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The Rug Lab: Cleaning Carpets More Than Just a Job | By Renee P. Aldrich

Among other things, Chris Floyd, owner of The Rug Lab, a local commercial carpet cleaning company, has held a variety of different jobs in his past. He’s been everything from a dishwasher to a sergeant in the Marine Corp, to … Continue reading

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Cooking with Olga George | White Dumpling, Curry Baby Shrimp and Cassi

While on a visit to California for my nephew’s high school graduation, my niece Nikki wanted a taste of some West Indian food that she didn’t have to cook.  Of course, being the nice auntie I am, I indulged her … Continue reading

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The I Am Movement | By Bonita L. Penn

What is unique about I Am Campaign Tees? Darrin Ward: Originally, it was an idea God gave to me. I was so blessed and inspired that I began to share with other people. This was the birthing of the movement. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Award-Winning Hair Stylist Pushes on With Fashion Dreams

By Shelia Beasley Stephanie Moye, proprietor of Moyé Hair Etc., has expanded her recognized hair salon services to fashion wear with the new BLINGWEAR designs. With her new fashion house, Smoyé, she has created a line of clothes that are … Continue reading

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Johnstown Spotlight: Black Lives Matter

By Ron Fisher In light of the recent tragedies and marches engulfing the Country, I wanted to take a moment to speak on the inequality and injustice that you can find in any neighborhood.  This article isn’t my typical piece, … Continue reading

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Classic Soul Music & Mementos

By Sheila Beasley If you want to find everything from Doo Wop and R&B autographed pictures to memorabilia, Johnny Angel’s Ginchy Stuff, has it all! Ginchy Stuff is located at 3623 California Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15212. Johnny Angel is a … Continue reading

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Ma’at Construction Group

By Bonita L. Penn The City of Pittsburgh is experiencing another major economic Renaissance of rebirth and renewal. The City falls in line with many U.S. urban communities in gentrification and revitalization, such as Washington D.C., Brooklyn and Harlem. It … Continue reading

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Nazura Asaseyeduru | Community Organizer & Activist

By Dessie Bey “Sankofa is how I show homage to the ancestors; Sankofa is how I take responsibility in strengthening the community; I have learned to take the spirit of Sankofa in all that I do.” — Nazura Asaseyeduru A … Continue reading

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Tasty Treats Makes Her Business Sweet!

by C. Denise Johnson When I first heard about this enterprising ten year-old I thought, “How adorable!”  More often than not, tweens and teens want to do for themselves as soon as possible. Their quest for independence sometime involves earning … Continue reading

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