METRO NEWS

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The March Dignity & Respect Champion is…Kevin Rice
At this year’s 54th Annual World of Wheels Car Show, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, local high school students took first place with…
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Muslim Women’s Association holds fundraiser for needy women
The Muslim Women’s Association of Pittsburgh  sponsored a fund­raising event in support of their newly opened Guest House for women. The association is a Muslim Charitable Association comprised …
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11 Davis brothers accumulate 158 years of military service
When it comes to serving their country the Davis family may have the world’s record. The 11 brothers served 158 years between them. Most are…
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Peduto hails decision by ALDI to open store on Penn Avenue in Garfield
PITTSBURGH, PA –Mayor William Peduto, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation and the citizens and business owners in the Penn Avenue corridor are excited at the news from…
PACE Inclusive Voices event draws full house
Police investigating robbery in Fine View

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Giuliani supporting AG nominee Loretta Lynch
WASHINGTON (NNPA) —In recent weeks, Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, claimed that President Barack Obama didn’t love America, blamed the president…
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Morris Brown College “victoriously emerges” from bankruptcy
In a bit of good news in a landscape in which many Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are facing tough times, a trustee from Morris…
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Taraji P. Henson apologies to Glendale police after video of son’s stop released
Taraji P. Henson apologized via Instagram on Friday for claiming her son was racailly profiled by Glendale, California, police after a video of the 20-year-old being…
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EXCLUSIVE: UVA Students Gear Up To Present List Of Demands As Martese Johnson’s Case Continues
On Thursday, the 20-year-old University of Virginia student who was injured in a violent arrest at the hands of state Alcoholic Beverage Control officers appeared in…
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57-Year-Old Black Man Brutally Beaten & Put In Chokehold By Police, Then They Planted Cocaine In His Car [VIDEO]
This past Tuesday, two White cops were caught on video unjustifiably placing Floyd Dent, 57 in a chokehold and beating him. The video also shows the officers dragging…
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Ole Miss Student Indicted On Civil Rights Charges After Tying Noose Around James Meredith Statue
Graeme Phillip Harris, a student at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, has been charged with federal civil rights crimes for engaging in threatening conduct…
FACT CHECK: Myths in the political roar over Common Core
Parents: Children will have it harder than they did
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Review: “Home” is cute despite the Rihanna shade
Rihanna makes her biggest film debut yet in Dreamworks “Home.” The pop singer plays Gratuity “Tip” Tucci, a teenage girl who befriends an alien, “Oh”…
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Reel-ality TV Talk…Last week in Atlanta was shade central
Last week in Atlanta, it was shade central Phaedra left her nest to visit new BFF Porsha, and things got quite heated in the kitchen.…
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Who knew ‘Jane The Virgin’ star Gina Rodriguez is actually a dope rapper?
Gina Rodriguez might be known for her Golden Globe Award-winning role as Jane Villanueva in CW’s Jane the Virgin, but behind the glamour of her…
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Claudia Jordan hired full time on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
Looks like Claudia Jordan has kicked up enough dust, demonstrated enough ghetto-fried behavior and hated on enough people to be made a full-time “Real Housewives of…
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Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Claims
  Taraji P. Henson has apologized to a California police department for claims she made an officer racially profiled her son. The Empire scene stealer made…
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Grace Jones documentary finally in the works
According to Billboard.com, a Grace Jones documentary is finally in the works. One of the most talked about women of the ’70s and ’80s is…
Malik Yoba to return for ‘Empire’ season 2?
Kerry Washington Live Tweeted “Scandal” While She Was In Labor

SPORTS

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Inside Floyd Mayweather’s camp, where the cars are clean
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The best evidence the boss was around was the white Ferrari 458 Spider parked in front between two equally white Rolls…
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Atlanta Hawks “CEO” 2 Chainz Schooled Dominique Wilkins In H-O-R-S-E
Roughly six months ago, the Atlanta Hawks were in the middle of a public relations nightmare. Hawks’ co-owner Bruce Levenson sold his controlling interest in…
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Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates top Twins in rain
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the…
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At The Finish Line: Don’t know if anybody short of Cavs or Spurs can beat Kentucky!
< Where Only the Truth Matters > • All-Right!!!  So I’m finally wrong about something and you want to nail me to the cross .…
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Late UNC Coach Dean Smith left money for all his former players in his will
Legendary UNC basketball coach Dean Smith passed away on February 7, but he wanted to have a nice final gesture in place for his former players. Coach…
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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
Meet The 2015 NCAA Sweet 16: Breakdowns & Predictions For Every Match Up
March Madness: Race, Sports and Money

