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Best school districts for your buck in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvanians are serious about education. The state boasts one of the U.S.’s top graduation rates at nearly 86% of students completing high school, counts more…
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Samuel vies for North Side District Justice
Clarence Samuel did not start asking for financial support for his district justice run until last week because his nominating petitions had been challenged. The…
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Eugene Khorey—First principal of Brashear honored by alumni
Eugene Khorey was the first principal of Brashear High School which opened in 1976 in Beechview.  On March 21, he was honored during a luncheon…
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LGBT community will gather to honor the life of Andre Gray
Pittsburgh’s LGBTQ community and allies will gather on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 6 PM in Lawrenceville to honor the life and mourn the death…
DA drops homicide charges against 2 for lack of evidence
$900,000 to STEAM in grants

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Sexism and racism take toll on Black women’s health
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode Black women’s physical and mental wellbeing, an emerging body of research…
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After 18 months, no answers from feds in Ga. gym mat death
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Long after Kendrick Johnson was found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at his high school in south Georgia, those closest…
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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…
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Baltimore investigates death of man in police custody
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police were conducting a criminal investigation Sunday into the death of a man injured in their custody, and the mayor vowed…
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Clinton patches relations with liberals at campaign’s outset
WASHINGTON (AP) — This time, Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to be on liberals’ good side. As a presidential candidate in 2008, she opposed gay marriage,…
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23-year-old shot and killed by St. Louis County Police after mom calls for help [VIDEO]
Another black mother calls the police to help diffuse a situation with her child, another black person shot dead by them. On Friday night, two St.…
Teacher suspended for allowing 3rd graders to write letters to Mumia Abu-Jamal
Ohio woman learns co-worker is biological mom
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Demolition work begins on famed record company building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called “The…
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Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally
WASHINGTON (AP) — A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political…
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Mark Hamill said he was ‘suspicious’ of J.J. Abrams
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mark Hamill knew he had to say yes when George Lucas told him about the plans to move forward with a…
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Director reveals plot for “Star Wars” film “Rogue One”
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming…
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Jay Z wins extortion claim for ‘Vol 3…’ and ‘The Dynasty’ masters
A Saturday story by TMZ reports a California judge has shut down a sound engineer’s lawsuit against Jay Z based on claims he was the…
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Ringo Starr, Bill Withers, Green Day rock their way into Rock Hall
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ringo Starr was ushered into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a little help from one of his famous friends.…
Oops! Ariana Grande’s Father Chin Checks Big Sean On Instagram
Kanye West joined The Weeknd for Coachella surprise performance

SPORTS

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Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with their…
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Crosby, Penguins get even with 4-3 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3…
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Jo Jo White enters Basketball Hall of Fame
(NNPA)–St. Louisan Jo Jo White will be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place September 10-12 in…
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Should the Washington NFL team think QB with the No. 5 pick?
(NNPA)–The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off later this month as the NFL offseason rages on. The annual hoopla surrounding the draft is always appropriate considering…
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Derrick Rose impresses in first playoff game since 2012
The last time former NBA MVP Derrick Rose was in a playoff game, he tore his left ACL against the Philadelphia 76ers and missed the…
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Marte homers, drives in 5 as Pirates beat Brewers 6-2
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Starling Marte homered for the second game in a row and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates…
Boyd, Voytik shine in Pittsburgh’s spring game
Former MLB player Milton Bradley’s history of domestic violence is most disgusting thing you’ll read today

OPINION

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Field Negro: Sorry is the easiest word to say
The Field Negro education series continues. Shout out to Philly’s own David Love for giving us this thought provoking article. “Is the policing of black…
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To Be Equal…The State of Black America Part 3: Justice
“I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states…Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network…
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Child Watch: Republican budget winners and losers
In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners…
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Bill O’Reilly says it’s ‘open season on White male Christians’
Although the press has been discussing Hillary Clinton’s presidential run in 2016 since she formally resigned from her post as Secretary of State, many pundits…
#ConfirmLynchFast
R.I.P. Walter Scott, I bear witness to your death

