Daily Archive: July 25, 2013



Healthy family training camp

KIDS RACING (Photos by J.L. Martello) The American Heart Association, along with the Pittsburgh Power Football organization and other local athletes, are teaming up with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Best of the Batch Foundation to present the annual Healthy Family Training Camp to encourage and provide fun ways to be a heart-healthy family.



Sahara Temple No. 2 and Sahara Court No. 9 hold first joint Charity Ball

FIRST JOINT BALL—Leroy Williams, Michael Mammy and David Patrick (Photos by Debbie Norrell) On July 6, at a most appropriate location, The Syria Shrine Center in Cheswick, a historic event was held. Sahara Temple No. 2 and Sahara Court No. 9 presented the First Joint Charity Ball honoring Noble Donald E. Palm, Illustrious Potentate, and Daughter Mary Etta Johnson, Illustrious Commandress. Their intent is to make this an annual event.



Blacks and Whites have major flaws

LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK Last Wednesday on a local radio station, the host for more than an hour focused on the deplorable statistics that over the last 10 years Blacks had killed 60,000 Black persons, 50,000 males and 10,000 females. These statistics left me angry, shocked and saddened. It even had me questioning God, asking why? I don’t personally know the commentator so I question whether these statistics were put on the air for ratings or was it from a genuine concern.



What should we tell our sons?

GARY L. FLOWERS (NNPA)—Last week’s injustice to the life and legacy of Trayvon Martin takes its infamous place in the annals of United States history, along with the 1857 Dred Scott Supreme Court ruling, the 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson court ruling, the 1955 Emmett Till murder, and the 1963 fire hosing and church bombing of Black children in Birmingham, Ala., and the 2010 murder Oscar Grant while in handcuffs.



No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

Letter carrier Diosdado Gabnat moves boxes of mail into his truck to begin delivery at a post office in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) WASHINGTON (AP) — Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday approved a plan to move to cluster box and curbside delivery, which includes mailboxes at the end of driveways.



List of celebs joining Stevie Wonder’s Florida boycott discredited

In this May 5, 2013 file photo, Justin Timberlake performs at the MasterCard Priceless Premieres concert in New York. Timberlake, who had four nominations including best male R&B artist and best collaboration for “Suit & Tie” with Jay-Z, at the 2013 BET Awards, also performed. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File) The internet was abuzz with the news that a slew of A-List celebrities had joined Stevie Wonder‘s powerful boycott of Florida in the wake of George Zimmerman being found ‘not guilty’ of all charges for the February 26, 2012 slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. That news has been proven false.