METRO NEWS

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Metro Beat: 1 firearm recovered, 2 arrested in Mexican War Streets
PITTSBURGH, PA – As a result of input from several citizens, two arrests were made and a firearm was removed from the streets. At approximately…
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Districts with large Black enrollment, lower home value rank low in study
Results of a study by the consumer advocacy site NerdWallet.com that scored Pennsylvania school districts based on their average home value, along with standardized testing…
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Take a father to school day set for May 15
City Council proclaimed Friday, May 15, to be the 17th Annual Take a Father to School Day in the City of Pittsburgh. Last year, more…
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Ex-nanny for Penguins’ Kunitz charged with stealing jewelry
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The former nanny of Pittsburgh Penguins player Chris Kunitz has been charged with stealing $12,000 diamond earrings from his home, then selling…
The ‘Words of Wideman’ shared in the Hill
FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Dr. Levi Watkins, Johns Hopkins’ trailblazing Black doctor, dead at 70
(NNPA)–Pioneering Black physician Dr. Levi Watkins Jr., whose invention of the automatic implantable defibrillator forever changed the world of cardiothoracic surgery, died April 11 at…
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Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch was sworn in Monday as the 83rd U.S. attorney general, becoming the first African-American woman to serve as the nation’s…
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Bobby Brown files for guardianship of Bobbi Kristina’s estate
Perhaps because of diminished hope and harsh realities sinking in, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father has filed for guardianship of her estate. Bobbi Kristina has remained…
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Letter protests Dr. Martens’ skinhead marketing ploy
(NNPA)–The word “skinhead” conjures many images: a closely-shorn head, Nazi gangs, White power movements – and now a marketing campaign? Portland mother Licia Seaman was…
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Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) — A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he…
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Thousands gather in Baltimore to demand justice for Freddie Gray
Baltimore, MD–Two weeks after Freddie Gray‘s death at the hands of police officers, friends, relatives, and supporters of the 25-year-old Baltimore man took to the…
Small group of #FreddieGray protestors turns violent; media immediately sensationalizes it [video]
Public boarding school _ the way to solve educational ills?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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President Obama’s shade was the star at this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner [VIDEO]
The annual and 101st White House Correspondents’ Dinner was held last night in Washington, D.C. President Obama shined with a stand-up comedy set that had him…
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Kandi Burruss blasts Nene Leakes for playing a victim on ‘RHOA’
“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kandi Burruss is fed up with fellow cast member Nene Leakes making herself a victim and has gone public with…
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JAY Z takes it to the Tweets to defend Tidal from naysayers
Hip Hop mogul JAY Z is notoriously quiet on Twitter, so when he took it to the tweets this afternoon to defend Tidal, a music-streaming service…
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Mark Your Calendars, ‘Furious 8’ already has a release date
Despite being in theaters for less than a month, Furious 7 is already one of the top 10 highest grossing films of all time. The…
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Report: Lil Wayne’s Tour Bus Shot At ‘Multiple Times’ In Atlanta
Lil Wayne‘s tour bus was hit by gunfire as the rapper and his entourage were leaving Compound nightclub in Atlanta early Sunday morning after a…
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Diddy recruits Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg for REVOLT programming
After appearing together in the 2012 comedy Mac & Devin Go to High School, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa are slated to headline two separate…
Could ‘Brotherly Love’ have same cultural impact as ‘Boyz N The Hood’? [Review]
Obama Jokes on ‘Black-ish’ and goes Luther at Correspondents’ Dinner

SPORTS

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Before he faces Mayweather, relive Pacquiao’s top 5 fights
Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 37 KOs) is gearing up for his fight on May 2 with Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. in the MGM Grand Garden Arena…
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Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of…
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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for…
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Penguins searching for answers after quick playoff exit
 PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby wasn’t making excuses so much as stating the obvious. The Pittsburgh Penguins raced through the fall, but limped through the…
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Jackie Robinson West cuts ties with Little League over “disrespect”
Jackie Robinson West, the championship Chicago baseball team, is cutting ties with the Little League to join the Babe Ruth League, reports the Chicago Tribune.…
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Chris Rock’s brilliantly funny reasons Blacks don’t play baseball (video)
Comedian-actor-producer Chris Rock was at his jocular best when he enumerated the many reasons why black participation in the game of baseball has greatly diminished…
Pitt hires Utah State’s Scott Barnes as athletic director
At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters 4-24-15

