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Dr. Gloria Zuurveen To Receive the Ida B. Wells Barnett Journalism Award at the Los Angeles NAACP 2015 Roy Wilkins Freedom Fund Awards Gala LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles NAACP has named Dr. Gloria Zuurveen as its Ida B. Wells-Barnett Journalism Award recipient during its 2015 Annual Roy Wilkins Freedom Fund Awards Gala. The event will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, 506 South Grand A venue in downtown Los Angeles. The pre-dinner concert featuring Seville will begin at 6:00 pm. Each year, the Los Angeles NAACP recognizes individuals from the education, social, economic and political sectors that have made noteworthy contributions in the community. This year's theme is "Stony the Road We Trod," All are invited to register and attend the event, which will include luminaries such as Earl Gales, Chairman and CEO, Jenkins, Gales & Martinez Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award;

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Curtis Simpson, President, Simpson Family Mortuary, Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award; The Honorable Herb J. Wesson Jr., President, Los Angeles City CouncilPresident's Award; Sheryl L. Spiller, Director,

Lou Gossett, Jr. Partners with NAACP LA to “Rekindle the Fire” By Destiny Drake LOS ANGELES They came for hope. They came for justice. Hand in hand, they sang of freedom. For dozens of Los Angeles residents, it was their day to take a stand for their communities. So, they stood. As images of past and present civil rights leaders graced the projector screen, they belted out the words to the Negro National Anthem, filling the room with a melodious sound. Holman United Meth-

odist Church, had once again availed its temple to “the movement” and the NAACP LA had made it happen. Youth groups, business owners, clergy, and government officials sat attentively while Academy Award winner, Louis Gossett, Jr. spoke. He told stories of his travels to Africa and shared memories from his childhood. Character and community building were consistent themes Please see Gossett, page 3

Photo by Valarie Brooks Lou Gossett, Jr. speaks to the audience at Holman United Methodist

Department of Public Social Services-Trailblazer Award; Dolores Huerta, Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist-Social Justice Award; Rev. Larry Dove, Pastor, Park Hills Community Church - Ecumenical Award; and Yara Shahidi, Actress on the hit television series Black-ish and 2015 Image Awards "Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy" -Youth Award. Dr. Zuurveen is receiving this award for her strong commitment she has demonstrated during her 20- year career in crusading journalism that has given voice to the voiceless in PACE NEWS, a weekly adjudicated newspaper she founded in 1995. Dr. Zuurveen has been instrumental in calling attention to critical issues that directly affect the welfare and lives of African Americans. Dr. Zuurveen, like Mrs. Wells-Barnett, is a native Mississippians whose hometown of Senatobia, Mississippi is only 31 miles east of Holly Springs, the birthplace of Mrs. Wells-Barnett. She is a crusader against injustices and disenfranchisement of African Americans, especially injustices meted out by law enforcement all over this nation in the twentieth first century just like Mrs. Wells-Barnett, who published in her pamphlet, Southern Horrors, the first study of lynching. She believed that Please see NAACP, page 7

Photo by Vedia Brunt Dr. Gloria Zuurveen in Memphis, Tennessee at the location where Mrs. Ida B. Wells Barnett newspaper Memphis Free Speech.

Inglewood Mayor Butts Gives State of City Address

Photos by Gloria Zuurveen (Upper left) Mayor James T. Butts recognizes CBS2/KCAL9 Sports Director Jim Hill. (Lower left) Fred Roggin, Sports Achor, KNBC-TV interviews Mayor Butts during the State of the City Address held at the Forum on Thursday, (Right) Keynote Speaker Mayors Butts give Inglewood residents an overview of the city progress and how the plan on “Moving to the Future.”

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Hello Everyone, Praise be to God for another day. We are blessed to be here one more day. When you hear day after day of more and more of our young and old people dying at the hand of those who are supposed to protect and serve, you have to thank God because it by his grace and mercy that we are here and not a casualty of angry law enforcers or others who desire to take their brokenness out on others. I pray that we continue to trust that through all that we are hearing and seeing that we will not get weary but that we shall continue the good fight of faith and press on toward the mark of the higher calling that God has for us. We are to give our selves away to others and thereby received the blessing that God has in store for us. God is an awesome god and he is able to keep us even in times like these. His word will never return void so we must stay in His Word day and night, night and day. We must get equipped for what is to come. We have been promised that trials and tribulation will come but we are to keeping on trusting God.

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Blackonomics: Who Can We Turn to Politically? By James Clingman “Who can I turn to, when nobody needs me? My heart wants to know, and so I must go where destiny leads me.” Listening to an old album by the Temptations, “In a Mellow Mood,” made me think about the political trick-bag Black folks are in now that Barack is on his way out and the focus is on 2016 presidential candidates. I thought about how Black folks are nowhere in the political conversation, neither on the Democratic nor Republican side. Based on the last mid-term election, after which pundits said the emphasis must now be placed on White men and Hispanic voters, Blacks find ourselves on the outside looking in, asking, “Who can I turn to?” Politically, Black voters are obsolete – no longer needed, and in some cases, no longer even wanted. Who can we turn to, now that’s over? Terms such as the “middle class,” “minorities,” “LGBT,” and other nebulous classifications do not identify a group of people who have been in this nation since it began, and do not address our needs or our deserved compensation, in some form or another, for the labor and wealth that we generated. Oh, we are good little boys and girls when it comes carrying the water for the Democrats for the past 80 years or so. We are so docile and compliant as we traipse to the polls every four years to choose from the two persons put in front of us by the real powers in this country. It’s nearly always a case of voting for the lesser of two evils — and sometimes the evil of two lessers. But we continue to rely on a corrupt political system to do right by us. We are so good at crying in front of statues and on bridges and at gravesites. We are great at listening to rousing speeches that cause us to feel good but never make us go out and “do good” for ourselves. We are so captivated by many of those for whom we vote, and we really believe they will work for us when they get to Washington, rather than work for themselves. Our naiveté is off the charts when it comes to politics, which is now causing us to ask: “Who can we turn to?” What is our “destiny,” as the words of that song imply? Where is destiny leading us now? Well, here is what Martin Delany said in his book, The Political destiny of the Col-

