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

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Discovery Basecamp – Carnegie Museum of Natural History

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The Neighborhood Academy Upcoming Open House Dates in May & June

Thursday, May 26, 6 pm.
Saturday, June 4, 11 am
Wednesday, June 8, 6pm.

Call alumna and recruiter, Shannon 412.362.2001, ext 112
or Visit www.theneighborhoodacademy.org

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Convention Center in Pittsburgh to be Transformed into FREE Dental Clinic on June 3 & 4!

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!!!

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Giant Eagle – View Weekly Sale!

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Alpha Weekend in Pittsburgh! May 27-29, 2016

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CLICK HERE FOR FULL LIST OF EVENTS

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Ocean City Maryland Bus Trip In August 2016

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26, 2016 – SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

BUS DEPARTS FROM POINT STATE PARK AT 7:00 A.M.

BUS RETURNS TO PITTSBURGH AT APPROXIMATELY 6:00 P.M.

$250.00 PER PERSON, DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

PAYMENT PLAN AVAILABLE | CALL (412) 430-1431

SPONSORED BY CRIMINAL JUSTICE EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.
A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

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Pittsburgh Media Group Announces Finalists for 2016 Vann Awards

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Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s
Robert L. Vann Media Awards
@ The O’Hara Student Center Ballroom
at the University of Pittsburgh
4024 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213 (Oakland)
Thursday, May 19, 2016 | 6-9PM

Legacy and Literacy Champion Honorees Also to Be Recognized at May 19 Dinner

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is proud to announce the finalists for its 2016 Robert L. Vann Media Awards.

With the Award of Excellence, the Vann program honors exceptional print, broadcast, photography, and online journalism coverage of the African-American and African Diaspora communities of Western Pennsylvania.  The list of finalists is below.

“These awards help us to showcase and document the social diversity that is a part of the fabric of Western Pennsylvania,” said Ervin Dyer, co-chair of the Vann awards subcommittee. “These stories give voice to the aspirations and struggles of communities that are too often voiceless, and we are grateful to the journalists and their organizations for the time and resources invested in having these stories told.” Click Here for Full Details

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Gwen’s Girls is Hiring for Two positions > Workforce Support Specialist & PT Driver

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*This is seasonal non-exempt summer employment

The Workforce Support Specialist works directly with the youth to deliver the summer Learn and Earn workforce program by providing academic support, career education, and life skills training.  He/she will manage the work-site placements and conduct weekly check-ins to assess the professional progress of youth.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF THE
WORKFORCE SUPPORT SPECIALIST JOB POSTING

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The driver provides safe and timely transportation of clients to and from activities as assigned.  Works within the boundaries established by agency to maintain professional relationships with clients.  Assists the Transportation Coordinator with upkeep and maintenance of agency vehicles.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF OF
THE PART-TIME DRIVER JOB POSTING

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Save the Date for the Black Arts Festival | July 16-17, 2016 11AM-8PM in Homewood

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John Legend’s “Can You Dig This” | a documentary about four “gangster gardeners” who discover what happens when they get their hands dirty — in the soil of South L.A.

“Can You Dig This” –A crucial documentary of this years Film Festival and more importantly our communities here in every County, PA which experience “Food Deserts”! John Legend’s Get Lifted Film Co. is planting a documentary about four “gangster gardeners” who discover what happens when they get their hands dirty — in the soil of South L.A. Check out the trailer for Can You Dig This, which has its world premiere Thursday at the Los Angeles Film Festival. Fusion already has nabbed TV rights to the pic about the urban gardening movement, which was cultivated by director Delila Vallot. It also features a new original song written and performed by defending Best Song Oscar champ Legend and additional music composed by TV on the Radio’s David Sitek.

FANS of Play has officially offered to host the new and important film  Can You Dig This  This screening won’t happen unless enough tickets are reserved in advance, and we need YOUR HELP – Please share this screening – http://gathr.us/screening/15011 

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Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor

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Pittsburgh NAACP selects Sam Covelli to receive honor
Former Ohio Senator spoke at Human Rights dinner Thursday

WARREN, OH – May 6, 2016 – The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP presented Sam Covelli, Owner Operator of Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, with its highest corporate recognition at the organization’s annual Human Rights Dinner on May 5, 2016 at the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh.

Covelli, operator of more than 300 Panera Bread restaurants, was selected for the NAACP’s Corporate Partner of the Year award because of the work that Covelli Enterprises has done creating a diverse and inclusive workforce at its restaurants in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Florida, said Constance Parker, president of the Pittsburgh NAACP. Click Here for Full Details

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Gateway to Wellness: Back to the Basics | Saturday, June 4, 2016 | Register by May 27th 2016

The goal of this symposium is to provide the community with the information and resources to help them get Back to the Basics.This will be accomplished through education and communication with healthcare and community experts. The symposium will have three main breakout sessions for Men, Women and Youth.

