METRO NEWS

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Local Elks club: School’s ‘Girls Gone Wild’ event is ruse
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) _ If female students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are going wild this weekend, they won’t be doing it at the local…
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Homewood Community Day celebration promotes peace, unity
Family members, friends, neighbors and leaders congregated over the weekend to promote peace and unity in Homewood. Throughout the year, promoting peace and unity has…
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Camp exposes urban youth to computers
This summer, for the first time in three years, the 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania partnered with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to expose…
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Voting rights advocates applaud Wolf administration for new online voter registration in PA
Beginning today, eligible Pennsylvania residents can register to vote online at register.votespa.com PITTSBURGH, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that eligible Pennsylvanians can…
LEAD program advocates meet to update, refine goals
Beyond talking: Panel begins work on PPS accepting Wilkinsburg students

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NATIONAL NEWS

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U.S. Marines’ First Black Pilot, Gen. Frank Peterson, Dies At 83
Frank Peterson, the U.S. Marines' first Black pilot, has died at age 83. Petersen joined the U.S. Navy in 1950 as a seaman apprentice
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Subway knew of Jared Fogle’s interest in children in 2008, and did nothing
Subway acted as it was shocked and horrified by the recent revelations that its former spokesperson, Jared Fogle, was involved in child pornography and engaged…
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While 2016 candidates point fingers on cause of TV news shooting, real mental health crisis brews
On-air shootings of TV journalists spur debate on whether guns or mental health are to blame.
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New Orleans charter school revolution: 10 years after Katrina
In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Roland Martin and News One Now explore the New Orleans education system.
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NEWS ANALYSIS…GOP: How not to pursue women’s vote
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This is the kind of stuff that you can’t make up. During the first debate with front-runners for the Republican nomination to…
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Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) _ Sixty years after a Black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a White woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights…
Audit flags $30M in grants, loans given out by Cheyney U.
Gunman in TV killings remembered as ‘professional victim’
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ENTERTAINMENT

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J.J. Hairston fuses past and present to make today’s Gospel
  By J.J Hairston is the leader of a contemporary gospel choir known as Youthful Praise. The group has been very successful within the gospel…
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MJ: The Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs
Michael Jackson spent the majority of his life entertaining audiences with his amazing voice and legendary dance moves. With 40 years of music as part…
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Taylor Swift’s best hip-hop besties who performed on her ‘1989’ tour
Taylor Swift is one of the biggest pop stars in the world right now. When she released her fifth studio album, 1989, it was the…
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Why Fetty Wap should absolutely win VMA’s Best New Artist Award
Fetty Wap is having a LeBron James kind of year. It’s honestly so surreal. The Patterson, N.J. native has entrenched himself among the upper echelon of…
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Where is New Orleans 10 years later? An infographic of Hurricane Katrina by the numbers
Where is New Orleans 10 years later, take a look at this infographic to see how Hurricane Katrina affected the beloved city.
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Kanye West’s best speech (and speech-crashing) moments
The MTV Video Music Awards are going down this Sunday. And while Miley Cyrus is sure to stun the crowd with her antics, she’ll have…
‘Girlfriends Getaway 2’ world premiere, Saturday, Aug. 29
Monica’s private listening party for Code RED album at Patchwerk Studios

SPORTS

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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
•    Darryl Dawkins, aka “Chocolate Thunder” died of a sudden and unexpected heart attack at the much too young age of 58.  “Big DD” played…
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Steelers rookies trying to find niche in new spots
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The No. 16 jersey and what it ultimately signifies for Tyler Murphy fits just fine and all. It’s just not the one…
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Kyrie Irving might not be back on the court until January
The Cavaliers‘ chances of beating the Warriors in the Finals would’ve increased tremendously if Kyrie Irving‘s kneecap kept it together. But it broke and LeBron James was essentially left to fend…
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Derrick Rose on rape allegations: ‘I am confident I will be proven innocent’
It was discovered Wednesday that one of Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriends is suing him for drugging and gang raping her. In a recently released statement, Rose…
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Legendary former NBA player Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58
Legendary NBA player Darryl Dawkins passed away suddenly at a hospital in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He was 58 years old.
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Negro Leagues Baseball Convention held in Pittsburgh
Early this month the Society for American Baseball Research held its 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. This…
5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp held at Oliver
Derrick Rose accused of drugging and gang raping ex-girlfriend

