CCAC’s Men of Merit Initiative to hold semi-annual summit featuring Keith Reed

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Article by: CCAC public Relations

PITTSBURGH-Community College of Allegheny County's Men of Merit Initiative will hold its semi-annual summit on Tuesday, February 27, in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium on Allegheny Campus. A 10:00 a.m. session will be geared toward high school students and invited guests, and a 2:00 p.m. session will be held for the CCAC community. The summit will feature a talk by Keith Reed, an award-winning journalist, commentator, lecturer and advocate for diversity in media.

Reed, who is originally from Pittsburgh's Lincoln-Larimer neighborhood and is a graduate of Westinghouse High School, has served as senior editor at ESPN The Magazine where he was responsible for its coverage of sports business, boxing and mixed martial arts. Prior to joining ESPN, Reed was editor-in-chief of Catalyst Ohio, a quarterly nonprofit magazine focused on urban public education in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.

His writing has appeared in the Boston Globe, Ebony, Essence, Vibe, Black Enterprise, Uptown, The Root and many other publications. His economic and cultural commentaries have been featured on MSNBC, National Public Radio's "The Michael Eric Dyson Show," "News & Notes" and "Tell Me More," as well as on PBS' "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" and "Nightly Business Report." Reed has also served on the board of directors of the National Association of Black Journalists.

The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras. CCAC Allegheny Campus is located at 808 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15212.

CCAC's Men of Merit Initiative is a student program that focuses on increasing the retention, engagement and academic success of male students of color. For more information, visit

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