OPINION

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To Be Equal…Inequity in education funding shortchanges America’s future
“That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy.  Our…
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Child Watch: Low-income children to get shafted by Congress
Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at-risk” children short. Congress’ annual struggle to…
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“I’ll take Herman Cain over Ben Carson any day”
Ben Carson is starting to make me appreciate the political genius of Herman Cain. Carson may be a brain surgeon, but unless you’re talking about…
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Criminal justice system needs urgent reform
(NNPA)—I know from firsthand experience that the “criminal justice system” today in the United States is in serious and urgent need of reform, repair and…
I had a heart attack
Dr. Umar Johnson and ‘The chickens flew the coup’

BUSINESS

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Nielsen examines spending power of Black super consumers
According to a new report by Nielsen titled “The Making of a Multicultural Super Consumer,” “Multicultural consumers are rapidly becoming the core of the U.S. population…
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From new logos to New Coke: when corporations make mistakes
NEW YORK (AP) — It was a tempest in a coffee cup. Mega coffee chain Starbucks wanted to spark a conversation about race when it…
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Review: Galaxy S6 phones are Samsung’s best yet
NEW YORK (AP) — A better design, a sharper camera and easier-to-use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to…
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SBA launches LINC, empowering African American women business owners
In February, the Small Business Administration launched LINC—Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital. According to SBA.gov, LINC is a simple way to connect prospective SBA…
‘Empire’ shows that Black dollars matter
Motivator…Galloway inspires people to live their best lives

INTERNATIONAL

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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on Sorority Fashion
When you are heading to a themed event what do you do? The first thought is to go with the theme. At the recent Omega…
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Ask Alma…Long Distant Lover
I am a 50-year-old field service engineer who travels 75 percent of the year for work. I love my job and appreciate the opportunity that…
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Alicia Watkins goes from homeless veteran to student at Harvard
In 2010, Alicia Watkins, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, shocked friends and family when she documented her travails as a homeless veteran on…
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Ooh La La…Three days in Paris
How about this for a headline: BASH takes hundreds to Paris on a whirlwind tour. On March, 14 at the Doubletree by Hilton Meadowlands, nearly…
50 Of Our Favorite Fashion Quotes From Sarah Jessica Parker
“Is Michelle Obama Bald?” How FLOTUS’ ‘Jeopardy’ Hair Comments Reveal The Ignorance Surrounding Black Hair

GENERATION Y

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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
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How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
There is a lot of concern in educational circles that American students are not ready to compete on a global level. With advancements in technology,…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’
The lemonade business has an adorable new entrepreneur who’s only ten-years-old! As the founder of her own BeeSweet Lemonade line, Mikaila Ulmer on confidently represented her brand on…
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NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick
ATLANTA — While most 10-year-olds are playing games outside, Willie Myrick is spreading the Word of God. And it was this Word, uttered through song,…
Black College Expo returns to Atlanta
Fair held to recruit Black engineering students

HEALTH

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Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
If junk food is your jump off, but you’re trying to stay lean and clean, then you are going to love this beauties. Even if…
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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0X92tI8o5o You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
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Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
If you only eat collard greens cooked with ham hocks and hot sauce then you’re missing out ladies. These sturdy leafy greens are not only packed…
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Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!
Whether you’re in corporate America, a busy mom, a full time student (who also works full time), a budding entrepreneur or a combination of all…
For former CBS business analyst, Anthony Williams, Terrance Howard’s character in ‘Empire’ parallels his fight against ALS [video]
Batch becomes a partner in health

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series

EDITORS PICK

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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…

FEATURES

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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…

VIEWPOINT

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‘The state of Black America’

PEOPLE

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TMZ Reports Karrine Steffans Lied About Darius McCrary Abuse Claims
Less than 24 hours after former “Family Matters” actor Darius McCrary was arrested in Oakland County, Michigan for failing to pay child support, his ex…
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Black Twitter Snatches Raven-Symoné For Her “Every Continent In Africa” Comment
Jesus be a geography lesson. Raven-Symoné once again found herself the hot topic of discussion, due to an interview she gave E! News. Last week, the…
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T.I., Tiny, Mayor Reed celebrate opening of Scales 925 restaurant
ATLANTA — The Trouble Man caused quite a ruckus in the city center on Friday evening as he and his closest family members and powerful…
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7 Questions We Want Karrueche Tran To Answer During Her Iyanla Vanzant Interview
Karrueche Tran is goin be opening up about how she’s doing in the aftermath of her public breakup with Chris Brown. It was the beginning…
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2 Chainz named new CEO of the Atlanta Hawks
2 Chainz is taking over Phillips Arena during Friday’s Atlanta Hawks game vs. the Miami Heat. Hence, the title of CEO. 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, is…
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Tamar Braxton Defends Her Right To Feel Hurt Over Bullying
Tamar Braxton faced a backlash after she broke down in tears on “The Real” because she was truly hurt that people kept calling her a…
Karrueche Tran Dismisses Idea Of Writing Tell-All + Talks Love Triangle With Chris Brown & Rihanna [VIDEO]
Chelsea Handler recalls run-in with Bill Cosby

Education

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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…

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