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First Annual African American Family Reunion a Success

AA Family Reunion 6

AA Family Reunion 6

MORENO VALLEY, CA- Over five hundred Moreno Valley residents and approximately 50 vendors attended the First Annual African American Family Reunion event in Celebration Park hosted by the African American Caucus, Region 13.  The purpose of the event was to impact, educate and empower the community with available resources.  The NAACP, Tuskegee Airmen, Riverside Mental Health, Salvation Army, Riverside County Sheriff Department and many other vendors encouraged the community to get out and vote, and participate in education and legislative events.  State Senator Richard Roth opened the event with praises for the group’s leaders who spear headed the day’s events and reminded everyone that it was also the week we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. Speech, “I have a Dream.”  61st District Assemblyman Jose Medina was on hand to greet the participants and also thanked all constituents for coming out.  Jesus Holguin spoke to the group on the outstanding 2012 school year the district had experienced and Dr. Fleming praised the school district for the over 3 million dollars in scholarships that was received by the 2012 senior class.  She also identified the district as an International Baccalaureate (IB) district and spoke to the community regarding the Dual Immersion language program.  The California Democratic Party African American Caucus Chair, Darren Parker, also attended the event.  It was a day full of food, family and fun for all ages.

 

Inland Empire Million Father March Will Be Held This Weekend

LA Million Father March Committee

LA Million Father March Committee

FONTANA, CA- The 2013 Inland Empire Million Father March will be held once again on Saturday, September 7 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Seville Park, 16601 Seville Ave., FontanaCA, 92334. The purpose of the event is to provide fathers with useful, obtainable and effective resources that will be used in the support and education of their children. There will be several topics presented at the event which range from Financial Planning, Education, Child Safety, Fathers with Daughters, Mental Health, Co-Parenting, College/Trade School and many more. This is a free community event supported by Fontana Mayor Aquanetta Warren and the City of Fontana. In addition to resources provided to the fathers, there will also be spoken word presentations by foster youth, golf demonstrations, entertainment, giveaways and a cookout. Last year’s Inland Empire Million Father March was hosted by Bishop Lacey Sykes Jr., and Cross Word Christian Church in Moreno Valley. For more information, plase visit www.streetstylepositive.com or contact Dr. D.C. Nosakhere Thomas at dnosakhere@aol.com.

Black Rose Awards Recipients Have Been Announced

A. Majadi CEO-Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino

A. Majadi CEO-Boys & Girls Club of SB

Ronald Cochran Asst. Sheriff - San Bernardino County

Ronald Cochran Asst. Sheriff – SB County

Richard Fields - Judge

Richard Fields – Judge

Pastor Robert Fairley

Pastor Robert Fairley

Miriam Vickers

Miriam Vickers

Eula Charles

Eula Charles

Dr. Keyisha Holmes Founder-DIVDED

Dr. Keyisha Holmes Founder-DIVDED

Dr. Kennon Mitchell Asst. Superintendent-SBCUSD

Dr. Kennon Mitchell Asst. Superintendent-SBCUSD

Bowser, George

Bowser, George

Anita Riley, Retired

Anita Riley, Retired

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation is proud to announce to the community the recipients of the 24th Annual Black Rose Awards. These outstanding heros are: A. Majadi (CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of San Bernardino), Humanitarian of the Year; Ronald E. Cochran (Assistant Sheriff, San Bernardino County Sheriff Department), Community Service Award and the Black Rose Awards will be presented to the following: George Bowser, Principal for San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools; Eula Charles, Supervising/Lead Case Manager with Time for Change Foundation; Anita Dimery, retired; Dr. Robert L. Fairley, Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; The Honorable Judge Richard T. Fields, Judge of the Superior Court of CA, County of Riverside; Dr. Keyisha Holmes, founder of DVIDED NO MORE and Assistant Principal at Perris Union High School; Dr Kennon Mitchell, Assistant Superintendent for San Bernardino City Unified School District; and Miriam Vickers, CEO of MVickers Foudation. These unsung heroes will be honored Friday, September 13, 2013, at the National Orange Show, Valencia Room, in San Bernardino.  Tickets for this event are $60.00 per person or $600 for a table of ten. For more information, please call Margaret Hill at 909-864-3267 or 909-991-6422.