Meet the team that powers BlackCulturalEvents.com.
Pamela Ashe-Thomas is co-founder of Black Cultural Events and BCE Media. A psychologist in private practice and at California State University, Long Beach, Pamela is a life long Black culture lover with a commitment to exposing students and community members to the cultural arts. Challenges with finding timely information about a variety of engaging cultural events led to the idea to create Black Cultural Events. With an entrepreneurial spirit but no technology or business background, Pamela is grateful to rely heavily on brother and technology officer, David Ashe and husband Eric Thomas, Arts Educator and entertainment industry veteran.
David Ashe is co-founder of Black Cultural Events and BCE Media. Prior to Black Cultural Events David was embedded via the 10up agency at Microsoft working with the worldwide corporate storytelling division. He has managed web and digital projects for DirecTV, Toyota, Oprah Winfrey Network, FX Networks, Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment, NBC.com and Spin Master Studios. He has also created online games for Electronic Arts and Sony Online Entertainment, and PC games at Disney Interactive and Buena Vista Games. David has also done Web Project consulting as dash Media Arts.
Eric Thomas is a General Partner and Chief Operating Officer for BCE Media. As an itinerant theatre arts instructor for the Arts Education Brand of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the veteran music, broadcast and interactive media production executive brings a wealth of experience to the mission of BlackCulturalEvents.com.
Alia Pyatt is a graduate from California State University, Long Beach with a degree in Fashion Merchandising. She is currently working towards a certification in Costume Collection Management. Along with working for Black Cultural Events she is the owner of “A Bolt of Magic”, an online clothing shop. As Content Coordinator, she hopes to keep BCE updated with exciting upcoming events and give BCE a strong online presence.
Tiffany Powell is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach who studied Theatre and Africana Studies. She is one of the Outreach Coordinators for Black Cultural Events and aims to help make BCE a household reference for residents of Southern California who seek events highlighting members of the African diaspora.
Jazmin Smith is a writer and historian who specializes in Black American art. As the writer/content creator for Black Cultural Events, she hopes that BCE will become a premier venue for engaging with locally produced Black art.
Somone Washington is graduated from Barry University in Miami, Florida and holds a Master of Science degree in Information Technology. She recently began a career in the Counseling and Psychological Services department on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. She also owns and operates a business & technology consulting service. Ms. Washington is an outreach coordinator for BCE and focuses on increased awareness of BCE within greek-lettered, faith-based, and local business communities of Southern California.
Jordan Daniels is a senior at California State University, Long Beach, majoring in Public Relations. Currently he works in Social Media Marketing for Associated Students, Inc. and produces his own projects. He is the Public Relations intern for BCE and will focus on increasing its online presence as well as its engagement with its audience. His goal is to position BCE as the standard for information about Black cultural events in the LA County and OC!