METRO NEWS

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2 waive hearings, to court in Pittsburgh barbershop slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Two men will stand trial in the robbery-slaying of a man who allegedly sold synthetic marijuana out of his Pittsburgh barbershop. The…
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Robbery arrest made in East Liberty
PITTSBURGH, PA – One man was arrested after a robbery in East Liberty. According to the investigation, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Stewart Townsend, 25 of Highland…
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Group receives EPA funds to assist in area revitalization
  The term partnership was the word of the day Monday, Aug. 24 during the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s check presentation held at the Homewood…
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Animal rescue group protests Steelers’ signing of Vick
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Animal rescue activists in Pittsburgh are reacting to the Steelers’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick. The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife…
Local Elks club: School’s ‘Girls Gone Wild’ event is ruse
Homewood Community Day celebration promotes peace, unity

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Randall Kerrick: Officer who killed Jonathan Ferrell will not face retrial
Randall Kerrick, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer who gunned down Jonathan Ferrell while the unarmed man was seeking help following a car accident on September 14,…
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Boosting child tax cedit would lift poor Black children out of poverty
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Reforms proposed to the Child Tax Credit by the Center for American Progress could help to reduce poverty in children younger than…
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Black male enrollment declines in med schools
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’…
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U.S. Marines’ First Black Pilot, Gen. Frank Peterson, Dies At 83
Frank Peterson, the U.S. Marines' first Black pilot, has died at age 83. Petersen joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 as a seaman apprentice
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Subway knew of Jared Fogle’s interest in children in 2008, and did nothing
Subway acted as it was shocked and horrified by the recent revelations that its former spokesperson, Jared Fogle, was involved in child pornography and engaged…
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While 2016 candidates point fingers on cause of TV news shooting, real mental health crisis brews
On-air shootings of TV journalists spur debate on whether guns or mental health are to blame.
New Orleans charter school revolution: 10 years after Katrina
NEWS ANALYSIS…GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Omari Jazz is as abstract as his art
The first thing you notice about Omari Jazz, aside from his perfectly shaped afro that would make any natural girl jealous, is his tendency to…
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Kyle Jean-Baptiste: History-making Broadway star dies in tragic accident
Emerging Broadway star Kyle Jean-Baptiste died yesterday evening (Aug. 28) after reportedly accidentally falling from a fire escape, Playbill.com reports. According to BroadwayWorld.com, the accident…
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New Orleans bative Dee-1 reflects 10 years later: ‘I started dealing hope after Katrina’ [exclusive]
Rapper Dee-1 shares his reflections on the events and aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on his hometown city, New Orleans.  I only started rapping because of…
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Kanye West will perform ‘808s & Heartbreak’ in full in one-time show
Kanye West‘s two most divisive albums are 808s & Heartbreak and Yeezus. The former ranks in the lower half of West’s solo discography, but it’s wide-ranging influence…
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Stream music from ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ season two soundtrack
In case you forgot, Cam Calloway is a grown-ass man. That’s the theme of the second season of the STARZ comedy hit, Survivor’s Remorse. The…
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Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut ‘incredible’
NEW YORK (AP) _ The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland…
Bridgewater celebrates New Orleans on Katrina anniversary
MTV VMAs 2015: The biggest robberies in award show history

SPORTS

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Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can’t really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers…
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Vick shows no signs of rust in preseason debut against Buffalo
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan said it’s finally time to select the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback after EJ Manuel made a case to…
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Vincent penalty steers Hounds to huge win in Louisville
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds moved back into the USL playoff spots Saturday night with a 1-0 win against highflying Louisville City at Slugger…
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Pitt back James Conner looking to become finished product
 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior James Conner shed some weight in the offseason in hopes of shedding more tacklers this fall. Conner was the ACC…
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Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times
MIAMI (AP) _ Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he…
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Longtime Saints recall the team’s role in Katrina recovery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone.…
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
Steelers rookies trying to find niche in new spots

OPINION

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Child Watch…It’s hard to be what you can’t see
As a new school year starts, many parents are making sure their children have the right supplies from their back-to-school lists and double-checking their courses…
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To Tell The Truth…Good people loved the Democrats too much
I have spent roughly an equal time registered in the Republican and Democrat Party. One of my favorite statements is: upon leaving the Republican Party…
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To Be Equal…Remembering Julian Bond, a giant among giants
“The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. He advocated not just for African Americans, but…
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Bipartisan effort to reform the criminal justice system
Whenever I have an opportunity to rejoin the transformational activities of the civil rights organization that was founded and led by the Dr. Martin Luther…
#Katrina10: The apology New Orleans’ fired teachers never received
A hate crime is a hate crime no matter the color of the perpetrator

BUSINESS

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AK Strong Chamber kicking off entrepreneur program for high school students
The Alle Kiski Strong Chamber will be kicking off a Young Entrepreneur Program on Tuesday, September 15, with an informational session starting at 6 p.m.…
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Review…2015 Alfa Romeo 4C new player in the luxury performance game
DETROIT – Where to begin? The 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C was just different. This Italian- made pocket rocket is the first of a slew of…
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Congress should be ashamed of push to roll back discriminatory protection in auto finance
When it comes to public policy, most citizens tend to think in terms of what government can accomplish on their behalf. Multiple civil rights laws…
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Social Security question and answer
Question: I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but haven’t received it yet. When should I expect to receive my new card?…
More Black denials than access to mortgages
Are small Black businesses too Black for the ‘new’ Detroit?

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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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready. We caught up with the reality star and picked her makeup bag for secrets. Get into Malaysia’s hair […]
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100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild
With a city Of Pittsburgh proclamation and a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, and numerous letters of congratulations, the Harriet Tubman Guild celebrated 100 years,…
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Style Week 2015 honors PGH’S fashion leaders (Photos)
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2
WealthyU: How to save money while back to school shopping

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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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…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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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…
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Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black…
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer
Cover to Cover…‘Destiny’

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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Karrueche responds to Chris Brown’s threats on Marques Houston for complimenting her
Karrueche Tran has had it with being treated like a piece of property in Chris Brown’s expansive female portfolio, and she has fired back by…
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Mariah Carey vacations with new beau while engagement rumors swirl
Could Mariah Carey be getting married again? There’s a distinct possibility that her whirlwind romance with Australian billionaire James Packer could be turning serious! The filthy rich lovebirds have been traveling all over the place doing fabulous things like wealthy people do. However, E! News reports that this might be shaping up to more than […]
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Kanye West’s evolution from dropout kid to KimYe King
We all know Kanye West is the style god, and he’s been known to have the most beautiful women on his arm. Let’s see how…
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Zendaya dismisses critics who called her parents ugly
You don’t want it with Zendaya Coleman! She’ll shut you down in the classiest way possible and shame you at the same time. She might make you question the entire way you see the world. Zendaya just continues to remind us why she is simply one of our faves! The young star has an incredible […]
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Terri Vaughn, Lisa Wu, Brad James at ‘Girlfriends Getaway 2’ premiere in Atlanta
ATLANTA — Terri J. Vaughn seized control of the premiere party of “Girlfriend Getaway 2” much the way she did in her role as the hilarious hostage…
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‘Married to Medicine’ star arrested for beating husband with a spoon, stabbing herself
A star of “Married to Medicine” will no longer be married after a fracas at her home where she beats her husband with a spoon and…
Russell Westbrook is going to get hitched
Common has no hard feelings about Drake and Serena Williams

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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