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Did you or someone you know recently Get a promotion? Been appointed to a board? Given an Award? Got a record deal? Just got saved? Got Married? Had a baby? Landed a contract? Been featured in national news? Got your Ph.D.?
YOU Voted Us 2008 WINNER for Best Local Community Site in the East USA!
THANKS TO ALL OF OUR SITE VISITORS!
Pittsburgh Voted Us 2007 WINNER for Best
Local Community Site in the East!
THANK YOU PITTSBURGH!
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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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SPQ Summer Issue is Out! Our Soul Pitt SOULJah’s will be hitting the streets promoting the magazine :)
Our little SOUL Pitt SOULjahs will be hitting the streets passing out the NEW SPQ Summer issue featuring Pittsburgh’s own Tamara Tunie on the cover (yep she’s from Homestead) – be on the look out for these 4 little SOULjahs!
112 full color pages of Pittsburgh Soul, Community Stories, Soulful People, Soulful Places & More! Thanks for your support and please continue to support our advertisers that support SP — They make it possible for us to do this.
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For more information and/or to register: call HDAT at
(412) 586-7903 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Register by July 31, 2014
Enrollment is limited to 50 attendees
This two day summit will be filled with supportive educational workshops and informative conversations with panel discussing issues dealing with women and the family. Meet local authors for book signings and enjoy African drumming as it fills the venue. And Christian rapper entertain families with positive inspiration.
Melanie Campbell | Maurita Bryant | Lueana Coward
Alichia Parker | Dr. Tony Mitchell
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & TO RSVP!
For more event information contact
Roxanne E. Epperson at: 412-665-2810
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
YouthBuild is Looking For 50 Adults
Ages 18 – 24 Who Need Their GED
Contact Linda L. Giles – Job Developer Asst.
* First priority to Veterans *
POSITION: Program Manager – Outreach
Reports to: Regional Vice President
General Statement of Duties: responsible for recruiting and retaining, through excellent program delivery and customer service, the girl and adult membership in assigned geographic areas.
POSITION: Volunteer Manager
Reports to: Regional Director
General Statement of Duties: responsible for developing and executing recruitment and retention strategies to increase and support volunteers
Only 100 Slots Available
Lunch will be provided
Proof of Income Required upon Registering
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
Featuring Pittsburgh’s Best Gospel Singing Contest
MUST Pre-Register to enter by calling 412.301.0810
Tickets On Sale Now!
Ed’s (Up & Back Same Day) 2014 Steelers Football
Party On The Run Bus Trips
(Wear Your Steeler Gear On All Trips)
(Free Beer, Snacks, On All The Bus Trips)
To Baltimore MD (Partying With Raven Fans)
Steelers Vs Ravens Thursday, Sept 11, 2014
Bus Price $70.00 Per Person (No Refunds Unless Trips Canceled)
Money Due “Now” Til Aug 31st
Bus Leaving The Coliseum Frankstown & Sterrett St @ 11:00 AM
1st Stop to Maryland Outlets Shopping, 2nd Stop to Casino,
Get Back $25.00 in Free Slot Play
3rd Stop to the Bar to Watch Game on Flat Screen TV’s (Free Food)
Game comes on @ 8:25PM, After Game Head Home.
To Cleveland OH (Partying with Browns Fans)
Steelers Vs Browns Sunday Oct 12, 2014
Bus Price $40.00 Per Person (No Refunds Unless Trips Canceled)
Money Due “Now” Til Sept 30th
Bus Leaving the Coliseum Frankstown & Sterrett St @ 6:00AM
1st Stop to Tailgating Party,
2nd Stop to Bar to Watch the Game on Flat Screen TV’s (Free Food)
Game Starts @1:00PM
3rd Stop to Casino. We Get $15.00 in Free Slot Play, $5.00 Towards Food
After Casino Head Home.
To Cincinnati OH (Partying With Bengals Fans)
Steelers Vs Bengals Sunday Dec 7, 2014
Bus Price $75.00 Per Person (No Refunds Unless Trips Canceled)
Money Due “Now” Til Nov 8th
Bus Leaving The Coliseum Frankstown & Sterrett St @ 5:00AM
1st Stop to Bar, Tailgating, Watch Game, Big Screen TV. Game Starts @ 1:00PM (Free Food) @ The Bar. (Free All You Can Eat Buffet) @ The Casino
2nd Stop To The Casino
Ed 412.537.2484 Always Call to See if Any Seats Left on the Bus.