Click here to download the symposium brochure.
Call 412.281.4086 or visit www.gatewaymedicalsociety.org
to register by May 27th 2016!

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Open Letter from Constance Parker, NAACP Pittsburgh Branch President

Click Here for Full Details

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2016 Cincinnati Music Festival | Friday, July 22nd and Saturday, July 23rd

Visit www.qlzproductions.com for Tickets & Info!

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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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SPQ’s Spring Edition Has Sprung!

Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Special 25th issue for Spring packed with 112 pages of awesome advertisers and soulful stories is here! With God’s Grace, the love of the community and amazing support from corporate and small business advertisers, we will continue to serve you and feel that the best is yet to come :)
THANK YOU! THANK YOU ALL!

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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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Port Authority Connect Card | SIMPLE

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Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh | Housing Choice Voucher Program

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Morris “Doc” Turner 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair | May 29 at Highland Park

Register online at Active.com

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NAACP’s 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner | Thursday May 5th at 5:30PM

The Honorable Nina Turner

Pittsburgh NAACP Announces The Honorable Nina Turner as Keynote.

For Further Information Contact Twanda Carlisle at 412-471-1024

The Honorable Nina Turner, former Ohio State Senator, will be the keynote speaker at the 62nd Annual Human Rights Dinner to benefit the Pittsburgh NAACP. Turner will address this year’s theme “Times Are Changing: So Should We.”

A native of Cleveland, Senator Nina Turner is the oldest of seven children and accepted her first job at age 14 to help support her family and siblings. Nina’s work ethic, empathy and commitment to serving others stem largely from her humble beginnings.

Senator Turner worker her way through school earning her Associate of Arts degree from Cuyahoga Community College and her Bachelors and Master of Arts degrees from Cleveland State University. In 2013, Nina received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Wilberforce University. Click Here for Full Details

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NAACP Washington Branch | Human Rights Award Banquet with Keynote by Joe Madison, “The Black Eagle” | May 6


Known as “The Black Eagle”, Joe Madison is a legendary voice in radio, and a recognized human and civil rights activist.  He demands action against injustice every weekday morning on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, asking his audience “what are you going to do about it?”

Madison can certainly talk the talk, but he also walks the walk.  By completing a 52-hour live broadcast, he broke a Guinness World Record and raised over $200,000 for the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum.

In June 2015, Madison made history again by broadcasting live from Cuba, becoming the first national talk show in America to do so in more than 50 years. Click Here for Full Details

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Be the One to Answer the Call | Join Pgh Fire

Visit www.joinpghfire.com for more information

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The Miles Group | Now Hiring Agents & Mangers!

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Damien Escobar Boundless Tour on June 25th at 8PM | Carnegie Music Hall Homestead PA

Easy come,easy go; was the lesson two-time Emmy Award winning Violinist, Damien Escobar learned when he and his brother walked away from a multi-million dollar brand that took ten years to build. The now 27 year-old’s claim to fame came early on in his teens when he, alongside his brother, appeared on “America’s Got Talent ” as Nuttin but Stringz. Two urban kids from Jamaica Queens, playing a blend of Hip Hop and Classical Melodies with a Violin was somewhat surprising to viewers, and unique to say the very least; and the duo quickly shot to stardom – appearing in commercials and movies, touring, and even adding a platinum selling album to their accolades. But growing creative differences eventually became to much for the pair to bear, and g he success of Nuttin but Stringz came to a end. Shattering the Name and Reputation Damien worked hard to establish, and forcing him to Rebuild from Rock Bottom. I Give You DAMIEN ESCOBAR !!!!  Get Tickets @ www.ticketfly.com

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Photo Review: Mel Blount Youth Home Dinner on April 1 & 2, 2016 by Mrs. Joy Woodruff

Photo Review By Mrs. Joy Woodruff:

Last year, Dwayne was honored at this event but this year we just enjoyed the company of old friends:

1) Chatting w/Mel during Saturday morning breakfast w/him, his wife TiAnda, Bradshaw & his wife and my hubby. 4.2.2016

2)  Woodruffs with Tunch Ilkin #62 & wife Karen 4.1.2016

3) Woodruffs w/Robin Cole #56 & fiancée Judith Herschell. 4.1.2016

4) Hines & “Hubby”

5) Teammates, relaxing after the big event; Woodruff # 49, Joe Greene #75, JT Thomas #24 & Terry Bradshaw #12 (4.1.2016)

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PCTV’S VIDEO SUMMER CAMP | JULY 11-15, 10am-1pm | YOUTH AGES 13-17 YRS

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Theology of Work | Class begins April 6, 2016 @ Bethany Baptist Church

Has the drudgery of work got you down? Do you feel that work is a necessary evil you have to endure? Is it hard for you to connect  your Sunday worship with work Monday through Saturday? 

