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Check out what this Allegheny County judge is ordering drug dealers to do
An Allegheny County judge has begun fining drug dealers to buy the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, for agencies working in the communities where they’ve sold…
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Could tracking firearms more closely in Pittsburgh reduce violent crime?
When Pittsburgh police officers seize guns, they usually aren’t taking the firearms from their lawful owners, according to a new study. The University of Pittsburgh…
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Sprout Fund joins city, county to advance ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative
The Sprout Fund will join the city of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County in the next phase of the ongoing “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to close…
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Carlow names Ruffin director of Social Justice Institutes
Pittsburgh—Carlow University has named Jessica Ruffin to be the director of its Social Justice Institutes. “Jessica brings a wealth of experience at community building, strategic…
Health Department offers free Shingles vaccine at immunization clinic
Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action hold annual brunch

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Mothers of the Movement help Clinton shape police reforms
On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to share why they are supporting Hillary Clinton for president during an emotional and heart-wrenching address to delegates. Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland – who was found dead hanging in a jail cell after an “unlawful traffic stop” […]
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What To Expect From President Obama’s DNC Speech
President Barack Obama stayed up late last night preparing his DNC speech. He's expected to back Clinton's qualifications and address his administration's legacy.
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Trump Under Fire For Encouraging Russian Cyber-Spying
Donald Trump caused uproar when he called on Russia to find Hillary Clinton's missing emails. This comes as the FBI suspects that Russia hacked the DNC's email server.
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Marilyn Mosby drops remaining charges against cops in Freddie Gray case
Mosby called for system reform after the failure to find any criminal involvement in Gray's death. "We know that Freddie Gray did not kill himself," she contended.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Black Lives Matter Protesters Host Demonstration At DNC…AND MORE
Scores of protesters walked 6 miles to spread awareness about police misconduct and the negative impact it has on our nation.
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Day Two DNC Speakers: Bill Clinton & Black Women Who Lost Their Children To Gun Violence
Day two of the DNC will be unprecedented as Bill Clinton takes the stage in support of his wife, candidate Hillary Clinton, while the Black mothers of recent shooting victims tell their story of grief and resilience in an effort to enforce gun control.
4 Things To Know About Donna Brazile
First lady’s apolitical image big part of her political draw
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More than 100 celebrities pledge to work against Trump
Julianne Moore, Bryan Cranston, Kerry Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, Lena Dunham, Shonda Rhimes, and Macklemore are among more than 100 celebrities joining a…
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The Carters Parisian Vacation Is The Epitome Of #FamilyGoals
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WATCH: 14-Year-Old Philadelphia Native Stuns DNC With Powerful Rendition Of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’
Bobby Hill, who first gained notoriety for singing at Pope Francis' U.S. visit last September, is a member of the Keystone State Boychoir. Hill's soprano range wowed the Pope and actor Mark Wahlberg, who presided as Master of Ceremonies.
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The show goes on for cancer-stricken Sharon Jones
NEW YORK (AP) — Preparing to go on stage for the first time in months after intensive rounds of chemotherapy, an atypically nervous Sharon Jones…
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Erykah Badu Reflects On The Break Steve Harvey Gave Her 25 Years Ago
The 14th Annual 2016 State Farm Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey was quite the show Saturday night.
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Joe Budden Chases Down Two Dudes After They Run Up On Him: “This Is Not The Internet”
A couple of kids decided to run up on Joe Budden and soon realized it wasn’t the best idea. The scene begins with two young men approaching Budden as he steps out of his car and he clearly isn’t too enthused. The kids already have their cameras rolling. The next set of Snapchats show the […]
Corrupt cop frames black man … and is forgiven on ‘Steve Harvey Show’ (video)
Beyoncé calls out White man for saying she stole ‘Lemonade’ visuals


