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Black Family Reunion 2010

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With the mission to build healthy families and communities by way of activation, education and mobilization, the Community Empowerment Association, Inc. (CEA) over the last decade has been tirelessly serving thousands of disadvantaged and minority families throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area. Since 2003, CEA has been sponsoring the Black Family Reunion as an opportunity for Allegheny County residents to come together for two days to celebrate the Black Family. It has been extremely well attended over the years and there have been no incidents of violence reported. Thousands of people from many communities throughout Allegheny County come together, without incidence, to enjoy 2 days of recreation, entertainment, relaxation, education, & networking. It serves as a testimony to the fact that African Americans from many different walks of life can come together and enjoy each other without violence.

Aiming to build, foster, and empower individuals through jobs, education, housing, economic development, and family support services; we strive to heavily incorporate these five aspects into the two-day event. Events include the "Peace In The Hood" Three on Three Basketball and Slam Dunk Tournament, performances of dance, jazz, R&B, spoken word, vendors, family feud, panel discussions, network tents, health screenings, and mountain climbing, moon jump, arts and crafts for the youth.

Community Empowerment Association's 7th Pittsburgh Black Family Reunion & Cultural Arts Weekend SPONSORED BY MACY'S

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August 6th: 10am to 6pm @ Kennard Playground “Peace in the Hood” Basketball Tournament- One day basketball tournament showcases the best basketball players in the City of Pittsburgh in 3 on 3 single elimination play in 3 different age groups: 12-14, 15-18 & 19-25 years of age. The tournament not only consists of the 3 on 3 games but also an All Star game & Slam Dunk Contest.
Kennard Field - At the Corner of Reed Street & Kirkpatrick Street Pittsburgh, PA
****Shouts to Vitamin Water**** August 6th : 7pm to 11pm @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater Hip Hop Symposium & African American Film Review Hip Hop Symposium – An intellectual discourse on the pros and cons of Hip Hop as it impacts the unit of the Black Family and the Community. National and local Hip Hop Celebrities will have a round table discussion with members from the Community. African American Film Review – An avenue for independent African American film makers to discuss and review the current trends of African Americans in the film industry.

Kelly Strayhorn Theater
5941 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206 August 7th 11am to 7pm @ Schenley Park Oval Saturday Concert Series- Dance, R&B & Hip Hop performances from the best local acts. National recording artist Bobby Valentino will perform during the Saturday Free Concert Series. Also Performances By! Marcus Reid, CEA KIDS, Smiley & Yung Precious, Joshua Lockridge, Casaundra, Yung Folk, S.C., Waxx Nitty, Ira SOUL, Straight Money Ent., Hood Rec (CEA Hip Hop Academy graduates), Ms.Kennedy, B.G. ONE, LIL D, Nick Pratt, R-Mon, A-Jaxx, 4 1 Deuce, Shad & DC, Los & CLG, Devine 7, Alexandria “The Songstress”, B.Brix/Ivory, NAKA (Dance group), Sha-King, G-Money, Jon Quest, Gene Stoval, Brother Rashad(Key note speaker), Franchise, Mac Miller, The Scholars, Hakim Rasheed (E-1/Formerly Koch), 1st STRING (Desert Storm), Jasiri X, Levert 2

Family Feud Game Show- The game show will allow families to compete for prizes answering questions about AIDS Awareness, Music, History & General Trivia. (WE ARE LOOKING FOR FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE)

Tent Discussions- Discussions will be held in tents throughout Schenley Park. Topics will include financial awareness, parenting, health awareness, behavioral health awareness, and disparities in the community.

Health & Wellness Tent- UPMC has teamed up with Community Empowerment Association for our Health and Wellness Tent. Testing and lectures will be taking place. Testings will include blood pressure, bone density, weight/bmi, body fat, hypertension, glucose, lung capacity and eye exams. Lecture topics will include nutrition, heart care, drug abuse and behavioral health.

Networking Tent- A tent is designated for networking with and between professionals and entrepreneurs.

Macy's Village- Make sure you stop by the Macy's tent for employment opportunities at all levels! Makeovers done by Estee Lauder, Clinique, Lush & Lanacome, Macy's Giveaways and Raffles and much more!!

August 8th 12 noon to 7pm – Schenley Park Oval – Pittsburgh, PA Sunday Jazz Brunch- a Sunday full of live music performances from local mime groups, gospel, neo-soul & smooth artist. Headlining Sunday’s Concert will be Classic R&B group Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes. Macy's Village- Make sure you stop by the Macy's tent for employment opportunities at all levels! Facepainting for the Kids, A bookbag with school supplies raffles, 2 Back to School Fashion Shows, Macy's Giveaways and Raffles and much more!!
Also Performances by:
Rodman street missionary Baptist church Choir, Macy’s Fashion Show(#1), Flow band, J.G./George Smith, NAKA, Roland Ford (Line dancing), Macy’s Fashion Show(#2), Mele Mel (Gospel hip hop), Stefano, Gimini, Spirit Filled, Curtis Lewis Jr., Dell Saunders, Artistree, Intrinsiq/Washington D.C., Brother Rashad, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes.

Health & Wellness Tent- UPMC teams with Community Empowerment Association for our Health and Wellness Tent. Testing and lectures will be taking place. Testings will include blood pressure, bone density, weight/bmi, body fat, hypertension, glucose, lung capacity and eye exams. Lecture topics will include nutrition, heart care, drug abuse and behavioral health.

Other Activities Include:
    Arts & Crafts, Inflatable Children Activities (Mountain Climbing & Moon Bounce), Tent Discussions, Games for Children, Food Vendors, Arts & Merchandise Vendors, Informational Booths, Networking Tents, Health Screenings & Testing (Diabetes, Aids, High Blood Pressure), Health Discussions (Chemical Substances Abuse, Depression, Bi-Polar Disease, Suicide Prevention), Free Concert Performances.


Sponsored in Part by: MACY'S Trib Total Media Comcast The University of Pittsburgh Highmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield Excellence Research Inc. Poise Foundation T-Mobile The Pittsburgh Pirates Bookminders Liberty Insurance Amcon Office Systems Maher Deussel Community Care Allegheny County District Attorney's Office Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh Three Rivers Adoption Council & MOA

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