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Suspect charged in shooting near Grandview Park
PITTSBURGH, PA – At approximately 6:45 p.m. May 29, Zone 3 officers were dispatched to the 800 block of McLain Street near Grandview Park for…
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Fitzgerald, Health Department release plan for a Healthier Allegheny
PITTSBURGH – Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker today released the Department’s Plan for a Healthier Allegheny (PHA). The…
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Urban League panel, Bush stress ‘Black Lives Matter’
With multiple workshop sessions covering Black-on-Black violence, Domestic Violence, Police and Community Relations, and Child Abuse Detection and Reporting, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh…
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Change certain on Pennsylvania’s top court; 3 seats to fill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) _ With six nominees vying for three open seats on the state Supreme Court and campaign dollars already flowing by the millions,…
City says police union ignores financial plight
McKeesport’s family dynasty promises emphasis on youth

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NATIONAL NEWS

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AG Kamala Harris is a star among stars; U.S. Senate candidate shines at convention
(NNPA)–There have been moments in American politics such as 2004 when a relatively unknown Illnois Senator Barack Obama delivered the keynote speech at the 2004…
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Stop the grandstanding: Texans want grand jury reform
(NNPA)–There is a saying in the Lone Star State that “everything is bigger in Texas” and Texans do their best to live up to that…
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Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson weighs in on education reform: “Parents have to have choices”
Why are so many African Americans against school choice when it is a viable option to educate the children who are being underserved by the education…
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Ohio sheriff’s deputy fired after comparing Baltimore protesters to “Planet of the Apes”
An Ohio sheriff’s deputy was fired from his job Wednesday after an email sent to the Clark County sheriff requested his termination over a series…
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Oh, The Irony: NYPD visits Baltimore to boost police morale after protests
In wake of Baltimore protests regarding the death of Freddie Gray, a group of active and retired New York Police Department officers visited the city in an effort to…
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White House names Michelle Obama hugger-in-chief
Not only is Michelle Obama a wife, mother, lawyer and the first lady of the United States, she is the hugger-in-chief, according to Peter Souza,…
U.S. Military mistakenly ships live anthrax to 9 U.S. States via FedEx
News Roundup: Ex-Inkster cop to stand trial for beating unarmed man & more
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Set Your DVR: Taraji P. Henson just announced premiere date for Season 2 of ‘Empire’
We are seriously about to burst with excitement.
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Iggy Azalea cancels her “Great Escape Tour”
The past year has seen Iggy Azalea reach unprecedented commercial heights in her career. She’s been crowned as one of Hip Hop’s elite by a…
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Cover to Cover…‘Corruption Officer’
Sometimes, you have to choose sides. Republican or Democrat?  For something, or against it? Grateful for what you have or irritated by what you don’t?…
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Sony CEO denies plans to pull Beyonce’s catalogue from TIDAL
In the past, Sony CEO Doug Morris hasn’t exactly been a friend of technology in the music industry. He once infamously referred to mp3 players…
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Murdered rapper Chinx has a baby on the way, and it’s not his wife’s
Slain rapper Chinx was in long-term relationships with several women at the time of his murder, including his wife, as well as Khloe Kardashian flunkie/friend Malika Haqq, and a…
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Film Review…Tomorrowland
If you took the world of The Jetsons, and made it a live-action film location, that would describe the visuals for the mysterious, glorious and…
Lion Babe is sultry silver goddess in new video ‘Don’t Break My Heart’
Sherri Shepherd jokes about giving her baby away on ‘The View’

SPORTS

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Former boxing champ launches prostate cancer campaign
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ A world heavyweight boxing champion has launched a national prostate cancer awareness campaign in Providence. Five-time champion Evander Holyfield joined a…
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Atlanta Braves new stadium photos
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — As the team announces the sale of season tickets at their new stadium in north Atlanta suburbs, The Atlanta Braves release…
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Eagles’ Kelly says McCoy was wrong to question his motives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Chip Kelly says LeSean McCoy was wrong to suggest he favors White players over Black players and says he never considers race…
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NCAA: Athletes improving in classroom; HBCU’s struggle
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ The NCAA released its latest Academic Progress Rate results Wednesday, touting continued improvement by athletes in the classroom overall _ even in…
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Veteran back Williams ready for next act with Steelers
PITTSBURGH (AP) _ DeAngelo Williams wants to get something straight. Yes, the longtime running back came to Pittsburgh in the offseason to give the Steelers…
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Adrian Peterson Twitter rants over pay cut in new contract
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is making a play for the unemployment line with his latest round of social media antics. After a rough…
Publisher’s message hits home at SCIAA Winter & Spring Athletic Banquet of Champions
Soccer officials arrested in Zurich; World Cup votes probed

