A Few Words
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Left with us.
“Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the
darkness of destructive selfishness.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“We must use time creatively, in the knowledge that the time is always ripe to do
“There is nothing more tragic than to find an individual bogged down in the length of
life, devoid of breadth.”
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his
individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.
Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
“The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving
out peaceful tomorrows.”
President, Community Hospital of San Bernardino
June Collison has served as the President of Community
Hospital of San Bernardino since 2012. As the leader of this
343-bed acute care hospital, she is working to keep to meet the
demands of health care reform and the challenges of the local
Community Hospital has been serving Inland Empire residents for more than 100
years. In 1998, the hospital joined the Dignity Health family. As a not-for-profit, non-
denominational hospital, its mission is rooted in building a healthier community
and serving the needs of a diverse population. Collison’s role includes preserving
that heritage and building upon it to take the organization to the next level.
In addition to her responsibilities as president of Community Hospital, Collison also
serves as a key
member of the Dignity Health Inland Empire leadership team, which provides
strategic direction for collaborative efforts with sister Dignity Health hospital,
St. Bernardine Medical Center.
John Valdivia was elected by the San Bernardino
residents and installed on December 19, 2018 as
the City’s 29th Mayor. He was originally elected to
represent the City’s third ward with nearly 70% of
the total vote. During his tenure, Mayor Valdivia
committed himself to neighborhood values,
volunteering, and promoting civic pride for San
Mayor Valdivia grew up in San Bernardino, attending City schools from k
-12, and has been a proud resident since returning from college in the
Mayor Valdivia can best be described as passionate, energetic, and con-
scientious of the issues plaguing San Bernardino residents and the local
public policy. He often reminds himself of the credo, "If not ME, then
WHO? If not NOW, then WHEN?" He abides by that conviction as he
prepares for meetings, town hall presentations, and community advocacy
on issues that will improve the quality of life for citizens in San
As San Bernardino Mayor, he commits to dedicating the resources and
personnel necessary to tackle crime and to support the businesses of the
City. He will continue to exercise good neighbor values and continue to
consider the impact of policy on the local taxpayer and business.
Mayor Valdivia pursued undergraduate studies from Evangel University
(Springfield, Missouri), and graduate studies from Fuller Seminary
(Pasadena, CA), and Azusa Pacific University (Azusa, CA). He is the
proud husband to his wife, Bethany, and father to their two children.
YouthBuild Inland Empire
YouthBuild Inland Empire offers students between the ages of 16-
24 the opportunity to receive their High School Diploma through
YouthBuild Charter School of California (YCSC). YouthBuild
Charter School of California offers young adults a full-time High
School experience. YCSC uses project-based curriculum, which
offers a fresh and realistic approach to engaging our students in
their education and future careers.
YouthBuild encourages their young adults to identify, confront, and overcome the
barriers in their lives. We do this with enormous energy, creativity and imagination;
all of which are beneficial to our communities. For whatever reason students lost
focus at their previous school, we look past that and offer them a "second chance."
We are not here to judge, but only to encourage and work with students to see their
progress as they successfully achieve their High School Diploma. In preparing our
students to achieve their High School Diploma, we will prepare them for the Real
World, including Business, Entrepreneurship and Post-Secondary Education. With a
variety of other schools to choose from, we're sure you'll be happy working with us.
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Derrick and Angelica Jones
One of the area’s leading Real Estate and Lending team in
the Temecula Valley area. They have over 30 years com-
bined experience. Their mission is to help those who have
doubted themselves, to become HOME OWNERS. They
strongly believe that Home Ownership should be a right,
and not only a luxury. They take every opportunity to meet
with people and educate them on the roadmap of home
ownership. They have a family of 5 kids varying in ages from 15 to 26.
They are very active in the community such as being members of the
Black Chamber of Commerce as wells as serving in their church. Their
Mission statement is
“WHEN SHOULD YOU BUY? WHEN YOU QUALIFY”
Lisa is a Stakeholder Liaison in the Communication &
Liaison Division Business/Self Employed Division. Her
duties include working as a relationship manager for small
business owners and the practitioner community. She has
held various positions as an Appeals Officer for the
Appeals Division, a Tax Compliance Officer for the
Examination Division, and a Revenue Officer for
the Collection Division. Lisa attended Cal State Los Angeles where she
studied Accounting and Economics. She has utilized her skills as a
presenter to various organizations and extensive volunteer efforts at VITA
sites in the San Gabriel Valley.
ar Makeda Kumasi:
Founder of WE 3 PRODUCTIONS, as well as the
founder and artistic director of The Umoja Ensemble
of the Inland Empire. Makeda teaches Fine Arts at all
levels through The Kumasi School of Performing Arts
and The Sesh Project, a program designed to teach youth the art
of the Jali, an African Oral Historian and artisan. She is a
playwright and author of two published books, I See Hip Hop
Africa, (a picture poetry book), and 12 Days in Senegal; An Artist’s
Journey (a travel memoir) and producer of a documentary short,
12 Days in Senegal; An Artist’s Journey Docu-Journal. Makeda
has received numerous awards and recognitions including,
California Arts Scholar, Ida Mae Holland Playwright’s Award.
Barbara James, Editor for the High Desert/Inland
Valley News media began her journalism career in
2001, launching the first Christian print news media
for the High Desert region, known as the High Desert
Gospel News. Her aspiration was to establish a
profound Christian Community base media that would facilitate
supporting the High Desert Community. As the High Desert area
rapidly developed, minority families began transitioning to the
High Desert at a consistent rate. Barbara James quickly realized
and met the opportunity to provide news information and pro-
mote businesses to empower minority communities, also bridging
the Inland Empire and High Desert regions. The High Desert/
Inland Valley Newspaper began as a 8-1/2x11 sheet of paper
circulated to three major churches in the community.
The definition of a covenant is an agreement
between members to do a specific
“N COVENANT” HAS MADE A COVENANT TO
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHIRST
N COVENANT is a gospel singing group, with a
sound and style of contemporary and urban flavor. The group was formed
by Juan K. Tyus in 2003, who is a well know musician and music produc-
er. Juan is also the owner and operator of T-Sounds Studios located in
Pasadena and Fontana California. N COVENANT is composed of
singers, Jennifer Hamilton, Michelle Clyburn, Shun Griffin, Dolores and
Juan Tyus, who all grew up singing in gospel choirs. Over the years N
Covenant has had the opportunity to minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ
throughout Southern California.
N COVENANT gives all the Praise to the LORD JESUS CHRIST for every
opportunity to minister the gospel.
As an Entrepreneur, Lizet is President of a E-Media
Publication (reaches out to 53M) Management Business
Services including Political Strategies, Campaign Advisor,
Entrepreneur Consulting; Business Marketing and, CEO of a
non-profit organization (Ladies Taking Key Opportunities
aka Ladies TKO).
Ladies TKO started with workshop Sessions with Life Skills and Work
Force Strategies. After being the caregiver for both parents with
Alzheimer Disease. Lizet dedicated Ladies TKO in the memory of her par-
ents: Alejandro Angulo, Korean War Veteran and her mother, Lupe Angulo,
Military Wife. Additional programs are now done through non-profit
organization giving back to communities across California and Nevada
(Las Vegas Branch).
Mr. Mason has worked at Moreno Valley College for 13 years
and holds a master’s degree in organizational manage-
ment. He is a 13-year Army Veteran, Airborne Ranger,
and two-timed Commanding Officer.
Mr. Mason has a strong business background and has spent 23 years in
Hi-tech software sales and management. He has also started 6 compa-
nies of his own with is longest and still growing Company: Leading Edge
Learning Center. His Learning Center has 7 offices and serves hundreds
of students from San Diego to Victorville. Their annual revenues gross
between $900k-$1.2M per year.
Mr. Mason in a very strong Philanthropist, who is the Executive Director of
Leading Edge Educational Foundation, 501c3. This foundation was cre-
ated for the purpose of further enhancing literacy for disadvantaged
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Wallace J. Allen IV
The Founder of W.J. Allen Multimedia Productions Inc.…
Publisher of Westside Story Newspaper, Host of Empire
Talks Back Radio & TV Programs, and President of the IM-
PROVE Association, a (501) (c) (3) non For Profit Corporation that facili-
tates Benevolent Capitalism. He has written and published two books of
With the unyielding support of my wife Josephine, I began publishing
Westside Story Newspaper (WssNews) from our garage in 1987...
