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Ex-nanny for Penguins’ Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling…
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The ‘Words of Wideman’ shared in the Hill
The Hill House Association in collaboration with Duquesne University’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts presented “The Words of Wideman to be Shared…
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FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could…
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Charlie Batch to deliver commencement speech at Eastern Michigan University
Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will be the Eastern Michigan University commencement speaker this Sunday, April 26 at EMU’s Convocation Center. Batch, who graduated from…
Penn Hills native Bria Sparrow named Miss UNCF/Wilberforce
Urgent Healthcare needs met by new Braddock center

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NATIONAL NEWS

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5 things to know about transgender Americans
NEW YORK (AP) — These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things…
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Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other…
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Political barbs, celebrity-gazing main course at DC dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation’ capital. If it’s spring in Washington, it’s time…
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Top 4 things Loretta Lynch should tackle immediately as attorney general
When U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. leaves office next week, he leaves behind some big shoes to fill. But if anyone is qualified…
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Activists seek probe of prosecutor’s role in Ferguson case
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri judge gave strong indications Friday that he might toss a lawsuit by four activists seeking an independent investigation of…
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Kanye West helped Kim Kardashian process Bruce Jenner’s transgender identity
It was the moment America watched collectively with a thousand questions. And it feels like the entire world assembled for the answers from Bruce Jenner‘s tell-all interview…
Video shows Florida deputy shoot man in back after mistaking phone for gun
Florida police officer shoots Black man in back over mistaken cell phone
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Director Ava DuVernay gets her very own Barbie!
Ava DuVernay, the uber-talented director of the seminal film, “Selma,” and the first African American woman at the helm of a Best Picture nomination at…
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Remember When… TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ album owned your CD player?
The year was 1994, and R&B super group TLC followed up their debut Ooooooohhh….On the TLC Tip, with the now-iconic CrazySexyCool album. The album’s title represented…
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New documentary exposes over-indulgent activities during Washington’s wildest week
Some call it the “Nerd Prom,” others call it the “Oscars of D.C.” Now, a new documentary by Patrick Gavin titled Nerd Prom: Inside Washington’s…
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Brandy hopes her role as Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’ on Broadway is first of many
“I want to do a play a year!” Brandy gushed to #TeamBeautiful. The 36-year-old singer/actress landed the lead role as “Roxie Hart” in the Broadway…
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Jamie Foxx weighs in on police relations: “We got a problem”
Actor, comedian and musician Jamie Foxx was supposed to be in Baltimore promoting his album with Baltimore station 92Q Jams. But in the wake of…
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Cynthia Bailey confronts Porsha Williams about cheating accusations
Cynthia Bailey had some questions for Porsha Williams, and she was determined to get answers at the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” reunion! The model has…
Bruce Jenner receives massive celebrity support for sex change
Kardashian family to watch Bruce Jenner’s interview together

SPORTS

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Jackie Robinson West cuts ties with Little League over “disrespect”
Jackie Robinson West, the championship Chicago baseball team, is cutting ties with the Little League to join the Babe Ruth League, reports the Chicago Tribune.…
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Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons Blacks don’t play baseball (video)
Comedian-actor-producer Chris Rock was at his jocular best when he enumerated the many reasons why black participation in the game of baseball has greatly diminished…
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Pitt hires Utah State’s Scott Barnes as athletic director
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Barnes spent a quarter century hopscotching across the western half of the United States from one college sports administration job to…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 4-24-15
•    As much as I am hoping it never happens, it looks like there’s no stopping “The King James Express.”  I can’t see any team…
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Charlie Batch to deliver commencement speech at Eastern Michigan University
Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will be the Eastern Michigan University commencement speaker this Sunday, April 26 at EMU’s Convocation Center. Batch, who graduated from…
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NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent August 1 in Johannesburg
The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced that the NBA’s first game in Africa will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis…
Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in less than a minute
Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court

