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Pittsburgh's 1st Latin Hits Music Show
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Governor Tom Corbett "Got Soul" Pictured with Donna Baxter, CEO of Soul Pitt Media, at the PA Commission for Women, "Women's Mentorship Symposium" on Sept 30, 2014
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The Soul Pitt Charter for Change trip was an awesome experience!
Check out the video by Andrew Rush and the Article by Sadie Gurman from the Post-Gazette who both traveled on our charter to document our journey!
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Xtreme Hip Hop is a high energy toning and cardio class created by Phillip Weeden, owner of Naturally Gifted Fitness Center in Cleveland Hts, OH.
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Known around the world as the reigning “Queen of Soul”, 18 Grammy winner, ARETHA FRANKLIN is one of the most influential and important voices in the history of American music. The “Queen of Soul” returns to Pittsburgh for her first appearance in over 13 years! Don’t miss an evening full of her greatest hits with one of music’s most legendary icons. ARETHA… April 21 at Heinz Hall for what promises to be a Night to Remember! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
Rich Engler Presents George Benson “Greatest Hits Tour” LIVE at the Benedum Center on May 9th at 8PM
Appreciated as both a musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has consistently placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive rhythm and blues, he’s earned himself an impeccable reputation as one of music’s most enterprising and engaging stars. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!
Join us for an exciting and informative open house taking place at all CCAC campuses and centers. Take care of all the details to enroll in one day while enjoying live entertainment, refreshments, prize giveaways and fun.
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Spring has spring and the events have just begun. Listen to see which Aretha songs Donna and Terina can name, a day of pampering for women at Oasis, comedy, jazz, live gospel recordings and much more!
Save Our Girls LIVE WEBCAST for Women Only – “A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman”, Saturday April 18 9AM
UwebTV Laugh and Lyrics on April 25th at James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy | Hosted by Howie D. Mac
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Donna and Terina put you down with plenty to do this upcoming Easter weekend, Easter Monday and other great events happening in April! The weather is breaking and it’s the perfect time to venture out and try something different. We got plenty for you to do.
Woodruff first came to Pittsburgh in May 1979 when drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers as a defensive back – #49, after earning a degree in Business Finance from the University of Louisville that same month. He went on to play 12 seasons—including playing in Super Bowl XIV as a rookie in 1980, being named Steelers MVP in 1982 and serving as team captain his final three seasons.
During his professional football career, Woodruff earned a Juris Doctor (1988) from Duquesne University School of Law, which allowed him to have a dual career for three years from 1988 to 1990, simultaneously practicing law with the Meyer Darragh law firm and playing football for the Pittsburgh Steelers—setting a precedent for the NFL and professional sports. In 1997, Woodruff became a founding partner of the law firm, Woodruff, Flaherty & Fardo. Click Here for Full Details
The Wilkinsburg Vacant Home Tour is a self-guided tour, showcasing abandoned and vacant properties, and leading tour participants on a journey back in time through the narratives of these homes and buildings. Stories of the families and people who lived and worked in them, who cared for and were sheltered by them, will be unearthed and revealed throughout the tour route.
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WILKINSBURG, PA, APRIL 8, 2015 – The first-ever Vacant Home Tour, a project developed by students at Carnegie Mellon University in partnership with the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) and Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), will take place in Wilkinsburg on Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is a self-guided neighborhood walking tour. It will be free and open to the public. Click Here for Full Details
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Art Sherrod, Jr. has been playing the saxophone for a quarter of a century now. He’s pretty well known within the DC/MD music community that he calls home. Smooth and urban jazz saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr. has opened for or co-headlined shows with Roy Ayers, Natalie Cole, Boney James, Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient and his mentor Gerald Albright.. Now, on the brink of nationwide distribution of his latest CD, Seasons, Art Sherrod, Jr. is ready for his close-up. It’s time for DC and MD to share this talented saxophonist with the rest of the world!
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3rd Annual Make a Joyful Noise Gospel Extravaganza w/ Marvin Sapp + Other Artists LIVE at Mt Ararat on May 1
Three Rivers Adoption Council’s
3rd Annual Make A Joyful Noise Gospel Extravaganza
Presented by McDonald’s
This year’s featured performer MARVIN SAPP! Hosted by Lillian Cannon, also performing Travis Malloy, Deborah Moncrief, & Chozen 1 Mime.
