Daily Archive: August 2, 2013

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Opinion

George Will: ‘Blame Detroit bankruptcy on unmarried mothers’

George Will (AP Photo/File) George Will, the mega-conservative ideologue and ABC analyst who hosted President Obama at his house in 2009 for dinner attended by other conservative columnists, became the latest right wing intellectual parading as a self-appointed moralist to link Detroit’s gigantic financial problems on moral failure and collapse of the family system.

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Entertainment

Review: Washington and Wahlberg are 2013′s dynamic duo in 2 Guns

Actress Paula Patton attends the premiere of “2 Guns” on Monday, July 29, 2013, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP) In this action-packed comedy, Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg star in “2 Guns.” Both leading secret operative lives, undercover DEA agent Bobby Trench (Washington) and Naval Petty Officer Marcus Stigman (Wahlberg) are on a quest to recover $43 million they initially stole from a Texas bank. After getting involved with many different government departments and a big drug cartel, they both have to fight their way to freedom. Once real identities are revealed, Trench and Stigman realizes that it’s much easier to get their hands on the money if they just work together.

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Opinion

Similarities of the power to kill

LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK For a number of years there has been a description of Pittsburgh that was not flattering; Pittsburgh was called the “Largest City up South.”The time is long overdue for Black voters in particular throughout Allegheny County to open their minds and withhold their votes. The benefits of government have overwhelmingly been denied Black citizens, and we have been the most loyal bloc of voters since 1936. Blacks have been insulted, disrespected and the party leadership has clearly demonstrated they could care less about us. Whatever advances we have achieved have generally been because we marched, picketed, boycotted, or were civil disobedient and the federal courts helped.

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National

Michigan college president refers to ‘dark ones’

This April 5, 2000 file photo shows Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., at a news conference in Jackson, Mich. (AP Photo/Jackson Citizen Patriot, Bob Keyes)HILLSDALE, Mich. (AP) — The leader of a small Michigan college referred to the faces of minorities on his campus as “dark ones” during an appearance Wednesday before a legislative subcommittee in Lansing but later issued an apology.

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People

First Black selected for Academy Awards board helm

Film industry marketing veteran Cheryl Boone Isaacs. (Courtesy Photo) (NNPA)–Cheryl Boone Isaacs, film industry marketing veteran and one of a few Black Hollywood insiders, was named president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on July 30 in Los Angeles.

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National

Fla. Gov. demands apology from Jesse Jackson over ‘Selma’ comments

The Reverend Jesse Jackson talks to the news media following a news conference held by the National Bar Association where they addressed what they say are inequalities in the U.S. justice system related to gun violence and African-Americans, July 29, 2013, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday demanded an apology from longtime civil rights activist Jesse Jackson for comparing the state’s struggle with the Trayvon Martin case to the civil rights clashes with police during the 1960s in Selma, Ala.

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Metro

LAB brings creativity to East End kids

LET’S BE CREATIVE—Jess Gold assists students from the Literary Arts Boom with their creative literary masterpieces. (Photo by J.L. Martello) Creating a safe and fun environment of reading and writing with children, while helping them to find, develop and foster their own creative voices, is what the Garfield based Literary Arts Boom (The LAB) program is all about.