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.
It’s something straight out of the TV show CSI.
Police are investigating after a teenager was wounded in a shooting just after he left a basketball game at Wilkinsburg High School.
A sexting case is under investigation in an Indiana County school district, and it’s sparking controversy among some parents.
An 84-year-old woman was injured in a house fire this afternoon in Ross Township.
Police are trying to find a 14-year-old boy who disappeared this weekend.
The fired treasurer of Shenango Township has been charged with stealing nearly $800,000 from taxpayers during his 14 years in office.
Friends continue to look for the young man who has been missing for two weeks.
A woman and her young daughter were able to escape, but her mother was killed when fire broke out at a home in Stanton Heights this afternoon.
There is calm tonight at the Monroeville Mall and officials want to keep it that way.
With Christmas Day behind us and the gift giving complete, there is no longer a need to shop, right? Wrong.
Some people who aren’t feeling so jolly right about now are all those last-minute shoppers.
State Police are investigating after a deer’s head was left in the mailbox of a Lawrence County resident over the weekend.
The parents of an 11-month-old baby boy charged with endangering the welfare of a child appeared in court Thursday where a video presented at their hearing helped to clear the father.
A Wilkinsburg couple charged with endangering the welfare of children appeared in court today, where things got emotional during a preliminary hearing.
The former treasurer and president of a Washington County volunteer fire department have been charged with embezzling over $100,000 from the department.