“Soul Food Junkies” film from Filmmaker Byron Hurt on Jan 23rd at WQED


“Soul Food Junkies”

American’s love affair with soul food is deep-rooted, complex and in some cases, deadly. Join us as we watch this highly acclaimed film from
Filmmaker Byron Hurt on Soul Food and its impact on our lives.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 |  5:00P.M. – 7:00P.M.
WQED Multimedia, Hillman Conference Center
4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Open to the Public!

RSVP By: Monday, January 21, 2013
412-392-0610 or information@aaccwp.com
Please plan to attend!
Soul Food Junkies was the winner of the CNN Best Documentary Award for the 2012 American Black Film Festival.

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Press Release: Free Photojournalism Workshop for African American Male High School Students

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation is looking for African American males between the ages of 15 and 17 to participate in an exciting photojournalism program aimed at empowering them to create and develop positive images of African American men.

The Still Feel Like Goin On Project is a 10-session program, beginning Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Point Park University, that will give participants instruction in media development, storytelling and photography. They will be paired with professional photographer/mentors, who will guide them through their main project, photographing professional African American men including artists, bankers, doctors, business executives, police officers, firefighters, chefs, dancers, actors, news anchors, engineers, etc.  The young photographers would spend “A Day in the Life Of” their photographic subjects under the guidance of their photo mentors. The resulting images will be included in a three-day exhibit that will take place in 2013 in the Pittsburgh Cultural District. Click Here for Full Details

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African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania Members Mixer

Members’ Mixer
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 | 5:00p.m to 7:00p.m.

Senator John Heinz History Center

“From Slavery to Freedom”
1212 Smallman Street, 4th Floor, Campbell Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Join us to see this special exhibit about how Pittsburgh was a destination for freedom.  Come armed with business cards to meet & network with your fellow Chamber members.
Cost: Members – Wear your logo pin Non-members: $10.00
Hosted by:  Senator John Heinz History Center
You must RSVP By: January 25, 2013
(412) 392-0610 or information@aaccwp.

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Press Release: Operation Safety Net® to Host Candlelight Memorial Service for Homeless


Annual public vigil to take place on December 21, the longest night of the year

WHAT:  Operation Safety Net’s annual candlelight memorial service to remember people who died while homeless in 2012.  In Allegheny County, seven individuals are known to have died while living on the streets in 2012.*

WHO: Pittsburgh Mercy Health System and Operation Safety Net leadership, homeless service providers, physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, volunteers, and others who care for and/or serve persons who are homeless. The service is free and open to the public.

WHEN: Friday, December 21, 2012, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Click Here for Full Details

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NAACP Installation Service Event Photo Collage

NAACP Pittsburgh Installation

NAACP Pittsburgh Installation

The NAACP Installation service started on on the right foot…in church!  The crowd was entertained by Petra’s choir who had them all jumping out of their seats.  The members were sworn in by Superior Court of Pennsylvania Judge Cheryl L. Allen and the MC for the evening was the one and only Bev Smith.  The NAACP is definitely going in a new direction, with Connie Parker as the leader, and it’s obvious by the way they started out...in church. 
Click here to read more about it in the Post Gazette.

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Photo Review: Northside Institutional C.O.G.I.C. first annual Family and Friends concert – By Evang. Terina J. Hicks

Now that I have graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with my Masters, you will see a lot more of my face at various church events…and this weekend was no exception.   I headed over to Northside Institutional C.O.G.I.C. for their first annual Family and Friends concert.  Let me just say, there were some SANGIN’ folks!!!  Brother Marlon Martin and Evangelist Lisa Thorpe-Vaughn were the emcees for the event and did a phenomenal job, and Nikki Thorpe did an equally astounding job at bringing some of the BOMBDIGGITEST vocals together from our area and Ohio.  Guests included people such as, Dr. Sheila L. Hunt, Nikki Porter, James Ziegler, Rev. Trini L. Massie, SpiritLead, (who by the way is up for a 2013 Rhythm Of Gospel Award in the Special Event CD of the Year category …www.therhythmofgospelawards.com to vote), and 1NE to name a few from Pittsburgh.  Singers from the Ohio were Jamee L. Dotson, who did her thang, as well as, Joetta McCruter-Polk…OMG!  Young folks ya better recognize, just because there is snow on the roof, don’t mean that there isn’t a fire inside!  Sister Joetta, hats off to you!!!  If you were not at this FREE event…then your bad, cause you missed out!  Oh well, you are going to have to wait until next year, or better yet purchase the video it’s the next best thing to being there…almost! J – See ya!
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Revolution Tour - Michael W. Smith, Jordan Feliz and Nathan Tasker