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Hundreds join with YWCA at CCAC to ‘Stand Against Racism’
Clyde Pickett, special assistant to the president for Diversity and Inclusion at Community College of Allegheny County, returned to his alma mater three weeks ago…
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Election races went largely as predicted
Just as he did in 2014, challenger William Anderson received a mere 10 percent of the votes incumbent state Rep. Ed Gainey, D- East Liberty,…
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Rebuilding homes and lives in Pittsburgh
On April 30, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh celebrated National Rebuilding Month by providing free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners—primarily senior citizens, persons with disabilities,…
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Community Calendar
Workforce Experience Program THROUGH JUNE 30—The Urban League of Pittsburgh’s Work Experience program has 38 out-of-school youth, ages 16 to 24, available for five hours…
Pittsburgh’s pension investments faltered in 2015
Pittsburgh schools to hold workshop on transgender plan

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Utah Teacher Punished For Using N-Word In Class
A Utah school district punishes a White teacher for using the N-word during a history class. The teacher said he meant no harm in using the word to explain its meaning before showing students the film 'Glory.'
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CBC Message To America: UP Initiative Looks To Arm Urban Communities With Jobs And Economic Opportunities Instead Of Guns
Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-IL) delivers this week’s Congressional Black Caucus Message to America focusing on how increasing economic opportunities in urban communities can reduce gun violence in America. Kelly’s new collaborative initiative, UP or otherwise known as the Urban Progress initiative was established to reduce gun violence by increasing opportunities and building strong a strong coalition at the […]
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Georgia Teacher Accused Of Hanging Special Needs Student By Belt
A Georgia grandmother is demanding answers after her grandson with special needs was allegedly found hanging by his belt from the chalkboard as a form of punishment administered by his teacher, reports the New York Daily News. Tracy Davis says the principal at Shoal Creek Elementary School in Conyers, Georgia found the 5-year-old in the disturbing […]
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Presidential Race Pivots To General Election After Indiana Primaries
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won their party’s respective primary contests Tuesday night in Indiana. Trump’s win forced Ted Cruz to announce he will be suspending his campaign for the Republican Party’s presidential nomination. Here’s a look at the latest Republican delegate count: Donald Trump: 1053 delegates Ted Cruz: 572 delegates John Kasich: 156 delegates 1,237 delegates are needed […]
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President Obama To Visit Flint Amid The Water Crisis
At the height of Flint’s water crisis, nearly 9,000 children had been exposed to lead from drinking contaminated water. Mayor Karen Weaver reported an estimated 5,000 homes were in need of lead pipe replacements. President Barack Obama signed an emergency disaster declaration in January, ordering federal aid in conjunction with volunteer efforts on the ground, but it was only set […]
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Prosecutors Decide Not To Charge Cops In The 2013 Tasing Of Linwood Lambert
Halifax, Virginia County Prosecutor Tracy Quackenbush decided not to charge the police officers involved in the death of Linwood Lambert. Lambert was tased nearly twenty times while in handcuffs and leg shackles before he died in custody of the South Boston, Virginia Police Department in May of 2013. According to an autopsy, Lambert’s cause of death was listed as “acute cocaine intoxication.” During […]
Phill Wilson: Still answering the Black AIDS call at 60 years-old
This Week In Black History
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Musiq Soulchild an AWC sellout
The Musiq Soulchild ‘Soul Session’ was a sold out event on April 22, at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The lights dimmed, the…
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Was Percocet found in Prince’s system?
The source, who is unnamed, said it is not clear if the opioid "caused or contributed to the musician's death."
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WATCH: POTUS & FLOTUS Celebrate Star Wars Day
It's no secret that President Barack Obama is a fan of Star Wars.
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The Latest: Feds, including DEA, join Prince investigation
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of music superstar Prince (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Federal authorities including the Drug Enforcement Administration are…
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Bassist Larry Graham: Prince found ‘real happiness’ as Jehovah’s Witness
MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Music megastar Prince was known for throwing parties that stretched into the wee hours of the morning, but his faith and…
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Latest Gospel releases for home, TV, radio, anywhere
  LATICE CRAWFORD NEW YORK CITY—Following the success of her 2015 feel-good song-of-the-summer “Look At Yourself Again” that spent more than three months charting on…
Arts and Culture Calendar 5-4-16
Smithsonian Looks To Reserve Gazebo Where Police Killed 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice

SPORTS

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‘Boom or Bust’ draft for black and yellow
The NFL has no Ten Commandments that are set in stone to drafting rookie players. Every team has to build their own blueprint to the…
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Overtime 5-4-16
:10—First and foremost, I want to offer my sincere sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Ms. Kathy Neely. She was a delightful most…
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Very few surprises in NBA playoffs
There have been very few surprises in the NBA playoffs so far. In the East the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons, 4-0; and the…
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DERBY 2016: A touch of gray gives 142nd Derby striking look
The 142nd Kentucky Derby is showing its age, in a gray kind of way. Four of the expected 20 horses in the field Saturday are…
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Centenarian Ida Keeling sets world record in 100-meter race at Penn Relays
The crowd erupted for the 100-year-old after she finished the 100m race in one minute, 17.33 seconds.
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Inside Conditions…Backed into a ‘corner’
There was the usual pre-draft “brain surgeons” analysis in regards to the 2016 NFL draft that began on April 28 and concluded on April 30.…
Warren G delivers horrible rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ in Chicago
Steel Sensations: 2016 Draft Recap…Meet the new Steelers

