On Monday, October 22nd Southern California Edison will host a breakfast in San Bernardino to highlight the work of the non-profit arm of the Black Voice News, The Black Voice Foundation for Media, History and the Arts. The Foundation is an educational organization devoted to media, history, and the arts. They also house an Internship Program within their newspaper division to help educate and enlighten students who want to pursue a career in media. The Foundation annually also coordinates a "Footsteps to Freedom Underground Railroad Tour." This tour provides information and education to both educators and students alike. Oftentimes we don't understand the importance of supporting endeavors such as this. However, if we don't - who will? More than ever Black businesses are having to close their doors - even the ones that deal with education and uplifting our community. I have a friend who owns a bookstore in Upland called "Heritage Books and More" and I recently found out that she will be closing her doors due to the lack of support from our community. I was also in Los Angeles the other day and heard that the infamous "Eso Won" bookstore in Leimert Park may be facing the same plight. Again, let's support our non-profits and community organizations. To learn how you can get involved call (951) 682-6070 today.
So as you experience the upcoming holidays of Harvest or Halloween, instead of "tricking" someone, try "treating" an organization in your community with a donation of your time, resources and or funds!
Let's support those that make a difference in our community!
Give your all in all that you do. Then the PLUS won't just be more, it will be the difference!
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