WINNER—Ernest C. Jackson with Tonita L. Davidson, PBMF president, wins his auction bid for Pirates tickets to the Lexus Club. (Photo by Rossano P. Stewart)
At Roland’s Seafood Cafe located at 1904 Penn Ave. in the Strip, the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation presented a celebration of African-American sights, songs and stories. The showcase of talent and art was a college scholarship fundraiser for Pittsburgh students. Hosted by Brother Marlon of the “Morning Inspiration” show, on WAMO 100.1. The Soul Cafe entertained the packed house with a rousing cavalcade of talented musicians, poets and singers. Tonita L. Davidson, PBMF president and Malik Vincent, a member of PBMF, gave brilliant performances along with Devan Rue, Daniel L.M. Tate, spoken word; Dessie Bey, poet; Palermo Stone, hip-hop artist; and Ads Antalik, hip-hop. The featured speaker was Robert Hill, vice chancellor for the University of Pittsburgh’s Public Affairs Office. The nightcap was the enchanting voice of songstress Cherelle Unique. During the performances and the evenings’ festivities, various items and artwork were auctioned off for the college scholarship fund.
THE VOICE—Cherelle Unique