Miss Antelope Valley
Photo courtesy of Craig Rowitz
The Antelope Valley Black Chamber of Commerce crowned the queens in their first scholarship pageant. It was an evening of divine beauty, talent, and intelligence as 13 young ladies competed in three categories for a scholarship and the opportunity to represent the chamber for the year. In the Little Miss category, Vivica Williams won queen. In the Junior Miss category, Braxton Cullors was crowned, and Loraina Caldron was runner up. Finally, in the Miss category, Krystin Schilling was named queen, and Emani Stanford was runner up. Pictured from left to right: Krystin Schilling, Vivica Williams, and Braxton Cullors.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — A New York state senator and a New York City councilman were among six people arrested Tuesday morning on charges that they schemed to fix the city’s 2013 mayoral election through fraud, bribery and extortion, according to federal prosecutors.
The United States Attorney’s Office announced charges of corruption against state Sen. Malcolm Smith and Councilman Dan Halloran, alleging that Smith, a Democrat, bribed Halloran, a Republican, to help him guarantee himself a spot on the Republican ballot in the city’s November election.
Your Facebook “likes” might be revealing more than you know about your private life.
It is possible to predict potentially private traits such as a person’s sexual orientation, political leanings, religion, intelligence, emotional stability and even if they abuse drugs or alcohol, just by analyzing their Facebook likes, according to a new study out of the University of Cambridge.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Palmdale School District Superintendent Roger Gallizzi presented the Antelope Valley Black Chamber of Commerce (AVBCC) with an innovative idea that he felt might help close the achievement gap between African American, Latino and White students—that is, to erect an all-Black male school. Gallizzi discussed the possibility with AVBCC and the school district, as well as other African American-based community groups and leaders.
How much do most big corporate advertisers respect the African American consumer—25 percent, 15 percent, 5 percent, or 1 percent?
If you guessed 1 percent you were wrong. It’s less than that—.68 percent, to be exact.
Of the $263.7 billion spent annually on advertising within the nation, less that 1 percent is used to target African American consumers, despite the fact that Black buying power is estimated at around $857 billion, according to the 2010 census.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Mayor Jim Ledford made sure the community knew that Palmdale is on the move when he presented the State of Palmdale Address at the Antelope Valley Black Chamber of Commerce meeting on Monday. He pointed out the growth of the city’s commerce, new businesses, and services.
Acknowledging that the economy is obviously not in good shape, the mayor commended his team and the community for working through the tough times and making progress.