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Bully Awareness Network, Dr. JJ Spinner Bring Awareness to End all Forms of Bullying with the Move 2 Improve Tour

Dr. Spinner

Dr. Spinner

LOS ANGELES, CA- Happening on Saturday, November 7, at the Chucos Youth Justice Center, in Inglewood, the Bully Awareness Network will launch its Move 2 Improve Tour, which consists of a series of events that seeks to empower the youth and encourage them to mirror and exemplify positive behavior. Dr. Spinner, the organization’s founder and president, believes that this is the first step to ending all forms of bullying is to change the behavior of individuals positively.

The Bully Awareness Network’s events have been called memorable and epic and have captured the city by storm as reported in CNN ireport, and the organization, a non-profit, has drawn rave reviews that have touted its president, Dr. Spinner, as the “Black Pope.”   Dr. Spinner has gone into schools, churches and communities, to preach his mantra, “end all forms of bullying.”  His passion stems from wanting to see all children, teenagers and young adults to be in environments that are free from bullying.

His noted book, A Systematic Approach to Ending Bullying caught the attention of Lou Gossett Jr. , who considers this book to be a must read and the methodologies discussed in the book essential to end bullying in our society.  Bullying is not only one person’s problem; it is everyone’s problem to come together as a cohesive unit to resolve this travesty.  The Bully Awareness Network’s supporters include: students, parents, community leaders, government executives, city officials, celebrities, professional athletes and others; noted individuals include: Senator Holly Mitchell, Ambassador Diane Watson, Lou Gossett Jr., John Amos,  the legendary Supremes, Jewel Diamond Taylor, Lisa Nichols, and Reverent June Diamond Taylor.

The thing the separates the movement from others is what it represents.  According to Dr. Spinner, “We strive to be a true network, like Gumbo, a lot of ingredients that forms a cohesive, savory taste. We welcome other organizations, share our resources, and bring a platform of unconditional love and unity.”  The Bully Awareness Network’s mission is to end all forms of bullying by purposefully seeking to teach and spread the core building blocks of its anti-bullying program: unity, knowledge, entrepreneurship and leadership.

The organization’s November 7 event will allow the youth to showcase his/her unique and special talents in dance, rap and signing in front of the industry’s best to encourage the youth that being gifted, talented and uniqueness should never be the basis of being bullied but the basis of the evidence of one’s greatness, which is why our creator only could make only one of me.  Some of the judges for the dance battle include Shane Sparks from America Can Dance Contest, one of the top Choreographers in the world; Ceasare Willis from the dance film Rize; and Kio from Dancing with the Stars; and Boogaloo Shrimp, one of the originators of the dance battle.   The judges for the signing portion include Kevin McCall, a Grammy award winner songwriter/singer who has written hit songs for Chris Brown; Cheryl Cooley of the fabled group Klymaxx; Dorsey Fuller, the head director for the beat and manager for the Grammy nominee Angie Fisher; and Kurupt.

The Bully Awareness Network is pleased to have Jerome Ro Brooks, an actor in Tyler Perry’s the Haves and the Have Nots, and Victor Battle, a national casting director, as presenters to speak to the youth about acting and getting casted.  In addition to the talent showcase and presentations, the youth will hear many positive messages in alignment with the organization’s mission from the best speakers, attorneys, city officials and school officials and more. There will be number of noteworthy celebrity speakers such as Gary Gary, director of the hit sensation movie Straight Out of Compton. The event will end with a comedy show, starring Wild ‘N Out very own funny woman, Aarona Lopez; Lester Barrie, a renown actor and comedian, and a host of others.

The Move 2 Improve tour will continue on December 22 with its toy give-a-way and Christmas Extravaganza at the Bradley Source Family Center. Selected contestants from the November 7 event will receive the opportunity to perform at the event in front of prominent city officials, celebrities, and elected guest.   In January 2016, the Bully Awareness Network has been selected to be a part of the Martin Luther King Parade, as a recognized non-profit organization for its service to the community.

Grand Marshall Raymond E. Rincon Will Be Honored In The 16th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade

Veteran parade & car show

First Sergeant Raymond Rincon

First Sergeant Raymond Rincon

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The 16th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade & Car Show will be held on E. Street in San Bernardino on Saturday, November 7.  The parade will begin at 10 a.m., beginning at San Bernardino High school and end at the Inland Empire Military Museum and McDonald’s Museum at 14th and E. Street, which is historic Route 66.  In addition, the E Street Cruizers Car Club will hold a car show on E Street.  The street will be closed to through traffic from the high school down to Baseline. The parade is sponsored by Juan Pollo and the Inland Empire Military Museum. This family event of cars, food, and music will take place from 8 a.m. till 4 p.m.

