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MAD DADS provides stability and solutions to Wilkinsburg youth
On June 20, the MAD DADS of Wilkinsburg defied the rain at Ferguson Park in Wilkinsburg to celebrate fatherhood and remind the community that the…
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An Evening in the Village
Homewood Children’s Village celebrated at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Ave., its annual Evening in the Village on June 20. The program…
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Shahrazad Ali keynotes Annual Day of Unity in the Community collaboration
On June 6, Seshemet Community Council in collaboration with San­kofa Community Empowerment Inc.  proudly hosted a Day of Unity in the Community at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, located…
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State of the Hill District a fun-filled day
The Hill Community Development Corporation recently held an impactful event to involve the community while enjoying fun festivities. People of the Hill District attended the…
‘We really have to get jobs’…Davis talks jobs, racism and upcoming book
Centre Avenue Plan crystallizes community vision

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Perry: Republicans are ones offering hope for Black families
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Thursday urged his party to fight for the African-American vote and said Black families should hold…
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Clock ticking on federal inmate clemency?
President Obama’s clemency initiative is bogged down, and time is running out. Recently, U.S. Pardon Attorney Deborah Leff urged lawyers not to delay, even if…
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Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump’s characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists…
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Obama draws sharp contrasts with ‘mean’ Republicans
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with…
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California law decried after Black woman’s`lynching’ arrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) _ When Sacramento police arrested Black activist Maile Hampton over her role in a Black Lives Matter protest in January, they didn’t…
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So Far, So Good: 6 ways we know Attorney General Loretta Lynch is on the right track
She’s only been with us for a short time, but if the last few months are any indication, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch is definitely on the…
California catholic school forces 5-year-old to shave “distracting modern fade” haircut
NEWS ROUNDUP: Diddy avoids charges in UCLA saga, Boko Haram kills 97 In Nigeria…and more
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Director Shan Nicholson reveals how gang culturesprouted hip hop in documentary ‘Rubble Kings’
The key elements of hip-hop have been well documented over the years, but director Shan Nicholson uncovers the layers of what brought the genre into…
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‘Tambourines to Glory’ …A play by Langston Hughes
The evening light dimmed to an aura of creativity and craftsmanship…elements that have always been embraced by the culture of the African American church.  Through…
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End Of An Era: Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street’s ‘Maria,’ to retire after 44 years
It’s officially the end of an era. Everyone’s favorite Sesame Street neighbor Maria, played by actress Sonia Manzano, is leaving the famed children’s program after…
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Stream Lil Wayne’s ‘Free Weezy album’ now
Lil Wayne‘s deal with Jay Z was good for Lil Wayne and Jay Z. That’s not really the case for everybody who doesn’t have TIDAL. The highly…
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Need reason to watch Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Series? Malia Obama is interning there
First daughter Malia Obama is working on the TV show 'Girls.' Maybe it's time to tune in.
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Diddy won’t face felony charges for UCLA assault
Looks like Diddy can breathe a sigh of relief.
InstaDaily: Chris Brown, Beyoncé & more go off for Diddy’s #FinnaGetLoose Challenge
Eminem drops another track off the ‘Southpaw’ soundtrack: “Kings Never Die”

SPORTS

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Who is Dustin Brown, the Jamaican-German tennis player who beat Rafael Nadal?
Today, tennis fans were all asking the same question: who is the guy with dreadlocks that beat Rafael Nadal? We have some answers for you. Dustin…
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Lions legend Charlie Sanders passes at 68
DETROIT (AP) — Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches…
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City to host USWNT World Cup watch party in Oakland Sunday
PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh will host a World Cup Watch Party at Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Sunday, July 5, to cheer…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 7-3-15
•    The truth is “no-body” had a problem with “Kobe” when he was giving you 50 points a game.  Now, as the light starts to…
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Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Duquesne men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry signed a contract extension on Tuesday as his rebuilding project with the Dukes continues. Terms of…
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Dwyane Wade signs one-year contract with the Heat
For a while, it looked like Dwyane Wade was looking to put on another jersey for next season. Cleveland looked like a possibility. However, those sorts of rumors will have…
Atlanta Dream’s Angel McCoughtry, Shoni Shimmel among WNBA All-Star vote leaders
Hounds face Red Bulls in Fourth of July clash

