Daily Archive: April 24, 2013

Metro

Wheatley wins convention vote, says ‘We can shake the world’

CARL REDWOOD CASTS VOTE (Photo by J.L. Martello) To almost no one’s surprise, mayoral candidate state Rep. Jake Wheatley, D-Hill, won the endorsement of African-Americans voting in the Pittsburgh Black Political Convention poll.Wheatley, is one of two African-Americans running for mayor, and was once an aide to former city Councilman Sala Udin, who organized the endorsement effort and called the result an “unqualified success.”

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Opinion

Treat Chicago gangs as terrorists

by LZ Granderson (CNN) — You know things in Chicago are bad when 70 murders in the first quarter can be seen as a good thing. But context is everything: Last year at this time there had been more than 120 murders, so I guess we should thank God for small favors.

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National

Lawmaker makes 'impulse decision' to come out

NEVADA ASSEMBLYMAN KELVIN ATKINSON, D-NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison,File) by Ashley Killough (CNN) — When Nevada state Sen. Kelvin Atkinson entered a floor debate Monday over a legislative effort to repeal the state’s same-sex marriage ban, he had no idea he’d be waking up the next morning with his name in national headlines.

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Entertainment

Richie Havens in his own words

(CNN) — Folk singer Richie Havens, who died Monday at 72, was the opening act in 1969 at Woodstock, the historic counterculture music festival, catapulting him to fame and securing his status as an icon of the baby-boomer generation.

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National

Tattoo parenting, Obama-style

FIRST PARENTS–President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from the White House with their daughters Sasha Obama, second from left, and Malia Obama, right, on their way through Lafayette Park to St. John’s Episcopal Church for Easter services, Sunday, March 31, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (CNN) — President Barack Obama says he and the first lady have a good strategy to prevent their daughters from getting tattoos.

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Sports

NFL draft: 10 things to watch for during draft

FASHION STATEMENT– In this April 26, 2012 photo, quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, poses for photographs with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was selected as the second pick overall by the Washington Redskins in the first round of the NFL football draft in New York. Fashionistas surely will be tracking the expensive, colorful designer suits, hairstyles (think dreadlocks) and even socks of the draftees as they take the stage after being selected. (Think Robert Griffin III, the Redskins’ top pick in 2012, who wore a baby blue jacket, checkered-patterned shirt, purplish tie with horizontal stripes, and burgundy and gold socks. Fashion is one of the things to watch for during the three-day NFL draft beginning Thursday, April 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File) by Richard Rosenblatt NEW YORK (AP) — Since 1936, the NFL has picked the best of college football to join the pro league. From the very first pick — Jay Berwanger, who also was the first bust, never playing a down in the NFL — to last year’s No. 1, Andrew Luck, the draft has always offered plenty of intrigue for teams and fans.