Daily Archive: September 20, 2013



Bennet lifts Penguins past Blackhawks in shootout

Beau Bennet (19) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal during a shootout in a preseason NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks in Chicago, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013. The Penguins won 4-3. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) CHICAGO (AP) – Beau Bennet scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night.



Common sense rules: Black boss pays price for using N-Word at work

There are few social ills in the African American community that can’t be solved by listening to a little bit of old Public Enemy. There’s a great song on the Apocalypse 91 album called “I Don’t Wanna be Called Yo Nigga.” The song is pretty simple actually, it’s just Flava Flav (the pre – Flavor of Love version) rapping about how he and most black people don’t want to be called “Nigga” by anybody, under any circumstances.



Coming Home PA: Women vets fight for jobs, services, acceptance

U.S. Army veteran Aribella Shapiro, 32, walks through a park behind her apartment on her way to church service. (Photo by Caitlin Cruz/News21) by Asha Anchan, Kelsey Hightower and Caitlin CruzNews21 The fight to feel like a veteran weighs substantially on female soldiers returning from war, though their numbers have been historic, with more than 280,000 returning from deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in the last decade. A News21 demographic analysis shows that 17.4 percent of post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans are women. More than a quarter of those women are Black, almost twice the proportion found in the entire U.S. population. Yet, these same women are less likely to find a job than male veterans and more likely to be a single parent with children to support, interviews and records show. They return to a nation that historically defines “veteran” as male, which in the post-9/11 era has meant a lack of female-specific resources at VA facilities across the country.



International adoption: I was stolen from my family

by Tarikuwa Lemma Special to CNN (CNN) — When I was 13, I was sold. Friends of my father worked for a corrupt adoption agency operating in my homeland of Ethiopia — friends my father trusted. In 2006 they coerced him into believing he was sending my younger sisters and me to America for an educational program during which we would come home every summer and on school breaks.



Steelers’ captain Clark teams up with Pitt and UPMC to fight Sickle Cell

INVOLVED IN A BIG WAY—Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark stands on the sidelines late the fourth quarter of a Steelers’ 13-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Pittsburgh in 2012. Clark has never been afraid to speak his mind. That blunt honesty—and a work ethic forged from a decade in the NFL—is one of the reasons his teammates made the veteran a captain for the first time in his career. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File) Physicians and scientists at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are developing better treatments for children and adults with sickle cell disease (SCD). Their ultimate goal is to find a cure.



Black consumers remain strong supporter of Dodd-Frank

CHARLENE CROWELL (NNPA)—A recent consumer survey shows that support for financial regulation, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, is strong. Nearly five years after America’s financial meltdown, a nationwide summer survey of likely 2014 voters found that voters trust the CFPB more than banks and credit card companies by a 3-1 margin. Further, support for financial regulation spans across age groups, racial lines and partisan preferences. The strongest support for financial regulation rests with consumers of color. Among African-Americans, the CFPB is viewed as protection from dangerous financial products and its cop-on-the-beat monitoring by 72 percent. Among Latino respondents, this same support was found with 78 percent of respondents.