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Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that…
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Why some Pittsburgh-area school districts choose to raise property taxes and others don’t
A nice home in a good school district. If that comes with high property taxes, well, it’s just part of the deal, right? What if…
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Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace
Children of all ages participated in the Northside Oldtimers Annual Youth March for Peace earlier this month. The youth marched through the North Side to…
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Gwen’s Girls still making girl magic
A year into her role as the new executive director of Gwen’s Girls, the organization founded by her mother, the late Gwendolyn J. Elliott, Kathi…
Police prepare for ‘Back to School Highway Safety Initiative’
Multiple mural projects brighten neighborhoods

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Hundreds gather to bid farewell to veteran journalist George Curry
homegoing service was attended by legendary members of the Black press like Les Payne and Ed Gordon. Kemba Smith — who was profiled nationally by Curry in Emerge magazine — and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., spoke during the services, honoring the life of Curry.
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Hillary Clinton launches HBCU outreach initiative
A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign said the outreach strategy 'will encourage HBCU students to organize their student bodies, register, re-register, and mobilize their peers for the election.'
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Twitter Mourns The Loss Of Internet Personality Nicole Milfie….AND MORE
Nicole Milfie was unapologetic when speaking on women's sexuality and feminism. The cause of her death is still unknown. Twitter users created the hashtag #RIPMilfie to mourn her death. Read more.
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Latest ‘racist’ remarks prompt Maine GOP to muzzle Gov. Paul LePage
Maine's Republican leaders had enough of their governor's racist rants and profanity. They plan to hold a private meeting before deciding on what actions to take.
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New York teen was not a threat when cops shot him 16 times
A video recording of the shooting shows that Charles, who is now 15, posed no threat at the time of the shooting. Charles' lawyers say the teen had dropped the gun and had his hands above his head when Officer Jonathan Rivera fired the shots.
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Disabled Black students, NAACP file discrimination complaint against Virginia district
In a joint complaint, the NAACP and two disabled Black students accuse Richmond, Virginia Schools of Discrimination. The U.S. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division is evaluating the allegations.
Innovators Show How Identity-Based Education Changes Lives
With help from goat, wily Clydesdale goes on lam for 5 days
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ENTERTAINMENT

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The Color Purple’ lands Jennifer Holliday on Broadway
NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway’s revival of “The Color Purple” has lured a real dream girl — Jennifer Holliday. The Tony- and Grammy-winning singer takes…
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‘Empire’ Is planning on blowing your mind this season
Fox premiered a trailer for what can be expected. And Lord... this looks good!
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Beyonce dominates an Olympic-sized VMA awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards show was all about performances that got the sweat dripping, the muscles ripping and the adrenaline…
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Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83
Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as “Young Frankenstein” and “Blazing Saddles,” has died. He was 83 Wilder’s nephew said Monday that the…
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Kerry Washington: ‘Two pregnancies have been very different’
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Scandal” creator Shonda Rhimes didn’t know that star Kerry Washington had another baby on the way when a less-is-more plan was…
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Lee’s “25th Hour” only movie by African-American director to make BBC Top 100 films list
There still may be 84 years to go, but a new list ranks David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive,” Wong Kar-wai’s “In the Mood for Love” and…
Nate Parker Says He Was ‘Selfish’ In Initial Response To Rape Allegation, Discusses ‘Male Privilege’
2016 MTV VMAs Top Moments: Beyonce Smashed A Camera; Kanye West Shouts Out Amber Rose & More

SPORTS

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Serena’s US Open begins with tough matchup vs Makarova
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams hadn’t played much coming into the Grand Slam tournament. An injury hampered her preparation, and she served miserably in…
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Penn State tries to move forward without abandoning Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Legends tend to linger in college football even after they are gone. At Penn State, getting out from under Joe…
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American Townsend inaugurates new Grandstand with near upset
NEW YORK (AP) — American qualifier Taylor Townsend nearly inaugurated the new Grandstand Stadium with an upset. The 20-year-old Townsend split the first two sets…
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Football world reacts to Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit while the national anthem is being played in protest of what…
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NFL 2016: Animosity between Bengals & Steelers flavors race
CINCINNATI (AP) — Round 1 was a raw affair in Pittsburgh on Nov. 1, when the Bengals rallied to win after a week of long-distance…
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Inside Conditions…Super Nova’s
Supernova [soo-per-noh-vuh] /ˌsu pərˈnoʊ və/ noun; /ˌsu pərˈnoʊ vi/ the explosion of a star, possibly caused by gravitational collapse, during which the star’s luminosity increases…
Kaepernick will sit through anthem until there’s change
Kaepernick decision not to stand for anthem gets NFL talking

