Monthly Archive: September 2013

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Sports

Pirates beat Reds 4-2, wait for wild card rematch

by Joe KayAP Baseball Writer CINCINNATI (AP) – The preliminaries are done. On to Pittsburgh and the playoffs. Jordy Mercer had a triple and an inside-the-park homer, and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Cincinnati Reds with a 4-2 victory Sunday that was mostly an afterthought for teams looking ahead to a rematch in Pittsburgh.

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Opinion

Urgency and persistence needed to stop gun violence

Marian Wright Edelman (NNPA)—“There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate…I would like you to put my trauma center out of business. I really would. I would like to not be an expert on gunshots. Let’s get rid of this. This is not America.” —Dr. Janis Orlowski, MedStar Hospital, after treating gunshot victims of the Navy Yard massacre

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Entertainment

Cloudy’ sequel tops weekend box office

This film image released by Sony Pictures Animation shows characters, from left, Earl, voiced by Terry Crews, Flint, voiced by Bill Hader, and Sam, voiced by Anna Faris in a scene from “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Animation) by Derrik J. LangAP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ slurped up the box office. The animated Sony sequel featuring the voices of Bill Hader and Anna Faris opened in first place and earned $35 million in its debut weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. The original “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” was showered with $30.3 million during its opening weekend in 2009.

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Business

Black media slighted as spending power exceeds $1 trillion

“Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report”. (Courtesy Photo) Although annual Black spending is projected to rise from its current $1 trillion to $1.3 trillion by 2017, advertisers allot only 3 percent of their $2.2 billion yearly budget to media aimed at Black audiences, a new Nielsen report has found.

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Lifestyle

Strategize Supper: Spice up your fall!

Elise Wims, The Diva Chef Fall is synonymous with chilly evenings, cool crisp air, and colorful autumn leaves. For many, that brings about total chaos with back to school season in full effect. More and more families are finding it difficult to find time in their busy schedules to put healthy and delicious homemade meals on the table.

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Opinion

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial honors what Black men can achieve

ULISH CARTER Think about it. It’s during the 1940s when Blacks are looked upon as dumb monkeys; if not intelligent enough to fight on the front lines, how could they possibly be able to fly plans, let alone be fighter pilots? Black people were not considered to be intelligent enough to hold jobs such as doctors, lawyers, policemen, or any other position that required any kind of intelligence, including sports. They were considered to be just a shade above monkeys.