by Nekesa Numbi MoodyAP Music Writer NEWARK, N.J. (AP)—After all the testimonials from relatives and friends, the songs from legends and pop stars, the preaching and even laughter, the raw emotion of Whitney Houston’s funeral came down to just one moment: The sound of her own voice. FANS SAY GOODBYE—Fans sing Whitney Houston’s songs as they gather a few blocks from the New Hope Baptist Church before the singer’s funeral in Newark, N.J., Feb. 18. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
Daily Archive: February 23, 2012
The New Pittsburgh Courier is proud to present our Fab 40 for 2012, a select group of young men and women recognized by our readers for their outstanding accomplishments.
On an overwhelming basis during Black History month we pay deserving tribute to numerous deceased men and women. However, it is my concern that we fail to exert enough focus on the major factor on what would have happened in the majority of our lives without momma and daddy? The almost unbelievable guidance and sacrifice of Black parents throughout history is unparalleled.
I didn’t want to let the car show come to Pittsburgh without me being there. I love cars and when I can get in and out of a new car without someone asking me if I want to buy it, I’m in. The Pittsburgh car show can’t stand up to Detroit, but it is still fun. This year you were able to do real test drives. These test drives were not indoors but actually outside and you got a $5 Starbucks gift card as well. I think someone is trying to sell some cars. There was also an abundance of free Five Hour Energy Drinks and nice vinyl shopping bags. I’m not in the market for a new car right now, but when I am I don’t want to suffer from sticker shock. It’s good to stay current with the prices and what is new on the showroom floor. The car show was right in the cultural district at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Serving as master of ceremonies for this year’s Fab 40 Under 40 awards reception will be K. Chase Patterson, a former Fab 40 honoree who recently launched an agency aimed at increasing corporate diversity. K. CHASE PATTERSON
In 2009, President Barack Obama’s decision to extend loans to auto manufacturers General Motors Corp. and Chrysler saved 1.4 million American jobs, according to a release by the Obama campaign last month. Today, GM, now known as General Motors Co., has regained its status as a global leader in auto sales. However, just last week at a campaign appearance in Michigan, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney criticized Obama’s bailout of auto manufacturers and denied the president credit for their increasing success. In an effort to combat these kinds of statements, the president’s campaign recently launched the Obama Truth Team.
(NNPA)—Actor Samuel L. Jackson says in an interview for the March issue of Ebony magazine that he became a supporter of Barack Obama in 2008 because of his race.According to the interview, the Oscar-nominated screen legend admits that his decision to vote for Obama had nothing to do with his political beliefs.
We have often discussed the need for reparations for the 400 years of slavery. The contexts of the discussions continue on as if we never had a chance with any form of reparations. I discovered back in the 1990’s that we indeed had a go with a form of reparations. The biggest problem was that we did not adequately exploit it nor pass it on to following generations.
(NNPA)—A recent report that New York City Police Department may have spied on Al Sharpton as he prepared to protest the acquittal of three police officers in the 2006 shooting death of Sean Bell brings back memories of a carefully-orchestrated national effort to discredit civil rights leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
by Charles Butler Self-appointed and media-approved members of the Black “leadership” in America appear either silent or openly supportive when it comes to rewarding the actions of illegal immigrants. This is in direct contrast to how the civil rights establishment, Black and otherwise, operated in the past.