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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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Boogie Down to SP’s Old School Magazine Release Party this Friday Oct 24! Everyone will get a Copy, NO COVER!
Boogie Down to Soul Pitt Media’s Old School Hip Hop / R&B
+ SPQ Magazine Release Party
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One Racquet Lane | Monroeville, PA 15146
(Located inside The Club Sport & Health)
Friday, October 24, 2014 | 9PM to 1AM
Stop up early for Happy Hour Drink Specials from 7-9PM
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YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN GIRL’S…
It’s time to TURN-UP…Turn Up Your Lives!!!
Our goal is to EMPOWER African-American girls between the ages of 12-17 with self-esteem and self-respect by exposing them to a positive environment, team building activities, and engaging discussions lead by some of Pittsburgh’s outstanding professional women.
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Think GINORMOUS and Get Your Ticket for NAWBO Day with Keynote by “Business Makeover Expert” Ellen Rohr | Nov 21
In this weekly Internet radio show, Donna and Terina tell you all about upcoming events and more going on in and around Western PA.
Gateway Medical Society honors STEVEN EVANS, MD and ANITA EDWARDS, MD, MBA as the Distinguished “Oswald J. Nickens, MD” Physicians of the Year on Oct 25
“Gateway Medical Society is an organization that raises a voice for physicians, nurses, and dentists of color and those of any color who cares for the socio-economically challenged and underserved patients in the greater Pittsburgh community” says Dr. William Simmons, President of the Gateway Medical Society, Inc. “Our central focus and mission is to enhance the quality of health care services by addressing racial and ethnic disparities in health care and to enhance wellness by providing health education to the community. Many individuals in the greater Pittsburgh community lack the knowledge to question their physician to make sure that all of their medical issues are being considered and that the subscribed course of treatment is in their best interest. Through our educational community symposiums and physician networks, we are trying to better prepare our constituents to know how to be their own advocates and reduce health care disparities by having a voice in their own healthcare”. Click Here for Full Details
Tom Wolf is not your ordinary candidate, but that’s exactly why he’ll be an extraordinary Governor for Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting: www.wolfforpa.com
Iota Phi Foundation
2014 Annual Achievement Awards Dinner
@ Syria Center
1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick PA 15024
Saturday, November 22, 2014 | 7PM
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NAWBO PA Chapters Unite! Donna Baxter, Soul Pitt CEO & NAWBO Pittsburgh President part of the NAWBO PA Business Plan Competition committee
Megan Alpert, NAWBO Northeast PA Chapter President; Lori Greiner, the “warm-blooded shark”™ on the hit entrepreneurial business show Shark Tank on ABC; Michele Schina, NAWBO Philadelphia Immediate Past President; and Donna Baxter, NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter President (and Soul Pitt Media CEO), strike a pose after the NAWBO PA Business Plan Competition.
All 3 NAWBO chapters in Pennsylvania worked together to create this competition, a first for NAWBO PA, which was part of the PA Commission for Women, “Women’s Mentorship Symposium” that took place at the Westin on September 30, 2014. NAWBO stands for the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Director for Workforce Development
Steel Center for Career & Technical Education is seeking a dynamic self-starter to develop and coordinate workforce education and training programs in Southeastern Allegheny County. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & TO APPLY
Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs are always in search of cutting edge information to help them grow and expand their business. Noted TV Host and veteran news anchor Darieth Chisolm explores the rituals and strategies of inspiring and successful people, celebrities and leading authorities in business development in her new Video Podcast show “Hustle & Heart TV”.
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With Labor Day just around the corner, there are a lot of things going on. We can’t believe the summer is over and it’s back to school time, but Donna & Terina still have enough for you to do to keep you busy through the fall.
POISE Foundation receives $250,000 in grants from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in support of initiatives aimed at strengthening Black community
PITTSBURGH (Aug. 14, 2014) – In support of programming and activities that re-assert “family” as a core institution in the re-development of Pittsburgh’s Black community, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield provided $250,000 in grants that will benefit POISE Foundation’s Strengthening Black Families (SBF) and Sustainable Black Community (SBC) initiatives.
Black families living in the Greater Pittsburgh Region experience significant disparities in the areas of health, education, employment, family structure and income compared to white families, as evidenced in a 2007 report on racial disparities by the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Race and Social Problems (CRSP). According to a 2012 PittsburghTODAY Quality of Life Survey, the rate of African Americans in our community living without health insurance is 60 percent higher than other racial groups, and unemployment rates are twice the rate of other demographics.
