‘yes officer’ is sometimes difficult, but smart
I not only read the latest pamphlet about how to respond when stopped by the police, but I have lived it. There has been a…
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Just Sayin’…‘You and the Police’ right on time
Tim Stevens must have been reading my mind or reading my column when he decided to release an updated version of “You and The Police,”…
Guest Editorial…Netanyahu victory raises concerns
Why I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day

BUSINESS

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SBA launches LINC, empowering African American women business owners
In February, the Small Business Administration launched LINC—Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital. According to SBA.gov, LINC is a simple way to connect prospective SBA…
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‘Empire’ shows that Black dollars matter
(NNPA)—According to a Nielsen consumer report, African Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s…
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Motivator…Galloway inspires people to live their best lives
Doctor Renee Galloway, the proprietor of Sweet Inspirations, LLC., strives to stay busy. Her days often consist of working a full time job, taking care…
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Peduto talks culture change at PowerBreakfast
In describing to the African American Chamber of Commerce what he is trying to do with his administration, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a simple…
Pittsburgh Parking Authority studying phone app for meters
93 million prepaid cardholders are unprotected

INTERNATIONAL

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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
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Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
JERUSALEM (AP) – After a strong performance in last week’s parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government…
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Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans
Officials in Nairobi, Kenya have closed a Chinese restaurant that reportedly banned African patrons after 5 p.m., reports the Daily Nation. The restaurant, named Chinese…
Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology
American music historian Samuel Charters, native of Pittsburgh, dies at 85

LIFESTYLE

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Ooh La La…Three days in Paris
How about this for a headline: BASH takes hundreds to Paris on a whirlwind tour. On March, 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Meadowlands, nearly…
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50 Of Our Favorite Fashion Quotes From Sarah Jessica Parker
One of the most celebrated actresses of our generation, Sarah Jessica Parker is as much a beloved entertainer as she is a fashion icon. From…
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“Is Michelle Obama Bald?” How FLOTUS’ ‘Jeopardy’ Hair Comments Reveal The Ignorance Surrounding Black Hair
When some social media users went crazy over Michelle Obama’s hair during her recent appearance on Jeopardy, India Arie’s 2007 Grammy Award-nominated single “I Am…
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Air Refueling Wing celebrates African American Heritage
Findlay Township, Pa.—The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 32nd annual African American Heritage Luncheon, last month at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Marcia M. Sturdivant,…
INSTADAILY: Devon Still & His Daughter Leah Are Way Too Cute!
Are you sure you’re ready to get married?

GENERATION Y

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How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
There is a lot of concern in educational circles that American students are not ready to compete on a global level. With advancements in technology,…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
The lemonade business has an adorable new entrepreneur who’s only ten-years-old! As the founder of her own BeeSweet Lemonade line, Mikaila Ulmer on confidently represented her brand on…
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NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick
ATLANTA — While most 10-year-olds are playing games outside, Willie Myrick is spreading the Word of God. And it was this Word, uttered through song,…
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Black College Expo returns to Atlanta
The 11th Annual Black College Expo (BCE) hosted by the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) returns to Atlanta on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00…
Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
CUNY professor explores hip-hop’s influence on racism, language

HEALTH

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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
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Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed…
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Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!
Whether you’re in corporate America, a busy mom, a full time student (who also works full time), a budding entrepreneur or a combination of all…
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For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]
Social media is ablaze and ready for the season finale of Fox’s Hip Hop drama, “Empire,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard. If you…
Batch becomes a partner in health
4 Reasons Adding Vinegar To Your Food Will Save Your Life

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Tamar Braxton Defends Her Right To Feel Hurt Over Bullying
Tamar Braxton faced a backlash after she broke down in tears on “The Real” because she was truly hurt that people kept calling her a…
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Karrueche Tran Dismisses Idea Of Writing Tell-All + Talks Love Triangle With Chris Brown & Rihanna [VIDEO]
  Karrueche Tran — If I Bump Into Chris Brown’s Baby Mama in L.A. … – Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe Karrueche Tran might…
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Chelsea Handler recalls run-in with Bill Cosby
Comedian Chelsea Handler is pretty sure that she narrowly escaped getting sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby a few years ago. Bill’s public rep has been…
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“There’s Not A Great Deal Of Hope:” Cissy Houston Speaks On Bobbi Kristina’s Condition
In an exclusive interview with New York’s WBLS, the mother of Whitney Houston, Cissy, finally broke her silence on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition, saying there’s…
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Happy Birthday, Big Sean! 27 Facts You Might Not Know About Him
Big Sean has a lot to be happy about. He released one of this year’s most celebrated rap projects, Dark Sky Paradise. He’s dating one…
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Devon Still’s daughter Leah is officially in remission!
Devon Still and adorable four-year-old daughter Leah Still just got the best news ever–she’s officially in remission! Devon’s only daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.…
Just Married?! Bow Wow Hints He & Erica Mena Got Hitched
Serena Williams serves up best ‘7/11’ remake ever

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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