Daily Archive: July 25, 2012


Zimmerman tries to speak for God

(NNPA)—George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed Trayvon Martin, told Fox News personality Sean Hannity that the events that occurred on Febr. 26, were “God’s will.” What a cynical manipulation of our Creator, to suggest that the massacre of an African-American teenager by a crazed vigilante is the will of God. Actually, if one wants to know about God’s will, one might simply to go to the Ten Commandments, the sixth of which is quite explicit: Thou shall not kill.


Perdue provides music with a message

When asked what makes her feel most alive, 27-year-old North Hills resident Bridgette Perdue is quick to say performing and writing music. “Music is something I’ve always been drawn to. It’s something I’ve done throughout my whole life. I’m very happy writing and performing music and sharing who I am with whoever will listen,” Perdue said. BRIDGETTE PERDUE promotes new CD, “Enjoy This Moment” at a CD signing event. (Photo by J.L. Martello) Earlier this year, Perdue released her debut album, “Enjoy This Moment” officially at a pre-Valentine’s Day party at the August Wilson Center for African-American Culture.


Out & About with Brotha Ash

This week I visited Tuffy Tuff and CeCe’s wedding reception in Homewood, the St. Clair Reunion at CJ’s in the Strip District, Savoy Restaurant in the Strip with DJ Blakk Steel and Highland Park for the St. Clair Village Reunion Picnic. Newlyweds Tuffy Tuff and CeCe at their wedding reception held in Homewood.


Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 26 Art in the Park The Borough of Wilkinsburg and the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation presents Wilkinsburg’s 2012 Art in the Park from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Penn Avenue Parklet, 743 Penn Ave., Wilkinsburg, Every Thursday there will be food, music vendors and fun for the whole family. There will also be live entertainment.


Financial advisor believes in helping others build wealth

The desire to be in control of his own success has been the driving force behind Rob Wilson’s entrepreneurial efforts. Once receiving his Bachelors’ degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and his Masters’ in Business Administration from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, Wilson has been on the fast track to success. RESEARCHING FOR A SHOW—Rob Wilson, vice president and financial advisor at Blazer Capital Management, is known as “Hip Hop’s Financial Advisor.” (Photo by Diane I. Daniels) After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh he worked at Deloitte LLP. After receiving his MBA before branching out on his own in 2009 he worked for Smith Barney for four years.


Wells Fargo makes $175 million discrimination settlement

(NNPA)—For the second consecutive month, one of the nation’s largest banks has agreed to a multi-million dollar settlement of mortgage discrimination complaints. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Wells Fargo Bank will pay more than $175 million to resolve unfair lending claims against African-American and Latino mortgage borrowers from 2004 through 2009. It is the second-largest fair lending settlement in the department’s history.


Business Calendar

How to Finish a Project JULY 25—The Squirrel Hill branch of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host “Stressed Out By a Big Project or Dissertation? Learn How to Finish Your Project or Dissertation and Thrive, Not Just Survive” at 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 5801 Forbes Ave., Squirrel Hill. Betty Fisher, PhD, a performance coach, will teach the tools and strategies to help one complete one’s project, minimize the stresses associated with it and improving one’s quality of life while achieving their goal. The event is free, but space is limited. For more information, call 412-422-9650.