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Election races went largely as predicted
Just as he did in 2014, challenger William Anderson received a mere 10 percent of the votes incumbent state Rep. Ed Gainey, D- East Liberty,…
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Rebuilding homes and lives in Pittsburgh
On April 30, Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh celebrated National Rebuilding Month by providing free home repairs and modifications to low-income homeowners—primarily senior citizens, persons with disabilities,…
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Community Calendar
Workforce Experience Program THROUGH JUNE 30—The Urban League of Pittsburgh’s Work Experience program has 38 out-of-school youth, ages 16 to 24, available for five hours…
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Pittsburgh’s pension investments faltered in 2015
Pittsburgh’s pension investments broke even in 2015, and the city paid about $868,000 in expenses. The city lost more than $4.2 million on its investments…
Pittsburgh schools to hold workshop on transgender plan
Report calls for urgent action to help children of incarcerated parents

Pittsburgh TV

NATIONAL NEWS

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Phill Wilson: Still answering the Black AIDS call at 60 years-old
The first cases of what became HIV/AIDS hit the news on June 5, 1981. Soon, Phill Wilson, then just 25, and his new boyfriend Chris…
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This Week In Black History
For the week of May 4-10 May 4 1891—Dr. Daniel Hale Williams founds the Provident Hospital and Training Center in Chicago, Ill. It becomes a…
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Good Samaritan Fatally Shot Trying To Save Texas Woman From Gunman
Anthony "T.J." Antell Jr. confronted Ricci Bradden after he witnessed the 22-year-old Army private shoot at the feet of his wife during an argument
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John Kasich Suspends Campaign
After Donald Trump became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee and Ted Cruz dropped out of the presidential race, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced plans to suspend his campaign for the White House on Wednesday, reports Politico: [Kasich] had long ago been mathematically eliminated from clinching the GOP nomination outright but had hoped to emerge as a […]
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NEWS ROUNDUP: Flint Still Needs $28M To Remove Lead Pipes…AND MORE
According to Richard Baird, an advisor for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, the city of Flint might be $28 million short in funds to remove the old lead-contaminated water lines. On Friday, Baird said the budget has risen from $27 million to $55 million. “Where we have lead lines or other non-lead lines that are unsafe, they […]
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Prince Had Plans To Meet Addiction Doctor Before Death
Attorney William Mauzy confirmed that Dr. Howard Kornfeld, a California-based specialist and a national authority on opioid addiction treatment, was contacted by representatives for the entertainer who said Prince "was dealing with a grave medical emergency." Mauzy works with the Kornfeld family.
Did New York College Students Fabricate A Racially Motivated Attack?
“Obama Could Make Us A Priority:” Flint Residents Hope President’s Visit Sparks Change
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Latest Gospel releases for home, TV, radio, anywhere
  LATICE CRAWFORD NEW YORK CITY—Following the success of her 2015 feel-good song-of-the-summer “Look At Yourself Again” that spent more than three months charting on…
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Arts and Culture Calendar 5-4-16
    The Dramatics MAY 7—New Horizon Theater presents the Dramatics featruring Willie Ford with Master of Ceromonies Chris Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the…
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Smithsonian Looks To Reserve Gazebo Where Police Killed 12-Year-Old Tamir Rice
William Pretzer, the museum's senior History Curator, asked the city to delay demolition of the structure in an email Monday.
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“Obama Could Make Us A Priority:” Flint Residents Hope President’s Visit Sparks Change
During the visit Wednesday, Obama will tour a food bank, take part in a roundtable discussion about the lead-contaminated water crisis, meet with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, and speak to an estimated 1,000 people at Flint Northwestern High School, the report says.
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Dear Mama: Afeni Shakur, mother of rapper Tupac Shakur, dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Afeni Shakur, the former Black Panther who inspired the work of her son, rap icon Tupac Shakur, and then fostered his…
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McCartney: 1957 desegregation crisis inspired ‘Blackbird’
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Paul McCartney says he met with two of the women who integrated Little Rock’s Central High School, saying the…
Oprah Winfrey to star in HBO’s ‘Henrietta Lacks’ movie
Wilmore says his ‘tone didn’t fit room’ in DC performance

SPORTS

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‘Boom or Bust’ draft for black and yellow
The NFL has no Ten Commandments that are set in stone to drafting rookie players. Every team has to build their own blueprint to the…
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Overtime 5-4-16
:10—First and foremost, I want to offer my sincere sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Ms. Kathy Neely. She was a delightful most…
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Very few surprises in NBA playoffs
There have been very few surprises in the NBA playoffs so far. In the East the Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Detroit Pistons, 4-0; and the…
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DERBY 2016: A touch of gray gives 142nd Derby striking look
The 142nd Kentucky Derby is showing its age, in a gray kind of way. Four of the expected 20 horses in the field Saturday are…
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Centenarian Ida Keeling sets world record in 100-meter race at Penn Relays
The crowd erupted for the 100-year-old after she finished the 100m race in one minute, 17.33 seconds.
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Inside Conditions…Backed into a ‘corner’
There was the usual pre-draft “brain surgeons” analysis in regards to the 2016 NFL draft that began on April 28 and concluded on April 30.…
Warren G delivers horrible rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ in Chicago
Steel Sensations: 2016 Draft Recap…Meet the new Steelers

OPINION

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To Be Equal …Nothing compares 2 U
“Dearly, beloved. We are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. Electric word “life.” It means forever, and that’s a mighty long…
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Emanuel isn’t leading on police reform
Chicago is a city on edge. On a recent weekend, 20 people were shot over 13 hours. According to the Chicago Tribune, 1,051 have been…
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Child Watch…Hope is waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court
“Baldo came to the United States from Michoacán, Mexico, in 1988, when he was 17 years old. He lives in Pasadena, California, with his wife…
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Blackonomics…Stop whining — start grinding
  It’s interesting how the young folks have started using a term that describes what the older folks should be doing. I hear young people…
No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
Community Health Centers: Fulfilling the promise of the ACA, eliminating Black health disparities

BUSINESS

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Drug companies pony up in illegal marketing cases, but critics wonder if penalties are enough
If you make truck deliveries in the overcrowded downtown streets of a big city, parking tickets might simply be a cost of doing business. For…
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Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton calls for probe of government advertising
District of Columbia Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton on April 28 fired off a letter to the Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)…
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Governor, county executive and mayor ask PUC to reconsider Uber fine
PITTSBURGH, PA –Governor Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Mayor William Peduto issued a letter Tuesday, May 3 to members of the Public…
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Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta hosting after-school concert in DeKalb County
DECATUR, Ga. — Students of Metro Atlanta along with the Young Entrepreneurs of Atlanta Foundation, Inc. will host “Project Press Release,” an after-school concert to bring awareness to…
NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows
Business Calendar

INTERNATIONAL

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U.S. Navy SEAL Killed In Northern Iraq ISIS Attack
Charles Keating IV was killed in a "coordinated and complex attack" by roughly 100 ISIS fighters, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
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First US cruise in decades set to arrive in Havana
HAVANA (AP) — The first U.S. cruise ship in nearly 40 years was crossing the Florida Straits from Miami to Havana on Monday, restarting commercial…
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Parody Account “White Savior Barbie” Brilliantly Mocks Insincere Volunteer Selfies In Africa
We've all seen it before.
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Taliban Claims Responsibility For Deadly Attack In Afghanistan
A militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came one week after the militants announced the launch of its spring offensive.
Obamas To Dine With Prince William & Kate Middleton In London
Report: 350 Found Dead In Ecuador Earthquake

LIFESTYLE

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Church Circuit 5-4-16
      Prayer Breakfast MAY 5—Geneva to host National Day of Prayer breakfast. This free event will take place breakfast will take place on…
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Tracee Ellis Ross Shares Her Hope For Women, Beauty And Our Culture
Tracee Ellis Ross is our best girlfriend in our heads.
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REAL GIRLS, REAL CURLS: Sophia Teaches Us To Enjoy The Natural Hair Journey
Sophia shares her 7-step braid out routine.
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Red Carpet Rundown: Fashion Meets Technology At the 2016 Met Gala
See some of your favorite stars dressed up for fashion prom! The theme this year is Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.
GET THE LOOK: Is Your Relaxed Hair As Healthy As It Can Be?
The Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Shop Black Owned Businesses For Every Type Of Mother

