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Advocates say PA’s child abuse hotline has had major problems since 2010, so why did the state wait so long to investigate?
Caseworkers at Pennsylvania’s child abuse hotline did not answer about 42,000 calls last year, putting thousands of children’s lives at risk, according to a report…
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Thanks to bad Philly drivers, Pittsburgh gets $300K to fix an intersection
Pittsburgh is getting nearly $300,000 to fix an intersection because of drivers running red lights in Philadelphia. The money will be used to install curb…
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Pittsburgh Faison hosts I MATTER event
Pittsburgh Faison hosted its 2nd Annual I MATTER event to celebrate and empower the school’s fourth and fifth grade male students. I MATTER gave students…
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This change is going to affect a lot of people on food stamps
Roughly 33,000 Pennsylvanians will face new limits on the amount of time they can receive food stamp benefits due to a rule change. Starting June…
Lincoln students host March for Peace
Remake Learning Days

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Graduate makes history as first Black valedictorian at world’s first dentistry school
Black woman graduates as first valedictorian at the world's first school of dentistry. She was just one of 10 Black female students in a graduating class of 130 students.
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Police departments begin to reward restraint tactics
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A few police agencies in the U.S. have begun rewarding officers for showing restraint in the line of duty, putting the tactic…
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Can Jobs & Economic Empowerment Stop The Killing In Chicago?
The summer in Chicago has already gotten off to a deadly start, with gun violence claiming the lives of five and injuring nearly 60. According to the Chicago Tribune, there have been 1,400 shooting victims so far this year and 2016 is just about to reach its midway point. But what can be done to curb […]
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How Chess Club Heals The Wounds Of Ferguson Students
A pilot program chess club helps Ferguson students heal. Organizers are seeing dramatic improvements.
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State threatens to get rid of Atlanta Streetcar
Georgia Department of Transportation officials have issued threats to shut down the Atlanta Streetcar because of alleged lack of efficiency, bad management and inadequately trained workers. GDOT says it…
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Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic Black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he…
Online dance craze sweeps police departments across US
Chicago Gun Violence Leaves 4 Dead, 49 Shot Over Memorial Day Weekend
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Roots’ Recap – Part 1: His name Is Kunta Kinte
The remake of Roots is giving us a richer look at Alex Haley’s family tree, and tonight was just the first chapter. Off top, the story seems a little fuller–more rounded out. This isn’t to say that the original Roots was somehow lacking, but Will Packer revealed to The Black Girl Nerds podcast that producers […]
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Golden State Warriors Head To NBA Finals…AND MORE
NBA star Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors claimed a major victory on Monday evening that secured their spot in the 2016 NBA Finals. Curry, who garnered the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award twice, led his team with 36 points, eight assists, and five rebounds to a 93-86 win. “Steph is gonna Steph,” Warriors center […]
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Winfrey explores megachurch drama in OWN series `Greenleaf’
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) _ Oprah Winfrey’s latest project as both producer and actress continues her exploration of religion and spirituality. The media mogul unveiled…
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Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to the world through her music
When you think of the best in the world of art, names such as John Biggers, Augusta Ossawa Tanner, Michelangelo, Rembrant, Vincent van Gogh and…
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Tamar Braxton cries about firing from ‘The Real’ on ‘Braxton Family Values’ (video)
With the way Tamar Braxton cries in the arms of older sister Toni’s arms, she was literally ambushed by the news that she was fired…
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Filmmaker wants to kick Hollywood’s doors open for aspiring actors
First Detroit, then Hollywood, Washington D.C and the world. Before long, if the president of 25th Frame Films has anything to do with it, his…
CCAC South Campus Theatre to host production of August Wilson’s ‘Fences’
Meet the newest member of ‘Married to Medicine,’ Genise Shelton

