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Biden to celebrate Labor Day in Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden will be marking the Labor Day holiday in Pittsburgh. The office of the vice president announced Monday that…
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Back-to-school preparations often exclude vaccines in PA
Only a small percentage of Pennsylvania families claim an exemption to the state’s vaccination requirements. The much larger problem is that many children are not…
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Poll: Toomey faring well, legislators get blame for tardy budget
More people approve of Republican Sen. Pat Toomey now than in June, and he leads both Democrats in the race, Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty,…
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2 waive hearings, to court in Pittsburgh barbershop slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Two men will stand trial in the robbery-slaying of a man who allegedly sold synthetic marijuana out of his Pittsburgh barbershop. The…
Robbery arrest made in East Liberty
Group receives EPA funds to assist in area revitalization

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Black Lives Matter movement experiencing growing pains
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of Black Lives Matter activists, Black and White, marched outside the Minnesota State Fair this weekend, hoping to bring attention to…
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Lovin’ It! Here are 5 of the summer’s most positive news stories
Ready to hear some good stories? This summer was filled with moments that touched our hearts – whether they involved celebrities or everyday people going…
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Obama heading up melting glacier in dramatic push on climate
SEWARD, Alaska (AP) — President Barack Obama turned Tuesday to a dramatic symptom of climate change — a melting Alaska glacier — to highlight the…
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Self-Help Guru Dr. Wayne Dyer Dies At 75 & More News You Need To Know
Dyer first broke onto the scene in 1976 with his wildly successful book, Your Erroneous Zone, and is leaving behind millions of fans.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Black women cover September issues of major magazines…and more
Six Black women have landed the covers of major mainstream publications this month. The saga continues in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
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Virginia jail death highlights importance of addressing nation’s mental illness crisis
Jamycheal Mitchell, who had a history of mental illness, was found dead in a Portsmouth, Virginia jail cell on August 19.
Atlanta’s ‘Best Diners’ for National Breakfast Month
AAA: Lowest Labor Day Gas Prices in a decade in the South
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ENTERTAINMENT

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5 reasons to watch HBO’s ballers
HBO’s new football comedy Ballers follows in the footsteps of the network’s other series like Entourage and even How to Make It In America, and it strikes the same notes in the…
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Will Smith’s latest film exposes the truth about concussions in the NFL
The trailer for Will Smith's new film about the discovery of NFL's concussion controversy has been released.
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Check out the trailer for Will Smith’s NFL-inspired film, ‘Concussion’
Let’s be honest: Will Smith hasn’t had a great movie in awhile. Focus fell flat and After Earth was a dismal attempt to reunite father and son…
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There’s a slavery video game that no one asked for
Racist Video Game ‘Playing History 2: Slave Trade’ Pokes Fun at the Slave Trade http://t.co/sxAiGuf6OG pic.twitter.com/FOdfNJ1712 — Women Tricks (@WomenTricks) August 31, 2015 The centuries…
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8 people who should serve as Kanye’s running mate for 2020 election
Last night (Aug. 30), Kanye West‘s MTV Video Music Awards moment instantly became the speech heard around the world. We all gasped when Kanye announced…
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25 #KanyeWestForPresident Memes That’ll Make You Actually Want To Vote For Him
Kanye West has done it again. Every few months, the mega rap star manages to grab headlines for completely non-music related reasons. And the latest…
Rick Ross announces album release date and drops new song
Oprah snags starring role in Richard Pryor biopic with Eddie Murphy & Mike Epps

