Daily Archive: June 15, 2013



Looking Good: African American women strolling down the beauty aisles

Cheryl Pearson-McNeil When it comes to looking good, staying on top of your game, and making sure your pursuit of beauty is on point, you know the African-American community has that covered. Nielsen’s latest insights highlight hair and skin beauty purchases and behavior, by the numbers among African-Americans and other ethnic groups in the U.S. and Canada in a recent NielsenWire Post titled Looking Good: Appealing to Ethnic Consumers in the Beauty Aisle.



Cook-Off fundraiser to inspire youth that ‘Men Can Cook’

ORGANIZERS—The organizers are Jeanette Meacham, Theda Fuqua, Audrey Parker, Denise Johnson, Leo Halcomb, Cheryl Hurt, Greg Kelly and Jackie Moore. (Photos by J. L. Martello) Clairton resident Leo Halcomb has been cooking since he was a little boy. “I was raised in a restaurant that my mom and grandmother lived in Clairton on State Street,” Halcomb said.



Cover To Cover…‘Living and Dying…’

Throughout your life, you’ve dodged a lot of bullets. By accident or design, you were in the wrong place at the wrong time but somehow remained unscathed: the almost-hazard while driving, the near-miss at work, the moment you caught yourself just in time from falling. Things could’ve been worse – much worse – but you dodged a bullet. So did it make your heart pound, or did it change your life?



The art of thrifting

TREASURE HUNT—Yard sales and garage sales are great locales for picking up items that can be sold or repurposed for home. The key is doing a little research. (Courtesy of TheWellOrganizedWoman.com) by Michaela L. DuckettIt’s heating up outside. The warmer weather brings opportunities to enjoy many activities including baseball, picnics, beach time and, of course, garage sales. People are purging what they no longer need or want, and it’s the ideal opportunity to turn their trash into your treasure.



Program offerts IT internships and jobs to low income young adults

Students celebrate their recent graduation from the Year Up intensive training program (BlackNews.com) — Year Up is a one-year, intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skill development, college credits, and corporate internships. Their program emphasizes academic and professional rigor, setting expectations high for quality of work and professional behavior. A strong structure guides students through the steps necessary for achieving success in the classroom and the workplace.