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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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.

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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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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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The Gold Standard of Journalism

The Life of the Man Lerone Bennett Jr. was the gold standard for Black journalists and historians. As Amiri Baraka once eulogized James Baldwin, Bennett “traveled the world like its historian and its biographer.” People remember “Before the Mayflower,” but they might have forgotten that Bennett once shared a jeep with the SNCC activists in […]

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