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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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LIVE AT THE WATERFRONT IMPROV
166 East Bridge Street The Stacks at the Waterfront
Homestead, PA 15120 412.462.5233
Thu – Sun, May 23 – 26, 2013
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JT’s MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
ALL WHITE PARTY
Sunday May 26, 2013
THREE DIFFERENT PACKAGES AVAILABLE!
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What’s Black and Old Gold and full of Professional Brothers
all together in one place? Alpha Weekend in Pittsburgh baby!
National Black United Front (NBUF) will host an African Liberation Day (ALD) Parade and Celebration Saturday, May 25th, 2013. The parade will begin at 11 am at Crescent Elementary School, 8080 Bennett St. and end at the intersection of Frankstown Ave and N. Homewood. Kofi Taharka, NBUF National Chairperson, will be one of the key speakers during the celebration. An integral part of the day’s activities will be the NBUF Feed the Hood Project. The Feed the Hood Project assists members of the Homewood Community who are striving to meet their basic needs for food, personal hygiene products, medical supplies and clothing. Throughout the day there will be live performances and cultural presentations. NBUF is inviting all community organizations and committed individuals to stand together in solidarity towards building a better Pittsburgh. The day’s activities will conclude with a New Jack Swing Old school Party Fundraiser. The fundraiser will take place 8 pm, at the Cabaret Hall, 7928 Frankstown Ave. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Donna and Terina are back. Plenty of things to do this Memorial Day weekend such as the Alpha Phi Alpha weekend of events and the Jazz Under the Stars at JT’s @ the Club. Also, don’t forget about the church events. Plenty to do, including JoyFest and more!
Family Hospice presents
SOUL TO SOLE
3030 Jane Street, South Side
June 14, 2013, 6 -11 pm
Featuring House of Soul Band
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Congrats to Terina J. Hicks, Spiritual Coordinator for Soul Pitt Media, Soul Pitt Xtra Radio Show Co-Host & Friend! You did it T!
Now THAT’s what you call the BOMB Diggity
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.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!
Stop the Violence Community Awareness Day
Saturday June 29th from 12p-5p
@ Stage AE (400 N. Shore Drive)
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
Mount Carmel Baptist Church of North Versailles presents “Spring Revival” May 21-23, 2013 @ 7:30PM Nightly
SPRING REVIVAL 2013
Tuesday, May 21, through
Thursday, May 23, 2013
@ 7:00 PM Nightly
FEATURING: REV. DR. ALYN E. WALLER
Renowned Guest Revivalist,
Author and Musician
Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church,
Come each night and be mightily blessed!
Mount Carmel Baptist Church
90 Port Perry Road, North Versailles, Pa
For more info call (412)823-2841
Location, Location, Location!
Right in the mix of the up and coming
Penn Avenue Art and Business District
in the Garfield Community!
CALL DEANNA DAVIS TODAY!
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
North Way Christian Community is an inter-denominational church with four campuses across the city of Pittsburgh. You are always welcome!
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
Small Seeds Development’s Mother to Son (ROP) Penn State trip – “Who said single parent boys can’t excel?”
Overnight Field Trip to the Pennsylvania State University
April 27- 28, 2013
Behind every statistic is a story and when it comes to young, African American boys, the numbers are staggering and the reality is sobering. Black boys across the board score below their counterparts in other racial and ethnic groups when it comes to graduation rates, literacy rates and college preparedness. And many African American men, in turn, are locked out of employment and are filling up the nation’s prisons in disproportionate numbers. The Mother to Son Program at Small Seeds Development Inc. emphasizes a connection between early learning and the dropout rate. Sometimes data does not tell the whole story, however we must step up and engage Black boys to produce different academic and social outcomes. Many boys come to the MTSP because they do not want to be “turned off” toward education or get caught up in something they will regret later.
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The Asante Award, given by Umoja African Arts Company, honors an array of artists in the Pittsburgh community and acknowledges their contributions to various genres of art in the categories of Blues, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Performing Arts, Spiritual, Spoken Word, and Theater. Asante is a Kiswahili word meaning “Thank You” and Umoja African Arts Company is thanking Pittsburgh artists for their unique gifts.
