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On Tuesday, June 23 the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s three-pronged Racial Justice and Law Enforcement Realignment Policy Package, designed to address what Fletcher called ‘deep-seeded issues of systemic and structural racism” in the City. Fletcher, admitting the plan should be more “robust,” said, “There will be room to improve.” Approximately 100 community members called in to the virtual meeting, with support both for and against the item.
Some callers responded positively, saying that the City needed to actively quell systemic racism. Several callers were opposed, citing the proposal’s lack of detail, inadequate funding, and its troubling similarities to past initiatives that ultimately did not address the needs of San Diego’s African American community. The meeting ended with the Board voting to effectively establish the Office of Equity and Racial Justice. Supervisor Greg Cox agreed to hire a consultant to implement best practices for the Fletcher proposal and to involve the recently revived Human Relations Commission, an idea put forth by Rev. Shane Harris, who also called in to the meeting Tuesday.
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The 40-Year-Old Gantt Report, Authored by Trailblazing Journalist/Entrepreneur Lucius Gantt, is One of the Longest-Running Newspaper Columns in America. In an Exclusive Florida Courier Newspaper Interview, He Tells Readers Why He’s ‘Stayed Black.’ By the Florida Courier Staff Never heard of Lucius Gantt? Here’s a sample of why he’s been considered one of America’s most provocative Black journalists for more than 40 years:
Supervisor Fletcher at a press conference Friday, June 19, 2020. Photo: Supervisor Nathan Fletcher’s Office
By TJ Dunnivant and Voice & Viewpoint Staff
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From “Bernie’s Busted Revolution”– Turn out the lights, the party is over for Bernie Sanders. The “revolution” See PRESS page 2
By Aldon Thomas Stiles California Black Media
As California goes, so does the nation. You’ve probably heard that cliché many times before. It certainly rings true for Juneteenth.
MASKS ACROSS CALIFORNIA By Ana B. Ibarra
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When hundreds gathered outside the state Capitol earlier this spring, demanding that Gov. Gavin Newsom reopen the state’s economy, some made clear they also had another message for him: You can’t make us wear a mask. One protester held a sign comparing face masks to dog muzzles, and many chanted and mingled without any type of face covering.
CALIFORNIA’S DREAMERS By Quinci LeGardye California Black Media
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On June 18, the United States Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
(DACA) program. The renewable federal provision allows people who were brought illegally to the U.S. as children to defer deportation and receive legal permission to work, study and live in the United States. See DREAMERS page 2
Sinah Yovonie, 27, of Sacramento wears a mask while grocery shopping, but doesn’t think face coverings should be mandated. Photo: Ana B. Ibarra
But after weeks of mixed messaging and leaving the decision of implementing mask mandates up to counties, the state said Thursday, June 18 See MASKS page 2
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ARTICLE CONTINUATION “AP New York is the top of the journalism game worldwide,” he explained. “It’s as high as you can go. Any English-speaking newspaper around the world will have an AP New York story in it.
The Gantt Report is one of the most widely read opinion columns in America. Excerpts from The Gantt Report are on display in the National Freedom Museum’s Freedom of Speech section.
“That’s what separates a world-class journalist from a journalist. A Miami Herald journalist is local. I’m all-world.” During his AP New York tenure, Gantt wrote three of the top 100 most popular AP stories worldwide. All three were sports stories.
Gantt was nominated as president of the Southeastern Black Publishers Association by Charles W. Cherry, Sr., the founder of the Daytona Times and the Florida Courier. Support also came from Levi Henry of the Westside Gazette, Garth Reeves of the Miami Time and Ike Williams – all Black newspaper heroes and publishers based in Florida.
In 1974, he returned home after being transferred to the AP’s Atlanta bureau to cover baseball home run king Henry “Hank” Aaron’s effort to break the home run record held by Babe Ruth.
He continues to write columns, does advertising and media work and facilitates financial and commodity trades for national and international clients through his commodities company, All World Financial.
The Gantt Report told you for decades that no Democratic candidate can win a rat race, a sack race or a political race without strong Black voter support.
Everywhere in Tallahassee He wrote columns for the Tallahassee Democrat daily newspaper, the Flambeau, It was his writing style at the Democrat that got him into trouble.
‘The voice’ The Gantt Report has been” the voice of the voiceless,” he believes.
“Congratulations to DACAmented immigrants for this historic win,” said Nana Gyamfi, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), a national advocacy organization that pushes for fair immigration policies. According to BAJI’s website, the group stands up for the rights of African, Caribbean and other minority immigrants across the United States; and stands with African Americans in the fight for racial justice.
Young writer Gantt, an Atlanta native born in 1950, began his media career as a 17-year-old production assistant at Atlanta’s WSB-TV, one of the country’s oldest TV stations. At the time, there were no Blacks working on the frontlines of TV news.
“Every politician read the Tallahassee Democrat every day. It’s the daily newspaper of the state capital. They pulled me aside and said ‘Lucius, you are going too hard. We have to do business with these politicians.’ But I refused to quit writing the way I write. I had to tell the truth.”
Making history Gantt was also initiated in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity’s Zeta Theta Chapter at Georgia State in 1969, serving as its founding basileus (president) when the chapter was established. He was first president of an Omega chapter located in a predominantly White college in the South.
Gantt said that a White Republican from South Florida pulled him aside and told him to consider writing his own column and mailing it to subscribers.
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has been canceled! Bernie chose to hire Black campaign workers that would parrot his messages and rubber-stamp his over-the-top proposals. Sanders did not spend with Black media outlets, didn’t utilize Black political professionals, did not focus on issues of interest to Black voters and the Bernie Sanders campaign didn’t have a clue about how to motivate and influence the masses of Black voters.
He also was the president of the Black Federation Alliance, a Black radical student organization at Georgia State that the Atlanta Police Department and the FBI identified as one of Atlanta’s most dangerous on-campus groups. D.C., then New York After graduating from Georgia State in 1972, Gantt was awarded a graduate fellowship to enroll at the Washington Journalism Center. While there, he worked as a U.S. Capitol correspondent, reporter and documentary producer for National Public Radio. His 1973 documentary about gospel music’s impact and contributions to all musical genres was aired on 77 radio stations nationwide at the time. After graduate school, Gantt accepted a job as a sportswriter for The Associated Press (AP) in New York City, where he covered all major sports – at the age of 23.
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that face coverings will be required after all. “Science shows that face coverings and masks work,” Newsom said in a statement. “They are critical to keeping those who are around you safe, keeping businesses open and restarting our economy.”
“I asked him what I should name it, and he said, ‘The Gantt Report.’ That was similar to ‘The Kiplinger Report,’ a newsletter that was very popular at the time. I took his advice.” First subscriber “The Gantt Report started out as a newsletter, then it became a tabloid, before he told me that I should quit trying to be a publisher and just write the column and send it out. Garth Reeves, the publisher of the Miami Times (Florida’s oldest Black-owned newspaper), was the first newspaper owner to subscribe and publish the column in his newspaper. And at the beginning, even White newspapers published The Gantt Report.” In 1980, Gantt started his own media business, All World Consultants. He financed its startup with the proceeds from a wrongful termination and racial discrimination lawsuit he settled with FSU. The Gantt Report started soon thereafter.
“Ninety percent of The Gantt Report is what I hear Black people say on the train or at the bus stop or the barbershop. I consider the rest of the columnists as ‘scholars.’ I got the education, but I ain’t trying to write like no scholar.” “The Gantt Report is No. 1 in the Florida prisons. Don’t ask me; ask the prison guards. How did it come about? Gantt says he has elderly fans. “I know some 90-year-old residents in Florida. I tell them, ‘I’ll send you some Gantt Reports. They say, ‘Don’t send it to me. Just send me something about the cat.’ Senior citizens love the cat columns, because they know what it’s all about. ‘Tremendous career’ Gantt is very proud of his life of writing. “I’ve had a tremendous career. I worked at the top. I’m a real journalist, not a lawyer pretending to be a journalist. When I covered the Capitol, John Conyers and Andy Young were in Congress. I covered baseball when Willie Mays was playing.
challenging, and some have leaned toward “education” instead of penalties.
out without face coverings are ardent opponents.
Prior to the state’s rule, most Bay Area counties already had their own requirements. So did Los Angeles and San Diego. Some counties, including Riverside and San Bernardino, had temporary orders that were later lifted.
In Sacramento, Wendy Valdez shopped at her local grocery store Wednesday, opting for no face covering. Her reasoning: it wasn’t required at the time. But if it were, she said, she’d wear it. “I just got my hair done and they required it, so I wore one,” she said.
“SCIENCE SHOWS THAT FACE COVERINGS AND MASKS WORK.”
Sinah Yovonie of Sacramento does wear a mask when grocery shopping. For him, it’s become a habit. But he doesn’t necessarily feel unsafe around those who aren’t wearing one, and he doesn’t like the idea of a mandate. “If you don’t want to spread it, you wear it, if you’re not bothered, you shouldn’t be forced.”
Yet even with the new statewide order, there is almost certain to be continued public resistance and polarization. Across the state and country, arguments over masks have prompted brawls, threats and other violent acts. In one extreme case, a security guard at a Michigan Dollar Store was shot and killed after a dispute with a customer who refused to wear one.
Californians must now wear a face covering when interacting with other members of the public, and while in any indoor public space, as well as when in line to enter such spaces. These include pharmacies, a doctor’s office and the vet’s office. People must also wear a face covering while riding on public transportation, including a bus or a ride-share service, like Lyft or Uber.
