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Back-to-school preparations often exclude vaccines in PA
Only a small percentage of Pennsylvania families claim an exemption to the state’s vaccination requirements. The much larger problem is that many children are not…
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Poll: Toomey faring well, legislators get blame for tardy budget
More people approve of Republican Sen. Pat Toomey now than in June, and he leads both Democrats in the race, Joe Sestak and Katie McGinty,…
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2 waive hearings, to court in Pittsburgh barbershop slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Two men will stand trial in the robbery-slaying of a man who allegedly sold synthetic marijuana out of his Pittsburgh barbershop. The…
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Robbery arrest made in East Liberty
PITTSBURGH, PA – One man was arrested after a robbery in East Liberty. According to the investigation, at approximately 9:40 p.m. Stewart Townsend, 25 of Highland…
Group receives EPA funds to assist in area revitalization
Animal rescue group protests Steelers’ signing of Vick

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Blacks ‘left behind’ in New Orleans recovery
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As Gulf Coast residents and policymakers celebrated the recovery of the Crescent City on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, advocacy groups…
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Trump’s idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as…
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White Florida teacher claims she was fired for having a Black boyfriend, files lawsuit
An Orange County teacher has filed a lawsuit against her former school claiming she was discriminated against for dating a Black man.
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NEWS ROUNDUP: “Master of Horror” Wes Craven dies at age 76…and more
Famed director and screenwriter Wes Craven passed away. Craven died at his home after a long bout with brain cancer. He was 76-years-old.
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Ridin’ with Biden? Clinton challenge a rough road for the VP
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. Joe Biden may be considering whether to enter the race…
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Black man jailed for months over $5 theft found dead in cell
Tribute to Jamycheal Mitchell, young black man jailed for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell https://t.co/rtxtu4H2jA pic.twitter.com/LAPC9oCEgo — FB Newswire (@fbnewswire) August 30, 2015…
Threat against Black students at Texas high school causes mass absence
George Zimmerman jokes about killing Trayvon Martin
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ENTERTAINMENT

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ICYMI: Painfully racist moments at last night’s VMAs
MTV is still sh*tting all over the humanity and perspectives of its Black viewers—and the Black artists it touts all over its programming, for that matter.
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Rebel Wilson’s cop joke, Miley Cyrus’ mammy — just how racist were the 2015 MTV VMAs?
Rebel Wilson's police brutality joke? Miley Cyrus endorsing Donald Trump? Was MTV's VMAs 2015 racially charged?
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“Straight Outta Compton” makes history as highest grossing musical biopic ever
"Straight Outta Compton" topped the box office for the third week in a row and made history as the highest grossing musical biopic ever.
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Nicki Minaj blasts Miley Cyrus to her face at MTV VMAs
You knew that Nicki Minaj was silently simmering like a volcano that’s about to blow. She had been far too quiet — which is counter…
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Black man jailed for months over $5 theft found dead in cell
Tribute to Jamycheal Mitchell, young black man jailed for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell https://t.co/rtxtu4H2jA pic.twitter.com/LAPC9oCEgo — FB Newswire (@fbnewswire) August 30, 2015…
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Wes Craven, director of ‘Scream’ and ‘Nightmare On Elm Street,’ dies at 76
The entertainment world suffered a loss during Video Music Awards night. Famed horror film director/writer Wes Craven has passed away after a battle with brain cancer. He was…
VMAs 2015: A list of the night’s big winners
2015 VMA Performances: Nicki Minaj & Taylor Swift Squash Their ‘Bad Blood’ & More

SPORTS

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Pirates’ Burnett takes a step closer to return
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett is hopeful of returning to the rotation by mid-September following a 71-pitch bullpen session on Sunday. The 38-year-old…
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Black head coaches don’t get second chances
  As kickoff for the 2015 college football season nears, only 11 of the 128 FBS head coaches are African American – a paltry 8.6…
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Steel Sensations…Next man up
The season is still two weeks away yet the Steelers have been forced to make in season moves due to injuries already.  The pre season…
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Inside Conditions…Quadruple Jeopardy
 The freedictionary.com defines “double jeopardy as: “one of the oldest legal concepts in Western civilization. In 355 b.c., Athenian statesman Demosthenes said, “[T]he law forbids…
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Ramirez homers, Pirates stay hot in 4-3 win over Rockies
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aramis Ramirez can’t really describe it but he can sense it, the feeling that permeates a clubhouse during one of those summers…
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Vick shows no signs of rust in preseason debut against Buffalo
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Rex Ryan said it’s finally time to select the Buffalo Bills starting quarterback after EJ Manuel made a case to…
Vincent penalty steers Hounds to huge win in Louisville
Pitt back James Conner looking to become finished product

