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Medical marijuana advocates say ‘legalize it’
On April 27, state Rep Ed Gainey and Pittsburgh NORML hosted a town hall on the importance of getting a vote for Senate Bill 3…
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ALCOSAN launches public health alerts as river recreation season opens
Pittsburgh – As Pittsburghers start heading to the rivers for the season, ALCOSAN activated its public health alert system, keeping the public informed and safe…
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History Center to honor five legendary Pittsburghers at 23rd Annual History Makers Award Dinner
-“Boardwalk Empire” star Margot Bingham and Pitt women’s basketball coach Suzie McConnell Serio among this year’s honorees- PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2015 – Five distinguished Pittsburghers…
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Tax credits help offset the high cost of adoption
In 2011, the year Christi and John Rooke adopted two of their five children, the Pittsburgh couple filed for an adoption tax credit — $13,000…
WAMO suspends DJ over posting in Freddie Gray’s death
Absentee ballot application deadline is May 12 for upcoming election

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This Week In Black History 5-6-15
  Week of March 18-24 May 6 1787—Prince Hall organizes the nation’s first Black Masonic lodge in Boston, Mass.—African Lodge #459. Hall would go on…
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Mother demands conviction for the favored man who allegedly killed her son during a fight
Sign this petition for Ty – Enough signatures can Be A start to justice 💯 Click the Link in my bio #JUSTICEFORTY🙏🏼 — RicanPapi♛…
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Woman who snapped viral photo of little girl talking to armed guardsman speaks out
Everyone thinks this picture is cute. I took it, and I think it’s tragic. #BaltimoreUprising — Manda Moore (@manda_writes) May 3, 2015 At first glance,…
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Fox News anchor apologizes after network sparks rumor about cops shooting Black Baltimore man
Fox News anchor Shepard Smith apologized on-air Monday after the network erroneously reported that police shot a Black Baltimore man who was attempting to escape arrest,…
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Vice President Biden touts community policing at NAACP event
DETROIT (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they…
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Loretta Lynch heads to Baltimore In DOJ probe of Freddie Gray’s death
With just a week under her belt as the nation’s top lawyer, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will head to Baltimore in the aftermath of…
Activist “kidnapped” by police on live TV says violence brought attention to Baltimore
News Roundup: Lauryn Hill cancels Israeli concert in support of Palestine…and more
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Stream Snoop Dogg’s new album, ‘Bush’ now
Snoop Dogg’s thirteenth studio album, Bush is now available for purchase on iTunes and streaming. The 10-track collection features guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, T.I.,…
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In case you missed it…Beyonce shuts down Met Gala with barely-there dress
There she goes. Again. Just a few days after shutting down the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight in a red number with a cape fit for a superwoman,…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 5-6-15
  Thursday 7 newMoves Dance Festival 2015 The Kelly Strayhorn presents the newMoves Contemporary Dance Festival 2015 at 8 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater,…
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Lauryn Hill cancels Israel concert to promote equality
Lauryn Hill canceled her concert in Israel on Thursday, “because she was unable to schedule a similar show in the Palestinian territories,” according to People. After…
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Did they get it right? Watch “Saturday Night Live” tackle police brutality
In a stern condemnation of violence against Blacks by police, Saturday Night Live this weekend featured a parody of a cop who, well, goes out…
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‘Django Unchained’ actress Daniele Watts pleads no contest to charges
Remember Danielle Watts from last September? She’s the Django Unchained actress who claimed she was racially profiled by a Los Angeles police officer, but she was…
AM BUZZ: Ri Ri sheds fancy rug-gown to perform at Met Gala; Miguel finally sued & more
LHHATL RECAP: Stevie J Goes To Rehab; Karlie Redd Keeps It Messy; Yung Joc Gets Set Up & More


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Griner opts out of US women’s basketball training camp
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women’s national basketball team training camp that began Monday. The 6-foot-8 star of the…
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Where are today’s Muhammad Ali-like athletes?
The revolutionary and iconic stance of the great Muhammad Ali rang in my mind this morning as I woke up and thought about writing this…
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Pa.’s Santucci repeats at Pittsburgh Marathon women’s champ
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania’s Clara Santucci repeated as the women’s champion and Kenyan Stephen Njoroge won the men’s race at Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon. The 28-year-old…
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Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to…
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Will Floyd Mayweather retire after next fight?
(NNPA)–After swatting away Manny Pacquiao in a much-heralded bout, Floyd Mayweather improved his record to 48-0, and has hinted that he may fight again in…
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Inside Conditions…Luck of the draw
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run. You never…
Funniest tweets on Floyd Mayweather’s unimpressive win over Manny Pacquiao
Why Skip Bayless is completely wrong about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao


