Saturday, August 13, 2022

Emmy Winner Albert Edmund Lord III is New VP at Community Build, Inc.

From 2006 to 2020, Albert Edmund Lord III served as writer and curator of the African American Heritage Month (AAHM) photo and art exhibits, presented by the Los Angeles City Council at City Hall in recognition of Black History Month. A brainchild of City Council President Emeritus Herb Wesson, Councilmember District 10, the photo and art exhibits were based on African American themes to reflect social, cultural and political occurrences in American society. Photo courtesy of Poolside Post Productions

*Some might know Albert Edmund Lord, III as the dutiful Deputy to Los Angeles’ first and only African American President of the City Council, the Honorable President Emeritus Herb Wesson from District 10.  However, there is so much more to Albert Lord, the new Vice President of Community Build, Inc.

Before diving into public service, he amassed seven Emmy Award nominations and one win along with 17 Golden Reel nominations from the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

With a gifted writer and producer’s eye, Albert infused his passion for art and history into Los Angeles’ African American Heritage Exhibits, which adorned city hall during the month of February for 14 years.

albert lord + barack obama circa 2007
As a deputy for District 10, Albert Edmund Lord III rubbed elbows with many high-profile people, including former President Barack Obama, during his trip to Los Angeles in 2007 to announce his presidential run. Photo courtesy of Poolside Post Productions

Each African American Heritage exhibit was a masterful undertaking that was aesthetically breathtaking and intellectually stimulating.  The short list of subjects included President Barack Obama & First Lady Michelle Obama, Write In America: Recognizing the Black Press, Blacks In Cinema and Stand Up: The Art & Politics of Comedy.

So what’s next for this motorcycle loving, drum playing native of Tracy, California who worked his way up from the mailroom of radio station KFRC in San Francisco?  Well, in his new position as Vice President of Community Build, Inc. we’re pleased to report that Albert will continue his work with the African American Heritage Month Legacy Project, as well as preside over government relations and art programs.

He spoke with EURweb’s LaRita “Jazzy Rita” Shelby about his new assignment and reflected on his life and career.

Albert Edmund Lord moved to LA in 1989.  His credits as a sound editor and supervisor include: Law & Order, Twin Peaks, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years, The Preacher’s Wife, Eve’s Bayou and many more. Mr. Lord is also the Associate Producer of The Fire This Time, an award-winning documentary about the 1992 LA Riots.

albert lord + eddie griffin
As a deputy for District 10, Albert Edmund Lord III rubbed elbows with many high-profile people, including comedian Eddie Griffin, who was honored in 2020 for his contribution to comedy as a part of the Stand Up: The Art and Politics of Comedy exhibit. Photo courtesy of Poolside Post Productions

Albert has served on the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS) Sound Editors Executive Committee Peer Group; advisory council member for the Howard University School of Radio, Film and Television Department and the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE).

Mr. Lord expresses immense gratitude to Robert Sausedo and Community Build for his new position and opportunity to build new partnerships that advance the mission of Community Build to continue its transformative programs and services throughout South Los Angeles.

ABOUT COMMUNITY BUILD INC.  Established in 1992, Community Build Inc. was founded by Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Brenda Shockley, who currently serves in a dual role as Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Opportunity and Chief Equity Officer. The organization was founded in response to the conditions that led to the Los Angeles Civil Unrest of 1992 and is dedicated to the revitalization of South Los Angeles communities through investment in youth and commercial economic development.

Community Build is a non-profit community development corporation. Its youth outreach prioritizes comprehensive and wrap-around services for at-risk youth, out-of-school youth, foster youth, youth offenders, gang-involved youth, and first-generation college bound youth. Community Build believes that youth, young adults and their families are a tremendous resource deserving investment and enabling their active participation as contributors to the local and global economies. For more information about Community Build, visit

LaRita Shelby cropped slate shotLaRita “Jazzy Rita” Shelby is a writer & entertainer and Director of Digital Strategy & Sales for, newly branded Everything Urban & Radioscope.  Winner of MIMPA’S 2020 Entertainment Journalist of the Year Award & Proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho.  LaRita is the author of The Brand Beside the Brand and On My Father’s Side. Chat, swap ideas & vision at

LaRita Shelby
LaRita "Jazzy Rita" Shelby is a broadcast media & marketing professional. She serves as VP of Business Development & Special Projects at Additionally she is an actress, singer/songwriter who has appeared on TV and in film. LaRita has an undergrad degree from LMU in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Media & Communications Psychology from Touro University Worldwide.




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