METRO NEWS

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UPMC recognizes its partners in promoting diversity and inclusion
As noted by the personal mantra of Candi Castleberry-Singleton, “There’s power in the ampersand,” more can be accomplished when the various communities and organizations work…
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54 of 64 homicides Black lives—All of August’s victims Black
With its total of 64 homicides thus far in 2015, eight of them taking place during the month of August, Allegheny County has had fewer…
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Allegheny Health Network takes over jail medical care
  As of midnight, Sept.1, Allegheny Health Network began providing medical care to inmates at the Allegheny County Jail. Allegheny County Manager William McCain briefed…
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ALCOSAN launches “Flush Cleveland” campaign in Open House Competition:
September 19 events at both cities’ wastewater treatment plants offer Pittsburghers an opportunity to Beat the Browns Pittsburgh – On Thursday, September 3 from 5…
Infant fatally shot in Fineview
Community Calendar 9-2-15

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Prosecutor: Church shooting suspect to face death penalty
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The White man accused of killing nine Black churchgoers in what authorities said was a racially motivated crime during Bible study…
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Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to…
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12 Black and Latino NYPD officers say they’re being punished for bucking arrest quotas
The cops allege a backlash after refusing to carry out quotas for tickets, summons or arrests made in predominantly Black and Latino areas
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#BlackLivesMatter activist responds to Bill O’Reilly’s vow to put them “out of business”
Activist Erika Totten joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss O'Reilly putting the #BlackLivesMatter movement "out of business."
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TV One/RolandSMartin.com Poll: 72 percent of Black parents favor Charter Schools
Cornell Belcher discusses polling data showing that 72 percent of Black parents favor charter schools.
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Most Trump supporters believe Obama Is a Muslim not born in U.S.; Clinton unveils anti-substance abuse plan
A poll released Tuesday shows a large swath of Republicans voters believe President Obama is indeed Muslim and was born outside of the
Roland Martin urges Bill O’Reilly to “shut the hell up” over vow to shut down #BlackLivesMatter
LGBT Institute’s grand opening at Center for Civil and Human Rights
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Director defends Taylor Swift’s music video of whitewashing
NEW YORK (AP) _ The director of Taylor Swift’s new music video is defending the singer after some claimed she whitewashed her video based in…
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The Whispers rock Black Family Reunion stage
Soul music group, The Whispers are celebrating its 50 years in the music business by touring across the country. The group made a stop in…
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What would ‘really’ happen if Kanye West became president?
There are quite a few questionable moments that took place during this year’s 2015 MTV Video Music Awards. However, it’s safe to say that the…
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Fox News’ Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro for naming toy rodent after her
Fox News' Harris Faulkner launched a lawsuit against toy company Hasbro, Inc. over a doll that bore her name and supposed likeness.
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10 upcoming Black biopics to get excited about
Following the success of Straight Outta Compton, many moviegoers are looking forward to see some of the stories of other famous folks on the big…
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Janet Jackson will drop her new album ‘Unbreakable’ next month
Janet Jackson isn’t playing any games. The pop icon’s comeback has been well documented by the release of some new music and a world tour.…
Nickelodeon ready to bring back our favorite dhows
Congrats! J.Cole’s ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ Goes Platinum

SPORTS

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Generation NEXT: Ionie Banner knows what it takes to succeed
Ionie Virginia Banner is only 16 years old, but already has a clear understanding of what it takes to succeed. “Whenever I’m faced with the…
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Overtime…Nominees for 2nd Annual 2015 City League All-Sports Hall of Fame Inductions
:10—SPECIAL EDITION—ATTENTION! ATTENTION! ATTENTION! After six months of painstaking deliberation, here are the final “78” nominees for the 2nd Annual 2015 Pittsburgh City League All-Sports…
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A true scholar-athlete: Venus Williams earns degree in Business Administration
Tennis phenom Venus Williams can add a new achievement to her resume: Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration
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Funniest Tom Brady memes after beating Roger Goodell in ‘Deflategate’ suspension
NEW YORK — The only thing that wound up getting deflated in a New York federal courthouse was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell oversized ego. Tom…
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Tom Brady beats NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on ‘Deflategate’; suspension removed
NEW YORK — Tom Brady does not play defense, but he has just sacked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on the infamous “Deflategate” controversy, as a judge…
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Animal activists targeting Vick at Steelers preseason game
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Animal activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the Pittsburgh Steelers last preseason game on Thursday to protest the signing of quarterback…
Westinghouse High School assistant coach on leave after student injury
Queen Serena in Grand Slam goddess mode

