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42nd Willie ‘Pops’ Stargell Memorial MVP Awards
June 29 was a night of champions at the popular Savoy Restaurant. Achieving Greatness, Incorporated in conjunction with The Office of the Mayor for the…
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McLay on DNC speech: No, it wasn’t a political endorsement for Hillary Clinton
After taking the stage in a prime-time speaking slot at the Democratic National Convention, Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay said he was giving no political…
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Black Lives Matter rally highlights Kelley Jr. shooting
Though it began with shouts of “Black Power is the solution” and “Shut it down,” at one point the 300 or so Black Lives Matter…
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Elected officials unite to formulate Black agenda
Calling it an historic first, Pittsburgh Councilman Rev. Ricky Burgess joined fellow Councilman Danny Lavelle, County Councilman Dewitt Walton, and state Reps. Ed Gainey and…
Police add homicide charge in shooting death of 6-year-old Isis Allen
City Council continues move on affordable housing agenda

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Conventions depict contrasting views of America
 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic and Republican party conventions have starkly framed the core question facing voters in November: Is America broken? Do they live…
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Clinton kicks off swing state tour vowing to create jobs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kicking off her fall campaign for the White House, Hillary Clinton used her first post-convention rally Friday to stress the “stark choice”…
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Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case
DALLAS (AP) — A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland, a Black woman who later died in a jail cell, was…
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Simmons, RushCard fund program to keep the peace between police and the Black community
Russell Simmons is as afraid of a confrontation with police as most other Black men. However, despite a recent incident in which he was pulled…
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Black Scholar Grades DNC On Issues Important To African Americans
NewsOne spoke with Christina Greer, a professor of political science at Fordham University, about how Democrats performed overall at the convention and particularly on two key issues facing African-Americans: Women's empowerment, and police killings and gun violence.
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Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous: We Must Hold Politicians Accountable
Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, caught up with Ben Jealous, former NAACP President/CEO and Bernie Sanders supporter, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. During their discussion, Jealous pushed back against Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein‘s claim that Sanders turned his back on his supporters. Jealous told Martin that Stein “was never a […]
Meet VP pick Tim Kaine, stealth progressive connected to Black community
Tennessee waitress schooled after racist Snapchat post
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Gordon begins Bounce TV production
ATLANTA, (PRNews­wire)—Bounce TV announced  that production has commenced on Ed Gordon, the network’s first entry into the primetime news magazine format, and the show’s premiere date…
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Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous: We Must Hold Politicians Accountable
Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, caught up with Ben Jealous, former NAACP President/CEO and Bernie Sanders supporter, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. During their discussion, Jealous pushed back against Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein‘s claim that Sanders turned his back on his supporters. Jealous told Martin that Stein “was never a […]
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Watch skinnier comedian Lavell Crawford tear it up at Neighborhood Awards (video)
LAS VEGAS — Losing over 120 pounds must have revived Crawford’s mind and spirit as much as his body. Because the already beloved comedian absolutely…
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Oprah Winfrey says final goodbye to Harpo Studios with demolition
The end of an era has finally come. That’s the best way to sum up the reality that Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios is officially a distant memory. After 30 years of monumental moments and the foundation for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the iconic building is no more.   If you recall back in December of […]
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Damon’s company is taking steps to address diversity crisis
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Matt Damon is taking steps to address the diversity crisis in Hollywood through his and Ben Affleck’s production company, Pearl Street…
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Film Review: Is Star Trek Beyond better than 2015’s Star Wars?
The big debate shouldn’t be if this is the best Star Trek film ever. The more interesting conversation is about whether “Star Trek Beyond” is…
Shonda Rhimes destroys Bill O’Reilly on Twitter after his controversial slavery comments
Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against NYPD

SPORTS

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needles Trump: ‘I’m Michael Jordan’
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pro basketball Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar needled Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump with humor Thursday and then skewered him with seriousness.…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
  You realize that on a weekly basis, I desperately try to deliver the truth to you, but some of you . . . Black…
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St. Louis Rams give fans 1 more chance to relive memories
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Six months after Stan Kroenke took away their football team, more than 40 former St. Louis Rams players and coaches took…
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Simone Biles covers ‘TIME’ magazine
The start of the 2016 Rio Olympics is just a week away and one of the most anticipated events is the gymnastics competition, where all eyes will be on powerhouse gymnast Simone Biles. Her talent and skill level is almost otherworldly and certainly earned her the coveted spot on the Olympic gymnastics team. Now she […]
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Cole pitches 3-hitter, Pirates rout Mariners 10-1
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gerrit Cole never obsessed about pitching a complete game, but was happy to get his first one. Cole pitched a three-hitter and…
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Warren Sapp bitten by shark during Florida Keys lobster trip
MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Sapp is OK after being bitten on the arm by a shark while catching lobster…
NBA head: Nixing Charlotte All-Star Game a business decision
‘T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold’ premieres Aug. 2 on PBS

