VIDEO VIEWS

METRO NEWS

Featured image
Juneteenth Festival
The Juneteenth Festival will have live band entertainment, speakers, kids-fun-zone, vendors, contest, carnival activities, dance troupes and prizes. Key Programs for the Festival are: June…
Featured image
Advocates in Pittsburgh say early education helps kids a lot, so why isn’t there more funding?
Pittsburgh city council members, pre-K educators and child care advocates gathered Monday to raise awareness and issue a call to action about the need for…
Featured image
Pittsburgh school board introduces new superintendent
After completing an eight-month search that winnowed a pool of 24 candidates from 14 states down to 12, then six, then three, the Pittsburgh Board…
Featured image
Man convicted of killing Iowa lawmaker’s 2 sisters
 PITTSBURGH (AP) — A jury in Pennsylvania convicted a man Monday in the slayings of two neighbors — sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker —…
No joke: 3 mayors walk into an elevator, get stuck
Stop the Violence-Pgh purpose and goals

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

Featured image
Rev. Jamal Bryant Breaks Silence Over Latest Baby Allegations
On May 12, the Rev. Jamal H. Bryant of Baltimore’s Empowerment Temple Church took to social media to address rumors and allegations that he had…
Featured image
NEWS ROUNDUP: President Obama Hits Highest Approval Rating Since Second Inauguration…AND MORE
According to a recent poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, President Obama has garnered his highest approval rating since the second time he was inaugurated. The results show that 51 percent of voters approve of how Obama is running the country; 46 percent of those polled don’t believe he is doing a […]
Featured image
SCOTUS: Prosecutor Unconstitutionally Eliminated Potential Black Jurors In Murder Trial
The Supreme Court sided with a Black man on death row who said the prosecutor sought an all-White jury. Justice Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter.
Featured image
Columbia University Welcomes Oldest Graduate Of 2016 Class, 67-Year-Old David Norman
The Harlem native overcame a very troubled past. As a teen, he fell into a life of crime, but bounced back to become a graduate of the esteemed New York City college.
Featured image
Judge: State Failed To Prove Baltimore Cop Acted Unreasonably In Freddie Gray’s Arrest
In the verdict, which came after a six-day trial, the judge also said that prosecutors did not prove a reckless endangerment charge against Nero over a failure to put a seat belt on Gray, noting that he had no direct role in putting Gray in the transport van to the jail.
Featured image
Mayor Reed dismisses two high-ranking city officials
Mayor Kasim Reed discussed the  dismissal of two high-ranking city officials on May 20 during a press conference Monday morning. “The decisions we made together…
Louisiana Bill Makes Targeting Police A Hate Crime
Holtzclaw Victims’ Lawyer “Shocked & Dismayed” At 20/20 Interview, Says Prison Officials Refuse To Reveal His Location
More National >>

ENTERTAINMENT

Featured image
A hurt Madonna lashes out at critics of her Prince tribute
Former superstar Madonna was severely stung and hurt by the torrential downpour of criticism of her inadequate and ill-conceived tribute to the late, legendary Prince to…
Featured image
Here’s What These People Would Do To Improve Education
Featured image
Entering Hollywood, Kobe Bryant gets advice from Spielberg
BEVERLY HILLS, California (AP) _ Kobe Bryant is getting advice from Steven Spielberg, J.J. Abrams and Jerry Bruckheimer as he redirects his competitive drive from…
Featured image
Ex-Megadeth drummer Nick Menza collapses on stage, dies
  LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Nick Menza, former drummer for the influential metal band Megadeth, died after collapsing on stage during a performance of his…
Featured image
Funniest responses to Madonna’s horrible Prince tribute at Billboard Music Awards #BBMA
Madonna bumbled out a travesty and tragedy of a tribute to Prince, but Sheila E. was not qualified to come onstage?!? Are you kidding me?…
Featured image
Most talked about moments from 2016 Billboard Music Awards
It was a night for comebacks, fashion, and Prince, at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. In case you missed the show, here are a few highlights! Britney Begins The Party Britney Spears, the third person ever to win the Billboard millenium Award, kicked off the evening’s festivities with an epic performance. She reminded everyone how […]
NEWS ROUNDUP: Teen Vogue Hires First Black Editor-In-Chief…AND MORE
Tamar Braxton fired from ‘The Real’; she responds to ‘betrayal’