OPINION

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Bill’s Lies Matter: Roland Martin’s Talking Points Memo on #BlackLivesMatter controversy
Thursday morning on TV One, Roland Martin offered his own version of O'Reilly's Talking Points Memo detailing why "Bill's Lies Matter."
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Field Negro: Land of the free and the home of the gun
*”My dogs getting put down every day out there Mr. B. It’s crazy.” That’s what a client I visited in one of Philly’s  prisons told me over the weekend. He…
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Remembering the scope of Katrina
(NNPA)—There will be many remembrances written in light of the 10th anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. There are a few points I would like…
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Double standard when covering violent tragedies
(NNPA)—It’s sad enough when a violent crime mesmerizes the nation—such as the murder of nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church, a fleeing Walter…
Can Hillary survive email controversy?
Is current GOP the party of White men?

BUSINESS

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Blackonomics…Black business figures don’t lie
(NNPA)—Taken every five years and published in phases over two or three years, the Economic Census of Black-owned businesses has finally been released.  It contains…
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Area restaurant expands into Bloomfield community
Throughout the city there are hundreds of restaurants and eateries offering various types and styles of food and cuisine. For nearly a decade, one food…
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A call for fair and equal access to financial services
(NNPA)—On Aug. 1, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization began a journey that will cover 860 miles and last 40 days and 40…
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Fox News’ Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro for naming toy rodent after her
Fox News' Harris Faulkner launched a lawsuit against toy company Hasbro, Inc. over a doll that bore her name and supposed likeness.
Atlanta looking for its first Urban Agriculture Director
Business Calendar

INTERNATIONAL

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Rescued Chibok girls use GoFundMe.com to attend college in U.S.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the…
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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review

LIFESTYLE

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Style Stalking: See Jill Scott’s Best Looks
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Rev. Dr. Grigsby featured preacher at Shiloh’s revival
Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., in Homewood, hosted its August Revival. Every Wednesday in August, Shiloh worshiped with the theme “Revive Us…
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Church Circuit 9-2-15
Macedonia Baptist Church     SEPT. 2—Macedonia Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 2225 Bedford Ave., Hill District, will host its Code R.E.D.D. (Recruit, Equip, Deploy, Develop) Revival…
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10-year-old girl holds conference to teach others to be more confident
Olivia Allen, not yet even a middle schooler, is spreading her #blackgirlmagic all over her neighborhood as a budding philanthropist and role model for her peers.
25 Memes That’ll Make You Want To Vote For Kanye West In 2020
10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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National Minority Prostate Cancer Association Launches ‘Check It & Correct It’ Campaign
  ATLANTA –  The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association will host its “Check It & Correct It” weekend in September to raise awareness about the…
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Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says
Stud finds that for Blacks nationally, heart age was 11 years greater than actual age. The gap was much smaller for Whites and Hispanics. NEW…
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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try

Cover To Cover

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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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Best of Luda Day Weekend in Atlanta
ATLANTA — Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges is unarguably one of the most charitable and giving rappers in the history of the genre. The depth and breadth…
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Gucci Mane is writing an autobiography
The most troubled have the most captivating life stories. Gucci Mane has always been able to capture his own story with a pen and pad, but now…
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Cavs’ Iman Shumpert confirms if Teyana Taylor is pregnant
  Cleveland Cavaliers reserve forward Iman Shumpert has finally come forward to answer what has been swirling around cyberspace for the past few months: that…
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Donald Trump is ready to run against Kanye West for President
After Kanye West delivered a mesmerizing speech during the MTV VMAs, everyone relished at the possible thought of him one day running for president. While…
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Safaree Samuels covers up his tattoo of Nicki Minaj
Safaree isn’t having a great 2015. After watching Nicki Minaj‘s super public relationship with Meek Mill, Safaree has been taking a lot of L’s. His lackluster diss lacked…
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Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is ‘Too Street’ To Play James Bond
People really want Idris Elba to play James Bond. We’ve told you this time and time and time again. But the actor has said that’s…
Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Ne-Yo getting SLAMMED for having new baby with wife, after convincing ex Monyetta Shaw to burn her tubes

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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