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Allen receives 2015 Geneva College Serving Leader Award
Geneva College is proud to name Judge Cheryl Lynn Allen as the 2015 Geneva College Serving Leader Award recipient for exemplifying the principles of serving…
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Pgh Black Media Federation Vann Media Awards
The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation hosted the 27th Annual Robert L. Vann Awards at the University of Pittsburgh’s O’Hara Student Center Ballroom in Oakland. The…
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City debuts Skyline Terrace
Though sod still needs to be laid on some side yards, and poles still await chain-link fencing, 186 units of new housing now sit above…
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North Side job fair draws solid crowd
Joining forces with North Side Old Timers and Pittsburgh United, Pittsburgh Community Services Inc.’s Workforce Development Department brought 14 of the region’s top employers to…
New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign
Brackney leaving city police for D.C. university post

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Even Feds are raising eyebrows: DOJ to review Cleveland shooting case
Just as we were throwing our hands in the air wondering where and when and from who we might possibly ask for justice after the…
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Bishop T.D. Jakes’ reconciled church looks to close racial divide in the pews
If you want to see segregation in America, all you have to do is go to church every Sunday. Each week, African-Americans go to Black churches,…
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Senate blocks bill that would end NSA data collection
Earlier this month, the House voted to pass the bill that would have ended the NSA data collection that has been on-going since the Patriot…
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Cleveland cop who helped fire 137 shots at unarmed Black couple found not guilty
CLEVELAND – An Ohio cop on trial for killing an unarmed black couple after he and fellow officers fired 137 shots into their car was not guilty of…
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Mom graduates in place of deceased son: ‘I’ll be his legs’
Katherine Jackson, whose teenage son was just killed in a car crash, wore her son’s cap and gown and participated in what would have been…
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Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight
DETROIT (AP) _ Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize White flight, even as Blacks continue to leave for the…
George W. Bush led all U.S. presidents in humanitarian aid to Africa
Atlanta airport expecting 2 million passengers over Memorial weekend
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Jon Bon Jovi breaks out guitar at commencement address
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) _ Rocker Jon Bon Jovi couldn’t resist breaking out a guitar Thursday to help give advice to graduates at Rutgers University’s Camden…
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Louis “Thunder Thumbs” Johnson of The Brothers Johnson, dies at 60 [video]
Louis E. Johnson (pictured right), founding member and one half of funk band The Brothers Johnson who is widely hailed as one of the greatest…
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Review: ‘Poltergeist’ solid remake of haunted house classic
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ It’s infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original.…
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Boosie weighs in on drug use in rap: “everybody gets loaded”
Drug use has at least been partially responsible in the deaths of A$AP Yams, DJ Screw, and Trill Entertainment partner and UGK co-founder Pimp C.…
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50 Cent suing Rick Ross over sex tape
A beef between 50 Cent and Rick Ross widely assumed squashed by many to be squashed may resurface in a courtroom. The two rappers infamously traded vocal…
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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
Taye Diggs jokes about his ‘inner homosexuality’
Raven-Symone’s ridiculous comments may have just landed her the ultimate gig

SPORTS

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Curry: Bringing daughter to interview was a last-minute call
  By OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) _ Stephen Curry knows he may no longer be the biggest star in his family. At least for one day,…
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Former players: NFL teams ‘conspired’ to push painkillers
BALTIMORE (AP) _ Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided…
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Rejuvenated Burnett off to spectacular start in final season
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The fire is still there, churning away somewhere inside A.J. Burnett’s well-tattooed and teenage-thin body. The flames, however, are simply better hidden.…
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SIAC football fan attendance once again leads the country
  Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (S-I-A-C) once again led the NCAA Division II in football attendance last season. The SIAC…
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LeBron and Cavs push Hawks to the brink of elimination in blowout win
ATLANTA — LeBron James resolutely refused to duplicate the mistake he made at the end of the first game of the NBA’s Eastern Conference Finals,…
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Openly gay player Michael Sam to play pro football again
Michael Sam is getting another shot to play pro football. Just not in the NFL. Sam will play in the CFL — the Canadian Football…
At The Finish Line…Where only the truth matters
Smart says ‘Havoc’ style a way of life, not just a copyright

OPINION

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To Be Equal…A message for the Class of 2015
“Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair. / It’s had tacks in it, /And splinters, / And boards torn up, / And places with…
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Biker gang war proves disparities
Part of my daily routine is waking up earlier than I actually need to just so I don’t have to rush into the day. My…
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Islamophobia: An alternative reality
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Somali-born woman’s rights activist, author of The Caged Virgin, Infidel, and Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now is a part of…
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To Tell The Truth…Government and foundation money dictate to us
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated and across this nation there was an outcry, “we’re not going to turn the other cheek anymore.” The…
Legalized torture of prisoners
The scars of Vietnam

