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.
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.
Food chain Buffalo Wild Wings finds itself in the middle of a controversy, after gun bans pop up at company-owned restaurants.
Two men accused of shooting and killing a pregnant woman will be in court Thursday afternoon.
Two young children were found home on Pittsburgh’s North Side Thursday after one of them wandered out into the cold wearing only underwear.
Knowing that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, a Hopewell High School teacher turned himself in to authorities Wednesday, arriving at Beaver County District Court with his attorney for his arraignment.
When it gets this cold, people aren’t the only ones looking for heat and shelter. Responsible owners know that you’ve got to look out for your pets, too. But not all are so responsible.
Police are investigating an accident in Downtown Pittsburgh Friday morning that left at least one person injured.
A man was arrested outside a Beaver nursing home armed with a gun.
It’s often considered the nightlife hub of Pittsburgh, but the South Side is plagued by problems at night. Now though, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has laid out a plan to restore safety for business owners and residents.
Graduation is a mixed bag of emotions for one local high school football player.
Two children are dead after a crash caused by the icy roads brought on by sudden morning rain Wednesday.
An autopsy is scheduled for an inmate at the Allegheny County Jail who died Monday night.
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