Daily Archive: September 14, 2013



The most stunning cars at Frankfurt Auto Show

A man cleans a Ferrari 458 Speciale during the second press day of the 65th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein) by David McHugh and Sarah DiLorenzo AP Business Writers FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Maybe we can’t buy — but we can look. The best thing about an auto show is the chance to gawk at and sit in cars most people can’t afford. So here’s a look at eight of the most striking and expensive new vehicles on display at the Frankfurt Auto Show. The show opens to the public Saturday and runs through Sept. 22; admission is 13 euros during the week, 15 euros on weekends.



Women outrun men in regaining jobs since recession

In this n April 4, 2012, file photo, Martina Ryberg, right, of Plymouth State University talks with Tara Rossetti of On Call International during a job fair for college students in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) by Christopher S. Rugaber and Paul WisemanAP Economics Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The slowly recovering U.S. job market has helped women rebound faster than men: They’ve now regained all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. Men are still 2.1 million jobs short.



A big fight for Mayweather and some big numbers

Boxers Floyd Mayweather, left, and Canelo Alvarez pose during a press conference in Las Vegas, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher) LAS VEGAS (AP) — If Richard Schaefer looked a bit nervous standing near his fighters on a massive stage this week at the MGM Grand, he had good reason. In a city of high rollers, on one of the biggest betting days of the year, the head of Golden Boy Promotions is taking the biggest gamble of all. He’s got $60 million on the line that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will not only deliver a great fight, but deliver at the box office, too.



Badu selling out stadiums with neo-soul sound

ERYKAH BADU by Timothy CoxFor New Pittsburgh Courier COLUMBIA, MD. — Erykah Badu is still alive and kicking it with her new national concert tour. On a day last month when the sunshine never showed, and expected warm summer breezes turned to light showers and a brisk winds that could stop any outdoor event — Erykah Badu’s fans held steady and waited for the 2013 Summer Spirit Festival headliner to appear.



Fashion Watch: ‘Fros give added twist to Fashion Week

Fashionista’s–Tarin Boone (second from l) is pictured with owner of Karen’s Body Beautiful founder Karen Tappin (far l), Rochelle Grant (BlackOnyx77), founder of Alikay Naturals (third from l) and natural haircare pioneer, stylist Diane Bailey (far r). (Photo/Anya Grant) Straight out of the ATL to New York comes ‘Fro Fashion Week. For the first time, FFW showcased what’s new and next in the world of natural hair on September 7 at Kai Studios in Brooklyn.



Movie Review…Insidious Chapter 2 is a great date movie!

This film image released by FilmDistrict shows Danielle Bisutti in a scene from “Insidious: Chapter 2.” (AP Photo/FilmDistrict, Matt Kennedy) From Film District, Insidious Chapter 2 is about one family’s continued quest to save their loved ones from evil spirits that haunt their home. In 2011’s original release of Insidious, mother and father, Renai and Josh Lambert (Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson) find their son, Dalton (Ty Simpkins) trapped in a supernatural after-life world. In the sequel, the Lamberts are displaced and staying in Josh’s parent’s home as local authorities investigate a murder.



Cooking From Scratch: Five super foods you should consume every day for optimal health!

The term “super food” has recently become buzz worthy in the culinary world. Some may wonder, what exactly are super foods, and how do I incorporate these ingredients into my everyday diet. The Macmillan dictionary defines them as foods that are considered to be beneficial to your health and that may even help with some medical conditions. Beware, many processed food products will boast about containing such ingredients. Don’t be fooled by the hype!



Digital, social outlets attract advertisers

CHERYL PEARSON-MCNEIL (NNPA)—There are multiple options when it comes to how consumers like to watch their favorite programs or other video content. In corner number one we have TV. Believe it or not, TV is still the reigning champ for advertisers who want to reach audiences, with the ability to attract viewers across multiple demographics. The average U.S. consumer watches more than 156 hours of TV a month. As African-Americans, we watch an average of more than 190 hours a month on TV, more than any other group.



Imani Christian Academy continues to gain support

IMANI GALA—Students and staff from Imani Christian Academy with new principal Terri Ayers (far left). (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart) It’s been a rough year for Imani Christian Academy, a private religious school that saw its founders from Petra International Ministries ousted as part of a regime change in 2012. Since that time the school has been sued by former teachers who were allegedly fired for their close relationship with Petra. And this Fall, it was also forced to discontinue its football team after one WPIAL season. But at the 11th Annual Imani Gala, guests heard positive stories from the academy’s students, those who rely on the institution’s continued vitality.