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I Quit My Job As A Lawyer — Now I'm A Career Coach For Women Of Color

Making a pivot in your career can be a terrifying prospect. Sometimes, the fear of leaving behind the comfort and stability of a job — even if it’s making you kind of miserable — can make it seem better to just stay put. But is putting off long-term happiness worth it?It's a dilemma Cynthia Pong is all too familiar with. Pong is the founder of Embrace Change, which specializes in helping women of color to transition in their careers and to realize their true ambitions. But just a few years ago,...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Los Angeles, Pong, Levi, Pittsburgh, Cynthia Pong, Australia California India


How Successful Women Advocate For Themselves At Work — & How You Can, Too

Women rarely have just one job. In addition to our careers, there’s the nurturing we do at home, within ourselves, and in our relationships. And let’s face it, it doesn’t even end there. At work, we’re often tasked with the additional, invisible labor of fighting for respect, recognition, and fair compensation.That’s what makes self-advocacy such a critical skill for women. We’re not always lucky enough to have a benevolent boss or a workplace that inherently recognizes our worth and power. But...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Cbs, Marissa, Pittsburgh, Julia, Abby, Hawa, Ashlee, Marissa Pina Social Media Producer, Vero Romero Julia Carpenter, CNN Business JournalistJulia, Vero Romero Abby Adesanya, Vero Romero Hawa Arsala, Vero Romero Feeling, JoinTheFight


The Best Places To Cry At Work, According To A Person Who Cries A Lot

If you have never cried at work, in my opinion you are a robot. Everything makes me cry these days. The news? Come on. Gillette commercials? I'm wrecked. Onions? Forget about it! Climate change? Buh-bye, game over, I need to excuse myself from this brainstorm to go cry on the toilet, can someone please send me notes of what I miss?It may be that I have over-productive tear ducts. Or maybe it's just that I'm a woman. (Haven't you heard? Women are emotional, and that is why there is a gender wage...
Tags: Post, Fashion, Music, Juul, Pittsburgh, Gillette, Career Coach For Women Of ColorA Week


Oprah On Work: The Key To Success Is Making Others Feel Heard 

Last week, thousands gathered at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City for the Qualtrics X4 Experience Management Summit, where leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies, along with some very high-profile names, came together to share their cutting-edge "breakthroughs" for entrepreneurial success.Over the course of the summit, the keynote speakers — including Sir Richard Branson, Ashton Kutcher, Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith, President Barack Obama, and Oprah — weighed in on topics ranging from...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Barack Obama, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Salt Lake City, Oprah, Ryan Smith, Pittsburgh, Salt Palace, Richard Branson Ashton Kutcher, Career Coach For Women Of ColorA Week


A Week In Pittsburgh, PA, On A $52,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a human resources specialist working in construction who makes $52,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Glossier Play Glitter Gelée.Occupation: Human Resources SpecialistIndustry: ConstructionAge: 26Location: Pittsburgh, PA Salary: $...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Florida, Instagram, New York City, Keurig, Starbucks, American Eagle, Sephora, Pittsburgh, Dunkin Donuts, Ulta, Carole Radziwill, Fat Mascara, Money Diaries


18 Composers Receive 2019 ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards

The ASCAP Foundation has announced the 18 recipients and 4 honorable mentions of the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. The recipients, who receive cash awards, range in age from 11 to 29 and hail from five continents. They were selected through a juried national competition; the ASCAP composer/judges for the 2019 competition were: Fabian Almazan, Erica Lindsay, and Nate Smith. The 14 winners of the 2019 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award… Top row (left to right): Eri Chichibu, ...
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Antonio Brown Traded to the Oakland Raiders

Antonio Brown have been traded to the Oakland Raiders. It was thought of that Antonio Brown would’ve been traded sometimes on Friday. The deal was announced around 1 a.m. in the morning and social media went crazy. Oakland sent a 3rd and 5th round draft pick in exchange for the future Hall-Of-Famer. In addition to being traded to Oakland, Antonio Brown received a new deal also. Antonio Brown will get a 3-year deal worth around $54.1 million dollars with $30.1 million guaranteed. Before the Rai...
Tags: Football, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Raiders, Derek Carr, Jazz, Amari Cooper, Oakland, Nelson, Pittsburgh, Carr, Antonio Brown, Brown, Khalil Mack, Jon Gruden, Gruden


The Gotobeds – “Calquer The Hound”

The Gotobeds have announced their third album, Debt Begins At 30, which will be released in May. It's the Pittsburgh band's follow-up to 2016's Blood//Sugar//Secs//Traffic (they also reissued their earliest material in 2017). For their new album, they recruited a ton of guests to sing and play alongside them, including Bob … More »
Tags: Music, Bob, Pittsburgh, The Gotobeds


