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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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Join Rosemary Crawford, Esquire As she launches her campaign for Judge, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas on Feb 23, 6:30PM at The Union Project
If you are unable to attend, but would like to get involved in the campaign, please contact us at www.rosemarycrawfordforourjudge.com or 412-345-8041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cory Henry is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer with a catalog worthy of a man twice his age. His primary instrument is the organ, which he began playing at the age of 2. At 6 years old he competed at the Apollo Theater and made it to the final round. At 19 he began traveling with the jazz legend Kenny Garrett as his organist in a stint that lasted three years. He has worked with a wide range of artists including Yolanda Adams, Sara Bareilles, P. Diddy, Robert Glasper, Boyz 2 Men, NAS, Snarky Puppy, Bruce Springsteen, The Roots, and many others.
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“Thrilling,” “remarkable,” “exceptional,” “brilliant” – these are just some of the adjectives critics have used to describe this stirring documentary based on James Baldwin’s unfinished book. Featuring the voice of Samuel L. Jackson, it’s a journey through black history that connects the Civil Rights movement to the current #BlackLivesMatter movement. Using Baldwin’s elegant words with rich archival material, it questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
A night of live Soul and R&B. Drink, Dance, and Mingle
“Zo! and company continue to evangelize, with a modern perspective, late-’70’s to early-’80’s sophisticated funk and soul.” -AllMusic.com
Tickets $20 adv / $25 door
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*This is taking place in the Hall on the 2nd Floor. It is NOT ADA Accessible. If you need assistance, please let us know and arrangements can be made.
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Much of the Pittsburgh region’s rich African American history is centered in the church. With hundreds of predominantly black congregations in western Pennsylvania, this program focuses on just a few – each with a unique and compelling history. Profiles include a landmark church in the heart of Pittsburgh; a tiny rural congregation thriving despite changing times; a church with a rich musical history; and a study of blue collar workers who built their own church while helping to build the region’s industry.
Come By Here: A History of Five Churches premieres February 23 at 8pm on WQED with encore airings on February 27 at 7:30pm and February 28 at midnight.
Churches in the following neighborhoods and towns are featured:
- Mt. Ararat Baptist Church in Pittsburgh’s Larimer neighborhood
- Ebenezer Baptist Church in Pittsburgh’s Hill District
- Allen Chapel AME Church in Elizabeth
- First Cambria AME Zion Church in Johnstown
- Bethel AME Church in Monongahela
WQED changes lives by creating and sharing outstanding public media that educates, entertains, and inspires. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED World; WQED Create; WQED Showcase; WQED PBS KIDS Channel; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).
Gregory Porter is considered to be one of the most important voices on the music scene internationally. A recent winner of the BBC’s International Artist of the Year award, and a Grammy-winner, Gregory Porter is in hot demand all over the world for his soulful voice and velvety delivery. Don’t miss this acclaimed artist at the August Wilson Center.
@ August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Box office phone: 412-456-6666
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Judge Woodruff, making his acceptance speech as he received the endorsement for Pennsylvania Supreme Court from the state Democratic Committee. 2.11.2017 (Harrisburg, PA)
After choking up a bit, he spoke strongly and promised to represent the people of Pennsylvania well and make them proud. He received a standing ovation from approx. 300 delegates. What a blessing!
Official announcement is this Wednesday February 15th at 10:30am in the courtyard of the courthouse.
NEED 54th Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner | To Honor The Best & Brightest Students In Pittsburgh on March 2 at the Wyndham
On March 2, 2017, NEED will host their 54th Annual Scholarship Benefit Dinner. The annual benefit dinner honors that year’s scholarship recipients and celebrates the corporate, academic and community partnerships that make it possible to further their mission: to provide access to education and career development services that empower youth from the Pittsburgh region to aspire to, learn about, prepare for and complete higher education.
This year’s theme, “Celebrating Pittsburgh’s Genius” speaks to NEED’s 54 -year history of supporting the educational endeavors of youth from the Pittsburgh region. In 1963, NEED founders, Florence Reizenstein and Marion Jordon, began a temporary program to garner funds for 76 black high school students who were accepted to a college or university, but were not financially able to attend. That number has grown to over 30,000. NEED’s vision is to unlock the power of education by helping underserved youth meet their highest potential and enhance their quality of life through education, thereby strengthening the regional economy.
This year’s NEED Benefit takes place on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown. Over 600 individuals from corporations, universities, churches and foundations, as well as friends and family of the honored students are expected to attend this wonderful event. Mr. Marc Nyarko and Mrs. Berniece Nyarko are the Dinner Chairs.
