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African American Heritage Parade rained on but not washed out
Fifty-three degrees and rain is the antithesis of a good parade day, but almost symbolic of the African American experience, participants made lemonade out of…
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65 of 80 homicides Black lives
  With a whopping 14 homicides occurring in September, making the total, thus far, 80, Allegheny County is on its way to having a more…
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Pennsylvania’s first breast milk bank accepting donations
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania’s first breast milk bank is now accepting donations from nursing mothers in anticipation of its November opening in Pittsburgh. Three Rivers…
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Would you eat at a restaurant with a ‘C’ on the door?
If you eat at a restaurant in Allegheny County, you’ve probably seen a green health inspection sticker on the door. But what does it tell…
Three arrested in September 10 Knoxville shooting
Pittsburgh outfitting patrol officers with body cameras

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Drug inmates with long rap sheets among those freed early
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A push to overhaul criminal sentencing is prompting the early release of thousands of federal drug prisoners, including some whom prosecutors once…
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Footage of Matthew Ajibade’s struggle with police released during trial, authorities maintain Innocence
Surveillance footage of Matthew Ajibade’s January arrest has been released, showing the moments before he was found dead while strapped to a restraint chair in…
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Black transgender woman fatally shot In Philadelphia
Kiesha Jenkins, a Black transgender woman and college student, was fatally shot, making her the 21st transgender woman killed this year.
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Al Roker apologizes for smiling selfie during deadly South Carolina flooding
Al Roker apologized after tweeting a smiling selfie during the historic flooding in South Carolina over the weekend.
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Bobby Jindal blames video games, absent fathers for Oregon shooting
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal says single mothers, absent fathers, and video games are to blame for the Oregon community college massacre.
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Geris Hilton apologizes for Facebook post mocking co-worker’s Black child
Gerod Roth, the man who posted a photograph of his co-worker’s three-year-old son that ended up being the subject of racist jokes on Facebook, has released an…
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Alabama DMV closings limiting access to Photo ID, affects ballot via voter ID laws
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James Earl Jones, Cicely Tyson beg you not to clap for them
NEW YORK (AP) _ James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson are happy that theatergoers are excited to see them onstage together again, but please, please,…
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N.W.A., Janet Jackson, & Chaka Khan earn Rock And Roll Hall of Fame nominations
We love when we can see our favorite artists get honored in a big way. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced…
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Beautiful Sanaa Lathan explains why she’s still single at 44
Let us not get it twisted even for a second: alluring actress Sanaa Lathan is single because she chooses to be. But still … why…
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‘Nasty Gal’ film on Funk Queen Betty Davis launched
London/New York—Reclusive singer-songwriter Betty Mabry Davis, a Pittsburgh native, issued a rare public statement in support of the Indiegogo launch for “Nasty Gal: The Many…
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“I want my son to be safe:” Sandra Bullock opens up about raising a Black child
Sandra Bullock recently spoke out about her concerns while raising her son in today's tumultuous racial climate.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Nicki Minaj addresses Miley Cyrus’ failure to acknowledge Black women…and more
Nicki Minaj took us all by surprise when she called out Miley Cyrus while accepting an award during the MTV Video Music Awards in August.
‘Salt’: New talk show for Black christian millennials hits YouTube
Arts and Culture Calendar 10-7-15…Marsha Ambrosius coming to AWC


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Matt Barnes reportedly punched Derek Fisher in mouth during confrontation
An off-court altercation made more news than the NBA preseason. Yesterday, the Internet found out that Matt Barnes drove 95 miles to confront his former friend Derek Fisher about seeing…
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Overtime 10-8-15
:10—Right out the gate let me tell you this first cause I know some of you can’t read this to the end…especially some of the…
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James Harden: ‘I am the best player in the league’
James Harden balled out last year. Despite falling second to Steph Curry in the MVP race,  Harden proved he was an indomitable threat by scorching defenders…
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Rookie Boswell latest to get a chance kicking for Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Chris Boswell didn’t watch the end of Josh Scobee’s brief tenure kicking for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Probably a good idea. Scobee’s shaky…
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2015 City League Hall of Fame selections
Here are your 2015 City League Hall of Fame Inductees! Larry Anderson, Kaetlyn Brown, Larry Brown, Carmen Bruce, Ricky Cannon, Henri Chatman, Bill Clark Sr.,…
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Penguins forward Dupuis to miss at least a month
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pascal Dupuis’ latest comeback is on hold. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday the 36-year-old forward will miss 4-5 weeks with a lower-body…
Cover To Cover…‘Little Shaq’
Victor Cruz’s fiancé shows us how to put an end to sidechicks


