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Pittsburgh’s pension investments faltered in 2015
Pittsburgh’s pension investments broke even in 2015, and the city paid about $868,000 in expenses. The city lost more than $4.2 million on its investments…
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Pittsburgh schools to hold workshop on transgender plan
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Officials and the public will start talking about a proposed transgender nondiscrimination policy for Pittsburgh’s public schools. A board committee for the…
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Report calls for urgent action to help children of incarcerated parents
In Pennsylvania, 181,000 children have had a parent incarcerated in their lifetime, according to a new nationwide study. That’s roughly 7 percent of the state’s…
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Fracking Roundup: An explosion, earthquakes, more air monitoring … what didn’t happen last week in shale gas news?
The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania last week experienced an explosion, a possible link to two earthquakes and a $12 million boost from the state.…
Pay-to-play rules elude most Pennsylvania municipalities
 Affordable Housing Task Force forwards draft recommendations

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Stop The Presses: Few endorsements making headlines in Black newspapers
Forget it Hillary. Sorry Bernie.When the time came for the Florida Courier to endorse either candidate, the edgy Black newspaper dropped a bombshell with a…
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Campaign surrogates vie for the Black Vote at the 2016 NAN convention
During a plenary session on the 2016 presidential election at the National Action Network’s recent national convention, Reverend Al Sharpton said that this year is…
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Second Mom In “Horrific” Texas Child Abuse Case Found In California
The woman, who has not been identified, is reportedly the mother of two children discovered last week forcibly kept outside the San Antonio home: a 2-year-old boy chained to the ground and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash.
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Uplifting Teachers A Priority On John King’s Agenda
Secretary of Education John King talks with NewsOne about elevating the teaching profession. He wants to give teachers a voice and prepare them for the 21st century classroom.
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Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, is dead at 69
Afeni Shakur, the revolutionary mother who gave birth to rap legend Tupac Shakur, one of the most revered rappers of all time, has died. She was…
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Resigns After Racist Messages Uncovered
Tom Angel, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell's chief of staff, sent the emails in 2012 and 2013 when he was the No. 2 police official in Burbank, California, the report says.
Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes
Violent Protests Break Out During Trump Rallies In California
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and then fostered his…
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McCartney: 1957 desegregation crisis inspired ‘Blackbird’
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School, saying the…
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Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ movie
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oprah Winfrey is expanding her participation in HBO’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” to an on-screen role. The cable channel…
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Wilmore says his ‘tone didn’t fit room’ in DC performance
NEW YORK (AP) — Comic Larry Wilmore says his “tone didn’t fit the room” at the White House Correspondents Association speech but believes his use…
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Afeni Shakur, Freedom Fighter & Mother Of Rapper Tupac, Dies At 69
Deputies from the Marin County Sheriff's Department responded to a possible cardiac arrest situation at her California home Monday night.
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Ludacris, Keri Hilson support Water Safety Month with Gold Medalist swimmers
ATLANTA — Ludacris is becoming as legendary in Atlanta for his selfless devotion to the community as he is with spitting machine-gun-quick lyrics on wax…
Kelly Rowland and Claritin team up to renovate Boys & Girls Club
AWB, funky horns still delivering sweet soul music

SPORTS

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Centenarian Ida Keeling sets world record in 100-meter race at Penn Relays
The crowd erupted for the 100-year-old after she finished the 100m race in one minute, 17.33 seconds.
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Inside Conditions…Backed into a ‘corner’
There was the usual pre-draft “brain surgeons” analysis in regards to the 2016 NFL draft that began on April 28 and concluded on April 30.…
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Warren G delivers horrible rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ in Chicago
Somebody needed to “regulate” on Warren G after his first-degree assault on a time-honored tradition in Chicago. Rapper Warren G is a long way from…
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Steel Sensations: 2016 Draft Recap…Meet the new Steelers
The 2016 draft is over and the Steelers, expectedly, went heavy on the defensive side of the ball with five of their seven picks going…
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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott put on blast by groupie in their bed
Ohio State Buckeye Nation and Cowboy fans have to be looking side-eye at superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott, the MVP of the Buckeyes’ championship run…
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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff…Who won and lost the 2016 NFL draft?
Christmas comes in late April for NFL front offices and die-hard football fan, and the NFL Draft has evolved into a league event on par…
Dickerson says SMU’s penalties keep him out of college hall
NFLPA: Brady tops Wilson on list of top selling players

OPINION

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Blackonomics…Stop whining — start grinding
  It’s interesting how the young folks have started using a term that describes what the older folks should be doing. I hear young people…
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No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One of those…
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Community Health Centers: Fulfilling the promise of the ACA, eliminating Black health disparities
One hundred one years ago, Booker T. Washington penned a letter to the editors of America’s leading Black newspapers. In it, he contended that health,…
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Black liberals are hypocrites when it comes to the N-word
Once again, two nights ago, liberal hypocrisy was on full display at the White House Correspondents’ Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner. The dinner was begun in…
Jackie Robinson and the cost of racism
Guest Editorial…Voting rights setback in N.C.