God has a biblical design for our work and our work matters to God.

Come and Learn about God’s design  for work and how we can develop a new perspective on work and God’s personal call to all Christians. Class begins  April  6, 2016.

This course explores the meaning of spirituality and the ministry of work  which engages  Christians for most of their waking hours. The course explores four areas:

Biblical –A survey of who we are in Christ, the meaning of work, calling and how they all fit in God’s revealed purpose

Contextual –Understand how the worldview  and specific cultures (African American) affect one’s work ethic and one’s ability to be who God called them to be

Integrative –Discover how work is related to ministry, calling and mission

Theological –Understanding of work and it’s practice through the Word of God and in the context of contemporary workplaces

Theology of Work– Rev Dr. Stanley A. Holbrook, Instructor
Six week course April 6– May 11, 2016  from 7 pm-9 pm
Course Cost -$30 plus books
For more information contact:
PLBI @ Bethany Baptist Church
7745 Tioga Street
Pittsburgh, Pa 15208
412-242-3255

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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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Princess Entrepreneur program for young girls ages 10-17

The program takes place in Wilkinsburg and surrounding neighborhoods, but participation from Wilkinsburg youth has been really low. The program coordinators are looking to increase participation from Wilkinsburg girls, specifically. If you know any young, aspiring entrepreneurs, please encourage them to sign up for this FREE program. For more info, email princessentrepreneurs@gmail.com.

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Mother to Son Women’s Conference Series

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Events are on Saturdays – 8AM to 12:30PM
Upcoming Event Dates:
April 2, June 18, Sept 17 and Dec 17
TICKETS ARE FREE!
For more info & to register contact
Niasia Moses at 412.665.2810

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Circle of Friends Bus Trip to the Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest in Reading PA | April 1-3, 2016

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Cost includes:

  • Round trip transportation from Pittsburgh
  • Two nights lodging
  • Breakfasts (2)
  • Saturday dinner
  • Tickets for 3 shows

There will also be free time to browse the local events, nearby malls etc.

Friday evening:
NAJEE featuring CHANTE MOORE, NICK COLIONNE

Saturday evening:
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT

Sunday afternoon:
PIECES OF A DREAM
plus
GREG ADAMS & EAST BAY SOUL

$475.00 per person | Double occupancy only

Make check/Money Order payable to:
Circle of Friends
109 Hawthorne Ct., Pittsburgh PA  15201

1st payment of $320.00 due by March 4, 2016.
Balance ($155.00) due no later than March 23, 2016

For additional information contact:
Marie (412) 651-6190
Karen (412) 600-4755
(PLEASE BE ADVISED – NO REFUNDS)

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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.  Click Here for Full Details

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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. Click Here for Full Details

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CCAC | Summer Courses Begin May 23, June 6 and July 5

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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. Click Here for Full Details

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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.

412.271.6060
2205 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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Soul Pitt Quarterly 2016 Winter Edition Featuring Johnstown’s Smooth Sound


Soul Pitt Quarterly Winter Edition is out this weekend!  Pick up your copy at your favorite distributor.  104 Soulful pages packed with our loyal advertisers, awesome interviews and reviews, Black history facts, tips for success in 2016, Smooth Sound and more!

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St. James Food Service Ministry | 4th Sunday 1PM-6PM

         
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St. James Food Service Ministry opened up on Sunday, June 24, 2012. Under the direction of our Coordinator Hazel Jackson, the Food Service Ministry is a ministry in which the young people of the church Ages 12 and up could learn about the process of preparing a meal & serving it. They also learn how to properly set up a dining hall for that purpose. As Mrs. Jackson says “Presentation and setting the atmosphere is key to the enjoyment of a good quality meal.”

The Food Service Ministry is open every 4th Sunday from 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There is no seating after 5:00 PM The meal is only $12.00 for adults 13 and up and $6.00 for youth 6-12 Years old. Free for those 5 and under.

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Beautiful, Brown BOLD Women Project

Candace King Williams will present the Beautiful, Brown BOLD Women Project and photo shoot beginning at Freedom Corner, at the corner of Centre Avenue and Crawford Street, Hill District, Pittsburgh, PA on January 31, 2016, featuring 100 beautiful, brown BOLD women from the Pittsburgh region to do a photoshoot to empower women of color while bringing to light issues that the women of this area face from gun violence, health issues, wage gap issues and the constant battle of self-worth. Click Here for Full Details

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Inaugural Live Well Restaurants Celebrated by Health Department

PITTSBURGH – The Allegheny County Health Department today designated the first group of eating establishments as Live Well Restaurants. The announcement, made by Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker, took place this morning at the very first restaurant to make a commitment to the Live Well Allegheny campaign – Bridges Restaurant & Lounge, located in the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Avenue in Oakland. Click Here for Full Details

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Calling all MENTORS to Participate in Gwen’s Girls RAPS Program at Propel!

