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OneNation Media Services Hosts Summer Writing Workshop

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OneNation Media Services is pleased to announce its summer writing workshop offered to area teens.

Journalism Boot Camp is an eight-week intensive writing program that focuses on print journalism and photography.

Youth ages 13 to 18 are eligible to participate. Students will write articles that will be featured in What’s Up? , a new teen magazine published by the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino. The first issue of the magazine was released in May and featured articles written by and about teens living in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties.

“We’re pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs to bring this learning opportunity to area youth,” said Sheri Stuart, executive director of OneNation Media Services.

“We’re dedicated to providing youth with the highest level of journalism education and training in a safe and nurturing environment,” said Stuart.

The first session will be held Saturday, July 11 at the Boys & Girls Club of San Bernardino located at 1180 W. Ninth Street.

A $65 application fee is required. Participants may register online at www.onenationmedia.org or call 909.657.0578, ext. 1., to request an application.

Meet San Bernardino Police Chief Keith Kilmer

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On Thursday, July 9, the Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce will host a reception for San Bernardino’s new police chief, Keith Kilmer.

The reception takes place at Castaway Restaurant and Banquet Center, located at 670 Kendall Drive in San Bernardino, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

“Chief Kilmer started working for San Bernardino on June 1, so this is an opportunity for

local community leaders and business owners to meet him, and hear his plans for keeping

San Bernardino’s neighborhoods safe,” said Carl Dameron, president of the Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce. “We look forward to working with him to improve public safety.”

Chief Kilmer has been a member of the Southern California law enforcement community for the past 27 years. Prior to his arrival in San Bernardino, he was police chief in Bell Gardens for three

years, and served with the Long Beach Police Department for 24 years, rising to the rank of police commander.

For more information, or to RSVP, please call 909-888-0017.

San Manuel Celebrates 23 Years Of Fun

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San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino celebrates its 23rd Anniversary in July with big games and big names.

One of the headlining attractions is Million Dollar Bingo Weekend on July 18 and 19. Over $1,000,000 in cash, prizes, and giveaways will be up for grabs. On Sunday, daubers will be playing for a $100,000 Do-It-Yourself jackpot. Tickets for both days are on sale now at the Casino box office.

Between July 1 and 23, San Manuel is giving away $10,000 a day – $230,000 in all. To be eligible to win, guests simply scan their Club Serrano player’s card between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Each day’s winner will be announced at 9 p.m. Winners need not be present.

The exciting entertainment line-up includes the likes of today’s hottest pop and R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo along with special guest Keri Hilson on July 2; Wayne Newton on July 16; a backin-the-day Freestyle Festival, featuring Stevie B., Expose, Lisa Lisa, The Cover Girls, Shannon, and Debbie Deb on July 23; and Grammy Award winner Elvis Crespo on July 30.

Guests can receive complete details on these exciting San Manuel 23rd Anniversary events at any Guest Services booth.

African American Health Forum Comes to Riverside

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By Naomi Bonman –

Taking care of your body and staying healthy is a vital role in life. On Wednesday, June 17 at the Marriott in Riverside California Partnership Access to Treatment held an informative luncheon entitled, “Depression in African Americans.”

Co- Sponsors of the event were Community Action Partnership (CAP) and the Riverside Branch of the NAACP.

The welcome was led by Alice A. Huffman, President California NAACP The keynote speaker was Dr. Michelle O. Clark.

Most often, the term “depression” is confused with other illnesses.

For example, depression is not: feeling the blues, worry, grief, or lonesome because you cannot find a mate; however clinical depression is and can be by a personal crisis, genetics, environment, trauma, physical illness, and/or substance abuse. An interesting fact that was brought up was that the third leading cause of death in African Americans is suicide, with the male to female ratio being 4 to 1.

There are eight steps to maintaining your health: accept yourself, not to harm yourself, to experience joy and pleasure, know what you can and cannot control, learn and move on, successful grieving, positive connections, and self care.

For more information on California Partnership for Access to Treatment visit www.caaccess.org or call a CPAT representative at 323.466.3445.

SoCal Residents Benefit From “Everyday Leadership” Training

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From the politically charged DC Metro area to the recession-hit suburbs of Southern California, and on to the streets of Sierra Leone, West Africa, normal, everyday people have benefited from the

“Everyday Leadership Seminar” developed by the non-profit organization, Leaders of Godly Character International (LGCI -http://www.leadersofgodlycharacter.org).

The seminar is designed to benefit everyone, regardless of what stage of life they may be in. Small business owners, high profile business executives, stay-at-home moms, teachers, managers, cashiers at a local retail store, everyone stands to benefit greatly from the timely, life applications of this seminar.

The 2-day seminar starts on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and continues on Thursday, June 25, 2009 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Participants are encouraged to pre-register online at: www.crosswordchurch.org

The Founder and president of LGCI, Modupe Taylor- Pearce, Jr., is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and has distinguished himself in corporate America as a business turn-around specialist.

He offers this insight into his organization’s modus operandi: “Everything rises and falls on leadership, yet while we invest at least twelve years of our lives acquiring formal education, many people do not get any leadership education or training.”

A participant at a recent seminar had this to say: “I’ve learned so much about being a leader; I had a chance to evaluate myself, and realize I have a lot of work to do.”

Chief Pastor Lacy Sykes of Cross Word Christian Church in Riverside, CA, is really encouraged by the feedback and response of participants at the last leadership seminar held in Riverside. He says “the overwhelming expression of appreciation and gratitude from participants was more than we expected.” He adds: “families, churches, businesses, communities, and our state of California, are all experiencing leadership crises. It is evident in the disintegration of marriages, corporate scandals and economic crisis that we are facing today.

Each of us needs to improve our leadership skills. I am humbled and happy to be hosting this seminar that will

offer this critically-needed training for the people of Southern California. When we demonstrate Godly leadership, our children, homes, communities all benefit.  Everyone is capable of demonstrating godly leadership.”
Cross Word Christian Church is a non-denominational church. The motto of the church is “remember the

Cross…focus on the Word”. Cross Word Church started as a home bible study in January of 2000 and officially became a church on August 20 of that same year. To date, God has blessed Cross Word with a mobile membership of over 3500 with over 37 active ministries.

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