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NAACP 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner Photos
The Pittsburgh Unit of the NAACP held its 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner May 5 in the grand ballroom of the Westin Convention Center Hotel…
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Norrell, Hayes honored at PBMF awards dinner
The stars came out Thursday, May 19 at the University of Pittsburgh O’Hara Student Center, along with a sold-out crowd of more than 150, to…
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Duquesne commemorates Rwandan genocide at Walk to Remember
Duquesne University was one of the locations worldwide to host a commemoration of the 1994 Rwandan genocide through participating in the Walk to Remember. Carl Wilkins,…
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Superintendent Linda Lane ‘Thank you, Pittsburgh!’
It has been my pleasure and privilege to serve for the past nine and half years in the Pittsburgh Public Schools! Life can take some…
Activists, parents rally against school suspensions
Trial begins in lawsuits linked to girl’s stabbing in Target

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Congressional art contest winner depicts police brutality and protests
Cardinal Ritter College Prep High School Senior David Pulphus won this year’s congressional art competition with a painting called “Untitled #1.” The first place winner…
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Roland Martin defends Marilyn Mosby’s decision to prosecute Baltimore cops
Two of the six Baltimore City police officers charged in connection to the  death of Freddie Gray are now suing Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby for defamation and invasion of privacy. The officers filing suit are Sergeant Alicia White and Officer William Porter — both are facing charges of involuntary manslaughter for Gray’s death last April. White […]
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Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) _ President Barack Obama’s parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring…
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New Report: Despite progress, deep inequality plagues Black America
In 1976, then-President Gerald Ford delivered the annual “State of the Union Address,” virtually ignoring the plight of African-Americans and Latinos. That drove Vernon Jordan,…
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Mississippi Judge Released Man From Jail Whose Daughter Died In Hot Car
A Mississippi judge released a man from jail on his own recognizance who left his infant daughter in his hot car while he was at work. The prosecutor approved that decision and wants to reduce the second-degree murder charge.
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Trump Reaches Magic Number Of Delegates To Clinch Uncontested GOP Nomination
Trump was put over the top in the Associated Press delegate count by a small number of the party's unbound delegates who told the AP they would support him at the convention. Among them is Oklahoma GOP chairwoman Pam Pollard.
State Dept. Inspector General Criticizes Clinton’s Private Email Use
Two Officers In Freddie Gray Case File Defamation Suit Against Prosecutor Mosby
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Electrifying version of ‘Grease’ ends Pgh Musical Theater season
Jonathan Blake Flemings was ecstatic when he got the call to serve as dance captain for Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s 2016 season-ending rousing, dance-filled rendition of…
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‘Hamilton’ star Daveed Diggs enjoys access to new world
NEW YORK (AP) — These days, Daveed Diggs finds himself in the eye of a hurricane. And it is quiet. The Ivy League-educated rapper and…
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22 Black Women Who Died In Police Custody
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Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi
The Colour of Music (Black Classical Musicians) Festival presented the “Colour of Music Festival Virtuosi” in performance at Carnegie Mellon University, Kresge Recital Hall, with an encore performance at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.  This…
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Reflections on ‘Roots’ by stars of History’s new version
NEW YORK (AP) _ Will history repeat itself with the remake of “Roots” ? The original miniseries, based on Alex Haley’s best-seller, became a national…
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B$B Banga Reportedly Dead After Irving Plaza Shooting B$B crew member B$B Banga was reportedly fatally injured from a gunshot wound he received at T.I.’s Irving Plaza concert in New York City. Last night, news broke of a shooting at Irving Plaza around 10 p.m. EST, with initial reports citing three people were shot, one critically. Shortly thereafter, WPIX 11 News confirmed there were four shooting […]
Fatal shots fired inside T.I.’s concert venue in NYC
B-PEP Jazz annual Fun-Raiser


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Championship Chase wins PAPBA Award
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Associated Press Broadcasters Association’s annual awards banquet was held Friday May 20, 2016, to honor excellence in news and…
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Cardinals’ Larry Fitzgerald not thinking beyond this season
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) _ Larry Fitzgerald has been an Arizona Cardinal all 12 of his NFL seasons, breaking every franchise receiving record along the way.…
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 Penn Hills track team an asset at WPIAL championships
It has been a difficult time for the Penn Hills High School students. Once the details of an audit uncovered school district debt of 167…
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Steelers RB Bell believes Bengals targeted him
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Le’Veon Bell considers the first injury of his NFL career _ a sprained foot in a preseason game three years ago _…
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Pitt RB James Conner grateful as cancer goes into remission
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ James Conner’s spring _ much like that of former Pittsburgh teammate Tyler Boyd_ included a phone call that changed his life. Only…
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Three White football players charged with using coat hanger to rape Black disabled teammate
“I screamed,” the victim testified. “I was pretty upset. I felt really bad. A little bit betrayed and confused at the same time. It was terrible — a pain I’ve never felt, " the victim said in court.
Sports Bits…A Florida girl covers Pittsburgh’s “Boys of Summer”
Cover to Cover…‘On the Origins of Sports’


