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Charges remain against Pittsburgh man shot and paralyzed by police
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge has declined to dismiss charges against a suburban Pittsburgh man accused of having assaulted a Pittsburgh police officer during a…
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Report: Little record of work by Corbett adviser
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former state education secretary under Gov. Tom Corbett remains on the state payroll as a special adviser, but a newspaper found…
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Miles’ attorneys, Pittsburgh police spar over legal fees
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lawyers for the city and a Black former performing arts student who successfully sued three officers for wrongful arrest are sparring over…
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Grant ensures continued improved professionalism among fire bureau personnel
PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the…
Women’s group visits heritage room it helped build
Cops join kids for Summer Camp at Duquesne University

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This school is the Whitest HBCU in America
It seems like a common sense conclusion to assume that the student bodies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) mainly consist of African American…
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White House not dismissing threats to impeach President Obama
The White House isn’t taking threats to impeach President Barack Obama lightly. Dan Pfeiffer, one of the president’s top aides doesn’t doubt that Republicans are…
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Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn’t violent
NEW YORK (AP) — The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police…
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Pioneering juvenile court judge forced from office. Is discrimination to blame?
Cincinnati, OH — As the first African-American woman and the first Democrat to ever become a judge in the juvenile court system of Hamilton County,…
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Pelvis pix victims must feel trauma to share $190M
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of women whose genitals might have been photographed during gynecological exams can share a $190 million settlement from Johns Hopkins Health…
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At 50, Upward Bound still opens pathway to college
Nervous but determined, the 15-year-old boy walked into a conference room in Columbus, Ohio, for a fateful interview. If it went well, perhaps he’d have…
Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band
Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
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Funniest Nicki Minaj Memes about ‘Anaconda’ cover photo
Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:
Nicki Minaj flossed her massive posterior on the cover of her upcoming single for Young Money called ‘Anaconda’ that…
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Did Tami Roman Confirm That ‘Basketball Wives’ Was Canceled?
There hasn’t been any official announcement about the fate of “Basketball Wives,” but Tami Roman may have hinted that the show is officially over. Season…
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30 Years Later, New Edition Continues to Bring It
Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky, Mike, Ralph and Johnny … You know the names and they evoke the melodies of, among others, “If It Isn’t Love,” “Candy…
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Nicki Minaj Lends Her Voice To Cartoon Network For ‘Steven Universe’ [PREVIEW]
Nicki Minaj is summoning her inner superhero for an upcoming episode of “Steven Universe”! When she’s not dropping it low for the cover of “Anaconda,”…
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Entertainers Basketball Classic Hits Brooklyn, NY [PHOTOS]
The Entertainer Basketball Classic brought its fast paced action to Brooklyn’s Barclay’s center on Sunday, July 27. For the tournament game of NY and LA.…
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A double-header of biopics for Chadwick Boseman
NEW YORK (AP) — A year after playing Jackie Robinson in “42,” Chadwick Boseman was back in biopic spring training. To become James Brown for…
Smiley and friends leave Improv ‘howling with laughter’
At 60, Newport Jazz Fest looks to the future


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Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened…
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NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in
The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer,…
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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and…
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Dwyane Wade can’t wait to play against LeBron
Dwyane Wade has not had anything to say about his former teammate LeBron James‘ decision to take his talent back home to Cleveland. However, according…
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Panthers hope ex-Steelers WR Cotchery eases the loss of Smith
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jerricho Cotchery doesn’t mind being “the old guy” on the Panthers wide receiver corps — just as long as he’s the…
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Frank ‘The Big Hurt’ Thomas inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas, the most accomplished slugger in Chicago White Sox history, has been inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Nicknamed “The…
LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James comes home an ‘absolute victor’
Ex-players join Rams as part of Minority Coaching Fellowship program


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Mansplaining, Black women and media: The not so curious case of Stephen A. Smith
This past Friday, veteran sports commentator Stephen A. Smith sparked a firestorm of controversy around statements he made on ESPN’s “First Take” on domestic violence. In his…
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When Black people go missing
Thirty-five years ago this month, African-American children in Atlanta, Georgia were coming up missing or dead. Like an ominous vapor, the murders sent terror throughout…
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Dogs eat better than 1 million children
(NNPA)—The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feeda­ chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black boy being fed like…
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Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part IV
(NNPA)—To publish a document is to establish a permanent record for the future.  To publish a newspaper is to preserve an official record of the…
Just Sayin’…LeBron made the right choice
Lee Saunders’ union is wrong to cut ties with UNCF over Koch funding


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Cincinnati newspaper exec says Black Press ‘as relevant as ever’
Walter L. White is senior vice president for Sesh Communications for the Cincinnati Herald–the longest operating African American newspaper in Cincinnati, Ohio with a circulation…
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CFPB fines payday lender Ace Cash Express $10 million
For the second time in as many years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has fined a major payday lender. On July 10, Richard Cordray, CFPB’s…
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5 money saving tips for exchanging currency
NEW YORK (AP)—Headed overseas for summer vacation? It’s easy to get hit with extra fees and expensive exchange rates when switching currencies. Some currency exchange…
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First Choice Temporary Services making a difference
Long established business still helping people In March of 1977 Richard and his wife Cherry Raymond started their business because they wanted to make a…
Meet the online tracking device that is virtually impossible to block
Pennsylvania sees 3rd rating downgrade in 2 years


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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister
Boko Haram, the militant group, which kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has not stopped wrecking havoc in Nigeria. According to reports, the group kidnapped the…
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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms…
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Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria
LOS ANGELES – Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents…
Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader


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Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away…
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Classes aim to hook US Blacks on African foods
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn’t have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it. “I’m definitely used to a lot…
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Fashion Watch on the ‘Better Half’ of Pharrell
Pharrell Williams has been labeled as a style icon and it’s no secret that Hollywood is filled with fashionable, swoon-worthy celebrity couples. Sometimes, however, one…
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E. Liberty Presbyterian Church pastors honored as Dignity & Respect champions
Pastors of East Liberty Presbyterian Church have been honored with the Dignity & Respect Champaign award for their work in the East End community. The…
Thelma Lovette YMCA fundraiser gathers $50,000
Yes, we camp, and if you don’t, here’s what you’re missing


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Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city…
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Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while…
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Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Staples teamed up with superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season by donating $1 million to…
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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire


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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes

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Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76


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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…


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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…


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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’


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Were Solange and Jay Z really fighting about Rihanna?
We really don’t know what to think about this one. A source is reportedly talking about what caused the now infamous fight between Solange Knowles…
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Dallas Cowboy’s Rolando McClain gets 18 days in jail for disorderly conduct
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last…
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Terrence Howard too broke to pay spousal support
It looks like Terrence Howard is still having financial issues with his ex-wife Michelle Howard. The Oscar-nominated actor has been ordered to pay Michelle spousal…
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Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con
  SAN DIEGO (AP) — He didn’t always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most…
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Aretha Franklin slams server’s D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn’t…
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Alba reveals her ‘Sin City’ dark side at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to “Sin…
Celeb birthdays for the week of July 27-Aug. 2
Shemar Moore to return to ‘Young and Restless’


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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…




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