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Health Department offers free Shingles vaccine at immunization clinic
PITTSBURGH—The Allegheny County Health Department is offering the Shingles vaccine free of charge, for a limited time, to uninsured or under-insured people, 50 years of…
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Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action hold annual brunch
On a beautiful June 18 afternoon the Pittsburgh Nurses in Action held their Eighth Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Brunch. The luncheon carries the name…
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County joins initiative to reduce incarcerations
As the New Pittsburgh Courier reported in 2015, a national study on jail populations revealed that at any given time 62 percent of those incarcerated…
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East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Michael Hansom, a resident of East Liberty, landed a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as an American Disabilities Act Compliance Intern. Hansom…
Citiparks facilities to operate as cooling centers During Weekend Heat Wave
Why are our young people taking their own lives?

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Poll: Black women most fearful of wrong candidate winning presidency
A new poll found that Black women are the most fearful of the wrong candidate winning the presidency. Some point to the racial tension exploited by the Trump campaign.
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‘Punished for doing the right thing:’ Man who posted Alton Sterling shooting fights for job
The charges sound foolish, but do they sound familiar? Ramsey Orta was also arrested after filming Eric Garner's death.
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Hillary Clinton announces Tim Kaine as vice presidential running mate
While many thought Clinton would announce her decision at an evening rally earlier in the day, she opted to send a message to her supporters using the digital sphere.
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Does Donald Trump Have Any Real Policy Plans?
For the past four days, Roland Martin has been asking Black Republicans about the specifics of Donald Trump’s plan when it comes to African-Americans. If you’ve been watching NewsOne Now on TV One this week or listening to the live audio stream, you know obtaining the details of Trump’s plan has been like finding a needle in […]
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‘They are looking for a reason to kill a Black man:’ Ohio cop under fire for Facebook post
  A Black Cincinnati police officer is under investigation by his department for a Facebook post that essentially delivers what is commonly known in the Black community as “the talk.” In the since-deleted post, officer Freddie Vincent urged friends and family to comply with the demands of White officers if stopped “because they are looking for a […]
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Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump’s depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration…
Fact or Fiction? Donald Trump on minorities, immigrants, & the LGBT community
Democrats announce more than 60 speakers for convention
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Beyoncé calls out White man for saying she stole ‘Lemonade’ visuals
Beyoncé has been called out for copying others before, but this time, she's not having it.
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‘Black Panther’ mania hits its peak at Comic-Con with stunning cast
Comic-Con mania has taken over San Diego!
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Keep Dreaming: Idris Elba will not be your James Bond
And here's his reasoning why.
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Rihanna taking on an iconic role in television episode
Rihanna is coming to the small screen.
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‘The Rap Game’ Season 2 premiere feat. Jermaine Dupri, LHHATL’s Erica Dixon, Miss Mulatto
ATLANTA — Music impresario Jermaine Dupri attracted a misfit mass of media minions in one corner of the Suite Lounge in downtown Atlanta that often…
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Celeb Pics Of The Week 7/17-7/23: Gabrielle Union Jets Off To China; Kim Kardashian Parties In Las Vegas & More
Check out what some of your faves were up to this week.
Pgh JazzLive International Festival, Cultural District highlights
Ava DuVernay documentary set to open New York Film Festival

SPORTS

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Trailblazing former NFL coach Dennis Green dies at 67
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Dennis Green, the trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona…
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Barkley: ‘Golf is fun until you hit somebody in the head’
RENO, Nev. (AP) _ Leave it to Charles Barkley to capsulize the challenges he and others will face atop the Sierra this weekend trying to…
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Muhammad Ali’s old training camp sold to John Madden’s son
DEER LAKE, Pa. (AP) _ The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali’s former training camp in Pennsylvania. The…
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Boldin, Bush, Welker among big-name unemployed NFL vets
NEW YORK (AP) — They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another —…
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NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied…
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Steelers Capsule…Expectation: Seventh Super Bowl ring
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-7) OPEN CAMP: July 29, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvannia LAST YEAR: NFL’s third-ranked offense — led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and All-Pro…
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
Odell Beckham Jr. talks to GQ about house sitting for Drake, his rivalry with Josh Norman, & Khloe Kardashian rumors

OPINION

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Why we can’t get along
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—“Our nation is moving toward two societies, one Black, one White—separate and unequal…The alternative is not blind repression or capitulation to lawlessness. It…
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Parable of the poster child after protesting
My sophomore summer back home from college, I participated in a “Free Mumia” march. Mumia Abu-Jamal was a radio host and former Black Panther. He…
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Lifestyles Report…History MIA
The show Unsung deserves so many awards and I think the series should be sold in a boxed set. Recently I was watching an Unsung…
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CBC Message To America: Fighting For The American Dream
  Congresswoman Joyce Beatty from Ohio’s 3rd Congressional district delivers this week’s CBC Message to America addressing the racial gap that exists amongst those attempting to achieve the American dream. While the American dream can be elusive and difficult for many to achieve, the Congressional Black Caucus is not willing to sit idly by as African-Americans lose hope in […]
This is why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television
Just Sayin’…Youth are to be commended on Black Lives Matter rallies

