Jay King’s “The Creative Exchange” Returns with KBLA Talk Radio’s Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley

Tavis Smiley

SACRAMENTO, Calif.May 26, 2022PRLog — Sacramento – Long before taking over as the CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC), Jay King, had been hosting “The Creative Exchange” in Sacramento, CA. A gathering to assist creatives on their professional path, the annual event was sidelined when Covid hit.  King has announced that the “The Creative Exchange: Music, Art, Entertainment & Production” is now back, bigger and better this year! Hosted by University of California, Davis (UC Davis) and the Sacramento Black Media Coalition, the fun filled, and educational day of activities will be highlighted with a guest appearance by KBLA Talk 1580 owner and host, Tavis Smiley, as the keynote speaker.  The Creative Exchange takes place Saturday, June 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Mc George School Law School and McClatchy Park at 3200 5th Avenue in Sacramento. More details about the free event are at https://creative-exchange2022.eventbrite.com.

This year’s Creative Exchange is designed to engage the entire family with the focus on not just talent, but Covid as well. Filmmakers, producers, and artists will share real stories of how COVID affected them and stress the importance of getting vaccinated. Tavis Smiley will address the effect of COVID19 in marginalized communities. UC Davis Health (https://health.ucdavis.edu/coronavirus/)  will administer Pfizer vaccines and boosters onsite from 10 am to 3 pm for individuals ages 5 and up.

The Creative Exchange’s Education Forum will offer guidance about music and film production, songwriting, social influencer lifestyles and financial literacy, including cryptocurrency, NFT’s, and more.   In addition, fun filled activities will include a Battle of the Barbershops HOOP Tournament, the You Got Served dance performance, food trucks and a Kids Activity Zone with face painting, arts and crafts and games.

“Musicians, songwriters, artists, entertainers and athletes are surviving and thriving through the pandemic,” cites Jay King, CEO and President of the California Black Chamber of Commerce.  “With the support of UC Davis and the Sacramento Black Media Coalition, I can now expand my support of their efforts as creatives provide the foundation for many small business enterprises.”

“We’ve always had notables join us in the past and this year is no different,” adds King. “Our distinguished guest, Tavis Smiley, will lend his incredible insight and wisdom to attendees as we all continue to navigate the aftermath of Covid.”

Keynote Tavis Smiley is one of TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People In The World.” Smiley has interviewed a veritable who’s who list of influencers, has penned multiple New York Times Bestselling books, and has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  The former talk show host on BET and PBS, purchased KBLA Talk 1580 in November of 2020, launching the first ever Black-owned talk radio station in Los Angeles.

The Creative Exchange is a special event presented in partnership by UC Davis Move It Up Coalition, Center for Reducing Health Disparities, Sacramento County of Public Health, California Department of Public Health, VaxBlackSac and the Sacramento Black Media Coalition.

For additional information regarding vendors, schedule of events, etc., contact the California Black Chamber of Commerce at 916.467.8878 or e-mail administrator@calbcc.org.  More details about the free event are at https://creative-exchange2022.eventbrite.com (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creative-exchange-music-…).

Stained Glass Poetry Book

Stained Glass, a new book of poetry by G. G. Byrd, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc.

Some of the poems in Stained Glass reflect a period of time when G. G. Byrd first learned how to love another person and how to be loved by another person, and some poems are about a period of loss. Her story is in her poems.

About the Author
G. G. Byrd’s partner of 24 years died last year, and at 59 she doubts she will ever be in another relationship, for she has had the love of her life. That is not something that someone earns twice in a lifetime, so she is just trying to find some inner peace with her two Rag Dolls-Knight and Day, brother and sister (three years old in October 2020). Joining them is Trio-a rescue kitten (calico-one year old 4/?/2021). G. G. has survived because of her friends and neighbors, who are, for the most part, one in the same. In front of her is Tammy. To her left is Phyllis and her son Jeffrey Harbin. Behind her are Rhonda and Jeff Carroll, who were there every day for 24 years and double timing during the three years of her partner’s sickness. She could not have gotten through that time without them. She loves all of them and thanks them for their friendship and prayers.

To her right across the street is a family who has seen just how alone G. G. was, and Susan saw she was at the end of her road, so to say. They had never spoken, but while chasing her puppy through her yard she found her crying. G. G. was just taking a last look at her yard and saying goodbye. She walked up, saw her pain, and she just knew that she could not leave her alone. They became friends, needless to say-she saved her life. Literally she saved her soul. She was slowly introduced to her family and extended family, and she became auntie or simply loved.

Stained Glass is a 92-page hardcover with a retail price of $24.00 (eBook $19.00). The ISBN is 978-1-6366-1230-0. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For members of the press, to request a review copy, visit our virtual pressroom at http://dorrancepressroom.com or to buy the book visit our online bookstore at http://bookstore.dorrancepublishing.com/stained-glass/