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Tyrone Taborn

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Publishing Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Sky Blue
Favorite Food:
Jerk Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Late Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Stop Applauding The Headlines.

Birthplace

Born:
2/8/1959
Birth Location:
Chicago, Illinois

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Publishing Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Sky Blue
Favorite Food:
Jerk Chicken
Favorite Time of Year:
Late Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Jamaica
Favorite Quote:
Stop Applauding The Headlines.

Birthplace

Born:
2/8/1959
Birth Location:
Chicago
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Biography

Publishing chief executive and civic leader Tyrone Taborn was born in Chicago, Illinois, on February 8, 1959, to Edith Taborn. Taborn was raised in an African American and Latino home in Los Angeles, California. Taborn attended Cornell University, where he held membership in the Quill and Dagger, the secret honor society, and was one of thirty-two academic scholars with membership to the Telluride Association. In 1978, Taborn was selected to be the first Lyndon B. Johnson intern in the office of late Congressman Julian C. Dixon.

In 1986, Taborn founded and became the Chairman and CEO of Career Communications Group, Inc., a multimillion-dollar talent management and career development company that publishes U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology, the nation’s only general-interest technology magazine for the African American community. He also produced the award–winning syndicated television show Success Through Education. In 2006, Taborn was a contributing author for The Covenant With Black America, The New York Times bestseller compiled by Tavis Smiley. Taborn was also a frequent contributor for the Baltimore Sun. Taborn is the founder of Black Family Technology Week, La Familia Technology Awareness Week and the Native American Technology Awareness Project. The goal of these public awareness campaigns is to promote the value of technology and its importance in educating and preparing minority children for future careers. Taborn is the editor-in-chief of Hispanic Engineer and Information.

Tyrone Taborn is a community leader, undertaking initiatives and serving on the boards of organizations to improve the education and career opportunities of African Americans and minorities in inner-cities. Taborn’s past and present board memberships include the Baltimore Engineering Society, the Afro-American Newspaper Company, the Baltimore Urban League, Granville Academy, Centro de La Comunidad, Morgan State University Foundation, The Baltimore Educational Scholarship Trust, Women Legislators of Maryland, Baltimore Partners for Enhanced Learning and The Presidents' RoundTable. Taborn was named one of the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology by Blackmoney.com, one of only nine internet and technology leaders honored by Sprint and MOBE IT. He was presented with a Congressional Black Caucus Honor as a Pioneer in Publishing by Congressman Major Owens. In 2005, he received an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Morgan State University.

Taborn is married to Jean Hamilton and is the father of two children.

Tyrone Taborn was interviewed by The HistoryMakers July 28, 2007.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Tyrone Taborn's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn describes his maternal grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn remembers his maternal grandfather
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Tyrone Taborn talks about his grandmother's upbringing in the South
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the death of his brother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Tyrone Taborn describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Tyrone Taborn describes his paternal ancestry, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Tyrone Taborn describes his paternal ancestry, pt. 2
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Tyrone Taborn talks about his paternal family's Native American ancestry
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the assassination of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn describes his start as a social activist
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn remembers the influence of his maternal grandmother
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn remembers his opposition to the Vietnam War
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Tyrone Taborn recalls his experiences of racial discrimination in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Tyrone Taborn remembers his experiences in elementary school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Tyrone Taborn describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood, pt. 1
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Tyrone Taborn describes the Princeton Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the writings of the Nation of Islam and the Black Panther Party
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Tyrone Taborn remembers touring the Chicago Sun-Times' printing press
  • Tape: 2 Story: 12 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the gang activity in Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 13 - Tyrone Taborn describes the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Tyrone Taborn recalls his admission to the 'Student News' program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn remembers KLCS-TV's 'Student News' program, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn remembers KLCS-TV's 'Student News' program, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn describes his work ethic
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the influence of Daniel Hirsch
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Tyrone Taborn remembers his admission to the Telluride Association Summer Program
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Tyrone Taborn recalls winning an essay contest held by 'The Lawrence Welk Show'
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Tyrone Taborn remembers Cornell University in Ithaca, New York
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Tyrone Taborn describes his organizational activities at Cornell University
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Tyrone Taborn talks about the Quill and Dagger society
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn remembers Nelson Mandela
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn talks about racial discrimination in the labor movement
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn recalls working for Congressman Julian C. Dixon, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn recalls working for Congressman Julian C. Dixon, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Tyrone Taborn remembers Julian C. Dixon
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Tyrone Taborn recalls lessons from his congressional internship
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Tyrone Taborn describes Cornell University's African American studies program
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Tyrone Taborn remembers his cousin, Doris Nicholson
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Tyrone Taborn recalls leaving Cornell University to found a company
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Tyrone Taborn describes the start of Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Tyrone Taborn describes the mission of the Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn recalls his early challenges at the Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the investors in the Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn talks about his business role models
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn describes the success of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Tyrone Taborn describes the Women of Color in Technology STEM Conference
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Tyrone Taborn describes the legacy of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Tyrone Taborn recalls the development of the Black Engineer of the Year Awards
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Tyrone Taborn describes the readership of the Career Communications Group, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Tyrone Taborn talks about the 'Success Through Education' television program
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Tyrone Taborn talks about the importance of history
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn recalls hosting a panel of black U.S. military leaders
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn talks about his television show, 'Success Through Education'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn describes his journalism, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn describes his journalism, pt. 2
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Tyrone Taborn talks about Sheila Dixon
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Tyrone Taborn describes his contribution to 'The Covenant with Black America'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Tyrone Taborn reflects upon the success of 'The Covenant with Black America'
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Tyrone Taborn remembers meeting Cornel West
  • Tape: 6 Story: 10 - Tyrone Taborn shares a message to future generations
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Tyrone Taborn reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Tyrone Taborn describes his children
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Tyrone Taborn talks about his wife
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Tyrone Taborn reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 7 Story: 5 - Tyrone Taborn narrates his photographs