Monthly Archive: January 2010

Entertainment

Out & About with R&B diva Monica

This week I visited the S Bar on the South Side of Pittsburgh, Southside 86 on the South Side of Pittsburgh, Krobar in the Strip District, Mr. Kenny’s in the Hill District and CJ’s in the Strip District. My first stop was at the S-Bar where everyone came out from all over the city to get their party on. My second stop was at the Southside 86, which is Pittsburgh Steeler Hines Ward’s new bar, and it is off the chain. You have to come out and check this place out. R&B diva Monica hanging out at Krobar in the Strip District to meet and greet with her fans.

Entertainment

Arts & Culture Calendar

STEP AFRIKA DANCERS Thursday 28 Jazz jam CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.

Entertainment

Cover To Cover…Harriet Tubman biography

Always keep away from “It.” That’s the most important rule you learn when you play Hide & Seek. “It” covers his eyes and counts, while you run and hide. Then, while “It” looks for you, you try to get home safely. Hide & Seek is a game you learned long ago. You’ve played it now and then but what if it wasn’t a game? What if hiding and getting back home was a matter of life or death? In the new book “DK Biography: Harriet Tubman” by Kem Knapp Sawyer, you’ll read about a serious and brave version of Hide & Seek.

Business

YW program produces entrepreneurs

From 1947 to 1948 Mary-Lee Taylor studied to become a beautician at Lelia College of Beauty Culture established by Madame C.J. Walker on Centre Avenue and Reed Street in the Hill District. Sixty-two years later, Taylor’s granddaughter, Tiffany Fielder, is following in her grandmother’s footsteps. She and nine other women graduated Jan. 19 from the YW Enterprising Women Program. Her hope is to operate a hair care business. For 12 weeks students in classes 11 and 12 of the Asset Development Initiative of the YWCA Greater Pittsburgh met at the North Side campus of Community College of Allegheny County to participate in the non-credit course designed for women wanting to start a microenterprise. WHAT A CREW—Front row from left: Alice Williams, Connie Robinson and Tara Ellison-Jones, leaders of the YW Enterprising Women Program are proud of the graduates. Back row from left: Wilhelmina Royster, Lakisha Ford, Penda James, Piper De’Andrea, Linda Despines, Jahmel Jordon, Annette Piper, Sabrina Clark and Tiffany Fielder.

Business

Payday lending debate heats up at NNPA mid-winter conference

by Charlene CrowellNNPA Financial Writer (NNPA)—Before a packed audience of publishers, representatives of the payday lending industry and the Center for Responsible Lending debated whether this small dollar loan was helpful credit or a debt trap. The engaging debate, part of the recent National Newspapers Publishers’ Mid-Winter Conference held in Charlotte, N.C. drew candid comments from presenters and publishers alike.

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Business

Protecting your most important asset

What is your number one asset? (A) Home, (B) Car, (C) Another valuable possession (D) None of the above. The answer may surprise. Drum roll…if you guessed (D) None of the above, you guessed right. Your most valuable asset is your ability to earn an income. In order to provide food, clothing, shelter, transportation and other necessities and luxuries for you and your family, you need an income to pay for it. By the way, your income is your most powerful wealth building tool—but that’s another topic.

Business

New year changes for success

(NNPA)—Many people say that there are no formulas for success, but there is. Every success story can be tracked down to specific traits and actions that can be duplicated. Success formulas can also be called ideas for successful living. There are many names by which we can call the very same thing. We refer to these ideas for successful living as success formulas because we discovered them through living our lives, but as we progressed, we learned that other successful people embrace them as well. These formulas are universal, because you can’t create them, even though you can discover them.

Business

Business Calendar

Certification/Contracting workshop JAN. 27—The U.S. Small Business Administration will host an 8(a) and HUBZone Certification & Contracting workshop from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Riverside Center for Innovation, 1st floor Conference Room, 700 River Ave., North Side. MBE/WBE and Veteran-owned businesses are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and open to the public. Registration is requested. For more information, call Marisa Fentzel at 412-395-6560, ext. 109.

Sports

Jones and Saunders bring world class boxing back to Pittsburgh

On Jan. 22, Roy Jones Jr., and Square Ring Promotions put out a boxing card at the Hilton Hotel billed as “Three Rivers Warbash.” By now, Jones’ rags-to-riches-by-way-of-boxing story is as familiar to most as are the eight world championships that launched him into mega- stardom. His fiercely competitive spirit and determination are the stuff of legend, and the path to his many victories. SWEET HOMECOMING— Roy Jones Jr. raises the arm of Rayco “War” Saunders after he won the WBF All Americas light-heavyweight title Jan. 22 over Demetrius Davis of Washington, D.C. Jones has spent 25 years torching, torturing and utterly embarrassing almost every one of his opponents. Just as he has generated success in multiple businesses, the multi-tasking Jones plans to build on his success as a boxing promoter.

Sports

City League Roundup…Perry boys rise, girls fall

Both the boys and girls basketball teams at Perry High School were sitting atop the City League standings at the beginning of the week, each had a big game against Westinghouse who are enjoying good campaigns of their own. On Jan. 22, the Bulldogs were among the top teams in the conference but the Commodores were determined to put an end to that statistic. The Perry boys were able to sneak out of a potentially large upset in the league this year. They were down by as many as 11 with five minutes left when an unlikely hero, in the form of 6-2 junior Bruce Grover, stepped forward and took care of business for the Commodores. He hit seven consecutive 3-pointers in the period as they finished off Westinghouse, 78-67. BLOCKED—Oliver’s Tony Brown, 31, blocks a shot from behind on Ieiar White of Westinghouse.