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Homewood Community Day celebration promotes peace, unity
Family members, friends, neighbors and leaders congregated over the weekend to promote peace and unity in Homewood. Throughout the year, promoting peace and unity has…
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Camp exposes urban youth to computers
This summer, for the first time in three years, the 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania partnered with Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield to expose…
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Voting rights advocates applaud Wolf administration for new online voter registration in PA
Beginning today, eligible Pennsylvania residents can register to vote online at register.votespa.com PITTSBURGH, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced this morning that eligible Pennsylvanians can…
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LEAD program advocates meet to update, refine goals
As part of his work to combat the disparate effects of the “war on drugs,” Institute of the Black World founder Ron Daniels said he…
Beyond talking: Panel begins work on PPS accepting Wilkinsburg students
Penn Plaza residents rally for affordable housing

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Activists memorialize Emmett Till’s death 60 years later & more news you need to know
Sybrina Fulton and Michael Brown, Sr. will be taking part in today's events to commemorate Till's life.
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Anchor’s shock at live TV slayings shifts to poise, strength
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The wide-eyed, open-mouthed look of shock on the face of WDBJ-TV anchor Kim McBroom was seen worldwide after her two co-workers…
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President Obama speaks on Virginia shooting, George Zimmerman calls Obama a “Baboon”
Speaking on the Roanoke shooting that claimed the lives of two journalists, President Obama said gun-related incidents dwarf terrorism.
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On-air gunman became increasingly volatile before killings
MONETA, Va. (AP) — Vester Flanagan had become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and strangers over seemingly mundane incidents or perceived…
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Atlanta police scratching their head about racist Elmer Fudd graffiti
*Who did this? With all the negative attention going around about police doing unlawful things; now it appears some secret bandit has taken it upon him…
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Fatal shooting by campus cop prompts colleges’ reviews
CINCINNATI (AP)—A University of Cincinnati police officer’s fatal shooting of a motorist he stopped over a missing front license plate has grabbed other colleges’ attention,…
President Obama to speak on New Orleans’ progress after Hurricane Katrina & more news you need to know
How much was Nick Gordon paid for graveside photos of Bobbi Kristina?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Actress Niecy Nash receives 1st Emmy nomination
Actress Niecy Nash received her first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal as Denise ‘Didi” Ortley on the…
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The Weeknd really, really wants to be pop star on ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’
The Weeknd wants to be a pop star. His music has been hinting at it since his spine-tingling cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana.” But bluntly…
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‘LHHATL’s’ Joseline and Stevie J getting spinoff reality show
VH1 is trying to capitalize on the star power created by “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s” most controversial, contentious, bombastic and narcissistic cast members of…
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Ken Griffey Jr. recreates 1989 rookie card in Macklemore’s ‘Downtown’ Video
Rappers are known for repping their hometowns to the core, and Macklemore just proved that Seattle is always on his mind by recreating Ken Griffey…
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Afropunk 2015: 5 new artists to check for
Another year of the Afropunk festival in Brooklyn,NY is done, and there were plenty of highlights from this year. While nearly everyone will talk about the…
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Black don’t crack: 12 stars who played high schoolers in their 20s and 30s
Pull out your pom-poms. This week marks the 15th anniversary of cheerleading flick Bring It On. Gabrielle Union portrays Isis, a hard-ass cheerleading captain of the…
Reel-ality TV Talk…Everyone loves awards, so here are our award-winners
Tracee Ellis Ross “works that body” just like her Mama

SPORTS

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Derrick Rose on rape allegations: ‘I am confident I will be proven innocent’
It was discovered Wednesday that one of Derrick Rose’s ex-girlfriends is suing him for drugging and gang raping her. In a recently released statement, Rose…
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Negro Leagues Baseball Convention held in Pittsburgh
Early this month the Society for American Baseball Research held its 18th annual Jerry Malloy Negro Leagues Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. This…
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5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp held at Oliver
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. hosted the 5th Annual Jakim Donaldson Basketball Camp last month at Oliver High School, located at 2323 Brighton Rd., in the North Side. For…
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Derrick Rose accused of drugging and gang raping ex-girlfriend
NBA superstar Derrick Rose has been accused of by his ex-girlfriend of drugging and gang-raping her. The Chicago Bulls point guard and former NBA MVP and…
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Marshawn Lynch got fined $75,000 for not talking to the press after NFC Championship
While people still bug the Seahawks for not handing off to Marshawn Lynch for a surefire Super Bowl-winning touchdown, the NFL is still bugging Lynch for his press-averse persona.…
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NBA’s James Harden celebrates birthday with the Kardashians and Kanye (photos)
The romance between Khloe Kardashian and NBA superstar James Harden is still in its infancy. But that was not enough to prevent the Kardashians from…
Humbled Vick at peace in reserve role with Steelers
Overtime 8-26-15…Making light of the Subway guy!

