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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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.
First the NFL takes away our bye week because another team can’t get their Covid situation together, now they take away our Thanksgiving primetime game for the same reason. Smh.
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.
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.