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Monday, October 29, 2012

BlackGirlsCODE Needs Your Vote Every Day Until 10/31/12


Please see below and vote often for this worthy cause.  Thanks.

Sincerely yours,

KLN


Kevin L. Nichols
President & CEO

KLN Publishing, LLC

Black Girls CODE (BGC) is one of three finalists nominated for a $50,000 grant by Bank of the West’s Philanthropy Awards 2012 for its innovative approach to empowering girls from underrepresented communities to pursue career ambition in technology.


See an announcement of the 2012 Bank of the West Innovation in Philanthropy Awards here:
With a click of a mouse you can help BlackGirlsCODE secure this grant from Bank of the West as part as their Philanthropy Awards by following these four easy steps:
1. Visit the Bank of the West Facebook Page:http://gowe.st/Philanthropy2012.
2. Look at the BGC video and check out our story.
3. Vote for us and share with others.
4. Come back everyday until October 31st and vote again.

With this grant, BlackGirlsCODE can continue expanding our workshop to new cities and build a strong foundation on core initiatives that will help sustain our mission. 
  

Our Impact

  • In four short months we have educated over 500 young girls of color in fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) through our one-day workshops and week long summer camp sessions.  Our summer campaign was a great success  thanks our supporters and volunteers. 
  • By 2015, we want to educate 10,000 girls in computer programming on a global scale and host BlackGirlsCODE chapters in different cities to help us implement after school programs and weekend workshops so we can truly eradicate the phrase “Digital Divide” and truly change the face of tech.

Being awarded the $50,000 grant from Back of the West’s Philanthropy Awards is a pivotal step in the growth of BlackGirlsCODE, we hope you can help us reach our goal by spreading this message and by voting every day until the end of the competition. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Come see Teedra Moses Live at Yoshi's on October 13th

Contact: KaSelah  Crockett, Programs and 
Community Action Committee, Chair National 
Coalition of 100 Black Women Oakland 
Bay Area Chapter, 
for tickets or visit www.airbornetickets.com. 
(510) 529-5101


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Free 5th Annual Mental Health Classes in Richmond, California

Free Mental Health Classes in Richmond sponsored by the National
Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Richmond a local of NAMI Contra
Costa.

If you have a loved one with a severe and persistent mental health
issue, then these 12 free classes are for you. It is not a support
group but a one night a week, two hour—12 week course. It will provide
information to help your family and loved one.

This is the 5th year Family 2 Family (F2F) is being offered free in
Richmond. Space is limited. The class normally enrolls 20 family
members. It will change your life and living circumstances. Wheelchair
access is available.

The course will cover information
·        Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder
·        Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression)
·        Panic Disorder
·        Borderline Personality Disorder
·        Major Depression,
·        Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and
·        Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

The course will also provide the right information to help your family
maintain its well-being, find health recovery solutions for your loved
one and begin your mental health community advocacy.

Location: Grace Lutheran Church, 2369 Barrett Avenue at 24th Street
Richmond
Time: 7:00PM to 9:00PM
Date: Thursdays, Starting Sept. 6th and ending Dec. 6th 2012.

For Information Call
Baby Raff… 510.374.9651,
Dolores Ruff 510.593.7971,
Dr. Mujahidun Sumchai 510.237.9277 or

Email
family2familyrichmond.nami@gmail.com

Be Well

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Local Political Candidate Information

By: Kevin L. Nichols


It is said that “Service is the rent that we pay here on Earth.”  Many of my friends have decided to answer this call by running for local political office.  Although I have always supported candidates behind the scene, this year, I have publically gotten involved with national politics, with my avid support to re-elect President Barack Obama.  Needless to say, I have also felt compelled to assist our local politicians with getting their message out to their constituents. 

I asked many of my friends who are running for office to send me a blurb about their platform with a link for voters to find more information about them and to provide a link for supporters to show their financial support to their mission.  Please see below and support those who you feel will serve our community the best at this pivotal point of our country’s existence:

London Breed
San Francisco District 5 Supervisor

As a lifelong San Franciscan, a native of District 5 growing up in public housing in the Western Addition, I was constantly inspired by the many committed, caring and passionate people who were working to help their fellow citizens.

