METRO NEWS

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Animal rescue group protests Steelers’ signing of Vick
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Animal rescue activists in Pittsburgh are reacting to the Steelers’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick. The Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife…
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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…
Voting rights advocates applaud Wolf administration for new online voter registration in PA
LEAD program advocates meet to update, refine goals

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Black male enrollment declines in med schools
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –The number of Black males applying to medical school is lower than it was three decades ago, raising concerns about the United States’…
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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…
Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
Audit flags $30M in grants, loans given out by Cheyney U.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Ballerina Misty Copeland calls Broadway debut ‘incredible’
NEW YORK (AP) _ The stage lights have been hard to get used to and she worried about limited rehearsal time, but ballerina Misty Copeland…
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Bridgewater celebrates New Orleans on Katrina anniversary
Dee Dee Bridgewater, “Dee Dee’s Feathers” (OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records)Grammy- and Tony-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater is the most complete jazz singer on the scene today _…
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MTV VMAs 2015: The biggest robberies in award show history
Let’s be honest: Nobody likes losing. Especially when you know you’re in a situation where fans and album sales should ensure the inevitable ‘W.’ But,…
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Misty Copeland heads to Detroit to perform ‘Sleeping Beauty’
In Copeland's previous performance at the Detroit Opera House, she held a secondary role in the American Ballet Theater's "Romeo and Juliet."
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Spike Lee to receive honorary Oscar despite backlash over the years
Director Spike Lee will receive an honorary Oscar at next year’s ceremony. The honor will come 25 years after his groundbreaking film, Do the Right Thing, was…
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J.J. Hairston fuses past and present to make today’s Gospel
 J.J Hairston is the leader of a contemporary gospel choir known as Youthful Praise. The group has been very successful within the gospel music industry…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MJ: The Top 10 Michael Jackson Songs
Taylor Swift’s best hip-hop besties who performed on her ‘1989’ tour

SPORTS

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Pitt back James Conner looking to become finished product
 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior James Conner shed some weight in the offseason in hopes of shedding more tacklers this fall. Conner was the ACC…
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Ex-NFLer Martin says he attempted suicide multiple times
MIAMI (AP) _ Former NFL tackle Jonathan Martin posted on Facebook that difficulties in the profession led him to attempt suicide multiple times, and he…
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Longtime Saints recall the team’s role in Katrina recovery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone.…
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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…
Derrick Rose on rape allegations: ‘I am confident I will be proven innocent’
Legendary former NBA player Darryl Dawkins dies at age 58

OPINION

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To Be Equal…Remembering Julian Bond, a giant among giants
“The country has lost one of its most passionate and eloquent voices for the cause of justice. He advocated not just for African Americans, but…
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Bipartisan effort to reform the criminal justice system
Whenever I have an opportunity to rejoin the transformational activities of the civil rights organization that was founded and led by the Dr. Martin Luther…
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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,…
Message to workers regarding Macy’s downtown store closing
On the passing of Julian Bond

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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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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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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