SAN DIEGO – Black History Month is a time where we can actively celebrate and reflect on the contributions that individuals of the African Diaspora have made throughout the world. This time also affords the opportunity to recognize some of the tremendous
Assemblymember Akilah Weber M.D. Recognizes
Black History Month Honorees
SAN DIEGO – Black History Month is a time where we can actively celebrate and reflect on the contributions that individuals of the African Diaspora have made throughout the world. This time also affords the opportunity to recognize some of the tremendous accomplishments marked through the many endeavors of Black Americans in U.S. history. Below is more information about each of my honorees in celebration of Black History Month this year.
The California Black Chamber of Commerce and the California Legislative Black Caucus Annual Legislative Black Business Brunch Honoree: M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records, Inc.
M.A.N.D.A.T.E. is an acronym that stands for “Making A Necessary Difference At The End.” It was founded in 1995 by its President and CEO, Dr. Leonard Thompson III, and has grown to produce some of San Diego’s favorite annual events with internationally-known artists including The San Diego County Fair Gospel Fest, Jazz at the Creek Concert Series, and Bayside Gospel Concert Aboard the USS Midway.
The California Legislative Black Unsung Hero Honoree of the 79th Assembly District: Alyce Pipkin-Allen, Oak Park resident.
Born in Mississippi, Alyce came to San Diego with her military family. She has over 40 years of experience in nonprofit organizations and public agencies. After spending over 20 years as a human resources administrator with the County of San Diego, Alyce retired and redirected her energies into a number of community projects. She has co-founded several nonprofits, notably the Black Women's Institute of Leadership Development (BWILD), Black and African Women Rise (BAWR), Women Give San Diego (DEI Committee Co-founder), and 1619 National Celebration of Black Women.