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Archive for February, 2008

A “Mother Land” Experience

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

Iris Shopping

 

Management Supervisor Iris Hosea shopping in Warri, Nigeria.

Traveling to Africa in 2008 was my third trip to the “Mother Land,” however this trip was just as special as my first one. I was invited to meet and spend time with my guy’s family. Flying to Nigeria is approximately a 20-hour flight, which includes connections. We departed LAX on Christmas Day, connected in Atlanta and arrived in Lagos, Africa the next day, traditionally known as “Boxing Day” (Nigeria is eight hours ahead of California). From Lagos, we took a smaller plane to our final destination, Warri, Nigeria. (more…)

A Tribute to Our Heroes

Monday, February 4th, 2008

What African American historical figure do you identify with or admire?
TosinOf all the prominent African Americans past and present, the one whom I admire the most is Dr. Benjamin Carson. He is a renowned neurosurgeon at John Hopkins Hospital. I admire him for his abilities to succeed against all odds. His book GIFTED HANDS is one of the most inspiring books I have ever read. –Tosin Alli-Afoke (more…)

LC Welcomes New Team Member

Friday, February 1st, 2008

LC welcomes Assistant Account Executive Tosin Alli-Afoke to the firm. She will manage the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works by coordinating community outreach for the Wastewater Collection System Projects. Tosin will also support the Harley-Davidson Motor Company account for the African American Consumer Market. Additionally, she will assist the internship coordinator in the recruitment of potential candidates.

Tosin has a Bachelor of Art’s degree in Communications from California State University, Northridge and an Associate of Art’s degree in Liberal Studies from Santa Monica College. In her leisure time, Tosin enjoys watching romantic comedies and reading Sidney Sheldon novels.

I feel really honored and humbled to have the opportunity to work alongside an awesome group of people such as the LAGRANT TEAM. I am really thrilled that I will be making a living doing what I love and always wanted to do - Public Relations,” says Tosin.