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Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy mock trials for Slavery Reparations
The Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy came to a commanding close where 40 young scholars argued…
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Here’s what it’s like to be an abortion clinic escort in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh’s two abortion clinics make the city a destination for women seeking care, attracting two other groups: abortion protestors and volunteers who guide patients inside.…
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Carnegie Mellon researchers got $10 million from the EPA to study air quality in Pittsburgh
The federal government is dishing out $30 million in funding to three universities for air quality research, and Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Mellon University has snagged $10…
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Giant Eagle recalls pecan, walnut cookies over milk labeling
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle supermarket chain is recalling Walnut Delight and Pecan Tassie cookies because labels wrongly omitted milk as an ingredient.…
Region’s young, gifted and Black celebrated
29 of 36 homicides Black lives

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NATIONAL NEWS

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College student launches new line of dolls for boys of color
WELLESLEY, Massachusetts (AP) _ When Jennifer Pierre visits the toy store, she sees shelves of dolls that are mostly girls and mostly White. She wants…
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The Great Migration was a triumph of the Black Press
FBI, Lawsuits Could Not Stop Effort to Create Largest Migration in American History There were over six hundred Black families applying for 53 apartment units…
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Stirred by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats seem to be having doubts about the federal health care law, a contentious issue for most of President Barack Obama’s…
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Kerry: Diverse graduating class is ‘Trump’s worst nightmare’
BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has told Northeastern University’s graduating class that their diversity makes them “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare.” Kerry…
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Here are 5 Black vice presidential picks for Donald Trump
Does Trump have an opportunity to attract voters of color by selecting a running mate of color or a woman? Here are five potential running mates and one wild card
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Morgan State University Named A National Treasure…AND MORE
The National Trust for Historic Preservation is ensuring that historic places on HBCU campuses are preserved. After announcing that Howard University’s Founders Library will be named a national treasure in February, it was recently revealed that Morgan State University will receive the same honor. The institution and the National Trust will team up to create […]
What A Deep South School District Can Teach About Integration
President Obama Commutes Sentences For 58 Federal Prisoners
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Chadwick Boseman continues superhero streak as Black Panther
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Chadwick Boseman joins the Marvel universe as Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this isn’t his first time playing…
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Sean Penn settles defamation suit against Lee Daniels
NEW YORK (AP) _ “Empire” co-creator Lee Daniels apologized to Sean Penn in a statement made public Wednesday as part of a confidential settlement in…
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‘You Wouldn’t Expect’ a thought-provoking play
Marilynn Barner Anselmi and Shaunda Miles knew they had stumbled on to something special when the pair met four years ago to do a reading…
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‘Empire’ creator Lee Daniels blasts Hollywood racism
The tremendous success of such projects as the critically-acclaimed movie The Butler and especially the runaway phenomenon “Empire” on Fox has further emboldened director Lee…
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‘Empire’s’ most passionate reactions to that crazy scene
“Empire” has become America’s greatest TV phenomenon because of its provocative theme and controversial subplots. In the latest episode of “Empire” was over the top.…
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Arsenio Hall sues Sinead O’Connor for saying he gave Prince drugs
This is familiar territory for Sinead O’Connor, being embroiled in controversy and contention. Arsenio Hall is suing O’Connor for defamation after she posted on Facebook that Hall of…
Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
Musiq Soulchild an AWC sellout

SPORTS

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Commissioner: Decision imminent on Clemente Day games in Puerto Rico
CHICAGO (AP) — The Miami Marlins and Pittsburgh Pirates will find out within the next few days if they will play in Puerto Rico this…
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Oscar De La Hoya hits Trump where it hurts, says he cheats
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Of all the things Donald Trump has been called on the campaign trail, this one might sting the most: golf cheat.…
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At The Finish Line …Where Only the Truth Matters
Hey America . . . Be careful what you wish for . . . you just might get it.  Remember they thought “Hitler” would pass…
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Rookie goaltender Murray stealing the show for Penguins
  PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Matt Murray isn’t in the mood to think about what it all means, this ride that he’s on. The NHL’s best…
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Bills select Ohio State QB Cardale Jones 139th overall
By ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) _ The Buffalo Bills filled their most pressing defensive needs early in the NFL draft before adding an intriguing long-term…
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Pittsburgh Steelers fill holes in NFL 2016 draft
In previous years the Steelers drafted the best players available and plugged them in. But this year there were some clear weaknesses, mostly the defensive…
‘Boom or Bust’ draft for black and yellow
Overtime 5-4-16

OPINION

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Beyond the Rhetoric: The battle over Paisley Park is going to be one big mess
Perhaps one of the greatest entertainers of all time suddenly left us on April 21, 2016. Kay and I were on a plane heading to…
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Trump no longer a joke, changing tone
Tuesday’s primary election put Indiana on the map, as Hoosier voters chose Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump over his rival Sen. Ted Cruz. In Marion…
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Encouraging news on teenage pregnancies
A new report provides some encouraging news on teenage pregnancies. Birth rates are falling dramatically for Black and Hispanic teenagers, the U.S. Centers for Disease…
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Black Lives Matter, Big Brother’s bad example
Angelo Dundee was Sugar Ray Leonard’s trainer during the championship fight against Thomas Hearns.  Down on all score cards Leonard returns to the corner after…
Field Negro…Another “White guy” endorsement
Different rules for Black and White students

