METRO NEWS

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McKeesport’s family dynasty promises emphasis on youth
For the first time ever, McKeesport will have three Black members of council. Brothers Jim Brown and Tim Brown each won a seat on City…
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Employee, 2 others charged in smartphone store burglary
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) _ An employee and two other men have been jailed on charges they stole more than 90 smartphones worth more than $61,000…
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Wilkinsburg and Bellevue vote to allow liquor sales
Though voters in Bellevue and Wilkinsburg had historically voted down referendums asking for approval of liquor sales within their borders, as of May 19, both…
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Duquesne University to raise employee minimum wage to $16
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Duquesne University is increasing its employee minimum wage to $16 an hour, slightly more than twice the state and federal minimum wage…
Allen, Woodruff out of Supreme Court race
Metro Beat…Man seeks drug case dismissal, citing officer’s indictment

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NATIONAL NEWS

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White House names Michelle Obama hugger-in-chief
Not only is Michelle Obama a wife, mother, lawyer and the first lady of the United States, she is the hugger-in-chief, according to Peter Souza,…
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U.S. Military mistakenly ships live anthrax to 9 U.S. States via FedEx
The government had to cop to a big-ole mea culpa yesterday when the Pentagon confirmed that that the U.S. military shipped live anthrax samples around the world via FedEx. Samples of the toxic bacteria went to private research laboratories in nine states and one in South Korea. CNN reports that four lab workers in the U.S. […]
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News Roundup: Ex-Inkster cop to stand trial for beating unarmed man & more
An ex-cop from Inkster, Mich. who was captured beating an unarmed driver on dash cam video will go to trial for misconduct and assault charges. In…
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Watch: California cops brutally arrest pregnant Black woman
A Barstow, California police officer is under fire after body camera shows him brutally wrestling a Black woman to the ground when she was eight…
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Atlanta Mayor Reed Appoints DPCD commissioner
Kasim Reed today announced his appointment of Tim Keane as Commissioner for the Department of Planning and Community Development. Keane previously served as the Director…
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Kansas councilman allegedly yells road rage slurs to Black girl
An Edwardsville, Kan. city councilman has been on the job scarcely two weeks yet is being investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigations after he…
Atlanta Dept. of Parks and Recreation tours the Play Mobile at city parks during the summer Months
Unrest sows seeds for future leaders, opens eyes of youth
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Lil Mama’s ‘Sausage’ video is actually dope
Hear us out. This Lil Mama video for her new song “Sausage” isn’t that bad, but you have to admit the Harlem chick is having fun.…
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Chance The Rapper drops new ‘Surf’ album for free on iTunes
Chance The Rapper released his highly-anticipated Surf album with Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment last night (May 28). The 16-track collection features a string of…
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#FlashbackFriday: See August Alsina’s impressive Lloyd YouTube cover before he was famous
Once upon a time, R&B star August Alsina took his teen talents to YouTube where he caught the attention of a few hundred thousand viewers and…
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‘Friday’ Star Reynaldo Rey dead At 75
Comedian Reynaldo Rey has passed away today at the age of 75. The funnyman died earlier today due to complications of a stroke, TMZ.com reports. He had the stroke last year, but he began having trouble related to the episode back in January. According to his manager, Rey checked into a hospital earlier today for […]
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Taraji P. Henson & Terrence Howard reunite on Spike TV for ‘Lip Sync Battle’ [video]
Spike TV has ordered up a double shot of Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard! Cookie and Lucious already reign supreme on FOX, now they’re coming to cable. According to Shadow and Act, the “Empire” stars are set to go head-to-head on the network’s hottest show. “We just worked with Terrence and Taraji on the […]
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‘Dancing,’ ‘Voice’ on top as viewers got musical last week
NEW YORK (AP) _ Music and dancing ruled on the airwaves last week, as “Dancing With the Stars” and “The Voice” tuned up to score…
Film Review…San Andreas
Zoe Saldana questions Hollywood’s tradition of whitewashing ethnic characters

SPORTS

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Adrian Peterson Twitter rants over pay cut in new contract
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is making a play for the unemployment line with his latest round of social media antics. After a rough…
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Publisher’s message hits home at SCIAA Winter & Spring Athletic Banquet of Champions
Student athletes, parents, supporters and fans and administrators – 900-plus strong – poured into the Memphis Zoo for the 2nd Annual SCIAA Winter & Spring…
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Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed
ZURICH (AP) _ Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were…
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Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015, not contract
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled off the field in small groups, sweaty and a little spent from the first real day of football…
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Steph Curry’s daughter steals post-game press conference again, raps Big Sean record
Ignoring critics who said Riley Curry’s appearance at a previous post-game press conference was distracting, NBA MVP Stephen Curry accompanied his 2-year-old daughter to waiting cameras…
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AP Was There: Muhammad Ali-Sonny Liston heavyweight rematch
EDITOR’S NOTE: On May 25, 1965, Muhammad Ali defeated Sonny Liston in the first round of a heavyweight bout that produced one of the strangest…
Duke, Kentucky basketball teams earn top marks in classroom
The Black Athlete…The transformation of Steph Curry

OPINION

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To Be Equal…B.B. King: Why I Sing the Blues
“The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend…B.B. may be gone, but that thrill will be with us forever.” – President…
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Amtrak derailment should be warning about our ‘stupid’ infrastructure neglect
When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train #188 derailed on May 12, federal budget observers wondered if the underfunding of our nation’s fraying infrastructure was at least…
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Politicizing donations to Clinton Foundation
Like the Bill and Malinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropy that primarily funds education, world health and population projects, the Clinton Foundation was established…
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Will greed hurt Hillary’s presidential campaign?
There is greedy and then there is really greedy. There is being well off, and then there is being filthy rich. To the point, that…
Field Negro: The Republican Crusades
We Love Jay Z & Beyonce, but we’re just not here for TIDAL