The state’s new rules don’t require face masks for children 2 and under and for people with a medical or developmental disability. People also don’t have to wear a mask during outdoor recreation, if they can keep six feet apart.
One Placer County official said he will not be wearing a face covering, despite Newsom’s order.
Disobeying California’s mandate could result in a misdemeanor and a fine, among other penalties, according to the California Department of Public Health. However, counties with their own mask mandates have learned that enforcement is
What’s the inspiration? Gantt listens to Black people.
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Gov. Gavin Newsom Newsom, who has preached localism on many coronavirus-related matters, has often explained that a onesize-fits-all approach doesn’t work in a state with 40 million people. But as the state reopens and coronavirus cases and hospitalizations climb in some parts, a statewide mask order can perhaps make a difference in controlling further spread, some public health and county officials have said.
“I say things that people in the community want to say, but for whatever reason they can’t or won’t say. I know I can write. I’ve always had that talent. It’s a good thing I can share it with my people,” he concluded.
Psychologists and public health experts point to a variety of reasons: Some people don’t like being told what to do, while some are skeptical about the science or confused by the mixed messaging. For others, masks have become political.
“This has absolutely nothing to do with us reopening and it has 100% to do with the protests he allowed and encouraged,” Supervisor Kirk Uhler told CalMatters. He blames the jump in positive cases in his county on the Sacramento area protests following the police shooting death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But not all Californians who venture
Dr. Susan Philip, a deputy health officer with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, said there is solid evidence that shows face coverings can help protect wearers from spreading the virus to others. Sneezing, coughing and exhaling produces respiratory droplets, and a covering acts as a barrier that keeps these droplets from traveling. San Francisco first issued its mask mandate in mid-April requiring coverings when entering an essential business or using public transportation. Officials then modified the order in late May to require that people wear coverings any time they left their homes. “The thinking behind that is that as more of us start going out, we’re going to be around each other more and the face covering is one way to minimize the likelihood of transmission,” Philip said. “By having this in place for all of society we’re protecting each other.” Because there are currently very few tools available to fight the spread of the virus, face coverings should be
taken more seriously, some public health officials said even prior to the mandate. Matthew Normand, a psychology professor at the University of the Pacific, explained that wearing face coverings is like wearing safety gear in the workplace. “You have to do some very intentional things to promote safety behavior, like wearing safety equipment,” he said. Workers will sometimes go without their gear because they’re uncomfortable but also because any consequence of not wearing it is often delayed or improbable, Normand said. So if people don’t see the immediate danger, they may be less motivated to take safety precautions, he said. If people aren’t too concerned with safety, then they might be more influenced by social aspects — like whether people around them are wearing masks and what those people are saying about face coverings, Normand said. That’s in part why face coverings have become political, he said. Newsom doesn’t make a public appearance without his mask (even if ill-fitting at times). In contrast, President Donald Trump is rarely ever seen wearing one and has ridiculed his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, for wearing one. “It also is really helpful when we see people who are in positions of authority modeling appropriate behavior, and I think we know we don’t see that much right now,” Normand said. “There’s probably no more important podium than the president’s podium, and if he had a mask on and people were standing six feet away from him consistently, that could have a very strong influence at least on the people that support him.”
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“This moment would not have happened were it not for the Black uprisings that have centered Black lives in this country,” Gyamfi continued. “This decision is a welcomed reprieve for DACA recipients and a call to action in support of Black Liberation. There are no permanent protections for any immigrants until African American human rights and dignity are protected.” The court decided by a 5-4 vote that the Trump administration had not provided “a reasoned explanation for its action,” according to the majority opinion written by Chief Justice John G. Roberts. California has played an integral part in the fight to keep the DACA program. Regents of the University of California were the defendants in the Supreme Court case, and the California Department of Justice led a coalition of 21 attorneys general in defense of the program. “The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the University of California and the California Attorney General’s challenge against the Trump Administration’s capricious action is a victory for hundreds of thousands of young people who are making vital contributions to their families, schools, employers, and the nation,” said University of California President Janet Napolitano. “Today, America told the Dreamers that this is their home,” said CA Attorney General Xavier Becerra in a June 18 statement. “The highest court in our land saw through the Trump administration’s illegal, baseless excuses. The Court agreed: if you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve a chance to get ahead.” According the National Immigration Forum, about 653,000 “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who came into the U.S. as children, are currently protected under DACA, with over 200,000 recipients residing in California. The average DACA recipient arrived in the U.S. at age seven and has lived in the country for more than 20 years. The Supreme Court decision comes at a time when Dreamers are facing heightened hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Center for American Progress, 202,500 DACA recipients are on the frontlines of the nationwide COVID-19 response. Most of these recipients are essential workers in healthcare, education, and food-related industries.
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We have all seen the devastation caused by COVID-19. Job loss, school closures and food shortages are just a few effects of this time of crisis. Many families, veterans and seniors are being hard-hit by the effects of this virus and are struggling to keep their heads above water.
As many of us know, the United States Constitution requires a census every ten years. This year, 2020 is such a year. One of the results of the Census is the redrawing of districts for elective representation. This means that the City Council in all cities, the Board of Supervisors, the State elected officials as well as Congressional districts all have to be redrawn depending on the population shifts in each state and electoral district.
the positions available on such Redistricting Commissions at both the County Level and the Municipal levels of cities within the county. It is not enough to issue press releases and ask media to provide “free notice.” This is especially important at the level of the City of San Diego, which will have three retired White judges making the decision as to who among applicants will be selected to sit on the commission.
When the City and County of San Diego engaged in this process 10 years ago, there was a shift in both supervisorial districts and city council districts in those county cities that have elected city representation, i.e., City Councils. It was this process that gave us a 9th City Council District, redrawing the boundaries for District Four. These changes in representational boundaries require, by law, public participation. That mandate is found under the U.S. Code Title 5 Sec. 554 and 555, referred to as the Administrative Procedures Act. At the state level, California has an Administrative Procedures Act under its State Statutes. Both laws require due process, which is notice to the public and opportunity to be heard.
It is our hope that between now and the Tuesday, June 30th deadline for filing applications there will be a flood of young people signing up to serve on all the commissions in the county and the state where possible. Applications are available from the Office of the Clerk of each of the cities and the Clerk of the County of San Diego. Go to their websites and sign up.
Neither the City of San Diego nor the County of San Diego have met this requirement of due process in the course of making the public aware of
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If selected, we of the community will help you do the job and teach you the ropes where necessary.
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It should be remembered that the decisions made by these Commissioners will affect all of us for the next 10 years. These are the kinds of activities that those in power want the rest of us to miss or overlook. Then we are relegated to reacting rather than planning.
COMMENTARY: By Francine Maxwell President, NAACP San Diego Branch
Here in San Diego, a man named Nicholas Bils was shot by a Sheriff’s deputy on May 1st, as he ran from custody. Yesterday, 47 days later, no charges have been laid against his murderer. We wonder what Mr Bils’ family must think of this delay. The murder of George Floyd has brought so many people into the streets and to the cause of justice. Not only black people, but asian, hispanic and white people, too, have been out protesting against police violence and racial injustice. We hope and pray that this commitment to justice is sustained, and this is a dawn of a new era. We hope that our leaders realize that the time for “de-escalation philosophies” and vague promises of reform are over. We do not want promises and pretty words; we want solid policies and procedures with true accountability.
By Adisa A. Alkebulan Ph.D., San Diego State University Dept. of Africana Studies Chair
President Obama initiated a Task Force on 21st Century Policing, which was a nationwide effort to determine the best course for policing. After traveling the country, listening to community members, government agencies and police officers themselves, these best practices were written up in their final report. We don’t need more study. We know what to do. We just need bolder action from our leaders. The first bolder action we are looking for is this: a murder charge against the deputy who killed Mr Bils. Our white neighbors must understand that, while the modern militarized police force may have been built to target African-Americans, once you have built a murder machine, there will be “collateral damage.” You are not safe against overly aggressive, poorly trained, warrior-minded “peace” officers. Safer than African-Americans are, yes; safe, no. It’s time for our members, allies and supporters to get serious about fundamental police reform. Not for a month, not until the quarantine is over, not until the November election; we need work until the job is done.
For nearly 50 years, the Department of Africana Studies at San Diego State University has affirmed that Black Lives Matter and remains committed to examining, critiquing, and celebrating the lived experiences of all Africana peoples. Black Studies is a result of protests more than 50 years ago. In the same tradition, the Black Resource Center at SDSU stands as a monument to the continued demands and struggles of Black faculty, students and community members. As scholars and educators, we focus on a variety of subjects pertaining to the Africana experience. As such, the Department is concerned with strengthening the bond between Black students and the Black community and developing frameworks for social change and the struggle for Black dignity.
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Rayshard Brooks was murdered on June 12th, as he ran from police. Yesterday, a mere 5 days later, we saw a charge of Felony Murder laid against the policeman who killed him. While our hearts are still broken for Mr Brooks’ family, we hope they take some satisfaction that the first step toward justice has been taken.
