Daily Archive: September 25, 2013



Lifestyles Report…You are the snitch

DEBBIE NORRELL Isn’t it funny how people who do wrong or know the person who did a dirty deed don’t want to snitch or tell on the person who did it? Allegedly no one wants to be the rat especially when the activity is illegal. So why is it these dummies put their dirty deeds on twitter, YouTube and Facebook? I just don’t get it.



Ex-NFL player Paul Oliver commits suicide in Ga.

In this Oct. 17, 2010, file photo, San Diego Chargers free safety Paul Oliver catches a pass before the start of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File) MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Former San Diego Chargers and University of Georgia defensive back Paul Oliver committed suicide at his Atlanta-area home, a medical examiner said Wednesday.



Wendell Pierce sparks new Michael J. Fox sitcom

This image released by NBC shows, from left, Tracy Pollan, Michael J. Fox, and Wendell in a scene from “The Michael J. Fox Show,” premiering Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT in a special hour-long edition. (AP Photo/NBC, Eric Liebowitz) by Frazier MooreAP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) — “I’ve always wanted one thing,” says Wendell Pierce. “To have a diverse career, to be a journeyman actor.” Mission accomplished this fall. With no fewer than four projects in release, Pierce will meet himself coming. Earlier this month, he made his latest appearance in a recurring role on the USA law drama “Suits.” He has a new film opening, an edgy indie drama titled “Four” wherein he plays a family man who keeps his homosexuality secret while he hooks up harmfully with a teenage boy through an online dating site. In December, he returns as fancy-free jazz trombonist Antoine Batiste on HBO’s glorious New Orleans series “Treme,” airing its final season. And that’s all on top of Pierce’s dandy new role on “The Michael J. Fox Show,” which premieres on NBC Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT in a special hour-long edition.



Rapper Macklemore acknowledges “White privilege”…Is Hip Hop losing its color?

Ryan Lewis, left, Macklemore, center, and Ray Dalton accept the award for best hip hop video for “Can’t Hold Us” as presenters Iggy Azalea, right, and Lil’ Kim look on, at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP) by Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist Recently Rapper Macklemore recognized that it is White privilege that catapulted him to success. In a Rolling Stone cover interview, Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, said, “If you’re gonna be a White dude and do this shit, I think you have to take some level of accountability. You have to acknowledge where the art came from, where it is today, how you’re benefiting from it. At the very least, just bringing up those points and acknowledging that, yes, I understand my privilege, I understand how it works for me in society, and how it works for me in 2013 with the success that The Heist has had.”



Michelle Obama hosts foreign dignitaries, calls Harlem a cultural gem

by Meghan BarrAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for the spouses of foreign dignitaries Tuesday in Harlem, a historic New York City neighborhood she calls a “quintessentially American” cultural gem. The first lady spoke to about 50 spouses of chiefs of state and heads of government who are attending the UN General Assembly.



Gun buyback takes weapons off the streets

WEAPONS CACHE—A total of 135 guns and rifles and a variety of shotguns were loaded for destruction in a police cruiser after the gun buyback. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart) In the years since the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation formed a public safety task force, crime in the neighborhood had been reduced by 42 percent. But that changed in 2012 when a series of four shootings occurred within a five-month period.



Ford files civil suits against city police

LEON FORD JR. Leon Ford Jr., the then 19-year-old who was shot by Pittsburgh Police officers November 2012, during what many believe should have been a routine traffic stop in Highland Park, and is now paralyzed, has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police, three Pittsburgh police officers, and the former and acting police chiefs.



This Week In Black History 9-25-13

September 28, 1991—Jazz Trumpeter Miles Davis dies from the combined effects of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure in Santa Monica, California, at the age of 65. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Week of Sept. 19-25 September 25 1861—The Secretary of the Navy authorizes the enlistment of free Blacks and slaves as Union sailors in a bid to help the North win the Civil War against pro-slavery Southern Whites who had proven more difficult in battle than the North had originally expected.



Downtown Brown passes USO past Brashear

RONALD BROWN passed for 343 yards and 5 touchdowns in leading USO over Brashear. (Photos by William McBride) In Spain the running of the bulls is popular but the Eagles found that flying over the Bulls to be most effective. Currently USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, Obama Academy) is considered the best in the City League and proved that against Brashear. In a 51-6 win over the Bulls, Ronald Brown completed 28 aerials for 343 yards and 5 touchdowns last week at Cupples Stadium to improve to 4-0. Although, Brashear fell to 1-3, the game was much closer than the score.



Inside Conditions…Delusional

AUBREY BRUCE Last Sunday night was the official beginning of fall and the Halloween season for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Steelers nation. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger officially donned his Peewee Herman costume and played like he was in the playground at pre-K. I am in my snitchin’ mood. I am, I gotta, I refuse not to tell it. What is wrong with these P-burgh scribes? A few of them have become linguistic alchemist’s using and twisting the English language to misinform and distort the truth into nothing but…well, you know.