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Daily Archive: June 5, 2013
JAMES CLINGMAN (NNPA)—The aphorism, “A friend in need is a friend indeed,” is especially relevant to the conversations being held among Black people vis-à-vis our president and our lack of economic progress in this country. The “friend in need” is the collective of African-Americans who overwhelmingly voted for Barack Obama but find ourselves even worse off economically, as Ben Jealous pointed out a few weeks ago, than we were prior to our “friend” being elected to the highest office in the land.
ARIESWhere are you going in such a hurry? What you want you already have. Stop looking around yourself trying to find out what’s missing. Nothing…
WELCOME ALL—The Sister’s Place annual “Hats off to Mom” luncheon was held at the Georgetown Center on East Bruceton Road in Pleasant Hills. Each year…
ATTENTION HILL SHOPPERS—With the main structure enclosed the Centre Heldman SHOP ‘n SAVE is expected to open in September, bringing fresh food and 100 jobs to the Hill District. (Photo by J.L. Martello) After four years, three presidents, three developers, two groundbreakings, and multiple funding shortfalls, the Hill House and its construction partner Massaro Corp. celebrated placing the last steel beam for the SHOP ‘n SAVE market that will anchor the Centre Heldman Plaza development.
The homicides of May 2013 were filled with tragedies, senseless violence, and a loud call to end the “no snitching” code of silence and the need for changes in our communities. Out of the 38 homicides, 29 were Black and 24 were Black men, which is the same as this time last year. In May 2012, 29 of the 37 homicides were Black.
JOHN CARLOS AND TOMMIE SMITH Week of June 5-11 June 5 1945—Track star John Carlos is born in Harlem, N.Y. Carlos and fellow sprinter Tommie Smith created an international sensation when they protested American racism by giving the “Black Power” clinched fist salute when accepting their medals at the 1968 Olympics.
This beautiful young lady is THIS WEEK’S BEST DRESSED FEMALE. This week I visited Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District, CJ’s in the Strip District and Ava Lounge in East Liberty.
BILL FLETCHER JR. (NNPA)—I read the speech. I read it carefully. Again, an excellent speech; as a result, you have to read it closely to see what it is actually saying and what it is not saying.
YOUTH ENJOYING THE GAME—The Steel City Sports World, a non-profit organization that brings kids and families to sporting events, brought a group of kids to the Heritage Celebration game. Director Luther Dupree, Jr. is seated in the middle of the row wearing a black shirt and holding the young girl in the orange striped vest. (Photos by J.L. Martello) The Pittsburgh Pirates Heritage Celebration Tailgate VIP event kicked-off Pirates Heritage Weekend, which included a variety of elements filled with great fun and enjoyment. The Pittsburgh Pirates Heritage Celebration Tailgate was held Friday just before the Cincinnati Reds 7:05 p.m. game.