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.
Two pit bulls are being quarantined after authorities say they attacked a Brentwood police officer, sending him to the hospital with injuries.
A former council member from O’Hara Township was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing.
A woman was charged with her second DUI while her 2-year-old child was in the car, police say.
Beaver County is reinforcing a law already on the books after complaints about flags being removed by cemetery workers too soon.
A 51-year-old man we’ve been following as he waits for a heart transplant is still hoping and praying for that call.
Since 2008, fans of the movie “Night of the Living Dead” have flocked to the place where it all began 46 years ago in Evans City. The movie introduced the undead ghouls or zombies.
The person of interest police were looking for in connection with a woman’s murder in Westmoreland County is now in police custody.
A former O’Hara Township councilman is in jail, accused of sharing child pornography and rigging his oven to leak gas before investigators searched his house.
Being discharge from the hospital or rehab is normally a time of celebration, but a local family says their 15-year-old son – who was badly injured in a car accident last fall – is not medically ready to go home yet.
Summer is just around the corner and soon folks will be gassing up and hitting the road for family vacations.
There was a heavy police presence in Brentwood Tuesday afternoon when police say a woman reported her 4-year-old as missing while all the time she was just in preschool.
From the outside, it’s a beautiful house in Aliquippa that has the appearance that all is well inside, but that is far from the truth.
A widow was given ample notice before her $280,000 house was sold at a tax auction three years ago over $6.30 in unpaid interest, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled.
The man accused of hitting a 53-year-old pedestrian in the Strip District in December 2012 was found guilty of criminal negligence.
The Catholic Church is set to canonize Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II this Sunday.