Black Economic Summit

NOV. 13—Stop the Violence Pittsburgh will host a Black Economic Empowerment Summit, 5-8:30 p.m. at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Ave. in East Liberty. The program will feature presentations by Boyce Watkins and Jay Morrison examining issues such as Starting a Business, Investing, Making money on the Internet, Marketing for Success, and Real Estate Investing. Tickets are $30, $40 for VIP package. For more information call 724-205-9376 or visit

Expungement Day Workshop

NOV. 14—Pennsylvania Women Work will host two criminal record expungement workshops, 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the main lobby of the City-County Building, 414 Grant St. in Pittsburgh. Partners from various legal, employment and government agencies will be available help those with criminal record determine their eligibility for expungement or having records sealed. The event and the advice are free. For more information call 412-552-7100.

Racial Justice Awards

NOV. 16—The YWCA of greater Pittsburgh will host its 25th Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner and Celebration, 6:30-9 p.m. in the grand ballroom at the Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Downtown. The Silver Celebration awards honor individuals who have shown a commitment to social justice in the arts, business, community service, education, faith, health, and public service & safety.

Coat Drive

NOV. 16 & 19—East End Cooperative Ministries will hold its annual coat drive distribution at 6140 Station Street in East Liberty. Anyone wishing to donate, or to volunteer with set up and organization on NOV. 14 & 15, contact Tracy Hudson at 412-345-7124 or by email at

50th Anniversary Gala

NOV. 18—Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate its 50th year of servicing the county’s educational needs with a dinner and awards presentation followed beginning at 6 p.m. at the Wyndham Grand, 600 Commonwealth Place, Downtown. For tickets and sponsorship information, visit

Oral History Session

DEC. 17—Writer Cody McDevitt, brings his search for descendants of the African Americans expelled from Johnstown’s Rosedale neighborhood by the mayor in 1923 to the Homewood Branch of the Carnegie Library at 1:30 p.m. McDevitt who is writing a book on the incident and its aftermath , hopes to interview descendants for the oral history portion of his project. He can be reached at at 412-651-6882, or they can email me at


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