METRO NEWS

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Allegheny Health Network takes over jail medical care
  As of midnight, Sept.1, Allegheny Health Network began providing medical care to inmates at the Allegheny County Jail. Allegheny County Manager William McCain briefed…
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ALCOSAN launches “Flush Cleveland” campaign in Open House Competition:
September 19 events at both cities’ wastewater treatment plants offer Pittsburghers an opportunity to Beat the Browns Pittsburgh – On Thursday, September 3 from 5…
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Infant fatally shot in Fineview
PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 5 p.m. Zone 1 Officers were dispatched to a residence on Sandusky Court in Fineview for a report of an…
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Community Calendar 9-2-15
    Appreciation Luncheon SEPT. 5—Purpose of Life will host its 2nd Annual Appreciation Luncheon from 12-5 p.m. at the Monroeville DoubleTree Convention Center Hotel,…
Police investigate stabbing in Allentown
Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Court hearing for 6 officers charged in death of Freddie Gray
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man…
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Ben Carson campaign reaping cash as he rises in GOP polls
  WASHINGTON (AP) — Vacation-filled August is typically one of the worst months for any politician to raise money. But it was Ben Carson’s best…
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Former S.C. police chief gets one year of house arrest for killing unarmed Black man
A former South Carolina police chief has dodged prison time in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed Black man.
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Police officer slaying sparks manhunt in Illinois, area search has ended
In Fox Lake, Ill. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was gunned down after giving chase to three suspects in the area on Tuesday.
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Trump Casino worker claims Blacks were hidden when Donald arrived on site
A worker at Trump Casino in Atlantic City in the 1980s claims that Blacks were removed from view upon the arrival of Donald and his ex-wife
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Judge rules charges against officers will stand in Freddie Gray case
Judge Barry Williams has denied a motion to dismiss charges against the six police officers charged in Freddie Gray‘s death, according to CNN. The hearing…
Amelia Boynton remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement
NEWS ROUNDUP: President Obama secures Iran deal…and more
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Reginald Hudlin, David Hill to produce Oscars telecast
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences says Reginald Hudlin and David Hill will produce the 88th Oscars telecast. Hill…
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Memorial held in New York for Broadway actor who died at 21
NEW YORK (AP) _ About three dozen friends, colleagues and former classmates of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21…
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Hpnotiq hooks up with Cam’ron, Yung Jake and Va$htie for major comeback
The 1990s to early 2000s was an amazing era for hip-hop. And that infectious feeling is about to return with the comeback of the iconic…
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Vince Staples & Jhene Aiko perform ‘Lemme Know’ on ‘The Tonight Show’
Before Vince Staples burst on the scene as a XXL Freshman earlier this year, he made a dope appearance on Jhene Aiko‘s “Vapors” from her…
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Idris Elba responds to Bond author with classy move from ‘The Street’
  Earlier this week, James Bond author, Anthony Horowitz set off a firestorm on social media after he boldly claimed that Idris Elba was “probably…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 9-2-15
    Thursday 3 Celebrate the Symphony The Kaufmann Center presents “Celebrate with the Symphony at the Hill House Kaufmann Center” at 7 p.m. at…
Makers of ‘Welcome To Death Row’ doc looking to make it ‘Straight Outta Compton’ sequel
Tinashe sweats and strikes the pose for “Bet + Feels Like Vegas” video

SPORTS

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Animal activists targeting Vick at Steelers preseason game
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Animal activists are planning a candlelight vigil outside the Pittsburgh Steelers last preseason game on Thursday to protest the signing of quarterback…
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Westinghouse High School assistant coach on leave after student injury
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ An assistant football coach at Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh has been placed on leave after a student reported being injured by…
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Queen Serena in Grand Slam goddess mode
Gracing the cover of Vogue earlier this year postured Serena  for the big win of the year and she’s been moving fast along that path…
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Just Sayin’…Why all the fuss about Michael Vick? He served his time
What is all the fuss over the Steelers signing Michael Vick? It was a great move. Now the Steelers have a quality backup to Ben…
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5 things we learned from the Shaq & Kobe podcast interview
The pairing of Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant in Los Angeles was deadly. The two captured the highly coveted three-peat status in the NBA before having a…
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UCLA Footballer Ishmael Adams Robs Uber Driver; Suspended Indefinitely
*UCLA football keeps getting tackled by internal drama. The latest comes via one of the school’s star players taking a major hit off the field. According to TMZ Sports, the university suspended Ishmael Adams indefinitely after the cornerback allegedly fought and robbed an Uber driver of his cell phone early Sunday morning (Aug. 30). Fortunately for authorities, […]
Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype
Appeal denied, Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games

