Mapping Black California Unveiling Pioneering Statewide Database of California’s Black-Led Organizations

The new database serves as the linchpin project in the parent organization's 50-year anniversary celebration.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - July 29, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

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

[email protected]

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...

Recent release "Return to the Garden of Eden" from Newman Springs Publishing author Bobby Torrence is a brief and spiritual book that hopes to act as a guide for those seeking out the truth of this world.

LA VERNE, Calif. - July 27, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

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.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243- 8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing:

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both eBook and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review; If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

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pixiv to Unveil an Evangelion Collaboration Booth at Anime Expo 2022, North America’s Largest Anime and Manga Event

TOKYO - June 17, 2022 - (Newswire.com)

pixiv Inc. (Main Office: Shibuya, Tokyo; Representative Director: Shingo Kunieda, hereinafter referred to as "pixiv") will have a booth in collaboration with Evangelion at Anime Expo 2022, which is to be held in Los Angeles from Friday, July 1, to Monday, July 4, 2022.

pixiv already has been involved in various projects focusing on Evangelion fanart with the official approval of the rights holders. At this booth, pixiv will display works related to the "pixiv x Evangelion" project, contributed by six popular international creators: ASK, Timbougami, Zeronis, Vinne, Airi Pan, and Grandia Yuan. In addition, some of the award-winning entries from the Evangelion Battle Illustration Contest held on pixiv will be exhibited, and the first Evangelion fanart book "Evangelion x pixiv Fanart Collection" will be on sale.

Mika Pikazo from Japan will be present from Friday, July 1, to Saturday, July 2, and Airi Pan from the U.S. will be present from Sunday, July 3, to Monday, July 4, doing live drawing sessions and signing books for those who purchase them.

If you are planning to attend Anime Expo, please be sure to visit the "pixiv x Evangelion" collaboration booth.

Event Summary

Event Name: Anime Expo 2022

Exhibit NO.: [Exhibit Hall] NO.4506 (in the animate USA booth)


Dates: July 1 (Friday) - July 4 (Monday), 2022

Time: 10am-6pm local time (final day ends at 3pm)

Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center

For Anime Expo 2022's official website, click here


Autograph signing sessions

Schedule: July 2, 2022

July 2, 2022 (Sat) 1pm-2pm Mika Pikazo 

July 3, 2022 (Sun) 1pm-2pm Airi Pan

How to participate: 

1. Only those who purchase a copy of the art book "Evangelion x pixiv Fanart Collection", available at the pixiv x Evangelion collaboration booth, will receive a ticket to enter the autograph signing session of their choice. Books are $27 each (including tax).

Art books will be made available for purchase at animate USA booth #4506 on Friday, July 1, at 10am. Purchase one before the start of the signing sessions and let the clerk know which of the sessions you'd like to attend. 

2. Recipients of the Autograph Session Entry Ticket are advised to come to the Anime Expo "Evangelion x pixiv" booth at the time indicated on your ticket.

The illustrators will only autograph the "Evangelion x pixiv Fanart Collection" art book you have purchased, so please be sure to bring it with you to the signing.

About Evangelion https://www.evangelion.co.jp/

"Neon Genesis Evangelion" was an anime series that caused a social phenomenon when it was first broadcast in 1995. Relaunched as "Evangelion" in 2007, the series has inspired the three films ":Introduction", ":Break", and ":Q", each being released to great acclaim.

In 2020, the "Evangelion" series celebrated its 25th anniversary and is still attracting new fans and is beloved by a wide range of audiences. On March 8, 2021, the latest film "Evangelion: 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon a Time", the final installment of the Evangelion series, was released.

About pixiv https://www.pixiv.net/about.php?lang=en

pixiv is a social media service that allows users to communicate through the different works that its creators post. On pixiv, users can post their works (illustrations, manga, novels) and interact with one another. Founded in September 2007, our goal is to create a fun environment for anyone who enjoys creative activities. There are currently over 79 million users on pixiv.

For inquiries regarding this matter, please contact the Public Relations Dept.: Muramatsu, Koide, Takahashi

Email address: [email protected]

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