Nina Wilson is seen here labeling fabric at Thread International at 7800 Susquehanna St. in Homewood. Before Wilson was a seamstress, she drove a bus for Port Authority for 25 years. Thread International was founded in 2011 by Ian Rosenberger and makes fabric out of recycled plastic bottles. They are now creating their own products and have hired and trained several Homewood residents to be seamstresses at their new location.

 

The Dikki Du Zydeco Krewe perform at the Afro American Music Institute in Homewood on July 27, 2018. AAMI Co-founder Pamela Johnson is from Lousiana and wanted to share her love of Zydeco music with Pittsburghers.

 

Paula Menifield-Morgan performs bluesy jazz classic “Moanin” on the flute, backed up by instructor Dr. Ron Horton (left) during the Summer Youth Intensive Music Camp performance at the Afro American Music Institute in Homewood. This year’s theme was God’s Children, God’s Plan.

 

Akosua Nimako holds Ghana’s flag as she walks in the Afro-Nubian Parade in Homewood. The parade kicked off the annual Harambee Black Arts Festival. Her name Akosua means “born on a Sunday” in the Ghanaian language.