Daily Archive: March 2, 2012

Business

Why is Obama closing minority business development offices?

(NNPA)—Black Americans continue to stand by President Barack Obama, despite how he and his minions treat us. Nine of every 10 African-American voters have “got the president’s back” but there is still discussion as to whether President Obama has got the backs of Black Americans in return. At this stage of the Obama presidency it is quite obvious how the people running things at the White House view Blacks’ economic betterment.

Business

Five largest mortgage service providers agree to payout

by B.M. SalmonFor New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—After more than a year of negotiations, five of the nation’s largest mortgage providers agreed last week to pay $25 billion after investigations by the Department of Justice, state attorneys-general and state regulators revealed widespread abuse and fraudulent practices that led in part to the meltdown of the housing market. PUNISHMENT—Settlement is punishment for banks’ abusive and illegal practices. (Courtesy Photo)

Sports

‘Return of the Dragon’

by Malik Vincent New Pittsburgh Courier Recalling reigning All-City MVP Justin Dobbs’ sophomore year, another player who led his team in scoring all season long did so again in the City Championship game. Behind sophomore JaVaughn Moultrie’s 15 points, the Courier’s preseason favorite Allderdice (18-6) edged USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama), 56-49, for their third consecutive City title on Feb. 25 at Peabody. BEN MICKENS from Allderdice puts back a shot for two of his 8 points. Mickens also grabbed 10 rebounds in the Dragons 56-49 win

Sports

Overtime

:10 Hey, want to hear a good one? Sports talk station 93.7 FM—The Fan is running a promo on the air that’s says the station supports Black History Month. I know a way they can really support it…hire some Black people to do sports talk at your station!!! :09 The Denzel Washington Top 10 List frenzy continues…and can somebody please tell me how I left “Hurricane” off the list? (Stephan Broadus did too) Hurricane may in fact be the best acting Denzel has ever done. BILL NEAL

Lifestyle

Jabberwock 2012: A brand new day

On Feb. 19, at Hosanna House in Wilkinsburg, the Jabberwock 2012 Scholarship Pageant was presented by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.’s Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter with Lalicia Roman as chair, and Penda James and Carol Moore as co-chairpersons. The theme of the afternoon was “A Brand New Day.” The audience was entertained by mime artist Brittany McKinstry, the Hill Dance Academy Theatre and flutist Aisha Sharif Lucas. THE CONTESTANTS—Simone Coleman, Mariah Benjamin, Charina Kimes, Imani Milliones-Roman, Kyara Francis, Shealyn Williamson and Jaelyn Pugh. (Photos by Debbie Norrell)

Lifestyle

AWC pays tribute to Cooper

by Rossano P. StewartFor New Pittsburgh Courier The August Wilson Center for African American Culture paid tribute to Pittsburgh native, the late Chuck Cooper, graduate of Duquesne University and the first African-American to be drafted by a National Basketball Association, with a concert of music, song and dance. CHUCK COOPER III

Lifestyle

Bathroon remodeling ideas

(ARA)—Ready to give your bathroom a facelift, but can’t decide what changes to make? From tubs to toilets to tile, the sky is the limit when it comes to bathroom renovations, even if budget is not. Whether you are planning some small do-it-yourself changes, or a major overhaul, here are some fresh ideas for bathroom remodeling that will help you build the smart, stylish, and functional bathroom of your dreams. WALK IN SHOWER—American Standard offers the perfect solution for creating an accessible bathroom at home with this walk-in seated shower. Its low 3-inch threshold, recessed front for ease in standing or sitting, wide, contoured seating, and built-in wrap-around grab bar provide confidence and safety to all family members while enjoying a pleasant shower experience.

Lifestyle

Smart Spending: Spring Cleaning for fun and profit

by Mae AndersonAP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP)—The ritual of spring cleaning can bring lots of poetic benefits: spiritual renewal, charitable donations, a clutter-free lifestyle. But it also can be a way to save money—and even make a dollar or two. Here’s how to get the biggest bang for your buck out of this annual ritual.