Alliance for Digital Equality Honors Mourning, The Estefans & More

Julius Hollis, Earl Cummings, Sean Pittman, Daniel Halpern, Robert Shumake, Sen. Rodney Ellis, David Rivers and Art Collins, in support of The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE), kicked off Super Bowl XLIV™ weekend in style, as they hosted a private celebration, “A Gridiron Toast to Excellence,” at the lush Mia at Biscayne on Friday, February 5, 2010. The lavish event primarily served to honor well-respected luminaries who excel in their respective fields of practice, consistently enriching the communities in which they live and work. In the field of politics, the ADE honored U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip (SC-Dem), Congressman James E. Clyburn; in the field of media, honorees included nationally syndicated radio personality and philanthropist, Tom Joyner, as well as Chairman and CEO of BET Holdings, Debra Lee; in the field of sports/philanthropy, Miami Heat superstar and Chairman Emeritus of Alonzo Mourning Charities, Alonzo Mourning were honored;

Alonzo Mourning

in the field of business, retired Executive Vice President of Coca-Cola, Vicki Palmer was recognized; and Miami legends, Gloria and Emilio Estefan were recognized in the field of entertainment/philanthropy.

Gloria Estefan, Emilio Estafan,(Part Owners -Miami Dolphins) Stephen Ross

Julius Hollis, Chairman of The Alliance for Digital Equality, a non-partisan, non-profit organization that seeks to bridge the technology divide between underserved ethnic and minority communities within the United States and the technology advanced marketplace, has staged this event since 1993 with past honorees including Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; former Mayor of Houston, Lee P. Brown; music business pioneer and chief executive, Clarence Avant; Chairman of the Democratic Leadership Council, Harold Ford, Jr. real estate magnate, R. Donahue Peebles; and Ernie Greene to name only a few. Read More

See Video of Sheila E. at Recent ADE LA Summit:

http://www.multiculturalcookingnetwork.com/videos/viewvideo/34/special-events/mccn-interviews-sheila-e.html

Alliance For Digital Media Equality Summit – LA

The Alliance for Digital Equality met on January 15 at University of Southern California with a crowd consisting of politicians, executives, celebrities and people concerned about the digital divide.

The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) is a non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. Hill Harper, Tavis Smiley and CNN’s Mario Armstrong served as moderators for the day long conference. Other celebrities in attendance included Malik Yoba, Sheila E. and several mayors from across the United States including Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigoisa. Read More and See pictures, of Hill Harper, Malik Yoba and Sheila E.:

 http://www.looktothestars.org/news/3722-ltts-exclusive-the-alliance-for-digital-equality

Watch Video of Shiela E.