YOUTH

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NY valedictorian accepted at all 8 Ivies will attend Harvard
A Long Island, New York high school student who was accepted into 12 colleges, including all eight Ivies, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
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U.S. Dream Academy Celebrates 15th Annual Power Of A Dream Gala
The U.S. Dream Academy is a national after school program using mentoring, tutoring, and technology education to empower children at risk of future incarceration. Their 15th Annual Power of a Dream Gala will take place Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. honoring Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott; Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist; and Jarrett M. Adams, Judicial […]
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NNPA, Chevrolet announce 2016 ‘Discover the Unexpected’ journalism fellows
Sidnee King, a 20 year-old broadcast journalism student at Howard University, admitted that she was nervous about her summer plans, the day before the 2016…
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Malia Obama Picks Harvard University
The 17-year-old will not head directly to the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts after graduating from Sidwell Friends this spring, she “will take a gap year before beginning school,” reads the statement from the East Wing. Instead, she will enroll in the fall of 2017.
Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Michelle Obama In Harlem To Promote Higher Education During College Signing Day
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HEALTH

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No need to be embarrassed to discuss low testosterone
There are many topics in our society that are considered taboo. Though a fact of life, people just don’t talk about them. One of those…
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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
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Don’t think AIDS happens to people like you? Neither did she
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ Sarah Thomas found out from a stranger. It was 1996, and after donating blood in Baltimore, a Red Cross worker called…
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The importance of health literacy
As public schools lose funding from debt-ridden state budgets, school administrators are being forced to cut “non-essentials” such as the number of teachers, classes are…
‘Project Formation’ Brings Free Personalized Boot Camp Training To Brooklyn
The truth about diabetes…Doug Banks’ death puts disease in fresh spotlight

Cover To Cover

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Michael Eric Dyson Discusses New Book, “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama & The Politics Of Race In America”
Dyson joined guest host Derek McGinty on NewsOne Now to talk about his new book and discuss how Mr. Obama has acted on behalf of the nation's African-American community by way of improving things for all.
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Cover to Cover…Little Shaq
  “Here, try this.” Ugh. That’s advice you almost never take because you hate new things. You know what you like, you know what you…
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Cover to Cover…’We Love You, Charlie Freeman’
Anything’s worth a try. Never done it before? Then give it a whirl, you have nothing to lose. You might actually like it. You might…
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Cover to Cover…‘Incarceration Nations’
    You do the crime, you do the time. If you’re willing, in other words, to misbehave or break the law, you need to…
Holy Bible, ‘I Am Jazz’ on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries
Cover to Cover…‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me’

EDITORS PICK

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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

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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

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The Wendy Bell diversion

PEOPLE

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Genes On Fleek: Zoë Kravitz Is The Fresh Face Of YSL Beauty
Zoë Kravitz is the newest face for YSL Beauty. Check out her beautiful behind the scene beauty images.
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NY valedictorian accepted at all 8 Ivies will attend Harvard
A Long Island, New York high school student who was accepted into 12 colleges, including all eight Ivies, plans to attend Harvard University in the fall.
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Instagram model Maya Dutch busted for using body to go on $33,000 shopping spree
An Instagram model who allegedly loves robbery and fraud has been arrested and charged with stealing a woman’s credit cards and going on a $33,000 shopping…
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Beyoncé Took Us On A Lemonade Troll During The Met Gala
From wearing Becky's skin to showing up sans wedding ring, the Queen is doing her own thing.
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Sinead O’Connor called police on this celebrity who she says gave Prince drugs
We don’t know which is more remarkable: the fact that one-hit wonder Sinead O’Connor has been able to ride her lone smash hit “Nothing Compares…
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Demetria McKinney hosts 1st annual ‘Single Mom’s Mothers Day’ at Suite Lounge
ATLANTA — For the second time in three weeks, singer and actress Demetria McKinney totally immersed herself in an impromptu duet with another dynamic songstress…
The Currys Cover Parents Magazine In What May Be The Cutest Photo Ever
FAB OR FUG: Tamar Braxton Attends The Emmy Awards

Education

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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