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• Thursday, June 25, 2020
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ARRANGEMENTS BY PREFERRED CREMATION & BURIAL ARRANGEMENTS BY ANDERSON-RAGSDALE MORTUARY ARRANGEMENTS BY ANDERSON-RAGSDALE MORTUARY Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, Memory Thursday, June 4, 2020 at Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, Memory Chapel; VANESSA K. BARRERA was born on January 20, 1979 in Bad interment at Greenwood Memorial Park. Chapel; interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery Neustadt an der Saale, Germany to Gerda Basist and Richard JUDY MARIE JOSEPH was born July 24, 1963 to proud and loving INEZ BOGAN was born on January 31, 1931 in New Orleans, LA to Erskin Barrera. While in Germany, Vanessa was an elite athlete who comparents, George and Irma Joseph in Lake Charles, LA. In 1975, along and Mattie Taylor. As an only daughter, she was raised along with her peted professionally in the sport of mountain biking. She also had four brothers. Inez accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized a love and passion for training horses. with her mother and siblings, Judy moved to San Diego, CA. in New Orleans, where she also received her formal education. Growing Her most precious joy was her two sons, Darryl and Terrance. up in a working family, Inez contributed financial support to the family in the early 2000’s, Vanessa immigrated to the United States household as a teenager. and settled in the sunny city of San Diego, California. It was there that she pursued and succeeded at accomplishing her dream of Judy gave of herself and devoted most of her life to other people working as a Home Care Provider in the medical field. In 1949, at the age of eighteen, Inez married the love of her life and becoming the business owner of Unleashed Dog Fitness. She was very hard working and dedicated in providing and life time partner, John L. Bogan of the United States Navy. They lived making her family proud of her independence and growth. in several states along the east coast compliments of the U.S. Navy. In 2012, Vanessa gave birth to her first child, a beautiful baby Judy was a social butterfly and enjoyed spending time with In 1962, the family relocated to San Diego, CA, where they purchased named Olivia. While bravely battling cancer, Vanessa fought like her family and friends. She was affectionately known as their lifetime home. a warrior to carry her second child Luca Nitro to term. She delivered “Ju Ju” to those who knew her best, whom I’m sure am now hearing him on September 17, 2019. her say, “Holla Boo-Boo”. Inez worked several jobs in San Diego before making her life-long career at UCSD University as a Custodial Engineer. Inez retired in 1989, Vanessa enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She Judy believed in God and accepted Him as her Lord and Savior, and she certainly enjoyed her retirement. was an outdoor enthusiast. She loved hiking, biking, and everywhich gave her the tools to be loving, giving and blessing to others. thing in nature; from the beach to the mountains! She also loved Inez’s greatest joy was the birth of her two children, Connie and Karl. baking, celebrating birthdays, and of course all things related to On Thursday May 21st 2020, Judy was called from her earthy She always wanted the best for her children and was always there for dogs. Above all, Vanessa loved being a wonderful and loving mom labor to eternal rest. She was a loving mother of two sons, Darryl them through their good and bad times. She enjoyed cooking. Her to her children Olivia and Luca. Brown and Terrance Brown both of San Diego, CA; blessed with favorite dishes were Louisiana Gumbo and Pineapple Pudding Cake. three grandsons: Terrance Jr., twins Dezmond and Josiah Brown; Whenever friends and family gathered, it was a must that she baked On June 9, 2020, Vanessa Katharina Barrera passed away peacefully at the age of forty-one, at her home in San Diego, while surthe grandchildren’s mother, Jessie, all of Kansas City, MO. She was her Pineapple Pudding Cake. rounded by family and friends. also blessed with a granddaughter, Saj’haunna Brown to Mother Robin. Judy also leaves to cherish her memories her father and She was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings and her grandstepmother, George and Veronica Faye Joseph of Lake Charles LA; son, Jermaine Salmond. Left to treasure her memory and legacy are parents Gerda Basist and Richard Barrera; brother Daniel Barrera; loving partsister, Cynthia Jordan (husband, Ivan) of Kansas City, MO; brothers, Michael Joseph (Wife, Faiga) of Seattle, WA, Jeremy Joseph of Bay On Saturday, May 23, 2020. Inez Bogan was called from earthly labor to ner of fifteen years Philip Villanueva; children Olivia and Luca Nitro City, TX, Gabriel Joseph (Wife, Desire), Brice Joseph and Justin Joseph eternal rest. She leaves to cherish her memory two children, Connie and Villanueva; stepsons Anthony and Eric Villanueva; aunts, uncles, (Wife, Kabrina) all of Lake Charles, LA. In her life, she was blessed Karl; daughter-in-law, Chevelle Bogan; stepson, John Bogan and his cousins, many members of her extended family, and a host of with three more sisters: Connie Meyers of San Diego, CA, Nailah wife Ruthe; three great-grandchildren, Rikiya, Johnathon and Jermaine close friends and co-workers both here in the United States and Anderson Anifowsha of Houston, TX and Hameda Anderson of Salmond Jr.; daughter-in-law, Kiwata Johnson and many other relatives. Germany. San Diego, CA; and another brother, Ziyad Anderson of Tyler, TX. Her memory will also live on through her aunts, uncles, a host of cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, friends and other relatives who cared for her deeply. Processional
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Rebecca Marie Charles A woman of honor and integrity, a humanitarian, a community activist, a pioneer in the city of San Diego, a people person, she cared about people and created ways to improve their lives. She was always thinking of the “next project” and would move quickly to materialize that goal. She was not a lone ranger; she encouraged and persuaded others to get involved and do their part. That was Rebecca “Becky” Charles, a woman of faith and spirituality who departed her earthly life on Sunday morning June 14 in the year 2020 in her apartment at St. Paul’s Manor in Chula Vista, California. Rebecca was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. She thrived in a loving home with her mother, Carrie Thomas Hayes, adoptive father, Willie Hayes and siblings Willie Hayes Jr., James Hayes and Helen Carol, all who have preceded her in death. Rebecca was first introduced to humanitarianism and the need to fight for justice when, as a teen, she walked beside her mother with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., picketing for change in Mobile. Becky graduated from Central High School in Mobile and attended Teacher’s College. In 1958, she met a young Trinidadian merchant marine sailor at Sunday church services in Mobile. His name was Sutcliff Charles. He had been told that if he wanted to meet a “good American girl” to go to church. As she stated in a church presentation 30 plus years later, “I was immediately enthralled with this black man speaking with a Spanish accent. I didn’t know black people spoke Spanish!” Their attraction to each other turned to love and marriage. They wed in 1958 and enjoyed a love that never dimmed. In 1987, shortly before Sutcliff ’s death, they celebrated their upcoming 30th Anniversary by repeating their wedding vows at Christ the King Church. Their union was blessed with 3 children: daughter, Karen and sons, Darryl and Terrance.
Becky and Sutcliff moved to San Diego soon after their marriage. He left the merchant marines and joined the U.S. Navy. San Diego would be their home base and they would start a family here. Sutcliff would begin his military climb to Master Chief and Becky returned to school attending San Diego State University to complete her Nursing Education. She retired from Naval Regional Medical Center as a Clinical Nurses Specialist.
be signed off as to their “readiness” by their priest. Within a few months, Christ the King Chapter #371 was initiated with 12 men and 27 ladies. Within the next year, a Junior Daughter Court was initiated. Becky spearheaded the court as Grand Lady and among other charitable endeavors introduced the Ladies to the service needed at Rachael’s Women Center, which remains one of #371’s charitable endeavors.
Rebecca used her professional nursing and organizational skills to improve and change the health and living conditions of the underprivileged, underserved and displaced. In San Diego, the family joined and worshipped at Christ the King Catholic Church (CTK). Becky joined the Altar Society, completed classes for Eucharistic member, and served as a lecturer. She served as Hospitality Committee Chairperson, developing a trifold brochure for new members. She used her resources to bring black speakers to CTK for Black History Month, Black Catholic Month and MLK Jr.’s Birthday.
Becky was also active in our Western State District. After serving her term as Grand Lady of #371, she was appointed Area Deputy of San Diego. At a Western State Conference, Becky met a fellow member, Knight Clifton Vaughn Watts, a recent widower. They bonded over their common interests and their friendship led to the 2nd marriage for both of them. They enjoyed many of the same activities. As a couple, they worked together to establish the second KPC Chapter in San Diego, which was several years in the planning. St. Rita’s Catholic Church Chapter #384 was officially initiated in March 2007. Unfortunately, Knight Watts was not present with Becky at the ceremony as he had passed in December 2006. Becky was therein high spirits as she had great faith and strength and always, always rose to the occasion.
