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Mayor recognizes 14 Generation Next Candidates— Young people making a difference in their lives
A Celebration was held on Wednesday, June 15, at the Hill House Association, Hillman Auditorium, recognizing the first 14 Generation NEXT Candidates.  Co-sponsors of this…
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Black urban gardeners open farmers market in Homewood
With the opening of the Homewood Community Farmers Market on June 4, grocery shoppers are once again able to have access to a variety of…
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Low homicide number may mask true violence level
As shown in the latest Allegheny County homicide count—compiled by the New Pittsburgh Courier every month—there were eight homicides in May, with five of them…
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Police: Pair arrested in Wilkinsburg cookout ambush that killed 6
PITTSBURGH (AP) —Two men ambushed a backyard cookout near Pittsburgh, killing a pregnant woman, her 8-month-old fetus and four other adults, because they wanted retribution…
Maurita Bryant joins county police
Pittsburgh Bicentennial Parade, Concert & Fireworks set for Saturday, July 9

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NATIONAL NEWS

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After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights’ grip on Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) — How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to…
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Disbelieving state workers asked not to hang up on governor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s personal touch doesn’t always get him very far. The second-year Democrat likes to dial his own phone calls,…
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Political toll adds up for Philadelphia with departure of Fattah
The political fallout from the conviction and resignation of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah continues to mount. The 11-term congressman now joins a growing list of…
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Georgetown University Ponders Ways To Make Amends For Slave Sale
Georgetown University officials are brainstorming how to make amends for its 19th century mass sale of slaves. This is part of a racial injustice initiative.
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No Charges For Texas Cop Who Pinned Down Black Teen At Pool
A grand jury declined to indict the police officer who pinned down a Black girl at a pool party. The police will hold a community meeting to discuss moving forward.
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5 Things To Know About Judge In The Baltimore Cop Trials
Who Is Judge In Baltimore Cop Trials?
‘Boy’ & ‘Monkey:’ Ex-NJ Mayor Awarded $75,000 In Discrimination Suit
“Make America White Again” Campaign Signs Removed In Tennessee
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Black-ish’ crowd-pleaser Deon Cole solos with TV special
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deon Cole, a crowd-pleaser as unpredictable Charlie on ABC’s sitcom “black-ish,” is flying solo with his first stand-up special. His goal…
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First Trailer For Issa Rae’s HBO Series “Insecure” Is Here
Fans have waited for what seems like forever, but finally the wait appears to be coming to an end soon for Issa Rae’s new HBO series Insecure. Today, the first look at the series dropped in the form of a teaser trailer and it looks like something special.   When it first was announced that […]
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Owner hopes to show ‘Pulse is alive’ with street party
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The owner of the Orlando nightclub where a gunman fatally shot 49 patrons hosted a street party Thursday night to show…
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Michael Strahan Says He Doesn’t Miss “Live” In New Interview
It has certainly been an interesting few months for Michael Strahan to say the least. Now the former Live host is opening up in a new interview and let’s just say he doesn’t miss his former gig. As reported by Love B. Scott via Page Six, Michael Strahan sat down with Chelsea Handler for his […]
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WATCH: Wisconsin Police Knee, Punch, & Taser 18-Year-Old Teen During Arrest
Authorities say they were called to a local Taco Bell in Madison, Wisconsin, where they allegedly found Genele Laird yielding a knife.
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Singer Judith Hill recalls Prince plane emergency landing
NEW YORK (AP) _ Singer and Prince protege Judith Hill says she was on a plane with Prince when it made an emergency landing in…
HBO cancels Jagger-Scorsese music drama series ‘Vinyl’
Ben Affleck Rants About Deflategate, Charles Barkley Still Won’t Put LeBron James In His Top 5

