Daily Archive: May 30, 2013



One on One with Obama Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett

VALERIE JARRETT by Kenya King ATLANTA–To this day, the remembrance of an oral argument in law school gives her a ghastly uneasiness. But now she finds a way to joke about her abysmal experience and how she ultimately overcame her fear of public speaking. After all, it is the reason she didn’t become a litigator and instead began working in public service.



Surge in hate crimes divides Greek coalition

Members and supporters of the extreme right party Golden Dawn march in central Athens on May 29, during a rally marking the anniversary of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Empire in 1453. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis)by Derek GatopoulosATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s coalition government was in disarray Thursday over efforts to crackdown on growing racist violence, as majority conservatives and their center-left partners clashed over the best way to tackle anti-immigrant violence.



Sturdivant takes helm at NEED, named president and CEO

Marcia Sturdivant PhD is shown after accepting her New Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence award in June 2012. (Photo by J.L. Martello/File) After a national search, The Negro Education Emergency Drive, NEED, found it’s new president and CEO right in its own back yard.The 50-year-old scholarship and mentoring agency announced today that Marcia Sturdivant PhD, current deputy director of Allegheny County’s Office of Children Youth and Families, has accepted the position.



Letter To The Editor…Shame on you Allegheny County Medical Society

Dear Editor: Shame on you doctors for printing an editorial calling for the end to Affirmative Action in medical schools across the country. The NAACP is the oldest civil rights organization in this country and expects to have to educate uninformed and unenlightened individuals why Affirmative Action is needed generally, and particularly in medical schools. But we would not expect to have to defend Affirmative Action to such an enlightened and educated population as our doctors.



Singletary: It’s not too late to start saving

IT’S NOT TO LATE—Nationally syndicated columnist, Michelle Singletary makes a point during the 10th Annual “Money Matters” investor education conference. (Photos by Diane I. Daniels) No matter what your age, according to financial expert Michelle Singletary, it is not too late to start saving. “Financial decisions can have long-lasting effects,” she said pointing out that it does not matter if you are a child, in college, planning for marriage, raising a family or ready for retirement.



UnitedHealthcare middle school Health Bee

TEAM MCKEESPORT YMCA—From left: Nizhae Adams, 14; Ladasha Brownfield, 14; Aimani Jones, 12; Zevian Andrews, 11; Jhayla Bray, 11; and Edward McKissick, 12, as they competed in the Health Game. (Photos by J.L. Martello) In the first UnitedHealthcare Health Bee held in Pennsylvania, middle school students from eight YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh branches competed against one another in a Jeopardy-style competition focused on nutrition, fitness, health and science.