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Social Lites, Inc. and Knights Celebrate MLK Day at Cal State San Bernardino

SAN BERNARDINO, CA-  Members of the Social Lites, Inc. were among 500 guests at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast held on Monday, January 15, at California State University, San Bernardino.  Those that were in attendance included the community, community leaders, and youth who took their time to perform community service and celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The keynote speaker Dr. Michael Andrew Owens, Senior Pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in San Bernardino message to “Dream On” inspired attendees!

Beautillion Knights performed community service on their day off by helping the Inland Empire Concerned African American Churches (IECAAC) organizers Ms. Beverly Wright and President of IECAAC, Dr. Regional Woods, Senior Pastor at Life Changing Ministries of San Bernardino (former Beautillion Sir Knight) set-up, escorting guests to their seats, serving guests who had mobility issues and other acts of kindness. 

April 4, 1968 marks the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.  Let us not forget at the time of King’s premature death King was fighting for issues concerning economic inequality, employment, full citizenship, and access to safe and affordable housing. King took a stand against these issues, and today it is more important than ever to pick up the fight.  “The time is always right, to do what is right!”- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Cornel West and Grammy Award Winner, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Speak at Ephesians New Testament Church’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Vanessa Bell Armstrong

Vanessa Bell Armstrong

FONTANA, CA- The Ephesians New Testament Church and the City of Fontana will host the 30th Annual celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s holiday on Saturday, January 13 at Mountain View Church located at 8833 Palmetto Avenue in Fontana. The celebration will begin at 4 p.m.

Dr. Cornel West

Dr. Cornel West

The featured guest this year will be the prolific Philosopher, Author, Princeton, Harvard Scholar and Activist Dr. Cornel West, along with special guest 7-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Award winner, Ms. Vanessa Bell Armstrong. The Celebration will be free to the public.  For more information, visit www.ephesianschurch.com or call (909) 823-2310.

Savent Preparatory Academy Brings a New Platform for Learning

By Eva Tillman

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Savant Preparatory Academy of Business is an up and coming charter school in San Bernardino founded by Eva Tillman, Jeannette Balcazar, and Jea Reese. The school is scheduled to have a public hearing on Tuesday, February 6 at 5 p.m. All are welcomed to attend this event at the San Bernardino Board of Education Office located at 777 N. F Street in San Bernardino.

Savant Prep will provide a unique educational opportunity for children that will focus on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. If approved, the school is prepared to implement the ‘Your Financial Future’ curriculum developed by Bank of America to teach students skills such as credit, money management, budgeting and philanthropy.

Savant is scheduled to open its doors on August 6, 2018 to students in transitional kindergarten to second grade. The school will offer full-day transitional kindergarten and kindergarten programs, tutoring and intervention for students who struggle to meet grade level standards, and accelerated support for students who consistently perform at mastery. Savant is dedicated to making sure that all students experience academic success and are prepared to become the future leaders of our city.

This public hearing will provide the founders of Savant with a platform to expound on their charter petition and demonstrate that they have community support for the school. If you believe in Savant’s mission to provide students with a foundation that will enable them to become financially literate and seek opportunities for entrepreneurial innovation, please come out on February 6 to help Savant Prep get approved by the SBCUSD Board.