ored race on the American Continent, “No people can be free who themselves do not constitute an essential part of the ruling element of the country in which they live. The liberty of no man is secure who controls not his own destiny. For people to be free they must necessarily be their own rulers.” Will we follow Delany’s lesson or will we continue to be swayed by U.S. Rep. John Lewis, who says the vote is “sacred” and is the “most powerful” weapon in a democratic society. Will we follow the likes of the “Five M’s” – Marcus, Medgar, Malcolm, Martin, and Maynard – or will we continue to slobber over many of today’s politicians who have overstayed their time in office and who have not nor will do anything that specifically benefits Black people? Abraham Maslow said, “If a hammer is the only tool you have, every problem in front of you will look like a nail.” As the new political season gets underway, I reiterate that although we have a trillion other tools, called dollars, the only tool we have relied upon has been the vote. Thus, we now face a political climate that has absolutely no concern for the Black electorate because they already know what we are going to do – and not do. Hillary is the likely choice for Blacks now, even though she will not commit to issues that directly benefit Black people, just as the ones on the Republican side will not. Unless we organize a critical mass of Black people willing to be politically independent, vote (or refuse to vote) as a bloc, and leverage our dollars against a political system that has no regard for us, we are doomed as a concern in public policy. Another song on that Temps’ album, our political swansong, says, “What now my love, now that you’ve left me? How can I live through another day? Watching my dreams turn into ashes, and my hopes into bits of clay. Once I could see, once I could feel, now I am numb, I’ve become unreal. What now my love, now that it’s over? I feel the world closing in on me. No one would care, no one would cry if I should live or if I should die.” Better yet, why don’t we all join in a chorus of “What kind of fool am I”? Jim Clingman, founder of the Greater Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, is the nation’s most prolific writer on economic empowerment for Black people. He can be reached through his website, Blackonomics.com.

Beyond the Rhetoric: In Defense of ALEC By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist We all know of the recent horror of a North Charleston, S.C. police officer deciding to murder an unarmed Black citizen by firing eight rounds at his back as he tried to flee and then tried to cover it up. There was a consensus across America that this was a senseless and terrible act. As we mourn the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, a father of five children, there appears to be an attempt by the liberal left to take political advantage of this tragedy. MSNBC television news invited the Congressman James Clyburn (D-S.C.) to comment about the matter. What he said was absolutely shocking. He claimed that this murder happened because organizations like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) caused this. That they set up the atmosphere for this to happen with vicious laws like the Stand Your Ground legislation. This was totally incorrect and it became obvious that he had been prepped with talking points that were misleading and total propaganda. He took the bait even as he had trouble stating the name of the organization. What we had here was a technique coming out of the liberal left to deceive the general populace into believing that there is an evil empire, known as conservatives, that will murder Black men, hurt Black society in general. The main “whipping boy” has become ALEC. When Republican Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a bill promoting religious civil rights, the leftists claimed this was anti-gay and began massive protests (on streets, written and televised media). In the end, they claimed it to be the fault of ALEC. Why is this technique happening all of a sudden? ALEC, a partner organization of the National Black Chamber of Commerce, has a mission that is solid and pro-Americana. It is effective as state legislatures around the nation are becoming more and more pro-business and conservative in their legislative product. ALEC’s success is putting fear into the liberal left and they have begun creating “boogey men”. It reminds me of the unsuccessful Environmental Racism movement during the Clinton Administrations that ended in a big dud. It was a lie and in the end the world realized it was a lie. ALEC is genuine when it claims itself to be: “The nation’s largest nonpartisan, voluntary membership organization of state legislators in the

United States. Members work in a unique, public-private partnership to advance limited government and free market policy. ALEC works on issues of efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and transparency in government to reduce the cost of everyday life and provide real solutions for economic security. ALEC works on economic issues alone, clearly verifiable at ALEC.org and in myriad public statements – and for years has not discussed or acted on any firearms, elections or social-related policy.” I truly believe that the spreading of false and misleading information via the mainstream press and nationally televised news shows is a big disservice to our nation. The hate being leveled at ALEC and other conservative entities is more than immense. I recently read a five page story written by a British publication, UK Progressive, which was one big diatribe of hatred and false accusations of the organization. Can you believe that, a magazine from England stepping up and trying to degrade an American organization whose mission is clear and actually beyond reproach? It gets worse. The liberals have even put up a website which dedicates its entire being to spouting unjustified filth and lies about this mainstream organization. It is hard for me to imagine such a campaign of lies with the intent of forming unjustified hatred on a group of people with a mission that is American as “Apple Pie.” ALEC is a friend of mine and I will debate and go face-to-face with anyone trying to spew such hatred. I and the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) are prepared to check them for what they are trying to do in such a wicked fashion. I tried to ignore them but when they slip a “game” on Congressman Clyburn, I must draw the line. The NBCC is going to start working more closely with state legislatures. I am writing this article two blocks away from the Illinois State Capitol Building where we are advocating for better government in Illinois. Our Illinois chapters have been very successful in developing a great relationship with the state representatives and senators here. We will emulate this and our partnership with ALEC will remain firm. Great legislation as well as the development of future elected officials with a solid pro-business agenda will be the products of our efforts. We, as well as ALEC, will continue to grow and whoa to the evil minds who try to play evil tricks on the American people. Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, President/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce®. Website: www.nationalbcc.org. Email: halford@nationalbcc.org.


