We Vote in Each and Every Election!


Empowering African-Americans in their communities since 1986.

The Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) was created with the belief that all African-Americans in Pittsburgh should have the resources to empower themselves and their communities.




Gallery from Fair Districts PA March 1st event.

B-PEP member, Evelynn Hawkins, emceed the event.Will Anderson was one of the presenters.

Photos taken by Anna Batista


Access the 2019 Election Bureau Calendar at the button to the left.


B-PEP chair, Tim Stevens, speaks at the Women’s March on January 19, 2019.

The focus of the march was on women's rights, the rights of African Americans and people of color, support for the Jewish community, the disability community, and the LGBTQAI community. Tim Stevens was the only male who spoke at Market Square to announce the Black & White Reunion's 21st Annual Summit, now called the RACIAL JUSTICE SUMMIT which opens at 6:30 pm Friday, January 25th at 6:30 pm at the Union Project, and runs from 8 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, with  the closing celebration at 7:30 pm back at the Union Project. 

Stevens also spoke of the mission of B-PEP advocating that African Americans VOTE in EACH and EVERY election, and mentioned  what a powerful statement it would be if people from the various groups represented at the march would 'VOTE in EACH and EVERY election"!!


B-PEP Wins Outstanding Empowerment Organization!

B-PEP was honored by VEEM, Voter Empowerment Education & Enrichment Movement on Saturday, October 6th, 2018. B-PEP received an award for "Outstanding Empowerment Organization" .

Upcoming Events


Candidate Forum City Council District 9

Thursday, Oct 10: 7-8:30pm

Carrone Baptist Church

7119 Frankstown Ave, Pittsburgh 15208


Remember, Repair, Together

Join the Pittsburgh Jewish community as we commemorate one year since the anti-Semitic attack on Oct 27, 2018.

Community Gathering

Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall

5-6p, October 27


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Do you have questions about the criminal justice system?

Join the Greater Pgh. Coalition Against Violence (CAV) and the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) as we discuss current flaws and possible improvements to the justice system.

Exact Dates & Times TBA

Contact: cav.pgh@gmail.com for more information




Greater Pittsburgh Coalition Against Violence

B-PEP wants safe, peaceful, and just communities for all. This initiative serves to create and implement a comprehensive anti-violence strategy for Pittsburgh and the nation.

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Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable

The time is ripe for increased dialogue and deliberate identification and implementation of effective strategies and policies among stakeholders which will create a common brand to market the Pittsburgh Region as a region with a strong and meaningful commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

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Police Issues and Initiatives

It is imperative to inform people of their responsibilities and obligations any time they (or a family member/ friend) may have contact or involvement with police officers. This initiative provides tools and resources when interacting with the police.

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Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment

Here at B-PEP, we ensure that African-Americans vote in EACH and EVERY election. We partner with multiple organizations in the state to inform African-Americans of their rights. 

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B-PEP penned 5 letters of support for the women of the Exxon gas station attacks.


Read B-PEP’s recommendations to improve policing in Pittsburgh and beyond


Official Statement from the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP) regarding an incident between a Greyhound bus driver and active B-PEP member, William Anderson.


Why should you vote in the midterm elections?

Watch this video on the importance of voting and voter turnout.

Press Conference includes representatives of the Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP), the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh, the NAACP Pittsburgh Unit, Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project (PUMP), the League of Women Voters of Greater Pittsburgh, the W. PA. Black Political Assembly, TMAG and CeaseFirePA.


B-PEP Press Conference regarding surge of black on black violence. 

August 14, 2018