METRO NEWS

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Police investigating robbery in Fine View
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police would like to caution residents, especially senior citizens, about opening their doors to individuals posing as sales…
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Arrest made in April 2014 murder in Lawrenceville
PITTSBURGH, PA – The Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Homicide Squad arrested Justin Bonner with the assistance of Zone 5 detectives. Bonner is being charged with…
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Body of Andre Gray, missing Lawrenceville man, found; arrest made hours later
After five long months of searching for their lost loved one, the family of Andre Gray may begin to find closure. On March 26, the…
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Peduto talks culture change at PowerBreakfast
In describing to the African American Chamber of Commerce what he is trying to do with his administration, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a simple…
‘We Promise’ steers students to reach their college goals
Stop the Violence group to host ‘Celebration of Life’ gala at Rivers Club

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Ferguson area police agree not to use tear gas against protesters
In settlement of a lawsuit brought by Ferguson, Mo. protesters, three police agencies will restrict use of tear gas and other chemical weapons on crowds, according…
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Cops Gone Wild: Detroit Police Officers Beat Black Man After He Ran A Traffic Sign
Another disturbing video of police violence shows Detroit officers beating an African-American man during a traffic stop after he ran a red light on January 28.…
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Republican budget would shred safety net
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—The Republican House budget will shred the social safety net designed to protect the most vulnerable citizens, severely cutting programs ranging from student loans…
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Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house
CHICAGO (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his…
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“Empire Of Cotton:” Institution of slavery made capitalism possible in the U.S. & around the globe
America has the world’s richest economy and the world’s most powerful military, but how did the United States get to this level of power and…
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Governor orders alcohol agents retrained after U.Va. arrest
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Gov. Terry McAuliffe ordered state liquor agents retrained Wednesday following a high profile arrest that left a University of Virginia student…
Kirk Franklin says Creflo Dollar ‘camouflaged his greeds to look like needs’
#BlackLivesMatters Activists Make Fortune’s World’s Greatest Leaders List
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo to headline San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival
    Both Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo are having a stellar year so far; K. Dot’s latest release, To Pimp a Butterfly, is the album…
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Meet The 2015 NCAA Sweet 16: Breakdowns & Predictions For Every Match Up
Tonight marks the beginning of the Sweet 16 series of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This year’s Sweet 16 features a mix of favorites…
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Prince introduces Judith Hill’s debut album in most Princely way possible
Earlier this week, thousands of LiveNation customers received a slightly odd email “from Prince” that began with the words, “Sorry 2 bother u.” The photo…
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Lauryn Hill’s ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ going into Library of Congress
Each year, the Library of Congress National Recording Preservation Board selects 25 titles to be entered into its registry, and this year Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking…
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Rihanna’s New Song Will Make You Want To Empty Your Pockets
Rihanna just dropped her second single, “B-tch Better Have My Money,” from her upcoming eighth album, that has yet to be named. Ever confident, Rihanna…
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict books show on The Cooking Channel
Tia Mowry-Hardrict is going to be whipping up something tasty for viewers of The Cooking Channel starting next month! The “Instant Mom” star announced via…
Serena Williams’ Beyoncé-Inspired ‘7/11′ Remake Is A Grand Slam
Shonda Rhimes blasts TV diversity article

SPORTS

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Meet The 2015 NCAA Sweet 16: Breakdowns & Predictions For Every Match Up
Tonight marks the beginning of the Sweet 16 series of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This year’s Sweet 16 features a mix of favorites…
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March Madness: Race, Sports and Money
The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by…
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Advice for Tiger Woods: Eat grapes and tie a double knot
When we last saw Tiger Woods he was fleeing from a golf tournament in mid-round, mumbling something about improper activation of his glutes. He’s been…
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The Black Athlete…The Kentucky basketball legacy
Nearly a decade ago, my wife and I took our two basketball fanatic sons to the local movie theaters to watch a film called “Glory…
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Steadily improving Pirates have eyes on division title
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The scenario was familiar. The destination not so much. A veteran player with not much time left leaving millions of dollars on…
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The Yankees Own Throwback Thursday With This Epic ‘Sandlot’ Remake
The Yankees have recreated a scene from one of the most iconic baseball movies of all time, The Sandlot. If you were a kid in…
Steelers re-sign WR Heyward-Bey to 1-year deal
Pirates’ Walker shifting focus from contract to season

OPINION

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Blacks are in denial about Obama
Last week I couldn’t help but watch with sadness the National Urban League’s annual “State of Black America” report being released at a press conference. …
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Three Black Republicans’ race to the bottom
(NNPA)—Recently, I wrote that today’s Republican Party is gripped by a severe problem—an acting-the-fool dynamic produced by their allegiance to crackpot-conservatism—that causes Republicans of high…
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To Tell The Truth…Saying ‘yes officer’ is sometimes difficult, but smart
I not only read the latest pamphlet about how to respond when stopped by the police, but I have lived it. There has been a…
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Just Sayin’…‘You and the Police’ right on time
Tim Stevens must have been reading my mind or reading my column when he decided to release an updated version of “You and The Police,”…
Guest Editorial…Netanyahu victory raises concerns
Why I didn’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day

