Daily Archive: March 23, 2012



:10 I am not letting go people. I am focused here and I am not going to let go until the public says so. Right now I am getting about 20 e-mails a day telling me to keep up the pressure. As a people…with great history…with a past of Kings and Queens, we can do this. Reclaim your son. Make him understand the importance of a clean image, pride and self respect. BILL NEAL


Young, Gifted and Black 2012

On March 10 at the Churchill Valley Country Club, the Christian Education Department of the Allegheny Conference AMEZ Church presented the Fifth Annual “Young, Gifted and Black Award Dinner.” Ten talented young adults were honored. YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK—Rev. Joseph D. Lewis, Bobbi G. Johnson, Joy Ellis, Alvin Thomas and Luther Johnson Jr. (Photo by Debbie Norrell) The list included: Kevin Bivins (Principal, Fulton Elementary School), Joy Ellis (actress, vocalist), DaVonna Graham (A+ Schools), Kristin Hayes (graduate student, Katz Business School), Bobbi G. Johnson (Senior Software Engineer, PNC), Charise Rochelle Johnson (staff member, University of Pittsburgh), Luther Johnson Jr. (graduate student, University of Pittsburgh), Reverend Joseph D. Lewis (Trinity AMEZ Church), Alvin Thomas (student, University of Pittsburgh), and Weldon Briant Williams (Assistant Principal, Propel Braddock).


‘Go Red for Women’ saves lives

In its ongoing effort to elevate public awareness about heart disease, the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® movement is teaming up with Emmy-nominated actress Elizabeth Banks to share the truth about the No. 1 killer of women. HELPING SAVE WOMEN LIVES—From left: Karen Colbert and Darra Duckett of Washington, Pa., with Iceburgh, the Penguins’ mascot. (Photos by J.L. Martello)


Good communication is critical to taking charge of your health

In today’s health care system, communication is critical. Errors in dosage, misunderstood instructions or a failure to stress the importance of compliance can result in deadly errors. Good communication is particularly important in the treatment of chronic illnesses, such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Margaret Smith Washington, author of Doctor, Can You Hear Me? Patient, Are You Listening?, provides the following action steps for patients. These recommendations are the result of three years of research with physicians, patients and other health care professionals. MARGARET SMITH WASHINGTON Before you take the time to visit a doctor, remember these things: