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Community Calendar 8-24-16
19th Amendment Honors Celebration AUG. 24—The Greater Pittsburgh Business and Professional Women’s Club will celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment, giving women the vote,…
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Metro Beat…Female shot in East Liberty
PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 2:38 a.m. on August 24, Zone 5 Officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification for multiple shots fired near N. St.…
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National cash fuels TV ads, shapes Pennsylvania Senate race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ A staggering amount of money is flooding into Pennsylvania’s race for U.S. Senate, bringing TV ads on abortion, guns and Iran…
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5 Pennsylvania Wal-Mart stores to offer curbside service
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) _ The country’s biggest retailer and grocer, Wal-Mart, is expanding its curbside pickup service to five locations in western Pennsylvania. The…
How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
Mental health evaluation ordered for mom of missing twins

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This Week In Black History
For the Week of August 24-30 August 24 1854—Dr. John V. DeGrasse, perhaps the most prominent Black person in New England during the pre-Civil War…
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North Carolina state trooper investigated in death Of deaf & speech-impaired man
Friends and neighbors held a vigil for the North Carolina deaf man fatally shot by a state trooper. So far the police have been silent about the deadly encounter.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Obama Visits Louisiana Flood Zone, Meets Families Of Alton Sterling & Slain Cops…AND MORE
The town of Accumoli suffered most of the devastation while nearby towns Amatrice and Arquata del Tronto, were also hit. Aftershocks from the quake toppled numerous buildings, and were felt up to 100 miles away. Rescuers are still searching for survivors among the rubble.
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First Child With Double Hand Transplant Makes Great Progress
Doctors say that the youngest hand transplant recipient is making amazing progress. Zion Harvey, 9, is now able to do things most kids his age take for granted.
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Obama visits flood-damaged Louisiana in show of support
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern…
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WATCH: Roland Martin Clashes With White Lives Matter Activist About NAACP
Roland Martin battled Ken Reed, a White Lives Matter activist, over its protest at the NAACP headquarters in Houston.
Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police
Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
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Pittsburgher Lamman Rucker stars in new ‘Greenleaf ‘ TV series
Pittsburgh’s very own Lamman Rucker takes prime time television to the next level in his new hit starring role, as Jacob “Greenleaf” in Oprah Winfrey’s…
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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Arts & Culture Calendar 8-24-16
Free Play Fridays Mondays in August – Mountaineer Monday Earn & Get—8 a.m.-12 a.m. at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, 1420 Mountaineer Circle, New Cumberland,…
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12 TV series to watch this fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The fall television season has been an annual rite since viewers were splitting their time between the trio of networks on…
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Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes list of highest-paid actress
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence is a girl on fire — at least monetarily speaking. The actress topped Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Gabby Douglas To Judge Miss America Pageant…AND MORE
Douglas was announced as a guest judge on Monday. 'The contestants are a great example of strong women across America and I especially look forward to hearing the platforms that each of them will represent!' she said.
Daughter of Motown stars to Detroit students: Find your beat
Netflix’s ‘The Get Down’ brings back hip hop roots


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Sports bits…Help from above
On August 23, the night of the Pittsburgh Pirates victory over the Houston Astros, the Pirates looked as if they might have been headed toward…
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Ugly wins in goofy Olympic image game
United States’ swimmer Ryan Lochte has apologized for lying that he and three other American swimmers were robbed at gunpoint early August 14 by thieves…
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Funniest James Harden memes mocking his reportedly new adidas shoes
The merciless pummeling that Golden State’s Stephen Curry received for his 2 Low Under Armour shoe is nothing compared to the stampede from the herd…
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Overtime 8-24-16
:10—Let me begin by saying something I should have said years ago. Today’s column is dedicated to “Doris.” You don’t know her, but trust me…
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Claressa’s coronation: Shields becomes 1st American boxer with 2 Olympic golds
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Claressa Shields had Olympic gold around her neck and a secret keepsake in her warmup jacket pocket. She reached in…
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Felix, Merritt help bring US medal total to 31 in track
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) _ Allyson Felix and LaShawn Merritt are savvy track stars who’ve been around long enough to know that not everything always…
US men grab hoops gold again on Rio’s final day
Six Notre Dame football players disciplined after weekend arrests


