Are you an entrepreneur seeking to showcase your company to a panel of investors and community peers? On Tuesday December 8th, the National Society of Black Engineers San Diego (NSBE) will present a very special networking event. In partnership with Black Tech Link, Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce (CSDBCC), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Hera Hub and Sciencia Consulting, NSBE will host a virtual pitch competition and networking party to highlight some of the regions top innovators. Competition participants will have the opportunity to present their companies to a panel of expert judges and business influencers.

NSBE Entrepreneurship SIG San Diego President, Jayton Harps, stated, “San Diego has a myriad of talent that sometimes get overlooked because of the perception of sunny skies and extracurricular activities. We want to give the people a chance to showcase their grit, dedication, and phenomenal performance of being an entrepreneur day in and out. The San Diego innovation scene is growing and we can’t wait for everyone to see what the city has to offer.”

Winning Pitch Contestant will receive the following:

$2000 Seed Pitch Fund
CSDBCC Annual Membership
NSBE Professionals Annual Membership
2 Mo. Gold Membership to Hera Hub (Mission Valley or Sorrento Valley)
Marketing Consultation provided by Hera Hub
Complimentary Attorney Consultation provided by Hera Hub
Financing Consultation Provided by Hera Hub
Complimentary Access to Steps to Startup Program

To register as a pitch contestant, please click here. REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED & CLOSES ON SATURDAY 11/28/20 @ 5pm PST.  For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please email us at entrepreneurshipprograms@nsbe.org.

Register Today
Competition Rules

1. Must be 18 and over to apply
2. Company must be a verified business entity (i.e. DBA, LLC, LLP, Non-Profit, Corp, etc.)
3. Executive Summary required
4. Applications must be submitted by Saturday 11/28/20 at 5pm PST.
5. If selected to pitch, applicant must prepare a 3 minute pitch
6. Handheld prototypes (i.e. Wearables, devices, robotics, etc.) only are allowed to accompany pitch
7. If selected to pitch during Round 2, applicant may be able to provide a supplemental pitch deck for judges.
8. One pitch per company allowed.
9. The maximum number of team members for a single pitch is limited to 2 persons.
10. Only the pitching individual or the pitching members of a team may pitch to the panel of judges or answer questions from the judges and/or audience
11. During videoconferencing pitch all cameras must be turned on while pitching.
12. The pitched idea or concept must be the original work of the individual or team pitching it. Ideas and concepts deemed by the Organizing Committee to be deceptive, insincere, offensive, immoral, or unethical may be screened and disqualified.
13. All applicants will be notified by Tuesday December 1st and must confirm participation by Thursday December 3rd.

Voting guide positions explained

Propositions & Measures

(important measures in RED)

a thank you in advance to ADOS101.com, we used some of their explanations on the positions as our ideals aligned closely and were almost identical so for the sake of time and clarity, we used many of their views as to reasons we took said position.  To learn more about ADOS (American Descendants of Slavery) go to www.ados101.com

Prop 14

California Proposition 14, Stem Cell Research Institute Bond Initiative

A “yes” vote supports issuing $5.5 billion general obligation bonds for the state’s stem cell research institute and making changes to the institute’s governance structure and programs.

A “no” vote opposes issuing $5.5 billion general obligation bonds for the state’s stem cell research institute, which ran out funds derived from Proposition 71 (2004) for new projects in 2019.

ADOS Community Impact: 

No immediate foreseeable impact on California Black (ADOS) communities. However, we caution against increasing State debt during this time of large budget deficits. When debt grows, the threat of increasing sales taxes grows as well. Rising sales taxes disproportionately negatively impacts Black (ADOS) communities. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of NO.

 

Prop 15

California Proposition 15, Tax on Commercial and Industrial Properties for Education and Local Government Funding Initiative 

A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to require commercial and industrial properties, except those zoned as commercial agriculture, to be taxed based on their market value, rather than their purchase price.

A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thus continuing to tax commercial and industrial properties based on a property’s purchase price, with annual increases equal to the rate of inflation or 2 percent, whichever is lower.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Wealth inequality is the number 1 indicator of structural racism. A legacy of Slavery and Jim Crow itself. Wealth accumulation in the 21rst Century is largely due to inherited wealth. Inherited wealth is exclusionary by its nature. Because Black Americans were excluded from original

wealth accumulation opportunities, the current property and tax schemes contribute to wealth exclusion. A change to the current property and tax scheme is in order. One that targets inherited exclusionary wealth for just redistribution. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

Prop 16

California Proposition 16, Repeal Proposition 209 Affirmative Action Amendment 

A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to repeal Proposition 209 (1996), which stated that the government and public institutions cannot discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to persons on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, public education, and public contracting.

A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thereby keeping Proposition 209 (1996), which stated that the government and public institutions cannot discriminate against or grant preferential treatment to persons on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in public employment, public education, and public contracting.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Makes a Black Agenda legal again in California. Levels the playing field in public contracts, education and employment. Reverses Prop 209. Creates opportunity for targeted investments in Black ADOS communities across California. Gives California a chance to correct decades of economic exclusion targeted against Black ADOS California residents. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

Prop 17

California Proposition 17, Voting Rights Restoration for Persons on Parole Amendment 

A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to allow people on parole for felony convictions to vote.

