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Community Calendar 5-6-15
Hats Off to Mom Luncheon MAY 9—Sisters Place will host its 8th Annual Hats Off to Mom Mother’s Day Luncheon from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at…
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Medical marijuana advocates say ‘legalize it’
On April 27, state Rep Ed Gainey and Pittsburgh NORML hosted a town hall on the importance of getting a vote for Senate Bill 3…
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ALCOSAN launches public health alerts as river recreation season opens
Pittsburgh – As Pittsburghers start heading to the rivers for the season, ALCOSAN activated its public health alert system, keeping the public informed and safe…
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History Center to honor five legendary Pittsburghers at 23rd Annual History Makers Award Dinner
-“Boardwalk Empire” star Margot Bingham and Pitt women’s basketball coach Suzie McConnell Serio among this year’s honorees- PITTSBURGH, May 4, 2015 – Five distinguished Pittsburghers…
Tax credits help offset the high cost of adoption
WAMO suspends DJ over posting in Freddie Gray’s death

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Do police cameras exploit or protect citizens?
When citizens are victims of deadly police force, a camera is often the best weapon the community has to demand accountability. After Walter Scott was…
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Five months after Tamir Rice’s death, mother forced to move into homeless shelter
It’s been five months since Tamir Rice – the 12-year-old gunned down by an Ohio police officer for playing with a toy gun – died, but the…
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This Week In Black History 5-6-15
  Week of March 18-24 May 6 1787—Prince Hall organizes the nation’s first Black Masonic lodge in Boston, Mass.—African Lodge #459. Hall would go on…
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Mother demands conviction for the favored man who allegedly killed her son during a fight
Sign this petition for Ty – Enough signatures can Be A start to justice 💯 Click the Link in my bio #JUSTICEFORTY🙏🏼 — RicanPapi♛…
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Woman who snapped viral photo of little girl talking to armed guardsman speaks out
Everyone thinks this picture is cute. I took it, and I think it’s tragic. #BaltimoreUprising — Manda Moore (@manda_writes) May 3, 2015 At first glance,…
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Baltimore cop argues Freddie Gray arrest was legal, requests to see knife
One of the six Baltimore police officers charged in the death and unlawful arrest of Freddie Gray is requesting to see the knife that was…
Atlanta-area sheriff who shot Gwinnett woman speaks for 1st time
Davis Bozeman Law hosting rally for arrest of Atlanta officer who fatally hits man
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And your wealthiest artists in hip-hop for 2015 are…
Some things don’t change. Forbes released its annual list of highest paid hip-hop figures, and Diddy is still the No. 1 mogul with a net worth of $735…
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President Obama is serious about saving young Black lives
In an important move for people of color who helped propel him into office twice, President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to continue fighting for…
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Jidenna leading the ‘Dandy’ movement in men’s fashion
“I’m a classic man. You can be mean when you look this clean…” When Jidenna sings those lines to his bubbling hit “Classic Man,” they’re more…
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Stream Snoop Dogg’s new album, ‘Bush’ now
Snoop Dogg’s thirteenth studio album, Bush is now available for purchase on iTunes and streaming. The 10-track collection features guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Charlie Wilson, T.I.,…
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Jamie Foxx blames dad National Anthem performance on equipment
Floyd Mayweather beat Manny Pacquiao, and it wasn’t even close. It’s not worth arguing otherwise. What’s a better argument is what was worse: Jamie Foxx‘s National Anthem performance…
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In case you missed it…Beyonce shuts down Met Gala with barely-there dress
There she goes. Again. Just a few days after shutting down the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight in a red number with a cape fit for a superwoman,…
Fetty Wap gets coveted Drake feature for the “My Way” remix
Wiz Khalifa hits not too mean streets of New York In “No Permission”


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Is a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao rematch going to happen?
It looks like the “fight of the century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao may have a sequel. According to ESPN, “Money” Mayweather told Stephen…
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LaMarr Woodley and Draymon Green team up to launch Michigan-based AAU Youth Basketball Program
Saginaw, MI – Professional athletes and Saginaw natives, Golden State Warriors F Draymond Green (Michigan State University/NBA) and former Steelers and Arizona Cardinals LB LaMarr…
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Manny Pacquaio the subject of class-action lawsuits in Vegas and L.A.
Manny Pacquiao is the subject of two multimillion-dollar class action lawsuits, one each in Las Vegas and other one Los Angeles, because he and his…
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Griner opts out of US women’s basketball training camp
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women’s national basketball team training camp that began Monday. The 6-foot-8 star of the…
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Where are today’s Muhammad Ali-like athletes?
The revolutionary and iconic stance of the great Muhammad Ali rang in my mind this morning as I woke up and thought about writing this…
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Pa.’s Santucci repeats at Pittsburgh Marathon women’s champ
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Pennsylvania’s Clara Santucci repeated as the women’s champion and Kenyan Stephen Njoroge won the men’s race at Sunday’s Pittsburgh Marathon. The 28-year-old…
Mayweather takes his $100 million check and runs
Will Floyd Mayweather retire after next fight?


