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Shahrazad Ali keynotes Annual Day of Unity in the Community collaboration
On June 6, Seshemet Community Council in collaboration with San­kofa Community Empowerment Inc.  proudly hosted a Day of Unity in the Community at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, located…
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State of the Hill District a fun-filled day
The Hill Community Development Corporation recently held an impactful event to involve the community while enjoying fun festivities. People of the Hill District attended the…
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‘We really have to get jobs’…Davis talks jobs, racism and upcoming book
Recently, University of Pittsburgh Dean of the School of Social Work and Director of the Center on Race and Social Problems Larry Davis, MA, MSW,…
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Centre Avenue Plan crystallizes community vision
The Hill Community Development Corporation’s recent State of The Hill celebration also served to officially unveil its comprehensive Centre Avenue Corridor Development and Redesign Plan,…
Fourth of July weekend road/river closures & restrictions
NAACP president introduces national march in Pittsburgh

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama calls string of recent victories ‘gratifying’
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Barack Obama cast a string of legal and legislative victories last week on trade, health care and gay marriage as the…
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Poll: Majority of White Americans view Confederate flag as symbol of southern pride, not racism
Amid the debate about what the Confederate flag stands for, a new poll reveals the majority of White Americans view the flag as a symbol of southern pride,…
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Jeb Bush blames Ferguson & Baltimore protests on lack of parenting
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush believes the Ferguson and Baltimore protests were caused by a lack of “mentoring” and parenting. According to ThinkProgress.com, during a Q&A with…
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Will Barack Obama call on Congress to act on criminal justice reform?
In recent months, a number of Republicans across the nation have shown support for criminal justice reform as a result of the millions of dollars…
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Arnesha Bowers, 16, was raped, murdered and burned by 3 Back men
  BALTIMORE — While Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby continues to deal with the prosecuting the death of black teen Freddy Gray while he was in police…
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Female AME pastors in South Carolina receive death threats
In the continuing acts of terrorism against black churches in South Carolina, at least two Clarendon County pastors say they have been targeted with threats…
NEWS ROUNDUP: Tamera Mowry-Housley gives birth to second child, White House lifts photo ban…and more
Trump defends anti-immigration attack: “Somebody’s doing the raping”
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Could Sarah Connor knock Khaleesi off the throne? ‘Terminator Genisys’ star Dayo Okeniyi weighs in
You may not be familiar with the name Dayo Okeniyi, but all he does is win at the box office. He first appeared in the…
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Kendrick Lamar responds to Geraldo: “This is our music”
Kendrick Lamar isn’t the most TMZ-friendly artist around. He’s the type to duck paparazzi and doesn’t ignite the rumor-mill with public relationship woes or extravagant purchases.…
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Geraldo Rivera slams Kendrick Lamar’s BET Awards performance; claims hip-hop more damaging than racism
Kendrick Lamar‘s powerful performance at the 2015 BET Awards apparently went over the heads of Fox News and network host Geraldo Rivera, who claimed the rapper’s lyrics about…
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Black artists showcased at Three Rivers Arts Festival
CHESTER ALLEN from New Orleans standing in front of his art works says he has been doing this art for about 30 years. “The guy…
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NeNe Leakes will call out liars on ABC game show
NeNe Leakes will put her judge of character skills to the test as a panelist on ABC's "To Tell the Truth."
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Garner’s ‘The Complete Concert By The Sea’ to be released
Iconic Jazz artist Erroll Garner’s greatest concert album and one of the best selling jazz albums of all time, “The Complete Concert By The Sea”…
Meek Mill heading for #1 on Billboard
Anthony Mackie is playing MLK in new HBO movie

SPORTS

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Hounds face Red Bulls in Fourth of July clash
PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Riverhounds begin the second half of their USL regular season campaign Saturday night with a vital game against the New York…
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Pitt’s Tyler Boyd waives DUI hearing, hopes for probation
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh star wide receiver Tyler Boyd has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on drunken driving and several related citations and…
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Steelers interested in hosting 2023 Super Bowl
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers are looking to get into the Super Bowl hosting business. The team submitted an application at the owner’s meetings…
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Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team
MONTREAL (AP) _ In the city where Jackie Robinson made the jump to the big leagues _ and a country where gay marriage has been…
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Ambassador Sports Pittsburgh plants soccer roots in the Hill
The school year is over, but that doesn’t mean the competition, learning and improving stops.  For much of the summer, those who want to be…
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Chicago cops coach youth baseball league on South Side to broker peace
At a time when interactions between African-Americans and police are fraught with tension over allegations of excessive force by cops across the nation, a team…
Overtime 7-1-15… NASCAR dumps flag
Pirates staying patient as Polanco searches for consistency

