Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Message Media Ed News: DIGITAL ELDER Early Bird Registration & more!

Greetings Family!

One of my favorite quotes these days is, "Live life out loud. Never let your soul be silenced. Tell your truth not with words but with actions consistent with your heart," by Mayor, Cory Booker (Newark, NJ).  This is the spirit in which we work and serve our community and we would love for you to participate and experience the many transformations we witness all year!

Enjoy our upcoming events below and we hope to see you soon.

In service,




***The DIGITAL ELDER Project - November 2010!***

Early bird registration: $45! Offer ends Wednesday, October 13 and is available only to those who register online here

For more info on The Digital Elder Project, visit


***DIVERSITY LEADERS Boot Camp - November 2010***
Our DIVERSITY LEADERS BOOT CAMP in September was such a success! Special thanks to the Message Media Ed crew, Kristin Parnell and Jason Johnson! Check out what our young Diversity Leaders have to say on the Message Media Ed channel here

We will offer another Diversity Leaders Boot Camp in November... sooo, all you mentors and parents, prepare to register for you and your youth! Stay tuned for more info.



***SBN Perspectives: Countdown to Graduation!***
Many of you may not know, but in addition to running Message Media Ed, I am also pursuing a Doctorate in Education from Loyola Marymount University and will graduate (God willing), May 2011!

As I begin the last year of my doctorate, I'd like to share with you my thoughts, reflections, challenges, scholarship, ideas, rants, etc., I have and have had as I earn this degree. Many of the reasons and passions behind the development of The Digital Elder Project, Rise Above the Noise, Diversity Leaders and other programs from Message Media Ed, have been explored throughout this educational journey as well. This last leg will be a ruthless one... I need your support :) Join me in counting down to becoming, DR. Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, Ed.D!...

Facebook: Join my fan page, click "Like" here
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***In-Home Computer Tutoring Program***

That's right we will come to you AND provide a computer to practice on if you don't have one. Including: basic computer operation, social media, email, Microsoft Office, website building and much more... Serving youth, adults and seniors throughout South LA!  Sessions start at $20/hr... Yup! That's all! Visit the PROGRAMS section of our website at to download the flyer.



--- Shaping Black Culture in the Diaspora: An Ark for the 21st Century - "We Are the Promise", Thursday, October 7th-Sunday, October 10th in Leimert Park, Los Angeles!  More info visit To register for FREE,visit
For volunteer opportunities, contact Yvette @ (323) 600-3741 or - We need your help! :)

--- Black Women for Wellness presents: Sisters @ Eight-Discussions on Implementation of Health Care Reform Over the Next 6 Months,  the State Budget, and the Upcoming Propositions for the Nov 2, 2010 Election - Friday, October 8th, 8:30am - 10:30am @ DWP (Crenshaw Auditorium), 4030 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles Ca, 90008.
*Free Event* *Breakfast Served* With guest speakers Nancy Berlin & Linda Coleman-Willis. Please call the BWW offices to RSVP! 323-290-5955 or email with your Name & Number. Funded in part by Liberty Hill Foundation

--- ICTC 7th International Black Midwives and Healers Conference, in Long Beach, CA, beginning Thursday, October 7th! . Register online now at All are welcome. A Gala and Award Ceremony Featuring Keynote Speaker Grammy Award Winner Erykah Badu! Our luncheon keynote speaker is public health administrator, pediatrician & neonatal/perinatal specialist, Reverend Dr.Ronald David, MD. There are so many amazing workshops for 4 days, including pathways to Midwifery, FGM, Mothering herbs, placenta awareness, gestational diabetes, water birth, and lots more.

--- Association of Black Women in Higher Education (ABWHE) invites you to our biannual leadership and training conference for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, staff, and faculty in higher education. "Mission POSSIBLE: Reaching New Heights in Academia" October 13-15, 2010, Hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of ABWHE at the Radisson Hotel, Culver CIty, CA. More info here:

Shani Byard-Ngunjiri, M.S.
Founder/Executive Director, Message Media Ed
Doctoral Candidate, School of Education
Loyola Marymount University

Message Media Ed - Innovators Uncovered
Producing Black Leadership for the Digital Age
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"Since new developments are the product of a creative mind, we must stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible" -- George Washington Carver

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