Daily Archive: June 10, 2013

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Entertainment

Big night for African-American actors, women at Tony Awards

Patina Miller, Tony Award winner of the best actress in a musical category for her role in “Pippen,” left, Cicely Tyson, winner of the best actress in a play category for “The Trip to Bountiful”, center, and Billy Porter, winner of the best actor in a musical category for his role in “Kinky Boots,” pose with their awards in the press room at the 67th Annual Tony Awards, on Sunday, June 9, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jocelyn Noveck AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — On a feel-good night for Broadway, it was only natural that the Tony award go to its most feel-good musical, the joyous “Kinky Boots.” But most everything about Sunday’s Tony telecast was warmhearted, from inspiring speeches about the theatrical community to the inspired antics of Neil Patrick Harris, who should officially be awarded the host job on a permanent basis.

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Metro

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County experience critical shortage of public housing

Aki Witherspoon and Chris Winston, both 20, live in transitional housing provided by the nonprofit Familylinks. They submitted their applications for low-income public housing a few days before the list closed. (Photo by Alexandra Kanik / PublicSource) by Halle Stockton PublicSource Nearly 23,000 people live in limbo as they wait for public housing in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County.

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National

Former Miss America seeks House seat

Former Miss America Erika Harold, 33, announces her plans to challenge first-term U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the 2014 Republican primary Tuesday, June 4, at Urbana High School in Urbana, Ill. (AP Photo/The News-Gazette, John Dixon) by Zenitha Prince (Afro.com)–A former Miss America now wants a seat in Congress.

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National

Once dying, Birmingham is suddenly hot

In an April 6, 2013 photo Erynias Tribe bellydancers dance to the music of Juka Tribe at the Darter Festival in Railroad Park in Birmingham Ala. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mark Almond) by Jay Reeves BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — It feels like Birmingham finally is emerging from the shadows cast by the ugly racial violence of 1963.

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People

Olympic champion Riner alleges racism at Paris bar

France’s judoka Teddy Riner ponders a question during an interview in this Paris.(AP Photo/Francois Mori, file) PARIS (AP) — The Buddha Bar has fired a waitress for improper behavior toward Olympic champion judoka Teddy Riner, who lashed out about alleged racism at the upscale Paris bar-restaurant.

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People

Kim K: Photogs are threatening my life

Reality star Kim Kardashian walks the red carpet at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles. (CNN Phpto/Tom Larson/CNN)(CNN) — Kim Kardashian has spent much of her adult life in front of a camera – to various degrees of notoriety – but lately, the expectant reality star is sick of them.

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National

Newark Mayor Booker formally joins NJ Senate race

Newark Mayor Cory Booker announces his plans to run for the U.S. Senate seat that opened with the death of Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) during a news conference in Newark, N.J. on June 8, 2013. Booker, 44, is currently serving in his second term as mayor. At center is former Sen. Bill Bradley. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz) by Angela Delli Santi NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who formally declared his candidacy for U.S. Senate on Saturday, now finds himself competing in a primary against like-minded Democratic congressmen that will be decided in mid-summer, when exceptionally low voter turnout threatens his early advantage.