Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations
RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 29, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Mapping Black California (MBC), a product of Black Voice News (BVN), is relaunching its website with a groundbreaking new data tool, the Mapping Black California: Black-Led Organization (BLO) Directory.
The first and only comprehensive statewide interactive map of Black-led organizations in California. This is MBC's newest and most robust flagship project. It is also a response to existing data gaps within the Black community.
"For Black analysis, finding race disaggregated data is a greater challenge than your typical research project […] This Directory is the first step towards the centralized, complete resource on Black determinants California needs," shared Alex Reed, MBC Project Manager.
"This project has been more than a year in the making." Mapping Black California Founder Paulette Brown-Hinds said. "We couldn't have done this without consistent and ongoing support from our partners."
Spearheaded by the MBC team, the BLO Directory will receive additional technical support from a RomoGIS to expand its feature offerings. The Directory has received funding support from The Google News Initiative, The California Endowment (IECF) and SoCalGas. SoCalGas has been one of the projects lead partners, encouraging its continued expansion.
"The mapping project gave us better insights into our giving and support in the Black community measured against data on population needs. It also created not only a database, but a geographical visual of Black-led nonprofits serving California. Elevating this work to help more Black-led nonprofits expand their service in the community is important to me personally, and to SoCalGas," shared SoCalGas Community Relations Director, Trisha Muse.
The BLO Directory uses GIS data, specifically Esri's ArcGIS, Story Maps, and ArcGIS Hub, to support data visualization. It leverages and expands existing regional lists and databases to provide a more holistic view of the state's organizations led by Black people developing solutions for Black communities.
The interactive map allows users to apply multiple search filters based on their specific query including youth, civic, senior, health services and more. Designed to be a living project, Reed and the MBC team consistently update the database to make sure that site users have the most accurate information available.
The BLO Directory is the cornerstone project demonstrating BVN's continued commitment to problem-solving using reliable data and community input. BVN is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This type of longevity is rare for any publication and it is especially significant for the Black woman-owned media news outlet.
Learn more about this work at mappingblackca.com/contact-us.
To get involved or to support our work, contact:
Candice Mays, Mapping Black California Project Director
1201 University Ave # 210, Riverside, CA 92507
Office: (951) 682-6070
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Bobby Torrence’s New Book ‘Return to the Garden of Eden’ is a Scripture-Filled Work That Seeks to Shed Light on the Current State of...
Bobby Torrence, a father, grandfather, and husband, has completed his new book "Return to the Garden of Eden": a spiritual guide for those who are seeking truth and enlightenment.
Torrence writes that the scriptures laid out in "Return to the Garden of Eden" will act as the Holy Spirit for readers: "As a child of life being born into the world, assistance was needed through the first stages of childbirth—being cared for and nurtured. We then learned to turn over and start crawling. Eventually with someone's help we stood up. With assistance of their hands, we began to walk. Soon after, we were walking unassisted. Such is the same path to the Holy Spirit. We must return to the beginning with the Holy Spirit as our guide just as a child learning to walk, and when we are worthy to let go of the hand that has guided us in the direction we should go, we are sent forth to prophesize to the world."
Published by Newman Springs Publishing, Bobby Torrence's enriching book serves to guide readers who are on a difficult path in life's journey. Torrence's writing will carve out a positive path for readers to continue their spiritual journey. Readers who are seeking the truth of life will be guided by the scriptures that Torrence prayed for.
Torrence allowed faith to guide him when writing this book: "Having prayed for wisdom, knowledge, and understanding for direction to a life worth living, words and scriptures began to fill my mind subconsciously; and for the past thirty-seven years, this book is the final result." He hopes that his writing will bring the return of faith, strength, and perseverance.
Readers who wish to experience this inspiring work can purchase "Return to the Garden of Eden" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.
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Tag Team 'Scoop! There It Is!'
Bronze Lion Award-Winning Tag Team Ice Cream
ATLANTA, July 7, 2022 (Newswire.com) - Tag Team earned the coveted Bronze Lion Award for its GEICO ad "Scoop! There It Is!"
The Martin Agency, on behalf of GEICO, accepted the award during the recent 2022 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The Bronze Lion distinction was awarded in the category of Entertainment for Excellence in Music — Brand Partnership / Endorsement, which recognizes "exceptional strategic partnership between brands and music artists that mutually benefit everyone involved."
In September 2020, the Martin Agency contacted Cecil "DC The Brain Supreme" Glenn of Tag Team and Glenn's agent, the People Store in Atlanta. No one could have imagined that all of the effort and love poured into the Scoop! project by these winning collaborators would culminate in countless accolades as well as the distinguished Bronze Lion at Cannes.
This year, DC The Brain Supreme and Steve Rolln participated in an impressive array of events. Notably, they were seen on the Amazon float during the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. The duo continues to infuse its breath-taking energy as part of the Pacific Concert Group's Freestyle Explosion Throwback Jam concert tour.
DC Glenn continues elevating his acting career by co-starring in the hit Starz series P-Valley (S2:E6), airing this Saturday, July 9. He will co-star in the Andy Palmer film The Re-Education of Molly Singer, featuring Emmy-winning actress Jaime Pressly, Emmy-nominated actress Wendie Malick, and Britt Robertson; which is yet to be released. His voiceover talent is featured in this summer's Amazon Prime Day ads beginning July 12 and continuing through July 13.
From July 9-12, DC Glenn will appear in Nashville at Influence 2022, a global convention for professional speakers put on by the National Speakers Association. DC Glenn's skillset was honed under the tutelage of speaking legends Bill Cates and Dr. Willie Jolley.
Next year, Tag Team will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of its signature old-school classic "Whoomp! There It Is." The duo's nostalgic piece of art is forever etched in the fabric of American pop culture and Tag Team continues to evoke wonderful memories of youthful experiences that remind audiences what it unequivocally means to party.
Talent buyers seeking to book the Tag Team '90s Nostalgic Concert Experience should make contact as dates for 2023 are filling up fast.
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