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Community Calendar 4-1-15
The Gathering APRIL 4—Stop the Violence—Pittsburgh will host “The Gathering: Pittsburgh’s Celebration of Life” Black Tie Fundraiser from 6-10 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One…
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Charges dropped against man in Pittsburgh bar guard slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a suspect in the shooting death of a security guard at a Pittsburgh bar.…
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Pittsburgh diocese eliminating fees for marriage annulments
PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Diocese of Pittsburgh has eliminated fees for annulments in keeping with comments by Pope Francis that the church should make it…
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Pittsburgh rewrites rules on naming public property
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh is changing the way it names public property as it considers affixing a former mayor’s name to a $2.3 million soccer…
April events at the Hill House Kaufman Center
Corbett gets nearly $40K pension for 11 years’ state service

Pittsburgh TV


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Atlanta teen who received heart transplant is killed in police car chase
There is a reason why Atlanta hospital officials initially refused to grant Anthony Stokes a heart transplant. The troubled teen, 17, had a thick juvenile rap sheet…
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Indiana HIV outbreak tied to closure of Planned Parenthood clinics
Just days after Indiana Gov. Mike Pence declared a public health emergency in his state due to an HIV outbreak, it was revealed the county at the…
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Family: Mumia Abu-Jamal treated for diabetes complications
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal was rushed to a hospital to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family…
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Religious freedom laws not used against gays in the past
NEW YORK (AP) — Religious freedom laws like the one causing an uproar in Indiana have never been successfully used to defend discrimination against gays…
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Our Sisters Keeper: The tremendous gains & horrific tragedies transgender women experience
The media sensation surrounding Bruce Jenner’s “transformation” is disgusting. On the most superficial level, it’s a charade that’s completely insensitive and invasive towards Jenner’s process.…
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EXCLUSIVE: Is mental health treatment being stigmatized in Germanwings crash coverage?
Some mental health experts are beginning to grow concerned that the murderous behavior of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is stigmatizing mental illness. Lubitz, according to…
Know Your Rights: What to do when stopped by cops to make sure you stay alive
Racist graffiti found in student center prompts Connecticut College to cancel classes
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‘Empire’ casting director praises breakout stars
(Hollywood)—The water cooler conversations about the hottest new show on television, “Empire,” are not about storylines, plot twists or even the season’s breakout stars but Leah…
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Comedy Central stands by Trevor Noah after “offensive” tweets surface
On Monday, a handful of questionable tweets from comedian Trevor Noah were unearthed just hours after he was named the new Daily Show host. Noah, who hails from South Africa,…
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AM BUZZ: Wendy Calls Karrueche A ‘THOT'; Writer Blasts FLOTUS Because White Girls Feel Left Out? & More
Wendy Williams Calls Karrueche A “THOT” Way harsh Wendy. We’re usually here for Wendy Williams‘ pop culture commentary on “Hot Topics,” but the veteran media…
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Comedy Central: ‘Unfair’ to judge Noah based on tweets
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Trevor Noah was declared the new host of “The Daily Show,” his graphic tweets targeting women and Jews…
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‘The Wiz’ Is Coming To NBC! Here Are The Stars We Want In The Remake
The Wiz is the kind of musical that’s still capturing the imagination of audiences over the last 40 years. It started off as a Broadway production in…
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Michael Jackson patented a pair of anti-gravity shoes In 1993
The shoes pop icon Michael Jackson is most often associated with are usually a pair of black, Floreshiem penny loafers accessorized with some white tube…
Review: Beiber’s 21st birthday roast was best roast ever
Watch The Hilarious Highlights From Justin Bieber’s Roast Right Here


