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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 NEIGHBORHOOD ACADEMY
Upcoming Open House Dates
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Geneva College at the Center
for Urban Biblical Ministry (CUBM)
7418 Penn Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15208
March 27 & April 22 | 6PM – 7:30PM
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The NAACP Pittsburgh Unit will host
“An evening with the NAACP at the Rivers Casino”
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Grand Ballroom of the Rivers Casino
Join us for an evening of fun with free food, music, beverages
and even free play in the Casino!
As the NAACP Pittsburgh Unit partners with the Rivers Casino.
Please contact us at (412) 471-1024
Thu April 10th, 2014 at 9PM
Opening performances by
Smilo and Jasiri X
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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.
Save the Date! NAACP’s 60th Annual Human Rights Dinner on Thurs May 1, 2014 at the Westin Convention Center Hotel
Artistree & The Ultimate Beauty Spa presents
A Benefit Performance for
Breast Cancer Survivors
@ Wyndham Hotel
Sat., March 15, 2014 | 8PM
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. presents
Swing into Spring
Arts Brunch and Fashion Show
@ Doubletree Hotel, Monroeville
Saturday March 15, 2014 at 11AM
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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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PORGY AND BESS
the Broadway Musical
February 25 – March 2, 2014
@ Benedum Center
See what Time Magazine exclaims is, “A don’t miss theatre event! The #1 Broadway musical of the year.” Winner of the 2012 TONY AWARD® FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess is hitting the road with award-winning members of the Broadway cast in this stunning and stirring new staging.
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Ed’s Party/Shopping on the Run
Bus Trips for April - Sept 2014
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Pittsburgh’s Premier Location for Arts & Entertainment
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!
Greater Destiny World Outreach Church Presents
Women’s Conference 2014
Women Destined to Move:
Virtuous Movers & Shakers
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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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Register online 1/27/2014 – 2/28/2014
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The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s newly elected officers want to continue the PBMF’s legacy of supporting journalistic excellence, and bring fresh initiatives to the organization.
PBMF members recently elected journalists Tory N. Parrish as president, Brian Cook as vice president, Merecedes J. Howze as secretary and LaMont Jones Jr. as treasurer-parliamentarian to serve in the 2014-15 term.
Founded in 1973, PBMF is a nonprofit organization that advocates for diversity in newsrooms, hosts programs that recognize excellent media coverage of minority communities and trains young people to enter the media industry.
Its marquee event is the annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop, which is a 30-year-old program in which high school students, guided by media professionals, produce projects in print, online, photo, radio and television journalism. Click Here for Full Details
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Black History Month is jumpin’ – especially when you got the week of Valentine’s day in the mix. Love is in the air, whether love for someone else, love of self, or love of Black culture — it’s a wonderful time of the year so listen up!
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Israel Houghton & New Breed
@ The Benedum Center
803 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15222
For tickets call 412.456.6666
or visit www.trustarts.org
Ms. Sheila Greene, President & CEO I Promise Now Inc.
* In honor of sick children worldwide,
we request all-white attire (optional)
For more info call 412.391.2100
FREE CONFERENCE: “Our Health Matters” Examining the Minority Health Crisis in Pittsburgh | March 25, 2014 8am – 11:30am
“Our Health Matters” Examining the Minority Health Crisis in Pittsburgh. The conference will discuss diabetes, hypertension and obesity are just some of the conditions and diseases that affect minority communities in greater numbers. This is a free event that is approved for continuing education credits hours by ACCME. PA Board of Nursing and National Association of Social Workers.
March 25, 2014 | 8am – 11:30am
The University Club – University of Pittsburgh
RSVP to DonateLifePA.org/OurHealthMatters
by Friday, March 7, 2014
BRRRR…it’s COLD, But Soul Pitt Quarterly’s new Winter 2014 Edition is HOT and full of awesome articles to make you feel
all WARM and fuzzy inside
Donna and Terina put you down with what’s happenin’ in and around the Pittsburgh region. So turn your speakers up and listen to what’s hot this weekend, what they did last weekend and what’s to come.
January 21, 2014 (Pittsburgh)… For the fourth consecutive year MCG Jazz has been chosen as one of Downbeat Magazine’s Great Jazz Venues for 2014. Only 160 venues in world-wide receive this distinction, and only half of those Jazz Rooms are located in the United States.