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EDUCATION & BUSINESS NEWS Hall & Certified Nursing Assistants Demand Quality Assurance at Skilled Nursing Facilities Los Angeles, CA – Senate Bill (SB) 779 authored by Senator Isadore Hall, III (D-South Bay), and sponsored by SEIU-United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW), would address understaffing that currently places the lives of nursing home residents at risk. Data from the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) indicates that Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) are not meeting the patient-to-staff ratio suggested by Congressional study to maintain the highest practicable physical, mental, and psychosocial well-being of each resident. According to CAHF, the average nurse staffing ratio at SNFs in California is 3.73 hours of care

SEIU-ULTCW President Laphonza Butle, and hundreds of Nursing Home Workers and Community Allies in Support of SB 779. per resident day (hprd), and a congressionally ordered study recommends 4.1 hprd. Such chronic understaffing of positions like Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) creates unsafe, stressful living conditions. “Skilled nursing facilities care for the most important people in the world – our family members

and those we love,” said Senator Isadore Hall. “I have seen firsthand that the current staff-topatient ratio for Certified Nursing Assistants at many skilled nursing facilities is insufficient to ensure the quality of care we expect for our loved ones. The health and safety of patients in a skilled nurs-

ing facility must be a top priority and we must do more to ensure better care for them. I am proud to author SB 779 and to partner with SEIUUnited Long Term Care Workers to improve patient care and modernize staffing at skilled nursing facilities to better meet the healthcare needs of its patients. Our loved ones deserve nothing less.” CNAs are the first responders to the needs of seniors and people with disabilities in SNFs. However, because SNFs are currently understaffed with CNAs, residents are at risk of unnecessary falls, bed sores turning deadly due to not being repositioned as often as needed, and soiled diapers going unchanged. SB 779 would ensure

that SNFs raise the standard of care for residents and their workers by mandating a staff-to-patient ratio that affords healthier, quality care to residents and allows CNAs to successfully do their jobs. “CNAs are doing the best they can to provide the highest quality care patients require, but the current understaffing at nursing home facilities undermines those efforts,” said Laphonza Butler, President of SEIU-ULTCW. “SB 779 would change that by holding all facilities accountable to the patient-staff ratios our parents, grandparents and loved ones with disabilities deserve.” Senator Hall, III will introduce SB 779 in the Senate Health Committee on April 29.

Lou Gossett, Jr. Partners with NAACP LA to “Rekindle the Fire” (Continued from page 1) echoed throughout his speech. His words penetrated the silence that had spread throughout White Hall as he pleaded for the community to wake up and support the youth. “They can't intelligently tell us what they're doing when they're shooting one another, he said. “It’s like a baby sitting in a high chair, with food on the tray and mama's on the phone too long. That food is going to go on the floor.” As he paced around the podium, looking into the faces of mothers and fathers, he said “We're not paying enough attention to these young men and young women, and they're taking matters into their own hands. So, you get what you get.” By the end of his speech, everyone was on their feet. From teens of a Los Angeles youth group to the 90 year old retired business owner listening in the audience, Gossett’s call to action was met by applause. Just before Minnie Hadley-Hempstead, President of NAACP LA, gave her address, musical duo Ebony Coast performed their hit song, Victory. The pair danced across the stage, singing the lyrics, “We will triumph no matter who try us. We cannot fall. They can’t deny us. Together we’re too strong.” After the music had

Photo by Valerie Brooks Minnie Hadley-Hempstead, (Center) President of NAACP LA, Mrs. Mary Louise Batiste and Membership Committee Chair at Holman United Methodist Church recently.

cleared the air, Hempstead took her place at the podium and gave a speech which laid out a five-point plan for African Americans to succeed. “America is the finest country in the world because of us,” she said. “We were skilled when we got here, and we worked 250 years for free to build this country. So, this is our country.” Her speech addressed issues involving the Los Ange-

les Police Department, but emphasized education and voter registration. “We vote to serve notice,” she said. “We're saying our community is active and involved. So, be careful what you try to do to us, because we're going to be voting in large numbers.” The program also highlighted one of NAACP’s most distinguished youth programs. ACT-SO, short for Af-

rican American Academic, Cultural, Technological and Scientific Olympics, is a yearlong achievement program designed to help African American high school students excel culturally and academically. Lily Faye Pierre, ACT-SO chairwoman, spoke about the benefits of student participation, and encouraged parents to get their children involved. NAACP LA invited representatives of community

based organizations to speak, as well. Arvis Jones, a counselor with Hathaway Sycamore Child and Family Services, discussed the effects of trauma and grief within the African American community. “In doing mental health work with children, I found that our children are being left behind,” she said. “I know you see these people with their pants sagging and you think they're up to no good, but I've worked with kids on parole who have killed. And when you get to them all you have is a regular child,” she said. “They just need someone to care.” The program concluded with final words from Mrs. Mary Louise Batiste, Membership Committee Chair. “We went to Mr. Gossett and told him about Rekindle the Fire,” said Batiste. “He gave it to us, today. This is what we want. This is what we're fighting for. But it doesn't stop here.” On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, a breakfast meeting will be held for local pastors and civic leaders. At that time, the Rev. Kelvin Sauls, Sr. Pastor of Holman United Methodist church, will lead a discussion to help clergy “Rekindle the fire,” within their communities. Residents can expect to see more outreach programs from NAACP LA, throughout the year.

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CHURCH & COMMUNITY NEWS Omarosa Speaks at Hamilton United Methodist Church LOS ANGELES— Rev. Omarosa Manigault speaks during Women and Daughters Day Celebration at Hamilton MC, 6400 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles. Pastor Gary Williams and First Lady Myrna Williams, invites the community to hear Rev. Omarosa Manigault speak Sunday, April 26, 2015 during the 11 am service, on the theme, “Women and Daughters of Faith Shine with God’s Love”; Scripture: Proverbs 31:26-30. Rev. Omarosa is known to the general public for her appearances on the popular TV program, “Celebrity Apprentice.” Rev. Omarosa’s love of the Lord was inspired at a very early age when she lost her beloved cousin during a tragic home fire and she was graced by God’s mercy. During her journey Rev. Omarosa was mentored by her Pastor, H. B. Hicks of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Washington, D. C. and Rev. Albert Ross, Sr., of New Grace Missionary Baptist Church in her hometown, Youngstown, Ohio. Rev. Manigult has had

many opportunities to give glory, honor and praise to God through-out the world. She preaches, teaches, mentors, an Ambassador and friend to many, spreading the Gospel of Christ since 2008. Having received her calling from God she delivered her first sermon at Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland. Rev. Omarosa currently serves as Assistant Pastor of Weller Street Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles. International missionary work, at-risk youth, and the homeless are her greatest love and concern. She has volunteered with the Positive Vibrations Program of Compton, as well as the Fred Jordan Mission in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles. Her missionary work has also taken her to such countries as Gambia, Senegal, Guyana, and Nigeria and most recently to earthquake devastated Haiti. Her love of the Lord has inspired her to have founded ASK, (Ask, Seek, Knock) Missionary Organization dedicated to Christ-like works sharing with all. Rev. Oma-

Former California Agent Charged With Scamming Elderly Church Members LOS ANGELES— Constance Gail Fortune, 61, was arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court in California and charged with three felony counts of grand theft and one felony count of financial elder abuse for allegedly scamming seniors, many of whom were members of First AME Church, out of more than $100,000. California Department of Insurance investigators uncovered evidence that Fortune, a licensed

Constance Gail Fortune booking photo.

