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Without major financial help, this may be the last Bay View we can afford to print. Each month, the print edition costs $7,000 just for printing, distribution and mailing. Advertising income used to cover it, but no longer. Why do we do it? Why not publish only on the internet, as many influential news media do? The Bay View is the only publication in the U.S. that’s widely distributed in prison and the hood to those who are able to read the Bay View ONLY IN PRINT, enabling our folks to communicate and organize. How do we reach out to potential benefactors? Are you the one who knows a way?

Behind Enemy Lines

Prisoner firefighters poisoned by Montecito mudslide – no forewarning

Feb 16, 2018

Incarcerated firefighters save bureaucrats in California millions of dollars every year by performing the various odd jobs that nobody else wants to do. On Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, two crews from Oak Glen Conservation Camp were sent to clean up the mudslides that wreaked havoc in the affluent neighborhoods of Montecito. Inmate crews were not forewarned of any hazards posed by the mud as they were deployed for one week.

Fake flu quarantine equals real lockdown in Michigan prisons

Feb 15, 2018

Prisoners on the west side of Chippewa Correctional Facility at Kincheloe, Michigan, have been locked down since Jan. 30, 2018 – eight men crammed into cubicles designed for four, in old, mold-infested cattle barns containing approximately 320 men each, sick and healthy alike – under the guise of a “quarantine” for the influenza virus epidemic that has spread throughout North America and the world.

Shaka Shakur: Help resuscitate justice in Sullivan County

Feb 13, 2018

Usually Feb. 21 is a day of remembrance and reflection for me as it represents the anniversary of the day Brother El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz aka Malcolm X was assassinated by agents of the U.S. government and its counter-intelligence program, COINTELPRO. Well, this Feb. 21, 2018, I’m having to focus on and prepare for a different type of assassination, a different type of murder, but still a lynching nevertheless. The only difference is it’s in a U.S. kourt* of law.

General TACO, embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders

Feb 10, 2018

Comrade TACO, I have been one of your most avid supporters within my organization. But I can no longer associate with you or remain silent. I am asking that you embrace accountability for the good of the Black Riders. To me, accountability means being responsible to myself for my choices and for the consequences of my choices. For me, accountability is an internal skill, not an external process. TACO, nobody can force you to be accountable. And lastly, I will tell you that accountability is a rigorous and difficult process.

Free innocent Leonard Peltier! On his 43rd year in prison, he yearns to hug his grandchildren

Feb 6, 2018

I am overwhelmed that today, Feb. 6, is the start of my 43rd year in prison. I have had such high hopes over the years that I might be getting out and returning to my family in North Dakota. And yet here I am in 2018 still struggling for my FREEDOM at 73. I do not think I have another 10 years, and what I do have I would like to spend with my family. Nothing would bring me more happiness than being able to hug my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

End the isolation of Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown)
Criminalizing ‘Panther Love’ and the New Wave COINTELPRO tactics in Texas prisons
Seeing the problem, being the solution, making the sacrifice
Again and again
Dr. Belay Reddick hosts spoken word event
Behind enemy lines: News briefs
Kwame Shakur brutally assaulted by guards at Pendleton Correctional Facility, Indiana
In Florida prisons, will so-called street thugs find the courage to confront corporate thugs?
Black and white: The people who run America separate us for their benefit
DeWayne Ewing and the abomination of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act
Confessed killer strangles cellmate to death – Texas prison staff tries to shirk liability
TDCJ’s ad-seg program is for profit not for rehabilitation: From sensory deprivation to sensory overload – and back
Florida warden retaliates for article publicizing prison abuses, slave labor and prisoner protest
LAPD’s 43-year vendetta for death of off-duty deputy sheriff
Redistributing the pain 2018: Shut ‘em down!