Rebecca Charles loved people and fulfilled a great societal need and will leave a great opportunity for others to step up and be counted. Her nursing knowledge and compassionate skills helped her to fulfill her advocacy of educating and providing improved healthcare for the “many” and fulfill other pursuits of community activism. She served as chairperson of the American Cancer Society, Southeastern Chapter. She established a networking group of African American women breast cancer survivors called “Sisters In Survival.” She organized cancer health fairs at churches and conferences, teaching preventative measures and how to detect early signs and symptoms. She said she had this profound need to prevent cancer deaths because she lost her mother to ovarian cancer and husband, Sutcliff to prostate cancer. She wrote a grant and obtained funds from the state of California to develop a statewide teaching program to target African American males and educate them on early detection and testing. The education was provided statewide through churches. She also developed a “Sister to Sister” program with immigrant and refugee women to help them bond and integrate into American culture. She personally cooked meals or purchased restaurant dinners to feed the homeless women at Rachael’s Women Center in downtown San Diego. As a faithful participating Catholic Christian, she was most proud to bring the Knights of St. Peter Claver chapters to Southern California. She met with National and Western District leaders, then sought an audience with Bishop Broom, bishop of the Diocese of San Diego and Imperial Counties and she received the go ahead. Then, it was “recruiting’ time as it required 12 men and 12 women to initiate a new chapter. She was supported by Pastor, Father Eddie and Deacon Marvin Threatt. St. Peter Claver is a Catholic Fraternal Organization and requires each person to
She was active in other organizations as well: she was a board member of “Power,” an organization for supporting women in recovery from substance abuse and homelessness; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Women Inc.; Honorary Buffalo Soldier; Past Member of the San Diego Black Nurses Association. Always a people person, always the idea person, always the organizer, she headed up many special events at St. Paul’s Manor. She has been honored and received numerous awards for her community activism: In 1982, the Association of U.S. Military Surgeons bestowed her a Lifetime Membership; In 2001, San Diego Deputy Mayor George Stevens declared August 24, 2001 “Ms. Rebecca Charles Day”; she received the “Woman of the Year” Award from the Salvation Army, presented at a huge banquet; in 2008, she received the “Humanitarian of the Year” Award from the Knights of St. Peter Claver Western District Conference; in 2010, she received a Special Commendation as a San Diego Black Pioneer from Council Member Anthony “Tony” Young; in 2014, she was recognized with a Certificate of Appreciation by Assemblywoman Dr. Shirley Weber; in 2015, she was bestowed with the “Unsung Hero” Award from the Voice & Viewpoint Newspaper for her advocacy of support for persons, families and organizations; the American Cancer Society honored her for “Outstanding Leadership & Dedication”; she received a Certificate in recognition of her support for the Affordable Care Act; she was honored by the Knights of St. Peter Claver Western States District for being San Diego Area Deputy from 2004 to 2010 and she received the Knights of St. Peter Claver prestigious Silver Medal Award for her extraordinary community outreach and advocacy. Loved one and friends grieving her departure are: Daughter, Karen Charles, Sons, Darryl Charles and Terrence Charles (Riverside, CA), Daughter, Ann Marie Sylvester (Trinidad), Daughter-in-law, Bonnie Charles, Grandchildren, Shavone Charles, Ryan Charles, Darryl Charles Jr., Brandon Powell, Daris Powell, Jewel Wilson, Christian Blanks, Terrence Charles Jr., Joseph Charles, Ayana Sylvester and Dexter Sylvester and Fifteen Great Grandchildren. She also leaves a long host of friends, acquaintances and the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver Family who will forever miss her presence. Mrs. Charles was funeralized Wed., June 24, 2020 at 11am at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Deacon Dr. Marvin Threatt presiding. Following the service, she was transported to her final earthly resting place at Greenwood Cemetary with the Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Calver in full regalia.
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artists 4 Black lives:
San Diego’s Artistic Protest
Photos by Vayunamu Bawa
By Vayunamu Bawa Contributing Writer
Art always causes a reaction. It moves people out of indifference and towards change. It also strengthens bonds and keeps communities alive. These ideas are what brought together over a thousand people at Artists 4 Black Lives on Friday, 19th June 2020. They gathered at Pepper Grove Playground in Balboa Park for this event which was described as an artistic protest. Organized by Eboni Muse and her team, this sing-in/sit-in was to be a celebration of Juneteenth through the arts. It was born out of San Diego’s community of Black artists who were listening out for the voices of the greater art community in these times. “San Diego has been notoriously quiet in times for action when it comes to Black lives,” Muse said. There were acts of various types of entertainment—poetry, miming, music, dancing, etc—which kept every stage of the event lively and exciting. All were welcome and signs and protest banners were encouraged. The organizers worked to have a safe gathering with social distancing measures in place. “I knew that Juneteenth wasn’t a holiday that most folks knew about but it definitely warmed my heart to know how many people walked away from this event knowing a little more about my history. There was so much
love and support throughout the entire thing and it was also amazing to see the artists express themselves through their art,” Muse said. The organizers sent out a call for spoken word artists, actors, dancers, and other talents that would perform in response to the injustices Black people face in America. Singers, poets, rappers, bands, and others alike used their voices to speak on the most recent killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and others by police officers. Jacquon Steven showed up to the event after hearing about it through a friend. “This was my first time celebrating and learning about Juneteenth,” Steven said. “I believe that it’s good for the U.S. to celebrate the historical significance of Juneteenth. There is a lot of history that wasn’t taught in school.” Vendors provided information and resources about Juneteenth and its significance. Food and snacks were also available for free and by donation. Packages containing masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and other helpful items were given out for protestors to use when out on the streets. “We want people to leave with knowledge, empathy, love, an urge to take action, and most of all to see us as human. Black people are not an alien entity that you have to learn to “deal” with. We are human beings with feelings and our lives matter. It hurts that I even have to hope that this is a lesson people learn,” shared Muse.
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• Thursday, June 25, 2020
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Young Leaders Conduct Day Food Drive
Photos by Brian Goodin
Mrs. Carter! Courtesy of Deborah Sykes Mr. Mark and Velma Carter are celebrating 65 Years of marriage! Mark C. Carter, Jr. and Velma L. (Tassin) were joined in matrimony on June 3rd, 1955 at St. James Catholic Church in Alexandria, Louisiana. While serving in the United States Navy, Mark was stationed in San Diego while Velma remained in Alexandria. In October 1955, Velma journeyed to San Diego where they established their home. From their union they have been blessed with five daughters, two grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Due to Covid 19 there will be a celebration at a later date.
By Brian Goodin Contributing Writer
A Father’s Day gift of giving and love came a day early on Saturday, June 20th for many families in the San Diego area. In the area of Lemon Grove and Encanto it was delivered, in part, by members of some outstanding contributing organizations like House of Restoration, San Diego 2K, Young Black & N’ Business, and San Diego Hip Hop Health Wellness 5K & Festival. The offices of Project AWARE hosted the food drive just outside of their Lemon Grove location. Project Aware and their core group of young members, all leaders within themselves, fed at least 400 hundred families who drove up to receive food and supplies. It was not so much the free items, made up of such well stocked boxes and packages of food including wheat, grains and other eatables, nor was it the necessity of giving away masks and gloves in times like these that make a huge difference for so many families. It was the giving of themselves. The generosity of these young and aging volunteers, ranging in age from 10 to 60, seemed to have had the greatest impact on the blissful atmosphere witnessed on Saturday. Reginald Washington is CEO and Founder of Project A.W.A.R.E enterprises, the acronym meaning “Attitude When Angry and Resolving Emotional Issues NON-Violently.” Project A.W.A.R.E is one of many organizations in Southeast San Diego aimed at our youth through teaching and mentorship in the direction of healthy, happy, productive living. Reginald had this to say about the day’s event, “We had a chance to do what we do best and that is serving our community. I’m very proud of everyone who stepped up to help out.” Also attending the food drive and lending a helping hand was congressional candidate Sarah Jacobs and School Board candidate Dr. LaWana Richmond. Richmond lent an ear to young volunteers in a conversation after the food drive on things that can make for a better educational system. Last, but not least, volunteer Byron Flowers said,”I came out to be a part of this with the Hip Hop 5K team to make sure they hit the mark for all the beautiful families they intended to feed.”
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Fit, Black & eDucateD relay enDs witH
Juneteenth Flag Over City Hall
Photos by Marlisa Henning - Courtesy of Fit, Black, & Educated, Inc.
By Staff Writer Voice & Viewpoint
Local nonprofit Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc. (FBE), recently made Juneteenth here in San Diego an historic and health conscious affair. What started off as an idea between FBE co-founder, Mars Herring, and Ervin Summers, FBE’s Civic Engagement Chair, became a reality last Saturday afternoon when the organization held a Juneteenth Celebration Flag Relay throughout the City of San Diego. The relay was held from June 14th to June 19th and culminated at San Diego City Hall, where a representation of the Juneteenth flag was hoisted at San Diego’s City Hall. “The Juneteenth flag is being raised at San Diego City Hall for the first time. We had a great team to make this happen, including co-founder Stanley Williams, Kendria Houseworth, and Brittany Wright,” Herring said. Before reaching City Hall, FBE Juneteenth Celebration participants carried the Juneteenth flag throughout the city to historically important places and monuments in San Diego Black History. Sites of special significance to the city’s Black community included the Jackie Robinson YMCA, Malcolm X Library, WorldBeat Cultural Center, African Museum Casa Del Rey Moro, and the “Breaking the Chains” monument. The event was in keeping with FBE’s stated mission to ‘empower the African Diaspora to be active in creating a healthier future physically, mentally, and financially.’ Using a combination of bootcamps and educational workshops, the organization partners with fitness professionals, nutritionists, and educators to provide wellness, career, civic, and cultural programs to teach and promote healthy choices and active lifestyles.
Community organizations across San Diego had a presence at the Juneteenth event. “We are grateful to GirlTrek, Black Men Run San Diego, San Diego Urban League YP, Apex Athletics Academy, Sirius Fitness, Black Gods Lift, I Am, and all military personnel for their fellowship and motivation,” Herring continued. Numerous City of San Diego officials took FBE’s phone calls and emails, allowing them to bring the event to fruition. San Diego City Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry and her staff championed their push to raise the Juneteenth flag at San Diego City Hall, she said. “Most importantly, we’d like to extend our gratitude to the San Diego community for supporting our efforts to bring more awareness about Juneteenth to the forefront. We have more work to do, but together we can accomplish anything,” Herring said. FBE plans to keep the momentum going. They’ve created a run/walk series dedicated to Black History. Their first event of the series is the FBE Juneteenth Celebration Virtual 5K, designed to celebrate Black history, culture, and triumphs. The virtual 5K allows participants to run or walk wherever they choose through August 17th, 2020. Proceeds will directly support FBE’s efforts to create more programming and events focused on fitness, health and wellness, financial literacy, civic engagement, and Black history for military and civilian families in the San Diego community. For more information about Fit, Black, and Educated, Inc., visit www. fitblackandeducated.org or register online at https://bit.ly/Juneteenth5k.
