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What it Do With The LUE: Naomi K. Bonman

NaomiBy Lue Dowdy

Public Relations is vital in the entertainment world. This week, Publicist, Naomi K. Bonman is WHAT IT DO WITH THE LUE! For those of you don’t know of her well you need to know. I’m so proud of this talented young Queen.

The first time I met Naomi it was through a shared mentor of ours, Mr. Wallace Allen, Owner and Founder of The Westside Story Newspaper. It was something about her drive and passion that made me connect with her. Please catch Naomi live on our radio show this Sunday titled, “Listening with LUE”.

Check out more about this Diva below:

Over the span of 10 years in journalism which has given her several opportunities to interview some of the top entertainers and elected city officials, Naomi K. Bonman has remained true to her calling and purpose in Journalism. Even in the demise and downfalls of print journalism and having to pick up a “regular” day job on the side, Bonman never gave up her first true love and continued to pursue and live out her passion and purpose, no matter what the odds were.

Bonman is currently the editor of a San Bernardino, California newspaper; a contributor of CBS Local’s Best of section; and she also runs her own digital publication Sophisticated Relations and Posh & Tailored where she is at the forefront of creating opportunities for millennials of color in business, lifestyle, and entertainment. With her years of experience in the field, she is ready and is seeing the green light to emerge full-time into a major news station where she can expand her horizon and grow even more into her field. She believes that the sky is the limit and knows that ‘No’ is never the answer.

A graduate of Clark Atlanta University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Masters of Public Administration from DeVry University, Ms. Bonman has ensured that she is equipped with multiple talents which make her more marketable in claiming her career path. During the span of her Journalism career she has been blessed with the opportunities to interview some of the top entertainers, which include but are not limited to Kelly Rowland, Charli Baltimore, David Ruffin Jr., son of Temptation’s lead singer, David Ruffin. She also has experience in reporting in sports, fashion, business, community, finance, health, fitness, and relationship issues.

In addition, Bonman has covered major events such as Style Week LA, NAACP Awards Luncheon, Pan African Film Festival, and several community and corporate events. She is also a publicist where she has clients in literature, music, acting, and management. Bonman is a firm believer in giving back to her community which is why she emerged into doing public relations on the side in helping others achieve their dreams.

Some of the organizations that Ms. Bonman is involved in is the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and several blogging societies where she participates in campaign branding opportunities.

When Ms. Bonman is not on the red carpet covering an event, networking, or elevating her career to new heights, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, spending time with family, hanging with her girls, and traveling to see new places and doing new things.

Knight to Remember!

knightSAN BERNARDINO, CA-      Mr. Donovan D. Ferguson, senior at Grand Terrace High School was recognized as Sir Knight 2016 at the 49th Social Lites, Inc. Beautillion program among approximately 200 guests at the formal event held at the National Orange Show in San Bernardino on Saturday, April 2.  Mr. Ferguson has participated in this annual program as a “Page,” (elementary school) a “Squire,” (middle school) and now a “Knight.”  Also, during this Beautillion season, Mr. Ferguson held the office of president and was awarded “Mr. Congeniality” among his peers.   Mr. Ferguson will be attending Bendict College in Columbia, South Carolina in the Fall and will major in Psychology to work towards becoming a High School Counselor.

This year’s event included guest speaker, Dr. Edward Bush, President of Consumnes River College in Sacramento.  Dr. Bush shared with the “Young men of valor: from vision to reality” to be more than ordinary men, and that they should  strive to become successful men and an asset to society.

All Knights were awarded various scholarships and gifts to help with their future college expenses.  Congratulation to Sir Knight, Donovan D. Ferguson and all participants in the Beautillion program!

For more information for future events and activities, please contact Mrs. Bettye Brewster, President at bettyebrewster@yahoo.com.

 

Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino Receive Donation from Wells Fargo via Their ‘Blue Jeans for Blue Doors’ Campaign

Blue Jeans for Blue Doors

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-During National Boys & Girls Club week, which was held from March 7 to March 12, Wells Fargo Cajon District employees participated in the “Blue Jeans for Blue Doors” campaign, a campaign that raises funds by allowing employees to wear jeans to work in exchange for a small donation to the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino.

On Monday, March 28, Shirli Driz, District Manager; and Deborah Smith, Community Business Relationship Specialist, presented a check for $1,255 to the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino. The funds were raised entirely by Wells Fargo employees.