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Pittsburgh police could face second federal consent decree, Peduto says
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto recently said that recent scandal and alleged cronyism at the city’s Bureau of Police may have it on the verge of…
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Hill House Passport Academy Charter paves way for high school dropouts
In any given school year, an upwards of close to 800 students per year drop out of the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  The reasons for these…
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Salaries not funded for Peduto exec team members Porter, McDonald Roberts
When Bill Peduto reorganized the administration of his office shortly after being sworn in as mayor, he highlighted the diversity of his new executive team:…
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Withheld evidence…Report critical of police in Leon Ford arrest
During an October hearing before Common Pleas Judge Donald Machen to dismiss the charges against Leon Ford, who was shot by Pittsburgh police during a…
Police search for July 4 deadly shooter
‘The Furries’ nuzzle up to Pittsburgh at 2014 Anthrocon convention

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NATIONAL NEWS

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AME Bishop Vinton R. Anderson passes
Bishop Vinton Randolph Anderson, the 92nd elected and consecrated bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Elected to…
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NNPA presents Democratic powerbroker Willie Brown with Legacy Award
PORTLAND, Oregon (NNPA) – Former San Francisco mayor and Democratic powerbroker  Willie Brown received the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) prestigious  Legacy Award last week…
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AFSCME pulls Black college support after Koch gift
  WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful government workers’ union will end its support for the United Negro College Fund after the group accepted $25 million…
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Rift over religious exemption in anti-bias order
  In the intensifying debate over religious liberty, President Barack Obama faces pressure from opposite flanks as he prepares to issue an executive order barring…
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AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting
LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of…
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Report: Nevada ranch battle spurs right-wing extremists
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy…
Authorities: Prostitute gave Google exec fatal heroin hit
Congresswoman says CHP beating video is brutality
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ENTERTAINMENT

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8th Grade Heavy Metal Band Lands Sony Record Deal
Brooklyn heavy metal band Unlocking the Truth has signed a 1.7 million dollar record contract with Sony. The band, comprised of three 8th graders, first…
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Instagram Official: Porsha Williams Hints At New Relationship On Social Media
It looks like Porsha Williams has found love once again, if you’re paying attention to her Instagram page! The divorced “Real Housewives of Atlanta” beauty…
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Let This Happen: Mel B Is Optimistic About Another Spice Girls Reunion
Mel B would love to hit the stage with the Spice Girls one more time, and she’s pretty sure it will happen! The last time…
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Last original Ramones member dies
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped…
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In Lockup: Meek Mill Sentenced To Jail For Violating His Probation
Meek Mill’s not showing up for his show in Washington, D.C., tonight because he’s in jail! He may still be behind bars when his new album, Dreams Worth More…
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Bobby Brown Exits New Edition Tour To Focus On Health
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bobby Brown is leaving a reunion tour with the group New Edition to focus on his health. A spokeswoman for the…
Tracy Morgan Suing Wal-Mart For Fatal Crash
Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart Over Near Fatal Crash

SPORTS

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Shakira: I thank World Cup for changing my life
  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing to perform at her third World Cup, pop star Shakira says she thanks football for changing her life.…
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James makes Cavs better, now East more wide open
NEW YORK (AP) — A word of caution to anyone anointing the Cleveland Cavaliers as the NBA favorites. Yes, the Cavaliers are going to be…
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Now sober, De La Hoya still keeps fighting
LAS VEGAS (AP) – The day after winning the only gold medal for the U.S. boxing team in the 1992 Olympics, Oscar De La Hoya…
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LeBron returns to Cavs: ‘I’m coming home’
CLEVELAND (AP) — If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was…
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Reactions to LeBron James’ return to Cavaliers
Reaction on Twitter after LeBron James announced in a statement to Sports Illustrated that he is returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Here is a sample:…
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Clevelanders celebrate LeBron James’ return
CLEVELAND (AP) — The oft-maligned city of Cleveland is on quite a roll. Cheers broke out, car horns tooted and the whoops of joyous fans…
Rousseff’s pledge of Brazil ‘World Cup without racism’ puts more focus on old, hidden problem
Brazil’s World Cup dream turns to nightmare

OPINION

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GOP hypocrisy rides high on border crisis
Texas GOP Senator Ted Cruz was the most outrageous of all the GOP Obama bashers on the border crisis. He called President Obama’s policies “lawlessness”…
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To Tell The Truth…I am definitely free, what about you?
I am definitely free, what about you? The fourth of July has come and gone; it was a day for America to celebrate its independence…
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The congressional Black Caucus has no conscience
(NNPA)—The Congressional Black Caucus describes itself as “the conscience of the U.S. Congress.” According to the dictionary, conscience is the inner sense of what is…
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Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part 2
(NNPA)—The June unemployment rate is down to 6.1 percent.  Yet, for the vast majority of more than 45 million Black Americans, the persistent unemployment rate…
Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’
Guest Editorial…New direction needed for VA

BUSINESS

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NBA hires Pamela El as chief marketing officer
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has hired longtime marketing executive Pamela El as its chief marketing officer. El will join the league on Aug.…
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Nielsen report: Blacks more likely than Whites to watch video on demand
African Americans are more likely than any other ethnic group to watch video content live, according to a recent study by Nielsen. This finding means…
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Wallace displays unique designs in McKeesport
Reta Wallace remembers her hometown of McKeesport as a flourishing city. What once was the second largest city in Allegheny County, the downtown area of…
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Too many African Americans are ‘credit invisible’
“I am invisible, understand,” Ralph Ellison famously wrote, “simply because people refuse to see me.” He was speaking of the double consciousness that accompanied the…
Stronger U.S. job gains pointing to stronger economy
Obama on economy: ‘We’re making progress’