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Constance Gail Fortune, FAME trustee.

agent at the time, sold homeowners, auto and life insurance policies to numerous consumers, but never actually purchased policies and stole their premiums. Fortune’s alleged illegal activities occurred over a two-year period and left consumers with no coverage and at considerable financial risk, according to investigators. Fortune, an employee, trustee and former spokesperson for First AME Church, allegedly hosted meetings and met with fellow church members and others to mar-

insurance products. She fabricated bogus insurance documents on official insurance company letterhead in an effort to give consumers the appearance that the policies were legitimate, and then Fortune used consumers’ premiums to pay for her personal expenses, including lease payments for her insurance office and rent for her apartment, according to investigators. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office Elder Abuse Unit is prosecuting the case. This case is being investigated and prosecuted under the Life and Annuity Consumer Protection Program. LACPP provides grant funds to counties for the prosecution of financial abuse in life insurance and annuity product transactions. Fortune was arrested on April 8 and was arraigned at the Superior Court of Los Angeles on Aril 10. Her court date is set for May 4, and will not be released on bail at this time. Fortune faces up to five years in state prison if convicted.

Rev. Omarosa Manigault

rosa received her Bachelor’s Degree from Central University, Ohio; her Master’s Degree from Howard University, Washington, D. C., where she

currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the MBA program. Her Doctoral Studies and Biblical Studies are from

Payne Theological Seminary in Wilberforce, Ohio. A favorite Biblical quote of Rev. Manigault is “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creator; Old things are passed away, behold all things have become new.” The Women and Daughters choir will offer inspirational and spiritually uplifting musical selections accompanist by Morgan Jones, keyboard; Irving Augustus, drums and John on bass. During the service memories of beloved friends, who over the past year are now with the Lord will be remembered in a rose ceremony offered for Jessie Holmes, Isabelle Whitmore, Frankie Neal, Blanche Marie Johnson, Lois Campbell; Bernice Maxine Mc Glover; Doris Marie Ross and Johnnie V. English. Co-chairs for this celebration are Ronda Benware, Rosemary Johnson and Jasmine Obregon.


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HEALTH & COMMUNITY NEWS Vaccine Legislation Passes Senate Education Committee on Bipartisan Vote SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 277, authored by Dr. Richard Pan (D – Sacramento), and Senator Ben Allen (D – Santa Monica) to abolish the personal belief exemption that currently allows parents to opt out of vaccinating their children prior to school enrollment passed the Senate Education Committee on a 7 – 2 vote today. Dr. Pan and Senator Allen presented amendments that protect every student’s right to be safe at school while preserving every student’s right to an education. “Vaccines are one of our greatest medical advancements and to protect the health of our students and our greater community, this bill is urgently needed to boost vaccination rates,” said Dr. Richard Pan, a State Senator representing Sacramento. “This measure will ensure that students whose parents choose to not vaccinate them have several educational options that don’t put other children at risk of contracting vaccine-preventable diseases.” “Today’s amendments reflect our

commitment to increase everyone’s safety against vaccine-preventable diseases while ensuring every child has a place to learn,” said Senator Ben Allen. A long list of school boards, education groups, local governments, health organizations and parent and child advocacy groups support SB 277. The list includes: the American Academy of Pediatrics, Vaccinate California, California State PTA, California Medical Association, California Immunization Coalition, Health Officers Association of California, the Los Angeles Unified School District, Solano Beach School District, San Francisco Unified School District, the Counties of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Marin, Yolo and Santa Clara. For a complete list: http:// sd06.senate.ca.gov/news/2015-0414-broad-bipartisan-base-supportincludes-family-child-advocateshealth-care-providers. “As a mom, I am so grateful for today's vote,” said Leah Russin a mother from Palo Alto who is advocating for passage of SB

Trusted Munching By Dean L. Jones, CPM Each day, we are increasingly dependent that the foods and beverages chosen to eat present no dangers to our health. Whether the item is packaged or direct from the farm, the idea that we would eat something that would make us severely sick is something we rarely think about. It is the fact that in trust we munch, as belief is the order of the day that food manufacturers deliver products that are fit to be eaten. This is one reason why it was alarming to hear this week that Blue Bell Ice Cream voluntarily recalled all of its products (ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in those with fragile immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only shortterm symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Basically, the more ingredients that goes into a product, the higher the chance that something can go wrong. Particularly those things that contain chemicals like processed sugar, we are consequently subjected to a higher potential of ingestion trouble. For the most part, there are a lot of foodstuff items that include processed sugars, disguised under names like corn syrup, dextrose, fructose, glucose, lactose, maltose, and more are included the usual suspects like soft/sports drinks, candy and baked goods. Those grams of added sugar are really saying that each gram contains four empty calories, which can be stored as fat, and ultimately lead to a number of diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Due to the public pressure, it came as no surprise when the Kraft Company announced this week that starting in January 2016, it will remove artificial preservatives and synthetic colors

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Dean L. Jones from its popular Mac and Cheese recipe. It will use spices like paprika, annatto and turmeric to replace the synthetic colors. Still, the one thing that it is not removing from its ingredients is the 8.6 grams of processed sugars per serving. The Hershey's company has developed an enormous amount of trust from consumers over their long-term business activity selling many munching products. A significant amount of advertising is going into its Hershey's Spreads Chocolate product. One of the glaring things that are not disclosed in their advertisements is the amount of processed sugars per serving (2 tablespoons). Well, Hershey's Spreads Chocolate is 19-grams of sugar per serving (just shy of 5 teaspoons of sugar); likewise Hershey's Spreads Chocolate with Hazelnut is 20-grams (5 teaspoons); Hershey's Spreads Chocolate with Almond is 21grams (5+ teaspoons); and Reese's Spreads with Peanut Butter Chocolate is 19-grams of processed sugar. Accordingly, beware of the many munching taking place in your life. Making it ever so important to live SugarAlert! www.SugarAlert.com Dean Jones is an Ethics Advocate, Southland Partnership Corporation (a public benefit organization), contributing his view on certain aspects of foodstuff.

