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Women Who Are Called to Serve

Makayla Johnson

Makayla Johnson

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES- Logistics Specialist Seaman Makayla Johnson, from San Bernardino, CA, heaves a mooring line aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) as the ship departs from Abu Dhabi following a scheduled port visit.  Arleigh Burke is deployed in the U.S. 5th Fleet area of responsibility supporting maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Carlos M. Vazquez II/Released).

LUE PRODUCTIONS ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Speaker Junkiez

Speaker JunkiezHow’s it going Inland Empire! This week I would like to feature one of the most talented groups in the Inland Empire, Hip Hop artist Speaker Junkiez. Are you looking for a Turn UP group?  Then look no further. Allow me to introduce “Speaker Junkiez”, one of the BEST Hip-Hop groups in the Inland Empire. From their colorful and unique style, to their catchy lyrics, original beats, and dance moves, they’re always GUARANTEED to get the crowd up on their feet!

With the God given talent of vocals and lyrics they’ve been blessed with, Barbra Martin, also known as Dada Doe, and Nash Collins the III, also known as Big Chew, they became one forming the group known as, “Speaker Junkiez ”. Under management by LUE Productions, the group has been performing all over Southern California.

Both Dada Doe and Big Chew were born in San Bernardino California, where they found their love of music at a young age. Growing up in the streets of San Bernardino with little promise for the future both turned to the ARTS as a way to express their inner self. Holding each other down through good and bad times while making the best out of the worst situation, these two were still able to produce quality music.

The group just released their first video ever for their song “Let’s Party”. Come out and watch them perform it live for LUE Productions/Family First Entertainment Annual Urban Hip-Hop and R&B Fashion Show this Sunday located at 114 S. Arrowhead Avenue in San Bernardino (92408) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. You can view it on YouTube as well. They are also currently working on their EP and building their fan base, and are looking forward to touring and performing all over the world. With God by their side, this group is truly on the RISE!

Friday, May 16: Paakuma’ K–8 School Groundbreaking

Paakuma’ K–8 School Groundbreaking Marks End of Successful Campus Building Program

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino City Unified School District will break ground on its 15th and final new campus on May 16, capping an aggressive construction campaign that started in 2004. Paakuma’ K–8 School, named for San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ revered leader Santos Manuel, will break ground at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 16 at the campus, located at 17875 Sycamore Creek Loop Parkway near Devore. The public is invited to the groundbreaking ceremony, which will feature a blessing and bird songs by San Manuel Tribal Member and Santos Manuel’s great-great-grandson Paakuma’ Tawinat and Kim Marcus, member of the Santa Rosa Band of Cahuilla Indians. Chairwoman Lynn Valbuena, great-great-granddaughter of Santos Manuel, will also speak during the ceremony. For more information about or to RSVP for the Paakuma’ K–8 School groundbreaking ceremony, please call the District’s Communications/Community Relations Departmentat (909) 381-1250.