OPINION

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High expectations for Loretta Lynch
After months of unnecessary delay, Loretta Lynch has finally won confirmation to serve as the nation’s attorney general. On Thursday, the Senate voted 56-43 to…
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Normalizing relations with Castro
(NNPA)—I was standing in Jacksonville, Fla. airport awaiting a flight home when I looked up at the television at the gate. CNN was repeating the…
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Winning the battle, continuing the war
In the Senate Gallery, the section above the floor of the United States Senate, there was a raucous, involuntary roar as the vote was read…
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Beyond the Rhetoric: In defense of ALEC
We all know of the recent horror of a North Charleston, S.C. police officer deciding to murder an unarmed Black citizen by firing eight rounds…
Why are so many beautiful, successful Black women single?
Child Watch…“Thank God for peanut butter and jelly”

BUSINESS

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Jay Z claps back at TIDAL ‘smear campaign’ with a dozen tweets
Jay Z’s streaming media service, TIDAL, has come under both real and rumored pressure in the since knowledge of his $56 million bid to buy…
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Car Review: 2015 GMC Sierra 2500HD
DETROIT – GMC’s 2015 Sierra 2500HD is a serious truck. We had the Denali Crew Cab 4X4 trim model and found that the hulking full-size…
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NAMIC to honor emerging executives at Next Generation Leaders Awards in Chicago
The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications  (NAMIC), has announced the winners of the 2015 Next Generation Leaders Awards.  Honoring emerging executives for their professional…
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After nearly two decades, Texas House votes to deregulate natural hair braiders
Ending what has turned out to be a nearly two decade fight, on late Thursday, the Texas House of Representatives voted unanimously to pass a bill…
Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch
Hiram Jackson continues the tradition of ‘The Michigan Chronicle’ [VIDEO]

INTERNATIONAL

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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
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#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
UNICEF claims in a new report that Boko Haram has ruined far more lives than the we knew about, and it’s hoping social media activism…
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem
Ambassador: US handed Cambodia to ‘butcher’ 40 years ago

LIFESTYLE

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All the glamorous looks from White House Correspondents’ Dinner! [PHOTOS]
When it comes to fashion in politics, the field is usually (and appropriately) business attire only. That is until the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner comes around! Granted,…
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All The Glamorous Looks From Last Night’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner [PHOTOS]
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Fashion Watch on Cool Shades
It seems like we only talk about sunglasses when the weather warms up but they are really necessary anytime the sun is shining. You have…
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‘March Madness’…Rodman’s ‘Making, breaking and re-making of men’ revival
As dusk set every Monday evening throughout the month of March, the open doors of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church in the East End…
The best accessories ever…according to Instagram
Why are so many beautiful, successful Black women single?

GENERATION Y

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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
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For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
NEW YORK (AP) — Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture…
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Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Three people were shot and injured Saturday night at a cookout on the Delaware State University campus, officials said, and authorities…
Braddock’s Unity Baptist Church hosts talent show
Higher Achievement celebrates students through poetry

HEALTH

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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
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Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Likable TV host and health doctor Mehmet Oz has defended his position as a member of Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons Department of Surgery.…
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings
Dr. Jennifer Caudle dispels top 5 health myths

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
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#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Despite the glimpses into celebrity life we get on a daily basis thanks to social media, nothing beats getting an in-depth story straight from the source.…
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Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’
Nighttime is absolutely your favorite time. Some people choose to hang out with friends after dark. Some go to movies, listen to music, or just…
“Michelle Obama: A Life,” details life & times of the first lady
Cover to Cover…‘Reach’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Correspondents’ dinner mixes big names in media, politics
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two secretaries of state, Tea Leoni and Madeleine Albright, arrived arm in arm as a wide mix of Hollywood and Washington players…
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Diddy and Mark Wahlberg bet a quarter million on Mayweather-Pacquiao
Floyd Mayweather is a -201 favorite to win his upcoming fight against Manny Pacquiao. That puts “Pac-Man” as the +170 underdog in a title bout expected…
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Damon Dash’s daughter calls him out over ish-talking on mom Rachel Roy
Ava Dash is not having it when it comes to her father Damon Dash trashing her mother Rachel Roy so blatantly on social media. MUST READ: Men…
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Kimora Lee Simmons Instagrams her first pic of baby boy Wolfe!
We absolutely love a good baby pic, and today’s munchkin update comes from model and fashion entrepreneur Kimora Lee Simmons!  Earlier this month, she gave birth…
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Did Tyga tattoo Kylie Jenner’s name on his arm?
A few days after being put on blast by his baby’s mother Blac Chyna, Tyga apparently got Kylie Jenner’s name tattooed on his arm…unless of…
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Best of World Natural Hair Show 2015 in Atlanta
COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — The 18th annual spring Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Health & Beauty Show popped off Georgia International Convention Center in suburban Atlanta. The…
Six degrees of Ray J’s dating life in 90 seconds
Michael Eric Dyson speaks on public fallout with Dr. Cornel West

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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