277 to protect her 18 month son from vaccine-preventable diseases. “My son and his friends deserve to be protected from preventable disease as school.” Currently, a parent may choose to opt out of school vaccine requirements that bi-partisan legislative majorities passed to protect students. SB 277 will remove that option, so that only a medical exemption would remain. SB 277 will not remove a parent’s choice to vaccinate his or her child. When a contagion spreads in a community with immunization rates below 90 percent, the protec-

tion provided by ‘'herd immunity’ can be at risk. This means many people are at risk of becoming infected including people who cannot be immunized, including infants, chemotherapy patients and those with HIV or other conditions. The hesitation to vaccinate on the part of a growing number of parents stems from misinformation such as the now retracted 1998 study that falsified data to purport a link between autism and the measles vaccine. The study was authored by Andrew Wakefield who was later found to be lying.

Also, numerous subsequent studies worldwide involving hundreds of thousands of children have proved that vaccines are safe and do not cause autism. Many

myths are spread about the safety of vaccines. For facts on vaccines and SB 277, go here: http:// sd06.senate.ca.gov/news/2015-04 -15-vaccines-senate-bill-277-fact -vs-myth. If SB 277 becomes law, California will join thirty-two other states that don’t allow parents to opt out of vaccination requirements using a personal belief exemption.

Molina Medical Group Joins the Los Angeles County Medical Association LOS ANGELES– Recently, 100 physicians from Molina Medical joined the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA). This agreement is the beginning of a three-year partnership between the medical group and LACMA. “We’re at a pivotal point in health care in our country and LACMA is a powerful advocate for physicians and their patients. The alliances we build strengthens our coalition and we look forward to the additional expertise Molina Medical will bring to our health care work,” said Pedram Salimpour, MD, President of LACMA. Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, pro-

vides managed health care services through government-funded programs like Medicaid, Medicare and the state insurance marketplaces. Molina serves over 3.0 million members through its locally operated health plans in 11 states across the nation and in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. . “Molina Healthcare began as a provider organization serving low-income families covered by government programs. Joining with LACMA seemed like a natural fit to further the mission of both organizations,” said J. Mario Molina, MD, President and CEO of Molina Healthcare, Inc. In turn, LACMA benefits from this partnership by adding to

their roster of esteemed professionals dedicated to serving the health care community. “We are proud to welcome the physicians of Molina Medical. Molina physicians are critical to the County’s health care infrastructure. Their voice will give depth to the strength of LACMA’s advocacy on behalf of the patients LACMA physicians serve,” said Rocky Delgadillo, Chief Executive Officer of LACMA. Molina Medical has a large network of independent doctors in hospitals and clinics across the country. The health care group owns and operates primary care clinics in California, Florida, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.


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BUSINESS & COMMUNITY NEWS Dr. Gloria Zuurveen To Receive the Ida B. Wells Barnett Journalism Award at the Los Angeles NAACP 2015 Roy Wilkins Freedom Fund Awards Gala (Continued from page 1) lynching was the central issue that defined blacks as the nation lurched toward the twentieth century, and one that demanded new strategies that included self-defense and civil disobedience according to Paula J. Giddings, author, IDA: A Sword Among Lions. Like Mrs. WellsBarnett, who started the newspaper, Memphis Free Speech to speak out against the horrors of lynching, so too did Dr. Zuurveen start her own newspaper PACE NEWS to speak out against horrific negative stereotyping of young impressionable African American youth, including her 12 year old daughter, by a white teacher in the public school system. Dr. Zuurveen currently serves as Founder/Owner/ Publisher of her namesake PACE NEWS, where she publishes a weekly newspaper. Additionally, Dr. Zuurveen is licensed minister who is founder and teacher of Branch of Christ Outreach Ministry (BCOM); Founder/President/ CEO of Parent Action Coalition for Education (PACE), a 501c3 nonprofit organization that helps drive students to careers in journalism through the Journalism Education Enrichment Program (J.E.E.P.). Dr. Zuurveen also serves as a volunteer at the Grace Hopper STEM Academy, a Public Independent Residential Middle Charter School for girls, on the St. Mary’s Academy campus in Inglewood, California. Dr. Zuurveen, as the founder/owner/publisher of PACE NEWS a Los Angeles County and City legally adjudicated newspaper of general circulation since 1995 was recently featured on NBC4 Life Connected Black History series produced by Anchor General Assignment reporter and president of the Los Angeles Press Club, Robert Kovacik. Dr. Zuurveen is the first African American woman appointed to the Los Angeles Press Club Board of Directors in its 100 years history where she serves as secretary. Dr. Zuurveen is a licensed ministered and founder of Branch of Christ Outreach Ministry (BCOM), an outreach ministry whose purpose is to halt biblical illiteracy among saints and unbelievers alike through its weekly Bible Literacy Training (BLT). Dr. Zuurveen is a member of Park Windsor Baptist Church under the leader-

ship of the Rev. Terrell Taylor. Dr. Zuurveen holds a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, a Master’s Degree in Religious Education and a Doctorate in Ministry from the Ministerial Training Institute (MTI) Bible College. Dr. Zuurveen has received numerous awards and recognitions, one of them being, selected as the Black Business Association 2013 Community Based Business of the Year as well as the 2013 Small Business of the Year by California State Senator District #26, former Senator Curren D. Price, who now serves as Los Angeles City Councilman for the New 9th District. Dr. Zuurveen, like Mrs. Wells Barnett, is not limited by her gender or race when it comes to speaking out to trouble the waters with her journalistic pen or to ensure that peaceful waters flow through collaboration and negotiations as in her latest endeavor as co-producer of The New, Multimedia One-Man Show, Ghost in the House, starring Tony Todd (Candyman) The Life and Times of Jack Johnson written by Ernie Hudson and Frank Megna and directed by Megna. This collaboration with co-producers Diana Ljungaeus, Bob Ladendorf and two -time Emmy Award winner Raymond Bell has proven fruitful as the play is scheduled for October 9-12, 2015 at the UCLA Schoenberg Theater. Minnie HadleyHempstead, Los Angeles NAACP President said, "This is an opportunity to celebrate and honor those who have made and continue to make a difference in the lives of people of all races." In 1914, the Los Angeles Branch of the NAACP was formed in the home of Drs. John and Vada Somerville, both graduates of the University of Southern California School of Dentistry, and active leaders in the affairs of the black community. Currently, the branch continues to support the programs and policies of the NAACP with aggressive action at the local level, with our focus on education. The NAAP is the oldest, largest and strongest civil rights organization. For more details about the Roy Wilkins Freedom Fund Awards Gala and to purchase tickets, please visit http://w,i,.w.naacplosangeles.org or call (310) 397-1171.

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NEWS Dr. David Carlisle Welcomes Dr. Steve O. Michael To Charles R. Drew University Please join us in welcoming Steve O. Michael, Ph.D., as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Michael earned his Ph.D. in Educational Administration (Higher Education) from the University of Alberta, and his M.Ed. and B.B.Ed. in Business Education at Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria. Most recently, Dr. Michael has served as Interim Executive Director for the Association of Chief Academic Officers of which he is one of the founders. He has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Arcadia University (2009-2014), and Vice Provost at Kent State University (2002-2009). Dr. Michael has held faculty appointments as assistant, associate, and full professor at Kent State University, and full professor at Arcadia University. His accomplishments include the establishment of the College of Health Sciences, the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education, the School of Global Business, new campuses, and extensive international partnerships at Arcadia Universi-

Dr. Steven O. Michael ty. He has served as a reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (North Central Association) and the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), and has provided training/orientation organized by the American Council on Education for new provosts and chief academic officers. His is one of the founders and also served as an executive leader of the National Association of Chief Diversity Officers (NADOHE) and the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO). He is currently the President and one of the founders of the Association for the Global Advancement of Universities and Colleges (AGAUC). Dr. Michael has played important lead-

ership roles at institutions of higher education in Russia, China, South Africa, and Romania. He also serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the International Journal of Educational Management, and the Journal for Multicultural Education. Dr. Michael's research interest includes the application of business strategies to institutional management, entrepreneurial higher education and global higher education. He has published widely in most of the

leading international and national refereed journals in the field of higher education on topics such as diversity in higher education, cost reduction analysis and financial constraints in higher education, presidency and trusteeship, academic program reviews and discontinuation, and marketing of higher education. He is an active presenter at international conferences and a consultant on higher education issues. President and CEO, Dr. Photo by Gloria Zuurveen Dr. David Carlisle, President, CDU David M. Carlisle noted "We are delighted to have Dr. Steve Michael join the CDU family. He brings deep expertise in academic and global higher education issues that converge with our current focus and strategic plan. As our new Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael will provide leadership for the entire academic unit and the University. We look forward to an auspicious start." Dr. Michael's first day with CDU will be April 24. Please stop by the Provost's office during the week of April 27 to welcome him!


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POLITICAL NEWS Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Attorney General By Lindsay Dunsmuir and Richard Cowan (Reuters) - Loretta Lynch won Senate approval as U.S. attorney general on Thursday, becoming the first black woman to occupy the post at a time when deadly altercations between white police and unarmed black men are making headlines. The Senate confirmed Lynch by a vote of 56-43 to end a five-month partisan deadlock over her nomination by President Barack Obama. She had waited for a vote longer than the last seven attorneys general combined. Obama said Lynch, the 55-year-old U.S. attorney for Brooklyn, New York, had credibility with both law enforcement and the communities they police. He told supporters from his Organizing for Action political group that he would work with her to rebuild trust so that everyone felt safe and that the law was working on everyone's behalf. Taking over the Justice Department from Attorney General Eric Holder, Lynch also will face early tests on financial cases alleging some of the world's largest banks helped clients evade U.S. taxes and manipulated currency markets. She is expected to start work on Monday. Ten Republicans voted for Lynch, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The tally in Lynch's favor was larger than expected, perhaps reflecting political concerns. Of

the Republicans who backed her, four are up for reelection next year, three of them from states with big cities that have large African-American populations. As attorney general she will likely be confronted with civil rights cases stemming from police altercations in several U.S. cities. On Tuesday, the Justice Department said it was gathering information to determine whether it can bring civil rights charges in the death of a man who died after being arrested by Baltimore police. Freddie Gray, a 27-year -old black man, was arrested by white officers on April 12 and died days later after slipping into a coma. A preliminary autopsy report said he died from a spinal injury. IMMIGRATION AN ISSUE The voting margin in the Senate reflected many Republicans' disapproval of Lynch's support for an executive order issued by Obama in November that was meant to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from the threat of deportation. Before the vote, Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions, an outspoken critic of Obama's executive action on immigration, blasted Lynch. "We do not have to confirm someone to the highest law enforcement position in America if that someone is publicly committed to denigrating Congress, violating law," he said. Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid berated Republicans for delaying the confirma-