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild is one of only three Pennsylvania venues honored and the only honoree in Western Pennsylvania. Downbeat says, “This list represents a comprehensive look at where great jazz and improvised music is being played globally – from terrific, intimate rooms to the most sophisticated concert halls.” Click Here for Full Details
It is official; the 60th Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh is in place. Monday, January 6, 2014 Mayor William (Bill) Peduto was sworn in by Judge Justin Johnson on one of the coldest days in the city’s history.
Using the theme – “The Next Pittsburgh,” in his 15 minute Inaugural Address, Mayor Peduto stated that the things we do in the next few years, the efforts we undertake together as a city will determine the fortunes of generations to come. “Pittsburgh has given the nation and the world the steel framework on which an entire age was built. Along with steel and industrial might, it has given our nation artists, such as Andy Warhol and writers such as Gertrude Stein and August Wilson, visionaries such as Herbert Simon and Rachel Carson, historians such as David McCullough and healers such as Thomas Starzl and Jonas Salk.
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December 24 2013……Ronald McDonald House 451 44th Pgh 15201
January 16 2014…..Children’s Hospital 4401 Penn ave Pgh 15201
January 25 2014……American Got Talent 100 S Capitol ave Indianapolis, IN 46222
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World of Serenity
Wellness Retreat Day Spa & Salon Services
and Holiday Specials
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Yes it’s cold out, but there are plenty of hot indoor events to keep you warm and cozy. From the church scene to the movie screen we’ve got you covered.
Richard Leon Ward
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
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During the holiday season, sugary sweets
and drinks abound. Don’t let the temptation
to indulge derail your personal health.
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Have your product or services profiled to Soul Pitt Quarterly’s ever increasing readership. For more information on being part of our Winter Edition call
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Deadline – Monday December 23, 2013 at 5PM
From Greensburg to Pittsburgh. From Carnegie to Monroeville. Despite the snow, our region still has a lot going on. Something new for this week is that Donna and Terina will also share the different events that they get invited to on Facebook during the last part of our show. So listen up as we got plenty of awesome things to tell you about!
Donna Baxter, a former rapper and founder of the entertainment and lifestyle site TheSoulPitt.com, has been named president of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners.
Business owners don’t often associate the creativity, congeniality and persistence that’s required to build a brand with building a rep in the rap game. But for Donna Baxter, the new president of the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh, a 10-year transition from emcee to entrepreneur followed a natural course.
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Written by Diane I. Daniels – Courier Business Writer
More than 50 entrepreneurs, well known business leaders and business service providers were on hand during the recent National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Breakfast with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
“Those that show up, go up,” said Donna M. Baxter as she conducted her first official welcome as the groups’ 2013-2015 president. “Knowledge is power and this is just one of many informative sessions NAWBO will host.” Click Here for Full Details
Share as a reminder to stay focused on creating quality engagements online that will bring you the results you need to grow your business. There are too many “shiny balls” on the internet that will distract and get you off track.
The diverse crowd inside of the Homewood Coliseum and the speech that Mr. Peduto delivered was definitely an indication of the era of a New Pittsburgh coming soon!
African-American women suffer the highest breast cancer death rates in the country, according to the American Cancer Society.
Tony Dungy, former Steeler and FIRST African American coach to win a Super Bowl gets his hands on the latest copy of SPQ. Photo by Diane I. Daniels.
It’s that time of the year. The season for Giving – yep, when little kids knock on your door in October and make you “give” them candy, in November your relatives and friends want you to “give” them a turkey dinner with sweet potato pie for dessert and in December you have to “give” people gifts. Well Donna and Terina has something for you during these times and most things are FREE to attend so you can save your money for all this “givin’” you gettin’ ready to do.
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Soul Pitt Quarterly (SPQ), Western PA’s only free magazine that features stories and information pertaining to the urban community, is proud to announce its latest issue featuring Grammy-nominated R&B singer and Pittsburgh native Shanice Wilson on the cover. This fall issue, at 108 full color pages, hits the streets today (Friday, Oct 17th) and is packed full of timely information on health issues as well. With Highmark as its main sponsor, and other top advertisers such as Gateway Health Plan and Allegheny Health Network, it’s no surprise that the fall edition focuses on various diseases that impact the Black community such as breast cancer, diabetes, and health care provider concerns that are currently in the media. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
Donna and Terina put you down with things going on around the city. Even Halloween and Christmas events already! Time is flying, but we are still having fun. Find out about comedy shows, the rapture and even get the scoop on how to win tickets to upcoming events!