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April events at the Hill House Kaufman Center
PITTSBURGH, PA – Celebrate the Art and Culture with the Hill House Kaufman Center The Kaufmann Center is proud to present several events this month.…
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Corbett gets nearly $40K pension for 11 years’ state service
PITTSBURGH (AP) – For his 11 years of state government service, former Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is collecting a pension of nearly $40,000. The Pittsburgh…
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Eye on the inside: Do cameras in nursing homes protect or intrude?
As suddenly as he lost his ability to speak last fall, Stuart Sanderson’s connection to the world outside his Philadelphia nursing-home room was severed because…
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ALCOSAN subcommittee appointed to develop customer assistance program
Pittsburgh – John Weinstein, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority, March 25, created a subcommittee of the board to…
11 Davis brothers accumulate 158 years of military service
Stop the Violence group to host ‘Celebration of Life’ gala at Rivers Club

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Racist graffiti found in student center prompts Connecticut College to cancel classes
Connecticut College officials canceled classes on Monday after someone scrawled “No N-words” in the bathrooms on the first floor of the student center building, according…
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EXCLUSIVE: Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump retained for Monroe Bird III security guard shooting
Benjamin Crump, the civil rights attorney who represented the families of Michael Brown Jr., Tamir Rice, and Trayvon Martin, has been retained in the case of…
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Legendary Black newspaper publisher may get her day in Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson was more than two hours late to his own 1984 campaign event at Kansas City’s Municipal…
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Congressional Black Caucus could derail Netanyahu’s plans
Everyone is familiar with the disaster that was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress earlier this month—which, coordinated with the Republican leadership and executed…
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TSA agrees to stop racially profiling Black women’s hair
After official complaints from two black women who said they were racially profiled by their “sisterlocks” hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on Thursday…
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Family of slain Nicholas Thomas to meet with Smyrna police chief
The family of Nicholas Taft Thomas, the unarmed man shot and killed by Smyrna Police, are set to meet with the chief of Smyrna Police…
Celebrities help legendary Congressman John Lewis celebrate 75th birthday
Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory
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ENTERTAINMENT

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April events at the Hill House Kaufman Center
PITTSBURGH, PA – Celebrate the Art and Culture with the Hill House Kaufman Center The Kaufmann Center is proud to present several events this month.…
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Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour including Pittsburgh
LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick…
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AM BUZZ: Mendeeces & Yandy Land Spin Off Show; Terrence Howard’s Debt & More
Mendeeces & Yandy Land Spin Off Show With “Love & Hip Hop: New York” officially over, cast favorites Mendeecees and Yandy Harris announced their own…
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“Nah-Mean!” 10 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About New “Daily Show” Host Trevor Noah
Comedian Trevor Noah is currently everywhere thanks to his new job — he’s nabbed the coveted hosting spot at The Daily Show. In an interview with…
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Trevor Noah set to replace Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’
NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to “The Daily Show” a handful of times in recent…
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Animated movie featuring Rihanna has a $44 million opening weekend
Despite some lukewarm reviews, the DreamWorks/Fox animated comedy Home was expected to bring in roughly $30 to $35 million in box office receipts during its…
After 20 years, there are still unreleased Tupac works on the way
Chrissy Teigen & Ludacris team up to host Billboard Music Awards

SPORTS

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Benches clear, Pirates hit 6 homers in win over Phillies
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game. Both teams rushed onto…
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Inside Conditions…Till death do we part?
Most of the basketball aficionados’ have probably chewed, digested and regurgitated the information  that I am preparing to offer by now but I think “chewing…
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Charles Barkley says Indiana should be boycotted for “Religious Freedom Act”
Ain’t nobody going back to Indiana if they keep this up. Several African Americans have come out against the state of Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Act,”…
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Grammy-winner 2Chainz inspires Hawks to conferene-clinching win against Heat
ATLANTA — With a final score of 99-86, the Atlanta Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last night at Philips…
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Kentucky, Duke, Michigan State, and Wisconsin Clench Final Four Spots
Duke’s 66-52 victory over Gonzaga solved the remaining mystery of which teams will participate in the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four. Texas native Justise Winslow…
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Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
CLEVELAND (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn’t panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame…
Why media’s clumsy coverage of LBGT athletes Is counterproductive
Michael Jordan still has his fadeaway jumper at 52 years old

OPINION

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Opinion: Was Mo’Ne Davis too quick to forgive? Are we?
Last weekend, a college baseball player called Little League star Mo’ne Davis out of her name (a “slut”) on Twitter. And it was via Twitter…
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Fighting for a more inclusive pulpit
African American pulpits across our nation are standing steadfast in condemning the continuous brutality and injustice against Black lives, as it plays out on American…
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Keisha Knight Pulliam works to make sure all kids have quality education
I think every person that walks the face of the earth has a Calling and Passion that they are meant to maximize to make our…
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Mitt Romney’s shocking statement about Blacks
Katie Couric:  “You said if you were to have run this time [for president] it would have been a very different campaign, how so?  How…
Looking Beyond Ferguson, Mo.
Blackonomics…Caught between Barack and a hard place

BUSINESS

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Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Elvis Presley had one; so did Clark Gable. It was even the sedan of presidents. Then the name vanished amid an…
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Experts: Sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a…
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Here’s how Jay Z’s TIDAL will steal you from Spotify
What once seemed like an uphill battle for Jay Z’s new streaming service TIDAL now looks like an industry takeover. Last night Jay Z took…
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WealthyU: Avoid top 5 money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans
America’s Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the top money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans and how to avoid…
Beyond the Rhetoric…Connecting with businesses in Colombia – Part 1
NBC News’ boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC

INTERNATIONAL

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans

LIFESTYLE

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Daddy issues don’t always lead to a Chris Brown kinda love
Our relationships are a manifestation of how we feel about ourselves at a certain point in time, as well as the strength we have within ourselves to refuse or walk away from bad treatment we don’t deserve.
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9 Fool-Proof Tips For Applying False Eyelashes
I’ve realized that no matter how hard I try, false lashes and I are not friends. I spend hours in front of my mirror trying to…
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GET THE LOOK: How To Perfectly Mix Black & White Stripes Like Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae wearing black and white is nothing new but when she mixes prints and wears a skirt, you must take notice. The songstress hit…
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Easter-inspired manicures
The first full week of spring has just concluded and Easter is only a week away, thus the inspiration behind the color-rich nails popping off…
Fashion Watch on Sorority Fashion
Ask Alma…Long Distant Lover

GENERATION Y

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Transgender activist & homecoming king tragically commits suicide
18-year-old Blake Brockington died after an apparent suicide last Monday. Brockington was crowned homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School, where he attended last year, making…
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Michelle Obama delivers encouraging message to young women during “Black Girls Rock!”
BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! featured some of the best representations of Black women in today’s culture, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved that Black…
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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
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How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
There is a lot of concern in educational circles that American students are not ready to compete on a global level. With advancements in technology,…
BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick

HEALTH

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SHE DRINKS: Peanut Butter Jelly Time Smoothie [RECIPE]
RAD Smoothie: Peanut Butter Jelly Time MUST READ: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month! [GIVEAWAY] Turn…
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Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
If junk food is your jump off, but you’re trying to stay lean and clean, then you are going to love this beauties. Even if…
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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
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Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed…
Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!
For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Being Mary Jane’s ‘Cutty Buddy’ Is Our #MCM & We Don’t Care Who Knows! [PHOTOS]
Gabrielle Union’s character, Mary Jane Paul on the BET hit TV show, “Being Mary Jane“ surprised us all when she ended up over a chocolate…
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Claudia Jordan’s long list of ex-lovers and boyfriends
Now that Claudia Jordan has been reportedly been made a full-time “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, more scrutiny has been paid to her personal…
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Christina Milian Slams Critics Over Interview With Iyanla Vanzant
Christina Milian is not hear for your slander against her friend Karrueche Tran’s interview with Iyanla Vanzant. The singer/reality star popped up on Kae’s one-on-one with…
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Azealia Banks & Fox News’ Eric Bolling clash on Twitter
Azealia Banks  has found a new person to beef with these days. The Harlem rapper winded up in the cross hairs of Fox News pundit…
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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose reportedly reconcile thanks to a song
Things haven’t exactly been amicable since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa filed for divorce in late 2014. Rose accused Wiz of cheating on her with…
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Iyanla Vanzant tries and fails to fix Karrueche Tran’s life
Mere moments into her edition of “Iyanla Exclusive,” Karrueche Tran, answered the question I and many others wondered: Why in the hell would she elect…
Destiny’s Child reunited at Gospel Stellar Awards Saturday night
TMZ Reports Karrine Steffans Lied About Darius McCrary Abuse Claims

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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