(l to r) KJLH-FM General Manager Karen Slade, host Dominique DiPrima and Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson Fri. Mar. 31 at Los Angeles city hall. (courtesy photo)

Los Angeles radio veteran Dominique DiPrima was honored as Pioneer Woman of the Year during a ceremony at city hall.  The honor came on the last day of Women’s History Month, and was bestowed by Los Angeles Council President Herb Wesson and the Los Angeles Commission on the Status of Women.

“As a voice for L.A.s only Black-owned radio station, it’s an incredible honor to be recognized,” commented Dominique DiPrima. “It’s been very challenging for women on the national stage—especially Black women—so it makes this recognition even more significant.  Los Angeles is a city full of powerful, groundbreaking women and it is amazing to represent them in this way! I’m humbled to be considered and I love the opportunity to stand up for my community.”

DiPrima is the daughter of famed late poet Amiri Baraka and the sister of Newark mayor Ras Baraka. She is the host and producer of the daily early morning talk radio show “The Front Page” with Dominique DiPrima on the Stevie Wonder owned KJLH 102.3-FM. The show tackles issues of interest to Southern California’s African American community.

Ms. DiPrima spent three years as a co-host of “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” on KKBT-FM Los Angeles, and in limited syndication. She was also the News Director/Anchor for the show.

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Source: Sentinel News Service