OPINION

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Our White liberal conundrum
  One of the enduring debates since the enslavement of Africans in the American colonies has been the extent to which well-meaning Whites can appropriate…
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Blackonomics…Are you having fun with today’s politics?
“I’ll see your two Blacks and raise you two more.” The vast majority of the news is centered on politics, specifically, the 2016 presidential race,…
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Animal research unlocked lifesaving AIDS treatments
Scientists may be on the cusp of curing AIDS. Researchers at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia are running the largest randomized clinical trial for an…
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The Field Negro…”Dead or in jail”
I just read a touching essay from a young man named Wilbert L. Cooper. Here it is: ‘”The day you were born, there was a…
Child Watch…It’s hard to be what you can’t see
To Tell The Truth…Good people loved the Democrats too much

BUSINESS

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Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) _ Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging…
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Cumulus Media uses bogus test to discriminate against Blacks
Cumulus Media, Inc., Cumulus Broadcasting LLC. dba Super Talk 99.7 WTN and 104.5 The Zone WGFX-FM on Tuesday August 18th was issued a Charge Of…
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“Straight Outta Compton” makes history as highest grossing musical biopic ever
"Straight Outta Compton" topped the box office for the third week in a row and made history as the highest grossing musical biopic ever.
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Credit card introductory rates decoded
Borrowers can save money and pay off debt quickly if they are strategic and savvy in their use of balance transfers.
AK Strong Chamber kicking off entrepreneur program for high school students
Review…2015 Alfa Romeo 4C new player in the luxury performance game

INTERNATIONAL

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Rescued Chibok girls use GoFundMe.com to attend college in U.S.
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – This month, teenagers across the nation prepare to make the transition from high school to college and at least two of the…
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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review

LIFESTYLE

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10 Years Later: Remembering Hurricane Katrina
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready. We caught up with the reality star and picked her makeup bag for secrets. Get into Malaysia’s hair […]
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100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild
With a city Of Pittsburgh proclamation and a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, and numerous letters of congratulations, the Harriet Tubman Guild celebrated 100 years,…
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Style Week 2015 honors PGH’S fashion leaders (Photos)
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2
WealthyU: How to save money while back to school shopping

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
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Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black…
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer
Cover to Cover…‘Destiny’

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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Jay Z joins Instagram & almost immediately quits
Jay Z hopped into the Instagram game for a minute to say something really important before deciding it just wasn’t for him. We were a little surprised to find out that Jay Z is about the social media life. Hov has always seemed to be a pretty private guy, letting his music give fans an […]
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Best of MTV VMA 2015 Red Carpet
LOS ANGELES — The 2015 MTV VMA Awards was already electrified before anyone got to the City of Angels because of the three-way catfight between…
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K. Michelle declares love of White men: ‘I’m not really into Black men’
When most people make the decision to switch teams in the dating game, they don’t make a public pronouncement and accompanying ceremony. But that’s not…
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Karrueche responds to Chris Brown’s threats on Marques Houston for complimenting her
Karrueche Tran has had it with being treated like a piece of property in Chris Brown’s expansive female portfolio, and she has fired back by…
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Mariah Carey vacations with new beau while engagement rumors swirl
Could Mariah Carey be getting married again? There’s a distinct possibility that her whirlwind romance with Australian billionaire James Packer could be turning serious! The filthy rich lovebirds have been traveling all over the place doing fabulous things like wealthy people do. However, E! News reports that this might be shaping up to more than […]
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Kanye West’s evolution from dropout kid to KimYe King
We all know Kanye West is the style god, and he’s been known to have the most beautiful women on his arm. Let’s see how…
Zendaya dismisses critics who called her parents ugly
Terri Vaughn, Lisa Wu, Brad James at ‘Girlfriends Getaway 2’ premiere in Atlanta

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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