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World Acclaimed Journalist Visits Westside Story News

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SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Last week, world acclaimed investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas met with publisher of the Westside Story Newspaper, Wallace Allen, during a brief visit to Southern California. You can view Anas’ extensive portfolio at anasaremeyawanas.org.

Inland Empire Youth Reap Knowledge and Electronic Rewards at SGR Youth Symposium

More than 30 Inland Empire youth attended the annual Youth Symposium

More than 30 Inland Empire youth attended the annual Youth Symposium

RIALTO, CA- More than 30 area youth ages 13 to 17 were treated to a wealth of information by local leaders and a youth panel and received more than $1,200 worth of electronic door prizes at the Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. Youth Symposium, hosted by the Theta Pi Sigma Inland Empire alumnae chapter.

Using the national theme “Building Partnerships to Support Our Youth,” the event, held at Rialto Middle School, included engaging community partnership speakers. Cynthia “The Tech Diva” Frazier led an interactive segment on proper Internet and social media use, as well as practical tips to avoid becoming a victim of Internet predators. 100 Black Men, Inland Empire president, and senior law enforcement official Damon Alexander’s timely session presented “real talk” on the proper way to interact with law enforcement officers.

Terrance Stone, founder of the Young Visionaries Youth Leadership Academy, gave the young attendees vivid examples of how to secure “mountain climbing” life success. Nutritionists Art and Ikssa Giovanni displayed examples of the amount of sugar, salt and fat found in common snacks, fast foods and drinks and the health pitfalls that result from it.

The event also included a youth panel discussion led by local high school and college students. Panelist Manny Gray, a full-time student at Cal State – San Bernardino who also grew up through the foster care system, asked the youth to consider his motto: “I don’t live life to merely exist; I live life to make a great impact.”

Other panelists included Kidisti Daniel, a senior majoring in psychology at the University of California at Riverside and member of Sigma Gamma Rho and Jaire Bowen, a high school senior, most notably known for his lead role in the February 2015 documentary Searching for Mentors.

Every youth attendee was asked to complete questionnaires before and after the event to gauge the level of learning and to secure input that will be used to further improve the event for next year. While several lessons and nuggets of wisdom were made available to all of the attendees, each had their own special takeaways. Door prizes included a flat screen TV, a variety of headphones, Bose speakers, an electronic tablet, a Kindle and other electronics for educational use and pleasure.

Generous donations in support of the youth were provided by the Riverside Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Pi Rho Alumni Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., and the Riverside Kappa Alpha Psi Silhouettes.

Beautillion Knights Lend a Helping Hand

Left to Right: Minister Joseph Hearn, Miles Jones, Sir Davis, Arlington Rodgers III, Pastor JJ Mack, Brandon Watts, Anthony Montgomery, DeVon Clay and Khari Bush

Left to Right: Minister Joseph Hearn, Miles Jones, Sir Davis, Arlington Rodgers III, Pastor JJ Mack, Brandon Watts, Anthony Montgomery, DeVon Clay and Khari Bush

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-     The Social Lites Beautillion Knights helped bring cheer to children in the community and families to those in need on Saturday, March 28, at the Frazee Center in San Bernardino by helping serve hot meals to over 400 families, donating groceries and assisting in issuing Easter baskets to children in attendance as the children were greeted by the Easter Bunny, in addition to contributing and hiding Easter eggs for the Easter egg hunt.

The Social Lites, Incorporated 48th Beautillion Scholarship Ball will be held on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Resort Event Center located in Highland.  For more information, please contact Mrs. Twillea Evans-Carthen, Beautillion Chairman at (909) 234-4989 or tevanscarthen@yahoo.com or Mrs. Bettye Brewster, President, bettyebrewster@yahoo.com