Juneteenth in front of City Hall
With Black Men Run SD
Marlissa Herring (co-founder of FBE), Makeda Makoosa (WorldBeat Cultural Center), Stanley Williams (co-founder of FBE)
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STRUGGLE SEEN IN BELGIUM OVER RACIST HISTORICAL STATUES Lisa Vives Global Information Network Some of the largest anti-racism protests in Europe have taken place in Belgium, the birthplace of King Léopold II, whose brutal rule of Congo from 1885 to 1908 caused an estimated 10 million Congolese deaths through murder, star vation a nd disease. This past week, close to 12,000 people gathered in central Brussels. They were targeting the King Leopold statue outside the royal palace and more than a dozen ot hers. The most egregious one depicts a group of Congolese people kneeling below Leopold in “gratitude”. Many of these statues were built in the 1930s when the Belgian government created a mythology around Leopold II, erasing the public memory of the Congo atrocities
and replacing it with a narra- “You won’t erase the history tive of a benevolent king who by removing statues,” said District Mayor Koen Palinckx brought glory to Belgium. of Antwerp. “You won’t turn But as calls for the stat- back the clock.” He scolded ues removal grow louder, activists destroying objects Belgian’s political class is rais- that are public property saying objections to the dismay ing: “That’s a line you do not of Afro-Belgians and other cross.” citizens. “This is not how we pro“You should see what Leopold ceed in a democracy,” added II has done for Belgium!” Auderghem Mayor Didier Prince Laurent, younger Gosuin. “This is not how we brother of the current Belgian put history back on the right King Philippe, was quoted track.” to say. “He had parks built In 2010, former Belgian forin Brussels and many other eign minister Louis Michel, things.” the father of future prime “I don’t see how he could minister and present EU Council president Charles have made people (in the Michel, called Leopold “a Congo) suffer,” Laurent said. hero with ambitions for a “There were many people that small country like Belgium” worked for Leopold II, and and described the Congo stothey were really abusive — ries as “exaggerations”. but that does not mean that Leopold II was abusive.” Belgians have been unwilling
to confront colonialism, said Idesbald Goddeeris, a professor of history at Leuven Catholic University. When he was a student in the 1990s, instructors spent only one or two minutes on the country’s role in Congo, he recalled. “Slavery is still very real history for black people - we are still living with the consequences of it, with a racial hierarchy that puts black people at the bottom,” said Mary Ononokpono, who is doing a PhD at the University of Cambridge on the BritishBiafran slave trade. “Britain, Europe and America - and Africa - have to confront their history,” said Ononokpono. “We urgently need to have a long-overdue and honest discussion about the history of slavery and its legacy of impoverishment.”
SOUTH AFRICAN LEADER CONDEMNS
LATEST SURGE OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Lisa Vives Global Information Network Calling it a “dark and shameful week,” South African president Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the latest surge in violence against women, including the murder of a woman eight months pregnant.
Mr Ramaphosa condemned the brutality of recent killings, naming three of the victims, two of whom have become the subject of Twitter campaigns. They are: Tshegofatso Pule - #JusticeForTshego, and Naledi Phangindawo - #JusticeforNaledi . The president sa id a not her young woman had been dumped under a tree in Johannesburg’s Soweto township on Friday.
“G ender-ba sed v iolence thrives in a climate of silence,” he said. “By looking the other way because we believe it is a personal or family matter, we become complicit in this most insidious of crimes,” But his remarks ring hollow the President said. when a “new government report” released in September R a m a p h o s a’s r e m a r k s also declared gender-based come after some coronavi- violence a national crisis. rus restrictions were lifted, including a ban on the sale of According to the 10 month alcohol. old report, a woman is mur-
dered every three hours in South Africa, and many are assaulted and raped before their death.
change. We are brutally victimized each and every day, every second. Am I next? It’s fearing to live.”
Nomakhosazana Xaba, in her Yesterday, the Federation late 20s, says this violence of Unions of South Africa now resembles a country at issued a strong statement war against its women. urging steps to end the vioAfter the September report, lence. “Fedusa is horrified by President R a m a p h o s a the ongoing scourge and the announced a five-point plan slow response and general to tackle violence against inaction of our government,” women, including media they said. “Yet the governcampaigns, strengthening ment still has not ratified the the criminal justice sys- ILO convention on Ending tem, and providing training Violence and Harassment in for healthcare workers and the World of Work.” counsellors. For its efforts, 1.1 billion But Xaba was fed up. rand gifted by the govern“Enough is enough! A lot has ment were deposited in the been said, but there is still no Federation’s bank.
Meanwhile, police minister Bheki Cele continues to maintain that law enforcement is doing its job when it comes to arresting perpetrators of gender-based violence. “Police are responding,” he said defensively. Commenting on the recent surge of violence, he blamed
the sale of alcohol during lockdown level 3. Mpume replied on Twitter: “Bheki Cele is gonna need to do more than just confiscate alcohol and pose in front of shebeens (bars). Women are dying every single day.”
TRUMP TEAM ATTEMPTS TO BLOCK WORLD COURT FROM INVESTIGATING POSSIBLE U.S. WAR CRIMES Lisa Vives Global Information Network A world court designed to investigate allegations of human rights violations has found itself in the crosshairs of the President of the United States. A new Trump executive order threatening the court’s operations has been condemned by prominent global institutions and individuals as it appears to give cover to human rights abuses committed in the course of U.S. foreign wars while demanding accountability from foreign countries in similar circumstances.
manity committed in north east Nigeria, and by so doing, offers the possibility of justice for Nigerians who suffered abuses by the military fighting Boko Haram in that region. In March, the ICC ruled that it could also investigate allegations of war crimes in Afghanistan – including any committed by the U.S. - taking a step that outraged the Trump administration.
Param-Preet Singh of the U.S.based Human Rights Watch, praised the decision of the The International Criminal ICC to greenlight an invesCourt (ICC), for example, has tigation of brutal crimes in the power to investigate war Afghanistan, reaffirming the crimes and crimes against hu- court’s essential role for vic-
tims when all other doors to justice are closed. After years of collecting information on the Afghanistan war, the court’s chief prosecutor, Ms. Fatou Bensouda of The Gambia, said that enough information had been found to prove that U.S. forces “committed acts of torture, cruel treatment, outrages upon personal dignity, rape and sexual violence” in Afghanistan in 2003 and 2004, and later in clandestine C.I.A. facilities in Poland, Romania and Lithuania.
tributed to the U.S. military and intelligence personnel, the Taliban and Afghan forces. The United Nations’ mission in Afghanistan has documented the killings of more than 17,000 civilians by the Taliban since 2009, including nearly 7,000 targeted killings. Yet, last April, a U.N. report found that U.S. and Afghan forces had killed more civilians in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban did..
Objections by the U.S. to being examined for serious crimes in She requested permission to Afghanistan began with John open an investigation into R. Bolton, then the national seclaims of war crimes and curity adviser, who denounced crimes against humanity at- the court as “illegitimate.” He
said: “We won’t cooperate with the I.C.C. We will provide no assistance to the I.C.C. And we certainly will not join the I.C.C. We will let the I.C.C. die on its own.” He added, “If the court comes after us, we will not sit quietly.” Similar comments have been made by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Shaharzad Akbar, the head of the Afghanistan Independent
Human Rights Commission, said the court had made the right decision to procede over U.S. objections. “We will advocate for victims regardless of the group affiliation of the perpetrator — whether U.S. actors, Taliban or Afghan forces,” Ms. Akbar said. The ICC was established more than 15 years ago to seek justice for victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
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New Habits of the New Normal
Suicide Prevention Training Initiative for California Teachers, Students Announced
Voice & Viewpoint Newswire As more families return to life after quarantine and new data shows a spike in COVID cases as more businesses reopen, doctors are now urging families to step out safely this summer. Here’s advice Dr. Benjamin Barlow, chief medical officer of American Family Care, a national healthcare network, recommends everyone follow while stepping back into activities that were safe just a few months ago:
risk to spreading the virus but touching shared dishes can be. • Limit your get-together to “New Habits of the New a small number of people, Normal” Fast Facts once you are around others, spread out, and pracWant to make a splash? The tice social distancing. summer heat is on. Heading to the closest beach or swimming pool seems like an easy Eating out? You’ve been conway to cool off, but are you fined to eating practically putting yourself at risk for every meal in your house, so who wouldn’t want to sit COVID? down and let someone cook • According to the Centers for you? for Disease Control and Prevention, evidence sug- • Choose to sit outside at a restaurant. COVID gests COVID-19 cannot be can spread easier in an spread through most recenclosed space. reational water. Chlorine in pools should inacti- • Survey the restaurant to vate the virus that causes make sure people sit six COVID-19. feet apart, the wait staff wears masks and you get a • You do need to stay six feet disposable menu. away from others, in water and on land. • Keep in mind, someone probably sat at the table • Try going out at times before you and probably when crowds are not as big. touched everything. Wash Some beaches are marking your hands before you eat! off spots to set up six feet And if you’re not comfortapart, while community able, order take-out. pools are using a sign- up sheet to reserve a time to Returning to the office? swim. Depending on your set-up at • If you want to rent a condo work, your boss might rotate or hotel room at the beach, staff through the office keep in mind your risk during the week. exposure is higher in common areas like the lobby, • Skip public transportation. Limit your exposure restaurant or an elevator. to others by either driving • Wear a mask and practice yourself, walking or riding social distancing. Bring your bike to work. disinfecting wipes to use on common surfaces • Bring your mask and wear it, especially if you join like a tv remote and light others in a conference switches, faucets in a hotel room. room or condo rental. • Avoid touching things with your bare hand. Use a Having a Family Bash? paper towel or tissue when We’ve gone months without opening doors or turning any social activity outside of knobs. the home. Is having a cookout or family party a wise Getting a fresh, new choice? • Make it BYO (bring your post-quarantine look? At ow n) EV E RY T H I NG , hair or nail salons, you food, drinks, cups, uten- put yourself at higher risk, sils. Food is not a high because stylists and techni-
cians must get closer than six feet to cut your hair or polish your nails. • Make sure salon workers are screening each client, asking questions about exposure to COVID-19 or symptoms. • Check that salon workers wear masks and gloves and disinfect between customers. • If you arrive at a salon to find a packed waiting room, go outside until your appointment begins. Hitting the gym? If your quarantine diet choices caused you to pack on a few extra pounds, you probably want to hit the gym to work it off. • Remember you’re entering a potential germ-zone where people share equipment and sweat a lot. • Keep your distance. Use a treadmill that is at least two to three away from the next one. • Wipe down any equipment, including weights – beforeand-after you use it. Going to a doctor’s appointment? We know many people have put off visits to health care providers and are starting to return. • Be mindful of others while sitting in a waiting room. Avoid picking up a magazine or a tissue box - anything that another patient might have touched. • Go solo. Keep your significant other or kids at home. This way, you will not expose anyone other than yourself. “We are more germ conscious than ever,” explains Dr. Barlow. “But you need to take it a step further.”
