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BLU Educational Foundation Announces Innovative College And Career Readiness Experience for Local Students


SAN BERNARDINO, CA- BLU Educational Foundation is pleased to announce the kick-off of its Hustle & Flow Academy, an innovative hands-on approach to preparing young people for college and career success.  Considered the ultimate college and career readiness experience for young people, the Academy will be held June 9 – 13 and June 16 on the campus of San Bernardino Valley College.  The Hustle & Flow Academy is open to all young adults 16 to 23-years-old.  Tuition is $150 and includes lunch.

The Academy will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily beginning June 9.  Registration may be completed online.  Attendees will use their talents, skills and dreams to create a personalized action plan for their future.  Students will be guided by college advisors and business professionals through intense, results producing activities and workshops that will include resume building, public speaking, creating a personal statement, and interviewing and soft skills training for the workplace.  Attendees will also have an opportunity to compete for internships and win a $500 scholarship.  For more information, visit www.blueedfoundation.org or call (909) 820-2827.

Men of Distinction Award 2014 Nomination Form

Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown is seeking nominations to identify and honor outstanding men whose successes and contributions to the community have set the standard for future generations to emulate. A selection committee will use the nomination forms and independent research to make final selections to be recognized by Assemblymember Brown.

Residence – Men of Distinction nominees must reside within the boundaries of the 47th Assembly District. These cities include: Colton, Fontana, Rialto, Grand Terrace, the southwest parts of San Bernardino, and the communities of Bloomington and Muscoy.

Submitting Nominations – Please submit your completed nomination form to: jon.gaede@asm.ca.gov. If you have any questions, please contact Jon Gaede at (909) 381-3238. Deadline for entries: Friday, May 30, 2014. Please direct any questions to: Jon Gaede 909-381-3238, Jon.gaede@asm.ca.gov.

Mail, or FAX, nominations to:
Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown
Father of the Year Award 2013
290 North “D” Street, Suite 903
San Bernardino, CA 92401
FAX: 909-885-8589

Download Application (below):

Nomination for – ‘Men of Distinction’ – 2014


Daughters of Isis

The Inland Empire will soon see a flood of red and white fezzes as it gears up to receive visitors from all around  the state this month to celebrate the 54th annual Desert Conference/Gala Day for the A.E.A.O.N.M.S and the 47th  Desert Conference/Gala Day for the Daughters of Isis.

The Desert Conference is an annual business meeting and celebration of the Prince Hall Shriners and the Daughters of Isis (an Auxilliary to the A.E.A.O.N.M.S., P.H.A.), which is composed of 8 temples and 7 courts (chapters) throughout the state of California.  The Desert conference/Gala Day will run from May 21-25, with events mainly taking place at the Ontario Airport Hotel and Conference Center.

The scheduled events of the Session, which are open to the public are:

  • E. Katherine Norris Annual Prayer Breakfast – Saturday May 24, 2014 at 7:00 A.M. (Donation is $35.00)
  • Gala Day Golf Tournament – May 24, 2014.  First Tee is 9-00a.M. (Donation 70.00)
  • Hospital Visitation – Loma Linda Veteran Hospital / Loma Linda, California on May 24, 2014, 9:30 A.M..
  • Bowling Tournament May 24, 2014, 3:00P.M. (Donation $25.00)
  • Deputies Dance May 24, 2014  8:30 P.M. -12:00 A.M. (Donation $15.00)
  • Religious Service May 25, 2014, 8:00 A.M.

The Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine of North and South America and its Jurisdictions, Inc. was established as an Imperial Council of Prince Hall Shriners Jones.  They met in the Apollo Hall on State Street where Palestine Temple was organized.  On June 10, 1893, Jones and his associates organized the Imperial Grand Council of Prince Hall Shriners.  The Desert of California in 1960, in the Oasis of Oakland CA.  The first Desert Conference was held November 25-26 at Menelik Temple Mosque No. 36; in Oakland California.

The Imperial Court, Daughters of Isi, is an auxiliary of the female family members of Prince Hall Shriners, and was formally organized at the annual session of the Ancient Egyptian Arabic Order Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, held in Detroit, Michigan, on August 24, 1910.  The Daughters of Isis, a charitable and benevolent organization, stresses the development of powerful leaders and encourages health awareness among youth and adults, provides services to help disabled and senior citizens, provides for effective networking among members and organizations, recognizes and celebrates the historic and current achievements of African American women, exerts positive influence and utilizes the tool of role modeling for youth, teenage mothers, high school and college students, and disseminates information for educational opportunities and career planning to youth and young adults.  The organization of 12 courts at inception has grown to almost 200 courts located in the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Germany, Italy and Japan.

Our Fraternal Order has fostered the following programs:

  • Annual grants of thousands of dollars to the Prince Hall Shrine Health and Medical Research Foundation.
  • Annual grants to several institutions of higher learning and to hospitals throught the United States for Medical Research.
  • A National Scholarship Grand Program for young ladies between the ages of 17-24 to attend college and universities of their choice.
  • Annual Educational Grants for economically deprivied youths.
  • A program of financial aid to youth in their fight against drugs, crimes, and delinquency.
  • Annual grants to the N.A.A.C.P., the Legal Defense Fund, and the United Negro Collelge Fund.
  • Support summer camps for youth.
  • Voter education and registration drives.
  • Establishment of and maintaining dialogue with White House officials, Congress men, and national leaders on various issues affecting African-American and others.

Should you have any questions, please call (909) 586-4343