OPINION

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Different rules for Black and White students
A representative from the office of Florida State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit Angela Corey spoke to a group of African-American clergy from around…
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To Be Equal …Nothing compares 2 U
“Dearly, beloved. We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word “life.” It means forever, and that’s a mighty long…
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Emanuel isn’t leading on police reform
Chicago is a city on edge. On a recent weekend, 20 people were shot over 13 hours. According to the Chicago Tribune, 1,051 have been…
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Child Watch…Hope is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court
“Baldo came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, in 1988, when he was 17 years old. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife…
Blackonomics…Stop whining — start grinding
No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone

BUSINESS

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A 5-year plan to rebuild Black wealth and expand homeownership
While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of Black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment…
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Drug companies pony up in illegal marketing cases, but critics wonder if penalties are enough
If you make truck deliveries in the overcrowded downtown streets of a big city, parking tickets might simply be a cost of doing business. For…
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton calls for probe of government advertising
District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on April 28 fired off a letter to the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)…
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Governor, county executive and mayor ask PUC to reconsider Uber fine
PITTSBURGH, PA –Governor Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto issued a letter Tuesday, May 3 to members of the Public…
Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta hosting after-school concert in DeKalb County
NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows

INTERNATIONAL

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Have we forgotten the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria?
It was two years ago, April 14th to be exact, that the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at…
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U.S. Navy SEAL Killed In Northern Iraq ISIS Attack
Charles Keating IV was killed in a "coordinated and complex attack" by roughly 100 ISIS fighters, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana
HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial…
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Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa
We've all seen it before.
Taliban Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack In Afghanistan
Obamas To Dine With Prince William & Kate Middleton In London

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 6 Logo T-Shirt Sites With A Message
Say it with your chest! Check out these 6 logo t-shirt online retailers!
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Church Circuit 5-4-16
      Prayer Breakfast MAY 5—Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast. This free event will take place breakfast will take place on…
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Tracee Ellis Ross Shares Her Hope For Women, Beauty And Our Culture
Tracee Ellis Ross is our best girlfriend in our heads.
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REAL GIRLS, REAL CURLS: Sophia Teaches Us To Enjoy The Natural Hair Journey
Sophia shares her 7-step braid out routine.
Red Carpet Rundown: Fashion Meets Technology At the 2016 Met Gala
GET THE LOOK: Is Your Relaxed Hair As Healthy As It Can Be?

YOUTH

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NY valedictorian accepted at all 8 Ivies will attend Harvard
A Long Island, New York high school student who was accepted into 12 colleges, including all eight Ivies, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
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U.S. Dream Academy Celebrates 15th Annual Power Of A Dream Gala
The U.S. Dream Academy is a national after school program using mentoring, tutoring, and technology education to empower children at risk of future incarceration. Their 15th Annual Power of a Dream Gala will take place Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. honoring Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott; Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist; and Jarrett M. Adams, Judicial […]
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NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows
Sidnee King, a 20 year-old broadcast journalism student at Howard University, admitted that she was nervous about her summer plans, the day before the 2016…
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Malia Obama Picks Harvard University
The 17-year-old will not head directly to the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts after graduating from Sidwell Friends this spring, she “will take a gap year before beginning school,” reads the statement from the East Wing. Instead, she will enroll in the fall of 2017.
Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Michelle Obama In Harlem To Promote Higher Education During College Signing Day
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HEALTH

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No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One of those…
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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
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Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Sarah Thomas found out from a stranger. It was 1996, and after donating blood in Baltimore, a Red Cross worker called…
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The importance of health literacy
As public schools lose funding from debt-ridden state budgets, school administrators are being forced to cut “non-essentials” such as the number of teachers, classes are…
‘Project Formation’ Brings Free Personalized Boot Camp Training To Brooklyn
The truth about diabetes…Doug Banks’ death puts disease in fresh spotlight

Cover To Cover

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‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips
“Brown is the New White” by Steve Phillips “[H]ard-hitting…abundant use of solid statistics…brilliant commentary. Phillips’ robust plea for profound political changes is motivating and will…
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Michael Eric Dyson Discusses New Book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama & The Politics Of Race In America”
Dyson joined guest host Derek McGinty on NewsOne Now to talk about his new book and discuss how Mr. Obama has acted on behalf of the nation's African-American community by way of improving things for all.
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Cover to Cover…Little Shaq
  “Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you…
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Cover to Cover…’We Love You, Charlie Freeman’
Anything’s worth a try. Never done it before? Then give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose. You might actually like it. You might…
Cover to Cover…‘Incarceration Nations’
Holy Bible, ‘I Am Jazz’ on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries

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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Genes On Fleek: Zoë Kravitz Is The Fresh Face Of YSL Beauty
Zoë Kravitz is the newest face for YSL Beauty. Check out her beautiful behind the scene beauty images.
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NY valedictorian accepted at all 8 Ivies will attend Harvard
A Long Island, New York high school student who was accepted into 12 colleges, including all eight Ivies, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
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Instagram model Maya Dutch busted for using body to go on $33,000 shopping spree
An Instagram model who allegedly loves robbery and fraud has been arrested and charged with stealing a woman’s credit cards and going on a $33,000 shopping…
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Beyoncé Took Us On A Lemonade Troll During The Met Gala
From wearing Becky's skin to showing up sans wedding ring, the Queen is doing her own thing.
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Sinead O’Connor called police on this celebrity who she says gave Prince drugs
We don’t know which is more remarkable: the fact that one-hit wonder Sinead O’Connor has been able to ride her lone smash hit “Nothing Compares…
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Demetria McKinney hosts 1st annual ‘Single Mom’s Mothers Day’ at Suite Lounge
ATLANTA — For the second time in three weeks, singer and actress Demetria McKinney totally immersed herself in an impromptu duet with another dynamic songstress…
The Currys Cover Parents Magazine In What May Be The Cutest Photo Ever
FAB OR FUG: Tamar Braxton Attends The Emmy Awards

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