MR. CHARLES EVERS WILL SPEAK AT IBBA 2013 IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF MEGAR EVERS AT THE HAY-ADAMS HOTEL WASHINGTON, DCSeptember 5, 2013
James Charles Evers, the older brother of slain civil rights activist Medgar Evers, is a leading civil rights spokesman within the Republican Party in his native Mississippi.Uncategorized | Leave a comment September 2, 2013
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Mignon L. Clyburn is currently serving as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, following her appointment by President Barack Obama on May 20, 2013. As Commissioner, she is serving a second term as a Democrat on the Commission, for which she was sworn in on February 19, 2013 following her re-nomination by the President and confirmation by the United States Senate.
Clyburn began her service at the FCC in August, 2009, after spending 11 years as a member of the sixth district on the Public Service Commission (PSC) of South Carolina. She served as its chair from July 2002 through June 2004.
Prior to her service on the PSC, Clyburn was the publisher and general manager of The Coastal Times, a Charleston-based weekly newspaper that focused primarily on issues affecting the African American community. She co-owned and operated the family-founded newspaper for 14 years.
A longtime champion of consumers and a defender of the public interest, Commissioner Clyburn considers every Commission proceeding with an eye toward how it will affect each and every American. She is a strong advocate for enhanced accessibility in communications for disabled citizens, and works closely with representative groups for the deaf and hard of hearing. She has fought to promote strong competition across all communications platforms, believing that the more robust and competitive the marketplace, the less need there is for regulation. However, when the market is not adequately addressing consumer concerns, Clyburn is an outspoken champion for smart, targeted regulatory action. She has pushed for media ownership rules that reflect the demographics of America, affordable universal telephone and high-speed internet access, greater broadband deployment and adoption throughout the nation, and transparency in regulation. Commissioner Clyburn is a member of the Federal-State
Joint Board on Universal Service, Federal-State Joint Board on Separations, and the Federal-State Joint Conference on Advanced Services, all of which she chaired for three years during her first term at the FCC.
Clyburn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance and Economics.Uncategorized | Leave a comment September 1, 2013
Michelle Miller is one of a handful of African-American journalists who have made an impressive mark on news reporting from coast to coast. She currently serves as New York-based correspondent and fill-in anchor for CBS News, and works on a variety of programs including the “CBS Evening News,” “CBS This Morning” and “CBS News Sunday Morning.”
Her career in broadcast and print journalism includes work at the Los Angeles Times, the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, WWL TV in New Orleans, WIS TV in Columbia, South Carolina, the Orange County Newschannel and ABC News Nightline in Washington, D.C.
While a full-time journalist, Miller also taught Journalism and Mass Communications at Dillard University in New Orleans.
Miller has reported on a wide spectrum of international and national news including Hurricane Katrina, the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and the 1992 Los Angeles riots. She has interviewed prominent figures on both the local and world stage, including President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Mathai, as well as renowned artist Peter Max, Jazz great Wynton Marsalis, Grammy superstar Beyonc? and violinist Yo-Yo Ma.
Miller earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Science in Urban Studies from the University of New Orleans. She studied abroad through the School for International Training’s “Experiment in International Living” in both Kenya and Tanzania.
She is also a participant in the Poynter Institute, a Hitesman Lecturer in the Manship School at Louisiana State University, a guest panelist for the Annual H. Naylor Fitzhugh Conference at the Harvard Business School and a guest speaker for the National Model UN Program. She has lectured at several colleges including Drew University, Howard University, Southern University at New Orleans and Loyola University.
Miller’s outstanding performance in her career has earned her many awards and honors, notably the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s Edward R. Murrow Award and the National Association of Black Journalists’ Award of Excellence. She was voted Woman of the Year by the National Sports Foundation.
Miller has served on the March of Dimes National Communications Advisory Council, was a founding member of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for the United Way of New Orleans, and was Vice President of the YWCA of Greater New Orleans. She was president of both the Black Journalists Association of Southern California and the New Orleans Association of Black Journalists and is a member of the Greater New York Chapter of the Links, Inc.
She is married with two children.