“Hurry” Get Your Bus Tickets, They Sometimes Go Fast!
The Prima Luxe 412 launch will be held at the Andy Warhol Museum located at 117 Sandusky St. Pittsburgh, PA 15212 on September 6, 2014 from 10pm- 1am. WAMO 100′s Dj Cue will provide music and comedian J Russ will be hosting.
Prima Luxe is a premier event and entertainment company specializing in creating an intimate upscale night life experience for adults in their prime. Buy tickets online at www.primaluxe412.com
Three Rivers Festival of Hope FREE Concert
~ Featuring ~
Sat, Aug 16, 2014
7 – 9 PM | Doors Open at 5:30PM
@ CONSOL Energy Center
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Big thanks to all the individuals that take the time to write us to express their gratitude for what we do, and of course to the staff at Soul Pitt that made it happen. Comments like these make it all worthwhile:
It is my pleasure to THANK YOU and SOUL PITT for the “loan” of Brother Craig Dawson for our 30th Annual Scholarship Banquet. He was nothing short of spectacular. His message was spiritual, informative, and encouraging to our youngsters. Most of the adults in attendance remember Craig, and his brothers and sister, as well mannered, well dressed, determined neighborhood kids. So although we expected what we heard, we were pleased and proud that he delivered. He kept God in his message and the young people’s attention. Those of us who mentor our youth know that’s not an easy task. It is our mission to give a little financial help toward secondary education; and invite Upper Ohio Valley Alumni to bring an encouraging message to our youth. Thanks to Bro. Dawson; our mission was accomplished. — The George C. Smith Scholarship Committee, Steubenville, Ohio
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For additional information contact: New Life Family Worship Center
Phone: 412-301-0810 • E-mail: email@example.com
The new SPQ will be hitting the streets this weekend! Donna and Terina tell you all about it and also about upcoming Summer events for you to enjoy.
Available Rentals and more! Call 412.664.1900
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pressure washing, and vehicle detailing.
When you want the job done professionally, on time, and on budget, call on us to take care of your cleaning needs! Fully Licensed ~ Fully Insured
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Rent our NEW super plus Party Limo Bus for a variety of occasions
to make your day or night outing more special!
Call Today to Book our NEW
PARTY LIMO BUS!
412.331.2524 or 1.800.292.2525
Ask for DELL, Party Limo Bus Coordinator
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
SweetYella Entertainment, LLC presents Dwele, at Avon Oaks Ballroom in Youngstown (Girard), Ohio. Andwele “Dwele” Gardner is a multi-instrumentalist, soul singer, songwriter and producer from Detroit, Michigan. Dwele is described as an R&B, soul, contemporary, jazzy kind of singer, with a hip-hoppy edge.
MORE DETAILS HERE
Each & Every FRIDAY
The Miles Group (“TMG”) Insurance Agency
Steel City Happy Hours & LAVISH Fridays
@ XTAZA Nightclub, 1630 Smallman St.
Starting Friday 5:30pm, 21+ Event
FREE Admission & FREE Buffet (while it last)
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Overnight Retreat Theme:
“Oh! That Men Would Praise The Lord!”
Friday, August 15th – 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Saturday, August 16th – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
@ Bishop Connare Center
2900 Seminary Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS & REGISTRATION FORM
We’re smack dab into summer and Donna and Terina put you down with many of the events going on from the Summer Concerts at the Rivers Casino to the Back to School Jams at the end. Oh and business people are not left out. There are upcoming networking happy hours, conventions, workshops and more!
Reserve your spot ASAP – limited placements available.
For more information, contact:
Phone: 412-281-6629 x211
Or visit: http://www.goodwillswpa.org/Volunteer-Mentors
Apply in person or apply or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Adonai Center for Black Males is a non-profit organization, which provides human capital development programming to ensure the social, educational, and economic advancement of the black and disadvantaged male populations.
If you will be a 9th or 10th grader in the fall and looking for an enjoyable way to prepare for your future, please call 412.560.0450 or email email@example.com and ask about the Summer Experience.
The Labor Day Weekend “Soul FEST” Celebration
@ Club Xtaza
1650 Smallman St. (In-the-Strip)
Friday, August 29th | Doors at 10PM
With Special Performance By:
- LAST Night ft. Wale & more!
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!
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.
Hunger costs the State of Pennsylvania $6 billion every year
PITTSBURGH, June 24 – Gateway HealthSM received the Growth Award from the Laurel Highlands Council Boy Scouts of America for surpassing last year’s food drive contribution in their company-wide Scouting For Food Campaign.
