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Centre Avenue Plan crystallizes community vision
The Hill Community Development Corporation’s recent State of The Hill celebration also served to officially unveil its comprehensive Centre Avenue Corridor Development and Redesign Plan,…
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Fourth of July weekend road/river closures & restrictions
PITTSBURGH, PA – Many activities are planned during this holiday weekend. With activities along our rivers, Downtown and on the North Shore, the City of…
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NAACP president introduces national march in Pittsburgh
Taking action, and standing up against racism and injustices in regard to voting rights, education and employment during this “critical time in our nation’s history”…
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Community Calendar 7-1-15
    Gospel Idol Deadline JULY 6—Submissions are due for the Center for Organ Recovery and Education’s Gospel Idol. The event, which will be held…
Police investigate downtown McDonald’s robbery
UPDATE: MISSING PERSONS UNIT SEARCHING FOR 13-YEAR-OLD MALE

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Will Barack Obama call on Congress to act on criminal justice reform?
In recent months, a number of Republicans across the nation have shown support for criminal justice reform as a result of the millions of dollars…
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Arnesha Bowers, 16, was raped, murdered and burned by 3 Back men
  BALTIMORE — While Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby continues to deal with the prosecuting the death of black teen Freddy Gray while he was in police…
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Female AME pastors in South Carolina receive death threats
In the continuing acts of terrorism against black churches in South Carolina, at least two Clarendon County pastors say they have been targeted with threats…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Tamera Mowry-Housley gives birth to second child, White House lifts photo ban…and more
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley welcomed a new bundle of joy into the world yesterday. Housley, who is a Fox News correspondent,…
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Trump defends anti-immigration attack: “Somebody’s doing the raping”
Donald Trump isn’t letting up from his statements on immigration, defending his disparaging comments in a Wednesday interview with CNN’s Don Lemon. The businessman has faced a…
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Baltimore plans to equip police vans with video cameras
After a vociferous public outcry over the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury in police custody this spring, Baltimore officials…
FBI suspects SC church fire sparked by lightning
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brings out nearly 10,000 supporters at Wisconsin rally
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ENTERTAINMENT

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NeNe Leakes will call out liars on ABC game show
NeNe Leakes will put her judge of character skills to the test as a panelist on ABC's "To Tell the Truth."
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Garner’s ‘The Complete Concert By The Sea’ to be released
Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner’s greatest concert album and one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, “The Complete Concert By The Sea”…
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Anthony Mackie is playing MLK in new HBO movie
Anthony Mackie has scored the role of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a new HBO project that’s centered on Bryan Cranston as Lyndon B. Johnson, according to Deadline. The movie, titled All the…
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Adam Rodriguez says ‘Magic Mike XXL’ is a bro film just like ‘The Hangover’
If you haven’t witnessed the all-out frenzy outside your local movie theater, rest assured that Magic Mike XXL mania has indeed landed. The film is…
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Migos take it to the streets on new track, ‘Real Street N-gga’
ATL trio Migos released their new track “Real Street N-gga” on Tuesday night (June 30). The record will not be featured on their forthcoming debut studio…
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Tyga’s ‘The Gold Album’ sales worse than Troy Ave’s
The sales numbers are in for Tyga’s recently released The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, and they’re not pretty nor anything near being gold. According to…
Janet Jackson earns rousing applause at BET Awards
Music icons Robinson, Mathis, Krall, and Newman coming to city

SPORTS

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Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team
MONTREAL (AP) _ In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues _ and a country where gay marriage has been…
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Ambassador Sports Pittsburgh plants soccer roots in the Hill
The school year is over, but that doesn’t mean the competition, learning and improving stops.  For much of the summer, those who want to be…
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Chicago cops coach youth baseball league on South Side to broker peace
At a time when interactions between African-Americans and police are fraught with tension over allegations of excessive force by cops across the nation, a team…
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Overtime 7-1-15… NASCAR dumps flag
:10—Now look, I don’t condone crime any way, shape or fashion and Lord knows I don’t give “do over’s” for murder…but, you were hoping the…
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Pirates staying patient as Polanco searches for consistency
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A year ago, Gregory Polanco was the next big thing. When the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder was called up to the big leagues…
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Little League star Mo’ne Davis, teammates visit Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Mo’ne Davis and her teammates in the 2014 Little League World Series have stopped in Little Rock as part of…
Presale open for U.S. Women’s visit to Pittsburgh
Atlanta Hawks Foundation tips off court dedication at Camp Twin Lakes

