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Citywide Day of Prayer for Our Youth announced
Shirley Jones Douglas has dealt with pain that a mother only faces in their darkest nightmares. In 1981, Douglas’ oldest son, Jansen Blake Humphrey, then…
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27K UPMC worker hit by data breach, 788 by fraud
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The personal information of 27,000 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees might have been put at risk by identity thieves who apparently…
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Who’s Your Brother? invokes spirit of giving
Some people needed furniture, others, needed help running errands, assistance around the house or other more unique gifts. Their adverse circumstances put them in difficult…
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4 bids made for debt-ridden August Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Four different buyers have submitted bids for Pittsburgh’s debt-ridden August Wilson Center. Court-appointed receiver Judith K. Fitzgerald says in a Thursday statement…
Ohio officials link fracking to recent earthquakes, shut down drilling at site
Black coalition announces gubernatorial candidates forum

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COGIC to honor Michigan Chronicle Editor Bankole Thompson with “Centennial Journalist Award”
DETROIT, MI, USA April 19-The Council of Bishops of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), the largest African American Christian demonination in the nation…
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Governor: Closing Boston amid bomber hunt ‘tough’
BOSTON (AP) — Several days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Gov. Deval Patrick received a call in the pre-dawn hours from a top aide telling…
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Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he…
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Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum
CHICAGO (AP) — Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still…
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Can we trust crime numbers?
In his weekly video address on March 10, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder warned of an “urgent and growing public health crisis” in America: the…
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Armed robber was never told to report to prison
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to…
A ‘stand your ground’ law for pregnant women
Advice to Democrats: Don’t say ‘recovery’
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Guess Which Pop Superstar Is Joining Pharrell On ‘The Voice!’
Pharrell Williams has a super-cool new co-star joining him on “The Voice!” According to reports, his longtime friend and hit-making partner Gwen Stefani is pulling…
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Lil Scrappy’s Ex-Girlfriend Diamond Claims He Was Physically Abusive
  The ex-girlfriend of “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Lil’ Scrappy claims he has a violent side. Diamond opened up about their relationship on…
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Mimi & Nikko’s Sextape Rakes In $400,000 In Pre-Sales, And Counting!
The sex tape starring “Love and Hip Hop” cast members Mimi Faust and boo thang Nikko Smith hasn’t hit the web yet but it’s already…
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Chris Brown’s Mom & Ride-Or-Die Karrueche Tran Show Support For Breezy In Court
Chris Brown sings “these girls aren’t loyal” but looks like he’s found the exception to the rule. The 24-year-old entertainer appeared in a D.C. courtroom…
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Idris Elba Posts Touching Pic Of New Son Winston Elba [PIC]
If you’re having a bad day, this picture of Idris Elba and his new son Winston is enough to put a quick smile on your…
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Kerry Washington Says Hiding Her Baby Bump On ‘Scandal’ Was ‘Complicated To Say The Least’
Yesterday, 10.5 million viewers tuned in to watch Olivia Pope, President Fitz and the rest of the “Scandal” crew on the show’s finale. Season three…
From Atheist To Christian: Tasha Smith Shares Her Spiritual Journey
Prince Reaches Agreement With Music Label


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Pirates activate C Stewart, cut 1B Ishikawa
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Chris Stewart from the 15-day disabled list and cut first baseman Travis Ishikawa. The Pirates also…
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ATLANTA (AP) — If the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks were in any other sport, they might have a glimmer of hope for winning a championship. The…
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McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Hitting was supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ weakness coming into the season yet they lead the major leagues in home runs…
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$1.2M needed to save famed Negro League stadium
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in…
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Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and…
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LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most-popular jersey
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James’ jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. The league announced Thursday that the Miami Heat star topped the list…
Let the (real) games begin: It’s NBA playoff time
Girl’s memorial being held at basketball arena


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Gun violence affects all Americans: Everytown for Gun Safety
Earlier this week, a new organization – Everytown for Gun Safety – launched with a purpose of uniting millions of Americans to work together to…
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Memories of LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton
(NNPA)—Covering the three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the University of Texas last week brought back a string…
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Improving the odds for America’s children
(NNPA)—“…We see repeated efforts in Congress in recent years to take resources away from poor and middle-class children and families, like food stamps and tax…
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Education in prison
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo cancelled his innovative plan to offer basic college education programs to state prisoners. His plan, which was announced…
Women get unequal pay for equal work
Whitewashing Republican support of civil rights