The O’JAYS & GLADYS KNIGHT – THE FAMILY REUNION TOUR at Meadows Racetrack & Casino Sat June 29, 2013
Pittsburgh’s Next Generation of Music Legends (PNGML)
Invites you to the legendary soul group event
The O’JAYS & GLADYS KNIGHT – THE FAMILY REUNION TOUR
Meadows Racetrack & Casino | Sat June 29, 2013
Also featured will be fireworks after the concert
Concert tickets NOW on sale, call the Meadows @ 724-225-9300
$35 Package Includes
Round trip Motor coach transportation on the “Love Train” Trolley
. . . Also included will be Refreshments & Prizes
$35 due immediately – Limited seating
Pickup Location: Giant Eagle on Frankstown Road
Leave Pittsburgh: 6:00 pm | Leave Casino: 11:30 pm
Don Patterson @ 412-377-4681 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Come on out and enjoy yourself at the O’Jays Family Reunion Concert or
Just come along for the fun at the Gaming Meadows Racetrack & Casino
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR CONCERT TICKETS ONLINE!
Get on the Bus to King Dominion’s
Saturday July 20, 2013
Click here for full details!
Hip Hop Hope Vacation Bible School 2013
@ Bethany Baptist Church 7745 Tioga Street- Pittsburgh, Pa. 15280
Ages 4-18 | Come Learn how Jesus offers hope for this Hip Hop generation!
June 24th – June 28, 2013 – 5:30PM-8:30PM
The fun starts at 6:00PM- Register on line:
OR Come to Bethany on May 11th Or May 25 from: 10AM-2PM
MUST PRE-REGISTER BY MAY 31, 2013 TO ATTEND
Please Contact Minister Nicita Moses-VBS-Director @ 412-728-4046
The ultimate adult (21+) game night!
Launch event June 22nd at the August Wilson Center, 9pm – 2am.
Advance tickets $10 via PayPal @ https://t.co/sH76ayawKp
PlayDate is a creative alternative to the typical night out, social event, or corporate function. It provides a fun and exciting atmosphere where you can enjoy good food & cocktails, listen to a variety of music, socialize, and meet great people…
all while playing games.
CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO!
Ed’s Party/Shopping on the Run
Bus Trips for April – Sept 2013
7 Great Trips – 7 Great Prices!
CALL ED @ 412.537.2484
TO BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY!
** Tickets on Sale NOW for ALL Trips **
CLICK HERE TO SEE SCHEDULE FOR ALL TRIPS!
1ST EVENT – OLD SCHOOL GET TOGETHER
IN HIGHLAND PARK
Saturday, June 15th 2013 | 11AM until 7PM
Held at the last grove, across from
“The Pool” by the turnaround
This is a FREE Family Event! No Alcohol. Bring your children, all ages.
Adults: Line Dancing, Fast Dance contest, Slop contest, Soul Train line
Kids: Face painting, moon bounce, tug-a-war, sack races, games
FREE Hot Dogs & Burgers!
DJ Billy D. Playing the Oldies Music
Pack a food basket, bring lawn chairs, blanket, etc.
“ED THANKS EVERYONE FOR YOUR PATRONAGE”
2nd EVENT – ED’S OLDIES CABARET
Saturday, June 15th 2013 | 9PM until
Held at the Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Avenue
Tickets are only $5.00 for this Cabaret
Hurry get your TICKETS – Might be a Sell Out!
DJ Mighty “Playing the Oldies”
NO TABLES RESERVED – 1ST COME 1ST SERVED SEATING
Get your tickets from
Dorsey’s Records, 7614 Frankstown Avenue 412-731-6607
Jessie “Cry Baby”, 412-996-8872
Stedefords, 417 E. Ohio Street, 412.321.8333
Up Beat Records, 801 Penn Avenue, Wilkinsburg, 412.731.3719
Or Call ED at 412.537.2484
WITHIN STYLE HAIR SALON
440 S. Main Street, Pittsburgh – West End 15220
A total hair care experience for everyone!
CALL US AT 412.937.9103
Stephanie Jackson, Owner
Just in time to get your home in shape for the Summer!
Call Tony 412.452.2811 or email email@example.com
Call Derrick at 412.853.5022
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On May 4th, 2013, The Highland Park Tennis Club will host its Twelfth Annual Free Tennis Clinic. The clinic is Saturdays only from 9:30am to 11:00am. We provide free instruction and rackets. The clinic run until July 20th, 2013 and culminate with a tennis party for all attendees. The clinic site is the Stanton Tennis Courts at Highland Park, the 6700 of Stanton Avenue, 15206.
