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Dr. Shirley Weber Sworn is as Secretary of State of California

On Jan 9, with the sound of African drumming in the background, Shirley Weber was sworn-in as the first-elected Black Secretary of State (SOS) of California and the 32nd person to hold the position.  The ceremony was conducted at the SOS’ auditorium in downtown Sacramento, one block south of the State Capitol.  Senate President pro …

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Maya’s Cookies Celebrates 2023 Black History Collection: Patti Labelle, Misty Copeland & Brit Bennett

Black History Month, Black-Owned, Female-Owned and San Diego favorite, Maya’s Cookies has announced the 2023 Black History Month Collection. “This year’s collection is an ode to the arts and my way of honoring the contributions of countless Black women breaking barriers in the literary arts, world of dance, music industry and beyond,” said Maya Madsen, …

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Central City Productions, Announced The Production of Black History Honors

Today, Chicago-based multimedia mega-company, Central City Productions, announced the production of Black History Honors, a brand-new television series. The screening of the series premiere will be held, Monday, January 30th, 2023, at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio – hosted by GRAMMY Award-winner Mali Music and Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League. Black History Honors is …

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Review: “Ain’t Too Proud” The Life and Times of The Temptations, Musical Trip Down Memory lane

As one of the greatest R&B groups in music history, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Eddie Kendricks, David Ruffin and Dennis Edwards—their talents honed by the legendary Berry Gordy, and some of the industry’s most prolific writers is a story that is now on tour and being told on stage, at the San Diego …

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Sundance Film Festival Adds Stephen Curry: Underrated Documentary to 2023 Lineup

Today, Sundance Film Festival announced its 2023 fall lineup which included NBA star, Stephen Curry’s newest documentary, Underrated. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Nicks, the documentary also features Producers world-renown Ryan Coogler (Black Panther) and Erick Peyton. The documentary provides an intimate look at NBA superstar Stephen Curry’s improbable coming of age at tiny Davidson …

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San Diego: ANNIE Actress Julia Nicole Hunter Sees Herself in Grace

Fans of “ANNIE” can experience the magic of the iconic musical, as the North American tour makes its stop at the San Diego Civic Theatre, December 27, 2022 thru January 1, 2023. Starring in the role as the nurturing and hard-working assistant to Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks, Grace, is none other than the talented Julia Nicole-Hunter. …

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Tony Award-winning musical ANNIE to play at the San Diego Civic Theatre

at the San Diego Civic Theatre Leapin’ Lizards!  Broadway San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation of an all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award®-winning musical ANNIE will play at the San Diego Civic Theatre from December 27, 2022 to January 1, 2023. ANNIE is a part of Broadway San Diego’s 45th Season, sponsored by San …

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(Phoenix) Tis the Season: ASU Que’s Gift Early Christmas for Deserving BGCAZ Youth

By DL White The Boys and Girls Club of America has enjoyed a prosperous and healthy 162 year run assisting youth from various walks of life in various communities across the country in grades K – 12 build character and develop leadership skills through structured activities. Founded by three ladies Mary & Alice Goodwin, along …

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