Phoenix 100 Black Women to Host Civil Rights Icon & Historic Musical – Dec 17 By DL White Every day, I have lived through the massacre. While our country may forget this history, I cannot. ” Mother Viola Ford Fletcher, oldest living survivor of the Tulsa Race Massacre (109 years old) Ms. Viola Ford was […]
Monica Montgomery Steppe is the first Black woman to ever serve on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors and the first Black person elected to the board in over 40 years. Monica Montgomery Steppe Tuesday officially became a San Diego County supervisor for District 4, officially taking the seat left vacant since May after
The Blue Heart Foundation Announces 17th Annual Christmas Breakfast, “Celebrating 10 Years of Blue Heart!”
San Diego, CA: Join The Blue Heart Foundation on Saturday, December 16th from 8am to 1pm at the Jacobs Center For Neighborhood Innovation for their 17th Annual Christmas Breakfast and Community Service Awards. This year’s Breakfast promises to be even more special as the Foundation celebrates its 10th Anniversary as an official 501c3 nonprofit and will be honoring
San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers 20th Anniversary, Keynote Speaker, Brigadier General Antoinette R. Gant
SAN DIEGO, CA – “Stand Tall, Stand Proud” is the theme of the local San Diego Chapter Buffalo Soldiers for their 20th Anniversary celebration on June 30, 2023. The historical and rich legacy of the African American cavalry troops are kept alive by its dedicated members who present the colors at many prestigious local community events. The public is
Photo by Rich Soublet II The Old Globe is pleased to announce that Adena Varner has been appointed as its new Director of Arts Engagement. A theatre arts leader, creator, innovator, and advocate of diversity and equity in a career that has spanned 20 years, Varner will assume her position at the Globe beginning August 1, 2023. She
Author Angeles Echols publishes inspiring letters on achieving excellence from students and the community in superb coffee table book Angeles Echols is the Founder and Executive Director of Educating Young Minds, a tutorial program that has helped thousands of at-risk children in the LA Public School system over the past 34 years. In her new
On Monday, February 21, one day after celebrating her 100th birthday with family and 72 hours after a celebration fit for a Queen, Mrs. Elizabeth J. White, owner and proprietor of Mrs. White’s s Golden Rule Cafe, the business icon found herself on the 9th floor of 1700 W. Washington, being honored by Governor elect Katie Hobbs. The special recognition came secondary to several family members submitting letters and completing the required online request for a proclamation and or special letter of recommendation.
Retired educators Earthleen Briggs owner of Ethnic Quilts and Fabrics and Violet Vaughnes, in recognition of Black History Month, presented residents of Mount Miguel Covenant Village in Spring Valley, a suburb of San Diego, and invited guests to a story-telling through their artistry in the vibrant and beautifully form of quilting.
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
The Mental Bar, a Black-owned business located at 6325 Imperial Avenue, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Saturday, September 24th, 2022. The brainchild of Daneyel and Tommy Walker, the Mental Bar was designed to bring the full café experience to the residents of Southeastern San Diego. Nestled in the Black Cultural Arts