They fought for the same things that I will fight for in City Hall as the Supervisor for District 5:

* More and better jobs for San Francisco residents
* Quality, affordable housing across the entire City
* Education that positions students of all ages for success
* A safer City for ourselves and our children
* Re-connecting City Hall with the communities it represents
 I have been blessed to serve in City government on the Redevelopment Commission and Fire Commission, and to partner with City government for the last ten years in my role as Executive Director of the African-American Arts and Culture Complex. Now, I am hoping to take the next step forward in making City Hall work for all San Franciscans.
District 5 needs a practical, progressive Supervisor with experience, ability, and creativity, who puts people first every moment of every day.

I’m running to be a leader who connects the dots between our government and our communities, so everyone in District 5 and the entire city has the opportunity to make everything they want of their lives, and together those lives will make San Francisco the city we’ve always dreamed of.






Lynette McElhaney
Oakland District 3 City Council

Lynette has more nearly twenty years of experience in housing and community development. Since 2001, Lynette Gibson McElhaney has served as the Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services of the East Bay, which is a housing counseling and community development corporation established in 1982. In her current capacity, Lynette manages a $2 million rental real estate portfolio and supports critical counseling services to more than 400 households annually through its foreclosure mitigation and first-time homebuyer programs. Under her leadership NHS has co-developed 82 units as part of Richmond's largest redevelopment effort. Eastbay NHS has been at the forefront of Contra Costa's foreclosure crisis, launching the first public awareness campaign that included a press conference with Rep. George Miller.
Lynette is proud to have spent her career working hard to develop housing and economic opportunity in low-income communities. She believes that her experience as the Executive Director of NHS has trained her to balance a large budget, make a payroll, and bridge the interests of the business community with the needs of the neighborhood. Lynette envisions a healthy city as one that balances a vibrant business sector with a commitment to economic justice for all residents.

Lynette is the daughter of a union machinist and a telecommunications worker. She has a Bachelors of Arts from University of California, Berkeley. Lynette has lived in West Oakland since she was a student at Cal. Her and her husband are members of True Vine Ministries and their son attends an Oakland public high school.

Lynette's Website: www.lynettemcelhaney.com

Lynette's Fundraising Page: https://rally.org/lynette2012/donate



Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt
Oakland District 3 City Council


Dr. Nyeisha DeWitt is a native Oaklander and a candidate for City Council in Oakland's Third District, which includes West Oakland, Downtown and Uptown Oakland, and Adam's Point, among other neighborhoods.

Nyeisha is an active member of the Alameda County Democratic Central Committee, Oakland Unified School District’s Truancy Task Force, and Effective Teachers for Oakland Task Force. She works closely with the Mayor's Office to tackle the dropout crisis in the Oakland community and is the Program Director of Citywide Dropout Prevention at Oakland’s Promise Alliance.  Nyeisha was recently featured on the California Forward website as a “Forward Thinker”.  In 2010, she was recognized as a Hometown Hero in Oakland, by Comcast and ANG Newsgroup.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California-Berkeley in 1997, and her Master’s degree in Teaching from the University of San Francisco (USF) in 2003.  Recently, Nyeisha earned her doctoral degree in education, from USF’s Organization and Leadership program.

Dr. DeWitt's Website:  www.dewittforoakland.com 

Dr. DeWitt's Fundraising Page: http://bit.ly/MXTSVw




Derrick H. Muhammad
Oakland District 3 City Council


I understand the root causes of violence which have to do with poverty, the lack of opportunity and the feeling of hopelessness that so many African American males experience. In April 2005 my younger brother was murdered in the streets of Oakland. As a result of that tragedy I decided to become more involved in mentoring young people, offering them conflict resolution and life management skills. With the hope that I would be able to help develop young persons and subsequently create a safer community.  In the Fall of 2006, I enrolled in law school to learn and understand policy and to use my education for the benefit of Oakland.

