In May, I officially took the reins of the presidency of the Black Journalists Assn. of Southern California. I want to take this opportunity to tell you about myself. I am the author of ten books on race, politics and social change in America. I am the National Political Writer for New America Media and a regular contributor to: the Huffington Post, the grio-MSNBC, and the Los Angeles Daily News. I am an MSNBC Political Analyst and host a public affairs and issues radio talk show on KPFK Pacifica Network Radio Los Angeles, and is the weekly co-host of the Al Sharpton Show on American Urban Radio Network. I am also President of the Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable, a public education and civic engagement organization.
It was a great privilege and honor to be elected President of the BJASC an organization that has a long, proud and distinguished history in fighting for increased opportunities for journalists of color in TV and radio newsrooms and boardrooms, at print publications and in cyberspace. I look forward to the challenging task of building on and expanding the work of the organization. I also want to express my deep appreciation to past BJASC President Beverly White, and Board Member George White, and all the members of the Board of Directors and the organization that expressed their confidence in me.
My pledge is to do the best job I can to continue the proud tradition of excellence in communications established by BJASC. I will post comments each month in the Presidents Corner on our website to keep the members fully abreast of events and developments in the organization. Together we will go forward.