Daily Archive: September 6, 2013



Former Patriots P Zoltan Mesko ready to go for Steelers

New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko (14) punts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second quarter of an NFL preseason football game Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) by Dale GrdnicAssociated Press Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — New Pittsburgh Steelers punter Zoltan Mesko believes that everything happens for a reason. That was never more evident than this week.



Underwood brings new ‘Sunday Night Football’ theme

This June 9, 2013 file photo shows Carrie Underwood performing at the 2013 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Wade Payne/Invision/AP, File) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Carrie Underwood has taken the handoff from Faith Hill to perform the musical introduction for NBC’s “Sunday Night Football,” but don’t expect the two country superstars to sing it the same way.



The GOP does something right for civil rights

RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—Last week, the Republican National Committee, under the leadership of its chairman, Reince Priebus, did something that has never been done before in the history of the Republican Party. Their feat was so astonishing and yet few in the media is writing or talking about it. Priebus hosted a luncheon commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The event accomplished something that no other March on Washington event was able to achieve. Sharpton’s event was a joke and an embarrassment. The King’s family event was a disappointment.



Know true value of your business

HARRY C. ALFORD (NNPA)–Do you know the true value of your business? I doubt it as 80 percent of all business owners do not know what their business is worth. This creates a lot of vulnerability. This type of knowledge has been an access issue because of the time it takes and the cost of traditional offline methods. The traditional way will cost on average $8,000 and takes about five weeks, according to research firm IBISWorld. Realizing this hurdle for small businesses and especially Black- owned firms, the National Black Chamber of Commerce conducted a search to find some type of alternative.



Mich. prof says Republicans ‘raped this country’

William Penn by Ed White Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) – An award-winning novelist who told students that Republicans have “raped this country” lost his fall teaching assignments at Michigan State University after acknowledging the remarks were offensive, the school said Thursday.



Determined Pirates press on after ending “Streak”

Felix Pie (26), Marlon Byrd (2) and Andrew McCutchen celebrate their 4-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) by Genaro ArmasAP Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) – Toast them with a bottle of Iron City. Wear that 1970s-era Pittsburgh painter’s cap with pride. Celebrate the end of “The Streak.” Just don’t expect the Pirates to join in the fun. There’s an NL Central title to win.



Jobs and freedom are still needed

LEE A. DANIELS (NNPA)—On Saturday, Aug. 24 and Wednesday, Aug. 28, tens of thousands of Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial to honor the 1963 March on Washington and the Movement that brought America into the modern age. Speaker after speaker—including three American presidents who declared they owed their presidencies to the societal changes the Movement made possible—urged America to heed the substantial work that remains to be done.