In this Aug. 29, 2013 photo, singer John Legend poses for photos after an interview, in Los Angeles. Legend’s fourth album, “Love In The Future,”…
Daily Archive: September 12, 2013
“We Thought You Had Our Back” After Zone 5 Commander Timothy O’Connor criticized the Pittsburgh Police Department at a meeting last month, a copy of a New Pittsburgh Courier article featuring his comments was allegedly slid under the door of his office. The words “We Thought You Had Our Back” were written on it.
CONNIE PARKER Reminding the Rivers Casino that others in the Black community are watching, members of the NAACP Pittsburgh Unit met with casino executives to discuss issues of inclusion and equity.
When Michelle Chaney actually won an online “Happy Hour” contest offered by the WHIM Nightclub in Station Square, she was surprised. But added she was even more surprised by the treatment she received after arriving for her party, which was anything but “happy.”
President Barack Obama addresses the nation in a live televised speech from the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool) by David Kusnet (CNN) — Sixty-one percent of Americans polled, who watched President Obama’s prime-time speech, told CNN that they support his policy towards Syria.
The one and only singer “Will Manker” doing his thing at “Savoy Live” at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District. This week I visited Hank’s House in Homewood, Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District, Mitchell’s Tavern in Oakland, Tim’s Bar in the Hill District and CJ’s in the Strip District. My first stop was at Hank’s House in Homewood where everyone came out to celebrate the birthday of Stacey Barnett-Germany and the anniversary of Hank and Stacey. This event was a surprise party for Stacey and the look on her was priceless.
BILL FLETCHER JR. (NNPA)—I cannot let a football season open without raising the question of the names of sports teams generally and the Washington “Redskins” in particular. I continue to be absolutely amazed at the resistance on the part of team owners to changing the names of these teams, but also the tolerance by so many fans of these racist names.
WHAT AN EXPERIENCE—Ivan Franklin a CCAC student describes his intern experience as great and rewarding as fellow interns look on. Most high school graduates attend college with the goal to study hard, to successfully graduate and to obtain meaningful employment in their field of interest. As ways to prepare and assist area college students achieve their goal and quest for employment, Urban Innovation21 for the past five years has been providing paid internships to students attending Carlow University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, and Point Park University.
Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis talks with players in the dugout during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) by Stephen HawkinsAP Sports Writer Texas Rangers third base coach Gary Pettis still has vivid memories of that day 12 years ago, when two hijacked jets were flown into the World Trade Center towers. Back then, Pettis was a coach for the Chicago White Sox, who had arrived in town only a few hours earlier for a scheduled game that night against the New York Yankees. “You could smell the smoke. It wasn’t a good feeling that day,” Pettis said Wednesday before a home game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. “It’s so sad that so many people lost their lives, and it’s ruined other peoples’ lives. … It’s like it was a movie, it’s like that wasn’t something that actually happened. I still can’t believe it.”