San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation
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The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation is happy to announce the winners of the 26th Annual Humanitarian of the Year, Commitment to Community Service and Black Rose Awards. Being honored are:
Humanitarian of the Year
Kim Evette Anthony
Kim has given tirelessly of herself, using her skills and abilities to help others. Much of her work is on a pro bono basis because of her unrelenting commitment to serving her community. She has provided countless number of volunteer hours providing services to nonprofit and community based organizations including Stop the Violence Foundation and the establishment of the Regional Violence Prevention Coalition. She volunteered with the Red Cross in Houston, TX serving and supporting displaced Hurricane Katrina survivors. A product of the foster care system, Kim spent fourteen months during her reign as Ms. California delivering motivational speaking and raising funds and awareness for the plight of foster children and at-risk youth.
Commitment to Community Service
David, a retired military person, volunteers his time at March Air Force Base assisting retirees with their retirement and other benefits. He also assist the families of the deceased, making sure they get the paperwork needed for proper burial. In addition, he mentors students at San Gorgonio High School as well as the youth and young adults at his church. He transport church members and neighbors to doctor appointments and the grocery stores and is involved in the food and toy outreach for the citizens on the west side of the city. He ministers to the residences of Highland Palms Residential Living and when the senior citizens ask for special food and clothing, he purchases them with his own funds.
Chief Joseph Paulino makes sure that over 50,000 students are safe each day and has implemented an explorer program for the middle and high school students in the district. He still finds time to provide service to his community. He is a member of 100 Black Men of the Inland Empire and recently, he hosted a Searching of Mentors Summit at California State University, San Bernardino. He volunteers his time with the annual Christmas toy giveaway, safety fairs, and positive tickets program.
Black Rose: Chino Fire Foundation
The Chino Fire Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the safety and welfare of the public through educational programs, direct assistance, and financial support of charitable organizations, victims of tragic events and injured firefighters. Their Adopt a Family program makes funds available to families that have suffered personal tragedy such as an un-expected death or a fire-related loss.
Black Rose: Officer Marcus Pesquera
Officer Pesquera was in training when early one morning, he and his fellow officer approach a few individuals who appeared to have suspicious behavior. Officer Pesquera’s quick thinking saved the lives of both men. Unfortunately, his fellow officer was critically wounded but Officer Pesquera was able to save both lives. He volunteers in his community at the firing range and his skills enabled him to protect the citizens of San Bernardino.
The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation, Inc., will be hosting its 26th Annual Black Rose & Humanitarian of the Year Community Service Award Banquet on September 11, 2015 at 6:00pm the National Orange Show in San Bernardino, California.
Early Bird Tickets $65.00 on sale starting now until September 4, 2015
Regular Ticket Sales $75 on sale August 5, 2015 to September 11, 2015
Table of 10 at $700.00
Miss Black San Bernardino 2015
2015 Miss Black San Bernardino Scholarship Pageant
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2015 Miss Black San Bernardino and her court
2nd runner up Bashirah Arogundade from Cajon High School, Queen Desiree McKenzie from Summit High School, 1st runner up Janeice Midgett from Arroyo Valley High School, 3rd runner up Ayanna Hamilton from Cajon High School.
Pastor Turner, Joyce Payne Senior Queen and Mansie Booker Senior King
2014 Miss Black San Bernardino
SAN BERNARDINO BLACK CULTURE FOUNDATION 2014 SENIOR KING & QUEEN
2014 Miss Black San Bernardino And Her Court
Noelle Lilley, Queen (Left); Leanna Pollard, 1st Runner Up (middle); and Bobbie McFerson, 2nd Runner Up (right)