News & Views

‘Black Panther’: The masking of Oakland’s Panthers

Feb 21, 2018

Coogler’s “Panther” has a terrible counter-revolutionary message. It’s overall politic message tells you that since you cannot be the Black Panther character, king of Wakanda, you can be a CIA agent like T’Challa’s right hand man. But before I get into that, let me tell y’all what I think is great about this box office record breaking Disney-Marvel film. The cinematography is phenomenal. The costumes and the colors are on another level. The sets are beautiful.

Parkland: If ‘Don’t-mention-his-name’ were Black

Feb 19, 2018

I cannot imagine that if DMHN, of Parkland, Florida, were Black, that he would not have been captured and controlled by some aspect of law enforcement. The unfortunate and overplayed fear of Black students misbehaving has been very much on display in the media with various police student classroom encounters available for all to see. I cannot imagine any Black or Muslim of any age, under the kind of FBI scrutiny we now know happened with DMHN, who would not have been contained, blamed or framed by security and intelligence forces in this country.

Kicking off San Francisco’s Black History Month, Board President London Breed proclaims, ‘I am nobody’s slave!’

Feb 16, 2018

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the City by the Bay, San Francisco, California, dedicated and celebrated Black History Month. Each year, City officials take a moment to reflect on the contributions made by warriors and trailblazers – African-Americans who made significant contributions not only to the City and County of San Francisco, but to the world. This event, which was sponsored by the San Francisco African-American Historical Society and the Golden Gate Warriors, was well attended by community members, dignitaries and elders present.

I am the ‘homeless problem’: The case for the Homeless4Mayor Campaign in San Francisco

Feb 13, 2018

It’s because of this ongoing and increasing hate, othering, criminalizing and politricking that I and other poverty skolaz at POOR Magazine work so hard every day to manifest a homeless people’s solution to homelessness aka Homefulness. This hate and increased pimping/politricking is also why myself and other unhoused and formerly unhoused poverty skolaz are working on the Homeless 4 Mayor Campaign in San Francisco 2018.

San Francisco’s largest redevelopment project a toxic mix of environmental racism, gentrification

Feb 13, 2018

Liberation News spoke with Bradley Angel, the executive director of Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, about the news that a U.S. Navy-sponsored review of the radioactive cleanup at the former shipyard in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point revealed massive fraud by federal contractor Tetra Tech. According to the review, nearly half of the data produced by Tetra Tech has been manipulated, falsified or is otherwise suspect.

Democrats and Republicans pass budget to prepare US for war
America, Uganda and the War on Terror – a book review
Regarding the 2005 photo of Farrakhan and Obama: A gentle scolding of a dear ally
Black History Month – or thanking the slaves for making America great?
Supervisors President London Breed joins city leaders in announcing first-in-the-nation legislation eliminating criminal justice fees in San Francisco
Pregnant prisoners recount horrific jail conditions at Santa Rita in federal lawsuit
The Bay View is the people’s microphone, the people’s paper
Andre Jacobs calls out celebrities: The Bay View is the realest, rawest, richest paper of all; don’t let it go broke!
Surviving the bomb
A historical perspective on the contemporary racial divide
Showdown! Radiological data fraud at Hunters Point Shipyard 2018
Women’s March on the Pentagon: Confronting the bipartisan war machine
White privilege ousts Black mayor
London Breed is free to be our mayor
Africans organize to end the widespread practice of Female Genital Mutilation

