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Vol. 49 No. 4

May 17, 2018 - May 23, 2018

This publication is a Certified DBE/ SBE / MBE in the State of California CUCP #43264 Metro File #7074 & State of Texas File #802505971 “If you can control a man's thinking you do not have to worry about his action. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself. If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast, you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door, his very nature will demand one.” Carter G. Woodson, The Mis-Education of the Negro

More than 50 dead in clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

By Ed Adamczyk and Sara Shayanian

Editor in Chief’s Corner Email: sbamericannews@gmail.com Clifton Harris Publisher of The San Bernardino AMERICAN News

Golfing While Black: Grandview Golf Club Asks Five Black Women to Leave the Club for Golfing Too Slow By Sandra Thompson, Esq. (President, NAACP York County, Pa. Branch)

Sandra Thompson, the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP, says that police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. From left, Carolyn Dow, Sandra Harrison, Karen Crosby, Sandra Thompson and Myneca Ojo. The five women were golfing at Grandview Golf Club in York County, Pa., when they were asked to leave. (Sandra Thompson)

Palestinians carry an injured protestors during demonstration to mark the 70th anniversary of Nakba and against United States' plans today to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, near Gaza-Israel border in Rafah southern Gaza on Monday. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/UPI | License Photo May 14 (UPI) -- Dozens of people were killed in violence in Gaza Monday ahead of the controversial opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Ceremonies marking the embassy's move from the official capital in Tel Aviv were intended to be festive and celebratory, but authorities are preparing for demonstrations that could turn into fighting. An interim embassy began operating at the existing U.S. consulate building Monday. The

doors opened at 4 p.m., during in a 90-minute ceremony led by U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner, both senior White House advisers, represented the United States at the ceremony. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan also attended. President Donald Trump delivered a message via video in which he called the embassy move "a

long time [in] coming." He referred to Jerusalem as capital "a reality," adding that the United States remains "fully committed to faciliating a lasting agreement" between Israelis and Palestinians.. Hundreds attended the ceremony, which was livestreamed on the embassy's Facebook page. Ivanka Trump formally opened the embassy with a short statement. Kushner and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were among the speakers at the ceremony..

"A great day for Israel!" Trump tweeted Monday. Protests at the Gaza-Israel border Monday coincided with Nakba Day, the Palestinians' "day of catastrophe" -- a reference to Israel's 1948 founding and Palestinians' expulsion from their homes in Israel. At least 52 Palestinians were killed Monday in protests against the embassy opening, including five children under the age of 18. (continued on page 3)

San Bernardino City Unified School District 2018 High School Graduation Information Community Education News

San Bernardino High School Graduation: Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m., Cal State San Bernardino, Coussoulis Arena Graduates: 285* Valedictorian: Elijah Payne Salutatorians: Samantha Ramirez and Jessica Aguirre San Gorgonio High School

2017 graduates from San Bernardino High School celebrate earning their diploma.

Anderson School

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Graduation: Wednesday, June 6, 9:30 a.m., Anderson School MU Room Graduates: 13^

Indian Springs High School

Arroyo Valley High School Graduation: Saturday, June 9, 6 p.m., Cal State San Bernardino, Coussoulis Arena Graduates: 576* Valedictorian: Karla Trigo Salutatorian: Gisselle Salas Cajon High School Graduation: Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., Cajon High School, Jack Wilkins Cowboy Stadium Graduates: 660* Valedictorians: Dominic Gutierrez, Estephannie Alvarez, Isabel Cholbi, Isabella Mendoza, Jalen Stevenson, Melody Satele, Pamela Hasbun, Simmy Grewal, and Tyler Peyton Salutatorians: Danielle Quezada, Jessica Raygoza, and Logan

Graduation: Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m., Cal State San Bernardino, Coussoulis Arena Graduates: 344* Valedictorians: Domingo De Haro and Sara Castillo Salutatorians: Paola Zaragoza Hernandez, Isaac Rodriguez, and Francisco Avila Montalvo

Graduation: Wednesday, May 23, 6 p.m., San Bernardino Valley College Greek Theatre Graduates: 65* (includes 17 students who will also earn an A.A. degree) Valedictorians: Alejandra Gonzalez and Britney Nicolas Salutatorians: Jayleen Ballin, Israel Barragan, Joanna Carbajal, Andrea Guerrero, Breanna Marquez, and Daniel Williams Pacific High School

Inland Career Education Center (formerly San Bernardino Adult School) Graduation: Thursday, May 24, 6 p.m., California Theater, 562 W. 4th Street Graduates: 200* (includes high school diploma and GED certificate graduates)

Graduation: Friday, June 8, 6 p.m., Cal State San Bernardino, Coussoulis Arena Graduates: 261* Valedictorian: Caitlin Todd and Claire Todd Salutatorian: Melanie Herrera Carranza San Andreas High School

Middle College High School Senior Crossing: Friday, May 18, 6 p.m., Middle College multi-purpose room

Graduation: Wednesday, June 4, 6 p.m., Inland Empire 66ers field Graduates: 354* (includes Destination Diploma graduates)

Senior Celebration: Thursday, May 25, 6 p.m., San Gorgonio’s gymnasium Graduation: Thursday, June 7, 6 p.m., San Gorgonio’s Phil Haley Stadium Graduates: 428* Valedictorian: Tina Bui Salutatorians: Daniela Ramirez, Anthony Rosiles, Alexandra Soto Sierra High School Graduation: Saturday, June 9, 1 p.m., California Theater, 562 W. 4th Street Graduates: 220* Approximately 3,406 San Bernardino City Unified School District students will receive their high school diplomas or GED certification this year. This does not include those graduating from vocational programs. ^Note: Anderson serves students ages 12 to 22 with a variety of physical and intellectual challenges. Not all graduates earn a high school diploma. *Note: Graduate counts are approximate at this time. In some instances, exact counts are not available until just prior to graduation.

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, I woke up excited, anticipating a round of golf at Grandview Golf Club in York, Pa. I was going to play with four ladies from “Sisters in the Fairway” (SITF), a group of about 15 professional, predominantly African American women in York County, Pa., who golf. SITF are women of various levels of expertise from beginner to advanced golfers. The group was formed in 2008 as a sisterhood of ladies who golfed with their husbands, many of whom were members of the York County Black Golfers Association. We appreciate the challenge that golf presents and the control that golf requires. Golf lessons are required. We know and respect golf etiquette and rules. As a single mother, I prioritized raising two children, building my business and working in the community. In 2010, when my youngest child left for college, she suggested I “get some friends.” So, as an empty-nester, I took her suggestion. I was introduced to the ladies of SITF. I began playing around 20112012 and found that I loved the game. SITF normally travels to different courses throughout Central Pennsylvania in each outing. Some also play in other states and in other countries, when they travel. As individuals, we occasionally played at Grandview, which was now under new ownership. On this day, there was a slight wind and I took selfies on my way to the golf course. All five of us appeared at our scheduled tee times. I was given permission to play as a fifth member. We were the only group of African American women playing. It began great, even though Grandview had an hour delay. We did not complain. We were elated to see each other since we had not all been together since the past season. We took selfies, as we anticipated anticipating enjoying each other's company, the

day, and golf. We hit great drives “hitting them high and letting them fly.” We played “ready golf.” We were excited. Our excitement did not last. On just the second hole, former York County Commissioner Steve Chronister was pushy and aggressive, falsely accusing us of slowing down the other players. He said he was refunding our membership, so we would leave. We reminded him that we paid and wanted to play. Our group was in shock. Despite the distractions, we made up time and finished the first half in about two hours as required. But the stress was too much. Our game was affected. We were upset—wondering whether Chronister was going to approach us again and dismayed that he wanted to refund our memberships, as though we and our money were worthless—so three women in our group left halfway through the game. When we, the remaining two, tried to continue playing to salvage the day, five large White men, including Steve and his son, Jordan Chronister, approached us and told us to get off their property. I became tongue-tied trying to ask why they were kicking us off the property when we had a paid membership and also paid for the day. They gave us multiple reasons, each one proving to be false. Because we questioned why we could not enjoy our membership and play golf, the police were called. I was bewildered. We had done nothing wrong. I was also embarrassed and humiliated having been made into a spectacle as White men exited the golf restaurant area and watched the events unfold. We waited for the police. I was fearful and apprehensive as to what would occur when police arrived. What would be the officer's attitude? But I did not want to leave and (continued on page 8 )

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COMMUNITY/EDUCATION/ADVERTISING

Candidate to lead California’s public school system participates in San Bernardino forum Thurmond spoke with community members on Saturday, May 12 at event hosted by education equity groups; Tuck appeared last month Community Education News

Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, candidate for California Superintendent of Public Instruction. (SAN BERNARDINO, CA) Assemblymember Tony Thurmond, a candidate in the California race for Superintendent of Public Instruction, visited San Bernardino on Saturday, May 12 and shared his plans to address the persistent achievement gaps facing low-income students and students of color in the second and final candidate forum presented by The Education Trust— West. In an election that will have a major impact on the future of California’s education system, voters had the opportunity to engage directly with the candidate on his plans to improve California schools. Candidate Marshall Tuck participated in a similar forum on April 21. “I understand it is hard,” Thurmond told the audience at San Bernardino Valley College. “I understand it is a challenge. But I refuse to accept that we cannot help every student in this state.” The Saturday forums, hosted by The Education Trust—West along with local Inland Valley and state partners, are designed to give local educators, parents, students and community members

the opportunity to learn how each candidate will tackle the challenges facing California public schools, with a focus on education justice and equity. For example, a recent report by The Education Trust—West found that there is not a single county in the state where the majority of Latino students are proficient in math or English language arts. For more on the events and co-hosts: https://west.edtrust.org/event/ state-superintendent-candidateconversations-in-sanbernardino/. About The Education Trust— West The Education Trust—West works for educational justice and the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-K through college, in the state of California. We expose opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, and we identify and advocate for the strategies that will forever close those gaps.

Educators from Title I Schools Meet in Philadelphia...continued crazy about them. 2. Curious—It is not enough for educators to care about their students; they must be curious about their lives outside of school, as well. 3. Consistent—Often times vulnerable youth grow accustomed to inconsistencies from adults in their lives. Principle EL challenges educators to stay consistent, despite the challenges that may occur. 4. Culture of Love—Sometimes the children who need love the most, ask in the most unloving ways. Principal EL also challenges educators to create a culture of love for all students. Similar stories of triumph were shared from educators from all over the country, highlighting why diversity and representation in teaching is so important. Dr. Tommy A. Watson, the former principal of Palmer Lake Elementary School in Brookland Park Minn., grew up in Denver, Colo. As a child, both of his parents were addicted to heroin and were professional shoplifters. He also spent a lot of time in foster care and was homeless as a senior in high school. Today, Dr. Watson travels the country sharing his story with at-risk youth, leaving behind a message of hope. “When I went off to college, my mother was in prison, my father was in prison and my older brother was in prison. My older sister was back in Denver on drugs…I really saw education as my only way out,” Dr. Watson explained, as he detailed his motivation to share the power of education in his life. Dr. Robert Kirton, the CEO for DNA Educational Solutions and Support also talked about his personal experiences as an adolescent and how he uses those ex-

periences to shape the education policies that he advocates for. “My thing is going from risk to resiliency. I started off pretty sluggish. I got in trouble all the time while in school. I got a young lady pregnant, while in high school,” Dr. Kirton said. “She left me with the baby; she didn't see him again until we both graduated from college. He graduated with his bachelor's and I graduated with my doctorate.” According to Dr. Kirton's biography, the educator has a documented success that includes a cumulative graduation rate above 95 percent. Dr. Kirton's personal story of risk to resiliency supports his educational approach. His straight-forward, disciplined strategy focuses on ensuring students feel safe and understand the connection between their actions and consequences. His method to “suspend students to school” is a refreshing approach in an educational system that disproportionately suspends and expels Black children. When asked about the importance of parental engagement, Dr. Kirton answered, “I engage parents as partners…[you have to] bring them into the fold and make them apart of the team.” Dr. Kirton continued: “When parent participation is not an option, I find a parent-like figure to fulfill that crucial part.” Learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act and the importance of diversity and inclusion in teaching at nnpa.org/essa. Lynette Monroe is the program assistant for the NNPA's Every Student Succeeds Act Public Awareness Campaign and a master's student at Howard University. Lynette's research areas are public policy and national development. Follow Lynette on Twitter @_monroedoctrine.

