Daily Archive: April 15, 2013

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Entertainment

Chaka Khan to headline Third Annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival

HALL OF FAME ENTERTAINER–This March 26, 2013 photo shows Chaka Kahn attending her birthday party in New York. Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Theater’s hall of fame. The theater recently announced that Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige will perform in Khan’s honor at its June 10 New York gala. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, file) by Genea L. Webb For New Pittsburgh Courier More than 240 of the hottest Jazz artists on the planet will showcase their immeasurable talent at this year’s Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival from June 7 through 9.

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National

Loyal Democrats wonder: Just who does Obama think he is?

BUILDING LEGACY–In this April 11 photo, President Barack Obama is seen in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) by Liz Sidoti WASHINGTON (AP) — He wants to slash funding for the Democratic sacred cows of Social Security and Medicare. He doesn’t agree with a judge and women’s rights groups that girls of any age should have easy access to emergency contraception. He has hinted that he may disappoint environmentalists by letting the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline be built.

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National

Cain convenes meeting to plot strategy

HERMAN CAIN (AP Photo/Joe Burbank) by Paul Steinhauser and Kevin Liptak (CNN) — Herman Cain, the former pizza executive who briefly led the pack of GOP 2012 presidential hopefuls, convened a gathering of Republicans Monday with the goal of devising a strategy to convince fellow African-Americans to join the party.

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People

Drunken driving arrest a 'wake up' call, comedian Kevin Hart says

ARRESTED FOR DUI- This April 8, 2013 photo shows U.S. actor Kevin Hart posing for photographers during the MIPTV, world’s audiovisual and digital content market in Cannes, southern France. (AP Photo/Philippe Farjon, file) by Ben Brumfield (CNN) — Comedian and actor Kevin Hart says he’ll straighten up his act. And he’s not being funny.

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Business

Google boss: Entire world will be online by 2020

ERIC SCHMIDT (CNN Photo/Paul Courson) by Doug Gross (CNN) — Everybody in the world will be on the Internet within seven years. That’s what Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said this weekend in public comments that inspired everything from excitement to incredulity.

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Opinion

Rolling with Roland Martin

ROLAND MARTIN by William Reed (NNPA)–CNN contributor Roland Martin, who departed the network on April 6, has been named the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) 2013 Journalist of the Year.