Author: Alisha Dixon

The City League—Who REALLY wants it?

MARVIN GREEN of Westinghouse did his part in running over Perry, 38-0, in a City League contest, Sept. 7. (Photo by Will McBride)

THE BRASHEAR BULLS, above, have won two of the last three City League titles. But after losing in the championship game last year, they want another taste of the City League title. In the bottom photo are some of Brashear’s Cheerleaders. (Photos by Thomas Sabol)

‘People aren’t looking for a handout, they’re looking for a hand up’ says YMCA executive director at fundraiser

THE THELMA LOVETTE YMCA in the Hill District recently held its Summer Soiree fundraiser in Mt. Washington, as it celebrated another year of achievements. Thelma Lovette YMCA executive director Aaron Gibson, center, with board members Becky Kcehowski and Leslye Herrmann. Gibson, whose quote above the photos ignited those at the fundraiser, also thanked supporters for their continued involvement in helping those achieve goals through the YMCA. (Photos by Lindsay Aubele, YMCA)

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Community Calendar (Sept. 13-19)

PBMF Soul Café
SEPT. 16—The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation will host its Soul Café fundraiser, 7 p.m., at Roland’s Seafood Grill, 1904 Penn Ave., Strip District. The event will feature some of the Pittsburgh area’s best musical, dance and spoken-word artists; a silent auction; hors d’oeuvres; and an after-glow mixer, and will be co-hosted by Brother Marlon from WAMO 100 and Sheridan Gospel Network, and Kiki Brown, from WAMO 100. All proceeds benefit the PBMF scholarship fund. For advance discounted tickets, visit For more information contact Sheila Beasley at 412-323-0969 or

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Church Circuit Calendar (Aug. 2-8)

SEPTEMBER 16 and 30 —Second Baptist Church, 108 W. 12th Ave. in Homestead, invites all to celebrate their 112th Church Anniversary. On Sept. 16 at 3 p.m., church ministers will present The Seven “I Ams of Jesus.” On Sept. 20 at 3 p.m. is the “Gospel Extravaganza.” The event culminates on Oct. 1 at the regular Sunday service, with the theme, “Let the Light Keep Shining.” For more information, call 412-461-8235.

Pittsburgh kids exposed to STEM Fields through NSBE program, July 20 at Urban Academy of Pittsburgh

EARLIER THIS SUMMER at Urban Academy of Pittsburgh, local kids were exposed to STEM fields through The Summer Engineering Experience for KIDS (SEEK).

New Courier Business Feature: People on the move…Brenda Pree (Sept. 6)


The New Pittsburgh Courier wants to spotlight those who are excelling in Pittsburgh’s business world!

We want to know about new hires, promotions within a company, along with those who have performed formidably in their job capacity for an extended period of time.

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Community Calendar (Sept. 6-12)

Senior Fair
SEPT. 6—State Rep. Ed Gainey will host his 5th annual Senior Fair, noon to 3 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Avenue in Homewood. The event will feature information on various services and programs such as health insurance counseling, long-term care or nursing facility complaints, elder abuse, consumer protection, insurance company disputes, legal services, and volunteer and community service opportunities. There will also be free health screenings, entertainment and door prizes. For more information call 412-665-5502.

New Pittsburgh Courier’s Church Circuit Calendar (Sept. 6-12)

SEPTEMBER 9—Pentecostal Temple Church of God in Christ’s Council of Christian Women presents Women’s Weekend 2017, at Comfort Inn, 699 Rodi Rd. at noon. First Lady Barbara Herron Mann is hostess. Tickets are $35. Women’s Day service is Sunday, Sept. 10 at the church, 6300 East Liberty Blvd. Evangelist Mable Crump is the speaker. Imani Wilkerson is guest soloist. For luncheon tickets at the Comfort Inn, call 412-361-7000.