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Reminder: City to host memorial ceremony for former Mayor Bob O’Connor
PITTSBURGH, PA (August 31, 2016) – Mayor William Peduto and the O’Connor family will hold a Tribute to Mayor Bob O’Connor ceremony outside the City-County Building on Thursday, September 1, 2016 from Noon-1:00 p.m. The…
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Wilkinsburg superintendent welcomes students
While taking over an academically distressed urban school district, beset by budget woes that was compelled to send its middle and high school students to…
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Community Calendar
Princess Party SEPT. 3—One Hood Media presents its 2nd Annual Princess Party, 2 p.m. at the Ace Hotel Pittsburgh, 120 S. Whitfield St. In East…
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New EMS contract could expand Black recruitment
Time was, when you called an ambulance, the crew did little more than haul away the body. What we think of as modern ambulance and…
Most Allegheny County school districts have shrinking enrollments
The state is the real culprit in the fallout of rising pension costs, not teachers

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NATIONAL NEWS

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WATCH: Detroit NAACP president Rev. Anthony shreds Trump over ‘misconstrued representation’
Donald Trump’s recent interest in African American voters has produced a backlash condemning the politicians for his offensive and condescending comments. To make matters worse, Trump…
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Rev. Sharpton eulogizes George Curry
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (TriceEdneyWire.com)—One minute the congregation was somber and in tears; the next minute they were rocking to choir music in the pews; the next…
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This Week In Black History
For the Week of August 31-September 6 August 31 1935—Frank Robinson, the first African American to manage a major league baseball team, was born on…
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WHY IT MATTERS: All will be touched by choice in November
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offer voters distinct choices this fall on issues that shape everyday lives. Actual ideas are in play,…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Serena Williams Triumphs On Day 1 Of U.S. Open…AND MORE
Williams is set on clinching her 23rd title in a major tournament, and looks to accomplish a record setting seventh U.S. Open title
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Watch: Kwame Jackson Celebrates The 26th Anniversary Of Rock The Vote
Kwame Jackson, a former contestant on Donald Trump‘s The Apprentice, celebrated the 26th anniversary of Rock the Vote this summer at the DNC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The celebration featured the “Truth to Power” installation, which explored timely issues such as “the talk” amid ongoing police violence in communities of color. It also tackled issues of gun […]
‘Where Are You On The Policies?’ Roland Martin Challenges RNC On Voter Suppression & Police Brutality
Indiana jury awards $18 to innocent Black victim of police assault
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ENTERTAINMENT

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NewsOne Now Exclusive: Pastor Mark Burns Apologizes For Hillary Clinton Blackface Cartoon, Stands By His Message
It's never a good idea to post or share anything online featuring an image of someone in blackface.
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‘The Passion LIVE’ hosted by Tyler Perry to be released
One of the Bible’s greatest stories is brought to life in this powerful and moving retelling of “The Passion,” in a smash hit live musical…
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Arts & Culture Calendar 8-31-16
Music in the Park This summer, music lovers can once again relax on the lawn at Highland Park to the sounds of jazz performed by…
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Watch: Kwame Jackson Celebrates The 26th Anniversary Of Rock The Vote
Kwame Jackson, a former contestant on Donald Trump‘s The Apprentice, celebrated the 26th anniversary of Rock the Vote this summer at the DNC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The celebration featured the “Truth to Power” installation, which explored timely issues such as “the talk” amid ongoing police violence in communities of color. It also tackled issues of gun […]
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Ryan Lochte on ‘Dancing’: Out of the pool, into the ballroom
NEW YORK (AP) — Sure, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte made up an incident in Rio de Janeiro and is facing charges from Brazilian police that…
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The Color Purple’ lands Jennifer Holliday on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s revival of “The Color Purple” has lured a real dream girl — Jennifer Holliday. The Tony- and Grammy-winning singer takes…
‘Empire’ Is planning on blowing your mind this season
Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards

SPORTS

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AP Explains: National anthem is icon of patriotism, protest
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision this week to refuse to stand during the playing of the national anthem as a way of protesting…
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WVU’s Rushel Shell gets last shot at elusive 1,000-yd season
By Coming out of high school, Rushel Shell arrived at Pittsburgh and was labeled as the next Tony Dorsett. Four years later, Shell gets one…
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Rodney Harrison apologizes for saying Colin Kaepernick isn’t Black
Former football player Rodney Harrison tweeted an apology for saying quarterback Colin Kaepernick isn't Black. Harrison said the quarterback's heart is in the right place, but can't understand what Black men go through.
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Overtime
:10—Wait…what’s that I see…over there…no, over there behind the trees in the shadows.  It’s Andrew McCutchen handing the Pirates team over to Gregory Polanco! :09—That…
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Former NFL Player & Football Analyst Rodney Harrison Says Colin Kaepernick Is ‘Not Black’
Like many others, the former football player agrees with quarterback's cause, just not the way he's going about it.
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As anthem controversy simmers, Kaepernick prepares to play
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colin Kaepernick will get one more chance to impress coach Chip Kelly before the San Francisco 49ers announce their starting…
AFC Overview…With Broncos, Patriots flawed, door is open for Steelers
Tyrone Brooks…Leveling the playing field in Major League Baseball

