METRO NEWS

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Kingsley conference focuses on future
With East Liberty booming, the comprehensive Larmier Plan for redevelopment underway, and multiple development projects underway in Homewood, the Kingsley Association is continuing its efforts…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Black law enforcement execs hold mid-week networking mixer
Members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives recently reserved the Blue Line Grille for an evening of networking to assist the general…
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Group molds future nurses
Throughout the years the Kappa Chapter, Inc. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. has given more than $72,000 in scholarship money to nursing students throughout the…
Reach event sells out books, inspires youths
Youth competition at Google creating Black entrepreneurs

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NATIONAL NEWS

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National YMCA’s first Black CEO aims to boost youth programs
NEW YORK (AP) _ As a 10-year-old growing up in a rough section of South Philadelphia, Kevin Washington was invited to join the local YMCA,…
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Baltimore Police Union: Marilyn Mosby should recuse herself from Freddie Gray case for “conflicts of interest”
In an obviously strategic, possibly desperate move, a Fraternal Order of Police lodge has asked Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to recuse herself from the…
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Natasha McKenna was shockingly tasered In jail, death now ruled “an accident”
Natasha McKenna, 37, already restrained by handcuffs, leg shackles (and reportedly with a mask on), while in her jail cell on February 3 was tasered four…
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Baltimore mayor lifts city curfew, effective immediately
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has lifted a curfew that she placed on the city last week to quell fiery protests that sparked in response to the…
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6 cops charged in Freddie Gray death released on bond, GoFundMe page taken down
The six Baltimore police officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray posted bond on Friday night, reports The Baltimore Sun. The six who have…
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Black mothers wonder if their lost babies are still alive
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eighteen Black women who were told decades ago that their babies had died soon after birth at a St. Louis hospital…
In Baltimore, the revolution was not televised, but it was effective
Marilyn Mosby: 10 things you need to know about the state prosecutor for Baltimore
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Blues legend B.B. King in hospice at his home in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Blues legend B.B. King remains in hospice care Saturday at his home in Las Vegas. King’s longtime business manager Laverne Toney…
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Stars speak out about Baltimore; others won’t risk it
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As the events in Baltimore continue to grip the nation, a few celebrities are raising their voices for the city and…
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Will Nicki Minaj join the cast of ‘Barbershop 3?’
After roles in Ice Age 4: Continental Drift and The Other Woman, Nicki Minaj may add to her acting resume as part of the star-studded…
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Tyanna Jones: ‘I want to keep performing so I don’t stop inspiring people’
Just break our hearts America. Our favorite 2015 American Idol contender Tyanna Jones was eliminated from the talent competition last night, but went out with…
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Smokey Robinson may hang with Cookie and Lucious on ‘Empire’
During an inaugural season that brought record high ratings, critical acclaim, and some heated debate about how minorities are portrayed on screen,“Empire” trotted out an…
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Tia Mowry hints a ‘Sister, Sister’ reunion possibly in the works!
As soon as we heard the news of a potential Sister, Sister reunion, we had to share the news with our Beauties! During her recent…
This is what it’s like to play Michelle Obama in a movie
Beyoncé signs Bailey sisters after ‘Pretty Hurts’ cover goes viral

SPORTS

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Steelers grab Ohio State cornerback Doran Grant in 4th round
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Doran Grant picked up the phone for his first interview session as a professional football player and almost immediately blurted out: “Steelers,…
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Floyd Mayweather defeats Manny Pacquiao with unanimous decision
It took multiple rounds of negotiations, a historic purse, and nearly seven years worth of haggling. But ultimately, methodical punches and the scores of four…
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Did Pacquiao lose to Mayweather because of a torn rotator cuff?
Manny Pacquiao’s camp says the fighter boxed through a 12-round match against Floyd Mayweather Saturday night with a serious right shoulder injury. Pacquiao reportedly requested…
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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
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Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay taxes
Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on charges he failed to pay taxes, New Jersey prosecutors announced Thursday. The 37-year-old former wide receiver…
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Steelers take Kentucky LB Bud Dupree with 22nd pick
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Bud Dupree sat in the green room on Thursday night as NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kept ticking off names wondering when he’d…
Mike Tyson calls Floyd Mayweather ‘delusional,’ then backtracks statement
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Every stat you need to know before the big fight

