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.
Nelson Mandela made one visit to Pittsburgh back in 1991. But one local man has a very special connection to Mandela.
With lots of weather changes predicted in the forecast, Pittsburghers are gearing up.
There’s something rotten in Christmas tree country. And that has some farmers looking overseas for a solution.
When shots rang out in a Westmoreland County neighborhood, one woman was wounded.
A Beaver County man and woman are facing some 20-different charges, after police say they held victims in an apartment, forced them to strip naked, and at one point stole their food and cooked it.
A former personal trainer at a local gym is filing a lawsuit.
A 2-year-old Clearfield County girl is being called simply, “Baby Sophia.”
A logger was killed Wednesday afternoon by a falling tree in Washington County.
One person was sickened by Legionella found in the water of a senior high rise building in Sharpsburg.
The pilot of a small plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Route 43 in August when a piece of the propeller came off. Now the pilot says he is being charged thousands of dollars to pay the cost of those who responded to the incident.
Three teenagers are recovering in local hospitals after being injured in a shooting near Brashear High School Wednesday afternoon.
You don’t expect to send your child off to school and have her return home with injuries.
The third suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man at the East Busway was taken into custody Friday.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – A local Roman Catholic priest removed from public ministry in 2009 after an allegation of past child sex abuse later deemed “credible” by his bishop has pleaded guilty to a federal charge [...]
The public steps that line the hillsides are the identity of the South Side Slopes.