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Liberalism is on trial in Baltimore
Baltimore and Ferguson, symbolically represent the failure of liberalism throughout the U.S.  Liberalism has been weighed in the balances and has been found wanting.  Liberalism…
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Child Watch…Clamoring to enter housing’s poor door
More than 88,000 people have applied to enter the “poor door” at a new luxury condominium tower on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Only…
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3 reasons Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake deserves all the side eyes
While we want to have all the pride in the world for this beautiful Black woman who is the Mayor of Baltimore, we’re rolling our…
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#SorryNotSorry: Chad Coleman’s subway rant
After being called the n-word, Coleman had every right to feel the way he did and to speak on it however he pleased.
Beyond the Rhetoric…The Clintons’ financial hustles
To Be Equal…Eradicating childhood poverty one nose at a time


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“The Cable Show” gets an Internet makeover in INTX
This week, thousands of cable television industry executives are gathering in Chicago for INTX, the Internet and Television Expo, co-chaired by Alfred C. Liggins, CEO and president of Radio One…
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Business Calendar 5-6-15
Women’s Business Breakfast Series MAY 8—Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship will host its Women’s Business Leaders Breakfast Series from 8-9:30 a.m. at Chatham University,…
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Cable, pay-per-view problems leave viewers fighting mad
NEW YORK (AP) _ For some boxing fans, the big fight Saturday night turned out to be between them and their cable companies. Strong pay-per-view…
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Ava DuVernay’s AFFRM launches second annual membership drive
Ava DuVernay is an easily recognizable director thanks to the success of Selma. However, there’s still not a lot of people like her in the business —…
McDonald’s to simplify structure, focus on customers
Forget the watch: Apple’s iPhones are still the main event


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214 out of 234 girls rescued from Boko Haram are pregnant
The girls' intense and long period of social isolation will require special practices to aid their integration back into the public.
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With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) _ Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria’s military approached to rescue the women, survivors told The…
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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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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…
A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued


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Church Circuit 5-6-15
Mother’s Day Brunch MAY 9—Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 90 Port Perry Rd., North Versailles, will host its Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The…
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Taraji P. Henson’s sleek, long hair at the 2015 Met Gala
Taraji P. Henson dazzled on the red carpet at the 2015 Met Gala in a Balenciaga printed gown designed by Alexander Wang and a sleek,…
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Litehouse instantly fresh herbs will make you stop using salt & pepper
What has zero calories, but can make you fat (well at least feel fat)? Salt. The number one culprit of bloating and retaining water weight.…
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Red Carpet Rundown: The 2015 Met Gala
Celebrities Sit Ringside For Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Night
FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring


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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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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: #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 –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout


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Heart to Heart with Star Jones
(NNPA)–Star Jones is a successful attorney, author and TV personality whose confidence and uncanny ability to explain legal and social issues has landed her into…
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Choosing a decision maker
While a doctor or a lawyer will routinely ask you if you have an advance directive or living will, the conversation should truly start at…
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Getting started with advance care planning
Having a conversation about advance care planning is very important; it can also be a difficult one. Sometimes your loved ones can be uncomfortable discussing…
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People with speech disabilities, their advocates relieved by proposed policy
Medicare’s proposed coverage policy for speech-generating devices includes text messaging, email and phone capabilities, signaling an about-face from its position last year. Speech may soon…
UPMC launches new advance care planning directive
Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Advance Care Planning

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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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…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’


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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…


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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…


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


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Khia slammed for saying she inspired Beyonce’s Met Gala dress
Struggle rapper Khia is obviously impervious to pain and humiliation because, once again, she makes the preposterous claim that a pop goddess is swagger jacking…
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The rapping Grandma from “The Wedding Singer” dead At 101
The actress commonly referred to as “the rapping grandma” from Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy The Wedding Singer passed away earlier this week. Ellen Albertini Dow, the woman behind the…
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Met gala after party feat. Beyonce, Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye, Kim Kardashian
NEW YORK — Celebrities got seriously turned up at the The Met Gala after party as a bevy of A-listers convened for libations and exotic cuisine…
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Kenya Moore rips NeNe’s looks [exclusive]
Kenya Moore isn’t the type of woman you want flirting with your man. With a gorgeous face, perfectly sculpted behind and charming hazel eyes —…
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Floyd Mayweather’s ex sues boxer for excess of $20 million
Although Floyd Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday (May 2) netted him an estimated $100 million, it appears as though some of that…
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Tyga might need his teen girlfriend Kylie Jenner to help him pay his $90K rent bill
Tyga might want to see if he can hold a few stacks from his teenage boo thang Kylie Jenner because he’s behind on his rent.…
Sisqo cut his hair, and he did it for Baltimore
Rihanna relentlessly roasted for egg-plant dress to Met gala


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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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