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Pittsburgh’s streak of gaining residents has come to an end
Pittsburgh’s population decreased by an estimated 1,374 people to 304,391 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015, according to new data from the…
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Vivica A. Fox to host charity event as part of Juneteenth
Join legendary artist Vivica A. Fox on Friday June 17, at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, 6 p.m. as the Celebrity Host for Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh’s…
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Juneteenth Festival
The Juneteenth Festival will have live band entertainment, speakers, kids-fun-zone, vendors, contest, carnival activities, dance troupes and prizes. Key Programs for the Festival are: June…
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Advocates in Pittsburgh say early education helps kids a lot, so why isn’t there more funding?
Pittsburgh city council members, pre-K educators and child care advocates gathered Monday to raise awareness and issue a call to action about the need for…
Pittsburgh school board introduces new superintendent
Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s 2 sisters

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police…
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Rev. Jamal Bryant Breaks Silence Over Latest Baby Allegations
On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he had…
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Cosby confesses to drug-fueled sex with teens in explosive new deposition; Judge rules he will stand trial
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday found enough evidence to proceed with the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.
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Black Lawmakers & Activists Fight NC’s Plan To Gut HBCUs
Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: President Obama Hits Highest Approval Rating Since Second Inauguration…AND MORE
According to a recent poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, President Obama has garnered his highest approval rating since the second time he was inaugurated. The results show that 51 percent of voters approve of how Obama is running the country; 46 percent of those polled don’t believe he is doing a […]
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SCOTUS: Prosecutor Unconstitutionally Eliminated Potential Black Jurors In Murder Trial
The Supreme Court sided with a Black man on death row who said the prosecutor sought an all-White jury. Justice Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter.
Columbia University Welcomes Oldest Graduate Of 2016 Class, 67-Year-Old David Norman
Judge: State Failed To Prove Baltimore Cop Acted Unreasonably In Freddie Gray’s Arrest
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The real Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: Pittsburgh edition
It’s been almost 18 years since Lauryn Hill dropped her legendary album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. Since the debut it seems as if her…
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A hurt Madonna lashes out at critics of her Prince tribute
Former superstar Madonna was severely stung and hurt by the torrential downpour of criticism of her inadequate and ill-conceived tribute to the late, legendary Prince to…
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Black Lawmakers & Activists Fight NC’s Plan To Gut HBCUs
Watch Roland Martin, Rep. G.K. Butterfield, Rev. William Barber, Edith Bartley, and the NewsOne Now panel discuss the battle against SB 873 in the video clip above.
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Expert: Explosion Likely Caused EgyptAir Crash
An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.
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Here’s What These People Would Do To Improve Education
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Entering Hollywood, Kobe Bryant gets advice from Spielberg
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) _ Kobe Bryant is getting advice from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer as he redirects his competitive drive from…
Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies
Funniest responses to Madonna’s horrible Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards #BBMA

SPORTS

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Ludacris, Hilson, Michael join effort to teach kids to swim
ATLANTA (AP) _ When Chris Bridges _ better known to his fans as the rapper Ludacris _ was growing up, his mother made sure he…
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Inside Conditions…Basketball Jones
      In the 1970s a myriad of “joneses” or addictions to everything from shopping to eating were suddenly “discovered.” If you did anything…
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Riverhounds’ Moloto Named to USL’s Team of the Week
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Riverhounds midfielder Lebo Moloto was named to the USL’s Team of the Week after registering a dazzling effort against Toronto FC II.…
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Johnson’s OT deflection for Lightning puts Penguins on brink of elimination
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face. The puck off Jason Garrison’s stick…
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Suit seeks testimony from ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A former University of Texas track coach’s sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing…
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WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral
Angel Rice says that her dream is to compete in the Olympics. She credits her mom for teaching her everything she knows.
UFC star McGregor remains ‘committed to the fight game,’ teases Mayweather
Poll: 9 in 10 Native Americans not offended by Redskins name

OPINION

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Liberals fumble the ball when it comes to the Redskins
I constantly tell my readers to always remember the key tenant of liberalism is “intent, not result.” To a liberal, the ends always justify the…
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I saw these “stunning” news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop
If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice…
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How to get over your inane fear of taking a dump next to transgender people
[VERYSMARTBROTHAS.COM] – When I went to my office bathroom this past Sunday, I encountered something terrifying that led me to run out shortly after I…
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The new normal in politics
The chance that Donald Trump could be the next president of The United States is real. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong, in denial…
Black women don’t need a mascot
For Chicagoans of color fingerprinting is legalized discrimination