San Diego’s Drinking Water is New Report Shows
“Safe” Voice & Viewpoint Newswire A newly-issued report shows that the City of San Diego’s drinking water met all state and federal health standards in 2019. More than 525,000 copies of the report are being mailed to residents and businesses in the city so that they can review the information. The annual Drinking Water Quality Report, also known as a Consumer Confidence Report, is mandated for all water agencies in California. Produced by the City’s Public Utilities Department, the report includes details about water sources, the treatment and filtration processes, and tables with monitoring and technical data. In addition, readers will find information
about City water infrastructure projects and sustainability programs. “We are committed to delivering quality drinking water to our customers,” said Shauna Lorance, director of the Public Utilities D e pa r t me nt . “ T he Drinking Water Quality Report transparently shows the public what’s in their water and how it’s treated for their use.” Between 80% and 90% of the City’s water is imported. The Public Utilities Department has three treatment plants— Alvarado, Miramar and Otay —where the water is filtered,
treated and tested before being delivered to customers. Besides being mailed to all City street addresses, the report is available online at s a nd ie go.gov/pub lic-utilities/water-quality/ water-quality-reports.
Voice & Viewpoint Newswire State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond announced last week that the California Department of Education (CDE), in collaboration with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), is launching a free online suicide prevention training program available to middle and high school staff and students throughout the state. The online training program is called LivingWorks Start, an evidence-based program that is aligned with the CDE’s Model Youth Suicide Prevention Policy to address the needs of highrisk populations. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages ten to twenty-four. For every youth who dies by suicide, an estimated 100 to 200 young people make suicide attempts. “The COVID-19 pandemic not only disrupted the academic lives of our students and families, but it may have contributed to emotional and mental health challenges that some of our students struggle with,” said Thurmond. “It is important that students know that they have someone to turn to within their school community when they are feel-
ing overwhelmed. Providing this specialized training to school staff and peers can not only be utilized to support students in crisis during the critical time we are in now, but any time a student is feeling despondent, stressful, and alone.” $1.7 million funding dollars for the program was secured by Assemblymember Marc Berman (D-Menlo Park) and included in Assembly Bill 1808, which was passed in 2018. “One thing that’s increasingly recognized in suicide prevention efforts is that you have to engage large numbers of people,” says Rick Trimp, president of LivingWorks. “When students are thinking about suicide, they’re likely to confide in a peer or a trusted teacher. Having students and teachers trained to recognize when someone is struggling and connect them to further help empowers the whole school community to come together and support those at risk.” The San Diego County Office of Education was selected through a competitive application by the CDE to lead the effort and make the training available to local educational agencies (LEAs) through their respective county office of education. LEAs can choose to incor-
porate the program as an additional resource to an existing youth suicide prevention policy. “This is not a one-size-fitsall solution,” said Dr. Paul Gothold, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools. All 58 California county offices of education will distribute the online training. The program will be rolled out in two phases, with school site staff trained first and students trained during the second phase in September. Trained school personnel is intended to give students the proper support needed to successfully go through the program and help teachers effectively support students who may be experiencing thoughts of suicide. Training topics include: how to recognize when someone is having suicidal thoughts, intervention strategies, and connections to support services. For questions or more information, visit the San Diego County Office of Education’s Student Support Services web page at www.sdcoe.net and enter the search term “Online Suicide Prevention Training for California Schools” or email Program Specialist Heather Nemour at heather.nemour@sdcoe. net.
Qualcomm Donates Always-Connected Personal Computers to SDSU The computers allow students to access the internet independent of a Wifi-connection. It remains unclear which school sites will benefit from the donation. Voice & Viewpoint Staff The San Diego Unified School District has received 900 new personal computers (PCs) with built-in cellular connectivity, as part of a grant from Qualcomm Technologies to support the district’s migration to distance learning and to, as the company stated in a recent press release, “aid its efforts to close the connectivity gap.” Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. arranged for the manufacturing of these devices specifically for this donation. The public-private partnership will make cellular-connected PCs available for students still in need of computers. The Snapdragonpowered “Always Connected PC” Windows laptops have built-in cellular connectivity that allow students
to remain connected without Wi-Fi, much like a smartphone. This cellular connectivity is a standard feature of devices with the built-in Snapdragon chipset, in addition to their long-lasting battery life. “The ‘connectivity divide’ among our district’s students was made especially clear as our community turned to distance learning,’” said Susie Armstrong, Senior Vice President, Engineering for Qualcomm Incorporated. “Snapdragon-powered always-connected PCs are the ideal device for students and teachers, enabling them to connect and learn from any where by taking the classroom with them.” Also part of the grant,
Qualcomm Incorporated is making a one-time $141,000 donation to help students and families cover the cellular connectivity costs for the 900 devices, ensuring students and families have access to learning materials through the summer. The grant will be presented to the Board of Education later this summer. Once approved, the district will develop a plan to distribute the Always Connected PCs. Visit www.sandiegounified. org and search under “Board Meeting Information” or contact Board Services at (619) 725-5550 to learn more.
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• Thursday, June 25, 2020
BUSINESS Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Seeks Community Board Member Applicants Must Live, Work in or Demonstrate Engagement with the Southeastern San Diego Community Voice & Viewpoint Newswire The Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation has announced a call for applications for a community board member. Open to individuals who live, work or otherwise demonstrate engagement with the Southeastern San Diego community, this position is an opportunity to give back through advocacy, leading a committee or project, supporting community events and more. Applications are due July 31. Community board members are part of the board of directors who serve side-by-side with Jacobs family members. Jacobs Center’s board members support and encourage the organization’s vision – to
be part of a caring community where: people are responsible to each other, all cultures are embraced, sustaining resources are in place for a vibrant economy and residents create the future they envision.
munities and lift lives.”
The new board member will take the place of outgoing board member and current vice chair, Laila Aziz, who is the program director at Pillars of the Community. Aziz is a longtime community and policy advocate, who has worked to change legislation that disproportionally impacts youth and communities of color. Her contributions to the board and community include coordinating the Southeastern San Diego COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, distributing emergency grants to local nonprofit organizations serving Diamond District residents.
Paul Robinson, a Southeastern San Diego native and information technology entrepreneur, whose focus is on education to careers and local economy initiatives that offer accessible pathways to success for the community.
“We are looking forward to welcoming another board member onto the Jacobs Center board. Having community board members has greatly enhanced our understanding of Southeastern San Diego neighborhoods and residents’ needs and goals,” said Valerie Jacobs Hapke, chairman of the Jacobs Center board. “We are seeking a volunteer who’s invested in this community and supports the Jacobs Center’s mission to build com- Continuing community board
Juan Carlos Hernandez, a 30-year veteran of the banking industry who gives back in many ways through local board service, including as MANA de San Diego’s treasurer. To be considered, applicants must be involved or have been involved in a Jacobs Center project, activity, committee or
have a recommendation from someone involved. Ideal candidates will have expertise in community engagement, real estate development, finance,
law, fundraising, economic development and/or government relations. To apply please visit https://bit. ly/CommunityBoard.
About Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation Founded in 1995, the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation is focused on building communities and lifting lives. As a creative catalyst and incubator, the Jacobs Center works with the community to revitalize Southeastern San Diego’s Diamond Neighborhoods. This means transforming nearly 60 acres into sustainable developments that provide residents with greater access to resources and amenities that improve their quality of life. Additionally, the Jacobs Center works with community organizations and partners to increase residents’ economic opportunities, leadership skills and educational success. Learn more at www.jacobscenter.org and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
Can’t Make Money Right Now? Free Up Cash In Your Budget Courtney Jespersen NerdWalle You’re not the only one with a tight budget. Millions of Americans are currently struggling with unemployment, lost hours and lowered wages. There’s little comfort in knowing that others are feeling strapped. But you may be relieved to hear there are ways to make things easier _ even if you’re out of work or can’t make more money. We talked to financial experts for advice about getting more mileage out of the money you have available right now. Here are their tips for finding extra money in your monthly budget.
GO LINE BY LINE Depending on where you live, you’re probably spending a lot of time at home these days. Devote at least some of the free time to analyzing your finances. Go over every single transaction in your checking account, sav ings account, credit card bills and so forth, says Robinson Crawford, certified financial planner and founder of the adviser firm Montebello Avenue in Phoenix. Crawford says you can use a
ments. That is, if you don’t methods to expand your budwant to continue making pay- get that you hadn’t considered. ments right now. One way is to sign up for cashOnce you see all of the dollars If you choose to contact com- back shopping sites or apps to going in and out, you’ll be able panies and service providers earn money back when you to identify areas for savings. you do business with, be hon- purchase groceries and other And you’ll be ready to start est about how COVID-19 has essentials, Wooten points out. making some (or all) of the affected you. Crawford rec- With some apps, you scan your ommends telling them about changes outlined below. receipt after a transaction for your situation and why you’re asking for help, especially if PICK UP THE PHONE you’ve been laid off. They’re As you look at your line items, likely to empathize. focus on the largest bills first, suggests Cady North, CFP, founder of North Financial “Part of the reasoning should Advisors LLC, with offices in be, ‘Listen I’m trying to do San Diego and Washington, everything to keep all of my bills paid. I want your service. D.C. I want to keep you. I want to Lowering substantial, recur- stay as a customer.’’’ ring payments has the potential to reap the biggest savings. UNPLUG AND UNSUBSCRIBE For example, even if you After the big expenses, seal already received an automatic smaller holes in your spendrebate from your auto insur- ing. Try looking around your ance company, it doesn’t hurt house, recommends Shehara to call up and see if you can L. Wooten, CFP, founder of investment advisor Your negotiate additional savings. Story Financial LLC. That’s particularly applicable if you’re not driving right now. Unplug electronics when they’re not in use. Stop buyAnother option? If you have ing disposable paper towels student loans, your federal and paper plates _ switch to student loan payment has reusable towels and plates likely already been suspended, instead. Monitor the thermobut you’ll want to take the stat and lights as you spend extra step to ensure you’ve increased amounts of time at stopped your automatic pay- home. budgeting system to make this step easier. Try an app, Excel file or some other tool.
You can also pull the plug on unnecessary subscriptions. Crawford says now might be the right time to cancel those streaming services and online shopping memberships, especially ones you haven’t found use for even while you’ve been cooped up at home. “If you’re not watching one of your streaming subscriptions during COVID, news flash: You’re never going to watch it.’’ If you still like (and use) your subscriptions and aren’t willing to give them up completely, cut them out temporarily. Some companies allow you to go online and pause your account for a period of time. “That’s a way to get $15, $20 here and there extra in your budget,’’ North says.
GET MONEY BACK Finally, while you may not be able to find a new job right now, there could still be
post-purchase savings. As you free up money, make sure you’re devoting those newfound funds to absolute necessities first, like food and shelter. Every change you can make— no matter how major or minor—can make a difference.
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Located at: 9323 Black Hills Way San Diego, CA 92129 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Married Couple The first day of business was 08/01/1984 This business is hereby registered by the following: Louis Leon Elloie Jr. 9323 Black Hills Way San Diego, CA 92129 County of San Diego --Dolores H. Elloie 9323 Black Hills Way San Diego, CA 92129 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on June 08, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on June 08, 2025 06/18, 06/25, 07/02, 07/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9009151 Fictitious business name(s): 7-eleVen sTore #13658a
Located at: 375 Madison Avenue El Cajon, CA 92020 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: P.K.B. Industries, Inc. 1296 N 2nd Street El Cajon, CA 92021 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on June 03, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on June 03, 2025 06/18, 06/25, 07/02, 07/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9009493 Fictitious business name(s): gold sTar moBile noTary
Located at: 1555 Caminito Zaragosa Chula Vista, CA 91913 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: LaShonda Gray-Webb 1555 Caminito Zaragosa Chula Vista, CA 91913 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on June 09, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on June 09, 2025 06/18, 06/25, 07/02, 07/09 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9009707 Fictitious business name(s): iconic BeauTy sTaTion
Located at: 1281 Ninth Ave. Ste. 139 San Diego, CA 92101 County of San Diego --212 Pardee St. San Diego, CA 92102
Located at: 3654 Oliphant St San Diego, CA 92106 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual The first day of business was 04/16/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: Leigh Morrow Peet 3654 Oliphant St San Diego, CA 92106 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on May 20, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on May 20, 2025 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9008933 Fictitious business name(s): disinFecT siTe
Located at: 22w 35th street suite 207 National City, CA 91950 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation The first day of business was 05/01/2020 This business is hereby registered by the following: De La Fuente Construction, Inc. 22w 35th Street Suite 207 National City, CA 91950 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on May 28, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on May 28, 2025 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9008670 Fictitious business name(s):
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Located at: 7863 Broadway Lemon Grove, CA 91945 County of San Diego --6651 Eldridge St San Diego, CA 92120 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Corporation The first day of business was 10/12/2011 This business is hereby registered by the following: Khmer entertainment Of america, inc.
6651 Eldridge St San Diego, CA 92120 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on June 02, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on June 02, 2025 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9009049 Fictitious business name(s): sTrickTly Business 22
Located at: 223 Cedaridge Drive San Diego, CA 92114 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: An Individual Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above This business is hereby registered by the following: Sonfré Marie Roberson 223 Cedaridge Drive San Diego, CA 92114 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on June 01, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on June 01, 2025 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02
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Located at: 7130 Waite Dr #41 La Mesa, CA 91941 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Married Couple The first day of business was 03/30/1997 This business is hereby registered by the following: Angela Nicole Carroll 7130 Waite Dr #41 La Mesa, CA 91941 County of San Diego --John Trenell Carroll 7130 Waite Dr #41 La Mesa, CA 91941 County of San Diego This statement was filed with the Recorder/County Clerk of San Diego County on May 20, 2020 This fictitious business name will expire on May 20, 2025 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 -----------------------------------FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT 2020-9008654 Fictitious business name(s): diamond eVals
Located at: 11219 Avenida De Los Lobos #B San Diego, CA 92127 County of San Diego --P.O. Box 1910 Escondido, CA 92033 County of San Diego The business is conducted by: A Limited Liability Company Registrant Has Not Yet Begun To Transact Business Under The Name(s) Above
SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA counTy oF san diego Hall oF JusTice 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 37-2020-00019958CU-PT-CTL Petitioner or Attorney: alan W. cheung esq. To all inTeresTed Persons:
Petitioner Janell lanee Davis and stanley maurice nelsOn on behalf of stephan maurice nelsOn, a minor, filed a petition with this court for a decree changing name as follows: PRESENT NAME: stephan maurice nelsOn PROPOSED NAME: stephan maurice Davis THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written
NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 27, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. C61 The address of the court is: 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 06/25, 07/02, 07/09, 07/16 -----------------------------------SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA counTy oF san diego cenTral 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 37-2020-00018416CU-PT-CTL Petitioner or Attorney: rObin elizabeth Whaley To all inTeresTed Persons:
Petitioner rObin elizabeth Whaley filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: rObin elizabeth Whaley PROPOSED NAME: rObin elizabeth De JOurDay THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 28, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. 61 The address of the court is: 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 06/25, 07/02, 07/09, 07/16 -----------------------------------SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA counTy oF san diego 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101 37-2020-00018625CU-PT-CTL Petitioner or Attorney: shelly ashley grOver To all inTeresTed Persons:
Petitioner shelly ashley grOver filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: shelly ashley grOver PROPOSED NAME: shelly grOver savalina THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 20, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. C-61 The address of the court is: 1100 Union Street San Diego, CA 92101 06/18, 06/25, 07/02, 07/09 -----------------------------------SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA counTy oF san diego cenTral 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101
To all inTeresTed Persons:
Petitioner aDrian stratiencO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: aDrian stratiencO PROPOSED NAME: aDrian strat THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 21, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. 61 The address of the court is: 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 -----------------------------------SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA counTy oF san diego Hall oF JusTice 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 37-2020-00018473CU-PT-CTL Petitioner or Attorney: varian eubanK mcKenzie To all inTeresTed Persons:
Petitioner varian eubanK mcKenzie filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows:
LEGAL NOTICES THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 21, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. 61 The address of the court is: 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 ------------------------------------
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PRESENT NAME: varian eubanK mcKenzie PROPOSED NAME: varian eubanK muhammaD THE COURT ORDERS that all persons interested in this matter appear before this court at the hearing indicated below to show cause, if any, why the petition for change of name should not be granted. Any person objecting to the name changes described above must file a written objection that includes the reasons for the objection at least two court days before the matter is scheduled to be heard and must appear at the hearing to show cause why the petition should not be granted. If no written objection is timely filed, the court may grant the petition without a hearing. NOTICE OF HEARING Date: July 20, 2020 Time: 8:30 A.M. Dept. 61 The address of the court is: 330 West Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 06/11, 06/18, 06/25, 07/02 -----------------------------------SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA counTy oF san diego cenTral 330 W. Broadway San Diego, CA 92101 37-2020-00018375CU-PT-CTL Petitioner or Attorney: alan W. cheung esq. To all inTeresTed Persons:
Petitioner maurence rOnica stratiencO filed a petition with this court for a decree changing names as follows: PRESENT NAME: maurence rOnica stratiencO PROPOSED NAME: maurence rOnica strat
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ARTICLE CONTINUATION Juneteenth: continued from cover
1868 CONGRESS CRACKS DOWN ON CIVIL RIGHTS FOR BLACKS On June 20, 1868, President Andrew Johnson vetoed the Omnibus Southern States Admission Bill due to a key provision that allowed southern states to rejoin the Union and re-enter Congress only after they ratified the 14th Amendment (which extended citizenship rights to African-Americans) and guaranteed the former slaves would enjoy full voting rights. Without further debate, the House promptly overrode Johnson’s veto by a vote of 108 to 32 with 54 members abstaining. The Senate also swiftly approved the bill by the necessary two-thirds margin, passing it into law on June 25, 1868. Despite repeated conflicts with Congress, Johnson faithfully executed its decisions. He appointed military commanders who led some 20,000 troops, including black militiamen, into the South. In all, 703,000 blacks and 627,000 whites were registered as new voters. In Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina, black voters were in the majority. In other states, Black/White governing coalitions formed under the Radical Republican banner.