I am the best candidate because my motive for serving the community is genuine. I currently serve the City of Oakland as a Commissioner on the Citizens Police Review Board where I have deliberated countless cases where the public has sought redress of their concerns.  I have used my legal training to arrive at fair and impartial decisions.  I also serve as the Public Affairs Liason for the Congress of California Seniors where I have been instrumental in producing workshops on elder abuse and financial literacy that teach seniors how to safe guard their assets. I am a natural bridge builder. As a longshoreman in the Port of Oakland for eight years, I have been a bridge builder between the Port and the ILWU to ensure that cargo continued to move. I will bring all of these experiences to bear on the Oakland City Council.

For more information and to donate, please visit www.muhammadforoakland.org



Tyriene Amey
Peralta Community College District Trustee - Area 2



Hello Oakland.   My name is Tyriene Amey and I am running for Peralta Community College District Trustee for area 2.

I am a small business owner, educator, coach, disabled veteran and West Point graduate.  I am also a loyal husband and loving father of two.

I am running for trustee because of my love of education, my desire and ability to lead, and because I believe I possess the education and real world experience necessary to provide the qualified oversight over our tax dollars needed during these fiscally trying times.

My pledge is to not only work hard to find or expand revenue sources, but to also work to find ways to increase efficiency in our current system in order to decrease waste.  I also pledge to keep the focus of Peralta community colleges on OUR community instead of outside or foreign interests.

My top three initiatives are as follows:
 1.  Solicit and form partnerships with local industries as a means of generating new revenues to the district while providing valuable intern and work experience to students.
2.  Increase the number of on-line classes offered in order to provide more access to our community.
3.  Honor all labor agreements currently in place while working with unions and administrations to find common ground on total compensation packages that work for all parties involved.

Respectfully,

Ty Amey

For more information and to donate, please visit  tyrieneameyperaltaccd.weebly.com

Friday, July 27, 2012

Obama Victory Trustee August 1st Fundraiser



Join the Obama Victory Trustees at a fundraiser to re-elect President Barack Obama on August 1, 2012 in San Francisco.

RSVP and contribute today: http://bit.ly/Nxrbys

Honorary Host Committee
Mayor Kevin Johnson, Sacramento
Peggy Moore, California Political Director, Organizing for America

Congresswoman Jackie Speier
Congressman Mike Honda
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris
California Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Fiona Ma
Assemblymember Jerry Hill
Mayor Edwin Lee, San Francisco
The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr.
California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton
Vice Mayor City of Fremont Anu Natarajan
San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu
Supervisor Malia Cohen
San Jose Councilmember Ash Kalra
San Mateo City Councilmember, David Lim
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon
Dr. Suja Lowenthal, Vice-Mayor City of Long Beach
Nimish Patel, Santa Monica-Malibu School Board Member
The Honorable Teresa Cox, Ohlone College Trustee
Ro Khanna, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce
Kumar Barve, Majority Leader Maryland House of Delegates
Reshma Saujani, Former Deputy Advocate of New York City
Jason Hodge, Oxnard Harbor Commissioner
Raja Krishnamoorthi, Former Deputy IL State Treasurer
Raj Goyle, Former Kansas House of Representatives
Ashwin Madia, Iraqi War Veteran and Former MN Congressional Candidate

Event Chairs
Eric Casher | Shefali Razdan Duggal | Keesa Ocampo | Candice Petty


Co-hosts
Rishi Chopra | Sonia Delen | Chanee Franklin Minor | Kevin L. Nichols | Jacquelyn Omotalade | Langston Walker | Julie M. Waters


Contribution levels
$2,000 Event Chair
$1,000 Host Committee
$250 VIP Pre-Reception
$100 General Admission


August 1, 2012, Wednesday
6-830p


University Club of San Francisco
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Sunday, July 22, 2012

SUNDAY AT AKA CONVENTION - TOWN HALL, CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM, PUBLIC MEETING



Melody M. McDowell  - 312-371-8917 - CELL e-mail - melodyaka@aol.com
MEDIA ALERT!!!! – SUNDAY JULY 22

MEDIA ALERT!  SUNDAY - JULY 22 AT AKA'S CONVENTION

Over 9,000 members of the oldest/largest Sorority for college-educated African-American women will converge upon San Francisco for its weeklong convention. Provocative discussions will be held and Newsmakers will participate in this conference. Clad in their signature pink and green, members represent some of the most influential women in the world with a membership of over 260,000 worldwide.  Carolyn House Stewart, is the International President. 

