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Citywide Day of Prayer for Our Youth announced
Shirley Jones Douglas has dealt with pain that a mother only faces in their darkest nightmares. In 1981, Douglas’ oldest son, Jansen Blake Humphrey, then…
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27K UPMC worker hit by data breach, 788 by fraud
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The personal information of 27,000 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center employees might have been put at risk by identity thieves who apparently…
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Who’s Your Brother? invokes spirit of giving
Some people needed furniture, others, needed help running errands, assistance around the house or other more unique gifts. Their adverse circumstances put them in difficult…
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4 bids made for debt-ridden August Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Four different buyers have submitted bids for Pittsburgh’s debt-ridden August Wilson Center. Court-appointed receiver Judith K. Fitzgerald says in a Thursday statement…
Ohio officials link fracking to recent earthquakes, shut down drilling at site
Black coalition announces gubernatorial candidates forum

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Armed robber was never told to report to prison
ST. LOUIS (AP) — After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to…
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A ‘stand your ground’ law for pregnant women
Photo by Light Brigading / Flickr More than two years after the controversial shooting death of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, the self-defense law that exonerated his…
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Advice to Democrats: Don’t say ‘recovery’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser. So say Democratic strategists in a blunt…
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No charges for NJ high school wrestlers in lynching photo
BELVIDERE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey prosecutor says no charges will be filed against the members of a high school wrestling team who posed…
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Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, former NBA All-Star, to lead national mayoral group
  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that will allow the…
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Obama says Civil Rights Movement opened door for his election
AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) –With civil rights legends Andrew Young, John Lewis and Julian Bond and Jesse Jackson looking on, President Barack Obama on April 10…
Holder: Hate crimes ‘an affront to who we are’
Bill Clinton says voter ID laws undermine civil rights progress
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A nutty finale for ‘Scandal,’ TV’s craziest show
NEW YORK (AP) — “Scandal” is arguably the nuttiest show on the air. But there’s a method to its madness, demonstrated every week with OMG…
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Legendary Jazz drummer Mason reflects on new album, long career
Jazz Drummer Harvey Mason wants to leave listeners with a warm feeling when they hear his newest solo record, “Chameleon,” which is set to be…
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‘The Boondocks’ back for final ‘offensive’ season
NEW YORK (AP) — The brash animated series “The Boondocks” returns Monday to Adult Swim for its fourth and final season without Aaron McGruder, the…
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Columbus Short Thinks All Women Are Insecure & We’re Like Boy Sit Down
“Scandal” actor Columbus Short is on one and we’re going to need for him to have a seat in the W-T-F are you talkin’ about…
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LeToya Luckett Talks Destiny’s Child Memories & Second Lead Vocalist Video
Singer/actress LeToya Luckett never let her ousting from one of the biggest girl groups of our time destroy her. She hit the ground running with…
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RZA Comments On Killa Bees Rapper’s Suicide Attempt
The story of Wu-Tang affiliated rapper Andre Johnson, who goes by Christ Bearer, is still fresh in our minds. The former member of Wu subset…
AM BUZZ: The Carters’ Mysterious Shoot; Porsha Dragged Kenya [GIF]; Nikko’s ‘Shower Rod’ Single & More…
Mike Epps Accused Of Bashing Woman In Face


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McCutchen, Alvarez lead Pirates over Brewers
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Hitting was supposed to be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ weakness coming into the season yet they lead the major leagues in home runs…
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$1.2M needed to save famed Negro League stadium
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Volunteers and historians are on a fundraising campaign to save a decaying stadium that is one of the few still in…
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Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba
MIAMI (AP) — The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and…
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LeBron still No. 1 with NBA’s most-popular jersey
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James’ jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. The league announced Thursday that the Miami Heat star topped the list…
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Let the (real) games begin: It’s NBA playoff time
MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. It took the entire season to fill out those brackets. Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte,…
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Girl’s memorial being held at basketball arena
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team’s players, coaches and many more beyond the…
Mural of Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason retouched
MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut


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Gun violence affects all Americans: Everytown for Gun Safety
Earlier this week, a new organization – Everytown for Gun Safety – launched with a purpose of uniting millions of Americans to work together to…
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Memories of LBJ, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton
(NNPA)—Covering the three-day celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act at the University of Texas last week brought back a string…
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Improving the odds for America’s children
(NNPA)—“…We see repeated efforts in Congress in recent years to take resources away from poor and middle-class children and families, like food stamps and tax…
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Education in prison
Last week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo cancelled his innovative plan to offer basic college education programs to state prisoners. His plan, which was announced…
Women get unequal pay for equal work
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Equal pay for women helps us all
(NNPA)—Could you use an additional $24,000 in your yearly wages? How about nearly $19,000? Or even just another $11,000 to $12,000? Those figures are what…
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New regime at Veteran’s Place helps Pgh Vets transition from homeless to home
For more than 20 years Carena M. Phillips has been assisting people in their quest for a better life and to find employment. Like the…
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3 Ways To Know If Your Man Is Cheap Or Just Financially Responsible
I started dating when I was fifteen. I got married at thirty-two. That means that I spent over half of my life interacting with the…
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Study: Samsung phone durable, but iPhone has edge
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 smartphone is more durable than last year’s model and other leading Android phones, but the iPhone 5s…
Doss named associate publisher Who’s Who in Black Pittsburgh
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Doomed ferry’s sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — The investigation into South Korea’s ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it began listing and…
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Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school following a court…
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Health system criticized in Ivory Coast model’s death
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Awa Fadiga was attacked at night in a taxi that was taking her home to an upscale neighborhood in Ivory…
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Police: Blast in Nigerian capital kills 71
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Police say an explosion that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria’s capital has killed at least 71 people and…
Cost of fighting warming ‘modest,’ says UN panel
Pope poses for ‘selfies’ after Palm Sunday homily


