Pittsburgh's and Western, Pennsylvania's Primary Cultural Minority Community Web Site - Brotha Ash Productions

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EVERYONE IS DOWN WITH BAP!!!

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CECEE PRESENTS
First Friday 'Grown & Sexy' Cabaret
MINT CONDITION IN CONCERT
Plus Pittsburgh's Own DJ Nick Nice
Hosted by Brandi
Friday March 6th | Doors @ 8p / Show @ 10p
Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum, 7310 Frankstown Avenue

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BAP!
SPECIAL HOLIDAY E-BLAST AND MORE!
GET YOUR INFORMATION OUT THOUSANDS FOR 2014!!!

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BLACK CYBER SALE
FOR MYSOUNDS WIRELESS IVXII EDITION
FIRST HYBRID HEADPHONE - PURCHASE YOURS TODAY!!!

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America's Premiere Comedy Showcase and Restaurant
Be a part of a premier Comedy Venue and see the funniest comedy acts.
Donnel lRawlings @ the Improv

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THIS WEDNESDAY!!! Join us at 8pm for our Spoken Word & Open Mic Night at SAVOY SOUL!! Music by Boom!!! Come and enjoy another great night of live poetry, spoken word, and musical performances!! See you there!!!

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Come to SAVOY on Saturday, December 20th for our Ugly Christmas Sweater Party presented by Tequila Avion!!! There is no cover, and we'll feature drink specials all night!! Holiday donations will benefit local charities!! For VIP table reservations, call 412.889.9490!!!

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Brotha Ash Productions Magazine Fall Issue is finally complete and it will hit the streets December 19, 2014 featuring Rosemary Crawford on the cover who is running for Judge Court of Common Pleas, Kindred The Family Soul, Angela Hollywood and much more.

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Calvary elects first female senior pastor
By Ashley G. Woodson for the New Pittsburgh Courier

Reverend Marie Kelly has been elected by Calvary Baptist Church, in the Hill District, as the first female Baptist senior pastor in the Hill District.

Reverend Kelly, senior pastor elect, has been a part of Calvary for more than 30 years. She was a part of the Prison Ministry for 20 years, the Women’s Ministry for three years, as well as being a Deaconess, choir member and Sunday School Adult teacher. She comes from a family that owned Perry’s Barbeque Place located at Webster Avenue and Somers Street. It was sold to her father and they had lines from Somers Street around to Bedford Avenue. It opened in the 1960s and closed in the early 1980s.

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SAVOY JAZZ
EACH AND EVERY MONDAY @ SAVOY

PITTSBURGH'S RESTAURANT FOR THE CHIC AND SOPHISTICATED

Jazz lovers, it's here at last: SAVOY JAZZ! Every Monday evening we are opening the restaurant for Monday Night Jazz! Come in and enjoy some of the finest live jazz around, performed by some of the best jazz artists Pittsburgh has to offer. And the kitchen is open for some amazing dining to go along with that amazing music.

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Press Release
Darieth Chisolm, Former Channel 11 News Anchor to Launch Brand New Podcast Hustle & Heart TV for Aspiring Entrepreneurs and Network Marketers Worldwide
A 20-year Veteran Television News Anchor, Darieth Chisolm is all set to host her new Video Podcast show, Hustle & Heart TV.

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PANERA BREAD
NOW SEEKING
SALARIED/HOURLY MANAGEMENT AND HOURLY ASSOCIATES!
COME CELEBRATE DIVERSITY WITH US!

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SAVOY HAPPY HOUR
WED, THURS, FRI FROM 5-8PM!

COCKTAILS AND COVERSATION
YOUR FAVORITE PART OF THE WORK DAY
2623 PENN AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222

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SAVOY LATIN NIGHT
EACH AND EVERY WEDNESDAY
2623 PENN AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA 15222

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Sincere working to be next local hip-hopper to strike it BIG
By Ashley G. Woodson for The New Pittsburgh Courier

The latest project from Certified Muzik Entertainment hip-hop artist Chris "Sincere" Bush is "4 Wallz & a Mic." The title, he says, symbolizes having nothing but you and the tools needed to make your dreams come true. The overall feel of the project is the underdog rising to the top. Sincere wanted to capture the feeling of ambition, frustration, awareness, and motivation because the struggle is something everyone can relate to.

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Sunday Brunch
Each & Every Sunday

Come to SAVOY this Sunday from 11am-3pm for our Sunday Brunch. Experience some of the best brunch cuisine in the city of Pittsburgh prepared by award-winning celebrity Chef Kevin Watson and his culinary team. Also, enjoy the Chef's Table Buffet for only $14.99!

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DJ SCHIZO
CAUSE SCHIZO SAID SOOOO!!!!!
BOOK HIM TODAY

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ACTOR NATHAN JAMES IN "GROWING PAINS"
IN NEW YORK AT THE GENE FRANKEL THEATRE

Thanks to Pittsburgh Playwright, Actor, Director and Producer Mark Southers we all took a trip to the Big Apple to see our Brotha "Nathan James" perform his one man show "Growing Pains" at the Gene Frankel Theatre in New York City. It was great to get away for a minute and do something different. Actor and Playwright Nathan James nailed the performance and left the audience spellbound as he weaved from one character to another. It was phenomenal and I am glad that I had a chance to see it. Congratulations on all of your success Nate because you deserve it.

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HIP-HOP LEGEND
TUFFY TUFF PRESENTS

GHETTOSOUNDCHEK

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ARE YOU OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE
LIVING WITH SICKLE CELL DISEASE?

SUPPORT THE CHILDREN'S SICKLE CELL
FOUNDATION AND BECOME A

'CHAMPION FOR CHANGE'

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A WORD TO THE WISE
FROM CEO AND FOUNDER ASHLEY G. WOODSON AKA BROTHA ASH

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS OWNER FULFILS
OTHERS' DREAMS AS HE FULFILS HIS OWN

By Amira Crosby | Urban Agenda

(Amira Crosby is a rising junior at City Charter High School in Pittsburgh, PA. This is her first year as a student in the Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop which is a part of the PBMF Workshop.)

As a 5-year-old entertainer dancing has always been first with Ashley Woodson. A few years later at 10 years old he and his brothers formed the group “The Mini Globe Steppers,” Ashley Woodson savored the limelight that came with being on television and in newspapers.

Today, as founder of the Brotha Ash Productions entertainment company, he shines that light on celebrities such as The O'Jays, The Temptations, and Russell Simmons. Promoting black culture, the Hill District and unrecognized talent out of Pittsburgh is part of Ashley Woodson's lifelong dream to work for himself and uplift others.

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GET A NEW START!
DO YOU WANT A NEW CAREER THAT PAYS WELL
AND OFFERS REAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES?
DO YOU WANT TO START A BUSINESS AND CREATE YOUR OWN FUTURE?

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GRANDMASTER FLASH: HIP-HOP ICON IS DOWN
WITH BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS MEDIA!

The Jeron X. Grayson Foundation held its 3rd Annual Peace On The Greens" Scholarship Golf Outing, August 17, 2013 featuring the one and only actor Glynn Turman. This event is held every year because we believe that all young people are special and deserve a fair chance at living the best life they can live. We support young people through exposure to arts and culture, educational scholarships, and community dialogue in efforts to help reduce violent acts among peers.

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MORRIS CHESTNUT
HOSTED SAVOY'S NEW YEAR'S EVE 2013
AND CELEBRATED HIS 45TH BIRTHDAY

Actor Morris Chestnut came to Pittsburgh to bring in 2014 in style celebrating the new year and his birthday. The whole city of Pittsburgh came out to see the movie star and bring in 2014 with him. Chuck Sanders and John Bettis really out did themselves by putting on this extravagant event. If you missed it, you really missed a great time. You don't have to worry because Brotha Ash Productions Media was in the building.

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SAVOY CELEBRITY FRIDAYS WAS HOSTED BY VH1'S HOLLYWOOD EXES NICOLE MURPHY AND BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS MEDIA WAS PROUD TO BE A PART OF IT. SHOUTOUT TO MY COUSIN CHUCK SANDERS FOR ALWAYS PUTTING ON GREAT EVENTS FOR THE 'BURGH!