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Guest Editorial…Trump insults voters of Pennsylvania
                              Donald Trump is making some reckless and potentially dangerous remarks…
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Field Negro: Donald’s new and (not so) improved Negro outreach
“Trump polls 1-2% among Blacks. In ’64 Goldwater got 6% after voting no on the Civil Rights Act. In ’68 segregationist George Wallace won 3%.”…
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The struggle continues for poor Americans
Poverty is real. So, too, are the effects of poverty, which often exceed one’s financial limitations. I recently engaged in an intense debate with someone…
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Was it the vote that mattered?
I was in a heated discussion a week ago about voting, with a group of men I meet with every Saturday. I dare not get…
Don’t vacillate on vaccinations
Blacks ‘have everything to lose’ with Trump, says Clinton surrogate


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Lowe’s cashes in on housing rally, just not as much as rival
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ The nation’s two biggest home improvement stores may sell many of the same goods — hammers, paints and patio furniture —…
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Business Calendar 8-24-16
Small Business Workshop August 27—The Chatham Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship presents Small Business Basics, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Mellon at its Shadyside…
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Employment Opportunities 8-24-16
                                Part-time Positions Below is a list of available employment…
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Bids and Proposals 8-24-16
Tyra Banks to teach Stanford MBA course
Kobe Bryant Launches $100 Million Venture Capital Fund


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Nigeria: Air raid ‘fatally wounds’ Boko Haram leader
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria’s military said Tuesday it believes an airstrike has “fatally wounded” Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau and killed about 300 militants,…
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Jazz harmonica great Toots Thielemans dies at 94 in Belgium
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, whose illustrious career included playing with jazz greats like Miles Davis and whose solos have figured on…
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Ethiopia says protesting marathoner to be welcomed as hero
by ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Ethiopian marathon runner who made an anti-government gesture at the Rio Games while approaching the finish line will…
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‘Islam for Dummies’: IS recruits have poor grasp of faith
PARIS (AP) _ The jihadi employment form asked the recruits, on a scale of 1 to 3, to rate their knowledge of Islam. And the…
El Chapo’s Son Abducted In Daring Kidnapping By Rival Drug Cartel
Boko Haram Offers To Exchange Abducted Girls For Its Captured Fighters


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COGIC Vermont, Pittsburgh 22nd Holy Convocation
The anticipation of an exciting week of special services was not disappointing as the Vermont and Pittsburgh delegates merged at Pentecostal Temple COGIC,  in East…
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Church Circuit 8-24-16
Church Dedication Weekend AUGUST 26-28—Mount Zion Family Worship Center, 460 E. Pittsburgh, McKeesport Blvd., North Versailles.  Pastor Chris and Maggie Brown celebrate 7 years in…
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Why we need to celebrate Black love in all its forms
In celebration, HelloBeautiful kicked off the pilot episode of our new series HelloBeautiful Presents: Black Love featuring three couples at three different stages in their relationships.
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Urban Housecall Docs Debunk Misconceptions About Black Organ Donation
If you are Black in America, chances are you know of someone who needs an organ donation. But how many of us have filled out an organ donation card? According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, African-Americans compose the largest group of minorities on the organ donation list at thirty percent, but only make up […]
#CouplesWeLove: Waka Flocka & Tammy Rivera Are Making It Work
Ray J And Princess Love Debuted Their Hair Products Line


