On Friday, September 13, 2019 the San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation will celebrate thirty years of honoring the community’s unsung heroes. The event will be held at the National Orange Show Events Center, 689 South E Street in San Bernardino. The Annual Black Rose Humanitarian and Community Service Banquet recognizes unsung heroes in the community—whether an individual or organization—that have gone above and beyond providing the normal community volunteer and civil services. Included among this year’s honorees is Humanitarian of the Year, Lucretia Dowdy. Others being recognized for their outstanding contributions include: Sean Hardge, David Okowko, Keishia Handy, Rob Mason, Pastor Gerald Thompson, Angel Castro and Women United. The Black Rose celebration was the brainstorm of Jim King and Jeffrey Hill who recognized there are many individuals, companies and organizations who were doing exceptional volunteer work in the inland region and never received recognition. Tickets to the event are $65 and can be purchased online for more information visit http://www.sbbcfoundation.com/. For over 40 years the San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation (SBBCF) has awarded scholarships to the youth in our community to help with their college expenses. The foundation is culturally diverse and committed to the development and understanding of African American culture. As part of SBBCF’s development and understanding, the organization strives to provide meaningful socio-economic and educational programs for the benefit of the community.