Monthly Archive: October 2012


‘offCENTER’ on target at AWC

Once again the August Wilson Center for African American Culture in the Cultural District, Downtown, was, “Dead On.” The brilliant showcase of talent in dance and song left the audience in an emotional state of bliss. AUGUST WILSON CENTER DANCE ENSEMBLE


Glorious Rebirth pays tribute to mentor Birdie Nichols

About 45 former Westinghouse classmates and enthusiastic singers from throughout the United States boarded a bus bound for McKinley Memorial Baptist Church in Willow Grove, Pa., to surprise their former choir director, Birdie Nichols, for her birthday. SURPRISE, SURPRISE—Former members of Westinghouse Choir paid tribute to their director, Birdie Nicols. Birdie Nicols is in left, bottom insert on the right side, and is directing in top right photo insert.


Miles nominated for trustee

The Nominating Committee of the University of Pittsburgh Board of Trustees nominated George L. Miles Jr., chair emeritus of Chester Engineers and retired president and CEO of WQED Multimedia, and Thomas H. O’Brien, retired chair of PNC Financial Services Group, for election as emeritus trustees of the board. GEORGE MILES


Church Circuit

Revival NOV. 1—The Usher Auxiliary of Solid Rock Church, 1400 Buena Vista St., North Side, will host a two-day Revival at 7 p.m. The revival will feature Prophet Tyrone Seals of Greater Mt. Zion COGIC. The theme is “An Attitude of Gratitude.” For more information, call 412-904-3170.


Our endorsements…This vote is critical, re-elect Obama

November 6 will be one of the most important dates in our lives and every Black person should be at the polls to re-elect the first Black president in U.S. history. Not because he’s Black, but because he has the best interests of the African-American community at heart. RE-ELECT OUR COMMANDER IN CHIEF–After canceling his appearance at a morning campaign rally in Orlando, Fla., President Barack Obama walks into the White House in a driving rain after returning to Washington to monitor preparations for early response to Hurricane Sandy, Monday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)



Event promoter charges bias in Strip District

On the evening of Oct. 28, event promoter William Marshall sat outside of Luke Wholey’s Restaurant & Entertainment Complex, waiting to tell people that the Charity Halloween Costume Party & Steeler Game Afterparty planned there that evening had been cancelled. Two days earlier Marshall said Wholey informed him that he could no longer hold his event at the complex, despite having signed a contract and agreement Oct. 11. WILLIAM MARSHALL


DiverseCity 365 series expands diversity definition

Affirmative action could soon be on its way out the door thanks to a challenge currently being considered in the Supreme Court. However, while the Supreme Court has yet to decide whether or not to overturn the policy aimed at increasing African-American inclusion in education and employment, many employers have already abandoned the concept. DIVERSECITY 365—Tamiko Stanley welcomes city employees and area diversity administrators to the Inclusion Series. (Photo by J.L. Martello)


Fed Reserve VP talks recovery

On the same day he released his latest analysis of economic trends, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Vice President and Senior Regional Officer LaVaughn Henry, Ph.D. presented it to the African American Chamber of Commerce. MONEY TALKS—Following his special Oct. 19 presentation to the African American Chamber of Commerce, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland VP LaVaughn Henry, center, poses with chamber President and CEO Doris Carson Williams and Board Chair Samuel Stephenson.