A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thereby continuing to prohibit people who are on parole for felony convictions from voting.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Expands voting rights to the Black ADOS community in California which has been intentionally targeted for incarceration. Increases Black ADOS political power by increasing the number of eligible Black ADOS voters. Restores dignity and citizenship rights to many well deserving Black Americans. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

Prop 18

California Proposition 18, Primary Voting for 17-Year-Olds Amendment 

A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to allow 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primary elections and special elections.

A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, thereby continuing to prohibit 17-year-olds who will be 18 at the time of the next general election to vote in primary elections and special elections.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Increases Black ADOS political power by increasing the number of eligible Black ADOS voters. Opens opportunity for new political education initiatives targeting Black youth. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

Prop 19

California Proposition 19, Property Tax Transfers, Exemptions, and Revenue for Wildfire Agencies and Counties Amendment

A “yes” vote supports this constitutional amendment to:

* allow eligible homeowners to transfer their tax assessments anywhere within the state and allow tax assessments to be transferred to a more expensive home with an upward adjustment;

* increase the number of times that persons over 55 years old or with severe disabilities can transfer their tax assessments from one to three;

* require that inherited homes that are not used as principal residences, such as second homes or rentals, be reassessed at market value when transferred; and

* allocate additional revenue or net savings resulting from the ballot measure to wildfire agencies and counties.

A “no” vote opposes this constitutional amendment, therefore continuing to:

* allow eligible homeowners to transfer their tax assessments within counties and to homes of equal or lesser market value;

* keep the number of times that persons over 55 years old or with severe disabilities can transfer their tax assessments at one;

* allow the tax assessments on inherited homes, including those not used as principal residences, to be transferred from parent to child or grandparent to grandchild.

Buy Black San Diego Position Statement:

Although this bill could affect some Black homeowners, given current black home ownership rates, population, migration and gentrification, we believe this bill could further widen the racial wealth gap between black Americans and the other races. For these reasons we recommend a vote of NO

Prop 20

California Proposition 20, Criminal Sentencing, Parole, and DNA Collection Initiative 

A “yes” vote supports this initiative to add crimes to the list of violent felonies for which early parole is restricted; recategorize certain types of theft and fraud crimes as wobblers (chargeable as misdemeanors or felonies); and require DNA collection for certain misdemeanors.

A “no” vote opposes this initiative to add crimes to the list of violent felonies for which early parole is restricted; recategorize certain types of theft and fraud crimes as wobblers (chargeable as misdemeanors or felonies); and require DNA collection for certain misdemeanors.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Increases mass incarceration of Black ADOS communities. Plain and simple. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of NO.

Prop 21

California Proposition 21, Local Rent Control Initiative

A “yes” vote supports this ballot initiative to allow local governments to enact rent control on housing that was first occupied over 15 years ago, with an exception for landlords who own no more than two homes with distinct titles or subdivided interests.

A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative, thereby continuing to prohibit rent control on housing that was first occupied after February 1, 1995, and housing units with distinct titles, such as single-family homes.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Increases the opportunity for rent control. Much needed among Black ADOS communities in California. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

Prop 22

California Proposition 22, App-Based Drivers as Contractors and Labor Policies Initiative (2020)

A “yes” vote supports this ballot initiative to define app-based transportation (rideshare) and delivery drivers as independent contractors and adopt labor and wage policies specific to app-based drivers and companies.

A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative, meaning California Assembly Bill 5 (2019) could be used to decide whether app-based drivers are employees or independent contractors.

ADOS Community Impact: 

App based rideshare companies Uber and Lyft monopolize the rideshare industry in California. Monopolies generally negatively impact Black ADOS businesses. These same companies pay their top executive multi-million dollar salaries but cannot guarantee their Black ADOS workers living wages, full health insurance, nor other worker protections. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of NO.

Prop 23

California Proposition 23, Dialysis Clinic Requirements Initiative 

A “yes” vote supports this ballot initiative to require chronic dialysis clinics to: have an on-site physician while patients are being treated; report data on dialysis-related infections; obtain consent from the state health department before closing a clinic; and not discriminate against patients based on the source of payment for care.

A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative to require chronic dialysis clinics to: have an on-site physician while patients are being treated; report data on dialysis-related infections; obtain consent from the state health department before closing a clinic; and not discriminate against patients based on the source of payment for care.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Disproportionately supports low-income ADOS communities by increasing access and reliability of healthcare services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Also prevents discrimination based on the source of payment for care. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

Prop 24

California Proposition 24, Consumer Personal Information Law and Agency Initiative

A “yes” vote supports this ballot initiative to expand the state’s consumer data privacy laws, including provisions to allow consumers to direct businesses to not share their personal information; remove the time period in which businesses can fix violations before being penalized; and create the Privacy Protection Agency to enforce the state’s consumer data privacy laws.

A “no” vote opposes this ballot initiative to expand the state’s consumer data privacy laws or create the Privacy Protection Agency to enforce the state’s consumer data privacy laws.

ADOS Community Impact: 

Protects vulnerable ADOS from violations of their privacy. Creates a dedicated state watchdog to prevent violations and enforce protections. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES

Prop 25

California Proposition 25, Replace Cash Bail with Risk Assessments Referendum 

A “yes” vote is to uphold the contested legislation, Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), which would replace cash bail with risk assessments for detained suspects awaiting trials.

A “no” vote is to repeal the contested legislation, Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), thus keeping in place the use of cash bail for detained suspects awaiting trials.

Buy Black San Diego Position Statement:

We understand the ever present potential for bias in the risk assessment tool. Anti-Black bias and racism is woven into the American fabric but one of the main reasons many of us stay in jail is because of  Economics. This gesture should help more than it helps.  We believe with proper advocacy and increased awareness it that can eventually be corrected. The political process is a journey and not a destination and our continued work will pay off

ADOS Community Impact: 

End the current practice of incarceration without trial or conviction and based on ability to pay. Replaces it with risk assessment. Reducing the profit motive to keep Black ADOS communities incarcerated. For these reasons, we recommend a vote of YES.

 

JOB RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

JOB RESOURCES DURING COVID-19

7-Eleven: Currently looking to add 20,000 jobs to meet the increased demand. Apply at https://careers.7-Eleven.com

Albertsons & Vons: They are currently hiring 1,600 positions across it’s brands. Apply only at https://www.albertsonscompanies.com/careers.html

 Aldi: They are currently hiring for all stores & warehouses. Apply online at https://careers.aldi.us/

Amazon: They are currently opening 100,000 new full and part-time positions across the U.S. in their fulfillment centers and their delivery network to meet the surge in demand. Apply online at https://www.amazondelivers.jobs

Costco: The warehouse company is looking to add hourly workers and is also offering work-from-home opportunities. Apply on their career site to see all openings www.costco.com/jobs.html

CVS: The company is planning to immediately fill 50,000 full-time, part-time and temporary roles across the country. Jobs include store associates, home delivery drivers and distribution center employees as well as customer service professionals. For more information, visit their website at: https://jobs.cvshealth.com

Dollar Tree: They are planning on adding 25,000 full and part time associates on board to support in-store and distribution roles at over 15,000 locations. Visit their website: www.DollarTree.com/careers

Domino’s: They are looking to fill immediate positions for delivery experts, pizza makers and customer service representatives, managers & assistant managers. Apply at their website: https://jobs.dominos.com/dominos-careers/

Instacart: The Company that allows shoppers to shop through their app is planning to hire 300,000 full-service shoppers over the next three months to fulfill the demand. Apply online: https://shoppers.instacart.com/role/full-service#role-description

Jimbo’s: The local based grocery is looking to hire 60-75 new employees. Apply online at https://jimbos.com/our-stores-employment/job-board/

Papa John’s: They are currently looking to hire 20,000 new team members. Apply at their website https://jobs.papajohns.com/or text JOBS to 47272.

PepsiCo: They are currently looking to hire 6,000 new employees across the U.S. Apply online at www.pepsicojobs.com

Pizza Hut: There are over 30,000 open positions at the restaurant chain. Apply online at http://jobs.pizzahut.com

Postmates: Apply at https://fleet.postmates.com/drive/san-diego/

Ralphs & Food 4 Less: They are currently hiring more than 7,000 positions across it’s brand. Apply online: https://jobs.kroger.com/

Shipt: The grocery delivery company is looking to hire to meet the high demand. Apply online at https://www.shipt.com/careers/

Target: Apply at https://jobs.target.com

Trader Joe’s: Apply at https://www.traderjoes.com/careers

UPS: Apply online at https://www.jobs-ups.com/

Uber Eats: Apply online at https://www.uber.com/us/en/drive/delivery/

Walmart: They are planning on hiring 150,000 hourly workers in the U.S. Apply online https://careers.walmart.com/

Whole Foods: Apply online at https://careers.wholefoodsmarket.com/global/en

FREE Food Bank

Distribution time: 4 P.M. until food is gone
Distribution location: Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid Ave, San Diego, CA 92114
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DNA Lineage Workshop – Free Spots while they lasts


History Makers Workshop
Workshop participants will learn how to tell their American story using pictures, oral stories, government documents and DNA in context of events in American history. The final product of the workshop will be a history book that each research pair will take home. Copies of the history book will also be donated to the school library of each participant’s school. The OGL curriculum is STEAM based and teaches participants how to tell their story using multiple disciplines. Workshops will be led by a professional genealogist and subject matter experts will be brought in as needed.

Registration available for individual researchers and research teams. Students in grades 6 – 12 can register with an adult. One member of each research team must DNA test. Each research team will work together over the course of 8 weeks to discover their American story. Research teams can consist of up to 3 members.

No previous research experience is required. Collaboration between generations is a crucial component to adding more diversity to the official American storyline.

Each research team must attend one of the orientation sessions and agree to attend the 8 workshop dates. The OGL will provide FREE access to the World Ancestry database including FOLD3 and Newspapers.com for 6 months from the date of the first workshop.