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County joins initiative to reduce incarcerations
As the New Pittsburgh Courier reported in 2015, a national study on jail populations revealed that at any given time 62 percent of those incarcerated…
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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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Citiparks facilities to operate as cooling centers During Weekend Heat Wave
PITTSBURGH, PA (July 21, 2016) – The following City of Pittsburgh Citiparks facilities will serve as cooling centers on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July…
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Why are our young people taking their own lives?
It is a group of 108 that includes middle and high school athletes and artists, fraternity and sorority members, folks who loved to fish, hunt…
Bill Cardille, beloved former Pittsburgh local TV host, dead at 87
Pittsburgh bicentennial parade

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Obama rejects Trump depiction of US in crisis
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama fiercely rejected Donald Trump’s depiction of an America in crisis on Friday, arguing that violent crime and illegal immigration…
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Fact or Fiction? Donald Trump on minorities, immigrants, & the LGBT community
What remains unseen is a legitimate plan of action from the Trump administration that addresses education, economy, national security, and law enforcement's tense relationship with minority communities. It's currently a plan full of fluffed up rhetoric and fear-mongering.
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Democrats announce more than 60 speakers for convention
More than 60 current and past office holders from across the country were announced Thursday as speakers at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia next…
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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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Family Day and Culture Fest on Auburn Ave., Saturday, July 30
  ATLANTA —  Family Day/Culture Fest, a daylong, family centered, free, outdoor program, will take place in Sweet Auburn with programs, cultural activities, food, and fun…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Republicans Say GOP Is ‘Dead’ After Donald Trump’s RNC Speech…AND MORE
Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s nomination acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday rubbed many people the wrong way — including members of the Republican Party. Several were turned off by his dark and somber tone. “I have a message to every last person threatening the peace on our streets and the safety of […]
Watch: Texas Cop Slams Black Woman, Another Tells Her Blacks Are Violent
STILL TERRIBLE: Cop Says He Was Firing At Autistic Man, Not Mental Health Counselor
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Celeb Pics Of The Week 7/17-7/23: Gabrielle Union Jets Off To China; Kim Kardashian Parties In Las Vegas & More
Check out what some of your faves were up to this week.
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Pgh JazzLive International Festival, Cultural District highlights
Pittsburgh, Pa.—The sixth annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival was held June 24-26. For three-days, internationally-renowned musicians performed at one of the most highly anticipated festivals…
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Ava DuVernay documentary set to open New York Film Festival
Ava DuVernay continues to prove why she is one of the busiest women in Hollywood these days, as details of her next project emerge. The filmmaker’s documentary project The 13th is set to be the opening night film of the New York Film Festival. Ava DuVernay apparently loves to spoil her audience and fans because […]
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First lady, James Corden hit the road for ‘Carpool Karaoke’
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a musical joyride for Michelle Obama as she joined James Corden for a “Carpool Karaoke” session that aired Wednesday…
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Landmark production of August Wilson’s  ‘Seven Guitars’ mounted at his childhood home
                  Pittsburgh—August in August means Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company will present August Wilson’s “Seven Guitars” at the playwright’s boyhood…
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RNC 2016 – Supporters & Anti-Trump Groups Take To The Streets
Hip-Hop Behind Bars: 24 Rappers Who Did Jail Time
Full-length trailer for OWN’s “Queen Sugar” is released

SPORTS

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Boldin, Bush, Welker among big-name unemployed NFL vets
NEW YORK (AP) — They were once big names with huge contracts. Now, several former NFL stars are unsigned and unemployed, anxiously awaiting another —…
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NFL to review domestic violence allegations against Elliott
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The NFL says it is reviewing domestic violence allegations against Dallas Cowboys rookie Ezekiel Elliott. A police report says Elliott denied…
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Steelers Capsule…Expectation: Seventh Super Bowl ring
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-7) OPEN CAMP: July 29, St. Vincent College, Latrobe, Pennsylvannia LAST YEAR: NFL’s third-ranked offense — led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and All-Pro…
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At The Finish Line…Where Only the Truth Matters
  Stevie Wonder and a dead Ray Charles can see the RNC is a joke.  You know the old saying . . . Are you…
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Odell Beckham Jr. talks to GQ about house sitting for Drake, his rivalry with Josh Norman, & Khloe Kardashian rumors
In a new interview with GQ, the New York Giants star spoke about his on-field battle this past season, saying he's part of the reason Josh has become so famous.
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WNBA fines three teams, players for shirts honoring recent shooting victims
The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury, were fined $5,000, while players were fined $500 each for wearing black Adidas shirts, according to ESPN.
Steelers enter training camp with usual lofty expectations
Steel Sensations…Jones or Gradkowski?

