Highmark | If Detected Early, You Have a 90% Chance of Beating Cancer.

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STATE OF BLACK PITTSBURGH | Leadership & Self-Reliance | THU, JUNE 1, 2017 5PM at WQED Multimedia Studios

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Telephone: 412-227-4229 or email development@ulpgh.org
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE
for breakout sessions and studio audience
RSVP by May 30

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Dollar Bank’s Mortgages For Mothers | Free Workshop on June 17th at David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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9:00 AM Registration
at David L. Lawrence Convention Center
Featured Host: Lynne Hayes-Freeland
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

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Summer Camp Destiny | Serving girls, ages 8-18, who reside in Clairton, North Side, and East End areas of Pittsburgh.

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Join the Sisters & Friends Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard in September 2017

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Smooth First Fridays on June 2 at Roland’s Seafood Grill (Upstairs) in the Strip District

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Willette’s Hair Designs | Located in Pgh’s East Side | 412-362-7861

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CCAC | College Kickstart Day | FREE Open House Events in April, June, and July

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Planet of the ALPHAS | Memorial Boat Ride Weekend 2017, May 26-28

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Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Spring 2017 issue is SuperSonic!

Soul Pitt Quarterly's Spring 2017 issue is SuperSonic!Look out for our Spring 2017 Soul Pitt Quarterly issue featuring the SuperSonic success of Troy Miles and Darrell Warden of The Miles Group.  PLUS, read about candidates who want your vote on May 16th!  This 116 page sold out issue is also packed with really cool articles about those making it happen not only in and around Pittsburgh, but also in Beaver County, Johnstown PA and more!

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Diversity, Inclusion and Fairness.

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Mr. Kirkland is the Pennsylvania Department of General Services
Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities.

Diversity, Inclusion and Fairness. I’m certain we all are familiar with these three words and what they mean. In Pennsylvania’s state government system, however, they have become much more than words – they have become a way of life.

Since taking office, Governor Tom Wolf and the Wolf Administration have adopted diversity, inclusion and fairness as their guiding principles for economic development and state government operations.  Governor Wolf solidified his commitment to that philosophy when he signed Executive Order 2015-11 to improve the participation of small and small diverse businesses in state government contracting and the Commonwealth’s overall economy.   Continue reading

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CITY OF PITTSBURGH CAREERS | Your Bridge to Endless Opportunities

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Hank’s Helping Hand

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Find out what’s new at the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

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Thomas Merton Center Employment Opportunity | Executive Director

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Job Title:  Executive Director
Job Status:
 exempt, full-time
Reports to and Supervised by: Executive Committee, Board of Directors
Position Supervises: Staff, interns and volunteers
Expected Start Date: June 2017
Pay Rate: $39,000/year salary and health care benefits

Position Summary:

This position requires the ability to work effectively with the board, supervise staff, and oversee project relationships with the Center.  Expertise and demonstrated commitment to the Thomas Merton Center mission is also required.  Additionally, in this position there is responsibility related to assisting in finances and operations, including building maintenance, contracts, insurance and liability, and working effectively with volunteers, interns, and community and project leaders.
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Darrell Warden: A Pittsburgh Success Story

By Christiana Dillard

“It’s always about being better.”  Darrell Warden, hiring manager for Team Warden & Team Tri-state Group (a part of The Miles Group Insurance Agency) is the embodiment of his own statement. The agency has personnel in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and even Delaware; and their motto, “One Vision,” exemplifies their commitment to “being better.”  And each day Warden personally strives to be the best.

Warden had his beginnings in Rankin, a low-income borough in the Greater Pittsburgh area. However, he refused to allow the town’s bleak environment to bring him down. He attended Full Sail University in Florida and went on to become a music executive at Bad Boy Records with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs. Warden was at Bad Boy for ten years before moving back to Pittsburgh to work in the mortgage loan department at PNC Bank. When he was laid off from PNC, he found out that some of his old acquaintances were forming their own insurance group, headed by Troy Miles and hopped on board. For his role as a founding member of The Miles Group, Warden became a hiring manager for his own team within the agency and hasn’t looked back since. Continue reading

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Mount Carmel Baptist Church Spring Revival | May 31-June 2

Mount Carmel Baptist Church Spring Revival | May 31-June 2

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A Taste of Africa | CEA’s 24th Founders Day Anniversary Celebration, Friday June 9th

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Gateway Medical Society Community Healthcare Symposium | Save the Date, June 10th

Gateway Medical Society Community Healthcare Symposium | Save the Date June 10th

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Call to Action: Help Expand NAP in Distressed Communities

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Over the past few years, we’ve asked you to call your elected officials in support of funding increases to the Pennsylvania Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). Thanks to your advocacy, there is increasing, bipartisan support to expand the program to help communities like Wilkinsburg continue to grow and thrive!

