Daily Archive: December 19, 2012


Community Calendar

Child Development Series DEC. 21—The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh will host the “Giant Eagle Child Development Series: Healthy Nutrition” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 10 Children’s Way, North Shore. This is a family activity that will provide resources and conversations about children’s nutritional needs, including tips about healthy and seasonal food selections. The session will be facilitated by Judy Dodd, MS, RD, LDN, of the University of Pittsburgh and the Giant Eagle Food and Nutrition Advisory Board. This information seminar is free with museum admission. For more information, call 412-322-5058 or visit http://www.pittsburghkids.org.


Monopoly moves to Africa with Lagos edition

by Vladimir Duthiers and Teo KermeliotisFor New Pittsburgh Courier LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN)—Some 80 years after its first launch, the iconic board game of Monopoly has finally released its first African city edition. A Lagos-themed version of the popular real estate game was unveiled earlier this week, making Nigeria’s bustling economic capital the first city in the continent to have a dedicated Monopoly edition. ROLLING THE DICE—Babatunde Raji Fashola, Lagos state governor, center, rolls a dice during the presentation of a Lagos-themed Monopoly board game in Lagos, Nigeria, Dec. 11. Nigeria’s largest city of Lagos is no boardwalk, but now Monopoly is taking an inspiration from the sprawling chaos. (AP Photo / Sunday Alamba )


This Week In Black History

Week of Dec. 19-25 December 19 1875—The man who would become recognized as the “Father of Black History,” Carter Godwin Woodson, is born on this day in New Canton, Buckingham County, Va. Woodson founded the Washington, D.C.,-based Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History. He wrote hundreds of articles about Black history and published several books with the most widely circulated being “The Negro in Our History” and launched the information celebration now known as Black History Month. His famous warning to African-Americans about the need to know and study Black history was, “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.” Woodson died suddenly on April 3, 1950.



Stopping mass killings

The recent mass school tragedy in Newtown, Conn. in which 20 students and six school officials were gunned down is bringing up the issue again as to how can we either stop or at least curtail this kind of violence in this country? Do we do nothing or do we make an effort? The president in his address to the city made it clear that it’s time for action on this issue. But the question is what kind of action?


Passionate about the wrong things

(NNPA)—I was in a cab just the other day when the driver chided me for not knowing football. He was a big Redskins (I call them the Deadskins because they need to change their name) fan, and was obsessed with RG III. I must confess that I did not know who RG3 III was until the driver informed me and told me that I was culturally deficient because I lived in Washington, D.C. and did not follow football.


One week, two sides of Obama

(NNPA)—Over the span of one week, two different sides of President Obama emerged in different yet unforgettable terms. This first was political, involving Susan Rice’s decision to withdraw her name as a candidate for Secretary of State. The second was deeply personal in the wake of mass murders in a Newtown, Conn. elementary school.


Arts & Culture Calendar

Thursday 20 From Slavery to Freedom The Senator John Heinz History Center and BNY Mellon present “From Slavery to Freedom” Exhibition from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 1212 Smallman St., Strip District. The exhibition explores more than 250 years of African American history and highlights the history of Anti-Slavery movement, the Underground Railroad and the impact of 19th century activism on the modern quest for civil and human rights in Pittsburgh. The exhibition includes artifacts, interactive activities, rare documents and audio/video components. For more information, call Samuel Black at 412-454-6391 or swblack@heinzhistorycen­ter.org.


Out & About with Brotha Ash

This week I visited Kelly’s Bar in East Liberty, Ava Lounge in East Liberty and Tim’s Bar in the Hill District. My first stop was at Tim’s Bar in the Hill District where everybody knows your name. Everyone came out to get their party on for the weekend. Cynthia and Tiffany chilling at Tim’s Bar in the Hill District.