SPORTS

Featured image
Inside Conditions…Basketball Jones
      In the 1970s a myriad of “joneses” or addictions to everything from shopping to eating were suddenly “discovered.” If you did anything…
Featured image
Riverhounds’ Moloto Named to USL’s Team of the Week
PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Riverhounds midfielder Lebo Moloto was named to the USL’s Team of the Week after registering a dazzling effort against Toronto FC II.…
Featured image
Johnson’s OT deflection for Lightning puts Penguins on brink of elimination
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Johnson turned toward the net, wary of taking another shot to his already battered face. The puck off Jason Garrison’s stick…
Featured image
Suit seeks testimony from ex-Texas coach Mack Brown, others
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) _ A former University of Texas track coach’s sex and race discrimination lawsuit has new life, and her lawyers are still pursuing…
Featured image
WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral
Angel Rice says that her dream is to compete in the Olympics. She credits her mom for teaching her everything she knows.
Featured image
UFC star McGregor remains ‘committed to the fight game,’ teases Mayweather
Conor McGregor says his dispute with UFC became a “publicized civil war” once he refused to participate in a promotion for a fight and the…
Poll: 9 in 10 Native Americans not offended by Redskins name
Jets’ Darrelle Revis fires longtime agents

OPINION

Featured image
I saw these “stunning” news anchors and my jaw didn’t drop
If you are like me, you sometimes find yourself surfing the Web when you are supposed to be doing something more important. You may notice…
Featured image
How to get over your inane fear of taking a dump next to transgender people
[VERYSMARTBROTHAS.COM] – When I went to my office bathroom this past Sunday, I encountered something terrifying that led me to run out shortly after I…
Featured image
The new normal in politics
The chance that Donald Trump could be the next president of The United States is real. Anyone who tells you otherwise is wrong, in denial…
Featured image
Black women don’t need a mascot
The other day, I received one of the strangest requests ever. Someone wants to be my personal spokesperson! Well, full disclosure, the request was not…
For Chicagoans of color fingerprinting is legalized discrimination
Child Watch…Libraries Provide Community Outreach

BUSINESS

Featured image
City of Atlanta celebrates launch of Atlanta Design Studio
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed, Department of Planning and Community Development Commissioner Tim Keane and Jamestown LP CEO Matt Bronfman joined city leaders and community…
Featured image
Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
Featured image
There may soon be no Black female CEOs among Fortune 500 companies
According to the nonprofit research organization Catalyst, there are only 23 female CEOs among Fortune 500 companies. When Burns steps down, there will only be one woman of color among the group.
Featured image
The Allegheny County controller says the health department basically lets companies pay to pollute
A recent audit on the Allegheny County Health Department [ACHD] by the county controller said the agency’s reliance on settlements and its hesitancy to impose…
Event explores need for a housing trust fund in Pittsburgh
Beyond Beyoncé: Ty Hunter building entrepreneurial empire

INTERNATIONAL

Featured image
US military trains eclectic group of anti-IS fighters
NORTHERN SYRIA (AP) — Barcham Zana knows her enemy. It is the Islamic State, which she calls “darkness.” Islamic State militants killed two cousins, she…
Featured image
Report: Second Chibok Schoolgirl Rescued By Nigerian Army
Nigerian army officials claim they rescued a second Chibok girl. A Chibok mothers activist group doubts that the rescued victim is one of the Chibok girls.
Featured image
5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) _ The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group’s leaders and freed dozens of…
Featured image
London’s New Mayor Dismisses Trump’s Muslim Ban Exception
Trump offered to make an exception for Khan regarding a ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S., but the longtime politician rejected the offer, saying, "This isn't just about me."
Credit Suisse reports big loss amid sour market conditions
Celebrities jam Havana streets for Chanel’s Cuban takeover

