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Brown-Hinds receives honorary doctorate

Paulette Brown-Hinds, publisher of The Black Voice News in Riverside, has received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Cal State San Bernardino,

A 1990 graduate of CSUSB, Brown-Hinds was recognized for her philanthropy and acumen as a business leader, according to a statement on the university’s website.

Brown-Hinds has worked for nearly 30 years in media, communications and community engagement. She is the second-generation publisher of The Black Voice News, which was founded 50 years ago.

In 1999, Black Voice News became the first online African-American news publication on the west coast.

Three years ago, Brown-Hinds was named board president of the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the first African-American to lead that trade association. She was also the first person of color to chair the Inland Empire Community Foundation board, according to the statement.

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