Daily Archive: July 11, 2013



Pirates break loose, beat Athletics 5-0

Pirates starting pitcher Francisco Liriano (47) delivers during the first inning against the Oakland Athletics at PNC Park, July 10. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) – Nothing lasts forever, not even the Oakland Athletics’ mastery over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Tommy Milone struggled following a lengthy rain delay and the A’s fell to Pittsburgh 5-0 on Wednesday night, the first time in franchise history Oakland has lost to the Pirates.



The return of Rebel Rap: Can Hip Hop still fight the power?

LIL’ WAYNE by Truth Minista Paul Scott (NNPA)‘–There’s a chain of command/I’m the missing link” – God Bless Amerika – Lil Wayne Back in 1969, Jimi Hendrix outraged some folks when he pulled out his guitar and rocked out on The Star Spangled Banner, during Woodstock. Forty -some years later, the drama continues as Lil Wayne is in the center of a storm of controversy for wipin’ his Spectre sneakers on the American flag at a video shot. From Woodstock to Hood -stock, the game remains the same…



Point Park program opens doors to finance, accounting

ACCOUNTING AWARENESS—Counselor Erika Mangual works with brothers, Joziah Council and Jesse Council, from Beaver Area High School. (Photo by J.L. Martello) According to the United States Bureau of Labor, the mean salary for accountants and auditors around the country is $71,040 per year. This statistic is a key motivator for the African-American students enrolled in Point Park’s Accounting Career Awareness Program, a one-week summer camp for minority students interested in exploring careers in accounting and finance.



Education, social services increased in state budget

TOM CORBETT (AP File Photo) Though critics of Gov. Tom Corbett’s public school spending can still complain about the 2013-2014 state budget’s flat funding level for special education, that’s about it. The $28.37 billion budget contains a record $11.63 billion for education that includes increases for general education, early childhood education and higher education totaling $274 million.



Just Sayin’…No Black homicides in June

ULISH CARTER The past few weeks have been loaded with news, with the most popular being the Supreme Court decisions on Affirmative Action, Voting Rights and Gay Marriages. But there was an even bigger news story that occurred that most of the media missed. It was huge. No Black homicides in the month of June.



Youth entrepreneurs saluted at regional business competition

NURTURING THE EARTH WITH LOVE—Terren Holiday, 15 of Terren’s Lawn Service displays his floral artwork during the Young Entrepreneur Business Expo. The recent Young Entrepreneur Business Expo provided the young entrepreneurs the opportunity to sell, promote their services, and showcase their business ideas as well as to network with some of the region’s top business executives. Baked goods, jewelry, herbal creams, natural lipstick, landscaping and photography services were a few of the businesses on display during the Entrepreneuring Youth Igniting Possibilities and George W. Tippins Regional Business Competition Awards 2013 event.