Anniversary Celebration

JUNE 7—The University of Pittsburgh’s Center on Race and Social Problems will host its 10th Anniversary Celebration with NAACP President Benjamin Jealous at 5 p.m. at Alumni Hall, 4227 Fifth Ave., Oakland. Jealous will address racial profiling and the Trayvon Martin case with a lecture titled, “Trayvon Martin: Racial Profiling and the Urgent Need to Heal America.” There will also be a reception to follow. Registration is required. For more information, email

Scholarship/Awards Dinner

JUNE 7—Northside Leadership Conference will host its 29th Annual Scholarship & Awards Dinner at 7 p.m. at Northside Institutional COGIC, 302 W. North Ave., North Side. There will be a cocktail hour that begins at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and the cost is $40. For more information, call Kelly MacKay at 412-330-2562.

Heritage Day Celebration

JUNE 8—The Pittsburgh Pirates will host its African American Heritage Day Celebration Sports Luncheon at 12 p.m. at the PNC Park Lexus Club, 115 Federal St., North Shore. The keynote speaker will be Pittsburgh Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin. There will also be appearances by other Pirates celebrities. For more information, call Chaz Kellem at 412-325-4731 or email

Wine and Cheese Soiree

JUNE 8—The YMCA will host its 3rd annual Wine and Cheese Soiree at 5:30 p.m. at 115 Grandview Ave., Mt. Washington. This is a fundraiser. For more information, email Shannel Givner at

Mad Hot Ballroom

JUNE 10—Pittsburgh Mercy Health Systems will host Mad Hot Ballroom Pittsburgh from 5-9 p.m. at the Westin Convention Center, 1000 Penn Ave., Downtown. Teams from local companies and organizations will compete before judges in a friendly ballroom dance competition. There will be dinner, cocktails, live entertainment, dancing, a silent auction and more. Tickets are $100. For more information, call 412-321-4139.

NAACP Monthly Meeting

JUNE 12—The Pittsburgh Branch of the NAACP will host its monthly General Membership/Executive Committee meeting at 6 p.m. at the Freedom Unlimited Building, 2201 Wylie Ave., Hill District. All members are invited to attend. For more information, call 412-471-1024.

Leadership Summit

JUNE 14—The Pittsburgh African American Leadership Association will host the 4th Annual African American Leadership Summit from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. The theme for the two-day summit is “Mission Possible with Leadership.” The keynote speaker will be Jacquie Hood Martin, a nationally recognized author and wife of CNN contributor, Roland Martin. There will also be a reception on June 13 from 6-8p.m. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-295-1935 or email

Public Hearing

JUNE 14—The Advisory Council of the Allegheny County Department of Human Services, Area Agency on Aging will host a Public Hearing on the Future Budget Plan at 10 a.m. at the Allegheny County Courthouse, 436 Grant St., Downtown. This hearing is to solicit public comment on the 2012-2013 Area Plan and Budget Prospectus, and on the AAA Four Year Plan for Fiscal Years 2012-2016. Anyone looking to give a testimony must pre-register. For more information, call Ken Kornick at 412-350-4083 or email

Men of ImpactSymposium

JUNE 15—BCC Ministries will host a Men of Impact Symposium at 7 p.m. at 1400 Boyle St., North Side. This three-day symposium will tackle issues faced by African-American makes and to encourage, empower and educate young males. There will be a concert; workshops covering topics such as finances, family relationships, youth violence prevention and more; and a special father/Men’s Day banquet at Allen Place Community Services. Registration is requested. For more information, call 412-321-2240.

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