Monthly Archive: May 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.