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Police prepare for ‘Back to School Highway Safety Initiative’
PITTSBURGH, PA – With the start of the school year on Monday August 29,  the City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Police will be conducting a…
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Multiple mural projects brighten neighborhoods
As Pittsburgh students began returning to schools this week, some of them were surprised by new public murals brightening their neighborhoods. Others weren’t surprised—they’d helped…
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Attend Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Hamlet’s Look, Listen and Learn tour!
Dr. Anthony Hamlet was sworn in as the new superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools on July 1. “Look, Listen and Learn” is one component of…
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Supporters rally for Clinton
Assembling at Freedom Corner, several current and former Black Democratic elected officials rallied in support of Hillary Clinton and urged African Americans not to be…
Black Panther Dixon shares knowledge at CEA panel discussion
Community Calendar 8-24-16

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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WHY IT MATTERS: Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — THE ISSUE: No one likes an even number on a court that makes decisions by majority vote. Yet that’s just what the…
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AP-NORC Poll: Gender matters, but does it hurt or help?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There’s no “glass ceiling” keeping a woman from the presidential nomination anymore, but most Americans still think Hillary Clinton’s gender…
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Police abuse debate is more than a Black-White issue
While the national conversation on police and race seems like a Black-and-White issue, many Latinos say they also feel mistreated by cops. “I grew up…
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Black teen pushed down by Iowa officer got money for secrecy
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A Black teenager who was shown on video getting thrown down by a White police officer in Iowa received thousands of…
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Trump meets with Black GOP leaders ahead of Clinton speech
NEW YORK (AP) — Republican Donald Trump is courting minority voters as rival Hillary Clinton prepares to deliver a speech that will accuse his campaign…
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Clinton sees Trump ties to ‘alt-right’ dystopian ideology
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a “disturbing alt-right” political philosophy that her campaign…
Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics
Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Vanessa Williams & Tichina Arnold to lead VH1’s scripted series ‘Daytime Divas’
Over the last few years, the presence of African American actors and actresses in leading roles on television has increased to great heights, while also racking up critical accolades, impressive ratings and loyal fans. Now, another TV show featuring a predominately black cast is making its way to basic cable network VH1 and the always […]
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Dwayne Johnson tops Forbes list of highest-paid actors
NEW YORK (AP) — Dwayne Johnson elbowed Robert Downey Jr. aside to become the highest-paid actor with a fast and furious income of $64.5 million,…
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Curtains go up in the yard of August Wilson’s boyhood home
Neither the cool, crisp  evening air, the song of 1000 cicadas nor the flittering about of the occasional night flyer diminished the tension outside 1727…
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ICE, Homeland Security investigate Leslie Jones website hack
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security investigators said Thursday they are investigating the hack of Leslie Jones’ website that…
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John Legend & Tika Sumpter To Bring The Story Of ‘Black Wall Street’ To Life At WGN Network
By now it’s safe to say that John Legend and his production company are inching closer and closer to becoming major players in Hollywood. After the record-breaking ratings and critical acclaim that the Legend-produced WGN series The Underground received when it premiered earlier this year and the upcoming highly-anticipated film about The Obama’s love story […]
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Gabby Douglas and Ciara to judge Miss America Pageant
Fresh off of her Olympic gold medal-winning performance at the 2016 Rio Games, Gabby Douglas is going full-speed ahead with her next gig and this one should be full of fun. It was just confirmed that Douglas along with singer Ciara, have both been added to the judges table at the upcoming Miss American pageant. […]
Leslie Jones’ nude photos released by hacker
Nate Parker’s ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Screening Rescheduled Amid Controversy

SPORTS

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WNBA president wants teams to have community conversations
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Lisa Borders and WNBA players are ready to move forward. With the league resuming play this weekend after a month-long…
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Canada picks Crosby captain for World Cup of Hockey
Canada has chosen Sidney Crosby as its captain for the World Cup of Hockey. Crosby returns as Canada’s captain after wearing the “C” for the…
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Arrests disappointed, embarrassed, angered Notre Dame coach
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said he had the same feelings a parent would have when he heard six Fighting…
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Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women’s goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans’…
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Steel Sensations…The sky is falling!
The Sky is falling, the Sky is falling!  That’s what many in Pittsburgh seem to be crying out after the Steelers have dropped their first…
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Sports bits…Help from above
On August 23, the night of the Pittsburgh Pirates victory over the Houston Astros, the Pirates looked as if they might have been headed toward…
Ugly wins in goofy Olympic image game
Funniest James Harden memes mocking his reportedly new adidas shoes