NAP funding leverages additional resources for Wilkinsburg while building our community’s technical capacity and infrastructure. Recent data show that $500,000 in NAP support generates $900,000 in economic activity and $32,000 in new state tax revenue that would otherwise go unrealized. Without this important source of funding and partnerships, we would not be able to continue our work to rebuild Wilkinsburg’s economy and improve our community’s quality of life.

Senators and representatives have issued co-sponsor memos to double NAP to $36 million (since 1967, the NAP budget has been stuck at $18 million statewide). This would unlock even more vital resources for housing, food security, and community organizations across the state to build partnerships with for-profit tax credit investors.

Will you help us get more co-sponsors and send a clear message to Harrisburg?
Please take a few moments to contact your legislators and ask them to support the expansion and modernization of the NAP. Here’s a sample letter that can be personalized for your specific elected officials. We appreciate our community advocates like you – thank you for your continued support!
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TrZade Salon Open NOW on Brownsville Road | Book Your Appt TODAY 412.431.1100

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113 Brownsville Rd. Pittsburgh PA. 15210

We are a Professional Hair & Nail Salon in which we provide an ultimate client experience through exceptional service, great atmosphere and superior technical skills.

OPENING HOURS > Tue – Sat: 9am – 6pm

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Community College of Allegheny County | SMART MOVE.

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Child with dyslexia? Learn More. | Provident Charter School

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Join Pgh Police | Lead. Serve. Protect.

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Governor Wolf Announces Appointment of Kerry L. Kirkland as Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today announced the appointment of Kerry L. Kirkland to serve as the Deputy Secretary for Diversity, Inclusion and Small Business Opportunities in the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.

“We are excited to be bringing Kerry on board in this newly created position that will spearhead the administration’s efforts to improve the state contracting environment for our small diverse and small businesses,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “We are looking forward to using his more than 38 years of experience and involvement with developing policies and programs for small diverse and small businesses to our benefit as we look for innovative ways to position these businesses for success in Pennsylvania’s economy.” Continue reading

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QuickFlicks Photography by Brandon McMillan

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Healthy Start, Inc. is HIRING!

Healthy Start, Inc. is HIRING!
Healthy Start, Inc., a federally funded program, is hiring entry level Community Health Workers to identify and educate eligible participants for the Healthy Start program.  We serve any resident of Allegheny County who is pregnant and/or parenting a child under 2 years of age.

Our Mission:

The mission of Healthy Start, Inc. is to focus primarily on the reduction of infant mortality and low birth weight babies in Southwest Pennsylvania in such a way as to make valuable use of its resources, preserve program flexibility, and continue to offer seamless services with the intent to improve the quality of life for infants, toddlers, youths, siblings, parents and grandparents.

Position:  Community Health Worker I – Community Health Outreach

Location:  Point Breeze, Allegheny County

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Third Day Soaps & Garden > Earthly, Holistic Skin & Body Care | 412.290.0611

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“The earth bring forth the grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit…and the evening and the morning were the Third Day.”

Our mission is to use Ingredients so pure and simple they could have come from one of the earliest gardens on earth.

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Start an Exciting Career with the Allegheny County Police

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The Miles Group | Now Hiring Agents & Mangers!

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PUSH Spotlight on DEBRA BONNEAU | “A Manly Movement that Motivates Women!”

Pushdebra2800PUSH co-owner Deavon Hammonds, ask Debra Bonneau five questions about what she is PUSHing through and how she is coping with being a caregiver.

1. What are you are PUSHing through right now?
Being a full-time caregiver for my mother who has severe dementia, while maintaining and taking care of myself so that I am able to be there for her.

2. How have you been able to spread the word and gain control over these circumstances?
I document our precious moments and post videos on Facebook to share and show others that they are not alone in this situation of caring for a loved one with dementia.  Sharing on social media opens up a dialogue and I get feedback and give feedback to others.  Follow my journey by searching on hastag #dementiaisthedevil on Facebook. Continue reading

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TrZade Salon Opened NOW on Brownsville Road | Book Your Appointment TODAY 412.431.1100

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We are a Professional Hair & Nail Salon in which we provide an ultimate client experience through exceptional service, great atmosphere and superior technical skills.
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2017 Cincinnati Music Festival | July 28 – 29 at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OH

2017 Cincinnati Music Festival | July 28 - 29 at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati OHAttend the Cincinnati Music Festival just once, and you will realize you are embarking on a musical experience like none other. Over twenty thousand like-minded people gathered like a huge family for one purpose – to enjoy the greatest music ever created! Through the years, thousands of music lovers have fallen in love with The Cincinnati Music Festival.