Federal Flash: Could New Federal Data Prevent DeVos From Rolling Back Obama-Era Rules?...continued tute Summit on Education earlier this month, Senator Lamar Alexander gave credit to the Department for its approval of state ESSA plans, saying, “I think the implementation is fine.” As we’ve reported previously, Senator Patty Murray the ranking Democrat on the committee, has raised a number of issues with the department’s approval of state plans. Some of those concerns were reiterated in a letter sent by more than a dozen organizations, including the Alliance for Excellent Education, highlighting specific concerns with plans that had been approved by the Department. At the same event, the Chair of the House education committee, Republican Virginia Foxx, recently made comments arguing that pay for school teachers should be comparable to the salary of professors. She stressed the need for bet-

ter pay in response to a question about waves of teachers walking out of their classrooms in red states like Oklahoma, Kentucky and Arizona, demanding better pay and more education revenue to make up for years of budget cuts. She further suggested that sexism may play a role in the salary disparity, noting that the majority of public school teachers “are women and the majority of college professors are men.” This blog post represents a slightly edited transcript of the April 27 episode of Federal Flash, the Alliance for Excellent Education’s five-minute (or less!) video series on important developments in education policy in Washington, DC. The video version is embedded below. For an alert when the next episode of Federal Flash is available, email at alliance@all4ed.org.

Federal Flash: Could New Federal Data Prevent DeVos From Rolling Back Obama-Era Rules? Educational News

Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship to host CSUSB Innovative Challenge for second year Educational News

Educators from Title I Schools Meet in Philadelphia By Lynette Monroe (Program Assistant, NNPA ESSA Public Awareness Campaign)

Principal Salome Thomas-EL takes a photo with members of the awardwinning Thomas Edison Charter School chess team. (Thomas Edison Charter School) Salome Thomas-EL, a charter school principal and award-winning national education expert, captivated an audience of over 500 educators with his keynote address on overcoming barriers to success at the 2018 National Title I Conference in Philadelphia, Penn. Title I schools are characterized by the additional funds they receive to meet the needs of their most vulnerable students. Title I funding provisions are designed to improve the academic achievement of the disadvantaged and to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education. The National Title I Conference engaged educators at all levels around the relationship between cultural competence and best academic practices. Principal EL leads Thomas Edison Charter School, a tuitionfree, public charter school in Wilmington, Del. According to the school's website, more than 95 percent of students that attend Thomas Edison live at, or below the poverty level.

Principal EL shared the story of the Thomas Edison Charter School chess team that competed and won the United States Chess Federation (USCF) National Elementary Chess Championship in Dallas, Texas on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Edison was the only school from Delaware competing in the National Tournament, but persevered to bring home Delaware's first National Scholastic Chess Championship, the school's website said. “Thomas Edison is the home of one of the most-fierce, all-female chess teams in the nation,” the school's website said. “They have won the Mid-Atlantic AllGirls Chess Championship three of the past four years.” Principal EL left the crowd with four C's (Crazy, Curious, Consistent and Culture of Love) that he has used to overcome barriers to success in the classroom: 1. Crazy—Every child deserves to have at least one person be (continued in next 2 columns)

NNPA ESSA Alliance for Excellence in Education New federal data on bullying, discipline, and school safety should prompt tough questions about why certain groups of students are unfairly singled out. Could it also prevent Education Secretary Betsy DeVos from rescinding Obama-era guidance on school discipline? Today’s Federal Flash addresses that question, highlights new people taking over top positions at the U.S. Department of Education, and covers interesting comments on education coming from top Republicans on Capitol Hill. On Tuesday the U.S. Department of Education released the 2015-2016 Civil Right Data Collection or CRDC, a biennial snap shot of data on bullying, discipline, and school safety among other items. The data shows that black students and students with disabilities are suspended and arrested far more often than their peers. Given the information, many are hoping this will prevent the department from rescinding Obamaera guidance on school discipline that was designed to address those problems. The data also confirms racial disparities across students when it comes to success in science, technology, engineering and math courses. For example, 85 percent of white eighth graders who were enrolled in Algebra I passed the course, compared to only 72 percent of Latino students and 65 percent of black students. Among Native American students and students of two or more races, fewer than 50 percent passed the course. The data also show that high schools with high percentages of black and Latino students are less likely to offer advanced math and science courses like calculus, physics, chemistry and advanced

math. In other news from the Education Department, several empty positions have been filled. On April 18, the Senate confirmed Carlos Muñiz to serve as the Education Department’s top lawyer. In his role as General Counsel, Muñiz will be charged with tackling some of the stickiest legal issues confronting the Department including determining whether states are complying with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), deciding whether to rescind the school discipline guidance mentioned earlier, and laying out new rules for colleges handling allegations of sexual assault on campuses under Title IX. In addition to Muñiz, Mark Schneider was confirmed to serve as the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences and James “Lynn” Woodworth was appointed by President Trump to serve as the Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics. The Education Department also issued a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year 2018 for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) Program. The IAL program supports high-quality programs designed to develop and improve literacy skills for children and students from birth through 12th grade in high-need schools and school districts. Applications were made available on April 18 and the deadline for submissions is May 18. Click this link to apply or get more information. Finally, the top Republicans on the House and Senate education committees made some interesting comments recently. In a speech at the Reagan Insti(continued in next 2 columns)

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship (IECE) at Cal State San Bernardino will test the minds of the university community at the second annual CSUSB Innovation Challenge. Teams will combine their knowledge and ideas to solve real problems during the main event on May 23, from 5:30-10 p.m., at the CSUSB Visual Arts Building patio and Room 101. The event features finalists presenting their next big business plans in pursuit of the $20,000 in prize money. The Innovation Challenge gives CSUSB students, faculty, staff and alumni an opportunity to team up and present cutting-edge business solutions that will change the CSUSB campus, community or possibly the world. Only selected teams will be allowed to present their ideas and innovations at the main event. Participating teams must complete, save and email an official “Intent to Compete” form to entre@csusb.edu by April 30. The form can be downloaded from the CSUSB Innovation Challenge homepage or at entre.csusb.edu/ content/innovation-challenge.

All teams must include a CSUSB student and a minimum of two different colleges and/or divisions. The teams from there could consist of any CSUSB student, faculty, staff and alumni. If assistance is needed in finding team members, participants may reach out to IECE to help build a team. Teams do not have to be finalized with the submission of a completed “Intent to Compete” entry form. Teams will be notified by May 4 if selected as a finalist for the main event. Once notified, Steve Abbott, CSUSB lecturer and entrepreneur in residence, will contact each team to get them prepped and ready for the challenge. The main event is open to anyone wanting to witness the coyote future of innovation. Register for the main event for free at Ticketleap or iece.ticketleap.com/ innovationchallenge-main/dates/ May-23-2018_at_0530PM. For any questions related to the event or competition, contact Stacey Allis at (909) 537-3217 or email stacey.allis@csusb.edu and visit the CSUSB Innovation Challenge homepage.

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GOVERNMENT/BUSINESS/ADVERTISING

Western leaders betrayed Palestinians 70 years ago. There is no sign that’s about to change By Jonathan Cook

Jonathan Cook Photograph: Katie Ramadan

(13 May 2018) Israel has been crafting a dishonest counter-narrative ever since the Nakba, one that historians scouring the archives have exploded The National – 13 May 2018 On Monday and Tuesday, Palestinians will commemorate the anniversary of the Nakba, or catastrophe, their mass expulsion and dispossession 70 years ago as the new state of Israel was built on the ruins of their homeland. As a result, most Palestinians were turned into refugees, denied by Israel the right to return to their homes. Israel is braced nervously for many tens of thousands to turn out in the occupied territories this week to protest against decades of its refusal to make amends or end its oppressive rule. The move on Monday of the US embassy to Jerusalem, a city under belligerent occupation, has only inflamed Palestinian grievances – and a sense that the West is still conspiring in their dispossession. The expected focus of the protests is Gaza, where unarmed Palestinians have been massing every Friday since late March at the perimeter fence that encages two million of them. For their troubles, they have faced a hail of live ammunition, rubber bullets and clouds of tear gas. Dozens have been killed and many hundreds more maimed, including children. But for more than a month, Israel has been working to manage western perceptions of the protests in ways designed to discredit the outpouring of anger from Palestinians. In a message all too readily accepted by some

western audiences, Israel has presented the protests as a “security threat”. Israeli officials have even argued before the country’s high court that the protesters lack any rights – that army snipers are entitled to shoot them, even if facing no danger – because Israel is supposedly in a “state of war” with Gaza, defending itself. Many Americans and Europeans, worried about an influx of “economic migrants” flooding into their own countries, readily sympathise with Israel’s concerns – and its actions. Until now, the vast majority of Gaza’s protesters have been peaceful and made no attempt to break through the fence. But Israel claims that Hamas will exploit this week’s protests in Gaza to encourage Palestinians to storm the fence. The implication is that the protesters will be crossing a “border” and “entering” Israel illegally. The truth is rather different. There is no border because there is no Palestinian state. Israel has made sure of that. Palestinians live under occupation, with Israel controlling every aspect of their lives. In Gaza, even the air and sea are Israel’s domain. Meanwhile, the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their former lands – now in Israel – is recognised in international law. Nonetheless, Israel has been crafting a dishonest counter-narrative ever since the Nakba, myths that historians scouring the archives have slowly exploded. One claim – that Arab leaders told the 750,000 Palestinian refugees to flee in 1948 – was in fact invented by Israel’s founding father, David Ben Gurion. He hoped it would deflect US pressure on Israel to honour its obligations to allow the refugees back. Even had the refugees chosen to leave during the heat of battle, rather than wait to be expelled, it would not have justified denying them a right to return when the fighting finished. It was that refusal that transformed flight into ethnic cleansing. In another myth unsupported by the records, Ben Gurion is said to have appealed to the refugees to come back. In truth, Israel defined Palestin(continued on page 7)

Corporate Tax Cuts Not Trickling Down To Worker By Frank Clemente, executive director, Americans for Tax Fairness Working families are, as usual, getting the short end of the stick from the new Trump-GOP tax law. Huge tax cuts that mostly go to the wealthy and corporations are exploding the national debt, and threaten deep cuts to essential public services like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and education. Not only are the tax cuts unwise, they’re unfair. Corporations saw their tax rate slashed from 35% to 21% -- a cut of 40%. Their wealthy CEOs, who are members of the top 1%, are getting a tax cut that averages more than $51,000 a year. The bottom threefifths of the population, people making under $86,000 a year, will get a tax cut of about $1 a day on average. It’s no accident. The priorities of President Trump and Congressional Republicans in crafting their tax overhaul were clear from the start: reward their wealthy political backers, and in many cases, themselves. The biggest winners from the new tax law are often the least deserving. The pharmaceutical companies that keep jacking up prescription drug prices. Health insurance companies will make out well, too, even as they keep raising premiums on American families. The wealthy Koch brothers and their company could save over a billion dollars a year. So it’s not surprising they’re planning to spend up to $400 hundred million in the upcoming Congressional elections to protect their windfall. It’s a profitable political investment. Maybe you’ve heard companies are sharing their tax cuts with workers through bonuses and pay hikes. That’s certainly what corporations would like you to think; but think again. Trickle down is not working today, and it did not work in the past. According to a comprehensive tracking website by Americans for Tax Fairness, only 385 out of America’s 26 million businesses have provided any bonuses or wage hikes due to the Trump tax cuts. Most of those are one-time bonuses, not permanent wage increases. Just 6.3 million out of 148 million workers, or 4%, of American workers have gotten onetime bonuses or wage hikes from their employers tied to the tax cuts. Already, it is estimated that 126 corporations will get $61 billion in tax breaks this year from the

Trump tax law. That’s 9 times more than the $6.5 billion that corporations have pledged to hand out to workers in one-time bonuses and wage hikes. Where are most of the tax cuts going? Not surprisingly, to wealthy investors and CEOs. Companies have committed to spend 39 times more on stock buybacks, which overwhelmingly benefit the rich, than they have on employee bonuses and wages—$253 billion vs. $6.5 billion. Far from closing loopholes for special interests, the law creates new ones. Wealthy business owners like President Trump were given extra carve-outs in the tax code—benefits regular workers can’t use. Someone must pay the bill for all these tax giveaways to the wealthy—and that someone is you. President Trump’s proposed budget for next year cuts $1.7 trillion from health care funding, Social Security disability programs, college tuition aid, and food aid, and many other services working families rely on to get by. As soon as the GOP tax bill seemed on track to passage, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced it was time to turn to “entitlement reform”—which is just a fancy term for cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. The system is already rigged enough against working families. Tax reform should level the playing field, not tilt it further in favor of the wealthy and well-connected. We need to repeal the TrumpGOP tax cuts for the rich and corporations. Then we can use that money to strengthen Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, education and other vital public investments, such as infrastructure. Senate Democrats have a $1 trillion plan to build roads, improve water quality, unclog airports, expand broadband and attend to many other long-neglected needs. They would pay for it by rolling back some of the Trump tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Last year’s rushed tax bill was principally a payoff to wealthy political donors. By repealing the tax giveaways to wealthy individuals and profitable corporations, and investing that money in American communities, we can make the system work better for working families.