The Scouting for Food Campaign is the largest food drive campaign in Allegheny Country and runs throughout the month of April. Each year, local companies, as well as community organizations and families, are encouraged to hold independent food drives. The Pittsburgh Community Food Banks assists with delivering the collected food items to the appropriate centers and distributing food and other supplies to local families and individuals facing food insecurity issues, many of which are also Gateway members.
“It was a great honor to represent Gateway Health at the awards luncheon and during the campaign. The Boy Scouts support Gateway’s mission of caring for others and echo our mission of meeting individuals where they live,” stated Harry Manley, Sr. Community and Program Development Specialist, Gateway Health, who was the coordinator of Gateway’s 2014 Scouting for Food campaign.
About Gateway Health SM:
Gateway HealthSM is a nationally ranked managed care organization that delivers quality and affordable healthcare to Medicaid and Medicare eligible individuals. Gateway Health serves the needs of at risk and vulnerable citizens. Gateway members have benefitted from services such as disease management, health and wellness programs and preventive care. With more than 20 years of service to the community, Gateway strongly believes in doing things “a better way.” To learn more, visit www.gatewayhealthplan.com.
About Boy Scouts of America:
Since its inception, the Boy Scouts of America has become one of the nation’s premier youth development organizations, with more than 100 million youth and adults participating since 1910. For a history of Scouting for Food, read here. Scouting For Food campaign.
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It’s the 4th of July Weekend and we have a lot going on. From the big Forty party and more. Listen up as we let you know what’s up and to remind you to keep it safe.
RACE: Are We So Different? A groundbreaking exploration of race in America. Runs March 29–October 27, 2014
The exhibition weaves together personal stories of living with race along with expert discussions of the history of race as a concept, the role that science has played in that history, and emerging research that challenges the foundations of what we perceive as race. Interactive multimedia components, historic artifacts, iconic objects, and compelling photographs offer visitors an eye-opening look at a topic that is fundamental to our shared human experience. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
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THAT’S WHAT MATTERS MOST!
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It’s always an honor for me to meet any African-American that was the 1st to do something because they’ve opened the door for the next one. Kathleen Bradley (1st Black Price is Right model) it was our pleasure
Thank you Dr. Sheila Johnson – Hunt, Pastor Hunt and the Women’s Ministry at First Baptist Penn Hills church for the Entrepreneur Recognition award today!!! I thank God for the talent he’s given me and it’s always a blessing to get recognized for your work, but it never seems like work — cause I love what I do
That’s Sharp Boutique
5165 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA. 15224 | 412.404.7565
Brightside Academy provides early education and child care that prepares children to be life-long learners. Our program combines state-of-the-art facilities, a nationally recognized curriculum and learning quality credentials that work together to help each child achieve kindergarten readiness.
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PITTSBURGH, May 16 – For the second consecutive year, Gateway HealthSM has earned a prestigious national award at the Dorland Health’s Fifth Annual Case in Point Platinum Awards. Gateway Health was named winner in the Behavioral Health category for its successful Behavioral Health program and received an honorable mention in the Disease Management/Population Health category for its successful Gateway to Lifestyle Management Program.
The Case in Point Platinum Awards Program is a unique program that recognizes the most successful and innovative care management programs that successfully deliver programs that improve healthcare across the continuum of care coordination. The awards were presented this week at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The following is a brief synopsis of the two care management categories for which Gateway was honored: Click Here for Full Details
Richard Leon Ward
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
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Mary Fran Reidell
Barbara Johnson says, “My colleague Mary Fran makes a great nurse because she is so honest, genuine and caring. She is an amazing listener and looks at any health concern from a holistic perspective. When she has a diagnosis in mind she explores each possibility and is very mindful of issues that may cause great anxiety for the patient. She is always learning and has been involved in many cases that required culturally relevant care as well as cases where mental disorders needed consideration. I would trust her completely to advise me on any health issue because her work is informed, respectful, wise and lovingly considerate.
Kayla Bowyer says, “I’ve known Kim for over 12 years and she has always been a hard working person who was determined to be successful. She followed her dream of becoming a nurse and is now living that dream. As a young, Black professional nurse, Kim is an excellent role model for other young aspiring nurses. A nurse’s hard work sometimes goes unnoticed or unappreciated, and Kim deserves to be recognized for the work she does to help keep the people of Pittsburgh healthy.” Click Here for Full Details
Happy Mother’s Day! This is the special edition where we tell you all kind of awesome things to take your mama to. Donna wants you to take your Mama to a retreat, out to eat, to a play and so much more. Ternia of course wants you to take your Mama to church — but then there’s the free vacation bible school with free dinner too. You’ll have to listen to understand
Donna is holding it down in the studio and putting you down with all the cool events around town. It’s getting hot outside and the events are heating up as well. So much to do and not enough time to make them all, but Donna will let you know which events are worth checking out!