Day 1 of the festival begins at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, July 28th with the following line-up:

  • Mary J Blige, Kem, BBD (Bell, Biv, DeVoe), SWV (Sisters With Voices)

Day 2 begins at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 29th with the following line-up:

  • Usher, Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, ConFunkShun

Now is the best time to join us for The 2017 Cincinnati Music Festival … the largest festival of its kind in the mid-west.

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  • Prime Tickets
  • Prime Hotel Accommodations
  • Create Your Own Hotel/Ticket Package
  • All at reasonable prices for this 2 day music extravaganza
  • Array of Payment Options (Credit Card, PayPal, Mail Order, Payment Plan, Group Sales)

For Additional Ticket/Hotel Purchasing Information go to www.qlzproductions.com

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 Do your family, friends and co-workers a big favor and let them know. Thanks!

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Get Gorgeous Hair in an Instant with the Mermeida System | WWW.MERMEIDA.COM

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Perry Insurance Group | Individual / Family or Group health insurance

Perry Insurance Group | Individual / Family or Group health insurance

Individual / Family or Group health insurance
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To avoid penalty (IRS), enrollment begins November 1, 2016
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Gwen’s Girls | Immediate Openings For our FREE Afterschool Program!

Gwen's Girls | Immediate Openings For our FREE Afterschool Program!Our after-school program provides an opportunity for girls to interact with peers who have similar goals and ambitions, get help with their homework, learn life skills, discover their unique talents and have fun. We know that a girl’s peers are one of the major influences in her life. Providing girls with a safe environment in which to build healthy relationships can make all the difference when it comes to the decisions she makes and the future she chooses. Call us today!

Call 412.904.4239
Or visit our website at www.gwensgirls.org

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Ride Simpler | One zone. No matter how far you’re going.

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Wilkinsburg Demolition Projects

Date: 1/4/17
Contact: Patrick Shattuck, Council Pres.
or Donn Henderson, Borough Mgr. 412-244-2969
Borough Statement on Demolitions and Blight 1/3/17

Last week, multiple news channels have chosen to focus on recent emergency demolition projects in Wilkinsburg.  While dealing with blight in the Borough can seem overwhelming at times, we would like to update taxpayers on the ongoing and pro-active efforts being undertaken by Council to deal with this daunting task.

In 2016, the Borough completed 20 demolitions and have awarded contracts for another 29 demolitions which will begin shortly. Council’s goal has been to address demolition needs proactively, receiving grant sources for demolition even with continued reductions in funding available for this purpose from traditional sources such as HUD and their Community Block Grant Program.  Continue reading

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Wilkinsburg Ardmore Grant

wilkinsburggrantArdmore Boulevard in Wilkinsburg will be getting a facelift in 2017 thanks to a recently awarded grant.

On Tuesday, December 6th, Governor Wolf announced investments to support statewide economic development and infrastructure efforts and job creation through the Commonwealth Financing Authority, which approved 94 projects totaling $55,068,228 in funding.  The Borough of Wilkinsburg received $350,000.  “The projects approved today through the Commonwealth Financing Authority will serve as a catalyst for other revitalization efforts,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “These funds will help communities and companies with projects that will improve the lives of Pennsylvania residents and further spur job growth and create new jobs.” Continue reading

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Pledge Your Support for the Train Station Project

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We kicked off the Wilkinsburg Train Station Restoration Project earlier this month, and are excited to announce we are well on our way to reaching our $3 million goal! To date, we have raised $2.5 million through grants, corporate contributions, and early pledges.

We need your help to close the gap!
Pledge your support for the project today by making a secure, tax-deductible donation at WilkStation.org.

trainstationpartyYou can also call us at (412) 727-7855 or email marlee@wilkinsburgcdc.org to request a pledge form, sign up to volunteer, or commit to hosting a house party or other fundraising event.

House parties are simple ways for you to crowdfund a contribution to the Train Station Restoration Project by getting your friends, family members, and neighbors together for a good cause.

We have assembled house party kits to help you get started; contact us for more information.

#GetOnBoard and stay tuned to project updates by following the WCDC’s Train Station Restoration Project Facebook page at fb.com/WilkinsburgTrainStation!

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Scrubba’s Cleaning | We free up your time so you can focus on what matters

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Hire an Urban Real Estate Specialist that CARES About the Community You Want to Live In.