BUSINESS

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Blame game follows NBA’s removal of Charlotte All-Star game
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The NBA All-Star Game’s exit from North Carolina because of a law limiting protections for LGBT people represents some of the…
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As PCs decline, Microsoft betting its future on the cloud
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ In a world where there’s a smartphone app for everything, one company __ Amazon.com Inc. _ has long been the host…
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Did Urban League vendors lose money at the RNC?
While we're pleased the vendors had the opportunity to sell their wares at the RNC, organizers should have put more thought into the set up of the Urban League tent, which appeared to be segregated from the predominantly White convention.
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Helping career development…Local Penn State campus aims to collaborate with community
The front of the Penn State Greater Allegheny marketing material reads: “how will your Penn State story begin?” For job seekers that participated in the…
Roving candy, cookie towers: How supermarkets sway shoppers
URA approves new Homewood rental housing

INTERNATIONAL

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Multiple People Killed In Mass Shooting Shopping Mall In Germany
Munich police have reportedly asked civilians to not use social media in light of their ongoing search of assailants.
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Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years
JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years.…
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Two Arrested In Connection With Nice Attack That Killed 84, ISIS Link Not Established
Agnes Thibault Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the anti-terrorism prosecutor, did not provide details on the couple’s connection to the terror attack or their names.
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Deadliest Bombing To Hit Baghdad In A Decade Kills Nearly 200
Multiple news outlets report the death toll between 165 and 200. Another 225 people were injured in Sunday's blast, which occurred in the Karrada district after midnight when families were shopping for Eid-al-Fitr, the day that marks the end of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan.
Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’
Hate Crimes Rise In UK After Brexit Vote

LIFESTYLE

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Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action hold annual brunch
On a beautiful June 18 afternoon the Pittsburgh Nurses in Action held their Eighth Annual Evelyn Paige Parker Scholarship Brunch. The luncheon carries the name…
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Lifestyles Report…History MIA
The show Unsung deserves so many awards and I think the series should be sold in a boxed set. Recently I was watching an Unsung…
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The Royal Hair Review: My Bouncy Brazilian Curly Bundles Completed My Summer Look
We all go through it. That moment when we're fed up with our look and just want something new.
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Summer Sixteen: 15 Events For The Best Street-Style Stalking And People-Watching
Have fun people-watching, street-style stalking, and more at these fun events this summer!
Media Mogul Munson Steed pens new children’s book
Church Circuit 7-20-16

YOUTH

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East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Michael Hansom, a resident of East Liberty, landed a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as an American Disabilities Act Compliance Intern. Hansom…
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Survey: Education Tops Election-Year Issues For Young Adults
A new survey found that education policy tops the list of issues that young adults care about. That's especially true for African-Americans.
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Pittsburgh teens win national African American History competition
Two Pittsburgh teenagers traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in mid-June to compete in 100 Black Men African American History Academic Challenge Bowl. Etana Laing, 15, and…
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Donors Raise Nearly $185,000 For Homeless Georgia Teen Who Biked Six Hours To College
A homeless Georgia teen biked six miles to return to college. Strangers donated thousands of dollars to help him.
Poll: In tumultuous summer, young Americans in a dour mood
Q and A with DJ Rae Chardonnay: Young, fresh and inspired
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HEALTH

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HHS office of Minority Health Awards $2.8 M to help children exposed to trauma
The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new grant awards totaling approximately $2.8 million to seven organizations…
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SisterCARE Alliance fights talc powder that causes ovarian cancer in black women
SUBTITLE: Founder Anana Harris Parris making black women aware of connection between talc powder use and ovarian cancer   No one within the halls of…
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A look at marijuana laws around the US and the globe
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago.…
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Take Charge Of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved…Medical Marijuana
                      This month the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on the new…
Do you have opinions on medical marijuana? The Department of Health wants to know
Lavelle works to decriminalize marijuana use in city

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘The Gilded Years’
Always be true to yourself. It sounds like a poster, a meme, or advice that’s always been in the background of your life. Putting on…
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Cover to Cover…‘We Are Charleston’
  The Word is what you crave. It’s where you find your comfort, strength, the peace you need to get through the day. Reading it…
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Cover To Cover …‘Lincoln and Kennedy’
You’re not the only kid in the world who likes ice cream. Lots of kids do; everybody loves a good treat. Other people like biking,…
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‘BLACK’ addresses pain suffered by Black children
Miami, Fla.-based GodBeGod Publishers has published its first book entitled “BLACK”—a book of poetry and daily affirmations by Denise Paulette Isaac. She says she was…
Cover to Cover…’83 Minutes’
United Black Book Club celebration of reading

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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Paula Patton Was Using Robin Thicke’s Car When Pulled Over
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke may be divorced, but they're still sharing assets.
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Fantasia Admits Marrying Husband Three Weeks After Meeting Him
Clearly all signs were pointing to love for Fantasia and her husband, Kendall Taylor.
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Gabrielle Union Just Climbed The Great Wall Of China
And we're just trying to make it to the gym.
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Ciara Supposedly Lost $500k From Future’s Nasty Tweets
Ciara may actually have a very expensive reason for taking Future to court.
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‘LHHATL’ star Tommie Lee arrested, urinated in cruiser after ‘brutality’ arrest
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Tommie Lee feels that she was brutalized when she was arrested for alleged drunk driving. But the police vehemently deny…
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Monica Takes To Instagram To Respond To Husband’s Cheating Rumors
It’s been quite the day for R&B singer Monica. When news broke earlier today that her husband, Shannon Brown, had not only been unfaithful in their marriage, but also had a child with his mistress, the news spread on social media like wildfire. Now, the songstress has taken to her Instagram account to clear things […]
MSNBC’s Tamron Hall lets Scott Baio have it after appearance at RNC
10 Times Terrence J Was Our Bae

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