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Pa. lawmakers to examine problem of missing fingerprints
Pennsylvania police are failing to fingerprint thousands of suspects every year, jeopardizing background check systems at the state and federal levels. Lawmakers are uncertain what…
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Corbett concerned by immigrant kids coming to Pa.
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says he’s concerned about health risks presented by immigrant children who have overwhelmed border facilities in recent months and…
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Pittsburgh mayor sets aside time to do weddings
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The mayor of Pittsburgh says he has gotten so many requests to perform marriage ceremonies that he will set aside time one…
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Hill District Farm Stand closed after 12 years
Sponsored by the Hill House Association Senior Services Center in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank over the past 12 years a familiar sight…
Lane concerned with lack of funding increase
Burton-Faulk is new PCRG chair

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Blacks continue to fight for justice a year after Zimmerman verdict
The word stunned might best describe how U.S. citizens, particularly Blacks, felt after hearing that a six-member jury, following two days of deliberation in a…
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Detroit Water Department places 15-day moratorium on shutoffs
DETROIT — The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department announced July 21 that it will be suspending for 15 days its controversial water shutoffs. The shutoffs,…
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Black man killed in a chokehold by NYPD officer
NEW YORK – Rev. Al Sharpton was in the middle of his speech recounting how Eric Garner, 43, had been killed in a chokehold by…
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Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with…
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Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case ‘gentle giant’
NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island’s ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with…
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Florida mom denied ‘stand your ground’ defense
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has denied a Florida woman’s request to use the so-called “stand your ground” law as a defense for attempted…
Obama gives protection to gay, transgender workers
Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties
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Deltron 3030 Rock The House At Celebrate Brooklyn
The 36th Annual Celebrate Brooklyn music festival is well underway in Prospect Park. The free music series draws in artists from every genre (and generation)…
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Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Production of FX’s series “Tyrant” recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics’ panel…
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Citing ‘racist views,’ tribe cancels Nugent show
WORLEY, Idaho (AP) – A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. The Coeur d’Alene Tribe on…
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Change Clothes: ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Inspires Real Prison To Change Uniforms
“Orange Is The New Black” has become such a pop culture hit, that a Michigan Sheriff is making his inmates to switch up their look.…
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Katt Williams: Dave Chappelle Was The Victim Of An Entertainment Industry Conspiracy
Katt Williams made some pretty wild accusations about Dave Chapelle‘s career being destroyed by disgruntled executive during a recent radio interview. While promoting his upcoming…
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Tyler Perry Sued For Alleged Unfair Dealings With Government Officials [VIDEO]
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia entertainment company is suing Tyler Perry, accusing the filmmaker of unfairly working with government officials to transform a former military…
Judge orders James Brown documents made public
Batman will not appear in Fox’s ‘Gotham’ series


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Phil Axelrod, Pittsburgh sports writer, dead at 67
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Phil Axelrod, a longtime sports writer for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, has died. The newspaper ( ) reports that Axelrod died Monday at…
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Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling’s properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion…
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The Opinionated Spectator,,,NO SAFE PLACE
Sports is my safe place. It’s what I do, when I want to blow off steam, relax, and have some fun. I’ll turn on a…
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Bryant gives peek into his life in documentary
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant says he’s “scared” about his future after basketball, although he’s embracing the challenge of finding something that he…
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NBA free agent Donte Greene gets tasered during bar brawl
Hide your butt cheeks when in Miami because cops are out here tasing everybody. NBA free agent Donte Greene knows about that first hand after…
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McCutchen, Pirates beat Rockies 5-3 for 3-game sweep
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pittsbugh Pirates overcame…
ACC riding wave of buzz from FSU’s title, Winston
Pele, King Of The Pitch, Is No Champion Of Black People


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Blackonomics…UNCF stands its ground in Koch flap
The controversy over the recent donation by the Koch Foundation to the UNCF begs a discussion of politics, education, and business.  After receiving a $25…
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On public pension problem, Gov. Corbett is pointing in wrong direction for solution
Gov. Corbett is touring Pennsylvania to convince people that changing the public pension benefit system will directly reduce property taxes. But an understanding of Pennsylvania’s…
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Cyber child abuse
(NNPA)—I was strolling down a very busy Broadway in New York City a couple of weeks ago.  It was a very nice Saturday and it…
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Just Sayin’…Hill House to be commended for charter school for dropouts
The Hill House is to be commended for the overall work it is doing, but especially the recent project of creating a charter school for…
‘There they go again’…Republicans have selective memory on Executive Orders
Black Press: The voice of Black America – Part III


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McDonald’s profit slips; US sales decline
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — McDonald’s Corp. said its profit slipped in the second quarter as sales in the U.S. continued to flag. The world’s…
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Thirst for US craft beer grows overseas
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Helping to quench a growing thirst for American craft beer overseas, some of the United States’ largest craft breweries are setting…
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Ford Motor Company’s Felecia Pryor appointed HR director in China
Felecia Pryor who resides in Detroit, Michigan and works for Ford Motor Company has been appointed to the position of HR Director, Ford Motor Company’s…
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Kobina Wright pays homage to the automotive industry
Kobina Wright’s latest art work focuses on the blossoming of the Ford Motor Company in 1903. Artist and writer, Kobina Wright, has recently created a…
Nielsen hires new SVP Communications
Court rejects lawsuit, but warns of implicit bias


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Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Production of FX’s series “Tyrant” recently relocated from Tel Aviv to Istanbul, showrunner Howard Gordon told a TV Critics’ panel…
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South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — He was South Africa’s last White president, overshadowed by Nelson Mandela when they plotted the historic transition to a multi-racial democracy for…
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South Africans remember Mandela on his birthday
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans marked Nelson Mandela’s birthday on Friday with charitable acts in honor of the former president, whose death in December prompted…
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Both sides in Ukraine deny shooting down plane
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian official said a passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down Thursday as it flew over the country and…
Pope seeks protection of young US-bound migrants
Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess


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Finding Mr. Right: Woman Holds Audition For New Boyfriend
There’s an incredibly entertaining new approach to finding that special someone, but it’s still got a few kinks. Who needs or Tinder, when you…
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New leader for the AKAs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The guidance of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA), over the next four years is now in the hands of Milwaukee, Wis.…
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Passive Aggressive Husband Sends Wife Spreadsheet Of Their Sex Life
One husband kept a running tally of how many times he gets to sleep with his wife, and the numbers aren’t looking to him. Reddit…
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Lupita Nyong’o Covers ‘Elle France’ & We Are Living For Her Look
After conquering newsstands in the United States, Lupita Nyong’o is flaunting her flawless visage on magazine racks in France! Can Lupita ever not take a…
JCPenny Models Store Mannequins After Real People & We Love It
Jill Scott: James Brown Was Still Lovable Despite Domestic Violence


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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
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Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a contempt-of-court citation against a man who was fined $50 for wearing saggy pants in…
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Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire
According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily.…
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Kappa Scholarship Endowment Fund 24th Annual Scholarship Awards
This is the time of year young people are heading off to college in pursuit of higher education. On June 14 at the beautiful LeMont…
For some, sagging pants carry greater meaning
Pittsburgh youth goes from Make-A-Wish child to national ambassador!


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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
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African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
The month that just ended was National Safety Month. The theme was safety: But how can we make our communities safer when we don’t understand…
Climate change can change one’s well-being
Fix Your ‘Fattitude’: How To Stop Trash Talking Your Body & Lose More Weight

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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
Cover to Cover…‘All Different Now’


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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…


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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…


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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’


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Johnson calls Christie ‘a buddy’ despite video
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dwayne Johnson says he considers New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “a buddy” despite making Christie take down an online video that…
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Ex-Destiny’s Child member arrested in SC
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former member of the R&B group Destiny’s Child was arrested in Myrtle Beach over the weekend after a night drinking…
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QUICKQUOTE: Octavia Spencer on new Fox TV series
“I got really tired of being a sex symbol.” — Oscar winner Octavia Spencer joking about why she signed on to the new Fox television…
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T.I. And Tiny dddress Floyd Mayweather’s disrespectful comments
As we previously reported, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused a full on firestorm at a recent press event when he made a comment that sound like he…
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Katt Williams sued for assaulting tour manager
Actor/comedian Katt Williams is back on his path of destruction. After being accused of hitting someone with his Rolls Royce, the “Friday After Next” star…
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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies at 70 in Zurich
GENEVA (AP) — Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, known for his lightning-fast blues guitar riffs, his striking long white hair and his collaborations with the…
Scientists name Puerto Rico water mite after JLo
Star’s encounter with stalker described


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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…




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