On Thursday, Antoinette Tuff and Kendra McCray, the 911 dispatcher on the other end of that line, were together again, sharing a hug and tears before sitting down to recount the episode with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. (CNN Photo) by Greg Botelho (CNN) — Barely two days ago, their paths crossed in the worst possible circumstances — a man armed with an assault rifle had entered Antoinette Tuff’s school, and she called police. On Thursday, Tuff and Kendra McCray, the 911 dispatcher on the other end of that line, were together again, sharing an emotional hug and tears before sitting down to recount the episode with CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “We made it!” Tuff joyfully declared, with McCray responding, “We did.”
Daily Archive: August 23, 2013
Colin Powell (CNN Photo/Brian Yaklyvich) by CNN Political Unit (CNN) — A new voter ID law in North Carolina will end up hurting Republicans among minority voters, former Secretary of State Colin Powell told a gathering of business executives in the state Thursday.
Oprah Winfrey arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP) by Lynn Elber AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — When “Beloved” starring Oprah Winfrey fell flat at the box office in 1998, Winfrey drowned her sorrows in macaroni and cheese. She found a different way to celebrate when “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” her first big-screen performance since “Beloved,” hit No. 1 in its debut last weekend.
RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—During the past year, we have watched monumental change take place all over the world; not just in terms of democracy, but in terms of culture, law, and politics, etc.
NEW PRINCIPAL—Sharon Fisher introduces herself to parents. (Photo by Gail Manker) In the fall, several students from the Voices Against Violence youth program will be going on to post secondary education at colleges and universities like Penn State and Community College of Allegheny County. The program, serving youth in the city’s south neighborhoods, boasts a nearly 100 percent graduation rate and a nearly 100 percent college acceptance rate.
ACTING CHIEF REGINA MCDONALD Responding to accusations made by Northview Heights Citizens Council President Valerie Lauw that an officer involved in an arrest on her street threatened her with a drawn gun, Pittsburgh police have looked at the security tapes and found no such thing.
LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK A tremendous number of us constantly refer to people who are incarcerated as “those people.” It is imperative that we be reminded that those people are our people—our sons, daughters, parents, and relatives and could potentially be one of us.
GEORGE E. CURRY (NNPA)—For a while, it looked like the 50th anniversary observance of the March on Washington would expose a sharp split in the…
ORGANIZERS—Brenda Tate and Trudy Avery The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement executives recently held The NOBLE Women’s Symposium A White Linen Affair, with the theme for the evening “All That Jazz,” at the beautiful Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts. This was just one of the stellar events held for the 37th annual conference.
Sen. Bob Casey In recent weeks, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa, has proposed a raft of legislation aimed at job creation across a variety of economic sectors. Not surprisingly, his largest budget proposal calls for additional funding to address the state’s deteriorating roads and bridges. His proposal not only targets those deficiencies, but also supports the TIGER program that provides funding across the transportation sector, from mass transit to trucking to rail projects.