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27 April 2007

The Soul Pitt is the Heart&SOUL of Pittsburgh, PA!

The Soul Pitt is the Heart&SOUL of Pittsburgh, PA!

A NATION CAN RISE NO HIGHER THAN ITS WOMAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATION BANQUET
April 27, 2007 at the Allegheny HYP Club, Downtown Pittsburgh PA

Donation $40.00 or table of (10 ) $350.00 (tax deductible)
Time: 5:30 PM Meet & Greet.
6 PM Dinner Served (3 selections available - RSVP Required)

Your Sister's Project, Inc. a non-profit, 501(c) 3, tax exempt social service program that ensures that young females develop into productive women and mothers will present its first ever, A Nation Can Rise No Higher Than Its Woman Community Celebration Banquet on Friday, April 27, 2007.

The meet and greet will begin at 5:30 PM. Dinner will be served at 6 PM. The fundraiser will be held at The Allegheny HYP Club located at 619 William Penn Place (Downtown) Pittsburgh) PA 15219. We will have the opportunity of honoring distinguished women leaders in the Pittsburgh area.

It promises to be a significant occasion in the year s activities of all Pittsburgh, Special guest appearances, live entertainment and door prizes. All proceeds will go towards the existing programs of Your Sister s Project, Inc.

For donation information, sponsorship, and to RSVP (required), please contact 377-3358 or YurSisterProject@aol.com (...spelling is correct!)


Highlights

*Special Guests
*Community Awards Presentation
*Live Entertainment
*Door Prizes

Location
The Allegheny HYP Club
619 William Penn Place (Downtown, Pittsburgh)
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Honorees

Grace Kizzie
Rev. Thomas E. Smith
The MGT & GCC of Muhammad Mosque #22
Donna M. Baxter, TheSoulPitt.com
Nusrath Ainapore
Rev. Luaran Webb
Inshirah Jihada
Debra Todd
Rashida Haqq-Brookins
Lillie Leonardi
Debra Tucker

Master of Ceremony Louis "Hop" Kendrick
Keynote Address by Attorney and Psychologist Joseph Williams

Contact person: Shirley Muhammad
412 377-3358 YurSisterProject@aol.com

23 April 2007

AlterNet: WorkPlace: Spirit-Crushing 'McJobs' Are Putting an End to Upward Mobility

The media and the pundits spend a lot of time focusing on the massive increase in compensation for top jobs.

But if we really care about strengthening the national economy, it's time to focus on the other side of the story -- what's happening in the low-wage labor market. In a report we've written (with Heather Boushey and Rachel Gragg), "Understanding the Low-Wage Labor Market in the United States," we find that more than 40 million jobs -- about 1 in 3 -- pay low wages.

What is low-wage work? Surprisingly, there's no official definition. One commonly used formula defines a low-wage job using the federal poverty threshold: $20,444, or $9.83 an hour, in 2006. But plenty of people agree the federal poverty line is outdated and has limited appeal for describing low-wage work in today's economy.

To avoid these problems, we've adopted a new definition of low-wage work that uses what we call a social-inclusion approach and, importantly, takes inequality into account. Under this definition, a low-wage job is one that pays substantially less than the job held by a typical male worker -- that's any job paying less than $11.11. How many are like that? Forty-four million.

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