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Pittsburgh schools to hold workshop on transgender plan
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Officials and the public will start talking about a proposed transgender nondiscrimination policy for Pittsburgh’s public schools. A board committee for the…
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Report calls for urgent action to help children of incarcerated parents
In Pennsylvania, 181,000 children have had a parent incarcerated in their lifetime, according to a new nationwide study. That’s roughly 7 percent of the state’s…
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Fracking Roundup: An explosion, earthquakes, more air monitoring … what didn’t happen last week in shale gas news?
The natural gas industry in Pennsylvania last week experienced an explosion, a possible link to two earthquakes and a $12 million boost from the state.…
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Pay-to-play rules elude most Pennsylvania municipalities
A few of the commonwealth’s communities have the power to restrict political contributors from getting government contracts. And almost none exercise it. Why? The reasons…
 Affordable Housing Task Force forwards draft recommendations
Attorney general candidates raised $6 million before Pennsylvania primary

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Second Mom In “Horrific” Texas Child Abuse Case Found In California
The woman, who has not been identified, is reportedly the mother of two children discovered last week forcibly kept outside the San Antonio home: a 2-year-old boy chained to the ground and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash.
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Tupac Shakur’s mother, Afeni Shakur Davis, is dead at 69
Afeni Shakur, the revolutionary mother who gave birth to rap legend Tupac Shakur, one of the most revered rappers of all time, has died. She was…
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Los Angeles County Sheriff Resigns After Racist Messages Uncovered
Tom Angel, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell's chief of staff, sent the emails in 2012 and 2013 when he was the No. 2 police official in Burbank, California, the report says.
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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes
President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t…
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Violent Protests Break Out During Trump Rallies In California
This past Friday, protesters tried to stop Donald Trump from speaking at the California GOP State Convention. Thousands of people blocked the entrance to the Hyatt Regency. Many threw bottles, jumped on police cars, and fought Trump supporters. Conditions on the ground got so bad, the GOP front-runner was escorted through the backdoor to avoid the crowds. Trump is no stranger to […]
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North Carolina GOP chairman removed from post
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The North Carolina Republican Party’s first Black state chairman was removed from his post Saturday, the climax of months of conflict…
Bernie Sanders Promises A Contested Democratic Convention
Dashcam Video Shows Chicago Cop Smiling As Police Pepper Spray, Beat Reverend
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Kelly Rowland and Claritin team up to renovate Boys & Girls Club
ATLANTA — It is shocking to learn that today’s urban children only average a paltry 30 minutes of sunlight per day. That’s why it was…
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AWB, funky horns still delivering sweet soul music
ANNAPOLIS, MD — In the Spring of 1974, RnB fans were shocked when a group of foreign “White dudes” rocked the scene with music nearly as…
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Reel-ality TV…The Kelly and Michael saga
You may have been following the Kelly and Michael saga. Yes, Kelly found out that Michael Strahan, her co-host for the past four years, is…
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NEWS ROUNDUP: “LIVE! With Kelly & Michael” Wins Daytime Emmy…AND MORE
Despite the drama surrounding LIVE! with Kelly and Michael, the morning talk show won a Daytime Emmy Award on Sunday. Neither Ripa nor Strahan were there to accept the award. Dr. Oz accepted it on their behalf. “I don’t think they’re here….will accept on their behalf,” he said. “Kelly and Michael will share it!” According […]
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Prince Reportedly Fought Throat & Stomach Pain Before Death
The singer, who died April 21, began requesting foods that were easier to digest, chef Ray Roberts told the AP. He was also fighting off "waves of sore throats and frequent upset stomachs."
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“Obama Out!: POTUS drops mic at his final White House Correspondents’ Dinner
“With that, I have just two more words to say: Obama out," he said.
‘Shuffle Along’ deemed a new musical, must face ‘Hamilton’
Pride celebrates 50 years in country music


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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.…
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Warren G delivers horrible rendition of ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ in Chicago
Somebody needed to “regulate” on Warren G after his first-degree assault on a time-honored tradition in Chicago. Rapper Warren G is a long way from…
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Steel Sensations: 2016 Draft Recap…Meet the new Steelers
The 2016 draft is over and the Steelers, expectedly, went heavy on the defensive side of the ball with five of their seven picks going…
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Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott put on blast by groupie in their bed
Ohio State Buckeye Nation and Cowboy fans have to be looking side-eye at superstar running back Ezekiel Elliott, the MVP of the Buckeyes’ championship run…
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AFRO Sports Desk Faceoff…Who won and lost the 2016 NFL draft?
Christmas comes in late April for NFL front offices and die-hard football fan, and the NFL Draft has evolved into a league event on par…
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Dickerson says SMU’s penalties keep him out of college hall
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) _ Eric Dickerson is still not in the College Football Hall of Fame, and believes SMU’s so-called death penalty is the reason…
NFLPA: Brady tops Wilson on list of top selling players
Drug dealers use ‘Steph Curry’ likeness to market heroin