OPINION

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Black Mothers Matter: The real reason Toya Graham deserves praise
I’m disturbed by the depictions of Toya Graham circulating in news and social media. Going upside her son’s head for throwing rocks into a crowd…
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Black women: 1.5 million ‘missing’ Black men is no surprise
I am blessed to have great friendships with women of different backgrounds and ethnicities. As is the case with my non-Black friends, my African-American female…
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Why Latinos Should Speak Up For Black Lives
How much unrest will our country experience before we substantively address the injustices acutely impacting Black people? For months, across the nation, tens of thousands…
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Erick Sermon: Hip-hop is not ready for transgender rappers
Presumably bored out of their minds or unable to locate a more SEO-friendly reality star, TMZ caught up with rapper Erick Sermon to ask him…
Response to indictment of six police officers from Melanie Campbell/President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Field Negro: A message to her white friends.

BUSINESS

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Bevy Smith breaks down why TV is more welcoming than film to people of color
With the blockbuster success of ABC’s Black-ish, Fox’s record-breaking first season of Empire, as well as the success of Shonda Rhimes‘ How to Get Away…
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Beyonce signs The Bailey Sisters to her management label!
After their cover of Beyonce‘s ballad “Pretty Hurts” went viral with 8 million views, Chloe and Halle Bailey just earned the ultimate compliment for their…
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National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women Founders Day
Every spring The Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. hold their annual Founder’s Day Celebration. This year…
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Nielsen again listed on DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity
    NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — Nielsen has been named to DiversityInc.’s 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity ranking for the second consecutive year.  Advancing eight spots…
‘Michigan Chronicle’ moves closer to home in Paradise Valley
Attorney Monique Pressley Explains The 3 “I’s” Of Starting A Business

INTERNATIONAL

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BEAUTIFUL NEWS: Nigerian troops rescue 293 girls & women [VIDEO]
Is there finally good news coming out of Nigeria? It’s being reported that Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women Tuesday in the Sambisa…
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Nepal experiences largest earthquake in 80 years; death toll reaches over 1,400
Our prayers are up for the country of Nepal. Today the South Asian land experienced a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 and depth of…
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A year after kidnap of schoolgirls in Nigeria, hope dwindles
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — They have been gone a year now, the hundreds of girls abducted by Islamic militants from their school in northeastern Nigeria.…
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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigerian president says there’s little chance abducted school girls may be rescued
The president-elect of Nigeria delivered some heartbreaking news on the anniversary of the kidnappings that sparked the #BringBackOurGirls movement. It was just one year ago…
#BringBackOurChildhood: 800,000 Children Displaced Due To Boko Haram’s Reign Of Terror
#Blessed: North West Gets Baptized In Jerusalem

LIFESTYLE

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FAB FINDS: 20 sexy stilettos you need in your closet this spring
It’s not officially Spring until you can slip into a fabulous open-toed sandal. Now that the weather has warmed up across the country, we’re eagerly…
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17th Annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast
The Mel Blount Youth Home of Pennsylvania Inc. held its 17th Annual Celebrity Roast honoring former Pittsburgh Steelers’ Cornerback Judge Dwayne Woodruff on April 3.…
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Lifestyles Report…In my travels: It’s spring!
What is one of the sure signs that it’s spring? The re-opening of Rita’s Italian Ice and Dairy Queen. There was no doubt in my…
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Fashion Watch on the Correspondents Dinner
Why do they call it the nerdiest night of the year or the nerd prom? According to the Fix, in 2009, GQ’s Ana Marie Cox…
Who Is Marilyn Mosby? Meet The Woman Behind Freddie Gray’s Investigation
CNN’s Erin Burnett calls Black sorority Zeta Phi Beta gang members

