Daily Archive: December 12, 2012


Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 13 Empowering Women Carnegie Museum of Natural History presents “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives That Transform Communities” at R.P. Simmons Family Gallery, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland. This exhibition features 10 artisan cooperatives around the world, organized by women, who use the proceeds to help their families. It explores the work of 10 enterprises in 10 countries. There will be a special demonstration from the Ujamaa Collective from 4-7 p.m. This exhibition will run through May 12, 2013 and is free with museum admissions. For more information, call 412-622-3131.


Out & About with Brotha Ash

This week I visited CJ’s in the Strip District, Tim’s Bar in the Hill District, K. Leroy Irvis Towers in the Hill District, Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood and the Carnegie Homewood Library in Homewood. DJ’s Nick Nice and Tee Jay on the 1’s and 2’s at CJ’s in the Strip District.


Business Calendar

Business Series DEC. 13—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host their Business Program Series at 12:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business branch, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Investment Outlook for 2013, The Fiscal Cliff and You.” Michael Fertig and Daniel Dingus, both of Fragasso Financial Advisors, will discuss the three driving themes for the economy; what the fiscal cliff could mean to the economy; and how these factors could impact investors. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email business@carnegielibrary.org.


Be careful what you pray for

On Dec. 2, at M&T Bank Stadium, the “eighth” string quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, one Charles D’Donte Batch engineered one of the most unlikely victories of the NFL “decade.” He beat the Baltimore Ravens and put the Black and Gold in a very positive position to not only make the 2012 postseason but quite possibly win the AFC North crown.


Despite loss to Chargers, Steelers may still back into the playoffs

Despite playing the worst ball of the season in three of their last four games the Steelers may still back into the playoffs. With the exception of the Baltimore Ravens game the Steelers offense has been on vacation the past four weeks. Even though the defense has kept them in games and even won one and nearly another, at some point the offense must show up. They didn’t against the San Diego Chargers which led to a 34-24 defeat making the game this week against the Dallas Cowboys huge. The Chargers game was actually more lopsided than the score indicated, as the Steelers scored most of their points after the game was lost. MAKE SOME NOISE—The display board at Heinz Field calls for the fans to make noise as the Pittsburgh Steelers defense tries to stop the San Diego Chargers in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)


Church Circuit

Live Nativity DEC. 15—Baptist Temple Church, 7241 Race St., Homewood, will host “The Christmas Story: A Live Nativity Scene & Worship Experience” from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. 7310 Frankstown Ave., Homewood. There will be a free re-enactment of the Biblical tale of the birth of Jesus Christ, which will include live animals. For more information, call 412-608-9767.



Softer Side Seminars: Empowering women

Softer Side Seminars, Woman to Woman Empowerment Symposiums offer women tools for entering a softer, more loving relationship with themselves. This year’s event left participants feeling uplifted and empowered. During the Nov. 3, “Streaming Self Esteem From One Woman to the Other” program, participants used journaling exercises, tips on health, financial stability information, and advise on healing from toxic relationships, in order to move forward and find purpose in their lives. WORKING TOGETHER—Akia Williams, Brandi Fisher and Monye’ Holiday decorate their journals. (Photos by Gail Manker)