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“14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Unity Breakfast and Tribute”

Greetings, from Trudy Coleman, Founder of Juneteenth Education Technology Mobile Arts Center, Inc., (J.ET.M.A.C), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, We invite you to the “14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Unity Breakfast and Tribute”, on Monday, January 19, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Program, Discussion Panels from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m..   This is event is to celebrate the life, struggle, and accomplishments of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his dream for equality, justice, and freedom for all. This year we are working to encourage the youth to get prepared for leadership roles, how to become economically prepared for the future, and be a part of improving America.

The MLK program consist of live musical performances from Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pastor Brian Kennedy of Ontario, CA, Mt. Sinai Church of God in Christ, Bishop Terrance Rhone, of Pomona, CA, and others. Our special guest recording artist is Mr. Juan Santiago, of Uninhibited Praise from North Carolina, he has had appearances and opening performances with artist such as: Bobby Jones Gospel, Pastor Shirley Caesar and Stage Plays “In Times Like These” and “Lord, I’m Coming Home” featuring Karen Clark-Sheard, Vicki Winans, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong, and the Gospel Music Workshop of America in Tampa, Florida.

As Co-founder and sponsor of the “California National Juneteenth Freedom Day”, A Holiday Observance Bill, originally signed by Governor Gray Davis in June 2002, the dream continues on.  This holiday observance is the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, signed into law, freeing all people born on American soil, by President Abraham Lincoln, in 1863.  The news of that freedom order did not reach the last slaves in Texas, until June 19, 1865.  This June 19, 2015, will be the 150th Anniversary of the Juneteenth, and completion of that freedom.

 

As Co-Chair of the National Education Committee, with the National Juneteenth Observance Foundation, (N.J.O.F.), along with Dr. Ronald Myers, Chairman, we are continuing our efforts to make Juneteenth a Holiday Observance across the United States of America and abroad. June is Black Music Month, and June 2015, is the “25th yr. Anniversary of the Juneteenth Celebration in Pomona Valley, the birthplace of the holiday bill for California. An Enshrinement for the Holiday Bill Observance was placed in Ganesha Park, to serve as a reminder of that time in history. I have dedicated my life to keeping Juneteenth alive, and educating our youth, and our communities about its significance. On Saturday, June 27, 2015, will be the “3rd Annual Emancipation Proclamation Dinner & Phineas Newborn Jr. Music Arts Scholarship Fundraiser”, an Extravaganza musical event, and Juneteenth Student Contest.  Please check website for location announcement. So, save the date and be involved.

Donations are needed, and welcome throughout the year. We are seeking sponsorship for both events.  Deadline is January 15th for Advanced tickets sales. Donations: $35.00 in Adv, and $40.00 at the Door, VIP $45.00. Tickets can be purchased for the MLK breakfast now online, using Paypal, or go to website: www.jetmacinc.com, and click on Payment/Donate, mail check or money order to mailing address: J.E.T.M.A.C., INC., 7640 Broadmoor Place, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730; or call for locations to pick up your tickets.  Please check our website to download sponsorship information, advertising in our program book, or vendor booth, at www.jetmacinc.com.  We look forward to seeing you next year and your goodwill is appreciated. I can be reached at (909) 418-8530,

Jewel Diamond Taylor Speaks on the Importance of Technology

Jewel Speaks to professionals

Jewel Speaks to professionals

By John Coleman

Jewel Taylor

Jewel Taylor

Jewel Diamond Taylor was the ‘trainer’ who addressed the Inland Empire  Non-Profit Resource Development Coalition for it’s monthly meeting last week at the San Bernardino County Dept of Behavioral Health Education Center.    Taylor is a well known and highly regarded motivational speaker who is known for speaking to packed auditoriums. This time she was able to switch gears and focus her attention on this small class of non-profit, public service young professionals.

She spoke on how technology is changing the way we look at the world and how it is rapidly changing and becoming highly competitive. It was empathized that small businesses to the biggest and most established enterprises must adapt or disappear in response to the forces of technology and/or human creativity.
To succeed in business, you must know who YOU are, not only your brand but also how you are perceived by the public. It was also stated on how to maintain these VALUES while endeavoring to ‘ride the crest of the breaking waves’.   ‘Know Thyself’ is as important as ever.
Frank Kelly, co-trainer and founder of the “NO DRUGS AMERICA”  drug abuse and addiction prevention & intervention programs, also spoke at the meeting. His programs have  become part of local community services across the County’s High Desert communities from Victorville to Barstow. Kelly shared information regarding the foundations upon which his program was built, which include classes, certifications,  learning community resources who were aware and/or concerned about the problem, and   collecting factual evidence about local issues. These are the nuts and bolts of how to build and maintain a vital community health and service program.
Jonathan Buffong, Facilitator, IE NPRDC;   Jewel Diamond Taylor, (2nd from the left), & Frank Kelly, (3rd from the left), receive a "Certificate of Commendaion" from Assembly Member, Cheryl Brown;   & Terrance Stone, CoChair, IE NPRDC.

Jonathan Buffong, Facilitator, IE NPRDC; Jewel Diamond Taylor, (2nd from the left), & Frank Kelly, (3rd from the left), receive a “Certificate of Commendaion” from Assembly Member, Cheryl Brown; & Terrance Stone, CoChair, IE NPRDC.

What It Do With The LUE: Fitz Taylor

received_10205964428574256What It Do! Rapper Fitz Taylor, The Puerto Rican Papi, as he likes to be called by the ladies is making major moves in the music industry. I’ve seen and heard this dude for myself, and yes he is a contender in the rap game.
Straight out of San Bernardino and born March on 10, this handsome and talented rapper is really buzzing. Fitz is an acronym for “frequently in the Zone”. Fitz began rapping at the age of 14 and never looked backed.  Having an opportunity to experience the tour life in 2014 he rocked stages from Southern California all the way to Vegas with Laylow Entertainment. Pulling his inspiration from several places, such as artists like Nas and Tupac, has helped him in this game along with his family and day to day struggles.
Fitz along with Dj Fredy Fresco of 99.1 Kggi  is currently celebrating the release of his mixtape “Stereo Type”, which is receiving a great response from everyone. I need you to check this young hitta out. Trust me, his name will be in lights. His music links are located below.  I always put on for my city and the indie artists. Until next week, L’s Up!