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SWEET CALIFIA; CALIFORNIA

California Democratic Party Black Caucus Elects All Women to Board  By Manny Otiko | California Black Media You could feel the high level of energy in the room when the California Democratic Party African American Caucus (CDPAAC) made history this past weekend, electing four Black women to lead the organization.  “I am at a loss

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Exclusive Interview

Exclusive Interview: Raven-Symoné Says She’s ‘Home’ at Disney Channel By Jonathan Harris Three decades into her career and three decades into her life, Raven-Symone is down to earth, grateful, and happy to create family entertainment with Disney Channel. RAVEN’S HOME – Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home” stars Sky Katz as Tess, Navia Robinson as Nia Baxter-Carter,

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Kicking out the GIG

Sharecropping was a system of agriculture instituted in the American South during the period of Reconstruction after the Civil War. It essentially replaced the plantation system which had relied on slave labor and effectively created a new system of bondage. Under the system of sharecropping, a poor farmer who did not own land would work a plot belonging to

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BLACK WOMEN SAVING CALIFORNIA

The Spirit of Queen Califia in California The California Democratic Party has been in a state of chaos since the 2016 election and has become the crucible of the anti-Trump resistance. It’s the most Democratic state in the union and is considered a bellwether for the future of liberal politics — that is to say,

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Watch of the Week

SDMNEWS’s WATCH OF THE WEEK What’s the US up to in AFRICA Global Opinions Editor Karen Attiah says President Trump’s dust-up with a Gold Star family should shine on a light on the U.S. military’s expanding, and unexplained, presence in Africa. sdmonitornewsThe San Diego Monitor-News has been serving Black San Diego since 1986 http://sdmonitornews.com

SDMNEWS MUST READ

In this review, African artists, scholars and cultural producers share their positions on the future of literature, film, performance, the visual arts, music, and science. Artists include Keziah Jones, Spoek Mathambo, Just A Band, Gato Preto, Kapwani Kiwanga, Nnedi Okorafor, Lauren Beukes and Faustin Linyekula. African intellectuals are currently engaged in a tedious business. These

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