Black & African Americans
The Montford Point Marines are a little known part of U.S. military history. Born out of necessity, when African American men were first drafted to serve in World War II, ... Read more/news/2014/feb/04/black-history-heritage-month-honorees-montford-poi/
True heroism. You can see it in their hands, brown and weathered. Their long fingers, slightly bent from the weight of the load they've had to carry. It's in their ... Read more/news/2014/feb/03/presence-greatness-montford-point-marines-jackson-/
Developing new works is in the La Jolla Playhouse’s blood. Perhaps that’s why its DNA New Works Series is so appropriately named. Last year's inaugural series was a success and now begins the second season of this innovative play development program.
Black History Month 2014 Honoree
Tessie Bonner considers herself a "church lady," given that her religious beliefs are at the core of who she is and how she lives her life. But Bonner, whose friends and close associates tend to also think of her as "the little engine that could," seems to be so much more than any one label.
June Owino, who hails from Kenya, is a gregarious man who loves telling stories and making people laugh. He arrived in San Diego in 2001, with the idea that he would find work as an accountant, which is his area of expertise. But when the downturn in the economy came and he found himself without a job, he began to look around to figure out what else he could do.
Guest blogger Robert Mackey checked out Reading Cinemas' "Forty Foot Film Series" and saw "To Kill A Mockingbird" for the first time.
The U.S. military's first black pilots were honored today at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and a three-mile stretch of Interstate 15 near the base was renamed as the "Tuskegee Airmen Highway.''
To celebrate Black History Month, Cygnet Theater brings in some of the cast from August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” to share a scene.
February is Black History Month and this edition of Midday Movies looks to a movie still in theaters and still generating controversy over it’s depiction of black history. The film is Quentin Tarantino’s "Django Unchained." The film received five Oscar nominations.
Black History Month: 2013 Honoree
“The San Diego City Council didn’t think it had a racial problem,” he says. “But when the city got caught up celebrating the death of the three Freedom Fighters, the city exploded, and that set the tone that maybe we do have problems. “
The San Diego Black Film Festival kicks off tonight at Reading Gaslamp Cinemas and runs through February 3.
Black History Month: 2013 Honoree
Take a walk down Congress Street in Old Town and you’ll pass shops selling souvenirs, jewelry, and postcards. You may see a restaurant or two. But, walk too quickly and you’ll probably miss the little house near the corner of Congress and Conde Street.
Ray King can be quietly thoughtful and reserved when you first meet him. But ask him about his childhood in New York and soon he’s waxing poetic. And, it’s not hard to understand why.
On Christmas Day Quentin Tarantino left a present under the tree for film lovers, it's called "Django Unchained" (opened December 25 in select theaters).
Imagine if you were handed the keys to a museum and told you could plan an exhibit. What would it be? How would you fill it? And, how exciting to be faced with that challenge?