OPINION

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#Katrina10: The apology New Orleans’ fired teachers never received
The New Orleans School Board’s firing of 7500 employees in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina lacked decency, leadership and integrity. SEE ALSO: CBC Message To America: Some…
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A hate crime is a hate crime no matter the color of the perpetrator
*There isn’t much left in the way of pejoratives that can’t and haven’t been said about Vester Flanagan. He was disturbed, deranged, a psychopath, maniacal,…
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Message to workers regarding Macy’s downtown store closing
FRIENDS–I would like to let all of you know that your concerns about the workers losing their jobs, as per the sudden news of the…
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On the passing of Julian Bond
(NNPA)—I had been unaware that Julian Bond had been ill.  I was, therefore, quite surprised to read that he had passed away after, what the…
Just Sayin’…9-year-old child killed, do Black lives matter?
Roanoke. The morning after…

BUSINESS

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Social Security question and answer
Question: I applied for a replacement Social Security card last week but haven’t received it yet. When should I expect to receive my new card?…
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More Black denials than access to mortgages
(NNPA)—This week in Houston, the nation’s oldest minority professional real estate trade association held its 68th annual convention. Founded in July 1947, the National Association…
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Are small Black businesses too Black for the ‘new’ Detroit?
Darnell Small was never late on his rent. He never caused any sort of disturbance, nor is there any record of any sort of major…
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Black designer lights up GM
Since 2012, Davis has led the exterior lighting and design studio for the automaker’s North American division, the team responsible for the exterior lighting for…
JS108ATLANTA Global Jazz Radio official app launch event
Fashion leaders honored during Style Week Pittsburgh 2015

INTERNATIONAL

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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
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South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the…
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review
Obama needs to do more to halt female genital mutilation

LIFESTYLE

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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready. We caught up with the reality star and picked her makeup bag for secrets. Get into Malaysia’s hair […]
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100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild
With a city Of Pittsburgh proclamation and a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, and numerous letters of congratulations, the Harriet Tubman Guild celebrated 100 years,…
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Style Week 2015 honors PGH’S fashion leaders (Photos)
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2
WealthyU: How to save money while back to school shopping

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
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Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black…
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer
Cover to Cover…‘Destiny’

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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Mariah Carey vacations with new beau while engagement rumors swirl
Could Mariah Carey be getting married again? There’s a distinct possibility that her whirlwind romance with Australian billionaire James Packer could be turning serious! The filthy rich lovebirds have been traveling all over the place doing fabulous things like wealthy people do. However, E! News reports that this might be shaping up to more than […]
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Kanye West’s evolution from dropout kid to KimYe King
We all know Kanye West is the style god, and he’s been known to have the most beautiful women on his arm. Let’s see how…
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Zendaya dismisses critics who called her parents ugly
You don’t want it with Zendaya Coleman! She’ll shut you down in the classiest way possible and shame you at the same time. She might make you question the entire way you see the world. Zendaya just continues to remind us why she is simply one of our faves! The young star has an incredible […]
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Terri Vaughn, Lisa Wu, Brad James at ‘Girlfriends Getaway 2’ premiere in Atlanta
ATLANTA — Terri J. Vaughn seized control of the premiere party of “Girlfriend Getaway 2” much the way she did in her role as the hilarious hostage…
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‘Married to Medicine’ star arrested for beating husband with a spoon, stabbing herself
A star of “Married to Medicine” will no longer be married after a fracas at her home where she beats her husband with a spoon and…
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Russell Westbrook is going to get hitched
Great news, Thunder fans. Russell Westbrook is finally getting a ring. A wedding ring, that is. The famously mercurial (and talented) Westbrook proposed to his girlfriend Nina Earl a…
Common has no hard feelings about Drake and Serena Williams
Diddy surprised his official girl Cassie for her 29th birthday in the cutest way possible

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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