Category: Lifestyle Written by Debbie Norrell
NANBPW TRIO—Rhonda Carson Leach, Winifred Torbert and Audrey Anderson
On April 20, at the beautiful LeMont Restaurant, The Pittsburgh Club of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Inc. hosted their Annual Founder’s Day Celebration. Pittsburgh Club President, Rhonda Carson Leach said, “On this day we honor and thank deserving individuals in the Pittsburgh Community who have given outstanding service or have achieved substantial goals. Each year the club awards scholarships to college-bound high school seniors seeking to further their education. The highlight of the Founder’s Day
Observance is the occasion to award the highest honor given by the National Association, the Sojourner Truth Award. It honors women exhibiting the attributes of our National Matriarch.”
After a delightful breakfast buffet and dance selection by Brittany Davis, Leach introduced NANBPW past presidents. Anita Walker kicked off the presentation of awards by presenting the scholarship award to Aryell Heywood (Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School). Heywood plans to be a dentist.
The Businesswoman of the year award went to Mary Coffey, CEO and COO of All Purpose Cleaning Service Inc. Roland J. Coston-Criswell, funeral director at Coston Funeral Home, received the Businessman of the Year Award.
Leach presented the Professional Woman of the Year Award to Marisa C. Bartley. Bartley serves as the Business Development Officer for the Western Central Pennsylvania Market for Citizens Bank.
The highest honor of the day, The Sojourner Truth Award, went to Deborah Walker, a dedicated, hardworking professional with 20 years experience in law enforcement and 10 years as a higher education administrator. Walker is an accomplished presenter and has traveled both nationally and internationally speaking on topics such as the intersection of higher education and law enforcement and the retention of underrepresented students.
Winifred Torbert served as the Mistress of Ceremonies for the morning.
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:01
Category: Lifestyle Written by Courier Newsroom
MAY 10—Aspinwall Presbyterian Church, 299 Center Ave., Aspinwall, will host the Freya String Quartet in Concert at 7 p.m. This is the final concert in the 2012-2013 Aspinwall Presbyterian Performing Arts Series. This is free and open. For more information, call 412-781-2884.
MAY 11—St. James AME Church, 444 Lincoln Ave., East Liberty, will host its Women Celebration Luncheon at 2 p.m. Also, May 14-17, at 7 p.m. there will be the Kingdom 1st Spring Revival at 7 p.m. The four-day will feature Rev. Dr. William Curtis, Rev. Dr. Darryl Canady, Rev. Michael Bell Jr., and a special guest. For more information, call 412-441-9706 or visit www.stjamesamepgh.org.
MAY 11—The Pittsburgh Gospel Choir will host “O Sing Unto the Lord A New Song” at 4 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty. This will be a tribute to mothers, featuring Dr. Edward Moore, organist and director of Worship at East Liberty Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit www.pittsburghgospelchoir.org.
Mother’s Day Program
MAY 12—The Braddock Community Male Chorus will host a Mother’s Day Program at 4 p.m. at Watts Community Center, 736 Washington St., Braddock. Prizes will be given to the women with the best hats. For more information, call Gerald Smith at 412-818-4116.
MAY 17—Triedstone Baptist Church, 18 Harriet St., Rankin, will host its Women’s Conference. The theme is “Women Walking in Faith Weekend.” The conference, which will run through May 19, will feature guest preachers Rev. Linda Oliver, Rev. Nichele Nelson, Rev. Marilyn Black and more. Women’s Sunday will be held on May 19 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Helen Jackson and at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Brenda Gregg. For more information, call 412-271-3000.
Women’s Day Celebration
MAY 18—Antioch Baptist Church, 332 Elizabeth St., Sewickley, will host their annual Women’s Day Celebration. The two-day event will include the “What It Takes to be Fit for the Kingdom” workshop, several guests speakers and a guest soloist. On May 19 at 10:45 a.m. there will be Morning Worship Service will feature guest speaker Rev. Wanda Sawyer-Flipping. For more information, call 412-741-7688 or visit www.antiochfwbaptistsewickley.org.
MAY 19—Carrone Baptist Church, 7119 Frankstown Ave., Homewood, will host its 128th Church Anniversary Celebration at 10:45 a.m. Minister Charles Collier will be the guest speaker. There will also be an Anniversary Concert featuring Voices for Christ at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 412-687-1819.
MAY 25—The SHOUT (Sisters Hanging Out United in Truth) Women’s Ministry of Union Baptist Church of Swissvale, 2117 Collingwood Ave., Swissvale, will host a Women’s Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Every fourth Saturday of the month, women will come together for food, fun and fellowship to praise the Lord and hear a Word from a woman of faith. For more information, call Synthia Brown at 412-466-1150.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:53
Category: Lifestyle Written by News One
(NewsOne.com)--Tina Campbell reveals in an upcoming issue of Ebony that she is all in for her marriage. She discusses that Teddy cheated.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:47
Category: Lifestyle Written by Debbie Norrell
If you are traveling to Chicago put the Inspiring Beauty exhibit on your list of things to see.
Linda Johnson Rice, Desiree Rogers and Joy Bivins (the curator) win the prize. They are responsible for the exhibition "Inspiring Beauty" at the Chicago Historical Museum until January 5, 2014. Linda Johnson Rice, daughter of Eunice Johnson, pays homage to her mother with this presentation.
The exhibit showcases fashions from the Ebony Fashion Fair that began in 1958 and traveled America until 2009.
The show was an elegant fashion show with Black models exclusively featuring European fashions from the couture houses of top designers, like Yves St Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Pierre Cardin, Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro.
Eventually African-American designers like Patrick Kelly and Stephen Burrows were featured.
The show was always themed and introduced haute couture to Black women. It was always creative and perfectly executed.
Commentator Audrey Smaltz made the show exciting as she spoke with snazzy authority on fashion, romance and women.
The show was the brainchild and creation of the late Mrs. Eunice Johnson, wife of Mr. John Johnson. Together they built Johnson Publishing Company, home of Ebony and Jet.
Mrs. Johnson is being hailed today as a fashion pioneer, and an icon. She was a fashionetta before the word was known.
Last Updated on Friday, 03 May 2013 08:32
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