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What It Do with the LUE: Riisha Shelby, Diva Outlaw



By Lue Dowdy

Fashion Consultant and Stylist, Riisha Shelby of DIVA OUTLAW is WHAT IT DO!

Have you ever notice the how good the stars look when dressed? Or maybe you’ve notice how good certain mainstream artists and performer’s t look in music videos or on the red carpet? The majority of them have a team of personal stylists or image consultants. It’s their job to help clients develop and enhance their professional and/or personal images. They help clients choose clothes for a variety of occasions and help them decide which styles are flattering and communicate the appropriate message.

My girl ‘Riisha Shelby’ is with the business when it comes to styling you. From her color popping lipsticks, to her many stylish hair styles, sexy footwear, flashy accessories, and edgy clothing. It was no surprise that she would be in high demand as a fashion consultant. 

I fell in love with her style and spirit from the moment I met her. Riisha is a talented individual with a heart of gold. She desired to help and share her gift with others, so in 2014 she created her own brand ‘Diva Outlaw’ clothing for the plus size divas.

Diva Outlaw Fashions, carries beautiful, unique, and affordable pieces. When asking Riisha why plus size clothing, she had this to say, “The goal is to help style plus size women in clothing that makes them feel sexy and confident.”

Not forgetting about those ladies with less meat, LOL, she also created ‘Diva Outlaw Mystique’ which will officially kick off in 2018. Diva Outlaw Fashions was showcased in LUE Productions ‘Big Sexy Men Competition’ and LUE Productions 2018 Plus Size Calendar Shoot. 

Riisha also participated in LUE Productions Annual ‘Hot Meals’ feeding the homeless. She pulled together her team and other community members to help feed 400 homeless people in downtown San Bernardino during Thanksgiving. Like I said, A HEART OF GOLD.

Ladies if you’re in need of something sexy, different, and unique please don’t hesitate to contact Riisha Shelby (Divaoutlawapparel@gmail.com or (562) 991-0664). You can see her fashions on the Diva Outlaw Facebook page and Instagram. Until next week my peeps L’s!!

Letter to the Editor: My Best Friend

By Jasmyne A. Cannick

After calling to order a standing room only crowd of democrats at the Winter meeting of the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus, near San Francisco on the evening of November 18, longtime chair Darren Parker made a startling admission that he was battling stage 3 esophageal cancer. 

Remarking that many in the room might have noticed his dramatic weight loss since their last meeting, Parker explained that two months ago he began to drop weight and was having issues with that he thought was just acid reflux and indigestion. 

“What started as a simple doctor’s appointment to pinpoint the problem and find a solution has evolved into a diagnosis of stage 3 esophageal cancer,” he said. 

Parker says that immediately after his diagnosis he began to withdraw and had begun to mope around until a colleague said to him, “Don’t cancer know they can’t kick your ass? Don’t cancer know that Parker can kick cancer’s ass?” 

Parker credits those very words with putting the fight back into him. 

“It brought me back to ‘I’m from Compton’,” he said. “I got in my car and I turned my music back up and I was back to myself because the news had really started to take me out of who I was. And because my friend said that, I was able to put back on my music and it helped to me to change my perspective back into who I was. Being here in San Francisco for the meeting of the African American Caucus was very important to me because it is part of the healing process more than the medication, more than anything else because I am finishing a journey that the Lord put me on originally. I think that’s the reason why I’ve been a Party officer for this long is that the Lord gave me a task and my task was to guide and build this Caucus into what it is today.” 

Parker has been elected to chair the African American Caucus of the California Democratic Party for the past 10 years–5 consecutive terms. He served as an active member in the Communication Workers of America Union–including as their political director, during his 30-year career at AT&T. He has worked for three Assembly Speakers during his tenure, including John Perez, Toni Atkins and the current Speaker Anthony Rendon. 

“When I became chair, there were literally ten of us in the room and five of us were officers,” Parker remembers. “It was Reggie Jones, who said to me that it was my time to step up. Little did I know that when I stepped up, that there wasn’t going to be any members and there wasn’t going to be any money. But he had been grooming us to make sure that at anytime we were ready to step up to the opportunity to serve, not just the Party, but to serve our people in the Party. So when I stepped up and saw that there were 10 people and $29.75 in the account, it inspired me to build as we’ve done my whole life.”