Tickets are available through March 2, 2017. To schedule interviews or photos, please contact Andrea Murphy at email@example.com. Press materials will be available on-site for all attending media. Please RSVP to Andrea Murphy at 412-566- 2760 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.needld.org
The ideal candidate must have a strong understanding of state and local laws, policies, and procedures as they relate to the disposition of vacant and/or tax delinquent properties. Candidates with a background in urban studies, public or business administration, public policy, or similar field are encouraged to apply. Applications are due by March 5th.
In the United States, 80 to 90 percent of business organizations are privately held and account for half of the nation’s employment and Gross National Product (US Bureau of Census). Some of the biggest named companies in the world are closely held or family-owned businesses such as Walmart, Mars, Gore-Tex, and Estee Lauder. They are an economic force.
The Pittsburgh region has been a leading supporter of family and closely-held business, and during our dynamic panel discussion, you’ll hear firsthand about the unique challenges the leaders of these businesses face. Our distinguished panelists will offer important lessons on how to grow your company and position it for future success. They will also discuss the overlap of family and business issues.
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PUSH co-owner Deavon Hammonds, ask Debra Bonneau five questions about what she is PUSHing through and how she is coping with being a caregiver.
1. What are you are PUSHing through right now?
Being a full-time caregiver for my mother who has severe dementia, while maintaining and taking care of myself so that I am able to be there for her.
2. How have you been able to spread the word and gain control over these circumstances?
I document our precious moments and post videos on Facebook to share and show others that they are not alone in this situation of caring for a loved one with dementia. Sharing on social media opens up a dialogue and I get feedback and give feedback to others. Follow my journey by searching on hastag #dementiaisthedevil on Facebook. Continue reading
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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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Hi, I’m Angel from Pittsburgh, PA. When I was a freshman, a beautiful and confident black woman who was a senior at my school threw a black youth summit. At the time, I had no idea what was in store. But it changed my life for sure. I learned about colorism, the history of the N word and many other topics that relate to the black community. I left that day feeling enlightened, knowledgeable and most importantly empowered.
Through the years I have been waiting for another one to happen. Sadly, it never did. However, there were very small events amongst the black students that attend independent schools in the Pittsburgh area. These were great but I felt that the black students in Pittsburgh were not together. The public school students stayed with their people and the independent school students stayed with theirs. This saddened me because I know the potential we all have together and the strength we would possess if we could all just come together.
Therefore, for my senior year, I decided to host my own black youth summit. The point of this summit is to bridge the gap between the black public school students and the black independent school students. Under one roof everyone can come together and build a huge network of support and empowerment. This can only happen with your help! The money will be going towards the food and supplies for the event. Please feel free to donate any amount, anything helps. Thank you.
The BBFF will feature age-old classics to contemporary independent Black Cinema. The showcased films in the festival will parallel the reoccurring themes of spirituality, family conflict, race and working class struggle that serve as the foundation of August Wilson’s award winning and internationally renowned “Pittsburgh Cycle” plays. The festival will also examine and discuss how filmmakers try to use art to uplift and confront, and have impact on American culture. This year’s festival will feature local and nationally renowned filmmakers and celebrate the creative contributions of Michael Schultz.
Attend the Cincinnati Music Festival just once, and you will realize you are embarking on a musical experience like none other. Over twenty thousand like-minded people gathered like a huge family for one purpose – to enjoy the greatest music ever created! Through the years, thousands of music lovers have fallen in love with The Cincinnati Music Festival.
Day 1 of the festival begins at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, July 28th with the following line-up:
- Mary J Blige, Kem, BBD (Bell, Biv, DeVoe), SWV (Sisters With Voices)
Day 2 begins at 7:30 p.m., on Saturday, July 29th with the following line-up:
- Usher, Fantasia, Anthony Hamilton, ConFunkShun
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Lawyer and Trustee Rosemary Crawford Announces Run For Court of Common Pleas Judge For Allegheny County
Pittsburgh: Local attorney, trustee, arbitrator and mediator Rosemary Crawford has officially announced today that she is a candidate for Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas judge.
Crawford, of Allison Park, is rated “highly recommended” by the Allegheny County Bar Association based on 27 years as an attorney, which includes a broad range of legal experience and public service. She is a former prosecutor and civil trial attorney with the Pennsylvania Department of Justice who has worked as Director of YWCA Legal Resources and a trial attorney with Pittsburgh’s finest law firms in addition to serving on the Boards of Neighborhood Legal Services and Pennsylvania Legal Services.
In 2015, Crawford ran for judge and received 21,000 votes, at which time she was also the only candidate endorsed by every major newspaper: Post-Gazette, Tribune Review and the Pittsburgh Courier. She then received 26,000 votes when she ran in 2015. Continue reading
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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.
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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
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!
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