Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

PITTSBURGH’S LITTLE SUPERSTARS

YOUTH FOOTBALL in Pittsburgh is a staple in our community. On this late October 2017 morning in Lincoln-Lemington, Courier photographer J.L. Martello captures quite the competitiveness in teams from Steel Valley, the Hill District, the West End, and Lincoln. Courier circulation consultant Jeff Marion is the coach of the Lincoln Rams.

Tax havens for the rich and powerful exposed

(TriceEdneyWire.com/GIN)—The latest investigative bombshell by an international team of journalists reveals the kings and queens, presidents and CEOs who have hidden their wealth in foreign ports, far from the prying eye of the taxman. The new report is called the “Paradise Papers.”

This Week In Black History

Week of November 15-21, 2017

November 15

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JOHN MERCER LANGSTON

1884—The Berlin Conference begins. This stands as one of the most significant events in all of African and Black history. Basically, seven European powers sat down and divided Africa for their benefit. They created countries which divided tribes and were often unworkable economically. The divisions and exploitations, resulting from the Berlin Conference, plague Africa to this day. The conference was completed in Berlin, Germany, in February 1885.

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Business Calendar (Nov. 15-21)

Cash Flow Webinar
NOV. 15—The Chatham Women’s Business Center will conduct a free online seminar, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Cash Flow, which will cover how well thought-out assumptions determine sustainability or failure, focusing on showing and reviewing the components of an all-inclusive cash flow projection, what a cash flow statement should look like, and how to develop assumptions to support revenue & expense numbers. The event is free but registration is required. For more information call Anne Flynn Schlicht at 412-365-1153.

This Week In Black History

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November 8

1898—The Wilmington Massacre occurs. A mob of Whites launches a terror campaign against Blacks in Wilmington, N.C. They destroy a Black newspaper plant, seize control of city government and officially leave nine to 11 Blacks dead. However, the unofficial death toll was said to be closer to 100. The Black press building was burned.

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Church Circuit Calendar (Nov. 8-14)

ST. JAMES COOKING FROM THE GARDEN
NOVEMBER 9—The Larimer Green Team will host Cooking From the Garden with Chef Art Inzinga, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. James AME Church’s Sumpter Hall, 444 Lincoln Ave. Izinga is the culinary director at CCAC and member of the American Culinary Federation. Free admission, door prizes, and food samples. To reserve a spot, call 412-441-1476.

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Business Calendar (Nov. 8-14)

Sales Boot Camp
NOV. 8—Join Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center for a one-day interactive workshop, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rockwell Hall, Room 108, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219. The seminar will help jumpstart your sales and offer proven methods for finding new customers, capturing their attention and getting them to commit to the sale. Topics include: Cold calling, networking; getting the asking price; handling objections; post-sale and retention, and more. Cost $399. For more information call 412-396-6233.

Understanding the Ethics of Research

Did you know that there are many ethical principles that researchers must follow? This is to ensure that research is done in a way that minimizes risk and provides benefit to research participants. “Research” is a broad term for an organized way to gather information. The information is collected through the use of surveys, interviews, medical record reviews, tests or medical procedures. Research needs to provide valuable knowledge to benefit people. It also has the potential to improve the care or well-being of future generations.

Living long, and loving life

LORRAINE TURNER

Evelyn Horton shares the story of Lorraine Turner to the New Pittsburgh Courier; a Virginia native who found herself in Pittsburgh and has enjoyed it ever since.

Roasting The #ConnectingKing

JAMIE UPSHAW of Autism Urban Connections Support Group

The jokes and laughs were centered on Vernard Alexander, but it was all for a good cause. Proceeds from The Roast for Autism at The Spot in Penn Hills, Oct. 21, benefited the Autism Urban Connections Support Group, founded by Jamie Upshaw.