RAYNARD JACKSON (NNPA)—I was having a discussion with this friend about the latest goings on in D.C. This person is a very prominent White political operative and he was asking me to help him understand what he called “the peculiarity of Black leadership.”
Daily Archive: October 18, 2013
Kenan Thompson I’ve been a fan of Saturday Night Live since I was a child. I enjoyed watching the likes of Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock and many of the other amazing comedians who’ve come through the show over the years. Also, non-Black comedians, like Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers, Chevy Chase and others have set the standard in their genre. In fact, I haven’t even touched the surface when it comes to the long list of talented people who got their start on SNL.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Porn publisher Larry Flynt says he doesn’t want to see the avowed racist serial killer whose gunshots left him paralyzed 35 years ago put to death for his crimes. In an essay published Thursday in The Hollywood Reporter (http://bit.ly/1cxjSA8), Flynt says that while he would love to take pliers and a pair of wire cutters to Joseph Paul Franklin, he does not believe in the death penalty.
Pittsburgh basketball player Lamar Patterson, right, answers a question as teammate Talib Zanna listens at a press conference during the NCAA college basketball Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Aaron BeardAP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is again coaching the team picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hall of Famer knows it’s going to be a lot tougher to live up to the preseason prediction with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame to the ACC.
TRISHA GADSON There remains an epidemic going on in the African-American community in southwestern Pennsylvania, and it is one which there is a “new silence.” There is not enough dialogue and/or conversation happening around the barriers that keep a certain subgroup of individuals who have been diagnosed with HIV/AIDS from following through for treatment. At Macedonia Family And Community Enrichment (FACE) these people are the target population for a program they have been conducting since March 2013; the Minority AIDS Initiative.
RENN WOODS The set at the Pittsburgh Playwright Theater at 937 Liberty Avenue had been transformed to look like the front area of a club, and over the next two hours it would become various locations, including grandmother’s house, rehearsal area, mother’s hospital room, and the airport, the drama allowed the audience to successfully use our minds to go those places that created the framework for the of Star of the show, Renn Woods.