Daily Archive: July 17, 2013



Springsteen dedicates song to Trayvon Martin

Bruce Springsteen performs with the E-Street Band at a concert in Stockholm. On Tuesday, July 16, Springsteen dedicated his protest song “American Skin (41 Shots) to the late teen Trayvon Martin at a concert in Limerick, Ireland. (AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery) NEW YORK (AP) — Bruce Springsteen dedicated his protest song “American Skin (41 Shots)” to teenager Trayvon Martin during a concert in Limerick, Ireland.



Heat blankets much of US as summer sizzles

One rider conserves energy while riding along a hot street on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)NEW YORK (AP) — From Minnesota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.



Real Times Media Signs On As Interactive One Partner

Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO of Radio One, Inc. REAL TIMES MEDIA FORMS STRATEGIC DIGITAL PARTNERSHIP WITHINTERACTIVE ONE STUDIOS Interactive One’s growing business division will provide technology, marketing, and editorial support for the Real Times newspaper brand digital platform 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, has signed on as the latest partner of Interactive One Studios, a division of Interactive One, which assists external brands with developing highly profitable digital businesses through world-class sales, platform, content and distribution services. “Partnering with Interactive One Studios presents a tremendous opportunity for the Real Times Media digital platform,” said Hiram E. Jackson, CEO, Real Times Media. “For the past few years our company has had a laser f …



Pittsburgh stands with nation for Trayvon Martin

City of Pittsburgh Police Commander Rashall Brackney and Rev. Glenn Grayson speak to protestors about where the community goes from here. (Courier Photos/J.L. Martello)In Los Angeles, they shut down a freeway, in New York they took over Times Square, and in Pittsburgh, they claimed a block in the Hill District. On July 14, in cities across the country, those outraged by the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial made a statement.



Heinz and Pitt target Black male education

STANLEY W. THOMPSON In Pittsburgh, African-American males are twice as likely to dropout of school. They’re also half as likely to be eligible for the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship, available to all students in the Pittsburgh Public School District students who meet certain requirements.



Out & About 7-17-13

Michael Curry is a scholarship awardee of the IV and Goals Scholarship Fund, Robert Chambers III, CEO and founder of IV and Goals Scholarship Fundraiser with Vince Sims of WPXI Channel 11 news at the 2nd Annual IV and Goals Scholar­ship Fund­raiser sponsored by the Poise Foundation at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. This week I visited CJ’s in the Strip District, Black Beauty Lounge in the Hill District, Savoy Lounge in the Strip District and Ava Lounge in East Liberty. My first stop was at CJ’s in the Strip District where everyone came out to dance the night away with DJ Mike “The Punisher” on the 1’s and 2’s spinning the hits. My next stop was at the Black Beauty Lounge in the Hill District where Thurston, Candy and John D. celebrated their birthdays in grand style with family and friends in attendance.



Burgess police residency meet set for July 18

COUNCILMAN REV. RICKY BURGESS During the run-up to Pittsburgh’s Mayoral Primary Election, eventual winner Councilman Bill Peduto said he would support lifting the requirement that police officers live within the city limits, but only as a tool to negotiate contract concession on issues like minority recruiting and hiring, work rules and staffing from the Fraternal Order of Police.



This Week In Black History

MUHAMMAD ALI Week of July 17-23 July 17 1794—Former slave and Min. Richard Allen officially dedicated the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, Pa. The church was the first all-Black denomination not affiliated with a larger White congregation. The incident leading to the dedication took place in 1787 when Allen, Absalom Jones and several other Blacks were thrown out of Philadelphia’s St. George’s Methodist Episcopal Church when they attempted to pray along-side Whites. The AME Church would go on to become one of the largest Black religious denominations in America.