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Kansas SDA Church Celebrates Caribbean Flag Day, Black History

Photos by John Coleman

To celebrate Black History Month at Riverside’s Kansas Ave SDA Church, members and guests were invited to march into the church’s regular Sabbath service on February 18 with an Island twist. The church celebrated Black History in conjunction with giving recognition to the national Caribbean flag which symbolizes their birth and cultural identity. Participating members also wore Island colors, clothing, or something else symbolizing their cultural identity. It was a comfortable, joyful, and proud ceremony of recognition.

Janet Goeske Foundation Hosts Successful Black History Event

Summary and Photos by Jon Coleman

RIVERSIDE, CA- The Janet Goeske Foundation of Riverside held its 15th Annual Black History Program in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation.  Sponsors included:  Fair Housing of Riverside County; Heart and Soul Line Dance; Riverside African American Historical Society; and the City of Riverside. In a dramatic performance, EMPOWER-U Productions presented the history of struggle that was necessary to bring about passage of that legislation.

FRIDAY FISH FRY… a Cultural Affair

Presented By WSSNEWS… Hosted By The IMPROVE Association… Produced By Empire Talks Back Radio

FOOD Directed By Jo-MaMa

FISH-FRY-13Every Friday beginning Friday March 20, Friday Fish Fry (FFF) will be available for your nutritional and cultural fulfillment! Jo-MaMa (Co-Publisher Westside Story Newspaper, Josephine M. Allen) has earned her cooking reputation and will monitor the preparation of the fish, coleslaw, beans and rice, and dessert. You will not be overwhelmed with choices; however, you will be overwhelmed by taste!

The FFF Variety Show will be just as tasteful with high entertainment, which will consist of music, dance, spoken word, recognition awards, and much more.  The dinners will be available for order and pick-up beginning at 4:30 p.m to 9: 30 pm. every Friday. The stage show begins at 5:30  p.m. with family friendly acts until 7 p.m. After a short interlude, Grown-up entertainment will take the stage with “Empire Talks Back” Radio Host, Wallace Allen performing MC duties. If you want to perform call Wallace at (909) 384-8131.

Friday Fish Fry will be taped for web and TV broadcast. All attendees to the taping of the show are required to become members of the FFF Association, which is covered by your dinner purchase. You will become eligible for a variety of member benefits. FFF will be taking place at 777 Allen Street in San Bernardino.