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BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS MEDIA
APPRECIATES ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT
SINCE DAY ONE, SEPTEMBER 1, 2001
WE THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

MR. AND MRS. THURSTON MOSLEY
ON THEIR NEW LIFE TOGETHER
By Ashley G. Woodson for Brotha Ash Productions Media

Since we love to shout out the positive things happening in our communities, Brotha Ash Productions Media wants to take this time to congratulate Thurston and Vanessa Mosley on their marriage that took place a few weeks ago. Family and friends gathered at the Local 249 Tempster Hall in Lawrenceville where my cousin Thurston Mosley and his beautiful wife Vanessa tied the knot and it was a beautiful occassion. Everyone was dressed to impress, especially the bride and groom. It was great to see you people I haven't seen in years and it was good to meet some new people as well.

We will "ALWAYS" showcase and shout out people who are doing positive things with their lives and in the community because we know that what God has for you, no one can take that away. Keep doing what you are doing and remember that we are so happy so for both of you here at Brotha Ash Productions Media.

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Do you have a favorite meal?

Memories about dinner conversations?

Who cooked at your house?

What's your favorite memory of food cooking?

What feelings do you connect with food?

A family recipe to share?

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MINDLESS BEHAVIOR WORLD TOUR HIT PITTSBURGH FOR THEIR FANS
By Ashley G. Woodson for the New Pittsburgh Courier

Mindless Behavior is coming to Pittsburgh to perform for their fans this summer from their "All Around The World Tour" at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland Aug. 1. The concert will also feature special guest OMG Girlz and SCR Scream Team.

In 2008, Mindless Behavior was born from a concept created by Conjunction Entertainment Inc. CEO Walter Millsap. An audition was held and out of 600 people the four were chosen to come together as a group. The teen quartet — Prodigy, Roc, Ray Ray and Princeton would soon become a national phenomenon.

Since then the R&B group has stepped on the music scene and began to take over the world with their style of dance and song.
The name Mindless Behavior was already created by their manager Keisha Gamble.

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LET BROTHA ASH COVER YOUR NEXT EVENT AND TAKE THE PICTURES THAT WILL LAST YOU A LIFE TIME. CONCERTS, PLAYS, WEDDINGS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, CABARETS, HANGING OUT ON THE TOWN OR EVEN WHEN YOU'RE HONORING A LOVE-ONE WHO IS NO LONG WITH US!!!

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J-Kruz joins CW 'Eye Opener Morning Show'
Written by Ashley G. Woodson for The New Pittsburgh Courier

Former WAMO jock, now Radio One personality J-Kruz of 97.9 the Beat in Dallas recently joined CW Network's "Eye Opener Morning Show" as the host and co-producer of the new music segment "The Underground." The show features urban independent artists from across the country. The program will air weekday mornings in Dallas/Fort Worth, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, Portland, Myrtle Beach, and Fort Smith, Ark. The segment airs Thursday mornings and repeats at night on Nightcap in Dallas and on News Fix in Houston.

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LIL-D DA PRINCE

Up & coming Pittsburgh artist Lil D Da prince is excited to release his fifth studio project "The King's Son" Being produced by one of the hottest producers (Sledgren) and engineered by Big Meach, this album free of curse words, talks about drugs with deep/witty lyrics. Enjoy the latest release from project title "All Again" & stay tuned for "The King's Son"!!

In the meantime while everyone is waiting for "The King's son" to officially release. LiL-D Da Prince always working hard to provide new content to his fans, could not sit around or leak anymore songs from the album. So he dropped a hot cover track to Drake's 5am in Toronto and called it "5am in Pittsburgh" to kill time and keep his fans happy.

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THE FINAL PERFORMANCE
BY BROTHA ASH

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK "EVERYONE" THAT CAME OUT TO THE LINE DANCE BLUE JEAN CABARET PRESENTED BY LEMINGTON COMMUNITY SERVICES FEATURING MIGHTY MAN, ROLAND FORD AND ME (BROTHA ASH). IT WAS A "MAJOR SUCCESS" AND I HAD A GREAT TIME AND I'M GRATEFUL THAT MY FAMILY CANDICE, RASHONDA, SHANIKQUA, TEE-TEE AND THE LARIMER CREW CAME OUT TO REPRESENT ALONG WITH ANGIE AND MAYA AND "THE FLORENTINE AND BLACK BEAUTY CREWS". I HAVE TO SHOUT OUT MY SISTER GRACE DIXON-KIZZIE FOR PUTTING ON THIS EVENT AND MY BROTHERS BRYAN AND ANTHONY DIXON FOR PERFORMING WITH ME AFTER 30 YEARS AND TO MY GIRL SHEILA CLEMONS FOR MAKING THE DANCE ROUTINE "PERFECT" BECAUSE I COULDN'T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU OR THE LINE DANCE KING MR. ROLAND FORD AND ALL OF MY SUPPORTERS.

