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NAACP 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner Photos
The Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP held its 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner May 5 in the grand ballroom of the Westin Convention Center Hotel…
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Norrell, Hayes honored at PBMF awards dinner
The stars came out Thursday, May 19 at the University of Pittsburgh O’Hara Student Center, along with a sold-out crowd of more than 150, to…
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Duquesne commemorates Rwandan genocide at Walk to Remember
Duquesne University was one of the locations worldwide to host a commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan genocide through participating in the Walk to Remember. Carl Wilkins,…
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Superintendent Linda Lane ‘Thank you, Pittsburgh!’
It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve for the past nine and half years in the Pittsburgh Public Schools! Life can take some…
Activists, parents rally against school suspensions
Trial begins in lawsuits linked to girl’s stabbing in Target

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Irving Plaza Shooting Victim Breaks Silence About Incident
Model and exotic dancer, Maggie Carrie Heckstall posted a message on Instagram to set the record straight.
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Here’s What We Know About The Idaho Rape Case
John R.K. Howard, 18, is named in the suit as the ringleader. The family claims their child suffered multiple abuses at the hands of Howard.
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Black activists are looking beyond the courtroom for change
BALTIMORE (AP) _ Black activists in Baltimore and beyond say they are disappointed but not discouraged after neither of the first two police officers to…
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Congressional art contest winner depicts police brutality and protests
Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Senior David Pulphus won this year’s congressional art competition with a painting called “Untitled #1.” The first place winner…
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#SayHerName: 22 Black Women Who Died During Encounters With Law Enforcement
In the wake of Symone Marshall, who died in jail last month in Walker County, Texas, NewsOne remembers other African-American women who have died in the custody of law enforcement officers in recent years. Marshall, 22, passed away on April 26 following an arrest on charges of possession of a controlled substance and failure to […]
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Blue Lives Matter Movement Gets A Political Boost
Politicians are promoting legislation in support of the Blue Lives Matter movement. It's a misperception that assaults on police officers are on the rise.
Man Arrested In Fatal Shooting Of Gov. Cuomo Aide, Carey Gabay
Florida Air Force Vet Charged With Murder After Saying Missing Ex-Wife “Can Disappear”
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Check out Beyoncé’s and Jay Z’s New Orleans home
Jay Z and Beyoncé appear to have homes in every area code. In addition to their homes in New York/Manhattan, Bevery Hills and South Beach,…
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Bill Cosby admits to shocking behavior with teen girls
As defamed comedian Bill Cosby prepares for his trial on sexual assault charges in Philadelphia, new and disturbing stories are wafting out from the case and…
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Electrifying version of ‘Grease’ ends Pgh Musical Theater season
Jonathan Blake Flemings was ecstatic when he got the call to serve as dance captain for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s 2016 season-ending rousing, dance-filled rendition of…
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5 Things To Watch This Memorial Day Weekend
Get into a good groove with a few great shows airing over the holiday weekend.
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You Can’t Be Real: This Chinese laundry detergent commercial is so racist
There are way too many subliminal and overt racist messages to unpack here.
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‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs enjoys access to new world
NEW YORK (AP) — These days, Daveed Diggs finds himself in the eye of a hurricane. And it is quiet. The Ivy League-educated rapper and…
Watch Portions Of The NewsOne Now “Roots” Special
22 Black Women Who Died In Police Custody

SPORTS

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23-year-old NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Texas
The Chicago native, who played as a rookie guard for the Pelicans, was in Texas to visit his girlfriend for his daughter's first birthday.
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Pens top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The hours before the biggest game of Bryan Rust’s life were restless. The nap he tried to sneak in never materialized. The…
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Championship Chase wins PAPBA Award
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s annual awards banquet was held Friday May 20, 2016, to honor excellence in news and…
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Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald not thinking beyond this season
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Larry Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinal all 12 of his NFL seasons, breaking every franchise receiving record along the way.…
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Sexual assault scandal brings down Baylor football coach, president
Baylor University fired its football coach and demoted its president over their mishandling of campus sexual assault allegations. An independent investigation criticizes the football program's culture.
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 Penn Hills track team an asset at WPIAL championships
It has been a difficult time for the Penn Hills High School students. Once the details of an audit uncovered school district debt of 167…
Steelers RB Bell believes Bengals targeted him
Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission

OPINION

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Ask Alma: My friend is cheating on his GF with my BFF
Dear Alma, A male friend of mine moved to my city for a six-month work assignment. To welcome him to the area, I took him…
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Just Sayin’…‘Teenie’ was also a great person
Charles “Teenie” Harris would be proud of what Pittsburgh as a whole and the Carnegie Museum of Art in particular are doing to preserve his…
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The myth of equality
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—As a child growing up, I found solace in words found in the Declaration of Independence and in the Holy Bible. The Declaration…
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Airport lines and developing virtues
In 2011 the United Nations World Food Program began emergency food airlifts to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. Sounds like a routine operation, but after…
To Tell The Truth…We must become more concerned about us
Guest Editorial…The bad fails to overshadow good men