OPINION

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Double standard when covering violent tragedies
(NNPA)—It’s sad enough when a violent crime mesmerizes the nation—such as the murder of nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church, a fleeing Walter…
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Can Hillary survive email controversy?
(NNPA)—If you had asked me just a year ago if former Secretary of State and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton would be the Democratic nominee for…
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Is current GOP the party of White men?
The comedian Bill Maher has a familiar political joke. “I’m not saying that all Republicans are racist, but if you’re racist, you’re probably a Republican,”…
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The illusion of inclusion in the Republican Party
I want my readers to fully understand why I criticize my party when it comes to their total lack of engagement with the Black community. …
Ask Alma…My best friend is marrying ‘wicked witch of the North”
Debates let voters compare candidate’ qualifications

BUSINESS

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Business Calendar
Black Labor Conference     SEPT. 7—The African American Workers Union will host its Black Labor Conference from 12-3 p.m. at One Hope Square, 1901 Centre…
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Credit card introductory rates decoded
If you’re looking to reduce your credit card debt, you’ve likely seen some enticing credit card balance transfer offers, like the ones where you get to…
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U.S. Black Chamber pressing auto dealers for fair return on Black dollars
WASHINGTON, D.C.—This year alone, African-Americans are projected to spend as much as $24 billion on new cars and other vehicles from America’s auto industry. Yet,…
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Hulu answers TV addicts’ prayers, offers new ad-free subscription service
Hulu is finally catching up to other TV/movie streaming services. It’s now offering almost ad-free subscriptions, but will cost customers $11.99 a month. Introducing #hulu's new…
Employment Opportunities 9-2-15
Atlanta Streetcar announces new leadership

INTERNATIONAL

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Rescued Chibok girls use GoFundMe.com to attend college in U.S.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the…
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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…
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review

LIFESTYLE

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Rev. Dr. Grigsby featured preacher at Shiloh’s revival
Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., in Homewood, hosted its August Revival. Every Wednesday in August, Shiloh worshiped with the theme “Revive Us…
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Church Circuit 9-2-15
Macedonia Baptist Church     SEPT. 2—Macedonia Baptist Church of Pittsburgh, 2225 Bedford Ave., Hill District, will host its Code R.E.D.D. (Recruit, Equip, Deploy, Develop) Revival…
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10-year-old girl holds conference to teach others to be more confident
Olivia Allen, not yet even a middle schooler, is spreading her #blackgirlmagic all over her neighborhood as a budding philanthropist and role model for her peers.
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25 Memes That’ll Make You Want To Vote For Kanye West In 2020
Kanye West has done it again. Every few months, the mega rap star manages to grab the headlines for completely non-music related reasons. And the…
10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets

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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Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says
Stud finds that for Blacks nationally, heart age was 11 years greater than actual age. The gap was much smaller for Whites and Hispanics. NEW…
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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…
A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Simple things women want from their gym

Cover To Cover

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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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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…
Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer

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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Donald Trump is ready to run against Kanye West for President
After Kanye West delivered a mesmerizing speech during the MTV VMAs, everyone relished at the possible thought of him one day running for president. While…
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Safaree Samuels covers up his tattoo of Nicki Minaj
Safaree isn’t having a great 2015. After watching Nicki Minaj‘s super public relationship with Meek Mill, Safaree has been taking a lot of L’s. His lackluster diss lacked…
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Bond Author Says Idris Elba Is ‘Too Street’ To Play James Bond
People really want Idris Elba to play James Bond. We’ve told you this time and time and time again. But the actor has said that’s…
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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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Ne-Yo getting SLAMMED for having new baby with wife, after convincing ex Monyetta Shaw to burn her tubes
R&B crooner and producer Ne-Yo was getting buried under an avalanche of harsh criticism and hate after he made the announcement that he and his…
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Jay Z joins Instagram & almost immediately quits
Jay Z hopped into the Instagram game for a minute to say something really important before deciding it just wasn’t for him. We were a little surprised to find out that Jay Z is about the social media life. Hov has always seemed to be a pretty private guy, letting his music give fans an […]
Best of MTV VMA 2015 Red Carpet
K. Michelle declares love of White men: ‘I’m not really into Black men’

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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