Loretta Lynch tion and said Lynch was "as qualified a candidate" as he had seen in almost 30 years in the Senate. Lynch's elderly father, Lorenzo, a retired Baptist minister from North Carolina, watched the vote from a visitors' gallery

in the Senate chamber. Lynch had awaited confirmation since November when Obama, a fellow Harvard Law School graduate, nominated her. Despite the delay, she was widely seen as less controversial than Holder, who often

clashed with Republicans. She has said she aims to smooth relations with Congress. Her nomination was backed by the Senate's Judiciary Committee by a vote of 12-8 on Feb. 26. But her confirmation languished over an impasse in the Republican-led Senate on an unrelated bill meant to protect human trafficking victims. Democrats had balked at an anti-abortion provision included in that bill, but that dispute was settled on Tuesday and the bill was approved on Wednesday. An accomplished career prosecutor, Lynch has twice served as U.S. attorney in Brooklyn, most recently since 2010. Her office there handled more terrorism prosecutions than most other offices in the United States. For two years, she also led a committee that advised the attorney general on policy. At a Senate confirmation hearing on Jan. 28, Lynch said her top priorities would include fighting terrorist threats and cyber crime, and improving relations between law enforcement and minority communities. (Reporting by Lindsay Dunsmuir, Richard Cowan, Jeff Mason and Julia Edwards; Editing by Kevin Drawbaugh, James Dalgleish and Howard Goller)


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NATIONAL/STATE & REGIONAL NEWS Email: Affleck Asked PBS to Not Reveal Slave-Owning Ancestor BOSTON (AP) — Ben Affleck requested that the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots” not reveal he had a slave-owning ancestor, according to emails published online by whistle blower site WikiLeaks, and the information never appeared on the program. PBS and Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, host of the show that traces the ancestry of well-known guests, said in separate statements that they didn’t censor the slaveowner details. Instead, more interesting ancestors of the actor emerged and Gates chose to highlight them in October’s segment featuring Affleck, they said in the statements posted on the PBS website. “For any guest, we always find far more stories about ancestors on their family trees than we ever possibly could use,” Gates said in an

emailed statement to The Associated Press. He said finding slave-owning ancestors was very common in the series, and noted Ken Burns and Anderson Cooper were two guests with slave-owner relatives. In Affleck’s case, “we decided to go with the story we used about his fascinating ancestor who became on occultist following the Civil War. This guy’s story was totally unusual: we had never discovered someone like him before,” he said. Affleck’s rep did not immediately respond to an email request for comment Saturday. The award-winning actor and filmmaker (“Good Will Hunting” and “Argo”) has also organized humanitarian work in Africa. The email chain between Gates and Sony Pictures co-chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton was part of a trove of hundreds of thou-

Harvard scholar and host of the PBS documentary series “Finding Your Roots”, Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (left) and actor Ben Affleck. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini and Cliff Owen, File)

sands of emails and documents from last year’s Sony hack that WikiLeaks put into a searchable online archive on Thursday. In their email ex-

West Basin Completes Drought-Tolerant Garden at Culver City High School CULVER CITY, Calif. —On the heels of Governor Jerry Brown’s Executive Order announcing statewide mandatory water restrictions, students at Culver City High School demonstrated that they are doing their part to conserve water during one of California’s most historic droughts to date. Students joined West Basin Municipal Water District (West Basin) Director Scott A. Houston, Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Unified School District Board Member Laura Chardiet and community partners to unveil a new Ocean Friendly Garden (OFG) on campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, April 20. Located at the Robert Frost Auditorium, this 2,332-square-foot sustainable garden features several swales that capture large volumes of rainwater from the roof, reducing runoff to the ocean and conserving up to 80% of the water that would have been used to water the old landscape. Drought-tolerant plants were installed by students themselves during a hands-on workshop held in December 2014. “As we are experiencing our fourth straight year of drought, it is important now more than ever that we all take the necessary steps to conserve our precious water,” said Scott A. Houston, West Basin director, who represents the city of Culver City. “These gardens provide great examples on how to eliminate all or part of your lawns and save up to 80% of our drinking water used in and around our home.” The OFG program is part of West Basin’s Water Reliability 2020 program, which aims to reduce dependence on imported water to only 33% by 2020 through doubling water recycling, doubling conservation efforts and adding ocean-water desalination to a local, diverse water supply. Programs such as the OFG allow West Basin to work toward its water efficiency goals by reducing the amount of water used outdoors, which is the leading waste of drinking water in residential communities. “This garden teaches us that we all need to change the way we think about water use,” said Meghan Sahli-Wells, mayor of Culver City. “We are grateful for our program partners who helped build such a beautiful, water-saving demonstra-

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West Basin Director Scott A. Houston and Culver City Mayor Meghan Sahli-Wells present a special certificate to Mrs. Patricia Northington, Biology Teacher at Culver City High School tion garden in our city.” To date, West Basin has completed 11 of its 16 Ocean Friendly Demonstration Gardens throughout its 185-square mile service area. Program partners joining West Basin for this Ocean Friendly Garden include Golden State Water Company, Department of Water Resources, Culver City High School, Culver City Unified School District, City of Culver City, Surfrider Foundation, Green Gardens Group and Stout Design Build. For more information about West Basin’s Ocean Friendly Garden and other water conservation programs, visit

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change, Gates asks Lynton for advice on how to handle Affleck’s request. “Here’s my dilemma: confidentially, for the first time, one of our guests has asked us to edit out something about one of his ancestors–the fact that he owned slaves. Now, four or five of our guests this season descend from slave owners, including Ken Burns. We’ve never had anyone ever try to censor or edit what we found. He’s a megastar. What do we do?” Gates wrote on July 22, 2014. Lynton replies that it all depends on who knows that the information was in the documentary already. “I would take it out if no one knows, but if it gets out

that you are editing the material based on this kind of sensitivity then it gets tricky. Again, all things being equal I would definitely take it out,” Lynton wrote that same day. After going back and forth, the two seem to decide censoring the information is a bad idea, with Gates writing later on July 22 that if the public learned of it, “It would embarrass him and compromise our integrity. I think he is getting very bad advice” and adding: “Once we open the door to censorship, we lose control of the brand.” Affleck is never mentioned in the exchange of emails between Gates and Lynton; instead he’s referred to as a “megastar” and “Batman.” He was filming “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” in Detroit at the time. When the segment aired Oct. 14, Gates focused on the occultist, a Revolutionary War relative and Affleck’s mother, who was a “freedom rider” in 1964. A PBS spokeswoman said in an emailed statement Saturday that PBS did not know of the exchanges between Gates, Sony and Affleck and wasn’t part of editorial decisions made by Gates and his producers. “It is clear from the exchange how seriously Professor Gates takes editorial integrity,” PBS said in the statement posted on its website.