BUSINESS

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Peduto talks culture change at PowerBreakfast
In describing to the African American Chamber of Commerce what he is trying to do with his administration, Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto made a simple…
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Pittsburgh Parking Authority studying phone app for meters
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Pittsburgh Parking Authority is trying to find a company that can offer a smartphone application that would let drivers feed parking…
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93 million prepaid cardholders are unprotected
When it comes to financial services, many consumers are surprised by the range of fees attached to their transactions. From mortgages to checking accounts, credit…
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Women CEOs share networking success plans at NAWBO dinner
What is your why? Women of NAWBO took turns asking each other this question at their National Association of Women Business Owners Friday the 13th…
Pittsburgh, county want more time for ‘green’ sewer solution
AmEx Troubles: Some cardholders can leave home without it

INTERNATIONAL

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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
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Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
JERUSALEM (AP) – After a strong performance in last week’s parliamentary election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be cruising toward forming a new government…
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Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans
Officials in Nairobi, Kenya have closed a Chinese restaurant that reportedly banned African patrons after 5 p.m., reports the Daily Nation. The restaurant, named Chinese…
Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology
American music historian Samuel Charters, native of Pittsburgh, dies at 85

LIFESTYLE

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50 Of Our Favorite Fashion Quotes From Sarah Jessica Parker
One of the most celebrated actresses of our generation, Sarah Jessica Parker is as much a beloved entertainer as she is a fashion icon. From…
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“Is Michelle Obama Bald?” How FLOTUS’ ‘Jeopardy’ Hair Comments Reveal The Ignorance Surrounding Black Hair
When some social media users went crazy over Michelle Obama’s hair during her recent appearance on Jeopardy, India Arie’s 2007 Grammy Award-nominated single “I Am…
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Air Refueling Wing celebrates African American Heritage
Findlay Township, Pa.—The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 32nd annual African American Heritage Luncheon, last month at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Marcia M. Sturdivant,…
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INSTADAILY: Devon Still & His Daughter Leah Are Way Too Cute!
Are you sure you’re ready to get married?
Lifestyles Report…Fun In Florida at Disney World

GENERATION Y

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How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
There is a lot of concern in educational circles that American students are not ready to compete on a global level. With advancements in technology,…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
The lemonade business has an adorable new entrepreneur who’s only ten-years-old! As the founder of her own BeeSweet Lemonade line, Mikaila Ulmer on confidently represented her brand on…
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NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick
ATLANTA — While most 10-year-olds are playing games outside, Willie Myrick is spreading the Word of God. And it was this Word, uttered through song,…
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Black College Expo returns to Atlanta
The 11th Annual Black College Expo (BCE) hosted by the National College Resources Foundation (NCRF) returns to Atlanta on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00…
Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
CUNY professor explores hip-hop’s influence on racism, language

HEALTH

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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
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Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed…
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Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!
Whether you’re in corporate America, a busy mom, a full time student (who also works full time), a budding entrepreneur or a combination of all…
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For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]
Social media is ablaze and ready for the season finale of Fox’s Hip Hop drama, “Empire,” starring Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard. If you…
Batch becomes a partner in health
4 Reasons Adding Vinegar To Your Food Will Save Your Life

Cover To Cover

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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
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Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Your father always told you to reach for the stars. Be the best you can be, he said. Never let obstacles get in your way.…
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series
Cover to Cover…‘Many Faces of Baker’

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Tamar Braxton Defends Her Right To Feel Hurt Over Bullying
Tamar Braxton faced a backlash after she broke down in tears on “The Real” because she was truly hurt that people kept calling her a…
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Karrueche Tran Dismisses Idea Of Writing Tell-All + Talks Love Triangle With Chris Brown & Rihanna [VIDEO]
  Karrueche Tran — If I Bump Into Chris Brown’s Baby Mama in L.A. … – Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe Karrueche Tran might…
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Darius McCrary Arrested + 5 Other Child Stars Who Got In Trouble With The Law
Family Matters star Darius McCrary was arrested for not paying his child support. According to TMZ, McCrary was given two options in family court: he…
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Chelsea Handler recalls run-in with Bill Cosby
Comedian Chelsea Handler is pretty sure that she narrowly escaped getting sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby a few years ago. Bill’s public rep has been…
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“There’s Not A Great Deal Of Hope:” Cissy Houston Speaks On Bobbi Kristina’s Condition
In an exclusive interview with New York’s WBLS, the mother of Whitney Houston, Cissy, finally broke her silence on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition, saying there’s…
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Happy Birthday, Big Sean! 27 Facts You Might Not Know About Him
Big Sean has a lot to be happy about. He released one of this year’s most celebrated rap projects, Dark Sky Paradise. He’s dating one…
Devon Still’s daughter Leah is officially in remission!
Just Married?! Bow Wow Hints He & Erica Mena Got Hitched

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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