SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Saturday, November 23, Street Positive Inc., along with several other community organizations, hosted a forum on mental awareness through a series of song, dance, theatrics and spoken word. The purpose of the event was to showcase the reasoning of why mental health is important to the Black community. The event was held at the Steelworkers Auditorium in Fontana. Some of the entertainment for the event included saxophonist Grover who opened the program and played during the intermission and comedian Etta Mae McPherson.
RIVERSIDE, CA- The Brothers of the Riverside Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. for the seventh year co-sponsored the 2013 Thanksgiving Giveaway of the Riverside Fair Housing Council. The Chapter’s Diamond Foundation was able to significantly increase its financial support this year at a time when the number of people served also increased. Rose Mayes, Fair Housing Executive Director, expressed her concern. “We thought we had received only enough funding to reach 100 people so the list of families was closed; however, with the increased funding from sponsors like Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, we reopened the list to serve some 300 people. Additionally, any leftover resources will go to the Community Settlement Association in support of their holiday gift baskets for families in need.”
HAWTHORNE, CA – Surrounded by family, community leaders and elected officials throughout Los Angeles County, Hawthorne Mayor-elect Chris Brown will hold a community swearing in ceremony and outline his goals for the city on Thursday, December 5 at Hawthorne’s Memorial Center, 39010 W. El Segundo Blvd., Hawthorne, CA, at 6 p.m.
Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III (D- Los Angeles) will preside over the ceremony and administer the oath of office to Brown. Upon taking the oath, Brown will become the city’s youngest and first African American mayor. Following the oath, Brown will outline his priorities for his first term in office. He will also highlight his goals to increase public safety and improve public access to parks while protecting Hawthorne’s fiscal health. Additionally, Brown will announce the creation of the ‘Mayor’s Business Roundtable’, which will meet regularly to engage leaders in Hawthorne’s business community to foster innovation, create jobs and increase business and investment opportunities throughout the city.
A native of Los Angeles County, Brown was raised in local public schools and began his professional career in the technology industry. As a successful small business owner, Brown most recently operated a business to help homeowners dealing with foreclosure. Brown and his wife Hedako, an educator, are the proud parents of a two-year-old son and are expecting their second child in early 2014.