Daily Archive: November 14, 2012


Republicans give wrong message

Republican leaders are now examining how they lost the 2012 presidential race.They should not just blame Mitt Romney, the messenger, but take a hard look at their conservative message and policies favoring the wealthy.


Generational problems tackled by Alumni Theater

Bullying, eating disorders, teen suicide, drug use, and homosexuality are just some of the themes that the Alumni Theater Company tackled in its poignant rendition of Bert V. Royal’s “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead.” SCENES—Some of the cast from “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” by Bert V. Royal cast members, not all in the above photo, were: Brandon Briscoe, Shakara Wright, Trenel Dumas, Shamari Nevels, Cherish Morgan, Alona Williams, London Reese, and Sa’rai Freeman. (Photos by J.L. Martello)


Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 15 Hip-Hop Movement The Kelly Strayhorn Theater presents its Hip Hop Movement with the Get Down Gang Series from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Every Thursday a new instructor from the Get Down Gang will explore the elements of bboy/bgirl dance, popping, locking, housing and footwork. This is open to students of all levels of experience. Classes will run through Dec. 6. For more information, call 412-363-3000.


Out & About with Brotha Ash

This week I visited The Kingsley Association in East Liberty, Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District, The Hill House Kaufmann Center in the Hill District, Kenny’s Place in Uptown and the Ava Lounge in East Liberty. State Rep. Ed Gainey with Leeretta Payne at the event held at the Kingsley Association in East Liberty encouraging everyone to get the vote out.


Young uses real estate solutions to aid others

Any given Wednesday evening, Saturday or Sunday mornings you can find between five and 20 people intently observing and participating in introduction to real estate investing workshops for beginner and intermediate real estate investors or two day Wholesale Academy 101 classes. Sponsored, hosted and conducted by real estate guru Terence Young, participants leave the classes enthusiastic, encouraged and knowledgeable on how to invest in the market. HAPPY PARTICIPANTS—Justin Ferguson and Jamal Colbert, right, share a moment with their teacher and mentor, Terence Young. “The guy knows his stuff,” said Than Merrill from A and E’s Flip This House and fortunebuilders.com describing Young. Considering him a friend and good student, Merrill acknowledged that Young, who is very active in the business, as “a great guy, creditable and a class act.”


Bipartisanship needed more than ever

(NNPA)—It seems like the more we watch our elected officials debate, argue and accuse, the more of the same keeps happening. For the sake of our future they need to come to terms with our dire economy and start managing our financial affairs. America is in great danger and no one seems to be very concerned. Iran will soon have nuclear weapons and China is building its military at a scary and phenomenal rate. Russia is as slick as ever and the whole Middle East is erupting. If we don’t remain strong, peace will soon go away.


Business Calendar

Business for Breakfast NOV. 14—The Pittsburgh Business Times will host its Business for Breakfast networking event from 8-9:30 a.m. at the Circuit Center & Ballroom, Five Hot Metal St., South Side. Christopher Flickinger, Dale Carnegie Systems, will explain how to influence attitudes to improve service, sales and growth. For more information, call Kelli Komodor at 412-208-3845 or kkomondor@bizjournals.com.



There were all sorts of fly by night Steelers fans sitting on the “fence” of support. They were the ultimate “stradlers” moaning and groaning after Jamaal Charles took it upon himself to make the Steelers realize the fact that there aren’t any teams that are invulnerable and any team can be beat. With 8:42 left in the first quarter Charles capped a 4 play, 70 yard drive with a 12 yard touchdown run. That opening touchdown scored by the K.C. Chiefs should have served as a wakeup call for the Steelers lackluster offense, but alas it did not.


Steelers, Ravens clash will be biggest game of season

Football lovers have been waiting for this for weeks, but it almost didn’t happen. The AFC North leading Baltimore Ravens, 7-2, face off against the second place Steelers, 6-3, on Sunday Night Football in America. BIG INTERCEPTION—Steelers linebacker LawrenceTimmons (94) runs after intercepting a pass from Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel during overtime at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Monday, Nov. 12. (Courier Photo/Thomas Sabol)