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
( http://www.nul.org ) and we quote….
” “ @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” ”
Buy it here, all year – its only a $1.00 online and well worth it!
BLACKSTONIAN REPORTERS REALLY DEVELOPED, RESEARCHED AND PUBLISHED PRINT, WEB & VIDEO STORIES ABOUT the conference from a Black (Roxbury) perspective that are unique.
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 ethniconline.net
# 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 Guidestar.org 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 nul.org
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.
Stats that will blow you away
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
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
STATE OF BLACK BOSTON 2011
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: aboutblackboston.com / blackboston.com / blackboston.mobi / @blackboston on Twitter; and Karl Nurse, Karen Holmes Ward, Collette Phillips, Jackie Jenkins-Scott.
download the STATE OF BLACK BOSTON 2011 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY