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.
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.
Search and rescue crews are looking in a pond in Lawrence County, trying to find a missing woman.
Firefighters have been called to a house fire in Frazier Township.
A man convicted of sexually assaulting a woman back in 2002 has now been sentenced to 75 to 150 years in jail.
A woman accused of leading police on a high-speed chase in Lawrence County that ended with the death of a police officer, was sentenced to prison Wednesday morning.
A battle is brewing in Butler County over the “In God We Trust” motto.
A Beaver County man is accused of taking $26,000 from a local VFW over five years.
Police tell a Pittsburgh man who is battling cancer that his beloved Siberian husky, a pet that went missing from his yard in the fall, was put down last month and will not be returning home.
Come spring, some changes may be coming to the city of Connellsville, Fayette County.
Emergency officials have been called to a fatal accident involving a tractor-trailer in Collier Township.
The Pittsburgh St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off Saturday at 10 a.m.
A judge sentenced a bus driver today in connection with a deadly crash involving a freight train in Butler County.