Daily Archive: November 7, 2012


Church Circuit

Women’s Conference NOV. 7—The Sister-to-Sister Women’s Ministry of New Bethel Baptist Church, 221 43rd St., Pittsburgh, will host the Saved and Serving Sisters women’s conference at 7 p.m. This four-day event will include a roundtable and guest speakers Rev. Earlene Coleman, Rev. Barbara Gunn, Rev. Brenda Gregg and Rev. J. Wilson. There will also be a worship service on Nov. 11 with guests Rev. Debra Hearns and Pastor June Jeffries. For more information, call 412-621-2155.


Obama Wins…President powers to re-election

by David Espo WASHINGTON (AP)—President Barack Obama rolled to re-election Tuesday night, vanquishing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney despite a weak economy that plagued his first term and put a crimp in the middle class dreams of millions. In victory, he confidently promised better days ahead. Obama spoke to thousands of cheering supporters in his hometown of Chicago, praising Romney and declaring his optimism for the next four years. “While our road has been hard, though our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” he said.


Pittsburghers shout for joy over Obama win

On Nov. 6 the first Black president of the United States of America was elected for a second term to the White House. For the second time President Barack Obama had done what only decades earlier many believed impossible. IT’S A WIN—A group of President Barack Obama supporters cheer as his win for re-election is announced. (Photos by J.L. Martello) “I think it’s a big step for America,” said Heather Hopkins, from South Park, at a Pittsburgh watch party. “I hope it shows Black children that anything is possible and the Black community in general.”



HBCU Spelman College chooses fitness over athletics

by Christina Almeida ATLANTA (AP)—Sports began on American college campuses as a way for students to blow off steam and be healthy. Over the last century and a half, athletics have transformed into something very different: a handful of elite athletes, showered with resources and coaching, competing against other schools while the rest of the student body cheers from the stands. BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM, PHD PRESIDENT, SPELMAN COLLEGE


Campbell, 1st Black Olympic decathlon winner, dies

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP)—Milt Campbell, who became the first African-American to win the Olympic decathlon in 1956 and went on to play pro football and become a motivational speaker, has died, his family said. He was 78. FIRST BLACK DECATHALON WINNER—This July 26, 1952 file photo shows Milt Campbell, center, of Plainfield, N.J. getting set to clear the final hurdle to make him the winner in the fifth heat of the 110-meter hurdles event in the Olympic decathlon at Helsinki, Finland. Linda Rusch, Campbell’s partner of 13 years, said Campbell died Nov. 2 at his home in Gainesville, about 55 miles northwest of Atlanta. She said he had been fighting prostate cancer for a decade.


Homewood targeted for business grant competition

Bill Generett Jr., J.D. remembers Homewood as a thriving community. Speaking to an audience of approximately 50 people he mentioned the former Athletic Foot, the Subway Shop and a few other establishments that once operated in the community. His recollection dates back 20 years. LISTEN CAREFULLY—Bill Generett Jr., J.D., executive director of Urban Innovation 21 unveils the Homewood Business Grant to an audience at the Homewood Library. (Photo by Diane I. Daniels)


Spalding shares soul with world

by Kevin Amos The audience at the Byham Theater was treated to an ensemble of incredible musicians and music from the soul recently by the 2012 Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society Current Touring Ensemble: ESPERANZA SPALDING