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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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Our 2014 convention will be in the city of Pittsburgh, PA
at the Omni William Penn Hotel, July 21 – July 26, 2014.
amily, friends, business professionals and guests interested about what The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. has to offer are welcome to come and enjoy the great public events that are taking place all week.
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Come to SAVOY Restaurant & Lounge Saturday, July 26th for Daydreaming…Pittsburgh’s #1 Day Party and birthday celebration for John Bettis!! This year, the event will be sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka and Belaire Rosé and hosted by actor Jay Ellis from The Game! So come celebrate with us and enjoy your day sipping on great cocktails and tasting our delicious menu. You don’t want to miss it!
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Please join us for a traditional
Christmas Dinner * with all the fixings
Music, Conversation and a hint of Summer!
Featuring Southern Delight Sweet Potato Pie
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SweetYella Entertainment, LLC presents Dwele, at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Youngstown (Girard), Ohio. Andwele “Dwele” Gardner is a multi-instrumentalist, soul singer, songwriter and producer from Detroit, Michigan. Dwele is described as an R&B, soul, contemporary, jazzy kind of singer, with a hip-hoppy edge.
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This is an all ages event. Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.
Ticket Prices GA standing room in advance $27.50 GA standing room day of show $30.00 Balcony reserved seating $42.50 Lineup: Adrian Marcel, Keyshia Cole.
Acts subject to change without notice.
House of Blues – Cleveland OH
308 Euclid Avenue | Cleveland, Ohio 44114
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Only 100 Slots Available
Lunch will be provided
Proof of Income Required upon Registering
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Three Rivers Festival of Hope FREE Concert
~ Featuring ~
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
7 – 9 PM | Doors Open at 5:30PM
@ CONSOL Energy Center
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Available Rentals and more! Call 412.664.1900
We’re smack dab into summer and Donna and Terina put you down with many of the events going on from the Summer Concerts at the Rivers Casino to the Back to School Jams at the end. Oh and business people are not left out. There are upcoming networking happy hours, conventions, workshops and more!
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Steel City Happy Hours & LAVISH Fridays
@ XTAZA Nightclub, 1630 Smallman St.
Starting Friday 5:30pm, 21+ Event
FREE Admission & FREE Buffet (while it last)
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Overnight Retreat Theme:
“Oh! That Men Would Praise The Lord!”
Friday, August 15th – 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 16th – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
@ Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
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The Adonai Center for Black Males is a non-profit organization, which provides human capital development programming to ensure the social, educational, and economic advancement of the black and disadvantaged male populations.
If you will be a 9th or 10th grader in the fall and looking for an enjoyable way to prepare for your future, please call 412.560.0450 or email email@example.com and ask about the Summer Experience.
The Labor Day Weekend “Soul FEST” Celebration
@ Club Xtaza
1650 Smallman St. (In-the-Strip)
Friday, August 29th | Doors at 10PM
With Special Performance By:
- LAST Night ft. Wale & more!
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Port Authority of Allegheny County is now rolling out ConnectCard, a new smart card fare system that will eventually replace paper transit passes and tickets. With ConnectCard, passes and fare value are loaded onto a reusable plastic card that’s more convenient and secure than paper passes or cash.
Hunger costs the State of Pennsylvania $6 billion every year
PITTSBURGH, June 24 – Gateway HealthSM received the Growth Award from the Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts of America for surpassing last year’s food drive contribution in their company-wide Scouting For Food Campaign.
The Scouting for Food Campaign is the largest food drive campaign in Allegheny Country and runs throughout the month of April. Each year, local companies, as well as community organizations and families, are encouraged to hold independent food drives. The Pittsburgh Community Food Banks assists with delivering the collected food items to the appropriate centers and distributing food and other supplies to local families and individuals facing food insecurity issues, many of which are also Gateway members.
“It was a great honor to represent Gateway Health at the awards luncheon and during the campaign. The Boy Scouts support Gateway’s mission of caring for others and echo our mission of meeting individuals where they live,” stated Harry Manley, Sr. Community and Program Development Specialist, Gateway Health, who was the coordinator of Gateway’s 2014 Scouting for Food campaign.
About Gateway Health SM:
Gateway HealthSM is a nationally ranked managed care organization that delivers quality and affordable healthcare to Medicaid and Medicare eligible individuals. Gateway Health serves the needs of at risk and vulnerable citizens. Gateway members have benefitted from services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care. With more than 20 years of service to the community, Gateway strongly believes in doing things “a better way.” To learn more, visit www.gatewayhealthplan.com.
About Boy Scouts of America:
Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America has become one of the nation’s premier youth development organizations, with more than 100 million youth and adults participating since 1910. For a history of Scouting for Food, read here. Scouting For Food campaign.
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It’s the 4th of July Weekend and we have a lot going on. From the big Forty party and more. Listen up as we let you know what’s up and to remind you to keep it safe.
