Daily Archive: August 22, 2012

Business

Magic Johnson inspires young entrepreneurs

by Simeon GantFor New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA) San Diego, Calif.—High School and College students received a few basic principles on how to succeed in business from legendary basketball star, Earvin “Magic” Johnson, earlier this week. With candor, wit and all seriousness, the Hall of Fame “hooper” explained to more than 80 youth at the Ron Brown Youth Entrepreneur Summit his kernels of success and how he matriculated from athlete to businessman. Magic Johnson

Business

Business Calendar

Business Essentials AUG. 22—The Duquesne University Small Business Development Center will host its “The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials” from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at Rockwell Hall, 600 Forbes Ave., Uptown. This is designed for new business start-ups and entrepreneur. Attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government and procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Registration is required. For more information, call 412-396-1633 or visit http://www.duq,edu/sbdc.

Sports

Year of atonement

Even though the Steelers, Colts game Sunday at Heinz Field was billed as “just another meaningless preseason game” ha, ha, ha. It was a tale of almost two halves but it made the argument wide receiver Mike Wallace presents to get more loot for his services a bit stronger, after “Big” Ben Roethlisberger threw an ill-advised pass that was easily picked off. Oh by the way, after that gift the Colts went absolutely nowhere and when the Steelers “D” stopped them cold, Antonio Brown caught a pass that was little more than an extended hand off from Ben Roethlisberger and took the ball “all the way to the house.”

Sports

Augusta National adds first 2 female members

by Doug FergusonAP Golf Writer NEW YORK (AP)—For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members. The home of the Masters, under increasing criticism the last decade because of its all-male membership, invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore to become the first women in green jackets when the club opens for a new season in October. WOMEN IN GREEN—South Carolina financier Darla Moore and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will become the first women in green jackets when the Augusta National Golf Club opens for a new season in October. (AP Photos/File)

Sports

Norfleet makes historic NASCAR debut

by Kimberley Richards For New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—Since Tia Norfleet was a young girl she knew she had a desire for racing cars. Her passion for racing led to her breaking barriers—becoming the first and only African-American female licensed by NASCAR. MOVE OVER DANICA—Tia Norfleet, the daughter of NASCAR pioneer Bobby Norfleet, races for her father’s team and debuted in NASCAR on Aug. 4 at the CMC Supply Twin 100s, finishing 23rd. (Courtesy Photo/Tia Norfleet)

Lifestyle

Sewickley holds Juneteenth celebration

Sewickley held its 3rd Annual Juneteenth “Free to be Me” celebration at the Sewickley Community Center. Juneteenth, known as Freedom Day, commemorates the events that took place on June 18, 1865 when Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take possession of the confederate state and enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. HISTORY PRESENTATION—Marlene Bransom, president of the Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society, gives a presentation at the event. (Photo by Nikki Coffee Denton)HISTORY PRESENTATION—Marlene Bransom, president of the Afro-American Genealogy and Historical Society, gives a presentation at the event. (Photo by Nikki Coffee Denton) On June 19, 1865, Gen. Gordon Granger read the contents of General Order No. 3 on the steps of Ashton Villa informing the people of Texas that all slaves were to be freed. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation was issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 it could not be enforced until the war was won by the North. As each southern state failed to the northern forces slaves were freed, with Texas believed to be the last. General Robert E. Lee, head of the southern army, surrendered on April 1865.

Lifestyle

Church Circuit

Family Vacation Bible School AUG. 22—Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church, 6111 Rodman St., East Liberty, will host its Family Vacation Bible School from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. School will run through Aug. 24 and the cost is $87.50. For more information, call 412-363-8082.