WHERE:            Moscone Convention Center  North

EVENTS ON SUNDAY, JULY 22, INCLUDE:
Town Hall - 1:30 - 3PM
In the run-up to the election, former San Francisco mayor, Willie Brown, Jr., Esq., and CNN political analyst Roland Martin join a world-class panel that will engage in spirited discussion on voter apathy, voter mobilization and other issues African-Americans face. This event is free and open to the public.  Panelists include:
Moderator - The Honorable Diane Watson – retired Congressman from California

HON. JOYCE ALEXANDER-FORD the nation’s first African American woman chief Judge of any court in Massachusetts. Eddie Bernice Johnson – Congresswoman - Texas

3-4PM -Opening “Unsung AKA Women of the Civil Rights Movement” Museum. 
Members Rosa Parks and Coretta Scott King will be the headliners of a Museum that will feature hundreds from the Sorority who were unsung but who fought  to achieve racial equality, including California members. The multimedia exhibit will profile the period from 1908, when AKA was founded, to the present. It will highlight the marches, protests and the rationale as to why the crusade continues. Memorabilia, artifacts and oral histories will be featured, The Rev. Dr. Bernice King, daughter of the late Martin and Coretta Scott King, will attend the opening. The Museum is Free and Open to the Public and is located in Hall D.

Sunday - 5:30 - 7:30 - Public Meeting
Awards will be given out to luminaries from various fields. Among the honorees are NAACP Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, Harry E. Johnson, Sr., - Led successful to get King Memorial mounted on the Mall, Lisa Jackson, Administrator/ EPA, Cedric "The Entertainer," Donna Richardson Joyner, Diezani Kogbeni Alison-Madueke - Nigeria's Minister of Petroleum Resources and many more. GE, Incorporated and Marriott International receive accolades for Corporate Leadership. This event is Free and Open to the public.

Sunday through Wednesday - Noon -3PM Health Village
The African American community is disproportionately affected by obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer. Representatives from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Kidney Fund, National Marrow Donor Program and Environmental Protection Agency will present information, tools and resources on how to combat these diseases.

INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES: Carolyn House Stewart - International President
Health advocates. Economic and Town Hall participants and Youth Summit attendees - Contact Melody McDowell to schedule interviews. For more information, log on to www.aka1908.com

Saturday, June 30, 2012

San Francisco Native, Chante Moore, Comes Back Home to Yoshi’s



By:  Kevin L. Nichols

For those of us who have been in the Bay Area for a while, you may recall seeing Chante Moore perform at Kimballs East in Emeryville regularly back in the 1990’s.  I have had the pleasure of seeing Chante there numerous times and she puts on a fantastic show, by speaking and singing straight from her heart.  Next week, Ms. Moore will be performing at Yoshi’s San Francisco, and she will have a lot to share with us after her divorce with Kenny Lattimore. 


Recently, I spoke with Chante and asked her about her new album that she has been working on and what the audience can expect to hear at Yoshi’s.  Chante mentioned that since her divorce, this album will be about “things that she won’t talk about.”  Chante said that all of her music is about what is currently going on in her life.  For example, please see this clip below titled “Bitter”.



I think that song resonates well with her fans here in the Bay Area.  Chante hits notes that many humans don’t know exist, but dogs and other animals with keen senses do.  Her voice is amazing.  Some of my favorite tunes are “I Wanna Love (Like That Again)” (1992), “Love's Taken Over” (1992), “Candlelight And You” duet with Keith Washington (1992), and her part in "Contagious” featuring The Ron Isley and R.Kelly.


Being from San Francisco and growing up in the church, she is also doing gospel music.  Since the loss of her mother to melanoma, she is also actively involved in cancer related fundraising causes.  Chante’s coming back home, so let’s roll out the welcome mat and celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a unique entertaining experience.


