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Sheros “On A Divine Path Mission”

L/R: Shero Cherilynne Hollowell, Shero Twillea Evans-Carthen and Shero Gail Martin-Mathews

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Sacred Sistahs, Inc.  10th Annual Shero and Scholarship Fundraiser Breakfast was held on Saturday, March 17 at Immanuel Praise Fellowhip Church.  Dr. Tonia Causey-Bush, Founder and Chief Executive Officer was pleased to honor Shero Twillea Evans-Carthen, University Ombuds Officer and Director of Ombuds Services at California State University, San Bernardino; Shero Cherilynne Hollowell, Educator for Riverside Unified School District; and Shero Gail Martin-Mathews, Retired Assistant Superindent of Curriculum and Instruction. 

Congratulations to the following 2018 scholarship recipients: Thandiwe Bush, Summit HS; Alondra Duncan, Summit HS; Jada Simone Gray, St. Bernard HS, and Kandace Simmons, Summit HS. 

The mission of Sacred Sistahs, Inc. is to empower serve, and improve the overall health, well-being, spirit, and vitality of African American and African women and children by nourishing and elevating the mind, body, and spirit.   For more information visit www.sacredsistahsinc.org.


Photo Recap: Fontana’s Black History Parade and Expo

By John Coleman, Community Photographer

FONTANA, CA- The North Fontana Black Awareness Parade Committee and Concerned Citizens for the Development of North Fontana held their 50th Annual Black History Month Parade and Expo, Saturday, February 24 in a North Fontana shopping center.  The celebration this year was on the theme, ‘Our Legacy’, purposely connected to the date February 24, 1968, during the period when the Black People of Fontana were prevented from obtaining housing or residing south of the roadway still known as “Baseline”.

The Parade honors Fontana’s early families who despite racism, segregation and other adverse circumstances opened businesses, raised families and like the Turners, contributed to the growth and welfare of the community.  Former longtime resident of North Fontana, Whitman Mayo, became an actor in Hollywood and co-star of the “Sanford & Son” sitcom. He served as Grand Marshall of one of the first North Fontana Black History Parade.

Following the Parade community service organizations, clubs, food vendors and neighbors mingled and filled the streets of the post-parade Expo event.

The Concerned Citizens for the Development of North Fontana meet monthly at 7 p.m. on the 3rd Monday.  Currently, they are continuing to ask people to help collect photos, records and/or memories of old North Fontana for the growing History and Archive Project.

First Community Block Party of the New Year Kick Offs Next Month

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- The San Bernardino Pastors United (SBPU) will be having another Community Block party on Saturday, April 2 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Highland Pacific Elementary School located at 3340 Pacific Street in Highland.

For the first block party of 2018, they want to take a stance against violence on our school campuses; a stance against crime and increasing gun violence. SBPU wants to bring God back into the community. The Pastors believe that we must show more love, more togetherness by helping and letting community residence know they are here. The Churches of San Bernardino will take a stand together as a united front to encourage the community.

There will be free food, free groceries, free shoes, free clothes and free health checks. There will be a life-saving message by Bishop Ernest Dowdy of Church of the Living God. There will be powerful gospel music, dancing and good fellowship, face painting, free prizes and much fun!  Please preregister by phone, email or visit www.sbpastorsunited.org.

It’s going to take the whole village to turn our community around.  SBPU is here to help make a difference in our community, by providing, “Healing, Change and Progress” to the City of San Bernardino. To volunteer call (909) 353-7977. Good things are coming out of San Bernardino.