METRO NEWS

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11 Davis brothers accumulate 158 years of military service
When it comes to serving their country the Davis family may have the world’s record. The 11 brothers served 158 years between them. Most are…
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Stop the Violence group to host ‘Celebration of Life’ gala at Rivers Club
Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh will present “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” on April 4, at the Rivers Club, located at 301 Grant St., inside One…
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The March Dignity & Respect Champion is…Kevin Rice
At this year’s 54th Annual World of Wheels Car Show, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, local high school students took first place with…
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Muslim Women’s Association holds fundraiser for needy women
The Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh  sponsored a fund­raising event in support of their newly opened Guest House for women. The association is a Muslim Charitable Association comprised …
Peduto hails decision by ALDI to open store on Penn Avenue in Garfield
PACE Inclusive Voices event draws full house

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Family of slain Nicholas Thomas to meet with Smyrna police chief
The family of Nicholas Taft Thomas, the unarmed man shot and killed by Smyrna Police, are set to meet with the chief of Smyrna Police…
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Celebrities help legendary Congressman John Lewis celebrate 75th birthday
ATLANTA — John Lewis was yanked from the ranks of obscurity on a rural Alabama farm and catapulted to international icon status because he defied…
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Hundreds rally against Indiana law, say it’s discriminatory
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, some carrying signs reading “no hate in our state,” gathered Saturday outside the Indiana Statehouse for a boisterous rally…
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Black Women’s Roundtable releases 2015 Report on Black Women in the U.S
Black Women in the United States, 2015, continues the Black Women’s Roundtable’s (BWR) annual inquiry into the challenges and triumphs of Black women across the…
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7 shot, including Ala. A&M students, at Florida Spring Break house party
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on…
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Southern Baptists discuss race, slavery and segregation
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Southern Baptist Convention is taking its biggest step to date to confront the legacy of support for slavery and segregation…
Former University Of Mississippi student charged with hanging noose on Meredith statue
Boston police officer shot In Roxbury, suspect killed, scene tense [video]
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Here’s why Trevor Noah is a good replacement for Jon Stewart
Ever since Jon Stewart announced he would be leaving Comedy Central’s The Daily Show in February, everyone’s been wondering who would take over his beloved seat.…
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34 Kids By 17 Women & Now A Reality Show: Why It Might Work
It’s no surprise that there would be backlash and outrage over the OWN network giving Jay Williams, the Atlanta man with 34 kids by 17…
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Willow Smith Is All Grown Up At BET’s “Black Girls Rock!”
Willow Smith presented a more mature look with her parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith at Black Girls Rock! over the weekend. Willow showed love and support…
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Meet Trevor Noah: The Daily Show’s new host is biracial, South African, & super hilarious
After months of speculation following Jon Stewart’s departure announcement from the satirical news program The Daily Show, the New York Times is reporting that Trevor Noah — a…
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Destiny’s Child reunites at Stellar Gospel Music Awards [video]
Destiny’s Child stunned the audience at the 30th annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Saturday night, when they reunited to perform at the ceremony. Beyoncé, and…
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Isaiah Washington claims “I’m no Black”
  Raven-Symoné  has once against sparked a discussion over how some Blacks perceived themselves in society. Black Twitter and the media couldn’t stop talking about…
Review: “Home” is cute despite the Rihanna shade
Reel-ality TV Talk…Last week in Atlanta was shade central

SPORTS

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Grammy-winner 2Chainz inspires Hawks to conferene-clinching win against Heat
ATLANTA — With a final score of 99-86, the Atlanta Hawks clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs last night at Philips…
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Survived: No. 1 Kentucky holds off Notre Dame 68-66
CLEVELAND (AP) — With everything at stake, Kentucky didn’t panic and played to perfection. The Wildcats made clutch shots, buckled down on fearless Notre Dame…
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Why media’s clumsy coverage of LBGT athletes Is counterproductive
Today, I woke up to my Twitter TL collectively rolling their eyes at Michael Sam. I was surprised, not because they were annoyed by the…
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Michael Jordan still has his fadeaway jumper at 52 years old
Forbes recently estimated former NBA great Michael Jordan’s net worth at over a billion dollars, making him part of a select group of black billionaires.…
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The moments we want and expect from Wrestlemania 31
Wrestlemania: The Super Bowl of sports entertainment. There’s nothing quite like it, and in some respects it truly is the greatest Pay Per View spectacle…
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2Chainz performs during Hawks victory; plays horse with Dominique Wilkins
ATLANTA — We could not discern which the fans enjoyed more — the Atlanta Hawks thorough dismantling of the injury-plagued Miami Heat or seeing Atlanta-native…
Inside Floyd Mayweather’s camp, where the cars are clean
Atlanta Hawks “CEO” 2 Chainz Schooled Dominique Wilkins In H-O-R-S-E

