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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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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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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HBCU Scoreboard: The Chocolate Voice Vol IX Other Sports

By G. Napier Barnes, III If you “got skills” our HBCUs are looking for you.  Because of Title IX, as described in an earlier article, the number of male dominated intercollegiate sports must be equal to the number of female dominated intercollegiate sports.  For the ladies, scholarships and/or aide can be provided for participating in …

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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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San Diego: Community on a mission to name street after icon Willie Morrow

Shane Harris, CEO and Founder of People’s Association of Justice Advocates – PAJ and members of the San Diego community gathered in effort in getting a street named after hair and beautycare icon, Willie Morrow. In a press conference, Harris stated, “Willie Morrow gave his all to our region and put San Diego county on …

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Phoenix: Homeschooled Student Awarded Full Scholarship Plans to Attend HBCU

  By DL White Danielle N. Dickey is a well traveled and equally a well versed young lady, she and her family have visited (44) of the (50) states in the U.S., however, she has selected South Carolina and South Carolina State University to attend college and spend the next four years. Danielle, a product …

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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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San Diego: Woman Honors Community with Phenomenal Woman Award

(San Diego, CA) Long time San Diego resident Rochelle Porter, is no joke. Especially when it comes to honoring members of her community. In particular, those whom she feels doesn’t get the recognition that they deserve. Somewhat of a hidden ‘gem’ herself, Porter swiftly moves about the world asking for little, if anything at all, …

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San Diego: Innovative Wellness Center Opens in Spring Valley

On February 5, Innovative Wellness Clinic, Inc. A Primary Care Center located in Spring Valley, CA held an open house in celebration of a new one stop shop medical facility located in the heart of San Diego county’s diverse community. Innovative Wellness clinic serves as a quality healthcare provider providing numerous benefits for the community, …

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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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2023 SuperBowl Soulful Celebration Honors Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts

PHOENIX, AZ — Marking its 24th year, the groundbreaking music and inspiration extravaganza “Super Bowl Soulful Celebration: An Evening of Inspiration and Culture,” (formerly Super Bowl Gospel Celebration) returns during Super Bowl LVII week with a live taping on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.  The only multicultural program and community …

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Garcelle Beauvais Stars & EP’s Lifetime “Black Girl Missing”

Los Angeles, CA) – January 26, 2023 – Continuing with Lifetime’s mission to provide a platform for unheard voices, the network announces the greenlight and airdate for the original movie Black Girl Missing, from executive producer and star Garcelle Beauvais (Spider-Man: Homecoming, White House Down), inspired by actual stories of missing women of color and tells the story of …

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Stephen Curry’s newest doc, Underrated at the Sundance Film Festival 

Apple recently debuted Stephen Curry’s newest documentary, Underrated at the Sundance Film Festival announce. Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Peter Nicks, the documentary also features Producers world-renown Ryan Coogler and Erick Peyton. The remarkable coming-of-age story of one of the most influential, dynamic and unexpected players in the history of basketball: Stephen Curry. This feature documentary — blending …

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Chula Vista: Meals on Wheels San Diego County reveals new South County Service Center office space

 On Wednesday, Jan. 18, dozens of community members and leaders gathered together to celebrate the reveal of Meals on Wheels San Diego County’s newly remodeled office at its South County Service Center inside Norman Park Senior Center in Chula Vista. The nonprofit has been serving the South County community for over 60 years. The nonprofit held a …

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The BOSS Network & Sage Partner to Fund with the “Invest in Progress” grant.

January 23, 2023 (CHICAGO, IL)—The BOSS Network, an online community of professional and entrepreneurial women who support each other through digital content, programs and event-based networking, announces the return of its 2nd annual BOSS Impact Fund. The Fund focuses on investing in Black women led businesses and preparing these entrepreneurs to build scalable, growth aggressive companies. …

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Urban One Honors: Pharrell, LL Cool J, Maxine Waters and More

(SILVER SPRING, MD) – January 13, 2023 – The 5th annual Urban One Honors, is set to premiere on Monday, January 16, 2023, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, on TV One and CLEO TV at 7/6C. Under the theme, celebrating “Icons of the Culture,” this year’s show is hosted by R&B singer and actor Tank. The televised event heralds the accomplishments of individuals who have made …

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