Daily Archive: November 6, 2013



Orchard Hill Church opens new location at AWC

AUGUST WILSON CENTER TURNED INTO WORSHIP HALL (Photos by J.L. Martello) The path is set for Orchard Hill Church who opened its new location in the Cultural District, located at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture on the corner of 10th Street and Liberty Avenue. Orchard Hill Church– Cultural District holds its Sunday morning services on a weekly basis at 10:30 a.m. The first public service was held on Sunday, Oct. 6, followed by its Grand Opening Celebration on Oct. 13.



Bills should be easier foe for Steelers

CATCHING COTCHERY—Wide receiver Jericho Cotchery had his best game as a Steeler with seven catches for 96 yards and two touchdowns. (Photo by Hulio Torres) The Steelers offense played the best game of the season, however, they picked the game in which the defense played its worst game, which led to a 55-31 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots, to drop to 2-6. The competition should be much easier this weekend when they face the 2-6 AFC East Buffalo Bills.



Are Black officials overly focused on the AWC?

LOUIS ‘HOP’ KENDRICK It is unusual and also commendable that the six elected Black officials, Hon. William “Bill” Robin­son, Hon. Amanda Green, (Allegheny County Council members), Rep. Jake Wheatley, Rep. Edward Gainey (Pa. House of Representatives), Daniel Lavelle and Rev. Ricky Burgess (Pittsburgh City Council) support the effort to stabilize August Wilson Center. My concern is that the Black elected officials and you and I the public must not lose focus on a number of extremely important issues that effect the quality of life throughout the Black community.



Killer sought in Broadnax’ shooting

Demetrius Broadnax The community is asking for individuals to come forward with information on the shooting that left a mother and a former Mister African American Junior King dead, and several others injured at a private club in Homewood on Oct. 20. Jasmine Morris, 21, of Penn Hills, and Demetrius Broadnax, 27, of Monroeville, were both found shot to death in the lower level of the Diverse Banquet Club in the 7100 block of Kelly Street.



55 of 78 homicides Black lives

As 2013 rapidly approaches its end, the year’s homicides continue to move closer to meeting the high total of 2012, which was 96 lives. Thus far in 2013, as of the end of October, there have been 78 homicides, 55 of them being our young Black brothers and sisters. It is no longer those living the “street life” who are getting caught up, but innocent individuals who were merely at the wrong place at the wrong time when someone else took it upon themselves to decide when to end their lives.



Community Calendar 11-6-13

Health & Blast NOV. 7—G-Tech and ReEnergize will host an East End Health & Energy Blast from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Kingsley Center, 6435 Frankstown Ave., East Liberty. The theme is “A healthy home breeds a healthy life.” This is an opportunity to learn more about cost saving energy programs and home improvement services for homeowners, renters, ­seniors, low-income ­residents and more. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Rhonda Sears at 412-805-0584 or email ReEnergize.Homewood@­gmail.com.



Church Circuit 11-6-13

Pastoral Anniversary NOV. 7—First Baptist Penn Hills, 7450 Chadwick St., Penn Hills, will host its 24th Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. James Emory Hunt and Family. The three-day celebration will include a First Lady’s Night on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. honoring Rev. Dr. Shelia Johnson-Hunt with Rev. Dr. David Lee and his congregation; a service on Nov. 10 at 10:45 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Marco A. Tinor and the University of Pittsburgh Some of God’s Children Gospel Choir; and a service on Nov. 17 at 10:45 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Dr. J. Van Alfred Winsett. For more information, call 412-371-5335 or visit http://www.fbph.org.