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Walmart Foundation donates $252,950 to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
DUQUESNE, Pa. — Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank has received $252,950 in grants from the Walmart Foundation to expand select summer food programs for children…
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UPMC launches new advance care planning directive
Did you know that: • More than 90% of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end…
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GOP hopefuls for state’s high court tout records at forum
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Five Republican candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court touted their experience and integrity, vowed that politics would never color their judicial…
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Kingsley conference focuses on future
With East Liberty booming, the comprehensive Larmier Plan for redevelopment underway, and multiple development projects underway in Homewood, the Kingsley Association is continuing its efforts…
Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
Black law enforcement execs hold mid-week networking mixer

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NATIONAL NEWS

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‘It’s Handled': Judy Smith, the real ‘Olivia Pope’ heads to Baltimore?
  Judy Smith, the D.C. fixer upon whose life Shonda Rhimes loosely based Scandal‘s “Olivia Pope,” played by Kerry Washington, is headed to Baltimore to…
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“I’m here for you:” Black Baltimore police officer gives moving speech to protesters
A police officer’s kind words during a period of unrest over the death of Freddie Gray touched many across Baltimore, who have for so long witnessed police violence…
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Former Marine: They used to call me ‘patriot,’ now they call me ‘thug’ [video]
  Even after Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced murder and manslaughter charges on Friday against the six officers involved in the death of…
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President Obama launches My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in wake of Baltimore protests
President Barack Obama arrived in New York City Monday morning to announce the launch of the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance at Lehman College in the…
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Philly man fatally stabs brother over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight
A Philadelphia native is on the run after fatally stabbing his younger brother following the highly anticipated match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.  The stabbing happened…
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Surprised? Man who filmed Freddie Gray’s arrest has now been arrested himself
  BALTIMORE — There is a reason why the South Carolina man went into temporary hiding after he filmed North Charleston police officer Michael Slager…
Atlanta-area sheriff under investigation for shooting woman at model home
Protests in Atlanta in support of Baltimore (photos)
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Beyonce shows off near-nude dress before Met gala in NYC
Beyonce’s mouth-watering dress, replete with plunging neckline, was already the best thing about the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at…
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Happy #ChildrensBookWeek! Pick Up A Book From These 8 African-American Authors
Hey, remember books? In case not, you should know that literacy is still celebrated in today’s very digital world. This week marks National Children’s Book…
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‘Avengers’ sequel is second biggest US opener of all time
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ The Avengers are mighty, but not enough to beat themselves. The Marvel and Disney sequel earned a staggering $187.7 million in…
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A Little Positivity: Interest In Baltimore Big Brothers Program Soars To 3,000 Percent
The Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Baltimore has seen a huge spike in prospective mentors, bringing some positivity to the city since the death…
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First look at Lupita Nyong’o in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’
The hype over the latest Star Wars movie is continuing its route toward critical mass. In celebration of the unofficial May 4th holiday, “May the fourth be…
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Fix It, Judy: City Of Baltimore Hires Real-Life Olivia Pope To Save Its Image
In the wake of the uprisings and public relations shit-show taking place in Baltimore, the city has reportedly hired “crisis consultant” Judy Smith, the woman…
Zion and Lennox on making romantic melodies that aren’t cheesy
Madonna disses Drake twice during online Q+A and it was sassy! [video]

SPORTS

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Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ The check was for $100 million, a payday so mind boggling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. couldn’t help but show it to…
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Will Floyd Mayweather retire after next fight?
(NNPA)–After swatting away Manny Pacquiao in a much-heralded bout, Floyd Mayweather improved his record to 48-0, and has hinted that he may fight again in…
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Inside Conditions…Luck of the draw
You’ve got to know when to hold ’em. Know when to fold ’em. Know when to walk away, and know when to run. You never…
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Funniest tweets on Floyd Mayweather’s unimpressive win over Manny Pacquiao
Billed as the “Fight of the Century,” Floyd Mayweather’s defeat of top rival Manny Pacquiao turned into a long snore of epic proportions as fans, celebrities and…
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Why Skip Bayless is completely wrong about Mayweather vs. Pacquiao
Skip Bayless is all about the hot take and ruffling feathers, but sometimes it’s apparent that his heart does the thinking and not his brain.…
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Chris Paul knocks Spurs out of playoffs with buzzer beater
Last year, the Los Angeles Clippers saw their postseason run shrouded in scandal, as racist remarks from team owner Donald Sterling went public. The team…
Source: Steph Curry will be named NBA’s MVP
Vikings take Pitt offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings

OPINION

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Beyond the Rhetoric…The Clintons’ financial hustles
The reputations of Bill and Hillary Clinton have become legendary. It goes back to their days in Arkansas where they took scandal to another level…
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To Be Equal…Eradicating childhood poverty one nose at a time
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough…
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Sadly, televised riots are 50-year-old news
It is 50-year-old television news. The unfair treatment, the discrimination, the riots, the protests… it’s all 50-year-old news. For me, that reality is just as…
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Loretta Lynch came from a family of activists
After a 166-day partisan political struggle in the U.S. Senate to confirm the first Black American woman to be the attorney general of the United…
Blacks split over Obama
Black Mothers Matter: The real reason Toya Graham deserves praise

BUSINESS

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Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still the main event
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple’s phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch.…
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Review…2015 Dodge Durango
CHICAGO – We drove a 2015 Dodge Durango here from Detroit and navigated around the Windy City for about 10 days. There was some apprehension,…
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Silicon Valley insider pinpoints common myths around diversity in technology
Silicon Valley‘s diversity problem is well-known. As Bloomberg reported last fall, Black and Hispanic people combined only had 6 percent of the tech jobs at four…
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The Meadows casino to add 250-300 jobs, about 100 full-time
HOUSTON, Pa. (AP) _ The Meadows Racetrack & Casino near Pittsburgh plans to add 250-300 jobs, including roughly 100 full-time positions, as it continues to…
Don’t panic, college seniors: Jobs for grads likely to grow
Bevy Smith breaks down why TV is more welcoming than film to people of color

INTERNATIONAL

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With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) _ Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria’s military approached to rescue the women, survivors told The…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring
It’s not officially Spring until you can slip into a fabulous open-toed sandal. Now that the weather has warmed up across the country, we’re eagerly…
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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Fashion Watch on the Correspondents Dinner
Why do they call it the nerdiest night of the year or the nerd prom? According to the Fix, in 2009, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox…
Who Is Marilyn Mosby? Meet The Woman Behind Freddie Gray’s Investigation
CNN’s Erin Burnett calls Black sorority Zeta Phi Beta gang members

GENERATION Y

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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

HEALTH

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UPMC launches new advance care planning directive
Did you know that: • More than 90% of people think it’s important to talk about their loved ones’ and their own wishes for end…
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Advance Care Planning
The discussions between families and healthcare providers regarding medical care decisions are affected by the medical care needed, and influenced by cultural norms, values and…
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Yoga On Capitol Hill: How mindfulness can help veterans deal with stress
Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell and New York Rep. Charles Rangel joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to talk about the event “Yoga on the Hill,” and how…
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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
Racism and stress killing Black women
Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Beyonce shows off near-nude dress before Met gala in NYC
Beyonce’s mouth-watering dress, replete with plunging neckline, was already the best thing about the “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at…
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Madonna blasts Drake for begging for a kiss at Coachella
The first weekend of Coachella 2015 brought some mild controversy in the form of Madonna capping her surprise appearance during Drake’s headlining set by slipping…
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Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams go at it again at Women’s Expo in Atlanta
ATLANTA – The cold war between NeNe Leakes and Wendy Williams erupted again at a women’s empowerment seminar. The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and the…
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Aspiring model/rapper Skyy Mims convicted of murder
Friday, a Dalton, Georgia jury convicted 22-year-old Skyy Mims for the 2014 robbery and murder of Dahyabhai Chaudhari. Mims, whose full given name is Skyy…
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Most hilarious memes of Jamie Foxx’s singing the national anthem
LAS VEGAS — Boxing fans were incensed that they didn’t get their money’s worth in the so-called “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and…
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How Van Jones leads hunger strike, according to old friend Ben Jealous [video]
One thing civil rights activists must do is keep the public’s attention on serious matters. Still, even they have a sense of humor. One would…
Taraji P. Henson worries son may face police brutality
Yung Joc arrested In Atlanta and immediately Instagrams ‘Free Joc’

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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