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Women Transforming Technology: Keynote Speaker Laila Ali

Women Transforming Technology is a consortium of companies and organizations in industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector committed to building a community and tackling issues that are top of mind for women in technology.

On May 22, 2018, they hosted a conference in California's Silicon Valley. The conference theme was "Inclusion in Action."

The keynote speaker was Laila Ali, world-class athlete, fitness and wellness expert, TV host, cooking enthusiast, book author, founder of the Laila Ali Lifestyle Brand, mother of two, four-time undefeated boxing world champion, and the daughter of the late beloved global icon and humanitarian "The Greatest," boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Her message to attendees was to believe in yourself and all that you aspire to do and accomplish.

The focus of this broadcast is Laila Ali's opening keynote. Tune in!

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Five of the more than 500 who attended the conference

San Francisco's Mayoral Forum

On May 14, 2018, a Mayoral Forum was held at San Francisco's prestigious Commonwealth Club. The race for Mayor of San Francisco is almost to the wire, with the election coming up on June 5th.

If elected, front-runner and San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed will become San Francisco's first black female mayor.

She, Amy Farah Weiss, Jane Kim, Mark Leno, Ellen Lee Zhou, Angela Alioto, and Richie Greenberg appeared on the Forum's stage to give a standing-room-only audience some insight into what they will bring to the office of San Francisco Mayor.

Moderator Melissa Caen brought patience, order, and fun to the discussion. Tune in!

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London Breed

L-R: Amy Farah Weiss, Jane Kim, Mark Leno, Melissa Caen, London Breed, Ellen Lee Zhou, Angela Alioto, Richie Greenberg

Deborah Santana on Women of Color: All the Women in My Family Sing!

It was a full-house on April 1, 2018 for the celebration of the closing weekend of REVELATIONS, San Francisco's de Young Museum's longest-running exhibit and the first major exhibition focusing on African Americans and African American Art.

The exhibition had a 10-month stay and took up seven galleries. It was the brain-child of pioneer journalist, and the San Francisco Bay Area's own, Belva Davis.

The good-bye celebration focused on book signings and talks by book author Deborah Santana who spearheaded the book segment and is author of All the Women in My Family Sing; Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar, the basis for a television series on Oprah's OWN network; Nayomi Minnaweera, author of Lake of a Thousand Mirrors; and Belva Davis, author of Never in My Wildest Dreams.

California Arts Council Chair Nashormeh Lindo also appeared at the podium. Tune in!

L-R: Lin Robertson, Nashormeh Lindo, Belva Davis, Deborah Santana, Nayomi Ninnaweera

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Women's History Month 2018: Women of Color Interviews's Senior Producer Lin Robertson chose to celebrate Women's History Month 2018 by interviewing women of color and profiling Deborah Santana's book All the Women in My Family Sing. Tune in!

L-R: Lin Robertson, Belva Davis

L-R: Lin Robertson, Deborah Santana

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Anita Hill: "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?"

The woman who started the conversation about sexual harassment against women in the workplace in 1991, Brandeis University law professor Anita Hill, appeared at downtown Oakland, California's Marriott Hotel on March 10,2018, to talk about "Where do we go from here: Chaos or Community?" Her presentation was part of Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Elihu Harris' Lecture Series. Professor Hill's presentation was not only educational and informative regarding the struggle of women and girls against sexual harassment, especially for black and brown women and girls, it was incredibly inspiring. Tune in!

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L-R: Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Professor Anita Hill, Senior Producer Lin Robertson

Professor Anita Hill

Macy's 2018 Black History Month Celebration!

It was standing-room-only at Macy's San Francisco Union Square Men's Store for its celebration of BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018.

The host, Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook, had an in-depth conversation with Qubilah Shabazz, co-founder of Malcolm X Legacy clothing line and the second daughter of human rights activist Malcolm X, and Erik Moore, founder of angel investor firm Base Ventures. They discussed how Black History has influenced their careers and business ventures. Tune in!

L-R: Stevon Cook, Lin Robertson

L-R: Qubilah Shabazz, Lin Robertson


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L-R: Erik Moore, Lin Robertson

London Breed for Mayor of San Francisco!

San Francisco's African-American Board of Supervisors President London Breed kicked off her run for Mayor of San Francisco on January 17, 2018 at San Francisco's Emporium. internationalmediatv will be running with her. Tune in!

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Looking Back: London Breed's Re-Election Campaign & Birthday Party

San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed was up for re-election in 2016. She celebrated her re-election campaign and birthday at San Francisco's 1300 Restaurant. Now she's the acting mayor. Tune in for the party!

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Black Bark BBQ on Fillmore Street

Black Bark celebrated its ribbon-cutting on San Francisco's famed Fillmore Street on 1/12/16. The occasion? Barbecue on Fillmore Street!

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San Francisco Mayor Edwin Mah Lee and Black Bark owner Monetta White cutting the ribbon.

HUD Comes HOME to the Bayview!

Lin Robertson, the Principal of The Labor Compliance Managers (TLCM), worked in partnership with HUD to implement an educational forum at the SFPUC's Contractors Assistance Center on October 20, 2017.

The venue introduced information about how public housing residents and other similar communities should benefit from (re)development projects that provide jobs and new business opportunities to local constituents.

The event, which was a huge success, brought together speakers who introduced presentations about apprentice training opportunities, workforce development, HUD's Section 3 rules, Federal Davis-Bacon enforcement procedures on HOME- and CDBG-funded projects, and contracting opportunities for small businesses.

Most of the dialog during the forum centered on rebuilding of San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point for its African-American community. The attendees also enjoyed a free continental breakfast, complimentary brown bag lunches, and a Q&A, town-hall style. The forum was organized by Lin's Cohort 1 trainees, with the support of key business associate Kelle McMahon and also Pedro Castaneda, as well as TLCM staffer Jordan Chow. Tune in!

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L-R: Lin Robertson, Taula (Tai) Seals

L-R: Irenis Green, Kelle McMahon, Lin Robertson, April Shabazz

All broadcasts dedicated to the memory of Espanola Jackson

L-R: Lin Robertson, Kelle McMahon

L-R: Jerlinda (Linda) Banks, Pedro Castaneda

L-R: Taula (Tai) Seals, Jordan Chow

L-R: Kelle McMahon, Lin Robertson

Samoan dancers

Samoan dancers

Samoan dancers

The Messy Truth

Activist, book author, CNN political contributor and cofounder of #cut 50, Van Jones appeared at Villa Ragusa located in Campbell, California on Monday, October 23, 2017 to talk about how the nation can heal by coming together to talk and listen to each other. His new book is titled Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together.

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REVELATIONS: Art From The African American South

Due to the vision, hard work, and commitment of pioneer broadcast journalist Belva Davis, an art exhibition opened at San Francisco's de Young Museum that features art from the African American South. It is titled REVELATIONS. From the libation ceremony (African-based blessing) to the glamour brought to the opening celebration by actors Danny Glover and Delroy Lindo, the opening was a success. The superb panel discussion was moderated by curator Tim Bugard and included artist Lonnie Holley, educator Jacqueline Francis, and William S. Arnett, family member of the Souls Grown Deep Foundation. A celebratory reception was hosted by the San Francisco chapter of The Links, Incorporated. Tune in!

L-R: Belva Davis, Dee Dee Wilsey

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L-R: Delroy Lindo, Danny Glover

About Afro Solo Arts Festival

Tune in for a quick look at the kickoff of the 23rd annual Afro Solo Arts Festival at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival.


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L-R: Thomas Simpson, Charles Hamilton, Dr. David Hardiman

Champion NBA Warriors Rally!

There were parades and celebrations when the San Francisco Warriors basketball team won the 2017 NBA Championships. A rally took place at downtown Oakland, California's Kaiser Convention Center that brought the Warriors' current and future stars and players of the team before hundreds of thousands of fans and supporters. Tune in!

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Surrealistic Summer Solstice Concert in San Francisco

A concert was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park celebrating the beginning of summer 2017 and the voices and music heard in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district, and around the world, throughout the 60s and 70s. Tune in and get high on the music and the energy the thousands who came to celebrate enjoyed.

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