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A night of celebration…9 new BMe leaders
In an extraordinary celebration held amid the ornate beauty of Carnegie Museum and music hall, the 2016 BMe Community Leaders from Pittsburgh were presented to…
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Housing Authority to buy former Hope VI properties
With Pittsburgh council working on an Affordable Housing Trust Fund ballot referendum, and the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh purchasing rental properties to keep affordable…
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SWAT called to possible hostage situation in Hazelwood
PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 4:20 a.m. , Zone 4 Officers  were dispatched to a residence near the intersection of Hazelwood Avenue and Monongahela Street…
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PA colleges get federal grant funds for inmate education program
With returning inmates increasingly eyed as part of the solution to the looming employment vacuum being created by retiring baby boomers, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf…
Pittsburgh school board OKs new superintendent despite resume concerns
Zappala files charges in Wilkinsburg massacre

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Woman walks topless 1,000 miles for breast cancer awareness
Paulette Leaphart had a double mastectomy in 2014 after being diagnosed with breast cancer. That moment sparked her journey as not only a breast cancer survivor, but an activist. Leaphart decided that her diagnosis would not define her. So she put on her running shoes in an attempt to bring awareness to the fight against cancer. Paulette walked […]
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#RIP Lor Scoota, Baltimore rapper who tried to stop violence
BALTIMORE (AP) _ The news tore across Twitter: A beloved Baltimore rapper was gunned down in broad daylight, moments after promoting peace on the streets…
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‘Make America Native Again’ Is The Ultimate Clapback Against Trump’s Racist Campaign Slogan
Bowen further told ABC News that she's received some backlash, but hopes her message will open up a dialogue among Natives and Americans to tell stories that are authentic and from their perspective.
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Entire Bronx high school graduating class college bound
All the graduates of a Bronx high school are going to college. The principal credits full community involvement.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Judge Joe Brown Banned From Practicing Law, Bill Clinton & Loretta Lynch Meeting Whips GOP Into A Frenzy…AND MORE
Former television judge Joe Brown has been banned from practicing law in the state of Tennessee. The state Supreme Court ordered that Brown be placed on an inactive status that would prevent him from overseeing legal matters. According to reports, Brown is battling type II diabetes and is suffering from the “effects of prescribed medication […]
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Whites say single parents are the root of Black community’s problems
A recently released study shows that blacks and whites have vastly different views on the subject of race and racism and it’s debilitating effects, according to Fusion:…
Military lifts ban against transgender people
Black Woman Remains Stoic While White Woman Hurls Racist Insults In Her Face
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ENTERTAINMENT

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WATCH: Female Muslim hip-hop dancers smash stereotypes
Amirah Sackett and her female Muslim dance group, We’re Muslim Don’t Panic, spread their hip-hop all over the country to address misconceptions about Muslim women.…
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Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’
While hurt, irritated or dumb-founded perhaps about the so-called “white-washing” syndrome, performers here aren’t expressing the level of outrage of a Margaret Cho, George Takei…
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Jessica Williams leaves ‘Daily Show’ but not Comedy Central
NEW YORK (AP) — Comedy Central’s “Daily Show” has said goodbye to longtime correspondent Jessica Williams, who is working on a new project with the…
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Mariah Carey gets frisky onstage with John Legend
Work it! The diva put on a real show when she pulled the "Ordinary People" singer onstage during a recent performance.
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Oprah Winfrey Set To Make Essence Festival Debut
When it comes to the media mogul, there doesn’t seem to be many things she hasn’t done — except attend Essence Festival. However, this weekend she plans to change that with her first-ever appearance at the annual festival held in New Orleans.
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Apple in early talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal
It’s being reported the two are in the preliminary stages of a deal that would have Apple buying the rapper’s music-streaming service, Tidal.
If he could, Will Smith would erase ‘Wild Wild West’ from his filmography
Christian Siriano says yes to a dress for Leslie Jones

