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Pittsburgh police probe slaying, shots fired 5 hours later
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating a shooting death in Pittsburgh overnight _ and trying to find out whether shots fired in…
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State awards $50,000 grant to preserve August Wilson home
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania is providing a $50,000 grant to help restore the Pittsburgh home where late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson lived as a…
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Public not sold on new PAT ConnectCard charge
Not surprisingly, the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s proposal to charge a fee for the ConnectCard fare payment system it will eventually require all riders…
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Three Rivers Regatta nixes boat events due to swollen rivers
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Too much water will mean no boats _ of any kind _ at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Officials canceled Formula One…
MAD DADS provides stability and solutions to Wilkinsburg youth
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NATIONAL NEWS

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64 people shot in Chicago over July 4th holiday, 10 dead
Seven-year-old Amari Brown was among the victims of ten fatal shootings in Chicago over the long Fourth of July weekend, which saw 64 shootings in total,…
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Family who invited Black friend to home has truck defaced with ‘KKK’
"Texas Racists Spray Paint ‘N****r’ and ‘KKK’ All Over $50,000 Truck" #UniteBlue #LibCrib http://t.co/FmB2vAdYO4 pic.twitter.com/aObcleBWOB — Robin Simpson (@robin182zz) July 5, 2015 A Spring, Texas…
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Minnesota firefighter suspended for flying Confederate flag from fire truck
Hartland, MN firefighter who flew Confederate flag on fire truck has been suspended, @AP reports. http://t.co/AXwiwj151u — Chris Hrapsky (@ChrisHrapsky) July 5, 2015 A volunteer…
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Atlanta honor student killed by stray bullet while watching TV at home
COLLEGE  PARK, Ga. — An honor roll student who was watching TV inside of her home was struck and killed by a stray bullet that came…
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Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the…
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7-year-old Chicago boy shot, killed watching 4th Of July fireworks
Amari Brown, was shot and killed while playing in a front yard in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood Saturday night, ABC7 reports. Brown was one of…
Google apologizes after app tagged Black people ‘gorillas’
Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week —…
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FOX snags Kelly Rowland for ‘Empire’ & gives us even more reason to tune in!
Kelly Rowland is going to be adding some throwback fab to season 2 of “Empire”! As if we weren’t already waiting on the return of “Empire” like it was the next train, there’s word that Kelly will be playing the mother of all Lyons! According to E! News, she will pop up on season 2 […]
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Wait A Minute, Ava DuVernay not directing ‘Black Panther’ movie?!
Everyone should move over and let Ava DuVernay direct everything.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Misty Copeland to make Broadway debut in “On The Town”…and more
This past week has been nothing short of amazing for ballet dancer Misty Copeland. She recently made history as the first African-American woman to become…
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Meek Mill and Future are trap BFFs in “Jump Out The Face” video
Dreams Worth More Than Money is still the center of talk in the hip-hop community, so Meek Mill is sensibly pushing out videos to support it.…
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SUNDAY PAPER: Cynthia Bailey Responds To NeNe Leakes’ ‘RHOA’ Exit; Vanessa Williams Gets Married & More!
Cynthia Bailey isn’t the least bit worried about the fate of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” now that NeNe Leakes has decided to exit the show. When E! caught up with the model at the Essence Music Festival, she stated, “Well the show has never been about one person. It’s just not what makes it […]
Laurence Fishburne to star in ‘Roots’ miniseries remake
Usher shuns America & questions our true independence at Essence Festival

SPORTS

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U.S.A. destroys Japan in Women’s World Cup Final
A day after (white) independence day, the U.S. women’s soccer team had to face Japan in the Women’s World Cup Final. It wasn’t much of…
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Serena defeats Venus 6-4, 6-3 in historic Wimbledon matchup
Serena Williams defeated her sister Venus 6-4, 6-3 during their historic and highly anticipated Wimbledon matchup. This is Serena’s fifteenth win against her sister in…
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Is Jason Pierre-Paul’s fireworks injury career-ending?
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered injuries to his hands after a fireworks accident in South Florida. News of his injuries swept social…
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Steel Sensations…Antonio Brown on Hall of Fame track
Antonio Brown is considered by many as one of the best wide receivers in all of football. Brown’s speed, acrobatic abilities and nose for the…
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NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors…
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#BlackGirlMagic: It’s Venus vs. Serena at Wimbledon
Once again, tennis powerhouses Venus Williams, 35, and Serena Williams, 33 will face-off against each other on the court. No. 1-seeded Serena and No. 16-seeded Venus…
Who is Dustin Brown, the Jamaican-German tennis player who beat Rafael Nadal?
Lions legend Charlie Sanders passes at 68