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‘T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold’ premieres Aug. 2 on PBS
(SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.)— “T-Rex: Her Fight for Gold” is the coming-of-age story of boxing phenom Claressa “T-Rex” Shields from Flint, Michigan. Shields was just 17…
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Baseball fans: Come to ‘Mayor’s Cup’ championship
Boys and girls participating in Citiparks BIG League Sports baseball and softball leagues will take to the field at PNC Park on Thursday, July 28,…
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Overtime 7-27-16
:10 Your Pittsburgh Steelers go to training camp this week. That puts in motion the drive for five… Plus two. Going to the Super Bowl…
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Olympic boxers to fight without headgear, worry about cuts
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Although Antonio Vargas still thinks about the cut that nearly ended his Olympic dream, his unprotected head will be clear…
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‘We have to stand united:’ Melo seeks more than Olympic gold
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Carmelo Anthony wants more than a better U.S. basketball team leading into the Olympics. He wants a better U.S. Anthony wants…
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Michael Jordan says he ‘can no longer stay silent’ about police shootings
The internet spent the day digesting Jordan's response, divided between ecstatic to cautious because of his long storied history with distancing himself from social justice issues. Jordan's persona at times appeared to be "business first," and his silence in regards to previous police shootings stirred up strong frustrations.
WNBA president on rescinded fines: We needed to move forward
Athletes using sports platforms to push for social change


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Cleveland’s RNC was the whitest convention i’ve ever attended
As I boarded my return flight to D.C. from last week’s Republican convention in Cleveland, Ohio, I began to reflect on what I saw and…
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Response to Orlando shooting shouldn’t stop at prayer
The mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12 shocked, saddened, and angered most Americans. This terrible tragedy also compelled many Representatives,…
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Roland Martin & Cory Booker Discuss Whether Dems Can Lure White Working-Class Voters
In this year’s highly contested presidential election, every vote – and every demographic – counts; neither Republicans nor Democrats can take any voting block for granted. Democrats are looking to attract and retain White working-class male voters, a vital block of the American electorate and one Democrats have had trouble reaching in the past. On Wednesday, Roland […]
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Another missed opportunity
DURBAN, South Africa – On my first night here to cover the 26th International AIDS Conference, I had dinner with Phill Wilson, president and CEO…
Chaotic RNC showed a party living in the past
Lots of demonizing, few solutions at RNC


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Young entrepreneur owns and operates independent telecommunications company
Tallahassee, Fla. (—26-year old Freddie Figgers became one of the youngest African-Americans to own and operate an independent, U.S.-based telecommunications company when he launched Figgers…
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New overtime rule changes: are you ready for the impact?
Companies have until Dec. 1, 2016, to implement changes in an effort to minimize the effects of a new Department of Labor (DOL) rule that…
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Business Calendar 7-27-16
Business Energy Efficiency Grants Now through APRIL 15—The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has to $1,000,000 of grant funding available in the 13th year of…
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Beyond the Rhetric…Progress at our 24th annual conference
Our 24th Annual Conference, held in New Orleans, proved to be our best conference yet. We had over 40 speakers and held it at venues:…
Study: Disclosing medical errors to patients is a tough thing for doctors
Cars, apartments … and solar panels? You can lease them all now in Pittsburgh.


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Multiple People Killed In Mass Shooting Shopping Mall In Germany
Munich police have reportedly asked civilians to not use social media in light of their ongoing search of assailants.
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Gates: Foundation to invest $5B in Africa over next 5 years
JOHANNESBURG (AP) _ Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said Sunday his foundation will invest another $5 billion in Africa over the next five years.…
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Two Arrested In Connection With Nice Attack That Killed 84, ISIS Link Not Established
Agnes Thibault Lecuivre, a spokeswoman for the anti-terrorism prosecutor, did not provide details on the couple’s connection to the terror attack or their names.
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Deadliest Bombing To Hit Baghdad In A Decade Kills Nearly 200
Multiple news outlets report the death toll between 165 and 200. Another 225 people were injured in Sunday's blast, which occurred in the Karrada district after midnight when families were shopping for Eid-al-Fitr, the day that marks the end of the Muslim holy month, Ramadan.
Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’
Hate Crimes Rise In UK After Brexit Vote


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Street Style: House of Harlow x Revolve in Southampton, NY
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Celebrities React To Michelle Obama’s Powerful DNC Speech
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PUT A RING ON IT: Nia & Johnny Are A Vision Of Love
Photographer Nia Jones had no clue how much her life would change when she shot a wedding and met the man she would marry, Johnny Frazier. She gained a husband, help meet, and business partner all in one click of her camera. Like so many of us have heard, love shows up when you’re not […]
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Colorism Makes A Comeback With New Dating App Smoochr
After discovering the app, one Twitter user created the hashtag #shutdownsmoochr.
Angela Simmons Maternity Style Game Is On Point
Melanin On Fleek! Black Models Slay Beyoncé Routine On Runway