BUSINESS

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Jay Z blasted for all White Tidal staff while demanding Blacks support him
Because of lackluster sales of his over-hyped, much-ballyhooed Tidal music service, rapper Jay-Z flew into a curious and rare public tirade about his struggles as a…
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Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for…
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Planning for retirement has many taxing issues
Individuals today have much greater responsibility in funding their retirement plans—a responsibility that can become overwhelming as the life expectancy continues to climb. The Society…
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Duquesne University to raise employee minimum wage to $16
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Duquesne University is increasing its employee minimum wage to $16 an hour, slightly more than twice the state and federal minimum wage…
Tracy Morgan settles lawsuit with Walmart after fatal limo crash
Black Bloggers Network advise peers at annual festival in Washington D.C.

INTERNATIONAL

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After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook…
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Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint

LIFESTYLE

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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s
CHICAGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about…
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Fab or Fug: Rihanna channels Aaliyah with a crop top and baggy jeans [poll]
Riri is always one for taking chances and this time she's doing it with a 90's throwback look
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Be a fashion-forward fit girl & sport these gorgeous floral fitness trends
Sure, you can stop & smell the roses, but what about wearing them? Check out these fit workout clothes you're going to want right now.
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3 ways to build your summer wardrobe for less than $350
Meet Tiffany Of The Werk Place Blog, one of our new resident fashionistas. Each week, she’ll be bringing you tips and tricks on how to make the most of your closet and your budget here on the NEW and improved Hello Beautiful! Creating the summer wardrobe that I want with the budget I have is […]
Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls
Work That Wardrobe! How to style 1 piece 3 different ways

GENERATION Y

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She was homeless mom, now she’s valedictorian
You are not your circumstances. That statement couldn’t be any more true for the phenomenal Trameka Pope, a Chicago high schooler who graduated at the top of her class at Chicago’s Wendell Phillips High School, even though she was homeless and a teen mom. After giving birth to her daughter when she was in the […]
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Pittsburgh native at sea
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shakiyah Woods, from Pittsburgh, acts as the rig captain during sea and anchor detail practice in the forecastle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft…
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UnitedHealthcare, YMCA annual Health Bee
UnitedHealthcare and the Y held the third annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on May 14.
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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate

HEALTH

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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s
CHICAGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about…
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Get active for your heart health… No time to exercise? Learn how to take 10!
Find at least 30 minutes in your day to get physically active — and there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it. You’ll…
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Working Out Stress
Stress affects each of us in different ways. You may have physical signs (such as headaches, tense or sore muscles, or trouble sleeping), emotional signs…
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Side Dishes & Desserts To Bring To The BBQ This Weekend
Memorial Day Cocktails: Let’s Just Drink Because We’re Off Monday
26-year-old bride-to-be claims birth control caused stroke

Cover To Cover

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Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls
Dove has always been a brand with a reputation for helping women love the skin their in, and now the beauty brand is looking to expand on that by helping young girls embrace their natural curls with a new campaign. The newest facet of their Love Your Curls campaign, which launched back in January, is […]
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New book will investigate Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina’s tragedies
A new book about late singer Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is on the way. Ian Halperin penned Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The…
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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
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Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) _ Many listeners of jazz speak of their first encounter with the music in terms of a conversion experience. One hears stories,…
Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’
Redskins’ cheerleader’s death examined in new book

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Beyonce photos of Blue Ivy during vacation in Italy
Beyonce, Blue Ivy and Jay Z took a breathtaking vacation foray into the countryside of Italy. In contrast to when Blue was first born and…
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TBT: Marilyn Mosby won big on ‘Judge Judy’ back in the day [video]
Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably seen Marilyn Mosby well before she announced charges in the Freddie Gray case. This Throwback Thursday delivered a high-profile moment from the Baltimore’s State Attorney General past as someone posted a clip of her bringing a case before Judge Judy online. Marilyn appeared on “Judge Judy” back […]
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Kevin Hart slams women who call fiancee Eniko Parrish gold digger
Superstar comedian had to get a group of women off of his fiancee who were trolling her latest Instagram posting. Hart’s latest love and model…
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R.I.P: ‘Friday’ actor Reynaldo Rey passes away at 75
  Long-time Hollywood actor Reynaldo Rey has passed away at the age of 75 due to stroke complications, Entertainment Weekly reports. Mostly known for his comedic…
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Khloe Kardashian upgrades her bae game with rumored Rick Fox romance
Khloe Kardashian definitely has a taste for the finer things in life and her rumored new bae is no exception. According to a report from Us Weekly, she’s been spotted out with former NBA player and The Game star Rick Fox. Sources close to Kardashian said the two went on a date this weekend. More than […]
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Hey, Drake! Drizzy looks buff in his new Instagram post
Drake caught us all by surprise on Instagram with a gym pic, and we’re impressed. When we think of Drake, his body is definitely not the first thing that comes to mind. His talent for emo hip-hop? Sure. His goofiness? Maybe. This picture, however, shows that he’s been hard at work, pumping up in the […]
He Loves Himself? The Rock breaks selfie record [video]
Kenyan lawyer wants to give President Obama 50 cows to marry Malia Obama

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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