San Diego: $195K in Funding Received To restore The Black Family statue at Mountain View Park

In a Facebook post, Council President pro Tem Monica Montgomery wrote: “Thank to Assemblymember Akilah Weber, MD and her advocacy for our communities, San Diego received funding to restore The Black Family statue at the beloved Mountain View Park! This funding is more than just a check—it is about restoring the positive reflections and reclaiming

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Chocolate Chat: THE BOOK OF MORMON star and PK Lamont Whitaker Talks Legacy, Derogatory Terms & Humor

The nine-time Tony Award®winning Best Musical, “THE BOOK OF MORMON” returns to San Diego, September 19-24. And, we are here for it!  Some of us over here at The Chocolate Voice saw “THE BOOK OF MORMAN” at the San Diego Civic Theater, a few years ago and laughed so hard until our sides hurt! From the creators of South Park

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Broadway San Diego: Naomi Rodgers & Zurin Villanueva Share What it Takes to Play Tina Turner

It takes two baby! Yes it does. Two actresses are on tour and playing the role of the legendary Tina Turner in the Broadway musical TINA: The Tina Turner Musical.   During the tour, there are eight performances that are two hours and forty five minutes. Each actress will play the lead in four out

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San Diego: Experience the Magic of Disney’s “Frozen”

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation is proud to welcome the long-awaited production of Disney’s Frozen. Frozen, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, will play a 2-week premiere engagement as part of Broadway San Diego’s 45th Season, at the San Diego Civic Theatre, sponsored by San

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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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San Diego: Wakanda Forever, Black Joy, Representation Matters, Black Business Women Made that Happen

By GWEN PIERCE Being Black. Being a business owner. Being a woman. Being a veteran, are all labels that Kay Black has had first hand experience with, and knows all too well that representation matters, and that the importance of seeing Black positive images on and off the big screen, matter. This past Veterans Day

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Tucson: Pima County Board of Supervisors Approve Juneteenth Holiday for County Employees

By DL White “Juneteenth is a movement, not a moment,” affirmed District 5 SupervisorAdelita Grijalva, echoing the mantra of Tucson Juneteenth President Larry Starks. In a (4-1) vote on September 6, the Board voted to approve the annual recognition of Juneteenth. Juneteenth acknowledges the day in which Union troops entered Galveston, Texas in 1865 to

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San Diego: Jazz At The Creek Closes Out Summer with Prince of Sophisticated Soul and More!

As we close out summer 2022, there’s nothing left to say except, if you missed out on Jazz at the Creek, a two-day celebration Labor Day week-end in San Diego, oh well, it’s your loss.  In its eleventh year, a surprising announcement was made by long time radio personality Kelly Cole, who’s been the host

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Jazz At The Creek: Smooth Soulful Sounds of Erin Stevenson Labor Day Weekend

Smooth. Soulful. Songstress. Three words that best describe the artist Erin Stevenson, a powerhouse vocalists who’s toured with the likes of Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Duran Duran and more! Stevenson is all set to open the stage and bring nothing but good vibes to San Diego’s premiere venue, Jazz at The Creek on Saturday, September

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 San Diego: 1st county in U.S. to have all hospital ERs accredited as Geriatric Emergency Departments

More than 20 million seniors visit our nation’s emergency departments every year. With the number of older adults growing rapidly, there is a critical need for more geriatric-focused care, which has the potential to improve health outcomes, coordinate care more effectively, and reduce costs. San Diego County is now the first county in the nation where

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San Diego Jazz at the Creek include Headliner Will Downing, Avery *Sunshine & More Labor Day Weekend

11th Annual JAZZ AT THE CREEK has announced a spectacular line-up featuring headliner Will Downing, Avery*Sunshine, Pieces of a Dream and more for the upcoming Labor Day Weekend September 3rd and 4th at Market Creek Plaza Amphitheater, located at 310 Euclid Avenue. Presented by M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records, Inc., nothing can compare to the intimate open air

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County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce Award 14 Minority Owned Businesses up to 12k

The County of San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (CSDBCC) created a Business Accelerator Program under its Urban Business Resource Center (UBRC). The first cohort, comprised of 14 minority-owned businesses, graduated in May, and on June 10 at UC San Diego Park & Market, the graduates were awarded a grant of almost $12k per participant in cash and Sony Electronics

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San Diego: SDAAMFA Honors Four Creative San Diegans as Keepers of the Culture

San Diego is home to many aspiring and highly accomplished artists. The San Diego African American Museum of Fine Art wants to make sure that the masterful works of those creatives are recognized and honored by the local community. In an interview with the San Diego Union Tribune, Gaidi Finnie, executive director of the museum,

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Phoenix: Ques Answer the call for Food Distribution on Coldplay & H.E.R. World Tour

Coldplay & H.E.R on World Tour Which Includes More than Music: Feeding the Hungry! By DL White The British rock band Coldplay along with R & B Sensation H.E.R (Gabriella Sarmento Wilson) are on a world tour with scheduled stops across America, Germany, Poland, France the UK, Belgium, Peru and Argentina (to list a few

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San Diego: Dr. Ashanti Hands Names President of San Diego Mesa College

