Tag: San Diego African American

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 http://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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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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Medicare vs Obamacare

Medicare for All vs Obamacare Forever By Angela de Joseph As the executive director for one of the first community organizations certified as an enrollment entity for Covered CA, our state brand for the ACA aka “Obamacare” insurance marketplace, I was on the front lines from day one of the rollout. I managed a team

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Putting a spotlight on HBO’s Barry!

Putting a spotlight on HBO’s Barry! By Jre Best I think it’s fair to say that HBO might be one of the most influential forces and television ever. Their commitment to long-form high production values storytelling has changed the entire industry; without shows like the Sopranos or The Wire, you wouldn’t get things like Breaking

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AVENGERS Endgame: Ends up on top

AVENGERS Endgame: by Jre Best Fun, funny, tear-jerking those are the three terms that keep rolling around in my head when I think of Avengers Endgame. Avengers endgame is the much-anticipated ending/ celebration of Marvel’s last decade of success. It’s the direct follow-up to Avengers Infinity War, which famously ended with half of the Marvel

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