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SMOKEDOUT EMERGES FROM 'OFFICIAL 100% ZAGGIN'
By Ashley G. Woodson for the New Pittsburgh Courier

Smokedout of the "Official 100% ZaggiN" is a solo artist that has taken the mainstream by storm. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he understood the chances of making it in the rap game were against the odds, yet he stuck his chest out, kept his head up, and gained fans all over the world. His music is hot and he would be a good fit for any major label. He is a hard worker who takes his work seriously.

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THE DREAM TOUR WAS A MAJOR HIT

The Dream Tour concert featuring Maze and Frankie Beverly along with Ginuwine and El Debarge was off the chain. This event was brought to you by the Lawson Entertainment Group, LLC with Ginuwine as the host. He also performed and had the ladies going crazy with his performance. When it was time for El Debarge to perform, everyone was in anticipation because he hasn't performed in Pittsburgh in years. As soon as he hit the stage, he sang all of his hits as well the hits from "Debarge" and even "Switch". The great news was that his voice sounds the same as it did 30 years ago. Finally Maze and Frankie Beverly headlined the show with all of their massive hits and had the crowd on their feet. You know Brotha Ash Productions Media was in the building.

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Brotha Ash joined Pittsburgh-area veteran writer/producer, Joseph Lewis, actor Terrell Tilford, actress Malinda Williams and Pittsburgh-area Emmy-winning producer, Emmai Alaquiva in a spirited discussion on Gordon Parks' influence on film and the future of African-American cinema.

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

TO ROGER HUMPHRIES, DR. HARRY CLARK, ROGER HUMPHRIES, EMMAI ALAQUIVA, SHANICE WILSON ALEXANDER AND LEE DAVIS FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AS PITTSBURGH MUSIC MOGULS BY MAYOR LUKE RAVENSTAHL AND THE CITY OF PITTSBURGH FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ARTS AND BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS MEDIA THANKS YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SERVICE TO THE PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY!

BLOOD FIRST

"Blood First," chronicles the lives of two brothers, O and Rico, from childhood through adulthood, who eventually follow their father footstep into the dangerous drug trade. When the brothers learn that one of their associates has decided to cooperate with a federal investigation they must decide rather to run, fight the charges in the legal system or cooperate with the investigation by naming others that have dealt with them. The film fluidly mixes the past with present as audiences experience what events occur in their lives to make these men who they are today.

Blood First Website:
www.BloodFirstTheMovie.com

Blood First Trailer on Vimeo:
https://vimeo.com/56797678

Don Diva Magazine:
www.dondivamag.com/new-movie-blood-first

Blood First Trailer on YouTube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYJZDjsCdFY

NaRa FIlms Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/bloodfirstnarafilms

NaRa Films Twitter Page:
https://twitter.com/NaRaFilms

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JC...PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

In an era of music where formulas and cookie cutter songs are the norm, it is refreshing to see an up and coming artist bringing something new to the scene, enters JC of The Finest. Justin Collins started out in the hip-hop and R&B group, The Finest. JC learned the ropes of the hip-hop scene, offering verses, and singing on the hooks with national artists such as Wiz Khalifa, Johnny Juliano, Max B, and Wes Fif.

JC is now running Top Floor Studios. He used to go to ID Labs Studios with E-Dan, who is the person he came up under. E-Dan mixed and mastered all of The Finest's material in the beginning. As time went on, JC became more hands on with the production, mixing and mastering. He was gradually breaking away from E-Dan to do his thing.