Hire an Urban Real Estate Specialist that CARES About the Community You Want to Live In.Call DeAnna Davis today! 412.377.3823

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Who has helped you achieve where you are today?

Eight new graduates across Point Park University’s four schools shared their thoughts about who has helped them along their journey to earning a master’s degree from Point Park. Below is the response from a friend of Soul Pitt, Mr. Lorenzo Boone:

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Lorenzo Boone, M.F.A. in Writing for the Screen and Stage

“To begin, I have to acknowledge my 85-year-old mother, who I am fortunate to still have with me. It is her lost opportunities and dreams that I carry on my shoulders daily. Through her life, I recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants. Professors Nelson Chipman and Elise D’Haene also played a significant role in my development, and gave me incentive to keep driving towards my goals. They helped me believe that my style of storytelling and the voice that accompanies it needs to be told. They convinced me that even though it may not be traditional or mainstream, it has a place and it has merit.”

SOUL PITT CONGRATULATES LORENZO ON HIS ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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Steel Center | Basic Residential Electrical Wiring

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Steel Center | Interested in Welding?

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Join Pittsburgh EMS!

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Visit www.TheSoulPitt.com Daily – It’s good for your SOUL :)

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Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine WINS 2016 Vann Award | Congrats to Soul Pitt Quarterly Writer Ron Fisher!

Soul Pitt Media staff would like to congratulate Ron Fisher on his 1st Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Vann award tonight for his Johnstown Spotlight Series featured in Soul Pitt Quarterly!!!
Awesome job Ron, we love you!

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Soul Pitt CEO Awarded Business Woman of the Year by the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc.

“Thank you so much for recognizing my efforts in something that I am so passionate about — Pittsburgh and Technology.  It is with these two passions I have built a business while serving the Pittsburgh community with positive images and information to help uplift us all.  It feels good to know that the NANBPWC appreciates my passion as well and I encourage professional women to engage and join this organization to expand their network.” — Donna M. Baxter

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Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program

Visit www.higherachievement.org and click “ENROLL”
Questions? Contact: recruiter@higherachievment.org
or call (412) 721-0695

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Be the One to Answer the Call | Join Pgh Fire

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PITTSBURGH PROUD

Constance Parker, President Pittsburgh Chapter NAACP was recently selected as one of the community leaders nationwide to take part in a teleconference call with President Barack Obama to help galvanize support for Merrick Garland’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice.

A tireless advocate for human rights and dignity in Pittsburgh, we should all be Pittsburgh Proud that when The President of the United States seeks support in Pittsburgh he can turn to Mrs. Parker. We at Soul Pitt Media salute Mrs. Parker for all she does to make Pittsburgh truly The City of Champions for all Pittsburghers!

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Soul Pitt Ticket Winner!

Congrats to Gail! One of our winners of the two Madea tickets and Panera Bread gift card! Remember, you must be a Soul Pitt Soul Blast email subscriber to be entered into our contests.

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Sylvia Celeste Deaderick, Realtor -SRES | Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

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Johnstown Native Takes Fitness to the Streets

By Ron Fisher

Most of us start the New Year with some sort of resolution, however, as time passes those resolutions go right out the window. Johnstown native Joe Greenwood is here to remind us that one particular resolution is a must and should absolutely be carried on throughout the year. That vital resolution is the goal for a healthier lifestyle. Joe is a former Greater Johnstown High School standout athlete who has never given up his healthy regime. Greenwood believes that health is wealth and he has made it his mission to help people not only get into shape, but stay in shape as well.  Continue reading

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Royal Roots, a fair trade collection of skirts and accessories

Ujamaa Collectives First Direct International Fair Trade Contract
By Renee P. Aldrich

The terrain of lush greenery, palm and pine trees grow beside each other; the red clay soil that creates the roads in Tanzania’s Village of Kagera located in East Africa tells only a fraction of the journey.  The rigorous travel which consisted of 3 airplane flights for a total of 19 air hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, to Qatar, situated between Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf, then to Uganda. All this followed up with an overnight stay in a mysterious hotel; then, an additional 6-hour ground transportation by bus and two jammed packed mini-vans to get across the Ugandan and Tanzanian borders, as well as, the equator, is another part of the journey. Continue reading

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Choose Liberty Tax to have your Taxes Prepared Call 412.271.6060

When you choose Liberty Tax, you choose to have your taxes prepared in a warm, friendly environment with a tax professional dedicated to meet your specific needs.

Come as you are, kick your feet up, and relax – taxes are our thing. You’ll get the services you need, the refund you want, and the experience you deserve.

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