Daily Archive: March 28, 2012

Sports

Wade, James and Heat deliver right message

Dwyane Wade, Lebron James and the Miami Heat aren’t the first athletes to use a photo to make a statement. Gold medal swimmer Amanda Beard did it to much less fanfare four years ago in Beijing when she unveiled a nude poster of herself in front of an American flag in an anti-fur protest at the Olympics. The Chinese weren’t happy about it, showing up at the hotel and shutting down a press conference before it began. Beard ended up displaying the poster in an impromptu gathering outside the athletes’ village, while police and security officials looked on. MAKING A STATEMENT—In this image posted to Miami Heat basketball player LeBron James’ Twitter page, Miami Heat players wear team hoodies. Heat stars Dwyane Wade and James decided March 22 to make their reactions about the Trayvon Martin situation public, and James felt the best way to do that was the team photo with everyone wearing hoodies. (AP Photo/LeBron James via Twitter)

Sports

Trayvon’s dad thanks Heat, athletes

by Tim Reynolds MIAMI (AP)—The father of the unarmed Black teen whose killing has sparked widespread outrage said Sunday night that he and his family have been overwhelmed by sports stars such as Dwyane Wade and LeBron James speaking out about the case. I AM TRAYVON—In this image, Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat posted a photo of himself wearing a hooded sweat shirt to his Twitter and Facebook pages, in response to the death of Trayvon Martin. (Dwayne Wade via Facebook) In an interview with The Associated Press, Tracy Martin thanked the NBA’s Miami Heat for “taking notice” of the killing. Martin is the father of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. on Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch volunteer who claimed self-defense and has not been arrested.

Lifestyle

Church Circuit

Lenten services MARCH 28—Shiloh Community Missionary Baptist Church, 6940 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host Lenten Services at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Wanda Sawyer-Flipping of Emmanuel Baptist Church. For more information, call 412-441-8710.

Lifestyle

Father Daughter Dinner Dance

The Father Daughter Dinner Dance enabled fathers and daughters to further enhance their bond while enjoying a special evening filled with fun, food and dancing at Providence Family Support Center, 3113 Brighton Rd. The goal was to bring together fathers and daughters in an atmosphere that says “You” are special to me. This event offered fathers and daughters an opportunity to strengthen existing bonds while building stronger foundations. FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS MIXING IT UP ON THE DANCE FLOOR The purpose was to create an interaction that was fun and memorable.