Makena Hayes-Gargonnu; Life By Design

Makena has been a celebrity event producer for 12 years. In addition, she consults with high profile entrepreneurs, is an event marketing strategist, and a social media influencer. In 1998, Makena first got started in event production where she worked closely with the executive producer, as her registration manager, who produced conferences to empower women […]

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Ready for change? Monica is Ready!

Monica Montgomery, civil rights advocate and attorney who fought for homeowners during the mortgage crisis, has won the primary election for San Diego City Council District 4. With all ballots counted, a margin of six votes between Montgomery and the incumbent shows the importance of every single vote. “These results show what we already knew: […]

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Smoke Screen: Local Cannabis DRAMA

Local Cannabis Legislation dooms Urban Economic Opportunity By Vyncent DeVaughn Economic opportunities that harbor definite transformative outcomes come few and far between. The reason populations explored the unknown of the Western Hemisphere throughout history, was in search of such rare opportunity. Within America, the oil fields of Texas and Gold Rush in California are historic […]

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The Art of Starting

BSD at Start-up Week; Unapologetically promoting Black-owned businesses It was the opening day of the Start-Up week and guess who was presenting? Black San Diego. Amongst a room engulfed with techies of varied cultures, races and backgrounds, we were the chosen group. The conversation was seamlessly moderated by inclusion advocate, Luis Martinez. (centered) Martinez suggested filling […]

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