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San Diego History Center Nathan Harrison Exhibit Features San Diego Trailblazer MCCSN Founder Clara Carter

As San Diego County welcomes the orange tier status, Balboa Park museums will welcome visitors again. Today, April 16, the San Diego History Center opens with the virtual Nathan Harrison exhibit. Prominent historical legend Harrison, was born into slavery in Kentucky and went on to become the first African American homesteader in the San Diego area. Another …

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Black Women Named Interim COO of Naval Medical Center San Diego

On April 9, 2021, Captain Kelly O. Elmore MC, USN and board certified OBGYN made history by becoming the first African-American female, interim Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Naval Medical Center San Diego. NMCSD is the flagship of Military Medicine, a large hospital, that provides healthcare services to more than 1/2 million beneficiaries (with a …

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Oscar Nominated Short Film ‘A Concerto is a Conversation’ Bridges Generational Divide in a Story on Race, Resilience and Legacy

‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ Co-directed by rising Hollywood composer Kris Bowers (‘Green Book’, ‘Bridgerton’, ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’) Directed by Ben Proudfoot & Kris Bowers Executive Produced by Ava DuVernay The Academy Award nominated short subject documentary film A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION – executive produced by Ava DuVernay and recently premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film …

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TLC’S New Series, ‘EXTREME SISTERS’ – It’s All About Sisterly Love

(Los Angeles, CA) – Sisterly love takes on a whole new meaning in TLC’s upcoming series, EXTREME SISTERS, following the most obsessive and inseparable sibling relationships. Some sister bonds are closer than others, but these siblings take their obsession to the extreme. From eating the same foods, to sleeping in the same bed and even sharing a boyfriend, some of …

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Eddie Murphy to be inducted into the NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (March 11, 2021) – Today, the NAACP revealed that legendary entertainer, film icon and two-time Image Award recipient Eddie Murphy will be inducted into the acclaimed NAACP Image Awards Hall of Fame during this year’s ceremony. Additionally announced, Image Award Outstanding Female Artist nominee Jazmine Sullivan will perform–along with Grammy Award-winning singer Maxwell, who will celebrate the 25th anniversary …

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SXSW 2021 Doc Spotlight: First Trailer for WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA

The first trailer just dropped for WHO WE ARE: A CHRONICLE OF RACISM IN AMERICA,  a film that will make its World Premiere at SXSW 2021- Documentary Spotlight, and from what we can see, it’s a long overdue conversation. ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s powerful and groundbreaking talk on the history of U.S. anti-Black racism interwoven with archival footage, …

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History Maker Barrington Irving: The World’s Youngest Pilot to Fly Solo Around The Globe

Back in 2011, “The Chocolate Voice” had the honor to interview history maker Captain Barrington Irving, the youngest pilot ever to fly solo around globe, at age twenty-three. When we met Irving, he was 27. Since our encounter in San Diego, the record-breaking pilot has created “The Flying Classroom” which not only exposes students to …

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