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Bringing Love to Mourning Families for the Holidays

VICTORVILLE, CA- On Sunday, December 20, Recording Artist Justified and Men of Faith In Action, will be teaming up with non-profit organization Living Life After Death, which out to Families who are in mourning after losing a loved one.

“It’s rough during these holidays without my wife,” Justified stated. “I know my kids go through it, and I just want to be a blessing to this charity and help them raise money so they can continue to bless other families going through what I’m going through.”

Together, Justified and Living Life After Death, will be hosting a Holiday Giveaway at the High Desert Performing Arts Center located at 15615 8th Street in Victorville. They are excepting the community to get involved and come out with unwrapped blessings to bless the less fortunate. Although this is typically a toy drive, Justified and partner Terry Boykins, CEO of Street Positive, want to encourage people to bring out a blessing that can bless other households during this season, these items include the basic necessities, such as toilet paper, paper towels, diapers, baby supplies, and more.

During the event tickets will be sold for the “Dinner with Dad” event that will be held on Thursday, January 7 at Hometown Buffet located at 14689 Valley Center Drive in Victorville from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Street Positive has agreed to pay for up to 100 children’s meals for “Dinner with Dad”. For each ticket sold at the holiday giveaway event, up to four children’s meals will be covered accompanied by the adult with the dinner ticket. Justified has a strong faith that the community will come out and support both of these events and be a blessing to the City of Victorville.


Come Celebrate the Holidays During Target Sundays at CAAM: Holiday Remix, Kwanzaa Thaaang

LOS ANGELES, CA- The California African American Museum (CAAM) is pleased to announce Target Sundays at CAAM – Holiday Remix & Kwanzaa Thaaang! The event will take place Sunday, December 13, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Enjoy classic standards reimagined, with a host of great talent to warm the holidays.  Co-hosted by Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter, Target Sundays at CAAM will include live performances, a free art workshop and holiday shopping.

The holiday fete will include performances on CAAM’s main stage from singers Peggi Blu, AEJAYE, Harlem Lee and Ileana Garcia, as well as the Long Beach Dance Academy: Movers & Shakers.  Also, get some holiday shopping done at the Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa marketplace.  Local educator and artist Teresa Tolliver will host a free art workshop where participants can make their own holiday gift for that special someone.  The art workshop is open to all ages and supplies are provided by CAAM.

CAAM encourages all to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the Los Angeles Food Bank. This event is free and open to the public. CAAM is located at 600 State Drive, Exposition Park. Parking is $10 and located at 39th and Figueroa Streets.  Take Los Angeles Metro’s Expo Line and exit the Expo Park/USC stop.  For more information on CAAM visit www.caamuseum.org or call (213) 744-7432.

Ritchie Elected New President of County Board Of Education

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Alen Ritchie was elected as the new president of the San Bernardino County Board of Education during its meeting on December 7.

Ritchie, who was the vice president of the Board, takes over the presidency from Mark Sumpter, who held the position for the past year. In addition, Sherman Garnett was elected vice president of the Board.

Ritchie has served on the Board since 2008. He represents Trustee Area E, which includes the districts of Bear Valley, Colton, Morongo, Redlands and Yucaipa-Calimesa.

Garnett, who was elected to the Board in 2014, represents Trustee Area B, which includes the districts of Alta Loma, Central, portions of the Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Etiwanda, Mt. Baldy, Ontario-Montclair and Upland.

The Board establishes policy, adopts an annual budget, approves building plans and hears student expulsion, inter-district transfer and charter school appeals. The Board meets monthly, regularly the first Monday of the month.