Daily Archive: September 1, 2013

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Opinion

Marching orders for the future

GEORGE E. CURRY (NNPA)—Now that we’ve had two events at the Lincoln Memorial to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, it is important to remember a few things about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. beyond his “I Have a Dream” speech. The question is always asked: What happens after the marches are over? Demonstrators left Washington, D.C. in 1963 determined to change the American landscape. Consequently, we had passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the 1968 Fair Housing Act. Those laws were passed not because of a speech in the nation’s capital, but because of the hard work and dedication of people at the local, state and national level to bring about change.

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Opinion

Back to the Future: Moving the Movement Forward

LEE A. DANIELS (NNPA)—The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington is an important event not only because it recalls a landmark era in American history—the years when the United States became a democracy in fact not just rhetoric. It also reminds us of three interrelated forces that have always defined the Black freedom struggle. The nature of the first of those dynamics is best captured by that well-known phrase: the more things change, the more they stay the same.

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Business

The art of thrifting…Transform your garage sale finds into treasure

UNEXPECTED TREASURE—Yard sales and garage sales are great locales for picking up items that can be sold or repurposed for home. The key is doing a little research. (Courtesy of TheWellOrganizedWoman.com) by Michaela L. DuckettFor New Pittsburgh CourierIt’s heating up outside. The warmer weather brings opportunities to enjoy many activities including baseball, picnics, beach time and, of course, garage sales. People are purging what they no longer need or want, and it’s the ideal opportunity to turn their trash into your treasure. With the explosive popularity of TV shows about unearthing historic memorabilia and valuable pieces of Americana, searching for knick-knacks and artifacts that make one-of-a-kind home decor has become a more popular pastime. But how do you know the difference between treasure and trash?

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Lifestyle

The Men’s Show: Pinstripes and Cuffs

STYLISH TRIO—Sunni Lovelace, Elise Wims and Josy Nkussi (photos by Debbie Norrell) Every good style show ends with a great finale. On Aug. 11, the first Style Week Pittsburgh (SWP) ended with a fashion show dedicated to the fashionable male, themed Pinstripes and Cuffs.