Daily Archive: September 11, 2013



Arts & Culture Calendar 9-11-13

Thursday 12 She Diva Died. & Come AgainSvaha Paradox Salon presents “She Diva Died. & Come Again” at 8 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave., East Liberty. Christina Springer stars in this multimedia performance that portrays the battle between the artist and the mother. It examines identity as it relates to raising a Black man. There will also be a performance on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.kelly-strayhorn.org.



Has Obama become a warlord?

ULISH CARTER Instead of concentrating on the economy President Obama has allowed the Republicans and unrest in the Middle East to pull him off course.All we hear from the media today are the wars in the Middle East and what should the US do? Not how many jobs have been created for U.S. citizens. Not how many businesses are being created and how many are growing and how many are failing. And once again, how many jobs are being created.



Obama selling ‘wolf tickets’ on Syria

JULIANNE MALVEAUX (NNPA)—President Barack Obama stepped on a big limb when he threatened “limited action” against Syria because the country’s leaders allegedly used chemical weapons against their own people. There are international bans against the use of chemical weapons, with Syria one of few countries not supporting the ban. Chemical weapons allegedly killed more than 1,400 Syrians, and the ongoing civil war may have killed as many as 100,000.



Community Calendar 9-11-13

Senior Fair SEPT. 11—State Rep. Ed Gainey will host a free Senior Fair from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the YMCA Homewood, 7140 Bennett St., Homewood. Local, state and federal agencies will be on hand to provide information on various programs, along with local providers to discuss health care, housing and financial services. Lunch and entertainment will be provided. For more information, call Rep. Ed Gainey at 412-665-5502.



Church Circuit 9-11-13

Financial Peace University SEPT. 12—Macedonia Baptist Church, 2225 Bedford Ave., Hill District, will host a Financial Peace University Free Preview at 7 p.m. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive group activities, this nine-week course presents biblical, practical steps to get from where one is to where they want to be. Attendees will learn how to get rid of debt, manage their money, spend and save wisely, and more. The course will begin Sept. 19. Registration is requested. For more information, email Ro Sharon Taylor at rosharon.taylor@bnymellon.com.



This Week In Black History 9-11-13

For the Week of September 11-17 September 11 1740—Was he America’s first Black doctor and or dentist? It is unclear but on this day in 1740 the Philadelphia Gazette carries a report of a “Negro” named Simon who was skilled in the abilities to “bleed and draw teeth.” During the colonial period, such a phrase was normally used in reference to doctors and dentists.



Business Calendar 9-11-13

Business Series SEPT. 12—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 “Crowd Funding Your Business.” Josh Lucas, of Crowdasaurus, will discuss what crowd funding is and how to use this method to fund one’s business. Many use crowd funding to collectively raise start-up capital for business ventures, causes and community projects. The event is free. For more information, call 412281-7141 or email downtown@carnegielibrary.org.



A terrible season for Steelers if dead offense isn’t revived

TAKING A BREAK?—Steelers laying on the ground everywhere illustrates what most fans felt about the game they played against the Tennessee Titans. (Photo by Thomas Sabol) It’s going to be a sad, sad week in Pittsburgh. The Steelers just played one of the worst offensive games in its history against one of the worst teams in the NFL and it doesn’t look like things are going to get any better.




BILL NEAL :10 Just so you know, I am at my spot at the stadium. Don’t try to find me, you’ll miss the game trying, and if you did find me, I’d have to kill you. But trust me when I tell ya “my spot” is Super Bowl tight and the best seat in the house. And yes, the food is free… see ya!!!