METRO NEWS

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Urban League panel, Bush stress ‘Black Lives Matter’
With multiple workshop sessions covering Black-on-Black violence, Domestic Violence, Police and Community Relations, and Child Abuse Detection and Reporting, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh…
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Change certain on Pennsylvania’s top court; 3 seats to fill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions,…
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City says police union ignores financial plight
Countering arguments put forth by attorneys representing the Fraternal Order of Police Fort Pitt Lodge #1, Attorney Gretchen Love, said the City of Pittsburgh is…
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McKeesport’s family dynasty promises emphasis on youth
For the first time ever, McKeesport will have three Black members of council. Brothers Jim Brown and Tim Brown each won a seat on City…
Employee, 2 others charged in smartphone store burglary
Wilkinsburg and Bellevue vote to allow liquor sales

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Stop the grandstanding: Texans want grand jury reform
(NNPA)–There is a saying in the Lone Star State that “everything is bigger in Texas” and Texans do their best to live up to that…
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AG Kamala Harris is a star among stars; U.S. Senate candidate shines at convention
(NNPA)–There have been moments in American politics such as 2004 when a relatively unknown Illnois Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at the 2004…
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Ohio sheriff’s deputy fired after comparing Baltimore protesters to “Planet of the Apes”
An Ohio sheriff’s deputy was fired from his job Wednesday after an email sent to the Clark County sheriff requested his termination over a series…
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Oh, The Irony: NYPD visits Baltimore to boost police morale after protests
In wake of Baltimore protests regarding the death of Freddie Gray, a group of active and retired New York Police Department officers visited the city in an effort to…
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White House names Michelle Obama hugger-in-chief
Not only is Michelle Obama a wife, mother, lawyer and the first lady of the United States, she is the hugger-in-chief, according to Peter Souza,…
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U.S. Military mistakenly ships live anthrax to 9 U.S. States via FedEx
The government had to cop to a big-ole mea culpa yesterday when the Pentagon confirmed that that the U.S. military shipped live anthrax samples around the world via FedEx. Samples of the toxic bacteria went to private research laboratories in nine states and one in South Korea. CNN reports that four lab workers in the U.S. […]
News Roundup: Ex-Inkster cop to stand trial for beating unarmed man & more
Watch: California cops brutally arrest pregnant Black woman
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Film Review…Tomorrowland
If you took the world of The Jetsons, and made it a live-action film location, that would describe the visuals for the mysterious, glorious and…
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Promoter strives to bring top-notch talent to Pittsburgh
Entertainment Unlimited, LLC owner, Nate Tarver is excited to be bringing quality, African-American based entertainment to the Pittsburgh area once again. He brought the gospel…
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‘Vampire Diaries’ star Kat Graham tapped to portray Tammi Terrell in new biopic
Does Kat Graham have the acting chops to pull off playing Tammi Terrell?
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Music Roundup: Jamie Foxx taps ‘Empire’ star for new video; J.Lo teams up with Trey Songz & more
Twitter Responds To Fetty Wap’s Braxton-Like Vocals Twitter is on a role today. After roasting Lil Mama’s Sausage (pun intended), they’ve set their sights on Fetty Wap (no pun intended.) In case you’re not sure who Fetty Wap is, he sings that infectious song Trap Queen. He also wears an ocular prosthesis after losing his […]
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KeKe Palmer nabs a role in ‘Grease: Live’
Keke Palmer is joining the cast of Grease: Live in Fox's live production of the musical.
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‘Entourage’ star Ronda Rousey can kick your ass in 15 seconds or less
It’s only June, and UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey has already landed roles in two of the biggest movies of the year: first in Fast &…
Lil Mama’s ‘Sausage’ video is actually dope
Chance The Rapper drops new ‘Surf’ album for free on iTunes

SPORTS

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Eagles’ Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors White players over Black players and says he never considers race…
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NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; HBCU’s struggle
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall _ even in…
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Veteran back Williams ready for next act with Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ DeAngelo Williams wants to get something straight. Yes, the longtime running back came to Pittsburgh in the offseason to give the Steelers…
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Adrian Peterson Twitter rants over pay cut in new contract
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is making a play for the unemployment line with his latest round of social media antics. After a rough…
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Publisher’s message hits home at SCIAA Winter & Spring Athletic Banquet of Champions
Student athletes, parents, supporters and fans and administrators – 900-plus strong – poured into the Memphis Zoo for the 2nd Annual SCIAA Winter & Spring…
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Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) _ Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were…
Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015, not contract
Steph Curry’s daughter steals post-game press conference again, raps Big Sean record

OPINION

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Just Sayin’…Farewell to the King of the Blues
Growing up in the Hills of Tennessee I had the same experiences of Black folks throughout the South. We knew the Blues. Working in cotton…
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E NOTES… Chicago nowhere near U.S. murder capital
This past winter we witnessed some brutal below zero frigid temperatures so why would the Black doorman of my building always comment that he loved…
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To Tell The Truth…Fitzgerald’s million insufficient, Chelsa reelected
It is understandable in modern day politics that the ability to raise tremendous sums of money can oft times be the difference in winning or…
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To Be Equal…B.B. King: Why I Sing the Blues
“The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend…B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever.” – President…
Amtrak derailment should be warning about our ‘stupid’ infrastructure neglect
Politicizing donations to Clinton Foundation