Chante Moore will be performing live at Yoshi’s San Francisco located at 1330 Fillmore Street,  SF, CA 94115, Phone: 415.655.5600 on July 5, 2012 at 8pm and 10pm.  For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/LWIYte 


Kevin L. Nichols is the President & CEO of KLN Publishing, LLC
He is also a social media consultant based out of San Francisco. 
For more information, please visit www.klnconsultinggroup.com
Follow us @KLNPublishing and @kevnix


Copyright 2012   KLN Publishing, LLC   All rights reserved.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Rose Royce - A blast from the past that everyone still loves



By Joy M. Marion

You’re driving down the road with the radio tuned to your favorite R&B station and a blast from the past begins to play.  The timeless song “car wash” with that unmistakable clapping intro instantly transports you back to the 70’s; or as some call it, back in the day, when music was soulful, funky and fun.  It’s an unmistakable tune by the super group Rose Royce that nearly everyone knows with that infectious guitar rift featured with simple lyrics.

It has been over 30 years since they burst onto the music scene with other monster hits that so many of us grew up with and still love.  “I wanna get next to you” and “Wishing on a star” are only a few of the songs the group which reins from South Central LA has produced to create the soundtrack to the lives of millions of their fans around the world.

Right out of the gate they saw superstardom, eventually earning them eight gold and five platinum records. There were eight talented male musicians and the unmistakable voice of female singer Gwen Dickey, who all shot to the top of the charts almost from the beginning.

I had the opportunity to talk to Rose Royce leader and trumpeter, Kenny Copeland, a few days before the group preformed at Yoshi’s in San Francisco.  Many may be wondering what they have been up to after so many years, and the short answer is they never stopped playing.  They have been touring for the past 15 years and remain hugely popular with their loyal fans, especially in Europe.

“There has been no age barrier with our music and it’s still so popular after all these years,” explained Copeland.  “ We play our music all over the world and people 25-85 years old show up to listen.  The music is in our blood and the moment I hit the stage it’s like going into a trancelike state.  We really want to give people a good show because we still love what we do.”

I asked Kopeland what current artists he likes to listen to and shouldn’t be surprised to learn that one of his favorites is Charlie Wilson, aka ‘Uncle Charlie’ of the Gap Band, and to a small surprise, R. Kelly, whom he called “super talented.”  He rounded his picks out with one female singer, former superstar voice of none other than Whitney Houston.

Rose Royce’s biggest influence on them as a band…?  None other than Earth, Wind & Fire, whom he says they patterned themselves after as well as Cool & The Gang.  Copeland proudly acknowledges that his band has been the muse for current artists such as Mariah Carey, Jay-Z (“Wishing on a Star”) and Mary J. Blidge (remade the hit “I’m going down”) who have both recorded from the groups catalog of songs, along with various other musicians who have sampled in the familiar tunes, further extending the timelessness of their songs.
What is Copeland’s favorite Rose Royce song to perform? “Love don’t live here anymore.”  The most exciting developments with the group are their plans to hit the studio in the near future to lay down some new tracks with the guys and the new female vocalist Debelah Morgan (see her here) whom he says blew his mind after being introduced by a friend and heard her sing.  Morgan had limited success here in the U.S. but had done exceptionally well in Europe before joining the group.  Morgan replaced former original singer, Gwen Dickey, who helped drive the groups unique sound.  She left the group many years ago after band infighting, financial and legal issues tore them apart.
Other members of the original group included Henry Garner (drums), Terral "Terry" Santiel (congas), Lequeint "Duke" Jobe (bass), Michael Moore (saxophone), Kenny Copeland (trumpet, lead vocals), Kenji Brown (guitar, lead vocals), Freddie Dunn (trumpet), and Victor Nix (keyboards).
How much longer can Rose Royce keep going?  Copeland, a young 57 years old, says he and the group have much more to achieve and wants the chance to achieve success again.  “I want to make more money and it’s also a prestige thing.  Just like 50 Cent got his mega mansion, I want mine too,” he remarked.  “I just want to keep on pushing it and see how it feels.”

Saturday, June 16, 2012

SMASH Needs Math & Science Speakers!

Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH) presented by Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) is hosting a Speaker Series. In brief, the intent of the Speaker Series is:

• An opportunity to expose our SMASH scholars to ideas and career fields which they may not have previously considered within Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 
• Present speakers with similar backgrounds as our SMASH Scholars (low income, minority and first generation college graduates)to share their stories and their paths to their current careers. 