OPINION

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On the passing of Julian Bond
(NNPA)—I had been unaware that Julian Bond had been ill.  I was, therefore, quite surprised to read that he had passed away after, what the…
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Just Sayin’…9-year-old child killed, do Black lives matter?
A 9-year-old child was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. Not by the police, not by Whites, but by a Black shooter who shot through…
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Roanoke. The morning after…
As a former radio news producer – hell, a human being – I couldn’t imagine the difficult job the folks at WDJB-TV in Roanoke, VA…
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Trump favors constructing a police state
(NNPA)—At bottom, the plan of Donald Trump, the GOP’s political playboy, to “solve” America’s crisis of undocumented Latino immigration is really quite simple: Turn the…
Planned attacks on Planned Parenthood
The Field Negro…”A pretty good deal”?

BUSINESS

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JS108ATLANTA Global Jazz Radio official app launch event
JS108Atlanta Global Jazz Radio celebrates the release of its new radio broadcast app at JS108Atlanta’s Official App Launch Event, September 18th, 2015.  The event will…
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Fashion leaders honored during Style Week Pittsburgh 2015
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Public offices discriminate against Black Americans
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – It’s an open secret that Black-sounding names can hinder employment, housing, and loan applications. Apparently, basic emails to public servants have snuck…
Raise your expectations of yourself
Black entrepreneurs address community health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness

INTERNATIONAL

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Reparations battle picks up steam
Usually at this time of the year, international legislators and high flyers at umbrella organizations such as the European Union, its Parliament and even the…
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Nelson Mandela’s grandson charged with raping 15-year-old girl
*Nelson Mandela’s 24-year-old grandson, Mbuso Mandela, has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl at a restaurant in Johannesburg. Media reports say the victim was…
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Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalized in South Africa
Eighty-three-year-old Archbishop Desmond Tutu was hospitalized Monday evening in Johannesburg, South Africa for an “inflammation,” his daughter said, according to CNN. The Nobel Peace Prize…
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South African musical dramatizes police shooting of strikers
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — South Africans sing and dance when they mourn, which is why a musical is a fitting way to commemorate the…
Dutch newspaper uses n-word in Ta-Nehisi Coates book review
Obama needs to do more to halt female genital mutilation

LIFESTYLE

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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Malaysia Pargo reveals her most coveted beauty secrets
When it comes to flawless faces, Basketball Wives LA star Malaysia Pargo has her co-stars beat. We say that in a good way. Whether it’s her seamless weave or contoured face, the brown beauty is always camera-ready. We caught up with the reality star and picked her makeup bag for secrets. Get into Malaysia’s hair […]
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100 Years of the Harriet Tubman Guild
With a city Of Pittsburgh proclamation and a proclamation from Pittsburgh City Council, and numerous letters of congratulations, the Harriet Tubman Guild celebrated 100 years,…
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Style Week 2015 honors PGH’S fashion leaders (Photos)
The much anticipated Style Week Pittsburgh 2015 recently took place Aug. 12-16. It was five days of fashion and fun, and where the local fashion…
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Lifestyles Report…A picnic with a purpose 2
Last year I shared a story about a picnic that I went to that really warmed my heart. It was a scholarship picnic given by…
WealthyU: How to save money while back to school shopping
Church Circuit 8-26-15

