Friday, May 28, 2010


From June to August 2010 we will provide IN-HOME COMPUTER TUTORING! That's right! We will come to you and bring a computer if you don't have one. 1-on-1 Tutoring covers: computer operation/troubleshooting, internet navigation, social media, word, powerpoint, basic website building, publisher, excel and more!

Sessions start at $20/hr, throughout the Los Angeles (South LA) area.

Email us for a Message Media Ed Summer Tutoring Rate Sheet and to schedule appointments at or call 323-708-2526!Scheduling appointments now!

Designed for youth, adults and elders in need... I'm sure you know someone who needs this service... SPREAD THE WORD!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

RISE ABOVE THE NOISE: The Normalization of Failure & Black Inferiority in the Media

Message Media Ed presents…

"The Normalization of Failure & Black Inferiority in the Media"

In an effort to create a safe space for cultural healing and shifts in consciousness, we present a Rise Above the Noise. Our purpose is to discuss and critically analyze issues affecting the nationwide black community and the role corporate American media plays in creating those issues. With a goal of identifying healthy solutions, participants practice critical thinking, engage in discourse and become media literate. Come prepared to share, reflect and transform as we discern the motivation behind and impact of media campaigns aimed to ensure white privilege, financial gain and power, and simultaneously limit advancement and cultivate consumerism in the black community.

Facilitated by Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, MS
Founder/Executive Director of Message Media Ed.

All donations support the vision of Message Media Ed to cultivate the capacity in youth, adults and seniors of African descent to skillfully diversify, lead and innovate in the 21st Century community, classroom and workplace.

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 3-6pm
@Vegan Village Internet Café
4061 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019
(at Norton, west of Crenshaw)

$5 donation - Refreshments provided - Ages 14 & Up

323-708-2526 or

Saturday, May 22, 2010


DigiVenture's 'Women of Color in Digital Media' symposium. The panel includes Carmen Dixon from, web tv entrepreneur and founder of Epic Fu, Zadi Diaz and Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, founder of Message Media Ed. For more about this amazing organization, visit

Monday, May 17, 2010

"I am awakened"

Our vision is to cultivate the capacity in youth, adults and seniors of African descent, to skillfully diversify, lead and innovate in the 21st Century community, classroom and workplace. We are the only organization in the nation working within an African centered framework to utilize critical media literacy and technology education as a leadership development tool.

Join us, spread the good news and take the lead in closing the digital divide.

News from Message Media Ed

We've revised our website! Check it out and let us know what you think!

Sunday, April 25th @ Vegan Village Cafe, community members participated in Rise Above the Noise: Your Health & Global Warming and engaged in an authentic conversation about the eating habits, media influence and disease impacting the Black community. After a session of reflection, we screened portions of the film, Eating (a documentary that makes a direct link between cancer and an animal-based diet), and shared our learning on how to counter food-related media influence on our youth over a scrumptious vegan meal.

Two of my favorite quotes from post-evaluations completed at Rise Above the Noise are, "I am awakened" and "A must have intervention lesson." To all of the participants: I'm honored to have learned from you as we journey together on a path toward health in the Black community, regardless of media messages. Knowledge, change, action begins today-start somewhere... Ashe

Stay tuned for the date and location of the next Rise Above the Noise: Black Inferiority and the Normalization of Failure.

Friday, 5/7 completed the Social Media & Marketing component of Tea N Technology and we had a blast! If you haven't seen it already, check out one of our social media/marketing projects here:

Up next @ Tea N Technology... SOFTWARE BASICS!

That's right! Those of you, young and elder, in need of instruction in Microsoft Word, Flyer design and Microsoft Powerpoint, the next couple of trainings for Tea N Technology are for you!

We will meet Fridays, May 21st and June 4th, 2-4:30pm at the offices of Black Women for Wellness. If you are on Facebook, click here for all details and to RSVP:!/event.php?eid=110373422333790

Otherwise, visit our website for more info. Remember, these trainings are FREE, so if you can't make it, spread the word!

On Thursday, 5/13, during National Women's Health Week, the team at Message Media Ed worked with the students at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, to produce a PSA on Tennis for the annual Taste of Tennis community event by Sports Explorer, Saturday, May 15th at Crenshaw High. The event was a success and check out the PSA here:

We will be in touch with more news soon! Pamoja!

In service,


Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, M.S.
Founder/Executive Director, Message Media Ed

Message Media Ed - Innovators Uncovered
Producing Black Leadership for the Digital Age
323-708-2526 cell

Friday, May 14, 2010

Our Vision...

"Our vision is to cultivate the capacity in youth, adults and seniors of African descent to skillfully diversify, lead and innovate in the 21st Century community, classroom and workplace." - SBN ... join us :)