BUSINESS

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Black businesses help reduce Black youth crime
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – One of the most powerful agents in curtailing Black youth crime in major cities is the presence of Black business owners, according…
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‘Furious 7′ speeds ahead of the competition
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James’s “Paul Blart” sequel couldn’t outpace “Furious 7.” The reigning box office champion might have…
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Would you join Tidal if Jay Z gave you a call?
Ever since its relaunch into the digital music space last month, fans and spectators have been somewhat dubious about Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal. However, it…
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Nicki Minaj first female rapper with sneaker line?
Nicki Minaj exclusively debuted her latest fashion venture on Instagram which are a pair of limited edition Air Jordans, in collaboration with the famed sneaker brand. The rumored…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
KDKA names Mangino and Duffy new hosts of KDKA Afternoon News

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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Bon Ami Temple #49 celebrates community leaders
For the officers and members of Bon Ami #49 honoring those who do hard work in the community, small business and Elkdom is an annual…
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Owl’s brew helps turn your tea time to happy hour
Everyone knows I am part time Fit Girl part time Party Girl! I’m always looking for light ways to sip after I tricep dip, so…
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7-year-old girl wins $16K for comic book about super afro puff!
One young girl has used her creativity to battle negative self-image and find the joy in reading–and she was greatly rewarded for her efforts! Natalie…
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‘The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life’ event
People during “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” Red Carpet event at the Rivers Club on April 4.              …
Feeding the homeless: What it’s like to give back
FAB FINDS: 20 fruit print pieces you need in your Spring wardrobe

GENERATION Y

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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…
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Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Unity Baptist Church in Braddock hosted a Talent Show/Silent Auction as part of its pre-anniversary celebration. All were welcomed to display their Christ given talents.
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Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry
Higher Achievement, a non-profit academic program that works with middle school students in Homewood and the Hill District, presented its third annual Literary Love Poetry…
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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…
Minnesota teen accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools, NJ teen accepted to 7
Michigan teen earns 3 college degrees in high school

HEALTH

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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.…
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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites…
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Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Family Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine, joined Roland Martin Friday…
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Combatting the ADHD wars against Black Boys [video]
Why are we medicating so many of our young African-American males for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Recent studies show that there’s a 70 percent increase…
Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
CHIC EATS: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl [RECIPE]

Cover To Cover

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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…
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“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Reach’
  Where do you go from here? You’ve been looking at your life and everything around you, and that’s the question you’ve been asking: what…
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Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amber Tamblyn writes about dead Hollywood actresses in her new book of poems. But “Dark Sparkler” is more than that.…
Toni Morrison talks new book & diversity In literature In New York Times Magazine
Mindy Kaling’s brother claims he got accepted to med school by passing as Black

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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Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey will “always be the love of my life”
Nick Cannon has the word “Romantic” tattooed on his arm, and he apparently lives by that idealized belief inked on him. In a preview of…
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Two Migos members arrested on cocaine and gun possession charges
TMZ reports Migos had a Saturday night performance at Georgia State University’s “Spring Bling” interrupted, when the group and members of their entourage were questioned…
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Tasha Smith’s estranged husband cheated, stole her money
*Actress Tasha Smith and husband Keith Douglas are going through quite the messy breakup. She filed for a restraining order and accused of being a serial cheater back in November then followed by filing for divorce, according to Bossip. A source revealed more about how nasty Douglas was to Smith. Allegedly, he was abusive, unfaithful, stole […]
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Redditors share celebrity sex stories
Popular artists will never honestly cop to being average in bed. If Drake, the bastion of millennial honesty, won’t do it, your favorite rapper probably…
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Kim Kardashian including leaked ‘Fappening’ nudes in book
During the September 2014 iCloud hack that released dozens of unauthorized, nude pictures of celebrities, for public consumption, Kim Kardashian was one of the stars…
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Trina’s interview with Nardwuar is piece of Internet gold
Vancouver interviewer and musician Nardwuar’s interviews have amassed millions of YouTube views off the strength of their surprisingly thorough research and quirky interactions. Miami native…
Kanye served papers while holding North West
Meek Mill talks Nicki Minaj and solitary confinement with ‘XXL’

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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