SMASH Speaker Series & Dates:

(1) SMASH-Stanford: Seeking speakers who are entrepreneurs, who have studied environmental sciences, or a combination of the two

Stanford University
July 7th & July 28th: 7:30pm - 9pm
Contact James Sarria for more info: james@lpfi.org

(2) SMASH-Berkeley: Seeking speakers who have used their STEM degrees to pursue careers that our scholars may not be aware of (environmental, IP law, artistic, etc.).

University of California at Berkeley, Barrows Hall
Saturday July 7th & 21st: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Contact: Ruby Geballe at ruby@lpfi.org

(3) SMASH-USC: Seeking speakers to expose our scholars to STEM fields

University of Southern California
June 30th – July 28th, 2011
Sundays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Contact: Shantina Jackson at shantina@lpfi.org

(4) SMASH-UCLA: Seeking speakers to expose our scholars to STEM fields

University of California at Los Angeles
June 30th – July 28th, 2011
Sundays, 4:00- 5:30 p.m.
Contact: Cathy Douglas at cathy@lpfi.org

If you or someone you know would be interested, please contact the individuals listed above.  Please help support this cause.  Our Youth need it.  Many thanks.

Sincerely yours,

KLN via Danielle Rose

Kevin L. Nichols

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Community Call for Return of KBLX Staff After Purchase by Entercom


Community Call for Return of KBLX Staff After Purchase by Entercom

From the offices of Darla Nealy and Shelly Tatum information about the firing of key KBLX staff unfolds. Concern has been expressed that the elimination of key staff after the purchase of KBLX by Entercom will result in a lack of localism and community service. Steve Harvey's tape-delayed syndicated show replaces "Your Cousin Kevin Brown."  Contact: savekblx@gmail.com.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
KEVIN BROWN FIRED FROM KBLX!!!!
 

April 30, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - After 22 years of faithful service at KBLX Radio Station, program director and on-air personality, your "Cousin" Kevin Brown has been fired.  KBLX as we know it exists no more.  The new owners, Entercom Communications Corp, announced on Friday, April 27th they have replaced "Cousin Kevin" with the syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show. The Steve Harvey show is tape delayed and broadcast from the east coast.  It's generic content will not speak directly to the Bay area Community as Kevin Brown did every morning. 
 
Beginning May 7, there will be no more listener interaction in the morning-- the personal contact is gone! Your favorite segments, "Over and Under 30" are gone!"Hollywood Minute" - GONE! "Strange but True" - GONE!  The Bay Area deserves a morning show produced here at home with the familiar voice of our community.  WE WANT KEVIN BROWN BACK!
 
Prior to this shocking announcement, Entercom Communications Corp said they would not change the station's format.  In a statement issued by Entercom on April 2, 2012, CEO David J. Field stated, "KBLX ......has a long history of producing distinctive and compelling programming ...."  Further, in the April 27th press release issued (the same date that Kevin Brown was fired), Entercom's San Francisco Vice President and Market Manager, Dwight Walker said, "KBLX has done a magnificent job of servicing the local community".  With all of this said, their word means nothing.  Before the ink was dry on the sales agreement they not only fired Kevin Brown (the heart of the station) they also fired longtime General Manager Harvey Stone and longtime Vice President Barry Rose. These people made KBLX what it is today.  We strongly urge that they be rehired immediately. 
 
These unwarranted firing decisions clearly demonstrate that Entercom has a complete disconnect with our Bay area community; they are a corporation that is out of touch with the mass audience that KBLX serves.
 
KBLX is an essential, relevant and vibrant community-based, Urban Adult radio station that services minority businesses, informs the community, and plays music that speaks and represents the diverse Urban Adult community of the Bay Area.  Big corporations have run through the Bay Area and turned OUR stations into cookie cutter styled stations, duplicated across the country. These generic types of radio stations do not speak directly to the markets they service.  Now, our long standing, lone soldier, KBLX is on its way to becoming another casualty. 
 
It is important that KBLX continues its commitment to the Adult Urban Community and maintain the format and programming that speaks to us directly. 
 
