Daily Archive: April 25, 2012


Ward comes back to honor ‘Positive Athletes’

by Malik VincentFor New Pittsburgh Courier In his first public appearance in Pittsburgh since his retirement, former Steeler Hines Ward stood in front of 26 student athletes that were honored from around the area and their families at the Heinz History Center. OUTSTANDING MALE AND FEMALE STUDENT-ATHLETES—26 area athletes gathered at the Heinz History Center on April 21 to receive awards given for their accomplishments as students and citizens.


Church Circuit

Anniversary Celebration APRIL 25—Payne Chapel AME Church, 601 Priscilla Ave., Duquesne, will host its 120th Anniversary Celebration at 7 p.m. Through April 29, Payne will celebrate its anniversary with a week of events featuring guest speakers, which includes Rev. Dr. William Curtis, Rev. Geoffrey Tate II, Rev. Dr. Lorraine Williams and more. There will be a banquet on April 28 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Monroeville and worship services on April 29 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Dennis Dickerson and at 4 p.m. with Rev. Rodrecus Johnson Jr. For more information, call 412-466-6662.


‘Lessons of Leadership’ theme of Deltas’ Founders Day

People moving out, People moving in, Why because of the color of their skin, rap on my brother, rap on that’s what the world is today, A Ball of Confusion, Hey Hey!” These lyrics to the 42 year old hit song, by the Temptations were the back drop for the keynote address, which National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, presented on March 31 at the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Pittsburgh Alumnae Chapter 2012 Founder’s Day Celebration; held at the Double Tree Downtown Pittsburgh. DELTA FOUNDERS DAY—The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Pittsburgh Chapter celebrated their annual Founders Day recently. Above, left: Cynthia M.A. Butler-McIntyre, national president, was the keynote speaker. Right: Christine Walker, Pittsburgh Chapter presidents speaks at the event. (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart)


Bend healthcare cost curve by focusing on neighborhoods

by Brian D. Smedley Many state governors and legislatures want to trim Medicaid and other public programs in an effort to balance budgets. But cutting Medicaid to the bone won’t reduce the demand for health care and it certainly won’t help people be healthy enough to contribute to an economic recovery. Instead, policymakers should make smart investments to help people to stay healthy in the first place. How can government do this when resources are so limited?


How can we keep our minds from dying before our bodies?

According to a survey conducted by the Natural Marketing Institute, “losing mental function” is the number one fear shared by adults who were asked for their concerns connected to aging. “We fear the loss of mental function because of the burden it places on our families,” says neuroscience researcher Mark Underwood.