• 1506
    0

    Women Go For B-BOP Power By Dianne Anderson Women who are not typically the first to be invited to boardroom tables, namely women of color in low to moderate income communities, now have a place where they can hold their own boardroom meetings. The newly renovated 10,000 square-foot Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit (B-BOP) ...
  • 1065
    0

    By Dianne Anderson What to do about racist bullying in schools, and crowd control for students who protest racist teachers top the list of legal concerns for parents and districts this week in light of two recent campus incidents in the Inland Empire. At Upland Pepper Tree Elementary School, a Black sixth grader was handed ...
  • 1187
    0

    By Dianne Anderson Some may wonder where all the homeless people slept in the last few weeks of record-breaking freezing temperatures, whipping winds, flash floods and blizzards. For those who care, community advocates are invited to be a voice for the unhoused with the San Bernardino Homeless Action Plan Task Force, now brainstorming the city’s ...
  • 1060
    0

    By Dianne Anderson Real Women Revealed is calling on Black women to come out to grab their sophisticated swag bags, but more importantly to “come like your ancestors sent you” and forge new entrepreneurial ground at their annual celebration expo. From her own family history inspiration, Audrey Bell Jenkins thinks back to her great-grandma, who ...
  • 1239
    0

    By Dianne Anderson For almost 40 years, Westsiders always knew where they could turn to find each other, if they needed a real honest assessment of the political situation around town, or at times, if any were hungry, where to get a free meal. All they had to do was follow the savory scent of ...
  • 705
    0

    By Dianne Anderson A swirl of Black History Month events has the community mapping out back-to-back itineraries, whether cerebral considerations, or entertainment, rest and relaxation. Last week, Crafton Hills campus kicked off the month with stories and experiences around Black resistance, which for Dr. Willie Blackmon, usually means resilience, grit and endurance. But Blackmon shines ...
  • 840
    0

    The 30th Black Rose Award Winners are: Rose Mayes, Executive Director of the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, Inc; Linda Wright, Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce; Gloria Macias Harrison, San Bernardino Community College Board of Trustees; Deborah Robertson, Mayor of Rialto; and three honorees for the Black Rose Founder’s Award from San Bernardino Community Hospital: June Collison President, Roz ...
  • 929
    0

    By Dianne Anderson With all the dazzle, the twirling, the stepping, the horses, headliners and classic cars, MLK Day is always special, but this year, probably more so because the big family extravaganza and parade is finally happening face to face. It’s the first big real-time community celebration since pre-pandemic. “We’ve been stagnant. There’s nothing ...
  • 843
    0

    With inflation having an impact on many family budgets, along with the basic day to day high cost of living, many people are in need of assistance this holiday season.  RAMO Youth Restoration Program held its annual Community Toy Giveaway to aid families in need this Christmas. The Giveaway was held Saturday, December 24th, Christmas ...
  • 1569
    0

    By Dianne Anderson Thousands will escape the grind of the past two years at an upcoming cultural appreciation celebration that will buzz a carnival atmosphere of family fun and games. Something special is planned for all ages. Organizers are calling it the first Annual San Bernardino Festival, with many more hoped to come. Rev. Bronica ...