OPINION

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It’s time for the GOP to put veteran Black Republicans back in the game
Imagine the Chicago Bulls of the NBA during the early Michael Jordan years. He was their top draft pick in the 1984 NBA draft. Jordan’s…
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Williams’ conduct taints Philly D.A. office
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is credited with progressive reforms in the criminal justice system. As part of his “smart on crime” plan, Williams has…
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We must support the freedom-fighting legacy of George E. Curry in the Black Press
The freedom struggle and Civil Rights Movement of Black people in America and throughout the world have lost another courageous, iconic, freedom fighter, journalist and…
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Coard: Should Blacks defend Seth Williams?
The lyrics to the theme song of the “Cops” TV program are “Bad boys, bad boys. Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come…
Is legal weed for Whites only?
Roland Martin Tackles Donald Trump’s Tone-Deaf Tweet About Nykea Aldridge

BUSINESS

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History Center announces new trustees
PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30, 2016 – The Senator John Heinz History Center, the region’s oldest cultural institution (since 1879) and the Smithsonian’s home in Pittsburgh, announced…
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Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe
Managing money can be complicated, and myths are often born from people’s struggles to make it simpler. But simplistic solutions can cost you instead of…
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Black executives share why they refuse to talk race at work
With the violence against African-Americans at the hands of the police, along with the organization and expansion of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, the discussion of race has inevitably…
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Midyear health coverage checkup
Nearly 11.3 million people were enrolled in a 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the first eight weeks of the open enrollment period, according to…
Five important things to do when loved one dies
Sola 15206 celebrates one year

INTERNATIONAL

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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters

LIFESTYLE

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Liz Weston: 5 money myths you probably believe
Managing money can be complicated, and myths are often born from people’s struggles to make it simpler. But simplistic solutions can cost you instead of…
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Divided America: Neighbor churches, split on race lines, work to heal divide
MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one Black and one White. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a…
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Midyear health coverage checkup
Nearly 11.3 million people were enrolled in a 2016 Health Insurance Marketplace plan during the first eight weeks of the open enrollment period, according to…
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Five important things to do when loved one dies
The loss of a loved one is a traumatic event. During such an emotional time, it can be difficult to remember what needs to be…
Sola 15206 celebrates one year
Akwaaba means “First in Black-owned B&Bs”

YOUTH

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Hillary Clinton launches HBCU outreach initiative
A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign said the outreach strategy 'will encourage HBCU students to organize their student bodies, register, re-register, and mobilize their peers for the election.'
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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
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HEALTH

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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
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Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
  Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea…
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine
Review: Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga

EDITORS PICK

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Black community political forum addresses issues
For the 13th year, Talk Magazine held the Pa. Black Community Network Conference and Pa. Black Community Candidates’ Forum. Black Leaders from around the state…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…First in March
On Easter Sunday evening I went to see Disgraced, the current offering at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Including myself there were four of us. Those…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Blac Chyna gets naked for ‘Paper’ magazine, just like Kim Kardashian
Blac Chyna channeled her inner Kim Kardashian and posed naked for Paper magazine, which was released today. Chyna, who also goes by the name Angela…
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See How Adrienne Bailon Celebrated Her Engagement With ‘The Real’ Familia
The ladies of The Real are gearing up for another fun-filled season. But ahead of the excitement, they decided to celebrate co-host Adrienne Bailon's engagement.
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Toya Wright To Pay $8K To Get Out Of Marriage To Memphitz
Toya Wright's marriage to Mickey "Memphitz" Wright is finally reaching an end.
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Drake Went All Out For His No.1 Girl Crush
The rapper who's made no secret of his love for the 28-year-old songstress gave a grand gesture on Friday.
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Donald Glover hosts FX’s ‘Atlanta’ red carpet premiere (photos)
ATLANTA — Donald Glover and FX hosted the national premiere of the station’s new television show “Atlanta” at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. “Atlanta”…
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Verdict Reached In Big Freedia Welfare Fraud Case, No Jail Time + Probation
Reality star and recording artist Big Freedia has spent the last several months dealing with the fallout from a welfare fraud case that positioned the entertainer to owe big bucks. Well today a verdict was finally reached in the case, and let’s just say that Big Freedia has a lot to smile about regarding the […]
Draya Michele gets slammed for calling her baby ‘ugly’
Glam Twinz

Education

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NY Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York's Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools