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San Diego Black Pride Members

I want to help continue the mission of the SD Black Pride by uniting diverse Black LGBTQ+ community members by providing them with space for a voice that is heard & respected (“a seat at the table”- Langston Hughes) for opportunities to make a difference, and a sustainable resourceful platform that centers around community, healing, growth, safety, and advocacy. #UnapologeticallyBlack I would love to connect with you. Thank you for your support. With gratitude & love 🤎

Angelle Maua (they/she/elle) - Community Connections/Healthy Communities/HIV Education

I joined San Diego Black Pride because I am passionate about community work, empowerment, and simply just seeing folks have fun and grow together! During the 2024-2025 period, I hope to see more collabs and community socials than we’ve had before, and to really see more engagement between community members and San Diego Black Pride. A fun fact about myself is I have over 400 pairs of earrings (and wear them as much as I possibly can! 🤪)

Brenda Drew (they/them) - Collegiate Connections

"Court Cureton (they/them) is a black trans masc individual passionate about social justice, gender equity and disability justice. Court graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychologyin 2022 from the University of San Diego, and is currently in graduate school at the university. In their free time, they enjoy spending time with friends, listening to music, and playing queer sports. They are looking forward to collaborating with sober spaces and helping with event planning for Pride."

Court Cureton (they/them) - Collegiate & Community Connections

I want to see the coalition create space for the Black Queer and Trans community to celebrate joy and culture, without bringing in pain. #ExistBlackly Email me if you're interested in connecting with communications or if you're looking for a speaker at an event!

Jordan Daniels (he/him) - Event Planning/Events, Community Connections

Emani ‘King’ Mack is originally from Los Angeles, King attended Hollywood High School and then Marymount Manhattan College, where he earned a BA in Digital Journalism, Dance and Media. While in college, King founded and ran his own dance company. King then graduated from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism in 2021, where he actively honed his broadcast skills and was awarded the Newsweek Alumni Prize. King has always been a passionate advocate for his classmates, formally and informally, he consistently demonstrated leadership qualities during his time at the school. King served as a Producer & Media Relations Manager at CBS 8 San Diego. Now he’s serves as the Events & Entertainment producer for SD Black Pride.

King Mack (he/him) - Communications/Social Media, Events

Marvens Pierre (he/they) - Communications, Events and Event Planning Marvens is unapologetically very passionate about amplifying everything and anything around Black queer joy. He thrives on connecting with others, forging genuine bonds, and seizing every chance to share smiles and laughter. 😊They believe that there is power in unity and community and hopes to advance the mission of SD Black Pride by helping plan programming and events that focus on liberation and the Black queer experience.

Marvens Pierre (he/him) - Communications, Events and Event Planning

There is so much hate and misunderstanding out in the world, especially towards Black LGBTQ+ people. I wanted to be part of something that helps bring light, love and a safe space for people like me. This group's mission and vision really aligned to my own goals in being a positive impact to our Black LGBTQ+ community. I look forward to serving our people and building a stronger Black LGBTQ+ community in San Diego.

Richard "Kuper" (he/him) - Community Connections/Financial Literacy Workshops

I'd like to create sustainable scalable revenue streams to increase our impact and engagement in the community. Email me if you're interested in exploring opportunities for growth or would like to donate to our organization.

Terrill Harris (he/him) - Event Planning, Community Connections

Yinka Freeman, founder of Triple Pocket Events, brings over 15 years of experience as an accomplished event producer. Her expertise in event planning, coordination, design, and event technology enables her to craft unforgettable experiences, including virtual events. In addition to her thriving career, Yinka plays crucial roles on event boards and community initiatives. As a key member of the International Live Events Association and the San Diego Event Coalition, she contributes to industry innovation. Furthermore, Yinka serves as the co-chair of Keep It Downtown and as an ambassador for the San Diego chapter of Out Professionals, fostering inclusivity and community engagement within the event sphere. Renowned for her meticulous attention to detail, creative flair, and infectious enthusiasm, Yinka's coordination style reflects her extensive background in hospitality and sales. Notable career highlights include roles at the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series, Hilton Hotels, Wyndham Hotel Group, and Behind the Scenes Catering & Events. Beyond her professional endeavors, Yinka finds solace in travel and nature exploration.

Yinka Freeman (she/her) Member-at-Large - Event Planning/Community Connections

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