Highmark | If Detected Early, You Have a 90% Chance of Beating Cancer.


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A Woman’s Touch Fashions 2nd Fierce Fall Fashion Show on Oct 9th


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Spirit of the Heart Community Education & Health Fair | Free & Open to the Public on Oct 9th 11AM-3PM

Spirit of the Heart Community Education & Health Fair | Free & Open to the Public on Oct 9th 11AM-3PMAt the Kingsley Community Center
6435 Frankstown Avenue | Pittsburgh PA 15206
Visit us at ABCARDIO.ORG

For more info contact: 1-800-753-9222 or admin@abcardio.org

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An Evening with Congressman John Lewis | Saturday, Oct 8th at 7PM @ Sewickley Academy Rea Auditorium

An Evening with Congressman John Lewis

At the age of 23, Congressman John Lewis was an architect of and a keynote speaker at the historic March on Washington on August 28, 1963; the same day Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. He is the only living speaker from that historic day in American history.

Join Sweetwater, in collaboration with the The ToonSeum, for this intimate evening with Congressman Lewis, along with his co-writer Andrew Aydin and illustrator, Nate Powell, of March, the New York Times bestselling trilogy of graphic novels. They will be discussing Congressman Lewis’ role as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement and how they transformed his story onto this powerful graphic novel series. This ticketed event opens with a cocktail reception with live music by Jemiriye Adeniji and will feature a book signing and lecture by the authors. Admission includes one book from the series. This event is a part of Sewickley Academy’s Sewickley Series.

Get your tickets today as they will not be sold at the door!

This event will be held at
Sewickley Academy Rea Auditorium

315 Academy Ave, Sewickley, PA 15143

Tickets are normally priced at $50


Purchase tickets via phone by calling 412-741-4405.

This event is made possible with the generous support of
the Pittsburgh Foundation and Carlow University.

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You’re Invited to the “WILKINSBURG SPEAKS & WATCH PARTY” on Sept 26th!

http://soulpittmedia.com/images/watchparty8002.jpgCLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS

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Giant Eagle – View Weekly Sale!

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New Horizon Theater, Inc. opens its 25th Anniversary Season with “Kings of Harlem” in Oct!

New Horizon Theater, Inc. opens its 25th Anniversary Season with "Kings of Harlem" in Oct!


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Malaika Community Day! Saturday Oct 1, 2016 at 11AM to 2PM| Free and Open to the Public

Malaika Learning CenterMalaika Learning Center is hosting a FREE Community Day to thank the Brighton Heights community where the center is located AND to celebrate the release of A PAR Educational’s newest book Games & Activities Guide for Children.
3556 Shadeland Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212
Saturday Oct 1, 2016 | 11AM to 2PM

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Upcoming Events with Voices for Christ | Sept 24, Oct 15 & Oct 22

Upcoming Events with Voices for Christ | Sept 24, Oct 15 & Oct 22CLICK FLYER OR LINK FOR LARGER VIEW

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Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily’s D+Evolution | Oct 7 at August Wilson Center

Esperanza Spalding presents: Emily's D+Evolution | Oct 7 at August Wilson CenterThe Pittsburgh Cultural Trust welcomes Esperanza Spalding presents Emily’s D + Evolution,  Friday October 7th at the August Wilson Center.   The four time Grammy Award winner tells a story that unfolds as live musical vignettes.

Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 8:00pm
at August Wilson Center | 980 Liberty Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15222
Box office phone: 412-456-6666

Tickets for Esperanza Spalding are available at Trustarts.org here

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Gwen’s Girls Award Dinner & Equity Summit | Oct 13 & Oct 14

http://soulpittmedia.com/images/gwensgirlsequitysummit2.jpgJoin us as we celebrate our accomplishments and continue to support the community of work toward equity for girls and girls of color. You may register for the award dinner, equity summit or BOTH.  CEUs available.

Contact 412-904-4239 x12 for more information.

**Day One (10.13.16) – Award Dinner and Silent Auction**
**Day Two (10.14.16) – Equity Summit**
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Mortgages For Men free homebuying workshop on Oct 8th at 9AM


Mortgages For Men is a free home buying workshop offered by Dollar Bank. Let our experts show you how to break the rent cycle. You’ll learn the right way to home ownership, with a plan to strengthen your savings and create less debt. You can even get help with restoring bad credit. Child care will be available.

To register call 1-800-345-3655, or Click Here.