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Just Sayin’…‘Teenie’ was also a great person
Charles “Teenie” Harris would be proud of what Pittsburgh as a whole and the Carnegie Museum of Art in particular are doing to preserve his…
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The myth of equality
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—As a child growing up, I found solace in words found in the Declaration of Independence and in the Holy Bible. The Declaration…
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Airport lines and developing virtues
In 2011 the United Nations World Food Program began emergency food airlifts to the drought-stricken Horn of Africa. Sounds like a routine operation, but after…
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To Tell The Truth…We must become more concerned about us
There is an old saying that has become increasingly disturbing and troubling, do you recall “The more things change the more they remain the same.”…
Guest Editorial…The bad fails to overshadow good men
Roland Martin Blasts Bill O’Reilly For Blaming Black Lives Matter For Crime Spike


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Sheila Johnson talks jobs, the economy, importance of workforce diversity
Entrepreneur and BET co-found Sheila Johnson recently spoke with Roland Martin about jobs, the state of the economy, the need for workforce diversity, forcing corporate America…
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Lawsuit accuses Domino’s Pizza of ‘rampant wage violations’
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ The state’s attorney general has sued Domino’s Pizza Inc., affiliates and three franchisees alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports…
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CEO pay climbs again, even as their stock prices don’t
By NEW YORK (AP) _ CEOs at the biggest companies got a 4.5 percent pay raise last year. That’s almost double the typical American worker’s,…
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Teresa Heinz Kerry to step down as chair of Heinz Endowments
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Teresa Heinz Kerry says she’ll step down as chairwoman of the Heinz Endowments and her three sons will fill the position in…
The Baltimore Sun names Davis managing editor
Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer subsidized public housing


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Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) _ President Barack Obama’s parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves. He may have been referring…
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Expert: Explosion Likely Caused EgyptAir Crash
An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.
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US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she…
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Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army
Nigerian army officials claim they rescued a second Chibok girl. A Chibok mothers activist group doubts that the rescued victim is one of the Chibok girls.
5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed
London’s New Mayor Dismisses Trump’s Muslim Ban Exception


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Lifestyles Report…Father’s Day just around the corner
A lot of people just celebrated Mother’s Day. This was the second Mother’s Day without our mom Essie Norrell and it was the second time…
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Pittsburgh Council of Men Spring Dance
After a brief hiatus the Pittsburgh Council of Men have resumed their schedule of yearly dances that give the seasoned crowd fun events to attend.…
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Let’s Get It On, Or Not: How Much Sex Should You Be Having In Your Relationship?
Once a week? Every Day? Experts weigh in.
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TRIED IT!: Bangs Are Back And They Are Here To Slay
Have you been wanting to try this spring trend but you were too afraid to cut your hair? We have you covered (no scissors involved!)
Outdoor dining…From orchard to table, apples bring flavor for the perfect picnic
Church Circuit 5-25-16


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Holy Family Academy Work Study operation goes corporate
Holy Family Academy is an affordable, innovative Catholic high school founded on the belief that every student, regardless of race, religion, or economic status should…
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Chicago Girl Banned From Prom Over Poem Speaks Out
Taiylar Ball, the Chicago area high school senior who was banned from attending her prom as a result of a controversial spoken word performance during a Homewood Flossmoor High School talent show, will be allowed to walk across the stage at her high school graduation ceremony. Ball joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now via Facetime to […]
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Mixed results in first national tech exam
Girls outscored boys on the first national tech literacy exam. Less surprising to administrators was the racial and socioeconomic achievement gap.
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Student With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time To Get Diploma
The Okmulgee High School senior suffers from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, but months ago, he made the decision that he wanted to walk across the stage to accept his diploma.
President Obama drew rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement
Illinois Honor Student Banned From Prom For Reciting “Dear Black Girls” Poem
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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
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Putting your health business in order
A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again, provide…
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Lack Of HIV Treatment Funding In Black America Is Enabling Epidemic Infection Rates
A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.
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90-Day Fibroid Elimination Program May Be Alternative Cure To Help Black Women Defeat The Condition
According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging
Mayor Peduto, Max and Sue Sciullo challenge Pittsburghers to choose organ donation

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Cover to Cover…‘On the Origins of Sports’
  The rules are very simple: don’t, don’t, and don’t. Don’t swing the bat too late. Don’t hug the ball while running down the court.…
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Cover To Cover…‘Trombone Shorty’
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown.  You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now,…
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AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been…
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Davis: Changing genre of romance books
Ebony Dawn Davis has been a writer since she was 8. Now more than 30 years later, she is getting notoriety for her inimitable voice…
Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips


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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…


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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…


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The Wendy Bell diversion


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‘Married to Medicine’s’ Quad’s Brazilian birthday bash in Atlanta
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Amid an explosion of bright, bold and beautiful colors that spanned the spectrum and corresponded with her perky personality, the ever-so colorful…
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Won’t you be my neighbor? Obamas to move to DC’s Kalorama neighborhood
It's no secret that the First Family will reside in the nation's capital until youngest daughter Sasha completes her last two years of high school at Sidwell.
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‘LHHATL’ star Karen King arrested on a bunch of felonies
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Karen King has gone on to perfect the family business: crime and being shady. King busted at an Atlanta nightclub for…
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“The Real” Cohosts say if they got Tamar Braxton Fired
  Fans of Tamar Braxton, who proudly label themselves “Tamartians,” got the pitch forks out and torches and are on a manhunt to figure out…
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Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police…
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Ciara Held Fashion’s Night Out During The 2016 Billboard Music Awards And Failed 71.4% Of The Looks
A critique: Ciara turned the Billboard Music Awards into her very own prom and illustrated to the world she is in a style rut.
Best of the ‘Billboard Music Awards 2016’ red carpet
14 Surprising Celebrity Trump Endorsements


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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