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Charlie Batch to deliver commencement speech at Eastern Michigan University
Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will be the Eastern Michigan University commencement speaker this Sunday, April 26 at EMU’s Convocation Center. Batch, who graduated from…
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Penn Hills native Bria Sparrow named Miss UNCF/Wilberforce
Bria Sparrow, a 2012 graduate of Penn Hills High School, has won the title of Miss United Negro College Fund of Wilberforce University for 2015-2016.…
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Urgent Healthcare needs met by new Braddock center
Urgent Health Care has officially come to Braddock. Allegheny Health Network’s new Braddock Urgent Care Center is filling a gap left when UPMC closed the…
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City youth Summer Job Fair in East Liberty a big success
While the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has fallen 5.2 percent, for youths the rate is double. A recent job fair event took action to fix…
Reform advocates present alternate sentencing plan
Okobi: Racism behind Shadyside property dispute

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Where do the 2016 presidential candidates stand on climate change?
Everyone who has a common interest in Mother Earth is aware of Earth Day and more than likely hip to the strained relationship between politics and…
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Study shows educated Black women have to marry down
A new study suggests strongly that the majority of educated, upwardly mobile and money-making black women have to marry down or stay single. Take a…
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Creflo Dollar blasts critics of his $65 million jet dreams
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Dr. Creflo Dollar fired back at his ‘devil’ critics who blasted his alleged plans to have his congregation pay for his…
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Long Beach cops shoot, critically injure graffiti-spraying teen
A Long Beach, Calif. teenager was critically wounded after police shot him Thursday afternoon at an apartment where he and a group were reportedly spraying…
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Tulsa reserve deputy who shot Eric Harris was probed over conduct In 2009
A 73-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma reserve deputy who killed a man earlier this month when he fired a gun instead of a Taser was the subject…
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Civil rights group to probe death of Freddie Gray, protests continue in Baltimore
As protests continue calling for answers in the death of Freddie Gray, the Baltimore man whose spine was severed during a police encounter, a civil…
Morehouse School of Medicine, Delta sorority hosting 5K ‘Heart Walk’
Delta Sigma Theta International Film Festival presents ‘Clothed in Strength and Dignity’
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Kardashian family to watch Bruce Jenner’s interview together
NEW YORK (AP) — Kim Kardashian says her family plans to watch Bruce Jenner’s Friday night TV interview as they do most things, which is…
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TV ROUNDUP: Rihanna closing out SNL’s 40th season; RIP McDreamy
Rihanna Closing Out the SNL Season 2015 is shaping up to be the year of Rihanna. After releasing a number 1 animated film, dropping her first…
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‘Empire’ stars Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Gray to hit stage with Estelle at Billboard Awards
2015 has truly been the year of “Empire!” From breaking 20 year old records at Fox to debuting at number 1 on the Billboard charts, Empire…
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Michael B. Jordan defends ‘Fantastic Four’ biracial casting
Michael B. Jordan is gearing up for the release of his upcoming movie, Fantastic Four, and while he should be excited about his role, the actor…
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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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Doctors shed light on Bobbi Kristina’s condition
  When Bobby Brown announced that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina, was “awake” and “watching me” last weekend during a performance with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly…
7 times hip-hop honored ailing Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal
SNL closing out its 40th season with Wiz Khalifa, Rihanna, and Florence + the Machine

SPORTS

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Pitt hires Utah State’s Scott Barnes as athletic director
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Scott Barnes spent a quarter century hopscotching across the western half of the United States from one college sports administration job to…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 4-24-15
•    As much as I am hoping it never happens, it looks like there’s no stopping “The King James Express.”  I can’t see any team…
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Charlie Batch to deliver commencement speech at Eastern Michigan University
Former Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch will be the Eastern Michigan University commencement speaker this Sunday, April 26 at EMU’s Convocation Center. Batch, who graduated from…
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NBA to play first exhibition game on African continent August 1 in Johannesburg
The National Basketball Association and the National Basketball Players Association announced that the NBA’s first game in Africa will take place Aug. 1 at Ellis…
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Mayweather-Pacquiao tickets sell out in less than a minute
The upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao matchup is being dubbed the “fight of the century,” and boxing fans are making sure they’ll be there to…
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Bonds’ obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court
NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11 1/2 years in court. His reputation remains tainted in the mind of many…
Polanco, Pirates rally for 5-4 win over Cubs
Police: WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested

OPINION

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March
(NNPA)—On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades Black Americans, have experienced great triumphs,…
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Obama’s Midnight Children
Growing up adults told us teenagers: We could be whatever we wanted to be. Then it was said, underneath breath, that none of us could…
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RuPaul will be president before Bill de Blasio, but it’s good he might be trying
Bill de Blasio has absolutely no chance of becoming the next president. For starters, barring some political catastrophe, there’s no chance in hell Hillary Clinton…
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What the police turning their back on first Black woman mayor of Parma says about race in America’s small towns
A historic win has led to a typical display of disrespect in the small town of Parma, Missouri. On Tuesday, former city clerk Tyus Byrd…
To Tell The Truth…Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., ‘Service mankind’
Proof the Supreme Court got it wrong in Shelby

BUSINESS

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Karen Civil featured at Pop-Up Shop and Branding Seminar
Westside Story and Lola Sims Public Relations recently held a Pop-Up Shop and Branding Seminar, Saturday March 21 held at the Father Ryan Arts Center…
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Michigan Business Owner Takes Down Noose After Criticism, Insists He Isn’t Racist
A business owner is insisting he isn’t racist, although the Confederate flags and nooses hung at his Discount Tree Service store tell a different story.…
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Carnival Corp. names Marie McKenzie VP of Global Destination Services
Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel and leisure company, recently named Marie McKenzie  vice president of global destinations services and sourcing, a new role and…
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Key talks development, inclusion at Chamber PowerBreakfast
When introducing Keith B. Key to the African American Chamber of Commerce PowerBreakfast audience, President and CEO Doris Carson Wil­liams called it “a feel-good moment.”…
Social Security question and answer
DNC picks minority & LGBT-owned businesses as convention housing providers

INTERNATIONAL

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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
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#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
North West got dipped in the waters of the Holy Land for her baptism this week! The Kardashian-Wests cut their trip to Armenia a little…
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago
Kenyan ministry names suspect in Al-Shabab campus attack

LIFESTYLE

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Easter Bonnet Luncheon and Fashion Show celebrates 79 years
On the Monday after Easter, the Silver Cord Interdenominational Association, Ministers Wives and Widows of Pittsburgh and the Vicinity held their annual Easter Bonnet Luncheon…
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Mattel turns Ava DuVernay into a Barbie for ‘Sheroes’ Doll collection
Mattel has turned Ava DuVernay into a Barbie doll. According to reports, Barbie revealed that they’re honoring six “Sheroes–” women who inspire girls by “breaking…
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20 shirt dresses that’ll get you through this Spring
Mark our words: a shirt dress will be the best addition to your closet this Spring. The wardrobe staple is comfortable, effortless and surprisingly versatile.…
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Lifestyles Report…Just a taste
There is nothing like good food and eating is one of my favorite past times so when I was invited by the Olive Garden to…
FAB FINDS: 20 Mother’s Day beauty gifts she will adore
Louboutin expands nude heel line with some extra shades

GENERATION Y

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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: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #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 –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry

HEALTH

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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths

Cover To Cover

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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…
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#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
Cover to Cover…‘Reach’

EDITORS PICK

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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…

FEATURES

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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…

VIEWPOINT

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

PEOPLE

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Kanye and Kim to sue YouTube founder for leaking engagement footage
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian have been given the green light to proceed with their lawsuit against YouTube’s co-founder Chad Hurley. Back in 2013, the…
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‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Sawyer Sweeten dead at 19
This is so heartbreaking. One of the teenage twins who played the adorable sons on the hit show “Everybody Loves Raymond” died from a suicide…
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Russell Wilson taking date to Correspondents Dinner and it’s NOT Ciara
Contrary to previous reports, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson will be taking someone else other than Ciara to the wildly popular annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner.…
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AM BUZZ: Tyga responds to Blac Chyna; Karrueche’s having hard time getting over Breezy
Tyga Responds To Blac Chyna Tyga is not entertained. Last night, Tyga’s baby’s mother Blac Chyna posted screenshots of alleged texts between her and Tyga…
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Suge Knight’s murder trial is ‘instant karma,’ former N.W.A manager says
Jerry Heller, the former manager of N.W.A, is making it clear that he doesn’t like Suge Knight. Earlier this month, Heller admitted he was wrong…
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Tia Mowry-Hardrict ends Twitter dispute with legal settlement
Tia Mowry-Hardrict has put an end to the legal battle against her former agent over what would have been a pretty lucrative Twitter deal. Last…
Men lie, women lie, text messages don’t: Blac Chyna puts Tyga on blast!
The Original Money Team: 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather are friends again

Education

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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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