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Pittsburgh police could face second federal consent decree, Peduto says
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently said that recent scandal and alleged cronyism at the city’s Bureau of Police may have it on the verge of…
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Hill House Passport Academy Charter paves way for high school dropouts
In any given school year, an upwards of close to 800 students per year drop out of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  The reasons for these…
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Salaries not funded for Peduto exec team members Porter, McDonald Roberts
When Bill Peduto reorganized the administration of his office shortly after being sworn in as mayor, he highlighted the diversity of his new executive team:…
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Withheld evidence…Report critical of police in Leon Ford arrest
During an October hearing before Common Pleas Judge Donald Machen to dismiss the charges against Leon Ford, who was shot by Pittsburgh police during a…
Police search for July 4 deadly shooter
‘The Furries’ nuzzle up to Pittsburgh at 2014 Anthrocon convention

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NATIONAL NEWS

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AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of…
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Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs right-wing extremists
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy…
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Authorities: Prostitute gave Google exec fatal heroin hit
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a…
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Congresswoman says CHP beating video is brutality
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A congresswoman said Wednesday that video of a California Highway Patrol officer repeatedly punching a woman he had pinned on the…
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This Week In Black History – July 9-15
  July 9 1863—Eight Black regiments play a major role as Union troops capture Port Hudson in Louisiana. They had laid siege to the Confederate…
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison
(AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when…
‘Headed over the Cliff’…After Detroit, Flint ponders bankruptcy
Veterans turn to American Legion for medical help
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Al Jazeera America says it’s building to last
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As it approaches its first birthday, Al Jazeera America anchor Tony Harris says he’s surprised by how good the network…
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A summer without swagger for Hollywood
NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood’s summer at the box office isn’t just missing nearly 20 percent of last summer’s revenue. It’s lacking swagger. Summer is…
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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ to premiere in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian civil war movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” will finally premier in its home country in August, the film’s…
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TWO WRONGS: Kanye West and Stacey Dash Clash Over Misuse Of Rape
Kanye West has established himself as the king of overstatement. The rapper and producer goes to great lengths to argue his position as being both…
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‘Game of Thrones’ earns a leading 19 Emmy nods
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sprawling and bloodthirsty saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for such fantasy fare, emerged as the…
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Fox News Anchor Greg Kelly Loses It After Hearing Unedited DMX Lyrics [VIDEO]
  New York City’s “Good Day NY” decided to play a game of name that song live on the air while broadcasting their daily news…
The Top 5 Moments From R&B Divas LA You Have To Watch [VIDEO]
5 Reasons To Watch R&B Divas LA

SPORTS

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Rousseff’s pledge of Brazil ‘World Cup without racism’ puts more focus on old, hidden problem
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Former Brazilian national midfielder Arouca, playing for Pele’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months…
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Brazil’s World Cup dream turns to nightmare
SAO PAULO (AP) — It wasn’t just a bad dream. Brazilians woke up Wednesday to dreadful headlines describing the shame and humiliation of their soccer…
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Overtime…LeBron, please do the smart thing. Go back to Cleveland
:10—The first thing you need to know is this. If you were coming to the White Par-Tay last Friday…aka First Friday Fantasy, 4th of July…
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Independence Day: Harrison earned All-Star selection
Inside Conditions… There is an old urban saying that goes something like this: “don’t hate the playa, hate the game.” Prior to Sunday past, I…
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Youth coach Marion receives Community Service Award
Jeff Marion recently received a proclamation from State Rep. Ed Gainey for “Excellence in Service Rendered to the Community. ”The proclamation stated that coach Marion…
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior…
AP Sources: LeBron to meet with Heat as speculation grows in Cleveland
Neymar denies aiming for return to World Cup

OPINION

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Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part 2
(NNPA)—The June unemployment rate is down to 6.1 percent.  Yet, for the vast majority of more than 45 million Black Americans, the persistent unemployment rate…
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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’
(NNPA)—Rev. Jamal Bryant of Baltimore was widely criticized recently for quoting a line from a popular Chris Brown’s song: “Hoes Ain’t Loyal.”  Bryant could have…
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Guest Editorial…New direction needed for VA
President Barack Obama has nominated former Proctor & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to take over the troubled Veterans Affairs (VA) Department. While a former Army…
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Just Sayin’…What if hip-hop fans had trashed the city?
“Enough is enough—the continued trashing of our city has to stop. “Pittsburgh is the cultural and economic engine for our entire tri-state region and hosting…
Are you raising a homophobic child?
The Supreme Court’s ‘Religious Freedom’ scam

BUSINESS

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Nielsen report: Blacks more likely than Whites to watch video on demand
African Americans are more likely than any other ethnic group to watch video content live, according to a recent study by Nielsen. This finding means…
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Wallace displays unique designs in McKeesport
Reta Wallace remembers her hometown of McKeesport as a flourishing city. What once was the second largest city in Allegheny County, the downtown area of…
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Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’
“I am invisible, understand,” Ralph Ellison famously wrote, “simply because people refuse to see me.” He was speaking of the double consciousness that accompanied the…
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Stronger U.S. job gains pointing to stronger economy
WASHINGTON (AP)—The 5-year-old U.S. recovery is gaining momentum from a surprisingly robust job market and moving the economy closer to full health. Employers added 288,000…
Obama on economy: ‘We’re making progress’
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INTERNATIONAL

