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GOP hopefuls for state’s high court tout records at forum
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Five Republican candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court touted their experience and integrity, vowed that politics would never color their judicial…
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Kingsley conference focuses on future
With East Liberty booming, the comprehensive Larmier Plan for redevelopment underway, and multiple development projects underway in Homewood, the Kingsley Association is continuing its efforts…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Black law enforcement execs hold mid-week networking mixer
Members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives recently reserved the Blue Line Grille for an evening of networking to assist the general…
Group molds future nurses
Reach event sells out books, inspires youths

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Former Baltimore Marine: They Used To Call Me ‘Patriot,’ Now They Call Me ‘Thug’ [VIDEO]
  Even after Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced murder and manslaughter charges on Friday against the six officers involved in the death of…
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‘It’s Handled': Judy Smith, The real ‘Olivia Pope’ heads to Baltimore?
  Judy Smith, the D.C. fixer upon whose life Shonda Rhimes loosely based Scandal‘s “Olivia Pope,” played by Kerry Washington, is headed to Baltimore to…
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Protests in Atlanta in support of Baltimore (photos)
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Several groups of protests popped off in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area over the weekend in response to the death of…
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Dumping Demos, GOP? Rise of the Independent voter a possible political game-changer
When asked what political party one belongs to, most people say Democrat or Republican, while others respond that they are Libertarian. However, a growing group…
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National YMCA’s first Black CEO aims to boost youth programs
NEW YORK (AP) _ As a 10-year-old growing up in a rough section of South Philadelphia, Kevin Washington was invited to join the local YMCA,…
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Baltimore Police Union: Marilyn Mosby should recuse herself from Freddie Gray case for “conflicts of interest”
In an obviously strategic, possibly desperate move, a Fraternal Order of Police lodge has asked Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to recuse herself from the…
Natasha McKenna was shockingly tasered In jail, death now ruled “an accident”
Baltimore mayor lifts city curfew, effective immediately
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Madonna disses Drake twice during online Q+A and it was sassy! [video]
Despite all her bravado in surprising Drake with a big, wet smooch, live at Coachella, Madonna is suddenly unleashing disses towards the rapper! MUST READ: Madonna Shades Beyoncé Because She Hasn’t…
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Kanye West is changing the title of his upcoming album
Kanye West apparently had a change of heart after he announced the title of his album a month ago. On March 1, West tweeted the…
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Prince records tribute song for people of Baltimore
It looks as if his royal badness is using his art to speak out on the death of Freddie Gray at the hands of police…
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Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won’t risk it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and…
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Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King’s longtime business manager Laverne Toney…
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Will Nicki Minaj join the cast of ‘Barbershop 3?’
After roles in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and The Other Woman, Nicki Minaj may add to her acting resume as part of the star-studded…
Tyanna Jones: ‘I want to keep performing so I don’t stop inspiring people’
Smokey Robinson may hang with Cookie and Lucious on ‘Empire’

SPORTS

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Chris Paul knocks Spurs out of playoffs with buzzer beater
Last year, the Los Angeles Clippers saw their postseason run shrouded in scandal, as racist remarks from team owner Donald Sterling went public. The team…
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Source: Steph Curry will be named NBA’s MVP
There’s no other way to put it: this NBA season, Stephen “Chef” Curry’s game has been on another level from anyone else’s in the NBA,…
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Vikings take Pitt offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Their defense fortified with the first three rounds of the NFL draft, the Minnesota Vikings turned Saturday to other side…
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Steelers grab Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in 4th round
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doran Grant picked up the phone for his first interview session as a professional football player and almost immediately blurted out: “Steelers,…
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Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao with unanimous decision
It took multiple rounds of negotiations, a historic purse, and nearly seven years worth of haggling. But ultimately, methodical punches and the scores of four…
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Did Pacquiao lose to Mayweather because of a torn rotator cuff?
Manny Pacquiao’s camp says the fighter boxed through a 12-round match against Floyd Mayweather Saturday night with a serious right shoulder injury. Pacquiao reportedly requested…
17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay taxes