BUSINESS

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Decoded Fashion merges two industries
(NNPA)–Keeping up with the tech curve is just as important as keeping up with the fashion code. No one wants to be left behind. On…
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5 tips to pay off student loan debt
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that U.S. student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion, and student loan debt among seniors 65 years and older has…
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Poverty still major affliction for Blacks
(NNPA)–Black America is in a state of emergency, and what’s happened in Baltimore, Ferguson, Missouri, and other places isn’t solely about police misconduct, according to…
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Jay Z blasted for all White Tidal staff while demanding Blacks support him
Because of lackluster sales of his over-hyped, much-ballyhooed Tidal music service, rapper Jay-Z flew into a curious and rare public tirade about his struggles as a…
Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s
Planning for retirement has many taxing issues

INTERNATIONAL

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After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook…
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Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint

LIFESTYLE

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NAACP Freedom Sunday at Bethel AME Church
The NAACP Pittsburgh Branch hosted its annual Freedom Sunday Service May 3 at Bethel AME Church, in the Hill District. The keynote speaker was Minister…
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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s
CHICAGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about…
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Fab or Fug: Rihanna channels Aaliyah with a crop top and baggy jeans [poll]
Riri is always one for taking chances and this time she's doing it with a 90's throwback look
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Be a fashion-forward fit girl & sport these gorgeous floral fitness trends
Sure, you can stop & smell the roses, but what about wearing them? Check out these fit workout clothes you're going to want right now.
3 ways to build your summer wardrobe for less than $350
Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls

GENERATION Y

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She was homeless mom, now she’s valedictorian
You are not your circumstances. That statement couldn’t be any more true for the phenomenal Trameka Pope, a Chicago high schooler who graduated at the top of her class at Chicago’s Wendell Phillips High School, even though she was homeless and a teen mom. After giving birth to her daughter when she was in the […]
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Pittsburgh native at sea
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shakiyah Woods, from Pittsburgh, acts as the rig captain during sea and anchor detail practice in the forecastle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft…
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UnitedHealthcare, YMCA annual Health Bee
UnitedHealthcare and the Y held the third annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on May 14.
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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate

HEALTH

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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s
CHICAGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about…
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Get active for your heart health… No time to exercise? Learn how to take 10!
Find at least 30 minutes in your day to get physically active — and there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it. You’ll…
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Working Out Stress
Stress affects each of us in different ways. You may have physical signs (such as headaches, tense or sore muscles, or trouble sleeping), emotional signs…
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Side Dishes & Desserts To Bring To The BBQ This Weekend
Memorial Day Cocktails: Let’s Just Drink Because We’re Off Monday
26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke

Cover To Cover

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Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls
Dove has always been a brand with a reputation for helping women love the skin their in, and now the beauty brand is looking to expand on that by helping young girls embrace their natural curls with a new campaign. The newest facet of their Love Your Curls campaign, which launched back in January, is […]
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New book will investigate Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina’s tragedies
A new book about late singer Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is on the way. Ian Halperin penned Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The…
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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
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Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Is Ashanti trying to be an NFL wife with rumored new romance?
Is Ashanti trying to be an NFL wife with to San Francisco 49'er Darnell Dockett?
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Suge Knight misses court appearance after refusing to leave jail cell
Although Marion “Suge” Knight’s alleged involvement in January’s deadly hit-and-run incident is filling the headlines as of late, let’s not forget that the co-founder of…
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Young Dro on the deaths of Chinx and Doe B
” ] With hip-hop still mourning the death of Queens MC Chinx, Young Dro offers support and advice to French Montana and the entire Coke Boys…
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Ciara & Russell Wilson flirt on Twitter & it’s pretty adorable
Forget those rumors you heard about Ciara and Russell Wilson breaking up, they seem to be doing just fine. The adorable duo left fans saying “aww” after a series of flirtatious tweets. Last week Ci Ci and  Russell were spotted strolling through Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas with baby Future. We don’t want to get […]
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Anita Baker vs. Cheryl Lynn: This is what it looks like when you’re too damn old for Twitter beef
@IAMANITABAKER Really girl, I thought we were cool. I guess I should've known something was up when you ignored me pic.twitter.com/iLsGqcAZNj — Cheryl Lynn (@itscheryllynn) May 28, 2015 We never thought we’d see the day where legends would have Twitter beef. But we guess it’s a brand new day! Iconic vocalists, Anita Baker and Cheryl […]
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Beyonce photos of Blue Ivy during vacation in Italy
Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Jay Z took a breathtaking vacation foray into the countryside of Italy. In contrast to when Blue was first born and…
TBT: Marilyn Mosby won big on ‘Judge Judy’ back in the day [video]
Kevin Hart slams women who call fiancee Eniko Parrish gold digger

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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