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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ to premiere in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian civil war movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” will finally premier in its home country in August, the film’s…
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136 variations of Brazilian skin colors
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – When Brazilians were given a chance to describe their skin color, they came up with 136 shades and variations. The…
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Rousseff’s pledge of Brazil ‘World Cup without racism’ puts more focus on old, hidden problem
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Former Brazilian national midfielder Arouca, playing for Pele’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months…
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Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) – Three Israeli suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to…
Dutch court: Black Pete is a negative stereotype
France: Mom kills kindergarten teacher in class

LIFESTYLE

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Nielsen report: Blacks more likely than Whites to watch video on demand
African Americans are more likely than any other ethnic group to watch video content live, according to a recent study by Nielsen. This finding means…
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‘Calm’ Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino couture show
PARIS (AP) — She says her life is a lot calmer since she married fashionista-rapper Kanye West. And she prefers to stay at home with…
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Propel Schools celebrates 10th anniversary
Propel Schools recognized their 10th anniversary with an evening of celebration at Propel Braddock Hills High School. Guests had the opportunity to meet teachers and…
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5 Beauty Survival Tips To Get You Ready For Vacation
Yay you found it! Something told me that you would be searching beauty survival tips for your next vacation. Whether you’re escaping to warmer temperatures…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Tyra Banks Predicts Weaves & Wigs Will Be Phased Out In The Future

GENERATION Y

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Students interview their heroes…Gabriel Yancy speaks, plays with Sean Jones
The PNC Legacy Project opened the Celebrating Black History Month exhibit on Martin Luther King Day 2014. To bring the exhibit to young people, the…
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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior…
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Clark Atlanta University Security Guard Arrested On Peeping Tom Charges
Kenyon Strozier, 37, a security guard at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta’s prestigious Atlanta University Center, was arrested on peeping Tom charges on June 25 after he was…
Youth Entrepreneurs Regional Business Plan Competition
Middle school students honored at Do the Write Thing Challenge dinner celebration

HEALTH

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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
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African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
The month that just ended was National Safety Month. The theme was safety: But how can we make our communities safer when we don’t understand…
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Climate change can change one’s well-being
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For most of the nearly 30 years since  Dr. Nicole Brodie’s asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to…
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Fix Your ‘Fattitude’: How To Stop Trash Talking Your Body & Lose More Weight
Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard that little voice inside your head scream: “Oh my goodness I hate my legs!” “I wish my stomach…
Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception
Is Radiation Therapy A Better Breast Cancer Treatment?

Cover To Cover

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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
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Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.…
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Cover to Cover…‘All Different Now’
  Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed. Oh, sure, you’ll still be in the same bed with the same sheets and…
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Cover to Cover…‘The Wealth Choice:’ Successful secrets of Black millionaires
Your wallet is almost totally empty. The same goes for your checkbook. There were two credit card bills in yesterday’s mail, you owe your neighbor…
Sales drop in second week for ‘Hard Choices’
Review: ‘Mr. Mercedes’ is classic Stephen King novel

EDITORS PICK

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Mayor Peduto learning he can’t be everywhere
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto leaves after a news conference on Monday, June 16, 2014 about a videotaped confrontation between a police officer and a woman…

FEATURES

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Last baby boomers turning 50; discounts kick in
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, and if they want to cry into their beer about…
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Introducing the do-it-herself diva
Home Depot, others take lead in providing DIY classes for women (NNPA)—As the heads of many American households, women are increasingly forced to reckon with…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Iraq still not a democracy

PEOPLE

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Taj Mahal, Browne, Lynn to get lifetime Americana awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana…
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Solange covers Lucky Magazine & Talks ‘that thing’ that happened with Jay Z on the elevator
Solange Knowles covers the August issue of Lucky Magazine armed with a killer ‘fro, aqua blue pastel pleated pants, and a cool summer sweatshirt (I know…
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Prayer vigil held for comedian injured with Tracy Morgan
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A prayer vigil was held in New Jersey on Monday night for Ardie Fuqua, the comedian who was injured in…
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Nash sees young people as saviors of the future
NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he’s frustrated by political…
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Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police have cited rapper Flavor Flav over his annual Fourth of July fireworks show outside his Las Vegas home. The reality…
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Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.…
At 116, Black South Arkansas woman named oldest American
Former ‘Scandal’ actor Short arrested in Texas

Education

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New push to get girls into computer sciences
In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Bryanna Gilges, 15, left, and Yvonne Gonzalez, 17, right, work at completing an exercise during a Girls…
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Movie inspires students who never thought about attending college
WASHINGTON – Every day of Dontay Gray’s senior year began at 5 a.m. The early start gave him enough time to catch the two buses…

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