METRO NEWS

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ALCOSAN subcommittee appointed to develop customer assistance program
Pittsburgh – John Weinstein, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, March 25, created a subcommittee of the board to…
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11 Davis brothers accumulate 158 years of military service
When it comes to serving their country the Davis family may have the world’s record. The 11 brothers served 158 years between them. Most are…
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Stop the Violence group to host ‘Celebration of Life’ gala at Rivers Club
Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh will present “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” on April 4, at the Rivers Club, located at 301 Grant St., inside One…
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The March Dignity & Respect Champion is…Kevin Rice
At this year’s 54th Annual World of Wheels Car Show, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, local high school students took first place with…
Muslim Women’s Association holds fundraiser for needy women
Peduto hails decision by ALDI to open store on Penn Avenue in Garfield

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Legendary Black newspaper publisher may get her day in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson was more than two hours late to his own 1984 campaign event at Kansas City’s Municipal…
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TSA agrees to stop racially profiling Black women’s hair
After official complaints from two black women who said they were racially profiled by their “sisterlocks” hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on Thursday…
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Family of slain Nicholas Thomas to meet with Smyrna police chief
The family of Nicholas Taft Thomas, the unarmed man shot and killed by Smyrna Police, are set to meet with the chief of Smyrna Police…
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Celebrities help legendary Congressman John Lewis celebrate 75th birthday
ATLANTA — John Lewis was yanked from the ranks of obscurity on a rural Alabama farm and catapulted to international icon status because he defied…
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Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally…
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Black Women’s Roundtable releases 2015 Report on Black Women in the U.S
Black Women in the United States, 2015, continues the Black Women’s Roundtable’s (BWR) annual inquiry into the challenges and triumphs of Black women across the…
7 shot, including Ala. A&M students, at Florida Spring Break house party
Southern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation
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ENTERTAINMENT

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After 20 years, there are still unreleased Tupac works on the way
A batch of previously unreleased works from Tupac Shakur is on the horizon thanks to a deal Afeni Shakur struck with JAM Inc. back in…
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Chrissy Teigen & Ludacris team up to host Billboard Music Awards
Chrissy Teigen and Ludacris will team up to co-host this year’s Billboard Music Awards, set to take place May 17 in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand…
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50 Cent Clowns French Montana And Diddy… Montana Fires Back
50 Cent and French Montana used Instagram as a platform for their jokes this weekend. The two rappers aimed at one another with bars and photos. 50 posted…
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One Direction Fans, We’ve Been There: 5 Of Rap’s Biggest Break-Ups
Late last week, One Direction‘s Zayn Malik announced his departure from the hugest boy band on the planet, leaving fans around the world gobsmacked and many teary-eyed. Speaking…
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Here’s why Trevor Noah is a good replacement for Jon Stewart
Ever since Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in February, everyone’s been wondering who would take over his beloved seat.…
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34 Kids By 17 Women & Now A Reality Show: Why It Might Work
It’s no surprise that there would be backlash and outrage over the OWN network giving Jay Williams, the Atlanta man with 34 kids by 17…
‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ cast speak about explosive reunion show
Willow Smith Is All Grown Up At BET’s “Black Girls Rock!”

SPORTS

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Inside Conditions…Till death do we part?
Most of the basketball aficionados’ have probably chewed, digested and regurgitated the information  that I am preparing to offer by now but I think “chewing…
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Grammy-winner 2Chainz inspires Hawks to conferene-clinching win against Heat
ATLANTA — With a final score of 99-86, the Atlanta Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last night at Philips…
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Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
CLEVELAND (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn’t panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame…
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Why media’s clumsy coverage of LBGT athletes Is counterproductive
Today, I woke up to my Twitter TL collectively rolling their eyes at Michael Sam. I was surprised, not because they were annoyed by the…
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Michael Jordan still has his fadeaway jumper at 52 years old
Forbes recently estimated former NBA great Michael Jordan’s net worth at over a billion dollars, making him part of a select group of black billionaires.…
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The moments we want and expect from Wrestlemania 31
Wrestlemania: The Super Bowl of sports entertainment. There’s nothing quite like it, and in some respects it truly is the greatest Pay Per View spectacle…
2Chainz performs during Hawks victory; plays horse with Dominique Wilkins
Inside Floyd Mayweather’s camp, where the cars are clean

