SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.— The Black Culture Foundation, a nonprofit founded in 1968 by a small group of dedicated community leaders, will celebrate its 31st Black Rose Awards with a new President.
“Dameron Communications founder creative director and longtime community trailblazer Carl M. Dameron has been elected President of the Black Culture Foundation, effective on February 3, 2024,” said outgoing President Ezekiel Adeleke. Dameron is also co-chair of the 31st Black Rose Awards.
“I am honored to be chosen the leader of The Black Culture Foundation and co-chair of the 31st Black Rose Awards,” said Dameron. “I have enjoyed providing public relations services for The Black Rose Awards since 1994. I also served as the event master of ceremonies for several years. Now I have the honor of serving the Foundation as president.”
Dameron is recruiting new members and board members for the Foundation to work on its signature event and expand the Foundation’s reach. “We need people to aid in the efforts to recognize Black culture and Black leaders in the Inland Empire,” said Dameron. “We need accountants, graphic designers, office workers, and more.”
To become a volunteer or board member, call or text Dameron at (909) 534-9500 or email email@example.com. Nominations are due by October 31, 2023.
The 31st Black Rose Awards ceremony takes place on Saturday, February 3, at a location to be announced.
The Black Culture Foundation is a non-profit organization run solely by volunteers. For over 40 years it has been giving scholarships to community youth to help with their college expenses. This program has helped many students achieve their life goals and we are glad to be a part of it. The San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation is culturally diverse and committed to the development and understanding of Black culture. As part of that development and understanding, the Foundation strives to provide meaningful socio-economic and educational programs for the benefit of the community.
The Black Rose Awards Gala is the Foundation’s showcase cultural event.
About Carl M. Dameron
Carl M Dameron has spent more than 20 years as a board member and PR Chair for The Salvation Army San Bernardino Corps. For more than 10 years he has served as a board member of the Greater Riverside Chamber of Commerce, the San Bernardino Police African American Advisory Committee, and the San Bernardino County Sheriffs Information Exchange.
Dameron is a founding board member and president of The Inland Empire African American Chamber of Commerce, as well as a founding member of The Inland Empire African American Concerned Churches.
In 1994 Dameron created and produced Inland Empire Minority Job Fairs that have helped thousands of diverse people get jobs and start careers from 1994 to 2000. He launched Healthy Families, the free and low-cost children’s insurance program in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, exceeding the organization’s goals and objectives in record time.
Additional volunteer contributions include:
• Member and former Vice President of The Westside Action Group,
• Vice Chair of the San Bernardino Community College District Affirmative Action Committee,
• Secretary and Public Relations Chair for the San Bernardino NAACP
• Founding Steering Committee member and Public Relations Chair for the African American Health Institute of San Bernardino County
Dameron’s awards include:
• Boy Scouts Whitney M. Young Award for Community Service
• Moreno Valley Black Chamber of Commerce Madam C. J. Walker Media/Promotion Award
• The Unforgettables Community Service Award
• Black Culture Foundation Community Service Award
• League of Women Voters Citizens of Achievement Award
• The Blood Bank of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Corporate Support Award
• The Urban League of San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Chairman’s Award
• Salvation Army Certificate of Appreciation for Public Relations Contributions
• San Bernardino County Office of Small Business Outstanding Small Business Advocate Award
• California State San Bernardino Entrepreneur of The Year Finalist