After a national search, the San Diego Community College District on Wednesday announced the promotion of one of its own to succeed Pam Luster as Mesa College president. Ashanti Hands, Ed.D., joined San Diego’s largest community college in 2008 where she has held positions as dean of Student Affairs, acting dean of Student Development and Matriculation, and vice president of

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Tucson: African American Legacy Fund Award $50K to Six Local Organizations

The African American Legacy Fund (AALF), an initiative of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona (CFSA), is proud to announce $50,000 was granted to six local organizations in their 2022 grant round to address the educational and economic disparities faced by African Americans living in Southern Arizona. Founded in 2013 by esteemed educator, philanthropist, and civic leader Dr. Anna Jolivet, Ph.D.,

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San Diego: African American Museum of Fine Arts Presents: Keepers of the Culture

In 2018, the San Diego African American Museum of Fine Arts (SDAAMFA) began an annual recognition program known as “Keepers of the Culture.” This event is an opportunity to thank members of the San Diego community who, through their various contributions promote the rich elements of Black Arts and Culture. This year honorees include: Alyce Smith

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La Jolla: RAZMATAZZ New Black-Owned Boutique in La Jolla Hosts Sip and Shop

Oooh girl, where did you get your outfit? If you’re constantly getting compliments from admirers praising your style, first and foremost embrace it. Next, if you have that entrepreneurial spirit you just might be on to something. Artillia Marcellous, owner/designer of Razmatazz Boutique in La Jolla, has always had a love for fashion for as

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Phoenix: ASU Project Humanities & Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Filling a Community Need for 10yrs!

By D.L. White Homelessness Is On The Rise! In the days when the American west was still being settled, the Pony Express was implemented (April 3, 1860) by the Central Overland California and Pikes Peak Express Company to deliver mail between Missouri and California, thus providing a valuable and viable service. Utilizing the motto, “The

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Boys & Girls Clubs of America Partners with Rhymes with Reason to Bring Literacy to Students through Music and Lyrics

This year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show features not one, not two, but five different hip-hop artists as the headlining acts: Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 cent (Curtis Jackson) Eminem and, Kendrick Lamar. All of the performs mentioned have used their power of hip-hop and rap to make an impact by speaking up for generations and

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San Diego Chapter of the Links to host Black Maternal Health Community Forum

The Links, Incorporated San Diego Chapter is hosting its first Black Maternal Health Community Forum on Saturday, April 27th at Access Youth Academy (704 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114) from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more information and to register, please visit:  Black Maternal Health Community Forum. The Links, Incorporated launched an initiative, L.A.M.B.S (Links Aiding Moms to Be

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A Democracy Or What? Does the Court or Congress have the Courage to do what is Right?

By DL White Nothing can be changed until it is faced, and everything faced will not be changed Civil Rights Activist & Author James Baldwin The days when a rational Supreme Court could review, articulate and come to some reasonable understanding of the law, appear far spent. The current Supreme Court is not conservative it

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#BlackMermaidMagic Returns with Disney Junior’s Ariel Teaser Trailer

Premiering this summer, is an animated musical series for preschoolers inspired by the beloved story of “The Little Mermaid.” The series stars Emmy Award winner Mykal-Michelle Harris (Disney Channel’s “Raven’s Home”) as Ariel and Broadway, film and television stars Taye Diggs (“Rent”) and Amber Riley (“Glee”) as King Triton and Ursula. Set in the fantastical

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Now Hiring: San Diego County Fair looks to bring on 1,000+ temporary workers

Indoor & outdoor jobs available in a variety of departments DEL MAR, Calif. (April 2, 2024) — The 22nd District Agricultural Association is now hiring temporary workers for the region’s largest annual community celebration, the San Diego County Fair.  This year, the District intends to hire more than 1,000 temporary workers to help put on the Fair, which

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Neighborhood House Association Celebrates 110 Years of Serving San Diego

On Wednesday, March 20, 2024, Neighborhood House Association (NHA), celebrated 110 years of serving San Diego at a kick-off celebration held at the historic Marston House museum, home of NHA co-founders Helen and Mary Marston. The event, marked the beginning of NHA’s year-long celebration honoring over a century of service to the San Diego community.

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Breaking News: Lemon Grove’s Beloved BBQ Spot Coops West Texas BBQ Closes After 13 Years

Attention all BBQ lovers in San Diego County! Coops West Texas BBQ in Lemon Grove has sadly announced their closure after 13 successful years in business. The news was shared on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook, leaving many loyal customers shocked and saddened by the sudden decision. One such customer, Regina Howard,

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Legendary Smokey Robinson has been added to the Toyota Summer Concert Series at the 2024 San Diego County Fair

The ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s music legend is scheduled to perform June 26. Ticket pre-sales begin at 10 a.m. March 6 DEL MAR, Calif. (Mar. 5, 2024) — The San Diego County Fair will give a soulful welcome to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee — and double Hollywood Walk of Fame member — Smokey Robinson, who joins the Toyota Summer

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Seven Broadway Theater Shows Coming to San Diego Civic Theater this Fall

(San Diego, Calif – Friday, March 1, 2024) On Friday, March 1, Broadway San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation announced its 47th Season, bringing Broadway’s most recent hits closer than ever before to the San Diego Civic Theatre this fall. Season Ticket Packages are now available at BroadwaySD.com. This seven-show package kicks off in October, starting

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