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GPS holds education town hall forum
The mission of Great Public Schools Pittsburgh is to ensure that all Pittsburgh students have the great public schools they deserve—schools that any family will…
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Community Calendar 5-27-15
Naomi’s Place Fundraiser MAY 29—Naomi’s Place Transitional Housing Inc. will host a Latin Detroit Style Ballroom Dancing Fundraiser from 7-11 p.m. at Eastminster Presbyterian Church,…
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Cops: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) _ A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the…
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Hepatitis C: Cost in the way of a cure
Dee’s liver is scarred, but just a bit too healthy for her insurance to foot the bill for the new medications that cure hepatitis C…
High-profile votes, fights preview Wolf’s challenges in June
Old copies of Pittsburgh Courier a trove of Black history

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NATIONAL NEWS

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A call to curb expansion of charter schools in Black communities
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Parents, students and advocates for strong neighborhood schools continue to pressure civic leaders to end the expansion of charter and contract schools…
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This Week In Black History…Week of May 27 to June 2
May 27 1958—Ernest Green graduates from Little Rock, Ark.’s Central High School, becoming the first Black to do so. Green was a member of the…
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CDC map shows “distinctive” ways Americans die each year by state
Guess what it is in PA. People in Pennsylvania and other coal-mining states are disproportionately more likely to die from black lung disease than the…
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Cuba sees huge spike in U.S. tourists since recent relation talks
Since the thawing of longstanding oppositional relations between the United States and Cuba in the past year, the island nation has seen a serious uptick…
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Study reveals teachers of all races are likely to give harsh punishments to Black students
A new study released by Stanford University has revealed that teachers of all races are more harsh on black children due to overbearing stereotypes. According…
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Clean power plant affects Black quality of life
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – When Cheeraz Gormon received an invitation to lobby in Washington on behalf of President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan with environmental legal…
After officer’s acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
Watch: Alabama naval officer surprises son at high school graduation
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ENTERTAINMENT

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George Benson thrilled hometown audience during greatest hits concert
Many Pittsburghers turned out to see “Little Georgie Benson” when the mega star returned to Pittsburgh to perform a much-anticipated concert at the Benedum on…
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Pharrell Williams, Zoe Kravitz, A$AP Rocky at ‘Dope’ premiere at Cannes Film Festival
A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and leading newcomer, Shameik Moore attend the international premiere for Dope at the legendary Cannes Film Festival in France. Also in…
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Reel-ality TV Talk…The Real Housewives Plus
Yes, I miss The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but I getting my fix with Kandi’s spinoff show. Kandi is almost perfect until you get her…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 5-27-15
  Thursday 28 The Dance on Widow’s Row New Horizon Theater Inc. presents “The Dance on Widow’s Row” at 7:30 p.m. at the Carnegie Library…
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Nicki Minaj’s “The Night Is Still Young” video is no longer a TIDAL exclusive
Nicki Minaj‘s camp is presumably hoping that “The Night Is Still Young,” her latest single, becomes the song of the summer. To do so, it’d…
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Tomorrowland’ takes top spot at box office on slow weekend
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The future doesn’t look so bright for “Tomorrowland.” Disney’s expensive fantasy adventure essentially had Memorial Day weekend to itself, and still…
‘Yandeecees’ Tie The Knot & Their Son Steals The Show
Fashion’s greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet

SPORTS

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Duke, Kentucky basketball teams earn top marks in classroom
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Kentucky’s men’s basketball team was nearly as perfect in the classroom in 2013-14 as it was on the basketball court last season.…
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The Black Athlete…The transformation of Steph Curry
I’ve lived in Charlotte, N.C. with my family now for the past 15 years and owned season tickets to the Bobcats games for the first…
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Overtime 5-27-15
:10—You can be a “Bron-Bron” hater all you want and by now you, “Zik” and Mike Booker all know that I am one of them.…
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Hottest wives and girlfriends of Cleveland Cavs and Golden State Warriors
With the Golden State Warriors all but a mathematical certainty to meet the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals, it creates the dream matchup…
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How did the Hawks get beat so thoroughly by the Cavs?
CLEVELAND – The Cavaliers were determined not to return to Atlanta. With an emotional boost provided by injured point guard Kyrie Irving, who scored 9…
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Cavaliers demoralize Hawks and Cleveland is crying with excitement
Tonight completes what’s probably the easiest route to the Finals LeBron James ever had. The Cavs conquered a mediocre but feisty Celtics team, survived an imploding Bulls squad, and now, they’ve concussed the Hawks.…
In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs
In the end, the NFL cartel is what matters most

OPINION

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Will greed hurt Hillary’s presidential campaign?
There is greedy and then there is really greedy. There is being well off, and then there is being filthy rich. To the point, that…
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Field Negro: The Republican Crusades
The Field Negro education series continues. “One of the hot issues in the 2016 presidential election is how to deal with terror and slaughter in…
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We Love Jay Z & Beyonce, but we’re just not here for TIDAL
As compelling as Jay Z’s B-Sides concert freestyle was, we’re having a hard time feeling bad for rich artists who want more money. On March 30, celebs like Nicki Minaj, Madonna, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Usher, Kanye West, Jay Z and Beyonce assembled at Skylight at Moynihan Station in New York City for a press conference which resembled, […]
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The Waco biker riot and the lexicon of racism
Question: When men (and a few women) belonging to gangs known to law enforcement agencies for criminal behavior explode in a rampage – using guns,…
Jay-Z and Beyoncé are following a rich tradition
Beyond the Rhetoric…The games in federal procurement

