Daily Archive: July 18, 2013

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Metro

Knock, knock: Protestors ask Mayor to renounce ‘Most Livable City’ title

Over one hundred protestors rally at the County Courthouse (Courier Photo/J.L. Martello) by Rebecca NuttallCourier Staff Writer Days after the verdict in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, a group of over 100 protestors descended on the Pittsburgh City County Building to present a list of demands to elected officials. Their demands were drafted to put an end to tragedies like what happened to Martin, a 17-year-old who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.

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Lifestyle

Wine and Cheese Soiree benefits Thelma Lovette YMCA

THELMA LOVETTE YMCA STAFF—Charlene Barnett, Aaron Gibson, Jamie Jividen, Erin Tubin and Shannel Givner For four years one of the highlights of summer is the Annual Wine and Cheese Soiree held on beautiful Grandview Avenue to benefit the Thelma Lovette YMCA. This beautiful evening was hosted by Anna Singer and Don Kortlandt on June 28, at their beautiful Mt. Washington home and was a great way to begin the weekend.

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Opinion

It is imperative that we focus on home

LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK A couple of years ago I wrote a column titled “Distractions” and how we have allowed ourselves to get played totally out of position. It is my fervent belief that we as a people must focus on the multitude of issues that have such a devastating effect on those of us who live in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Allow me provide you with some examples.

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Opinion

A more valuable type of protest

JOHNNY C. TAYLOR JR. (NNPA)—As I spent Sunday listening to everyone pontificate their theories about how White racism led to George Zimmerman’s acquittal, it struck me how yesterday’s and today’s protests are—a dollar short and a day late.

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International

Artists celebrate Mandela with paintings

South African artist John Adams works on a giant acrylic-on-canvas painting of Nelson Mandela in the driveway of his house in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — With giant portraits of Nelson Mandela and colorful posters, South African artists are celebrating the 95th birthday Thursday of the anti-apartheid leader, who remains hospitalized although his condition has improved.