Jane Elliott: The INTERVIEW

Anti-Racism Activist Jane Elliott Will Never Stop Fighting Jane Elliott was teaching elementary school in Riceville, Iowa, in 1968 when Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. In thinking about how to convey the enormity of what happened and why to her all-white class of third graders, she put together a […]

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Jane Elliot in San Diego

She tells it like it is, “Ignorance is the core of the racial problem.” An hour history lesson from Jane Elliott is worth a 12-year Ph.D. in any educational circle. She’s everything we thought she would be and more. This visit was especially important due to the timely U-T incident where cartoonist, Steve Breen created […]

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Meet the iGEN

Meet iGen: The new generation of workers that is almost everything millennials aren’t Just as managers got used to managing their millennial employees, there’s a new generation knocking on the doors of employers: iGen. Born between 1995 and 2012, the first of iGen graduated from college last spring. (iGen is sometimes called “GenZ,” but with […]

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Can’t lose INDEPENDENCE

“African American buying power is at 1.1 Trillion dollars and yet only 2 cents of every dollar an African American spends in this country goes to Black-owned businesses. – NAACP. “Over the years, beauty salons and barber shops have come to provide a unique social function. . . Scholars often cite these sites as “sanctuaries […]

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Still Fighting for Stephon Clark

At least 84 people were arrested Monday night in Sacramento, California, during a protest that was organized in response to the district attorney’s decision not to pursue charges against the officers who killed Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man. Three reporters, including a longtime reporter at the Sacramento Bee, and several clergy members, were among […]

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Proud to be from San Diego

Black and Proud: to be Black and a San Diegan   If it’s is not one complaint after another about how San Diego is too small, it’s too this, it’s too that. So why are immigrants here?  One proud San Diegan and up and coming media mogul Denezel Bynum says it best, “Frankly I’m tired […]

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Alicia; the FRESH FACE look

This is Alicia Keys. You know, the singer whose voice sounds like liquid gold being poured into your ears by angels? Last night, she stopped by the VMAs to sing a cappella and read a poem inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. about love and equality. But her performance wasn’t what many people were focused […]

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The Cory Effect

In his six years in the Senate, Cory Booker has progressed from a moderate who defended private equity to a leading progressive voice on issues like criminal justice reform and marijuana legalization. As he transitions to a national presidential campaign, which he announced Friday, the candidate has been focusing on some key issues that animate the […]

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