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Agape and Grace – Marriage God’s Way

He looked across the garden. His breath short, palms sweating, mind racing; is this the one? As the sun shines upon her face reflecting the perfecting of beauty she approaches him. They gaze into each other’s eyes, as doves look upon their love, never again to turn their gaze. Then he speaks, “This is now bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called women because she was taken out of a man.” God’s plan for marriage was in scripted in the hearts of Adam and Eve as they displayed the pureness of God’s perfect plan; two hearts becoming one. The holiness of these unions with the approval of God and under an open Heaven, took place on Saturday, February 7 at Shandin Hills Golf Club where they all committed to live their lives God’s way by putting a ring on it, officiated by Minister Trey Sims.

Each couple desired a wedding of their own in order to unite themselves and children together, but couldn’t do on their own, whether it was financial issues, family or fear, the day never came until God spoke to the Visionary of Tribe of Judah World Outreach {Angela Slaughter}, and instructed the ministry to give all the couples a wedding. When the news reached the couples they were speechless, surprised and overwhelmed with less than three months to plan. So the preparation, counseling and planning begun. As the big day quickly approached, some of the original couples decided to wait while others joined in. Even two days before the wedding, one last couple was added. There was music, laughter, tears and lots of love! This was more than a one day celebration it was the beginning of the couple’s marriage and family ministry in the story of “Agape and Grace – Marriage God’s Way!

Westside Story Newspaper would like to congratulate all of the couples.  As we all know true love begins well before the wedding day, and the efforts of marriage and of love continue well beyond the ceremony’s end. A brief moment in time, a beautiful memory and the stroke of the pen are all that is required to create the legal bond of marriage, but it takes a lifetime of love, commitment, and compromise to make marriage durable and every lasting. Today you declared your commitment to each other before family and friends; your yesterdays were the path to this moment. Now may you continue your journey toward a future of togetherness, building each day in strength and unity. May you have happiness, and may you find it in making one another happy. May you always need one another, not to fill emptiness, but to help each other know your fullness. May you want one another, but not out of lack. May you embrace one another, but not encircle one another… Live well – Love fully!

-Lou Coleman

San Bernardino Black History Expo Brings Together Music, Food, & Dance

Photo credit Freddie Washington

Photo credit Freddie Washington

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- On Saturday, February 7, the Southern California Black Chamber of Commerce held yet another successful Black History Expo in downtown San Bernardino. People of the community gathered together for a positive and enlightening outing that was filled with plenty of food, entertainment, and networking. Some of the entertainment for the day included artists from the roster of LUE Productions, city drill teams, drumlines, a performance from the Chamber’s very own Tammy Martin-Ryles and her group of ladies, and a host of other performers and speakers.


San Bernardino Teen, Jessica Ajoku, Chosen for 2015 Teen Pageant

Jessica Ajoku

Jessica Ajoku

Jessica Ajoku of San Bernardino was selected to participate in the 2015 Miss Teen San Bernardino pageant competition that will take place on Sunday March 1, 2015. She   learned of her acceptance into this year’s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local San Bernardino area.

Miss Ajoku will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants in the  Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages 7 and 19 competing in modeling routines. These routines include casual wear and formal wear.  In addition, the ladies will also display their personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year’s San Bernardino judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.

If Jessica were to win the title of Miss Teen San Bernardino she would represent the City of San Bernardino and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida.

“Miss Teen requires that I have sponsors to participate in this year’s 2015 Miss Teen San Bernardino. I love my hometown and am honored to have the chance to represent San Bernardino nationally. It would mean the world if my community could help be a part of this!” Jessica stated.

Jessica Ajoku is a native to San Bernardino. She has lived here her whole life and this past May she graduated with the top of her class at Cajon High School. She is now a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley. Jessica is a black belt and loves filmmaking. She is also the President of the AATP at the University. Jessica is participating in this pageant to proudly represent her hometown of San Bernardino. If you are interested in supporting her, please call (877) 403-6678.