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Charges remain against Pittsburgh man shot and paralyzed by police
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A judge has declined to dismiss charges against a suburban Pittsburgh man accused of having assaulted a Pittsburgh police officer during a…
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Report: Little record of work by Corbett adviser
PITTSBURGH (AP) – A former state education secretary under Gov. Tom Corbett remains on the state payroll as a special adviser, but a newspaper found…
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Miles’ attorneys, Pittsburgh police spar over legal fees
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Lawyers for the city and a Black former performing arts student who successfully sued three officers for wrongful arrest are sparring over…
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Grant ensures continued improved professionalism among fire bureau personnel
PITTSBURGH, PA – The City of Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire has been awarded a highly competitive grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the…
Women’s group visits heritage room it helped build
Cops join kids for Summer Camp at Duquesne University

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NATIONAL NEWS

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Expert: No accident with gun in porch shooting
DETROIT (AP) — An expert says the shotgun used to kill a young woman on a porch in suburban Detroit porch wasn’t accidentally fired by…
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Immigration debate roils politics in … Maine?
LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue…
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Drug offenders receive retroactive sentence reductions
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – In a major move last week, the U.S. Sentencing Commission voted unanimously to moderate federal sentencing guidelines for drug offenses, and apply…
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De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday…
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This school is the Whitest HBCU in America
It seems like a common sense conclusion to assume that the student bodies at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) mainly consist of African American…
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White House not dismissing threats to impeach President Obama
The White House isn’t taking threats to impeach President Barack Obama lightly. Dan Pfeiffer, one of the president’s top aides doesn’t doubt that Republicans are…
Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn’t violent
Pioneering juvenile court judge forced from office. Is discrimination to blame?
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘Avengers’ unleash ‘Ultron’ footage at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Several members of “The Avengers” descended on Comic-Con on Saturday to debut the first footage from the upcoming superhero sequel. Chris…
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‘Sharknado’ sequel has bite and lots of laughs
NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t worry about me. The Sharknado Evacuation map supplied by Syfy network places me, as a resident of Lower Manhattan, smack…
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Review: ‘Guardians’ is irreverent but not enough
At the height of their powers, our overlords at Marvel have deigned to prove, like an emperor tolerating a court jester, that they do, in…
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Gaga on Bennett duet CD: Jazz comes easier vs. pop
NEW YORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is a bona fide pop star, but the singer says recording jazz music was easier than pop. Gaga has…
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Funniest Nicki Minaj Memes about ‘Anaconda’ cover photo
Originally posted on Atlanta Daily World:
Nicki Minaj flossed her massive posterior on the cover of her upcoming single for Young Money called ‘Anaconda’ that…
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Terrence Howard Claims He’s Too Broke To Pay Ex Spousal Support
It would seem that any embers remaining from actor Terrence Howard’s (pictured) public and drawn out nasty divorce from ex-Michelle Ghent (pictured) back in 2012 would have died…
Did Tami Roman Confirm That ‘Basketball Wives’ Was Canceled?
30 Years Later, New Edition Continues to Bring It

SPORTS

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Steelers LB Spence caps lengthy comeback
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) – The whistle blew and Sean Spence sprinted forward, each cathartic step distancing the linebacker from the horrific knee injury that threatened…
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NBA, Clippers eager for Sterling out, Ballmer in
The NBA and the Los Angeles Clippers are ready to move on, even if Donald Sterling wants to keep fighting. Move on to Steve Ballmer,…
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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and…
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Dwyane Wade can’t wait to play against LeBron
Dwyane Wade has not had anything to say about his former teammate LeBron James‘ decision to take his talent back home to Cleveland. However, according…
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Panthers hope ex-Steelers WR Cotchery eases the loss of Smith
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Jerricho Cotchery doesn’t mind being “the old guy” on the Panthers wide receiver corps — just as long as he’s the…
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Frank ‘The Big Hurt’ Thomas inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas, the most accomplished slugger in Chicago White Sox history, has been inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame. Nicknamed “The…
LeBron ‘Freak of Nature’ James comes home an ‘absolute victor’
Ex-players join Rams as part of Minority Coaching Fellowship program

OPINION

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The Tatum Talks: The real reason Ray Rice got off so easy
I was involved in an abusive relationship for most of my teen years where I was physically, emotionally and verbally assaulted on a regular basis.…
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Mansplaining, Black women and media: The not so curious case of Stephen A. Smith
This past Friday, veteran sports commentator Stephen A. Smith sparked a firestorm of controversy around statements he made on ESPN’s “First Take” on domestic violence. In his…
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When Black people go missing
Thirty-five years ago this month, African-American children in Atlanta, Georgia were coming up missing or dead. Like an ominous vapor, the murders sent terror throughout…
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Dogs eat better than 1 million children
(NNPA)—The South African charity Feed a Child (http://www.feeda­child.co.za/) chose to highlight child poverty in South Africa by portraying a little Black boy being fed like…
Black Press: The Voice of Black America—Part IV
Just Sayin’…LeBron made the right choice

BUSINESS

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NAACP forms partnership with Dunkin’ Brands to grow Black-owned franchises
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has announced a partnership with Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc., the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts…
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Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study…
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People of Color, Women Often Punished For Promoting Others Like Them
Researchers are now discovering how people of color and women are often penalized at work for promoting others like themselves. In a time where many companies…
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Living Legends Foundation Honors Radio One Founder
As part of its 18th Annual awards celebration, the Living Legends Foundation is honoring Cathy Hughes, founder and Chairperson of Radio One, Inc./TV One LLC with the…
Cincinnati newspaper exec says Black Press ‘as relevant as ever’
CFPB fines payday lender Ace Cash Express $10 million

INTERNATIONAL

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice prime minister
Boko Haram, the militant group, which kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls in April, has not stopped wrecking havoc in Nigeria. According to reports, the group kidnapped the…
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A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17’s victims
In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms…
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Unfair distribution of resources fueled abduction of girls in Nigeria
LOS ANGELES – Three months after 276 young girls were stolen from the “safety” of the private Chibok School in Northern Nigeria by armed insurgents…
Israel violence moves production of FX’s ‘Tyrant’
South Africa: film profiles last apartheid leader

LIFESTYLE

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The Wise Decision…The problem with your diet
For more than 20 years the media has bombarded us with a perpetual diet craze. An avalanche of fad diets are announced one after another…
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Obama practically weepy at Malia going to college
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is practically weepy at the thought of his daughter Malia going off to college, a milestone many months away…
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Classes aim to hook US Blacks on African foods
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Rickey Dorsey knows he doesn’t have the best diet, and his plump belly proves it. “I’m definitely used to a lot…
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Fashion Watch on the ‘Better Half’ of Pharrell
Pharrell Williams has been labeled as a style icon and it’s no secret that Hollywood is filled with fashionable, swoon-worthy celebrity couples. Sometimes, however, one…
E. Liberty Presbyterian Church pastors honored as Dignity & Respect champions
Thelma Lovette YMCA fundraiser gathers $50,000

GENERATION Y

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Anti-violence youth gunned down, but not silenced
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dressed in jeans, a low-neck T-shirt and white sneakers, 19-year-old Ravon Jordan strode confidently to the podium to address the city…
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Teen’s complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) – An east-Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while…
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Staples and Katy Perry “Make Roar Happen” for teachers, students in Pittsburgh
Staples teamed up with superstar Katy Perry to “Make Roar Happen” and celebrate and support teachers during the back-to-school season by donating $1 million to…
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Only 1 in 5 sexually experienced U.S. students ever tested for HIV
Only 22 percent of sexually experienced U.S. high school students have ever been tested for HIV, even though young people account for a disproportionate share…
Contempt charge for saggy pants in court dismissed
Disturbing viral rape of teenager, Jada, spreads like wildfire

HEALTH

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HIV-positive for 20-plus years and ‘one of the lucky ones’
MELBOURNE, Australia – Steven Watiti was diagnosed with HIV in 1993. His wife was pregnant with their second child when she died of the disease,…
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UnitedHealthcare service sends out tips and reminders
In today’s busy society, everyone is on the go and for most in the Black community, unless one is sick, health is the last thing…
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Healthbeat…Before doctors check your vitals, check out theirs
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans consider insurance and a good bedside manner in choosing a doctor, but will that doctor provide high-quality care? A new poll…
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Study: US Alzheimer’s rate seems to be dropping
The rate of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias is falling in the United States and some other rich countries — good news about an epidemic…
First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules
African Americans’ predisposition to diabetes

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘The Well Runs Dry’
The dress fits like a… well, like a glove. Its seams hug your curves in the right places as the neckline draws the eye upward. …
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Cover to Cover…‘Prodigal Son’
Mom always liked you better. Your siblings probably knew it. How could they not? You were her favorite who got the bigger dessert, more hugs,…
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“An Unbreakable Bond”: The Brotherhood of Maurice Stokes and Jack Twyman”
Maurice Stokes, born June 17, 1933, is known as one of the greatest basketball players who ever lived. He won back-to-back City League championships at…
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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.…
Rev. Moore turns medical mystery into novel
Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dies at 76

EDITORS PICK

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Stars are safer because of actress’ murder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — They’ve shown up in Selena Gomez’s guest house, outside Halle Berry’s kitchen door and inside Sandra Bullock’s home, despite gates, tall…

FEATURES

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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…

VIEWPOINT

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Democrats ‘ain’t loyal’

PEOPLE

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Were Solange and Jay Z really fighting about Rihanna?
We really don’t know what to think about this one. A source is reportedly talking about what caused the now infamous fight between Solange Knowles…
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Dallas Cowboy’s Rolando McClain gets 18 days in jail for disorderly conduct
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain (pictured) is reportedly facing an 18-day jail stint for getting in to a shouting match with Decatur, Ala., police last…
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Terrence Howard too broke to pay spousal support
It looks like Terrence Howard is still having financial issues with his ex-wife Michelle Howard. The Oscar-nominated actor has been ordered to pay Michelle spousal…
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Mike Tyson gets a standing ovation at Comic-Con
  SAN DIEGO (AP) — He didn’t always stay on topic, and not everything he said was politically correct or easy to understand, but most…
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Aretha Franklin slams server’s D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T
NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario (AP) — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn’t…
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Alba reveals her ‘Sin City’ dark side at Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jessica Alba told the crowd at Comic-Con that she got in touch with the dark side for her return to “Sin…
Celeb birthdays for the week of July 27-Aug. 2
Shemar Moore to return to ‘Young and Restless’

Education

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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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