OPINION

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Too many White Americans identify with Charleston church murderer
On Wednesday, June 17, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old White supremacist, massacred nine Black worshipers in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.…
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Race, flags, and the second amendment
The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In…
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Compromise and symbols of slavery
Politics is the art of compromise, but some compromises leave an inheritance to the wrong beneficiaries. When it was decided population count would determine state…
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Barack Obama is the Jackie Robinson of American politics
What is the difference between a Black president and a president who is Black? There are people who would say there is none, it’s a…
Turning a S.C. crucifixion into a resurrection
Beyond the Rhetoric…“Amazing Grace” is about Black Slavery

BUSINESS

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Black Women represent fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in U.S.
A new report shows that the number of businesses owned by African-American women has grown 332 percent since 1997, according to Fortune magazine. The recently…
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Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry…
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PA labor secretary pushes for more jobs funding for youths with disabilities
Giant Eagle clerks Alexandra Vulakovich and Taylor Edgar led Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry Kathy Manderino down Aisle G June 18, telling her about…
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Budget talks to resume next week; Wolf vetoes Republicans’ liquor bill
After vetoing the Republican-passed budget on Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf said July 2 that negotiations will resume next week as the governor and Republican lawmakers…
June 30 was a big deal for global climate policy
Unemployment rate for Black Americans at 7-year low

INTERNATIONAL

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Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday,…
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Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school
What kind of world are we living in?
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Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag
Women talk about issues including being pressured to stay in abusive relationships, slut-shaming and double standards for men and women.
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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US

LIFESTYLE

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Versace kicks off Paris couture week in style
PARIS (AP) — Actress Michelle Rodriguez and model Naomi Campbell joined celebrity attendees Sunday at the start of Paris’ fall-winter 2015-16 haute couture week —…
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Straight out of Egypt
The holiday that kicks-off the summer is Memorial Day weekend and traditionally in Pittsburgh that is also Alpha Weekend as in the Alpha Phi Alpha…
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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Here’s everything you need to get your summer style on fleek
Vlogger Missy Lynn has got some fabulous notes on how to look cute at all of your favorite outings this summer.
Look hot, stay cool: 7 essentials for your fiercest summer ever
Here are the 10 people you’ll see at the Fourth Of July barbecue

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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Kevin Hart gets real about his fiancé taking charge of their upcoming small wedding
Guess who's keeping their wedding small? Kevin Hart. No pun intended.
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What celebrities did on 4th of July weekend
Celebrities such as Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West and others joined the rest of society in celebrating the nation’s Independence…
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Beyonce, Solange, Kelly Rowland and Missy Elliott party at Essence
NEW ORLEANS — The 2015 Essence Music Festival wrapped up with A-listers converging at exclusive after parties all over the Crescent City. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland…
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Jason Pierre-Paul Reportedly Suffers A Serious Hand Injury From Fireworks Accident
Giants fans and teammates are spending the day after Independence Day holding their breath. Andy Slater of Miami’s WINZ tweeted that Jason Pierre-Paul severely injured his…
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Nooo! Ava DuVernay will not be directing ‘Black Panther’ movie
The rumors can be put to rest: Ava Duvernay has said 'no' to the project.
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Report: Family member shoppingaround pic of Bobbi Kristina in hospice
In the latest update on Bobby Kristina Brown, as the young girl continues to fight for her life, it is unfortunate that rather than this…
A$AP Rocky admits his “Better Things” diss to Rita Ora was “tasteless”
Chris Brown blasts Royalty’s grandmother for demanding $15K a month

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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