Gov. Brown’s May Revise Delivers Historic $9 Billion Surplus, Funds Neighborhood Public Schools at an All-Time High Making Record Number Of Riverside County Good on Long-Standing Commitment to Families Already Claimed Their CA Earned Income Tax Credit California’s Students State/Government News BURLINGAME – Eric Heins, president of the 325,000-member California Teachers Association (CTA), issued this statement today about the governor’s May Revise to the 2018-19 state budget on the heels of California’s new ranking as the fifth largest economy in the world: “Educators welcome the good news today and appreciate Gov. Jerry Brown for his resolve and long-standing commitment to California’s students and neighborhood public schools, colleges and universities. It truly is heartwarming to witness his legacy— one that turned things around for California when experiencing our darkest moments. California was in the depth of a recession when he took office, yet through his leadership and collaboration with educators, working families, students, parents and community partners engaged in efforts to pass Proposition 30 in 2012 followed by the work we all did to pass Prop. 55 in 2016. In large part these funds are behind the increased revenues leading to the surplus we have today. “Today, the state is looking at a $9 billion surplus by the end of the fiscal year, $78.4 billion for K12, a fully funded Local Control Funding Formula two years ahead of schedule, funding for higher education and much-needed funding for health and human services which begins to address the homelessness crisis impacting our students and our communities. Also significant is the cer-

tification of Proposition 98 minimum guarantee and the continuous appropriation of the LCFF, including COLA. This creates certainty for educators and students in future years. “We appreciate the one-time funding for much-needed beginning teacher induction during this critical teacher shortage. We must do everything possible to attract and retain the most qualified to our profession. The increases in funding for Special Education, school safety, the state preschool program, childcare, and healthcare for lowincome families are also critically important. “California’s educators and students did yeoman’s work during the tough economic times in our state, but we worked together to ensure our students had the best education possible. California ranks 44th in the nation in per pupil funding but we’re on the right track, trending up. We will continue to work with the governor and legislators as they deliberate on the final budget agreement in the coming weeks. We continue to have some concerns about a few items outlined in the proposal such as an online community college and the proposed funding for the vital UC and CSU systems. We appreciate the contributions in the budget proposal and May Revise but know we can do better. All students deserve the opportunity for higher education as California needs an educated workforce to fuel our economy.”

Low-Income Workers Can Continue To Claim Cash Back Refunds Year ‘Round Riverside County News Riverside, CA: A record number of hard working individuals and families in Riverside County have already claimed their CA Earned Income Tax Credit (Cal EITC), an effective anti-poverty program in the state with the highest poverty rate in the nation. These numbers are expected to rise given the credit can be claimed after tax day through the end of the year. “Collaborative outreach from advocates like CalEITC4Me and governmental agencies has resulted in record numbers of Californians benefitting from the Earned Income Tax Credit,” said Senator Richard D. Roth. “That’s a win for Inland Southern California and a win for our state. More money in the pockets of working families means more money is going back to local businesses.” CalEITC4Me, the statewide outreach and education campaign, has worked to expand the cash back credit so that additional families including self-employed workers are newly eligible this year. Those outreach efforts are proving successful: According to data released by the Franchise Tax Board, 1.2 million Californians have already claimed their earnings, including 68,111 in Riverside County far surpassing the total number of claims in 2017 of 17,046 individuals. That 299% increase means that $17,993,795 has already been put back into the pockets of Riverside County working

families and individuals. “Record numbers of Californians are benefitting from the Earned Income Tax Credit thanks to the outreach efforts of government agencies and advocates like CalEITC4Me,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (DLakewood). “The Earned Income Tax Credit, a cash-back program for hardworking people, has long been established as one of the strongest policy tools we have to fight poverty and make work pay better,” said Josh Fryday, President of CalEITC4ME.org. ‘Even though Tax Day is behind us, our work to fight poverty is just beginning. Most don’t realize that hard-working Californians can claim the Earned Income Tax Credit they’ve earned at anytime throughout the year.” CalEITC4Me has enrolled hundreds of thousands of hard-working individuals through its statewide ‘surround-sound’ outreach campaign. The campaign entails an innovative texting program that has already reached over 1 million this year, free tax prep resources and events, digital and print materials in Vietnamese, Mandarin, Spanish and English, a digital calculator to determine eligibility, as well as effective coordination with many partners. Since 2016, CalEITC4Me has helped over a million families claim over $4 billion in state and Federal EITC.

SB County Investment Pool Earns Highest Ratings From Fitch Ratings Agency Business/Finance News

San Bernardino, CA — Treasurer Oscar Valdez announced today that expert management and conservative policies have earned the County’s $6.4+ billion investment pool AAAf/S1 ratings from independent credit-rating firm, Fitch Ratings. “The County’s rating of AAAf/S1 from Fitch Ratings is the highest possible rating for an investment pool of this type,” stated Valdez. In the San Bernardino County Investment Pool Full Rating Report issued May 7, 2018, Fitch Ratings attributed the strength of the pool to the County Treasurer’s investment management oversight, operational controls, and conservative investment policies. The report stated, “The San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector has an extensive track record of management of this pool. Stability and diversification of underlying assets, as well as stable performance, substantiate this fact.” The report also noted, “The appointment of Mr. Valdez reflects the pool’s continuity of process and organizational stability,” referring to the appointment of Oscar Valdez to the vacated elected position of Auditor-Controller/ Treasurer/Tax Collector by the Board of Supervisors in February 2016. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Valdez served as the San Bernardino County Assistant Auditor-Controller/Treasurer/Tax Col-

lector and was responsible for the management and oversight of the Auditor, Controller, Disbursements, and Treasurer Divisions for the County. The report further stated, “The ‘AAAf’ Fund Credit Quality Rating reflects the portfolio’s (low) vulnerability to losses as a result of defaults in its bond holdings and is based on the actual and prospective average credit quality of the portfolio’s investments. The ‘S1’ Fund Market Risk Sensitivity Rating reflects the relative (low) sensitivity of a portfolio’s net asset value to assumed changes in credit spreads and interest rates, as well as certain other market risk parameters, taking into account the effects of leverage, where applicable.” For Fiscal Year 2016-2017, the pool yielded over $50 million in investment earnings. San Bernardino County’s investment pool is made up of property tax dollars and local government agency funds. Together, they constitute the treasury for all of the County’s school districts, community college districts, departments, and many special districts. The Treasurer is responsible for holding and safely investing the pooled funds for the County and over 200 local agencies depositing funds into the pool. The full Fitch Ratings report and additional County investment information can be found at www.sbcounty.gov/atc.

More than 50 dead in clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy...continued from page 1 Almost 2000 were injured, over 900 with live ammunition. "A shameless violation of international law, in some instances constituting war crimes," Amnesty International said on Twitter. "The Israeli authorities show no signs they intend to rein in excessive force." The Israeli army said 10,000 "violent rioters" are participating in the Gaza protest. Weekly demonstrations at the border for the past seven weeks, which led to more than 50 deaths and over 9,000 injuries, were promoted as a buildup to Monday's event. A wave of hundreds of thousands of demonstrators is predicted, NBC News reported. While Israel lauds the transfer of the embassy, announced by President Donald Trump last year, it's been roundly condemned by many Arab countries. Monday's opening follows widespread clashes over the weekend. Tens of thousands of Zionists, Israel's far right-wing, participated in the Flag March Sunday -- the annual procession that marks Jerusalem Day, the end of the 1967 war and the merger of East and West Jerusalem. Fighting

broke out along the route to the Temple Mount, which passes through the city's Muslim Quarter. Several Palestinians were arrested, as were six Jewish marchers who sang songs police later described as incitement. Most vendors in the Muslim Quarter kept their shops open, despite warnings that police would be unable to protect them if the Flag March turned violent. The two sides were separated by police at the Temple Mount, a sacred site to Jews, Muslims and Christians, and several Jewish marchers were removed for breaking the rules of conduct, Ynet News reported. The move of the U.S. Embassy is seen in Israel as a transformative event breaking decades of U.S. neutrality on Israeli-Palestinian relations. Palestinians regard East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital, should it ever become a sovereign state, and interpret the U.S. Embassy move as Washington taking sides with Israel. Israel effectively annexed East Jerusalem after the 1967 war, although no country recognized the takeover until Trump's declaration of the embassy move.

SBA Announces Partnership with Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program Business/Financial News WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, through its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. The partnership will give veterans access to selfemployment assistance from the SBA, its resource partners, and U.S. Export Assistance Centers. The VA and SBA will work together to prepare veterans, service-disabled veterans, and service members for self-employment. Through the partnership, veterans and service members will have access to networking events, job seeking skills, coaching, and entrepreneurship training. “Veterans are extremely resilient as a result of their time serving in the military,” said Barb Carson, Associate Administrator, SBA Office of Veterans Business Development. “This is why they are great candidates for self-employment – and why prepping them to take on the venture is of utmost importance. VA’s VR&E program plays such an integral role

in veteran business owners’ journeys, so I can’t wait to see the progress we’re able to achieve together.” “We’re excited to take this interagency effort to the next level through this partnership,” said Jack Kammerer, Director of the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. “Both SBA and VA provide important resources for veterans and service members to take on the next step in their career – and their civilian lives. Together, we can set them up for success should they decide selfemployment is next for them.” VA and SBA will train local staff on services available through partnering agencies, and also facilitate appropriate referrals and on national, regional, and local levels. To learn more about the resources offered by SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development and the Veterans Administration’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program, visit sba.gov/ovbd or benefits.va.gov/vocrehab.


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This - Heart Stopping Condition May Have Warning Signs Health News

A heart-stopping condition that causes about half of all cardiovascular-related deaths seems to happen in an instant, with no symptoms. But several recent studies show that, sometimes, people who experience sudden cardiac arrest have warning signs hours – and even weeks – ahead of time. Experts say that’s why it’s important for everyone to be educated about the signs and to know what to do when someone’s in trouble. It’s also why, for those who seemingly have no symptoms, more research is needed. A study published Wednesday in the American Heart Association journal Circulation showed symptoms cropped up in about 54 percent of cardiac arrest sports-related cases, with about 71 percent of those having at least one symptom four weeks beforehand. Separate research last year said about 30 percent of athletes were reported to have symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, performance decline, palpitations and fainting before having a cardiac arrest. But it’s not just limited to athletes, according to research published in 2016 in the Annals of Internal Medicine that found 50 percent of middle-aged people who had a cardiac arrest had warning symptoms in the four weeks before the lethal event. “Some of the symptoms can be very clear, and that’s where raising awareness would help,” said Dr. Sana M. Al-Khatib, a professor of medicine at Duke University Hospital who has beenresearching sudden cardiac death prevention for about 20 years. “But some patients also have vague symptoms.” People at risk — those with coronary artery disease or multiple risk factors such as diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, and smoking — shouldn’t ignore the symp-

tify these people before they have a cardiac arrest,” said Al-Khatib, who helped write guidelines for preventing sudden cardiac arrest in patients who have a rapid heart rate called ventricular arrhythmia. “What are the other clinical features, some tests to identify this higher risk group? That’s where the research hasn’t delivered yet.” If you have questions or comments about this story, please email editor@heart.org. toms, said Al-Khatib, who was not involved in the new study. The statistics are grim. Of the more than 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year in the United States, nearly 90 percent of them are fatal, according to statistics from the AHA. Sudden cardiac arrest happens when an electrical disturbance in the heart causes it to stop abruptly, halting the flow of blood to the brain and vital organs. Death can follow within minutes if the heart rhythm is not restored with an electrical shock. About a quarter of cardiac arrest patients treated by emergency medical workers don’t experience symptoms, AHA statistics show. “That’s where the challenge is,” Al-Khatib said. “If you have clear symptoms, seek medical attention, and if you have risk factors, even if the symptoms are vague, seek medical attention and be assertive and ask the right questions. “But there is a group of patients out there who have no symptoms, unfortunately, and the first thing theyhave is a cardiac arrest.” That’s when a full web of community support is crucial, said Dr. Robert Campbell, a pediatric cardiologist at the Sibley Heart Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Campbell was not in-

Reported Sexually Transmitted Diseases Reach a New High in California

volved in the new research. People should understand their own and their family’s history of illness, to know if they might be at risk, he said. At the same time, family doctors, school nurses and community members all should know the symptoms and signs of cardiac arrest. Then, he said, everyone should know the steps to save a life: Call 911; initiate CPR; and use an AED, an automated external defibrillator that checks and restores a heart to its normal rhythm. “You have to be curious and careful. It doesn’t cost money to ask questions,” said Campbell, medical director of Project SAVE, a program the children’s hospital started in 2004 to help prevent sudden cardiac deaths. So far, about 1,200 Georgia schools have gone through SAVE’s training, which includes creating emergency action plans, CPR education, and drills. An Ohio law last year began requiring education and training for coaches, parents, and athletes on the signs and symptoms of an underlying heart condition. It requires a signed form to acknowledge the symptoms and mandates that children with heart disease symptoms be removed from play until cleared by a cardiologist. A version of the law has been passed in other states. “The dream would be to iden-

sistently using condoms, and many STDs can be cured with antibiotics,” said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. “Regular testing and treatment are very important for people who are sexually active, even for people who have no symptoms. Most people infected with an STD do not know it.” CDPH is collaborating with local health departments and organizations throughout the state to raise awareness. CDPH is working with the California Department of Education and community groups to implement the newly enacted California Healthy Youth Act, which mandates comprehensive STD/HIV prevention education in schools. Other state efforts leverage innovative strategies such as courses for medical providers and teachers, expedited partner treatment to local clinics, and free and low cost online ordering options for home delivery of condoms and STD test kits. For more information, visit the CDPH Sexually Transmitted Diseases Control Branch.

Fuller Makes Budget Request for Valley Fever Treatment and Outreach Health News

(Sacramento) At the request of Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield), a $3 million budget allocation will be considered as part of the Senate's budget proposal. In addition to Senator Fuller's presentation, the Senate's Health and Human Services Budget Subcommittee heard testimony from Kern Medical CEO, Russell Judd. Senator Fuller's request, if approved by the legislature and signed by the governor, would secure funding in the 2018-19 state budget and substantially expand research and treatment facilities at the Valley Fever Institute at Kern Medical Center. "Valley Fever is a devastating disease that can be difficult to diagnose and is even more difficult to treat, which is why I believe this funding is so important to

expand Valley Fever research and outreach," said Senator Fuller. Valley Fever, or Coccidioidomycosis, is a fungus found in the soil of dry, low rainfall areas. Valley Fever is caused by air or soil disturbance of tiny fungi, which live and breed within the soil. When the dust containing the spores is breathed in, the fungus attacks the respiratory system, causing infection that can lead to symptoms that resemble a cold, influenza, or pneumonia. According to recent preliminary data from Kern County Public Health, Valley Fever infected 2,929 people and killed 9 in Kern County in 2017, and represents the 4th consecutive yearly increase in reported cases. (continued in next 2 columns)

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Blacks Can't Afford to Ignore Dental Health By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist)

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SACRAMENTO – A record number of Californians were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease (STD) in 2017, according to a new report released by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). More than 300,000 cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and early syphilis were reported: a 45 percent increase compared to five years ago. Particularly concerning, in 2017, there were 30 stillbirths due to congenital syphilis in California. This is the highest number reported since 1995. STDs can cause a number of serious health problems. If left untreated, chlamydia and gonorrhea can cause pelvic inflammatory disease and lead to infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Syphilis can cause permanent loss of vision, hearing and other neurologic problems. Chlamydia and gonorrhea rates are highest among people under age 30. Rates of chlamydia are highest among young women, and males account for the majority of syphilis and gonorrhea cases. “STDs are preventable by con-

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Julianne Malveaux says that children pay a big price when their dental needs are unmet. (Julianne Malveaux) While Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide a safety net, access to dental care is a big issue, especially for children of color. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, “tooth decay is the most common chronic disease among children in the United States, five times as prevalent as asthma, and dental care is one of the nation's greatest unmet children's health needs.” Why? Sometimes children's parents simply did not arrange for them to see a dentist. Sometimes, dental services were not available in particular areas, for example, dental needs are sometimes more likely to be addressed in emergency rooms than dental clinics. And, a 2016 report from the Department of Health and Human Services said that dental provider shortages were at least part of the reason some children, especially low-income Black and Hispanic children, lack dental care. Children pay a big price when their dental needs are unmet. In the worst and most extreme cases, as in that of Maryland's Deamonte Driver, children can die, because they do not have access to basic dental services.

“Childhood dental decay can lead to pain, difficulty eating, speaking and sleeping, and more serious infections, some of which can be life-threatening,” said Dr. Diane Earle, the managing dental director for Kool Smiles. To address some of the need, Kool Smiles is offering free dental care to children in need on Sunday, May 20. Forty-nine offices in 13 states plus Washington, D.C. will be open to provide dental exams, extractions, fillings, sealants, and other emergency services. The free day is open to children who either lack insurance or are underinsured. To be sure, Kool Smiles can't possibly provide a smile for every child, but they are taking a step in the right direction. This year represents the fourth year that the organization has offered the free service. It's first-come, first-serve; so if you are interested, check out mykoolsmiles.com/sharing smiles, where you can register for a free appointment. In the past three years more than 1,400 children have received free dental care, with more than 500 being treated last year. Kool Smiles hopes to serve even more children this year. Access to safe and affordable health care has been part of my portfolio for some years. In 2015, I had the privilege of spending a week at Meharry Medical College, lecturing on health policy. The challenges that people of color face around health care can be (continued on page 7)

Brain Mapping That Seeks To Identify ‘Normal’ Could Aid Alzheimer’s Treatment Health News

Inside Florida’s largest retirement community researchers using new brain-mapping technology are trying to peel back the secrets of the brain. The goal: Make world-changing discoveries about how our minds work that could lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. The research’s success could allow physicians to start treatments

earlier than ever and perhaps delay the onset of this memory-robbing condition that haunts the older population. “As you look at people as they grow older, from a health perspective they are probably more afraid of losing their memory than they are of getting cancer,” says Dr. Jeffrey Lowenkron, who is chief medical officer of The Villages (continued in next 2 columns)

Brain Mapping That Seeks To Identify ‘Normal’ Could Aid Alzheimer’s Treatment...continued Health, a medical practice in The Villages, a Florida retirement community that’s home to more than 125,000 people. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s. Part of the problem in finding one: For all the world’s scientific and medical advances, there is still a lot we don’t know about the brain, Lowenkron says. “What happens with the electrical activity of the brain as it ages?” he says. “What’s normal and what’s abnormal? No one really knows.” With this trailblazing research in The Villages®, we may be drawing closer to finding out. About 1,000 residents of The Villages volunteered to participate in the brain-health research that’s being conducted in partnership with faculty from the University of South Florida and an Israeli company called ElMindA that originally developed the sophisticated BNA™ (Brain Network Activation) technology for use in concussion treatment with young people. All of the partners believe that the technology holds the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of brain-related disorders. Here’s how it works: An electrode monitoring device that resembles a hair net is placed on the volunteer’s head. The volunteer is then given a series of computer tasks to perform during an EEG recording. From there, a 3-D representation can be created to show what the brain looked like when the volunteer was responding to the tasks. The goal is to develop a baseline of what a healthy brain looks like. ElMindA says the results can give physicians: Snapshot mapping of brain-network function in comparison to a healthy/normative group. The ability to compare multiple tests over time. Objective information to assist with better-informed medical decisions. “In the future, doctors could

routinely test how well a patient’s brain is functioning, just like they routinely test for cholesterol levels, vitamin deficiencies or other health problems today,” says Carla Vandeweerd, the study’s Co-Principal Investigator who serves as Director of Research for The Villages Health and is a faculty member at the University of South Florida. The BNA technology also has been used in assessing brain damage caused by concussions, especially sports-related concussions, and it’s hoped it will be effective with other brain disorders, such as depression and dementia. For the Alzheimer’s study, there’s probably not a better place in the country than The Villages because no where else can you find a community this large that’s made up mostly of people the right age for the study. The community has a research board that gave the go-ahead and the project began in July 2017. The goal was to recruit 1,100 volunteers, and so far about 1,000 people between the ages of 55 and 84 signed on to help out. “We are recruiting enough people to get a sense of how normal looks in the brain based on age categories and gender,” Lowenkron says. The research participants will be monitored several times over the course of the study, which Lowenkron says will go on for about another year. Most likely, the residents of The Villages who volunteered to participate will never gain any personal benefit from the research results. But the generations who follow them might, which Lowenkron says is enough to make it worthwhile to them. “This is a very giving community from this perspective,” Lowenkron says. “If they can do things that will help others in the future, they are eager and willing.”

Fuller Makes Budget Request for Valley Fever Treatment and Outreach...continued "Kern Medical is a leader in Valley Fever treatment, and our expertise has led to numerous innovations and research projects that are changing how we diagnose and treat this disease. This funding will help us provide treatments that are unavailable anywhere else and will provide important resources that will help expand research and ultimately a cure," said Russell Judd, CEO, Kern Medical. The Senate Budget Committee

is expected to vote on the Senate Budget proposal, including the Valley Fever funding, as early as next week. Senator Jean Fuller The February 8th budget request letter can be found here: http://fuller.cssrc.us/sites/ fuller.cssrc.us/files/180208_Valley FeverBudgetRequest.pdf.

County Environmental Health earns national awards for outreach to public, system for businesses to file hazmat plans online Health/Fitness News Environmental Health officials have earned two national awards for their efforts to educate residents about food safety, swimming pools safety and mosquitoborne diseases, and for developing an online system that helps businesses file hazardous-materials plans online. The Department of Environmental Health was recognized with two Achievement Awards from the National Association of Counties (NACo). The awards honor innovative, effective county government programs that strengthen services for residents. NACo recognized a program called Saving the Public, One PSA at a Time in the category of civic education and public information. Environmental Health promotes its public-service announcements on social media and its website to educate residents about food safety, swimming pools safety, mosquito-borne diseases and other issues. In the category of information technology, the Hazardous Materials branch also won for Annual HMBP Submission Automation - Compliance Made Easier. Companies must file plans with the county to publicly disclose where hazardous materials are located at businesses such as gas stations, dry cleaners and car repair shops. Business plans provide information to police,

firefighters and other first responders, and ensure that measures are in place that allow employees to safely handle hazardous materials. The recently implemented automated system encourages businesses to comply through online filing. Automation saves time and ensures continued protection for public health and safety. “I am so very proud of our team here in the Department of Environmental Health. We have the best, most talented group of professionals working for us! These recognitions only serve to reinforce that,” said Steve Van Stockum, director of Environmental Health. NACo President Roy Charles Brooks said, “Counties seize opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and build stronger communities every day. Achievement Award-winning programs are examples for counties that are determined to enhance services for our residents.” Nationally, awards are given in 18 different categories that reflect the vast, comprehensive services counties provide to the public. For more information on these award winning programs or to view the Public Service Announcements, please visit www.rivcoeh.org or https:// www.facebook.com/ RiversideCountyEH/


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NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180005470 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 5/09/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 5/09/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): JM COPIERS SALES SERVICE & SUPPLIES Business Address: 17415 CATALPA STREET #33 HESPERIA, CA 92345 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address: 17415 CATALPA STREET HESPERIA, CA 92345 Registrant(s)Address: JORGE MAGDALENO 14640 COREY WAY VICTORVILLE, CA 92394 Signature/Officer Title: Jorge Magdaleno, Owner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 20180005015 Date Filed: 04/30/2018 Filing Expires On: 04/30/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME (as shown in the Articles of Inc./Org./Reg.): CANNABIS INSURANCE SERVICES County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Street Address of Principal Place of Business: 10201 TRADEMARK ST. #D RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 Name of Individual Registrant: Name of corporation or limited liability company as shown in the Articles of Inc./Org./Reg.: EMPIRE COMPANY INSURANCE SERVICES, INC. State of Inc./Org./Reg.: CA Inc./Org./Reg. No.: 3514713 Residence Street Address:10201 TRADEMARK ST. #D RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 This business is/was conducted by: A Corporation Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: October 15, 2012 Signature/Title of Person Signing: Jessica Weatherby, Secretary BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180004899 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 4/26/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 4/26/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): JF MOTOR ACCESS Business Address: 4795 HOLT BLVD. SUITE 106 MONTCLAIR, CA 91763 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address: 9991 FEON BLVD. UNIT A RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 Registrant(s)Address: JUAN E. FIGUEROA 9991 FERON BLVD. UNIT A RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 Signature/Officer Title: Juan E. Figueroa, Owner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 20180000142 Date Filed: 01/04/2018 Filing Expires On: 01/04/2023 FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME (as shown in the Articles of Inc./Org./Reg.): KP LOGISTICS County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Street Address of Principal Place of Business: 1305 WEST PRINCETON STREET ONTARIO, CA 91762 Name of Individual Registrant: KENNETH T.

May 17, 2018

LEGALS/CLASSIFIEDS/NEWS PARKS Name of corporation or limited liability company as shown in the Articles of Inc./Org./Reg.:State of Inc./Org./Reg.: Inc./Org./Reg. No.: Residence Street Address: 1305 WEST PRINCETON STREET ONTARIO, CA 91762 This business is/was conducted by: An Individual Registrant has commenced to transact business under the fictitious business name or names listed above on: N/A Signature/Title of Person Signing: Kenneth T. Parks BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of the Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000). NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180005021 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: N/A Began Transacting Business: 4/30/2018 Filing Expires On: 4/30/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): DINERO IN THE CUTZ Business Address: 13849 AMARGOSA RD. SUITE 204 VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address: 8896 I AVE. APT. 9 HESPERIA, CA 92345 Registrant(s)Address: SERGIO A. LOPEZ 8896 I AVE. APT. 9 HESPERIA, CA 92345 Signature/Officer Title: Sergio Lopez BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180004218 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 4/11/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 4/11/2023 Business is Conducted By: A General Partnership Fictitious Business Name(s): REACH ONE CARE ADULT RESIDENTIAL FACILITY Business Address: 14368 BLACK MOUNTAIN PL. VICTORVILLE, CA 92394 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Registrant(s)Address: DOMINIC COHNS 14368 BLACK MOUNTAIN PL. VICTORVILLE, CA 92394 JEREMY BRINGIER SR. 14368 BLACK MOUNTAIN PL. VICTORVILLE, CA 92394 Signature/Officer Title: Jeremy Bringier, Sr., General Partner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 10, Correction 17, 24, 31, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180004595 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 4/19/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 4/19/2023 Business is Conducted By: A Married Couple Fictitious Business Name(s): IMPACT COACHING Business Address: 1707 JUSTINE WAY UPLAND, CA 91784 Phone Number: 909-303-3299 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Registrant(s)Address: GILBERT A. HOLMES 1707 JUSTINE WAY UPLAND, CA 91784 JOY A. CLARKE-HOLMES 1707 JUSTINE WAY UPLAND, CA 91784 Signature/Officer Title: Gilbert A. Holmes, Owner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180004625 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 4/19/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 4/19/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): T V M TRANSPORT Business Address: 14762 BELLFLOWER BLVD. BELLFLOWER, CA 90706 Phone Number: 626-202-6522 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address: 12297 SAN YSIDRO ST. VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 Registrant(s)Address: THINH T. VU 12297 SAN YSIDRO ST. VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 Signature/Officer Title: Thinh T. Vu, Owner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A

FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180005292 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 5/04/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 5/04/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): OLIVE BRANCH BOARD AND CARE Business Address: 954 WEST 7TH ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92411 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address:1495 WEST VICTORIA ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92411 Registrant(s)Address: AMANDA M. BROWN 954 WEST 7TH ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92411 Signature/Officer Title: Amanda M. Brown BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180005399 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 5/08/2018 Began Transacting Business: 4/01/2018 Filing Expires On: 5/08/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): J.E.C. FACTORY DIRECT Business Address: 1245 N. FITZGERALD AVE. SUITE 101 RIALTO, CA 92376 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Registrant(s)Address: ELIGIO CONTRERAS 3939 W. 27TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90018 Signature/Officer Title: Eligio Contreras BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180004682 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 4/20/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 4/20/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): MAC N’ TIRES AUTO Business Address: 13005 HAVERFORD CT. VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Registrant(s)Address: WILLIAM A. MCINTYRE III 13005 HAVERFORD CT. VICTORVILLE, CA 92392 Signature/Officer Title: William A. McIntyre III, Owner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2018. FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FBN Number: 20180005470 Filing Type: FBN Filing Date Filed: 5/09/2018 Began Transacting Business: N/A Filing Expires On: 5/09/2023 Business is Conducted By: An Individual Fictitious Business Name(s): JM COPIERS SALES SERVICE & SUPPLIES Business Address: 17415 CATALPA STREET #33 HESPERIA, CA 92345 County of Principal Place of Business: SAN BERNARDINO Mailing Address: 17415 CATALPA STREET HESPERIA, CA 92345 Registrant(s)Address: JORGE MAGDALENO 14640 COREY WAY VICTORVILLE, CA 92394 Signature/Officer Title: Jorge Magdaleno, Owner BY SIGNING, I DECLARE THAT ALL INFORMATION IN THIS STATEMENT IS TRUE AND CORRECT. (A registrant who declares as true any material matter pursuant to Section 17913 of Business and Professions Code that the registrant knows to be false is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000).) NOTICE - IN ACCORDANCE WITH SUBDIVISION (a) OF SECTION 17920, A FICTITIOUS NAME STATEMENT GENERALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS FROM THE DATE ON WHICH IT WAS FILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY CLERK, EXCEPT, AS PROVIDED IN SUBDIVISION (b) OF SECTION 17920. WHERE IT EXPIRES 40 DAYS AFTER ANY CHANGE IN THE FACTS SET FORTH IN THE STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 17913 OTHER THAN A CHANGE IN THE RESIDENCE ADDRESS OF A REGISTERED OWNER. A NEW FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT MUST BE FILED BEFORE THE EXPIRATION. THE FILING OF THIS STATEMENT DOES NOT OF ITSELF AUTHORIZE THE USE IN THIS STATE OF A FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME IN VIOLATION OF THE RIGHTS OF ANOTHER UNDER FEDERAL, STATE, OR COMMON LAW (SEE SECTION 14411 ET. SEQ., BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE.) Published In The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 2018.

FBN PUBLICATION (1 BUSINESS) ONLY $40 CALL TODAY! (909) 889-7677 OR EMAIL: msbamericannews@gmail.com ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CIVVS 1800212 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: ANGIE CHA KIM filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: a ANGIE CHA KIM to Proposed name: LYNN KIM THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 6/06/18 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept: V15 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 14455 Civic Drive Victorville, CA 92392 Desert Branch A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The San Bernardino American Newspaper P.O. Box 837 Victorville, CA 92393 Date: April 18, 2018 Judge Lisa Rogan Judge Of The Superior Court Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018. ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE FOR CHANGE OF NAME CIVDS 1809633 TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS: Petitioner: CHERYL LYNN GOTTENBOS filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: Present name: a CHERYL LYNN GOTTENBOS to Proposed name:CHERYL LYNN ORCUTT b. ADALYNN ALEXANDRA PAINTON to ADALYNN ALEXANDRA ORCUTT c. DARYL BLAINE PAINTON to DARYL BLAINE ORCUTT THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter shall appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: 06/05/18 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept:S17 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 247 West 3rd St. San Bernardino, CA 92415-0210 A Copy of this Order to Show Cause shall be published at least once each week for four successive weeks prior to the date set for hearing on the petition in the following newspaper of general circulation, printed in this county: The San Bernardino American Newspaper P.O. Box 837 Victorville, CA 92393 Date: April 20, 2018 Michael A. Sachs Judge Of The Superior Court Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper April 26, May 3, 10, 17, 2018.

SUMMONS SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT (AVISO AL. DEMANDADO): MARGARITA M. COSS YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: (LO ESTA DEMANDADO EL DEMANDANTE): WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online SelfHelp Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/ selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association. NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/ espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.sucorte.ca.gov) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley la corte tiene derecho a reclamar los coutas y los costos exentos por imponer un grava-

men sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibida mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbitraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: CIVDS 1724224 (Numero del Caso) The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO 247 WEST THIRD ST. SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415-0210 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): REESE LAW GROUP, Harlan M. Reese 118226, Joseph M. Pleasant, 179571, James E. Delaney, 292600, Dana N. Meyers, 272640 3168 Lionshead Avenue, Carlsbad, CA 92010 760/842-5850 (File No. 553289) Date: December 06, 2017 (Fecha) (Secretario)Clerk, by Angeline Garcia, Deputy (Adjunto) Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2018.

SUMMONS (CITACION JUDICIAL) NOTICE TO DEFENDANT: DERRICK JUSTIN MCCRAY; and DOES 1 through 25, Inclusive, (AVISO AL. DEMANDADO): YOU ARE BEING SUED BY PLAINTIFF: OSCAR ROLANDO HERRERA (LO ESTA DEMANDADO EL DEMANDANTE): NOTICE! You have been sued. The court may decide against you without you being heard unless you respond within 30 days. Read the information below. You have 30 CALENDAR DAYS after this summons and legal papers are served on you to file a written response at this court and have a copy served on the plaintiff. A letter or phone call will not protect you. Your written response must be in proper legal form if you want the court to hear your case. There may be a court form that you can use for your response. You can find these court forms and more information at the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), your county law library, or the courthouse nearest you. If you cannot pay the filing fee, ask the court clerk for a fee waiver form. If you do not file your response on time, you may lose the case by default, and your wages, money, and property may be taken without further warning from the court. There are other legal requirements. You may want to call an attorney right away. If you do not know an attorney, you may want to call an attorney referral service. If you cannot afford an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services from a nonprofit legal services program. You can locate these nonprofit groups at the California Legal Services Web site (www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), the California Courts Online Self-Help Center (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp), or by contacting your local court or county bar association.(NOTE: The court has a statutory lien for waived fees and costs on any settlement or arbitration award of $10,000 or more in a civil case. The court’s lien must be paid before the court will dismiss the case. AVISO! Lo han demandado. Si no responde dentro de 30 dias, la corte puede decidir en su contra sin escuchar su version. Lea la informacion a continuacion. Tiene 30 DIAS CALENDARIO despues de que le entreguen esta citacion y papeles legales para presentar una respuesta por escrito en esta corte y hacer que se entregue una copia al demandante. Una carta o una llamada telefonica no lo protegen. Su respuesta por escrito tiene que estar en formato legal correcto si desea que procesen su caso en la corte. Es posible que haya un formulario que usted pueda usar para su respuesta. Puede encontrar estos formularios de la corte y mas informacion en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/), en la biblioteca de leyes de su condado o en la corte que le quede mas cerca. Si no puede pagar la cuota de presentacion, pida al secretario de la corte que le de un formulario de exencion de pago de cuotas. Si no presenta su respuesta a tiempo, puede perder el caso por incumplimiento y la corte le podra quitar su sueldo, dinero y bienes sin mas advertencia. Hay otros requisitos legales. Es recomendable que llame a un abogado inmediatamente. Si no conoce a un abogado, puede llamar a un servicio de remision a abogados. Si no puede pagar a un abogado, es posible que cumpla con los requisitos para obtener servicios legales gratuitos de un programa de servicios legales sin fines de lucro. Puede encontrar estos grupos sin fines de lucro en el sitio web de California Legal Services, ( www.lawhelpcalifornia.org), en el Centro de Ayuda de las Cortes de California, (www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/espanol/) o poniendose en contacto con la corte o el colegio de abogados locales. AVISO: Por ley la corte tiene derecho a reclamar los coutas y los costos exentos por imponer un gravamen sobre cualquier recuperacion de $10,000 o mas de valor recibido mediante un acuerdo o una concesion de arbiraje en un caso de derecho civil. Tiene que pagar el gravamen de la corte antes de que la corte pueda desechar el caso. CASE NUMBER: CIVDS 1720076 (Numero del Caso): The name and address of the court is: (El nombre y direccion de la corte es): SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO 247 WEST THIRD STREET SAN BERNARDINO, ca 92415-0210 The name, address, and telephone number of plaintiff’s attorney, or plaintiff without an attorney, is: (El nombre, la direccion y el numero de telefono del abogado del demandante, o del demandante que no tiene abogado, es): JOHN L. BENSON, ESQ. SBN 115440 BLOMBERG, BENSON & GARRETT, I NC. 10300 FOURTH ST. #150 RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91730 (909)945-5000 Date: October 10, 2017 (Secretario)Clerk, by Ashlee Bayless, Deputy (Adjunto) Published in the San Bernardino American Newspaper May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2018.

STATEMENT OF DAMAGES STATEMENT OF DAMAGES SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINOJUSTICE CENTER OSCAR ROLANDO HERRERA

PETITION/PROBATE NOTICE OF PETITION TO ADMINISTER ESTATE (Probate-Decedents’ Estates) Notice Of Petition to Administer Estate Of: KATHLEEN OIEN Case Number: PROPS 1800447 To all heirs, beneficiaries, creditors, contingent creditors, and persons who may otherwise be interested in the will or estate, or both, of: KATHLEEN

NOTICE INVITING BIDS NOTICE INVITING BIDS PROJECT NO. 801 0078 PHASE 1 SLURRY SEAL – ARTERIAL REHABILITATON

OIEN A Petition for Probate has been filed by: LINDA ALDRIDGE in the Superior Court of California, County of: SAN BERNARDINO The Petition for Probate requests that LINDA ALDRIDGE be appointed as personal representative to administer the estate of the decedent. The petition requests the decedent’s will and codicils, if any, be admitted to probate. The will and any codicils are available for examination in the file kept by the court. The petition requests authority to administer the estate under the Independent Administration of Estates Act. (This authority will allow the personal representative to take many actions without obtaining court approval. Before taking certain very important actions, however, the personal representative will be required to give notice to interested persons unless they have waived notice or consented to the proposed action.) The independent administration authority will be granted unless an interested person files an objection to the petition and shows good cause why the court should not grant the authority. A hearing on the petition will be held in this court as follows: Date: June 11, 2018 Time: 8:30 a.m. Dept:: S37 SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO, 247 WEST THIRD STREET SAN BERNARDINO, CA 92415-0212 SAN BERNARDINO BRANCH If you object to the granting of the petition, you should appear at the hearing and state your objections or file written objections with the court before the hearing. Your appearance may be in person or by your attorney. If you are a creditor or a contingent creditor of the decedent, you must file your claim with the court and mail a copy to the personal representative appointed by the court within the later of either (1) four months from the date of first issuance of letters to a general personal representative, as defined in section 58(b) of the California Probate Code, or (2) 60 days from the date of mailing or personal delivery to you of a notice under section 9052 of the California Probate Code. Other California statutes and legal authority may affect your rights as a creditor. You may want to consult with an attorney knowledgeable in California law. You may examine the file kept by the court. If you are a person interested in the estate, you may file with the court a Request for Special Notice (form DE-154) of the filing of an inventory and appraisal of estate assets or of any petition or account as provided in Probate Code section 1250. A Request for Special Notice form is available from the court clerk. Attorney for Petitioner: CANDICE A. GARCIA-RODRIGO 3350 Shelby Street, Suite 345 Ontario, CA 91764 Telephone: (909)212-0320 Published in The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 10, Correction 17, 24, 2018.

PROJECT NO. 801 0049 BIKE LANE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CITY OF MORENO VALLEY CALIFORNIA Bids shall be received electronically only on the City of Moreno Valley Vendor Portal through PlanetBids. Bid deadline is prior to 4:00 p.m., June 4, 2018. The link to register to become a prospective bidder and electronically bid on this project can be found at the following address: http://www.planetbids.com/portal/ portal.cfm?CompanyID=24660. Contract Documents (including City Special Provisions and Project Plans, but not including Standard Plans, Standard Specifications) may be obtained by downloading electronically from the City of Moreno Valley Vendor Portal through the PlanetBids link listed above. The plans must be purchased online. Cost per set is $75.00. All fees listed are non-refundable. They cannot be purchased or mailed from City Hall. For additional information regarding the purchase of Contract Documents, please call the Department of Public Works, Capital Projects Division at 951.413.3130. All RFI’s must be submitted via the City of Moreno Valley Vendor Portal through PlanetBids. RFI deadline is prior to 4:00 p.m., May 28, 2018. Any RFI received after the date and time specified herein will not be considered. The project’s Base Bids include the pavement resurfacing and slurry seal, reconstruction of number of ADA access ramps, and re-striping for residential streets and arterial streets including Alessandro Boulevard, Cactus Avenue, Eucalyptus Avenue, Kitching Street, and Krameria Avenue. The project’s Additive Alt. Bids include slurry seal for additional segments of Alessandro Boulevard and Cactus Avenue, and for Krameria Avenue. All work must be completed within Eight Five (85) working days for the Base Bids and up to One Hundred Forty (140) working days for Base Bids plus Additive Alt Bids (if awarded) after the date of authorization specified in the Notice to Proceed to Fulfill Preconstruction Requirements, except as adjusted by subsequent Contract Change Orders. Dated: May 15, 2018 Published in The San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17, 2018.

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Defendant(s) No.: CIVDS 1720076 STATEMENT OF DAMAGES OF PLAINTIFF OSCAR ROLANDO HERRERA Pursuant Code of Civil Procedure §425.11, Plaintiff, OSCAR ROLANDO HERRERA hereby sets forth her Statement of Damages as follows: 1.Plaintiff’s medical expenses: $12,217.75 2.Plaintiff’s future medical expenses: According to proof up to $10,000.00 3. General Damages: $125,000.00 It is anticipated that further medical expenses will accrue pending the trial of this action, Plaintiff reserves the right to amend or supplement this Statement of Damages and/ or provide this information in Plaintiff’s pretrial statement.

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Tyler Perry's Dream For His Son Aman Will Make Your Heart Melt Lifestyle/Entertainment News

Tyler Perry has an extensive resumé of films and TV shows that draw viewers in and lead to box office gold. And, while the filmmaker and producer is proud of the work he's done, nothing beats fatherhood. Perry welcomed his son in November 2014, calling Aman a "beautiful and strong and amazing" child during a 2016 appearance on The Real. Speaking with ESSENCE editors Cori Murray, Yolanda Sangweni, and Charli Penn for the Yes, Girl! podcast, Perry opened up about being a dad and his dream for son Aman. We Need To Talk About...Tyler Perry's 'Acrimony' Featuring Taraji P. Henson For this special edition of 'We Need To Talk About...' ESSENCE editors Lauren Porter and Sydney Scott chat with Taraji P. Henson about her new film 'Acrimony.' Speaking with ESSENCE, Perry

shared that his dream for his son is that he will be "all that he wants to be." "[My dream] for him is to be the best that he can be. All that he wants to be, no matter what that is. In my mind what I would love to say is, 'Here are the keys to the studio. I'll be somewhere smoking a joint on an island, you go do this. I'm 80-years-old now, go do your thing. ' But, if that's not his dream I just want whatever it is that he does to be special and amazing." Whether or not Aman will be a filmmaker like his father is still undecided, after all, he's only threeyears-old, but he does have the perfect role model in his father. "We were on the beach over the holidays and we're walking up the beach... behind me he's jumping up and down," Perry said. "I said, 'What are you doing?' He said, 'I'm walking in your footsteps, papa.'"

Royal Wedding Drama: Meghan Markle’s Father Won’t Attend After Selling Pics...continued brought young Meghan to the set at Sunset Gower Studios. Since retired, he has been living in Mexico. The Associated Press has been unable to reach him for comment. Thomas Markle was set to walk Meghan down the aisle during the church ceremony, and Ragland plans to ride to the chapel with her daughter. Both were to be entertained this week by the queen and other senior royals, including Prince Charles and Prince William. TMZ said the father had a change of heart over the weekend after the British press reported he was paid to pose for photos that showed him getting measured for his wedding suit and making other preparations. According to TMZ, he told the website he regretted allowing the pictures to be taken and acknowledged they looked “stupid.” The

website reported that he said money was not his primary motivation for agreeing to be photographed and he was opting to miss the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family. Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha, tweeted Monday that she is to blame for the photo debacle. “The bad press over my father doing staged photos is my fault,” she tweeted. “The media was unfairly making him look bad so I suggested he do positive photos for his benefit and the benefit of the royal family.” Meghan Markle is estranged from her half-sister, who has not been expected to attend the nuptials, and from her half-brother. Harry and Markle have invited 600 guests to the wedding, which will be followed by a gala reception hosted by the queen.

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Margot Kidder, Lois Lane in 'Superman', dead at 69 By Wade Sheridan

Shining a Light on Abuses Against Immigrants...continued children at the border. Did you catch that? Parents fleeing conflict, poverty, hunger, and domestic violence will arrive at our border seeking refuge and instead they will have their child taken from them and they will be jailed. And as for that child? If they are lucky they will be placed with a family member, but more often they are placed in a shelter and held while their parent’s asylum claim is processed, which can take months. And what happens to the children placed with sponsors by the Department of Health and Human Services? Representatives from HHS testified before the Senate last month that nearly 1,500 of them have been lost and are totally unaccounted for. It is hard to imagine an easier target for human traffickers and those who would abuse children. In other news, the Department of Homeland Security recently submitted a draft proposal for a new rule on what is known as “public charge.” It would penalize people who are here legally for accessing social services by counting it against them when they apply for permanent residency. This has no impact on undocumented immigrants (who already cannot access public programs). Rather it will punish people like DACA recipients if they access WIC to feed their babies, or people here on work visas who, when paying their taxes, claim the Earned-Income Tax

“I Tell You Falling In Love With Jesus…!” By: Lou Yeboah

LAS VEGAS ENTERTAINMENT Famed singing sensation Jennifer Lopez brings her vocal and dancing talents to Las Vegas for an unforgettable concert experience. Locations: Zappos Theater, Planet Hollywood Phone: 1-866-983-4279 Performances: May 16 – June 6, 2018 The avant-garde Blue Man Group combines theatrics, art, music and science to create an interactive, wild and percussion-driven experience full of humor and energy. Phone: 1-866-983-4279 Locations: Blue Man Theater, Luxor Performances: May 8 – June 7, 2018 Renowned Prince tribute artist Jason Tenner takes on the role of the iconic performer in Purple Reign, The Prince Tribute Show. Phone: 1-866-983-4279 Locations: Tropicana Theater, Tropicana Las Vegas - A Doubletree by Hilton Performances: May 8 – June 7, 2018

Royal Wedding Drama: Meghan Markle’s Father Won’t Attend After Selling Pics By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press

(AP Photo/Rui Vieira) LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are requesting “understanding and respect” for Markle’s father after a celebrity news site reported he would not be coming to the royal wedding to walk his daughter down the aisle, Kensington Palace said Monday night. A palace statement on “this difficult situation” did not confirm the TMZ report that Thomas Markle had decided not to attend Saturday’s wedding at St. George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. The palace said earlier it would not comment on the report, and its statement did not clarify if the bride’s father would or would not be at the wedding. “This is a deeply personal moment for Ms. Markle in the days before her wedding,” the palace statement said. “She and Prince Harry ask again for understanding and respect to be extended to Mr. Markle in this difficult situa-

tion.” TMZ said Thomas Markle was upset over the way his decision to have staged paparazzi photos taken of him preparing for the wedding has been received and decided to miss the wedding to avoid embarrassing his daughter and the royal family. The site also said he suffered a heart attack less than a week ago. The palace had announced last week that Thomas Markle and his ex-wife, Doria Ragland, would play important roles in the wedding. Both were expected to meet Queen Elizabeth II and other senior royals in the days before the wedding. Thomas Markle and Ragland divorced when their daughter was 6-years-old, but they both played an active role raising her. He spent many years supervising the lighting and camera crew for the “Married…With Children” television show and often (continued in next 2 columns)

Lou Yeboah

"Superman" star Margot Kidder smiles for the cameras in June of 2013. Kidder has died at the age of 69 from unknown causes. Photo by Eva Rinaldi/Wikimedia Commons May 14 (UPI) -- Margot Kidder, the actress best known for portraying Superman's love interest Lois Lane opposite the late Christopher Reeve, has died at the age of 69. Kidder died Sunday at her home in Livingston, Mont., the Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory confirmed. People magazine said her cause of death is unknown. Kidder portrayed Lois Lane, the determined and strong-willed Daily Planet reporter who falls in love with Superman, starting with 1978's Superman. She reprised the role three more times in Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). Kidder started her career in television in the 1960s by guest starring on McQueen and The Mod Squad before landing a series regular role on Nichols which ran from 1971 to 1972. Kidder appeared in films including Quackser Fortune Has A Cousin in the Bronx opposite

Gene Wilder, Sisters, The Amityville Horror, Mob Story and The White Room, among others. The actress suffered from mental health issues throughout her life that left her homeless in 1996. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and was taken to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center after going missing for several days. She recovered and returned to television with guest-starring roles on The L Word, Brothers & Sisters and Superman series, Smallville. Kidder also appeared on Broadway, most notably in a 2002 production of The Vagina Monologues and took home an Emmy Award in 2015 for her role on R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour. Kidder had two projects in preproduction leading up to her death. She last appeared in 2017 drama, The Neighborhood. Kidder, a Canadian who became a U.S. citizen in 2005, is survived by her daughter, Maggie McGuane.

Witness For Justice #893

Shining a Light on Abuses Against Immigrants Jessie Palatucci Communications Strategist

Much of the debate around immigration in the last year has centered on high-level public policy and legal fights about issues like DACA, the border wall, or refugee bans. These are important stories, but they don’t give the full picture of what is happening in our country right now. Out of the spotlight our nation is engaging in an aggressive and sustained attack against immigrants,

refugees, and asylum seekers. It’s horrible stuff, and I have been deeply troubled by how much of it seems to be going unnoticed. Need some examples? On May 7 Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the U.S. will attempt to dissuade people from coming to our country by forcibly separating parents from their (continued in next 2 columns)

Credit. According to groups like the National WIC Association, the mere rumor of this impending change has instigated a public health crisis as fearful immigrant families are forced to choose between feeding their children and the long-term security of their family. These are just a few examples of the violence we are inflicting on immigrant families as a nation. There are so many more. These attacks are being carried out in our names, using our tax dollars. We have accepted cruelty towards our neighbors as a norm. And it has been easy to do, mostly because it goes unseen and unheard by many. It doesn’t have to be this way. If any of this information surprises you, I invite you to put energy into seeking it out. Read the news more carefully and refuse to be distracted from the reality of what is being done. Connect with groups in your community who are working with immigrant families. Show up and stand in solidarity when these attacks take place. Explore how you congregation can become an Immigrant Welcoming Church. Make a commitment to be a witness to these events, and then use what you know to challenge politicians and candidates running for office. Terrible things are allowed to fester in the dark. We can help cast a light on what’s happening. And we can stand together and say that this is not right.

