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Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown Seeks Women of the Year Award Nominees

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – Assemblymember Cheryl R. Brown (D-San Bernardino) is seeking nominations to identify and honor outstanding women whose successes and contributions to the 47th District have set the pace for our region’s future. A selection committee will use the nomination forms and independent research to make final selections to be recognized as Woman of the Year.

Nominees should be innovative leaders who are making waves with their energy, ideas, achievements, and commitment to excellence in the 47th District. In addition, the nominee should reflect a woman who is of exemplary professional excellence and is a role model for others; a woman who has broken down barriers and helps create connections and new opportunities for other women while continuing to be a respected resource in the community.

One nomination per person will be accepted. For each submission, one nomination form describing the nominee’s qualifications and reasons for making the nomination is required. The deadline for entries is Friday, February 21 at 5 p.m.

The nomination form can be retrieved by visiting the district office at 290 N “D” Street in San Bernardino or by going online to www.asmdc.org/members/a47/ and clicking on the “Woman of the Year” button.

Please email your submission to Lisa Blacksher at lisa.blacksher@asm.ca.gov. Contact 909-381-3238 for more information.

A Hilarious New Book Guaranteed to Get Teachers and Students Excited About the Common Core

UPLAND, CA– Keisha Harris, an educator in the Rialto Unified School District, took a leap of faith when she decided to embark on a new journey to publish her first children’s book.

“Giving children a voice has always been  been my mission as a writer.  I want to give life to their adventures,”  Keisha Harris states.

“Beware of the Common Core” is a comical adventure about a boisterous six year who will be entering the world of first grade.  She’s excited about starting school this year until she receives a suspicious letter in the mail about some strange “common core” that has invaded her school over the summer.  Convinced it must be a contagious virus, she tries to devise a plan to send it back to Washington only to discover the true meaning of the Common Core.

This is the first book released in the Alley Petes series.  Each book concentrates on a core standard and introduces new strategies and techniques to help children comprehend new concepts in language arts and math.  The book’s comical flare is designed to captive a young audience while incorporating literacy and language skills. The concept behind the Alley Petes series is to create a series of short stories that demonstrates a child ability to overcome her struggles with mastering complex standards.  The use of humor is a guaranteed motivator to encourage children to read.  “Beware of the Common Core” will keep young readers engaged and wanting to read more about Alley’s adventures.

PAFF Celebrates a Night of Tribute

Honorees with their awards posing with PAFF Founders Ja'Net DuBoise(left) and Ayuko Babu (right)

Honorees with their awards posing with PAFF Founders Ja’Net DuBoise(left) and Ayuko Babu (right)

LOS ANGELES, CA- On Saturday, February 1, the Pan African Film Festival kicked off its’ festivities with ‘A Night of Tribute’ where they honored legendary icons Charles Dutton, Roz Stevenson, Jeff Clanagan, Emayatzy Corinedaldi and Tequan Richmond for their achievements in the film industry.