Bishop Loran E. Mann Special Honors Video

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Bishop Loran E. Mann, founder of Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ in Pittsburgh, passed away at the age of 74. A former award-winning journalist, Mann became a member of the Church of God in Christ’s General Board in 2021.

Mann posthumously received the Legacy Award the New Pittsburgh Courier during the 2021 50 Men of Excellence ceremony.

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New Pittsburgh Courier
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Pentecostal Temple
National Association of Black Journalists
Cornerstone Network
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Steelers vs Ravens Game Postponed, Players React

Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey (#53) moments before snapping the ball against the Baltimore Ravens on October 6, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — For those planning to enjoy turkey — with all of the fixins’, of course — a few drinks  and Steeler football, you won’t be able to complete the trifecta.

The National Football League has officially changed the Steelers vs Ravens game — originally scheduled for Thanksgiving — to Sunday. The postponement comes hours after several players in Baltimore tested positive for COVID-19. 

Ravens’ running backs Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, Nose Tackle Brandon Williams and Pernell McPhee who plays linebacker, were slated to miss the originally scheduled Thursday night game.

Players took to Twitter to express their displeasure with the decision.

The Baltimore Ravens released the following statement Monday night:

Actor Chadwick Boseman Dies 1-Year After Filming ‘Ma Rainey’ in Pittsburgh

Actor Chadwick Boseman and Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (#7) share a funny moment at Steelers’ Family Day practice at Heinz Field on August 4, 2019. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — Actor Chadwick Boseman, most known for roles in “42” and “Black Panther,” has died at age 43. He reportedly lost his battle with colon cancer.

Boseman spent a considerable amount of time in Pittsburgh in 2019 filming “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” originally a stage play by legendary playwright August Wilson.  The film is produced by Denzel Washington and co-stars Viola Davis.
 
While in Pittsburgh, Boseman spent time with the Steelers during the team’s annual Family Day practice at Heinz Field on August 4.
 
Boseman died on August 28, 2020 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.  He was 43.

 


BRIAN COOK IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SINCE 2005. HE CAN BE REACHED AT BCOOK@GOLDENSKYMEDIA.COM.
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Diontae Johnson Still Sidelined With Hip Injury

Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson during Training Camp on August 21, 2020 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. (Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (GSM) — The rising star on the Steelers’ offense will be sidelined a bit due to a minor injury, Head Coach Mike Tomlin said Friday.

In Friday’s practice, wide receiver Diontae Johnson interacted with teammates and walked the field but didn’t practice. Coach Tomlin didn’t specify the severity of the hip injury he endured or the time he will be out. However, Tomlin mentioned that both Johnson and Terrell Edmunds will miss time. “There are couple of guys that missed today’s work, new guys with minor ailments that can be described as day-to-day.” Tomlin said. “That’s Diontae Johnson and T [Terrell] Edmunds. Hopefully, those guys get back to us really soon. Again, it could be described as day-to-day.”

Johnson is expected to see significant playing time this year. He impressed in his rookie (2019) season racking up 59 receptions, 680 yards and 5 touchdowns.


BRIAN COOK IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SINCE 2005. HE CAN BE REACHED AT BCOOK@GOLDENSKYMEDIA.COM.
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Emmy Award-Winning Rapper Frzy Visits OGCooking Show

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh native and Emmy Winner Frzy shows his taste buds are as sharp as his lyrics in this episode of OGCooking.
 

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Host/Producer: Olga George
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Twitter: @OGCooking

Photographer/Editor/Sound Tech: Brian Cook
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Twitter: @BCook1906

Production company: Golden Sky Media Website: www.goldenskymedia.com Facebook: @GoldenSkyMediaCompany

Frzy

Guest: Harvey Daniels AKA “Frzy” Twitter:  @Frzy

Instagram: @Frzy

Facebook: @OfficialFrzy

Website: www.thefrzy.com 

 

 

 

 

Special Thanks: Frzy, The Commoner, Chris Moore, Hair By Mel, YaJagoff! Media, Scott Hilty, and Alex Dando.


BRIAN COOK IS AN EMMY-NOMINATED INTERNATIONAL JOURNALIST WHO HAS BEEN COVERING THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE SINCE 2005. HE CAN BE REACHED AT BCOOK@GOLDENSKYMEDIA.COM.
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