Bennetta Jules-Rosette, director of the African & African-American Studies Research Center at the UCSD, attended the 1963 March on Washington. She watched as Josephine Baker spoke to the crowd. It was a moment that changed Bennetta Jules-Rosette's life.
Undocumented immigrants who are gay or lesbian face coming out of the closet twice: both as gay or lesbian, and as an undocumented immigrant. For one man in California, the Supreme Court's dismissal of DOMA let him come out for the second time.
Hip hop artist Joaquin Santos is from San Diego but he has strong family ties to El Salvador. His solo album, Salva Vida, tackles the social, political and economic problems plaguing the Central American nation.
Rather than ship business to China, more U.S. high tech companies are choosing to setup up factories just across the U.S. border in Mexico. Low-tech businesses have been doing it for decades, but the new arrivals are decidedly different.