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Homewood Community Day celebration promotes peace, unity
Family members, friends, neighbors and leaders congregated over the weekend to promote peace and unity in Homewood. Throughout the year, promoting peace and unity has…
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Camp exposes urban youth to computers
This summer, for the first time in three years, the 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania partnered with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to expose…
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Voting rights advocates applaud Wolf administration for new online voter registration in PA
Beginning today, eligible Pennsylvania residents can register to vote online at register.votespa.com PITTSBURGH, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that eligible Pennsylvanians can…
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LEAD program advocates meet to update, refine goals
As part of his work to combat the disparate effects of the “war on drugs,” Institute of the Black World founder Ron Daniels said he…
Beyond talking: Panel begins work on PPS accepting Wilkinsburg students
Penn Plaza residents rally for affordable housing

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NATIONAL NEWS

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NEWS ANALYSIS…GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to…
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Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Sixty years after a Black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights…
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Audit flags $30M in grants, loans given out by Cheyney U.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Auditors have found that Cheyney University of Pennsylvania didn’t properly document the eligibility of students before giving them nearly $30 million…
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Gunman in TV killings remembered as ‘professional victim’
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Vester Flanagan constantly saw himself as the target in his conflicts with WDBJ-TV colleagues, leading his former boss to describe him…
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25 powerful images that encapsulate devastation in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina
A microscope has returned to New Orleans – the city forever changed ten years ago by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The category five hurricane began…
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Flanagan’s family releases statement in aftermath of Virginia shooting (WATCH)
*One day after Vester Lee Flanagan killed two TV journalists during a live broadcast, his family expressed their condolences via a statement released on Thursday…
Police find wig, to-do list in alleged WDBJ shooter Vester Flanagan’s car
Activists memorialize Emmett Till’s death 60 years later & more news you need to know
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Peanuts celebrates its first African American character
  Following the death of Dr. Martin Luther King in 1968, a school teacher named Harriet Glickman, and a few of her friends, took it…
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Lucious Lyon might have reduced role on ‘Empire’ because of Terrence Howard’s domestic violence history
Terrence Howard‘s Lucious Lyon isn’t the most popular character on Empire. Taraji P. Henson‘s Cookie is. But Lucious is one of the show’s central figures, so his reduced role…
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‘LHHATL Reunion Part 2’ preview: Scrappy has meltdown over back child support (video)
The warring factions that are Scrappy and Erica Dixon ratcheted up their explosive relationship dramatically during the “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Reunion: Part 2.”…
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Which ‘Empire’ character are you? [quiz]
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Actress Niecy Nash receives 1st Emmy nomination
Actress Niecy Nash received her first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal as Denise ‘Didi” Ortley on the…
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8 juicy moments from ‘Love and Hip Hop Hollywood’ season 2 trailer
Our favorite train wreck, VH1’s Love and Hip Hop Hollywood, is coming back! And from the looks of the newly released super trailer, it’s going to be…
The Weeknd really, really wants to be pop star on ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’
‘Survivor’s Remorse’ star RonReaco Lee has finally found role of his career (exclusive)

SPORTS

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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    Darryl Dawkins, aka “Chocolate Thunder” died of a sudden and unexpected heart attack at the much too young age of 58.  “Big DD” played…
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Steelers rookies trying to find niche in new spots
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The No. 16 jersey and what it ultimately signifies for Tyler Murphy fits just fine and all. It’s just not the one…
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Kyrie Irving might not be back on the court until January
The Cavaliers‘ chances of beating the Warriors in the Finals would’ve increased tremendously if Kyrie Irving‘s kneecap kept it together. But it broke and LeBron James was essentially left to fend…
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Derrick Rose on rape allegations: ‘I am confident I will be proven innocent’
It was discovered Wednesday that one of Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriends is suing him for drugging and gang raping her. In a recently released statement, Rose…
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Legendary former NBA player Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58
Legendary NBA player Darryl Dawkins passed away suddenly at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was 58 years old.
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Negro Leagues Baseball Convention held in Pittsburgh
Early this month the Society for American Baseball Research held its 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. This…
5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp held at Oliver
Derrick Rose accused of drugging and gang raping ex-girlfriend

OPINION

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A hate crime is a hate crime no matter the color of the perpetrator
*There isn’t much left in the way of pejoratives that can’t and haven’t been said about Vester Flanagan. He was disturbed, deranged, a psychopath, maniacal,…
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Message to workers regarding Macy’s downtown store closing
FRIENDS–I would like to let all of you know that your concerns about the workers losing their jobs, as per the sudden news of the…
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On the passing of Julian Bond
(NNPA)—I had been unaware that Julian Bond had been ill.  I was, therefore, quite surprised to read that he had passed away after, what the…
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Just Sayin’…9-year-old child killed, do Black lives matter?
A 9-year-old child was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. Not by the police, not by Whites, but by a Black shooter who shot through…
Roanoke. The morning after…
Trump favors constructing a police state

BUSINESS

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Are small Black businesses too Black for the ‘new’ Detroit?
Darnell Small was never late on his rent. He never caused any sort of disturbance, nor is there any record of any sort of major…
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Black designer lights up GM
Since 2012, Davis has led the exterior lighting and design studio for the automaker’s North American division, the team responsible for the exterior lighting for…
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JS108ATLANTA Global Jazz Radio official app launch event
JS108Atlanta Global Jazz Radio celebrates the release of its new radio broadcast app at JS108Atlanta’s Official App Launch Event, September 18th, 2015.  The event will…
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Fashion leaders honored during Style Week Pittsburgh 2015
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
Public offices discriminate against Black Americans

INTERNATIONAL

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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
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South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the…
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review
Obama needs to do more to halt female genital mutilation

LIFESTYLE

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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready. We caught up with the reality star and picked her makeup bag for secrets. Get into Malaysia’s hair […]
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100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild
With a city Of Pittsburgh proclamation and a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, and numerous letters of congratulations, the Harriet Tubman Guild celebrated 100 years,…
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Style Week 2015 honors PGH’S fashion leaders (Photos)
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2
WealthyU: How to save money while back to school shopping

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
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Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black…
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer
Cover to Cover…‘Destiny’

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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‘Married to Medicine’ star arrested for beating husband with a spoon, stabbing herself
A star of “Married to Medicine” will no longer be married after a fracas at her home where she beats her husband with a spoon and…
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Russell Westbrook is going to get hitched
Great news, Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook is finally getting a ring. A wedding ring, that is. The famously mercurial (and talented) Westbrook proposed to his girlfriend Nina Earl a…
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Common has no hard feelings about Drake and Serena Williams
Talk about being mature. After the picture of Drake and Serena Williams making out in public surfaced, many wondered if Common would react. Did he punch a wall?…
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Diddy surprised his official girl Cassie for her 29th birthday in the cutest way possible
Diddy has yet to put a ring on it, but that’s neither here nor there, because he demonstrates his love forCassie day in and day…
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NBA’s James Harden celebrates birthday with the Kardashians and Kanye (photos)
The romance between Khloe Kardashian and NBA superstar James Harden is still in its infancy. But that was not enough to prevent the Kardashians from…
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Kandi Burruss shows off baby bump with Todd Tucker
  It looks like the stork is heading to the ATL. “We’re so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it’s a…
Tia Mowry blasted after body-shaming Nicki Minaj
Wait…Is Rachel Dolezal really pregnant, or “Rachel Dolezal” pregnant?

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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