Merecedes J. Howze is owner and operator of Movie Scene Queen
After years of private movie screenings, Merecedes took the hobby to another level. With over a decade of journalism experience, writing as passion, and an inquisitive love for movies, Merecedes took her unofficial nickname and created a blog. Never to be the stingy one, the Movie Scene Queen uses her social network popularity to share her access to private movie screenings with everyone.
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As a Pittsburgh Public Schools alumni, employee, and parent, Merecedes takes pride in her own students, schools, and community. Since 2003, in many different capacities, she has worked in over 20 PPS schools. Currently, she works for the district’s Public Information Office where she manages their social media pages, event planning, generates good news stories, and serves as liaison between the media and district. She’s also a certified tutor where she specializes in K-6 reading and writing, K-8 math, and Intermediate-level Spanish.
As a member of the Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, Merecedes has always had a love for journalism and the many different avenues it could lead you down. She participated in the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop for five summers and worked with Pittsburgh media outlets such as KQV, KDKA, WQED, and WAMO. WQED’s Chris Moore’s words “You can and you will” resonates in her mind even today.
Merecedes was honored by the New Pittsburgh Courier as a member of the Class of 2013’s Fab 40 under 40, an elite group of young professional who have excelled in their work forces. WHIRL Magazine inducted Merecedes and Movie Scene Queen in the 2016 Women in Business Class. In April 2018, Movie Scene Queen earned Pennsylvania Keystone Press Award-second place for Feature Beat Reporting.
Merecedes is the official movie reviewer for the New Pittsburgh Courier and Soul Pitt Quarterly Magazine.
Movie Scene Queen recently celebrated five years in business, and Mike Clark and WTAE- ABC Pittsburgh produced a news story about the milestone Movie Scene Queen: Community benefiting from her mission
Merecedes resides in the East End with her husband and three children.
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