OPINION

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Fighting for a more inclusive pulpit
African American pulpits across our nation are standing steadfast in condemning the continuous brutality and injustice against Black lives, as it plays out on American…
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Keisha Knight Pulliam works to make sure all kids have quality education
I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our…
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Mitt Romney’s shocking statement about Blacks
Katie Couric:  “You said if you were to have run this time [for president] it would have been a very different campaign, how so?  How…
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Looking Beyond Ferguson, Mo.
The lack of respect for a Black man’s life, rights and contributions became infused into the nation’s national spirit and codified in the legal and…
Blackonomics…Caught between Barack and a hard place
To Be Equal…Inequity in education funding shortchanges America’s future

BUSINESS

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Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a…
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Here’s how Jay Z’s TIDAL will steal you from Spotify
What once seemed like an uphill battle for Jay Z’s new streaming service TIDAL now looks like an industry takeover. Last night Jay Z took…
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WealthyU: Avoid top 5 money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans
America’s Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the top money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans and how to avoid…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Connecting with businesses in Colombia – Part 1
Where do I begin to tell the story of our trade mission to the beautiful nation of Colombia? It had been in the planning stage…
NBC News’ boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC
Nielsen examines spending power of Black super consumers

INTERNATIONAL

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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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…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans

LIFESTYLE

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9 Fool-Proof Tips For Applying False Eyelashes
I’ve realized that no matter how hard I try, false lashes and I are not friends. I spend hours in front of my mirror trying to…
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GET THE LOOK: How To Perfectly Mix Black & White Stripes Like Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae wearing black and white is nothing new but when she mixes prints and wears a skirt, you must take notice. The songstress hit…
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Easter-inspired manicures
The first full week of spring has just concluded and Easter is only a week away, thus the inspiration behind the color-rich nails popping off…
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Fashion Watch on Sorority Fashion
When you are heading to a themed event what do you do? The first thought is to go with the theme. At the recent Omega…
Ask Alma…Long Distant Lover
Alicia Watkins goes from homeless veteran to student at Harvard

GENERATION Y

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Transgender activist & homecoming king tragically commits suicide
18-year-old Blake Brockington died after an apparent suicide last Monday. Brockington was crowned homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School, where he attended last year, making…
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Michelle Obama delivers encouraging message to young women during “Black Girls Rock!”
BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! featured some of the best representations of Black women in today’s culture, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved that Black…
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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
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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,…
BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick

HEALTH

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Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
If junk food is your jump off, but you’re trying to stay lean and clean, then you are going to love this beauties. Even if…
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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…
For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]
Batch becomes a partner in health

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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Being Mary Jane’s ‘Cutty Buddy’ Is Our #MCM & We Don’t Care Who Knows! [PHOTOS]
Gabrielle Union’s character, Mary Jane Paul on the BET hit TV show, “Being Mary Jane“ surprised us all when she ended up over a chocolate…
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Claudia Jordan’s long list of ex-lovers and boyfriends
Now that Claudia Jordan has been reportedly been made a full-time “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, more scrutiny has been paid to her personal…
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Azealia Banks & Fox News’ Eric Bolling clash on Twitter
Azealia Banks  has found a new person to beef with these days. The Harlem rapper winded up in the cross hairs of Fox News pundit…
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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose reportedly reconcile thanks to a song
Things haven’t exactly been amicable since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa filed for divorce in late 2014. Rose accused Wiz of cheating on her with…
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Iyanla Vanzant tries and fails to fix Karrueche Tran’s life
Mere moments into her edition of “Iyanla Exclusive,” Karrueche Tran, answered the question I and many others wondered: Why in the hell would she elect…
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Destiny’s Child reunited at Gospel Stellar Awards Saturday night
Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams haven’t released an album together as Destiny’s Child since 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled. But Saturday night, at the Stellar…
TMZ Reports Karrine Steffans Lied About Darius McCrary Abuse Claims
Black Twitter Snatches Raven-Symoné For Her “Every Continent In Africa” Comment

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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