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Inland Empire Alliance of Black School Educators Congratulate the Class of 2013

READY FOR SUCCESS

This a only about one-third of the many proud graduates attending the 2013 Inland Empire Alliance of Black School Educators ceremony held in their honor at CSUSB earlier this month. Congratulations Class of 2013!! (Photo by John Coleman, CP Times ©2013)

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-- The Inland Empire Alliance of Black School Educators held their Graduation & Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the California State University San Bernardino San Manuel Events Center, before a “full house” of proud family and friends. IEABSE members involved in the planning and coordination of the event included Melinda Sewer Muganzo; Donna Henderson, ED.D, Tawiah Finley; Keynasia Buffong; Dina Walker; Joyce Payne; and Tanya Fisher, ED.D., who were on hand to present scholarships to college bound scholars, left to right: DeShawn Radden, Nathaniel Hearns, and Cinderalla Famulimi. (Photo by John Coleman, CP Times ©2013)

SAN BERNARDINO, CA– The Inland Empire Alliance of Black School Educators held their Graduation & Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, on Friday, May 3, 2013, at the California State University San Bernardino San Manuel Events Center, before a “full house” of proud family and friends. IEABSE members involved in the planning and coordination of the event included Melinda Sewer Muganzo; Donna Henderson, ED.D, Tawiah Finley; Keynasia Buffong; Dina Walker; Joyce Payne; and Tanya Fisher, ED.D., who were on hand to present scholarships to college bound scholars, left to right: DeShawn Radden, Nathaniel Hearns, and Cinderalla Famulimi. (Photo by John Coleman, CP Times ©2013)

LEADING THE WAY—

Shown here are Donzaleigh Abernathy, left, and Wilmer Amina Carter, right. Ms. Abernathy, a noted actress, activist and author, gave the keynote address at the Graduation and Scholarship Recognition Ceremony. She included photos of her bombed-out home as a small child, held by the hand by her father, Rev. Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, and side-by-side with Rev, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Alabama in the midst of the Civil Rights Revolution. She reminded the graduates of the powerful role that children, high school youth and college students played in forcing America to become a better place. The IEABSE also paid a special tribute to former California Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter. IEABSE member Melinda Sewer Muganzo presented her with a plaque and four young children presented her with a bouquet of flowers. Carter’s husband, Bill Ratibu Jacocks performed the libation ceremony at the event. (Photo by John Coleman, CP Times ©2013)

Concern And Commitment—

Will Greer served as the Master of Ceremonies for the graduation program. Mr. Greer, a dedicated and committed educator, founded a mentoring program for the San Bernardino City Unified School District as a part of his activities as a Program Specialist for Equity and Targeted Achievement. Mr. Greer is also the co-founder of Ujima Learning Solutions, along with his wife La Tanya Greer, J.D., who is also an educator. (Photo by John Coleman, CP Times ©2013)

For a Light Dinner Try Chicken Marsala

 Chicken Marsala

    This low calorie Chicken Marsala recipe is great for those watching their diets or for those who just want a light, delicious and flavorful summer dinner, using Marsala, Italy’s most famous fortified wine.  Prep Time: 11 minutes. Total Time: 19 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Ingredients: 4 small (12 ounces total) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves; Nonstick spray coating; 1-1/2 cups  sliced fresh mushrooms; 2 tablespoons  sliced green onion; 2 tablespoons water; 1/4 teaspoon  salt; 1/4 cup dry Marsala or dry sherry.

Directions: Place 1 piece of chicken, boned side up, between 2 pieces of clear plastic wrap. Working from the center to the edges, pound lightly with a meat mallet to about 1/4-inch thickness. Remove plastic wrap. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick spray coating. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Add 2 chicken breast halves. Cook over medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until tender and no pink remains. Transfer to a platter; keep warm. Repeat with remaining chicken breast halves.

Carefully add mushrooms, green onion, water, and salt to skillet. Cook over medium heat until mushrooms are tender and most of the liquid has evaporated (about 3 minutes). Add Marsala or dry sherry to skillet. Heat through. Spoon vegetables and sauce over chicken. Makes 4 servings. Calories 161, Total Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 72 mg, Sodium 191 mg, Carbohydrate 2 g, Protein 27 g. (Per serving)

Serve with choice of pasta type, and choice of  vegetable — broccoli, asparagus, green beans, mixed peppers, or peas are good with this dish.  (Recipe.com; Photo: The Grub Daily)

Pacesetters Drum Squad Lead the ‘Beat of Success’ for IEABSE’s 2013 High School Grads

Pacesetters Drum Squad

Pacesetters Drum Squad

SAN BERNARDINO, CA– The award-winning San Bernardino Pacesetters Drum Squad led the procession of the proud high school graduates who were the honorees at the well-attended 2013 Inland Empire Alliance of Black School Educators’ Graduation and Scholarship Recognition Ceremony held Friday, May 3, 2013, at the San Manuel Events Center, at California State University San Bernardino (CSUSB).  The Pacesetters Drum Squad is as renowned for their intricate and complex beats as are the Pacesetters Drill team for their outstanding moves. Their shirts say it all as the group, led by Jo Ann Parker and Kelly Graham, believes in “Excellence, Discipline, and Pride.”  Shown here at the front of the drum line are Traquise Martin, left, and Andre Jackson, right, who is a current freshman at CSUSB. Directly behind Traquise is Harith Martin, and Kaijah Thompkins brings up the left flank rear and is unseen.  Behind Andre on the right are Jayden Kelly and Davonnie Martin. Photo by John Coleman, CP Times ©2013)