METRO NEWS

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State gun law ruled unconstitutional…Municipal limitations reinstated
Beginning in 2011 municipalities like Allentown, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh enacted local gun ordinances that could for instance, fine or jail legal gun owners who did…
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Man convicted of third-degree murder in shooting death
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. Jurors in Allegheny County…
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Lawyer: Police dash cam supports claims of excessive force
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A lawyer for two men suing the city and several Pittsburgh police officers for excessive force says dash cam video from a…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
Suspect arrested in Homewood shooting
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. ‘Open Mic Night’ bridges gaps between youth

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Supreme Court allows Texas abortion clinics to stay open & more
Also in today's roundup, Chris Christie announces his bid for president and Greece fails to pay its IMF debt by deadline.
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Justice Department: Ferguson response to protesters violated free speech, use of dogs incited fear
Nearly a year after Ferguson, Mo. teenager Michael Brown Jr. was fatally shot by former police officer Darren Wilson, the Justice Department is confirming that…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces presidential bid, new case of Ebola surfaces In Liberia…and more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is ready to take his political career to the next level. He announced his presidential run Tuesday morning. The announcement was held at…
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Pat Robertson says gays will make Christians like anal sex and bestiality
Extreme right-wing pastor and televangelist Pat Robertson despises the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to legalize same-sex marriages nationwide, telling his television audience that gays will…
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For Obama and Clinton, twisty paths to ‘yes’ on gay marriage
WASHINGTON (AP) _ When President Barack Obama praised the Supreme Court’s watershed same-sex marriage ruling, he held it up as evidence that a “shift in…
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Former ballet star Albert Evans dead at 46
NEW YORK (AP) _ Albert Evans, a former New York City Ballet principal dancer and one of the most prominent African-Americans in classical dance, has…
Contours of Obama’s legacy form with help of unlikely allies
Joe Biden surprises worshippers at Mother Emanuel
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Empire’ Director Lee Daniels signs contract with 20th Century Fox TV
When you’re the co-creator of a show that arguably saved a television network when it comes to the ratings race, good things tend to happen…
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Robin Thicke begins comeback with “Morning Sun”
Robin Thicke‘s 2014 was nothing short of a disaster. It was a trainwreck made uglier by the fact that he had the biggest hit the…
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LHHATL Recap: Kalenna seeks Deb Antney’s help, Yung Joc wants KD back, and more
Jessica Dime says she and Joseline messed around, Yung Joc begs KD for forgiveness, and more.
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Nene Leakes leaving ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta'; her replacement
Nene Leakes, after threatening to leave the “Real Housewives of Atlanta” for several years, it looks like she is making good on her pledge this…
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Stream music from every episode of HBO’s ‘Ballers’
After dominating the ring and crushing the box office at every single turn, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has made his debut on the small screen.…
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Karlie The Mess Maker: LHHATL Season 4, Episode 11 Recap
It’s been evident from episode 1 of this season of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta that Karlie Redd‘s presence this time around is solely to…
TV ROUNDUP: Lee Daniels Inks Major TV Deal & More
Meet Janet Jackson’s Dancers For The Unbreakable Tour!

SPORTS

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Little League star Mo’ne Davis, teammates visit Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) _ Mo’ne Davis and her teammates in the 2014 Little League World Series have stopped in Little Rock as part of…
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Presale open for U.S. Women’s visit to Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (June 30, 2015) – The United States women’s national team takes on Germany tonight in the semi-final of the 2015 FIFA World Cup with…
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Atlanta Hawks Foundation tips off court dedication at Camp Twin Lakes
WINDER, Ga — The Atlanta Hawks Foundation, committed to increasing access for metro Atlanta’s youth to play, grow, and learn life and leadership skills through…
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Amar’e Stoudemire talks sports in fashion
All 6’10” (2.08 meters) of Stoudemire have stood out quite prominently in Paris fashion week this season _ with the NBA player attending numerous shows…
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Michael Sam, 1st openly gay NFL draftee, rejoins CFL team
MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam is praising the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage throughout the country. He says he has no plans to…
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Inside Conditions…Things that make you go, huh?
Now hear this, now hear this.  Oops, I forgot that I am not on deck at PNC Park, standing on the topside of the SS…
LeBron James has opted out of his contract with the Cavaliers
Big nights for the biggest markets in NBA draft

OPINION

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Nevada Education Savings Account Program no victory for parent choice movement
I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to…
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From symbol to substance, is a new South coming?
“It is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds.” With those words, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley captured the new understanding that came…
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Is focusing on forgiveness in wake of AME shooting deflecting our attention from overlying issue of racism?
In the aftermath of the Emanuel AME Church shooting, many are focusing on the forgiving nature of the African community, but is all this discussion…
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Our president has spoken. Let the nation say Amen.
  Air Force One touched down in Charleston South Carolina on Friday as the President of the United States arrived for the funeral of the…
Guest Editorial…Take down that damn flag
Republican presidential candidates lack diversity

BUSINESS

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Celebrity Apprentice may replace Trump with host of color
Rumor has it that NBC may go for a host of color for "Celebrity Apprentice."
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President Obama plans to extend overtime for nearly 5 million workers
President Barack Obama is on a roll. A bankroll, that is. In a proposal that could cover nearly 5 million workers, the president said Monday…
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How latest Congressional inaction may hurt small businesses & main street
On June 30th, the Export-Import Bank’s charter will expire if Congress refuses to act. House Republicans are in full swing to diminish Ex-Im bank’s ability…
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Abusive lending practices target people of color
Each year the many forms and products of predatory lending drain at minimum hundreds of billions of dollars from the nation’s economy and communities across…
NBC to Donald Trump: You’re fired
AboutThatCar.com…2015 Toyota Sienna

INTERNATIONAL

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Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
Some have spoken out about being molested and robbed by the police during their efforts to file their papers for an extended stay.
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World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US
  BEIJING (AP) — Often the target of U.S. human rights accusations, China wasted little time returning such charges following the shooting at a historic…
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The tragic, bloody origins of Dominican Republic’s plan to erase much of its Black population
Tens of thousands of Dominicans of Haitian-descent are set to be deported tomorrow as Hispaniola sits on the brink of a war.
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Dominican Republic set to deport Haitian workers in ethnic “cleansing”
The bloody origins of the Dominican Republic’s ethnic ‘cleansing’ of Haitians http://t.co/AAISZltapV — tejwo (@tejwo) June 16, 2015 In what critics describe as ethnic “cleansing,”…
Mehereta Baruch-Ron rises from illiteracy to deputy mayor Tel Aviv
Black Ethiopia Jews ask do their lives matter?

LIFESTYLE

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Parent Choice movement fights for education opportunities for low-income families
I have been and continue to be a strong supporter of the fight to provide low income and working class parents with the power to…
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7 questions to ask yourself before you sleep with him
Sex comes with a lot of questions, but are you asking them?
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A Little Positivity: New Jersey mom celebrates son’s high school graduation with huge billboard ad
The dismal education statistics for young Black men are all too familiar, especially in cities like Camden, New Jersey, where poverty, crime and poor access to…
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2015 BET Awards Red Carpet Arrivals
Inside Out Beauty: Jhene Aiko reveals her new clothing line
If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong

GENERATION Y

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Teen with viral prom dress designs Naturi Naughton’s stunning BET Awards gown
Kyemah McEntyre, the teen who achieved viral fame after creating the prom dress of the year, has gone on to do even bigger and better…
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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Local Navy culinary specialist
Culinary Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jazmine Scott, from Pittsburgh, makes pizza in the galley aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71). The Theodore Roosevelt…
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Sasha & Malia Obama all grown up in Europe
Sasha and Malia Obama accompanied their mother on a trip to Europe this week, and they’re all grown up! First Lady Michelle Obama is visiting…
Chicago high school student accepted to 26 universities, awarded $3 million In scholarships
Fashion Watch on the Prom Queen

