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TRUE Community Powers

Policing onced worked in All San Diego Communities by Bob Filner Community Policing-lt Once Worked in San Diego! From 1987-1992, l was the City Councilmember for District 8-which included many of San Diego’s black and brown neighborhoods. Based on my long history of working on problems of institutionalized racism, I asked Mayor Maureen O’Connor and

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Legacy meets future – Is Black media leading the way?

Legacy publisher Cheryl Morrow of the San Diego Monitor News and Chris Williams, publisher of the firebrand cannabis newspaper, Candid Chronicle, announce a media partnership. “Together, we will have an enhanced ability to empower our journalists, publishers, and the communities we cover. Frankly, Chris and I have worked together before, I served as the mentor

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Are Black youth inheriting poverty? – Creating generational wealth in Black communities

Many Black babies are born into families that experience economic disparities far before their conception. It is not the fault of these youth that they were born into poverty, and the parents cannot take full responsibility for their economic disadvantages. This is the reality of far too many Black families and its time we break

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It is Break Time — Resting & Healing in the Black Family

With everything going on in Black America, there needs to be a space where Black people can let go and come back to themselves. The Black family is one of the most important social structures in the Black community. Beyond the roles and responsibilities imposed on us by capitalist America, there is magic in the

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Getting a Head Start

What can Black San Diegans do to empower Black youth? 3 Ways to Empower Black Youth There is so much joy in watching Black youth talk about their passions in the world. A deep satisfaction in witnessing them grow and step into their potential. As community members, elders, parents and leaders, we cannot forget to

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Rebranding Black America

The Legacy of the Black Vote – Who has the real power? Black people understand the impact that voting has in their lives, no matter how they articulate this experience. The fight to secure the right to vote for Black men and women surpasses attempts to degrade our intelligence and humanity as a people. Black

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