OPINION

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Beyond the Rhetoric…How the Army addressed racial tensions
I remember sitting through a lecture in a sociology class during my senior year at the University of Wisconsin. The professor was boring and I…
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Political reverse psychology
President Obama banned federal provision of military-style equipment to local law enforcement. (Police departments can still buy military-style gear from private vendors.) The militarization of…
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Just Sayin’…Farewell to the King of the Blues
Growing up in the Hills of Tennessee I had the same experiences of Black folks throughout the South. We knew the Blues. Working in cotton…
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E NOTES… Chicago nowhere near U.S. murder capital
This past winter we witnessed some brutal below zero frigid temperatures so why would the Black doorman of my building always comment that he loved…
To Tell The Truth…Fitzgerald’s million insufficient, Chelsa reelected
To Be Equal…B.B. King: Why I Sing the Blues

BUSINESS

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AboutThatCar.com…2015 Kia K900
DETROIT – Eyebrows raised when Kia announced a little more than one year ago the development of the K900. After all, the Korean automaker had…
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WealthyU: Take the frantic out of your finances with these fiscally fit tips
Your money and your health are directly related to one another. There are a lot of people walking around stressed out over their finances, looming…
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Decoded Fashion merges two industries
(NNPA)–Keeping up with the tech curve is just as important as keeping up with the fashion code. No one wants to be left behind. On…
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5 tips to pay off student loan debt
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that U.S. student loan debt exceeds $1 trillion, and student loan debt among seniors 65 years and older has…
Poverty still major affliction for Blacks
Jay Z blasted for all White Tidal staff while demanding Blacks support him

INTERNATIONAL

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After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) _ Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook…
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Ireland votes “yes” to same-sex marriage
With 34 areas reporting from 43 voting blocks, Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote. This is despite the strong…
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Nigerian army relocates women & children rescued from Boko Haram
Hundreds of women and children rescued from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram are now in military custody, the BBC reports. The Nigerian army has relocated…
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French police cleared in teen deaths that sparked riots
RENNES, France (AP) _ A French court on Monday acquitted two police officers accused of contributing to the deaths of two minority teenagers in a…
The “Sex-For-Food” Scandal Is Not A Thing…But Child Rape In Africa Is
‘Jon Stewart of Egypt’ eyes next project after Harvard stint

LIFESTYLE

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NAACP Freedom Sunday at Bethel AME Church
The NAACP Pittsburgh Branch hosted its annual Freedom Sunday Service May 3 at Bethel AME Church, in the Hill District. The keynote speaker was Minister…
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You can thank Brandy’s killer diet for her glowing appearance & sculpted arms
Brandy is full of smiles these days. Her skin is glowing and her voice is stronger than ever. In between playing Roxie Hart in Chicago on Broadway and balancing motherhood, the iconic songstress maintains her physique and radiance by dieting and working out. “I didn’t exercise or take care of myself and my body the […]
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Beyoncé & Victoria Beckham would be Tamar Braxton’s dream customers
Tamar Braxton would love for her fashion to become a household name among the a-list. Givenchy. Kenzo. Balmain. Jacobs. Tamar wouldn’t mind joining that list of celebrities’ favorite fashion designers. The “Let Me Know” singer has spun her personal style into a fashion line. We love the looks she’s offering up, but she told The […]
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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s
CHICAGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about…
Fab or Fug: Rihanna channels Aaliyah with a crop top and baggy jeans [poll]
Be a fashion-forward fit girl & sport these gorgeous floral fitness trends

GENERATION Y

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She was homeless mom, now she’s valedictorian
You are not your circumstances. That statement couldn’t be any more true for the phenomenal Trameka Pope, a Chicago high schooler who graduated at the top of her class at Chicago’s Wendell Phillips High School, even though she was homeless and a teen mom. After giving birth to her daughter when she was in the […]
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Pittsburgh native at sea
Boatswain’s Mate Seaman Shakiyah Woods, from Pittsburgh, acts as the rig captain during sea and anchor detail practice in the forecastle aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft…
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UnitedHealthcare, YMCA annual Health Bee
UnitedHealthcare and the Y held the third annual UnitedHealthcare Health Bee at the Thelma Lovette YMCA on May 14.
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Why this high schooler turned down eight Ivy League schools for the University of Alabama
Many believe Memphis, Tennessee teen Ronald Nelson made a big mistake for rejecting admission offers from eight Ivy League schools, but he knows his decision is a…
4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
16-year-old Chicago girl going for her doctorate

