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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!

 

35th Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast

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The 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held this year on January 19 at the National Orange Show Valencia Room at 468 N. Arrowhead at 7:30 am. Tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased at the following sites, Ecclesia Christian Fellowship, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and Temple missionary Baptist Church.

This year’s speaker is Assemblyman Chris Holden a bright, articulate new star who is exhibiting dynamic leadership at the state capitol on behalf of our communities. His message will address the theme of “Remembering the Past to Strengthen the Future”.

IECAAC once again is sponsoring the event, community award recipients this year are Ratibu Jacocks, Creative Business Services, “Gertrude Whetzel Award”, Carolyn Tillman,  “Public Service Award”, from the Office of County Schools,  Andre Bossieux, “Public Service Award” of Behavioral Health Services, Westside Action Group, “Community Service Award”, Jack Hill, “Patriot Award”, of Jack Hill Catering Services, Beverly Earl, “Trailblazer Award” of Catholic Charities, and Keith Lee, “Beyond the Boundaries Award”, of San Bernardino County CAO Office.

It promises to be an atmosphere of unity and enjoyment as we salute and pay tribute to an honorable individual who dedicated his life to civil justice for us all.

For further information please call the IECAAC office at 909-474-7036