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Former rap artist, Donna Baxter, CEO/Tech Diva of Soul Pitt on Hustle & Heart TV with Darieth Chisolm
Donna Baxter, former rap artist (Misfits in the Attic) and CEO/Tech Diva of Soul Pitt Media says why you need to get online or get left behind. Watch at http://bit.ly/HandHTVBaxter on Hustle & Heart TV with Darieth Chisolm. #?HustleandHeartTV
Keeping Keith’s dream alive! | GoFundMe Campaign to Help Mother & Daughter Keep Local Dealership Open
Keith Bullard was a pioneer in the automobile industry. He was one of the first eight black Chrysler dealers. Keith Bullard passed away unexpectedly in Dec 2013. He had just come out of retirement and opened his car dealership in August 2013 in order to have something for his family. Everything was in his name at the time of his untimely death. His wife and daughter have been struggling to keep the dealership going. CLICK HERE TO HELP KEEP HIS DREAM ALIVE
The Borough of Wilkinsburg has been a dry community since 1870, but the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) aims to change that this spring.
The WCDC Board of Directors voted to pursue a liquor license referendum to legalize the sale of liquor licenses to restaurants in the Borough of Wilkinsburg. The WCDC believes restaurant liquor licenses will attract new businesses to Wilkinsburg and increase investment in the area. This effort is supported by the WCDC Five-Year Strategic Plan and the Wilkinsburg Business District Revitalization Plan, which was approved by Wilkinsburg Borough Council in 2010. Click Here for Full Details
Fat Tuesday is the traditional name for the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. It is more commonly known as Mardi Gras, which is simply Fat Tuesday in French. Fat Tuesday marks the day with feasting before the fasting season of Lent begins.
Our newest member to The Soul Pitt family, Food Critic and Foodie Blogger Briana White has came of with a list of some good spots in Pittsburgh to get your grub on for those of you who plan to have that big feast before giving up one of your favorite foods for Lent. Click Here for Full Details
Hilltop Alliance and the Allentown Community Development Corporation (ACDC) Welcomes Leon’s Caribbean Restaurant to East Warrington Avenue in Allentown
Leon’s Caribbean Restaurant has the
Best Jamaican food in Pittsburgh, PA!
Owner: Leon Rose, Jamaican-American, owner of Leon’s
Located at 823 East Warrington Avenue in Allentown
Business open in Dec 2014 / Business hours > Monday – Saturday 10am – 10pm
Contact us at 412-431-5366
Are you looking to open a business in the Allentown area
See how Hilltop Alliance can help YOU!
For detail visit http://pghhilltopalliance.org/
or call Siena Kane, Allentown Business District Manager
By Bonita L. Penn
The City of Pittsburgh is experiencing another major economic Renaissance of rebirth and renewal. The City falls in line with many U.S. urban communities in gentrification and revitalization, such as Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Harlem. It is the dawn of economic abundant in our communities when it comes to opportunities for construction companies. One such company Ma’at Construction Group, located in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood, has been selected by Bridgeway Capital as the General Contractor for the first stage of the 7800 Susquehanna Street project.
Pittsburgh Business owners Curtis and Cassandra Brown have launched a Pgh Fish Fry and Food Festival mobile app!
Pittsburgh Business owners Curtis and Cassandra Brown have launched a Pgh Fish Fry and Food Festival mobile app. Traditional Pittsburgh Food Festivals & Fish Fry’s all at the touch of your fingers. The best eats and fun times with menus, turn-by-turn directions, pics, social media & web links. You’ll have to share this app with your family and friends then meet them to grab a bite at a few of your favorite spots. Download it Today!