17 Amazing Women Who Made History — That You've Never Heard Of

Update: In honor of Women's Equality Day, we're sharing this slideshow on 16 history-making women you've probably never heard of. Ahead, a look at the barriers they broke in supporting rights for all women.This story was originally published on March 8, 2016.It’s a pretty great time to be a woman. A lot remains to be done to support women’s rights around the world, but more women now have access to education, economic opportunities, and leadership roles than ever before.This progress is thanks ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, England, Hollywood, London, Minnesota, Greece, Navy, Mexico, China, Wikipedia, Singapore, America, Georgia, Rome, Harvard


Abridge Too Far — Is It Ever Okay To Perform An Opera Cut Down By Half Or More?

Taking as a jumping-off point an 80-minute Idomeneo in Pittsburgh last month, Jeremy Reynolds and several opera professionals discuss whether and when cutting an opera to half its length or less is a good way to serve 21st-century audiences. (“Never in Verdi, of course, no one’s that barbaric.”) – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Audience, Pittsburgh, Verdi, Jeremy Reynolds, 02.12.19


6 Possible Destinations for Antonio Brown

The football season is behind us as the Patriots beat the Rams to capture their 6th Super Bowl Championship. When it comes to the offseason, there’s usually plenty of action and transactions that take place. One of the biggest stories will be where will Antonio Brown will be playing next season? As we all know, Antonio Brown and the Pittsburgh Steelers bumped heads at the end of the year. In the final week of the season, Brown was forced to sit because of various reasons. The owner of the Stee...
Tags: New York, Football, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Raiders, San Francisco, Steelers, Jazz, Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers, Amari Cooper, Jets, Oakland, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seahawks


New Music: Wiz Khalifa Feat. Sage The Gemini “Right Now”

With just a few days until the first stop on Wiz’s 2009 Tour with Curren$y, the Pittsburgh legend laces fans with a new joint titled “Right Now,” featuring a guest hook and verse from Sage The Gemini. This tracks follows last week’s Trippied Redd / Preme-assisted single “Alright.” Stream after the jump… Related: New Music: Wiz Khalifa Feat. Trippie Redd & Preme “Alright” Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa Announce ‘2009’ Tou
Tags: Jazz, Wiz Khalifa, Pittsburgh, New Music, Right Now, Curren, Sage the Gemini, Trippied Redd Preme, Wiz Khalifa Feat Trippie Redd Preme Alright Curren


Alice Darr: Feature Story

In January, I posted on obscure singer Alice Darr, who recorded her first album in 1962. While researching another subject recently, I came across a feature on the singer in the Cumberland News in Cumberland, Md., from January 31 1963. The headline was "Local Singer to Record Second LP Album Soon." It's hard to know why Darr wasn't a bigger name except that labels had shifted to rock and soul, leaving her stranded in jazz. Here's the article typed out... Alice Darr, who won a local amateur co...
Tags: New York, Manhattan, Jazz, John, Alice, Pittsburgh, Cadillac, Cumberland Md, Harmon, Darr, First Avenue, Marc Myers, Mundell Lowe, George Duvivier, Kevin Gavin, Alice Darr


DMX Announces ‘It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot’ 20th Anniversary Tour

DMX is hitting the road this spring. Just eleven days after being released from prison, the Yonkers rapper announces a 32-date tour in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his debut album. The ‘It’s Dark & Hell Is Hot’ tour kicks off Mar. 8 in Oklahoma City, making stops in Boston, New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit and Chicago. Spanning for three months, the road show ends May 7 in Pittsburgh. Tickets for the tour go on-sale this Friday (Feb. 8) at 10 a.m....
Tags: Chicago, Jazz, Tours, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma City, Yonkers, DMX, Ruff Ryders MC, Mothafu


Ill Advanced – “Sheep In Wolfs Clothing” (Album Review)

Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller (RIP), Pittsburgh has produced several of Today’s Hip-Hop brightest stars. Boiling pot, Pennsylvania continues to create promising new sensations like up-and-coming recording artist Ill Advanced. On the launchpad and prepared to take off, Advanced brings the world to the P with his latest project, creatively-titled, Sheep in Wolfs Clothing. A decade in the making, Ill Advanced is ready to share his story with the world but will the world listen to what Ill has to say? Sh...
Tags: Reviews, Pennsylvania, Jazz, Pittsburgh, Wolf, Ill Advanced, Sheep in Wolfs Clothing, Wiz Khalifa Mac Miller