BUSINESS

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Sheila Johnson talks jobs, the economy, importance of workforce diversity
Entrepreneur and BET co-found Sheila Johnson recently spoke with Roland Martin about jobs, the state of the economy, the need for workforce diversity, forcing corporate America…
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Lawsuit accuses Domino’s Pizza of ‘rampant wage violations’
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The state’s attorney general has sued Domino’s Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports…
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CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don’t
By NEW YORK (AP) _ CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s,…
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Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in…
The Baltimore Sun names Davis managing editor
Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer subsidized public housing

INTERNATIONAL

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You Can’t Be Real: This Chinese laundry detergent commercial is so racist
There are way too many subliminal and overt racist messages to unpack here.
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Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) _ President Barack Obama’s parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring…
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Expert: Explosion Likely Caused EgyptAir Crash
An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.
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US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she…
Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army
5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Father’s Day just around the corner
A lot of people just celebrated Mother’s Day. This was the second Mother’s Day without our mom Essie Norrell and it was the second time…
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Pittsburgh Council of Men Spring Dance
After a brief hiatus the Pittsburgh Council of Men have resumed their schedule of yearly dances that give the seasoned crowd fun events to attend.…
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Let’s Get It On, Or Not: How Much Sex Should You Be Having In Your Relationship?
Once a week? Every Day? Experts weigh in.
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TRIED IT!: Bangs Are Back And They Are Here To Slay
Have you been wanting to try this spring trend but you were too afraid to cut your hair? We have you covered (no scissors involved!)
Outdoor dining…From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic
Church Circuit 5-25-16

YOUTH

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Haitian Immigrant’s West Point Grad Picture Goes Viral
Viral photo shows emotional Haitian immigrant graduating at the top of his West Point class. He plans to become a pilot.
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Holy Family Academy Work Study operation goes corporate
Holy Family Academy is an affordable, innovative Catholic high school founded on the belief that every student, regardless of race, religion, or economic status should…
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Chicago Girl Banned From Prom Over Poem Speaks Out
Taiylar Ball, the Chicago area high school senior who was banned from attending her prom as a result of a controversial spoken word performance during a Homewood Flossmoor High School talent show, will be allowed to walk across the stage at her high school graduation ceremony. Ball joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now via Facetime to […]
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Mixed results in first national tech exam
Girls outscored boys on the first national tech literacy exam. Less surprising to administrators was the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap.
Student With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time To Get Diploma
President Obama drew rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement
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HEALTH

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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
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Putting your health business in order
A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again, provide…
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Lack Of HIV Treatment Funding In Black America Is Enabling Epidemic Infection Rates
A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.
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90-Day Fibroid Elimination Program May Be Alternative Cure To Help Black Women Defeat The Condition
According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging
Mayor Peduto, Max and Sue Sciullo challenge Pittsburghers to choose organ donation

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘On the Origins of Sports’
  The rules are very simple: don’t, don’t, and don’t. Don’t swing the bat too late. Don’t hug the ball while running down the court.…
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Cover To Cover…‘Trombone Shorty’
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown.  You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now,…
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AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been…
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Davis: Changing genre of romance books
Ebony Dawn Davis has been a writer since she was 8. Now more than 30 years later, she is getting notoriety for her inimitable voice…
Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips

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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Paris Jackson is all grown up, poses with prom date
The 18-year-old took to Instagram to share a picture of herself posing next to her friend in a matching look.
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Check out Beyoncé’s and Jay Z’s New Orleans home
Jay Z and Beyoncé appear to have homes in every area code. In addition to their homes in New York/Manhattan, Bevery Hills and South Beach,…
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PartyNextDoor Strikes Again: Posts And Deletes Video With Kylie Jenner
Clearly, he has a thing for being coy about women he dates.
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Bill Cosby admits to shocking behavior with teen girls
As defamed comedian Bill Cosby prepares for his trial on sexual assault charges in Philadelphia, new and disturbing stories are wafting out from the case and…
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‘Married to Medicine’s’ Quad’s Brazilian birthday bash in Atlanta
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Amid an explosion of bright, bold and beautiful colors that spanned the spectrum and corresponded with her perky personality, the ever-so colorful…
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Won’t you be my neighbor? Obamas to move to DC’s Kalorama neighborhood
It's no secret that the First Family will reside in the nation's capital until youngest daughter Sasha completes her last two years of high school at Sidwell.
‘LHHATL’ star Karen King arrested on a bunch of felonies
“The Real” Cohosts say if they got Tamar Braxton Fired

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