Category: Entertainment Written by Associated Press
PERFORMS AT HARVARD--Rapper Tyga visiting the set of New.Music.Live. at the MuchMusic HQ in Toronto. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, file)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Tyga (TY'-guh) performed at Harvard University despite opposition from critics who signed a petition seeking to keep him away over what they call his "violently misogynistic lyrics."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 20:56
POWERFUL TRIO—Mel Blount, TiAnda Blount and LaMarr Woodley
On April 5, at the beautiful Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown, hundreds attended the Mel Blount Youth Home 15th Annual All-Star Celebrity Roast: A Roast and Tribute honoring Pittsburgh Steeler Linebacker LaMarr Woodley. Current and former Steelers arrived early to sign footballs and Steeler memorabilia for the grand auction.
In a program message from Mel Blount he says he can’t believe it has been 15 years since his wife, TiAnda, wanted to do something special for his 50th birthday. “She had been praying for guidance from the Lord about how she could help me in my effort at the youth home. I was reluctant when she came to me with the original idea of the dinner. Now 15 years later I am thankful she followed the prompting of the Lord.”
On this wonderful evening LaMarr Woodley was honored. Blount says Woodley is a great role model in the NFL. Woodley returned to his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan and contributed over $60,000 of his own money to keep a football program alive. He is doing countless things in the Pittsburgh community as well. Woodley pledges $500 for each sack he records in a season, to support organizations serving disadvantaged kids in Saginaw and Pittsburgh including the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania and Prevent Another Crime Today (PACT). Woodley donates an initial $5,000 and seeks sponsors to match.
Blount says in the months to come he will share information about plans for the 25th Anniversary celebration of the Youth Home.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:56
Category: National Written by CNN
FREE AT LAST--Martin Luther King and Ralph Abernathy (background) leave Birmingham City Jail following their release on April 20, 1963, after eight days of imprisonment. (AP Photo)
by John Blake
(CNN) -- By the time Clarence Jones reached him, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was in bad shape.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:18
Category: National Written by CNN
HERMAN CAIN (AP Photo/File)
by Shannon Travis
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- As the Republican Party struggles with ways to attract more African-Americans to its party, one of their own former, African-American presidential candidates could throw a wrench in their plan.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 14:53
Category: Entertainment Written by Genea Webb
HALL OF FAME ENTERTAINER--This March 26, 2013 photo shows Chaka Kahn attending her birthday party in New York. Khan will be inducted into the Apollo Theater's hall of fame. The theater recently announced that Patti LaBelle and Mary J. Blige will perform in Khan's honor at its June 10 New York gala. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, file)
by Genea L. Webb
For New Pittsburgh Courier
More than 240 of the hottest Jazz artists on the planet will showcase their immeasurable talent at this year's Pittsburgh JazzLive Festival from June 7 through 9.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 April 2013 08:11
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