Daily Archive: September 4, 2013

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Metro

Community Calendar 9-4-13

No-Kids Night SEPT. 6—The Carnegie Science Center will host its No-Kids Night from 6-10 p.m. at the Carnegie Science Center, One Allegheny Ave., North Shore. The center will open for adults ages 21 and up to enjoy fun as staff blend, explode and burst their way through experiments from video-sharing websites. There will be live entertainment, access to all floors and more. For more information, call 412-237-3400 or visit http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org.

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Metro

Black men given the mic at Bev Smith conference

GEORGE CURRY On Aug. 30, the Bev Smith Show conference took on the battle of the sexes with a panel discussion where African-American men were given the opportunity to address African-American women. While the panel had a mostly lighthearted approach, the discussion got to the root of the African-American family dynamic, relationships, and social stereotypes.

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Business

Business Calendar 9-4-13

Business Series SEPT. 5—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 “Buying and Selling Online: Ebay and Etsy Basics.” This workshop will address buying and selling online using Ebay and Etsy, the two-leading e-commerce websites. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.

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Sports

OVERTIME 9-4

:10 It’s Labor Day, which means “No Labor.” Go figure. Anyway…this will be a “No Labor” edition. So shut-up and take it like a man…or woman!

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Lifestyle

Church Circuit 9-4-13

Revival SEPT. 4—Mt. Horran Baptist Church, 2616 Brereton Ave., Hill District, will host its Revival at 7 p.m. The theme is “Revive Us Again.” This three-night revival, which will run through Sept. 6, will include Minister James E. Gorman Jr., Rev. Vernon Taylor and Rev. Gerald H. Smith Jr. All are welcome. For more information, call 412-261-1131.

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National

NY case puts N-word use among Blacks on trial

Rob Carmona by Larry NeumeisterAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury has awarded $30,000 in punitive damages to a Black woman who sued her Black ex-boss after he unleashed an N-word tirade at her last year. In a case that gave a legal airing to the debate over use of the N-word among Blacks, a federal jury has rejected a Black manager’s argument that it was a term of love and endearment when he aimed it at Black employee.

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National

Women answer the challenge at Bev Smith conference

THE CHALLENGE—Bev Smith welcomes guests to the conference luncheon. (Photo by J.L. Martello) Who is the African-American woman? Is she the caricature of Harriet Tubman presented in a recently released YouTube comedy video? Is she the women depicted in reality television shows? Is she the image portrayed in hip-hop videos and popular music?

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National

Who’s a victim of human sex trafficking?

Brenda Myers-Powell, a former prostitute who now works as a peer specialist and counselor for the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, speaks to female inmates at a meeting of Prostitution Anonymous at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Myers-Powell, who leads the group, says independence should be the goal. Early in the process, it’s good for the public to understand that victims are victims, she says. “But you can’t stay a victim forever,” she says. “At some point, you become a survivor.” (AP Photo/Martha Irvine) by Martha IrvineAP National Writer CICERO, Ill. (AP) — Cops in the Chicago area call it a “track,” a stretch of street known for its steady sex trade. Women in tight, scant clothing stand in high heels on street corners along an industrial strip in suburban Cicero. Customers, usually men, slow their cars and roll down a window.