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Updated: 05.22.20
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Missing a night out at the movies? Due to Covid-19 all movie theaters are closed, or so you thought! If you happen to live in the Inland Empire and don't mind a little taste of nostalgia there are a couple of options available.

With the weather warming up, drive-in theatres give you the option to see new releases at the affordable price of $10 for adults and $1 for kids under 9. No babysitter needed and no hassle for bringing your own food and snacks.

Mission Tiki or Van Buren Drive-In

Waiting for Hollywood to reopen? Media mogul Tyler Perry has announced production restart dates for two TV series shot at his Atlanta studio.

"Sistas" will begin production on July 8, with "The Oval" following on July 28. BET has picked up second seasons of both shows.

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PBS SoCal is a great resource for information and the history of Los Angeles. Check out their exploration of Paul Williams: A Pioneering African American Architect.

Paul Revere Williams is known as an architect to the stars, one of the first African Americans who achieved stature in a racially divided profession, but he also created civic works that spoke to the legacy he wanted to leave behind.

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The Annual Memorial Day Weekend In Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic has been postponed due to Covid-19.

This year they are taking the event virtual to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend via Zoom. Log in Friday, May 22nd Comedy Show and a Pool Party Saturday, May23rd. Both start at 3PM PST.

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NEWS & UPDATES
  • What's open this Memorial Day Weekend in SoCal. Parks, beaches, casinos and more from ABC News

  • CBCF to Host First-Ever All Digital Annual Legislative Conference. The conference which was originally scheduled for September 16-20 will now feature online programming August 31 - October 2, 2020

  • ESSENCE Study Reveals Key Insights Into the Impact of COVID-19 on the Lives, Behaviors and Outlooks of Black Women in the U.S.  - Almost 30% Say They Are More Likely to Vote in Upcoming Elections – – 66% Find Dr. Anthony Fauci Most Trusted Leader/Expert; President Donald Trump Least Trusted (1%) – - 79% Parents Say Their Children Are Not Getting Enough Support from Their School System

  • PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT: As COVID-19 Disproportionately Impacts African Americans, Leading Health Groups Warn Smoking Causes Underlying Health Conditions That Increase Risk

  • OneUnited Bank, largest black owned bank, launches SBA paycheck protection program. $30 Billion of 2nd Round of PPP Allocated to Community Lenders
VIRTUAL EVENTS
  • Thrive Health Lab is offering live-streamed virtual workouts via instagram, as well as access to Thrive trainers at Thrive on the go.
  • For the Culture Trivia: Home Edition - Think Martin, not Seinfeld, Different World not 90210. May 22nd 8PM
  • Step Up for Small Business - Tune in Saturday for a conversation with some of LA small businesses. IG Live event @LAULYPs, May 23rd 10AM -1PM.
  • The Black Community Mind Transformation Session - There is a continuing need for education and elevation in the black community. One key factor that determines success is our MINDSET. May 23rd 11AM
  • A Toast 2 Artistry - "Bow Down" Virtual Paint and Sip party - Saturday, May 23rd
  • Noise Now: Rule My World - Rule My World is a modern retelling of William Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. Set in a dystopian future, it incorporates diverse musical genres such as spoken word, pop, R&B, Latin, Techno, and Hip-Hop. Monday, May 25th
  • SoulfulofNoise Presents: The Culture Is Ours Benefit Concert - SoulfulofNoise is a Live Music Experience featuring the best independent artists in the nation. We guarantee Good Vibes & Good Music at every single event we do. May 29th 7PM
  • A Toast 2 Artistry - Virtual paint & sip "Paradise" Saturday, May 30th
  • Kids Zumba Virtual Classes every Tuesday
  • Virtual Zumba Classes - Every day

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