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Salaries not funded for Peduto exec team members Porter, McDonald Roberts
When Bill Peduto reorganized the administration of his office shortly after being sworn in as mayor, he highlighted the diversity of his new executive team:…
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Withheld evidence…Report critical of police in Leon Ford arrest
During an October hearing before Common Pleas Judge Donald Machen to dismiss the charges against Leon Ford, who was shot by Pittsburgh police during a…
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Police search for July 4 deadly shooter
The Fourth of July holiday normally consists of family, friends, food and fellowship, but for two Pittsburgh families, the holiday weekend also included a fatal…
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‘The Furries’ nuzzle up to Pittsburgh at 2014 Anthrocon convention
PITTSBURGH –Anthrocon, the world’s largest convention for artists, animators, costumers, puppeteers and fans fascinated with animal characters, returned to the City of Pittsburgh for its…
Youth coach Marion receives Community Service Award
Community Calendar 7-9-14

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Congresswoman says CHP beating video is brutality
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the…
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This Week In Black History – July 9-15
  July 9 1863—Eight Black regiments play a major role as Union troops capture Port Hudson in Louisiana. They had laid siege to the Confederate…
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison
(AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when…
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‘Headed over the Cliff’…After Detroit, Flint ponders bankruptcy
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — As Detroit works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be…
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Veterans turn to American Legion for medical help
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A counselor at the local Veterans Affairs office looked at Rebecca King, a victim of domestic violence and abuse who…
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Report: U.S.political views not rigidly defined
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Politically, the nation is less sharply divided collection of red and blue states, and more a rainbow patchwork of  political ideologies, according…
NYPD arrests mother of abandoned baby
Poll: Most voters choose a political party
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The Top 5 Moments From R&B Divas LA You Have To Watch [VIDEO]
This July, our favorite divas (plus two new ones) will return for season 2 of R&B Divas LA. You can definitely count on a few…
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5 Reasons To Watch R&B Divas LA
TV One is gearing up for the premiere of “R&B Divas LA” season 2 starring Chanté Moore, Michel’le, Claudette Ortiz, Lil’ Mo and newcomers Leela James and Chrisette Michelle. I’m pretty stoked…
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My Bad: ‘Fashion Queens’ Host Bevy Smith Apologizes For Gay Comment On Twitter
Bevy Smith had to correct herself after posting an ill-received tweet about LGBTQ slang. If there’s one thing the “Fashion Queens” star can do, it’s…
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Kandi Burruss Claims Phaedra Parks Is ‘Doing Great’ After Apollo Nida’s Sentencing
Phaedra Parks is supposedly holding up just fine after her husband Apollo Nida was slapped with an eight-year prison sentence. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta”…
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Jay Z to headline Global Citizen Festival in Sept.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Z will headline the Global Citizen Festival on Sept. 27 in New York’s Central Park. Organizers announced Wednesday that fun.,…
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Despite hits, no radio love yet for country rap
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Jason Brown came to Nashville to start his career as the country artist Colt Ford, he couldn’t find songwriters who…
Students interview their heroes…Gabriel Yancy speaks, plays with Sean Jones
‘Stand Up to Cancer’ telecast to return Sept. 5

SPORTS

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Rousseff’s pledge of Brazil ‘World Cup without racism’ puts more focus on old, hidden problem
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Former Brazilian national midfielder Arouca, playing for Pele’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months…
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Brazil’s World Cup dream turns to nightmare
SAO PAULO (AP) — It wasn’t just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer…
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Overtime…LeBron, please do the smart thing. Go back to Cleveland
:10—The first thing you need to know is this. If you were coming to the White Par-Tay last Friday…aka First Friday Fantasy, 4th of July…
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Independence Day: Harrison earned All-Star selection
Inside Conditions… There is an old urban saying that goes something like this: “don’t hate the playa, hate the game.” Prior to Sunday past, I…
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Youth coach Marion receives Community Service Award
Jeff Marion recently received a proclamation from State Rep. Ed Gainey for “Excellence in Service Rendered to the Community. ”The proclamation stated that coach Marion…
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior…
AP Sources: LeBron to meet with Heat as speculation grows in Cleveland
Neymar denies aiming for return to World Cup

OPINION

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Guest Editorial…New direction needed for VA
President Barack Obama has nominated former Proctor & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the troubled Veterans Affairs (VA) Department. While a former Army…
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Just Sayin’…What if hip-hop fans had trashed the city?
“Enough is enough—the continued trashing of our city has to stop. “Pittsburgh is the cultural and economic engine for our entire tri-state region and hosting…
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Are you raising a homophobic child?
When I was growing up, the first sport I wanted to play was softball. My friend, who lived next door to me, played, and pangs…
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The Supreme Court’s ‘Religious Freedom’ scam
  Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two decisions that the Court’s conservative majority and the larger conservative movement pretended were about “religious freedom.”…
Bush lied us into war while cutting VA benefits
Sexuality…When will we get a clue?