INTERNATIONAL

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‘Half of a Yellow Sun’ to premiere in Nigeria
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — The Nigerian civil war movie “Half of a Yellow Sun” will finally premier in its home country in August, the film’s…
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136 variations of Brazilian skin colors
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – When Brazilians were given a chance to describe their skin color, they came up with 136 shades and variations. The…
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Rousseff’s pledge of Brazil ‘World Cup without racism’ puts more focus on old, hidden problem
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Former Brazilian national midfielder Arouca, playing for Pele’s old club Santos, was doing a sideline TV interview a few months…
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Suspects confess to killing Palestinian teen
JERUSALEM (AP) – Three Israeli suspects in the vigilante-style killing of a Palestinian teenager who was abducted and burned to death last week confessed to…
Dutch court: Black Pete is a negative stereotype
France: Mom kills kindergarten teacher in class

LIFESTYLE

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Fashion Watch on gray hair
Years ago I made a decision to stop coloring my hair and let my silver strands come to life. There are quite a few women…
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Brenda Tate aka ‘The Fly Cop’ retires
Retirement is something most of us look forward to. Often we think about the day when we turn 65 and can move on to our…
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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
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Nielsen report: Blacks more likely than Whites to watch video on demand
African Americans are more likely than any other ethnic group to watch video content live, according to a recent study by Nielsen. This finding means…
‘Calm’ Kardashian joins Emma Watson at Valentino couture show
Propel Schools celebrates 10th anniversary

GENERATION Y

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Pittsburgh youth goes from Make-A-Wish child to national ambassador!
Anthony “AJ” Ramsey spoke at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.,  last month during the National Recognition Week  of the Do the Write Thing Challenge…
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Students interview their heroes…Gabriel Yancy speaks, plays with Sean Jones
The PNC Legacy Project opened the Celebrating Black History Month exhibit on Martin Luther King Day 2014. To bring the exhibit to young people, the…
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Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar
WASHINGTON (AP) – What you study – math and science are a plus – seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public…
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Concussions a greater problem for Black youth
 WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Despite the flurry of news about NFL lawsuits over concussions, the problem affects far more athletes at the high school and junior…
Clark Atlanta University Security Guard Arrested On Peeping Tom Charges
Youth Entrepreneurs Regional Business Plan Competition

HEALTH

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First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She’s fighting a…
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African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes
The month that just ended was National Safety Month. The theme was safety: But how can we make our communities safer when we don’t understand…
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Climate change can change one’s well-being
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For most of the nearly 30 years since  Dr. Nicole Brodie’s asthma diagnosis, the athlete and Army veteran has been able to…
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Fix Your ‘Fattitude’: How To Stop Trash Talking Your Body & Lose More Weight
Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard that little voice inside your head scream: “Oh my goodness I hate my legs!” “I wish my stomach…
Supreme Court Rules Employers With Religious Objections Don’t Have To Cover Contraception
Is Radiation Therapy A Better Breast Cancer Treatment?

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…’Man from Essence’
It’s never been done before. It’s never been done, it’s never been tried. Maybe it’s never been thought of, either, but that hasn’t stopped you.…
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Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
When Rev. Dr. Judith Moore took over as pastor of the North Side’s Greater Allen AME Church last September, she was on a mission to…
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Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76
NEW YORK (AP) — Walter Dean Myers, a best-selling and prolific children’s author and tireless champion of literacy and education, has died. He was 76.…
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Cover to Cover…‘All Different Now’
  Tomorrow morning, when you wake up, everything will be changed. Oh, sure, you’ll still be in the same bed with the same sheets and…
Cover to Cover…‘The Wealth Choice:’ Successful secrets of Black millionaires
Sales drop in second week for ‘Hard Choices’

EDITORS PICK

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Mayor Peduto learning he can’t be everywhere
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto leaves after a news conference on Monday, June 16, 2014 about a videotaped confrontation between a police officer and a woman…

FEATURES

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Last baby boomers turning 50; discounts kick in
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, and if they want to cry into their beer about…
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Introducing the do-it-herself diva
Home Depot, others take lead in providing DIY classes for women (NNPA)—As the heads of many American households, women are increasingly forced to reckon with…

VIEWPOINT

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Just Sayin’…Iraq still not a democracy

PEOPLE

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Shakira: I thank World Cup for changing my life
  RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Preparing to perform at her third World Cup, pop star Shakira says she thanks football for changing her life.…
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racy Morgan released from rehab month after crash
  TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former “Saturday Night Live” star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries…
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Taj Mahal, Browne, Lynn to get lifetime Americana awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jackson Browne, Loretta Lynn, conjunto musician Flaco Jimenez and blues musician Taj Mahal will receive lifetime achievement awards at The Americana…
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Solange covers Lucky Magazine & Talks ‘that thing’ that happened with Jay Z on the elevator
Solange Knowles covers the August issue of Lucky Magazine armed with a killer ‘fro, aqua blue pastel pleated pants, and a cool summer sweatshirt (I know…
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Prayer vigil held for comedian injured with Tracy Morgan
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A prayer vigil was held in New Jersey on Monday night for Ardie Fuqua, the comedian who was injured in…
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Nash sees young people as saviors of the future
NEW YORK (AP) — Graham Nash feels optimistic that young people will once again change America for the better. So while he’s frustrated by political…
Flavor Flav cited by police over fireworks show
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76

Education

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New push to get girls into computer sciences
In this photo taken Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Bryanna Gilges, 15, left, and Yvonne Gonzalez, 17, right, work at completing an exercise during a Girls…
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Movie inspires students who never thought about attending college
WASHINGTON – Every day of Dontay Gray’s senior year began at 5 a.m. The early start gave him enough time to catch the two buses…

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