OPINION

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Looking Beyond Ferguson, Mo.
The lack of respect for a Black man’s life, rights and contributions became infused into the nation’s national spirit and codified in the legal and…
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Blackonomics…Caught between Barack and a hard place
The experiment that featured a Black man in the White house is on the downside now. Folks in the Obama administration are busy looking for…
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To Be Equal…Inequity in education funding shortchanges America’s future
“That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy.  Our…
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Child Watch: Low-income children to get shafted by Congress
Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at-risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to…
“I’ll take Herman Cain over Ben Carson any day”
Criminal justice system needs urgent reform

BUSINESS

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WealthyU: Avoid top 5 money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans
America’s Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the top money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans and how to avoid…
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Beyond the Rhetoric…Connecting with businesses in Colombia – Part 1
Where do I begin to tell the story of our trade mission to the beautiful nation of Colombia? It had been in the planning stage…
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NBC News’ boss faces challenge fixing MSNBC
NEW YORK (AP) — As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve…
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Nielsen examines spending power of Black super consumers
According to a new report by Nielsen titled “The Making of a Multicultural Super Consumer,” “Multicultural consumers are rapidly becoming the core of the U.S. population…
From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes
Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung’s best yet

INTERNATIONAL

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans

LIFESTYLE

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Easter-inspired manicures
The first full week of spring has just concluded and Easter is only a week away, thus the inspiration behind the color-rich nails popping off…
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Fashion Watch on Sorority Fashion
When you are heading to a themed event what do you do? The first thought is to go with the theme. At the recent Omega…
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Ask Alma…Long Distant Lover
I am a 50-year-old field service engineer who travels 75 percent of the year for work. I love my job and appreciate the opportunity that…
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Alicia Watkins goes from homeless veteran to student at Harvard
In 2010, Alicia Watkins, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, shocked friends and family when she documented her travails as a homeless veteran on…
Ooh La La…Three days in Paris
50 Of Our Favorite Fashion Quotes From Sarah Jessica Parker

GENERATION Y

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Michelle Obama delivers encouraging message to young women during “Black Girls Rock!”
BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! featured some of the best representations of Black women in today’s culture, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved that Black…
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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
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How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
There is a lot of concern in educational circles that American students are not ready to compete on a global level. With advancements in technology,…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
The lemonade business has an adorable new entrepreneur who’s only ten-years-old! As the founder of her own BeeSweet Lemonade line, Mikaila Ulmer on confidently represented her brand on…
NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick
Black College Expo returns to Atlanta

HEALTH

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Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
If junk food is your jump off, but you’re trying to stay lean and clean, then you are going to love this beauties. Even if…
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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
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Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed…
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Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!
Whether you’re in corporate America, a busy mom, a full time student (who also works full time), a budding entrepreneur or a combination of all…
For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]
Batch becomes a partner in health

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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Azealia Banks & Fox News’ Eric Bolling clash on Twitter
Azealia Banks  has found a new person to beef with these days. The Harlem rapper winded up in the cross hairs of Fox News pundit…
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Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose reportedly reconcile thanks to a song
Things haven’t exactly been amicable since Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa filed for divorce in late 2014. Rose accused Wiz of cheating on her with…
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Iyanla Vanzant tries and fails to fix Karrueche Tran’s life
Mere moments into her edition of “Iyanla Exclusive,” Karrueche Tran, answered the question I and many others wondered: Why in the hell would she elect…
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Destiny’s Child reunited at Gospel Stellar Awards Saturday night
Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams haven’t released an album together as Destiny’s Child since 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled. But Saturday night, at the Stellar…
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TMZ Reports Karrine Steffans Lied About Darius McCrary Abuse Claims
Less than 24 hours after former “Family Matters” actor Darius McCrary was arrested in Oakland County, Michigan for failing to pay child support, his ex…
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Black Twitter Snatches Raven-Symoné For Her “Every Continent In Africa” Comment
Jesus be a geography lesson. Raven-Symoné once again found herself the hot topic of discussion, due to an interview she gave E! News. Last week, the…
T.I., Tiny, Mayor Reed celebrate opening of Scales 925 restaurant
7 Questions We Want Karrueche Tran To Answer During Her Iyanla Vanzant Interview

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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