Daily Archive: August 3, 2013



Not all college guys just want to hook up

Daniel Yellin (CNN) — Last month, the New York Times published an article in its Sunday Styles section with the headline “Sex on Campus: She Can Play That Game, Too.” It focused on what it called the casual hookup culture at my school, the University of Pennsylvania, where I am a junior. It found that many students see relationships from a purely economic standpoint, subjecting partners to a cost-benefit analysis that ultimately puts sex above romance.



Review…The Smurfs are Back!

This publicity image released by Sony Pictures Animation shows from left, Grouchy, voiced by George Lopez, Vanity, voiced by John Oliver and Papa Smurf, voiced by Jonathan Winters a scene from the film “Smurfs 2.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Animation) Smurfette (voice by Katy Perry) and her little blue Smurf friends have returned again to save their land from the evil sorcerer, Gargamel (Hank Azaria). Smurfs 2 shows the Winslow family going on another journey to save the Smurfs and their entire existence. Pat and Grace Winslow (Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays) recruit their son, Blue (Jacob Tremblay) and Pat’s stepfather, Victor (Brendan Gleeson), to help Papa Smurf and his friends save Smurfette from Gargamel.



‘You say Tomato, I say Tomahto!’ Top 3 reasons you should make tomatoes part of your diet

Ask most people what category a tomato falls under, and most likely you’ll get vegetable as an answer; but did you know that it’s actually a citrus fruit? Tomatoes are an extremely versatile food. They are incredibly delicious when eaten raw, alone or in salads and sandwiches. Tomatoes come alive with a wonderful sweetness when cooked, and are the perfect food for canning with their high acidity content. Not only are tomatoes low in calories, and carbohydrates, but they also contain protein and fiber. This fruit, also provides, 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance of Vitamin C. Now for the benefits:



Can Black-owned franchises narrow the wealth gap?

by Noel KingFor New Pittsburgh Courier(NNPA)—Growing up, all Ronald Smothers ever wanted was to own his own business. In the mid-’70s, armed with a degree from UCLA, he chose a career in franchise restaurants, opening a Burger King in Los Angeles’ Crenshaw neighborhood. He saw that times were changing and believed fast food was one way to fill a growing gap.



Tiger Woods makes run at 59 at Bridgestone

Tiger Woods tees off on the third hole during the second round of the Bridgestone Invitational golf tournament Friday, Aug. 2, 2013 at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods had a shot at making history with a magical 59. He swore he wasn’t disappointed to come up short. “Disappointed? Absolutely not,” he said. Then he cracked, “A 61’s pretty good. I’m not bummed.”



Pirates lose 2nd straight, 4-2 to Rockies

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez slides into third on a sacrifice fly by Russell Martin in the ninth inning of the baseball game against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Rockies won 4-2. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) PITTSBURGH (AP) – The Colorado Rockies made the most of the hits they managed off Pittsburgh’s Gerrit Cole. Cole allowed three runs on three hits over 5 1-3 innings and the Pirates had their lead in the NL Central trimmed to a half-game after a 4-2 loss to the Rockies on Friday night.



Adonai Center makes a change for Black males

MALE ROLE MODELS—From left: Carlito Seymour, Judge Joe Williams and Kevin Carter. When Carlito Seymour was a freshman in high school he had a 2.2 GPA and no plans for his future. Now, a senior at Sto-Rox High School, Seymour has a 3.3 GPA and is looking at colleges, an accomplishment he attributes to the Adonai Center for Black Males, a human capital development program serving youth throughout the region.



Sweet tips for sweet treats

BUDDY VALASTRO You might have a favorite cookie or brownie recipe—but did you know you could make it even better by adding a simple, familiar ingredient? With a few expert tips from Buddy Valastro, author and star of TLC’s “Cake Boss,” you can take your sweet treats from good to great in no time.