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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

The San Diego Food Tank Summit

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Illumina Theater, The Alexandria at Torrey Pines

Civil Rights Bookmark Art Contest

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Pacific Beach/Taylor Branch Library

Native American Month

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 Barona Cultural Center & Museum

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Podcast Episode 154: From Raymond Chow To Current Asian Cinema

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

Legendary Hong Kong producer Raymond Chow died earlier this month. This podcast pays tribute to his legacy with San Diego Asian Film Festival artistic director Brian Hu. Plus we get a preview of the 19th annual festival.

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San Diego Asian Film Festival Kicks Off 19th Year

Nov. 8
By Beth Accomando

The 19th annual San Diego Asian Film Festival serves up a delicious pair of films followed by food for its opening and closing nights.

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Few Central Americans Win Asylum in the US — Here’s How One Man Did it

Oct. 30
Maya Srikrishnan/Voice of San Diego

Only about 22 percent of Central Americans who requested asylum in the U.S. last year were granted it. Vladimir Cortez was one of them.

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Drivers Ed Helps Women Refugees Navigate Road To Self-Sufficiency

Oct. 18
By Tarryn Mento

Weekdays are a struggle for Abir Aldabbagh and her family. With four children attending different schools, Aldabbagh’s husband — the family's only licensed driver — juggles shuttling the kids to class with his job as a rideshare driver.

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InnerMission's 'Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.' Aims To Challenge Audiences

Sept. 6
By Beth Accomando, Katie Schoolov

If you want to sit passively in a theater and watch a play then InnerMission’s new production of "Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again." is not for you.

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'Operation Finale' Chronicles The Capture Of Adolf Eichmann

Aug. 28
By Beth Accomando

Director Chris Weitz talks about why a film about the capture of Adolf Eichmann, one of the chief architects of the Holocaust, is timely today. "Operation Finale" opens on Aug. 29 throughout San Diego.

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'BlacKkKlansman' Tops This Week's Movie Picks

Aug. 10
By Beth Accomando

It’s a wild weekend at the movies with a new Spike Lee film, a radically fun reimagining of Shakespeare, and Jason Statham facing off against a giant, prehistoric shark.

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Podcast Episode 148: Remembering Tab Hunter

Aug. 3
By Beth Accomando

Last month actor and golden boy Tab Hunter died of cardiac arrest at the age of 86. I got to interview him in 2015. Here's a podcast dedicated to him.

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Fleeing War-Torn Homes For Crippling Rents — How California Housing Costs Are Creating A Harsh Reality For Refugees

July 27
Matt Levin / CALmatters

Seventy hours a week driving Uber, peeing in a bottle, and still late with the rent; refugee agencies rethink strategies in the “resistance state.”

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Podcast Episode 147: Comic-Con Fans And Creators

July 20
By Beth Accomando

Comic-Con, my home away from home, is this week and I wanted to provide a little insight into why it gives me such joy.

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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.

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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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