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From his celebrated conversations with world figures to his work to inspire the next generation of leaders, Tavis Smiley — broadcaster, author, publisher, advocate, and philanthropist — has emerged as an outstanding voice for change. Smiley is currently the host of the late-night television talk show Tavis Smiley on PBS, as well as The Tavis Smiley Show and Smiley & West, both from Public Radio International (PRI), and the daily radio program, Tavis Talks, on the Tavis Smiley Network (TSN): Smart talk. Online.
Tavis Smiley Network (TSN), in partnership with BlogTalkRadio, the world’s largest social broadcasting network, is home to Tavis Talks and additional engaging programming on a wide range of topics that bring a different kind of talk to online radio — fresh and diverse, smart and edgy, insightful and explorative. Conversations that ask, “Have you thought about it this way?”
In addition to his radio and television work, Smiley has written 16 books. His memoir, What I Know for Sure: My Story of Growing Up in America, became a New York Times best seller, and the book he edited, Covenant with Black America, became the first nonfiction book by a Black-owned publisher to reach #1 on The New York Times best-sellers list.Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment August 30, 2013
Mayor Johnny Ford (D-AL) has spent his entire life serving others: first as Mayor of Tuskegee, Alabama from 1972-1996, then as representative of the 82nd District in the Alabama State Legislature, and then again as mayor of Tuskegee in 2004.
In addition to gaining notoriety as one of the first black mayors of a city of more than 10,000 people, Ford is also widely known for his involvement in the National Conference of Black Mayors and the World Conference of Mayors. Ford is a founder of both groups.
In 1972, Ford along with seven other African American men were elected mayors in the state of Alabama. Soon after taking their respective offices, the men discovered they would be unable to join the U.S. Conference of Mayors. This, they felt, put them and their constituents at a disadvantage. Groups like the U.S. Conference of Mayors presented an excellent opportunity for local elected officials to network with other mayors, get advice, and come together to have a say in the creation of federal policies affecting local communities. Unfortunately, at the time, in order to be a member, the city one governed had to have a population of 30,000 or more.
Unable to take part in USCM, Ford and his colleagues leaned on each other for support and advice. Out of this camaraderie was born Ford’s vision to create their own group: the Alabama Conference of Mayors.
It didn’t take long for other black mayors across the south to hear about the organization. They wanted in, and soon thereafter became the Southern Conference of Black Mayors.
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• Doctoral Degree, Urban Higher Education, Jackson State University, Jackson, 2006
• Master of Science, Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 2000
• Bachelor of Science, Political Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, 1996
• Associate of Arts, Jones County Junior College, Ellisville, 1999
• Hattiesburg High School Diploma, 1972
• Mississippi Real Estate Institute (GRI), 1988
• Lincoln School of Real Estate Appraisals
• John C. Stennis Institute of Government at Mississippi State University, 1999
• Certified Municipal Official, Basic and Advanced Level, 2005 and 2007
• Mayor, City of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, July 2001 to present
• Board of Supervisor, Forrest County, Mississippi, January 1992 to July 2001
• School Board, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, March 1987 to January 1992; (Secretary 1988, President 1989-1992)
• Broker, DuPree Realty, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1988- Present
• Sales Manager, Sears, Hattiesburg, Mississippi 1972-1987
Aundrae Russell Biography
Aundrae Russell is the host and producer of “Spread the Word”, the #1 radio show on Sundays in Los Angeles on 102.3 KJLH. He co-created, with Stevie Wonder, this popular gospel radio show that has dominated the airwaves.
Originally, from Meridian, Mississippi, Aundrae has been in broadcasting for over 25 years. His career includes working as a Television Sportscaster/Television News Anchor, Radio Programmer, and D.J. Currently he is the Program Director, Music Director, and On-Air Personality at the historical 102.3 KJLH. He has been selected as Radio Program Director of the Year and most recently as Gospel DJ of the Year, for the second time. Having served as the half time voice and Music Coordinator for the Los Angeles Lakers for nine years, Aundrae received two NBA Championship rings. Also an accomplished writer, he has written articles for various magazines and newspapers across the country. During his career, Aundrae has interviewed renowned celebrities such as Oscar Award winners Denzel Washington and Halle Berry, and NBA legend Michael Jordan.Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment October 10, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment October 10, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment ← Older posts