Paulette Brown-Hinds Black Voice News Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds is the publisher of Black Voice News and founder of Voice Media Ventures, a strategic media and content creation firm. She was elected to the board in January 2018 and lives in Riverside. Dr. Brown-Hinds also currently serves as Executive Director of the League of California Cities African-American Caucus. Her current and previous board service includes the California Newspaper Publishers Association, The Community Foundation Inland Southern California, California Press Foundation, Inlandia Institute, and Fortune School of Education. She has received numerous journalism awards from the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the American Advertising Federation, and the National Newspaper Publishers Association. Dr. Brown-Hinds is often asked to participate in forums on ethnic media for trade and academic organizations including New America Media, National Newspaper Publishers Association, the Aspen Institute for Communications and Media, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism Diversity Workshops. She has also published scholarly articles on 20th century Black women writers. Dr. Brown-Hinds received a bachelor’s degree from California State University, San Bernardino and earned her master’s and doctorate degrees in English Literature with an emphasis in African-American literature and culture from the University of California, Riverside, where she currently teaches a course connecting students in media and the arts with the broader community.