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Pink Goes Red for Heart Health

RIVERSIDE, CA- The Eta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. traded their customary Pink and Green for the day in support of the American Heart Association.  “Pink Goes Red” is a national focus of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., America’s oldest sorority for African American college educated women.  The “Pink Goes Red” campaign seeks to educate women about the risks of Heart Disease.  Eta Nu Omega Chapter President Nancy Ross, herself a survivor of heart disease reminded the chapter that heart disease and stroke are the number one killers of women, affecting 1 in 3 women, more than all cancers combined.  She issued a challenge last year to members to eat better, move more, and reduce sodium intake.  Chapter members met this challenge and raised funds to donate to the American Heart Association.  Eta Nu Omega is actively involved in the counties of San Bernardino and Riverside, participating in various projects to promote family strengthening, youth education and health promotion.

PAL Center Meets with SBCUSD Police Department

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- PAL Center staff met with with Chief Paulino and Assistant Chief Donahue of SBCUSD Police Department to discuss collaboration on Explorers and Cadet Program for the upcoming year!  This is an exciting venture that will benefit students and parents, and create awareness of law enforcement career opportunities and services.  

PAL Center CEO, Dwaine Radden exclaims, “We’re excited to expand our partnership with the SB School Police by developing a Cadet program for our students and the community.” 

Hundreds Expected to Attend Black History Month Events at SBVC

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- To celebrate Black History Month, San Bernardino Valley College is launching an impressive lineup of concerts, lectures, film screenings, and dance performances over the month of February.

Organized by the college’s Arts, Lectures & Diversity (ALD) Committee, these events have traditionally brought hundreds of community members to campus, with many visitors becoming regulars.

“This is a time-honored tradition on our campus,” said President Diana Rodriguez. “I am proud that our campus and community continue to come together to celebrate the achievements of some of the greatest men and women in our country’s history.”

The month’s events kicked off with a screening of Light Girls on February 1, a documentary film that chronicles the lives of light-skinned African-American women and the prejudices they face.

The rest of the month’s events include:

  • February 8: Film Screening, Bleaching Black Culture (11:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. in the Library Viewing Room)
  • February 15: Film Screening, 13th (11:30 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. in the Library Viewing Room)
  • February 17: Music/Poetry/Dance Performance, Project 21 (6:30 p.m. in the Auditorium)
  • February 22: Guest Speaker, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson: Race, Racism, and Race Relations in the United States (6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium)
  • February 23: Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast (7:30 a.m. in Campus Center)
  • February 24: Black History Month Concert & Civil Rights Celebration (7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium)

All events are free and open to the public, with free parking available on campus.