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March 23, 2000 | Reuters
Roy Roberts, the former top sales executive at General Motors Corp., who was also the auto maker's highest-ranking African American executive, is forming an Internet trade exchange to link minority businesses with large companies. Called M-Xchange.com, the site is designed to make it easier for Fortune 1,000 companies to buy goods and services from minority-owned firms by using online catalogs. Electronic commerce purchases between businesses are forecast to range between $2.7 trillion and $4.
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June 8, 2002 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roy W. Roberts II, executive director of the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, who had a long and influential career in youth services in the Los Angeles area, has died. He was 59. The driving force behind the club's new $7.2-million facility, Roberts suffered a heart attack Monday and was pronounced dead at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood.
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June 8, 2002 | JON THURBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Roy W. Roberts II, executive director of the Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club, who had a long and influential career in youth services in the Los Angeles area, has died. He was 59. The driving force behind the club's new $7.2-million facility, Roberts suffered a heart attack Monday and was pronounced dead at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital in Inglewood.
BUSINESS
March 23, 2000 | Reuters
Roy Roberts, the former top sales executive at General Motors Corp., who was also the auto maker's highest-ranking African American executive, is forming an Internet trade exchange to link minority businesses with large companies. Called M-Xchange.com, the site is designed to make it easier for Fortune 1,000 companies to buy goods and services from minority-owned firms by using online catalogs. Electronic commerce purchases between businesses are forecast to range between $2.7 trillion and $4.
BUSINESS
January 19, 2000 | Reuters
General Motors Corp., whose U.S. market share has slipped in recent years, said that its head of North American sales, service and marketing will soon retire and that he will be succeeded by an executive who will lead GM's efforts to improve relations with its dealers. Roy Roberts, 60, a 22-year GM veteran and its highest-ranking black executive, said he had wanted to retire last year but stayed to complete a reorganization of the vehicle sales, service and marketing area.
BUSINESS
September 29, 1999 | From Reuters
General Motors Corp. announced Tuesday the formation of a subsidiary that will buy GM dealers in an effort to build brand strength and upgrade its distribution network, a move some dealers view with unease. The world's largest auto maker said the plans are still evolving, but General Motors Retail Holdings ultimately could own 5% to 10% of GM dealers in the top 130 U.S. markets over the next decade.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2000
A free block party meant to encourage diversity and discourage violent crime will be held in South-Central Los Angeles this afternoon. "Unity in the Community Extravaganza 2000," will feature multicultural drama and music, including a performance by the USC gospel choir, as well as health screening and outreach to troubled youths. "We're hoping to be a part of a turnaround in our area," said Pastor Roy M.
NEWS
September 10, 1996
1995 RECORD: 11-2 overall, 4-1 in league. COACH: John Barnes (146-49-6 at school) RETURNING STARTERS: 3 on offense, 2 on defense TOP RETURNERS Matt Sciborski, 6-0, 240 , OL, Sr.; Sean Stein, 6-2, 190, QB, Sr.; Dave Bacani, DB, 5-9, 165, Sr.; Brian Barnes, OL, 6-7, 290, Sr.; Joe Battung, LB, 5-11, 222, Sr.; Ryan Dunbar, WR, 6-2, 175, Sr.; Ife Ohalete, DB, 6-2, 192, Sr.; Mike Phillips, K, 6-0, 170, Sr.; Roy Roberts, RB, 5-8, 165, Sr.; Matt Sciborski, OL, 6-0, 240, Sr.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1998
Stephen Weaver remembers that as a youth the Watts/Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club was his second home. As an only child of a Japanese and African American family, Weaver, 46, grew up in the tough neighborhood of 123rd Street, just a few blocks away from the club. Both of his parents worked during the day, so he would spend part of his day after school in the club until his parents got home.
SPORTS
October 4, 1996 | MIKE TERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A year ago this might have been an intriguing matchup. Western was headed to an unbeaten regular season and Los Alamitos--for a while at least--was the nation's top team. But while the Griffins have not lost much skill and stature, the Pioneers have. So Thursday night's game, the first time the teams have met, turned out to be a mismatch. Los Alamitos rolled up 42 first-half points and went on to crush Western, 56-12, in front of an estimated 2,000 at Veterans Stadium.
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