Health & Awareness Brunch
APRIL 6—Enhanced Creativity and the Lupus Foundation will host the Health & Awareness Brunch from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 5th Ave., Oakland. The brunch will include guest speakers, a day of pampering, delicious food and more. The event benefits the Lupus Foundation. For more information, email Rae Coleman at
Candidates Debate
APRIL 6—The African American Leadership Association, The Black Political Empowerment Project and others will host a Pittsburgh Candidate Debate at 1 p.m. at Pittsburgh Obama, 515 N. Highland Ave., East Liberty. There will be debates in the mayoral, Pittsburgh School Board District 1 and City Council Districts 6 and 8 races. This is a non-partisan voter education/ mobilization event designed to maximize information sharing that will enable Black voters to make informed choices. Individuals can “LIKE” the AALA Facebook page, post their questions for the candidates and they will be answered live during the debate. For more information, email
Candidate Forum
APRIL 8—The Hill District Minister’s Alliance will host a Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. at Wesley Center AMEZ Church, 2701 Centre Ave., Hill District. There will be candidates from the mayoral, District 6 City Council and Pittsburgh Public School Board races in attendance. For more information, call 412-621-9612.
Cancer Survivors Conference
APRIL 20—The American Cancer Society of Western Region will host its 25th annual Cancer Survivors Conference from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton, 101 Mall Blvd., Monroeville. The theme is “Celebrating 25 years through music, laughter and courage. The guest speakers will be Charlie Lustman, a singer, songwriter, producer and cancers survivor, and Ronda Hartzel, U.S. Navy operating room nurse and cancer survivor. For more information, call 412-919-1100 or visit
Beer Tasting Fundraiser
APRIL 25—The National Association of Black Accountants Inc. Pittsburgh Chapter will host the 2nd Annual “Cultivate & Brew” Beer Tasting Fundraiser from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sharp Edge Bistro, 922 Penn Ave., Strip District. The tasting will feature four exclusive beers and will be paired with hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds will benefit the Chapter of Operations and scholarship funds. For more information, visit
Network Convention
APRIL 26—Talk Magazine will host its 2013 Pennsylvania African-American Network Convention from 6-10 p.m. at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center, 100 Lytton Ave., Oakland. This two-day event will include speakers, panelists and more. There will be a dialogue addressing employment opportunities and workforce development in health care, finance, manufacturing and energy. Registration is required by April 17. For more information, call 412-823-4007 or email
Youth at Work
APRIL 26—YouthWorks will host “Youth at Work: Building Dreams and Futures” from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, 301 Grant St., Downtown. This is a celebration of the region’s future workforce. Brittny McGraw will be the mistress of ceremonies and producer, mentor and entrepreneur Emmai Aliquiva will be the special guest speaker. He will speak on “The sky is not the limit.” For more information, call 412-281-6629.
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