Daily Archive: October 30, 2013



Accident leaves 2 Pittsburgh teens dead, 2 injured

Many friends and family came out for the vigil for Mysharri and Kahdejah. (Photo by J.L. Martello) Pittsburgh Bureau of Police are still investigating whether alcohol, along with speed contributed to the fatal crash that left two Pittsburgh teens dead and two others injured in the early hours of Oct. 27 in the 1000 block of Saw Mill Run Boulevard and Crane Avenue in Beechview. Police haven’t released the names of two males, ages 17 and 19, who were reportedly critically injured and remained hospitalized Monday.



Community Calendar 10-30-13

Blood Drive OCT. 30—Christian Home Health Care will host a Blood Drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 801 Vinial St., North Side. All registered donors will receive a pair of movie passes to the Southside Works Cinema. Registration is requested. For more information, call Natalia Petruilli at 412-209-7082.



Look who’s ‘lazy and crazy’

JULIANNE MALVEAUX (NNPA)—Voter suppression is alive and well, especially in the state of North Carolina, where a Republican official, Don Yelton, proved himself to be at best intellectually limited, and at worse, downright crazy. While discussing North Carolina’s new voter ID law, Yelton made some absurd and incendiary statements. “The law is going to kick the Democrats in the butt. If it hurts a bunch of college kids [that are] too lazy to get up off their bohonkas and go get a photo ID, so be it. If it hurts a bunch of Whites, so be it.”Yelton continued, “If it hurts a bunch of lazy Blacks that want the government to give them everything, so be it.”



Still reeling from the Tea Party’s party

BILL FLETCHER JR. (NNPA)—My barber shook his head as I sat down in his chair. He was deeply disturbed by the Tea Party shutdown of the government. Despite the fact that it was over, he was still unsettled. He told me about two tenants of a house that he owns who both work for the federal government. They could not pay their rent. He said to me: “Mr. Fletcher, yes, they are now supposed to get the money that they lost…but what about the next time?” What about the next time, indeed.



Arts & Culture Calendar 10-30-13

Thursday 31Jazz Jam CJ’s Restaurant & Lounge presents “The Roger Humphries & RH Factor Jazz Jam Session” at 8 p.m. at 2901-2911 Penn Ave., Strip District. There will be live jazz and fun every Thursday night. Must be 30 years or older and there is a dress code that will be enforced. No tennis shoes, sweats, or athletic gear. For more information, call 412-642-2377.



In my travels: East of Pittsburgh

DEBBIE NORRELL The newest Home Goods opened on Oct. 20, in the former Borders Book Store, in Monroeville. If you like beautiful things for your home this is the store for you. The store opened at 8 a.m. and by the time I arrived around 8:20 a.m., all the carts were in use and the parking lot was packed. It is so good to have a Home Goods in the eastern part of the city. In November the new theater will open in Monroeville Mall. It looks like it will be huge, Cinemark, Monroeville Mall opens to the public on Thursday, Nov. 7. Please check out their web site, there are a lot of discount days, something for everyone from families to seniors.



Coping with student loan repayments

CHARLENE CROWELL (NNPA)–A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that many of the same types of loan servicing problems that affected consumers in the mortgage market are now affecting student loan borrowers. Just as troubled homeowners were often unable to pay their mortgages, refinance their loans, or receive timely assistance from loan servicers, many student loan borrowers are now experiencing many of the same difficulties. Although the report focuses on private student loans, some of the servicing problems identified also affect federal student loan borrows.



Real Times Media sets launch date for new Interactive One-supported digital network

HIRAM E. JACKSON DETROIT—Real Times Media, a multimedia company focused on urban marketing, media and entertainment is set to officially introduce the Real Times Media Digital Network with the launch of the first of its new Interactive One-supported websites in November. The initial sites to launch under the new Real Times Media digital platform will be the company’s http://www.AtlantaDailyWorld.com and http://www.New­Pitts­burghCourier.com properties.