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…We heard all the great voices, now what?
I was in attendance at the Hill House last week and heard a presentation by a young Black man who is the national president of…
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Guest Editorial…Supreme Court right on housing bias law
When the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act exchanges it wasn’t the only case they got right last week. The high…
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The Confederate Flag was never ‘misappropriated’
(NNPA)—The other night I listened to a South Carolina state legislator announce his support for pulling down the Confederate battle flag (of the Army of…
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Guest Editorial…Supreme Court right on health care law
The Supreme Court on June 25 made the right decision to uphold the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, rejecting a…
Lifestyles Report…The Stars and Bars
Polluters play fake ‘race card’ against Obama’s climate plan

BUSINESS

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Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. receives Coca-Cola Foundation grant
The Coca-Cola Foundation has awarded Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. funding support for its Youth Employment Program. “We are always happy to gain backing from major…
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Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy’s dumps Trump
NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Flo Rida, the Macy’s department store chain and football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith all had something in common on…
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Will latest inflammatory comments tarnish Trump’s brand?
NEW YORK (AP) _ Is Donald Trump’s business empire as Teflon-coated as his hair appears to be? Trump has found himself on the receiving end…
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Stay safe by reducing reliance on passwords
NEW YORK (AP)—So many online accounts, so many passwords. No wonder it’s tempting to turn to apps and services that promise to keep track of…
Business Calendar 7-1-15
Donald Trump sues Univision for $500 Million & more

INTERNATIONAL

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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.
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World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
  BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic…
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The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population
Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian-descent are set to be deported tomorrow as Hispaniola sits on the brink of a war.
Dominican Republic set to deport Haitian workers in ethnic “cleansing”
Mehereta Baruch-Ron rises from illiteracy to deputy mayor Tel Aviv

LIFESTYLE

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6 must-haves for perfect weekend bag
Having a wallet and a cute outfit to match are just the basics that you should pack in your weekend bag.
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Does Dating Suck? Maybe it’s time to move
We all want to believe that love should meet us where we are, but will it?
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Lifestyles Report…The Stars and Bars
I read this post on Facebook about the Confederate flag: “They’ve been pushing for it for over 150 years and this year the politically correct…
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Church Circuit 7-1-15
Fashion Show     JULY 11—New Beginnings Ministries, 705 Shaw Ave., McKeesport, will host a Fashion Show from 12-3 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to…
FAB FINDS: What to wear to Essence Music Festival
Parent Choice movement fights for education opportunities for low-income families

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…‘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…
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Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
  Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It…
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover
Former NNPA Columnist writes …..Ask Gwendolyn Baines – The Book

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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Tamera Mowry-Housley overjoyed by arrival of baby Ariah Talea
Tamera Mowry-Housely welcomed a healthy baby girl on July 1.
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Bobbi Kristina’s final texts revealed desperation, fear of Nick Gordon
Final text messages sent by Bobbi Kristina Brown reveal a woman who was desperate and heartbroken over her abusive and dysfunctional relationship with boyfriend Nick…
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Kim Kardashian is smart & a feminist…so she says in Rolling Stone
Kim K gets candid in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
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Chris Brown files for custody of his daughter, Royalty
Chris Brown has taken matters into his own hands when it comes to his one-year-old daughter, Royalty. The singer has filed for custody and for his…
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It looks like 50 Cent is going to post Kidd Kidd’s bail
50 Cent posted a short video to Instagram earlier today (July 1) on his way to post Kidd Kidd’s bail. The G-Unit member was arrested during…
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That’s So Oprah: Raven-Symone said O predicted Black Twitter would hate her
Raven-Symone hasn’t been one to bite her tongue in recent years, and the actress has caught some flack for that. Last year, in an episode…
Rick Ross to appear before judge on kidnapping, felony assault charges
Kidd Kidd arrested during XXL Freshman concert

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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