OPINION

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Just Sayin’ …Back to school, a mind is a terrible thing to waste
School started back for some kids last week, some this week, and some next week. Parents are rejoicing while the kids are sad to see…
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To Be Equal: Hillary Clinton stands on the shoulders of Shirley Chisholm
“Women in this country must become revolutionaries. We must refuse to accept the old, the traditional roles and stereotypes…We must replace the old, negative thoughts…
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Trump supporters think they’re on a reality show
There is something that I have found particularly odd in this election season and there have been many things that have been odd. There have…
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Cover To Cover …‘Writings on the Wall’
The fix won’t be quick. It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on your mind lately––social issues, inequality, poverty,…
Field Negro: To stand or not to stand
It’s time for the GOP to put veteran Black Republicans back in the game

BUSINESS

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Deadline draws near for construction training program
Recruitment is underway for the Riverside Center for Innovation’s BizFIT Construction Entrepreneurial Training Program. Sept. 15 is the deadline with participant interviews targeted to start…
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PA Downtown Center welcomes new board members
Pennsylvania Downtown Center Board of Directors welcomes Mary Luscavage, Lenwood Sloan and Adrienne Squillace as new board members effective July 1, 2016. Mary Luscavage has…
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Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH to open at The Block Northway
NEW YORK, NY —Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH and The Block Northway on Aug. 30 announced the opening of a new Saks OFF 5TH store…
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Business Calendar
PowerBreakfast SEPT. 16—The African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pa. presents Robin Nicholson, director of The Frick, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Rivers…
Employment Opportunities 8-31-16
Bids and Proposals 8-31-16

INTERNATIONAL

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UN: Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP)—A U.N. report says sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for economic growth.…
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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report …The first time
I’ve been slacking on giving you my list of first experiences. Frankly, I think I have missed a few months of experiencing firsts. There were…
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Church Circuit 8-31-16
Unity for the Community SEPT. 3—Morningside COGIC, 5173 Dearborn St., in Garfield, will host its Unity for the Community from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Come out…
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Homestead residents honored for Outstanding Community Service
Recently, Park Place AME Church, located at 215 E. 10th Ave., in Homestead, honored members of local families for their Outstanding Community Service. The award…
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‘The Passion LIVE’ hosted by Tyler Perry to be released
One of the Bible’s greatest stories is brought to life in this powerful and moving retelling of “The Passion,” in a smash hit live musical…
Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe
Divided America: Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide

YOUTH

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Hillary Clinton launches HBCU outreach initiative
A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign said the outreach strategy 'will encourage HBCU students to organize their student bodies, register, re-register, and mobilize their peers for the election.'
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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
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HEALTH

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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘Writings on the Wall’
The fix won’t be quick. It never is. There’s no magic wand to change the things that’ve been on your mind lately––social issues, inequality, poverty,…
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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine

EDITORS PICK

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Black community political forum addresses issues
For the 13th year, Talk Magazine held the Pa. Black Community Network Conference and Pa. Black Community Candidates’ Forum. Black Leaders from around the state…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…First in March
On Easter Sunday evening I went to see Disgraced, the current offering at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Including myself there were four of us. Those…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Five things to know about internet sensation Nicole Milfie
What made Nicole Milfie vital in sex-positive, feminist circles was her vocalness regarding self-love and her dedication to uplifting Black women.
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Meet the woman Usain Bolt has been cheating on Kasi Bennett with
Olympic megastar Usain Bolt has been setting records with his exploits on the track. But it is also clear, according to the media, that it is…
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Chris Brown Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon
Police have been stationed at Brown's house since 3 am this morning after Baylee Curran, a former pageant contestant, made a 911 call to police, according to TMZ.
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Blac Chyna gets naked for ‘Paper’ magazine, just like Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna channeled her inner Kim Kardashian and posed naked for Paper magazine, which was released today. Chyna, who also goes by the name Angela…
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See How Adrienne Bailon Celebrated Her Engagement With ‘The Real’ Familia
The ladies of The Real are gearing up for another fun-filled season. But ahead of the excitement, they decided to celebrate co-host Adrienne Bailon's engagement.
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Toya Wright To Pay $8K To Get Out Of Marriage To Memphitz
Toya Wright's marriage to Mickey "Memphitz" Wright is finally reaching an end.
Drake Went All Out For His No.1 Girl Crush
Donald Glover hosts FX’s ‘Atlanta’ red carpet premiere (photos)

Education

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NY Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York's Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools