Daily Archive: October 11, 2012


First female rapper debuts in Afghanistan

by Rahim FaiezAssociated Press Writer KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — “Listen to my story! Listen to my pain and suffering!” Afghanistan’s first female rapper Sosan Firooz pleads into her microphone. IN THE STUDIO–Afghanistan’s first female rapper Sosan Firooz sings in a studio in Kabul, Afghanistan on Oct. 3. Firooz, 23-year-old singer is making history in her homeland where society frowns on women who take the stage. (AP Photo/Ahmad Jamshid)


NFL PICKS: Steelers need to lower flags against Titans tonight

by Barry WilnerAP Pro Football WriterNEW YORK (AP) — When the Pittsburgh Steelers are around, flags fly. Despite playing one fewer game than most teams, the Steelers lead the AFC in penalties with 37. It’s something they must clean up soon. FRIENDLY DISCUSSION—Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin, left, talks with field judge Gary Cavaletto (60) during a second quarter timeout against the Philadelphia Eagles in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 7. The Steelers won 16-14. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Young Life rebuilding to save urban young lives

Black on Black violence is increasingly high, especially amongst youth. No longer do youth, especially urban youth, have to deal with the normal challenges of growing up, but many now deal with poverty, broken homes, drugs and, violence in the street, at their schools and some even in their homes. With all these distractions, it is increasingly harder for youths to stay on the right path. In an effort to guide and keep them from straying, the once active Young Life Urban Pittsburgh is now working to re-establish itself in the Pittsburgh area to show students they have choices and a support system. Chuck Taylor


Friend describes deadly beauty surgery at Pa. inn

by Maryclaire DaleAssociated Press Writer PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia woman known as “the Black Madam” performed deadly cosmetic surgery on a London dancer in an airport hotel room, then used Crazy Glue to close the wounds and fled when the client went into respiratory distress, witnesses testified Wednesday. Padge Gordon/AKA Padge Windslowe


Ark. governor: Racially charged writings by GOP House hopefuls ‘sad’

by Andrew DeMilloAssociated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe called the racially charged writings of three Republican House candidates “embarrassing” on Tuesday but said he didn’t believe they reflected the views of the state or the GOP. CONDEMNS GOP WRITINGS—Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe speaks to delegates at the Democratic Party of Arkansas state convention in North Little Rock, Ark. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)