OPINION

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Just Sayin’…Clinton vs. Trump: the battle is on
Finally it’s Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump for the presidency of the United States, as I expected months ago when Trump won his first primary…
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Black Lives Matter and so does movement
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—By now, everyone has seen the video of a man in North Miami, Fla.—an unarmed Black man trying to calm a patient with…
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Trump, the fear-mongering candidate
Are you cowering in your homes yet, clutching your framed copies of the Second Amendment, AR-15s and open-and/or-concealed-carry guns yet? If you watched Donald Trump’s…
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Meet VP pick Tim Kaine, stealth progressive connected to Black community
During the week Tim Kaine was selected as the vice presidential candidate by Hillary Clinton, many liberals – some of whom had deluded themselves with…
Melissa Harris-Perry: Black women representation in Democratic Party is ‘crucial, important, & insufficient’
To Tell The Truth…Democratic Party counts Black votes before polls open

BUSINESS

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PCTV available to county residents
Pittsburgh, PA—PCTV is pleased to announce that effective July 1, 2016, any resident of Allegheny County will be eligible to use PCTV to create and…
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Point Park Accounting Career Awareness Program
Twenty-two high school students from 16 different high schools recently attended Point Park University’s Fourth Annual Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP). ACAP is part of…
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Financial justice a key focus at 2016 NAACP convention
With 2,200 branches across the country and added presence on 60 military installations, five located overseas, the NAACP’s grassroots reach is unparalleled. And throughout its…
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Oprah Winfrey says final goodbye to Harpo Studios with demolition
The end of an era has finally come. That’s the best way to sum up the reality that Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Studios is officially a distant memory. After 30 years of monumental moments and the foundation for The Oprah Winfrey Show, the iconic building is no more.   If you recall back in December of […]
Employment Opportunities, 7-27-16
Smith pushes partnership, building economy at Chamber breakfast

INTERNATIONAL

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Zimbabwe leader’s loyalists make surprise break with Mugabe
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP)—Veterans of Zimbabwe’s independence war made a significant break with President Robert Mugabe for the first time Thursday, calling him dictatorial, manipulative and…
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AIDS activists wonder if ‘Black Gay Lives’ matter
Michael Ighodaro, a Nigerian activist that works for the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, listens to a speaker during the morning plenary session at AIDS 2016…
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Malawi Police Arrest HIV-Positive Man Who Says He Had Sex With Young Girls
According to the BBC, Eric Aniva did not disclose his health status to his sexual partners or their families.
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Multiple People Killed In Mass Shooting Shopping Mall In Germany
Munich police have reportedly asked civilians to not use social media in light of their ongoing search of assailants.
Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years
Two Arrested In Connection With Nice Attack That Killed 84, ISIS Link Not Established

LIFESTYLE

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What Black parents must do this summer
There is a 3-year gap between Black and White students. Many people love to believe it’s due to income, fatherlessness, educational attainment of the parent…
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Hillary Clinton’s Pantsuit Evolution (PHOTOS)
See Hillary Clinton’s evolution from skirt-suits as First Lady to pantsuits as Senator, Secretary of State and 2016 Presidential Candidate.
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Women’s Weekend at Northside Institutional
The women who attended the Sunday Women’s Weekend finale service was blessed by both visiting speaker Evangelist Shirley Jordan and Northside Institutional Church Of God…
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Religious community still struggling with the Gospel of HIV
  DURBAN, South Africa – Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II, sized up his audience at the 21st International AIDS Conference here and uttered instructions one…
‘Divas Love Pink’ fashion show held at Petra
Church Circuit 7-27-16

YOUTH

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Point Park Accounting Career Awareness Program
Twenty-two high school students from 16 different high schools recently attended Point Park University’s Fourth Annual Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP). ACAP is part of…
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‘Divas Love Pink’ fashion show held at Petra
Cousins McKenzie Morrison and Amira Arrington have taken their passion of sewing, designing and modeling to the next level, they had their first fashion show…
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California Teen Soars High, Breaks Aviation World Record
Cooper, accompanied by a flight instructor, capped the end to his two-week journey on Monday when he landed at his home base in Compton, California.
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Chevrolet, NASCAR announce annual Diversity Scholarship Contest
  Diversity Scholarship Launched to Support STEM Education INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet and NASCAR announced the launch of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest…
East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Survey: Education Tops Election-Year Issues For Young Adults
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HEALTH