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Equal pay for women helps us all
(NNPA)—Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what…
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New regime at Veteran’s Place helps Pgh Vets transition from homeless to home
For more than 20 years Carena M. Phillips has been assisting people in their quest for a better life and to find employment. Like the…
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3 Ways To Know If Your Man Is Cheap Or Just Financially Responsible
I started dating when I was fifteen. I got married at thirty-two. That means that I spent over half of my life interacting with the…
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Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s…
Doss named associate publisher Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh
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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez: ___ “A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all…
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Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and…
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Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school following a court…
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Health system criticized in Ivory Coast model’s death
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Awa Fadiga was attacked at night in a taxi that was taking her home to an upscale neighborhood in Ivory…
Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71
Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel


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I am on a roll so don’t rock my boat
Have you ever had one of those weeks where everything went exactly as planned? Well, neither have I, except for last week. I do not…
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Fashion watch on Kandi Burruss: The Wedding Dress
According to InTouch Magazine Kandi Burress emerged from a wall of ostrich-feather fans in a $20,000 Reco Chapple gown with a 12-foot train at her…
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PUT A RING ON IT: Patricia Went On A Blind Date & Was In For A Surprise
Who doesn’t love Black love?! We do and we celebrate it with our “Put A Ring On It” series. Each week, we’ll feature YOUR engagement and wedding…
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15 Black Women In Fashion You Should Know
It’s easy to get enamored by the faces on the runway but the real movers and shakers in the fashion industry flourish off the catwalk.…
Say What?! Accelerate Your Results & Transform Your Body With A USB Drive
Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reaching out


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Give us a sign: Pitt students demand answers about ASL teacher’s non-rehire
On April 15, at 917 Cathedral of Learning, around 30 students and faculty at the University of Pittsburgh gathered in Dean’s office to deliver a…
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Students object to Confederate flags on Va. campus
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of law students at Washington and Lee University is demanding the school banish the Confederate flag from its Lexington…
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Uganda’s Junior Chess Champion begins US tour
(White Plains, NY) On Saturday, April 19, Uganda’s Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach, Robert Katende will begin a 33 day tour of…
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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom
YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session…
Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
College students launch campaign to raise visibility


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What’s good for your heart is good for your colon
(NNPA)—Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended for good colon health? Eating plenty of healthy…
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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering…
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CHICK CHAT: Black Women Need To Talk More About Our Uterus, Than Our Hair
With all the conversation that you’re having with your girlfriends, who’s having the conversation about your health? There are countless blogs about Black women’s hair–what’s…
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CHIC EATS: Angel Food Cupcakes [RECIPE]
Ingredients 1 box angel food cake mix Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE   Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners. Replace…
CHIC EATS: Homemade Apple Crisp [RECIPE]
Model & ‘American Idol’ Alum’s Reaction To Deadly Cancer Diagnosis Is The Most Beautiful Thing You’ll See All Day [VIDEO]

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An Aliquippa native’s memoir now available
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—A memoir chronicling the life of an Aliquippa native is now available. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Julia Jeter Cleckley was the first nationally promoted African-American…
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Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s upcoming book will be called “Hard Choices,” a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try…
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‘Transforming Pain to Power’
You’ll never amount to anything. You might have had those words thrown at you at some point in your early life—and if they were directed…
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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…
Brittney Griner’s book: hoops, hardship, hope
Cover to Cover… ‘Splash, Anna Hibiscus!’


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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…


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The Wise Decision…13 reasons why you need exercise
Let’s face it, some days you just don’t feel like exercising. You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. But this shouldn’t…


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To Tell The Truth…They asked, ‘Who in the hell is he?’


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Chris Brown trial set to start on Monday
WASHINGTON (AP) — A judge has set Monday as the start date for the assault trial of singer Chris Brown in the nation’s capital. During…
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Anita Baker countersues home improvement company
DETROIT (AP) — Grammy Award-winning singer Anita Baker has countersued a company that says it hasn’t been paid for work done on her Detroit-area home.…
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Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Maroon 5 frontman-turned designer Adam Levine says his lack of fashion training is not a problem. “I don’t know how…
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Idris Elba welcomes baby son Winston
NEW YORK (AP) — Idris Elba has welcomed a baby boy named Winston. The actor tweeted Friday that his son was born Thursday, adding a…
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Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column
DENVER (AP) – Whoopi Goldberg says she’s in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen. In her new column for The Denver Post’s Cannabist website, the Oscar-winning…
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‘Paul Robeson’ playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play “Paul Robeson” starring James Earl Jones on…
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail


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Bush says education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’
AUSTIN, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation…
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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension
WASHINGTON (AP) – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American…




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