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25th Year Anniversary of the Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Gospel & Jazz Arts Festival

POMONA, CA- The City of Pomona and Trudy Coleman, Founder/CEO, of Juneteenth Education Technology Mobile Arts, (J.E.T.M.A.C.), Co-founder of the California National Juneteenth Freedom Day Holiday Observance Bill sponsored by Juneteenth America, Inc. This bill signed by Governor Gray Davis in 2002, states that “Juneteenth” is to be celebrated every June 19, and every third Saturday in June. We are inviting you to come celebrate at the “25th Yr. Anniversary of Pomona Valley Juneteenth Family Gospel & Jazz Arts Festival, on June 20, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Ganesha Park, 1575 White N. Ave.  Event is Free and Open to the Public.

June is also Black Music Month/African American Jazz Heritage Month, World Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness month.  It is also the 150th year anniversary of Juneteenth (June 1865 – June 2015), representing when the last slaves in Texas were freed 2 1/2 yrs. after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed by President Abraham Lincoln. There is also a National Campaign to have President Obama sign the Resolution to have Juneteenth on the National Calendar.

There will be a variety of Gospel Performances, a Jazz Zone – African American Jazz, Cuban Jazz, Poetry, guest performance by Jay Jackson & Lou Rawls Revue, Mel Cole, the Las Vegas Al Green Impersonator, and Denise Lyle-Cook “Oracle”, spiritual poetic, and Songstress Amore, and many more. There will be Multicultural Food Vendors, Arts & Crafts Vendors, swimming pool will be open, and other fun activities for the kids. Bring your blankets and lounge chairs and enjoy one of Pomona must beautiful parks.  In honor of the Ancestors, there will also be a Healthy Living 5K Run/Walk in the morning, meet-up time is 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., to pre-register, Walk/run kick-off at 9:00am, in Ganesha Park. For the 5K Walk/Run pre-registration information, please call Dr. Bettye Anderson at (323) 737-2323.

This multicultural celebration of American Unity is coordinated by the Southern California Juneteenth Committee.  For vendor and sponsor opportunities information, ask for Trudy Coleman at (909) 418-8530 or (909) 989-4844, or by email: at trudycoleman@jetmacinc.com. You may also visit www.jetmacinc.com.

What it Do With the LUE: LowLA Scott

Lowla ScottI know it’s been a minute but ya’ girl been busy putting together an Indie Artist Award Show honoring artists and entities in the Inland Empire; please be on the lookout for, “My Music, My MIC” scheduled for Saturday, August 1 at the San Bernardino Women’s Club. So, this week What it Do with LUE, is the 1st lady. Noooooooooo, I’m not talking about Michelle Obama. I’m talking about Crystal Scott a.k.a. LowLA Scott, 1st Lady of LUE Productions.

This Gemini baby started out as a model and jumped into the rap game with no fear. This young lady is literately blazing her way to the top. LowLA is what I like to call that sexy, gangsta’, fire spittin’ lyricist. She’s’ truly a tall drink of water. Having to overcome obstacles, her love for her two-year-old son, Neo, keeps her grounded and grinding for better opportunities in LIFE.

Please don’t sleep on this talented artist she is one to watch for. Her star is shining BRIGHT! Our management company is proud to call LowLA Scott the 1st Lady of LUE Productions. Please follow her on Facebook and Instagram at LowLA Scott. For booking please email us at Lue.info@yahoo.com. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LowLA and L’s UP!

Her projects include: LowLA Scott’s freshman album yet untitled will drop 1st week of August; Her Single, “LowLA’s Got a Burner” will be available June 11 on iTunes, Google Play, Xbox Radio, Spotify, and Amazon. Special thanks to Producers S. Fresh, Maniac, Topsy, C. Rich, and all that; Boss Cartell Mixtape will be dropping at end of June with Paul Douglas;and she also has collaborations with Paul Douglas, Aaron Swift, Fitz Taylor, Dada Doe, Tecnic, Sabre, Firelane Faulty, and others. LowLA’s Upcoming shows include Tierra Marie and Big Hutch a.k.a. Cold 187 (Above the Law) coming soon.

Assemblymember Brown to Recognize the Founder of the Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery during California Small Business Day

Dorothy Pryor Rose and daughters Tekesha and Tedra

Dorothy Pryor Rose and daughters Tekesha and Tedra

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is proud to recognize Mrs. Dorothy Pryor Rose, founder of Mommie Helen’s Bakery, as her Small Business person of the Year. Mrs. Pryor Rose will be acknowledged with an award during the annual California Small Business Day hosted by the California Small Business Association on Wednesday, June 10, in Sacramento.

Mrs. Pryor Rose’s business has been in the Inland Empire for nearly 15 years. Her menu consists of: Sweet potato pie, pecan pie, rose berry pie, peach cobbler, apple cobbler, lemon cake, 7-up cake, sock-it-to-me cake, red velvet cake, and a variety of cookies, all made from scratch.

Her cakes and pies are enjoyed by people around the world, especially by renowned celebrities. Her list of celebrity clientele include: Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, NFL players Ronnie Lott  and Willie Gault,  NBA player Dr. J, and her regular customer, NBA legend Magic Johnson, to name a few. One of her most notable achievements include baking and serving 250 peach cobbler pies for the wedding of NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal and his wife Shaunie O’Neal. Additionally, every year, she participates in the annual Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by NFL player Marcus Allen.

“Her passion, love and dedication to this community led me to select her as my Small Business person of the Year.  Although other cities have tried to lure her away, she chose to stay here and bring a positive influence to our area. Despite adversity, she is a constant source of inspiration,” said Assemblymember Brown.

In 2000, Mrs. Pryor Rose established Mommie Helen’s Bakery in the city of Colton.

She credits her mother as her inspiration for starting her business.

“My mom’s baking inspired me. She was a very good cook,” said Mrs. Pryor Rose. “As I was praying to the Lord, as I regularly do, He instructed me to open up a bakery. I told him, I don’t know the first thing about running a bakery, but I trusted Him and He directed me.”

She said the most rewarding aspect of her job is witnessing the expressions on the faces of her customers. “Some of our clients are brought to tears when they taste the pies. They say it reminds them of the pies they enjoyed as youngsters.  Many of them no longer have the experience of enjoying the cakes and pies made by their loved ones because they’ve passed on.  It’s wonderful to know that people are satisfied with our products. We put a lot of love into our work,”  said Mrs. Pryor-Rose.

Currently, she serves as a consultant to the business while her daughters, the second generation of family-owned business entrepreneurs, manage the bakery.

Mrs. Pryor Rose and her husband Bobbie currently reside in San Bernardino and have two children, Tedra and Tekesha.

For more information, contact Ashley Jones at (909) 381-3238.