Daily Archive: December 13, 2012

National

Census: Whites no longer a majority in U.S. by 2043

by Hope YenAssociated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That’s part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation’s schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race.

Metro

Governor says Pa. won’t set up health exchange

by Marc LevyAssociated Press Writer HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania will not set up its own health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act, at least not for now, Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday, putting the state on a course to join others led by Republicans that will let President Barack Obama’s administration run its exchange. GOV. TOM CORBETT (AP Photo/File)

Metro

1200 show for anti- bullying initiative

When Adolph Brown walked into Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in a do-rag, zip up sweatshirt and baggy jeans, guests couldn’t have guessed he was a renowned international speaker. It wasn’t until he ran down the aisle and on to the altar to kick start the assembly that the Propel Charter Schools students and staff began to realize who he was. DON’T JUDGE A BOOK—Adolph Brown kicks off his keynote address.

National

Controversial MLK Memorial inscription to be removed

WASHINGTON (CNN) — The controversial “drum major” inscription on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall in Washington will be removed rather than replaced under a plan announced Tuesday by federal officials. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said in a news release that the move followed consultation with a “range of stakeholders” who concurred with the decision. MLK MEMORIAL– This Jan. 15 photo shows the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, with the quote carved on the side of new memorial in Washington that will be changed. Memorial sculptor Lei Yixin recommended removing the inscription this way to avoid harming the monument’s structural integrity. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Sports

Steelers WR Wallace focused on efforts, not boos

by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Wallace heard the boos. And the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver knew it didn’t have as much to do with the pass that had just clanged off his hands as with the expectations — self-imposed or otherwise — he just can’t seem to meet. BIG CATCH–Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) makes a touchdown catch past San Diego Chargers cornerback Quentin Jammer (23) in the third quarter on Dec. 9, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Entertainment

Indian sitar virtuouso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

by Muneeza NaqviAssociated Press Writer Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92. “GODFATHER OF WORLD MUSIC”– In this 1967 photo, Ravi Shankar plays his sitar in Los Angeles. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Dec. 11. He was 92. (AP Photo, File)

Opinion

Blackonomics: Experimenting with poverty

(NNPA)–Newark, New Jersey Mayor, Corey Booker, following the example of Phoenix, Arizona Mayor, Greg Stanton, is accepting a challenge to live on a $35 food stamp budget for one week. Mr. Mayor will add to his resume of shoveling snow and rescuing a woman from a burning house this latest feat that some news reporters are calling an “experiment.” Booker’s background, going back to his youth, includes other out-of-the-box actions, which are admirable and respectable. However, this experiment, as some are calling it, will not go down as one of them.