Daily Archive: October 7, 2013

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National

NY woman who ran family drug ring faces prison

This photo provided by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, via The Buffalo News shows Theresa Anderson. Anderson, 58, faces 14 to 17 1/2 years in prison when she is sentenced Oct. 8 for running a 12-year operation that monopolized crack cocaine sales in her neighborhood. Police say she sold drugs from numerous homes she owned and employed her grown children and close acquaintances. (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney’s Office, via The Buffalo News) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — For a dozen years, Theresa Anderson was the queen of Deshler Street. The unassuming woman owned five small wooden houses along the poor side street, filling them with her children, grandchildren and other relatives who kept their lots tidy, watched out for trouble and pitched in with the family business.

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Sports

Steel Sensations…Is this what Tomlin had in mind?

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin walks the sideline as his team is losing to the Chicago Bears in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers lost 40-23. (AP Photo/Don Wright) “I’ll see you at stadiums in the fall,” Mike Tomlin bristled this past March when responding to the very idea the Pittsburgh Steelers were in decline. He called the very notion “March Talk”. Mike en the reality of a decline for ourselves. The Steelers won 12 games in 2011, dropped to 8 in 2012 and currently in 2013 they sit at 0-4. That doesn’t even include the losses in all 4 of their pre-season games either. See you at Stadiums in the fall.

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Opinion

Black and Latino wealth drops to record levels

CHARLENE CROWELL (NNPA)—As part of the 43rd annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Conference, the National Association of Real Estate Brokers unveiled new and disturbing research on how communities of color are suffering a worsening racial economic disparity. The State of Housing in Black America reveals that while the private sector and financially secure consumers recover financial ground from the Great Recession, much of Black America is being economically left behind.