Tsehai Publishers’ Elias Wondimu Among 2008 Honorees of “Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles” – Tsehai Publishers

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Elias Wondimu, the publisher and editorial director of the Tsehai Publishers and Marymount Institute Press, is profiled in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who In Black Los Angeles. (more…)

Elias Wondimu, the publisher and editorial director of the Tsehai Publishers and Marymount Institute Press, is profiled in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who In Black Los Angeles. The book was released by Who’s Who Publishing Company, the nation’s largest annual directory publisher targeting the African-American market, on Thursday October 23, 2008 at STAPLES Center, the downtown Los Angeles sports and entertainment arena, on center court.

Dr. Anthony Samad, associate publisher for Who’s Who In Black Los Angeles, exclaims, “We are proud that Who’s Who Publishing has come to Los Angeles, and provided us the opportunity to spotlight and highlight the wealth of talent and resources in the nation’s second largest city. African Americans helped found Los Angeles, helped grow Los Angeles, and are still a vital part of it being a world-class model city for diversity and prosperity. Showcasing African Americans in this market can only enhance the city’s image and encourage businesses to increase their dealings in the black community.”

The coffee-table quality publication recognizes more than 400 prestigious African Americans and offers readers inspirational stories and mini profiles that feature corporate executives, entrepreneurs, media professionals, entertainers, academic professionals, government and community leaders, as well as Loyola Marymount University’s Elias Wondimu. The new book also chronicles prominent individuals, such as Jim Brown, Reverend Cecil Murray, Dr. Maulana Karenga, Kobe Bryant and more, as well as Interesting Personalities, including Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas, Speaker Karen Bass, Tavis Smiley, Isaiah Washington, Ayuko Babu and Mablean Ephriam, to name a few. A Special Tribute is made to the legendary Stevie Wonder, among others. Wondimu says he is humbled and honored to be included in this inaugural edition. “We are grateful for all who sacrificed before us, he added “this tribute is a sign for the promise that the future holds for our society internationally.”

Who’s Who Publishing Company founder and CEO C. Sunny Martin shares, “It is exhilarating for Who’s Who Publishing to be in Los Angeles. We are very honored to showcase the talented and successful individuals in our inaugural edition.”

Who’s Who Publishing Company began in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1989, and currently publishes similar directories in 22 cities.

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