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“Where Dreams Soar”

Moreno Valley remember the black-tie affair of the year: Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce’s 8th Annual Award and Installation Banquet recognizing Black elected leaders in the cities of Riverside county and state government on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Riverside Convention Center, 3443 Orange Street Riverside, Ca. 92501. Social hour and entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. For ticket and information contact (951) 443–0226 or e-mail mvblkchamber04@gmail.com or visit their website at mvbcc@.org. Please hurry tickets and tables are going fast.

The Moreno Valley Parks and Community Services Department, Spring Valley Kids Camp will once again offer, Valley Kids Camp during the public schools upcoming spring break. Youth participants from kindergarten thru eighth grade will spend their break enjoying a variety of creative arts and crafts, games, music, talent shows, and trips to the valley skate park. Valley Kids Camp is located on March Air Reserve Base, 15325 Fifth Street. Hours of operation are 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Enroll now for $17.00 daily. Pre–registration is recommended and a family discount does apply for multiple children registered. For more information contact Moreno Valley Parks Community Service Department at (951) 413–3280.

Since it is Black History Month, here are a few things that I researched and wanted to share with you. February 1st the first U.S. stamp Black Heritage series highlighted Harriet Tubman in 1978; February 2nd Ernest E. Just, genetic biologist awarded the Spingarn Medal 1915; U.S. Congress ratifies the 15th Amendment, which bars race as a qualification for voting in February 3rd 1870, Tony Dungy, 1st African American head coach to win Super Bowl XLI on February 4th 2007; Barack Obama, Columbia University graduate and Harvard University Law student, becomes the first African American President of the Harvard Law Review on February 5th 1990 and the NAACP founded February 12th 1909. More to come in the coming weeks.

To all of my readers: I’m very appreciative of you and your kindness to what I do. The one thing that troubles me so much is that we as a race of people have not come together to work together. This is Black History Month. This is a time we reflect and enjoy our rich heritage. How can we teach our young people to come together when we cannot? The greatest gift is to come together and share our wisdom. During such a time as this, I would love to learn from you as you learn from me, with whatever I have to share. We are a powerful people and have a great history. I came from the Zula Tribe and I do not know a lot about it, but I would love to know about these people that I came from. These are just my thoughts. The word says, “How good it is for brother to dwell together.” Let us think about this. What would Jesus do?


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