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WE'RE DOING OUR OWN THING @ BAP
BAP IS NOT NEW TO THIS, WE STARTED OUR COMPANY IN 1993
AND OFFICIALLY IN SEPTEMBER OF 2001

A MESSAGE FROM BROTHA ASH: We are happy to our BAP FAMILY that's been with us from the beginning and we thank God for you. By the beginning, I mean since 1993 when we started having our Mother's Day Cabarets, Blue Jean Cabarets, New York City Shopping Extravaganza's and trips to Las Vegas for shows, gambling and shopping. Officially, Brotha Ash Productions Media was founded in 2001 as we continued to do what we've done all along, events for the community. By 2004, our website was launched and we are very grateful for your support with our website, but please know that our site is only an extension of our company. It is NOT our company. In 2006, I was blessed to start working for the ONLY AFRICAN AMERICAN NEWSPAPER in Pittsburgh - "The New Pittsburgh Courier" and I'm still there today. If any media outlet is a first in Pittsburgh, I would have to say it's "The New Pittsburgh Courier" who has been in existence for over 100 years. We can't forget about "Talk Magazine" who is the first print magazine in the city of Pittsburgh for African Americans and these black media outlets are the shoulders I am proud to stand on today. In 2009, the city of Pittsburgh declared November 9th of every year "Brotha Ash Productions Day" and we celebrate our day every year. We are proud to have received many awards from various organizations and media outlets. Finally, my grandmother told me years ago, "The race is not given to swift nor to the strong, but to the one that endures until then. Just because you think you are first at something, you're not because others have laid the ground work long before you ever came along and being first at something doesn't make you the best - It just makes you the first." We've been doing OUR OWN THING since 1993 and we're still standing. I thank my grandmother for those inspirational and great words of wisdom! If you want to advertise your events and businesses with BAP CLICK HERE!

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS MEDIA
RECEIVES RECOGNITION AWARD
AT THE TRIBUTE TO BROTHER DWAYNE MUHAMMAD
FOUNDER OF THE PITTSBURGH HIP-HOP AWARDS

I ATTENDED "A TRIBUTE TO DWAYNE MUHAMMAD, SR." AT THE CARNEGIE LIBRARY IN HOMEWOOD AND IT WAS TO HONOR THE MAN WHO IS THE FOUNDER OF THE PITTSBURGH HIP-HOP AWARDS. FAMILY AND CLOSE FRIENDS TALKED ABOUT THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE VISIONARY AN
D ENTREPRENEUR AND HIS SPIRIT WAS DEFINITELY AT THE EVENT! I WANT TO THANK SISTER SHIRLEY MUHAMMAD FOR INVITING ME TO THIS GREAT TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF HER SON DWAYNE MUHAMMAD, SR. AND I ALSO THANK YOU FOR THE RECOGNITION YOU BESTOWED UPON ME WITH AN AWARD FOR EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF ALL THE AWARD SHOWS FROM THE BEGINNING. I WAS NOT EXPECTING TO RECEIVE ANYTHING, BUT I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE RECOGNITION. IT WAS GREAT TO BE AROUND EVERYONE WHO WAS THERE FROM THE BEGINNING AND WHO WILL CONTINUE HIS LIFE AND LEGACY IN THE FUTURE. I ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE EVERYONE ELSE THAT WAS HONORED AT THIS SPECIAL EVENT PARADISE GRAY, DEAVON HAMMONDS, DJ MATT GREEN, THA TEAMJPBTV, MISTA SCRAP AND THE NEW PITTSBURGH COURIER. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING APART OF HISTORY AS WE CONTINUE TO KEEP HIS LEGACY ALIVE!

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ENHANCED CREATIVITY
YOU DREAM, WE DELIVER.
RAE COLEMAN
ETHNIC WEDDING SPECIALIST & EVENT PLANNER
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA | 724.831.7321
ENHANCEDCREATIVITY2009@GMAIL.COM

www.EnhancedCreativity.com

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Are you interested in tutoring?

Bright Light Education is hiring tutors to teach Reading/ Language Arts, & Math

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BEASLEY PLUMBING

Carpet Treatment at Affordable Pricing * Kitchen & Bath Remodeling * Water Line, Sewer Line, Gas Line Replacement or Repair
Call 412.271.9293: Email: beasleyplumbing@verizon.net

kNeely Images presents
IMAGE
OF THE WEEK

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BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS
NEW APP FOR YOUR ANDROID!