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Price rocked for 7 runs as Tigers lose to Pirates 7-3
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – David Price was rocked for seven runs over six innings in his final start of spring training for the Detroit Tigers,…
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’76 Hoosiers hoping Kentucky can pull off perfect quest
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Quinn Buckner says he and his 1976 Indiana teammates aren’t chilling any champagne to uncork in celebration of a Kentucky loss. Instead,…
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Breanna Stewart, Jewell Loyd top AP women’s All-America team
Breanna Stewart is among the best players in women’s basketball, and she never takes it for granted. Connecticut’s star junior earned All-America honors from The…
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Olympic champ Gabby Douglas’ family to get reality show
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic women’s gymnastics champion Gabrielle Douglas can add another item to her resume: TV star. The defending all-around gold medalist and…
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Benches clear, Pirates hit 6 homers in win over Phillies
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – A quick pitch by Kevin Slowey sparked benches to empty in a rare testy spring training game. Both teams rushed onto…
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Inside Conditions…Till death do we part?
Most of the basketball aficionados’ have probably chewed, digested and regurgitated the information  that I am preparing to offer by now but I think “chewing…
Charles Barkley says Indiana should be boycotted for “Religious Freedom Act”
Grammy-winner 2Chainz inspires Hawks to conferene-clinching win against Heat


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Deadline kinda, sorta apologizes for ‘ethnic castings’ article, promises to ‘do better’
Deadline realized exactly how ridiculous it sounded last week when it allowed one of its columnists to whine about the influx of “ethnic castings.” Nellie…
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Apple CEO Cook calls ‘religious objection’ laws dangerous
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook said that so-called “religious objection” legislation being introduced in a number of states is dangerous and bad…
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Was Mo’Ne Davis too quick to forgive? Are we?
Last weekend, a college baseball player called Little League star Mo’ne Davis out of her name (a “slut”) on Twitter. And it was via Twitter…
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Fighting for a more inclusive pulpit
African American pulpits across our nation are standing steadfast in condemning the continuous brutality and injustice against Black lives, as it plays out on American…
Keisha Knight Pulliam works to make sure all kids have quality education
Mitt Romney’s shocking statement about Blacks


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Fast-food labor organizers plan actions for April 15
  NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food labor organizers say they’re expanding the scope of their campaign for $15 an hour and unionization, this time with…
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Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft’s Windows franchise and gaining…
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Jay Z’s Billboard interview about TIDAL more informative than special announcement
While the TIDAL Special Announcement ultimately disappointed, Jay Z made up for it by allowing a rare interview. He spoke to Billboard about his hopes for his…
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Black Banks: CEO of Carver Bank talks about growing Black financial institutions [video]
In 1987 there were 91 African American owned banks in America. Today there are only 24. Many Black financial institutions are struggling to stay afloat…
The Retweet: Deadline Apologizes For Problematic ‘Ethnic Castings’ Article, But We’re Not Convinced
Lincoln Continental, the car of presidents, is returning


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For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak
VELES, Macedonia (AP) — This is the moment when Sandrine Koffi’s dream of a new life in Europe ended — and her nightmare of an…
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#StayWoke: Boko Haram just kidnapped at least 400 more children in Nigeria
Although social media has significantly quieted down on this issue in recent months, #bringbackourgirls is still an extremely urgent topic that warrants our unwavering attention.
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Video Shows Brave Nigerian Girls Returning To School After Escaping Boko Haram
A group of girls narrowly escaped when Boko Haram attacked their school in the Nigerian town of Chibok last year, abducting more than 200 of their classmates. Now,…
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Here’s why Obama is slowing Afghanistan troop withdrawal
In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
Analysis: A divided Israel may seek unity government
Kenya Closes Chinese Restaurant That Reportedly Banned Africans


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Que Mardi Gras was a ‘hat thing’
It is a given that the Que Mardi Gras will take place during the month of March, but you have to wait to find out…
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7 old-fashioned relationship rules that will never go out of style
We might be in 2015, but that doesn’t mean that we have to throw out all old-fashioned dating rules. MUST READ: Are You Sure You’re…
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Black Girl Magic: 15 T-Shirts We’re Swooning Over That Celebrate Womanhood
Women deserve to be celebrated and acknowledged not only during Womens History Month but every month of the year. That’s why, as March comes to a close,…
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Tried & True: Estée Lauder’s Double Wear Stay-in-Place Foundation [VIDEO]
Finding foundation for dark skin kind can be a dreadful task. Nothing is worst than finding the perfect foundation only to find out it’s been discontinued.…
Daddy issues don’t always lead to a Chris Brown kinda love
Black Girl Magic: 15 T-Shirts That Celebrate Womanhood


