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Graffiti unit to arrest former Pittsburgh Steeler Baron Batch
PITTSBURGH, PA – An arrest warrant has been issued today for 28-year-old Baron Batch for 30 counts of criminal mischief involving graffiti found along the…
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Pittsburgh community groups want $10 million affordable housing fund on November ballot
Can $10 million keep Pittsburgh from pushing out low-income residents? Carmen Brown, president of Action United, is hopeful city voters will have a chance to…
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Taking care of an older relative is hard. Will Pennsylvania’s CARE Act make it easier?
Leonard Kijowski, an 88-year-old Ford City resident took care of his wife at home for 12 years. She has Alzheimer’s. Now she’s in a personal…
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Push for corporate equity and inclusion continues
Unlike past years, the fourth annual Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable did not focus solely on getting more African Americans into the “C-suite” upper echelons…
North Allegheny grad Henderson keeps Navy Wing flying
Local students compete in Dancing Classrooms ‘Colors of the Rainbow’

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Women to drop lawsuit on hair braiding in Iowa amid new law
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) _ Two women challenging Iowa’s regulation on African-style hair braiding plan to drop a lawsuit they filed last year because of…
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Clinton’s VP thinking: Don’t harm Dem chances to take Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she’s seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic…
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Coalition Demands Moratorium On Metal Detectors In L.A. Schools
A movement has emerged to pass a moratorium on random weapon searches in L.A. public schools. But the school district's superintendent says the policy is necessary.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Baltimore Police Union Urges Marilyn Mosby To Drop Charges…AND MORE
The Baltimore Police Union is calling on state’s attorney Marilyn Mosby to throw out all charges against the officers involved in the Freddie Gray case. This comes after one of the six officers, Caesar Goodson Jr., was acquitted of all charges placed against him on Thursday. This is the second time that Mosby’s team has failed […]
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Supreme Court declines appeal request from ex-Detroit mayor
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined a request by former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick to overturn his corruption conviction and 28-year prison…
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Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion clinic regulations
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court struck down Texas’ widely replicated regulation of abortion clinics Monday in the court’s biggest abortion case in nearly a…
Report: At Least 10 Injured, Stabbed At White Supremacist Rally In CA
Texas Mom Dead After Fatally Shooting Two Daughters
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ENTERTAINMENT

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9 times Jesse Williams said everything you wanted to about race
Jesse Williams is no stranger to being "woke." Check out nine other times he spoke perfectly about race in America.
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Bernie Worrell, masterful P-Funk keyboardist, dead at 72
NEW YORK (AP) _ Bernie Worrell, the ingenious “Wizard of Woo” whose amazing array of keyboard sounds and textures helped define the Parliament-Funkadelic musical empire…
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Justin Timberlake apologizes for tweet after backlash
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Timberlake, who praised actor-activist Jesse Williams’ moving speech at the BET Awards, has apologized for responding to a tweet claiming…
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We’re Magic: Top 10 moments from the 2016 BET Awards
The 2016 BET Awards was super-Black, and we lived for every moment of it. In case you missed it, we have a recap of the highlights from the show. 1. Surprise! It’s Beyoncé! There was chatter that Beyoncé would be appearing at the 2016 BET AWards. Many assumed that she would be doing that via […]
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BET Awards full of Prince tributes and political moments
The BET Awards — or “The Prince Tribute Show” — featured emotional and energetic performances from Sheila E., Stevie Wonder and Jennifer Hudson honoring the…
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Winners at Sunday night’s BET Awards in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Winners of the BET Awards, presented Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles: Video of the Year — Beyonce, “Formation”…
BET Awards 2016’s powerful Prince tribute feat. Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Jennifer Hudson, Janell Monae (videos)
The Celebrity Guide To Understanding Game Of Thrones

