Curtis Mayfield was born on June 3, 1942, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Marion Washington and Kenneth Mayfield, one of five children. Mayfield’s father left the family when Curtis was five; his mother (and maternal grandmother) moved the family into several Chicago public housing projects before settling in Cabrini–Green during his teen years. Mayfield attended Wells Community Academy […]

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STONEWALL 50 Happy Black Music Month   2019 is Stonewall 50 celebrating 50 Years of Progress, Protest, and PRIDE! Week 1: Intro to the Black Music genre of HOUSE MUSIC and the legends who created it! Black culture tends to focus on genres like the Blues, Spirituals, Gospel, Jazz, Rock n Roll, R & B, […]

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INSIGHTS

The San Diego Monitor News presents: INSIGHTS with Editor-In-Chief, featuring Rev. Shane Harris   Editor, Cheryl Morrow starts this series with the Rev. Shane Harris, Ms. Morrow believes controversy is necessary for change. Shane addresses his challenges.

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A Start-up Story

A Start-up Run by Black Millennials by Chris Peak   African-American students at the University of Pennsylvania received racist texts through the messaging app GroupMe, including insults like “dumb slave,” a Nazi-inflected “Heil Trump” and a calendar event for a daily lynching. The New York Times ran a single sentence about the incident, buried in an article on A21; The Wall […]

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Pro-Con: Is the Green New Deal

Pro-Con: Is the Green New Deal worth its price tag? FOX NEWS Special Report Rev. Shane Harris is views PRO: Ignoring climate change far exceeds the price of dealing with it By Michael E. Kraft The idea of a Green New Deal has risen fast on the nation’s political agenda. Many congressional Democrats find value […]

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BLACK VEGANS ROCK

ABOUT BLACK VEGANS ROCK Black Vegans Rock was founded by Aph Ko after she wrote the first list that spotlighted 100 Black Vegans for Striving with Systems back in June 2015. She decided to research and compile a list of influential Black vegans who were doing incredible work to dismantle the stereotype that veganism was […]

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Push Boundaries

Roosevelt Williams III delivers a platform for entrepreneurs Celebrating 2 years of Black Excellence! The excellence continues at San Diego’s hip, historic City Heights neighborhood for this Young Black & N’ Business Festival; one of the largest celebrations of its kind in San Diego. This festival attracts over 250+ attendees. A multi-generational celebration, the festival […]

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NIPSEY; THE PRICE FOR EMPOWERMENT

Nipsey Hussle’s Work In The Black Community Went Deeper Than You Think Before his death, the rapper was involved in projects focused on revitalizing his South LA neighborhood and supporting STEM among black and brown youths.   When Los Angeles–based rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot and killed on March 31 at the age of 33, […]

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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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