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Say What?! Accelerate Your Results & Transform Your Body With A USB Drive
Many of us are constantly on the go and have absolutely no time to get things done, let along workout. Well what if I told…
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Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reaching out
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover’s…
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Rodman’s sistas hang out with Rev. Sawyer-Flipping
Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, located at 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, hosted its S.H.O. (Sistas Hanging Out) Time at 7 p.m., March 21.The theme…
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HOP ON IT: Easter-Inspired Finds That Will Make You Look Like A Lady
Easter dressing may be easier than ever this year. Coincidentally, the trends of the moment are all timeless Easter staples: white, pastels and florals. To…
11 Items Every 30-Something Should Have In Their Closet
Lady Gaga Released Untouched Photos Of Her Versace Ad & We’re Like, Girl Is That You?


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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They’re called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. Younger girls often…
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College students launch campaign to raise visibility
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – If anyone thought the election of Barack Obama, or the rise of the multi-racial Millennial generation, marked the beginning of a post-racial…
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‘Regular Black’ vs. ‘ethnic Black’: Why the divide?
I first heard someone at a Black student union party refer to herself – and to me, by extension – as a “regular Black.” The…
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Dreams dashed in fatal college tour bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) — It was a busload of opportunity: young, low-income, motivated students, destined to become the first in their families to go to…
Study says that teens in low income households start having sex sooner
Students interview their heroes for Black History Month project


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What’s good for your heart is good for your colon
(NNPA)—Did you know that lifestyle changes that are recommended for your heart are the same ones recommended for good colon health? Eating plenty of healthy…
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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering…
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CHICK CHAT: Black Women Need To Talk More About Our Uterus, Than Our Hair
With all the conversation that you’re having with your girlfriends, who’s having the conversation about your health? There are countless blogs about Black women’s hair–what’s…
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CHIC EATS: Angel Food Cupcakes [RECIPE]
Ingredients 1 box angel food cake mix Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling ICE   Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners. Replace…
CHIC EATS: Homemade Apple Crisp [RECIPE]
Model & ‘American Idol’ Alum’s Reaction To Deadly Cancer Diagnosis Is The Most Beautiful Thing You’ll See All Day [VIDEO]

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An Aliquippa native’s memoir now available
FREDERICKSBURG, Va.—A memoir chronicling the life of an Aliquippa native is now available. Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Julia Jeter Cleckley was the first nationally promoted African-American…
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Title of new Hillary Clinton book: ‘Hard Choices’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s upcoming book will be called “Hard Choices,” a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try…
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‘Transforming Pain to Power’
You’ll never amount to anything. You might have had those words thrown at you at some point in your early life—and if they were directed…
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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…
Brittney Griner’s book: hoops, hardship, hope
Cover to Cover… ‘Splash, Anna Hibiscus!’


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Morrison’s ‘The Bluest Eye’ doesn’t sit well with some
NEW YORK (AP) — The potty humor of “Captain Underpants” children’s books and the mature exploration of race and family violence by Nobel laureate Toni…


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The Wise Decision…13 reasons why you need exercise
Let’s face it, some days you just don’t feel like exercising. You get too busy, too stressed and quite simply too tired. But this shouldn’t…


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Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column
DENVER (AP) – Whoopi Goldberg says she’s in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen. In her new column for The Denver Post’s Cannabist website, the Oscar-winning…
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‘Paul Robeson’ playwright Phillip Hayes Dean dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Phillip Hayes Dean, a playwright, director and theater actor who wrote the one-man play “Paul Robeson” starring James Earl Jones on…
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his…
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Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest…
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Ill, hospitalized Miley Cyrus postpones more shows
NEW YORK (AP) — Miley Cyrus is postponing more concerts as she remains in a hospital for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics. A representative…
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New York political leader Basil Paterson dies
NEW YORK (AP) — Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said…
‘Real Housewives’ TV star faces battery charge
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell injured in car accident


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Bush says education achievement gap is ‘scandalous’
AUSTIN, Texas – Former President George W. Bush said the education achievement gap – up to four years at some grade-levels – is a “nation…
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Black preschoolers more likely to face suspension
WASHINGTON (AP) – Black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools – even as tiny preschoolers. The racial disparities in American…




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