BUSINESS

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Brothers In Business: New initiative to launch next generation of Black male entrepreneurs
The U.S. Black Chambers Inc. has launched an initiative to nurture the next generation of young Black male entrepreneurs, with a focus on closing the…
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Lifestyles Report…Beware of emails
How did I get over 700 viruses on my computer? I don’t have the answer, but some of them could have come via emails. Please…
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‘Credit invisible’ Blacks and Latinos
When it comes to consumer finance, traditional lenders usually review credit scores before reaching a decision. In general, the higher a consumer’s credit score is,…
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Appealing an IRS decision
Many people do not know what to do if they disagree with an IRS determination about their taxes. There are options available if you would…
Why US economic growth has disappointed this year
Fraud prevention for seniors

INTERNATIONAL

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Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
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The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
Earlier this month, a United Nations report revealed that French soldiers were forcing young boys in the Central African Republic to perform sexual acts on…
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint
International News Briefs…Putin, in swipe at US, decries ‘unipolar world’ at Victory Day parade

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Beware of emails
How did I get over 700 viruses on my computer? I don’t have the answer, but some of them could have come via emails. Please…
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Fashion Watch on pantyhose…even FLOTUS goes barelegged!
The only time I like to wear pantyhose is in the winter. When the weather warms up it is bare legged all the way. To…
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Black TV personalities break down why Black women aren’t dating Black men
There are endless conversations about black women and relationships, and this time it was brought up on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. He had…
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Homewood AMEZ holds Annual Tea
“She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.” This verse from Proverbs 31:22 graced the cover of the invite and the…
Young, Gifted and Black Awards Luncheon
Brooklyn Restaurant, Sweet Chick’s Biggie-inspired menu is epic & now we’re hungry

GENERATION Y

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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…
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16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate
A young woman from Chicago has conquered the challenge of earning a master’s degree, and now she’s going for her doctorate. You might want to…
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Zendaya takes break from slaying red carpets to graduate high school
Zendaya Coleman not only slays every red carpet her stiletto touches, the Disney star is a young scholar. After her stunning MET Gala appearance, Zendaya…
Man goes from homeless on Skid Row to college grad [video]
CAPA student wins Congressman Doyle’s 2015 Congressional Arts Competition

HEALTH

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26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke
A Los Angeles native is speaking out on the dangerous effects of birth control after she suffered a stroke at the age of 26, ABC reports. In…
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Detroit Gym Teacher Saves Student’s Life By Donating Kidney
#Detroit teacher gives student kidney, new life. http://t.co/mzY9k85Vx4pic.twitter.com/26rGTVZONL — The Detroit News (@detroitnews) May 19, 2015 It’s long been known that teachers can transform and…
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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing Mental Health
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including…
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Healthcare innovation threatens anesthesiologists
New machine cuts sedation costs for routine procedures. New technology could make one of the best-paid medical specialties obsolete. Anesthesiologists, usually the last voice you…
Mudderella is an amazingly messy run for women, by women
Suicides rare in young children; rate edged up in Black boys

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
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Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
You’re tired of having red eyes. You’re tired of crying, too; tired of an empty soul, runny nose, and dry mouth but you know there…
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Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book
The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college…
Cover to Cover…‘Warriors on Horseback’
‘Child, Please:’ Author highlights old-school parenting practices to keep you from wrecking yourself

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Florida teen taken to prom by NFL player dies
Celebrating Khameyea Jennings life who transitioned last night.She &Sen’Derrick Marks blessed us w/this lasting image pic.twitter.com/eXa5GBLT5B — DuvalSports (@DuvalSports) May 22, 2015 Eighteen-year-old Khamayea Jennings,…
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Jason Derulo says it will take ‘a miracle’ for him to want another relationship after Jordin Sparks
Jason Derulo clearly has some bad feelings left over about his ex Jordin Sparks. In an interview with Billboard Mag, he says: “I do get tired…
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Sights from Atlanta Jazz Festival 2015 opening night
Opening night on what is one of the largest “real” jazz summits in the nation, the Atlanta Jazz Festival, popped off with authority with the…
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Kim Kardashian dares her haters to accomplish all she has in her life
Being beautiful is a hard job! Kim Kardashian is tired of people saying she doesn’t have a real job. During an interview with Access Hollywood,…
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Everything we know about Chinx & Stack Bundles’ murders
The world awoke to tragic news early Sunday morning (May 17) when Coke Boys rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens was shot and killed in Jamaica, Queens.…
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Wiz Khalifa thinks Amber Rose is trying to ruin his Vegas #TurnUp
It was all good just a year ago… Wiz Khalifa is worried that Amber Rose is going to blow up his spot in Las Vegas…
Good gawd: Stop what you’re doing & look at Tyson Beckford in a washcloth
Vivica A. Fox almost complimented Kenya Moore, then she said this…

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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