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PGH. AUTHOR FEATURED IN NATIONAL BOOK
DEBORAH STARLING-POLLARD

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Actor "LEON" from Cool Runnings, Waiting to Exhale, The Temptations and much more visited Savoy Restaurant for "The Hollywood Series" and it was off the chain. Partying and Fine Dining was the recipe for a great time at Savoy Restaurant in the Strip District and Brotha Ash Productions Media was their to capture it all.

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WE HAD A BLAST AT THE PITTSBURGH'S LOVE AND HIP HOP SEXY BLACK DRESS PARTY ON THE MAJESTIC PRESENTED BY LIL SCRAPPY FROM VH1'S "LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA" AND B. MARSHALL PRODUCTIONS, SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012. I WAS INVITED TO CELEBRATE MY BIRTHDAY IN GRAND STYLE WITH LIL' SCRAPPY AND EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT TO PARTY.

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BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS, LLC BLACK BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
IKE WEAR CLOTHING
648 HERRON AVENUE (THE HILL DISTRICT), PITTSBURGH, PA 15219

IKE WEAR CLOTHING OPENED IN SEPTEMBER OF 2008 BY CEO AND OWNER DONNY KYTE AKA DK. THIS CLOTHING STORE HAS A VARIETY OF THERMOS, MALE AND FEMALE T-SHIRTS, PULLOVER AND HOODIES. IT IS LOCATED ON HERRON AVENUE IN THE HILL DISTRICT. SUPPORT YOUR BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES AND STOP PASS "IKE WEAR" TO CHECK OUT THE UNIQUE CLOTHING IN HIS STORE AND TELL HIM BROTHA ASH SENT YOU THERE.

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The National Opera House is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization started in 2001 by founders Ms. Miriam White and Ms. Jonnet Solomon-Nowlin. The purpose of the organization is to restore the home of the first negro opera house in America and develop new programs that will impact the lives of young people and change the community through culturally diverse arts programs.

P.O BOX 79051 PITTSBURGH, PA 15216
FOR ONLINE DONATIONS, PLEASE CLICK HERE

THE ZAPP BAND
A Brotha Ash Productions Media Exclusive Interview with BAP TV Correspondent "Brooke Burchette". This was the "BEST" concert of the year I've been to so far in 2012. I have to shout out Orrein Godfrey of Godfrey II Productions for bringing "The Zapp Band" to Pittsburgh and a big shout to Dale DeGroat and Lester Troutman, Sr. of "The Zapp Band" for the exclusive interview. If you missed it CLICK HERE to see all of the EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS from Brotha Ash Productions and CLICK HERE to see and hear the "EXCLUSIVE BAP INTERVIEWS" from Brooke Burchette. I won many of talent shows dancing to a lot of their songs back in the day. The fact that I was able to see them "LIVE" was unbelievable.

URBAN LEAGUE YOUNG PROFESSIONALS 10TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Brotha Ash Productions Media attended the ULYP's 10th anniversary featuring actor Boris Kodjoe, Tee Jay, DJ Nez, and Live City Entertainment. This event was sponsored by Comcast, Savoy Restaurant, Duquesne University and Donate Life. I also have to give a big shout to the President of the Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh, Marisa Bartley for being a gracious host. The Urban League Young Professionals of Greater Pittsburgh partnered with the National Society of Black Engineers to host the Power Networking Party, a feature event in celebration of ULYP's 10th anniversary, and NSBE's visit to Pittsburgh for their annual National Conference. This collaboration was the beginning of a fruitful partnership between the organizations, both locally and nationally. Some of the best and brightest young professionals and engineers from around the world were present. This was an exclusive networking opportunity for everyone and Brotha Ash Productions Media was glad to be a part of it!

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The POISE Foundation believes a Sustainable Black Community in the Pittsburgh Region is essential for the well being and prosperity of African Americans. Developing an agreed upon set of values will provide the framework in which a viable and comprehensive strategy can be developed and executed to address the root causes that have created perpetual poverty and have destroyed many African American communities. We believe it is critical that the very individuals, who make up our community, share their voice. Thank you for lending your voice!