Soul Pitt’s own Craig Dawson, VP of Sales & Marketing, ran into this sweet pint size baker extraordinaire during the Rosemary Crawford for Judge Campaign launch party last week. Ten-year-old Leah Baker Fowler, owner of Cupcakes Most Wanted, was quick to sale something to Craig, instead of the other way around and of course Craig’s sweet tooth couldn’t resist purchasing a few cupcakes from this high energy little business lady. If you haven’t tasted one yet, you definitely should because as she’s says herself, “IT’S A CRIME NOT TO TASTE EM’!”
by C. Denise Johnson
When I first heard about this enterprising ten year-old I thought, “How adorable!” More often than not, tweens and teens want to do for themselves as soon as possible. Their quest for independence sometime involves earning their own money to do with as they like. Such as the case with fifth-grader who is building her brand, one batch at a time. And it doesn’t hurt that she is absolutely adorable and cute as a button!
By Sheila Beasley
If you want to find everything from Doo Wop and R&B autographed pictures to memorabilia, Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff, has it all! Ginchy Stuff is located at 3623 California Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Johnny Angel is a legend with over 45 years in the music and entertainment industry.
By Ron Fisher
In light of the recent tragedies and marches engulfing the Country, I wanted to take a moment to speak on the inequality and injustice that you can find in any neighborhood. This article isn’t my typical piece, only because it’s not about someone I know; it’s about someone you know. We are all human beings, yet time and time again we have been given clear examples of how the “majority” still rules. As the black community is making strides to better itself, African-Americans are being forced to believe that their lives have no value. With the steadily increasing number of Blacks dying by the hands of police officers, tension continues to build across the Country, and the nation finds itself in what I believe to be this generation’s civil rights movement. Click Here for Full Details
By Dessie Bey
“Sankofa is how I show homage to the ancestors; Sankofa is how I take responsibility in strengthening the community; I have learned to take the spirit of Sankofa in all that I do.” — Nazura Asaseyeduru
A participant in marches, rallies and protests since 2004, Nazura Asaseyeduru is living out her life purpose as a social worker focusing on community organizing. “I love uniting our people and bringing a sense of urgency to community work.” Asaseyeduru explains, “The community constantly needs improved; it will take all of us to contribute, contributions such as serving disadvantaged people with food and clothes on the corner of Frankstown and N. Homewood Avenue; marching down the street not for a cause but to celebrate the legacy of Black people living in Pittsburgh; I am fulfilled by serving the community in this capacity.” Click Here for Full Details
By Shelia Beasley
Stephanie Moye, proprietor of Moyé Hair Etc., has expanded her recognized hair salon services to fashion wear with the new BLINGWEAR designs. With her new fashion house, Smoyé, she has created a line of clothes that are fun, chic and comfortable for women who have ‘on-the-go’ lifestyles. Click Here for Full Details
Hitting the streets later this week, our Soul Pitt Quarterly 2015 winter edition honors Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a symbolic all black and white cover design and special articles to help continue the conversation about race, equality and justice in America. Along with our feature “3 Women on a Mission for Human Rights, Arts and Technology” and stories on Activist Nazura, Genealogical research, Ma’at Construction Group, commentary on why Black lives matter and more, this is sure to be a collectors’ edition and one to uplift and inspire the entire community!
Tuition-free fellowship leading to M.Ed. in one year at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. Fellows graduate in one year with a Master of Education in Community Engagement (M.Ed.) – equipping them to pursue careers as nonprofit leaders, social change activists, and leaders in the national service learning movement. (Tuition-free M.Ed. but no stipend or funding). DETAILS HERE
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We had a great time at Pittsburgh Ladies Fest
on Sunday Jan 25th at the Convention Center!
Check out the photos of the many Soul Pitt fans (and new fans) who stopped by the Soul Pitt booth at Ladies Fest to take a #SoulfulSelfie with our Facebook prop that we made, along with other photos of Ladies Fest. You just might see someone you know. Enjoy. Also, we’d like to welcome all the new email subscribers to our growing Soul Blast email list!
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Last summer, the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) applied for Main Street designation through the Pennsylvania Department of Economic and Community Development and Pennsylvania Downtown Center’s Main Street Program. Earlier this week, Wilkinsburg was accepted into the prestigious program.
“We are thrilled to have been selected for Main Street designation by the PA Department of Community and Economic Development and the PA Downtown Center. The WCDC was formed in 2008 to revitalize our business district and we have been following the Main Street Approach from the beginning. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of our residents, business owners, community stakeholders, and government officials, the Wilkinsburg Business District has made tremendous progress,” WCDC Executive Director, Tracey Evans, said. Click Here for Full Details