OPINION

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Just Sayin’ …Farewell to the teacher, Rev. Jason Barr
The passing of Rev. Jason Barr came as a shock and a big surprise to me; he will be missed. Reverend Barr’s death at only…
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The blow to Martin Luther King Jr.’s other cheek
Riot apologists end arguments by quoting Martin Luther King Jr., “Riots are the voice of the unheard.”  But what did King mean? King used the…
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Lifestyles Report …Stay at Home Tea
In my mind this started out as a story about celebrating a birthday over the Internet. I wanted to let people know how much I…
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185th anniversary of Nat Turner’s rebellion
In 1962, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy famously said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” On July 7, 2016, Micah Johnson…
Field Negro: I did not get shot today
Donald Trump’s appeal for Black votes

BUSINESS

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Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. “I could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and…
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Largest Black-owned gift company is celebrating its 25th year with 2016 Holiday Fundraiser catalog
Sacramento, Calif—What started as a home based  company with only three Christmas cards over two decades ago, has flourished into a prosperous company offering over…
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90 million consumers save $2.2 billion each year without triple digit interest loans
News—we read it, talk about it, even complain about it from time to time. But if you look close enough, the good news can still…
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The harsh numbers behind women’s pay inequality in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania continues to be one of the worst states in the nation for a woman seeking equal pay. That’s according to a new WalletHub study…
Citizens Bank names Young head of digital
Why are affluent Black families living in segregated & poor neighborhoods?

INTERNATIONAL

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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters

LIFESTYLE

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Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”
For Monique Greenwood, the decision to be an entrepreneur came down to legacy building. “I could leave my daughter a portfolio of real estate and…
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Lifestyles Report …Stay at Home Tea
In my mind this started out as a story about celebrating a birthday over the Internet. I wanted to let people know how much I…
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Celebration held to help moms share in the joys of breastfeeding
Beachwood, OH (BlackNews.com) — In a joint collaboration to spread the joys of breastfeeding, Loving Moments by Leading Lady partners with the fourth annual Black…
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Taraji P. Henson to launch collection with MAC Cosmetics this September
Ever since she was casted as Cookie Lyon on the smash-hit FOX series Empire, Taraji P. Henson’s career has been on fire like never before. Aside from landing back-to-back Emmy nominations for her portrayal as the no-nonsense ex-com matriarch of the Lyon clan, she recently earned a Golden Globe award for the fan-favorite role. Now, […]
COGIC Vermont, Pittsburgh 22nd Holy Convocation
Church Circuit 8-24-16

YOUTH

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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
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LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
With the overabundance of bad news circulating these days, it’s quite nice to hear something good and truly heart-warming. Fresh off of his NBA Championship win, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James gave back to the city of Ohio in such a fun-filled way.   When word gets out that a celebrity is doing something positive […]
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
Spelman weighs admitting transgender students
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HEALTH

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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
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Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
  Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea…
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine
Review: Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga

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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Leslie Jones victim of severe website hack, nude photos and personal info exposed
It’s been a pretty rough summer for actress/comedian Leslie Jones. After the all-female Ghostbusters reboot was a failure with fans, critics and at the box office, Jones had to face the often racially-motivated attacks aimed at her online for her part in the film. This caused her to promptly leave social media due to the […]
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Tamar Braxton’s 911 call for domestic incident with Vince released
The most beloved member of the Braxton family, Tamar, and her husband Vincent Herbert were involved in some type of physical altercation this past weekend…
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GOP VP candidate Mike Pence gets haircut at Black Pa. barbershop
PIPERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence got a haircut at a Black-owned barbershop on Tuesday before a campaign stop at a…
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Simone Biles first woman U.S. gymnast to carry American flag in closing Olympic ceremony
Biles leaves Rio with tremendous accomplishments; she won a total of five medals--four gold and one bronze. She's the first U.S. gymnast to win four gold medals in a single Olympics.
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Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Fabricating Robbery, But Twitter Is Not Impressed
Users floated the hashtag #Lochtegate in response to the drama, and Black Twitter in particular didn't see it for Lochte.
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Meet Usain Bolt’s hot girlfriend, Kasi Bennett
He may be the fastest sprinter and track athlete of all time, but it took a bronze beauty to run him down and steal his…
In That Was Fast News: Columbus Short Has A New Fiancee And Baby Coming
Toni Braxton Got A Brand New Car From Her Rapper Boo

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