OPINION

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Turning a S.C. crucifixion into a resurrection
“It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new understanding that came…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…“Amazing Grace” is about Black Slavery
My late mother’s favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace.” Her favorite version was sung by the great Mahalia Jackson. Oh, how I remember listening to her…
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Just Sayin’…Get rid of that flag. There’s no place for it in America
The Confederate Flag stands for slavery. There’s no if, ands, or buts. Just like the Nazi flag stands for Hitler and anti-Jews, slavery was the…
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What it means to be a Black American on Independence Day
“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence..” Having a sense of patriotism to the country we call America can be fleeting. After all, as a…
“Pride, prejudice, and the Confederate flag”
July 4th: Taking our cue from Frederick Douglass

BUSINESS

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Budget talks to resume next week; Wolf vetoes Republicans’ liquor bill
After vetoing the Republican-passed budget on Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf said July 2 that negotiations will resume next week as the governor and Republican lawmakers…
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June 30 was a big deal for global climate policy
In a big day for the fight against climate change, political leaders worldwide made promises Tuesday to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions. The announcements come…
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Unemployment rate for Black Americans at 7-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Black Americans made strides in the job market in June, with their unemployment rate reaching its lowest level in seven years. The…
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Google’s new app blunders by calling Black people ‘gorillas’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Google’s new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two Black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even…
CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds
Twitter employs only 49 African-Americans, even though Black people use site the most

INTERNATIONAL

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Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday,…
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Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag
Women talk about issues including being pressured to stay in abusive relationships, slut-shaming and double standards for men and women.
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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
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Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
Some have spoken out about being molested and robbed by the police during their efforts to file their papers for an extended stay.
World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population

LIFESTYLE

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Straight out of Egypt
The holiday that kicks-off the summer is Memorial Day weekend and traditionally in Pittsburgh that is also Alpha Weekend as in the Alpha Phi Alpha…
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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Here’s everything you need to get your summer style on fleek
Vlogger Missy Lynn has got some fabulous notes on how to look cute at all of your favorite outings this summer.
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Look hot, stay cool: 7 essentials for your fiercest summer ever
Check out these tips and tricks that will help you Spark Your Style and stay looking your best with a minimal amount of effort.
Here are the 10 people you’ll see at the Fourth Of July barbecue
Chick Chat: Step one of your summer sex challenge is all about intimacy

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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Chris Brown blasts Royalty’s grandmother for demanding $15K a month
Chris Brown went off on what can be called a “civilized” rant after his baby mama Nia reportedly demanded $15,000 a month to care for…
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This Is Shameful: Family member shopping around pic of Bobbi Kristina in hospice
There are few decent words to be said for this family member who wants to profit from the tragedies of Bobbi Kristina.
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Wow! Bobbi Kristina’s family member shopping death bed photo to magazines
This is just sick. Someone is trying to get paid off of Bobbi Kristina’s near-death condition. A member of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is busy…
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Diddy will not face felony charges for fight at UCLA
Music impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs will not face felony charges after he allegedly got into a fight with a football assistant coach on the campus…
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Kim Kardashian caught first glimpse of Caitlyn Jenner 12 years ago
Kim Kardashian was recently unveiled as the cover star for Rolling Stone’s forthcoming issue, which is set to hit newsstands this coming Friday (July 3).…
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Tamera Mowry-Housley overjoyed by arrival of baby Ariah Talea
Tamera Mowry-Housely welcomed a healthy baby girl on July 1.
Bobbi Kristina’s final texts revealed desperation, fear of Nick Gordon
Kim Kardashian is smart & a feminist…so she says in Rolling Stone

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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