Daily Archive: September 17, 2013

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Lifestyle

Model campaign brings more diversity to runways

In this Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, file photo, Model Naomi Campbell walks the runway in the Diane von Furstenburg Spring 2014 collection show during Fashion Week, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) by Samantha CritchellAP FAshion Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Supermodel Iman watched the runways like a hawk this Fashion Week — but she wasn’t looking at the clothes. Iman joined with Naomi Campbell and veteran modeling agent Bethann Hardison for an unusual effort they are calling Balance Diversity to bring more Black models to the runway, and they called out designers who whitewash their runways in the process.

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Sports

Inside Conditions…Growing Pains?

Pitt freshman wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) celebrates with fello0w freshman tight end Scott Orndoff (83) and other teammates after making a touchdown catch in the second quarter of the NCAA football game against New Mexico on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Aubrey BruceFor New Pittsburgh Courier2013 was predicted to be a growth year for the Pitt Panthers football squad because of the slew of 1st and 2nd year players scheduled for major playing time. Well sometimes kids grow up sooner than planned.

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National

Gunman in Navy Yard rampage was hearing voices

This undated photo provided by Kristi Kinard Suthamtewakul shows Aaron Alexis in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Kristi Kinard Suthamtewakul) by Brett Zongker, Eric Tucker and Lolita BaldorAssociated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) – A month before he went on the rampage that left 13 dead, Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis complained to police in Rhode Island that people were talking to him through the walls and ceilings of his hotel rooms and sending microwave vibrations into his body to prevent him from sleeping.

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Sports

Bengals drop Steelers to 0-2 with 20-10 victory

Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) scores a touchdown on a 27-yard pass reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman) by Joe KayAP Sports WriterCINCINNATI (AP) — Running back Giovani Bernard slipped through the line, caught Andy Dalton’s short pass, then turned and saw something shocking. One of the NFL’s top defenses had given him a big opening.

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National

Records: Magistrate changed mind on baby Messiah

aleesa Martin has been ordered by a judge to change her baby son’s name from Messiah to Martin (AP Photo/File) by Travis LollerAssociated Press Writer Court records filed after a Tennessee magistrate changed a baby’s first name from Messiah to Martin indicate that she first ruled to keep the original name but then changed the written record and held a second hearing. The child’s mother, Jaleesa Martin, is appealing.

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Business

Combined net worth of America’s richest rises

In this Wednesday, March 23, 2011 file photo, Microsoft Corp. founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, right, and his wife Melinda Gates attend to a child as they meet with members of the Mushar community at Jamsot Village near Patna, India. The Gateses won the Lasker public service award “for leading a historic transformation in the way we view the globe’s most pressing health concerns and improving the lives of millions of the world’s most vulnerable,” the Lasker foundation said Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Aftab Alam Siddiqui, File) by Bree FowlerAP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Life is good for America’s super wealthy.

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Opinion

A tale of two Black hairstyles

by Michaela Angela Davis (CNN) — Hair in the Black community is like a religion, resplendent with ritual, devotion, mythology, metaphor, plenty of pomp and circumstance. Black hair arguably is one of the quickest indicators of ethnicity, ethos and sometimes, politics. This past week, two very different children found their very different “ethnic” hairstyles in the spotlight on two very different political stages.