Listening Events

Voice Media Ventures is committed to conducting a minimum of 50 audience listening sessions within its 50th year of celebration of service to the community.

Festival Of Ideas


IE Voice/Black Voice News  is excited to highlight the community-based solutions that have been the foundation for progress in our communities, regions and throughout the state. We are supporting this work through our inaugural IE VOICE Festival of Ideas: Telling Our Own Stories and Engineering Our Own Solutions |October 20th, 10 am – 2 pm at the Barbara and Art Culver Center of the Arts in Downtown Riverside.

For the past two years we have seen unprecedented investments in health equity efforts, social justice campaigns and new legislation designed to create more opportunities for the most vulnerable communities.  While this emphasis is important, we want to hear from people like you who have been committed to change-making and power-building from the beginning.

BVN 50th Anniversary Kick Off Reception


Join Black Voice News as we kick off our 50th Anniversary Celebration! BVN has been an advocate for the community and a champion for equity and inclusion for the past half century! This is a pretty big deal for us and we want you to be a part of the celebration. This work could not have been done without your continued support.  We have accomplished so much with the help of our community partners, readers, staff and leadership.  It has been a privilege to serve the region and be a catalyst for change.

Faith and Fitness: The Role of Churches in Black Communities


Black Voice News and The American Council on Exercise (ACE) host a Twitter Spaces discussion about how Black churches can be the solution to a number of alarming health disparities facing the Black community, and empowering our communities to stay active and live healthier lives.