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Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Dieffenbacher is on a debt strike. She’s refusing to make payments on the more than $100,000 in federal and private loans…
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Transgender activist & homecoming king tragically commits suicide
18-year-old Blake Brockington died after an apparent suicide last Monday. Brockington was crowned homecoming king at East Mecklenburg High School, where he attended last year, making…
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Michelle Obama delivers encouraging message to young women during “Black Girls Rock!”
BET’s annual Black Girls Rock! featured some of the best representations of Black women in today’s culture, including First Lady Michelle Obama, who proved that Black…
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Michelle Obama slated to appear at this year’s Black Girls Rock!
Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…
How to prepare students to compete in a global economy [video]
BEAUTIFUL NEWS: 10-Year-Old Mikaila Ulmer Got A Sweet $60 K Investment From ‘Shark Tank’


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EXCLUSIVE: Is mental health treatment being stigmatized in Germanwings crash coverage?
Some mental health experts are beginning to grow concerned that the murderous behavior of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is stigmatizing mental illness. Lubitz, according to…
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SHE DRINKS: Peanut Butter Jelly Time Smoothie [RECIPE]
RAD Smoothie: Peanut Butter Jelly Time MUST READ: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month! [GIVEAWAY] Turn…
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Junk Food Options That Won’t Give You Extra Junk In The Trunk
If junk food is your jump off, but you’re trying to stay lean and clean, then you are going to love this beauties. Even if…
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What the heck is a foam roller & what do I do with it? You see people rolling on them in the stretching area. The first time you saw one, you thought it was a piece of leftover…
Make Your Lunch This Week: Thai Salmon Collard Green Wraps [RECIPE]
Fit Girl Fast Food: We Challenge You To Be #HealthyBeauties & Pack Your Meals Once A Week, For A Month!

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Cover to Cover…Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s ‘Stealing the Game’
  Oh, how you hate to lose! You hate it so much, in fact, that it’s not really an option: you’ll do anything and work…
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Coretta Scott King Award-winning author Pinkney comes to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures presents programs for kids and teens, bringing nationally acclaimed authors with popular books to local audiences for the purpose of promoting…
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Young author hopes to help others through her book ‘God Set Me Up’
What was once a dream, quickly became a reality when Kylie Stores became an official published author on Nov. 19, 2014. “It was never my…
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Cover to Cover…‘Family Business 3’
Family comes first. That was a tenet you grew up with: nobody better come between you, sibs, and parents. Fam forever, sticking together. But is…
Cover to Cover…‘It’s Not Rocket Science’
Noted author Jesmyn Ward reads at Drue Heinz Lecture Series


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Record number of former workers without benefits
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest…


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A first for FashionAFRICANA
For 14 years FashionAFRICANA has brought beauty, diversity and excitement to Pittsburgh. On March 6, at the Hall of Sculptures at the Carnegie Museum in…


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‘The state of Black America’


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The Game really went Mike Tyson on a player during a basketball game
Just over a week after getting a tattoo of Mike Tyson inked into his hand, Compton rapper The Game really imitated the former heavyweight champ…
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Paula Patton is ‘doing really well’ since divorcing Robin Thicke [video]
  Paula Patton is pretty pleased with the direction her life has taken since she ended things with Robin Thicke. The time for tears is…
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Kendrick Lamar aims to get ‘colorism out the game’
Kendrick Lamar is making his rounds doing press for his latest studio effort, To Pimp a Butterfly, and he stopped by Atlanta’s own, Hot 107.9. READ…
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Best behind-the-scenes photos from Jay Z’s TIDALforALL press conference
With an army of A-list pop culture superstars on his flank, hip hop/business baron Jay Z announced the establishment of the TIDALforAll music service. The…
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Being Mary Jane’s ‘Cutty Buddy’ Is Our #MCM & We Don’t Care Who Knows! [PHOTOS]
Gabrielle Union’s character, Mary Jane Paul on the BET hit TV show, “Being Mary Jane“ surprised us all when she ended up over a chocolate…
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Claudia Jordan’s long list of ex-lovers and boyfriends
Now that Claudia Jordan has been reportedly been made a full-time “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member, more scrutiny has been paid to her personal…
Christina Milian Slams Critics Over Interview With Iyanla Vanzant
Azealia Banks & Fox News’ Eric Bolling clash on Twitter


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Fair held to recruit Black engineering students
Chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University Pittsburgh recently hosted the Walk for Education  STEM Education Fair.…



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