@nancyblackactive 5 months ago
Mercury Press International
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Board Member, Gaviota Coast Conservancy
In 1991, My husband, <a title="Isaac Hernandez, photographer, journalist, playwright, artist" href="http://www.isaachernandez.com/" rel="nofollow">Isaac Hernandez,</a> and I opened <a href="http://www.mercurypress.com/" rel="nofollow">Mercury Press International</a>: a media agency that serves magazines, books, periodicals, visual media, and commercial clients with words, images, video and promotion in over twenty countries. Here are some <a title="Published work by Nancy Black" href="https://nancyblack.contently.com/#_=_" rel="nofollow">clips of published work</a>.I write a daily horoscope column (continuing <a href="http://www.tmsfeatures.com/bio/linda-c-black/25575234.html" rel="nofollow">my mother</a>‘s legacy), internationally-syndicated by <a href="http://www.tmsfeatures.com/columns/astrology/linda-black-horoscopes/" rel="nofollow">Tribune Media Services</a>, that appears in newspapers, online media, and mobile applications around the world. It’s available to readers <a href="http://www.astrologers-online.com/" rel="nofollow">here</a>, as well as in more than 80 newspapers, including the <em>Chicago Tribune, Seattle Times, Sacramento Bee, LA Times (digital), Dallas Herald, Baltimore Sun, Hoy, AM New York, </em>the<em> Sun-Sentinel </em>and<em> Miami Herald.</em>My earliest memories include astrology… my mother always told me I’d be successful in the publishing industry. A well-known “entertainment property”, author of the popular Linda Black Horoscopes daily newspaper column, she did my astrological predictions every year on my birthday, and taught me her passion and craft from my earliest years. I’ve been writing for publication myself since I was eight, and my words have regularly appeared in print, translated in multiple languages since 1991. With over a decade spent on non-profit boards, I served as Board President for Pesticide Awareness and Alternatives Coalition (2004-2007), contributing to the near-eradication of pesticide use in city parks and schools in Santa Barbara, and co-producing the California Organic Festival. I’ve been participating with <a href="http://www.landmarkeduation.com/" rel="nofollow">Landmark Education</a> since 1974. I currently serve on the board of the <a href="http://gaviotacoastconservancy.org" rel="nofollow">Gaviota Coast Conservancy</a> as Media Director for <a title="The Israel Palestine Project" href="http://israelpalestineproject.org/" rel="nofollow">The Israel Palestine Project.</a> I served on the board of <a title="Friends of VADA" href="https://sites.google.com/a/sbsdk12.org/vada/the-friends-of-vada" rel="nofollow">Friends of the Visual Arts and Design Academy</a> of Santa Barbara High School (2011-13). I currently work with Gaviota Coast Conservancy, Save Naples Coalition, Friends of the Earth, and Tri-Counties Regional Center.I’m passionate about communications to support a thriving world. I earned a BA in Studio Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and am an accomplished artist and musician. I’ve been immersed in astrology all of my life, and have published horoscopes since 2008, at first assisting my mother, when she became incapacitated with ovarian cancer, and then taking over her column in 2009. Passing her column on to me was a beautiful gift. I’m grateful for this and the many gifts I’ve received, and for the opportunity to share them.