Sunday, February 10, 2008
1ST EVENT: Rally to welcome Brother Ron Daniels President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century (IBW 21) to launch the campaign to organize STATE OF THE BLACK WORLD CONFERENCE II (SOBWC II) New Orleans November 19-23, 2008, Sunday February 17th from 4 PM to 6 PM Monumental Baptist Church, 2041 Wylie Avenue, Pittsburgh Pa. 15219.
Hosts: Rick Adams, SOBWC Chair of the National Planning Committee, Dr. Kimberly C. Ellis SOBWC National Planning Committee member and Rev Tom Smith organizer of Haiti Youth Brigades Project
Thanks to the Un. of Pittsburgh's Africana Studies Department and CCAC's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity for making Mr Daniels' visit possible.
Bio: Ron Daniels, Ph. D.
Veteran civil rights/human rights leader. Distinguished lecturer at York College of the City University of New York. Dr. Daniels served as Executive Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights for twelve years. He has experience as a scholar-activist and has convened seminars, workshops, and conferences to offer lectures of relevance to colleges and the community. Dr. Daniels is listed in "Who’s Who in Black America." He was Executive Director of the National Rainbow Coalition in 1987 and Deputy Campaign Manager during Rev. Jesse Jackson’s bid for President in 1988. Over the years he has played a leading role in some of the most significant social and political movements of the times including the African Liberation Support Committee, National Black Political Assembly, National Black Independent Political Party, National African American Leadership Summit, the Million Man March and he is deeply engaged in mobilizing support for the struggle for democracy and development in Haiti.
2ND EVENT: "Obama and the Relevance of Race in the 21st Century" Community Dialogue, Tuesday, February 19, 2008 noon until 2pm at the Student Service Center (SSC)building, Auditorium, 2nd floor, Allegheny Campus northside Pittsburgh. Free and Open
to the Public.
The University of Pittsburgh's Africana Studies Department and the Community College of Allegheny County's Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) invites you to participate in a guided discussion featuring a presentation by Dr. Ron Daniels, syndicated columnist, first Distinguished Lecturer at York College of the City University of New York and founding President of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century with reactions provided by Dr. James Stewart, Penn State Greater Allegheny and CCAC’s own Dr. Ralph Proctor. Q & A session follows.
Saturday, February 2, 2008
By Journalist Staff Writer
Ashley G. Woodson
For Brotha Ash Productions
Command Operations and Protection Services (COPS) presented legendary hip hip artist DMC to Pittsburgh to speak with adopted and foster children at Second Chance on Frankstown Avenue and to perform at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum for the "Down With The King Cabaret". We know about the DMC the artist, but he wants everyone to know Darryl McDaniels, the man who recently found out he was adopted in 2001 at the age of 35, the man who has a new album and a new lease on life. Realizing his purpose and destiny McDaniels decided to make it possible for those less fortunate children without parents to have a life changing experience. McDaniels and his fellow adoptee Sheila Jaffe have started Camp Felix through our Foundation, The Felix Organization to send children without parents to camp. I had the pleasure of interviewing and hanging out with DMC for two days in a row. First I interviewed him at CJ's in the Strip, he spoke with the children at Second Chance in Homewood, and he performed The Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. After the initial interview we sat in his car and listened to a few tracks from his latest CD. We also went to Arts across the street from CJ's for diehard fans to take photos and get autographs. It was plain to see from the beginning that DMC was a changed man from the experiences of his adoption. He was focused on the children of the world and how he could help.
CHECK OUT OUR EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW AND PHOTOS RIGHT HERE!!
Friday, February 1, 2008
By Ashley G. Woodson and Mocha "The Big Body Benz"
Groove Productions and Urban Mortgage presented The O'Jays and Grammy Award winner Deniece Williams at the Benedum Center April 6th, 2007. The concert took everyone back to a time where music was music and singing was singing. Both The O'Jays and Deniece Williams sound just as good now as they did years ago. After the show, "The O'Jays" sat down for a one on one with Brotha Ash and Mocha "The Big Body Benz" to let us know how they feel about their fans, supporting shows and the love they have for music. The O'Jays originally consisted of Walter Williams, Bill Isles, Bobby Massey, William Powell, and Eddie Levert. The O'Jays were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004 and The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. The O'Jays now consist of Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and the newest member Eric Nolan Grant.
CHECK OUT EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW & PHOTOS RIGHT HERE
By Staff Writer Ashley G. Woodson
Lamman Rucker’s a long way from the North Side. If you think you recognize that brother up there on the screen with Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson and Jill Scott, you probably do, especially if you’re from the North Side.
Lamman Rucker has moved from being the bad guy on "All My Children" to the silver screen and it ain’t no fluke. He’ll also be seen in the upcoming "Ball Don’t Lie" and another Tyler Perry joint due out next spring, "Meet the Browns" The Movie.
This Exclusive Interview you'll only see here at Brotha Ash Productions and The New Pittsburgh Courier. "Brotha Ash" hooked up this exclusive Q&A for the BAP and The New Pittsburgh Courier.
READ THE EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW FROM BROTHA ASH RIGHT HERE