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NAACP Standing Room Only

Candidates Forum Draws Huge Crowd as 4th District Organizes

On March 24, 2010, San Diego African American leading commu- nity organizations - NAACP San Diego Branch; Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association; Urban League of San Diego County; National Council of Negro Women, Inc. San Diego; BAPAC San Diego; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Xi Omega Chapter; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., San Diego Alumnae Chapter; Black Chamber of Commerce Central San Diego; Walter J. Porter Educational and Community Foundation and Indian Voices presented a San Diego 4th Council District Candidates’ Community Forum.

In this issue...


Legacy Ladies

3 SANDAG Promotes Dialog 4 Max Mazzetti Memorial Affordable Housing

5 CSMSU Racist Imagery Forum

AIRRO Host Human and Civil Rights Session

6 Medal of Honor Awarded 7 Wood for Ceremony Needed 8-9 Photos: 2010 Census Pow Wow

The Coalition of Concerned Women for the Fourth District

10 Mohegan Wine Fest 11 La Mission a Film for the People Californians for an Open Primary

12 DQ University 13 Wilton Rancheria Tribal Elections 14 Las Vegas UpTown View

15 Nevada Commission on Tourism Plan

Senator Reid Meets with Tribal Leaders

16 Two Houses for the Price of One



Ladies Jacqueline Castillo, Sharon Johnson, Linda Fuller, Rhonda Cotton, Patricia Gibson, and Pamela Wiley-Wells are this year’s multicultural legends.

LOS ANGELES, CA – On March 25, 2010, the Legacy Ladies opened the ball- room doors of The Beverly Hilton hotel to a coordinated background of shades of purple, yellow, and red, in order to set the stage for an evening of elegance. Over 300 guest were in attendance to honor some of today’s most distinguished legends. The level of excitement was heightened by the

sounds of Mike Phillips, acclaimed tenor saxophonist, and the Jazzy Boy Jeff Band, in celebration of the Sixth Annual Torch Awards. Traditionally, the Torch Awards promises to be one the most unforgettable events of the year, and this year was no exception. The anticipation of what was to be another stimulating and inspiring expe- rience was under way. Pastor James

The event was held at the Malcolm X Library. Although there were originally 4 candidates, the two candidates who will be vying for the 4th Council District Councilmember position are incumbent Councilman Anthony Young and Brian “Barry” Pollard. NAACP San Diego Branch First Vice President, Dr. Shirley N. Weber, was the moderator for this standing-room only forum. Those who attended were from all walks of life and had one common interest - to learn what the issues were, how to

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NAACP San Diego Branch Past President Doug Oden, First Vice President Shirley Weber, Past President Petrina Branch and President Lei-Chala Wilson.

Legacy Ladies, Inc. Honors Legends at Sixth Annual Torch Awards

The Legacy of

Transforming Lives Continues

McKnight of Congregational Church of Christian Fellowship began the program with a moving invocation.

The elegant evening was emceed by KNBC4 morning anchor, Chris Schauble, who introduced the 2010 Torch Award Honorees who have been trailblazers in their respective fields, and have changed the world through their acts and deeds. The honorees were: The Walt Disney

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