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.
The day after a pizza shop owner was arrested on drug charges, the district attorney said he is working to shut the business down.
The cruel actions done to a cat has also brought out the goodness in others, as one man nurses it from the brink of death.
Arson investigators say someone intentionally set a fire early Friday morning in East Liberty.
Two boys are accused of starting a fire early Friday morning in the Knoxville neighborhood of Pittsburgh.
Police are searching for the driver who slammed an SUV into a house early Thursday morning.
Police are looking for two men who allegedly stole two vehicles from a Bloomfield business early Wednesday morning.
Pittsburgh Police have issued a warning for city residents, especially the elderly, and it stems from an incident that happened on the North Side five days ago.
A man is in custody after allegedly stabbing his brother in the head early Tuesday morning in Knoxville.
It’s a 25-state bus tour over a 100-day period and today the bus stopped in Pittsburgh in East Liberty in the Kingley Association parking lot.
Thousands of commuters trying to get into town Thursday morning got a taste of what it’s going to be like with the inbound Liberty Tunnel closed.
A warrant has been issued for a woman accused of beating her boyfriend with a frying pan during a domestic dispute in Armstrong County.
The judge ruled today that the case of an elderly funeral home director fatally shooting another man will go to trial.
The man accused of killing his stepfather after an argument over a TV set was held for trial Friday.
Pittsburgh Police say a man who makes “rap beats” for famous musicians, including rapper Wiz Khalifa, had more than $113,000 worth of jewelry and other items stolen from his home.
One any given day, there is a lot of traffic on 24th Street in Beaver Falls.