By ONME Newswire
The ONME Network is providing a ONME News Live Special on the 2020 Presidential Elections this evening starting at 5:00 PM; people can watch it here within this news story or online at www.onmenews.com, on ONME PAN channels or live on TV in the Central Valley on CMAC channels: Comcast 93 and AT & T Channel 99.
The broadcast will also be available via on-demand: www.onmetv.com, Roku and Amazon Fire TV and third-party audio podcasts: Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google Podcast, Castbox, Deezer, Podcast Addict, JioSaavn, Podchaser, iHeartRadio, Listennotes.com
Hosts include ONME News Review, Julia Dudley Najieb; co-host, Ken McCoy from the Ken McCoy Entertainment Report and guest host, Michael Tucker from 10 Minutes for Democracy.
Guest Speaker Backgrounds:
Regina Brown Wilson is the executive director of California Black Media. A non-profit that advocates for Black-owned media outlets that work to preserve Black-owned community media. Wilson has a long record of ensuring that Black viewpoints remain central to all debates that shape public policy in California by using journalism and new revenue models to sustain the industry. In 2007 Wilson was appointed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the secretary of education’s communications team and held several posts in the administration. Wilson is currently a board commissioner for California’s 2020 Complete Count Census Committee. Prior to her work in government, Wilson co-founded BPC Mediaworks LLC, a media relations firm that managed The Black Voice News, a weekly newspaper, and handled government affairs for local media outlets throughout California. Wilson is a graduate of Wilberforce University and holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications.
Tara Lynn Gray, who has a strong background in small business development, and training, has been an advisor for Solano and Alameda counties small business development centers, served as a non-profit program manager and director of operations and as well as run her own Information Technology consulting business for 13 years.
She is also the chair of the California Black Chamber of Commerce Foundation, where she has served for more than a decade and the Fresno Metro Black Chamber of Commerce (FMBCC) Chief Executive Officer.
Her other community involvement includes State of CA Employment Development Department Small Business Employer Advisory Committee (EDD SBEAC), Board Member of Child Haven Child Inc., Board Member of Sickle Cell Network, Board Member of Solano Center for Business Innovation, member of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), member of US Women’s Chamber of Commerce, board member of the Oakland Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Member of Solano County Democratic Central Committee and 2015-2017 Assembly District 11 State Delegate, 2019-2021 Senate District 3 Appointed Delegate, member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and Ordained at Abundant Life Worship Center in Vallejo, CA.
Cynthia Ann Sterling is the first African-American woman elected to the Fresno City Council in 2002 and the first woman to be president of the Fresno City Council in Fresno, CA. She is also the first African-American woman in the nation to preside over a City Council with a population of over 500,000.
During her secondary educational years, she interned for Assembly Woman Eve Williams at Xavier University in New Orleans, and traveled the South as part of the political debate team becoming actively involved in the Civil Rights Movement, meeting Black leaders such as Congressman John Lewis, Reverends Jesse Jackson and Ralph Abernathy, to name a few.
After college Cynthia returned to California working for Bechtel Corporation in San Francisco, before returning to Fresno in the 80’s, to work with the family business, Sterling Funeral Home, Inc.
Cynthia has served on numerous boards and commissions. She was appointed to the Fresno City Planning Commission by then Mayor Karen Humphrey, serving from 1989 to 2002. She currently serves as a political consultant for candidates running for office in California.
Today she is president of Black Women Organized for Political Action (BWOPA,) Fresno-San Joaquin Valley Chapter; board member of WestCare Fresno California Community Action Council; secretary of Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club; vice-president of Clovis Democrats Club; member of Sanger and West Fresno Democratic Clubs; BAPAC; National Association for Advancement of Colored People; and the National Women’s Political Caucus, Fresno Chapters.
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