Tag: African American San Diego

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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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

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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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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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RACHEL C. EVANS Black Music Month Spotlight Rachel, the daughter of the late and great Carl Evans Jr., gives San Diego music lovers a wonderful trip across the universe with her new release A Girl From Earth.  Available at: Amazon: Rachel C. Evans: Girl from Earth: https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Earth-Rachel-C-Evans/dp/B01LYOMLBX Apple Music: Rachel C. Evans: Girl from Earth: https://music.apple.com/us/album/girl-from-earth-ep/1160410961 Soul Sounds Produced and Voiced

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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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