BUSINESS

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US employers added 160K jobs in April; jobless rate 5 pct.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months, after a streak of robust monthly…
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Lifestyles Report…Keep your eyes on your money
How many times have I preached about keeping your eye on your debit card or any card that accesses your money? Probably as many times…
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Duro Olowu brings ready to wear aesthetic to epic Sidney Garber jewelry collaboration
Black designer Duro Olowu is making serious strides in the jewelry business.
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Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu wants to transform the continent with “Africapitalism”
  WASHINGTON – Tony O. Elumelu has emerged on the global business stage as a transformative and effective entrepreneur in energy, agriculture and financial services.…
Grant awarded to staff a Women’s Business Center
A 5-year plan to rebuild Black wealth and expand homeownership

INTERNATIONAL

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New iconic moment: Woman raises fist to neo-Nazis
A Swedish woman of color confronts neo-Nazi marchers in Sweden. Her opposition to racism was captured in what will certainly become an iconic moment.
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Nigerian businessman Tony Elumelu wants to transform the continent with “Africapitalism”
  WASHINGTON – Tony O. Elumelu has emerged on the global business stage as a transformative and effective entrepreneur in energy, agriculture and financial services.…
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Have we forgotten the kidnapped school girls in Nigeria?
It was two years ago, April 14th to be exact, that the world witnessed the abduction of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from their dormitory rooms at…
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U.S. Navy SEAL Killed In Northern Iraq ISIS Attack
Charles Keating IV was killed in a "coordinated and complex attack" by roughly 100 ISIS fighters, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana
Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa

LIFESTYLE

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Lifestyles Report…Keep your eyes on your money
How many times have I preached about keeping your eye on your debit card or any card that accesses your money? Probably as many times…
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Senior Missionary Society No. 1 Annual Tea
April 16 was a beautiful sunny day and dozens of ladies attended the Annual Tea presented by The Senior Missionary Society No.1 of Homewood A.M.E.…
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Mt. Carmel hosts Pep Rally…A Prelude to Jasmine’s Camp The Story of a Hero: Faith, Focus and Fortitude
She sprinted through life with a heart full of faith and love.  Armed with that same faith and love, she sprinted into the faithful and…
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Dear Mama, You Are Appreciated: Last Minute Mother’s Day Idea Guide
Do you still need a gift idea for Mother's Day? This list is for you!
FAB OR FUG: Danielle Brooks Shows Off Her Snatched Waist
FAB FINDS: 6 Logo T-Shirt Sites With A Message

YOUTH

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Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy mock trials for Slavery Reparations
The Iota Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.’s Dr. Carter G. Woodson Academy came to a commanding close where 40 young scholars argued…
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NY valedictorian accepted at all 8 Ivies will attend Harvard
A Long Island, New York high school student who was accepted into 12 colleges, including all eight Ivies, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
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U.S. Dream Academy Celebrates 15th Annual Power Of A Dream Gala
The U.S. Dream Academy is a national after school program using mentoring, tutoring, and technology education to empower children at risk of future incarceration. Their 15th Annual Power of a Dream Gala will take place Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. honoring Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott; Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist; and Jarrett M. Adams, Judicial […]
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NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows
Sidnee King, a 20 year-old broadcast journalism student at Howard University, admitted that she was nervous about her summer plans, the day before the 2016…
Malia Obama Picks Harvard University
Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
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HEALTH

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Study: ‘Biggest Loser’ contestants have slower metabolisms
CHICAGO (AP) _ A new study has found that many competitors on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” leave the show with a slower metabolism, making it…
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What Are The Most Common Causes Of Bloating?
Tired of feeling the pain and heaviness that comes from being bloated? Dr. Robynne Chutkan, founder of The Digestive Center for Women and author of The Bloat Cure: 101 Natural Solutions for Real and Lasting Relief, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to break down the most common culprits of bloating. “There are a lot of things that we […]
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No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One of those…
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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
The importance of health literacy

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
    You and your girls are birds of a feather. You flock together, preen together, share your nest when needed and, while you happily…
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‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips
“Brown is the New White” by Steve Phillips “[H]ard-hitting…abundant use of solid statistics…brilliant commentary. Phillips’ robust plea for profound political changes is motivating and will…
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Michael Eric Dyson Discusses New Book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama & The Politics Of Race In America”
Dyson joined guest host Derek McGinty on NewsOne Now to talk about his new book and discuss how Mr. Obama has acted on behalf of the nation's African-American community by way of improving things for all.
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Cover to Cover…Little Shaq
  “Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you…
Cover to Cover…’We Love You, Charlie Freeman’
Cover to Cover…‘Incarceration Nations’

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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Lupita Nyong’o Gives Vogue A Classy Clapback On Hair
Lupita won't stand for cultural appropriation.
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Genes On Fleek: Zoë Kravitz Is The Fresh Face Of YSL Beauty
Zoë Kravitz is the newest face for YSL Beauty. Check out her beautiful behind the scene beauty images.
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NY valedictorian accepted at all 8 Ivies will attend Harvard
A Long Island, New York high school student who was accepted into 12 colleges, including all eight Ivies, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
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Instagram model Maya Dutch busted for using body to go on $33,000 shopping spree
An Instagram model who allegedly loves robbery and fraud has been arrested and charged with stealing a woman’s credit cards and going on a $33,000 shopping…
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Beyoncé Took Us On A Lemonade Troll During The Met Gala
From wearing Becky's skin to showing up sans wedding ring, the Queen is doing her own thing.
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Sinead O’Connor called police on this celebrity who she says gave Prince drugs
We don’t know which is more remarkable: the fact that one-hit wonder Sinead O’Connor has been able to ride her lone smash hit “Nothing Compares…
Demetria McKinney hosts 1st annual ‘Single Mom’s Mothers Day’ at Suite Lounge
The Currys Cover Parents Magazine In What May Be The Cutest Photo Ever

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