HEALTH

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Actor Lamman Rucker brings awareness to increase in hypertension in the Black community
Actor Lamman Rucker joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the American Heart Association Blood Pressure Awareness Campaign as well as some of his upcoming projects.…
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Alzheimer’s Association and AKA’s collaborate to educate and advocate in fight against Alzheimer’s
CHICAGO /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to announce a nationwide partnership with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA) to help raise awareness about…
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Get active for your heart health… No time to exercise? Learn how to take 10!
Find at least 30 minutes in your day to get physically active — and there are plenty of easy, no-cost ways to do it. You’ll…
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Take a Healthy Step 1-2-3…Working Out Stress
Stress affects each of us in different ways. You may have physical signs (such as headaches, tense or sore muscles, or trouble sleeping), emotional signs…
Side Dishes & Desserts To Bring To The BBQ This Weekend
Memorial Day Cocktails: Let’s Just Drink Because We’re Off Monday

Cover To Cover

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Cover to Cover…‘Corruption Officer’
Sometimes, you have to choose sides. Republican or Democrat?  For something, or against it? Grateful for what you have or irritated by what you don’t?…
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Dove releases children’s book to encourage young girls to love their curls
Dove has always been a brand with a reputation for helping women love the skin their in, and now the beauty brand is looking to expand on that by helping young girls embrace their natural curls with a new campaign. The newest facet of their Love Your Curls campaign, which launched back in January, is […]
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New book will investigate Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina’s tragedies
A new book about late singer Whitney Houston and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is on the way. Ian Halperin penned Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The…
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Cover To Cover…‘Child, Please’
It was enough to make any kid fearful for his life. It was That Look your Mama gave you—the one you got when you were…
Author’s latest book looks at jazz and link to religion
Cover To Cover…‘Welcome to My Breakdown’

EDITORS PICK

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‘Blues can never die': B.B. King reigned but music lives on
LAS VEGAS (AP) _ B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that “as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.”…

FEATURES

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Do women cheat as much as men? And if so, are we just smarter about it?
Cheating is a terrible, terrible thing. And yet and many of us have had a penchant for doing it. Some people believe it’s because we’re…

VIEWPOINT

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Criminalizing poverty is big business

PEOPLE

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Nicki Minaj tells ‘Cosmopolitan,’ “I demand that I climax”
Nicki Minaj’s latest album is a certified gold seller, she’s in a high-profile relationship with fellow rapper Meek Mill, and she recently gave Cosmopolitan magazine…
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Man who tried to kill Lil Wayne has ties to Young Thug
ATLANTA — The man who shot up Lil Wayne’s tour bus has very close ties to rival Young Thug, Atlanta police say in their reports.…
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‘Time’ reports Bruce Jenner will appear in ‘Vanity Fair’ as a woman
According to Time.com, People magazine, and TMZ, reality television star and former Olympic athlete Bruce Jenner will cover an upcoming issue of Vanity Fair as…
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‘I’m rich b—-!’ RHOA’s Nene Leakes shows of her new $2 million mansion (photos)
ATLANTA — Nene Leakes is stunting on her fellow cast members from “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” by flossing her new lavish mansion in metro Atlanta.…
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Meet Mushiya, the breakout star of new WEtv show ‘Cutting It in the ATL”
Mushiya Tshikuka is a walking blast of sunshine. When the owner of The Damn Salon walks into a room, she alters the mood and shifts the…
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Kris Jenner says Rob Kardashian did not check into rehab
Rob Kardashian may be getting some help for his personal struggles. There’s word that the youngest Kardashian has checked into Palm Beach County rehab to get his health under control. Rob’s put on quite a bit of weight over the years, and it’s prompted him to become really reclusive. He’s missed major family events due […]
Is Ashanti trying to be an NFL wife with rumored new romance?
Suge Knight misses court appearance after refusing to leave jail cell

Education

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Michelle Obama tells Tuskegee grads being first Black first lady led to some sleepless nights
Giving a candid and deeply personal commencement speech at Tuskegee University on Saturday, the First Lady of the United States reflected on the emotional toll…
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4 H City Robotic Fair at Kingsley Association
Held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty, the 4 H City of Penn State hosted a robotics fair at the community recreation center. Coordinated…

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