Tag: San Diego African American

Shaneland in Da Hood

It snowed on Christmas day in San Diego, the laughter rang while the ultimate snow fights began! The smell of turkey bacon and eggs filled the room, with a warm touch of a 70 inch LED screen fireplace to bring in the homey feel, Shane Harris recalls the days when he could only dream of

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Remember Shirley

Do you remember the infamous Beer Summit, the one that Henry Louis Gates got when his feelings were hurt when reminded he was a black man in White America? The entire incident was deemed a “Teachable Moment” by then and former president Barack Obama. He invited the VP Joseph Biden, Gates, and officer Crowley to

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BLACK DOES CRACK

Our skin is made of the Sun, the substance of Diamonds, Granite, Iron, and Pearls. But our spirits, our minds, and persona’s; well that’s another story. Yes, we are some 3 years well into the 400 year-American nightmare; one casualty that every human sub-group has devoured — OUR MOTHER MITO. The Mitochondrial Eve, the one

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Saving San Pasqual

Shane Harris A SPA Success Story Steps In When you first arrive, you get a larger-than-life feeling, maybe it’s the mountain air or the open sky, but to me, it’s the best idea San Diego County EVER had. Any educational institution that serves in a supportive role as San Pasqual, it’s worth keeping, and frankly,

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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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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 sdmonitornews.com

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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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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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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