A longtime Antelope Valley resident by way of Compton, Parker says that he got his start in politics at the age of eleven with his brother and three cousins by starting a club in his grandmother’s house in Compton called One Hundred Thousand Students for the Freedom of South Africa. 

“Very early in life, we were creating organizations in the backyard and had meetings about how do we help the students over there that we can’t see and can’t touch, but yet, want to be a part of stopping the struggle that they’re in.” 

Parker says that his early organizing to help Black South African students was akin to the struggle he faced coming on as chair of the African American Caucus. 

“I literally used the things that I had learned back then and in my adult life and which led to inspiration to build the Caucus one member at a time.” 

Congresswoman Maxine Waters was a huge source of inspiration to Parker in his early days. 

Remembering a Democratic Convention where Waters took the extraordinary step of calling a meeting of the African American Caucus during the middle of the convention on the floor, during session after no Blacks were on agenda. 

“She did it for two reasons: One, that she had something to say and this wasn’t right and that we all knew it; and the second reason was to get the attention of the leadership of the state party.” 

Parker says that Congresswoman Waters’ bold leadership during that convention showed him that when you have the power of delegates, you have the power of change in the Democratic Party. 

“So not only did I go out to recruit African Americans but I went out to recruit delegates, because I figured if I had one-third or two-thirds of the delegates of the state party–and there’s 3,000 people–if I could get 1,500 or 2,000 people, we would ultimately have power no matter who is in charge or what was going on, because we could always pull our delegates in and make action happen.” 

Today, the African American Caucus has over 1,300 delegate members under Parker’s leadership and is one of the largest member groups of the California Democratic Party. While he laments that not all of the members of the Caucus are Black, he does point out that the state party has not done a good job of reaching out to Blacks at the Assembly Democratic process level to get involved. 

As word spread throughout California’s Black Democratic community, many offered words of praise for Parker and his leadership. 

Los Angeles County Democratic Party Vice-Chair Bobbie Jean Anderson said, “This news is overwhelming for me;?I have known Darren and his mother for many years. In fact, he refers to me and Congresswoman Waters as his play moms because of our relationship with his mother and the impact we had on his life. He confided in me about politics and life in general. We have and still work together in Democratic politics. I am a strong supporter of him and he of me. 

We have served together on the California Democratic Party’s African American Caucus under his outstanding leadership as chair and with the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, for more than twenty years. My prayer is for God’s intervention and healing power. I love and respect Darren to the utmost.” 

“When I was in a black hole suffering from PTSD and ADHD and had just finished spending 13 months being incarcerated for a mistake I made–Darren Parker was the only person to physically take my hand and walk me up the steps of the State Capitol,” shared Basil Kimbrew “He said, ‘let’s do this,’ when no else would touch me or work with me back in the day.” 

Kimbrew continued, “Because of that one day with Darren Parker, I am now where I am today–known as America’s Top Chef, feeding homeless veterans because I used to be homeless. Darren Parker made calls for me, got me back in the political game to where I am the largest political e-blast blogger going out to 43 million people every day. That’s what Darren Parker did for me. He helped me get my respect and dignity back”. 

Parker maintains that the Caucus will continue on with it’s goals of getting more Blacks involved–including educating and encouraging Black Democrats in traditional and non-traditional Black areas on how to become a delegate. 

“My biggest challenge now is making sure that the leaders who come behind me continue challenge the Party’s leadership and push back,” Parker reflects. “No one in a race can get elected without the vote of the African American community. No one can win a race without us. It’s time for us to exercise that. The siege that this country is under with 45 (President Donald Trump), if we are not consistent in standing up, we will be at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to fixing things in our community based on what this one president can do with the power of the pen.” 

The father of five daughters and a grandfather is facing a long road ahead of him, including chemotherapy, radiation and invasive surgery to move a portion of the tumor. A Go Fund Me account has been set up to help assist him with the costs of his cancer treatments at gofundme.com/DemsforDarren.

