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Community Calendar 9-2-15
    Appreciation Luncheon SEPT. 5—Purpose of Life will host its 2nd Annual Appreciation Luncheon from 12-5 p.m. at the Monroeville DoubleTree Convention Center Hotel,…
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Police investigate stabbing in Allentown
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police is investigating a stabbing that occurred in Allentown earlier this afternoon. Zone 3 Officers responded to the…
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Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden will be marking the Labor Day holiday in Pittsburgh. The office of the vice president announced Monday that…
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Back-to-school preparations often exclude vaccines in PA
Only a small percentage of Pennsylvania families claim an exemption to the state’s vaccination requirements. The much larger problem is that many children are not…
Poll: Toomey faring well, legislators get blame for tardy budget
2 waive hearings, to court in Pittsburgh barbershop slaying

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Gov. Deal wants to spend $50 more on pre-K programs
Early childhood education connoisseurs back Gov. Deal’s bold proposal to spend $50 million to halt the trend of Georgia’s pre-kindergarten programs that increased class sizes and cut…
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Atlanta Streetcar announces new leadership
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Streetcar has suffered a bumpy ride in its embryonic stages. But it hopes to make things smoother with the influx of…
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Bill O’Reilly threatens to put #BlackLivesMatter “out of business”
Calling it a "hate group," conservative Fox News host Bill O'Reilly on Monday pledged to dismantle the Black Lives Matter movement.
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#BlackLivesMatter rejects political endorsements after Dems back movement
The Black Lives Matter network has disavowed an endorsement by the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
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Mom fears missing 14-year-old lured away by predator claiming to be model “talent scout”
14-year-old Sanise Diamonique Hall left her mother a note on the morning she disappeared hinting that she would be in Florida.
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#CopsGoneWild: Black man pulled over by Ohio cop for making “direct eye contact”
John Felton, an African-American man from Detroit, was pulled over by an Ohio police officer for making “direct eye contact” with him.
Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
Lovin’ It! Here are 5 of the summer’s most positive news stories
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Tinashe sweats and strikes the pose for “Bet + Feels Like Vegas” video
Like The Weeknd, Tinashe is well on her way to making that transition from starlett with a small following to mainstream sensation. “2 On” was her intro and Aquarius made…
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Bond author sorry for saying Idris Elba ‘too street’ for 007
 LONDON (AP) — The author of the new James Bond novel apologized on Tuesday after he said that British actor Idris Elba is “too street”…
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Drake and Majid Jordan hit the club for the “My Love” video
After his Meek Mill slander, Drake decided to return to woeful nightlife crooning with Majid Jordan in the video for summer’s slept-on “My Love.” The video comes directed by Common Good,…
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Sanaa Lathan says recent success of movies with Black casts not “a freak thing”
Sanaa Lathan gave her candid opinions about the way Black actors are regarded in Hollywood.
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Rick Ross connects with the-dream for ‘Money Dance’
On Monday (Aug. 31) , Rick Ross had the game on tilt when he released “Foreclosure.” After a tumultuous summer consisting of drama, it appears…
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5 reasons to watch HBO’s ballers
HBO’s new football comedy Ballers follows in the footsteps of the network’s other series like Entourage and even How to Make It In America, and it strikes the same notes in the…
Will Smith’s latest film exposes the truth about concussions in the NFL
Check out the trailer for Will Smith’s NFL-inspired film, ‘Concussion’

SPORTS

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Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype
Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer…
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Appeal denied, Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The list of key players the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to do without early in the 2015 season keeps growing. Add second-year…
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UCLA football star Ishmael Adams arrested for allegedly robbing Uber driver
Ishmael Adams, a starting cornerback for the UCLA football team, has been arrested for allegedly stealing an Uber driver's cell phone.
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Check out the trailer for Will Smith’s NFL-inspired film, ‘Concussion’
Let’s be honest: Will Smith hasn’t had a great movie in awhile. Focus fell flat and After Earth was a dismal attempt to reunite father and son…
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Pirates’ Burnett takes a step closer to return
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is hopeful of returning to the rotation by mid-September following a 71-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. The 38-year-old…
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Black head coaches don’t get second chances
  As kickoff for the 2015 college football season nears, only 11 of the 128 FBS head coaches are African American – a paltry 8.6…
Steel Sensations…Next man up
Inside Conditions…Quadruple Jeopardy

OPINION

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Can Hillary survive email controversy?
(NNPA)—If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for…
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The illusion of inclusion in the Republican Party
I want my readers to fully understand why I criticize my party when it comes to their total lack of engagement with the Black community. …
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Ask Alma…My best friend is marrying ‘wicked witch of the North”
Dear Alma, This is a question about my best friend. He and I have been best friends forever and we are just that – friends.…
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Debates let voters compare candidate’ qualifications
I am very pleased to learn of the Democrats’ plan to hold a series of six debates from October of this year until March of…
Our White liberal conundrum
Blackonomics…Are you having fun with today’s politics?

BUSINESS

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Atlanta Streetcar announces new leadership
ATLANTA – The Atlanta Streetcar has suffered a bumpy ride in its embryonic stages. But it hopes to make things smoother with the influx of…
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Coal company’s dark money donations revealed
Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal companies in the United States with major operations in Pennsylvania, funded various pro-coal and climate change denial…
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Review…2016 Sedona SX Limited a sophisticated people hauler
DETROIT – It was amazing. Our mail carrier dropped off some unwanted bills and before she got to the next house, the vehicle parked in…
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Motivational speaker Willie Jolley shares 7 secrets to making a comeback
To help many of those struggling through their own personal setbacks, Jolley offered seven secrets to help engineer a comeback.
Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
Cumulus Media uses bogus test to discriminate against Blacks

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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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.
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25 Memes That’ll Make You Want To Vote For Kanye West In 2020
Kanye West has done it again. Every few months, the mega rap star manages to grab the headlines for completely non-music related reasons. And the…
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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild

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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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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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…
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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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Ne-Yo getting SLAMMED for having new baby with wife, after convincing ex Monyetta Shaw to burn her tubes
R&B crooner and producer Ne-Yo was getting buried under an avalanche of harsh criticism and hate after he made the announcement that he and his…
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Jay Z joins Instagram & almost immediately quits
Jay Z hopped into the Instagram game for a minute to say something really important before deciding it just wasn’t for him. We were a little surprised to find out that Jay Z is about the social media life. Hov has always seemed to be a pretty private guy, letting his music give fans an […]
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Best of MTV VMA 2015 Red Carpet
LOS ANGELES — The 2015 MTV VMA Awards was already electrified before anyone got to the City of Angels because of the three-way catfight between…
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K. Michelle declares love of White men: ‘I’m not really into Black men’
When most people make the decision to switch teams in the dating game, they don’t make a public pronouncement and accompanying ceremony. But that’s not…
Karrueche responds to Chris Brown’s threats on Marques Houston for complimenting her
Mariah Carey vacations with new beau while engagement rumors swirl

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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