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Pittsburgh’s streak of gaining residents has come to an end
Pittsburgh’s population decreased by an estimated 1,374 people to 304,391 people from July 1, 2014, to July 1, 2015, according to new data from the…
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Vivica A. Fox to host charity event as part of Juneteenth
Join legendary artist Vivica A. Fox on Friday June 17, at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, 6 p.m. as the Celebrity Host for Stop the Violence-Pittsburgh’s…
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Juneteenth Festival
The Juneteenth Festival will have live band entertainment, speakers, kids-fun-zone, vendors, contest, carnival activities, dance troupes and prizes. Key Programs for the Festival are: June…
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Advocates in Pittsburgh say early education helps kids a lot, so why isn’t there more funding?
Pittsburgh city council members, pre-K educators and child care advocates gathered Monday to raise awareness and issue a call to action about the need for…
Pittsburgh school board introduces new superintendent
Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s 2 sisters

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Analysis: Software used in criminal justice system biased against Blacks
A ProPublica analysis of software widely used throughout the criminal justice system inaccurately predicts future criminal activity. It also uncovered a pattern of racial bias.
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Ferguson Prosecutor Quits After Racial Bias Found In Criminal Courts
Karr stepped down after serving as the city attorney since 2004.
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Won’t you be my neighbor? Obamas to move to DC’s Kalorama neighborhood
It's no secret that the First Family will reside in the nation's capital until youngest daughter Sasha completes her last two years of high school at Sidwell.
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Find out what’s behind last year’s spike in motorcycle deaths
Last year was a bad one for motorcyclists, with a new estimate showing that 5,010 bikers were killed in crashes nationwide, the worst death toll…
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Republicans File Lawsuit To Strip Voting Rights From 200,000 Ex-Felons In Virginia
GOP lawmakers in Virginia are trying to reverse Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s executive order to restore the voting rights of more than 200,000 individuals who were formerly incarcerated. Republicans filed a complaint with the Supreme Court of Virginia complaining Gov. McAuliffe overstepped his authority last month when he restored felons’ voting rights. They have also accused McAuliffe of rushing […]
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Woman Who Supplied Gun ID’d In 14-Year-Old Endia Martin’s Fatal Shooting
The Sun writes that Redwood, a relative, gave the girl a loaded .38 caliber revolver, telling her to "shoot the b---."
Texas Sheriff Refutes Allegations Of Negligence In Symone Marshall’s Death
NEWS ROUNDUP: Oregon Babysitter Won’t Face Child Abuse Charges Since Child Can’t Speak…AND MORE
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The real Miseducation of Lauryn Hill: Pittsburgh edition
It’s been almost 18 years since Lauryn Hill dropped her legendary album, “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill”. Since the debut it seems as if her…
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A hurt Madonna lashes out at critics of her Prince tribute
Former superstar Madonna was severely stung and hurt by the torrential downpour of criticism of her inadequate and ill-conceived tribute to the late, legendary Prince to…
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Here’s What These People Would Do To Improve Education
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Entering Hollywood, Kobe Bryant gets advice from Spielberg
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) _ Kobe Bryant is getting advice from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer as he redirects his competitive drive from…
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Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies
  LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his…
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Funniest responses to Madonna’s horrible Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards #BBMA
Madonna bumbled out a travesty and tragedy of a tribute to Prince, but Sheila E. was not qualified to come onstage?!? Are you kidding me?…
Most talked about moments from 2016 Billboard Music Awards
NEWS ROUNDUP: Teen Vogue Hires First Black Editor-In-Chief…AND MORE


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Former NBA player Etan Thomas says he was denied train seat
Former NBA player Etan Thomas has called out a woman he says denied him a seat next to her on a crowded train, only to…
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Ludacris, Hilson, Michael join effort to teach kids to swim
ATLANTA (AP) _ When Chris Bridges _ better known to his fans as the rapper Ludacris _ was growing up, his mother made sure he…
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Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation…
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Inside Conditions…Basketball Jones
      In the 1970s a myriad of “joneses” or addictions to everything from shopping to eating were suddenly “discovered.” If you did anything…
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Riverhounds’ Moloto Named to USL’s Team of the Week
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Riverhounds midfielder Lebo Moloto was named to the USL’s Team of the Week after registering a dazzling effort against Toronto FC II.…
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Johnson’s OT deflection for Lightning puts Penguins on brink of elimination
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face. The puck off Jason Garrison’s stick…
Suit seeks testimony from ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others
WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral


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Liberals fumble the ball when it comes to the Redskins
I constantly tell my readers to always remember the key tenant of liberalism is “intent, not result.” To a liberal, the ends always justify the…
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I saw these “stunning” news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop
If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice…
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How to get over your inane fear of taking a dump next to transgender people
[VERYSMARTBROTHAS.COM] – When I went to my office bathroom this past Sunday, I encountered something terrifying that led me to run out shortly after I…
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The new normal in politics
The chance that Donald Trump could be the next president of The United States is real. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong, in denial…
Black women don’t need a mascot
For Chicagoans of color fingerprinting is legalized discrimination