This Weeks Job Listings

Jobs for This Week:

  • Route Driver, Customer Service, Light Mechanical-Temp needed – in Hesperia, CA. Call Jerry (760) 885-2972 ext. 705
  • People with Concrete Experience needed – in Rialto, CA. Apply in person at Pyramed Precast Co., 2438 North Locust Avenue, Rialto, CA 92377
  • Express Employment – is seeking 60 People for General Labor in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $12.75-$13.35/hr.  Apply in person 7890 Haven Avenue #18, Rancho Cucamonga, Ca 91730
  • Journeyman & Apprentice Electrician needed – in the Inland Empire, CA. Call Chad (909) 946-8887
  • International Auto Crofters – is seeking an Experienced Buffer/Detailer in Moreno Valley, CA. Apply in person 14156 Business Center Drive, Moreno Valley, CA 92553
  • Warehouse General Labor Jobs – in Chino, Mira Loma, CA. Call (909) 212-7661
  • Trucks and Trailer Washer needed – in Fontana, CA. Call (909) 608-0205 ext. 306.  Ask for Elena or Janet
  • Valley Kia – is seeking an Auto Detailer in Fontana, CA. Apply in person at Valley Kia in Fontana, CA.
  • Landscape General Laborers needed – in Riverside, CA. Call Maritsa (951) 313-3703
  • 50 Warehouse Openings – in the Inland Empire, CA. Call (909) 212-0300
  • Coronado Stone Products, a Second Chance Employer – is seeking General Labor in Fontana, CA. Call (909) 357-8295
  • States Logistics Services – is seeking an Order Puller/Forklift Operator – 2nd shift in Ontario, CA. $12.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts – is seeking a Warehouse Worker-Material Handler in Moreno Valley, CA. inded.com
  • New Air – is seeking a Business Intelligence Developer in Cypress, CA. indeed.com
  • Vistar – is seeking a Night Shift Order Selector in Ontario, CA. $13.35/hr.  indeed.com
  • Stark – is seeking a Wholesale/Amazon Order Picker in Chino, CA. $13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Weatherford – is seeking a Packaging Operator in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Global Store Supply, Inc. – is seeking a Forklift Operator/Warehouse Worker in Pomona, CA. $10.50-$13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Yinluntdi, LLC – is seeking a Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Ontario, CA. $23.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Thompson Pipe Group – is seeking a Laborer/Patcher, Job Fair in Rialto, CA. indeed.com
  • FS Commercial Landscape – is seeking General Laborers-Landscape in Riverside, CA. $10.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Global One Logistics – is seeking Fed Ex/UPS Shipping, 3PL Warehouse Worker in Ontario, CA. $11.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Roll-A-Shade – is seeking a Production Laborer in Riverside, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Sun Nest Services, LLC – is seeking a Warehouse Worker, Forklift Driver in Redlands, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Warehouse Management – is seeking a Warehouse Manager in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • DHL Supply Chain – is seeking Warehouse Order Fillers in Riverside, CA. $12.25/hr.  indeed.com
  • Emerson Ecologics – is seeking a Distribution Center Associate-Picker & Packer in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Goodwill Industries of Southern California – is seeking a Material Handler in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • iLink Business Management – is seeking a Warehouse General Laborer in the Inland Empire, CA. $11.00-$12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • El Super – is seeking a Director of Warehouse Operations in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • TW Services – is seeking an Order Selector in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Leeper’s Stair Products – is seeking a Receiving & Inventory Control Worker in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • P. Richards – is seeking a Warehouse Associate/Order Filler (F/T) in Mira Loma, CA. $12.45/hr.  www.indeed.com
  • Skechers, DC – is seeking a Compliance Auditor in Rancho Belago, CA. indeed.com
  • Seldat Staffing – is seeking a CSR/Cash Handler in Fontana, CA. $10.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • US Foods – is seeking a Warehouse Selector, night in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • National Construction Rentals – is seeking a Yard Worker in Fontana, CA. $12.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Boudreau Pipeline – is seeking a Laborer in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • com – is seeking a General Laborer in Newport Beach, CA. $10.00-$12.00/hr.  www.indeed.com
  • Phoenix Technology, Inc. – is seeking an International and Domestic Shipping Coordinator in Riverside, CA. $15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • WinCo Foods – is seeking a Freight Stocker in Moreno Valley, CA. indeed.com
