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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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Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company
10th Annual Theatre Festival
in Black & White Holiday Edition!
Runs December 5 – 17
Performances are Thursday through Sunday
Thursday and Friday at 7pm
Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and 7pm
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A JAZZ HOLIDAY
@ Ryan Arts
420 Chartiers Ave, McKees Rocks, 15136
Saturday, December 14th at 7:30PM
Come celebrate the joy of the season as vocalist Maggie Johnson and Friends share an evening of jazz-injected holiday favorites. This special musical event also features the students of The Jazz Generations Project. Use discount code SOULPITT for $5 OFF
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It is that time of year again to host our Annual Tree of Life Celebration. On December 12 at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. Our focus will be to celebrate everyone in addition to this year’s recipient, Ms. Joan Cyganovich, Executive Director of Sojourner House/MOMS. To help us in this endeavor, we need you to bring all of your participants, clients, staff, family, and friends to join us because we want to celebrate them too!
We are incorporating our REACH (Recovery, Education, Advocacy in Community Healing) approach to prove that recovery indeed benefits everyone. Help us reduce stigma, increase education and promote networking by placing an ad in the memorabilia booklet. Please view the attachment for more details on how to place your advertisement. Ad details may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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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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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This weekend is jumping with sooo much to do. Listen up as the ladies put you down with what’s going on and we bring back the Facebook event picks at the end of the show. Take notes, you’ll need them
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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.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY IN THE PG
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!
Sharif Bey: Here & Now runs from October 7, 2013 through January 3, 2014 at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild. A reception and artist talk are scheduled for Thursday, October 17th from 6 – 8 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Pittsburgh native Sharif Bey is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at Syracuse University. Bey earned his PhD in Art Education from Penn State University. His studio work ranges from decorative/functional pottery to conceptual wearable ceramic works, which are influenced by ritual and identity. Click Here for Full Details
Soul Pitt’s Fashion Editor Sabrina Clark caught up with Terry McMillan at her book signing on Sept 30th at the Byham Theater. Terry got her hands on a copy of SPQ, now you go get your hands on a copy of her new book “Who Asked You?” in bookstores now and click here to get it from Amazon.com.
Pittsburgh’s Gateway Medical Society Celebrates 50 Years Of Leadership and Education for Medical Professionals of Color at Gala On Oct. 19
50th Anniversary Gala gives tribute to past African-American Physician leaders in Pittsburgh and features young participants of the Journey To Medicine Academic Mentorship Program
A half-century of leadership and education in health care is celebrated as Gateway Medical Society presents its 50th anniversary gala, Saturday, October 19. A 6 pm reception is followed by a dinner and awards program at 7 pm, at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh (15219).
“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.
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Girls Night at the Theatre on Oct 19th at 7PM – Hosted by Connie Portis, Nora Johnson & Stephanie Durrett
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The Pittsburgh Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) met with Rivers Casino and Rush Street Gaming executives on August 30, 2013 at Rivers Casino.
During our meeting, both parties agreed how vital it is for the casino to maintain a culture of inclusion and equality. We called for the casino to do a better job of ensuring that their policies and procedures are culturally sensitive and demonstrate a commitment to diversity in all practices.
Unit President, Constance Parker says “I am pleased with our meeting and believe we have made important strides toward establishing lines of open communication between our organizations. There is important work to be done at the casino as they work to create a more open and inclusive environment, and our organization is committed to monitoring and supporting the casino’s growth and commitment to community.” Click Here for Full Details
Pittsbugh’s own James Ziegler’s debut recording entitled “Better” has received great reviews from radio announcers and record label executives across the country. It was nominated for seven Rhythm of Gospel Awards and is requested daily by gospel music listeners from every region of our country.
Crazy lead vocals, blazing background vocals, complicated instrumental arrangements, crisp production, timeless writing, good old fashion Church…all that you’re looking for.
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Visit the site at www.jamesziegler.net
PRESS RELEASE: Donna M. Baxter to Succeed Mary Pam Kilgore as President NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter
Joanne Quinn-Smith, PR Director Jqsdreamweaver@aol.com 412-444-5197
Plans Are to Focus on Health, Revenue Growth and Education as well as to Increase Diversity within NAWBO Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Membership
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Soul Pitt’s Fashion Editor Sabrina Clark caught up with Nicole Murphy from VH1′s Hollywood Execs, who was out looking soulfully fly at SAVOY on Friday Aug 9th with her copy of SPQ
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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University are looking for volunteers to participate in LIFT, a research study designed to see how people’s views of their past, present, and future well-being change over time and if this influences health and healthcare cost outcomes.
You may qualify to participate in the study if:
- You are age 50 years or older.
- See any UPMC primary care provider.
If you participate in LIFT you will complete a yearly questionnaire about your well-being and other aspects of your life. Participation will take about 1 hour each year. You can even complete your questionnaire over the internet. If you choose to complete your survey over the internet you can even save your progress and come back to it if interrupted. $10 for each survey completed. Click Here for Full Details
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Heart Disease – Studies have shown links between cardiovascular disease and key bacteria in gum (periodontal) gum disease.
Cardiovascular disease, heart disease and gum disease silent killers that affect African-Americans are related by common risk factors. Dental testing can identify and help early detection.
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By Malik Vincent for SPQ
Measuring the glitz, glamour, or glory of a successful NFL career against its rigors or pain could be one of the hardest things that a highly-touted pro prospect may have to do coming out of college.
Fortune, fame, and friends — sometimes of a tainted variety– are all things to consider.
One could grow curious and wonder if fortitude could play a role?
Just ask five-time, all-pro running back Curtis Martin how he feels about it. As a matter of fact, it’s some people’s opinion that he built a career around it.
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The Soul Pitt Quarterly Spring 2013 Issue is out.
96 full color pages pack with community events, stories and businesses.
Welcome our newest advertisers and show them support.
Special Exclusive SPQ interview with Curtis Martin and more!
Pick up your FREE Copy this week.
The number of new design job openings is increasing rapidly in all
design disciplines: Graphic, Fashion, Interior, Architecture, Product,
Industrial, Web, Animation, CGI, Advertising to name a few. Technical,
and User Interface design jobs are also on the rise.
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Photos taken at the NAACP Pittsburgh’s Black History NOW Celebration that took place on Feb 27 & 28, 2013 at NAACP HQ & SAVOY Restaurant. Photos show the artwork created by local artists for the event and NAACP President Connie Parker and other attendees. Photos by LaKesha Silver for Soul Pitt. Click a Pic to View!
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