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Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that…
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Why some Pittsburgh-area school districts choose to raise property taxes and others don’t
A nice home in a good school district. If that comes with high property taxes, well, it’s just part of the deal, right? What if…
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Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace
Children of all ages participated in the Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace earlier this month. The youth marched through the North Side to…
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Gwen’s Girls still making girl magic
A year into her role as the new executive director of Gwen’s Girls, the organization founded by her mother, the late Gwendolyn J. Elliott, Kathi…
Police prepare for ‘Back to School Highway Safety Initiative’
Multiple mural projects brighten neighborhoods

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Black Males Killed In Vast Majority Of Chicago Police Shootings
Data analysis found that the vast majority of those shot by Chicago police are Black males. In most cases, the officers claimed they feared for their lives.
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2 Chicago men charged in shooting of NBA star Wade’s cousin
CHICAGO (AP) — Two brothers who were on parole for prior criminal activity have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of the…
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Dallas police squelch critics, questions about sniper attack
DALLAS (AP) — The day after five Dallas officers were killed by a sniper, the city’s police chief described the men as “guardians” of democracy,…
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‘4 kids lost their mom for no reason:’ Dwyane Wade’s cousin gunned down In Chicago
Dwyane Wade‘s cousin was shot and killed in Chicago Friday afternoon while pushing her 3-week-old baby girl in a stroller on the city’s South Side, reports the New York Daily News, precipitating the latest outcry against gun violence in a city wracked by violence. https://twitter.com/Robin42CD/status/769528602895396864 Nykea Aldridge, 32, a mother of four, was gunned down as she walked to […]
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Philando Castile’s High School Classmates Raise Over $25,000 For Scholarship
The scholarship will go to an underprivileged Central High School student who plans to study education or child development.
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Parents Heartbroken After Hospital Disconnects 2-Year-Old Son From Life Support
A California mother and father are devastated after a hospital reportedly removed their 2-year-old son from life support last week following a long legal battle. Officials at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles removed Israel Stinson, 2, from life support on Thursday after a judge upheld the decision, writes the Los Angeles Times. The child’s parents,Jonee Fonseca and Nathaniel […]
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July
Artist named to make the Martin Luther King statue at Georgia Capitol
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ENTERTAINMENT

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2016 MTV VMAs Top Moments: Beyonce Smashed A Camera; Kanye West Shouts Out Amber Rose & More
The 2016 MTV VMAs went all out to top last year’s show, and it delivered some major moments that could not be missed. But if you did, we have a few highlights from the show!   Work, Work, Work Rihanna kicked got the party started with a cotton candy extravaganza, mashing up some of her […]
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Al Roker’s outburst over Ryan Lochte’s lies reportedly draws censure from NBC
While many gave a mental high-five when NBC weatherman Al Roker went in on American swimmer Ryan Lochte for his sketchy tale about being robbed…
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Author Erica Dixon talks about leaving ‘LHHATL,’ writing new children’s book series
                   
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Black men just unified to show love for Leslie Jones
To show even more solidarity, @BlakeDontCrack created the hashtag #BlackMenSupportLeslie.
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Aisha Hinds cast as Harriet Tubman in ‘Underground’ drama
NEW YORK (AP) — Harriet Tubman hasn’t just been chosen to appear on the new $20 bill. She’ll also be playing a major role in…
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Mariah Carey Serenades Martin Lawrence In The Most Awkward Way
There's no man Mariah Carey can't serenade, or at least attempt to serenade, during a concert.
Brandy Will Not Be Participating In The #SoGoneChallenge Anytime Soon
Salim And Mara Brock-Akil Have A Major Project Coming To Television

SPORTS

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Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Letting his hair go au natural and sprinting between drills as usual, Colin Kaepernick took the field Sunday with the…
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Versatile Whitehead eyeing larger role at Pitt
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ With 10 retired jerseys, 105 men on the team and only 99 options, there’s bound to be some duplicate numbers on the…
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Steel Sensations…A few thoughts on Keenan Lewis, Landry Jones and Tomlin’s pre season decisions
Three weeks into the pre-season, the Steelers find themselves at 1-2. It wouldn’t matter if they were 3-0 or 0-3 however as it’s all meaningless,…
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Dwyane Wade Loses Cousin In Tragic Gang-Related Shooting
For Chicago-born and bred basketball star, Dwyane Wade, the violence in his city is a constant source of sadness.
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Column: Solo, Lochte and a look at gender equality after Rio
A triumphant Olympics for the U.S. team — especially all those golden female athletes — has come with some nasty aftershocks, raising more potential questions…
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Pittsburgh RB Conner tops list of notable player comebacks
The most stirring comeback of the college football season already has taken place. Less than a year after his cancer diagnosis, Pittsburgh running back and…
Funniest Rio Olympic memes, tweets
2016 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame inductee Sheryl Swoopes keeps championship attitude