  • Gibson Overseas, Inc. – is seeking a Shipping Supervisor in San Bernardino, CA. indeed.com
  • Tropical Foods, Inc. – is seeking a Logistics Supervisor in Ontario, CA. $49,000.00-$75,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Universal Health Services – is seeking a Warehouse Materials Clerk in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • California Construction Co. – is seeking a Warehouse Associate/Runner in Anaheim, CA. $13.00-$14.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Vistar – is seeking a Picker/Packer in Ontario, CA. $11.00-$12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • NFI Industries – is seeking a Shipping Clerk in Perris, CA. indeed.com
  • United Site Services, Inc. – is seeking a Yard Worker in Placentia, CA. indeed.com
  • United Exchange Corporation – is seeking a Distribution Center Manager in Rialto, CA. indeed.com
  • SASA, Inc. – is seeking a (P/T) Administrative Assistant in Ontario, CA. $12.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Roku Creation – is seeking a Warehouse Tracking Order Picker in Walnut, CA. indeed.com
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  • Expeditors – is seeking a Support Specialist in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. indeed.com
  • VCI Construction, LLC – is seeking a Laborer in Upland, CA. indeed.com
  • Johasee Rebar – is seeking Fabricator/Yard Laborer in Corona, CA. $13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • On Time Staffing – is seeking a Material Handler in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Meilo Creation, LLC – is seeking an Operations Specialist in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • United Natural Foods, Inc. – is seeking a Selector, Sign-on bonus $2,000.00, in Moreno Valley, CA. indeed.com
  • Mathis Brothers Furniture – is seeking a Receiving Team in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Lumber Liquidators – is seeking a Material Handler 2 in Pomona, CA. indeed.com
  • Associate Direct Services, LLC – is seeking a Second Shift Packer in Industry, CA. $11.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Maddox Concrete, Inc. – is seeking a Concrete Laborer in Corona, CA. indeed.com
  • Velocity Vehicle Group – is seeking a Shipping & Receiving Person – Ford, in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Glas Pro – is seeking a Production Worker in Santa Fe Springs, CA. $10.50-$14.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • Uni First – is seeking a Production Employee-Soil Receiving Truck Unloading in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Quality Custom Distribution – is seeking a Warehouseman in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • The Gund Group – is seeking a Shipping/Receiving Operator in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Priority Workforce – is seeking a Material Handler in Moreno Valley, CA. indeed.com
  • Lineage Logistics – is seeking an Asset Protection Associate in Colton, CA. indeed.com
  • GEODIS – is seeking a Material Handler in Rialto, CA. indeed.com
  • CTDI – is seeking a Material Manager in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • H & M – is seeking a Call-Off Specialist in Chino hills, CA. indeed.com
  • Coastal Pacific Food Distribution – is seeking an Order Selector in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Bluefin Distribution – is seeking a Shipping Clerk in Anaheim, CA. $12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Signature Retail Services – is seeking a Fixture Installer and New Store Set-Up Merchandiser in Riverside, CA. $15.00-$17.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Hussmann – is seeking a Material Handler in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Schneider Electric – is seeking a Logistics/CTO Coordinator in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Floor & Décor – is seeking a Merchandiser Handler in Moreno Valley, CA. indeed.com
  • Ac Pro – is seeking a Receiving Worker in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Sasco – is seeking a Director of Order Fulfillment in Fullerton, CA. indeed.com
  • Dover Pump Solutions Group – is seeking a Shipping Clerk in Grand Terrace, CA. indeed.com
  • HD Supply – is seeking a Yard Stocker in Pomona, CA. indeed.com
  • West Coast Staffing – is seeking a General Laborer-Packer in Pomona, CA. indeed.com
  • Kinetic Personnel Group – is seeking a Warehouse Packer in Riverside, CA. $13.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Old Dominium Freight Lines – is seeking a Driver Check-in Clerk (P/T) in Rialto, CA. indeed.com
  • ESP Hiring Solutions – is seeking an Accounts Payable Manager in Irvine, CA. $85,000.00-$95,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • San Bernardino County – is seeking a Detention Review Officer I in San Bernardino, CA. $22.44-$30.80/hr.  indeed.com
