Daily Archive: June 6, 2012


Business Calendar

First Step Business JUNE 6—Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center will host its First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials at Duquesne University, Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is a seminar for new business start-ups and for entrepreneurs without previous business experience. There will also be an opportunity to meet with a business consultant. For more information, visit http://www.sbdc.duq.edu.


Record setting 8-year-old shines as track and field star

by Maryam Abdul-QauiyyFor New Pittsburgh Courier “If you notice your child has an affinity for something then sacrifice, save money, and invest in your child’s interests,” said Nancy Hines. As the mother of 8-year-old Drew Hines, a rising track star whose natural talent is not only noticeable, but exceptionally impressive, Nancy Hines is aware that her daughter’s success lies in an unwavering support system. “Let your child go as far as they can go with their interests. Make all the resources available to them.” DREW HINES


Role models

by Aubrey BruceFor New Pittsburgh Courier “Role model: (noun), a person whose behavior, example, or success is or can be emulated by others, especially by younger people.” (Dictionary.com) “Hood-i-verse: (noun), a place, usually in the Black part of town where down means up, where wet means dry and dead means alive. B). A dark place that is a stark contrast to the world of reality.”


African Americans in the Belmont

by NYRA Press Office Hall of Famer Ed Brown became the first African-American jockey to win the Belmont Stakes in 1870 aboard Kingfisher. Following his riding career, Brown became a successful trainer and in 1877 he trained Kentucky Derby winner Baden Baden, who finished third in the 11th running of the Belmont Stakes that year. Born in Lexington, Ky. in 1850, Brown died of tuberculosis in Louisville on May 11, 1906.


Belmont horses breeze; I'll Have Another gallops

NEW YORK (AP)—The horse with possibly the best chance to spoil I’ll Have Another’s bid for a Triple Crown posted a strong workout six days before the Belmont Stakes. Dullahan blazed four furlongs in 45.97 seconds Sunday morning at Belmont Park. A fast workout usually indicates a horse is in top shape.


CeCe Winans on fire for God, youth

Singer CeCe Winans believes God anointed her to speak to today’s generation of young people. “We have millions of kids who need to know that they are loved. I want them to know that God loves them and that they are valued,” said Winans who will be turning 48 years old this year. CeCe WINANS


Church Circuit

Episcopal celebration JUNE 8—The Church of God In Christ will host an Episcopal Celebration for Bishop Loran Mann at 6 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center Hotel, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. Bishop Mann is the current Prelate of the Vermont Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction of COGIC Inc. The special guest will be the Most Rev. Charles E. Blake, presiding bishop of the COGIC Inc. For more information, call 412-361-7000.