BUSINESS

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NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows
Sidnee King, a 20 year-old broadcast journalism student at Howard University, admitted that she was nervous about her summer plans, the day before the 2016…
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Black cannabis entrepreneurs you should know
Despite abysmal drug war statistics, under new legislation and thanks to the budding legalized cannabis market, there are a few African-American entrepreneurs who are pioneering the sale of legalized marijuana.
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Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet
NEW YORK (AP) _ Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a…
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Homestead Borough fully integrates Meter Feeder Parking App for residents and businesses
Homestead, PA — On Wednesday May 1, 2016 Homestead Borough, located Southeast of Pittsburgh, PA fully integrated the Meter Feeder parking app for their residents…
Residents’ concerns prompted plans to expand DEP air quality monitoring near shale gas sites in Pennsylvania
Lifestyles Report…In my travels spring 2016

INTERNATIONAL

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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana
HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial…
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Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa
We've all seen it before.
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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack In Afghanistan
A militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came one week after the militants announced the launch of its spring offensive.
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Obamas To Dine With Prince William & Kate Middleton In London
Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will dine Friday in London with the Royal Family during a trip to reportedly lobby to keep the U.K. in the European Union.
Report: 350 Found Dead In Ecuador Earthquake
Man who promised Pharrell show, scammed women gets 2 years

LIFESTYLE

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Red Carpet Rundown: Fashion Meets Technology At the 2016 Met Gala
See some of your favorite stars dressed up for fashion prom! The theme this year is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
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GET THE LOOK: Is Your Relaxed Hair As Healthy As It Can Be?
Find out how to get the healthiest relaxed hair ever!
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The Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Shop Black Owned Businesses For Every Type Of Mother
From pamper yourself products to delectable delights and stand out style. We thought about it so you don’t have to: the perfect gift for the mom you love!
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Couples We Love: Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Make Love And Music
Lifestyles Report…In my travels spring 2016
Do It For The ‘Gram!: 6 Tips to Take Your Instagram Account To The Next Level

YOUTH

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NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows
Sidnee King, a 20 year-old broadcast journalism student at Howard University, admitted that she was nervous about her summer plans, the day before the 2016…
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Malia Obama Picks Harvard University
The 17-year-old will not head directly to the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts after graduating from Sidwell Friends this spring, she “will take a gap year before beginning school,” reads the statement from the East Wing. Instead, she will enroll in the fall of 2017.
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Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
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Michelle Obama In Harlem To Promote Higher Education During College Signing Day
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the third annual College Signing Day in Harlem. About 4, 000 high school seniors and several celebrities joined Mrs. Obama for the event to promote higher education.
Helping Black Boys Navigate The Challenges Ahead
Saint Louis University students who reported racist incident feel ignored
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HEALTH

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No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One of those…
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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
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Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Sarah Thomas found out from a stranger. It was 1996, and after donating blood in Baltimore, a Red Cross worker called…
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The importance of health literacy
As public schools lose funding from debt-ridden state budgets, school administrators are being forced to cut “non-essentials” such as the number of teachers, classes are…
‘Project Formation’ Brings Free Personalized Boot Camp Training To Brooklyn
The truth about diabetes…Doug Banks’ death puts disease in fresh spotlight

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Little Shaq
  “Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you…
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Cover to Cover…’We Love You, Charlie Freeman’
Anything’s worth a try. Never done it before? Then give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose. You might actually like it. You might…
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Cover to Cover…‘Incarceration Nations’
    You do the crime, you do the time. If you’re willing, in other words, to misbehave or break the law, you need to…
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Holy Bible, ‘I Am Jazz’ on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries
NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at…
Cover to Cover…‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me’
James McBride pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul

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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Demetria McKinney hosts 1st annual ‘Single Mom’s Mothers Day’ at Suite Lounge
ATLANTA — For the second time in three weeks, singer and actress Demetria McKinney totally immersed herself in an impromptu duet with another dynamic songstress…
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The Currys Cover Parents Magazine In What May Be The Cutest Photo Ever
😍🏀👍 Our June issue featuring Stephen Curry, Ayesha Curry, Riley, and Ryan is here! Go behind the scenes of the cover shoot and find out the secret meaning behind Steph and Ayesha’s matching tattoos and more at parents.com/stephencurry (link also in the bio!). @ayeshacurry A video posted by Parents (@parentsmagazine) on Apr 29, 2016 at […]
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FAB OR FUG: Tamar Braxton Attends The Emmy Awards
Tamar Braxton was nominated for an Emmy and did not win. Beauties, tell us, did she take home an award for style?
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She Won: First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks Givenchy At Correspondent’s Dinner
It was a bittersweet night for the Obama family at their last White House Correspondent's Dinner in office.
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Gabrielle Union Reveals The ‘Driving Force’ Behind Getting Married
Gabrielle Union is basically an open book when it comes to her life, career, and loves.
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Another Girl Allegedly Trespassed On Chris Brown’s Property
For the third time a young lady has found her way onto Chris Brown's property, illegally.
Watch the Kardashians freak when Rob tells them he’s marrying Blac Chyna on ‘KUWTK’
Nia Long Talks Being An Over 40 Baddie And Her Parenting Style

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