RACE: Are We So Different? A groundbreaking exploration of race in America. Runs March 29–October 27, 2014
The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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It’s always an honor for me to meet any African-American that was the 1st to do something because they’ve opened the door for the next one. Kathleen Bradley (1st Black Price is Right model) it was our pleasure
Thank you Dr. Sheila Johnson – Hunt, Pastor Hunt and the Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Penn Hills church for the Entrepreneur Recognition award today!!! I thank God for the talent he’s given me and it’s always a blessing to get recognized for your work, but it never seems like work — cause I love what I do
That’s Sharp Boutique
5165 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA. 15224 | 412.404.7565
Brightside Academy provides early education and child care that prepares children to be life-long learners. Our program combines state-of-the-art facilities, a nationally recognized curriculum and learning quality credentials that work together to help each child achieve kindergarten readiness.
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PITTSBURGH, May 16 – For the second consecutive year, Gateway HealthSM has earned a prestigious national award at the Dorland Health’s Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Gateway Health was named winner in the Behavioral Health category for its successful Behavioral Health program and received an honorable mention in the Disease Management/Population Health category for its successful Gateway to Lifestyle Management Program.
The Case in Point Platinum Awards Program is a unique program that recognizes the most successful and innovative care management programs that successfully deliver programs that improve healthcare across the continuum of care coordination. The awards were presented this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The following is a brief synopsis of the two care management categories for which Gateway was honored: Click Here for Full Details
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Mary Fran Reidell
Barbara Johnson says, “My colleague Mary Fran makes a great nurse because she is so honest, genuine and caring. She is an amazing listener and looks at any health concern from a holistic perspective. When she has a diagnosis in mind she explores each possibility and is very mindful of issues that may cause great anxiety for the patient. She is always learning and has been involved in many cases that required culturally relevant care as well as cases where mental disorders needed consideration. I would trust her completely to advise me on any health issue because her work is informed, respectful, wise and lovingly considerate.
Kayla Bowyer says, “I’ve known Kim for over 12 years and she has always been a hard working person who was determined to be successful. She followed her dream of becoming a nurse and is now living that dream. As a young, Black professional nurse, Kim is an excellent role model for other young aspiring nurses. A nurse’s hard work sometimes goes unnoticed or unappreciated, and Kim deserves to be recognized for the work she does to help keep the people of Pittsburgh healthy.” Click Here for Full Details
Happy Mother’s Day! This is the special edition where we tell you all kind of awesome things to take your mama to. Donna wants you to take your Mama to a retreat, out to eat, to a play and so much more. Ternia of course wants you to take your Mama to church — but then there’s the free vacation bible school with free dinner too. You’ll have to listen to understand
Donna is holding it down in the studio and putting you down with all the cool events around town. It’s getting hot outside and the events are heating up as well. So much to do and not enough time to make them all, but Donna will let you know which events are worth checking out!
For more info and to register visit
or call 412.255.2493
SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS “FINALLY” HERE!
Review by Winter D. Epps (Click photos for larger view)
The birds are chirping and the sun is shining. You awake with that fresh morning face, ready to begin your day. Look in your closet and you think what to wear? Well, I hit the scene Saturday April 12th for Macy’s Spring Fashion show at their South Hills Village store. To my delight and those of the audience we were treated to a parade of fashion forward clothing just in time for the spring season.
Kiya Tomlin, fashion designer and wife of Steeler’s coach Mike Tomlin, hosted this year’s Macy’s Spring Fashion Show and there were a lot of great looks to enhance your spring wardrobe!
- Floral, abstract and animal print
- Pink with black and white detail
- Graphic prints
- All shades of pink
After the fashion I had a chance to speak with Kiya Tomlin to get some quick insight on her clothing line and her thoughts for the spring wardrobe.
Bright colors and floral pastels are Kiya’s key pieces to a fun spring wardrobe. She said, “Just like spring flowers. Floral brings energy and makes things come to life.”
She would love to see the return of hats, like the ones rocked at the fashion show, saying, “They are always comfortable.”
Kiya has a studio space in East Liberty on Broad Street; here she meets her clients to create custom made clothing for them. She is gradually moving toward selling her items wholesale for retail shops to purchase. Her custom pieces are all about comfort. To check out her designs visit Kiya’s website at www.kiyatomlinpittsburgh.com.
Visit a Macy’s near you to shop their spring/summer clothing lines.
Paying Homage to Boss Beauticians in the Spring Edition of Soul Pitt Quarterly – Also featuring other “Boss” women like Aja Brown, Tamica “Pied Piper” Wade, Tiffani Walker + a Whole Lot More!
“We at Soul Pitt Media are proud to present our Spring Edition to our readers and advertisers in the Tri-State Area. This must read edition is packed full of great stories and advertising. I dedicate this edition to the memory of my late father Mr. Roosevelt Dawson who taught me that nothing can beat hard work and dedication.”
