Daily Archive: October 3, 2013



Republicans’ venom aimed at Obama

JULIANNE MALVEAUX (NNPA)—At press time, it was unclear whether Congress would finally evade a government shutdown on October 1. I do know, however, that I am sick of the budgetary brink­man­ship that plagues our government. Every few months there is some crisis or another that has the House of Representatives and the White House at loggerheads. This time, Republicans in Congress want to defund Obamacare as part of the budget that must be passed and say they are willing to let government close to meet their goal. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says that Republicans are holding a gun to the American people’s heads and he isn’t lying.



Out & About 10-2-13

Birthday lady Sissy with her family, The Parkers, at St. Benedict the Moor Hall in the Hill District. This week I visited the Compass Club in the Hill District, Ace and Deuces Bar in Uptown, St. Benedict the Moor Hall in the Hill District, Kelly’s Bar in East Liberty and Tim’s Bar in the Hill District.



End underfunding at Cheyney University

Last week, a group of concerned Cheyney University supporters accused the state of discriminating against the historically Black institution, hurting its ability to attract new students and stay economically stable. Pennsylvania officials denied any racial bias against Cheyney, one of 14 public universities overseen by the State System of Higher Education. But a coalition called Heeding Cheyney’s Call sent a letter to Gov. Tom Corbett demanding equitable funding for the struggling school, and warned of a possible lawsuit.



Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc: 30 years and still serving

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT—Master of Ceremonies for the evening, Charlie Batch stands with the PCSI 2012/2013 award recipients. From left: Tony Bell, Howard B. Slaughter Jr., Brian Knavish, Darryl McAbee, Christina Wilds, and Luther and Roxanne Sewell. (Photos by Diane Daniels) In 1983 when Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. was established as the designated City of Pittsburgh Community Action Agency, its purpose was to administer Community Service Block Grant funds. Since then it now services 8,500 individuals annually, has had three executive directors and has survived the administration of five United States presidents including the first African-American.