SDMNEWS MUST READ

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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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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Gettin Your Hustle On…

Morgan DeBaun is no stranger to brand building. In 2014, she left her full-time job at Intuit to launch Blavity, a media company for black millennials, and has since acquired Shadow and Act and Travel Noire—on top of launching 21Ninety, a lifestyle brand for women of color, AfroTech, a conference and site for black entrepreneurs, […]

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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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