OPINION

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This is why ESPN is the Republican Party of sports television
I am quite fond of saying about Republicans when it comes to Blacks, “Even when they try to do the right thing, they do it…
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Just Sayin’…Youth are to be commended on Black Lives Matter rallies
I was going to let it go and move on but everyone I talked to had something to say about it and the TV news…
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To Tell The Truth…We prayed, and we prayed, but?
I was born into the church and have always attempted to live out God’s greatest commandment “Love.” I was introduced to prayer as a child,…
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‘The Burgeoning Of A Lynch Mob:’ Davey D on the dangerous anti-Black rhetoric of RNC 2016
But this RNC feels different. Dangerous. And that concern is not stemming from the militarized police forces surrounding the convention center, no matter how unsettling.
Are we witnessing the birth of White identity politics?
Trump may poll zero percent with Black voters, but so does Omarosa

BUSINESS

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Helping career development…Local Penn State campus aims to collaborate with community
The front of the Penn State Greater Allegheny marketing material reads: “how will your Penn State story begin?” For job seekers that participated in the…
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Roving candy, cookie towers: How supermarkets sway shoppers
NEW YORK (AP) _ Up and down supermarket aisles, tranquil rows of perfectly placed products reflect calculated deliberations aimed at getting shoppers to spend more.…
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URA approves new Homewood rental housing
Though moves to address the lagging development at the Hazelwood ALMANO brownfield were of primary concern during the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh’s July board…
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Racism at Airbnb inspires new sites Innclusive and Noirbnb
NEW YORK (AP) — Accusations that Airbnb has been ignoring complaints of racism have led several Black entrepreneurs to create two new vacation rental websites…
CCAC holds drone demonstration
Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

INTERNATIONAL

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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.
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Asian actors too busy to fret over Hollywood ‘white-washing’
While hurt, irritated or dumb-founded perhaps about the so-called “white-washing” syndrome, performers here aren’t expressing the level of outrage of a Margaret Cho, George Takei…
Hate Crimes Rise In UK After Brexit Vote
Michelle Obama, daughters, mother land in Africa for visit

LIFESTYLE

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The Royal Hair Review: My Bouncy Brazilian Curly Bundles Completed My Summer Look
We all go through it. That moment when we're fed up with our look and just want something new.
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Summer Sixteen: 15 Events For The Best Street-Style Stalking And People-Watching
Have fun people-watching, street-style stalking, and more at these fun events this summer!
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Media Mogul Munson Steed pens new children’s book
A graduate of Morehouse College, Munson Steed is a prominent entrepreneur, motivational speaker, artist and thought provoker. As CEO of Steed Media Group, Inc., Munson…
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Church Circuit 7-20-16
Rib Festival JULY 23—St. Paul AME McKeesport Annual Fellowship Rib Festival from 12:00  noon   until  ?. Place:   Unity park on Bailie Ave., McKeesport. Sponsored By:  …
Trump breaks bread with Christian leaders
Some evangelists peeved with VP choice

YOUTH

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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.
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Pittsburgh teens win national African American History competition
Two Pittsburgh teenagers traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in mid-June to compete in 100 Black Men African American History Academic Challenge Bowl. Etana Laing, 15, and…
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Donors Raise Nearly $185,000 For Homeless Georgia Teen Who Biked Six Hours To College
A homeless Georgia teen biked six miles to return to college. Strangers donated thousands of dollars to help him.
Poll: In tumultuous summer, young Americans in a dour mood
Q and A with DJ Rae Chardonnay: Young, fresh and inspired
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HEALTH

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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

Cover To Cover

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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

EDITORS PICK

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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…

FEATURES

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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…

VIEWPOINT

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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‘LHHATL’ star Tommie Lee arrested, urinated in cruiser after ‘brutality’ arrest
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Tommie Lee feels that she was brutalized when she was arrested for alleged drunk driving. But the police vehemently deny…
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Monica Takes To Instagram To Respond To Husband’s Cheating Rumors
It’s been quite the day for R&B singer Monica. When news broke earlier today that her husband, Shannon Brown, had not only been unfaithful in their marriage, but also had a child with his mistress, the news spread on social media like wildfire. Now, the songstress has taken to her Instagram account to clear things […]
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MSNBC’s Tamron Hall lets Scott Baio have it after appearance at RNC
As if last night’s Republican National Convention wasn’t enough of a circus thanks to Melania Trump’s plagiarism scandal, actor Scott Baio was also on hand to speak up for Donald Trump and try to secure votes for his presidency. Unfortunately for him, this morning MSNBC host Tamron Hall was ready to take him to task […]
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10 Times Terrence J Was Our Bae
The charismatic personality hosted this year’s Miss USA competition.
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Cynthia Bailey leaving ‘RHOA?’
Rumors have it that “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey may be turning in her Georgia Peach. Now that she has officially filed for…
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Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert getting divorced?
Rumors are swirling around that there is marital tumult in the Tamar Braxton and Vince Herbert household. According to Love B. Scott, rumblings in the…
Amber Rose On Blac Chyna’s Pregnancy: ‘She’s Always Horny’
Lisa Wu Talks Blending Families With ‘Industry Friend’ Keisha Knight Pulliam

Education

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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