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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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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Equity defines election 2020

Marianne Williamson, the presidential candidate says her platform is what America deserves Equity Defines election 2020 by Nechel Sheree Best San Diego Califia NOW brings the Marianne Williams and the Reparations Conversation to town San Diego Califia NOW hosted a Speaking Truth to Power Townhall on April 29, 2019, at the Jacobs Center.  Featuring a […]

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Push Boundaries

Roosevelt Williams III delivers a platform for entrepreneurs Celebrating 2 years of Black Excellence! The excellence continues at San Diego’s hip, historic City Heights neighborhood for this Young Black & N’ Business Festival; one of the largest celebrations of its kind in San Diego. This festival attracts over 250+ attendees. A multi-generational celebration, the festival […]

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Jane Elliot in San Diego

She tells it like it is, “Ignorance is the core of the racial problem.” An hour history lesson from Jane Elliott is worth a 12-year Ph.D. in any educational circle. She’s everything we thought she would be and more. This visit was especially important due to the timely U-T incident where cartoonist, Steve Breen created […]

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