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About Us:

(Hello Beautiful People! If you're not a member yet, you can scroll to the bottom of all this info to see upcoming events and dates).

*** Black In OC - we use MeetUp as our event calendar. For full disclosure, please see the website for more information at ** http://www.BlackInOC.com **

We are a Regional, Professional Networking organization focusing on all things of interest to African Americans (which is everything) in "Greater" Orange County and surrounding cities from LA to the IE. BNOC, through its sister groups are the hub of AA activities in Southern California. If you're not AA it can still be of interest to you. Everyone is welcome. BNOC is for the Married, Single and Families.

You are guaranteed to meet high quality people at our BNOC get-togethers, just try to come to the important events too, not just the "fun" things. If you have a heart for Volunteering, Mentoring, Relationships, Financial Education, Health awareness etc, please contact us and find out how you can participate.

Below are a list of membership benefits.

MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT... (http://www.meetup.com/Black-In-Orange-County/pages/Membership_Agreement/)

Please click the <> and read it because by attending any event, you and any guest are acknowledging and agreeing to its terms...).

There are no fees. Costs are absorbed by leadership BUT ANY donations are tax deductible so please chip in a few dollars, you will be rewarded and remembered.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES... (http://www.blackinoc.com/business-listing.html)

We are revamping the business listing. On the BlackInOC.com site under "more" you can add your business. There is no charge for the listing but a very nominal one time admin fee.

There are three parts to BNOC (pronounced B-knock).

The first is strictly social. Doing fun, and maybe a little corny, things like Bowling, Comedy, Salsa, Skating, Movies etc as a group for Married, Single and Dating folks.

The second is for business, professional's, employers, consumers and everyone else to meet for "active networking" in a fun get-to-know-each other environment which can include games and other things where everyone will meet and get to know everyone else.

The third and main purpose is community, health & social improvement type stuff.... Please volunteer to assist, it will change someone's life (maybe your own).

Men, Women, those outside of Orange County, and all Cultures are welcome to participate. Participation is the key word.

Also, Like us on Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/BlackInOC

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS...

Please note that this is your Community, Business & Culturally focused, group not a Match.com. Many members are not single, please do not assume anything and email someone in a "personal" fashion that you have never met in person; after that good luck, I hope you (and I) find "the one."

There is no reason for you to be boring in Orange County. So stop being boring and suggest something to do.

Thank you and we'll see you soon!

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We are change, we are power...We are Black in OC!

Black in Orange County (BNOC) is THE on-line and off-line portal for African American interests in the greater Orange County Area...

BNOC is a organization promoting mostly African American & "Minority" activities, communication, networking, cohesiveness & business promotion in the "Greater" Orange County and surrounding cities.

Along with providing free networking opportunities and an active and informative website a main focus is providing college scholarships for high school students with at least a 2.50 GPA. This comes through participation from bbJazz.org and the Art House. There are no special income qualifications; they just need good grades, a desire to do something special in their personal lives and understand that they can affect the future of our community, our state and our nation and beyond.

Inclusive and not exclusive, Black in O.C. (BNOC, pronounce b-knock) extends its reach to anyone that would like to better themselves, their business and their community.

Black in OC averages over 500 hits per day and has a list of over 4,000 registered users in the construct.

People of any background are invited to take advantage of our online presence, but for "us" in particular, this site represents an opportunity to come together and utilize the economic power that we possess.

The dynamics of our community, range of income and intense spirit can allow us to play on a highly competitive field, if we come together and create building blocks within the community.

The general member ages range from 25-65 with the main group age of 26-50; all are welcome. Members are of all races so don't get caught up or discouraged by the descriptive name if you would like to join.

Dissolving the ‘crabs in the barrel mentality will enable us to further our economic and political power for generations to come. (Why are crabs in a barrel?) Get connected and nourish the relationships that are awaiting at BNOC.

We are Orange County

the best Schools;
the best Jobs;
the best Beaches;
the best Homes;
the best Businesses;
the best Location;
the best Weather;
the best Community in the whole U.S.A.

We, are Black in Orange County "Living Large Behind the Orange Curtain"
(Come play with us)

If you have suggestions, please email OCDollars@aol.com If you have any ideas or want to participate as a group organizer, let us know.

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