Daily Archive: June 30, 2013



‘Talking while Black’: Community calls for action over teacher’s arrest, photographer’s harassment

CUFFED—Manchester Academy Charter School teacher Dennis Henderson and New Pittsburgh Courier photographer Rossano P. Stewart sit on the ground, after being handcuffed by a Pittsburgh police officer on Kelly Street in Homewood. (Photo by Elwin Green/Homewood Nation) Tensions in the community are running high and leaders are calling for action after a Pittsburgh teacher was arrested and a New Pittsburgh Courier photographer were handcuffed at a community meeting in Homewood by a police officer who many said overreacted and was too aggressive.



Black DJs off the airwaves?

CHRIS MOORE, BROTHER MATT, DEBBIE PARKER AND SLY JOCK AT WAMO REUNION PARTY (Courier Photo/J.L. Martello/File) Earlier this month, when Pittsburghers began discussing the possible return of a jazz radio station to the region, some in the Black community had just one question. Would any of the radio hosts on this new station be Black?



Review: Garcelle Beauvais and Jamie Foxx reunite in ‘White House Down’

by Merecedes Howze “White House Down,” starring Jamie Foxx and Channing Tatum, was an action-packed story about a single father in his hopes to become a Secret Service agent. Because we know life’s biggest dreams aren’t handed to us, John Cale (Tatum) spent roughly 3 hours trapped inside the White House as he battled terrorists to protect President James Sawyer (Foxx) and his 11-year-old daughter, Emily (Joey King).