SPORTS

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NFL to interview Harrison, Matthews, Peppers in PEDs probe
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harrison, Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers will be interviewed next month by NFL officials in connection to a media report…
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Hey Neymar, Globetrotters will let you use your hands
  ATLANTA (AP) — Hey, Neymar, we’ll let you use your hands. The Harlem Globetrotters have “drafted” the Brazilian soccer star in their annual exercise…
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Steelers cut kicker Suisham following injury setback
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Shaun Suisham’s lengthy run with the Pittsburgh Steelers is over. It appears the longtime kicker’s career may be in jeopardy, too. The…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
You want the truth?  Here’s the truth!  The NBA wanted the Cav’s to win and everybody and their mother wanted Cleveland to have a championship…
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LeBron’s hometown Akron celebrates his NBA title with Cavs
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — One day after a parade fit for a king, LeBron James is being honored where he first bounced a basketball. James’…
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AP source: Anthony among 10 set for US Olympic basketball
NEW YORK (AP) — A person with knowledge of the details says Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knick has agreed to chase a fourth…
Derrick Rose Gets Traded To The Knicks & Twitter Can’t Stop Making Jokes
LeBron James gave emotional & profane speech at Cavs’ championship parade

OPINION

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Lifestyles Report…Gator vs. Gorilla
The stories sound so similar; parent out with a young child, both little boys and the child faces tragedy. The first story happened at the…
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Disarming hate after Orlando
First it was an historic African-American church, nearly a year ago. Then it was a women’s health clinic, last fall. Then it was a gay…
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Blackonomics…Can Blacks prompt an ‘Orlando’ reaction?
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—In 1991, Latasha Harlins was shot in the back of her head and killed by Soon Ja Du, a Korean store owner in…
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To Tell The Truth…Cracker plant a slip of the tongue?
The local news has been saturated with the fact in Beaver County a giant international organization is building a multi-billion dollar cracker plant. The construction…
Bigotry beneath Black history
APA: Bruce Kelley, Jr deserved better

BUSINESS

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Former boxing champ Foreman encourages inventors
Believe in your product, invest your time, money and effort into it and never give up, is advice George Foreman shared during his presentation at…
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Tyra Banks launches cosmetics line aimed at chocolate girls
New motherhood has kept Tyra Banks pretty busy these days, however she still finds time to indulge her love of beauty. She recently announced the launch of her cosmetics line that is specifically for all of the chocolate-toned ladies out there.   Speaking exclusively to Essence magazine, the former supermodel, media mogul and beauty maven […]
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RADical presentation at PowerBreakfast
There is a set of Zurich Insurance ads that feature professional golfers hooked up to lie detectors and asked things like, “Do you love golf…
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NBC’s Lester Holt accepts 2016 NABJ Journalist of the Year Award
WASHINGTON (June 22, 2016) –  Lester Holt, the first solo African American evening anchor on a weekday network newscast, accepted the 2016 NABJ Journalist of the…
Macy’s Terry Lundgren to step down as CEO next year
Sharpsburg Neighborhood Organization Hires First Executive Director

INTERNATIONAL

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Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked
LONDON (AP) — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging…
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40 years after students sparked apartheid’s end, a new anger
By JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ The day was a key moment in the long campaign to end South Africa’s harsh apartheid system of white-minority rule. Forty…
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State Department Leaders Push For Military Action In Syria
In an effort to ramp up the fight against the Islamic State, more than 50 State Department officials have signed an internal memo urging the Obama administration to carry out military strikes against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad, according to CNN. The strikes against Assad’s regime would urge change in the only measure to defeat ISIS, writes […]
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Did Islamic State claim credit for latest attacks too soon?
PARIS (AP) — It took just a few hours for the Islamic State group’s opportunistic propaganda machine to take responsibility for the latest bloodshed in…
Zimbabwe’s flag center of social media war over frustrations
Ali remembered in Muslim world as champ, voice of change