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Religious community still struggling with the Gospel of HIV
  DURBAN, South Africa – Rev. Edwin C. Sanders, II, sized up his audience at the 21st International AIDS Conference here and uttered instructions one…
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AIDS activists wonder if ‘Black Gay Lives’ matter
Michael Ighodaro, a Nigerian activist that works for the AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition, listens to a speaker during the morning plenary session at AIDS 2016…
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Acid Reflux affects 35 percent of African Americans
Nationwide (BlackNews.com)—There is not too much worse than having that terrible dry taste in your mouth, and wondering if your significant other can smell what…
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Mass incarceration accelerating the spread of HIV among Black women
DURBAN, South Africa—Efforts to halt the spread of HIV among African Americans, the most impacted group in the United States—particularly African American women—will not be…
HHS office of Minority Health Awards $2.8 M to help children exposed to trauma
SisterCARE Alliance fights talc powder that causes ovarian cancer in black women

Cover To Cover

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Cover To Cover …‘The Education of Kevin Powell’
  You never knew what you didn’t have. There were times in your childhood when cereal was supper because there was nothing else. When birthday…
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Teacher pens new children’s series full of fun, anxiety and love
Crete, Ill. (BlackNews.com)—Local author and teacher Evan Roberts of Crete, Ill, debut his new children’s book Khahari Discovers the Joy of Family recently as part…
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Cover To Cover …‘The Gilded Years’
Always be true to yourself. It sounds like a poster, a meme, or advice that’s always been in the background of your life. Putting on…
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Cover to Cover…‘We Are Charleston’
  The Word is what you crave. It’s where you find your comfort, strength, the peace you need to get through the day. Reading it…
Cover To Cover …‘Lincoln and Kennedy’
‘BLACK’ addresses pain suffered by Black children

EDITORS PICK

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Black community political forum addresses issues
For the 13th year, Talk Magazine held the Pa. Black Community Network Conference and Pa. Black Community Candidates’ Forum. Black Leaders from around the state…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…First in March
On Easter Sunday evening I went to see Disgraced, the current offering at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Including myself there were four of us. Those…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Hot photos from the Democratic National Convention, opening night
PHILADELPHIA — Opening night of the Democratic National Convention was teeming with elegance and electricity — and in the case of first lady Michelle Obama,…
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Big Tigger, Kandi Burruss, Mimi Faust at ‘Jason Bourne’ in Atlanta
BROOKHAVEN, Ga. — A cavalcade of Atlanta-based celebrities blessed the red carpet at the exclusive screening of the blockbuster movie franchise Jason Bourne at Cinebistro…
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Ed Hartwell left wife Keshia Knight Pulliam because she was not ‘submissive’
Former NFL baller Ed Hartwell had been looking for an exit strategy from his shotgun marriage to former “Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam because…
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Keshia Knight Pulliam Sits Down With ‘Entertainment Tonight’ To Tell Her Side Of Divorce Drama
It seems like as each day passes, the stories of Keshia Knight Pulliam’s divorce from husband Ed Hartwell get more heartbreaking. Pulliam, as was most of the world, was shocked to learn that her husband of only 7 months had decided to serve her with divorce papers only a week after she announced that she […]
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Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes, & More Band Together To Defeat Trump During DNC
The 2016 Democratic National Convention is officially underway and kicked off Monday night with a bang, courtesy of FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Now going into day two, some well-known names in Hollywood have decided to band together to take down Republican nominee Donald Trump once and for all. Many may not want to admit it, but […]
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Mariah Carey Covers Complex Magazine, Talks Marriage, & More
2016 has been quite the busy year so far for songbird and diva extraordinaire Mariah Carey and she is gearing up for the last half of the year to be just as spectacular with her E! docuseries that is scheduled to debut this fall. The newly engaged singer covers the new issue of Complex magazine, […]
Nastiest responses to ‘heartless’ Ed Hartwell divorcing Keshia Knight Pulliam suddenly
Dr. Dre racially profiled, handcuffed after racial road rage outside his own home

Education

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NY Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools
For the second straight year, a student from Long Island, New York's Elmont Memorial High School has been accepted at all eight Ivy League schools, according to NBC 4 New York. The student, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, 17, who is the class valedictorian, has until May 1 to decide whether she'll attend one of the prestigious northeastern schools