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

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Soul Pitt Ladies Night at Painting with a Twist! Sunday, Jan 29th at 5PM in Monroeville PA

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Smooth First Friday’s at Hard Rock Cafe on Friday, Feb 3rd at 9PM

SmoothFirstFriFeb3v2N-Motion Entertainment presents: Smooth First Friday’s that features the best in live jazz/R&B music. This month the N-Motion Band will be performing along with special guest vocalists Wayne Barber & Delana Flowers. This is a can’t miss event!  WWW.NMOTIONENT.COM

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The Katz School EMBA Programs Executive Women’s Leadership Panel on Feb. 16

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11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Rivers Club • 301 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA

Join female executives, leading businesswomen, and experienced professionals for the Executive Women’s Leadership Panel on February 16, 2017 at the Rivers Club. Our esteemed panelists will cover a range of important leadership topics, including strategic planning, decision making, communication skills, networking, and mentoring.

This exciting event is offered by the Executive MBA Programs at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.

Visit our website to learn more.

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Grammy-nominated a Cappella quintet, COMMITTED on Saturday Feb 18th! + Ticket Contest

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Amazing Butterflies at Carnegie Museum of Natural History | Jan 21 – April 23

Amazing Butterflies at Carnegie Museum of Natural History | Jan 21 - April 23

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Sisters Helping Sisters Win on March 4th 4-7:30PM @ Doubletree by Hilton Monroeville

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For More Info, Event Tickets or Vendor Table Call
Brandi Johnson @ 412.500.4477
Or Lady Neila Johnson @ 724.910.0851
CLICK HERE FOR SOUL BLAST!

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The Askew Family Presents Our 9th Annual Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Cabaret

The Askew Family Presents Our 9th Annual Valentine’sDay Sweetheart CabaretPlace:
North Versailles Community Center
1401 Greensburg Avenue
(Beside North Versailles Police Station)
North Versailles, PA 15137

Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 7pm – Midnight
Price:  $15.00/person
Tickets will go fast. Only 130 tickets will be sold.  21 & Older Affair

BYOB | Free set-ups, ice, beer – while supplies last

Music by “MIKE THE PUNISHER”
The Swingin’ 60s      The Sensual 70s
The Entertaining 80s      The Funky 90s

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CALL:
Darlene – 412-805-7717
Betty – 412-708-0945
JoAnne – 412-805-8195
Rose – 412-825-3128
Elaine – 412-816-2288

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

Get Gorgeous Hair in an Instant with the Mermeida SystemUSE COUPON CODE SOULPITT TO SAVE $$ ON MERMEIDA
VISIT US AT WWW.MERMEIDA.COM

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Giant Eagle – View Weekly Sale!

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

WillettesHairDesignsVisit our website at www.WillettesHairDesigns.com

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The Miles Group | Now Hiring Agents & Mangers!

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NEW BOOK RELEASE > Like A Tree Planted By the Water…Taking Root As Life Happens

http://soulpittmedia.com/images/likeatree-book1.jpgTake Root… How do we take root when life happens? We draw closer and cast our cares on God. We trust Him and lean not to our own understanding as He leads us on paths of righteousness through the valleys and steep hills of life. I invite you for quiet time and reflection upon the word of God with me. God will sustain us, Jesus will sit beside us, and the Holy Spirit will speak to us as we become like trees planted by the water.

Amy Boyd is a proud wife and mother residing in Pittsburgh, PA. She’s been a teacher for over 20 years and a writer all of her life. She has a passion for seeing people live victoriously in Christ.
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Ride Simpler | Pay as you enter the front of the bus.

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Community College of Allegheny County | SMART MOVE.

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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
Affordable Health Care Act (Shop) and (Marketplace / Exchange)
To avoid penalty (IRS), enrollment begins November 1, 2016
ends January 31, 2017.  Save hundreds on health insurance!

Call Perry Insurance Group for more information
412-583-2784 or 1-800-772-8436

Email perryinsurancegroup@verizon.net
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Find out what’s new at the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh

Find out what’s new at the Housing Authority of the City of PittsburghFor more information visit www.hacp.org

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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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Hill Dance Academy Theatre Spring Season Starts Jan 14th

Hill Dance Academy Theatre Spring Season Starts Jan 14thCLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!

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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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Pondering with Pamela show “Sounds of the Holiday” featuring the AAMI Boys Choir and Youth Jazz Ensemble

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“Sounds of the Holiday” featuring the
Afro American Music Institute (AAMI) Boys Choir and Youth Jazz Ensemble.  The purpose of this show is to increase public awareness and bring more visibility to the Afro-American Music Institute.   CLICK HERE FOR SHOWTIMES

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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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Start an Exciting Career with the Allegheny County Police

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Join Pgh Police | Lead. Serve. Protect.

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CCAC | Classes begin Jan 17 & Jan 30

CCAC | Classes begin Jan 17 & Jan 30www.ccac.edu

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Pledge Your Support for the Train Station Project

berniewetzelVisit WilkStation.org to contribute to this landmark community project today

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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Provident Charter School

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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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Dr. Charma Dudley Elected to NAMI National Board of Directors

PITTSBURGH, PA (PittsburghNewsWire.com) — Charma D. Dudley, PhD, FPPR, Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, Value Behavioral Health of Pennsylvania, and President of the NAMI Southwestern PA Board of Directors, was elected to NAMI National’s Board of Directors during the NAMI National Convention in Denver, CO, on July 8.

Dr. Dudley is a family member and a mental health professional with years of experience in the field. As a licensed psychologist, Dr. Dudley has held both clinical and administrative positions with various organizations in the Pittsburgh area. She has served as NAMI Southwestern PA’s Board President for the past six years and has been a NAMI member for more than fifteen years. Dr. Dudley will remain as NAMI Southwestern PA’s Board President as she assumes her new role on the Board of Directors of NAMI National. Continue reading

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

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NEED Mentoring Program Site Coordinator

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Never reveal your next move…

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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

Visit www.joinpghfire.com for more information

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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.

412.271.6060
2205 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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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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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. Continue reading

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

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

 

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