The only age limit is five years old. We welcome families to participate. Categories: 10 & under, 10 – 14 beginning juniors, 15 – 18 juniors, beginning adult, intermediate adult, advanced adult. Click Here for Full Details
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Under the Influence of Music Tour: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky & More on Saturday August 3 at First Niagara Pavilion
Tickets Onsale to General Public
Start: Sat, 04/27/13 10:00 AM EDT
CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS
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.
Click Here for Full Details
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.
Gateway Medical Society Presents Gateway to Wellness: Passport to Health on June 1 at UPMC Shadyside
African Americans are at higher risk for certain health issues. However, many of these problems can be prevented. Knowing your risks and learning new habits and behaviors can improve your health. The goal for this symposium is to provide the African-American community with information and resources to help them be healthy.
CLICK HERE FOR LIST OF WORKSHOPS & REGISTRATION INFORMATION
You may also register by telephone: 412-281-4086
Attention! Couples Research Study. Looking for couples (married or living together) with one partner diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in past two years. Qualified couples (ages 18+) may receive up to $400.00 upon completion. We can come to you – or you can come to us. Call Pamela Snyder at 412-268–2784 for more information.
PEABODY CLASS REUNION
Calling All 1983 Graduates
30 Year Reunion Weekend!
July 19 & 20, 2013
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
1st Annual Heavenly Sounds Music Festival – Bus Trip to Canal Place, Cumberland Maryland | JUNE 28 & 29, 2013
LOVEWORKS MINISTRIES PRESENTS THE
1ST ANNUAL HEAVENLY SOUNDS MUSIC FESTIVAL
THEME: “CELEBRATING FAMILY”
JUNE 28 & 29, 2013
Canal Place, Cumberland Maryland
One HUGE Stage: The Hottest Music Festival Ever!
Featuring some of the most explosive Talent,
Artists, Bands & Choirs from Washington, DC, Cumberland, Baltimore, Virginia, Keyser, WV, Pittsburgh, PA & many other surrounding Areas (Artist TBA)
YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS
GOD IS DOING SOMETHING MIRACULOUS!!!!!
FEE includes: Transportation, Hotel Accommodations and
Entrance to festival
Fee: $200 (per person)
Children 5 years and under $125
(limit 2 children per family)
For more information call (412) 651-9970
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.
Go to the web link below and post a job or post a resume
Upcoming Open House Dates
CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS & DATES
Did you know that more than 75% of American adults suffer from various forms of periodontal (GUM) disease and don’t know it?
ORAL SYSTEMIC WELLNESS LINKS
Enjoy a healthy smile and keep it for life!
WHAT ARE YOUR NUMBERS?
700 CREDIT SCORE
>125 BLOOD SUGAR
160/100 BLOOD PRESSURE
0 TO 10 GUM SCORE
Diabetes – Approximately 95% of American with diabetes
also have (periodontal) gum disease.
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.
Anthony “Pops” Mitchell
Formerly of Samson & Delilah
~ New CD Release ~
“Lord Because of My Faith in You”
Purchase CD at ITunes & www.cdbaby.com
Play for Church Programs & Events
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
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!
Sponsored in part by Panera Bread
Corporate Diversity Associates, SAVOY, Soul Pitt Media, NAACP
The Pittsburgh film screening Versailles ’73 American Runway Revolution held at the August Wilson Center on March 3, 2012 was astounding! Hosted by FashionAFRICANA’s Demeatria Boccella & Darnell McLaurin and Produced & Directed by Deborah Riley Draper who received a well deserved standing ovation after the screening. Along side her were the Editor-In-Chief of Essence Magazine Mikki Taylor and one of the first African-American runway model Pat Cleveland.
Click a Pic to View and then continue reading review!
To capture and tell the story of a revolutionary period not just for American Fashion but also for African-American designers and models was eye opening and long overdue. Click Here for Full Details
WINTER CLEARANCE SALE!!!!!
* Jewelry Excluded
On Feb 23, 2013 That’s Sharp Boutique had a fashion show to introduce the store to to public and show them what they have to offer. TSB has lots of styles for men and women for all occasions. Prom is approaching and TSB has new and gently warn dresses, gowns and suits for you! It’s also soon to be wedding season, come get your Mother of the Bride dress and much much more at TSB. That’s Sharp Boutique is located at 5165 Penn Avenue in Friendship/Garfield. Call owner Veda Weathers at 412-404-7565. Photos & Review by Sabrina Clark, Soul Pitt Fashion Editor. Click a Pic to View!
