DANTE LEE FEATURED IN MAY 2010 ISSUE OF EBONY MAGAZINE; SIGNS NEW BOOK DEAL WITH TAVIS SMILEY’S IMPRINT
— New book features exclusive one-on-one interviews with Bob Johnson, Dr. Farrah Gray, George Fraser, Karen Hunter, Ephren Taylor, Tom Burrell, and many more. —
Dante Lee, founder of Diversity City Media
and co-founder of Lee Moss Media
Columbus, OH – Dante Lee, the 28-year old president/CEO of Diversity City Media, is being profiled for the second time in Ebony Magazine. He appears in the May 2010 issue in a special segment called “Young Entrepreneurs Take Charge” that highlights successful young African American business owners. The feature is on page 76.
His company, Diversity City Media, is an award-winning marketing and public relations firm that helps major corporations reach African American audiences online. The company also produces an extensive press release distribution service to the Black media, and helps Black experts and speakers get speaking engagements.
Lee is also the co-founder of Lee Moss Media, which owns the largest network of premium African American web properties including BlackNews.com, HBCUconnect.com, BlackHistory.com, BlackStudents.com, BlackWomenConnect.com, BlackInAmerica.com, and many more. Collectively, the sites attract more than 2 million unique visitors each month.
In October 2010, Lee will release his third book through Smiley Publishing – Tavis Smiley’s imprint with Hay House Publishers. The book is entitled Black Business Secrets, and features exclusive business tips, advice and strategies. It also features one-on-one interviews with Lee and Bob Johnson (founder of BET), Tom Burrell (founder of Burrell Communications), Dr. Farrah Gray (youngest Black millionaire and founder of Farrah Gray Publishing), George Fraser (best-selling author and founder of FraserNet), Karen Hunter (founder of Karen Hunter Publishing), Ephren Taylor (the youngest Black CEO of a publicly-traded company), Gwen Richardson (founder of CushCity.com – largest African American retailer), William Moss (founder of HBCU Connect), Stephanie Drake (founder of Drake, Inc – a major construction and real estate firm), and C. Sunny Martin (founder of Who’s Who Publishing and the Minority Franchise Expo).
“I’m excited about 2010,” Lee says. “I’m honored to be featured in Ebony Magazine again, and I’m really looking forward to the release of my new book.” He continues, “My goal is to educate and inspire as many Black entrepreneurs as possible. The Census Bureau reports that Black-owned businesses are 5 times more likely to fail than their white counterparts. I want to overturn that devastating statistic.”
Lee, an alumnus of Bowie State University, started his company in January 2000 while enrolled as a student. Now his firm generates more than $500,000 in annual revenue, and has clientele in the likes of McDonald’s, Nationwide Insurance, BET, TV One, Ford Motors, Verizon, and more. In addition to Ebony Magazine, he has been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, MSNBC, ABC News, and on the Tavis Smiley Show. He was also nominated for the Black Enterprise “Rising Star” Award.
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