RIVERSIDE, CA— The Riverside County Black Chamber of Commerce (RCBCC) attended the 5th Annual “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Community Health Fair and 100 Mile Club Walk” at Agate Park in Jurupa Valley on Saturday, November 14. The RCBCC represents Covered California in the effort to enroll people in a health insurance program. As a designated “Navigator”, the RCBCC is committed to informing people about Covered California, as well as enrolling them in the program. Among those pictured above is Pepi Jackson (Cap and sunglasses), the president of RCBCC. Pepi states, “If you want to know more about Covered California, please call our office at (951) 823-0175 or go to www.youqualify.org.” The RCBCC meets every third Thursday at its Riverside office located at 2060 Chicago Avenue.
Looking to impose tougher laws on bullying
Submitted by Dr. Spinner
LOS ANGELES, CA—It was cold breezy day, missing her family, Dr. Spinner’s wife, renowned Boca Raton Attorney, Nekishia L. Spinner, is yet not frazzled due to her assignment of going to the White House to bring forth change through prayer and supplication, in regards to Bully Awareness Network’s initiative of ending all forms of bullying. One of the objectives of BAN is to get legislation passed that will impose tougher laws against bullying in schools. Conversely, many miles away on a different coastline, her husband hosted the Move 2 Improve Tour, which was a youth empowerment event that encouraged youth to embrace their unique talents and gifts in the arts.
Saturday night at the Chuco’s Youth Justice Center, you can hear the thumping, all of sudden youth begin to scream, not in fear, however out of excitement as Shane Sparks enters the building. Later, Aarona Lopez comes into to the facility showing the teens some Wild N Out fun. Oakland Rapper, Kayla B., “it was a night truly to remember! “ Reverberating music provided by some of Disney and Nickelodeon’s finest social media stars and headline teen acts such as Korina Davis, one of, if not the best violinist in the world, Pynk Lemonade, Aliyah Moulden, Faithy J, and The Johnson’s Twins, “definitely, they are some of the best young talent in the country, which very few can match!” “These young people spend countless hours perfecting their artistry, which we have an artist development program as well as teach kids about how to become an entrepreneur.” One artist, Faithy J, is selling a book entitled, “You Are Never Too Young to Get Started,” while another Aliyah Moulden will be learning how to form patterns, make textiles, and create her own special creations all under her signature brand, under the tutelage of Christia’n Annice, who designs adolescents clothes out of her boutique, Issis Sky. The Bully Awareness Network welcomes her participation in part of their Young Executive Entrepreneur Academy (Y.E.E.A.)! “We will continue to develop leaders that reflect our culture, climate, and cognitive state, resonating the message to end all forms of bullying, states Dr. Spinner, Founder and President of BAN. He continues to add that, “we have to replace the wayward behavior with positive reinforcement.” Lastly, Dr. Spinner is ecstatic to see another entrepreneur Kali Raah coming out of the program to bring his T-Shirt Line Kali Raah. Additionally, Dr. Spinner, he is firmly committed to the youth being empowered as Bryce Xavier, vehemently and passionately shared their personal encounters with bullying, as well as spoke the dire need of social reform.
Several celebrity guest came out to show support towards Dr. Spinner’s initiative, Ro Brooks, who shared with the kids how to become an actor and what it takes using quotes from his book, “How to go from Extra to ACTOR.” Shane Sparks, of America Best Dance Crew TV Show, if not the top choreographer in the world, spoke about the discipline that is required to become a top dancer and performer; Tony Nicholas, son of legendary tap duet group, the Nicholas Brothers, and a special appearance was made by Miss California 2015, Erika Abke who spoke about teen domestic violence. In addition to being broadcast live by 1580 AM Da Radio Show.
Next on the tour line, November 21, as BAN pulls together five community churches and feeds up to thousand people a Thanksgiving Meal, while promoting their initiative with BAN guest speakers, hosted by Dr. Spinner, Tenise Taylor (Bullying), Shelia Peters (Protecting your kids from Sex Trafficking), and Joi Hall (Teen Domestic Violence) as well as some of the best young talent in the country performing. Thereafter, Dr. Spinner has scheduled a tour in early December for teens to tour the college campus of USC. We need to continuously keep our kids engaged and I look forward to signing up as many kids possible, regardless of age.
Next, we are having our Free Toy Drive and Christmas Concert that is going to have absolutely, “hands down the best talent on the planet, as I have been getting calls from various record labels as well as vp’s from Sony, DreamWorks, Hollywood Entertainment, wanting to come the event to hear the young people perform.” Dr. Spinner welcomes all”clean” acts “as we are promoting a new culture of substance as well as purpose.”
December 22 event, which will lead up to the Martin Luther King Parade, January 18, 2016 that will be televised live on Channel 7. “We are honored by the committee to have selected BAN to be part of this amazing event, which I look forward to getting the kids out and being a part of history in a major way!” You can continue to follow the Move 2 Improve Tour on FB at Bully Awareness Network.
“We need everyone’s support, as we will have several events coming up starting with Men and Boys (Teen) Domestic Violence Forum, our semiannual forum on domestic violence and sex trafficking conference, and our anti bullying talent showcases. “
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Dr. J.J. Spinner at 323 301 2416 or email at Bullyawarenessnetwork@gmail.com.
SAN BERNARDINO, CA— San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board co-hosted a job fair with Assemblyman Marc Steinorth (R-Rancho Cucamonga) on Monday, October 26 at California State University, San Bernardino. The attendance rate was high during the three-hour event. More than 350 job seekers had the opportunity to meet with 30 employers offering more than 300 jobs in industries including manufacturing, transportation, military, retail and public sectors.
According to Workforce Development Department Deputy Director Miguel McQueen, the job fairs are primarily designed to forge pathways to careers and to connect skilled workers with middle class jobs in the County.
“In our region we have the food service industry on one end and the technological sector at the higher end,” McQueen explained. “Here at the job fair there are multiple paths in between for our county residents to build a career.”
Representatives from the Workforce Investment Board were on-hand to assist job seekers with applications and resumes.
“I’m always looking for better ways to represent the Inland Empire, and my main focus is to bring as much attention to the community as possible. This is a great way to bring resources that help the local community thrive,” explained Steinorth. “If I can’t help the middle class families and businesses as a region, then I’m not doing my job.”
Many attendees gained interview opportunities, submitted applications, and had in-person conversations with potential employers, a rare opportunity in a process that is usually handled online.
“These fairs offer job seekers the opportunity to make connections face to face with numerous employers under one roof. The employers represent a range of industries and that is why we will continue to provide this resource for both employers and job seekers,” said San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Ramos. “This is just one example of our commitment to offer resources and services to develop our workforce in order to help attain countywide prosperity.”
Dana Stirling of Loma Linda, graduated from Cal State San Bernardino with a bachelor’s degree in history in 2014. By the time of her departure, she had scheduled an interview with an insurance company the following week.
“We realized through the last few job fairs that there was an increase in the number of positions offered by employers,” said Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board. “Twenty-five percent of job seekers scheduled an interview within the next week, a good indicator that the economy is continuing to improve and there is a proliferation of jobs on the market.”