As National Urban League delegates depart, the Boston black digerati rolled in this..


Featuring Boston Black digerati: The Blackstonian, Bostonoffline, Eworkstyle, Ethnic Online, YPULEM & Talia Whyte with a mention about where to see Urban League financial information regarding use of funds in Boston.

    • (9 hrs ago) This may have been the last tweet from the official social media speaker of the National Urban League 2011: JOBS Rebuild America Boston Conference

( ) and we quote….

” “National Urban League  @NatUrbanLeagueNational Urban League 2011 Conference comes to a close!  ( in Boston, July 27-30th). Thanks for everything BAH-STAN @ULEM, it’s been an empowered time!  (2012), See you in New Orleans! #NUL11” ”

### Black digerati roll Boston:
As a special gift to conference delegates from out of town, the Greater Boston community and for independent business owners,  The BlackStonian  media operation released  a special Guide To Black Boston Business Guide.
Buy it here, all year – its only a $1.00 online and well worth it!

REPORTERS REALLY DEVELOPED, RESEARCHED AND PUBLISHED PRINT, WEB  & VIDEO STORIES ABOUT  the conference from a Black (Roxbury) perspective that are unique. 

### was on it!  announcing winners and plugging their favorite teams at Saturday’s Entrepreneur’s $10K business plan award session. View the BostonOffline tweet stream  of event coverage, party scenes and more.  BostonOffline has an interesting entrepreneur’s working group called ECHO. Its a support network and looking good. Give them a shout out too.


I dodged her request for an on-camera interview..there she was with microphone battling it out with the big media production crews at SOBB Hynes and doing it well!  The impressive, independent  Talia Whyte served as a one-woman field production crew feeding hi-quality content into the social networks of Urban League national and YPN local.
She’s an innovative  social media technology instructor, an ex-Jamaicaway Books sales associate and one to watch regardless if she is conducting classes at BNN-TV, supporting Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts Young Professionals group ( did you know if you are 21-42 years of age you can be a YPer? ) or following her other passions.  Bookmark!/taliawhyte

ETHNIC ONLINE staged  the  Seaport Hotel “End of Summer Party Friday night.” It stood out with the entertaining performances of SINBAD and Ledisi with Eric Bennet to close out the week.  Bookmark


To Be Sure, There were a Million “Happy Moments”created by conference supporters and organizers this year!#  YPNULEM is the Twittertimeline ( they have a web site too) for the Young Professionals Network of the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts team and it shows.

# To wit: this Blackstonian story  titled ” 7/30/2011 – Urban League Convention Held In Boston Missed Opportunities for Black Boston has some legs too.

Blackstonian named and quoted black Boston business people you are likely to know.  The focus of it was on what Black Boston independent business owners said about consultant, supplier and vendor contracting with ULEM business officials procuring the services for insuring that Boston’s hosting of the National Urban League Conference 2011: JOBS Rebuild America had the products, services and talent it needed. Oh no they didn’t get paid! Oh no they didn’t according to the article.
Remember,  private companies and non-profits does not have to institute open bidding on contracts, but at end of the year, a non-profit such as ULEM Boston must file financials. The independent non-profit filing site is going to have it as will the Corporate Records Division at the State of Massachusetts.    An annual report must be filed and its available online with certain documents but to see more, learn more, you’ll have to take a trip down to the Secretary of State’s office.

The Urban League has been fund raising for over 100 years and overstand the game, to our benefit of course. Funders will often require restrictions on public disclosure about use of their donations and investments.

The headquarters are located at Urban League: 120 Wall Street,  New York, NY 10005 ,  ph: (212) 558-5300,  fax: (212) 344-5332

If your mind is twisting cause you want to see every single line-item of the UL Boston’s conference week, forget about it! You’ll never know.

The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts may wish to release, through its Housing and Economic Investment CAC, a high-level summary breakdown of the financial receipts and spending allocated to the July 27-30th National Conference and July 28th, 2011.

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Stats that will blow you away

They said: 

Economically, it makes sense to increase our market share as a convention and tourism destination for diversity and attract our share of the $270 billion spent each year in the country by this market segment.They are:

Boston City Councilor and the first African American woman elected to the council, Ayanna Pressley is vice chair of the Council’s Arts, Film, Humanities & Tourism Committee and James Rooney is executive director of the MCCA. MCCA is the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority

From our archives —

400,000 African Americans visited Boston and Massachusetts (pdf) 
 and were 2.7% of all domestic travel visits to the state that year.  –  Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism survey, 2003.

2011 – From the EWorkstyle Urban Events editor’s desk

Media CAC ( community advisory committee ) at work already and here’s what’s up.

This link carries you direct to a broad, comprehensive look at people who volunteered on the State of Black Boston 2011 media advisory committee.

Members were selected by the media chair of ULEM. Members constituted CAC, the community advisory committee.

Its goal was to consolidate points of view from previous Boston public gathering where the issue of Boston Black media was discussed, then place onto a long list some things blacks in Boston can do better in media.

That list was edited and published in the official State of Black Boston 2011 SOBB2011 report executive summary booklet distributed at conference locations. You can also download it online below.

In the reporting by Eworkstyle publisher and media consultant Paula Robinson-Deare, see SOBB media group volunteers and expert panelists:  Janine  Fondon of Unity First, Kelly Chunn of Kelly Chunn Associates, Howard Manly of the Bay State Banner The Boston Banner, Melody Adams, the ULEM media panel chairperson and host of “Speak Up Boston,” Manolina Charlotin, Haitian Reporter newspaper / DOTnews, William Murrell, III producer of the blackBoston online mashups: / / / @blackboston on Twitter;  and Karl Nurse, Karen Holmes Ward, Collette Phillips, Jackie Jenkins-Scott.