SPORTS

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Inside Conditions…The Epidemic of “Me”
There is a serious almost “Godless” dilemma in regards to what lengths that many of our young athletes will go to in order to be…
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JK’s Sportsline…Jeanette’s Pryor could be X-Factor for Browns
As we enter into June, the Pittsburgh sports scene becomes even hotter. Here are a few of my thoughts entering this crucial month in the…
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Steelers moving forward without suspended WR Martavis Bryant
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ When Darrius Heyward-Bey heard about Martavis Bryant’s one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, the elder statesmen among the Pittsburgh…
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German nationalist slammed over Black soccer player comment
BERLIN (AP) _ A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn’t want Jerome…
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LeBron, Cavs confident, healthy as they return to NBA Finals
TORONTO (AP) _ LeBron James isn’t just going back to the NBA Finals. He’s returning with a team that’s healthy and whole, which makes this…
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In disarray in December, resilient Pittsburgh in Cup Final
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ During his first day on the job in mid-December, Mike Sullivan looked around the Pittsburgh Penguins’ dressing room and saw a couple…
23-year-old NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Texas
Pens top Lightning 2-1 to advance to Stanley Cup Final

OPINION

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Campaign season sailing into turbulent seas
Fasten your seatbelt folks; it’s going to be a very bumpy political season between now and November. The turbulence that we’re about to experience is…
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Stopping the violence in Black communities starts at home
Every Memorial Day Weekend we all read or watch the stories on Facebook or other media about the number of people shot over the weekend…
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The slow pace of slightly better for Black Americans
First, the good news: The National Urban League’s annual State of Black America report says Black America is doing better than it was 40 years…
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Bernie and Donald are two sides of same angry, White coin
For all their dueling ideologies, Senator Bernie Sanders and “presumptive Republican nominee” Donald Trump are two sides of the same coin. Both of them are…
Tribute by freed slaves long-worth remembering
Ask Alma: My friend is cheating on his GF with my BFF

BUSINESS

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Chinese detergent maker sorry for harm done by racist ad
BEIJING (AP) _ A Chinese laundry detergent maker apologized for the harm caused by the spread of an ad in which a Black man “washed”…
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Uber appeals Pennsylvania utility regulator’s $11.4M fine
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Ride-hailing company Uber is asking state utility regulators to reconsider the record-setting $11.4 million fine they issued against it. The Public Utility…
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Female CEOs see pay rise, but numbers remain small
For the second year in a row, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts and received bigger raises. But only a small sliver of…
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Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet
NEW YORK (AP) _ Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer. The social media service said…
Filmmaker wants to kick Hollywood’s doors open for aspiring actors
CBC members worry proposed FCC rule could hurt Black media companies

INTERNATIONAL

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World Health Organization: No “public health justification” to cancel or postpone Rio Olympics
Public health experts claim that the virus has seen a dramatic increase in spite of efforts made to diminish the number of individuals affected.
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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.
US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army

LIFESTYLE

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“Crazy Quilt”…Quilting together the life and experiences of real people in real time
‘Crazy Quilt is a fast paced realism program highlighting unstitched embellishments of random Urbanities pieced together in visual patchworks of life in and around Pittsburgh.…
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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.
TRIED IT!: Bangs Are Back And They Are Here To Slay
Outdoor dining…From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic

YOUTH

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How Chess Club Heals The Wounds Of Ferguson Students
A pilot program chess club helps Ferguson students heal. Organizers are seeing dramatic improvements.
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Social media buzzing over Black Harvard grad’s spoken-word speech
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Social media is buzzing over a Harvard graduate’s poetic commencement speech, which has garnered millions of views and the attention of…
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Pittsburgh Faison hosts I MATTER event
Pittsburgh Faison hosted its 2nd Annual I MATTER event to celebrate and empower the school’s fourth and fifth grade male students. I MATTER gave students…
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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.
Holy Family Academy Work Study operation goes corporate
Chicago Girl Banned From Prom Over Poem Speaks Out
More Youth >>

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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Proud Poppa: Diddy Gets Emotional Watching His Son Graduate High School
The proud father of six celebrated the high school graduation of his son, Christian Casey Combs this week with family and friends.
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This Inspiring Speech From A Harvard Graduate Has Captured The Internet
What may not have been a traditional graduation speech has now captured the heart and souls of many.
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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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Natalie Nunn Opens Up About Miscarriage And How She’s Been Coping
Despite the feeling of isolation, nearly one million miscarriages occur in the U.S. each year.
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UPDATE: Was This The Moment Tamar Found Out She Was Fired From ‘The Real’?
In a new teaser clip from "Braxton Family Values", we see Tamar's reaction to being let go.
PartyNextDoor Strikes Again: Posts And Deletes Video With Kylie Jenner
Angela Simmons Confirms Pregnancy With Baby Bump Photo

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