Founder’s Day

Founder’s Day is annual networking event where community residents, members of the CEA family, and supporters of CEA’s endeavors are invited to commemorate the work of Community Empowerment Association. True to its name, it is also a day to celebrate the founder of Community Empowerment Association, T. Rashad Byrdsong, for his commitment to empowering and [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|events|0 Comments


The name Kwanzaa is derived from the Swahili phrase 'matunda ya kwanzaa', meaning "first fruits of the harvest." We celebrate what its founder, Maulana Karenga, called the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or Nguzu Saba; the seven principles of blackness, which Karenga said "is a communitarian African philosophy," consisting of what Karenga called "the best of [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|events|0 Comments

Black Family Reunion

The Black Family Reunion is an annual cultural celebration sponsored by Community Empowerment Association where Allegheny County residents, vendors, artists, and activists come together to celebrate the black family and the black community. What started out in 2003 as an intimate block party has grown into an iconic two day event that: Builds, fosters and [...]

By | August 6th, 2015|events|0 Comments