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Saturday, November 15: PBR brings top bull riders and bulls back to Ontario

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ONTARIO, CA – After more than 4 years, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR) will be returning to Ontario, CA. The PBR and AEG are proud to be teaming up when the PBR Blue DEF Velocity Tour bucks into the Citizen Business Bank Arena on Saturday, November 15, at 7 p.m.

During this one day only event, the best up and coming bull riders in the world will face off against monstrous animal athletes nearly 10 times their weight as they compete in the most thrilling 8 seconds in sports. Each rider will face off against at least two of the rankest bulls on the planet. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score will be crowned the champion.

The PBR Blue DEF Velocity tour provides an opportunity for riders to compete in PBR-sanctioned events to earn points toward qualifying for the nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series (BFTS), which is comprised of the Top 35 bull riders in the world.

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. and start as low as $15. Tickets will be available at the Citizens Business Bank Arena box office, www.AXS.com and by telephone at 1-888-929-7849.

Clergy Continue to Endorse Danny Tillman for U S Congress District 31

Tillman060rWith less than three weeks left before the heated primary race in Congressional District 31, Danny Tillman receives another endorsement from Pastor Dennis Morgan Brown of Miracle Deliverance Full Gospel Church.

“I personally support Mr. Tillman because he is not only a fine gentleman but has the expertise, experience and qualifications to be the best Congressman to represent our district.”

Danny Tillman commented that “I was not the candidate that got the endorsements from groups with money, but having the endorsement from Men of God is means more to me than any other endorsements.”

Danny Tillman is a Democratic Candidate for U.S. Congress running in

California’s 31st District Open-Seat. San Bernardino Board of Education Member Danny Tillman is known for getting people involved to fight

injustices. Danny Tillman will be a progressive voice and a Congressman who will work hard to create family wage paying jobs and education for the people of the Inland Empire.

Danny Tillman is running for U. S. Congress in California’s 31st Congressional District in 2014. The District includes the cities of San Bernardino, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Upland, Fontana Rialto, Colton, Loma Linda and Grand Terrace. For more information visit Danny Tillman for Congress at:www.dannytillmanforcongress.com

Toyota’s James Colon Received Honorary Doctorate Degree From Grambling State University

James ColonTORRANCE, CA — Grambling State University (GSU) awarded James Colon, vice president of African American Business Strategy at Toyota Motor Sales, Inc., an honorary doctorate degree at its 2014 Spring Commencement ceremony, Friday, May 9.  It is the most prestigious degree the historically black university offers.

Grambling recognized Colon for his commitment to diversity in the automobile industry and long-term support of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and the academic achievement of young African Americans. At Toyota, Colon is responsible for engaging Hispanic and African American businesses and media, and optimizing relationships with important external Hispanic and African American groups. Under his leadership, the automaker implemented the Toyota Green Initiative designed to educate and encourage students on HBCUs to live environmentally conscious lifestyles. Nearly 5,000 people have made the Promise Pledge to live green, and 28 HBCUs have participated in the Green Campus Contest.

“I am honored to have received this degree from one of the most respected and distinguished historically black colleges and universities in the nation,” Colon said.  “When an institution of higher education confers an honorary degree, it believes that the recipient reinforces its values, its mission. Grambling’s vision is to be a distinguished institution that produces accomplished graduates who go on to compete and succeed in a global market.  In short, Grambling believes in being the best and producing the best — to help the world be the best it can be.  I, along with Toyota, share in that mission every day and will continue to do so.”

Colon joins an elite group of African-American influencers and history makers who have received honorary doctorate degrees from Grambling, including: the late singer Whitney Houston; scholar/author Dr. Cornel West; and, Democratic political strategist and pundit Donna Brazile.

In addition to his responsibilities at Toyota, Colon serves on the boards of his alma mater, Manchester University in Indiana and Clark Atlanta University. He is a member of The United Negro College Fund Los Angeles Leadership Council.  He was also appointed to the board of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation two years ago, where he supports the organization’s mission by contributing to developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.