BUSINESS

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Risky? Yes, but regular folks are putting cash into startups
NEW YORK (AP) _ Last year, Randy Murphy went to DietBet.com and bet $25 that he could drop 4 percent of his weight in four…
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Russell Simmons repays RushCard holders, pushes for credit reforms
Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life. He’s back at yoga and the hip-hop and business mogul is even…
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Nokia mobile phones are coming back
HELSINKI (AP) _ The Nokia mobile phone is coming back. The Finnish telecoms company, which has focused on networks since it sold its troubled devices…
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City of Atlanta celebrates launch of Atlanta Design Studio
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed, Department of Planning and Community Development Commissioner Tim Keane and Jamestown LP CEO Matt Bronfman joined city leaders and community…
Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
There may soon be no Black female CEOs among Fortune 500 companies

INTERNATIONAL

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Expert: Explosion Likely Caused EgyptAir Crash
An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.
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US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she…
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Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army
Nigerian army officials claim they rescued a second Chibok girl. A Chibok mothers activist group doubts that the rescued victim is one of the Chibok girls.
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5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) _ The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed dozens of…
London’s New Mayor Dismisses Trump’s Muslim Ban Exception
Credit Suisse reports big loss amid sour market conditions

LIFESTYLE

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GET THE LOOK: Evoke Springtime Fly With These Braided Styles
Find out how to achieve one of Springs' most popular trend
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GET THE LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais Channels Her Caribbean Roots At Bally Opening
Make a statement and go bold and bright for Spring!
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RED CARPET RUNDOWN: 2016 Billboard Music Awards
All the best looks from our favorite stars at the 2016 Music Awards.
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Welcome To New York City: Lupita Nyong’o Becomes A Staple In The Big Apple
Sardi's Restaurant recognized the Broadway star with her own caricature.
Fit!Live!Win! Donna Richardson Releases Hip-Hop Dance Workout Video
Spring Hat Luncheon 2016

YOUTH

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Illinois Honor Student Banned From Prom For Reciting “Dear Black Girls” Poem
While most high school seniors live for the last few weeks of school that include prom, bittersweet goodbyes and graduation, one student won't be able to walk down memory lane.
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WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral
Angel Rice says that her dream is to compete in the Olympics. She credits her mom for teaching her everything she knows.
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Bearded valedictorian banned from graduation ceremony
A Louisiana high school prevented its valedictorian from graduating because he refused to shave off his facial hair. The school district said it has a longstanding ban on male facial hair. But it was not enforced during the school year.
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7th Graders Sound Off On Race & Police Brutality In Self-Produced Podcast
Three 7th grade students in Honolulu took on race, privilege, and self-actualization in a podcast posted on Twitter by their teacher.
Morehouse College Honors 3 Valedictorians In Historic Commencement
“Ignore The Haters:” Susan Rice Advocates For Diversity In Commencement Speech
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HEALTH

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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
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Putting your health business in order
A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again, provide…
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Lack Of HIV Treatment Funding In Black America Is Enabling Epidemic Infection Rates
A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.
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90-Day Fibroid Elimination Program May Be Alternative Cure To Help Black Women Defeat The Condition
According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging
Mayor Peduto, Max and Sue Sciullo challenge Pittsburghers to choose organ donation

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Trombone Shorty’
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown.  You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now,…
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AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been…
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Davis: Changing genre of romance books
Ebony Dawn Davis has been a writer since she was 8. Now more than 30 years later, she is getting notoriety for her inimitable voice…
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Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
    You and your girls are birds of a feather. You flock together, preen together, share your nest when needed and, while you happily…
‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips
Michael Eric Dyson Discusses New Book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama & The Politics Of Race In America”

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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Ciara Held Fashion’s Night Out During The 2016 Billboard Music Awards And Failed 71.4% Of The Looks
A critique: Ciara turned the Billboard Music Awards into her very own prom and illustrated to the world she is in a style rut.
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Best of the ‘Billboard Music Awards 2016’ red carpet
               
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14 Surprising Celebrity Trump Endorsements
Trump is expected to be officially nominated in July at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Adrienne Bailon shares loving message to Israel Houghton on his 45th birthday
The couple seem to have weathered all the drama, and are genuinely enjoying each others company.
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Terrence Howard prepares for another baby with wife, Mira Pak
In addition to having roles in three television shows at the same time —with Empire being his most popular— the 47-year-old is now preparing for his fifth child.
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Arizona reporter arrested for defecating in yard while on assignment
The woman who called the police said this could have all been avoided if Lowe would have asked to use her bathroom instead.
Kim Kardashian West explains oversharing with pregnancy test Snapchat
10 Black Donald Trump supporters

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