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Baseball legend Tony Gwynn’s family files lawsuit against big tobacco
The lawsuit filed by Gwynn's family is seeking unspecified damages. His family says the company purposely targeted Gwynn to market their products to African-Americans.
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Employment Opportunities 5-25-16
  TRANSPORTATION PLANNER SPC seeks Transportation Planner – Experience in traffic operations, safety planning and traffic engineering.  BS in Planning, Civil Engineering, or other closely…
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Risky? Yes, but regular folks are putting cash into startups
NEW YORK (AP) _ Last year, Randy Murphy went to and bet $25 that he could drop 4 percent of his weight in four…
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Russell Simmons repays RushCard holders, pushes for credit reforms
Russell Simmons is just starting to regain a little normalcy in his life. He’s back at yoga and the hip-hop and business mogul is even…
Nokia mobile phones are coming back
City of Atlanta celebrates launch of Atlanta Design Studio


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Expert: Explosion Likely Caused EgyptAir Crash
An anonymous Egyptian forensic expert said an explosion is the likely cause of the EgyptAir crash. But Egyptian officials rejected that report.
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US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she…
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Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army
Nigerian army officials claim they rescued a second Chibok girl. A Chibok mothers activist group doubts that the rescued victim is one of the Chibok girls.
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5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) _ The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed dozens of…
London’s New Mayor Dismisses Trump’s Muslim Ban Exception
Credit Suisse reports big loss amid sour market conditions


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GET THE LOOK: Evoke Springtime Fly With These Braided Styles
Find out how to achieve one of Springs' most popular trend
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GET THE LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais Channels Her Caribbean Roots At Bally Opening
Make a statement and go bold and bright for Spring!
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RED CARPET RUNDOWN: 2016 Billboard Music Awards
All the best looks from our favorite stars at the 2016 Music Awards.
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Welcome To New York City: Lupita Nyong’o Becomes A Staple In The Big Apple
Sardi's Restaurant recognized the Broadway star with her own caricature.
Fit!Live!Win! Donna Richardson Releases Hip-Hop Dance Workout Video
Spring Hat Luncheon 2016


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Student With Cerebral Palsy Walks For The First Time To Get Diploma
The Okmulgee High School senior suffers from cerebral palsy and is wheelchair-bound, but months ago, he made the decision that he wanted to walk across the stage to accept his diploma.
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President Obama drew rock-star reactions at Howard University commencement
WASHINGTON, DC — Saturday, May 7, 2016, is a day which will be forever be recalled in African American history. On this date, the first…
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Illinois Honor Student Banned From Prom For Reciting “Dear Black Girls” Poem
While most high school seniors live for the last few weeks of school that include prom, bittersweet goodbyes and graduation, one student won't be able to walk down memory lane.
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WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral
Angel Rice says that her dream is to compete in the Olympics. She credits her mom for teaching her everything she knows.
Bearded valedictorian banned from graduation ceremony
7th Graders Sound Off On Race & Police Brutality In Self-Produced Podcast
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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
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Putting your health business in order
A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again, provide…
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Lack Of HIV Treatment Funding In Black America Is Enabling Epidemic Infection Rates
A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.
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90-Day Fibroid Elimination Program May Be Alternative Cure To Help Black Women Defeat The Condition
According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging
Mayor Peduto, Max and Sue Sciullo challenge Pittsburghers to choose organ donation

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Cover To Cover…‘Trombone Shorty’
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown.  You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now,…
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AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been…
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Davis: Changing genre of romance books
Ebony Dawn Davis has been a writer since she was 8. Now more than 30 years later, she is getting notoriety for her inimitable voice…
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Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
    You and your girls are birds of a feather. You flock together, preen together, share your nest when needed and, while you happily…
‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips
Michael Eric Dyson Discusses New Book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama & The Politics Of Race In America”


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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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Won’t you be my neighbor? Obamas to move to DC’s Kalorama neighborhood
It's no secret that the First Family will reside in the nation's capital until youngest daughter Sasha completes her last two years of high school at Sidwell.
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Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in decade-old sex case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby was ordered Tuesday to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police…
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Ciara Held Fashion’s Night Out During The 2016 Billboard Music Awards And Failed 71.4% Of The Looks
A critique: Ciara turned the Billboard Music Awards into her very own prom and illustrated to the world she is in a style rut.
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Best of the ‘Billboard Music Awards 2016’ red carpet
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14 Surprising Celebrity Trump Endorsements
Trump is expected to be officially nominated in July at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Adrienne Bailon shares loving message to Israel Houghton on his 45th birthday
The couple seem to have weathered all the drama, and are genuinely enjoying each others company.
Terrence Howard prepares for another baby with wife, Mira Pak
Arizona reporter arrested for defecating in yard while on assignment


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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