Cheers West Edition

CHEERS!

Two former Wave staffers won awards at the National Newspapers Publishers Association’s annual convention June 21-25 in Houston, Texas.

Former photographer Gary McCarthy received the Merit Award for best news picture and former intern Jaivon Grant won the Merit Award for best youth writer.

Gary McCarthy
Gary McCarthy

The National Newspapers Association is an association of more than 200 African-American-owned community newspapers from around the country.

Larry Taylor
Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor has been elected to the board of directors of the African-American Board Leadership Institute.

Taylor has served as a practice leader and senior consulting manager for Ernst & Young and Deloitte & Touche, two professional services firms. He has more than 40 years of consulting, training, auditing and management experience in the manufacturing, service, government and international assistance sectors.

Larry Dozier
Larry Dozier

Larry Dozier, of the Dozier Family singing group, has been selected to serve as pastor at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Watts. He preached his first sermon on July 3.

He currently serves as an executive with the United Methodist Men at the national level. He has extensive experience speaking to men’s groups and at other church functions. Dozier’s background is in communications, as he retired in 2008 as the official spokesman of the U.S. Postal Service in the Los Angeles basin.

Compiled by Anne Artley.

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