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This Saturday Come Out and Celebrate Mardi Gras Style at the 3rd Annual Black History Super Expo Celebration

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-  The Black Chamber of Commerce Inland Empire will be hosting the 3rd Annual Black History Super Expo Celebration on Saturday, February 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Court Street Square located at 349 N. E Street in San Bernardino. The event is FREE to the public.

There will be live entertainment, vendors, great food, a veggie connection pop-up, and a kids’ zone. Free rides to the expo will be provided by OmniTrans. You can pick up bus tokens from the Akoma Unity Center located at 1367 N. California Street in San Bernardino.

For more information, please contact Tammy at (714) 292-0205 or visit www.BCCInlandEmpire.com.

Unveiling of the Rosa Parks Statue Will be Held in Downtown San Bernardino Friday, February 2

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-  On Friday, February 2, Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes and community partners; San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation and California Department of Transportation District 8 will be unveiling the Rosa Parks Statue at the Rosa Parks Memorial Building located at 464 W. 4th Street in San Bernardino. The unveiling starts at 10:30 a.m.

The Rosa Parks Statue was made possible by funding contained in the 2017 state budget. “Working together with community partners and the Governor, I was able to secure the final funding needed for this iconic statue,” said Assemblymember Reyes. “The 47th Assembly District is honored to recognize the first lady of the civil rights movement and we are confident her statue will be a beacon of hope for those yearning for change.”  

Join us as we unveil the bronze Rosa Parks Statue and recommit ourselves to justice.

For more information or to RSVP contact District Representative Daniel Peeden or call the District Office at (909) 381-3238.

Annual County Academic Decathlon Begins This Weekend

REDLANDS – This year’s 35th annual San Bernardino County Academic Decathlon competition will take place over two weekend dates – January 27 and February 3 – at Redlands East Valley High School.

With close to 400 high school students competing, this year’s scholastic competition features 41 teams that represent 25 high schools. Both weekends of the competition will take place at Redlands East Valley High, located at 31000 E. Colton Ave. in Redlands.

Students receive points by competing in 10 academic events. There are written tests in the areas of math, economics, music, art, language/literature, science and social science. Students also write an essay, face a panel of interviewers and give impromptu and prepared speeches.

For the finale on February 3, teams compete in a Super Quiz, a college bowl-style event consisting of multiple-choice questions. This year’s overall competition theme is Africa. Chaffey High School from the Chaffey Joint Union High School District is the six-time defending county champion of Academic Decathlon.

Teams consist of nine students, three from each grade-point category: “A” (Honors), “B” (Scholastic) and “C” (Varsity). Students compete for individual and team awards.

This year’s participating high schools and their districts are: Alta Loma High, Chaffey High, Colony High, Etiwanda High, Los Osos High, Montclair High, Ontario High and Rancho Cucamonga High, Chaffey Joint Union High; Ayala High, Chino Hills High and Don Lugo High, Chino Valley Unified; Bloomington High, Colton Joint Unified; Kaiser High, Fontana Unified; Citrus Valley High, Redlands East Valley High and Redlands High, Redlands Unified; Eisenhower High and Rialto High, Rialto Unified; Arroyo Valley High, Pacific High, San Bernardino High and San Gorgonio High, San Bernardino City Unified; and Cobalt Institute of Math and Science and Victor Valley High, Victor Valley Union High. Aquinas High School, a private school, also is participating.

The public is invited to attend the Super Quiz, which begins around 2:30 p.m. on February 3.

Winners and finalists from the Academic Decathlon will be announced at an awards banquet on February 8 at the National Orange Show Events Center. The winning team and possible other qualifiers will represent the county at the statewide Academic Decathlon competition in March.