This year’s Grand Marshall is First Sergeant Raymond Rincon.   “I joined the U.S. Army in 1966. I was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, 501st Infantry. I went to Viet Nam in November 1967 with the 2nd and 3rd Brigade on C-141 Jets, not knowing if we were going to land or parachute in”, said Rincon.

Rincon was awarded The Purple Heart after being injured in the war. In addition to his Purple Heart, Rincon received a Bronze Star with “V” Device; Vietnam Service Medal; Combat Infantry Badge; Airborne Jump Wings; Air Assault Badge; and 18 other ribbons and badges from the U.S. Army, National Guard and the State Military Reserve. He served in the State Military Reserve for 20 years working with the National Guard. Rincon retired as a First Sergeant with 24 years of Military Service.

The day’s festivities also include special guest Richard Hanna, a World War II Marine Corps Veteran.

Participating Veteran’s organizations are Catholic War Veterans Post 762; I.E. Vietnam Veterans Chapter 47; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8737; I.E. Airborne Association; and the American legion Post 772.

For the last 4 years, muralist Phil Yeh has been painting a massive mural on the walls of the historic site of the first McDonald’s. Along with Rory Murray, Beth Winokur, Jan Windhausen, Sandy Cvar, and others, these murals show the history of San Bernardino on one side and California’s Route 66 on another wall. Now, Murray and Yeh have just about finished the front of the building. They have painted some noted cars and an image of the original 1948 McDonald’s. Sandy Cvar came out this year to do a portrait of Richard and Maurice McDonald.

The McDonald’s Museum is located at 1398 N. E. Street in San Bernardino and is open daily. The Inland Empire Military Museum is open on weekends. Admission to both museums is free.



“Knock, Knock… Who’s there?”

Lou Coleman

Lou Coleman

By Lou Coleman

Jesus! —- You pause in astonishment; with your tail between your legs. You want to run but you can’t move. You don’t know what to do. Then you hear a voice that says, “Tonight, your soul will be required!”  I want you to know that this is not a childhood game. Eternity is at stake and Jesus is saying, “Ready or Not, Here I come!” There are warnings that should be heard and heeded by every person reading this message. This is a wake-up call! It challenges the saints to be ready, and it calls for the lost to get ready. The Bible says, “Christ will come like a thief in the night, when you least expect him. It will happen in the twinkling of an eye, with the sound of a trumpet.” But the devil has whispered a different lie into the ears of many believers. That lie is, “Christ has delayed His coming.” Jesus addresses this in Matthew 24 in his parable about being ready for his return: “Be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” Paul constantly cried, “Wake up! It is past midnight, and the Lord’s coming has drawn near. Stir yourself and don’t be slothful. Jesus is coming for those who are expecting him.” He wrote to the church in Rome: “Knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light” Romans 13:11-12. In Revelation 22:17, “The Spirit and the bride say, come.” This verse shows us the very last cry, or prayer, of the Holy Spirit, when he knows his work on earth is about to be completed: “Come, Lord Jesus!” In Verse 7 of this chapter, Jesus announces, “Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that kept the sayings of prophesy of this book.” May all such blindness be removed!

The truth is that God is shaking all that can be shaken. And what is still to come is too dreadful to think about. In the midst of all this, I hear Jesus saying, “Surely I come quickly” Revelation 22:20. I also hear the bride of Christ answering, as John did, “Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” I want you to know that before the flood, people couldn’t imagine water falling for forty days and forty nights. They couldn’t imagine the great deep bursting forth and the floodgates of heaven opening up. It was inconceivable to them that water would destroy them and their world. If anyone did believe it and actually prepared for it, they called them a fool Genesis 7:14. But then one day, the flood came and wiped the earth away. I don’t know where a message such as this finds you today. If you have never trusted Jesus as you Savior and you would like to be saved, I invite you to give your life to Him today.  If you are saved, but the Lord has shown you that you are not ready for Him to return, confess your sin(s) before the Lord and repent. If He has spoken to you on any level, heed His voice. For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour God is coming. The Bible says that when Noah and his family entered the ark God shut them in Genesis 7:16. There always comes a time when it is too late. Why not make preparation? “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation” 2 Cor. 6:2.