1876 ISAIAH DORMAN DIES AT THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIGHORN Isaiah Dorman is the only (known) African American to die in the infamous Battle of Little Bighorn. Born in Pennsylvania in 1832, some early historians confused Dorman with his sister-in-law’s husband, Peter Frank. The names given them by the Dakota people were similar and they both worked as interpreters. Frank, however, made his way West as a runaway slave. Dorman was born free. Dorman’s reputation was that of a sober, reliable, and intelligent man. He could accurately translate English and Dakota, as well as being able to read and write. Several Army officers looked to him for problem resolution. On May 14, 1876 Lt. Col. George Custer, who had worked with Dorman, issued Special Order #2, transferring Dorman to Custer’s command. On June 25, Custer approached a large village. Guides, interpreters, and scouts were all civilians and not expected to fight. Dorman and his friend, guide “Lonesome Charley” Reynolds, were headed to higher ground when their horses were shot. Trapped, Dorman and Reynolds provided cover fire for the soldiers. Battle survivor Pvt. William Slaper saw Dorman “with many arrows shot into his body and head, badly cut and slashed . . .” Dorman’s niece, Iron Antelope, took a strip of skin from his body to perform a death ceremony. In 1932, a descendant of Iron Antelope gave the dried skin to a North Dakota museum for safekeeping.
1945 DEATH OF DUSE MOHAMAD ALI Duse Mohamad Ali was an international scholar, playwright, and journalist. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, Ali was sent to study in England when he was very young. At fifteen, Ali returned to Egypt. Soon after, both his brother and father were killed during the Urabi Uprising. His family evacuated to Sudan, his mother’s homeland, but Ali returned to England to pursue an acting career that lasted 24 years. Eventually, he became frustrated with being type-cast into the stereotypical roles of the black slave or the wicked Muslim. Leaving the theatre, Ali became a freelance journalist. Many of his early articles focused on British foreign policies. He began traveling for health, visiting Bombay, Hong Kong, the Caribbean, and the United States. Between 1909 and 1911 he published several articles challenging imperialism against Africans and Asians. Ali published his first book in 1911, and in 1912 launched England’s first Black newspaper, African Times and Orient Review. Through this publication, he developed relationships with Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Alain Locke, and Marcus M. Garvey (among others). He joined Garvey’s United Negro Improvement Association (UNIA), where he served as foreign secretary and head of African Affairs. Ali left the UNIA following Garvey’s 1927 deportation from the United States. In 1933, Ali relocated to Nigeria, where he founded The Comet. Duse Mohamad Ali died in Lagos, Nigeria in 1945.
The state of California started recognizing Juneteenth or Black “Freedom Day,” marking the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, back in 2003 as an official state observance. That was 17 years before Juneteenth became a household word across the United States this year.
inequity in the lives of Black Americans,” said Weber.
American ideals promise equality, but have yet to fulfill that promise. By lighting the State Capitol in red, black and green, the California Legislative Black Caucus demonstrates its commitment to making that promise a reality in California,” she On June 19, 1865, Union said. General Gordon Granger led troops into Galveston, Texas, Across the country, more and to announce the end of the more, businesses — includCivil War and to let enslaved ing Nike, Target and Spotify people in that —have started to consider Juneteenth a paid holiday. town k now that nearly 250 years of slavery was And as social and recrefinally over. They were now ational venues began to open recognized as free peo- across the United States, ple. Thousands of African Ca lifornia ns last weekAmericans in that former end organized events for an Confederate Gulf Coast all-American holiday celebratown had not yet heard tion throughout the state. that more than two years before on January 1, 1863, There were marches for President Abraham Lincoln justices in San Francisco, had signed the Emancipation Oakland, Fremont, Pittsburg, Proclamation. That docu- Palo Alto and Santa Clara ment officially granted them that ended up with political their freedom. rallies. Some events featured live performances, food and “For four hundred years, other entertainment. African Americans have fought through struggle and In Sacramento, the California oppression only to rise to Black Agriculture Working the occasion and be the cre- Group held an event at Cesar ators, inventors and leaders of Chavez Plaza called “2020 society,” said the Rev. Shane Sacramento Juneteenth, Dia Harris, a San Diego based De Los Negroes.” civil rights leader, reflecting on the history behind the According to their Eventbrite holiday. page, the goal of the event was to educate Californians In the wake of the brutal about “the unique legacy of murder of George Floyd, an ‘Slavery in California’ our unarmed Black man who journey towards freedom and Minnesota police killed last ongoing systemic impacts month — and amid the from ‘America’s Peculiar global protests his death Institution’ here in the Great has sparked — there were State of California.” more Juneteenth celebrations across California than Beg i n n i ng la st Fr id ay, ever before in history. The Californians have been joincommemorations took on ing other Americans around especia l signif icance as the country for a Juneteenth Californians up and down Online Festival, which will the state paid homage to the run through June 28, 2020. suffering and triumphs of The U.S. Census Bureau is African American history in participating in the national the United States. virtual festival to raise awareness about this year’s census “Juneteenth is Freedom Day count. and a cause for celebration,” said Assembly mem- “This online festival is someber Shirley N. Weber (D-San thing for the history books,” Diego, chair of the California said Betty Williams, presLegislative Black Caucus. ident of the Sacramento NAACP branch and U.S. O n Fr id ay n i g ht i n Census Bureau Sacramento Sacramento, Weber, other area partnership specialist. members of the California legislature, and people from “I think the f irst ever all walks of life, watched from Juneteenth Online Festival the lawn of the California will create a huge amount of Capitol as the building’s curiosity, which will equate famous dome lit up in Red, to a large interest from the Green and Black. African Black community, resulting Americans use those colors in a successful event,” she to symbolize the pain and said before the event kicked the richness of the African off last week. American experience and the African heritage of Black peo- From June 13th, the San Jose/ ple in the United States. Silicon Valley-based African A merica n C o m mu n i t y “What is encouraging is Service Agency has been the renewed interest in hosting their 39th annual Juneteenth by young people. I Juneteenth In The Park think it is this moment where Festival entirely online for they recognize their power to the first time in its history. make change. The message of Juneteenth is especially The festival featured African salient in the context of the American art, a Black hair current protests over ongoing session and a live virtual and persistent brutality and musical performance by
Neo-Soul singer Anthony Hamilton. He headlined the online event. In San Bernardino, The Dino Can a nd t he M.U.D.A.Foundation, local grassroots community-based organizations, teamed up to organize a “community-centric” event on June 19 called “Feed The Dino.” It featured free food, music and entertainment and was held at Perris Hill Park in San Bernardino. Lexi, one of the founding members of the activist and art collective Kawaii Killas, expressed the importance of her organization’s involvement in the San Bernardino event. “Feed The Dino is an event me and Kawaii [Killas] are very excited to be a part of because in a city that is in the top three most dangerous in America, we are bringing light and joy to our city,” Lexi said. “We are serving the people that have paid their dues and maybe even fell victim to our streets. Feed the Dino is retribution to our people. The things everyone deserves: community, food and life.” Lisa, a not her founding member of Kawaii Killas, highlighted the need for a celebration in these turbulent times. “To me, Juneteenth means resting your soul just for a second,” Lisa said. “Just a day. Freedom, sweet but short lived in realization.” While Freedom Day is a celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, ma ny California organizations are reminding policy makers that there is still a civil rights movement for Black lives that has not seen its end. For those still wary about gathering in public on the 19th, the South LA/South Bay African American Infant and Maternal Mortality Community hosted a virtual Freedom Day celebration that that featured Dr. Sayida Peprah, a Los Angeles-based psychologist as the keynote speaker. Like the state Capitol, San Francisco and San Diego counties lighted their administration buildings, too. Swaths of red, green and gold light shone against the white exteriors of those local government centers. “Tonight we accomplished lighting the San Diego C ou nt y Ad m i n ist rat ion Bu i ld i ng i n honor of Juneteenth,” says Harris. “We are part of creating a new narrative.” “But we must move from just illuminating buildings on the outside to going inside of them to address the inequities facing African Americans,” he said.
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