METRO NEWS

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Pittsburgh police probe slaying, shots fired 5 hours later
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating a shooting death in Pittsburgh overnight _ and trying to find out whether shots fired in…
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State awards $50,000 grant to preserve August Wilson home
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania is providing a $50,000 grant to help restore the Pittsburgh home where late Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson lived as a…
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Public not sold on new PAT ConnectCard charge
Not surprisingly, the Port Authority of Allegheny County’s proposal to charge a fee for the ConnectCard fare payment system it will eventually require all riders…
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Three Rivers Regatta nixes boat events due to swollen rivers
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Too much water will mean no boats _ of any kind _ at the Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta. Officials canceled Formula One…
MAD DADS provides stability and solutions to Wilkinsburg youth
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NATIONAL NEWS

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Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) _ Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the…
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Google apologizes after app tagged Black people ‘gorillas’
NEW YORK (AP) _ Google is apologizing after reports surfaced that an automatic image-recognition feature in its Photos application was identifying images of some Black…
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Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has…
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Did someone really post an “enjoy your ride” sign in back of Baltimore police van?
In what must be filed under “you can’t be serious,” the Baltimore police is investigating a sign found inside the rear door of a police…
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Authorities claim none of Black churches being burned are hate crimes
This is very hard to believe.
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Perry: Republicans are ones offering hope for Black families
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Thursday urged his party to fight for the African-American vote and said Black families should hold…
Clock ticking on federal inmate clemency?
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump’s ‘idiocy’
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Laurence Fishburne to star in ‘Roots’ miniseries remake
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Laurence Fishburne is joining the “Roots” miniseries remake. A&E Networks said Wednesday that Fishburne will play writer Alex Haley, whose novel…
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Usher shuns America & questions our true independence at Essence Festival
Just when you thought you couldn't love Usher more.
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Black Girl Magic: 15 Facts You Should Know About Ballet Superstar Misty Copeland
Misty Copeland and her rise atop the ranks of the competitive world of ballet has been one barrier-shattering moment after another. On Tuesday, it was…
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Ava DuVernay will not be directing Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’
It felt a little too good to be true that Janet Jackson dropped a new single and that Ava DuVernay got confirmed to direct a Marvel movie in the same…
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Director Shan Nicholson reveals how gang culturesprouted hip hop in documentary ‘Rubble Kings’
The key elements of hip-hop have been well documented over the years, but director Shan Nicholson uncovers the layers of what brought the genre into…
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‘Tambourines to Glory’ …A play by Langston Hughes
The evening light dimmed to an aura of creativity and craftsmanship…elements that have always been embraced by the culture of the African American church.  Through…
End Of An Era: Sonia Manzano, Sesame Street’s ‘Maria,’ to retire after 44 years
Rihanna’s ‘B*tch Better Have My Money’ isn’t her only shocking video

SPORTS

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Steel Sensations…Antonio Brown on Hall of Fame track
Antonio Brown is considered by many as one of the best wide receivers in all of football. Brown’s speed, acrobatic abilities and nose for the…
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NASCAR distances itself from Donald Trump after remarks
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ NASCAR is the latest corporation to distance itself from Donald Trump. On the same day one of its top sponsors…
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#BlackGirlMagic: It’s Venus vs. Serena at Wimbledon
Once again, tennis powerhouses Venus Williams, 35, and Serena Williams, 33 will face-off against each other on the court. No. 1-seeded Serena and No. 16-seeded Venus…
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Who is Dustin Brown, the Jamaican-German tennis player who beat Rafael Nadal?
Today, tennis fans were all asking the same question: who is the guy with dreadlocks that beat Rafael Nadal? We have some answers for you. Dustin…
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Lions legend Charlie Sanders passes at 68
DETROIT (AP) — Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit’s blue-collar roots. Fans adored his gritty work ethic. Teammates embraced his leadership. Coaches…
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City to host USWNT World Cup watch party in Oakland Sunday
PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh will host a World Cup Watch Party at Schenley Plaza in Oakland on Sunday, July 5, to cheer…
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 7-3-15
Duquesne coach Jim Ferry receives contract extension

