Suspect charitable endeavors still rampant in Hollywood
Since 2009, Diversity News Magazine (part of Diversity News Publications) - an independent, minority-owned media outlet and consumer news magazine, has served both the LGBTQI and mainstream communities in Hollywood, without incident. Recently, however, Diversity News Publications President Esteban "Steven" Escobar has encountered personal threats and even harrassment after reporting his findings on questionable foundations and charity events in the entertainment and media arena.
"There is no hidden agenda from us and we feel no obligation to stop reporting the facts - the truth," says Escobar. "We do, however, feel an obligation to continue servicing our worldwide, diverse community by accurately investigating and reporting fraudulent individuals and organizations that take advantage of we, the people. Because of numerous calls, letters and emails from concerned individuals/readers, we decided to investigate and report our findings of such establishments in question. Diversity News Magazine is built on and run by volunteers. There is no paid staff. We are reporting the news and our findings. This is not a personal issue. We are not a strictly entertainment magazine publishing and doing free PR for individuals with hidden agendas."