Lynn Boyden, an information architect in web services at the University of Southern California, poses with a dating website on her computer at the USC information technology services center in Los Angeles.Boyden says she has developed two identities online: a public one for her professional life and a private one that only a few close friends can access. She tries to block advertising trackers when she can and limits what personal data might wind up on public sites. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) by Barbara OrtutayAP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The Internet has become so entwined in their lives that many Americans might have trouble coping without it. But a new survey found that some 15 percent of Americans — about 1 in 7 — don’t use the Internet at all. Most of them prefer it that way.
Monthly Archive: September 2013
Richard E. Kelly Since Sept. 11, 2001, the United States has become much more accustomed to the culture and religion of Middle Eastern and North African countries. One sharp difference is the role of half of that region’s population: girls and women. “Unfortunately for many Muslims, half of their human capital is repressed or completely silenced, and many academics and reporters who are knowledgeable about the region cite this one fact for lack of progress there,” says Richard E. Kelly, a self-described “survivor” of Jehovah’s Witness.
CARLOS SANTANA by Brett ZongkerFor New Pittsburgh CourierWASHINGTON (AP)—For Carlos Santana, music has always been a calling. He idolized his mariachi musician father as a boy in their remote hometown in Mexico and later grew up with the Woodstock generation after immigrating to San Francisco. Now the music legend will join the luminaries receiving this year’s highest national honors for influencing American culture through the arts. Santana is among five who will receive the Kennedy Center Honors.
In this Sept. 20, 2013 photo, West Seneca East High School football players kneel during a moment of silence for Westfield-Brocton’s Damon Janes before a football game at Iroquois High School in Elma, N.Y. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Charles Lewis) by Carolyn ThompsonAssociated Press Writer BROCTON, N.Y. (AP) — It was a question with no right answer that tugged heavy at the hearts of Damon Janes’ teammates when the 16-year-old died after a hit in a high school football game: Should the season go on?
by Jeffrey Myers WTB. The nearly-faded initials engraved on the gold pocket watch belong to one of the founders of Tulsa, Oklahoma. When Wyatt Tate Brady arrived in 1890, Tulsa had but a few hundred residents, all drawn by seemingly boundless opportunity. The pioneer Brady rolled up his sleeves and went to work, helping turn an untidy tangle of dirt streets and a handful of tents into what would one day be referred to as the “oil capital of the world”. Tate Brady was a hotel owner and an entrepreneur, a successful businessman and a civic leader. He was also my great-grandfather.
MANSTYLE- Kevin Watson, Vince Sims and LaMont Jones Jr. The fourth annual Pittsburgh Fashion Week comes to a close on Sept. 29. The week opened with a fashion show at Highmark Stadium with Diva Chef Elise Wims as emcee.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu listens as Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, where they talked about their campaign to cut the nation’s murder rates, reduce gun violence and address other issues affecting the urban community. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is calling on the U.S. to find new ways to combat street violence because too many “Black men are getting slaughtered.”
CHARLENE CROWELL (NNPA)—Payday loans—the small loans that come with big fees and triple-digit annual interest rates—pose serious threats to the financial well-being of borrowers. That was the conclusion reached by the Center for Responsible Lending.
The haters are out in full-force tonight. They’re out, and they’re hating on you because you’re fly, fine, and fabulous. They can’t stand to see you just being you—because they want to be you, too. They want the clothes you’re rockin,’ the moves you’re bustin,’ and the attitude you’re carrying. Yep, haters gonna hate. And in the new novel “Dirty Rotten Liar” by Noire, they’re gonna hate because there’s a big-money oil inheritance at stake.