Daily Archive: June 19, 2013



Chamber breakfast highlights business healthcare costs

TEAM RESPONSE—Principal Darrell Smalley, left, and Director Scott Miller of Ernst & Young tell the African American Chamber PowerBreakfast audience that it will take a team of professionals to address compliance risks and costs related to the Affordable Care Act. (Photo by Christian Morrow) If the number of questions raised during the hour-long presentation on the business ramifications of the Affordable Care Act given by Ernst & Young representatives were any indication, they could have spent a day on its issues and still not answered everything.



Business Calendar 6-19-13

Happy HourJUNE 19—NetworkOut Events will host the Shadyside Business Networking Happy Hour from 6-9 p.m. at Steel Cactus Restaurant & Cantina, 5505 Walnut St., Shadyside. The event will be an opportunity to meet, share ideas and exchange leads with other area businesses, career seekers and professionals. Reservations are required. For more information, call Mark Winner at 412-980-2720 or email info@networkoutevents.com.



Out and About with the Urban League Young Professionals

OFFICERS—Urban League Young Professional officers Eugene Williams, Allyce Pinchback, Marisia Bartley and Cassandra Tyree all committed to care. Members of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh combined fun and a desire to help the region’s young people. The Commit to Care Soiree was held to raise awareness of the importance of service to youth and challenges attendees to dedicate time to a child.



Jerusalem Baptist celebrates 112 years

IN CELEBRATION—Jerusalem Baptist Church at 123 Steuben St., in the West End, celebrated its 112th anniversary with a worship service June 2. Reverend Melvin T. Jackson was the guest preacher for the morning service. The guest preacher for the 3:30 p.m. service was Rev. Dr. W. David Lee, along with his congregation from Sixth Mount Zion Baptist in East Liberty. The church received a proclamation from City Councilwoman Theresa Kail Smith. Above, Rev. Theodore E. Pugh, senior pastor of Jerusalem Baptist, prays and anoints those who came to the alter. (Photos by J.L. Martello)



Church Circuit 6-19-13

Vacation Bible SchoolJUNE 19—Antioch Baptist Church, 332 Elizabeth St., Sewickley, will host their annual Vacation Bible School from 6-8 p.m. The theme is “Hip Hop Hope.” This is an opportunity to discover the Kingdom of God. There will be a bible lesson, arts and crafts, games and dinner. The school will run through June 21. It is free and open to the public. For more information, call 412-741-7688 or visit http://www.antiochfwbaptistsewickley.org.



An enlightening, entertaining luncheon for Pgh Promise

AWARD WINNING GROUP—Members of Barack Obama Academy award-winning group with Linda Lane. (Photos by Tené Croom) “Acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of our kids,” is what Saleem Ghubril, executive director, the Pittsburgh Promise, says was at the heart of the Parents for the Promise luncheon. “This luncheon is the culmination of some work that parents do throughout the year to kind of mobilize other parents in a grassroots initiative around supporting the Promise.”



Your Advice Guru: Why do men have to pay?

Dear Tamara: In this day of equality and equal rights, why is it that women still expect men to automatically pay for every date? I have been dating the same woman for about four months now and every time we go out, she expects me to pay for everything.



Inside Conditions…’The Bat Pack’

Pedro Alvarez strikes out against Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Tony Cingrani in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 17, 2013, in Cincinnati. Cincinnati won 4-1. (AP Photo/Al Behrman) As of Monday morning the Pittsburgh Pirates had a six game lead on the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres as far as a claiming a potential wild card spot in the MLB National League race toward the post season. The only thing that worries me, I mean really really, worries me is the Bucs’ lack of consistency on offense. I am really concerned that once the offense catches up to the pitching there might be a slew of arms that might be too worn out to be effective even if Pittsburgh advances.