Glen James, of Boston, left, smiles in the direction of members of the media as Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis, right, looks on during a news conference at the police headquarters, in Boston on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) BOSTON (AP) — The overwhelming response to a fund set up for a Boston homeless man who turned in a backpack he found filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler’s checks is a “statement to everyone in America,” says the Virginia man who started the drive. In just over two days, more than $91,000 has been donated to the fund for Glen James.
Daily Archive: September 19, 2013
Jourdan Dunn brings awareness to sickle cell disease. The supermodel’s son Riley was diagnosed with the disease, an inherited, noncontagious blood disorder most common in people of Afro-Carribean or African descent. Jourdan intends to use her status as a famous model to help garner more support for the Sickle Cell Society, which she strongly supports. Sickle cell disease (SCD)—many of us have heard of it. Chances are, many of us also know someone who has it. According to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
This undated publicity photo released by Sony Pictures Television shows Will Smith, left, with Queen Latifah, on “The Queen Latifah Show,” where he also serves as executive producer. The singer-actress’ new daytime talk show debuted Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Television) Queen Latifah returned to daytime television on Monday with ratings so strong that they actually made history. The syndicated talk show premiered with audience figures that made it highest-rated talk show premiere since Dr. Oz bowed in 2009.
From left, actors Joe Morton and Kerry Washington arrive at the 65th Emmy Awards Nomination Celebration at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 in North Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP) by Derrik J. LangAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Before celebrating the Emmys, Kerry Washington and other TV insiders took a moment to toast diversity.
ESTHER BUSH These pages focus on health disparities in the Pittsburgh region. They provide important health information, as well as information about research opportunities and community resources. All articles can also be accessed online at the New Pittsburgh Courier Web site. The monthly series is a partnership of the New Pittsburgh Courier, Community PARTners (a core service of the University of Pittsburgh’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute—CTSI), the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, and the UPMC Center for Inclusion.
WILLIAM MARSHALL It has been nearly one year since event promoter William Marshall was denied access to Luke Wholey’s Restaurant & Entertainment Complex, the site where he planned to host a Charity Halloween Costume Party & Steeler Game Afterparty last October. While Marshall had signed a contract and agreement for use of the venue, Wholey told him two days prior to the event that it could no longer be held at his venue.
In this Sept. 29, 2012 file photo, Rick Ross performs at the BET Hip-Hop Honors at Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta. (Photo by John Amis/Invision/AP, File) by Johnathan Landrum Jr.Associated Press Writer ATLANTA (AP) — Even though Rick Ross lost his deal with Reebok this year, the Miami-based rapper continues to sport and promote the sneaker brand. “I’m still supporting Reebok. I’m still wearing Reebok,” he said in an interview last week. “It’s nothing more than that. I’ve been wearing Reebok my whole life. …Still got nothing but love for Reebok.”
Starbucks’ corporate headquarters is seen in this Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 file photo taken, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) by Candice ChoiAP Food Industry Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun laws.
Gov. Tom Corbett announces that he will seek federal Medicaid expansion money to extend health insurance to an estimated 520,000 working-age adults, although he also outlined a list of conditions under which he would accept the money, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013 in Harrisburg, Pa. Corbett made the announcement in a news conference at Harrisburg Hospital, flanked by aides, supporters and personnel from the hospital and PinnacleHealth. (AP Photo/Marc Levy) Though congress has exempted itself, the judiciary branch and executive branches of the federal government, and the president have unilaterally postponed its mandate for businesses to provide employee coverage for one year, beginning Oct. 1, the Affordable Care Act requires that all individuals purchase health insurance.