OPINION

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Politicians, mass media and African American communities
I usually find it somewhat amusing to hear American politicians and American political parties as they talk to, or about, African American communities. When you…
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Why are Black Democrats more popular in the GOP than Black Republicans?
If Black Republicans ever want to be taken seriously by the Black community, they have to stop accepting the silly ultimatum being offered by the…
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Child Watch…Children of color need to see themselves in books
Do your children love the books on their summer reading lists? Are your children reading about diverse cultures and books that reflect their experience or…
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Enhancing Black-owned newspapers in the age of social media
The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) salutes the first class of the Discover the Unexpected (DTU) NNPA Journalism Fellowship program and congratulates the students on…
Just Sayin’ …Farewell to the teacher, Rev. Jason Barr
The blow to Martin Luther King Jr.’s other cheek

BUSINESS

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Sola 15206 celebrates one year
On Aug. 6, Sola Salon Studios and the multiple stylists that share that space celebrated their one year anniversary in East Liberty by hosting a…
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Jones leads athletics fundraising at Clarion
Chris Jones has joined Clarion University Foundation Inc. as the director of development for collegiate athletics. In this position, Jones will seek to secure gifts…
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Do debt management plans work?
Nonprofit credit counselors are the good guys in the debt relief industry, which is otherwise full to bursting with lies, scams and sketchy players. That…
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Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. “I could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and…
Largest Black-owned gift company is celebrating its 25th year with 2016 Holiday Fundraiser catalog
90 million consumers save $2.2 billion each year without triple digit interest loans

INTERNATIONAL

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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…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters

LIFESTYLE

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Sola 15206 celebrates one year
On Aug. 6, Sola Salon Studios and the multiple stylists that share that space celebrated their one year anniversary in East Liberty by hosting a…
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Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. “I could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and…
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Lifestyles Report …Stay at Home Tea
In my mind this started out as a story about celebrating a birthday over the Internet. I wanted to let people know how much I…
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Celebration held to help moms share in the joys of breastfeeding
Beachwood, OH (BlackNews.com) — In a joint collaboration to spread the joys of breastfeeding, Loving Moments by Leading Lady partners with the fourth annual Black…
Taraji P. Henson to launch collection with MAC Cosmetics this September
COGIC Vermont, Pittsburgh 22nd Holy Convocation

YOUTH

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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…
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LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
With the overabundance of bad news circulating these days, it’s quite nice to hear something good and truly heart-warming. Fresh off of his NBA Championship win, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James gave back to the city of Ohio in such a fun-filled way.   When word gets out that a celebrity is doing something positive […]
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
Spelman weighs admitting transgender students
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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 …‘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…
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Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
  Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea…
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine
Review: Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga

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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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.
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Drake Went All Out For His No.1 Girl Crush
The rapper who's made no secret of his love for the 28-year-old songstress gave a grand gesture on Friday.
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Donald Glover hosts FX’s ‘Atlanta’ red carpet premiere (photos)
ATLANTA — Donald Glover and FX hosted the national premiere of the station’s new television show “Atlanta” at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. “Atlanta”…
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Verdict Reached In Big Freedia Welfare Fraud Case, No Jail Time + Probation
Reality star and recording artist Big Freedia has spent the last several months dealing with the fallout from a welfare fraud case that positioned the entertainer to owe big bucks. Well today a verdict was finally reached in the case, and let’s just say that Big Freedia has a lot to smile about regarding the […]
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Draya Michele gets slammed for calling her baby ‘ugly’
                    Draya Michele Gets Blasted For Calling Her Baby Son Jru ‘Ugly’
Glam Twinz
Gymnastics’ Gabby Douglas now dubbed ‘#CrabbyGabby’ at Rio Olympics

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