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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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N-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
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.
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Brandi Johnson @ 412.500.4477
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North Versailles Community Center
1401 Greensburg Avenue
(Beside North Versailles Police Station)
North Versailles, PA 15137
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 7pm – Midnight
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
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Betty – 412-708-0945
JoAnne – 412-805-8195
Rose – 412-825-3128
Elaine – 412-816-2288
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Take 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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“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
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!
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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
Pondering with Pamela show “Sounds of the Holiday” featuring the AAMI Boys Choir and Youth Jazz Ensemble
“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
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
Visit 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.
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
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:
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!
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
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!
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
Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program
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!
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
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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.
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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“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
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.