Daily Archive: July 24, 2013

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Opinion

Detroit: The first to fall

ULISH CARTER The big news over the weekend and the past week has been the Trayvon Martin protests and rallies, and Detroit filing for bankruptcy. Some strange things have come from some of the discussions of these two issues; such as it’s not about race but income. First in the Trayvon protests throughout the country and the city, that age-old saying that it’s not about race but about incomes is coming from many White commentators.

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Opinion

Blacks are the ‘Other’ Americans

BILL FLETCHER JR. (NNPA)—I was told a story the other night. Apparently on the evening of the Zimmerman acquittal, in a bar in South Carolina, a group of White patrons were talking. Some of them, upon hearing the news, shouted “Free at Last!” in celebration of the decision. One person, however, a White labor union activist, decided that this was not his gathering, and left in disgust.

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Entertainment

Arts & Culture Calendar 7-24-13

Thursday 25 Jazz Jam CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377. Pittsburgh Improv Jam The Pittsburgh Cultural presents The Pittsburgh Improv Jam at 10 p.m. at the Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Ave., Cultural District. The evening features spontaneous, comedic scenes inspired by audience suggestions and performed by expert improvisers. This is a 21 and over event. For more information, call 412-325-6769.

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Lifestyle

Restaurant Review: Donato’s Fox Chapel

Donatos Fox Chapel is located just off the Waterworks exit, in the Fox Chapel Plaza right off of 28. It is in the same building where Francos used to be. Although Francos didn’t last, Executive Chef Owner and proprietor, Donato Coluccio, has been serving up old world Italian cuisine, fine dining style, since June of 2010.

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Metro

City to host Black law enforcement executives in August

NATIONAL NOBLE PRESIDENT AND PITTSBURGH BUREAU OF POLICE ASSISTANT CHIEF MAURITA BRYANTThe City of Pittsburgh is preparing for a large police presence. While some may think it is due to the various large number of rallies and protests held recently in reaction to the not guilty ruling of George Zimmerman, it is actually because the city is set to host one of its largest minority conferences next week, when it, along with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives welcomes the 37th Annual NOBLE Training Conference and Exhibition on Aug. 3-7 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

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Lifestyle

Church Circuit 7-24-13

Vacation Bible School JULY 24—Beulah Presbyterian Church, 2500 McCrady Rd., Churchill, will host its Vacation Bible School from 6-8:30 p.m. The theme is “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together.” Through July 25, children age 4 through grade 6 will visit Mexico, Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan and Zimbabwe, and learn that neighbors everywhere are welcoming, friendly, giving, forgiving and bold. Participants can enjoy Bible stories, crafts, recreation, science and more. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-242-4570 or visit http://www.beulahpresby.org.

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Sports

Fresh faces, same expectations for Steelers

MIKE TOMLIN (AP Photo/File) PITTSBURGH (AP) – Mike Tomlin knows he can talk all he wants about progress and the overhauled roster and how much he likes what he’s seen during the offseason. Yet the Pittsburgh Steelers coach understands it means little if it doesn’t translate onto the field.

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International

U.S. has Kardashians, Brits have royals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge make their first public appearance after the birth of their son. Prince William and Catherine introduced their royal baby boy to the world Tuesday, July 23, 2013. (CNN Photo) By Dan Jones(CNN) — On January 6, 1367, at the Abbey of St. Andrew in Bordeaux, a royal baby was born. It was a boy. His father was the Prince of Wales, Edward of Woodstock (known to history as the Black Prince). His mother was a fabulously glamorous princess called Joan of Kent.

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Opinion

The righteous anger of justice denied

DARYL GAYLE It’s been more than a week, and the anger still burns. It upsets my stomach, disturbs my sleep, and forces me to spend way too much time thinking about the unthinkable. It has been a weight on my chest all week, squeezing the everyday joys from my life as it squeezes the air from my lungs. It is the righteous anger of justice denied. It is my conscience screaming at me to say something — to lend my voice to the millions who can no longer remain silent in the face of hatred. I cannot ignore that anger, and I cannot deny the purity of its reasons.

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Health

Study: Later retirement may help prevent dementia

June Springer, poses for a photograph, where she works at Caffi Contracting Services, July 12, in Alexandria, Va. Springer who just turned 90, works as a receptionist. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of half a million people in France found. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) BOSTON (AP) — New research boosts the “use it or lose it” theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found. It’s by far the largest study to look at this, and researchers say the conclusion makes sense. Working tends to keep people physically active, socially connected and mentally challenged — all things known to help prevent mental decline.