Daily Archive: October 21, 2011

Opinion

Shuttlesworth, Bell and Jobs changed the course of history

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice. Not something to wish for, but to attain.” William Jennings Bryan Last week, on a single day, America lost three outstanding visionaries who in their own ways changed the course of history. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Steven P. Jobs, 56; Derrick Bell, 80; and Fred Shuttlesworth, 89 all passed away.

Opinion

No Black prosecutors, bull

Each year the NBPA has a job fair. On Aug. 1, 2012, we will host a job fair at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, all day long. This year we had over 20 offices interviewing law students and laterals. Perhaps Mr. Zappala will take the time, and show up, and interviewed some of the 200+ attorneys and law students interested in prosecution. The National District Attorneys Association NBPA’s president has a position on their board. Our executive board members have lived in Philadelphia!

Entertainment

Omarosa’s brother murdered

(NNPA)—The brother of popular reality television personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth was recently murdered in Youngstown, Ohio. Police are saying the crime was the result of a lover’s quarrel. According to Youngstown’s Vindy.com, “The Apprentice” star’s brother Jack Manigault, 40, was fatally shot Oct. 9 in his home. OMAROSA Police said Manigault was at home with his girlfriend, Tamicka Riley, when Marco Cardenas, the woman’s ex-boyfriend, broke in. He then walked past two juveniles and entered the couple’s bedroom. Shortly thereafter, several shots were fired and Manigault ran into another room where he later collapsed. Police said he was shot in the head.

Entertainment

Cover To Cover…‘Three Chords and The Truth’

You swore it was the last time. Never again were you going to get in the middle of a friend’s business. You weren’t going to say a thing, you were just going to stay out of it. Until the next time when she asked your advice, did something dumb, stumbled into something bad, and you were right back in the middle all over again. Monica Cole knew all about that. She just couldn’t keep her mouth shut when it came to her best friend Henna’s affairs. Especially when, as in the new book “Three Chords and The Truth” by Cas Sigers, the affair hit too close to home. Henna James was done.

Entertainment

‘Days of Our Lives’ star Reynolds ‘long-term guy’

by Gail Choice (NNPA)—James Reynolds has to be one of the busiest, most positive people working in Hollywood today. Soap fans know about Police Captain Abe Carver on NBC’s “Days of Our Lives,” the network’s longest-running scripted series (45 years) to date. JAMES REYNOLDS Reynolds began in that role 1981, and for 28 years he’s kept the “Days of Our Lives” cast of characters under the watchful, knowledgeable eye of the law. However, after the first nine years Reynolds moved to the new daytime series “Generations” where he earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. With the subsequent demise of the series, Reynolds returned to “Days of Our Lives” in 1991.

Entertainment

My stepmother makes a difference!

Dear Gwendolyn: I am 17 years old and I noticed that most of the people who write to you are adults. However, I hope you will take time to help me with my problem. This is it: When I was 2 years old my parents divorced. My father won full child custody. He soon remarried and they had a son. Our ages are three years apart. Last year I wanted to get my driver’s license, but my stepmother convinced my father to tell me no. When my half-brother turned 13, they gave him an off-road dirt bike. Also, they gave him a cell phone. When I asked for a cell phone, I was told to get a part-time job and buy my own.

Business

African-Americans wield considerable consumer power

WASHINGTON, D.C.— African-Americans’ buying power is expected to reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, according to The State of the African-American Consumer Report, released today, collaboratively by Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy, and The NNPA, a federation of more than 200 Black community newspapers across the U.S. This growing economic potential presents an opportunity for Fortune 500 companies to examine and further understand this important, flourishing market segment. Likewise, when consumers are more aware of their buying power, it can help them make informed decisions about the companies they choose to support.

DamonCarrBox

Business

Proceeds taken from poor and old people

The Pennsylvania Lottery has a slogan—“Proceeds benefit older Pennsylvanians.” The PA Lottery boasts the fact that it’s the only lottery in the nation that exclusively targets all of it proceeds to programs for older residents. Clearly the Pennsylvania Lottery understands its core market—POOR and OLD People. Studies have shown that ZIP codes that spend four times what anyone else does are those in lower-income parts of town. This article is in no way an attempt to attack the Pennsylvania lottery in and of itself. This article is written to heighten awareness that all forms of gambling including bingo, lottery and casinos are a tax on poor and older people.

Sports

OVERTIME

:10—Yo, Johnny’s Bar and Grill…“you stab-um and we’ll slab-um”…Johnny speaking. Who?…Rashard who? Oh Mendenhall, yeah what’s up? Man, I can’t say that I’ve got ladies in here, but I’ll clean it up and give-um the message…Hey everybody Rashard Mendenhall said, “how ya like me now…shut up and kiss his xxxx and something about Bin Laden but I couldn’t understand it!!!” BILL NEAL :09—As you might have guessed I caught a lot of heat for not doing a top ten finest men list…and I ain’t gonna…but I’ll tell you ladies what you can do (Ashley) if you feel that strongly about it mail me your list (no I said mail not e-mail, I am old school) and I’ll put the best list in the paper, and with your name if you want. I’ll make you a star…or shut up about it!!! Yeah I said it!

Sports

Ghafoor named PSAC Defensive Player of the Week

EDINBORO, Pa.—Edinboro swept the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Western Division Player of the Week awards following Saturday’s 30-20 win at Mercyhurst. Freshman Devin Ghafoor from Perry Traditional Academy was selected the Defensive Player of the Week Tailback while Brian Davis from East Amherst, NY was named the Offensive Player of the Week. The Fighting Scots snapped a two-game losing streak with the win and improved to 5-2 overall and 2-2 in the PSAC West. Devin Ghafoor