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SALUTE TO BLACK OWNED MEDIA
AND 2012 BLACK HISTORY MONTH MERIT AWARD

Ashley G. Woodson received the "2012 Black History Month Merit Award" from Talk Magazine who celebrated their 50th anniversary (1962-2012) in years of publishing one the greatest magazines owned by Luther and Roxanne Sewell. I am grateful that Talk Magazine recognized Brotha Ash Productions for "Personal Achievements and Community Service". Congratulations to all of the honorees which included Donna M. Baxter (The Soul Pitt), Robin D. Beckham (Beckham Media), Bishop Loran Mann (WGBN 1150), Rod Doss (New Pittsburgh Courier), Connie Portis (Black Business Directory), Alan Lincoln (Urban Media Today), Ola Jackson (Onyx Woman) and Jerry Lopes (American Urban Radio Network).

RYAN MUNDY COLLECTIVE
A Brotha Ash Productions Media Exclusive Interview

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We had a great time at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture with Comedian Joe Torry. I have to give a big shoutout to N-MOTION ENTERTAINMENT & AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE and everyone that came out to get their laugh on for this great show.

Fullbody™ Fitness Club is proud to partner with and introduce to Pittsburgh, LaBlast, founded and created by world dance champion, Emmy-nominated choreographer, and consummate professional Louis Van Amstel. Brotha Ash says don't miss out on all of the fun at Fullbody™ Fitness Club. "LaBlast is the perfect workout to accompany the many unique and fun fitness programs currently offered at Fullbody Fitness Club, says owner WPXI Channel 11 News Anchor Darieth Chisolm.

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NEW POET ON THE SCENE

Cedric Scott Jr. is a 21 year old Pittsburgh native and poet. He is currently a full time undergraduate Chemistry major at Virginia State University. His poetry and all other accomplishments are dedicated to his family. Most importantly, his poems are dedicated to his mother Julia who he lost to breast cancer when he was 10 years old. She was only 33 at the time. Cedric Scott has completed two very short books. Now We Lynch Ourselves.

Contact: cedds34@yahoo.com or at 412.886.4826

 

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SAVOY RESTAURANT
2623 PENN AVENUE | 412.281.0600
WELCOME TO THE GOOD LIFE

EXCLUSIVE PICS FROM BAP!

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IN 2010, OUR COMMUNITIES HAVE BEEN SATURATED WITH SO MUCH CRIME, AND WE WANT TO KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT YOU THINK WE CAN DO TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM AND MAKE OUR COMMUNITIES WHOLE AGAIN IN 2011? WE WILL POST YOUR COMMENTS ON OUR WEBSITE AND HAVE FREE GIVEAWAYS FOR THE BEST RESPONSES.

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BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS
OFFICIAL SURVEY FOR 2014

It's that time of year to find out who our viewers are. We've grown so much since we did our last survey in 2010. We receive over 500,000 page views monthly thanks to you. There are a few things we need to know, so we can get an accurate observation of who our viewers are and how we can best serve our clients and the community as a whole. Please answer the questions to the best of your ability. THANK YOU VERY MUCH AND HAVE A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS
A REAL CONNECTION TO THE COMMUNITY

THANK YOU TO MY SISTER
GRACE DIXON-KIZZIE

GRACE DIXON-KIZZIE, my sister is the person who wrote our Brotha Ash Productions MISSION STATEMENT (word for word) back in 2001 when our company was founded. We want everyone to know who the creator of our MISSION STATEMENT. If you haven't read it yet, please take a look over to the right and check it out. I love you Grace and thanks for holding us down since 2001 because this is what our company stands for - which states "BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS is an African American owned company, which is original and places us in a unique position to SHOWCASE PITTSBURGH'S DIVERSE COMMUNITIES.

 

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS
THE MINI-GLOBE SHOWCASE REUNION 2014

Calling all Mini-Globe Basketball handlers, Mini-Globe Steppers, and Mini-Globette Cheerleaders!!! In 2001 we celebrated the legacy of our founder Mrs. Mary "Love" Harvey and now we want to continue the tradition by meeting annually. We need your help in locating folks from the 70's, 80's and 90's to make this one of the greatest reunions ever. We would like for the event to take place every July and if possible have performers too. I know you're out there, so hit us up at info@BrothaAshProductions.com and place "Mini-Globe Reunion" in the subject line. Leave us your name, contact phone and email and we will get back to you A.S.A.P. In the meantime, stroll back down memory lane with Brotha Ash by checking out old photos from "The Mini-Globe Showcase" RIGHT HERE.

A REQUEST FROM BROTHA ASH
CAN WE ALL JUST GET ALONG IN 2013?

I usually don't get caught up in New Year's resolutions, but I do want to share what my goal is for 2013. I would like for us as a black race to come together to be strong, black and proud of who we are. That is only possible if we come together. Is it possible for us as a black race to pull together, bury the past, work together, and just get along - YES IT IS!!! If we come together and stop hatin on each other, stopkilling each other, stop talking about each other (well, that may be asking for too much), and most important stop being "CRABS IN A BARREL", we can achieve anything as long as we do it TOGETHER. Brotha Ash Productions is taking a stand and putting it out there for all of our beautiful black people to make the effort in 2013 to make this happen. We will continue to do our part by sharing our rich heritage and being there for the African American community to the fullest, but we are reaching out to you, (the community and other black organizations) to let you know that we want and need your help. It is possible and it is a reality. We are stronger together than apart.

If you have any ideas on our we can make this happen, please send it to BlackUnity@BrothaAshProductions.com because we want to make a difference in our communities. We will post your comments for everyone to see. For those of you who are caught up in haters being against you, remember what God has for you, no MAN or WOMAN can take from you. Help us bring our race BLACK TOGETHER one person at a time.

DO YOU KNOW MAJOR TAYLOR?

In the late 1890's bicycle races drew crowds that filled Madison Square Garden; the biggest draw of all was Marshall W. "Major" Taylor. Having become the undisputed black champion of America. Taylor overcame racial segregation and intolerance to become to one-mile sprint world champion in 1898, and by the end of 1899 held seven world cycling records!

Why is this important? The University of Pittsburgh's Center for Minority health and Adventure Cycling Association share the goal of encouraging people from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, including African Americans, to explore the landscapes and history of America by bicycle. That is why these two organizations are committed to creating an Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. Throughout history black people have used bicycles as a mode of transportation. Both Major Taylor and the Underground Railroad represent the struggle to freedom from slavery and the challenge to elimate racial and ethnic health disparities. Visit the Center for Minority Health @ www.cmh.pitt.edu or call 412-624-5665.

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BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS, LLC THANKS EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR BAP TO WIN TWO PITTSBURGH HIP-HOP AWARDS FOR WEBSITE OF THE YEAR (Brotha Ash Productions - http://www.BrothaAshProductions.com) AND FOR FACEBOOK USER OF THE YEAR. CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO ALSO WON IN THEIR CATEGORIES.

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SEE WHO IS DOWN WITH BAP
AND WHO GOT THEIR COPY OF
BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS
MAGAZINE!













YOU VOTED US 2009
BEST LOCAL/COMMUNITY SITE - EAST USA
THANK YOU BAP FAMILY!!!
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YOU VOTED US 2008 "BEST DIRECTORY SITE" (LOCAL) THANK YOU BAP FAMILY!!!

YOU VOTED US "2008 WEB SITE OF THE YEAR" THANK YOU BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS FAMILY


Brotha Ash Productions is
Pittsburgh's Official #1 Community Web Site
Having A REAL CONNECTION To Our
BLACK & HISPANIC COMMUNITIES!!!

BAP MISSION STATEMENT

THE OFFICIAL #1 COMMUNITY WEB SITE
& BLACK ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY

FOUNDED 2001

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS community web site represents African American Culture with class, dignity, style by promoting and advertising events from BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS as well as events, businesses, health & church information from other organizations in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. We also want you to know about our rich heritage by educating the community about our black heroes. Our main focus is to bring our African-American communities BLACK together by promoting black history, events, black businessess, churches, health and career information, artists, and covering the latest news, while catering to all individuals and groups, regardless of race, creed, religion, age and/or ethnicity. Whether it is a BROTHA ASH PRODUCTION or a production for another organization, we give 110% every time. BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS is an African American owned company, which is original and places us in a unique position to showcase Pittsburgh's diverse communities. We are BLACK AND PROUD and Pittsburgh's Official #1 Community Web Site and Entertainment Company.

Written by
Grace Kizzie, LSW, ACSW, EAP-Sp

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