Daily Archive: October 16, 2013



Just Sayin’…America is not a democracy

ULISH CARTER The U.S. is all over the globe trying to force other countries to implement Democratic governments, of which the leaders would be elected by the people, yet after the sequester, and now the government shutdown, it’s very clear that the U.S. doesn’t really have a democracy.


Horoscopes 10-19-13

ARIESThis is a gold-star week. You’ll be positively glowing at any and all social events. Many gifts, both tangible and intangible, come to you this week through friendship and from close ties. Enjoy your fabulous self very much. Lucky Numbers: 5, 37, 41.



New Destiny CME Friends and Family Day

FRIENDS & FAMILY—New Destiny CME Church, 1018 Bidwell St., North Side, held its annual Friends & Family Day, Sept. 28, with guest speaker Rev. Donald Marbury. The theme was “It’s Time to Fill the House.” Rev. Harry Wheeler is the pastor. Pictured above, the choir gives a special selection. (Photos by J.L. Martello)



Sixth Annual Hill of Hope Gala

HILL OF HOPE AWARD—Luther Sewell and Roxanne Sewell, with Brenda Tate On Sept. 28, at the Marriott City Center, the Sixth Annual Hill of Hope Gala was held. Guests enjoyed a lively reception and then walked into a beautifully lit ballroom for an evening dedicated to the Thelma Lovette & Centre Avenue YMCAs.



Center for Urban Biblical Ministry 25th anniversary

CELEBRATING—The Center for Urban Biblical Ministry of Geneva College hosted its 25th Anniversary Celebration, Oct. 5 at Mt. Ararat Baptist Church, 271 Paulson Ave., East Liberty. The celebration included a lecture and preached word by guest speaker Cleophus J. LaRue, PhD, of Princeton Theological Seminary, lunch and more. Pictured above, the Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Male Chorus performs. (Photos by J.L. Martello)



Johnson honored as one of this year’s giants of broadcasting

Robert L. Johnson, chairman of The RLJ Companies (Photo:Melissa Golden) Bethesda, MD (BlackNews.com) – Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), will be inducted into the 2013 Giants of Broadcasting Honors, an annual distinction established by the Library of American Broadcasting that recognizes outstanding leadership and innovation in broadcasting and media.



NEED celebrates 50 years of service

To celebrate 50 years of unlocking the power of education for African-American students, NEED is holding its 50th Anniversary Gala on Oct. 19. The Gala will be held at The August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. 15222.


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Black Beauty Supply Store opening conference dates announced

Beauty Supply Institute, which trains aspiring and existing beauty supply store owners, will hold their next conference on March 15, 2014 at the Westin Houston Airport Hotel in Houston, Texas. Atlanta, GA (BlackNews.com) — Beauty Supply Institute has trained thousands of aspiring and existing beauty supply store owners in a sector that is highly competitive and dominated by the Asian community. It trains individuals through online courses, consulting, do-it-yourself materials, a 9-month program and conferences.