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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…
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Police add homicide charge in shooting death of 6-year-old Isis Allen
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pittsburgh police have added a criminal homicide charge against a man already jailed on charges he shot a 6-year-old girl in the…
City Council continues move on affordable housing agenda
Vigil held for 6-year-old Isis Allen

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Hillary Clinton looks to build African American base with top staffers
As the presidential candidates sprint towards the November 8 election, the Clinton campaign has turned to seasoned, Black political strategists to boost voter turnout in…
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Iowa crime lab analyst fired after anti-Black Facebook rant
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) _ An Iowa state crime laboratory analyst has been terminated after posting a rant on Facebook that said she no longer…
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Mom: Gunman would ‘pretty much lose it’ on police shootings
The mother of the man who shot and killed three law-enforcement officers in Baton Rouge said her son would “pretty much lose it” when he…
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Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against NYPD
Since filming Eric Garner's death in July 2014, Ramsey Orta's life has changed in ways he couldn't imagine – mostly for the worse.
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Clinton’s big night: Now is time to make her case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hours of testimonials have led to this. Now, it’s time for Hillary Clinton to make her own case. The former first lady,…
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White people lost their minds on Twitter when they learned slaves built White House
Bill O’Reilly Says Slaves That Built The White House Were “Well Fed & Had Decent Lodgings.” pic.twitter.com/b4BZGMifYm — Nigel Int’l D. (@Nigel_D) July 27, 2016…
‘He doesn’t have a clue:’ Vice President Joe Biden takes on Trump in DNC speech
Viral Video Of Mom Beating Daughter Over Facebook Sexploits Highlights Double-Standard
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ENTERTAINMENT

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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…
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Shonda Rhimes destroys Bill O’Reilly on Twitter after his controversial slavery comments
Rhimes decided to jump into the fray on Wednesday, unleashing a Twitter read for the ages.
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Man Who Filmed Eric Garner’s Death Files $10 Million Lawsuit Against NYPD
Since filming Eric Garner's death in July 2014, Ramsey Orta's life has changed in ways he couldn't imagine – mostly for the worse.
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Jesse Williams and more speak out on acquittals in Freddie Gray case
When the disappointing and outrageous news broke today that all of the officers tried in the Freddie Gray murder case had been acquitted, most people were shocked, saddened and disheartened by another injustice of a black man being murdered with no one held accountable. However it wasn’t just regular citizens who were highly upset, as […]
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Angela Bassett, Sigourney Weaver light up DNC’s third day
Actresses Angela Bassett and Sigourney Weaver, “Empire” producer Lee Daniels and rocker Lenny Kravitz are providing the celebrity power Wednesday on Day 3 of the…
Hollywood Divas returns with new look 
‘Bring The Fun Back’ Community Day

SPORTS

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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…
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NBA head: Nixing Charlotte All-Star Game a business decision
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the basketball league made a business decision that North Carolina’s law limiting anti-discrimination protections for LGBT…
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‘T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold’ premieres Aug. 2 on PBS
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.)— “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold” is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa “T-Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. Shields was just 17…
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Baseball fans: Come to ‘Mayor’s Cup’ championship
Boys and girls participating in Citiparks BIG League Sports baseball and softball leagues will take to the field at PNC Park on Thursday, July 28,…
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Overtime 7-27-16
:10 Your Pittsburgh Steelers go to training camp this week. That puts in motion the drive for five… Plus two. Going to the Super Bowl…
Olympic boxers to fight without headgear, worry about cuts
‘We have to stand united:’ Melo seeks more than Olympic gold

OPINION

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To Tell The Truth…Democratic Party counts Black votes before polls open
To those who know me you can remember that for the first 30 years of my political involvement I was an active proud Republican. As…
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After Dallas and Baton Rouge, we need action 
(GEORGE CURRY MEDIA)—As the Democratic Party holds its national convention in Philadelphia, Americans have been shaken by the shootings of police in Dallas and Baton…
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Do Black Lives Really Matter to the DNC?
Earlier this week, seven women known as, “Mothers of the Movement,” took front and center at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. They are the…
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Lifestyles Report…The ­sincerest form of flattery
I love a good laugh…. And I was falling out of my seat last week after the Republican National Convention better known as the RNC.…
‘Black on Black crime’, the new normal
Cleveland’s RNC was the whitest convention i’ve ever attended

BUSINESS

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Smith pushes partnership, building economy at Chamber breakfast
Though former Pennsylvania Senate leader Matt Smith has been president of the Greater Pittsburgh Area Chamber of Commerce for just six months, his inexperience only…
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Elizabeth Warren calls out 21st century digital robber barons
During a recent speech on competition and the American economy, U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took aim at the growing concentration of power and wealth…
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UPMC paying $2.5M to settle overbilling claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital…
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Young entrepreneur owns and operates independent telecommunications company
Tallahassee, Fla. (BlackNews.com)—26-year old Freddie Figgers became one of the youngest African-Americans to own and operate an independent, U.S.-based telecommunications company when he launched Figgers…
New overtime rule changes: are you ready for the impact?
Business Calendar 7-27-16

INTERNATIONAL

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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.
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Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years
JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years.…
Two Arrested In Connection With Nice Attack That Killed 84, ISIS Link Not Established
Deadliest Bombing To Hit Baghdad In A Decade Kills Nearly 200

LIFESTYLE

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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…
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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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Church Circuit 7-27-16
Appreciation Service JULY 30—Macedonia Baptist Church in Duquesne will host an appreciation service in honor of Jean Bryant at 5 p.m. This event is being…
The 2016 DNC: All The Pictures You Need To See
Street Style: House of Harlow x Revolve in Southampton, NY

YOUTH

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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…
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East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Michael Hansom, a resident of East Liberty, landed a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as an American Disabilities Act Compliance Intern. Hansom…
Survey: Education Tops Election-Year Issues For Young Adults
Pittsburgh teens win national African American History competition
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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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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, […]
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Nastiest responses to ‘heartless’ Ed Hartwell divorcing Keshia Knight Pulliam suddenly
An avalanche of abject anger has fell upon Ed Hartwell’s sizable cranium in light that he has bounced from the marriage in a near-record seven months…
Dr. Dre racially profiled, handcuffed after racial road rage outside his own home
In Defense Of Mo’Nique’s Open Marriage, Vows Don’t Come In One-Size-Fits-All

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