Vice Chair

Founder
Voice Media Ventures

Paulette Brown-Hinds, PhD

Dr. Paulette Brown-Hinds is the founder of Voice Media Ventures and the second-generation publisher of The Black Voice News. The multi-media company includes news weekly print and digital editions, websites, film production, and a strategic communications firm specializing in community outreach and engagement.

An award-winning columnist and Knight Digital Media Fellow, Paulette has nearly thirty years experience in media, communications, and community engagement. She is a former fellow at the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies, Salzburg, Austria. She earned a BA in English Literature from California State University, San Bernardino and a MA and PhD from the University of California, Riverside in English Literature.

As a life-long student of African-American literature, culture and history she leads Underground Railroad Study Tours for the Black Voice Foundation, stewards a collection of rare antebellum slavery artifacts, and is the founder of Mapping Black California, a community mapping and STE[A]M initiative identifying the assets of the Golden State’s African-American community and introducing Black youth to the transformative power of GIS technology.

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Inland Empire Community Foundation’s offices are temporarily closed and our staff is working remotely. As we continue to adapt to our new work environment, we are committed to serving our donors and the community. All office lines are being forwarded to staff and you can continue to reach us via email. While we are not officially open to the public, we will have a staff person in the Riverside office M-F on a limited schedule. Please call before visiting the office, and for any questions, call us at 951-241-7777 or email us at info@iegives.org