Black History from Pittsburgh

We know that it is very important for the world to know about our heritage.

EVERY WEEK we will honor and represent our African American heroes. 

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The Week of July 2nd, 2017: IN BLACK HISTORY
CELEBRATING BLACK AND LATNO HISTORY EVERYDAY
MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON

Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and profoundly influential artists of all-time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture.

Five of Jackson's solo albums - "Off the Wall," "Thriller," "Bad," "Dangerous" and "HIStory," all with Epic Records - are among the top-sellers of all time and “Thriller” holds the distinction as the largest selling album worldwide in the history of the recording industry with more than 70 million units sold. Additionally, singles released from the Thriller album sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, another all time record.

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REST IN PEACE MOM

Andrea Lee Oliver Woodson aka "Andy" aka "Mother"

AND R.I.P. TO ALL OF OUR LOVED-ONES!!!

Lucy Curry , Dot Talley, Bertrand "Goocher" Frye, Vera Downing, Emily Hyatt, Evelyn "Peaches" Smith, Tyrone D. Harper, Edward "Coo" Pratt, Irma Woodson, Russell Woodson, Cayce "Beany" Woodson, Margorie Robinson-Adams, Nora Moorehead-Dixon, Irene Moorehead-Battle, Shawn Stribling, James Dixon, Anthony "Torry" Dorsey, Ross "Booper" Thomas, Termain "Butter" Woodson, Dorothy Jean Lee Ransom, Michelle Graham, Charles Andrew Ransom, John Martin Moorehead, Jr., Donna Ann Davis, Patrice "Trice Ball" Howze, Louise Ledbetter, Mary Ann Barlow, Edward Pratt, Anthony "Tony" Jones, Antionette "Tone Tone" Moore, Stoney Jackson, Deondre "Bookie" Smith, Lynn Pratt, Cassandra "Sandy" Woodson, Louise "Grandma Red" Pamplin, Robert "Jeep", Yvonne "Cookie" Anderson, Brian "Big B" Bennett, Marie Barbara Dorsey, Lisa Robinson, Allen "Remy" Austin, Robert "Bishop", Tom Cat, Don "Ellis" Johnson, Dwayne Gardner, Ronetta "Baby Sis" Williams, Mrs. Mary "Love" Anderson Harvey, Joyce Ford, Hurky Fields, Dwight "Anthony" Baskins, Joseph Turk, Terrance "Tooker" Rainey, Antone Lamont Strothers, Michael "THE KING OF POP" Jackson, Malik Hyatt-Scott, Lillie M. Martin, Harvey Adams Jr., Kenneth Killer, Sr., Lydia "LaLa", Bruce, Kenny Fisher, Ronna Jones, Reverend Maurice Doss, Mernice "Cookie" Miller, Nina Ross, Mrs. Reed, Mara Dyer-Knox, Eric A. Whack, Minister Norman Williams, Glenn Campbell, David J. Macklin, Priscilla "Pat" Bailey, Angela Saunders, James Simpkins, Robert R. Lavelle, Melissa Harris, Raymond "Uncle Ted" Brinsom, Tywaun Johnson, Squirrel, Jeron Xavier Grayson, Greg Lane-Turner, Shirley Scott-Singletary, Jarrett Eleam, Dorothea Parker aka Mrs. Parker, Charles Golphin, Dane Smith, Jr., Walter Hamm of Hamm's Barber Shop, Nate Dogg, John Adams, Jiwan Bailey, Richard Townsend, Elbert Gray of One Vision One Life, William Stribling, Dwayne "Black Wayne" Threet, Michelle "Mikie" Downing, Dwayne Muhammad, Ella Mae Hillman aka "Ms. Cookie, Gary L. Stribling, Sr., Rodney J. Harper aka "Man", Don Cornelius, Whitney Houston, Beverly "Aunt Bee" Robinson, Donna Summer, Jeff McKinney, Ethel Mae Denny, Ellsworth D. Denny, William J. "Billy Brock, Sherman Hemsley, Aunt Sylvia Barnett, Michelle "Missy" Smith, Laura Adams-Hunt, James "Jay" Owens, Theresa "Terry" Council, Marcus White, James D. Watts, Sr. aka Jimmy Watts, Samantha J. Powe, Jeffrey Rawlings, Jamekia Robinson, Floyd "Zonk" Thomas, Nelson Mandela, Latania "Tannie" Palmer, Bill Foster, Katrena Thompson, Irvin "BeBop" Riley, Ernest Williams, Frankie Trammell, Clayton "C-BO" Brunson, Andre Roberts

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS MEDIA SAYS R.I.P. TO THE ONE AND ONLY "WHITNEY HOUSTON". OUR THOUGHTS, PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO THE ENTIRE HOUSTON FAMILY. YOUR MUSIC AND YOUR GOD-GIVEN "GOLDEN VOICE" HAS TOUCHED AND INSPIRED MANY. YOU WILL BE MISSED, BUT YOU WILL "NEVER" BE FORGOTTEN. YOU WERE A "QUEEN OF THE NIGHT", "A MIRACLE", "THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL" AND "I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU". REST WITH GOD MY SISTER WHITNEY HOUSTON.

Brotha Ash Productions expresses our deepest sympathy to the Grayson family at this time for the untimely passing of their son "JERON XAVIER GRAYSON" who will be missed, but never forgotten.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND "JERON CARES"

In honor of Jeron Xavier Grayson a scholarship fund called “Jeron Cares” has been set up through Wesley Center AME Zion’s non-profit organization for youth, The Center That Cares. Please help to honor Jeron's life by making a contribution payable to this special fund through “The Center That Cares”. Please write “Jeron Cares” in the memo line.

Send to: Wesley Center AME Zion Church – The Center That Cares
ATTENTION: "Jeron Cares"
2701 Centre Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

READ THE FULL STORY AND EXCLUSIVE BAP PHOTOS HERE

BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS SAYS R.I.P. TO THE ONE AND ONLY "DWAYNE MUHAMMAD", FOUNDER OF THE PITTSBURGH HIP-HOP AWARDS. I AM SO GLAD THAT GOD PLACED YOU IN MY LIFE MY BROTHA BECAUSE YOU "ALWAYS" KEPT IT 100% WITH ME AND YOU WILL REMAIN A POSITIVE FORCE THAT I WILL TAKE WITH ME ALWAYS. YOU HAVE DONE SO MUCH FOR THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY IN PITTSBURGH AND OTHER CITIES. MY CONDOLENCES GO OUT TO SHIRLEY MUHAMMAD, DWAYNE MUHAMMAD, JR. AND EVERYONE WHO LOVED AND KNEW DWAYNE. HE WAS ALWAYS GRATEFUL ABOUT LIFE AND HIS FAVORITE SAYING WAS: GIVE GOD THANKS, BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE DIDN'T WAKE UP THIS MORNING. I'M THANKFUL, WHAT ABOUT YOU? YOU DID ALOT FOR OTHERS AND YOU WILL "NEVER" BE FORGOTTEN. R.I.P. DWAYNE! TO SEE EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE FROM ALL FIVE PITTSBURGH HIP-HOP AWARDS SHOWS FROM B.A.P. CLICK HERE.


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RETURN TO THE HILL

BY DR. LEO CASINO



PITTSBURGH'S REACTION TO THE
DEATH OF MICHAEL JACKSON

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ANTONE L. STROTHERS
BROTHA ASH PRODUCTIONS GUESTBOOK
(1953 - 2009)

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MARY ELLEN LOVE ANDERSON HARVEY
FOUNDER OF THE MINI-GLOBE SHOWCASE HAS PASSED ON"
(1924-2008)

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