GENERATION Y

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What it takes to prepare Black children to compete in the job marketplace
What must we do to prepare our children for the job marketplace? David C. Banks of The Eagle Academy Foundation believes it all starts through activating…
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Every high school in the U.S. to receive a free ‘Selma’ DVD
That “Selma” reign just won’t let up! In celebration of the DVD release of Ava DuVernay’s inspirational and Academy Award-winning epic film “Selma,” Paramount Home…
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NY Teen who lost home in Hurricane Sandy accepted to 7 Ivy League schools
Congratulations to this senior who got in to 7 Ivies: http://t.co/PPedd4iWiu. #TellYourStory in your #collegeessay to make a difference — Story2 (@_Story_2) April 20, 2015…
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Anti-gay protest backfires at Howard University
WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Westboro Baptist Church, the infamous unaffiliated church known for its hateful, unorthodox protests, especially against homosexuality, brought its hate speech to Howard University –…
For some, prom is a platform for good deeds, social change
Officials: 3 shot, injured at Delaware State cookout

HEALTH

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Yoga On Capitol Hill: How mindfulness can help veterans deal with stress
Former NFL Linebacker Keith Mitchell and New York Rep. Charles Rangel joined Roland Martin Thursday on NewsOne Now to talk about the event “Yoga on the Hill,” and how…
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Happy Earth Day: 4 ways the great outdoors can naturally improve your health
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the spring air is calling your name beauties. So in honor of National Earth Day (April 22nd) and…
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Racism and stress killing Black women
WASHINGNTON (NNPA) – Racism and gender-bias is killing Black women – literally, according to scholars and health care advocates. During an online discussion that capped…
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Indiana state health officials report recent HIV outbreak is worsening
Indiana state health officials confirmed the recent HIV epidemic in Scott County is worsening, the New York Times reports. With reports of up to 130 cases…
Dr. Oz’s colleagues petition to have him fired for ‘quack’ medicine
Blacks missing out on ‘Obamacare’ savings

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘One Night’
Would you look at that. Actually, probably, you already have. You’re one of the most observant people you know, never missing a thing, always noticing.…
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Author details challenges exonerated men & women face once they’re freed
After serving nearly 30 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, being released back in society should be the easy part for James…
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Cover to Cover…’1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’
You turned up the volume—again. Surely, the guy in the car next to yours must think you’re weird. There you are, groovin’ to your tunes,…
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Life of Black man displayed in zoo matters, too
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – An ordinary Internet search on Ota Benga yields black-and-white photos of a petite Black man, almost naked, smiling with a row of…
#WorldBookDay: 9 of the best hip-hop memoirs for your reading list
Cover to Cover…‘Explore the Cosmos’

EDITORS PICK

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Search is on to identify liver donor for UPMC patient
(Warren, OH)  Jamie, a beautiful four-year old foster child from Trumbull County, Ohio has been in a Pittsburgh hospital in critical condition since early January…

FEATURES

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Lifestyles Report…Letter to Mom
Fourteen years ago I wrote a column that was an open thank you letter to my mother. My mother passed away on April 7 and…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…It’s voting time again. Time to get educated

PEOPLE

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Aspiring model/rapper Skyy Mims convicted of murder
Friday, a Dalton, Georgia jury convicted 22-year-old Skyy Mims for the 2014 robbery and murder of Dahyabhai Chaudhari. Mims, whose full given name is Skyy…
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Most hilarious memes of Jamie Foxx’s singing the national anthem
LAS VEGAS — Boxing fans were incensed that they didn’t get their money’s worth in the so-called “Fight of the Century” between Floyd Mayweather and…
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How Van Jones leads hunger strike, according to old friend Ben Jealous [video]
One thing civil rights activists must do is keep the public’s attention on serious matters. Still, even they have a sense of humor. One would…
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Taraji P. Henson worries son may face police brutality
Taraji P. Henson is concerned that her son may have a run-in with police that end in tragedy. The “Empire” star revealed earlier this year…
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Yung Joc arrested In Atlanta and immediately Instagrams ‘Free Joc’
TMZ reports Atlanta rapper Yung Joc was arrested Thursday and held in custody.“The Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta” cast member was originally booked for speeding and…
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16 Gifs For Every Time Stacey Dash Opens Her Mouth
We’re just supremely unable to deal with all of the ridiculousness that has fallen out of Stacey Dash’s mouth for the last couple of years.…
Brandy talks new BET sitcom & ditching her engagement ring
You’ll never guess how many tattoos Wiz Khalifa really has

Education

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School targets ethnic female students in poster about school conduct
One Colorado school took it upon itself to tell young women of color how they should be acting. A school providing a code of conduct…

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