The Riverside branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) recently held their sixtieth annual Freedom Fund Awards & Scholarship dinner. The event was held at the RiversideConvention Center, and according to informed sources had the greatest attendance in the organization’s history.
Written by: Precinct Reporter Group
Social-Lites Hold Beautillion Ball
The Social-Lites of San Bernardino held the 43rd annual Beautillion Scholarship Ball at the St. Paul’s DorothyIngramCenter. San Bernardino Sixth Ward Councilman Rikke Van Johnson, himself a former Knight of the Beautillion (1973), was Master of Ceremony.
The title of Sir Knight 2010 was bestowed upon Clifton Jordan Alexander, a CajonHigh School senior, son of Damon and Cynthia Alexander. He plans to attend TuskegeeUniversity. Sir Knight’s winnings were a lap top computer, printer, luggage, and a trip of his choice with a $500 travel voucher. Choreographer Marcus Wilkerson showcased the Knights, Pages, Squires and Fair Maidens with dance routines that showed talented skills and displayed lots of energy. There were few dry eyes in the audience when the Knights danced around the room with their mothers to the tune “I’ll be your Angel.”
Microsoft is offering free technology training and certification through a partnership with the State of California and the San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency. California has received 166,500 vouchers to allow the public to take advantage of this on-line training opportunity.
The vouchers are being distributed through the State Employment Development Department (EDD) and through local One Stop Career Centers. The San Bernardino Employment and Training Agency (SBETA) One-StopCareerCenter will be distributing over 1,200 vouchers to local residents in an effort to help them become more competitive in today’s job market.
You, smoking couch potato with a bag of chips in one hand and a 32 oz., or worse, in the other – you won’t last long.
It’s a slippery slope. Lots of folks seem to be on a mission to see just how fast they can use up what’s left of their self-imposed shortened lifespan, refusing to quit anything on their growing list of bad habits.
But for those who can’t seem to find the motivation to get in healthy mode: The National Stroke Association reports that half of all African Americans will die from a heart attack or stroke. They will die younger and at least double the rate of whites.