OPINION

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Why are so many beautiful, successful Black women single?
Let’s get something straight: Being single is not a disease. It is not a shackle that you have to carry around laboriously. You can be…
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Child Watch…“Thank God for peanut butter and jelly”
Kaylyn Sigman is a high school senior with big plans. A star soccer player from a poor rural Appalachian Ohio community who loves calculus and…
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Blackonomics…Who can we turn to politically?
“Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to…
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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March
(NNPA)—On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades Black Americans, have experienced great triumphs,…
Obama’s Midnight Children
RuPaul will be president before Bill de Blasio, but it’s good he might be trying

BUSINESS

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Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before. The…
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Hiram Jackson continues the tradition of ‘The Michigan Chronicle’ [VIDEO]
Originally posted on The Michigan Chronicle:
Hiram Jackson took over the helm of the Michigan Chronicle after Sam Logan died in 2011. Jackson says the…
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Corinthian Colleges fined $30 million
Financially-troubled Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, has a new financial hurdle: a $30 million fine. An April 14 order by…
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Karen Civil featured at Pop-Up Shop and Branding Seminar
Westside Story and Lola Sims Public Relations recently held a Pop-Up Shop and Branding Seminar, Saturday March 21 held at the Father Ryan Arts Center…
Michigan Business Owner Takes Down Noose After Criticism, Insists He Isn’t Racist
Carnival Corp. names Marie McKenzie VP of Global Destination Services

INTERNATIONAL

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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack

LIFESTYLE

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Why are so many beautiful, successful Black women single?
Let’s get something straight: Being single is not a disease. It is not a shackle that you have to carry around laboriously. You can be…
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Easter Bonnet Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrates 79 years
On the Monday after Easter, the Silver Cord Interdenominational Association, Ministers Wives and Widows of Pittsburgh and the Vicinity held their annual Easter Bonnet Luncheon…
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Mattel turns Ava DuVernay into a Barbie for ‘Sheroes’ Doll collection
Mattel has turned Ava DuVernay into a Barbie doll. According to reports, Barbie revealed that they’re honoring six “Sheroes–” women who inspire girls by “breaking…
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20 shirt dresses that’ll get you through this Spring
Mark our words: a shirt dress will be the best addition to your closet this Spring. The wardrobe staple is comfortable, effortless and surprisingly versatile.…
Lifestyles Report…Just a taste
FAB FINDS: 20 Mother’s Day beauty gifts she will adore

GENERATION Y

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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry

HEALTH

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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
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#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
Cover to Cover…‘Reach’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Kris Humphries gets smacked up on Twitter for Bruce Jenner tweet
Kris Humphries got his behind handed to him after posting what many saw as a derogatory tweet against his step-father-in-law-of-72-days, Bruce Jenner, reports the New York…
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More photos of Blue Ivy and Jay Z at Beyonce’s mom’s wedding
Beyonce was kind enough to post even more photos from the lavish wedding of her mom with actor Richard Lawson (Poltergeist). It includes photos of…
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The Honeymoon’s Over: Kerry Washington & husband in couples’ therapy?
Kerry Washington and her husband Nnamdi Asomugha might be facing a marriage scandal. There are whispers that the actress and her hubby, a retired NFL…
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Kanye West inspired Kim Kardashian to accept Bruce Jenner’s transgender Journey
Bruce Jenner wasn’t kidding when he said it was going to be an “emotional ride” to famed interviewer Diane Sawyer for their 2-hour 20/20 special…
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Damon Dash is suing Rachel Roy for $2.5 Million
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the highly contentious back and forth between Damon Dash and his ex-wife, Rachel Roy, just took another turn. Dash reportedly…
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Beyonce shows photos of Blue Ivy at mom Tina’s wedding
Beyonce was kind enough to share some private preciousness of her family from her mother Tina Knowles’ marriage to veteran actor Richard Lawson. Knowles, it…
Kanye and Kim to sue YouTube founder for leaking engagement footage
‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Sawyer Sweeten dead at 19

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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