The heavy downpours pounding Pittsburgh for much of Saturday, July 8 didn’t keep away scores of entrepreneurs, policymakers, and musicians from attending the “Each One Teach One” Music and Radio Conference in Garfield.
They were among those eager to get valuable information from veterans in the broadcast, public relations and music industries who spoke at the daylong event at the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation Activities Center. About 50 adults attended the event.
“I know a lot of people with knowledge in music, broadcasting, technology and things like that—so I just wanted to bring them together to share their information with people,” said longtime WRCT-FM jazz DJ Kevin Amos, the organizer of the free conference.
Tanisha Jackson, founder of Tanisha Jackson Entertainment Management, spoke at the event about a glaring issue facing African American entrepreneurs.
“We tend to hold Black entrepreneurs to a different standard and that’s not helping us,” said Jackson.
Among other presenters at the conference: Russell Bynum, owner, Bynums Marketing & Communications, Inc., Minette Seate, senior producer, WQED-TV, Chuck Leavens, president, Pittsburgh Public Media, and blues/soul singer Billy Price, honored in 2016 as a Pittsburgh Rock ‘n Roll Legend.