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First African-American Commander US Navy Aircraft Carrier Honored In San Diego

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San Diego County’s Urban League hosted a salute to African-American military leaders. One of those leaders, who made naval history, is retired Admiral Larry Cleveland Chambers. He commanded the USS ... Read more

Juneteenth: An American Holiday

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Juneteenth is an American Holiday, often overlooked. But what's also called African American Independence Day is as significant to our history as the Fourth Of July. Read more

Heritage & Cultural Events

4th Annual Chicano Con

Friday, July 20, 2018 Border X Brewing

Salsa Under The Stars

Friday, July 20, 2018 The Headquarters at Seaport

AfroFuturism Lounge 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018 The Brokers Building Gallery

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Judge Considers Injunction Against Anti-Islamophobia Program In San Diego Schools

July 18
By Megan Burks

Schools already offer broad-based training to prevent bullying. Is it constitutional to offer additional training to protect a specific religious group?

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New Exhibit Depicts Struggle, Triumphs Of San Diego's LGBTQ Community

July 13
By Kris Arciaga

"LGBTQ+ San Diego: Stories Of Struggle and Triumphs" is a new exhibit at the San Diego History Center, featuring artifacts, photographs and memorabilia representing both persecution and victories the community experienced.

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San Diego's Iconic Adams Avenue Book Store Is Closing For Good

July 13
By Matt Hoffman

The bookstore opened in 1965 and at its peak had more than 60,000 books on hundreds of different subjects — but that all comes to an end Saturday.

Roundtable: Reuniting Immigrant Families

July 13
By Bennett Lacy, Ebone Monet

The Trump administration misses a court-ordered deadline to reunite young immigrant children with their parents, big crowds are expected for the annual pride celebration and the serious challenge to one incumbent on the San Diego City Council.

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Boots Riley Moves From Music To Film With 'Sorry To Bother You'

July 12
By Beth Accomando

Boots Riley has had a long successful career as a rapper and music producer. Now he’s poised to conquer the film world with his directorial debut “Sorry to Bother You” (opening in select theaters on July 13).

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San Diego Program Delivers Life Skills To Young Adults With Special Needs

July 2
By Megan Burks

Getting ready for the adult world can be difficult for any young person, especially for students with special needs. The San Diego Center for Children has found a unique way to ease that transition.

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FilmOut, San Diego's LGBTQ Film Festival, Opens Thursday Night

June 7
By Beth Accomando

FilmOut, San Diego’s LGBTQ film festival celebrates its 20th anniversary Thursday evening. Look back to its roots as well as this year's films.

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Podcast Episode 143: LGBTQ Cinema And FilmOut At 20

May 25
By Beth Accomando

Since San Diego’s LGBTQ film festival FilmOut celebrates its 20th anniversary this year I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the state of LGBTQ cinema and what a festival focusing on that community might need to look like moving forward.

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Suicide Awareness Campaign Visits San Diego Colleges

May 9
By Matt Hoffman

The nonprofit Active Minds displayed more than 1,000 backpacks at San Diego City College Wednesday — representing the number of college students who commit suicide each year.

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San Diego's First Affordable Senior Housing Community Designed To Support LGBT Seniors

April 27
By Matt Hoffman

The new North Park Senior Apartments have 75 units with rents ranging from $740 for a studio to $1,150 for a two-bedroom apartment.

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Women Dominate Eighth Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival Spring Showcase

April 18
By Beth Accomando

The Eighth Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival's Spring Showcase opens Thursday with Mina Shum's "Meditation Park."

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Rally Against Supervisor's Meeting To Discuss Lawsuit Against California's 'Sanctuary' Laws

April 10
By Matt Hoffman

Next week the San Diego County Board of Supervisors is looking at joining the Trump Administration's lawsuit against California's so-called sanctuary state laws. Tuesday supporters of SB-54 voiced opposition to the closed session meeting.

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San Diego Latino Film Festival At 25

March 13
By Beth Accomando, Nicholas McVicker

San Diego Latino Film Festival kicks off its 25th anniversary season on Thursday. Founder and executive director Ethan Van Thillo looks back on the festival's history.

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Chile Takes Home First Foreign Film Oscar For 'A Fantastic Woman'

March 7
By Beth Accomando

Chile’s “A Fantastic Woman” just won the Academy Award for best foreign film on Sunday and actress Daniela Vega became the first openly transgender presenter at the Oscars.

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Oceanside Man's Coming Out Story Highlighted On PBS' 'We'll Meet Again'

Feb. 27
By Maureen Cavanaugh, Michael Lipkin

The series helped Tom DiCioccio reconnect with a high school friend after decades apart.

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