BUSINESS

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Stronger U.S. job gains pointing to stronger economy
WASHINGTON (AP)—The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health. Employers added 288,000…
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Obama on economy: ‘We’re making progress’
WASHINGTON (AP)— President Barack Obama says job growth in June shows the recovery is taking hold, but the economy could still do better. Obama is…
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Business Calendar
Special Workshop     JULY 10—Volunteers of American of Pennsylvania will host a Special Workshop from 12:30-3:30 p.m. at 1650 Main St., Pittsburgh. The topic will…
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Desiree Rogers explains why digital apps are the future for Black Media
Last week Johnson Publishing Company, the Chicago based entity that has printed Ebony and JET magazines for the last sixty plus years made a big announcement: JET…
From big to giant: Behemoth TVs start to take off
All The Groceries In Your Supermarket Come From 10 Companies [INFOGRAPHIC]

INTERNATIONAL

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136 variations of Brazilian skin colors
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – When Brazilians were given a chance to describe their skin color, they came up with 136 shades and variations. The…
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Rousseff’s pledge of Brazil ‘World Cup without racism’ puts more focus on old, hidden problem
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Former Brazilian national midfielder Arouca, playing for Pele’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months…
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Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) – Three Israeli suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to…
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Dutch court: Black Pete is a negative stereotype
AMSTERDAM (AP) – An Amsterdam court ruled Thursday that the traditional figure known as Black Pete – the sidekick to the Dutch equivalent of Santa…
France: Mom kills kindergarten teacher in class
UK tribunal: Scotland Yard undermined Black female police officer

LIFESTYLE

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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
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Church Circuit
Anniversary Celebration     JULY 11—Christian Life Skills Inc. will host its 25th Anniversary Celebration at Hosanna House, 807 Wallace Ave., Wilkinsburg. The three-day celebration will…
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4 in 10 US homes are cellphone only, skip landline
ATLANTA (AP) — More American households are ditching their old telephones: 4 out of 10 only use cellphones, a government survey shows. That’s twice the…
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Lifestyles Report…’Losing Ten in Ten’
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result. So call me insane. I…
White House Frustrated With Paparazzi For Taking Pics Of Malia In California
Study: Just thinking by yourself isn’t much fun

GENERATION Y

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Students interview their heroes…Gabriel Yancy speaks, plays with Sean Jones
The PNC Legacy Project opened the Celebrating Black History Month exhibit on Martin Luther King Day 2014. To bring the exhibit to young people, the…
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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior…
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Clark Atlanta University Security Guard Arrested On Peeping Tom Charges
Kenyon Strozier, 37, a security guard at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta’s prestigious Atlanta University Center, was arrested on peeping Tom charges on June 25 after he was…
Youth Entrepreneurs Regional Business Plan Competition
Middle school students honored at Do the Write Thing Challenge dinner celebration

HEALTH

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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
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African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
The month that just ended was National Safety Month. The theme was safety: But how can we make our communities safer when we don’t understand…
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Climate change can change one’s well-being
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For most of the nearly 30 years since  Dr. Nicole Brodie’s asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to…
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Fix Your ‘Fattitude’: How To Stop Trash Talking Your Body & Lose More Weight
Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard that little voice inside your head scream: “Oh my goodness I hate my legs!” “I wish my stomach…
Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception
Is Radiation Therapy A Better Breast Cancer Treatment?

Cover To Cover

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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
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Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.…
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Cover to Cover…‘All Different Now’
  Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed. Oh, sure, you’ll still be in the same bed with the same sheets and…
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Cover to Cover…‘The Wealth Choice:’ Successful secrets of Black millionaires
Your wallet is almost totally empty. The same goes for your checkbook. There were two credit card bills in yesterday’s mail, you owe your neighbor…
Sales drop in second week for ‘Hard Choices’
Review: ‘Mr. Mercedes’ is classic Stephen King novel

EDITORS PICK

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Mayor Peduto learning he can’t be everywhere
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto leaves after a news conference on Monday, June 16, 2014 about a videotaped confrontation between a police officer and a woman…

FEATURES

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Last baby boomers turning 50; discounts kick in
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, and if they want to cry into their beer about…
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Introducing the do-it-herself diva
Home Depot, others take lead in providing DIY classes for women (NNPA)—As the heads of many American households, women are increasingly forced to reckon with…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Iraq still not a democracy

PEOPLE

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Solange covers Lucky Magazine & Talks ‘that thing’ that happened with Jay Z on the elevator
Solange Knowles covers the August issue of Lucky Magazine armed with a killer ‘fro, aqua blue pastel pleated pants, and a cool summer sweatshirt (I know…
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Prayer vigil held for comedian injured with Tracy Morgan
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A prayer vigil was held in New Jersey on Monday night for Ardie Fuqua, the comedian who was injured in…
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Nash sees young people as saviors of the future
NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he’s frustrated by political…
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Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home. The reality…
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Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.…
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At 116, Black South Arkansas woman named oldest American
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A south Arkansas woman celebrated her 116th birthday Friday with cake, a party and a new title — she’s now…
Former ‘Scandal’ actor Short arrested in Texas
Memorial for Ruby Dee set for September in NYC

Education

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New push to get girls into computer sciences
In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Bryanna Gilges, 15, left, and Yvonne Gonzalez, 17, right, work at completing an exercise during a Girls…
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Movie inspires students who never thought about attending college
WASHINGTON – Every day of Dontay Gray’s senior year began at 5 a.m. The early start gave him enough time to catch the two buses…

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