PITTSBURGH (AP) – A fired Pittsburgh high school teacher has pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with two female students after prosecutors threatened to have a witness testify that the teacher got tattoos after the encounters to discredit the girls’ claims.
Daily Archive: November 7, 2013
THE FAMILY OF AHMAD JAMAL ENJOYING THE RECEPTION BEFORE THE SHOW (Photos by J.L. Martello) SEAN JONES ON TRUMPET MINISTER DARRYL A. STRAYHORN AND CHERYL CHAKRABARTI
CENTRE OF ATTENTION—The Hill District’s new SHOP ‘n SAVE turned into a Centre of Celebration during the Hill House Association’s festival held…
MARC H. MORIAL NNPA)—“HBCUs have always been in a situation where a lot of them have had to struggle. A lot of that has to do with inequitable funding.”—Marybeth Gasman, University of Pennsylvania Current financial problems facing the storied Grambling State University football program are a sign of funding inequities that are shortchanging students and threatening the very existence of a growing number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. On Oct. 19, in protest of severe budget cuts that have decimated the football facilities and led to the firing of Coach Doug Williams, the Grambling State Tigers players refused to take the 160 mile trip to Jackson, Mississippi for their scheduled matchup with Jackson State. The Grambling players’ boycott of the Jackson State homecoming game sent shockwaves through the Southwestern Athletic Conference and highlighted the dire financial status of many of our nation’s 105 HBCUs.
DALLAS–Local entrepreneur and businesswoman Elizabeth Sanford of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has achieved the status of Mary Kay Independent Sales Director by exceeding sales and team building goals set within her Mary Kay business. Mary Kay Independent Sales Directors build successful businesses with the income potential, freedom and flexibility that accompany an entrepreneurial business opportunity.Sanford began her Mary Kay business as an Independent Beauty Consultant in 1995 and as a direct result of her business acumen, sales and team building, she has achieved the status of Independent Sales Director.
PROFILED—Courier photographer Rossano P. Stewart and teacher Dennis Henderson (rear) lay handcuffed after a June run-in with Pittsburgh Police Officer Richard Gromek. (Photo by Elwin Green) Two months after Pittsburgh police Officer Jonathan Gromek arrested teacher Dennis Henderson and handcuffed New Pittsburgh Courier photographer Rossano Stewart after speeding past and nearly striking them with his patrol car in Homewood, Zone 5 police Cmdr. Timothy O’Connor said Gromek was wrong, and the incident “should have been handled in a different way.” For saying that, O’Connor had a copy of the New Pittsburgh Courier’s report of his remarks slipped under his office door with a note saying, “We Thought You Had Our Back.”
This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” (AP Photo/The Weinstein Company, Anne Marie Fox) by Jake CoyleAP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey has heard this story before. A wave of high-profile films about Black people receives accolades. A heart-warming trend of greater on-screen equality is declared. Hollywood basks in its multiculturalism — and then returns to business as usual.
KATHLEEN KANE PA ATTORNEY GENERAL Last month, as part of an effort to do anything and everything to save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture from foreclosure, several Black political leaders wrote to Attorney General Kathleen Kane for assistance. Last week, her office responded with an announcement that it would audit the organization and “compel the August Wilson Center for African American Culture to account for the administration of its charitable assets from 2006 to the present.”
Family members Edward Harris, left, and Damien Brown, carry a framed photo of Demarius Reed, in his Eastern Michigan football jersey, as they leave Reed’s funeral at Holy Temple Cathedral in Harvey, Ill., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. (AP Photo/AnnArbor.com, Melanie Maxwell)YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Police say they’re working to exhaust all possibilities and tips in their investigation of the slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013, British actor Idris Elba, second from right, who stars as Nelson Mandela, poses with Ndleka Mandela, grand daughter of former president Nelson Mandela, right, and Sazizwe Dlamini Manaway, left, grand daughter of Mandela, and wife of justice minister Jeff Radebe Brigette Radebe, second from left, at the South African premier of the film Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom, in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell) by Christopher TorchiaAssociated Press WriterJOHANNESBURG (AP)—Nelson Mandela was amused by the elaborate makeup process a British actor went through to play him in a film based on his autobiography, the movie’s producer said last Saturday of a special screening for the former South African president last year. “Is that me?” Anant Singh, the South African producer of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” recalled a smiling Mandela as saying when he saw a picture of actor Idris Elba as an elderly version of the man who spent 27 years in jail under White minority rule. After he was freed, Mandela led South Africa through a difficult transition to its first racially inclusive elections in 1994, a historic event that propelled him to the presidency and inspired many around the world.