METRO NEWS

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Peduto hails decision by ALDI to open store on Penn Avenue in Garfield
PITTSBURGH, PA –Mayor William Peduto, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and the citizens and business owners in the Penn Avenue corridor are excited at the news from…
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Muslim Women’s Association holds fundraiser for needy women
The Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh  sponsored a fund­raising event in support of their newly opened Guest House for women. The association is a Muslim Charitable Association comprised …
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PACE Inclusive Voices event draws full house
Artists talking with police officers, salesmen listening to community activist, bankers asking students for advice; none of these are common occurrences. But PACE, the Program…
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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…
Arrest made in April 2014 murder in Lawrenceville
Body of Andre Gray, missing Lawrenceville man, found; police have a person of interest

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NATIONAL NEWS

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FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core
ATLANTA (AP) — In the political uproar over Common Core, various myths are peddled as fact. Do the learning standards really mean the federal government…
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Parents: Children will have it harder than they did
WASHINGTON (NNPA)—A majority of American parents believe their children will face a harsher coming-of-age than they did, according to a new survey—and no one feels…
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Obama, David Simon talk ‘The Wire,’ war on drugs & policing
This is what dreams are made of. President Barack Obama, who isn’t shy about his love for “one of the greatest, not just television shows,…
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Black Women march to Senate leader’s office to protest for Loretta Lynch
About 20 prominent Black women (Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Attorney Barbara Arnwine, President of the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights, Melanie Campbell, President of the National…
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News Roundup: NFL Player Devon Still Says Daughter’s Cancer Is In Remission…AND MORE
After a tough bout with cancer, Cincinnati Bengals player Devon Still’s 4-year-old daughter is in remission. Still’s daughter Leah was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma last year.…
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Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Will Not Seek Re-Election
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid will not seek re-election next year, the New York Times reports. Reid, the 75-year-old who has led Senate Democrats since 2005,…
She Ordered A Burger With Bacon, Didn’t Get Any, & Shot Up The McDonald’s
Nicholas Thomas’ family calls for GBI Investigation after deadly Smyrna police shooting
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Review: “Get Hard” is hardly the funniest
Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell star in the Warner Brothers Picture “Get Hard.”  James, a wealthy finance executive who is facing jail time, enlists the…
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Malik Yoba Sets The Record Straight About His Exit From “Empire”
Fans of FOX’s smash hit Empire were shocked when (spoiler alert) Malik Yoba’s character Vernon was killed during the season finale of the drama. As a result of his exit…
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Casting director calls ‘ethnic casting’ a new form of affirmative action
Casting directors think they know why the focus of fostering diversity is bothering certain people, but they still believe it’s time for Hollywood to get…
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Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper’s ‘Coming To America’ remake will leave you crying
Action Bronson and Chance The Rapper teamed up for a performance of “Baby Blue” on Late Show With David Letterman. The duo performed the ex-lover anthem…
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Jazz, soul comes alive for vibrant spring, summer seasons
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and MCG Jazz have announced some very special events for this spring and summer. First up, the legendary group Earth, Wind…
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7 roles that prepped Idris Elba to play villain in ‘Star Trek 3′
Idris Elba has been a singular commanding presence on screen ever since his mainstream debut back in 2007. Now’s he’s in early talks to take on…
President Obama interviews ‘The Wire’ creator David Simon
Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!

SPORTS

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Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates top Twins in rain
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the…
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At The Finish Line: Don’t know if anybody short of Cavs or Spurs can beat Kentucky!
< Where Only the Truth Matters > • All-Right!!!  So I’m finally wrong about something and you want to nail me to the cross .…
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Late UNC Coach Dean Smith left money for all his former players in his will
Legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith passed away on February 7, but he wanted to have a nice final gesture in place for his former players. Coach…
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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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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…
Advice for Tiger Woods: Eat grapes and tie a double knot
The Black Athlete…The Kentucky basketball legacy

OPINION

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Criminal justice system needs urgent reform
(NNPA)—I know from firsthand experience that the “criminal justice system” today in the United States is in serious and urgent need of reform, repair and…
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I had a heart attack
(NNPA)—Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.”…
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Dr. Umar Johnson and ‘The chickens flew the coup’
The man that fatally shot two NYC police officers in December 2014 was angered by the Eric Garner and Michael Brown cases.  I playfully said…
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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. …
Three Black Republicans’ race to the bottom
To Tell The Truth…Saying ‘yes officer’ is sometimes difficult, but smart

BUSINESS

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SBA launches LINC, empowering African American women business owners
In February, the Small Business Administration launched LINC—Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital. According to SBA.gov, LINC is a simple way to connect prospective SBA…
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‘Empire’ shows that Black dollars matter
(NNPA)—According to a Nielsen consumer report, African Americans are voracious consumers of media, watching 37 percent more television than any other slice of American demography. While that’s…
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Motivator…Galloway inspires people to live their best lives
Doctor Renee Galloway, the proprietor of Sweet Inspirations, LLC., strives to stay busy. Her days often consist of working a full time job, taking care…
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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…
Pittsburgh Parking Authority studying phone app for meters
93 million prepaid cardholders are unprotected

INTERNATIONAL

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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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…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans

LIFESTYLE

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Alicia Watkins goes from homeless veteran to student at Harvard
In 2010, Alicia Watkins, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, shocked friends and family when she documented her travails as a homeless veteran on…
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Ooh La La…Three days in Paris
How about this for a headline: BASH takes hundreds to Paris on a whirlwind tour. On March, 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Meadowlands, nearly…
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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…
Air Refueling Wing celebrates African American Heritage
INSTADAILY: Devon Still & His Daughter Leah Are Way Too Cute!

GENERATION Y

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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
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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,…
Black College Expo returns to Atlanta
Fair held to recruit Black engineering students

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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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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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…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

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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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…
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Devon Still’s daughter Leah is officially in remission!
Devon Still and adorable four-year-old daughter Leah Still just got the best news ever–she’s officially in remission! Devon’s only daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma.…
Just Married?! Bow Wow Hints He & Erica Mena Got Hitched
Serena Williams serves up best ‘7/11’ remake ever

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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