Community activist Josephine Talamantez gives historical homage to Chicano Park

Murals decorate the overpass of the Coronado Bridge, creating the unique landscape that is Chicano Park

On April 12, the Chicano/a Studies department of San Diego Mesa College hosted a virtual event in celebration of the 10th annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series.

For a decade now, the series has been dedicated to showcasing powerful Chicana community leaders in honor of educator and activist Gracia Molina de Pick, who wrote the founding document for the Chicano/a Studies progra

‘Las Reinas de los Cuentos’ celebrates magic of storytelling through art of drag

Barbie Q, left, and Raquelita, right, sing the song “Baby Shark” during Drag Queen Story Time at the Chula Vista Civic Center Library on Sept. 10, 2019.

The San Diego Mesa College Humanities Institute hosted a screening of the short film “Las Reinas de los Cuentos,” otherwise known as “The Queens of the Stories,” on April 15 during the school’s Cultural Unity Week.

Directed by one of Mesa’s own, biology professor Paul Detwiler, “Las Reinas de los Cuentos” is a 13-minute documentary profiling t

Frogs Caught Red-Legged in STEM Lecture

Conservationist and biologist Dr. Anny Peralta-Garcia discussed the importance of the California red-legged frog as part of Mesa’s Spring 2021 STEM Lecture Series on May 4. The event was widely praised by students and faculty, and garnered nearly 100 attendees.

Peralta-Garcia, who with the continued help of the Baja California Red-Legged Frog Working Group, has repopulated and translocated large numbers of the Rana draytonii, more commonly referred to as the California red-legged frog, to their

‘Coming 2 America’ is a royal flush 30 years in the making

Before Wakanda, there was Zamunda.

The 1988 film “Coming to America,” directed by John Landis, depicted a realized African dynasty that could only be described as fit for a prince. Naturally, no better fit for the main role was there than comedic prince Eddie Murphy.

The film’s release resulted in both domestic and worldwide success at the box office and is now revered as a cultural treasure and a nostalgia-inducing classic in Eddie Murphy’s royal arsenal of filmography.

So when the announcem

“Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome” event highlights: ‘America’s greatest pathology is her denial’

Dr. Joy A. DeGruy at the Be the Healing Conference at IIT Kent Law School in Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday, December 10, 2019.

On March 8, the SDCCD Campus Diversity Advisory Council hosted a virtual event as part of an extension of their Black History Month celebration.

The keynote speaker of the event was nationally and internationally renowned social researcher, author, and educator, Joy DeGruy. Her most recent book “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome: America’s Legacy of Enduring Injury and Heal

‘One Night in Miami’ uses yesterday’s heroes to tell the story of today

“Some white folks just cannot wait to pat themselves on the back for not being cruel to us.”

Less than a year after the summer that sparked the rebirth of the social justice revolution, “One Night in Miami” is the film that speaks on Black issues that no one knew how to talk about without being seen as radical.

“One Night in Miami” is the film adaptation of the stage play of the same name, by playwright and screenwriter Kemp Powers. It tells a fictional account of the night of Feb. 24, 1964, a

De-Stressing the Damsels: Why Women Need to Change Their Own Tires

Hi, my name is Anasazi, and I can’t change a tire. But I’m going to change that.

Over the past few years, I can proudly say that I have become more knowledgeable in knowing the mechanics and operation of my car. While I’m no Suki from the “Fast and Furious” franchise, I can readily change my oil, pump air into my tires, and even change my car battery.

However, what many would consider to be crucial components of car maintenance, is the one that eludes me: changing a flat tire. It wasn’t until