… Was the best thing I’ve ever done! You see, I used to think that love was just a fairy tale until I experienced God’s love; and then suddenly life had new meaning to me. When you fall in love with Jesus, everything changes. You come to know what it is to treasure Him, delight in Him, and be satisfied in Him. When you fall in love with Jesus, it’s a groaning of the Holy Spirit deep inside of your heart. It is an emotion that is so profound there are no words to express it. When you fall in love with Jesus, it is a yearning that says I long for more of You. It’s a love that expresses that Jesus is the only happiness there is in this world. It’s the kind of love that says, I want all of You and I want You to have all of me. Walk with me – take control of my life. Empty me of all selfishness and fill me with Yourself. For You are all I need and there’s no place I’d rather be. I’m talking about when you fall in love with Jesus. A love that is immeasurable, unmistakable, and unending. A love that can’t be understood until you experience it! A love that can’t be understood until you actually possess it! A love that no one can fully describe the wonders of! I tell you, I woke up and suddenly I was in love. Because when you love God, He responds in a beautiful way. In [Psalms 91:14-16], the writer says that, “Because I have loved Him [Jesus], therefore He will deliver me; He will set me securely on high, because I have known His name. He says, I will call upon Him, and He will answer me; He says, that He will be with me in trouble and that He will rescue me, and honor me. With a long life He will satisfy me, and let me behold His salvation.” I tell you, falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I’ve ever done! Now, if you understand the Old Testament, the great commandment was to love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength. This is the sum of all that God requires, and your neighbor as yourself. But it starts with loving God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; loving

God comprehensively, totally, completely. Now if that’s the sum of the law, then that has to be the sum of the relationship. That can’t be altered when it comes to loving Him. It is still the purpose of God that we would love the Lord, with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. Loving Him so much that you we would want to know him, exalt him, please him, serve him, be with him, and tell others about Him. I tell you, falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I’ve ever done! Go back to that moment when you first met Jesus. Remember the love you felt, the stirring in your heart, the adoration you had for the Savior? Do you remember how grateful you were for the forgiveness of sins? Do you remember how at that moment nothing else mattered, only Jesus? Today, God wants you to go back and remember that moment in time. And having that in your memory He wants you to return. He wants you to come back to Him; to come back to your first love, to the place and time in your life to where He was everything to you. I ask you, “How much do [you] owe for all the things, [Christ] have done and for every victory, that [you] have won. How much do [you] owe the Lord, for the price He paid on the cross so that you wouldn’t be lost? How much do [you] owe, somebody tell me, how much do [you] owe....? [You] owe Him [your] life. [You] owe Him [your] praise. [You] owe Him your service for the rest of [your] days. [You] owe Him all, for waking [you] up, early this morning. [You] owe, Him for letting [you] see, a brand new dawning. [You] owe Him for holding [you], in the heart of [His] hand. [You] owe, Him all, and all…” [Georgia Mass Choir – How Much Do I Owe lyrics – emphasis mine]. Yes, we all need a greater revelation of God’s unconditional love for us! A revelation of God’s unconditional love for me is what turned my life around years ago and it’s still impacting me today. These teachings reveal the things God showed me about His love. I believe that if you open up your heart, the Lord will grant you at least as much revelation on this as He has granted me, and it will change your life. I tell you, falling in love with Jesus was the best thing I’ve ever done!


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Man Hires White Supremacist to Hang his Black Neighbor "$500 and he's a ghost," Brandon Cory Lecroy offered the hired killer — unaware he was an FBI agent. Kaitlyn D'Onofrio May 10, 2018 A South Carolina man has been arrested after he attempted to solicit a white supremacist group to murder his Black neighbor and have him hanged from a tree. The disturbing request represents a modern-day attempt at lynching. Brandon Cory Lecroy, 25, reached out to a white supremacist organization to enlist help in killing the man. According to an affidavit cited by the Index-Journal, Lecroy spoke with an FBI informant. The next day he was, unbeknownst to him. in contact with an undercover agent. "$500 and he's a ghost," Lecroy offered the agent, per the affidavit. Lecroy reportedly ask that his neighbor be hanged from a tree and that a flaming cross be placed in his yard. "He also texted the agent a picture of the neighbor, who was identified in court documents only as 'FJ,'" the Washington Post reported. According to the affidavit, Lecroy wanted to take ownership of his neighbor's property. According to the Post and Courier, Lecroy met with the agent on April 9, at which time he put down a $100 down payment "with acknowledgement that this payment was for the murder of his neighbor"; Lecroy and the agent also reportedly talked about "future targets." Lecroy was charged with solicitation to commit a crime of violence and use of interstate com-

merce facilities in the commission of murder-for-hire, the South Carolina district attorney's office reported. He faces up to a decade in prison and a $250,000 fine. It was not reported which organization Lecroy reached out to, and it is unclear what relationship — if any -— he had with his neighbor, according to the Washington Post. The Index-Journal reported that Lecroy is currently at Federal Medical Center Devens in Ayer, Mass.; a psychiatric evaluation was ordered to determine if Lecroy is fit to stand trial. According to the NAACP, 3,446 Black people were lynched between 1882 and 1968. The Na-

tional Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum opened in Montgomery, Ala., this past April. It honors the victims of racial terror lynchings with monuments, sculptures and words from famous pioneers of the civil rights movement. However, the idea of lynching continues to rear its ugly head in today's society. In January, an Ohio middle school teacher faced no consequences after telling her 13-yearold Black student he would face a lynch mob if he didn't do his work. The following month, a member of a school board in Louisiana shared a photo with a noose on

Facebook, and while he apologized, he didn't appear to understand its racial overtones. Mike Whitlow of the Tangipahoa Parish School Board reportedly reposted a meme featuring a noose and an interesting choice of words on his personal Facebook account: "If we want to make America great again, we will have to make evil people fear punishment again." In April, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award. When receiving the award he acknowledged "the lawful lynching of Black and brown people by the police."

What You Should Know: What to Do if You What You Should Know: What to Do if You Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work...continued Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work Local/National News

1) If you feel comfortable doing so, tell the person who is harassing you to stop. 2) If you do not feel comfortable confronting the harasser directly, or if the behavior does not stop, follow the steps below: a. Check to see if your employer has an anti-harassment policy. This may be on the employer’s website. If it’s not, check your employee handbook. Finally, you can ask any supervisor (it does not have to be your supervisor) or someone in Human Resources (if your employer has an HR department) whether there is an anti-harassment policy and if so, to give you a copy. b. If there is a policy, follow the steps in the policy. The policy should give you various options for reporting the harassment, including the option of filing a complaint. c. If there is no policy, talk with a supervisor. You can talk with your own supervisor, the supervisor of the person who is harassing you, or any supervisor in the organization. Explain what has happened and ask for that person’s help in getting the behavior to stop. d. The law protects you from retaliation (punishment) for complaining about harassment. You have a right to report harassment, participate in a harassment investigation or lawsuit, or oppose harassment, without being retaliated against for doing so. e. You always have an option of filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC to complain about the harassment. There are specific time limits for filing a charge (180 or 300 days, depending on where you work), so contact EEOC promptly. See EEOC’s How to File a Charge of Employment Discrimination. You can also meet with EEOC to discuss your situation and your options. This conversation is confidential. Note: federal employees and job applicants have a different complaint process and different time limits. Additional information on workplace harassment includes the following: · Harassment · Facts About Sexual Harassment · Youth at Work: Harassment · EEOC’s Select Task Force on the Study of Harassment in the Workplace Facts About Retaliation NEW Retaliation: Considerations for Federal Agency Managers Retaliation is the most frequently alleged basis of discrimination in the federal sector and the most common discrimination finding in federal sector

cases. As EEOC works to address this issue, you can help. Learn more about what constitutes retaliation, why it happens, and how to prevent it. Written by EEOC staff, this article ran in the summer 2015 issue of The Federal Manager. The EEO laws prohibit punishing job applicants or employees for asserting their rights to be free from employment discrimination including harassment. Asserting these EEO rights is called “protected activity,” and it can take many forms. For example, it is unlawful to retaliate against applicants or employees for: · filing or being a witness in an EEO charge, complaint, investigation, or lawsuit · communicating with a supervisor or manager about employment discrimination, including harassment · answering questions during an employer investigation of alleged harassment · refusing to follow orders that would result in discrimination · resisting sexual advances, or intervening to protect others · requesting accommodation of a disability or for a religious practice · asking managers or coworkers about salary information to uncover potentially discriminatory wages. Participating in a complaint process is protected from retaliation under all circumstances. Other acts to oppose discrimination are protected as long as the employee was acting on a reasonable belief that something in the workplace may violate EEO laws, even if he or she did not use legal terminology to describe it. Engaging in EEO activity, however, does not shield an employee from all discipline or discharge. Employers are free to discipline or terminate workers if motivated by non-retaliatory and nondiscriminatory reasons that would otherwise result in such consequences. However, an employer is not allowed to do anything in response to EEO activity that would discourage someone from resisting or complaining about future discrimination. For example, depending on the facts, it could be retaliation if an employer acts because of the employee’s EEO activity to: · reprimand the employee or give a performance evaluation that is lower than it should be; · transfer the employee to a less desirable position; · engage in verbal or physical abuse; (continued in next 2 columns)

· threaten to make, or actually make reports to authorities (such as reporting immigration status or contacting the police); · increase scrutiny; · spread false rumors, treat a family member negatively (for example, cancel a contract with the person’s spouse); or · make the person’s work more difficult (for example, punishing an employee for an EEO complaint by purposefully changing his work schedule to conflict with family responsibilities). For more information, Questions and Answers: Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues, https:/ /www.eeoc.gov/laws/guidance/retaliation-qa.cfm. How to File a Charge of Employment Discrimination Note: Federal employees and applicants for federal jobs have a different complaint process. A charge of discrimination is a signed statement asserting that an organization engaged in employment discrimination. It requests EEOC to take remedial action. The laws enforced by EEOC, except for the Equal Pay Act, require you to file a charge before you can file a lawsuit for unlawful discrimination. There are strict time limits for filing a charge. Time Limits for Filing a Charge Where the discrimination took place can determine how long you have to file a charge. The 180-calendar-day filing deadline is extended to 300- calendar days if a state or local agency enforces a state or local law that prohibits employment discrimination on the same basis. The rules are slightly different for age discrimination charges. For age discrimination, the filing deadline is only extended to 300 days if there is a state law prohibiting age discrimination in employment and a state agency or authority enforcing that law. The deadline is not extended if only a local law prohibits age discrimination. Online - Use the EEOC Public Portal to Submit an Inquiry, Schedule an Appointment, and File a Charge A Charge of Discrimination can be completed through our online system after you submit an online inquiry and we interview you. EEOC’s Public Portal asks you a few questions to help determine whether EEOC is the right federal agency to handle your complaint involving employment discrimination. In Person at an EEOC Office Each EEOC office has appointments, which you can schedule online through the EEOC Public Portal. Offices also have walk-in appointments. Go to https://www.eeoc.gov/field/

index.cfm for information about the office closest to you. In the EEOC’s experience, having the opportunity to discuss your concerns with an EEOC staff member in an interview is the best way to assess how to address your concerns about employment discrimination and determine whether filing a charge of discrimination is the appropriate path for you. In any event, the final decision to file a charge is your own. An EEOC staff member will prepare a charge using the information you provide, which you can review and sign online by logging into your account. You may file a charge of employment discrimination at the EEOC office closest to where you live, or at any one of the EEOC’s 53 field offices. Your charge, however, may be investigated at the EEOC office closest to where the discrimination occurred. If you are a U.S. citizen working for an American company overseas, you should file your charge with the EEOC field office closest to your employer’s corporate headquarters. It is always helpful if you bring with you to the meeting any information or papers that will help us understand your case. For example, if you were fired because of your performance, you might bring with you the letter or notice telling you that you were fired and your performance evaluations. You might also bring with you the names of people who know about what happened and information about how to contact them. You can bring anyone you want to your meeting, especially if you need language assistance and know someone who can help. You can also bring your lawyer, although you don’t have to hire a lawyer to file a charge. If you need special assistance during the meeting, like a sign language or foreign language interpreter, let us know ahead of time so we can arrange for someone to be there for you. By Telephone Although we do not take charges over the phone, you can get the process started over the phone. You can call 1-800-669-4000 to discuss your situation. A representative will ask you for some basic information to determine if your situation is covered by the laws we enforce and explain how to file a charge. At a State or Local Fair Employment Practice Agency Many states and localities have agencies that enforce laws prohibiting employment discrimination. EEOC refers to these agencies as Fair Employment Practices Agencies (FEPAs). EEOC and some FEPAs have worksharing (continued in next 2 columns)

Western leaders betrayed Palestinians 70 years ago. There is no sign that’s about to change...continued from page 3 ians who tried to return to their lands as “infiltrators”. That entitled Israeli security officials to shoot them on sight – in what was effectively execution as a deterrence policy. Nothing much has changed seven decades on. A majority of Gaza’s population today are descended from refugees driven into the enclave in 1948. They have been penned up like cattle ever since. That is why the Palestinians’ current protests take place under the banner of the March of Return. For decades, Israel has not only denied Palestinians the prospect of a minimal state. It has carved Palestinian territories into a series of ghettos – and in the case of Gaza, blockaded it for 12 years, choking it into a humanitarian catastrophe. Despite this, Israel wants the world to view Gaza as an embryonic Palestinian state, supposedly liberated from occupation in 2005 when it pulled out several thousand Jewish settlers. Again, this narrative has been crafted only to deceive. Hamas has never been allowed to rule Gaza, any more than Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority governs the West Bank. But echoing the events of the Nakba, Israel has cast the protesters as “infiltrators”, a narrative that has left most observers strangely indifferent to the fate

of Palestinian youth demonstrating for their freedom. Once again, these executions, supposedly carried out by the Israeli army in self-defence, are intended to dissuade Palestinians from demanding their rights. Israel is not defending its borders but the walls of cages it has built to safeguard the continuing theft of Palestinian land and preserve Jewish privilege. In the West Bank, the prison contracts by the day as Jewish settlers and the Israeli army steal more land. In Gaza’s case, the prison cannot be shrunk any smaller. For many years, world heads of state have castigated Palestinians for using violence and lambasted Hamas for firing rockets out of Gaza. But now that young Palestinians prefer to take up mass civil disobedience, their plight is barely attracting attention, let alone sympathy. Instead, they are criticised for “breaching the border” and threatening Israel’s security. The only legitimate struggle for Palestinians, it seems, is keeping quiet, allowing their lands to be plundered and their children to be starved. Western leaders and the public betrayed the Palestinians in 1948. There is no sign, 70 years on, that the West is about to change its ways.

What You Should Know: What to Do if You Believe You Have Been Harassed at Work...continued agreements in place to prevent the duplication of effort in charge processing. According to these agreements, if you file a charge with either EEOC or a FEPA, the charge also will be automatically filed with the other agency. This process, which is defined as dual filing, helps to protect charging party rights under both federal and state or local law. If you file a charge at a state or local agency, you can let them know if you also want your charge filed with the EEOC. By Mail If you have 60 days or fewer in which to file a timely charge, the EEOC Public Portal will provide special directions for providing necessary information to the EEOC and how to file your charge quickly. You can also file a charge by sending us a letter that includes the following information: · Your name, address, email, and telephone number · The name, address, email,

and telephone number of the employer (or employment agency or union) you want to file your charge against · The number of employees employed there (if known) · A short description of the actions you believe were discriminatory (for example, you were fired, demoted, harassed) · When the discriminatory actions took place · Why you believe you were discriminated against (for example, because of your race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information, or retaliation · Your signature Don’t forget to sign your letter. If you don’t sign it, we cannot investigate it. Your letter will be reviewed and if more information is needed, we will contact you to gather that information.

Blacks Can't Afford to Ignore Dental Health...continued from page 4 distilled to the 3 A's: Access, Assets, and Attitudes. All too often access is limited, because people live in the wrong areas, because providers are unavailable, or because there are other reasons people can't physically get to the care they need. Assets determine almost everything—if you don't have the dollars, no matter what the proximity, you won't likely have the care you need. Finally, the attitudes of both providers and patients make a difference in who seeks care and in what kind of care is provided. Recent work on maternal mortality among African American women, regardless of race, suggests that racial attitudes in treatment make a difference. Consider the case of our superstar, Serena Williams, who almost died giving birth to her precious Alexis Olympia, partly, because of some preconceived notions about Black folks on the part of misguided medical professionals. Mental health and dental health are the two parts of healthcare that are most frequently ignored. It is not enough to simply get an annual checkup. Increasing research shows that mental health and physical health are inextricably intertwined. Dental health, all too frequently, is ignored. Even those with “good” health insurance may have limited dental insurance. And lower-income folks rely on Medicaid and CHIP, but may not have anywhere to go to get the help they need. Dental practitioners like Dr. Diane Earle, a second-generation Meharry-trained dentist, stand in the gap for those who may not

have access to healthcare. In her role as Managing Dental Director for Kool Smiles, Earle said that, “Sharing Smiles Day is an opportunity for our dentists and staff to put a smile back on the faces of children who need dental care but whose families cannot afford it.” Pew says that more than 18 million low-income children had no access to health care in 2014. Kool Smile's effort to see 500 or more children on May 20 doesn't begin to deal with the enormity of the challenge, but it's an effort that will make a big difference for the children who are treated. And it's an opportunity for us to reflect on the importance of dental health that the role that organizations like Kool Smiles can play in closing the dental health gap. Full disclosure: I've worked with Kool Smiles and their dental service organization, Benevis, on a program called Watch Yo' Mouth, featuring Dr. Diane Earle and healthy living author Debra PeekHaynes. We plan to offer more of these programs in coming months. Meanwhile, though, I am excited about Sharing Smiles Day and about developing ways more lowincome children can have access to dental care, so that there can be a healthy smile for every child in our nation. Julianne Malveaux is an author, economist and founder of Economic Education. Her latest book “Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy” is available to order at Amazon.com and at www.juliannemalveaux.com. Follow Dr. Malveaux on Twitter @drjlastword.


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See Something, Say Something Hotline Helps Protect Students And Schools Community News

SBCUSD Police Chief Joseph Paulino at the District Police headquarters. As the school year winds to a close, San Bernardino City Unified continues encouraging students, parents, and the public to use its new See Something, Say Something Hotline to report suspicious activity, especially during the summer months. Launched in February, the 24-

hour hotline is one way to report criminal activity to District Police anonymously. This is especially important during the summer months when the majority of District schools are closed. District schools close for the summer on June 7 and students return for the new school year on August 6. The

Golfing While Black: Grandview Golf Club Asks Five Black Women to Leave the Club for Golfing Too Slow...continued from page 1 have charges filed against me in the mail, because Grandview gave a false statement that I had no opportunity to answer. When police arrived, they heard my name and recognized me. The police were professional and went back and forth between Grandview Golf Club and us, advising us that Grandview wanted to refund the memberships of the entire group, even those who left early. The officers interviewed the group behind us and concluded that we were not playing slowly and maintained pace, even with five people. The group told the police we did not hold them up, and were pleasant to them. It was obvious that the police were called, because of Grandview's owners reaction to the us, and not because the group behind us had complained. A few days after the incident, I was still anxious, because I did not know if they were going to file charges. I knew charges could be sent in the mail. It was not until the police chief issued a statement that no charges were warranted could I sigh in relief. Nevertheless, I developed headaches for a few days. I have been an attorney in Pennsylvania for over 18 years. I ran for judge in York County, Pa. in 2009 and 2017. I am the President of the York County, Pa., NAACP branch, Pennsylvania NAACP Legal Redress chair and former first vice president. I am also the vice chair of the York County Democratic Party. I advocate for criminal justice reform, voting rights, equal access to fair wages, employment, and quality housing and education. But, who cares about my titles? Everyone who pays their fee should be allowed to play golf, if they desire, without interruption, without false accusations, without intimidation, and without the threat of police, especially when they have committed no crime or disruption. I kept wondering whether the police were professional, because they knew me and what would have occurred had they not known me. While we waited, I texted the other three ladies who had left. I let them know that the police were called, and they became so upset they wanted to return for fear of what could happen. With the long history of how police interact with African Americans, businesses know, or should know, that when they call the po-

lice they are inviting them to arrest the person, which could also lead to injury or death. This situation was not as bad as the recent arrest of two Black men at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, because we were not arrested nor was it as bad as the incident involving a 25-year-old Black woman at a Waffle House in Saraland, Ala., because police did not assault us. However, it is similar to them in that businesses are using the police as their personal complaint department and as enforcers without repercussion or accountability. Police must turn away once they learn that the matter is not criminal, but civil. Law enforcement policies and practices must change. Police must enforce laws against these businesses and their owners who file false complaints. Legislators must act to hold businesses accountable. Patrons and the community must stand up in the midst of these situations, instead of being passive observers or actively trying to concoct legitimate reasons for the mistreatment of Black patrons, when they are nonexistent. See something, say something. I commend the men who publicly spoke out for us. I am thankful for the public outcry of support. We, as African Americans, just want to live. Some wanted a place to meet, others wanted utensils for their meal, others wanted to exercise, and we simply wanted to golf. We demand the freedom to frequent businesses, to use services, to ask questions, and, yes, to even complain without the fear of being arrested, beaten or shot. The irrational fears of some White people should not be our problem and should not interfere with our quality of life. We will not stand idle or remain silent while our freedoms and lives are devalued and threatened. Despite the attempted movement to take us back to a time of second-class citizenry, we will not return. We will maintain the shout, “Forward Ever, Backward Never!” for ourselves and our brethren of other races, colors, nationalities, religion and of other protected classes. Only together will we make positive change. This article was originally published atTheCrisisMagazine.com. Sandra Thompson, Esq., is the president of the York County, Pa. branch of the NAACP.

hotline is available by calling (909) 388-6043. Students and the public play a vital role in keeping schools safe, said District Police Chief Joseph Paulino. “We need our community to be our eyes and ears,” Paulino said. “If you see something that

doesn’t seem quite right in and around our schools, please say something. If someone’s behaving oddly or making threats to student safety, please say something.” The hotline was created in the wake of the February mass shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Dou-

glas High School in Florida. Student safety is a shared responsibility, said Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsden, who was recognized with a national award earlier this year for his longstanding efforts to build a culture of school safety in the

District. “We’re in the business of educating students in a safe and nurturing environment,” Marsden said. “We are continually reviewing our efforts to enhance school safety, and this hotline is one more tool toward that goal.”

Black Dollars Circulate in Black Communities for 6 Hours Local/National News

National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Circulate Black Dollars In Black Communities The dollar circulates in:

Dear Black-owned Coffee Shop Owner:

Asian communities for 28 days Jewish communities 20 days White communities 17 days National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day

Please be aware that Tuesday, May 29, 2018 is The Black Star Project's National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day. After the recent Starbucks incident involving the arrest of two Black men in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, most Black people had one of two responses: either boycott Starbucks or open our own coffee shops. Well, The Black Star Project is leading a national boycott of more than 8,000 Starbucks Stores and you have already opened a Black-owned coffee shop. We expect you, Black coffee shop owners, to benefit substantially from our actions. On Tuesday, May 29th, hundreds of thousands of Starbucks customers will be looking for a new coffee experience because Starbucks is closing all its Stores for a one-day diversity training session. Black coffee houses, coffee shops and tea houses, under the umbrella of The Black Star Project, have formed a federation to flex their collective and connective muscle in the competitive coffee marketplace. They are working together to get out the word that their coffees, teas and pastries are available on this day and just as good, or better, than Starbucks. We ask you to: Prepare for additional business on this day Promote a May 29, 2018 coffee, tea or pastries special offer Do additional advertising for this day as part of National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day Host a Black Economic Empowerment Forum sometimes that evening, May 29th, for your community at your coffee shop, part of a national dialogue Become a member company of The Black Star Project ($75.00) This effort is part of the Campaign to "Circulate Black Dollars in Black Communities", which is designed to raise the percentage of $1.3 trillion spent in Black communities by Black consumers last year and to re-circulate those dollars back into the Black community. So far, more than 300 Black coffee houses, coffee shops and tea houses around the U.S. are expected to participate in National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day. Please fill out an application and return it with a check or money order for $75.00 to: The Black Star Project 3509 South King Drive Chicago, Illinois 60653 The $75.00 membership fee will help us organize and promote this event. You will also receive a "Unity of Black Dollars" T-shirt and a "Circulate Black Dollars in Black Communities" stamp. Thank you again for your participation in National Eat at a Black Coffee Shop Day. Sincerely, Phillip Jackson Chairman of the Board of Directors The Black Star Project 773.285.9600 blackstar1000@ameritech.net

San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17-23  

More than 50 dead in clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

San Bernardino American Newspaper May 17-23  

More than 50 dead in clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy