The Black Press Lighting the Way To Opportunity
Valley Teen Ranch will host a benefit dinner with Stedman Graham celebrating 25 years of business, serving vulnerable children and youth from CA and the San Joaquin Valley.
As a 54-year-old exercise amateur in training, Kemisole Solwazi wasn't looking to be anything more than 'healthy', but now she looks back at an unexpected start in the U.S. Olympics.
Ask anyone who knows Janet Glaude and they will tell you she's a quiet person enjoying a loud acting career. She has acted in over 45 plays since she launched her career and dove head on into the theatrical world.
The California Advocate Newspaper was founded in 1967 by Les and Pauline Kimber. The weekly newspaper has been a maverick for African American causes in a community once deprived of basic privileges affecting the livelihood of so many. Publisher Les Kimber took his campaign for equality to yet another level when he was elected to the Fresno City Council for two terms. The couple's son, Mark Kimber, is currently the publisher of the California Advocate, which serves the Central Valley. Mark initiated the newspaper's anxiously anticipated "Drum Major for Justice Award Banquet" each year which observes the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and honors notables from throughout the nation which are Drum Majors in their own endeavors.
To honor the memory of Martin Luther King Jr., the Advocate holds its annual Drum Major for Justice awards banquet. This first class, black tie event continues to grow each year with 2,600 business and corporate participants. Past award recipents have included Angela Bassett, Harry Belafonte, Maya Angelou, Cicely Tyson and Shirley Chisholm to name a few.
The Advocate also publishes various Special Issues throughout the year, which include Black History Month, Christmas/Kwanzaa, Martin Luther King, Home Ownership, Employment, Salutes to Local Graduates, among others.
The California Advocate can custom-tailor an affordable, high-impact ad campaign so your business can reach 80,000 African-Americans who spend $12 billion annually. Other local newspapers, such as the Fresno Bee, only reach 6-8% of this market.
The California Advocate Newspaper
1555 E. Street | Fresno, CA 93706
Telephone: (559) 268-0941