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Jury awards woman more than $13M in employment bias case
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal court jury has awarded a southwestern Pennsylvania woman more than $13 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit, though her former…
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Shots fired, 2 hurt as party turns violent at W. Pa. mall
MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) – Police say shots were fired and two people were hurt at a party involving hundreds of college students at a Pittsburgh-area…
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Best school districts for your buck in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvanians are serious about education. The state boasts one of the U.S.’s top graduation rates at nearly 86% of students completing high school, counts more…
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Samuel vies for North Side District Justice
Clarence Samuel did not start asking for financial support for his district justice run until last week because his nominating petitions had been challenged. The…
Eugene Khorey—First principal of Brashear honored by alumni
LGBT community will gather to honor the life of Andre Gray

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NATIONAL NEWS

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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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My body aches, my toes are bruised, but still we march…
My body is aching, my toes are purple-bruised, and my spirit is uplifted. My determination is renewed by the courageous young people leading us in…
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Advocates hope Obama’s clemencies will pave way for other releases
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Prisoners’ advocate groups hope President Barack Obama’s decision to grant clemency to nearly two dozen, non-violent drug offenders is just the beginning…
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Knife charge for man dead after Baltimore police encounter
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police filed official documents in court saying that a man who died after his spine was nearly severed while in their…
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Assata Shakur: Will Cuba hand her over to the U.S.?
Just months after Cuban officials declared they have a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives despite thawing relations, comes chatter that the federal government…
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Attorney for Tulsa reserve deputy who fired gun instead of Taser releases training records
The lawyer for an Oklahoma reserve deputy, who fatally shot a man he meant to halt with a Taser, released documents on Saturday that verify…
Sexism and racism take toll on Black women’s health
After 18 months, no answers from feds in Ga. gym mat death
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Military Dad Deployed For A Year Gives Son The Best Yearbook Photobomb Surprise Ever
A solider gave his 8-year-old son a yearbook photo to remember when he surprised him in the most adorable way possible. Army Corporal James Bass surprised his…
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Read These Facts From Marijuana Legal States Before You Celebrate 4/20
The stoner holiday – April 20 – is here and more and more states are taking the steps to make marijuana legal. In past years, its…
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Basses discuss being Black opera singers
When King Philip II of Spain faces off against the Grand Inquisitor in Verdi’s “Don Carlo” at the Academy of Music, they won’t just be…
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How Killer Mike became rap’s most influential political leader
Killer Mike turns 40 today, and, as we can imagine he has been for years, he gets to celebrate 4/20 doubly because of the occasion. It’s…
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Demolition work begins on famed record company building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demolition work began Saturday at the fire-damaged former headquarters of the famed recording company that created what came to be called “The…
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Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally
WASHINGTON (AP) — A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political…
Don’t blame Affleck for shame over ancestor’s slave-owning past
Mark Hamill said he was ‘suspicious’ of J.J. Abrams

SPORTS

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Obama honors national champion Buckeyes at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama honored the national champion Ohio State football team Monday, taking just a little bit of credit for the new…
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Inside Conditions…The “X” Factor
The dictionary.cambridge.org defines the ”X” factor as: “a quality that you cannot describe that makes someone very special.”  During this era of professional sports where…
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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race
BOSTON (AP) — Lelisa Desisa won his first Boston Marathon in 2013. He didn’t have much time to celebrate. A few hours after Desisa broke…
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Pirates sweep, Brewers off to worst start in team history
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gerrit Cole pitched six effective innings, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates swept Milwaukee 5-2 Sunday, leaving the Brewers with their…
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Crosby, Penguins get even with 4-3 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) – Sidney Crosby scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins evened their first-round playoff series with the New York Rangers with a 4-3…
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Jo Jo White enters Basketball Hall of Fame
(NNPA)–St. Louisan Jo Jo White will be inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place September 10-12 in…
Should the Washington NFL team think QB with the No. 5 pick?
Derrick Rose impresses in first playoff game since 2012

OPINION

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Holding the Loretta Lynch nomination hostage
It is ironic that April is Fair Housing Month and the U.S. Senate has yet to schedule a vote on the nomination of the first…
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My body aches, my toes are bruised, but still we march…
My body is aching, my toes are purple-bruised, and my spirit is uplifted. My determination is renewed by the courageous young people leading us in…
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Michael Eric Dyson’s bromance with Cornel West is over
After perceived slights and political missteps by Barack Obama, scholar Cornel West has led an intractable one-man war against the president that has been punctuated…
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Field Negro: Sorry is the easiest word to say
The Field Negro education series continues. Shout out to Philly’s own David Love for giving us this thought provoking article. “Is the policing of black…
To Be Equal…The State of Black America Part 3: Justice
Child Watch: Republican budget winners and losers

