METRO NEWS

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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…
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High-profile votes, fights preview Wolf’s challenges in June
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ June is crunch time in the state Capitol and the challenges in front of Gov. Tom Wolf are becoming clearer in…
Old copies of Pittsburgh Courier a trove of Black history
Juvenile missing from Carrick

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NATIONAL NEWS

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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…
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After officer’s acquittal, 2 more cases loom for Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Cleveland emerged unscathed and intact after a day of protests following the acquittal of a white patrolman who had been on trial…
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Watch: Alabama naval officer surprises son at high school graduation
In an emotional reunion that is sure to tug at your heartstrings, an Alabama mom deployed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the last nine months…
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Over 56 shot in Chicago Memorial Day violence, including 4-year-old girl
Over the extended Memorial Day holiday weekend, a series of shootings in Chicago has left at least 56 people shot, including a 4-year-old girl. In…
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Department of Justice settles with Cleveland over police conduct
Just days after a judge acquitted a Cleveland officer in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people when he fired his gun 49 times, the…
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3 children hurt after waterspout makes landfall, lifts bounce house
A 5-year-old girl who was injured when a waterspout came ashore in Florida, lifting the bounce house she and two other children were playing inside,…
Woman gets prison for running over husband for not voting
Streets calm a day after protest of Ohio officer’s acquittal
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ENTERTAINMENT

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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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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…
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‘Yandeecees’ Tie The Knot & Their Son Steals The Show
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Fashion’s greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet
CANNES, France (AP) _ Cannes’ red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion. For 12 days, major Hollywood…
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Famed Detroit jazz trumpeter Marcus Belgrave dies at 78
DETROIT (AP) _ Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists…
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Lawyer says allegations B.B. King was poisoned ‘ridiculous’
 LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who’ve been most outspoken about the blues legend’s care in his final days are accusing King’s two…
The Cast Of ‘Dope’ Is In Cannes & We Want To Hop On A Flight Right Now
#SayHerName Puts Female Victims Of Police Brutality At Center Of #BlackLivesMatter Movement

SPORTS

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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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In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs
Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week.…
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In the end, the NFL cartel is what matters most
Tom Brady is on his own, cast off by an owner who figured out that being in the club that practically prints money is a…
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New 49ers running back Bush ready to prove himself again
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) _ Reggie Bush wants to return punts again, and he brought up the idea to the San Francisco 49ers when he…
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Chicago Bears release McDonald after another domestic violence arrest
In what some see as professional football taking stronger action against players behaving badly (or maybe it’s the NFL practicing CYA), the Chicago Bears have released player Ray McDonald, who was arrested for the second time in less than a year on domestic violence charges. The Bears took a chance on McDonald, who last year was named as a sexual assault […]
Steph Curry leaves game after head collision, comes back and shoots airball
Liriano strikes out 12, Pirates sweep Mets

OPINION

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Jay-Z and Beyoncé are following a rich tradition
Hip-hop culture is about transformation. It is more than a global genre of music. Hip-hop is a transcendent cultural phenomena that speaks to the soul,…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…The games in federal procurement
 Our federal government is the biggest consumer of supplies and services in the world. Its procurement laws are immense and require a lot of policing…
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E. Notes…Why do Black men run from the police?
Why do Black men run from the police? I have to ask because after the recent incidents where Michael Brown, Walter Scott, Eric Harris, Freddie…
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Why we are here for Michelle Obama’s candid conversations on race
First Lady Michelle Obama has been making some profound statements on racial and gender inequality on the college graduation circuit at schools like Tuskegee University and Oberlin College. But while many have celebrated her comments, of course, the unfair criticism a woman of color speaking about race has reared its ugly head. Following Obama’s commencement speech at […]
#SayHerName: Black women forgotten & ignored
Jay Z & Beyonce are entertainment’s latest social activists

BUSINESS

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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…
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Ex-SC State board chairman sentenced to 5 years in prison
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ During a lengthy and at times tearful hearing in Columbia, the former board chairman of South Carolina State University was sentenced…
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Survey: Minority-owned businesses face loan obstacles
NEW YORK (AP) _ Minority businesses have a harder time getting bank loans than small companies in general, according to a survey released Thursday by…
Report: So-called sin taxes exceed Michigan business taxes
Atlanta to add 100,000 jobs in 2015

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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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…
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Ask Alma…Few hang-out friends
Dear Alma, I have a nice majority of friends. However, I hang out mostly with my cousin. I am a year older; she is 18.…
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Chicago cops escort girls with missing fathers at daddy-daughter dance
Friday night in Chicago saw a number of young girls dressed up in frilly gowns and sparkly shoes as they attended the Chicago Police Department’s…
20 Summer Wedding Looks That’ll Make You The Belle of the Ball
Make Your Wardrobe Vacation-Friendly With These Fab Looks

GENERATION Y

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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…
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16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate
A young woman from Chicago has conquered the challenge of earning a master’s degree, and now she’s going for her doctorate. You might want to…
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Zendaya takes break from slaying red carpets to graduate high school
Zendaya Coleman not only slays every red carpet her stiletto touches, the Disney star is a young scholar. After her stunning MET Gala appearance, Zendaya…
Man goes from homeless on Skid Row to college grad [video]
CAPA student wins Congressman Doyle’s 2015 Congressional Arts Competition

HEALTH

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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
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26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke
A Los Angeles native is speaking out on the dangerous effects of birth control after she suffered a stroke at the age of 26, ABC reports. In…
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Detroit Gym Teacher Saves Student’s Life By Donating Kidney
#Detroit teacher gives student kidney, new life. http://t.co/mzY9k85Vx4pic.twitter.com/26rGTVZONL — The Detroit News (@detroitnews) May 19, 2015 It’s long been known that teachers can transform and…
Food You Grew Up Hating, But Love Now
Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing Mental Health

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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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…
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Juelz Santana wants to host Chinx benefit concert, Jadakiss responds
Juelz Santana wants all of New York City and Chinx fans to raise money for the late rapper, and celebrate his life. The Dipset member posted…
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Yandy and Mandeecee’s Wedding (photos)
Longtime couple Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris of “Love and Hip Hop New York” finally got married Weylin B. Seymour’s in Brooklyn borough of New York…
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Chris Brown’s new baby mama demanding serious child support
Chris Brown is at war with his baby mama, who claims he’s stopped paying the measly $2,500 a month in child support, and now she’s…
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While you were at your barbecue, Chris Brown was out getting into more drama
Just when we thought Breezy was done with the messiness. While you were out enjoying your barbecues and 3-day weekends, Chris Brown was getting his…
Kim Kardashian shares never-before-seen photos on one-year anniversary with Kanye West
Yandy puts Mendeecees’ on 8PM curfew before their wedding

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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