With your help we can ensure that KBLX remains OUR radio station.  Remember, the PUBLIC owns the airways. ACT NOW. We have POWER when we are UNITED.  PleaseTAKE ACTION and call Entercom Communications at 415.546.5600.  You may also email Entercom executives Dwight Walker at DWalker@Entercom.com and Deborah Kane at DKane@Entercom.com .  Further, you should also contact the Entercom President and CEO David Field at 610.660.5600
 
It is URGENT that you let Entercom Communications, Corp know how important "Your Cousin" Kevin Brown is to KBLX and the Bay Area Community. 
 
YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!! .... LET IT BE HEARD!!!
 
 
Additionally please contact your United States Representatives:
 
Senator Barbara Boxer
Local Office: 510.286.8537 or DC Office: 202.224.3553
 
Senator Diane Feinstein
Local Office: 415.393.0707 or DC Office: 202.224.3841
 
Congresswoman Barbara Lee - 9th District    
Local Office: 510.763.0370 or DC Office: 202.225.2661
 
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi - 8th District  
Local Office: 415.556.4862 or DC Office: 202.225.4965
 
Congressman Pete Stark - 15th District
Local Office: 510.494.1388 or DC Office: 202.225.5065

Friday, April 13, 2012

Western Province Council Public Meeting


The Western Province
KAPPA ALPHA PSI FRATERNITY, INC.




Public Meeting


Friday, April 13, 2012

The Oakland Airport Hilton Hotel
Oakland, CA




Samuel B. Knight, MBA
Polemarch
PUBLIC MEETING

Friday April 13, 2012
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Training for Second Century Leadership-Brighter Tomorrows Begin Today”



Prelude                                                                  Tamika Nicole
                                                                              Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Call to Order                                                          Terry L. Allen
                                                                              Jr. Province Vice Polemarch

Posting of Colors                                                    U.S Air Force ROTC
                                                                              University of California - Berkeley
                                                                                               
Pledge of Allegiance                                               Gilbert D. Brown, III
                                                                               Sr. Province Vice Polemarch          
                                       
"Lift Every Voice and Sing"                                      Tamika Nicole
                                                                                Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Master of Ceremonies                                              Brandon Floyd, Vice Polemarch                                                                                                        Berkeley Alumni Chapter
                                                                                   
Invocation                                                                Rev. Efrem Smith
                                                                                Berkeley Alumni Chapter

Greetings                                                                  Terrell A. Gray, Sr.,  Polemarch                                                                                                           
                                                                                Berkeley Alumni Chapter
                                                           
                                                                                Mrs. Jacqueline Berryman, Coordinator                                                                                             
                                                                                Western Province Silhouettes

                                                                                               
Citations and Proclamations                                       Frederick Roots, Strategus
                                                                                 Berkeley Alumni Chapter
                                                                                               
Recognition of Dignitaries                                          Kevin L. Nichols
                                                                                 Berkeley Alumni Chapter
                                                                                               
Social Action Awards                                               Samuel B. Knight, MBA
                                                                                 Polemarch, Western Province
                                                                



Social Action Awards
Life Course Inc.
NAACP
UNCF
                                                                         

Atty. Thomas Bradley Distinguished Citizen Awards

Father J. Matthews, Pastor
St. Benedict’s Church, Oakland, CA

Regina Jackson, President & CEO
East Oakland Youth Development Center

London Breed, Executive Director
African American Arts & Culture Complex


Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Service Award

Assemblymember Sandre’ R. Swanson (D)
16th District, California State Assembly



Musical Selection                                                         Tamika Nicole
                                                                                    Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.


                                                                                                           
Introduction of Keynote Speaker                                   Robert L. Harris, Esquire
                                                                                     Grand Polemarch (27th)
                                                                                     Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

                                                                                                 
Keynote Speaker                                                          The Honorable Elihu Harris
                                                                                     46th Mayor of Oakland, CA (1991-1999)

Special Remarks                                                           Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D)
                                                                                     9th  Congressional District - California
                                                                                               

Greek Medley - Jovan Nelson

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority                                           Iota Phi Theta Fraternity
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity                                              Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority                                              Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority                                                     Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
                                                                   
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity


Closing Remarks                                                               Samuel B. Knight, MBA
                                                                                         Western Province Polemarch

Benediction                                                                       Rev. Ralph E. Butler
                                                                                         Western Province Chaplain