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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.

 

WAG Advancing The Dream Week By Week

WAG Retreat

WAG Retreat

SAN BERNARDINO, CA- Since 1972, the Westside Action Group (WAG) has been advancing the dream week by week. A group of men on the West side of San Bernardino came together in 1972 and formed the Black Father’s organization to work together to advocate for youth in the community.  This event was the forerunner of WAG. WAG is a proactive organization for African Americans in San Bernardino County in general, but its primary focus is within the city of San Bernardino.

As part of WAG’s recognition of the 50th anniversary March on Washington, they sponsored a two-day retreat to develop a unified community action plan. The participants agreed on a set of goals that will be put into action through four committees. The committees are Economics and Community Development, Education, Health and Leadership and Professional Development. Community members or organizations that would like to participate in the ongoing development and implementation of the action plan are invited to attend the weekly meetings held each Monday at 12 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino, 1180 W 9th Street, San Bernardino, CA 92411.

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.