For more info and to register visit
or call 412.255.2493
SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS HERE! SPRING IS “FINALLY” HERE!
Review by Winter D. Epps (Click photos for larger view)
The birds are chirping and the sun is shining. You awake with that fresh morning face, ready to begin your day. Look in your closet and you think what to wear? Well, I hit the scene Saturday April 12th for Macy’s Spring Fashion show at their South Hills Village store. To my delight and those of the audience we were treated to a parade of fashion forward clothing just in time for the spring season.
Kiya Tomlin, fashion designer and wife of Steeler’s coach Mike Tomlin, hosted this year’s Macy’s Spring Fashion Show and there were a lot of great looks to enhance your spring wardrobe!
- Floral, abstract and animal print
- Pink with black and white detail
- Graphic prints
- All shades of pink
After the fashion I had a chance to speak with Kiya Tomlin to get some quick insight on her clothing line and her thoughts for the spring wardrobe.
Bright colors and floral pastels are Kiya’s key pieces to a fun spring wardrobe. She said, “Just like spring flowers. Floral brings energy and makes things come to life.”
She would love to see the return of hats, like the ones rocked at the fashion show, saying, “They are always comfortable.”
Kiya has a studio space in East Liberty on Broad Street; here she meets her clients to create custom made clothing for them. She is gradually moving toward selling her items wholesale for retail shops to purchase. Her custom pieces are all about comfort. To check out her designs visit Kiya’s website at www.kiyatomlinpittsburgh.com.
Visit a Macy’s near you to shop their spring/summer clothing lines.
Paying Homage to Boss Beauticians in the Spring Edition of Soul Pitt Quarterly – Also featuring other “Boss” women like Aja Brown, Tamica “Pied Piper” Wade, Tiffani Walker + a Whole Lot More!
“We at Soul Pitt Media are proud to present our Spring Edition to our readers and advertisers in the Tri-State Area. This must read edition is packed full of great stories and advertising. I dedicate this edition to the memory of my late father Mr. Roosevelt Dawson who taught me that nothing can beat hard work and dedication.”
– Craig Dawson, VP Sales and Marketing | Soul Pitt Media
HACP to Open Lottery for Housing Choice Voucher Program, April 28 – May 11, 2014
The Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh (HACP) will help address the city’s growing demand for affordable housing by opening its Housing Choice Voucher Program to new applicants, with the goal of adding 5,000 families to its waiting list through a lottery system. Applications will be accepted online between April 28 and May 11, 2014. At the conclusion of the application period, a lottery process will determine which applicants will be placed on the HACP’s waiting list as well as the order of placement on the list. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS
So much is happening around Pittsburgh. Spring seems to be getting in full swing and so are the events around the city. Donna and Terina has a lot happenings to tell you about so stay check it out!
Thanks to TribLive, writer Chris Fleisher and photographer Guy Wathen for a great article on women business owners — Read it here: http://triblive.com/business/headlines/5947873-74/women-business-businesses#axzz2zih1CiVP
Check out what’s going on this week!
Nominate someone for NAACP’s 2014 Homer S. Brown Awards to be presented at the NAACP Human Rights Dinner on May 1st!
Judge Homer S. Brown is considered the first African American judge in Pittsburgh. He served the Pittsburgh community for over 50 years. Along with his many accomplishments Brown was the founder and first President of the Pittsburgh branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), and member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
The Judge Homer S. Brown award is presented annually at the NAACP Human Rights Dinner to an outstanding recipient who has positively impacted the lives of others, by demonstrating that she/he has been a constant force in the struggle for humanity, equality, and shared resources. This year’s recipient will be honored for their work in bringing wealth to the community.
Click here to download a Nomination Form
Submit answers along with the nomination form to:
Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, April 4, 2014 at 1 p.m. for consideration
Pittsburgh native and Actor Lamman Rucker was in Pittsburgh on March 20th to keynote Duquesne University’s Unity Banquet. Afterwards, Soul Pitt’s Terina Hicks put him down with a copy of Soul Pitt Quarterly.