SPORTS

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2 years after cancer diagnosis, Duval is back at Wimbledon
LONDON (AP) — Back at Wimbledon for the first time since she found out two years ago she had cancer, Vicky Duval felt her eyes…
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Cover to Cover…‘Running with the Champ’
Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you,…
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Inside Conditions…Spoiled brats’
The Cleveland Cavaliers recently won the NBA Championship. This was the first championship won by the city in 52 years, wow….  Yay, whoopee, ding-dong the…
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Ex-NFL star says Trump friendship has cost him
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he’s being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump. In an…
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Kyrie Irving responds to allegations of alleged ‘all white girl’ yacht party
NASSAU, Bahamas — Cleveland Cavs sharpshooting point guard Kyrie Irving fired back at the reports that he deliberately threw a yacht party following the team’s first-ever NBA…
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Championship ring: President calls Cavs coach after title
CLEVELAND (AP) _ Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue got a unique championship ring _ from the White House. President Obama called Lue to congratulate Lue on…
Steel Sensations…Steelers have a real shot at number 7
ESPYS’ highest honor goes to teen who died shielding friends from gunfire

OPINION

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After Orlando, drive out hate with light and love
Orlando now will be added to the haunting list: Newtown, Conn., Virginia Tech, San Bernardino, Calif., Charleston, S.C., Aurora, Colo. and more. USA Today provides…
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Child Watch…Inaction cannot be an option
“This massacre is therefore a further reminder of how easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon that lets them shoot…
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State leaders must do better on this year’s budget process
In the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, that time is upon us once again. The General Assembly and Governor have less than two weeks to deliver a…
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Homelessness grows in the United States
The United States’ economy, recently on the brink of collapse, appears to be making a recovery. The poorest families haven’t yet seen the benefits of…
Donald Trump: The Treason Candidate
For politicians opposing gun control: Just stop talking

BUSINESS

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Digital media innovator to lead PublicSource
Mila Sanina, deputy managing editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and a digital media innovator, has been named the new executive director of PublicSource, the Pittsburgh…
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Court says lawsuit against Missouri’s Bass Pro can proceed
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ A federal appeals court has ruled that a 2011 discrimination lawsuit against Springfield-based Bass Pro Shops can proceed. The lawsuit, which…
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Lump-Sum Payout Vs. Pension, Which Is The Best Option For You?
In today's unpredictable economy, many companies are offering their employees buyouts as a way to shrink the size of their pension plans and ultimately reduce their longterm financial obligations.
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Wells Fargo celebrates Black business owners working to change their communities
There are over 2 million Black-owned businesses in America. Many of these entities serve as the backbone of their neighborhoods by supplying jobs and services to the community. In a new initiative sponsored by Wells Fargo, compassionate small businesses are being celebrated for giving back to their communities. DigiDoc, a Washington, D.C. based company, is being highlighted […]
Obama: Young people need right tools to start new businesses
Push for corporate equity and inclusion continues

INTERNATIONAL

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Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama landed in Africa on Monday with her daughters and her mother for an overseas trip promoting education for…
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Between Brexit & The EU: Did People Of Color Have A Viable Option?
What Brexit does make clear, however, is that those who identify with leftist policies must continue fighting for alternatives, because neither option serves marginalized people of color or the masses of working-class immigrants in the long run.
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Britain votes to leave EU: Cameron to resign; markets rocked
LONDON (AP) — Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister Friday, sending global markets plunging…
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40 years after students sparked apartheid’s end, a new anger
By JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ The day was a key moment in the long campaign to end South Africa’s harsh apartheid system of white-minority rule. Forty…
State Department Leaders Push For Military Action In Syria
Did Islamic State claim credit for latest attacks too soon?