SPORTS

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Appeal denied, Steelers wideout Martavis Bryant suspended for 4 games
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The list of key players the Pittsburgh Steelers will have to do without early in the 2015 season keeps growing. Add second-year…
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Check out the trailer for Will Smith’s NFL-inspired film, ‘Concussion’
Let’s be honest: Will Smith hasn’t had a great movie in awhile. Focus fell flat and After Earth was a dismal attempt to reunite father and son…
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Pirates’ Burnett takes a step closer to return
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is hopeful of returning to the rotation by mid-September following a 71-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. The 38-year-old…
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Black head coaches don’t get second chances
  As kickoff for the 2015 college football season nears, only 11 of the 128 FBS head coaches are African American – a paltry 8.6…
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Steel Sensations…Next man up
The season is still two weeks away yet the Steelers have been forced to make in season moves due to injuries already.  The pre season…
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Inside Conditions…Quadruple Jeopardy
 The freedictionary.com defines “double jeopardy as: “one of the oldest legal concepts in Western civilization. In 355 b.c., Athenian statesman Demosthenes said, “[T]he law forbids…
Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies
Vick shows no signs of rust in preseason debut against Buffalo

OPINION

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Ask Alma…My best friend is marrying ‘wicked witch of the North”
Dear Alma, This is a question about my best friend. He and I have been best friends forever and we are just that – friends.…
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Debates let voters compare candidate’ qualifications
I am very pleased to learn of the Democrats’ plan to hold a series of six debates from October of this year until March of…
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Our White liberal conundrum
  One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning Whites can appropriate…
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Blackonomics…Are you having fun with today’s politics?
“I’ll see your two Blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race,…
Animal research unlocked lifesaving AIDS treatments
The Field Negro…”Dead or in jail”

BUSINESS

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Coal company’s dark money donations revealed
Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal companies in the United States with major operations in Pennsylvania, funded various pro-coal and climate change denial…
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Motivational speaker Willie Jolley shares 7 secrets to making a comeback
To help many of those struggling through their own personal setbacks, Jolley offered seven secrets to help engineer a comeback.
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Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging…
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Cumulus Media uses bogus test to discriminate against Blacks
Cumulus Media, Inc., Cumulus Broadcasting LLC. dba Super Talk 99.7 WTN and 104.5 The Zone WGFX-FM on Tuesday August 18th was issued a Charge Of…
“Straight Outta Compton” makes history as highest grossing musical biopic ever
Credit card introductory rates decoded

INTERNATIONAL

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Rescued Chibok girls use GoFundMe.com to attend college in U.S.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the…
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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review

LIFESTYLE

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25 Memes That’ll Make You Want To Vote For Kanye West In 2020
Kanye West has done it again. Every few months, the mega rap star manages to grab the headlines for completely non-music related reasons. And the…
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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready. We caught up with the reality star and picked her makeup bag for secrets. Get into Malaysia’s hair […]
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100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild
With a city Of Pittsburgh proclamation and a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, and numerous letters of congratulations, the Harriet Tubman Guild celebrated 100 years,…
Style Week 2015 honors PGH’S fashion leaders (Photos)
Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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Paula Deen’s former chef releases cookbook, speaks on witnessing racism
Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism…
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Ne-Yo getting SLAMMED for having new baby with wife, after convincing ex Monyetta Shaw to burn her tubes
R&B crooner and producer Ne-Yo was getting buried under an avalanche of harsh criticism and hate after he made the announcement that he and his…
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Jay Z joins Instagram & almost immediately quits
Jay Z hopped into the Instagram game for a minute to say something really important before deciding it just wasn’t for him. We were a little surprised to find out that Jay Z is about the social media life. Hov has always seemed to be a pretty private guy, letting his music give fans an […]
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Best of MTV VMA 2015 Red Carpet
LOS ANGELES — The 2015 MTV VMA Awards was already electrified before anyone got to the City of Angels because of the three-way catfight between…
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K. Michelle declares love of White men: ‘I’m not really into Black men’
When most people make the decision to switch teams in the dating game, they don’t make a public pronouncement and accompanying ceremony. But that’s not…
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Karrueche responds to Chris Brown’s threats on Marques Houston for complimenting her
Karrueche Tran has had it with being treated like a piece of property in Chris Brown’s expansive female portfolio, and she has fired back by…
Mariah Carey vacations with new beau while engagement rumors swirl
Kanye West’s evolution from dropout kid to KimYe King

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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