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Southern California HBCU Reunion is Back!

HBCU Reunion

ALTADENA, CA- Get ready this summer for the annual Socal HBCU Reunion on Saturday, July 12. Hosted by the California HBCU Alliance and the County of LA Parks and Recreation, the Socal HBCU Reunion is an event created to share the culture of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and to build networking opportunities for students and alumni.

The reunion will have incoming HBCU students, current HBCU students and of course HBCU Alumni. There will be multiple activities throughout the day including food trucks, vendors, HBCU competitions and more. Be sure to bring blankets, chairs, and umbrellas. The reunion will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Loma Alta Park located at 3330 Lincoln Avenue in Altadena (91001). For more information, you can contact the committee chair, Nicole F. Calvery, at (626) 676-7309. (By Noelle Lilley)

Making Dreams Come True Through Fashion

Fashion Show

By Naomi Bonman 

LOS ANGELES, CA- We all have that one big dream that we wish to accomplish. That dream that will change lives. This is what Creative Director of Fashion Speaks, Joshua Washington, envisioned in his dream, and it came to reality on Tuesday, July 8 with the help of the Los Angeles Urban League of Young Professionals and Cricket Wireless. This was the 3rd Annual fashion show that Washington has hosted entitled, “LA-In-A-Day”, held at the Los Angeles Supper Club in Hollywood.

“With the production of this third installment, we remain firm in our commitment to provide a prominent stage for young designers to showcase their talents”, LAULYP President Abby Harris stated.

‘From the Beach, to the streets, to the office suites’ fashion show is all about giving back. Partial proceeds from the show are donated to support the youth empowerment programs of LA-based non-profit, C.L.I.M.B., Inc. Cosmetics of the show were donated by Ashley Reed of Mary Kay and hair creations were by Hair Republic located in Hesperia, California.

The hosts for the evening were fashion blogger and LAULYP member, Sharick LaMay, and actor Leo Brecken-Ridge. The two vibed well together as they introduced top designer brands which included Zalez Studio, Nour Amini Haute Couture, Drobe, J. Loren, Merlin Castell, Diamond Doll Collection, Krammer & Stoudt, Candy Coated Swimwear, and Nikki Kouture. Prior to the fashion show, celebrity and special guests walked down the red carpet for photo and press opportunities.

For more information on how you can become involved with the Los Angeles Urban League of Young Professionals, please visit www.laulyp.org.

Radio Personality, Diana Wehbe, Inspires Others to Live Their Purpose

WSS News Editor and interns with Diana Wehbe

WSS News Editor and interns with Diana Wehbe

Interview by Noelle Lilley and Ernest Carter 

RIVERSIDE, CA- One of the greatest gifts that you can give someone through the career of communications is giving them an inspiring message that will help them live out their purpose to fulfill their life in a positive way.

Since undergoing a battle with a cancerous Ovarian Cyst and Type 2 Diabetes in 2012, Radio Personality and Author Diana Wehbe used her outlet iHeartRadio and 99.1 KGGI as a platform to carry her message to the masses. Through prayer and patience, she fought her battle by changing her diet, along with her surroundings, and was able to lose 100 pounds in a span of 10 months. This then led her to launch her foundation, The Purpose Foundation, which has inspired and educated students and families alike to change the way they are living and the way they look at Faith, Food and Fitness.

On Wednesday, July 2, WSS News interns had the pleasure of interviewing and speaking with Wehbe about her career, her battle with her illness and her foundation. To view the interview, click here. For more information on The Purpose Foundation, visit www.PurposeTeam.org.