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Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle "Got Soul"
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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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The Opioid Crisis: A Role For Us All | September 10, 2016 at Herberman Conference Center in UPMC Shadyside Hospital
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or call our office at (412) 281-4086.
Pre-registration is preferred. Limited walk-in registration accepted on the day of the event.
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Saturday, Sept 17 2016 11AM-2PM
Come celebrate the 5th annual Power of Laughter Health Workshop and Comedy Luncheon. This event uses comedy and entertainment to help share the message of living a healthier life.
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Ace Hotel, Martin Guitar and The Good Peoples Group to Support Pittsburgh Musicians with Mini Grants
Ace Hotel and Martin Guitar have extended their 2016 partnership, joining forces with Pittsburgh-based multidisciplinary creative problem solvers The Good Peoples Group to collaborate on Up and Comin’, a mini grant initiative. Grants will be awarded in amounts between $500 and $2000 for emerging musicians, songwriters and noise artists whose work demonstrates the breadth of creativity that is central to the city’s culture.
The heart of a city is its creatives, its collective spaces and its local shops and purveyors. The funds from these mini grants are designed to provide local Pittsburgh musicians with the means to further their practice, whether that requires hiring a lawyer to draft a tour agreement, designing a new website or buying studio time to record an EP. The mission here is to support and perpetuate Pittsburgh’s vibrant music scene while galvanizing the city’s cultural communities by encouraging innovative and generative projects. Continue reading
Soul Pitt will be out in the streets this week pushin’ LOVE! Our Summer 2016 issue proudly Celebrates LOVE in a world that seems full of hate. We’ve got couples in love, events you’ll love and a lot more to love! So take a sneak peek inside and please spread this love around – Hey, maybe we can take this thing called love and PUSH IT! http://bit.ly/PushLove
By August Wilson
Directed by Mark Clayton Southers
August 5-28 2016
at 1727 Bedford Avenue, Hill District
(The Historic Childhood Home of August Wilson!)
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Each year, the tour highlights a different part of Wilkinsburg. Previously, the Regent Square and Blackridge neighborhoods were featured. Now in its fourth year, the tour will move to Hamnett Place, a National Historic District, and vicinity. This year’s tour will be a little different from past tours as it will feature renovated homes and community gardens in addition to in-process construction projects, studio spaces, and more.
Want to get involved with the House & Garden Tour? We are currently looking for homeowners who want to feature their home on this year’s tour as well as event volunteers. Call (412) 727-7855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to help out.
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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WILKINSBURG, PA, June 22, 2016 – At the Pennsylvania Downtown Center (PDC) Creating Economic Vitality Conference last week, the Wilkinsburg Community Development Corporation (WCDC) was honored as one of 35 Pennsylvania downtown revitalization programs named Nationally Accredited Programs by the National Main Street Center (NMSC). Receiving National Accreditation Main Street Program status is a prominent recognition.
“We are honored to have been selected as a Nationally Accredited Program by the National Main Street Center. The WCDC has been following the Main Street Approach since being formed in 2008, and we are excited to be recognized for our achievements,” WCDC Executive Director, Tracey Evans, said. “We are grateful for the ongoing support and dedication of our residents, business owners, community stakeholders, and government officials who have made this accreditation possible.” Continue reading
Can We Overcome Racism—in the church???
This is the question when the hit radio soap opera
The Bold and the Sanctified® storms the stage on Saturday, September 24th at 8 P.M. at the Byham Theater. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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!
Meet Tamiah Bridgett, a local licensed cosmetologist who lives in Wilkinsburg AND Black Female inventor
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
*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.
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.
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. Continue reading
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
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!
Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program
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. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
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)
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
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!
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 email@example.com.
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
- 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.
NAJEE featuring CHANTE MOORE, NICK COLIONNE
PHIL PERRY with special guest HOWARD HEWETT
PIECES OF A DREAM
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)
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.
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
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