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
REPLAY of Community CALL to Discuss Mental Illness in the Black Community & R&B Will Set You Free Benefit
Did you miss Soul Pitt’s LIVE Community CALL to Discuss Mental Illness in the Black Community with guests Bob Regis and Michelle McMurray, MSW, hosted by Leslie Askerneese? KEEP CALM & LISTEN ON to the recording here: http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-128684/TS-887793.mp3
YouthBuild is Looking For 50 Adults
Ages 18 – 24 Who Need Their GED
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SPQ Summer Issue is Out! Our Soul Pitt SOULJah’s will be hitting the streets promoting the magazine :)
Our little SOUL Pitt SOULjahs will be hitting the streets passing out the NEW SPQ Summer issue featuring Pittsburgh’s own Tamara Tunie on the cover (yep she’s from Homestead) – be on the look out for these 4 little SOULjahs!
112 full color pages of Pittsburgh Soul, Community Stories, Soulful People, Soulful Places & More! Thanks for your support and please continue to support our advertisers that support SP — They make it possible for us to do this.
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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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.
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Ed’s (Up & Back Same Day) 2014 Steelers Football
Party On The Run Bus Trips
(Wear Your Steeler Gear On All Trips)
(Free Beer, Snacks, On All The Bus Trips)
To Baltimore MD (Partying With Raven Fans)
Steelers Vs Ravens Thursday, Sept 11, 2014
Bus Price $70.00 Per Person (No Refunds Unless Trips Canceled)
Money Due “Now” Til Aug 31st
Bus Leaving The Coliseum Frankstown & Sterrett St @ 11:00 AM
1st Stop to Maryland Outlets Shopping, 2nd Stop to Casino,
Get Back $25.00 in Free Slot Play
3rd Stop to the Bar to Watch Game on Flat Screen TV’s (Free Food)
Game comes on @ 8:25PM, After Game Head Home.
To Cleveland OH (Partying with Browns Fans)
Steelers Vs Browns Sunday Oct 12, 2014
Bus Price $40.00 Per Person (No Refunds Unless Trips Canceled)
Money Due “Now” Til Sept 30th
Bus Leaving the Coliseum Frankstown & Sterrett St @ 6:00AM
1st Stop to Tailgating Party,
2nd Stop to Bar to Watch the Game on Flat Screen TV’s (Free Food)
Game Starts @1:00PM
3rd Stop to Casino. We Get $15.00 in Free Slot Play, $5.00 Towards Food
After Casino Head Home.
To Cincinnati OH (Partying With Bengals Fans)
Steelers Vs Bengals Sunday Dec 7, 2014
Bus Price $75.00 Per Person (No Refunds Unless Trips Canceled)
Money Due “Now” Til Nov 8th
Bus Leaving The Coliseum Frankstown & Sterrett St @ 5:00AM
1st Stop to Bar, Tailgating, Watch Game, Big Screen TV. Game Starts @ 1:00PM (Free Food) @ The Bar. (Free All You Can Eat Buffet) @ The Casino
2nd Stop To The Casino
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Big thanks to all the individuals that take the time to write us to express their gratitude for what we do, and of course to the staff at Soul Pitt that made it happen. Comments like these make it all worthwhile:
It is my pleasure to THANK YOU and SOUL PITT for the “loan” of Brother Craig Dawson for our 30th Annual Scholarship Banquet. He was nothing short of spectacular. His message was spiritual, informative, and encouraging to our youngsters. Most of the adults in attendance remember Craig, and his brothers and sister, as well mannered, well dressed, determined neighborhood kids. So although we expected what we heard, we were pleased and proud that he delivered. He kept God in his message and the young people’s attention. Those of us who mentor our youth know that’s not an easy task. It is our mission to give a little financial help toward secondary education; and invite Upper Ohio Valley Alumni to bring an encouraging message to our youth. Thanks to Bro. Dawson; our mission was accomplished. — The George C. Smith Scholarship Committee, Steubenville, Ohio
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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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Port Authority Transit Bus Riders enjoying their copy of Soul Pitt Quarterly
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.
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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
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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!
SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS “FINALLY” HERE!
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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
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