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ART/ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS NEWS Groovin’ with Lenny Williams at Inglewood’s Earth Day Celebration By Ricky Richardson INGLEWOOD—The City of Inglewood and The Social Justice Learning Institute (SJLI), teamed up once again to present a celebration of Earth Day. This event was held on a beautiful Southern California day, Saturday, April 18th, 2015. Mother Nature Blessed the festival with her natural air-condition (cool breezes). This was the City of Inglewood’s 5th Annual Earth Day Celebration, held on the South Lawn of Inglewood City Hall, 10am-3pm. New to the festival was the first ever Inglewood Pop-up Farmer’s Market. “Efforts are underway to host a regular Farmer Market,” stated Derek Steele, Health Equity Program Director of SJLI. Numerous booths were set up by local organization and vendors to provide residents and visitors information to conserve our natural resources. Organizers of the Earth Day Festival 2015, provided a fun, family friendly environment that included face painting, games and other engaging activities in the Home Depot sponsored family area. Nicole Steele spoke to the crowd about healthy recipes and

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015068792 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Her Cleaning & Company,1122 S. Norton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019 Los Angeles; PO Box 273, Inglewood, CA 90306 Registered Owner(s): 1. June Tapscott-Byrd, 1122 S. Norton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019. This business is conducted by an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: June Tapscott-Byrd Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 13, 2015 Expires March 13, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub March 20, 27, April. 3, 10,2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015096107 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Hollywood Luxury Vacation Rental, 1714 N. McCadden Pl. #3121, Hollywood, CA 90028 LA County Registered Owner(s): 1. Carl Brown, 1714 N McCadden Pl. #3121, Hollywood, CA 90028. This business is conducted by as an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Carl Brown Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on April 9, 2015 Expires April 9, 2020. NoticeThis fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 10, 17, 24 May 1, 2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015068792 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Her Cleaning & Company,1122 S. Norton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019 Los Angeles; PO Box 273, Inglewood, CA 90306 Registered Owner(s): 1. June Tapscott-Byrd, 1122 S. Norton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90019. This business is conducted by an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/ A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: June Tapscott-Byrd Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 13, 2015 Expires March 13, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub March 20, 27, April. 3, 10,2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015080103 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. A to Z Wholesale Auto, 6109 Western Ave., LA, CA 90043 LA Registered Owner(s): 1. Felicia Kelley, 251 W. 13th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. This business is conducted by as an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Felicia Kelley Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 25, 20015 Expires March 25 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub March 27, April, 3, 10, 17, 2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015090048 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Loving Me, 4236 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008 LA County Registered Owner(s): 1. Temica M Wofford, 4236 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90008 This business is conducted by as an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Temica M Wofford Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on April 3, 2015 Expires April 3, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015079939 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Crown N Glory Collection 2.SMMART Beauty Solutions 3.Dr. Emily 4. Dr. Emily Fields 5. Healthy Start Water 6. Crown N Glory 7. Smart Beauty, 548 E. Rhea Street, Long Beach, CA 90506 Los Angeles AI #ON 2762664 Registered Owner(s): 1. La Rutan, 548 E. Rhea Street, Long Beach, CA 90806. This business is conducted by a Corporation. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/ A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: La Rutan Title: CEO This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 24, 20015 Expires March 24 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April24, May 1, 8, 15, 2015PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015025620 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. T Double K Rocks Catering, 1910 West Piru St., Compton, CA 90222, Los Angeles Registered Owner(s): Tushana Antoinette Lyons, 1910 West Piru St., Compton, CA 90222. This business is conducted by an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on NA. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED:Tushana Antoinette Lyons Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on January 30, 2015 Expires January 30, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub Feb. 13, 20, 27 March 6, 2015 PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015096765 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Natural As I Am, 10032 Collett Ave, North Hills CA 91343-1622 Los Angeles Registered Owner(s): 1. Verneen Mincey, 10032 Collett Ave, North Hills, CA 91343-1622. This business is conducted by an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Verneen Mincey Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on April10, 2015 Expires April 10, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 2015 PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015063587 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. The G.R.E.A.T.S. 2.Greatness Rises Empowers And Teaches Success A Young Professional Movement 3. Dreams of Greatness Tour, 8826 Menlo Ave., LA, CA 90044 LA, Registered Owner(s): 1. Precious Durhan Jackson, 8826 Menlo Ave., LA, CA 90044 2. Brandon Douver, 6625 Spring Park Ave Apt 4, LA, CA 90056 3. Robert Coleman, 4205 Monteith Dr. , LA, CA 90013 4. Iman Newborn, 5727 8th Ave, LA, CA 90043 This business is conducted by a General Partnership. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Precious Durhan Jackson, Title: Partner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 9, 2015 Expires March 9, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub March 13, , 20, 27, April 3, 2015 PN

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT File No. 2015079371 The following person (s) is/are doing business as: 1. Kleanification, 4851 1/2 Long Beach Ave., Los Angeles , CA 90058 Los Angeles Registered Owner(s): 1. Sharday Anyadieg, 4851 1/2 Long Beach Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90058. This business is conducted by an Individual. The date registrant commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on N/A. I declare that all information in this statement is true and correct. (A registrant who declares as true information which he or she knows to be false is guilty of a crime.) SIGNED: Sharday Anyadiegwu Title: Owner This statement was filed with the County Clerk of Los Angeles County on March 24, 2015 Expires March 24, 2020. Notice-This fictitious Name Statement expires five years from date it was filed in the office of the County Clerk. A new Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed prior to that date. The filing of this statement does not of itself authorize the use in this state of a fictitious business in violation of the rights of another under federal, state, or common law (See Section 14411 et seq., Business and Professions Code). (First Filing) Pub April 17, 24, May 1, 8 2015PN

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