Ten years later we began to produce a weekly radio broadcast titled
“Empire Talks Back” (ETB) and launched a website
www.westsidestorynewspaper.com. In 2016 we increased our outreach by
adding a Cable TV version of ETB that is produced in and broadcast from
the city of Rialto Public Access TV Studio.
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Kimberly Calvin, running for Ward 6 City
Council and is a third generation native of
San Bernardino. Dedicated to working with
community members to build a sustainable
and productive city. Kimberly believes that
the City of San Bernardino needs a unique,
innovative approaches to improve our quality of life, reduce
crime, increase small businesses, and build opportunities for
Kimberly’s involvement in the community has given her
invaluable experience to find these unique approaches and
Implement them effectively. Throughout Kimberly’s life, she has
been of service to her community at large and particularly in the
Basil Kimbrew aka Chef Basil
He is known for Broken Soldiers non-profit organiza-
tion and a partner of Management Business Ser-
vices that has 8 E-media publications (reaches out
to 53 M) and services include Business Marketing,
Political Strategies, Campaign Advisor, Entrepre-
neur Consulting. He has received Bachelor Degree in Police Sci-
ence Administration and, graduate from Le Cordon Bleu French
Culinary School, Pasadena.
Basil is involved and member of the following: He is the Veterans
Chair, African American Caucus, Calif. Dem. Party; American Culi-
nary Federation, High Desert NAACP, Black Chamber of Com-
merce, and the Victor Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Get It While It’s Hot was started in 2009 by Executive
Chef Brian Hines. The company first opened in Fort
Lauderdale, FL, moving to Murrieta, CA, in 2009.
Specializing in American, Caribbean (English and
Hispanic), and Fusion cuisines, Chef Brian often says,
“There is no such thing as bad food, just bad cooks”.
Being born in Jamaica and growing up in South Florida
has had a strong influence on Chef Brian’s style of cooking.
His special blend of spices found only in the Caribbean and South America
adds a unique flavor to his creations. Spending several years in the Marine
Corps provided him with access to a large and varied array of people
helped him to refine his art. Chef Brian cooked many dishes for his fellow
Marines, who did not hesitate to critique him. Chef Hines is preparing for
the next stage. Get It While Its Hot the restaurant.
Roscoe Lee Owens
Founder of the JazzZone Network in 2000 to provide
communities, clients, musicians and artists with a
collective forum for working and showcasing our
businesses, talents, and gifts. Roscoe Lee Owens has
performed and coordinated many successful events and
musical productions throughout Southern California.
Consider the JazzZone Ensemble performing at your
next event for successful enjoyable events and performances.
“Life isn’t about how you survived the storm It’s about how you danced in
Make Your Next Event Your Best Event
Roscoe Lee Owens can be reached at
Pastor Joshua Beckley
Six months after becoming a Christian at the age of 16,
Joshua Beckley began preaching. He accepted his call to
preach at 18 years of age, he later became licensed in
1976, and began to follow God’s will for his life. Leaving
home in October 1977 for California, he left by faith, not knowing where
he would stay or whom he would meet. He left because God had called
him. Pastor Beckley was ordained in 1980. His education extends to a
Doctorate in Ministry from The Centre for the Study of Biblical Research,
a Masters in Ministry from the International School of Theology and a
B.A. in Music Education. Before attending Golden Gate Theological
Seminary. Pastor Beckley spent many years and many hours in self-
education, learning the Greek and Hebrew languages, the disciplines of
Hermeneutics, Homiletics and Exegeses. Through his dedication he has
developed an extensive library of Biblical resources.
The second son of Reverend David Buffong and living
memory of Flavia Buffong. Jonathan Buffong is a Mental
Health Educational Consultant for San Bernardino County
Department of Behavioral Health. Jonathan is passionate
about partnerships with various culturally specific groups
and getting them to engage in mental health awareness, prevention and
intervention. Jonathan is known for distinctive trainings on various
topics for governmental staff, community service providers and faith
base organizations on topics that include mental health first aid, suicide
prevention, and nonviolent crisis intervention.