HEALTH

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Pervasive myths and misconceptions about organ donation still exist in the Black community
Dr. Velma Scantlebury has completed more than 1,000 kidney transplants—and counting. But since 1989, when she became the first African-American female surgeon to perform organ…
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Real Women Sweat: These 5 tips will get you to the gym today
Gym or dinner? If your choice is dinner, you need these motivational tips to get your sweat on.
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…It’s Never Too Late to Quit
About half of all Americans who smoke and don’t quit will die because of smoking. That’s one of the reasons it’s so important to quit,…
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MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
PITTSBURGH – In an effort to help the local Pittsburgh community, MINI of Pittsburgh is joining forces with the Pittsburgh Central Blood Bank on Wednesday,…
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE
Whitening toothpaste will not make your teeth whiter, but these things will

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Red Bicycle’
  Last years’ swimsuit is way too small for you now. You’ve outgrown most of your summer clothes, in fact, and you’ve given them away;…
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Aurora Reading Club celebrates 120 years
The Aurora Reading Club of Pittsburgh recently celebrated their 120th Anniversary. In celebration they brought to Pittsburgh Ann Jeffries, the award winning author of the…
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Cover to Cover…‘Finding Samuel Lowe’
Your last family reunion was a big one. It was fun, too, and eye-opening. You hadn’t really stopped to think about how many people are…
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Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
  Starting a business is not for the faint of heart. It takes brains and guts enough to step out of a comfort zone. It…
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover
Former NNPA Columnist writes …..Ask Gwendolyn Baines – The Book

EDITORS PICK

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Are our churches safe?
The horrific, racially charged shooting that took place last week in the historic Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., and took the lives of nine…

FEATURES

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If living alone doesn’t teach you these lessons, you’re doing it wrong
Because living alone is proof that you're doing something right.
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Marvin Winans preaches at Pentecostal Temple
It wasn’t a musical concert, but a special Men’s Day Service that brought Bishop Marvin L. Winans of the famed Winans family and The Winans…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Some good, some bad from recent election

PEOPLE

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5 reasons John Legend’s got the best wife
John Legend  married supermodel Chrissy Teigen in 2013, and he hasn’t been shy about sharing his love for her with world. After all, this is the same woman…
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Marshawn Lynch achieves dream: Jumping into end zone filled with Skittles
Nothing would’ve been sweeter for Marshawn Lynch than punching in that touchdown to win the Super Bowl. What’s done is done, but what he did at Conan was…
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Game Will Plead Not Guilty To Assaulting Off-Duty Police Officer
It looks like Game will be gearing up for a legal battle in the next couple of months. He’s pleading not guilty to assaulting and…
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Even though Tamar Braxton sang with Patti Labelle on the BET Awards, she still became a hilarious meme
Serving face just took on a whole new meaning.
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Dej Loaf reportedly got in fist fight with manager during BET Awards soundcheck
Quick reminder, here: Dej Loaf is from Detroit. The Detroit reportedly came out of her before the BET Awards. TMZ reports that Dej Loaf got in a physical…
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Shia LaBeouf freestyles shirtless and with a rattail
Shia LaBeouf recently made news for suffering a head injury while filming an upcoming movie. He’s expected to make a full recovery, but as he does, here’s…
Jesse Williams & wife Aryn Drake-Lee expecting second child
Chris Brown may not have life together, but crossover is crazy

Education

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Local Ellis School student Taylor Robinson dreams big, wins big
Fifteen-year-old Taylor Robinson from Regent Square has become quite an inspiration for youth. She finds time to volunteer, intern, compete in competitions and plan for…
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Generation NEXT: Carter Redwood, actor
Charismatic energy and infectious enthusiasm exude from Carter Redwood, 23, when he talks of being able to live in New York City as he pursues…

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