Daily Archive: October 10, 2013

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National

Detroit ex-mayor Kwame Kilpatrick gets 28 years

In this courtroom sketch, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, sits between his attorneys Harold Gurewitz, left, and Margaret Raben before federal Judge Nancy Edmunds during his sentencing in federal court on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jerry Lemenu) DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced Thursday to 28 years in prison for corruption, the apparent last step after a series of scandals destroyed his political career and helped steer a crisis-laden city even deeper into trouble.

Out & About 10-9-13

Entertainment

Out & About 10-9-13

Ang and the Bush sisters were representin’ at CJ’s in the Strip District. This week I visited CJ’s in the Strip District, Mitchell’s Tavern in Oakland and Tim’s Bar in the Hill District. My first stop was at Tim’s Bar in the Hill District where the “G Twins” came out to get their party on with family and friends.

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National

Neighbors: Ex-cop killed in W.Va. had cancer

An Ohio County Sherriff Department deputy secures an area in front of the Federal Buildng in Wheeling, West Virginia Wedneday, Oct. 9, 2013, following a shooting outside the courthouse. (AP Photo/Wheeling News Register & The Intelligencer, Scott McCloskey) by Vicki Smith Associated Press Writer WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — Security was tight Thursday at a West Virginia federal courthouse, a day after it was peppered with gunfire by an ex-police officer who neighbors say had recently revealed that he had cancer.

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Metro

African American Heritage Day Parade pleases crowd, honors Mosley

WORKING THE CROWD—Members of the incomparable Obama Academy Marching Band get the crowd going during the Oct. 5 African American Heritage Day Parade. (Photos by Rossano Paul Stewart) Though the morning started damp and gray, by the time Ebenezer Baptist Church Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell gave the invocation, the sun was shining on the crowd and participants of the annual African American Heritage Day Parade.

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Entertainment

Pittsburgh jazz legend Ahmad Jamal shines in Manchester

MASTERY—Playing the Steinway he dedicated 40 years ago, jazz virtuoso Ahmad Jamal, lays down a groove against Herlin Riley’s drum work during his sold-out show at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. If one were to go by legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal, 83 must be the new 63. He doesn’t look it. He doesn’t act it—and judging by the power, precision, delicacy and rhythmic mastery he displayed at the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Sept. 28, he can play rings around pianists who are 43.

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Opinion

Just Sayin’…Baseball vs. football

ULISH CARTER The Pirates resurgence has brought back memories of the good old days when when there were Black Little Leagues and Pony Leagues throughout the city. But to my surprise I found out recently that there is no more summer baseball for young Black kids, when they need it most. Summer is the most critical time for our young Black youth, especially boys. And summer is when most activists are constantly talking about the lack of things to do. Yet I was very surprised when I tried to run a series of articles during the summer, (June, July and August,) of some of the Black Little League Baseball teams. There were none. There was either nothing at all or everyone was concentrating on football.

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Sports

Italian gymnastics body condemns racism after spat

Gold medallist Simone Biles of the U.S. competes to win the floor exercise during the apparatus final at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe) ROME (AP) – The head of Italy’s gymnastics federation Thursday condemned “every form of racism and discrimination” following offensive comments by one of the country’s gymnasts. The president of USA Gymnastics considers the matter closed.