The Pittsburgh chapter of the National Congress of Black Women recently sponsored an event featuring comedian and activist Dick Gregory at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The event was to bring about awareness in an effort to stop the Black on Black violence throughout the Black community. E. Faye Williams is the national chair of the organization, while Gina M. Noel-Brown is heading an effort to start a local branch.



“The Pittsburgh chapter of the National Congress of Black Women Inc. is in formation,” Brown said in a release. “The ‘Celebrating Truth’ tour was a 10-city tour of selected chapters in the country and Pittsburgh was chosen to help introduce us to, educate and recruit local women. As the Pittsburgh chapter forms and assigns its founding members, we will have a specific vision that meets the needs of our city. I am passionate about reducing the violence in our communities and the destruction of our young men. As you know, the large number of incarcerations and D&A issues have left our children to fend for themselves and they are growing up too fast, losing their innocence. We want to provide effective solutions to these issues, looking to fill the gaps in the social programs and the other nonprofit efforts. We want to collaborate with the city leaders so that we can be a stronger bond to hold our communities together.” For more information, go to or or call 412-277-2526.

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