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.
Police say two school buses crashed with students on board, but they weren’t even notified.
If you are struggling to buy food and supplies for your pets, there may be help for you. Pet food stamps are gaining in popularity.
A man is in jail Tuesday after a convenience store clerk refused to let him rob her.
When President Obama made a sweeping endorsement for gun restrictions his words rang out like gunfire for some, many believing they would be left unarmed or unable to buy guns or ammunition.
Police say a Moon Township woman decided to use toys as weapons, and she was arrested for assault.
Charges have been filed in the case of an Indiana County child, who drowned in a bathtub earlier this month.
Union members at State Correctional Institute – Greensburg are already getting placement letters letting them know where they will be working when the facility shuts down in a few months.
Two brothers are now being charged in connection with a fight that was recorded inside a local school bathroom. But police are still looking for two other people who were in the bathroom while the brutal beating happened.
At the Beaver County Commissioner’s meeting there were tears from those with loved ones at Friendship Ridge nursing home.
The principal at Mount Lebanon High School has laid down the law when it comes to dancing at school events.
If you’ve shopped at Walmart, it’s more than likely someone has greeted you at the door with a smile.
When lottery games reach big jackpots, it’s usually tens of millions of dollars in games like Mega Millions or Powerball, not jackpots around $2 million.
The Mayor calls it another piece of the Pittsburgh Promise. On Tuesday, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl launched his newest mentoring initiative called Promise Coaches.
Officials with the company that manages the apartment complex where a woman was trapped after a staircase collapsed is investigating what happened.
Two former cafeteria workers have been charged with stealing more than $93-thousand dollars from their school, and gambling it at a casino.
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