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POSITION:       Administrative Assistant
Reports to:      Vice President, Member Recruitment & Retention
Location:         Pittsburgh, North Shore office
Deadline to Apply:  September 28, 2016

POSITION:       Financial Analyst
Reports to:      VP, Finance
Location:         Pittsburgh-North Shore
Deadline to Apply:   September 23, 2016

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Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action Diamonds & Denim Social Event on Oct 14

Join the
Pittsburgh Black Nurses in Action
for our
Cash bar, hors d’oeuvres, DJ and Dancing
Proceeds benefits our scholarship fund.

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Local Young Lady, Brianna Snyder of Pittsburgh, Competes for the 2016 Miss Teen Title

Brianna Snyder of Pittsburgh was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant Brianna Snyder of Pittsburgh was recently selected to participate in the 2016 Miss Teen pageant competition taking place on Sunday, October 16, 2016. Brianna learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviews in the local Pittsburgh area. Brianna submitted an application and participated in her interview session conducted by this year’s Pittsburgh Pageant Coordinator.

Brianna will compete for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts distributed to contestants. Of the four age divisions including young ladies ages 7 through 20, she will compete in the Miss Teen division. In each of these divisions, contestants compete in modeling routines including casual wear and formal wear. Most importantly, Brianna will display her personality while interviewing with this year’s judging panel. In each phase of the competition, the panel uses personality as the number one criteria for judging. Continue reading

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TheSpot presents “The Roasting Of Ed Gainey” – Fundraiser on Oct 15

TheSpot presents "The Roasting Of Ed Gainey" - FundraiserCome Join us as we pay tribute to the hardest working man in our community. Ed Gainey, the man that is always out working to better our community, we’ll have a night to remember as we ROAST this brother.

The guest will include :
The Kevin Howard Band, Comedian – Tyrone Ty Mac McKelvia
State Representative – Jake Wheatley, Judge Dwayne Woodruff
State Senator – Jay Costa, Allegheny County Executive – Rich Fitzgerald, and others. 
Call 412.292.1753 for more info.

Donation will be $20 with 100% of the proceeds going to help fight The Sickle Cell Disease.  For this event only we will do a smoking free environment an business casual attire.

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Being SINGLE & Loving It | Real Talk! with Ameela Boyd on Oct 21

http://soulpittmedia.com/images/ameela.jpgAMEELA BOYD
Motivational Speaker & Author Presents
Friday, Oct 21 2016 | 6PM – 7:30PM

Join us for some REAL TALK on this subject!  Learn how to LIVE Successfully SINGLE.  This event is geared towards sensitizing individuals about the difference of being single and lonely.  A part of the proceeds will be donated to the Victory, Inc. scholarship fund for single parents and domestic violence overcomers here at the Art Institute.

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Rickey Smiley LIVE at August Wilson Center Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 8:00pm

rickeysmileywideFunny-man Rickey Smiley is known for making millions laugh for over 25 years. As a much loved comedian, television host, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, Smiley has earned a reputation for delivering for audiences on and off stage. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, Smiley is a standout in the entertainment world. Rickey Smiley is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary great comedians.
rickeysmiley300Ticket price to Rickey Smiley includes admission to The REAL After Party. Admission to the after party is only $25 and the party begins at 9PM. Must be 21+ to attend the after party.  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS

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A Legacy in Ministry of Dr. and Mrs. J. Van Alfred Winsett on Oct 2 at 4PM at Bethel AME Church

A Legacy in Ministry of Dr. and Mrs. J. Van Alfred Winsett on Oct 2 at 2PM at Bethel AME ChurchSunday, October 2, 2016 | 4:00 p.m.
Bethel AME Church
2720 Webster Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

We invite you to be apart of praise, worship, music and fellowship of a deserving unit that is humble, tireless, selfless and dedicated in being servants doing the will of God

For more information contact:
Family and Friends – 412-313-4022
Jeannette Green – 412-512-2072

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Haunted Museum: Year of the Vampire…After Dark | Oct 22 at 6PM

Haunted Museum: Year of the Vampire…After DarkHaunted Museum: Year of the Vampire…After Dark
Saturday, October 22 | 6–10 p.m.
$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Welcome to our house. Come freely. Go safely… at Haunted Museum: Year of the Vampire… After Dark. Join us for a blood-chilling Halloween blowout this October that’s all about fabled vampires and nature’s real blood sucking creatures. Scarehouse will send in some of their best vampires to lurk in designated areas of the museum. Local oddities collector Trundle Manor will create an elaborate display straight out of a vampire’s lair, and DJ Bill Jakub of Pittsburgh Vibes Unlimited will provide music. We’ll have Transylvanian specimens, blood science experiments, signature cocktails, adult trick or treating, and more for a ghoulishly good time you can only find in the historic halls of the museum.