– Craig Dawson, VP Sales and Marketing | Soul Pitt Media
HACP to Open Lottery for Housing Choice Voucher Program, April 28 – May 11, 2014
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) will help address the city’s growing demand for affordable housing by opening its Housing Choice Voucher Program to new applicants, with the goal of adding 5,000 families to its waiting list through a lottery system. Applications will be accepted online between April 28 and May 11, 2014. At the conclusion of the application period, a lottery process will determine which applicants will be placed on the HACP’s waiting list as well as the order of placement on the list. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
So much is happening around Pittsburgh. Spring seems to be getting in full swing and so are the events around the city. Donna and Terina has a lot happenings to tell you about so stay check it out!
Thanks to TribLive, writer Chris Fleisher and photographer Guy Wathen for a great article on women business owners — Read it here: http://triblive.com/business/headlines/5947873-74/women-business-businesses#axzz2zih1CiVP
Check out what’s going on this week!
Nominate someone for NAACP’s 2014 Homer S. Brown Awards to be presented at the NAACP Human Rights Dinner on May 1st!
Judge Homer S. Brown is considered the first African American judge in Pittsburgh. He served the Pittsburgh community for over 50 years. Along with his many accomplishments Brown was the founder and first President of the Pittsburgh branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
The Judge Homer S. Brown award is presented annually at the NAACP Human Rights Dinner to an outstanding recipient who has positively impacted the lives of others, by demonstrating that she/he has been a constant force in the struggle for humanity, equality, and shared resources. This year’s recipient will be honored for their work in bringing wealth to the community.
Click here to download a Nomination Form
Submit answers along with the nomination form to:
Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. for consideration
Pittsburgh native and Actor Lamman Rucker was in Pittsburgh on March 20th to keynote Duquesne University’s Unity Banquet. Afterwards, Soul Pitt’s Terina Hicks put him down with a copy of Soul Pitt Quarterly.
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Soul Pitt’s CEO Donna Baxter loves social media — especially Twitter. One of the people she follows on Twitter is FUBU Founder & Shark Tank member Daymond John and his new company Moguls Mobile. Daymond had a national contest on Twitter which gave away a Moguls Mobile prize pack to the top three people, out of his over 175K followers, that referred the most friends to sign up for the launch. Donna sent out the tweet via Soul Pitt’s twitter account and won – Daymond even shared her excitement with all of his over 175K followers! Wow, look at the power of Twitter and the influence that Soul Pitt has in social media. So make sure you follow Soul Pitt on Twitter, like us on Facebook and even add us on Google +. We are not only a leader in marketing to Pittsburgh’s minority community, but we are social media marketing experts as well. Thanks Daymond John & Moguls Mobile!
Friday April 4th, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Covenant Church of Pittsburgh
2110 Andrews Ave. | Pittsburgh, PA 15221
We realize Friday is a work day for many people, and we also realize that seeking the Lord’s face isn’t based on convenience, but instead on the overwhelming need we have to find Him. So, take a vacation day or a personal day, but do whatever you need to do to get here. Let’s seek the Lord while he may be found!
NOTE: Grand Hank, Philly native, is the former DJ for Soul Pitt’s CEO Donna Baxter (yes, she can rap), Founder of the Punk Funk Nation and graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. It’s awesome to see how one’s passion for hip hop can play a major role in their journey to success Let’s bring him to Pittsburgh to teach our youth!
Internationally renowned master scientist Grand Hank has reached another milestone as his universe continues to expand at an accelerated pace. The master scientist has inked a deal with Congresso De Latinos Unidos, Inc. to bring his high-octane STEM presentation to the Latino students across its 5 Out-Of-School Time sites in Philadelphia. Congreso is a nationally recognized multi-service organization. Congreso’s goal is to alleviate poverty and promote economic self-sufficiency to ensure that our most vulnerable populations have the educational credentials and workforce skills to compete in a global economy. Click Here for Full Details
Ed’s Party/Shopping on the Run
Bus Trips for April - Sept 2014
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located in the Heart of Homewood. (Formally Pittsburgh Coliseum)
7310 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15208
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This week on SPX we have our lil’ guest all the way from Detroit. Frankie is in the house talking about what’s going on in Detroit, helping Donna with what’s going on in Pittsburgh and tellin’ why she loves Instagram and follows Soul Pitt – Check it out!
Regarding the August Wilson Center for African American Culture (“The Rise and Fall of the August Wilson Center: How Did Grandiose Dreams for an African-American Cultural Center Fail So Quickly?” Feb. 9):
It’s not about the building’s shape being that of a slave ship; it’s not that the building was designed by a black female architect; it’s not that the building was in part named after Pittsburgh’s native son, August Wilson; it’s not that his award-winning plays have been internationally performed and by some of our most artistic actors, James Earl Jones, Denzel Washington, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Leslie Uggams, Phylicia Rashad, S. Epatha Merkerson, Jesse L. Martin, Keith David; it’s not that the roots of these plays were birthed in the rich cultural history of Pittsburgh. So what is it all about? Why save the August Wilson Center for African American Culture? Why save the history of Pittsburgh? Because Pittsburgh celebrates the arts. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
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