Monthly Archive: April 2012



:10 I might as well start with this. What good is it if you’re “the secret service man” and you can’t keep a secret!! The whole crew got busted cause they didn’t want to pay the bill…pay the lady! C’mon man! BILL NEAL :09 I am at Kinko’s doing what I do and in walks “Dr. T.” aka Tyrone Tillman. He of “The Dons” fame…The 4th all time winningest team in Connie Hawkins Basketball League history and the #1 Best Dressed Team in W. PA summer league history…But I digress…back to “Dr. T.” If you got Dr. in front of your name it means you can operate, and Tyrone Tillman would perform serious surgery on ya if you weren’t careful. One of the city’s original highwire acts…Dr. T. you’re now in “The Locker Room” And oh yeah he could stroke the soft jump shot with that high elevation. C’mon Rankin Gangsters, Cosmic Echoes and Bump yes you remember…don’t ya?!?!


Teen hoops star in spotlight leans on family, God

by Andrew Seligman CHICAGO (AP)—This is what it’s like to be Jabari Parker, the nation’s top high school basketball player. One day he’s presenting a project in his Spanish class, turns around and sees Alonzo Mourning. Parker takes a seat and grins. The former Miami Heat star is making a surprise visit to give him the Gatorade Basketball Player of the Year award. GATORADE PLAYER OF THE YEAR—In this photo taken in Chicago, on March 13, Simeon Career Academy’s forward Jabari Parker muscles his way through a block out attempt by Evanston High School forward Matt Munro during an Illinois state basketball super-sectional game. Lola Parker, Jabari’s mother, realized Jabari, had a special talent when he was in the second grade and going against fourth and fifth-graders in his father’s league. She saw how advanced his footwork was, and she told her husband that their son needed to be challenged, even if that meant taking a beating against the older kids. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) And there are nights like this. Parker and his teammates from Simeon Career Academy are holed up in a classroom after beating Whitney Young in the Illinois state playoffs.



Lifestyles Report…You can have too much

Yes, you can have too many clothes or too much of anything. Lately I’ve seen stories of real life hoarders on the news. Police officers and fireman have been hurt trying to rescue people right here in the ‘Burgh. Their family always defends them “they aren’t hoarders they’re collectors.” I picture a collection as an organized display or a neatly cataloged collection, not something piled up reaching the ceiling.


Celebrating 100 years

On March 31 at the Olympia Banquet Hall in East Pittsburgh, Bon Ami Temple # 49, IBPO Elks of the World, celebrated 100 years with a dinner dance. On this beautiful Saturday evening they honored two of their own. Daughter Deborah Winbush, Past Presiding Daughter Ruler, Ruth Temple #116, Pittsburgh, Pa., was honored as Ms. Elk and Brother Joseph Gregory, Past Presiding Exalted Ruler, Twin County Lodge #838, Vandergrift, Pa., was honored as Mr. Elk. Both were honored for their dedicated service and efforts where they counted most. CELEBRATING 100 YEARS—Carole Alexander, Marva Trahan, Tina Frazier and Theresa Mickle


Few Blacks dial 9-1-1 for strokes

Most African-Americans say they’d call 9-1-1 if stroke symptoms occurred —but few do, according to research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. In a survey of 253 African-Americans in Washington, D.C., 89 percent said they’d call 9-1-1 at the first sign of a stroke. Yet, only 12 percent of 100 stroke patients surveyed in the predominantly Black District of Columbia called 9-1-1 right away when faced with symptoms. Blacks are at greater risk for stroke and are more likely to die compared to Whites due to higher rates of risk factors such as high blood pressure and obesity.


10 Commandments of Better Health

by Angela F. Ford 1st Commandment Thou shall eat less fat than thy neighbor. Fat is the number one dietary factor in heart disease and cancer in the U.S. Eat more veggies Reggie! Don’t shop while hungry. Read food labels. Eat more foods with less salt and saturated fats and fewer calories.


The '92 riot: Revisiting a dark day in LA history

by Amy Taxin Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Henry Keith Watson remembers April 29, 1992, as if it happened just last week. History won’t allow him to forget it. It was a day that marked the beginning of one of the deadliest, most destructive race riots in the nation’s history, and one in which Watson’s spur-of-the-moment decision to take part made him one of the enduring faces of the violence. DEADLY ANNIVERSARY–On April 13, Rodney King poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) He was at home that day like thousands of others when he heard the news that was racing across Los Angeles: A jury with no Black members had acquitted four police officers in the videotaped beating of Rodney King, a Black man stopped for speeding nearly 14 months before.


Thelma Lovette YMCA opens

For an hour before the scheduled opening, they came, and for an hour afterward they stayed—all to stand in line so they could say hello to Thelma Lovette, who at 96 had retuned to the Hill District for the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art YMCA named in her honor. The April 18 ribbon-cutting ceremony was an event old friends and young people, who didn’t know her, will say years from now they were there. It was like meeting the queen. GRAND OPENING—Everyone watches as Aaron Gibson and Thema Lovette cut the ribbon officially opening the Thelma Lovette YMCA. (Photo by J.L. Martello) “Yes, it is. She’s royalty,” said Centre Avenue YMCA Board Chair Tom Burley. “I had tears in my eyes. She’s special because she has touched everyone in this building.”