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Black liberals are hypocrites when it comes to the N-word
Once again, two nights ago, liberal hypocrisy was on full display at the White House Correspondents’ Association’s (WHCA) annual dinner. The dinner was begun in…
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Jackie Robinson and the cost of racism
Another baseball season has opened, and with it, Major League Baseball’s annual homage to Jack Roosevelt Robinson, more popularly known as Jackie Robinson, whose breaking…
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Guest Editorial…Voting rights setback in N.C.
A day before voters in Pennsylvania and four other states prepared to vote in primaries last Tuesday, a federal district judge in North Carolina upheld…
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Was Obama’s Final White House Correspondents’ Dinner Marred By The N-Word?
Was Wilmore out of line for using the racial epithet when referencing the nation's first Black president?
Washington, D.C.’s Version of ‘Saturday Night Live’
Nicol Newman could’ve been Philly’s Sandra Bland


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Black cannabis entrepreneurs you should know
Despite abysmal drug war statistics, under new legislation and thanks to the budding legalized cannabis market, there are a few African-American entrepreneurs who are pioneering the sale of legalized marijuana.
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Whole Foods exec: No tattoo shops planned for new chain yet
NEW YORK (AP) _ Whole Foods is prepping for the launch of its hipster new grocery chain. But shoppers won’t be able to get a…
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Homestead Borough fully integrates Meter Feeder Parking App for residents and businesses
Homestead, PA — On Wednesday May 1, 2016 Homestead Borough, located Southeast of Pittsburgh, PA fully integrated the Meter Feeder parking app for their residents…
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Residents’ concerns prompted plans to expand DEP air quality monitoring near shale gas sites in Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced today it will expand the state’s air quality monitoring network for fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) into more…
Lifestyles Report…In my travels spring 2016
Blair Taylor is new My Brother’s Keeper CEO


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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.
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Obamas To Dine With Prince William & Kate Middleton In London
Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will dine Friday in London with the Royal Family during a trip to reportedly lobby to keep the U.K. in the European Union.
Report: 350 Found Dead In Ecuador Earthquake
Man who promised Pharrell show, scammed women gets 2 years


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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.
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GET THE LOOK: Is Your Relaxed Hair As Healthy As It Can Be?
Find out how to get the healthiest relaxed hair ever!
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The Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Shop Black Owned Businesses For Every Type Of Mother
From pamper yourself products to delectable delights and stand out style. We thought about it so you don’t have to: the perfect gift for the mom you love!
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Couples We Love: Alicia Keys And Swizz Beatz Make Love And Music
Lifestyles Report…In my travels spring 2016
Do It For The ‘Gram!: 6 Tips to Take Your Instagram Account To The Next Level


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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.
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Prince helped launch tech initiative for urban youth
Prince helped to launch a technology initiative to teach coding to Black youths. An emotional Van Jones said Prince worked generously behind the scenes to uplift African-American youths.
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Michelle Obama In Harlem To Promote Higher Education During College Signing Day
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the third annual College Signing Day in Harlem. About 4, 000 high school seniors and several celebrities joined Mrs. Obama for the event to promote higher education.
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Helping Black Boys Navigate The Challenges Ahead
Manifest Your Destiny launches a year-long focus on at-risk Black boys. The mentoring program is marking the 10th anniversary of founder Hill Harper's bestseller, Letters to a Young Brother.
Saint Louis University students who reported racist incident feel ignored
McKeesport native Gilmore serving aboard nuclear-powered submarine
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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…
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‘Project Formation’ Brings Free Personalized Boot Camp Training To Brooklyn
Get in shape without spending your coins.
The truth about diabetes…Doug Banks’ death puts disease in fresh spotlight
Diabetes pervasive among Blacks

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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…
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Holy Bible, ‘I Am Jazz’ on list of ‘challenged’ books at libraries
NEW YORK (AP) — On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at…
Cover to Cover…‘My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me’
James McBride pays tribute to the Godfather of Soul


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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…


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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…


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The Wendy Bell diversion


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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…
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The Currys Cover Parents Magazine In What May Be The Cutest Photo Ever
😍🏀👍 Our June issue featuring Stephen Curry, Ayesha Curry, Riley, and Ryan is here! Go behind the scenes of the cover shoot and find out the secret meaning behind Steph and Ayesha’s matching tattoos and more at (link also in the bio!). @ayeshacurry A video posted by Parents (@parentsmagazine) on Apr 29, 2016 at […]
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FAB OR FUG: Tamar Braxton Attends The Emmy Awards
Tamar Braxton was nominated for an Emmy and did not win. Beauties, tell us, did she take home an award for style?
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She Won: First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks Givenchy At Correspondent’s Dinner
It was a bittersweet night for the Obama family at their last White House Correspondent's Dinner in office.
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Gabrielle Union Reveals The ‘Driving Force’ Behind Getting Married
Gabrielle Union is basically an open book when it comes to her life, career, and loves.
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Another Girl Allegedly Trespassed On Chris Brown’s Property
For the third time a young lady has found her way onto Chris Brown's property, illegally.
Watch the Kardashians freak when Rob tells them he’s marrying Blac Chyna on ‘KUWTK’
Nia Long Talks Being An Over 40 Baddie And Her Parenting Style


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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