Daily Archive: April 25, 2013

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Metro

Mother of three slain sons uses deaths to heal others

HOLD UP THE LIGHT—Lueana Coward, along with family and friends her three sons, Harry Coward, James Jones and Don Jones, hold up candles lit in their honor at an April 16 vigil on Ferndale Avenue in Duquesne. (Photo by J.L. Martello) The loss of one child is devastating; the loss of three is unbearable.

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National

New sentencing for Ark. inmate given life as teen

NEW SENTENCE–This photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Corrections shows Kuntrell Jackson who was sentenced to life in prison when he was 14 after the shooting death of a store clerk during an attempted robbery in 1999. (AP Photo/Arkansas Department of Corrections) by Jeanne Nuss Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A man sentenced to life in prison without parole when he was 14 years old deserves a new sentencing hearing, Arkansas’ highest court ruled Thursday.

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People

Gwyneth Paltrow named World's Most Beautiful Woman

MOST BEAUTIFUL–This April 24 photo shows actress Gwyneth Paltrow wearing a sheer dress at the world premiere of “Iron Man 3″ held at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Paltrow says she’s thrilled to be picked by People magazine as “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” for 2013 but it’s “obviously not true.” The 40-year-old actress stars as Pepper Potts, Tony Stark’s love interest and assistant-turned-business partner in the “Iron Man” trilogy. (Photo by Eric Carbonneau/Invision/AP) (CNN) — Gwyneth Paltrow and Beyonce can now claim to be the most beautiful BFFs in the world. On Wednesday, People magazine named Paltrow the World’s Most Beautiful Woman for 2013, a year after Paltrow’s pal Beyonce held the title.

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Opinion

Black leaders have sold out

RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—Once again the Black community has been shown how irrelevant they have become in the U.S. Most of the blame can be laid at the feet of the media appointed Black leadership for selling out their people. And we’ve gotten nothing in return. At least Judas Iscariot had sense enough to get 30 pieces of silver when he sold out Jesus Christ.

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Sports

NFL we are watching

KERRY RHODES (AP Photo) by Stampp Corbin San Diego — The recent “scandal” concerning NFL football player, Kerry Rhodes, has many in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community on high alert. Rhodes, an NFL player who is currently a free agent, has been “outed” by a reputed lover Russell “Hollywood” Simpson.

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Business

Nielsen Report…There’s power in the purse

CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEIL Depending on the day, what you’re reading or who you’re listening to, the economy is either still in the tank, in recovery, getting worse or is on the upswing. Whatever the fluctuating state of the American economy, money is being spent. And, guess what, ladies? The economic oil that keeps the wheels and workings of our world turning is largely controlled by us.