BUSINESS

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The Informer celebrates store opening at Dulles Airport
  More than 100 people, including several curious travelers, gathered Thursday near a baggage claim area at Dulles International Airport in Virginia for the official…
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Behind The Wheel…Lexus’ audacious sport coupe
The latest from luxury automaker Lexus is an audacious-looking sport coupe that turns heads and challenges long-held stereotypes of Lexus cars as sedate, plush rides.…
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Jury awards woman more than $13M in employment bias case
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A federal court jury has awarded a southwestern Pennsylvania woman more than $13 million in a gender discrimination lawsuit, though her former…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…The ‘show me’ state is finally showing the way in business
I first started interacting with Black business advocates of Missouri in the late 1980s when my wife, Kay, and I started trying to build a…
Black businesses help reduce Black youth crime
‘Furious 7′ speeds ahead of the competition

INTERNATIONAL

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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack

LIFESTYLE

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Bon Ami Temple #49 celebrates community leaders
For the officers and members of Bon Ami #49 honoring those who do hard work in the community, small business and Elkdom is an annual…
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Owl’s brew helps turn your tea time to happy hour
Everyone knows I am part time Fit Girl part time Party Girl! I’m always looking for light ways to sip after I tricep dip, so…
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7-year-old girl wins $16K for comic book about super afro puff!
One young girl has used her creativity to battle negative self-image and find the joy in reading–and she was greatly rewarded for her efforts! Natalie…
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‘The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life’ event
People during “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” Red Carpet event at the Rivers Club on April 4.              …
Feeding the homeless: What it’s like to give back
FAB FINDS: 20 fruit print pieces you need in your Spring wardrobe

GENERATION Y

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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
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Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Unity Baptist Church in Braddock hosted a Talent Show/Silent Auction as part of its pre-anniversary celebration. All were welcomed to display their Christ given talents.
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry
School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct

HEALTH

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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
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Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of Whites…
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Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths
Dr. Jennifer Caudle, Family Medicine Physician and Assistant Professor in the department of Family Medicine at Rowan University-School of Osteopathic Medicine, joined Roland Martin Friday…
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Combatting the ADHD wars against Black Boys [video]
Why are we medicating so many of our young African-American males for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Recent studies show that there’s a 70 percent increase…
Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
CHIC EATS: Santa Fe Chicken Rice Bowl [RECIPE]

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
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“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
On Monday, journalist and author Peter Slevin joined Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to talk about his new book, Michelle Obama: A…
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Cover to Cover…‘Reach’
  Where do you go from here? You’ve been looking at your life and everything around you, and that’s the question you’ve been asking: what…
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Amber Tamblyn writes book of poetry about dead actresses
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amber Tamblyn writes about dead Hollywood actresses in her new book of poems. But “Dark Sparkler” is more than that.…
Toni Morrison talks new book & diversity In literature In New York Times Magazine
Mindy Kaling’s brother claims he got accepted to med school by passing as Black

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Nick Cannon says Mariah Carey will “always be the love of my life”
Nick Cannon has the word “Romantic” tattooed on his arm, and he apparently lives by that idealized belief inked on him. In a preview of…
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Two Migos members arrested on cocaine and gun possession charges
TMZ reports Migos had a Saturday night performance at Georgia State University’s “Spring Bling” interrupted, when the group and members of their entourage were questioned…
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Tasha Smith’s estranged husband cheated, stole her money
*Actress Tasha Smith and husband Keith Douglas are going through quite the messy breakup. She filed for a restraining order and accused of being a serial cheater back in November then followed by filing for divorce, according to Bossip. A source revealed more about how nasty Douglas was to Smith. Allegedly, he was abusive, unfaithful, stole […]
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Redditors share celebrity sex stories
Popular artists will never honestly cop to being average in bed. If Drake, the bastion of millennial honesty, won’t do it, your favorite rapper probably…
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Kim Kardashian including leaked ‘Fappening’ nudes in book
During the September 2014 iCloud hack that released dozens of unauthorized, nude pictures of celebrities, for public consumption, Kim Kardashian was one of the stars…
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Trina’s interview with Nardwuar is piece of Internet gold
Vancouver interviewer and musician Nardwuar’s interviews have amassed millions of YouTube views off the strength of their surprisingly thorough research and quirky interactions. Miami native…
Kanye served papers while holding North West
Meek Mill talks Nicki Minaj and solitary confinement with ‘XXL’

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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