OPINION

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Sadly, televised riots are 50-year-old news
It is 50-year-old television news. The unfair treatment, the discrimination, the riots, the protests… it’s all 50-year-old news. For me, that reality is just as…
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Loretta Lynch came from a family of activists
After a 166-day partisan political struggle in the U.S. Senate to confirm the first Black American woman to be the attorney general of the United…
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Blacks split over Obama
Since the moment that he announced his candidacy in 2007, through to this day, there have been two debates over how to understand President Barack…
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Black Mothers Matter: The real reason Toya Graham deserves praise
I’m disturbed by the depictions of Toya Graham circulating in news and social media. Going upside her son’s head for throwing rocks into a crowd…
Black women: 1.5 million ‘missing’ Black men is no surprise
Why Latinos Should Speak Up For Black Lives

BUSINESS

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The Meadows casino to add 250-300 jobs, about 100 full-time
HOUSTON, Pa. (AP) _ The Meadows Racetrack & Casino near Pittsburgh plans to add 250-300 jobs, including roughly 100 full-time positions, as it continues to…
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Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow
WASHINGTON (AP) — The consulting and accounting firm EY is aggressively recruiting on college campuses this spring. The company formerly known as Ernst & Young…
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Bevy Smith breaks down why TV is more welcoming than film to people of color
With the blockbuster success of ABC’s Black-ish, Fox’s record-breaking first season of Empire, as well as the success of Shonda Rhimes‘ How to Get Away…
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Beyonce signs The Bailey Sisters to her management label!
After their cover of Beyonce‘s ballad “Pretty Hurts” went viral with 8 million views, Chloe and Halle Bailey just earned the ultimate compliment for their…
National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women Founders Day
Nielsen again listed on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity

INTERNATIONAL

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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring
It’s not officially Spring until you can slip into a fabulous open-toed sandal. Now that the weather has warmed up across the country, we’re eagerly…
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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Fashion Watch on the Correspondents Dinner
Why do they call it the nerdiest night of the year or the nerd prom? According to the Fix, in 2009, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox…
Who Is Marilyn Mosby? Meet The Woman Behind Freddie Gray’s Investigation
CNN’s Erin Burnett calls Black sorority Zeta Phi Beta gang members

GENERATION Y

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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

HEALTH

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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Advance Care Planning
The discussions between families and healthcare providers regarding medical care decisions are affected by the medical care needed, and influenced by cultural norms, values and…
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Yoga On Capitol Hill: How mindfulness can help veterans deal with stress
Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell and New York Rep. Charles Rangel joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to talk about the event “Yoga on the Hill,” and how…
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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Madonna blasts Drake for begging for a kiss at Coachella
The first weekend of Coachella 2015 brought some mild controversy in the form of Madonna capping her surprise appearance during Drake’s headlining set by slipping…
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Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams go at it again at Women’s Expo in Atlanta
ATLANTA – The cold war between NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams erupted again at a women’s empowerment seminar. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and the…
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Aspiring model/rapper Skyy Mims convicted of murder
Friday, a Dalton, Georgia jury convicted 22-year-old Skyy Mims for the 2014 robbery and murder of Dahyabhai Chaudhari. Mims, whose full given name is Skyy…
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Most hilarious memes of Jamie Foxx’s singing the national anthem
LAS VEGAS — Boxing fans were incensed that they didn’t get their money’s worth in the so-called “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and…
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How Van Jones leads hunger strike, according to old friend Ben Jealous [video]
One thing civil rights activists must do is keep the public’s attention on serious matters. Still, even they have a sense of humor. One would…
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Taraji P. Henson worries son may face police brutality
Taraji P. Henson is concerned that her son may have a run-in with police that end in tragedy. The “Empire” star revealed earlier this year…
Yung Joc arrested In Atlanta and immediately Instagrams ‘Free Joc’
16 Gifs For Every Time Stacey Dash Opens Her Mouth

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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