Visit www.gwensgirls.org
or call 412.904.4239 ext. 13
to learn more about our mentoring program

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Fayette Resources is Now Hiring!

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Rock’s Landing – The New Destination Location, Happy Hour & New Orleans Cuisine.

“Rocks Landing Bar & Grille, McKees Rocks’ newest restaurant and bar. Located on Chartiers Avenue, Rocks Landing is owned by PK Brown, owner of Professional Limousine Service and Sam Woodson. Their mission? To create an old school, laid-back vibe where a more mature crowd can come relax and socialize in a comfortable, non-smoking environment.”MRCDC, 29 Sept. 2015

CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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We Will HAUL, MOVE, LANDSCAPE or SNOW REMOVAL | YOU CALL WE DO IT ALL!

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Please Take the 2015 NAACP Pittsburgh Branch Economic Survey

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Complete this survey and be automatically entered to win a gift card from Panera Bread!  For more information contact the NAACP Office at 412.471.1024.   http://bitly.com/NAACPSurvey

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Read About Mr. Troy Miles & The Miles Group in Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Fall 2015 Issue

The 2015 Fall issue of Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine features Troy Miles / The Miles Group.  Read how he tackled life’s struggled and defeated them to make The Miles Group the fastest-growing and top-producing agency of the nation’s largest final expense company – Lincoln Heritage.

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Because “never” happens all the time. That’s why we’re there.

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For more information call 412-351-3305

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Panera Bread | Now Seeking Salaried/Hourly Management & Hourly Associates


Apply in person or apply or email greatcareers@covelli.com

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Anna Middleton Waite Adult Learning Center | Class from 6PM to 8PM @ St. Paul A.M.E. Church in McKeesport PA

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Due to HIGH Demand, Dana’s Styling Salon in East Liberty is Seeking Braiders

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Don’t Judge a Brotha by his Ride – Troy Miles and his Bentley Flying Spur

 

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McKeesport church to make learning center available to community | Via Triblive.com

St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in McKeesport is celebrating its 150th anniversary with the theme “A Faithful Past, A Hopeful Future, The Journey Continues…”

Part of that journey involves the introduction of the Anna Middleton-Waite Learning Center with an open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the 1350 Locust St. worship site.

Church members used the center last year and it now will be open to the community.  Read more here on Triblive.com

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Paid Positions to Mentor, Tutor, Serve Your Community > APPLY NOW!

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For more information, call (412) 350-2739
APPLY NOW FOR THE 2015 – 2016 TERM
October 6, 2015 – August 12, 2016
Full Time (42.5 hrs/wk) – $12,530 stipend | $5,730 education award
Part Time (22 hrs/wk) – $6,633 stipend | $2,865 education award

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Dr. Kathi Elliott New Executive Director for Gwen’s Girls

Gwen’s Girls proudly announces that Dr. Kathi Elliott has been selected to serve as the organization’s Executive Director.   Dr. Elliott’s mother, the late Gwendolyn Elliott, one of the first African American female police officers in 1973, and eventually the first woman promoted to Sergeant and ultimately Commander founded the organization in 2002.  Since then the organization continues to equip girls and young women to become self-sufficient adults that build strong family units, develop strong support systems and contribute to their communities. The mission of Gwen’s Girls is to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through holistic, gender-specific programs, education and experience. Click Here for Full Details

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BRAVO’s new series Après Ski will star Pittsburgh Native Elise Wims

Make sure you check out Pittsburgh Native Elise Wims “Diva Chef” on BRAVO’s new series Après Ski that airs on Nov 2 10/9c.  Set in the stunning Canadian ski town of Whistler, British Columhttp://soulpittquarterly.com/home/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/summer2012spq.jpgbia, we meet a cast of characters who will do anything to make it in the travel concierge business.  Joey Gibbons, a Canadian hospitality mogul, recently launched his own concierge company and is committed to taking the tourism industry to the next level. He’s recruited a team to help him achieve this goal — and they’re up for any challenge guests throw at them, whether it involves backcountry heli-skiing and steamy hot spa treatments to fine dining in a ski gondola. Of course not everyone sees eye-to-eye.

If you recall, Soul Pitt featured Elise on our Summer 2012 cover of Soul Pitt Quarterly.  Congrats to the Diva Chef from Soul Pitt!

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Sweet Dreams Child Care – 24 Hour Child Care Solutions

New site coming soon. Enroll Today!


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