  • Altavista – is seeking an HR Associate in Riverside, CA. $17.00-$20.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Elderly Housing Development & Operation Corporation – is seeking an Administrative Assistant I in Fontana, CA. $17.00-$17.43/hr.  indeed.com
  • City of Riverside – is seeking a Parking Control Rep in Riverside, CA. $33,228.00-$40,356.00//yr.  indeed.com
  • Quick Auto Tags – is seeking a DMV Specialist in Riverside, CA. $31,200.00-$45,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Wag! – is seeking a Dog Walker in San Bernardino, CA. $30.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Renaissance Door & Trim – is seeking an Admin and Belling Assistant in Ontario, CA. $15.00-$17.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • The State Bar of California – is seeking a Test Administrator (Proctor) in Ontario, CA. $14.25/hr.  indeed.com
  • City of Riverside – is seeking a Utilities Resources Analyst Trainee in Riverside, CA. $66,048.00-$72,828.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • City of Redlands – is seeking a (P/T) Code Enforcement Aid in Redlands, CA. $19.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Borrego Health – is seeking a Women’s Health Clinical Scribe in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Prodyne – is seeking an Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk/Manager in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. $20.00-$24.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Lucid Speech & Language Clinic, Inc. – is seeking a Bilingual Medical Front Office Manager in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • PVH MC.inci Offsite Facilities – is seeking a Receptionist Medical in Pomona, CA. indeed.com
  • Riverside County Coalition – is seeking a Legal Client Advocate in Riverside, CA. $17.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Redlands CJDR – is seeking a Parts Counter Person in Redlands, CA. $32,000.00-$50,000.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Seidner’s Collision Center – is seeking an Auto Body Tech – $500.00 Christmas Sign-on bonus, in the Inland Empire, CA. $40,000.00-$100,00.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • Disney Parks & Resorts – is seeking a Document Control Specialist in Anaheim, CA. indeed.com
  • County of Riverside – is seeking a Sheriff-Correction paid Internship in Banning, CA. $11.00-$16.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Pearson – is seeking a Tort Administrator in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • 24 Hour Fitness – is seeking a Service Rep in Fontana, CA. indeed.com
  • Penske Automotive Group – is seeking an Apprentice Tech in Santa Ana, CA. indeed.com
  • VCS Billing – is seeking a Utility Meter Reader in Loma Linda, CA. $28,629.00-$30,950.00k/yr.  indeed.com
  • PanIt Life, Inc. – is seeking an Office Assistant in Riverside, CA. $12.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Riverside Transit Agency – is seeking a Receptionist in Riverside, CA. $16.20/hr.  indeed.com
  • Sunlux Energy – is seeking an Office Assistant in Ontario, CA. $12.00-$14.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • NextGeneration Solution – is seeking an Event Assistant in Colton, CA. indeed.com
  • Coastal Specialists – is seeking a Front Office Patient Check-in/Check-out Person in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • The Carolyn E. Wylie Center – is seeking an Outreach Counselor in Riverside, CA. indeed.com
  • Chino Valley Medical Center – is seeking a Human Resources Agent in Chino, CA. indeed.com
  • Audi Ontario – is seeking a Lot Attendant in Ontario, CA. indeed.com
  • Pro Care – is seeking an X-Ray Tech/Medical Assistant in Irvine, CA. indeed.com
  • Comprehensive Pharmacy Services – is seeking a Pharmacy Clerk-Per Diem in Colton, CA. $11.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • NTMA Training Centers – is seeking an Admissions/Recruiter Vocational School Worker in Ontario, CA. $22.00-$25.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Jackson Bibly/Awareness Group – is seeking an Administrative Assistant Clerk in Redlands, CA. $11.00-$11.50/hr.  indeed.com
  • All Counties Courier – is seeking a (P/T) Morning Delivery Driver in San Bernardino, CA. $11.25-$12.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Applied Behavior Consultant, Inc. – is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Ontario, CA. $13.00-$15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Mill Pak Foods, Inc. – is seeking an Administrative Assistant in Ontario, CA. $15.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • Ortho Engineering, Inc. – is seeking a Receptionist & Patient Support Worker in Chino, CA. $12.50-$17.00/hr.  indeed.com
  • San Manuel Band of Mission Indians – is seeking an Administrative Assistant, Planning & Development in Highland, CA. indeed.com

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