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 Yaroslavsky, Supervisor, Third District of County of Los Angeles. Once again, I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jarvee Hutcherson, Founder & 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.”