New Music: Lou The Human “Make You Sick”

Lou the Human, the scrappy young rapper from Staten Island, has kept up a steady stream of new music since dropping his debut project Humaniac! back in October 2017. Songs like “Play Your Part” and “Speak of the Devil” delivered more of the delinquent raps that made Danny Brown and J.I.D into Lou fans. Meanwhile, last year’s “Empty Bottle” showcased a spacier, more emo-influenced side to his sound, which isn’t surprising considering he was bumping “a lot of sad rock” as a kid before he got i...
Tags: Jazz, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Staten Island, Marilyn Manson, Kurt Cobain, Pittsburgh, New Music, Lou, Danny Brown, Hardo, Lou The Human


Famed Louis Kahn-Designed Concert Boat Retires To Florida

It was designed by Kahn for the 1976 Bicentennial and lived in Pittsburgh. But it’s been in disrepair for years and its elderly owner has been trying to unload it. In 2017, cellist Yo Yo Ma wrote an impassioned plea to save it, and the challenge was picked up by Pahokee, an economically-depressed small town in Florida, which plans to restore it and use it as an attraction. – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tags: Art, Music, Florida, Pittsburgh, Kahn, Yo Yo Ma, Louis Kahn, Pahokee, 01.20.19


Alice Darr and Kevin Gavin

Guitarist Mundell Lowe was a wonderful arranger with impeccable taste and intimate elegance. This was true of his big-band writing and those for small groups. Recently I posted on his Columbia albums for Joe Mooney (1963), his TV Action Jazz albums (1959), the score for Satan in High Heels (1961), Jerri Winters Again (1962) and J.J. Johnson's Broadway Express (1965). Two more beautiful examples of Mundy's touch were albums for singers in 1962—Alice Darr's I Only Know How to Cry and Kevin Gavin'...
Tags: Spotify, New York, Los Angeles, Broadway, Jazz, Las Vegas, West Coast, Columbia, Pittsburgh, Parker, Far East, Doris, Charlie Parker, Gavin, Dino, Left Bank


Q&A With Rising Pittsburgh Based Hip Hop Artist Ill Advanced

We want to thank you for dropping such a dope project recently “Sheep In Wolfs Clothing”, please tell us who is Ill Advanced? Ill Advanced is a multi faceted artist seeking to inspire and connect through Hip Hop music. I’m a blue collar worker, a father, a son, a brother, and a friend. My ultimate aim on this Earth is to constantly challenge myself, and leave my mark accordingly. Where are you from? I’m from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. a.k.a. The Steel City, a.k.a. The City Of Bridges, a.k.a. The...
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Ill Advanced – “Sheep In Wolfs Clothing” (Album)

Rising Pittsburgh, PA based underground Hip Hop artist Ill Advanced releases his new album titled “Sheep In Wolfs Clothing“.  Entirely self produced,  he takes a more lighthearted approach than usual, he expresses his values and concerns, remaining true to himself. Sheep In Wolfs Clothing by Ill Advanced
Tags: Jazz, Pittsburgh, Albums/Mixtapes, Ill Advanced


Daddy’s Hangout 2018 NFL Week 17 Prediction

Welcome to Week 17 and the final weekend of the NFL regular season. Despite the playoffs starting net week, there’s so much that need to be sorted out. In the AFC, the only division that has been settled is the NFC East with New England taking it. With the Ravens on a roll and the Steelers losing to the Saints, Baltimore control their own destiny in the AFC North. The Houston Texans can wrap up the AFC South with a win, but the Titans and Colts play for the final playoff spot and potential...
Tags: New York, Minnesota, Washington, Football, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Indianapolis, Chicago, Tennessee, Steelers


A Week In Kauai, HI, On $9.25/Hour

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today, a summer intern working in land management who makes $9.25 per hour and spends some of her money this week on mango kombucha. Note: this diary was written last summer and is the last entry in our Your Spending In Your State series.Occupation: Summer I...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Japan, Ebay, Boston, New York City, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Keurig, Air Force, Hulu, Facetime, Costco, Pittsburgh, Taco Bell, Kauai


A Week In Pittsburgh, PA, On A $46,250 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a sales coordinator working in consumer goods who makes $46,250 per year and spends some of her money this week on the book What If This Were Enough? by Heather Havrilesky.Occupation: Sales CoordinatorIndustry: Consumer GoodsAge: 27Location: Pittsburg...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Boston, New York City, Netflix, Steelers, Npr, Lotus, Hulu, Pittsburgh, Mitski, Don, Pitt, Justin