SPORTS

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He Did It Again: LeBron James Turns Down $24 Million Contract With The Cavaliers
Is LeBron James leaving Cleveland again? Because his talents are back on the market. The 31-year-old is on his free agent status once again after turning down a $24 million contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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Steel City Kickers attract fans of all ages
Kickball has been the game of choice for neighborhood play for many years. Baseball may be the American pastime, but play it in the backyard…
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Another Gabby Douglas??? Simone Biles sets gynmastic records en route to Rio Olympics
Gymnast Simone Biles Wins Four Titles On The Road To The Olympics Superstar gymnast Gabrielle “Gabby” Douglas captured the imagination of the international Olympic fan…
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Penguins sign GM Jim Rutherford to 3-year contract
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have rewarded the architect of their Stanley Cup winning roster with a new deal. The team and general manager…
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Mayo dismissed, disqualified from NBA for drug violation
NEW YORK (AP) — O.J. Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA for violating the terms of the league’s anti-drug program. The NBA…
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Hawks name Pete Thuresson SVP of Corporate Partnerships
  ATLANTA — Pete Thuresson has recently been named Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club. In this role he will…
Golf prodigy Mariah Stackhouse makes pro debut
Ex-NFL player dies in accidental shooting

OPINION

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Jesse Williams: The attractive, light-skinned revolutionary
This past Sunday, actor and activist Jesse Williams was awarded the 2016 BET Humanitarian Award. In front of a television audience of 7.2 million people…
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Murder of three civil rights workers and the judgment of history
“Investigation of the 1964 Murders of Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman—Case Closed.” So stated federal and Mississippi state officials this past week in…
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Congressional sit-in and dashing to judgment
Recently, civil rights icon and congressman, John Lewis, along with over 50 House Democrats staged a sit-in in the Capital building to force Republicans to…
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Jesse Williams awakened Black consciousness, now we must deliver
Jesse Williams, the handsome actor who garnered millions of fans for his portrayal as Dr. Jackson Avery on “Grey’s Anatomy,” recently attracted a legion of…
Picking up the pieces following Fattah conviction
Trump, Republican Party confuse outreach efforts with pandering

BUSINESS

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Firms to redevelop buildings in Detroit’s Paradise Valley
DETROIT (AP) _ A planned redevelopment project will celebrate an area that had once been a hub of Black music and culture in Detroit. More…
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Analysts predict impact of Brexit on Black savings
Douglas and Theresa Moser had no particular interest in the United Kingdom’s surprising recent decision to leave the European Union in search of political and…
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Apple in early talks to buy Jay Z’s Tidal
It’s being reported the two are in the preliminary stages of a deal that would have Apple buying the rapper’s music-streaming service, Tidal.
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Hawks name Pete Thuresson SVP of Corporate Partnerships
  ATLANTA — Pete Thuresson has recently been named Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club. In this role he will…
Homewood Business Association to host inaugural business expo
Comerica’s Forte announces plans to retire

INTERNATIONAL

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Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’
While hurt, irritated or dumb-founded perhaps about the so-called “white-washing” syndrome, performers here aren’t expressing the level of outrage of a Margaret Cho, George Takei…
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Hate Crimes Rise In UK After Brexit Vote
Much of the hateful rhetoric is aimed towards people of Polish descent and those who are Muslim. However, there are reports of abuse aimed toward other minority groups as well.
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Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for…
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Between Brexit & The EU: Did People Of Color Have A Viable Option?
What Brexit does make clear, however, is that those who identify with leftist policies must continue fighting for alternatives, because neither option serves marginalized people of color or the masses of working-class immigrants in the long run.
Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked
40 years after students sparked apartheid’s end, a new anger

LIFESTYLE

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Bishop Otis Carswell celebrates 60th birthday
It was an afternoon delight recently as the family and members of Potters House Ministries gathered on the Gateway Clipper to celebrate the 60th Birthday…
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The Ties & Tiaras Daddy Daughter Dance
A night many daughters will always remember, recently took place at The Jeron X. Grayson Center in the Hill District for “The Ties & Tiaras…
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GET THE LOOK: Flawless Wedding Hair For The Bride On A Budget
This wedding hairstyle is perfect for the girl on a budget! Look fabulous on your big day without breaking the bank!
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Enter The Pharaohs
The Alpha Memorial Boatride Weekend is a tradition in Pittsburgh. During this past Memorial Day weekend Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated—Alpha Omicron Lambda Chapter presented…
#CouplesWeLove: Eric Bellinger & Lamiya Good Are Proof That Real Love Still Exists In Hollywood
Lifestyles Report…‘Govment cheese’

YOUTH

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Gabby Douglas Covers Teen Vogue’s Body Beautiful Issue
Gabby Douglas is the picture of grace, power, and confidence in her Teen Vogue cover.
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Malia Obama Lands Summer Internship With U.S. Embassy
The eldest first daughter just nabbed an internship with the U.S. Embassy in Spain.
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Entire Bronx high school graduating class college bound
All the graduates of a Bronx high school are going to college. The principal credits full community involvement.
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‘Smart is Cool’ holds its second Smart Summit
  “Smart is Cool” held it’s 2nd Smart Summit at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg on May 19. The guest speaker was Food  Network’s Alex Portis.…
Homeless D.C. high school teen graduates at the top of her class
Brady serves on nuclear-powered submarine
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HEALTH

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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than high…
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‘Holding Hope‘…Allegheny Family Network Mental Health Expo
Allegheny Family Network recently  held its Annual Mental Health Expo at the Marriott City Center. This year’s theme, “Holding Hope,”centered around parents of children with…
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Sexuality and Stigma
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on sexuality and the stigmas associated with sexual behavior that sometimes prevent people from…
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Reducing stigma is everyone’s responsibility
Stigma is a strong feeling of being shamed or disgraced. It can come not only from strangers but also from families, friends and peers. When…
Examining contraceptive use and unmet contraceptive need among women veterans
PrEP clinic helps prevent HIV infection

Cover To Cover

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United Black Book Club celebration of reading
The United Black Book Clubs of Pittsburgh held its 13th Annual Celebration of Reading, 2015 -2016 Literay Healing: Kinships and Friendships. This year’s theme was…
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Cover to Cover…‘Running with the Champ’
Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you,…
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Critics Say Children’s Book On Ferguson Whitewashes History
According to a review of the book by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the authors were seeking to spread a message of “hope, healing and unity,” but instead many are saying the book doesn't do enough to explain the traverse effects surrounding what led to the city's collapse.
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Cover to Cover…‘I Almost Forgot About You’
    In every love life, there’s always The One That Got Away. He got away because you were both too young, too scared, too…
Lifestyles Report…Summer reading list
Former teacher creates a new super hero to drive home family values from ground zero

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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Gabby Douglas Covers Teen Vogue’s Body Beautiful Issue
Gabby Douglas is the picture of grace, power, and confidence in her Teen Vogue cover.
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Malia Obama Lands Summer Internship With U.S. Embassy
The eldest first daughter just nabbed an internship with the U.S. Embassy in Spain.
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Iggy Azalea says this is the REAL reason she broke up with Nick Young
DeAngelo Russell can rest much easier now. Hall’s conscience had been literally and figurative killing him because he was seen as the person who broke…
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Stacey Dash Bashes Jesse Williams’ BET Speech, Calls Him ‘Hollywood Plantation Slave’
Sigh. Talk about 'Clueless.' Stacey Dash continues to prove she shouldn’t be allowed to speak, especially in a public forum.
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Obama Will Replace Presidential Coin Stolen From Nation’s Oldest Park Ranger
She hid in her bathroom until the robber left, but not before plugging in her iron, preparing to mark the robber for the police if he approached her again.
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Ciara and Russell Wilson Turn On Their Best Michael Jackson For Charity Performance
Ciara and fiancé Russell Wilson continue to display epic levels of cuteness wherever they go. This time they decided to turn up at a charity event with a little help from the King of Pop.   As reported by TMZ, Ciara and Russell Wilson provided an impromptu performance that had attendees cheering for more and […]
This Adorable Baby Is Convinced The Child On Diaper Bag Is Him
Ex-NFL star says Trump friendship has cost him

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