Daily Archive: July 17, 2013



MLK Mural Project at Point State Park

A BIT OF ASSISTANCE—Jill Alston helping her daughter Adama Wade,6, from Bellevue, decorate her square. Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project (MLK Mural) teamed up with Burns and Scalo and ImaginePittsburgh.com to create a 120-foot community mural to complement the festivities at Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh for the 2013 Three Rivers Regatta and the Fourth of July. The creation of the mural was a fun interactive experience, and the opportunity to paint it was free and open to the public.



Cespedes steals show from All-Stars, wins HR Derby

HOMETOWN DARLING—National League’s Pedro Alvarez, of the Pittsburgh Pirates, watches his hit during the MLB All-Star baseball Home Run Derby, on Monday, July 15, in New York. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) NEW YORK (AP)—Yoenis Cespedes certainly made his mark at the All-Star game—and he’s not even on the roster.



Rev. Coleman celebrates 10th anniversary at Bethlehem

A DECADE OF SERVICE—Rev. Earlene Coleman and husband, Kenneth Coleman, enjoying the evening’s festivities at the anniversary banquet. (Photos by J.L. Martello) Bethlehem Baptist Church, at 716 Walnut St. in McKeesport, recently celebrated its pastor’s 10th anniversary at the church. Reverend Coleman is the first female pastor to be installed in the church’s more than120-year history.



Church Circuit 7-17-13

Holy Spirit SeminarJULY 17—Greater Works Outreach, 301 College Park Dr., Monroeville, will host the annual Holy Spirit Seminar at 10 a.m. The seminar, which will run through July 20, will include adult sessions, in conjunction with Vacation Bible School and the youth conference. Guest speakers will be Ricardo Sanchez, Bishop Joseph Garlington, Apostle Jane Hamon, Pastor Matthew Brown and more. There will also be sessions held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. For more information, call 724-327-6500 or visit http://www.garymitrik.com.



Style Week to change Pittsburgh’s fashion scene

(Style Week Photos/Michael Edwards) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff WriterA pop-up fashion photo shoot in Downtown Pittsburgh last week marked the coming of Style Week Pittsburgh, a first of its kind event spanning five days in August. Like the event itself, the photo shoot, which took place at Downtown landmarks like Market Square and the PPG Place fountain, showcased some of the city’s uncelebrated beauty.



Stevie Wonder won’t sing in Fla. after Zimmerman verdict

In this May 19, 2013 photo,Stevie Wonder performs at The Hangout Festival on in Gulf Shores, Ala. Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states where the “stand your ground” law. In a video posted on YouTube, the 63-year-old tells says at a concert Sunday, July 14, “that until the ‘stand your ground’ law is abolished in Florida, I will never perform there again.” (Photo by John Davisson/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stevie Wonder says he won’t perform in Florida and other states with a “stand your ground” law.



On Martin case, Obama shifts from passion to calm

With the burden for future charges in the death of Trayvon Martin now squarely on his administration, President Barack Obama is seeking to inject calm into a case that has inflamed passions, including his own. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His powerful and personal commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation’s first Black president.



Joyner offers Rachel Jeantel a full ride to college

TOM JOYNER (CNN) — She might still be figuring out what she wants to study, but her finances just got a lot more clear. On Tuesday, radio host Tom Joyner offered Rachel Jeantel, a friend who was on the phone with Trayvon Martin the night he was killed, a full ride to college. Jeantel, 19, spoke to CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” on Monday night. Joyner said he was so touched by what she said then, and during her testimony during the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman, that he was moved to help.



For many celebs, Comic-Con an annual pilgrimage

Attending Comic-Con is often a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many con-goers, but it’s just another summertime destination for “The Wolverine” star Hugh Jackman. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Trekking to San Diego for Comic-Con is usually just another summertime destination for the likes of “The Walking Dead” mastermind Robert Kirkman. However, this year’s pop-culture bonanza will serve as a major milestone for him: the 10th anniversary of the comic series that spawned a hit TV show and undead phenomenon.