Culture Currents

Upcoming Events

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February 22, 2018
BLACK SOLIDARITY WEEK: Black History with Hodari Davis 6:00 pm SoleSpace 1714 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612 Mr. Davis' Classroom: Come learn your Black history with educator, ... more>>
February 22, 2018
San Francisco FOOD NOT BOMBS Thursday Food Share 6:00 pm 16th Street Mission station (2000 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110) <span>We will share free hot food in the 16th &... more>>
February 22, 2018
BLACK SOLIDARITY WEEK: Art & Soul , Artist & Flow 6:00 pm The Rock Steady 1741 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, USA Celebrate art and media with Bay Area Photography, Spoken Word ... more>>
February 22, 2018
Black reSurgence!TV 7:00 pm Comcast Channel 76, Astoud 30 and ATT 99 In honor of yet another innocent Black Male who has ... more>>
February 22, 2018
BLACK SOLIDARITY WEEK: Targeting the Movement - The FBI’s Black Identity Extremist Designation and Black Liberation 7:00 pm Laney College 900 Fallon St. (Room D200), Oakland, CA 94607 Join Center for Political Education and the National Lawyers Guild ... more>>
February 23, 2018
MBSK EQUITY WORKSHOPS for Black History Month, by the SF Human Rights Commission & African American Historical & Cultural Society 10:00 am African American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton St, San Francisco, CA 94102 <br>In honor and observance of Black History Month, The ... more>>
February 23, 2018
Bayview Senior Services & LaHiTz****Black History Month****PIONEERS Making the World Better!!!! 11:30 am Western Addition Senior Center 1390 1/2 Turk Street San Francisco, CA 94115 Dignity, Honor, and Respect for our Fillmore Pioneers who have ... more>>
February 23, 2018
Vigil - Mothers on the March Against Police Murders 12:00 pm Hall of InJustice 850 Bryant St. San Francisco, CA 94103 Vigil every Friday on the steps of the Hall of ... more>>
February 23, 2018
RALLY & COURT: CA Prisoners moved to “General Population” from SHU are STILL in Solitary! 12:00 pm Phillip Burton Federal Courthouse 450 Golden Gate Ave , San Francisco, CA 94102 <br>Please show your support for people to be put ... more>>
February 23, 2018
BLACK SOLIDARITY WEEK: A Mother's Day for Justice 7:00 pm First AME Church of Oakland 3701 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609 The Oscar Grant Foundation Hosts …. A Mother’s Day for ... more>>
February 23, 2018
Mindful Drumming 7:30 pm Attitudinal Healing, 3278 West St., Oakland Mindful Drumming is an ancient indigenous technology that uses the ... more>>

Black children have the right to be children

Feb 21, 2018

Historically, Black children have been exposed to a racist system, which not only exposes them to unspeakable violence, but also criminalization. In 2018, Black children still need protection. Through the life of Trayvon Martin and others, community members and organizers are standing up for the basic rights of Black children to ensure they make it through each phase of their childhood – and exercise their right to be children.

Gentrification = genocide!

Feb 20, 2018

Land and housing is a humane right for All; not a privilege and a way to reap more profits for the monied interests! As WE see it, these latest efforts to “re-develop” and “gentrify” our cities – from San Francisco to Oakland, Harlem to Chicago and beyond – are a continuation of the centuries-long horrific wars of mass genocide perpetrated by European capitalism, European (white) nationalism and the false doctrines of European (white) “superiority” and racist terrorism.

So … Marvel finally made ya’ll love Africa?

Feb 12, 2018

Shanequa Jenkins never wanted nothin’ to do with Africa. When her roommates would demand that she turn off “Love and Hip Hop” so they could watch “Hidden Colors,” she would just storm out the room calling them “Hotep Hoes” under her breath. So, it shocked her roomies when two hours before the “Black Panther” premier she was waiting at the front door in a brand new dashiki with matching Red Bottoms and Coach Bag yellin’, “Y’all ain’t ready to go, yet!?”

‘Black Panther’ stars and creators challenge negative African stereotypes

Feb 12, 2018

“Black Panther” follows T’Challa/Black Panther’s journey, in the aftermath of his father’s death, to lead his technologically advanced nation, Wakanda, which the world believes is impoverished. Featuring Black actors from the United States, England and various parts of Africa, “Black Panther” is the first Marvel film set in a Black-ruled nation. As such, the film challenges the negative stereotypes in which the world typically views African nations.

Benefits for the Bay View: Performances of ