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A Taste of Fresno, California

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT FRESNO?

  1. Fresno is a city in California, USA, the county seat of Fresno County. As of 2010, the population was estimated at 505,479, making it the fifth largest city in California.

  2. The "West Side" of Fresno, also often called "Southwest Fresno", is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood lies southwest of the 99 freeway (which divides it from Downtown Fresno), west of the 41 freeway and south of Nielsen Ave (or the newly-constructed 180 Freeway), and extends to the city limits to the west and south. The neighborhood is traditionally considered to be the center of Fresno's African-American community. It is culturally diverse and also includes significant Mexican-American and Asian-American (principally Hmong or Laotian) populations.

  3. The neighborhood includes Kearney Boulevard, named after early 20th century entrepreneur and millionaire M. Theo Kearney, which extends from Fresno Street in Southwest Fresno about 20 mi west to Kerman, California. A small, two-lane rural road for most of its length, Kearney Boulevard is lined with tall palm trees. The roughly half-mile stretch of Kearney Boulevard between Fresno Street and Thorne Ave was at one time the preferred neighborhood for Fresno's elite African-American families. Another section, Brookhaven, on the southern edge of the West Side south of Jensen and west of Elm, was given the name by the Fresno City Council in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood's image. The isolated subdivision was for years known as the "Dogg Pound" in reference to a local gang, and as of late was still known for high levels of violent crime.

  4. The Save Mart Center at Fresno State is a multi-purpose arena on the campus of the California State University, Fresno. It is home to the Fresno State Bulldogs basketball team and, for the first five seasons in the ECHL (200308) hosted the Fresno Falcons ice hockey team. It also hosts a wide range of musical acts.

  5. Museums and other attractions include The African-American Museum of the San Joaquin Valley.

  6. Ratcliffe Stadium, located on the campus of Fresno City College, is a 13,000 seat track and field stadium. The stadium played host to the West Coast Relays. It is home to the college's football program and is also host to high school football games and track and field events.

  7. Fresno has moderately wet winters and hot and dry summers, thus displaying Mediterranean characteristics. December is the coldest month, and averages 53.4 F during the day; July high temperatures average 96.6 F, though summer temperatures can occasionally soar to highs of 110 F or more. Summers provide considerable sunshine, with July peaking at 97 percent of the total possible sunlight hours; conversely, January is the lowest with only 46 percent of the daylight time in sunlight because of thick tule fog.

Radio Stations:
KFCF 88.1 FM Fresno, CA Variety
KQKL 88.5 FM Selma, CA Christian Contemporary
KOKO 94.3 FM Kerman, CA Urban Contemporary
KBOS 94.9 FM Tulare, CA Hip Hop
KSEQ 97.1 FM Visalia, CA Hip Hop
KABX 97.5 FM Merced, CA Oldies
KMGV 97.9 FM Fresno, CA Rhythmic Oldies
KZLA (CP) 98.3 FM Riverdale, CA Oldies
KFBT 103.7 FM 15.9 mi. Hanford, CA Hip Hop
KJZN 105.5 FM San Joaquin, CA Talk
KMJ 105.9 FM Fresno, CA News/Talk
KCBL 1340 AM Fresno, CA Sports
KFIG 1430 AM Fresno, CA Sports

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Demographics of Fresno, California

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

53.3%

8.0%

1.1%

11.6%

44.6%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Association for the Improvement of Minorities

Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Shaping the Future

Association for the Improvement of Minorities Fresno Service Center Chapter

Western Regions
2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Conference and Workshop

March 11, 2016

PICADILLY INN
2305 W Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Keynote Speaker Guy Dawson, Managing Partner at Classy Communications PR and Advertising

Tickets $35.00, includes lunch
Morning Workshops 9:30am 11:00am
The Missing Link in Your Financial Plan
Effective Leadership

Lunch and Keynote Speaker 11:30am 12:30pm
Afternoon Workshops 1:00pm 3:00pm
Partnering with the Faith Community
Panel Discussion

Contacts:
Submission Processing- Kim Bush (559)456-5639,
Compliance- Rosemarie Young (559) 459-9029, Jesse Evans (559)459-9024

CI- RC Gaskins (559) 441-5810
Western Region Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Conference and Workshop

March 11, 2016

Hotel Information
Piccadilly Inn
2305 W. Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA. 93711
Phone: (559)348-5520
Website: piccadillyinn.com

Reference AIM-IRS Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Conference and Workshop

$85.00 per night (plus tax) Rooms
$189.00 per night (plus tax) 2 Room Suite
Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 26, 2016

Registration Information
Conference fee $35.00
Onsite Registration $40.00
(Includes Workshops and Luncheon)
Conference Registration Deadline: March 4, 2016

For additional information or questions, please contact:
Kimberly Bush Chapter President (559)456-5639
Jesse Darnell Evans Conference Chairperson (559)459-9024
RC Gaskins Chapter Vice President (559)441-5810

Send Registration Form and Payment to:
AIM-IRS Western Region 2016
ATTN: Jesse Darnel Evans
4460 W. Shaw Avenue #441
Fresno, CA 93722
Make Checks and Money Orders payable to AIM-IRS FSC Chapter


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Businesses in Fresno, California


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Black Hair Care-Tread Locks and Twists-Brittney's -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   5783 N 1st St. Fresno, CA 93710 (619) 813-1126

  2. Celebrity Status Hair Salon and Advanced Hair Academy -  2508 Ventura, Fresno, Ca 93721 (559) 237-2159

  3. Da Hair Studio -  3067 W. Ashlan Ave., Fresno, Ca 93722 (559) 222-4399 - (visit website)

  4. Envy Hair Studio -  Category: Hair Salons -   5141 N. Blackstone Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 224-3140  - (reviews)

  5. Sadies International Hair Studio - Hair salon promoting natural beautiful hair.   - 330 N. H Street Fresno, California (559) 312-0925

  6. Sally Beauty Supply -  (559) 431-7895 - (visit website)

  7. Step It Up Barber & Beauty Salon -  1574 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, Ca 93703

  8. The HairWhippa -  Category: Black Hair Salons -   1458 W.Shaw Ave. Fresno, CA 93711 (619) 813-1126  - (visit website)

  9. Wig It Braids & Accessories -  2254 N Fresno Street, Fresno, Ca 93722 (559) 226-0484

  10. 2ueen D's -  Category: Beauty Salon -   214 E. Olive Fresno, CA 93704 (559) 499-1544

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Calfornia Advocate -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1555 E. Street Fresno, CA 93706 (559) 268-0941  - (visit website)

  2. Clean Up Carpet Care -  Category: Carpet Cleaning Services -  It's thorough, dries quickly and stays clean longer or it's free   - 2350 N. Chestnut Ave #102 Fresno, CA (559) 23-2043  - (visit website)

  3. Firestone Park News/ Southeast News Press -  Category: African American Newspaper -   710 E. Vine Avenue, Fresno, CA (209) 441-0905

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. African American Historical and Cultural Museum of the San Joaquin Valley -  Category: Cultural Museum -   The African-American Historical & Cultural Museum (AAHCM) is a San Joaquin Valley based nonprofit organization that was established by Jack Kelley in downtown Fresno. Since it opened in 1985, it has become an anchor for the African-American community and acts as the hub for black heritage in Fresno?s Cultural Arts District.

    As a dynamic institution, AAHCM brings people of all ages, ethnicity and backgrounds together so they can study and appreciate the culture, history and art of Valley people of African descent. AAHCM is uniquely positioned as one of the only African-American Museums that in the Central Valley that focuses on community.

    Our most popular tours are during January, February and March.   - 1857 Fulton Street Fresno, CA (559) 268-7102  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Chameleon's Cafe Chicken -  609 E Olive, Fresno, CA 93728

  2. Mama Lo's Soul Food -  952 F. Street, Fresno, CA 93728 (559) 443-1640 - (visit website)

  3. Marsol Restaurant -  3075 N. Maroa Ave., Fresno, CA 93704 (866) 684-2524

  4. Savannah's Brazilian Soul -  901 L St, Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 266-7685

  5. Smoke Bros. Southern BBQ -  3069 W. Ashlan Ave, Fresno, CA (559) 224-2020

  6. Smokehouse -  1231 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 237-1184

  7. Soul Food & More -  2155 S Bardell Ave, Fresno, CA 93706 (559) 237-0498

  8. Soul Kitchen - 952 F St., Fresno, CA 93721 - (visit website)

  9. Taste This Soul Food -  247 N Diana St Apt 101, Fresno, CA 93701 (559) 237-1815

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Mike Shirinian from the Elbow Room in Fresno, CA offering testimonial about Clean Up Carpet Care. James and Antaiwn.

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CHURCHES



  1. Beautiful Zion Church Of God In Christ - 211 w. Shields, Fresno, CA 93705 (559) 243-1442 - (visit website)

  2. Carter Memorial A.M.E. - 1616 Fruit, Fresno, CA 93706 (888) 494-0199

  3. Cross Temple Church of God in Christ - 839 E. Samson Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706-5252 (209) 268-8447 - (visit website)

  4. Deliverance House Of Prayer - 4941 E. McKinley, Fresno, CA 93727 (559) 252-2444

  5. End Times Ministries Church of God in Christ - 440 N. Blackstone Avenue, Fresno, CA 93701 (559) 442-1340 - (visit website)

  6. Free Ame Church - 7350 North Cedar Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720-2772 (559) 485-5145

  7. New Hope C.O.G.I.C. - 1136 W. North Avenue, Fresno, CA 93706 (559) 441-0217 - (visit website)

  8. Trinity Church of God in Christ - 46 E. O'Neill St., Fresno, CA 93706 (559) 268-8713 - (visit website)

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Bliss Night Club - 5030 N 1st St, Fresno, CA 93710 (559) 227-6272 - (visit website)

  2. Fresno Arts Council - 1245 Van Ness Ave., Fresno, CA 93721 (559) 237-9734 - (visit website)

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Heritage Quilters Quilt Show - 2425 Fresno Street, Fresno Ca - Veterans Memorial Museum (559) 486-0317 - (February)

    African American Quilts Showin Fresno California


  2. H.O.O.D. Student Health Conference & Talent Show - Phone (559) 681-9005  - Hoover High School gymnasium.

    Presented by Helping Our Own Destiny Program and Community Health Committee, in recognition of Black History Month. (February)


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