Daily Archive: October 14, 2011

Entertainment

Cover To Cover…‘African-American Healthy’

For many hours each week, you spend your time running to nowhere—or so it seems. As often as possible, you do your laps on a treadmill, run-run-running in place while the status of your health does the same: your blood pressure remains sky-high. You’re still pre-diabetic. And your friends, surprisingly, are saying the same thing. According to Dr. Richard W. Walker Jr., there’s a reason for your health being the way it is. In his new book “African-American Healthy,” he explains why. Having grown up in Spanish Harlem, Walker remembers that health conditions like diabetes, cancer and hypertension were “accepted by my community as part of the natural aging process.”

Entertainment

Steve Harvey daytime talk show may be underway

(NNPA)—Fresh off the success of his two relationship-advice books, syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey is pitching a daytime talk show to NBC Universal to premiere in 2012. According to NBC-owned The Root, the show will focus on similar issues as his books, and will feature Harvey’s unique style of humor about men and women’s relationships. If given the green light, the show will be executively produced by Harvey and his longtime business cohort Rushion McDonald. STEVE HARVEY Harvey, the host of the syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Show” and the host of the popular TV game show “Family Feud,” has received praise for his relationship guides.

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Entertainment

T.I. released from incarceration…again

(NNPA)—Grammy award winning rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris was released from a halfway house on Sept. 29 to end his federal prison sentence for violating probation. “He’s out, he’s good,” Jason Geter, who co-founded Grand Hustle Records with T.I., told the Associated Press. T.I. has found himself in trouble consistently through­out his career. In 2009, he was convicted on federal weapons charges and served seven months in prison. While on probation, he was arrested in Los Angeles for possession of drugs, a violation of probation. He served 11 months in a federal prison in Arkansas before being released to a halfway house.

Entertainment

My marriage only lasted 24 months.  What did…

(NNPA)—Dear Gwendolyn: I am 45 years old and I waited until I found the perfect wife for me. Most of my friends got married in their early 30s or late 20s, but “oh no” not me. Three months before our wedding, I rented an apartment in the plush section of town. Before the wedding I bought her a brand new car, furniture throughout the apartment, and added to her wardrobe leather and mink coats.

Business

African-Americans’ illusion of inclusion

(NNPA)—Herman Cain’s assertion that Black Americans are “brainwashed” and George Soros’ observations that: “Obama has lost control of the [country’s economic] agenda” and as a result it’s been left “in the hands of the Republican Party” is the raw, but true state of Black politics in America. Because of Blacks’ “illusion of inclusion” and penchant for assimilation, “Black politics” is little more than an afterthought to many across America’s mainstream media. Blacks’ political role is to support maintenance of the status quo. Instead of making sure that measures toward curbing Black unemployment and underemployment are being carved into the 2012 Democratic Party platform, the majority of African-American activists are singularly engaged on keeping Barack Obama in the White House.

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Business

Is it wise to use a credit card to generate airline miles?

At a leadership conference this past week someone was telling me to get a Capital One credit card for my business. She said when you place your orders pay with the credit card and then right after that pay your card off immediately online. She said the Capital One card gives you credit and you can get free airline tickets. This way I don’t have to pay for airfare for national conferences and leadership conferences. Is this a good idea or is it insane? Signed—Female seeking to make good financial decisions

Sports

OVERTIME

:10 ATTENTION…­AT­TEN­TION…THE RUMORED death of your Pittsburgh Steelers has been greatly exaggerated, and that of one Mr. Hines Ward equally so as well! :09 Don’t bury Rashard Mendenhall just yet, but Isaac Redman has plastic bags and shovels in the trunk of his car. (For you Ex “Single A and “Double A” high school boys), the point is the quickest way to the end zone is straight ahead!! BILL NEAL :08 Ok, now I just want to ask this question. And I don’t mean no harm. But ya’ll do know that ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!!! I am just saying… see what happened was—I was at this party—you know, the Champions First Friday “Par-Tay”, and this woman had on _ _ _ _ oh never mind, forget it! Oh shut-up you were there, you saw her!)

Sports

Perry routs Allderdice in first real city test

by Malik Vincent Despite losing several players to graduation after last season, defending City League champ Perry came into the Oct. 7 showdown against Allderdice with two consecutive wins and a tie with Brashear for the league lead. Traditionally, the Commodores offer a pass-happy offense that can dominate at any time. But against Allderdice (2-2, 2-4) they did it with defense under the Friday night lights at Cupples Stadium on the South Side with an easy 27-12 victory over the pre-season favorite Dragons. LEADS COMMODORES—Perry quarterback Darelle Carson scrambles for a gain against Allderdice. Carson was 9 of 14 passing and threw one touchdown pass in the Commodores 27-12 win over the Dragons. Deacon Blackwell opened the scoring for Perry (4-0, 4-2) on a 13-yard fumble recovery return in the first quarter. Then, defensive back Donte Marcus scored on an interception return from 48 yards away.

Sports

Champions celebrity tennis tournament…All hail the King

The 36th Annual Mixed Doubles Celebrity Tennis Tournament did not conclude on Labor Day as has been it’s history but the end results were very similar. Once again Dom Costa claimed championship honors with this year’s partner LaWade Garvis, who is also no stranger to the winner’s platform. BEST OF THE BEST—2011 Champions Celebrity Tennis Tournament staff and winners from left: Kalea, Diamond Models director; Donna Bey, tournament director; Joyce Scott and Nick Rhodes, secnd Place; Dom Costa and LaWade Garvis; Jim Quigley, tournament co-director; Gabrille, Diamond Model. The tournament was delayed by what has to be one of the rainiest summers in Pittsburgh history. But once back on track the field emerged with the same great play and highly competitive level as always. With the regular local legends in full swing the field witnessed an influx of new and upcoming talent.

Sports

Howard defeat FAMU following 29-point fourth quarter

by Stephen D. Riley (NNPA)—It took a while but the Howard Bison saved all their fireworks for the end. After falling behind 21-0, the Bison scored 29 fourth quarter points to edge the Florida A&M Rattlers 29-28 at Bragg Memorial Stadium in Tallahassee, Fl on Oct. 8. Freshman quarterback Greg McGhee from Perry High School in Pittsburgh tossed three interceptions but a strong final quarter helped him finish with 233 passing yards and two touchdowns to go along with 34 rushing yards. McGhee’s pass to senior wide receiver Willie Carter went for 54 yards and cut the Bison’s deficit to 21-13. The Rattlers responded with a short touchdown to push their lead to 28-13 but Howard wouldn’t quit.