LIFESTYLE

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BET Awards 2016 Red Carpet Rundown
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Local students compete in Dancing Classrooms ‘Colors of the Rainbow’
Ten teams of fifth-grade students from participating Pittsburgh Public Schools (Banksville, Brookline, Carmalt, Colfax, Phillips, West Liberty, Westwood, and Whittier, Environmental Charter School at Frick…
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Brady serves on nuclear-powered submarine
PEARL HARBOR—A 2007 Wilson Academy High School graduate and Pittsburgh, Pa. native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced…
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Finding Mr. Right: Why Women Should Date More Than One Man
Ladies — when you're shopping around for a new car, shoes, or clothes, you give yourself options. So why doesn't that theory apply to your dating life?
Classic Events presents Fourth Annual Ladies Who Network
Lifestyles Report…Gator vs. Gorilla

YOUTH

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Brady serves on nuclear-powered submarine
PEARL HARBOR—A 2007 Wilson Academy High School graduate and Pittsburgh, Pa. native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced…
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A Little Positivity: An Offer To Carry Groceries Turned This Memphis Teen’s Life Around
Chauncy Jones Black received $100,000 in donations after offering to help a shopper carry his grocery bags in exchange for doughnuts.
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Mayor recognizes 14 Generation Next Candidates— Young people making a difference in their lives
A Celebration was held on Wednesday, June 15, at the Hill House Association, Hillman Auditorium, recognizing the first 14 Generation NEXT Candidates.  Co-sponsors of this…
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Garland speaks at school where he tutors kids
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland hasn’t made much progress winning over Senate Republicans, but he found a more receptive audience Wednesday in…
Community Celebrates Valedictorian Banned From Graduation Over Facial Hair
Black Girls Being Magical: Teen designer featured in ‘Vogue,’ gets MET Showcase
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HEALTH

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High blood pressure, strokes and Blacks
Among the deadliest health issues facing African Americans today: Cancer; homicides; HIV/AIDS; etc. But few, if any, touch the lives of more African-Americans than high…
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‘Holding Hope‘…Allegheny Family Network Mental Health Expo
Allegheny Family Network recently  held its Annual Mental Health Expo at the Marriott City Center. This year’s theme, “Holding Hope,”centered around parents of children with…
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Sexuality and Stigma
This month, the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on sexuality and the stigmas associated with sexual behavior that sometimes prevent people from…
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Reducing stigma is everyone’s responsibility
Stigma is a strong feeling of being shamed or disgraced. It can come not only from strangers but also from families, friends and peers. When…
Examining contraceptive use and unmet contraceptive need among women veterans
PrEP clinic helps prevent HIV infection

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Running with the Champ’
Two heads are better than one. Another body can make work lighter, both in mood and in task. A partner can support you, encourage you,…
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Critics Say Children’s Book On Ferguson Whitewashes History
According to a review of the book by The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the authors were seeking to spread a message of “hope, healing and unity,” but instead many are saying the book doesn't do enough to explain the traverse effects surrounding what led to the city's collapse.
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Cover to Cover…‘I Almost Forgot About You’
    In every love life, there’s always The One That Got Away. He got away because you were both too young, too scared, too…
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Lifestyles Report…Summer reading list
For as long as I can remember I have loved to read. There is nothing like escaping into the pages of a good book. Not…
Former teacher creates a new super hero to drive home family values from ground zero
Cover To Cover …‘Chasing Perfection’

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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Ex-NFL star says Trump friendship has cost him
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Retired NFL player Herschel Walker says he’s being dropped from speaking engagements because of his relationship with Donald Trump. In an…
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Cavs’ Kyrie Irving gets roasted on Twitter for all-White girls party on yacht
Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers emerging superstar point guard, attained overnight international fame after he boldly splashed the game-winning 3-point shot in the face of…
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Kim Kardashian shows off cute photos of Saint West
  Kim Kardashian has had no problems showing off photos of older sister North West on her Snap Chat and Instagram. However,  Saint has been a…
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Porsha Williams, Phaedra Parks Show Off Backsides In Running Man Challenge
The reality show stars stepped up to the challenge while in gym clothing.
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This 1-Year-Old Drumming Sensation Is The Cutest Thing You’ll See Today
A 1-year-old can teach you a thing or two on the drums.
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FLOTUS Joins Snapchat On #NationalSelfieDay
On Tuesday, also #NationalSelfieDay, the First Lady joined Snapchat with the username FLOTUS.
LeBron James fans want wife Savannah to stomp Rihanna for coming on to him after title win
Kenya Moore’s Ex-Boyfriend Wants Her Back… Allegedly

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