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PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 14, 2014 – HOLLYWOOD — Hollywood, CA, March 14, 2014 — Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine from the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies is excited and thankful to announce that their own Esteban “Steven” Escobar was honored with certificates of recognition at the 20th Annual MMPA “Night before the Oscars … The Envelope Please…” to benefit The MMPA Educational Scholarship Fund for student filmmakers held on March 1, 2014.
Steven Escobar received the following awards from City of Beverly Hills: The Diversity Award Certificate of Recognition by the City of Beverly Hills City Council, County of Los Angeles by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his participation and contributions to the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA).
The event included live entertainment, a silent auction, raffles and sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres including a lavish dessert table for the honorees, guests, and celebrity crowd. The event took place at the Andaz Hotel, Top of the Strip, Panorama Room, Rooftop at 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
“The beauties of nature come in all colors. The strengths of humankind come in many forms. Every human being is wonderfully unique. All of us contribute in different ways. When we learn to honor the difference, and appreciate the mix, we find harmony.” said Esteban “Steven” Escobar, President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine.
He continued, “I am humbled and want to congratulate the other honorees. Remember to keep working forward for many and many more accomplishments that need to be celebrated and recognized while we are alive. Also thank you to John A. Mirisch, Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills for attending and presenting the award to me. Thank you to Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor from the City of Beverly Hills and the rest of the council members from the City of Beverly Hills: William W. Brien M.D., Julian A. Gold M.D., and Nancy H. Krasne. Thank you to Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Mitch O’Farrell, Councilmember 13 District of the City of Los Angeles and Zev Yaraslavsky, Supervisor, Third District of County of Los Angeles. Once again, I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jarvee Hutcherson, President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association for the amazing recognition and for reaching out to City and County politicians to recognize myself along with my media outlets for all my contributions. I want to thank and share this honor with my entire team at Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio, the entire Diversity News Publications Family of Companies. Once again, without them I would not be where I am now. So I am in debt to them but my sincere gratitude goes out to all of them who go above and beyond to cover events for our worldwide readership.”
The purpose of the 20th Annual MMPA “Night before the Oscars … The Envelope Please…” is to benefit the MMPA Educational Scholarship Fund for student filmmakers. This annual charity benefits and plays host to an array of entertainment luminaries and Academy Award nominees during Oscar Week. 2014 Academy Oscar Nominees and celebrities were invited to the event.
“Last but not least I want to thank GOD for giving me the strength, health and energy to continue working hard to provide a service to our Diverse community. I want to thank all my friends, colleagues, family, supporters, fans and sponsors that came to the event. Your continued support means a lot to me. I remember when we printed our first issue of Diversity News (Revista Diversidad) in English and Spanish back in 2003 and then the internet took over and on Thursday, June 14, 2007 DiversityNewsPublications.com was born. At the time, we were known as Diversity News, but then in 2009 DiversityNewsMagazine.com was born and it is known today as one of the biggest brand names worldwide” Mr. Escobar concluded.
Jarvee Hutcherson is the founder & president of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) and the Executive Producer of the 20th Annual MMPA Night before the Oscars. The MMPA is a 501©3 Non-Profit Organization Tax ID 95-4589823 Tax-Deductible.
About Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is is available worldwide and can be viewed free by millions of visitors each month.
Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the executive producer and director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, and the president of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA.
Steven was nominated for The Shorty Awards 2011 and the People’s Choice Fan Award 2012. In 2012 Steven Escobar received the Humanitarian Award at the 2012 International Noble Awards. Also on June 2, 2012 Steven Escobar Received the Community and Humanitarian Services Award at Kayamanan Bayan for all his contributions to the Filipino American community in Southern California.
On 12-12-12 Steven Escobar received an award for the Most Fascinating Person of the Year. On August 4, 2013, Steven Escobar won the 2013 EOTM (Entrepreneurs On the Move) Award for Outstanding Internet Talk Show Diversity News Radio on Air with Steven Escobar. Yahoo.com named Steven Escobar one of the Hot 500 contributors during the month of March 2012 from Yahoo! Contributors.
Steven Escobar has been in the USA since 1989 and has 2 sisters and a mother. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com/ or his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/ name/nm4164655/
Linda England, Public Relations
World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
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