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California Teen Soars High, Breaks Aviation World Record
Cooper, accompanied by a flight instructor, capped the end to his two-week journey on Monday when he landed at his home base in Compton, California.
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Chevrolet, NASCAR announce annual Diversity Scholarship Contest
  Diversity Scholarship Launched to Support STEM Education INDIANAPOLIS — Chevrolet and NASCAR announced the launch of the second annual NASCAR Chevrolet Diversity Scholarship Contest…
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East Liberty resident lands summer internship with Pittsburgh Department of City Planning
Michael Hansom, a resident of East Liberty, landed a summer internship with the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as an American Disabilities Act Compliance Intern. Hansom…
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Survey: Education Tops Election-Year Issues For Young Adults
A new survey found that education policy tops the list of issues that young adults care about. That's especially true for African-Americans.
Pittsburgh teens win national African American History competition
Donors Raise Nearly $185,000 For Homeless Georgia Teen Who Biked Six Hours To College
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HHS office of Minority Health Awards $2.8 M to help children exposed to trauma
The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new grant awards totaling approximately $2.8 million to seven organizations…
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SisterCARE Alliance fights talc powder that causes ovarian cancer in black women
SUBTITLE: Founder Anana Harris Parris making black women aware of connection between talc powder use and ovarian cancer   No one within the halls of…
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A look at marijuana laws around the US and the globe
Marijuana is illegal for any reason under federal law, but states have boldly experimented with allowing its use anyway, starting with California 20 years ago.…
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Take Charge Of Your Health Today. Be Informed. Be Involved…Medical Marijuana
                      This month the “Take Charge of Your Health Today” page focuses on the new…
Do you have opinions on medical marijuana? The Department of Health wants to know
Lavelle works to decriminalize marijuana use in city

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Cover To Cover …‘The Gilded Years’
Always be true to yourself. It sounds like a poster, a meme, or advice that’s always been in the background of your life. Putting on…
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Cover to Cover…‘We Are Charleston’
  The Word is what you crave. It’s where you find your comfort, strength, the peace you need to get through the day. Reading it…
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Cover To Cover …‘Lincoln and Kennedy’
You’re not the only kid in the world who likes ice cream. Lots of kids do; everybody loves a good treat. Other people like biking,…
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‘BLACK’ addresses pain suffered by Black children
Miami, Fla.-based GodBeGod Publishers has published its first book entitled “BLACK”—a book of poetry and daily affirmations by Denise Paulette Isaac. She says she was…
Cover to Cover…’83 Minutes’
United Black Book Club celebration of reading


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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…


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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…


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The Wendy Bell diversion


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Dr. Dre racially profiled, handcuffed after racial road rage outside his own home
How is this for being racially profiled? Dr. Dre just experienced this weird and scary event at his house. A stranger parks in front of…
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In Defense Of Mo’Nique’s Open Marriage, Vows Don’t Come In One-Size-Fits-All
What goes on in someone else's bedroom is, frankly, none of our business.
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What?!? Ed Hartwell is divorcing Keshia Knight Pulliam, already!
What is even more shocking than the Ed Hartwell and Keshia Knight Pulliam marriage last winter? The fact that they are getting divorced less than…
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Holly Robinson Peete frightened for autistic son’s life after Charles Kinsey shooting
With the string of police shootings of unarmed black men in cities across the country, the African American community is particularly on edge. But when…
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‘RHOA’s’ Sheree Whitfield owes IRS hundreds of thousands of dollars
Sheree Whitfield’s infamous Chateau Sheree is in complete shambles. Moreover, so is her standings with the IRS and the State of Georgia. The “Real Housewives…
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Paula Patton Was Using Robin Thicke’s Car When Pulled Over
Paula Patton and Robin Thicke may be divorced, but they're still sharing assets.
Fantasia Admits Marrying Husband Three Weeks After Meeting Him
Gabrielle Union Just Climbed The Great Wall Of China


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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