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The Black Culture Annual Black Rose Awards event celebrates outstanding individuals as well as corporations in our communities.

Black Culture Foundation Announces 31st Black Rose Award Winners

The 31st Annual Black Rose Awards takes place on Friday, February 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Riverside Convention Center.

San Bernardino, Calif. —The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation has announced its award winners for the 31st Annual Black Rose Award Winners.

The President of the Foundation, Ezekiel Adeleke, has announced the recipients of the Dr. Juanita Scott Humanitarian of the Year Award. The award has been granted to two individuals: Dr. Marcus Funchess, who serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the San Bernardino City Unified School District, and Jack B. Clarke Jr., a community leader and a partner at the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo.

Foundation President-elect Carl M. Dameron added, “We are also honoring California State University, San Bernardino, with the Jim King Founders Award.

Black Rose Award winners include Acquanetta Warren, Mayor of Fontana, James C. Baker II, Park Commissioner for the City of Moreno Valley; Michael Beauregard, Assistant Manager at Sam’s Club; Tina Darling, Director of Education at American Career College, Ontario, and Chair of the Nursing and Health Ministry at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church; and Aristotle McDaniel, founder of GPL-Grandparents Love.”

“On behalf of CSUSB’s 20,000 students and 125,000 alumni, we are honored to receive the Founders Award from the Black Culture Foundation,” stated University President Dr. Tomás D. Morales. “We are proud of our partnership with the Black Rose Foundation and the African American community in the Inland Empire in advocating for educational opportunities to the residents of the Inland Empire.”

The 31st Annual San Bernardino Culture Foundation Black Rose Awards ceremony takes place on Friday, Feb. 23, starting at 5:30 p.m. at The Riverside Convention Center. For tickets to the gala, go to the Black Culture Foundation website at:  https://sbbcfoundation.org/events/2024-black-rose-awards/

To become a Black Rose Awards sponsor, go to https://blackculturefoundation.square.site/

To become a volunteer or board member, send an email to blackrose@sbbcfoundation.org

About the Black Rose Awards

The Black Rose Awards are a complement to Black History Month. The awards are sponsored by the Black Culture Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1968 by a small group of people who were concerned that, “…nationwide, our school systems have not yet incorporated Black history studies into regular school curricula. Thus, all students miss the opportunity to learn more about a vital part of this country’s history.”

The Black Culture Foundation’s purpose “…is to foster an interest and a greater understanding of Black culture, to heighten community awareness of the accomplishments of Black people, past and present, and to plan, coordinate and direct an annual Black History Month parade and related cultural activities…[and] bridge the gaps across cultural lines by bringing the local community together to celebrate this event in the spirit of unity and brotherhood.”

The Black Rose Awards are the Foundation’s showcase cultural event.

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Photo Caption: 2023 Black Rose Award Winners – (From left) Accepted for Linda D. Wright; Arlington Rodgers Jr., President of the Black Culture Foundation; Rose Mayes, Humanitarian of the Year honoree; Gloria Macias Harrison, Black Rose awardee; Jim King, Foundation co-founder; Rialto Mayor Deborah Robertson, Black Rose awardee; Accepting for San Bernardino Community Hospital Dr. Ruby Skinner, Medical Director, and Roz Nolan, Chief Nurse Executive Officer, and Genevieve Echols.

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The Black Culture Annual Black Rose Awards event celebrates outstanding individuals as well as corporations in our communities.

The Black Culture Foundation, Inc., will like to present the 2023 Black Rose recipients:

Dr. Juanita H. Scott Black Rose Humanitarian of the Year

Rose Mayes, Executive Director Fair Housing Council of Riverside County

Black Rose Winners

Gloria Macias Harrison – San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees, Emeritus President Crafton Hills College, and Founder of El Chicano

Deborah Robertson – Mayor of Rialto, Founder of the Women’s Conference

Linda Wright, President/CEO of nonprofit Organization and Chamber of Commerce

Black Rose Corporate (Founder’s) Award

San Bernadino Community Hospital Administration and Staff

Dr. Margaret Hill Black Rose Youth Inspiration Awards


Jim King, Co-Chair Phone: (760)239-8200 email: blackrose@sbbcfoundation.org

Kristine Scott, Co-Chair email: blackrose@sbbcfoundation.org



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Jalen Stevenson,  17 , student, Cajon H S, 4.85 GPA  in the Complete Honors/International Baccalaureate  Program.   Mr Stevenson intends to enroll at UCLA, to continue his progress toward graduate degree(s) in Clinical Psychology.
Jaylan Neal, 17, student, Cajon H S,   4.3 GPA,  in the International Baccalaureate Program.   Ms Neal intends to enroll at U C Riverside, in the Biomedical Sciences Program , enroute to complete medical school, as a Pediatrician.

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Arlington Rodgers Jr.

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