LIFESTYLE

Featured image
GET THE LOOK: Evoke Springtime Fly With These Braided Styles
Find out how to achieve one of Springs' most popular trend
Featured image
GET THE LOOK: Garcelle Beauvais Channels Her Caribbean Roots At Bally Opening
Make a statement and go bold and bright for Spring!
Featured image
RED CARPET RUNDOWN: 2016 Billboard Music Awards
All the best looks from our favorite stars at the 2016 Music Awards.
Featured image
Welcome To New York City: Lupita Nyong’o Becomes A Staple In The Big Apple
Sardi's Restaurant recognized the Broadway star with her own caricature.
Fit!Live!Win! Donna Richardson Releases Hip-Hop Dance Workout Video
Spring Hat Luncheon 2016

YOUTH

Featured image
Illinois Honor Student Banned From Prom For Reciting “Dear Black Girls” Poem
While most high school seniors live for the last few weeks of school that include prom, bittersweet goodbyes and graduation, one student won't be able to walk down memory lane.
Featured image
WATCH: 17-year-old’s amazing tumbling routine goes viral
Angel Rice says that her dream is to compete in the Olympics. She credits her mom for teaching her everything she knows.
Featured image
Bearded valedictorian banned from graduation ceremony
A Louisiana high school prevented its valedictorian from graduating because he refused to shave off his facial hair. The school district said it has a longstanding ban on male facial hair. But it was not enforced during the school year.
Featured image
7th Graders Sound Off On Race & Police Brutality In Self-Produced Podcast
Three 7th grade students in Honolulu took on race, privilege, and self-actualization in a podcast posted on Twitter by their teacher.
Morehouse College Honors 3 Valedictorians In Historic Commencement
“Ignore The Haters:” Susan Rice Advocates For Diversity In Commencement Speech
More Youth >>

HEALTH

Featured image
Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…
Featured image
Putting your health business in order
A seemingly wave of several high-profile deaths has been sobering for many readers. In light of these developers, it seemed fitting to, once again, provide…
Featured image
Lack Of HIV Treatment Funding In Black America Is Enabling Epidemic Infection Rates
A 2016 prediction from the CDC estimated that 1 in 51 Georgians will contract HIV in their lifetime.
Featured image
90-Day Fibroid Elimination Program May Be Alternative Cure To Help Black Women Defeat The Condition
According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.
Take charge of your health today. Be informed. Be involved….Healthy Aging
Mayor Peduto, Max and Sue Sciullo challenge Pittsburghers to choose organ donation

Cover To Cover

Featured image
Cover To Cover…‘Trombone Shorty’
“Just wait til you’re older!” Oh, how you hate hearing that! Wait til you’re grown.  You need to get bigger. You can’t do that now,…
Featured image
AP Interview: Michael Brown’s mom’s book recalls death, life
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lezley McSpadden was taking a cigarette break from her grocery store job when a friend called to say someone had been…
Featured image
Davis: Changing genre of romance books
Ebony Dawn Davis has been a writer since she was 8. Now more than 30 years later, she is getting notoriety for her inimitable voice…
Featured image
Cover To Cover…‘The Blackbirds’
    You and your girls are birds of a feather. You flock together, preen together, share your nest when needed and, while you happily…
‘Brown is the New White’ by Steve Phillips
Michael Eric Dyson Discusses New Book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama & The Politics Of Race In America”

EDITORS PICK

Featured image
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

Featured image
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

Featured image
The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

Featured image
Ciara Held Fashion’s Night Out During The 2016 Billboard Music Awards And Failed 71.4% Of The Looks
A critique: Ciara turned the Billboard Music Awards into her very own prom and illustrated to the world she is in a style rut.
Featured image
Best of the ‘Billboard Music Awards 2016’ red carpet
               
Featured image
14 Surprising Celebrity Trump Endorsements
Trump is expected to be officially nominated in July at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
Featured image
Adrienne Bailon shares loving message to Israel Houghton on his 45th birthday
The couple seem to have weathered all the drama, and are genuinely enjoying each others company.
Featured image
Terrence Howard prepares for another baby with wife, Mira Pak
In addition to having roles in three television shows at the same time —with Empire being his most popular— the 47-year-old is now preparing for his fifth child.
Featured image
Arizona reporter arrested for defecating in yard while on assignment
The woman who called the police said this could have all been avoided if Lowe would have asked to use her bathroom instead.
Kim Kardashian West explains oversharing with pregnancy test Snapchat
10 Black Donald Trump supporters

Education

Featured image
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