OPINION

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Neutralizing the Right Wing political agenda
(NNPA)—There’s a lesson to be learned from the Confederate flag quickly and unexpectedly falling into disfavor following the murder of nine Bible-studying African Americans, including…
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To Tell The Truth…We heard all the great voices, now what?
I was in attendance at the Hill House last week and heard a presentation by a young Black man who is the national president of…
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Guest Editorial…Supreme Court right on housing bias law
When the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act exchanges it wasn’t the only case they got right last week. The high…
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The Confederate Flag was never ‘misappropriated’
(NNPA)—The other night I listened to a South Carolina state legislator announce his support for pulling down the Confederate battle flag (of the Army of…
Guest Editorial…Supreme Court right on health care law
Lifestyles Report…The Stars and Bars

BUSINESS

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Twitter employs only 49 African-Americans, even though Black people use site the most
Despite a pledge to usher in a new era of diversity and inclusion, social media giant Twitter employs just 49 Black people out of a…
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Blackonomics…A collective economic and political strategy
(NNPA)—“Now there are some ‘practical’ things we can do. We begin the process of building a greater economic base. And at the same time, we…
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Black unemployment rate falls slightly in June, still nearly double rate for Whites
The Black unemployment rate is nearly double the national rate and twice as high as that for Whites, even as the economy added 222,000 jobs…
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Hyundai replaces General Motors as NFL auto sponsor
DETROIT (AP) _ The National Football League is getting a new official automotive sponsor: Hyundai. The Korean automaker announced the sponsorship deal Monday, replacing General…
Pittsburgh Community Services Inc. receives Coca-Cola Foundation grant
Emmitt Smith, Flo Rida out of Miss USA, Macy’s dumps Trump

INTERNATIONAL

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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
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Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
Some have spoken out about being molested and robbed by the police during their efforts to file their papers for an extended stay.
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World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
  BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic…
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The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population
Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian-descent are set to be deported tomorrow as Hispaniola sits on the brink of a war.
Dominican Republic set to deport Haitian workers in ethnic “cleansing”
Mehereta Baruch-Ron rises from illiteracy to deputy mayor Tel Aviv

LIFESTYLE

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6 must-haves for perfect weekend bag
Having a wallet and a cute outfit to match are just the basics that you should pack in your weekend bag.
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Does Dating Suck? Maybe it’s time to move
We all want to believe that love should meet us where we are, but will it?
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Lifestyles Report…The Stars and Bars
I read this post on Facebook about the Confederate flag: “They’ve been pushing for it for over 150 years and this year the politically correct…
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Church Circuit 7-1-15
Fashion Show     JULY 11—New Beginnings Ministries, 705 Shaw Ave., McKeesport, will host a Fashion Show from 12-3 p.m. This event is a fundraiser to…
FAB FINDS: What to wear to Essence Music Festival
Parent Choice movement fights for education opportunities for low-income families

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
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Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
  Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It…
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover
Former NNPA Columnist writes …..Ask Gwendolyn Baines – The Book

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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Kim Kardashian caught first glimpse of Caitlyn Jenner 12 years ago
Kim Kardashian was recently unveiled as the cover star for Rolling Stone’s forthcoming issue, which is set to hit newsstands this coming Friday (July 3).…
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Tamera Mowry-Housley overjoyed by arrival of baby Ariah Talea
Tamera Mowry-Housely welcomed a healthy baby girl on July 1.
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Bobbi Kristina’s final texts revealed desperation, fear of Nick Gordon
Final text messages sent by Bobbi Kristina Brown reveal a woman who was desperate and heartbroken over her abusive and dysfunctional relationship with boyfriend Nick…
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Kim Kardashian is smart & a feminist…so she says in Rolling Stone
Kim K gets candid in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine.
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Chris Brown files for custody of his daughter, Royalty
Chris Brown has taken matters into his own hands when it comes to his one-year-old daughter, Royalty. The singer has filed for custody and for his…
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It looks like 50 Cent is going to post Kidd Kidd’s bail
50 Cent posted a short video to Instagram earlier today (July 1) on his way to post Kidd Kidd’s bail. The G-Unit member was arrested during…
That’s So Oprah: Raven-Symone said O predicted Black Twitter would hate her
Rick Ross to appear before judge on kidnapping, felony assault charges

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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