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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 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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The Future is African

The future is African — and the United States is not prepared Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of the century. By 2050, one in every four humans will be

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Rock Star Dem get the Tail of the FOX

Rock Star San Diego Columnist Jonathan Harris gets the goat of Fox News guest Dan Bongino! Fox News contributor Dan Bongino lost control of his temper on Monday night when he blew up at a Democratic commentator for mentioning how often police officers use lethal force. Bongino and Jonathan Harris were on Laura Ingraham’s show to talk about Starbucks’ apology to law

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Beyonce’s African Inspired “LION KING”

Is Beyoncé’s ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ Bigger Than Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Movie? The Lion King: The Gift premiered on the same day as Disney’s photo-real adaptation of The Lion King. Since then, fans rave about Beyoncé’s newest masterpieces, including the music videos for “Spirit” and “Bigger.” Yes, Beyoncé is playing Nala in Disney’s

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