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Liberalism is on trial in Baltimore
Baltimore and Ferguson, symbolically represent the failure of liberalism throughout the U.S.  Liberalism has been weighed in the balances and has been found wanting.  Liberalism…
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Child Watch…Clamoring to enter housing’s poor door
More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only…
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3 reasons Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves all the side eyes
While we want to have all the pride in the world for this beautiful Black woman who is the Mayor of Baltimore, we’re rolling our…
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#SorryNotSorry: Chad Coleman’s subway rant
After being called the n-word, Coleman had every right to feel the way he did and to speak on it however he pleased.
Beyond the Rhetoric…The Clintons’ financial hustles
To Be Equal…Eradicating childhood poverty one nose at a time


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Business Calendar 5-6-15
Women’s Business Breakfast Series MAY 8—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women’s Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 8-9:30 a.m. at Chatham University,…
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Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad
NEW YORK (AP) _ For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view…
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Ava DuVernay’s AFFRM launches second annual membership drive
Ava DuVernay is an easily recognizable director thanks to the success of Selma. However, there’s still not a lot of people like her in the business —…
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McDonald’s to simplify structure, focus on customers
NEW YORK (AP) _ McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook says he’s stripping away layers of bureaucracy and increasing accountability so the company can move more nimbly…
Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still the main event
Review…2015 Dodge Durango


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214 out of 234 girls rescued from Boko Haram are pregnant
The girls' intense and long period of social isolation will require special practices to aid their integration back into the public.
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With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) _ Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria’s military approached to rescue the women, survivors told The…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued


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Church Circuit 5-6-15
Mother’s Day Brunch MAY 9—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host its Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The…
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Taraji P. Henson’s sleek, long hair at the 2015 Met Gala
Taraji P. Henson dazzled on the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala in a Balenciaga printed gown designed by Alexander Wang and a sleek,…
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Litehouse instantly fresh herbs will make you stop using salt & pepper
What has zero calories, but can make you fat (well at least feel fat)? Salt. The number one culprit of bloating and retaining water weight.…
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Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met Gala
Celebrities Sit Ringside For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Night
FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring


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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout


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Heart to Heart with Star Jones
(NNPA)–Star Jones is a successful attorney, author and TV personality whose confidence and uncanny ability to explain legal and social issues has landed her into…
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Choosing a decision maker
While a doctor or a lawyer will routinely ask you if you have an advance directive or living will, the conversation should truly start at…
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Getting started with advance care planning
Having a conversation about advance care planning is very important; it can also be a difficult one. Sometimes your loved ones can be uncomfortable discussing…
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People with speech disabilities, their advocates relieved by proposed policy
Medicare’s proposed coverage policy for speech-generating devices includes text messaging, email and phone capabilities, signaling an about-face from its position last year. Speech may soon…
UPMC launches new advance care planning directive
Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Advance Care Planning

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’


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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…


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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…


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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated


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The rapping Grandma from “The Wedding Singer” dead At 101
The actress commonly referred to as “the rapping grandma” from Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer passed away earlier this week. Ellen Albertini Dow, the woman behind the…
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Met gala after party feat. Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye, Kim Kardashian
NEW YORK — Celebrities got seriously turned up at the The Met Gala after party as a bevy of A-listers convened for libations and exotic cuisine…
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Kenya Moore rips NeNe’s looks [exclusive]
Kenya Moore isn’t the type of woman you want flirting with your man. With a gorgeous face, perfectly sculpted behind and charming hazel eyes —…
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Floyd Mayweather’s ex sues boxer for excess of $20 million
Although Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday (May 2) netted him an estimated $100 million, it appears as though some of that…
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Tyga might need his teen girlfriend Kylie Jenner to help him pay his $90K rent bill
Tyga might want to see if he can hold a few stacks from his teenage boo thang Kylie Jenner because he’s behind on his rent.…
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Sisqo cut his hair, and he did it for Baltimore
Sisqo isn’t just from Dru Hill; he’s also from Baltimore. The singer decided to take to his Instagram to show his support for the tragedy…
Rihanna relentlessly roasted for egg-plant dress to Met gala
Trina Braxton finalizes divorce from Gabe Solis


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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…



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