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Advertise in Soul Pitt Quarterly’s Fall Magazine Issue and Fall in Love…Again!

spqfallWhether you’re an advertiser or loyal reader, people LOVE Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine!  Get your ad in our fall holiday issue and
fall in love again.

Now Accepting Ads for Soul Pitt Quarterly
2016 Fall Issue (Oct/Nov/Dec)
Deadline Friday, Sept 30th 2016
CALL 412.407.SOUL (7685) or email
adsales@thesoulpitt.com to get your ad space booked today!

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Who has helped you achieve where you are today?

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:


Photo from http://www.pointpark.edu

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.”


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Creating Healthy Communities 2016 Conference | Oct 6 at DL Convention Center

Creating Healthy Communities 2016 Conference | Oct 6 at DL Convention CenterCLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!

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The Katz School EMBA Programs Summer Send-off, Career Takeoff on Sept 22

Join the University of Pittsburgh Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business for Summer Send-off, Career Takeoff, and mix, mingle, and find out why our EMBA programs should be the next step in your career.

Meet alumni, current students, prospective students, faculty, and staff of the EMBA programs at The Priory Hotel, an elegant and historic hidden gem on the North Side of Pittsburgh. Throughout the evening, you’ll learn more about the benefits of earning your Master of Business Administration through our accelerated program while you enjoy a selection of appetizers and drinks with like-minded professionals.


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The Miles Group | Now Hiring Agents & Mangers!


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Panera Bread | Now Seeking Salaried/Hourly Management & Hourly Associates

Apply in person or apply or email greatcareers@covelli.com

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2016 SPQ Summer Love Issue | #soulpitt #pushlove

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

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Steel Center | Basic Residential Electrical Wiring


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Oct 15th Luncheon Honoring MR. MARK A. BRENTLEY, SR | Community Champion & Leader!


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Steel Center | Interested in Welding?


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Provident Charter School

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Smooth First Fridays Finally Back! @ Hard Rock | Oct 7 at 9PM


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Join Pittsburgh EMS!

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Visit www.TheSoulPitt.com Daily – It’s good for your SOUL :)

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Port Authority Connect Card | SIMPLIFACT #1


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Dr. Charma Dudley Elected to NAMI National Board of Directors

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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CCAC | Classes begin August 22 and September 6

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Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh | Housing Choice Voucher Program

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NEED Mentoring Program Site Coordinator

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Join Pgh Fire! Be the One to Answer the Call

Visit joinpghfire.com for more information

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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

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The Bold and the Sanctified Stage Play | 9/24 at 8PM at the Byham

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

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50 Greatest Photographs of National Geographic | Starts June 18th!

Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History
4400 Forbes Avenue | Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4080


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Never reveal your next move…

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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!

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Open Letter from Constance Parker, NAACP Pittsburgh Branch President

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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

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Higher Achievement is looking for 4th and 5th grade students for our year-round academic enrichment program

Visit www.higherachievement.org and click “ENROLL”
Questions? Contact: recruiter@higherachievment.org
or call (412) 721-0695

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Be the One to Answer the Call | Join Pgh Fire

Visit www.joinpghfire.com for more information

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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!

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Princess Entrepreneur program for young girls ages 10-17

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 princessentrepreneurs@gmail.com.

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Mother to Son Women’s Conference Series


Events are on Saturdays – 8AM to 12:30PM
Upcoming Event Dates:
April 2, June 18, Sept 17 and Dec 17
For more info & to register contact
Niasia Moses at 412.665.2810

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Soul Pitt Ticket Winner!

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.

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Sylvia Celeste Deaderick, Realtor -SRES | Certified Probate Real Estate Specialist

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Johnstown Native Takes Fitness to the Streets

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

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Royal Roots, a fair trade collection of skirts and accessories

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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Darrell Warden: A Pittsburgh Success Story

By Christiana Dillard

“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

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Choose Liberty Tax to have your Taxes Prepared Call 412.271.6060

When you choose Liberty Tax, you choose to have your taxes prepared in a warm, friendly environment with a tax professional dedicated to meet your specific needs.

Come as you are, kick your feet up, and relax – taxes are our thing. You’ll get the services you need, the refund you want, and the experience you deserve.

2205 Ardmore Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

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Soul Pitt Quarterly 2016 Winter Edition Featuring Johnstown’s Smooth Sound

Soul Pitt Quarterly Winter Edition is out this weekend!  Pick up your copy at your favorite distributor.  104 Soulful pages packed with our loyal advertisers, awesome interviews and reviews, Black history facts, tips for success in 2016, Smooth Sound and more!

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St. James Food Service Ministry | 4th Sunday 1PM-6PM

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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.

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