Black Voices of the Valley to host Night of Black Excellence

A recent meeting of Black Voices of the Valley focused on planning this month’s special event to honor Black excellence in the San Jacinto Valley. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Black Voices of the Valley is a new organization that was formed to serve the San Jacinto Valley. Interim Director Stephanie Bruce said the nonprofit, which is awaiting final IRS approval, “was a seed that was planted by community members and was blessed by our first black elected officials for both San Jacinto and Hemet.”Brian E. Hawkins is a councilmember for the City of San Jacinto and Malcolm Lilienthal serves as mayor for the City of Hemet.“Our vision is to build a Black culture that recognizes, rewards, embraces and celebrates Black excellence,” Bruce said. “Closing the gaps on social and racial injustices is a priority and we plan to start by building relationships with law enforcement and our young Black youth, recognizing our Black business owners and patronizing
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