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Family sustaining wages needed for African Americans in Pittsburgh
Family sustaining wages for African Americans in the City of Pittsburgh have remained stagnant for the last few years. Reports from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette indicate…
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We can’t become ‘numb’ to shootings
  Hopefully, the president is wrong. Hopefully, mass shootings in America have not become so common in this country that we now see them as…
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Just Sayin’…Finding Black police officers
I was wrong. The number of new police recruits is not seven out of 23 but 10 out of 40. I was going by a…
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To Tell The Truth…Allegheny County must retain the Black mindset
In the upcoming election, in my personal estimation the most important vote must be the Allegheny County Council 10th District seat, one currently occupied by…
President Obama’s ‘side-by-side’ comparison
Field Negro: Staring while Black


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LeBron James Ditches McDonald’s for Blaze Pizza
If there’s one thing that we know about LeBron James, it’s that the brother has commitment issues. We all know about the Cleveland debacle a…
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Driver license, photo centers closed for holiday weekend
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ State transportation officials in Pennsylvania say state driver license and photo centers will be closed for the Columbus Day holiday. The…
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Highmark says Allegheny Health Network to lose $48 million in 2015
PITTSBURGH (AP)— Pittsburgh-based health insurance giant Highmark Inc. says its western Pennsylvania hospital network will lose $48 million this year, but hopes to cut that…
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Final justice costs Fifth Third Bank $21 million
Discriminatory auto finance and illegal credit card practices were dealt multi-million dollar blows recently. A joint investigation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the…
Business Calendar 10-7-15
Wolf imposes state hiring freeze, travel restrictions


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Facebook satellite will provide Internet access to sub-Saharan Africa
After a year of research, Mark Zuckerberg has announced plans to help bring wireless Internet to large areas in sub-Saharan Africa.
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The hajj journey of Black Americans 50 years after Malcolm X
MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) _ As Shahidah Sharif, an African-American Muslim, joined millions of fellow pilgrims from around the world on the hajj this year,…
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London Club releases statement on racism accusations, attempts to blame victims
After a week of backlash, the popular London club DSTRKT has released a statement regarding allegations of racial discrimination. Last week, four women were denied entry…
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Revolutionary lessons from Burkina Faso
(NNPA)—The Sept. 17 coup against the interim president of Burkina Faso, Michel Kafando, contains important lessons regarding the struggle for justice and democracy. Under pressure…
U.N. South-South Awards 2015 to focus on Black self-reliance in developing nations
No pause in royal ceremony after 38 teen dancers killed in crash


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Shop Your TV: The Hottest Outfits From Your Favorite Shows This Week
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Church Circuit 10-7-15…Nabhi Christian Ministries recognizes Hop Kendrick
NCM Awards Dinner OCT. 9—Nabhi Christian Ministries will host the NCM Awards 2015 Dinner from 6-9 pm. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301…
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How Holistic Nutrition & Healthy Living Helped Debra Peek-Haynes With Infertility
Debra Peek-Haynes spoke with Roland Martin about her new book and shared how holistic nutrition helped her overcome infertility.
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Five Things You’re Doing That Are Ruining Your Hair
Celebrity hairstylist Alicia Fajardo is the mastermind behind the flawless styles of stars like Tami Roman and Toccara Jones. And while her celeb clients always stay looking fresh and fab, she wants to help you from doing any more damage to your tresses. Now, try as we may to take care of our precious hair, some […]
Birth control pill for men will soon be available
Memorial service held for noted dentist Dr. Hugh Primas Jr.


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Pittsburgh Obama grad Milliones-Roman crowned Miss Lincoln University 2015-2016
On Sunday, October 4, Imani Milliones-Roman was crowned Miss Lincoln University 2015-2016 in the school’s International Cultural Center. The historically black university’s coronation comes after…
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Malia Obama begins college application process with Ivy League tours
Malia Obama, who began her senior year of high school this fall, is currently in the process of deciding which college she will attend
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Pitt Jazz Trombonist Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe recipient of 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon Jazz Scholarship
PITTSBURGH—Iyanna Boatwright-Buffaloe is a University of Pittsburgh sophomore, a trombonist with an affinity for New Orleans-style jazz, and the recipient of the 2015 Pitt-BNY Mellon…
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#TakeBackTxSU catches on like wildfire
The Black Lives Matter Movement isn’t the only movement that has created a hashtag that has caught on like a wildfire amongst young, Black people…
WealthyU: How To Avoid Debt While In College
Fit!Live!Win! How To Avoid The Freshmen 15


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Age one dental visit
 Harrisburg, PA – Upon welcoming a new child into the world, there are a number of important steps parents take to ensure the child’s health.…
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Study: Black patients fare better than Whites with equal healthcare access
According to most analyses, Black patients don’t do as well as White patients when it comes to health measures due to socioeconomic disparities, but researchers…
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KiKi Shepard’s 12th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge for Sickle Cell Disease Awareness
*STUDIO CITY, CA. –  How can you have fun, give back to the community and support a great cause all at the same time?  It’s simple! KiKi Shepard and The K.I.S Foundation host its 12th Annual Celebrity Bowling Challenge to ‘raise awareness of Sickle Cell Disease’ on Saturday September 26, 2015. The night of fun and […]
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Behind The Scenes At Chef Huda’s ‘The Kitchen Table’
The cancer vaccine: Why so many kids are not immunized against HPV
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved… Healthy pregnancy

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Cover To Cover…‘Little Shaq’
  For almost every day of your life, someone’s reminded you to share. Usually, it’s about sharing your toys but that’s not all. You share…
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Cover To Cover…‘Hoops to Hippos’
Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Rock & roll, Mario & Luigi, whip & nae nae, Batman & Robin. Some things just naturally go…
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Cover To Cover…‘The Beast Side’
Bang.That’s all it takes to snuff out a life. One bang, though there are usually more before someone is dead: Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Tamar…
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EUR Book Look: ‘Chocolate Me!’ by Taye Diggs (Illustrated by Shane W. Evans)
“Mike has awesome hair. He has lots of energy! His parents love him. And Mike is a perfect blend of the two of them. Still, Mike has to answer lots of questions about being mixed. And he does, with lots of energy and joy in this charming story about a day in the life of […]
Cover To Cover…‘Black Man In A White Coat’
Cover to Cover…‘Household Workers Unite’


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Floyd donates company services to rebuild St. James AME Church
In November 2014, the stone façade on the St. James AME Church in Larimer collapsed, leaving the structure exposed and destroying the front porch roof…


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Traffic-stop-to-jail aftermath leaves Memphis doctor ‘completely undone’
Dr. Marcia Bowden & Ira Marche  “I love America; I love being an American. But what is happening in our country we’ve got to address!” …
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What being ABT’s first Black principal ballerina means to me
 There was a moment last year while preparing to do my first “Swan Lake,” as a soloist with American Ballet Theatre (ABT) in Australia, that…


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Farrakhan calls for economic boycott of Black Friday


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Are Drake and Serena Williams Engaged?
Have Drizzy and Serena made it official? According to a new report, the rapper and tennis star are ready to walk down the aisle after Drake, 28, popped the question to Williams, 34, a few weeks ago. According to OK magazine, following Serena’s loss at the 2015 U.S. Open last month, Drake whisked her away […]
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Khloe Kardashian’s BFF & ‘Dash Dolls’ star Malika Haqq arrested for DUI
Girl, get your life. Malika Haqq, best known for appearances on E! reality shows like ‘Keeping Up With The Kardashians’ and ‘Dash Dolls’ has been arrested for a DUI. Khloe Kardashians sidekick bff was released after being held on a hefty $30,000 bail Thursday after she crashed her car on the Los Angeles freeway Thursday morning. […]
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Rihanna Calls Rachel Dolezal “A Hero,” Social Media Erupts
Rihanna covers Vanity Fair magazine. — Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) October 6, 2015 Rihanna landed a coveted spot on the latest cover of…
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Bobby Shmurda Hires A Third Lawyer After Getting His Bail Denied
Soon, it will be a year since Bobby Shmurda got sent to Rikers Island for a variety of gang-related charges. Like the preceding headlines, this one doesn’t…
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Congratulations to the Obamas on their 23rd anniversary
October 3rd 2015 marks the 23rd anniversary of The First Couple!
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Awww: Pictures Of Tamera Mowry’s 3-Month-Old Daughter Are The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today
Tamara Mowry has been sharing beautiful pictures of her 3-month-old daughter!
T.I. takes stand against police brutality
Cosmo mag cover calls Kardashians, Jenners ‘America’s First Family’


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Xavier University producing highest number of Black medical students in the nation
Xavier University of Louisiana, located in a western neighborhood of New Orleans, produces the highest number of Black medical students in the nation, the New York…



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