OPINION

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Too many White Americans identify with Charleston church murderer
On Wednesday, June 17, Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old White supremacist, massacred nine Black worshipers in the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.…
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Race, flags, and the second amendment
The church shooting in Charleston, S.C. once again showed us the connection of guns and race. Statistics of inner city gun violence always showed the connection. In…
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Compromise and symbols of slavery
Politics is the art of compromise, but some compromises leave an inheritance to the wrong beneficiaries. When it was decided population count would determine state…
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Barack Obama is the Jackie Robinson of American politics
What is the difference between a Black president and a president who is Black? There are people who would say there is none, it’s a…
Turning a S.C. crucifixion into a resurrection
Beyond the Rhetoric…“Amazing Grace” is about Black Slavery

BUSINESS

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Black Women represent fastest-growing group of entrepreneurs in U.S.
A new report shows that the number of businesses owned by African-American women has grown 332 percent since 1997, according to Fortune magazine. The recently…
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Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry…
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PA labor secretary pushes for more jobs funding for youths with disabilities
Giant Eagle clerks Alexandra Vulakovich and Taylor Edgar led Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor & Industry Kathy Manderino down Aisle G June 18, telling her about…
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Budget talks to resume next week; Wolf vetoes Republicans’ liquor bill
After vetoing the Republican-passed budget on Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf said July 2 that negotiations will resume next week as the governor and Republican lawmakers…
June 30 was a big deal for global climate policy
Unemployment rate for Black Americans at 7-year low

INTERNATIONAL

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Cuba becomes first country to end mother-to-child HIV transmissions
The World Health Organization declared Cuba the first country in the world to eliminate the transmission of HIV and syphilis from mother to child on Tuesday,…
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Afghanistan girls attacked with acid for going to school
What kind of world are we living in?
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Women talk everyday sexism with #BeingFemaleInNigeria hashtag
Women talk about issues including being pressured to stay in abusive relationships, slut-shaming and double standards for men and women.
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US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries
LONDON (AP) _ The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights…
Dominican Republic resumes ethnic cleansing through mass deportation
World shocked at enduring racism, gun violence in US

LIFESTYLE

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Straight out of Egypt
The holiday that kicks-off the summer is Memorial Day weekend and traditionally in Pittsburgh that is also Alpha Weekend as in the Alpha Phi Alpha…
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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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Here’s everything you need to get your summer style on fleek
Vlogger Missy Lynn has got some fabulous notes on how to look cute at all of your favorite outings this summer.
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Look hot, stay cool: 7 essentials for your fiercest summer ever
Check out these tips and tricks that will help you Spark Your Style and stay looking your best with a minimal amount of effort.
Here are the 10 people you’ll see at the Fourth Of July barbecue
Chick Chat: Step one of your summer sex challenge is all about intimacy

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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All The Mouth-Watering Dishes You Make For The 4th Of July
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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,…
MINI of Pittsburgh supporting Central Blood Bank with Summer Blood Drive
Melissa McCarthy shows off stunning new snatched figure on cover of PEOPLE

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘I’ll Miss You Too’
Thirteen long, interesting years. Imagine: more than 115 months of your life spent with your hiney under a school desk. That’s a lot, but now…
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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…
Cover to Cover…‘Miss Jessie’s’
Amber Rose teases NSFW, bizarre book cover

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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Chris Brown blasts Royalty’s grandmother for demanding $15K a month
Chris Brown went off on what can be called a “civilized” rant after his baby mama Nia reportedly demanded $15,000 a month to care for…
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This Is Shameful: Family member shopping around pic of Bobbi Kristina in hospice
There are few decent words to be said for this family member who wants to profit from the tragedies of Bobbi Kristina.
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Wow! Bobbi Kristina’s family member shopping death bed photo to magazines
This is just sick. Someone is trying to get paid off of Bobbi Kristina’s near-death condition. A member of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is busy…
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Diddy will not face felony charges for fight at UCLA
Music impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs will not face felony charges after he allegedly got into a fight with a football assistant coach on the campus…
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Kim Kardashian caught first glimpse of Caitlyn Jenner 12 years ago
Kim Kardashian was recently unveiled as the cover star for Rolling Stone’s forthcoming issue, which is set to hit newsstands this coming Friday (July 3).…
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Tamera Mowry-Housley overjoyed by arrival of baby Ariah Talea
Tamera Mowry-Housely welcomed a healthy baby girl on July 1.
Bobbi Kristina’s final texts revealed desperation, fear of Nick Gordon
Kim Kardashian is smart & a feminist…so she says in Rolling Stone

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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