Monthly Archive: October 2012


Center to bring much-needed services to Clairton

After eight years of planning and setbacks, the Clairton Southside Community Human Resource Center is open for business. “We’re looking for tenants. Hopefully people will look at the building and decide to come to our facility because people in our area need services like GED courses,” said Cheryl Hurt, of the Community Economic Development Corp. of Clairton, which is renting an office at the building. GREAT DAY FOR CLAIRTON—From left: Cheryl Hurt, CEDCC president; Jacqueline Wellington Moore; Theda Fuqua; and Mary Maxwell.


Manchester Reads unveils renovated library at school

On Oct. 24, partners in the “Manchester Reads” initiative unveiled the newly renovated library at Manchester PreK-8. The library renovation is the first step in a three-part initiative aimed at improving literacy in the Manchester community. MANCHESTER READS—Second grader Jamaine McCune reads a book in the newly renovated library. (Photo by J.L Martello)


Election Day: What to do

When you go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, you will not have to show an approved photo ID to vote. You may be asked to do so, but it is not required. And should you have any trouble, a judge of elections will be on hand to resolve issues and there will be volunteer poll watchers from various voter rights groups on hand to make sure there is no voter suppression. IN EACH AND EVERY ELECTION—Actions speak louder.


Community Calendar

Alzheimer’s Disease Seminar Series NOV. 1—The Alzheimer Disease Research Center and the Alzheimer Outreach Center of the University of Pittsburgh will host the Walter Allen Memorial Seminar Series at 1:30 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center, 1835 Centre Ave., Hill District. The topic will be “The Good, The Bad, The Truth and the Unknown about Obamacare: What Does Health Reform Mean for Older Adults with Alzheimer’s Disease?” Nicole Fowler, PhD, MHSAm will facilitate this discussion. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Marita Garrett at 412-692-2722.


Shot by Taliban, Pakistani schoolgirl can stand, communicate

by Laura Smith-SparkFor New Pittsburgh Courier LONDON (CNN)—There were tears of joy when Malala Yousufzai’s family reunited with her for the first time since she was flown to a British hospital for treatment, her father said Friday. “In the condition when I saw my daughter…we were hopeful but we did not expect…that she can talk, that she can see,” Ziauddin Yousufzai said. ON THE MEND—Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai stood for the first time after her shooting on Oct. 19. Malala couldn’t talk because she had a tracheotomy tube inserted to protect her airway, which was swollen after her gunshot injury, was writing coherent sentences, Dr. Dave Rosser, Medical Director at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, told the press.The infection she had is now gone. (CNN Photo/Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, U.K.)

NPC Staff Blogs

This Week In Black History

Week of October 31-November 6 October 31 1517—Revolutionary Christian leader Martin Luther posted his famed 95 Theses on the door of Wittenberg Palace in Germany setting off the Protestant Reformation against the Catholic Church. It is believed the parents of American Civil Rights Movement icon Martin Luther King Jr. named him after Martin Luther. However, King’s original name was “Michael” and was later changed to “Martin.”


A salute to Gen. Colin Powell

(NNPA)—There is abundant evidence that this will be a close contest between President Barack Obama and former Massa­chusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Of course, the election is not really about race, religion or about a random celebrity or publicity quotient. This election is actually about the future of the nation politically and economically as well as the global leadership of the United States for the next four years. For many people who have already voted early or who plan to go out to the polls in record numbers on Tuesday, the campaign endorsements by various public officials does have a significant impact.