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Kid’s Enjoy a Nice Dinner and Quality Time Spent with ‘Dad’

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VICTORVILLE, CA- On January 7, recording artist Justified and his Men of Faith in Action rallied up the fathers in the High Desert and had an awesome “Dinner with Dad” event at the Hometown Buffet in Victorville. Several families came out and made a powerful statement for Fatherhood, displaying the power of a father at the dinner table with his children. The promotion of the event definitely grabbed the attention of the community and also brought out the Superintendent of the Victor Valley Unified School District Dr. Ron Williams.

Thanks to the Community Action Partnership (CAP), during the dinner Justified and his team distributed toys and activity books to all the children in attendance. The smiles on the children’s faces was more than worth all the effort that went in to putting an event of this magnitude together. On top of the free giveaways all the children ate for FREE, thanks to Terry Boykins, CEO and Founder of Street Positive.

The Hometown Buffet has agreed to give the first Thursday of every month in 2016 to Justified and Men of Faith in Action to host “Dinner with Dad.” The next “Dinner with Dad” Event will be February 4 at the Victorville Hometown Buffet located at 14689 Valley Center Drive in Victorville.

Youth Action Project Hosts “YAP TALKS,” an MLK event

Enrique Murillo

Enrique Murillo

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Friday, January 15, Youth Action Project (YAP) will host “YAP TALKS” in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at San Bernardino Valley College in the Library Viewing room. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Rev. Dennis Brown (Rachel Luna / Staff Photographer)

Rev. Dennis Brown (Rachel Luna / Staff Photographer)

“YAP TALKS” is a TED Talks style event where four speakers each captivate the audience in 18 minutes or less with powerful monologues.  According to Youth Action Project Founder and CEO, Joseph Williams, the goal for this YAP TALKS is to talk about Dr. King’s philosophies and principles in the context of what can be done today.

The lineup includes: Enrique Murillo, Professor at California State San Bernardino and Director of Latino Education Advocacy Days; Johnathan Buffong, co-founder of Buffong Consulting and Mental Health Consultant with the County of San Bernardino; Lolita Lyles, Professor at California State Long Beach; and Rev. Dennis Brown, as the “Voice of King.”

The event will also feature a special performance by R&B sensation, as seen on The Oprah Winfrey Show and The Voice, Abraham McDonald. The aim of the event is to inspire community members young and old to take positive action toward building a healthy and vibrant San Bernardino. The YAP TALKS will be like no other event in honor of Dr. King’s legacy says YAP CEO Joseph Williams.

For more information about the Youth Action Project and/or if you are interested in making a financial donation, please visit YAP’s website at www.youthactionproject.org

What It Do With the LUE: BBW Model Castling Call

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CASTING CALL IS WHAT IT DO WITH THE LUE!!! LUE Productions is looking for 10 models to be a part of the first Inland Empire “BIG, BEAUTIFUL, WOMEN – BBW Fashion Show and Model Competition.” Ladies, this is YOUR OPPORTUNITY to rip the runway and show what you got in front of modeling agents seeking models.

We’re looking for you! So here’s what’s required: Plus Size/Full Figured/BBW, No Experience Needed and Must be over 18. The crowning model will receive a prize package worth over $2000, including $500 in cash and a one day workshop. The competition will consist of four categories in which each model will have to capture the theme and wow our panel of highly qualified judges.

The actual event is to be held Saturday, June 11 in the city of San Bernardino. Registration is $50 to enter the competition. All information regarding the event can be located on the LUE Productions Facebook page

LUE Productions is always about giving back to its community. This event will highlight the need to focus on the health and well-being of young women. Gwen Rogers, founder of Women’s Empowerment Foundation (YWE), will be our keynote event speaker. A percentage from each ticket sold will be donated to YWE.

You can also become a vendor or a sponsor for the low rate of $50; all logos will be added to promotional materials.

For more information text (909) 567-1000 or contact Deeveatva Foy at (909) 556-7637 or Freddie Washington at (714) 833-3196.

Until next week L’z and San Bernardino Strong!