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Divided America: Diverse millennials are no voting monolith
The oldest millennials — nearing 20 when airplanes slammed into New York City’s Twin Towers — are old enough to remember the relative economic prosperity…
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California College Denounces Black Student’s Non-White Roommate Request
Karé Urena, 20, a junior at Pitzer College at the Claremont Colleges in Claremont, California, whipped up controversy recently after she posted a notice on Facebook seeking a fourth-roommate in her off-campus home, reports the New York Daily News: “POC only,” she wrote, using the abbreviation for “people of color.” Ureña, who is black, added, “I […]
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Homeless Children’s Education Fund awards five inspiring young people
The Homeless Children’s Education Fund recently honored five inspiring young people with the 2016 Hope Through Learning Award during a ceremony at the Pittsburgh Zoo…
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LeBron James shows love, takes 5,000 Ohio students and their families to Cedar Point
With the overabundance of bad news circulating these days, it’s quite nice to hear something good and truly heart-warming. Fresh off of his NBA Championship win, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James gave back to the city of Ohio in such a fun-filled way.   When word gets out that a celebrity is doing something positive […]
Ask Brianna: Do I Really Need a Budget in My 20s?
Spelman weighs admitting transgender students
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How do you heal after tragic violence? Come together and dance
With funk and hip-hop echoing off the court of the Penn Hills YMCA, Rich Fitzgerald looked on as dance teams turned tragedy into a celebration…
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CTSI Research Participant Registry
  The Research Participant Registry is a database of people who have volunteered to consider participation in research studies. This participation can be for themselves…
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Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Community healing
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on community trauma. Vianca Masucci, health advocate at the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh,…
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Voices of Leadership speak out on trauma in our community
“Today’s issues are deeply rooted in both historic legal precedent, including an inequitable criminal justice system and the right to vote, and systemic disparities in public education, health care, employment…
‘Adverse childhood experiences’ affect community health
10-Point Justice Plan: National Urban League Police Reform and Accountability Recommendations

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Cover To Cover …‘You’re the One I Want’
Mine, mine, mine. When you were 2 years old, that was your favorite word. Everything you saw belonged to you, somehow, one way or another.…
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Cover to Cover…‘She Stood for Freedom’
                Your parents always taught you to stand up for yourself. Form your own opinions, they say, and…
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Ali tribute book to be released by Jeter imprint
NEW YORK (AP) _ A very great athlete will help pay tribute to “The Greatest.” Derek Jeter’s publishing imprint is set to release “Muhammad Ali…
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Cover To Cover …‘Nobody’
  Charges dropped. You were surprised, but not surprised. Hopeful that it might be different, but only barely. You know that these days, the idea…
Comic world gets Black stand-alone superheroine
Review: Jeffrey Toobin revisits Patty Hearst saga


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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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Simone Biles first woman U.S. gymnast to carry American flag in closing Olympic ceremony
Biles leaves Rio with tremendous accomplishments; she won a total of five medals--four gold and one bronze. She's the first U.S. gymnast to win four gold medals in a single Olympics.
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Ryan Lochte Apologizes For Fabricating Robbery, But Twitter Is Not Impressed
Users floated the hashtag #Lochtegate in response to the drama, and Black Twitter in particular didn't see it for Lochte.
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Meet Usain Bolt’s hot girlfriend, Kasi Bennett
He may be the fastest sprinter and track athlete of all time, but it took a bronze beauty to run him down and steal his…
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In That Was Fast News: Columbus Short Has A New Fiancee And Baby Coming
Somehow Columbus Short has been able to avoid long-term rehab, and instead, find women to mate with.
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Toni Braxton Got A Brand New Car From Her Rapper Boo
Toni Braxton, 48 got a brand new car, and it's from her lowkey boo.
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Ray Lewis’ son indicted on rape charges
Hall of Fame Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis’ son has been indicted on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct by a South Carolina grand…
#SquadGoals: Nicole Ari Parker Shows Off Her Stunning Family
Nene Leakes Fake Runs To Pay Real Back Taxes, $800k Worth!


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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