LIFESTYLE

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Classic Events presents Fourth Annual Ladies Who Network
On May 14, at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg, Classic Events celebrated survivors with the Fourth Annual Ladies Who Network. The afternoon soiree featured a tea…
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Lifestyles Report…Gator vs. Gorilla
The stories sound so similar; parent out with a young child, both little boys and the child faces tragedy. The first story happened at the…
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Black urban gardeners open farmers market in Homewood
With the opening of the Homewood Community Farmers Market on June 4, grocery shoppers are once again able to have access to a variety of…
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Like Fine Wine: Tips To Keep The Sex Great While In A Long Term Relationship
This is how you keep sex spicy year after year.
Equality Is The New Sexy: Studies Show Sharing Housework With Your Partner Leads To A Better Sex Life
#BlackGirlMagic: “The Colored Girl Project” Showcases Black Female Beauty

YOUTH

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Mayor recognizes 14 Generation Next Candidates— Young people making a difference in their lives
A Celebration was held on Wednesday, June 15, at the Hill House Association, Hillman Auditorium, recognizing the first 14 Generation NEXT Candidates.  Co-sponsors of this…
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Garland speaks at school where he tutors kids
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland hasn’t made much progress winning over Senate Republicans, but he found a more receptive audience Wednesday in…
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Community Celebrates Valedictorian Banned From Graduation Over Facial Hair
A Louisiana community celebrates the valedictorian banned from graduation ceremony over his refusal to shave his facial hair. The case raised questions about school districts selectively enforcing its policies.
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Black Girls Being Magical: Teen designer featured in ‘Vogue,’ gets MET Showcase
"Your girl has a full feature in Glamour Magazine, Allure Magazine aaaand Vogue," she said.
National Achievers Society recognizes underrepresented youth achievement
Chicago Urban Prep Academy does it again, sends 100 percent of graduates to college
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HEALTH

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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than high…
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‘Holding Hope‘…Allegheny Family Network Mental Health Expo
Allegheny Family Network recently  held its Annual Mental Health Expo at the Marriott City Center. This year’s theme, “Holding Hope,”centered around parents of children with…
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Sexuality and Stigma
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on sexuality and the stigmas associated with sexual behavior that sometimes prevent people from…
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Reducing stigma is everyone’s responsibility
Stigma is a strong feeling of being shamed or disgraced. It can come not only from strangers but also from families, friends and peers. When…
Examining contraceptive use and unmet contraceptive need among women veterans
PrEP clinic helps prevent HIV infection

Cover To Cover

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Critics Say Children’s Book On Ferguson Whitewashes History
According to a review of the book by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the authors were seeking to spread a message of “hope, healing and unity,” but instead many are saying the book doesn't do enough to explain the traverse effects surrounding what led to the city's collapse.
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Cover to Cover…‘I Almost Forgot About You’
    In every love life, there’s always The One That Got Away. He got away because you were both too young, too scared, too…
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Lifestyles Report…Summer reading list
For as long as I can remember I have loved to read. There is nothing like escaping into the pages of a good book. Not…
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Former teacher creates a new super hero to drive home family values from ground zero
Benton HarbOr, Mich. (BlackNews.com)—A former teacher at Benton Harbor High School started a publishing company to expand her reach beyond the four walls of her…
Cover To Cover …‘Chasing Perfection’
Blood Brothers: The Friendship Between Muhammad Ali & Malcolm X

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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This 1-Year-Old Drumming Sensation Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today
A 1-year-old can teach you a thing or two on the drums.
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FLOTUS Joins Snapchat On #NationalSelfieDay
On Tuesday, also #NationalSelfieDay, the First Lady joined Snapchat with the username FLOTUS.
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LeBron James fans want wife Savannah to stomp Rihanna for coming on to him after title win
Rihanna has always demonstrated she’s got it bad for LeBron James, but after his Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA title,…
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Kenya Moore’s Ex-Boyfriend Wants Her Back… Allegedly
Despite the drama, Jordan apparently wants Moore back.
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Fantasia Looking Extra Snatched These Days + Wise Advice She Got From Oprah
The singer recently opened up about her obstacles with V-103 radio in Atlanta.
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Bow Wow On How He Feels About Ciara’s Success And Co-Parenting Situation
"I hate to see couples or parents, have to go to court," he said.
Russell Wilson Takes Ciara On A Helicopter Ride For A Date Night
O.J. Simpson Juror Says Rodney King Verdict Was Reason For Acquittal

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