Daily Archive: November 7, 2012


Black unemployment still needs to be addressed

(NNPA)—The problem with having a deadline at the end of the week, is that you miss the opportunity to weigh in on things, such as an election, that happens on a Tuesday. It is almost torture when you consider the possibilities that face us on November 7 and beyond. I am hoping that President Obama can pull it off, but I am cognizant of the numbers that suggest that Willard is nipping at his heels. No matter what happens, there are real issues that must be faced not only in the next few weeks, but also in the next few years.


Commentary…The conservative alternate universe: A primer

by Mark Williams If we are to believe the theories of Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow then we must consider the possibility that parallel worlds must exist. In their book the “The Grand Design” they argue that “no single mathematical model or theory can describe every aspect of the universe.” Quantum Physics models mathematically seem to prove the existence of parallel worlds even though such notions cannot be proven with the naked eye. I think if physicists studied the political world more they would realize that indeed the notions of alternate universes in fact can be proven definitively. I pose to you that many Americans defected to such a place over the course of the last decade.


Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 8 Acoustic Africa Afropean Women Cohen & Grigsby Trust presents Acoustic Africa Afropean Women at 7:30 p.m. at the Byham Theater, 101 6th St., Cultural District. This live music experience is a glimpse into the depths and richness of the African vocal traditions. The concert will feature Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahore, bassist Manu Gallo and funk and R&B vocalist Kareyce Fotso. For more information, call 412-456-6666 or visit http://www.trustarts.org.


Out & About

This week I visited the Cabaret Lounge in Homewood, Shadow Lounge in East Liberty, CJ’s in the Strip District and Kelly’s Bar in East Liberty. My first stop was at CJ’s in the Strip District where everyone was dancing the night away with Tee Jay on the 1’s and 2’s. Glenn and Tracey enjoying a night out at CJ’s in the Strip District. My next stop was at the Cabaret Lounge in Homewood where DJ Mighty Man celebrated his birthday in grand style with family and friends.


Student loans cause 36 million to drop out of college

(NNPA)—According to a new report, since 2009, 36 million Americans have attended college without earning a degree. Consequently, 850,000 individual private loans valued at more than $8 billion are now in default. With high and variable interest rates, these loans can cost students more in repayment than the actual cost of tuition. From 2005 to 2011 alone, private student loan debt more than doubled from $56 billion to $140 billion.


Trailblazer Henry Brown

(NNPA)—Black Americans need to know and respect our heritage. Know the contributions of your ancestors, and you will learn who you are. One of America’s greatest strengths today is “diversity.” An African-American who blazed the trail toward diversity, innovation, and marketing creativity across corridors in corporate America while concurrently opening doors previously closed to Blacks is corporate pioneer of note, Houston native Henry Hartford Brown.


Business Calendar

Outreach Meetings NOV. 8—Port Authority of Allegheny County will host its Connecting to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises to Enterprising Business Opportunities Outreach Meetings form 9-11 a.m. at Port Authority of Allegheny County, Manchester Office Tower Board Room, 2235 Beaver Ave., Pittsburgh. These meetings are to inform DBE community of its online procurement system and how to do business with Port Authority. This meeting will deal with construction. There will also be meetings held Nov. 13 on Purchasing Materials. Registration is required. For more information, call Cameil Williams at 412-566-5257 or willicd@portauthority.org.


Inside Conditions…Fork in the road

Last Sunday the Steelers traveled to the Meadowlands to play the NY Giants. The game was not even a blip on the radar screen in comparison to the bleak reality facing many of the citizens of New York and New Jersey left to face the aftermath of the superstorm Hurricane Sandy. Mind you, this was not your run of the mill storm or football game. This was an emotionally charged and ambiguous contest regarding the normal amount of testosterone laced adrenaline that flows before and during a regular game.


Steelers playing best ball of season but can’t look past Chiefs

The Steelers, 5-3, continued on a roll playing their best football of the season as they defeated the NFL champion New York Giants 24-20 to keep them one game behind the Baltimore Ravens, 6-2, in the AFC North. Hopefully they will not look past the lowly 1-7 Kansas City Chiefs anticipating the head to head clash against the Baltimore Ravens Nov. 18 at Heinz Field on Sunday Night Football. GAME WINNER—Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) dives for the winning touchdown during the fourth quarter of their game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Nov. 4, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Steelers won 24-20. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Tyson Trish)


Rev. Paige honored in song at Rodman

“What a Man, What a Man, What a Mighty Good Man” was the theme for the Sunday, Oct. 28, tribute bestowed upon the late Rev. Delano R. Paige Sr., former beloved pastor of the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church. PRAISE BY SONG—Trebletones and the Rodman Street Missionary Baptist Church Choir (Photos by Rossano P. Stewart) It has been four months since the passing of the well known Pittsburgh pastor, who served the Rodman Street church faithfully for 24 years prior to his 2009 retirement. Following his transition, the honorary position of pastor emeritus was bestowed upon the active retiree by his successor.