Above & Beyond Child Care Center
Located at 2165 Noblestown Rd |Pittsburgh PA 15205
(P) 412.922.5763 (F) 412.922.5783
Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm
We provide affordable and quality child care
for children ranging from 6 weeks – 12 years old.
Before and After School Care (transportation to and from local schools)
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS
Southside Motors is a unique dealership located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Southside neighborhood. We offer a variety of programs such as traditional financing for both good and troubled credit. We also offer a Rent To Own program.
The Rent to Own program is an entirely new concept of automotive finance. We know bad things happen to good people: divorce, illness, job loss, and even tax problems. We can even help if you are in a bankruptcy or have had repossessions. We have been in your shoes and we are happy to help.
With the Rent to Own program, there is NO CREDIT CHECK. Why settle for a beat up ten year old car with over 120,000 miles from a Buy Here, Pay Here lot when our revolutionary program allows us to put you into a quality car, minivan, or SUV of your choosing without even pulling your credit?
Visit us online at www.southsidemotorspgh.com
Conservation Crew Leaders
Program Dates: July 1st – August 15th, 2013
Compensation: Up to $3795 total salary depending on experience & crew length. Crew Leader Orientation & Work Skills (travel, food & lodging provided). CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!
Donna is in the studio while Terina is out covering local spiritual events. But Donna has some great stuff to tell you about. From Old Skool Cabarets to the Queen of Spoken Word will be in town. She will even share some of the Gospel good news. So click and listen!
Hill Dance Academy Theatre (HDAT)
Sixth Year of Summer Fun!
June 17 – August 11, 2013 | 8 AM to 5:30 PM
Summer Classes Include:
Tap, Hip-Hop, West African, Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Physical Fitness, Theatre, Tech Production, Anatomy, Costuming, Scrapbooking, Drumming, Music, Book Club and more. The summer ends with the Annual Showcase, Sunday, August 11, at Alumni Hall on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS & TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD!
Building Bridges for Business, the region’s leading organization dedicated to empowering and educating small business leaders, launched the second season of its new media broadcast program, Coffee With…™, and announced a new host, local technology executive, Christopher R. Evans.
Press Release: Senator Casey Honors Manchester Bidwell Corporation CEO Bill Strickland to Commemorate Black History Month
US Senate Proclamation Recognizes Strickland’s Contributions to His Community, the Nation, and as a Visionary Social Innovator
WASHINGTON, DC and PITTSBURGH, PA – February 12, 2013 – To commemorate Black History Month, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) announced that he would be honoring William E. “Bill” Strickland, Jr. on February 25th. Strickland is being recognized for his journey from disadvantaged minority in the civil rights era to social innovator and Founder, President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corporation (MBC). Strickland¹s organization, which began in 1968 in Pittsburgh, combines adult career training, youth arts education, and social enterprise in a positive educational and emotional environment. This powerful fusion has a proven record of giving disadvantaged youth and adults the opportunities and skills they need to build a better future by removing social and economic barriers to success.
The professional football players of America established the award and named it after Supreme Court Justice Byron Raymond “Whizzer” White because of his role as a humanitarian and public servant. The NFLPA annually presents the honor.
All finalists will receive donations for a charity of their choice, and Batch will receive an additional $100,000 for his charity. He chose the Batch Foundation, which focuses on providing after-school programs, scholarships and resources for students in financially challenged communities.
Soul Pitt Quarterly also had a spotlight story on Charlie Batch in our 2013 Winter Issue written by Malik Vincent. Did you get your Free copy yet? It’s on page 22. Or you can read it right here online. CLICK HERE FOR THE ARTICLE.
Over the past few of his 15-year career in the NFL, you might see Charlie Batch with a headset in street clothes on the Steelers sideline imparting his pearls of wisdom among their franchise quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, during a game.
With the clock ticking on his durable NFL journey, he’s found other things to do with a similar headset. He’s appeared on various local radio and television broadcasts, as a high school football color analyst. The former radio version of the Charlie Batch Show that aired on NewsTalk 104.7 tackled various issues that pertain to the sport that he’s loved for decades, until his show was discontinued after one year. It was, still, on to bigger and better things for the humanitarian and community mentor in his quest to become a successful player-gone-broadcaster. Click Here for Full Details
This week Donna and Terina talk about upcoming Black History Month events, Valentine comedy shows, extravaganza’s, church plays and more! And don’t forget Club E.S.C.A.P.E. and the new events going on at this 3500 sq ft club.