Daddy’s Hangout 2018 NFL Week 16 Prediction

Welcome to Week 16 of the NFL season as we have these last two weeks of the regular season. With these last two weeks, we still have a lot of teams playing to get into the playoffs. There’s also teams that’s battling for home field advantage in both conferences. We have a few games with playoff implications this week. After their loss to the Eagles, can the Rams end their 2-game losing streak? Will the New England Patriots recover after their tough loss to the Steelers? How will things pla...
Tags: Cowboys, Football, Denver Broncos, NFL, Raiders, Los Angeles, Tennessee, Steelers, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers, New England Patriots, Melvin Gordon, Philadelphia, Houston, Kansas City Chiefs


Daddy’s Hangout 2018 Week 15 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 15 of the NFL season and things are starting to heat up. There were some crazy games last week and some playoff football being played. In a potential playoff preview, the Chiefs barely escaped with a win over the Ravens at home. I’m a huge fan of defense when it comes to football and we peeped two masterful performances. The Chicago Bears shutdown to the high-powered offense of the Rams and forced Jared Goff to throw 4 INTs. In a battle between the two leaders of the NFC Wil...
Tags: Minnesota, Cowboys, Football, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Drew Brees, Los Angeles, Dolphins, Chicago, Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers, Miami, Green Bay Packers


Clemson Pummels Pittsburgh to Win Fourth Consecutive ACC Title

The Clemson Tigers pummeled the Pittsburgh Panthers 42-10 to win the 2018 ACC Championship Saturday night (Dec. 1).This marks Clemson’s fourth straight title win, and Clemson is the ONLY team in the ACC to win four consecutive titles.The first team in the ACC's 66-season history to win four-consecutive outright titles… but the work is not done. #ALLIN ? pic.twitter.com/gWtQDZI3cc— Clemson Football (@ClemsonFB) December 2, 2018 The victory also secured the Tigers a spot in the College Footba...
Tags: Football, Sports, Jazz, Miami, College sports, Ncaa, Tigers, Espn, College Football, Clemson, ACC, Pittsburgh, Pitt, Lawrence, CFP, Panthers


Daddy’s Hangout 2018 Week 14 College Football Predictions

  Welcome to Week 14 of the college football season. This week’s college football playoff rankings saw Michigan drop from the top-4 and Georgia take their place. This weekend will feature all the conference championships and have the playoffs settled. Coming into this weekend, my top 10 is almost similar to the playoff rankings. Ohio State manhandled Michigan in the top game of last week. Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame, Georgia and Oklahoma took care of business. My record last week was 8-4, whi...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Maryland, Washington, Alabama, LSU, Georgia, West, Wisconsin, Jazz, Miami, SEC, Ohio, Michigan, Tigers, College Football


DeeDay Ft. Wiz Khalifa – “Hide Out” (Video)

Pittsburgh-meets-New Orleans finest DeeDay is one of the most consistent artist to come out of the N.O. in the past 10 years. He has held his own with some of the best rappers in the game right now. DeeDay has linked up with Wiz Khalifa to give us his new smash single called ‘Hide Out.” This record was produced by PoundGotIt and its already number 2 on one of Tidal’s premiere music playlist. Follow DeeDay on Twitter: @DeeDay504
Tags: Videos, New Orleans, Jazz, Wiz Khalifa, Pittsburgh, Hide Out, DeeDay


Daddy’s Hangout 2018 Week 13 NFL Predictions

Welcome to Week 13 of the NFL season and we begin the final quarter of the season. We’re coming off another great weekend of football in both college and the pros. The New Orleans Saints continue to look like the best team in the league after beating Atlanta on Thanksgiving. The Dallas Cowboys took over the NFC East after beating the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving also. On Monday Night Football, the Houston Texans made it eight wins in a row after beating the Tennessee Titans. Speaking of...
Tags: Washington, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Drew Brees, Atlanta, Tennessee, Steelers, Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans, Jazz, Chargers, Dallas, Indianapolis Colts, Miami Dolphins


Daddy’s Hangout 2018 Top 10 College Teams

  If you’re a fan of college football, this weekend answered a lot of questions, but opened for more. My predictions saw me pick a total of 12 games and we had some really good ones. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame took care of business to remain the top-3 teams in the college football playoff rankings. Michigan fell big time as their rival, Ohio State made a statement in the blowout win. Georgia dominated Georgia Tech and Oklahoma edged West Virginia as they head to their conference champions...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Maryland, Washington, Alabama, LSU, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Georgia, Jazz, Nebraska, Auburn, Michigan, Tigers, College Football, Dan Mullen



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