She earned an Emmy for a segment called “On A Positive Note,” where she profiled local unsung heroes.
Brenda’s work has earned her several other honors, including “Who’s Who Among Black Americans” and two Associated Press awards.
In addition, Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Hill District has honored Brenda twice as one of 100 outstanding women in the community.
Brenda received the Cecile B. Springer Womenpower Award recognizing women as superior role models in our society.
She has also been named a woman of distinction by the Girl Scouts of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh Courier also named Brenda among its 50 Women of Excellence in 2008.
Active in the community, Brenda serves on the Sickle Cell Anemia Board, Small Seeds Board and POWER Board. She volunteers her time and makes contributions to several organizations including Myriam’s Women’s Shelter, Lydia’s Place and Women Inc. of Southwestern Pennsylvania and P.O.W.E.R. Brenda also speaks at local schools and churches.
She received a bachelor’s degree at the University of Maryland and a master’s degree at American University.
She was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina and raised in Washington, DC by parents who told her…”the only time you look down at someone is when you are reaching down to pick them up.”
In her spare time Brenda enjoys reading, singing (when no one is around) and never leaves home without an audio book in the car.
Homicide detectives are looking into a deadly shooting in the Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
John Caccamese, 62, waived his preliminary hearing Thursday in Youngwood, Westmoreland County, choosing instead to go directly to trial.
A white substance found in a fourth grade classroom desk at Turner Elementary School in Wilkinsburg has parents concerned, the district looking for answers and the police testing for drugs.
One person is dead following a violent crash involving a tractor trailer and a jeep this morning in Washington County.
A convicted felon is back in jail after his home was raided Friday morning.
The family of a little girl killed by a drunk driver is speaking out today after a restaurant on the South Side agreed to pay a settlement of more than $15 million in connection with the girl’s death.
Three women who were found alive after being missing for a decade have been released from the hospital.
The city of Aliquippa is taking a stand against gun violence and they’re starting with legislators who make the laws to the people in the community.
Cell phone images capture a moment with a man face down on the ground and struck on the back by a police officer during this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
The man accused in a shooting that left a Pittsburgh Police officer critically wounded is expected in court today.
A special bicycle ride has been planned for this evening in Point Breeze in a show of support for a boy who was critically injured Monday when he was stuck by an SUV while riding bikes with his family.
Three men are in custody following an early morning home invasion in New Brighton.
The Moniteau School District in Butler County says one of its teachers is suspended with pay, but that could all change if charges are filed.
The bombings at the Boston Marathon are still fresh on everyone’s mind.
Pittsburgh police and the Allegheny County bomb squad have been called to the Cardello Building in downtown Pittsburgh after a suspicious package, allegedly containing a pressure cooker was discovered.
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|8:30 PM||Rules of Engagement|
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|9:31 PM||Mike & Molly|
|10:00 PM||Hawaii Five-0|
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