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Antonio Maceo to Malcolm X – Black Liberation and Cuba (LIVE EVENT)

A discussion on the relationship between the Black Liberation Struggle, the Cuban Revolution and Southern African Liberation. Topics discussed: 1. View documentary Black and Cuba 2. Panel Discussion on African Americans who’ve visited Cuba 3. What’s this mean for our current moment?

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Events Calendar

A listing of events in the San Diego Area related to Black Art, Culture and Academia read more

Scottsboro: An American Tragedy

In March 1931, a freight train crowded with homeless and jobless hoboes left Chattanooga, Tennessee, bound for points west. A short time after it crossed into Alabama, a fight erupted between two groups of hoboes, one black and one white. The train was stopped by an armed posse in the tiny town of Paint Rock, Alabama. Before anyone knew what had happened, two white women stepped from the shadows of a boxcar to make a shocking accusation: they had been raped by nine black teenagers aboard the train.

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Building Black Power in a White Political Structure, Part 1: Civic Engagement…Or Not?

Please enable JavaScript LinkEmbedCopy and paste this HTML code into your webpage to embed. Related Link: Guilty By Association? Aaron Harvey and Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan Speak at San Diego City College EMBED CODE <iframe src=”” allowfullscreen width=”560″ height=”340″ frameborder=”0″ style=”max-width:100%”></iframe>   Building Black Power in a White Political Structure (Part 1): Civic Engagement…Or Not? Khalid Alexander and Laila Aziz discuss the importance of building Black Political power in California. A new opportunity and need to engage African American voters has emerged in the wake of Black Lives Matter and a growing national movement to raise public awareness and accountability around police brutality, mass incarceration and the problem of school-to-prison pipeline practices in public schools. California is home to the 5th largest black population in the country. African-Americans play a defining role in electing progressive candidates and passing progressive laws. As “likely voters” in the Black community age, it is critical to engage and motivate younger generations to step into leadership and civic engagement at higher rates. In Part 1, Khalid Alexander discusses the notion of civic engagement. read more

African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross (Episodes 1-6)

The series will take viewers across five hundred years and two continents to shed new light on the experience of being an African American. By highlighting the tragedies, triumphs and contradictions of the black experience, the series will reveal to viewers that the African-American community, which abolitionist Martin R. Delany famously described as “a nation within a nation,” has never been a uniform entity, and that its members have been actively debating their differences from their first days in this country.

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