GENERATION Y

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Thurgood Marshall College Fund launches Apple scholars program
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – On Tuesday [Aug.25], the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) opened the application process for the Apple HBCU Scholars program to help the…
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Johnson part of new, disruptive generation of activists
SEATTLE (AP) _ In 2013, Marissa Johnson graduated cum laude from Seattle Pacific University. She had taken a lot of theology classes, which deepened her…
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…
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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
A Little Positivity: Tyrese paying for Compton student’s Morehouse tuition
Pitfalls to avoid when making a student loan

HEALTH

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Oral contraceptives cut down endometrial cancer risk, provide long-lasting protection
  Oral contraceptives provide long-term protection against endometrial cancer, according to new research published by scientists studying the beneficial side effects of birth control pills.…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…
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Health law sign-ups keep growing; uninsured rate declines
WASHINGTON (AP)—Nearly a million people signed up for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law even after the official enrollment season ended, helping push the…
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A Home-Cooked Meal Waiting For You At The Do’: The Best Food Delivery Services You Should Try
Sometimes, even superwoman needs a little help.
Simple things women want from their gym
Fit!Live!Win! The benefits of boxing fitness

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Marvelous’
Pick up your toys! How boring is that?  It’s much more exciting to get things out than it is to put them away, right?  But…
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Author’s 4th Emmett Till book presents complete historic lynch-trial story
(Dr. Clenora Hudson-Weems continues to honor the legacy of Emmitt Till at the 60th Anniversary of the Till Tragedy) August 17, 2015-Memphis Tennessee: 30 years…
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“Shots On The Bridge:” Author details cover-up of the Danziger Bridge shooting
Author Ronnie Greene joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of…
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Roland Martin, Beverly Johnson, Lalita Tademy to headline National Black Book Festival,
Houston, TX (BlackNews.com) — Journalist Roland Martin, nationally-renowned model Beverly Johnson and New York Times best-selling author Lalita Tademy will headline the 2015 National Black…
Review: Book calls Kanye West music & pop culture changer
Cover to Cover…‘Destiny’

EDITORS PICK

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Black families will be empowering babies with nationally coordinated ‘Lift Up’
'Lift Up,' an event celebrating Black Breastfeeding Week, will be taking place on Saturday, August 29th.

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Keep Pittsburgh stylish
That is what the official t-shirt says from Style Week Pittsburgh 2015. It all took place last week and it was the third annual. There…
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50 at 50: Earl Austin Jr. walks off 50 pounds
Turning 50 years old is a celebrated milestone for most people. After a health scare put St. Louis American Sports Editor Earl Austin, Jr. in…

VIEWPOINT

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Harrison fumbles away a life lesson for his sons

PEOPLE

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Common has no hard feelings about Drake and Serena Williams
Talk about being mature. After the picture of Drake and Serena Williams making out in public surfaced, many wondered if Common would react. Did he punch a wall?…
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Diddy surprised his official girl Cassie for her 29th birthday in the cutest way possible
Diddy has yet to put a ring on it, but that’s neither here nor there, because he demonstrates his love forCassie day in and day…
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NBA’s James Harden celebrates birthday with the Kardashians and Kanye (photos)
The romance between Khloe Kardashian and NBA superstar James Harden is still in its infancy. But that was not enough to prevent the Kardashians from…
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Kandi Burruss shows off baby bump with Todd Tucker
  It looks like the stork is heading to the ATL. “We’re so thrilled to announce the news of our bundle of joy, it’s a…
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Tia Mowry blasted after body-shaming Nicki Minaj
What could have possibly possessed “The Game” actress Tia Mowry to throw shade at Nicki Minaj is beyond most of us. But after the intense…
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Wait…Is Rachel Dolezal really pregnant, or “Rachel Dolezal” pregnant?
Could Rachel Dolezal, the ex-NAACP leader who was ousted for pretending to be a Black woman for years, be pregnant?
Michel’le on Dr. Dre’s abuse apology: “I don’t think it’s sincere”
Nicki Minaj posts ‘ugly’ photos of Internet haters, called out for being a cyber bully

Education

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LeBron James to send over 1,000 students to college with “I Promise” program
LeBron James is paying it forward by covering the college tuition of over one thousand kids with the help of his "I Promise" program.
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TEC Performing & Media Arts Camp held in Wilkinsburg
Recently The Entertainment Consortium Inc. wrapped up an extensive four-week education and training program for youth in performing and media arts at the TEC Performing…

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