Daily Archive: July 9, 2013


PHOTO: Yet Another Reason We’re Glad It’s Not The ’20s

In my mind, there’s no other way to read the prevailing statement in this vintage appliance ad[1] except with sarcasm. It’s not that we, as a whole, mind home appliances. After all, they help us cut down the time it takes to do chores. (Fun fact: That vacuum cleaner, above, adjusted to 2013 dollars via a handy inflation calculator[2], would have…



Charges dropped against North Side teacher in Homewood harassment case

CUFFED—Pittsburgh school teacher Dennis Henderson, yellow shirt, and New Pittsburgh Courier photographer Rossano Stewart, front, sit in handcuffs after being harassed by a Pittsburgh police officer for, what many are saying, is “Talking While Black.” (Photo by Elwin Green/Facebook) by Ashley JohnsonCourier Staff WriterCharges will be dropped against Pittsburgh teacher Dennis Henderson, who was arrested last month while talking outside of a community meeting in Homewood with New Pittsburgh Courier photographer Rossano Steweart pending a review by the City of Pittsburgh Office of Municipal Investigations.



Real Times Media engages digital media expert Barry Cooper to grow digital platform

BARRY COOPER Multimedia company fully focused on transitioning traditional Black Press properties into digital contenders for urban news, lifestyle information, and entertainment. DETROIT – Real Times Media (RTM), a multimedia company focused on urban news and entertainment which includes the nation’s largest African American-owned newspaper and digital media operation, today announced that it has hired digital media expert and the founder of the original BlackVoices.com, Barry Cooper to strategically transition its traditional print properties into a more robust digital platform.



Lauryn Hill starts prison sentence for taxes

An April 22, 2013, file photo shows singer Lauryn Hill walking from federal court in Newark, N.J. Hill has started serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, file) DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill began serving a three-month prison sentence in Connecticut on Monday for failing to pay about $1 million in taxes over the past decade.



Up close and personal with Tommy Davidson

Merecedes Howze and Tommy Davidson at WAMO 100 by Merecedes J. HowzePittsburgh Movie Scene Queen In Living Color Legend Tommy Davidson made his yearly trip to Pittsburgh as he shut down the Improv for an entire weekend. I was warmly welcomed to the WAMO 100 studio to get an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mr. Davidson. Draped in his casual threads and classic black and white shell toed Addidas, Mr. Davidson quickly opened up to Mike Jax and I by dishing his life story.