BUSINESS

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Blacks least likely to get business loan from banks
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black-owned businesses face tougher challenges than other groups when seeking bank loans, according to a new study by the Gallup polling company…
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Business Calendar 5-27-15
Lunch and Learn Series     MAY 28—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Lunch & Learn Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown &…
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Employment Opportunities 5-27-15
Marketing Coordinator – WYEP and WESA Pittsburgh public radio stations 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA seek a Marketing Coordinator with 3+ years of experience. For…
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Bids and Proposals 5-27-15
ALLEGHENY COUNTY SANITARY AUTHORITY LEGAL NOTICE CONTRACT NO. 1629 Sealed Bids for CONTRACT NO. 1629 – SUPPLY AND DELIVER TOW BOAT shall be received at…
Ex-SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years in prison
Survey: Minority-owned businesses face loan obstacles

INTERNATIONAL

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Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
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The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
Earlier this month, a United Nations report revealed that French soldiers were forcing young boys in the Central African Republic to perform sexual acts on…
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint
International News Briefs…Putin, in swipe at US, decries ‘unipolar world’ at Victory Day parade

LIFESTYLE

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Church Circuit 5-27-15
Spring Revival     MAY 27—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host a Spring Revival at 7 p.m. The guest for…
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COGIC celebrates Bishop Clark at Gala Dinner
Twenty-nine years and continuing strong as bishop of the Second Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of Western Pennsylvania Church Of God In Christ was the focus of the…
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Spring Hat Sensation
There is nothing like a beautiful woman in a sensational spring hat and on May 9, at the LeMont Restaurant, there were hundreds attending the…
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Lifestyles Report…Beautiful young people
This year I didn’t get an opportunity to see any people going to the prom in person, but thanks to Facebook and text messages I…
Like Fine Wine: See How Lenny Kravitz & These 20 Celebrities Defy Father Time
Ask Alma…Few hang-out friends

GENERATION Y

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Pittsburgh native at sea
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shakiyah Woods, from Pittsburgh, acts as the rig captain during sea and anchor detail practice in the forecastle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft…
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UnitedHealthcare, YMCA annual Health Bee
UnitedHealthcare and the Y held the third annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on May 14.
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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…
16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate
Zendaya takes break from slaying red carpets to graduate high school

HEALTH

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Get active for your heart health… No time to exercise? Learn how to take 10!
Find at least 30 minutes in your day to get physically active — and there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it. You’ll…
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Working Out Stress
Stress affects each of us in different ways. You may have physical signs (such as headaches, tense or sore muscles, or trouble sleeping), emotional signs…
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Side Dishes & Desserts To Bring To The BBQ This Weekend
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Memorial Day Cocktails: Let’s Just Drink Because We’re Off Monday
26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke
Detroit Gym Teacher Saves Student’s Life By Donating Kidney

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
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Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
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Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
You’re tired of having red eyes. You’re tired of crying, too; tired of an empty soul, runny nose, and dry mouth but you know there…
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Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book
The story of Debbie Flores has always fascinated. Raised in Baltimore where she attended Old Mill High School, the Puerto Rico-born Flores earned two college…
Cover to Cover…‘Warriors on Horseback’
‘Child, Please:’ Author highlights old-school parenting practices to keep you from wrecking yourself

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Like Fine Wine: See how Lenny Kravitz & 20 other celebrities defy father time
Lenny Kravitz’s tantalizing style, electric vocals and all around sexiness has us forgetting the singer turned 51 today. Can… L.A. was church!!! pic.twitter.com/eW8SXxk5Ph — Lenny…
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Meek Mill denies Nicki Minaj engagement rumors
The Barbz should probably hold off on getting a wedding gift for Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill, because apparently they are not engaged and he wants the world to know it.
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Kris Jenner warns Beyonce’s mother Tina to never use ‘momager’ again
Kris Jenner’s cunning and lust for attention knows no boundaries. She is now wanting to legally monopolize the use of the word “momager” and dares…
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Chris Brown admits he was wrong for Tyson Beckford beef
Chris Brown has located his chill, and he’s realized the error of his ways after going head-to-head with Tyson Beckford. Well, look at Chris doing the mature thing! Of all the people in the world that Breezy has beefed with, Tyson has to be the most random showdown he’s had thus far. Chris saw red […]
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Mourners remember Rapper Chinx at funeral with heavy police presence
Friends and family gathered for rapper Chinx‘s funeral today (May 26) in Queens. Police officers also made their presence known at the funeral for extra…
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Here’s actual proof that #BeyonceAlwaysDancesOnBeat
A lot of times we can pinpoint when memes will go crazy. For example, we all saw Uncle Denzel before the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in real…
Juelz Santana wants to host Chinx benefit concert, Jadakiss responds
Yandy and Mandeecee’s Wedding (photos)

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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