Daily Archive: July 11, 2012

Metro

Obama highlights record, downplays Romney in Pgh

Amidst the sweltering heat, with temperatures that rose to the 90s, hundreds gathered on the lawn of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts July 6 for a campaign speech by President Barack Obama. Despite the dozen or so people who were taken away by ambulance after succumbing to the effects of the heat, the crowd remained entirely energetic as Obama stepped to the podium. BETTING ON AMERICA—President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after concluding his campaign speech at Carnegie Mellon. (Photo by J.L. Martello)

Metro

Female group fights for more women police

As the August Wilson Center for African American Culture’s “The Strength in the Struggle: Civil Rights and Bridge Builders” exhibition concluded in one room, the National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement recognized several women for their strength, accomplishments and contributions to their careers and community in another at their Awards Brunch June 30. OPHELIA COLEMAN

Metro

State sued over voter registration

The Black Political Empowerment Project has joined Action United, formerly ACORN, in filing suit against the heads of three Pennsylvania government departments, claiming they are violating federal voting laws by not assisting their clients to register to vote. TIM STEVENS

Metro

‘Walk 4 Life’ fights for lives

In August 2007, 19-year-old Jayla Brown was killed outside of I.D. Labs music studio in Lawrenceville when a spray of 20 bullets rained down on the car she was sitting in. The aspiring writer had been enrolled in Community College of Allegheny County where she studied nursing. KIERRA KEEPS CARING—Foundation Founder Carla Gaines-Robinson leads the Third Annual Walk 4 Life through Schenley Park. (Photo by Gail Manker)

Metro

Women of Excellence spotlighted at luncheon

Throughout her life, Jean Bryant has been dedicated to promoting the strengths and accomplishments of others. Whether through her time spent in the media, writing positive stories highlighting African-Americans, or her work with the Miss Black Teenage Pageant showcasing positive young women, Bryant has often been the one giving the accolades.

Metro

Community Calendar

Town Hall Meeting JULY 12—The New Deal Coalition for Economic Party and Justice will host a Town Hall Meeting on the Addison Terrace Development from 6-8 p.m. at the Elise Hillman Auditorium, 1825 Centre Ave., Hill District. This is an opportunity for residents to come out and hear how economic and community government funds are being used for housing, employment and business opportunities in the Hill District and City of Pittsburgh. For more information, call 412-371-3689 ext. 14.

National

This Week In Black History

Week of July 11-17 July 11 1905—The Niagara Movement (forerunner of the NAACP) is founded during a meeting near Niagara Falls, N.Y. Among the most prominent Blacks at the meeting were intellectual and activist W.E.B. DuBois and newspaper publishers William Monroe Trotter and Ida B. Wells Barnett. W.E.B. DuBOIS

National

NYC club reopens after celeb brawl

NEW YORK (AP)—A New York City nightclub shut down after a star-studded fracas has gotten back its liquor license and plans to reopen Tuesday. Greenhouse’s liquor license was suspended last month. A judge said Monday the club should get the license back while State Liquor Authority hearings play out. BATTLING STARS—This combination of file photos shows hip hop stars Chris Brown, left, and Drake. A New York City nightclub that was the site of a bottle-hurling brawl after a dispute between the entourages of singers Drake and Brown has had its liquor license suspended. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, Chris Pizzello)

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Opinion

Petra loses Imani

The recent loss of control of Imani Christian Academy by Petra Ministries should send a message to other Black community groups loud and clear. Be careful who you put on your boards, and who you ask for money, because most of the time it comes with strings attached. And in Petra’s case they didn’t even see the big ropes attached until it was too late.

Opinion

Roberts casts big vote

(NNPA)—“The highest court in the land has now spoken. We will continue to implement this law and we’ll work together to improve on it where we can.”—President Barack Obama The Supreme Court’s ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act represents life-altering access to health care for millions of Americans, particularly African-Americans who have been twice as likely to lack health insurance. Health Insurance can mean the difference between life and death, and even more often it can mean the difference between financial stability and ruin.