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Juneteenth Celebrations Held Across San Diego County

June 19
By City News Service

Celebrations of Juneteenth were being held across San Diego County Saturday at Palomar Mountain, Logan Heights, the Old Globe outdoor theater in Balboa Park, and a bike ride from Mission Bay to Chicano Park, National City, Chula Vista and Imperial Beach.

San Diego Councilmember Monica Montgomery Stepp...

The City Of San Diego Proclaims Juneteenth A City Holiday

June 18
By Alexandra Rangel

The City of San Diego not only commemorated the federal holiday, but proclaimed June 19th, a city holiday.

Arianna Andrade is pictured in this undated pho...

Hispanic, Latino, Latinx — A Question Of Belonging

June 18
By Cristina Kim

Identities are complicated, messy and often incredibly personal. San Diegans weigh in on how they identify and their thoughts on the term Latinx.

Museum Head: Baseball's Embrace Of Negro Leagues Is An Atonement, Not A Validation

June 18
Bill Chappell / NPR

Baseball's box scores instantly turn human accomplishments into history. But for decades, Negro League players' statistics were kept segregated from other major leagues.

A Black History Day banner is on display at Ani...

How Critical Race Theory Became A Partisan Issue

June 15
By Jade Hindmon

The San Diego Union-Tribune Columnist Charles Clark joined Midday Edition to talk about his recent column on critical race theory.

Family Of Alton Sterling Has Accepted $4.5 Million For His Killing By Police

June 14
The Associated Press / NPR

Sterling's 2016 shooting by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on video and sparked protests in the city's Black community. Neither officer involved in the shooting was charged criminally.

1 Woman Is Dead, Others Injured In Minneapolis After A Driver Plows Into Protesters

June 14
Jaclyn Diaz / NPR

Demonstrators were gathered to protest the June 3 shooting death of Winston Boogie Smith Jr., a Black man, by U.S. marshals in Minneapolis when a man plowed into a crowd Sunday night.

Darnella Frazier, Who Filmed George Floyd's Murder, Wins An Honorary Pulitzer

June 11
Joe Hernandez / NPR

Committee officials who give out the prestigious prize in journalism and the arts said Frazier's recording highlighted "the crucial role of citizens in journalists' quests for truth and justice."

The Rev. Shane Harris of the People's Associati...

Civil Rights Leader Calls For Reform Of Local Law Enforcement

June 10
By John Carroll

The Rev. Shane Harris of the People's Association for Justice Advocates says law enforcement in San Diego County is in need of serious reform. He says his organization will soon put out policy suggestions on how to do that.

Tease photo for UCSD Students And Faculty Call For Ab...

UCSD Students And Faculty Call For Abolishing Campus Police

June 9
By Cristina Kim

Local representatives from an international group called the Cops Off Campus Coalition say eliminating school police departments will contribute to a more just society and free up resources for students.

Athena Bazalaki and her partner Fernando Tabor ...

A Black-Led Mutual Aid Group Fights Homelessness, Injustice Through ‘Solidarity, Not Charity’

June 9
By Cristina Kim

Breakfast Block, a grassroots San Diego group founded early this year by a woman who lost her job amid the pandemic, works to feed, clothe and provide other essential items to San Diego's growing unsheltered population.

A Student Punished For Wearing A Mexican Flag At Graduation Finally Gets His Diploma

June 8
Paul Garber / NPR

Ever Lopez' act became a flashpoint in the city of Asheboro, fueling threats and social media attacks. Lopez said he wore the flag out of pride for his Mexican roots.

A hole in the window of a comic book store in L...

Roundtable: Reflecting On One Year Since The La Mesa Riot

June 4
By Bennett Lacy

The changes to policing in La Mesa one year after a destructive riot, local governments spend millions of dollars on public relations campaigns and Scripps Health recovers from a cyber attack.

In this undated photo, Eryn Alexandra stares at...

How Does Black Identity In San Diego Differ From Other Cities?

June 3
By Harrison Patiño , Jade Hindmon

"_____ While Black" interrogates the fraught notion of Black identity in San Diego through the firsthand testimony of several San Diegans

A Black Nonprofit Got A 6-Figure Payment From Someone Whose Family Enslaved People

June 3
Bill Chappell / NPR

The anonymous donor said that while investigating the origins of their family's wealth, they discovered their great-grandfather had owned six enslaved people in Bourbon County, Ky.

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