Daily Archive: August 28, 2013



Arts & Culture calendar 8-28-13

Wednesday 28 “I Have A Dream” Anniversary ­Celebration InterPlay Pittsburgh presents the “I Have A Dream” 50th Anniversary Celebration at 6:30 p.m. at The Alloy Studios, 5530 Penn Ave., East Liberty. There will be improvisational performances by Soyinka and local troupe members based on the themes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech. Audience members are encouraged to participate. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.



Business Calendar 8-28-13

Business Series AUG. 29—The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh will host its Business Series from 12:15-1:15 p.m. at the Downtown & Business location, 612 Smithfield St., Downtown. The topic will be “Guerilla Website Design.” Attendees will learn how to create websites for their business or for fun using popular tools such as Blogger, Wordpress and Tumblr. The event is free. For more information, call 412-281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.



Church Circuit 8-28-13

Open House/fall registrationAUG. 28 —The Harty Bible School and Christian Tabernacle Kodesh Church, 2601 Centre Ave., Hill District, will host an Open House and Fall Registration for the 2013-2014 School Year from 5-8 p.m. Prospective students can learn more about the school, other Harty Bible School locations, the interactive curriculum and meet with staff. Registration is required and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 412-621-8820.



Hawkins: Casino response doesn’t address problem

Amanda Green Hawkins by Christian MorrowCourier Staff WriterLast week the Rivers Casino replied to Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins letter listing incidents of alleged discrimination against Black casino patrons in advance of their scheduled Aug. 29 meeting. Hawkins said she’d been out of town, and hasn’t read the casino’s letter, but then she didn’t have to.



Zone 5 Commander breaks silence on arrest of Henderson

State Rep. Ed Gainey by Elwin Green For New Pittsburgh CourierIn a meeting held in State Rep. Ed Gainey’s office Friday morning, Pittsburgh Police Zone 5 commander Timothy O’Connor expressed his displeasure with the controversial arrest of school teacher Dennis Henderson by Officer Jonathan Gromek on June 26.



1963 march inspired Latinos in civil rights fight

This1965 photo provided by Maria Varela, shows striking farm workers as they are evicted from a abandoned Air Force Base in Greenville, Miss. The photo was taken by Varela, then a member of SNCC, and was one of the few Latinos involved in the black civil rights movement. (AP Photo/Maria Varela, File) by Russell ContrerasAssociated Press Writer ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As thousands of marchers made their way to the nation’s capital in August 1963 for what was officially billed as the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Maria Varela stayed put in the Deep South with no plans to participate. Many of her fellow activists in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee felt the march was largely symbolic and would do little to change things, Varela said. She continued her work in Alabama, and eventually moved on to Mississippi.



Obama holds Martin Luther King as personal hero

This photo taken Aug. 26, 2013 shows President Barack Obama speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) by Darlene SupervilleAssocated Press WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama was 2 years old and growing up in Hawaii when Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Fifty years later, the nation’s first Black president will stand as the most high-profile example of the racial progress King espoused, delivering remarks Wednesday at a nationwide commemoration of the 1963 demonstration for jobs, economic justice and racial equality.



Muhammad Ali awards to honor humanitarian efforts

In this Sept. 13, 2012 photo, boxing great Muhammad Ali, center, waves alongside his wife Lonnie Ali, left, and his sister-in-law Marilyn Williams, right, after receiving the Liberty Medal during a ceremony at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File) by Bruce SchreinerAssociated Press WriterLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Boxing great Muhammad Ali wants to recognize the greatness of people waging their own fights for peace and social justice. The former three-time heavyweight champion plans to be in his hometown of Louisville, Ky., for the presentation of the first-ever Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Awards on Oct. 3. The award winners were not immediately identified but will come from places around the world, the Muhammad Ali Center said Tuesday.



Body found in jilted girlfriend’s freezer in Minn.

Jetuan Helen Wheeler is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hennepin County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office. (AP Photo/Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota woman beat her boyfriend to death, wrapped his body in plastic and duct tape, then hid it in a freezer because he was trying to break up with her, prosecutors said.