By Lou Coleman
SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Talking about being blessed to be among The Who’s who in the Inland Empire, it was indeed a privilege for me to be in such awesome company; thanks to my dear friend Ms. Frances Grice. It was a fantastic evening mingling with inspiring and influential leaders. The music by J. Bokins was relaxing; the food was delicious; the atmosphere was inviting and the rest is history. If you missed it, you would not want to miss it next year; it was exquisite! The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation Committee did a splendid job. Special thanks to Ms. Margaret Hill, you are appreciated!
Just to name a few of the who’s who that were in attendance included: Pastor Robert L. Fairley, D. Min- New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Ms. Kim-Evette Anthony – Urban Philanthropy Institute – Humanitarian of the Year; Mr. David Clark- Am I My Brother’s Keeper – Yes I Am!; Ms. Gwendolyn Dowdy-Rodgers – Newly Appointed San Bernardino School Board; Rikkie Van Johnson – Mayor Pro Temp, City of San Bernardino; Ms. Genevieve Echols, President of San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation; Ms. Kathryn Ervin – California State University San Bernardino; Mr. Terrance Stone – Young Visionaries Youth Academy; Rev. Arnelia F. Carpenter – Assoc. Minister – New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; Ms. Desiree McKenzie – SBBCF 2015 Miss Black San Bernardino; Mr. Troy Ingram, 1st Vice President – Black Rose Co-Chairperson; Juanita H. Scott; Carter High School Junior ROTC; Chief Joseph Paulino; Officer Marcus Pesquera; Chino Fire Foundation; Kathryn Ervin; John Coleman; and the list goes on, and on, and on.
Westside Story Newspaper congratulates ALL recipients!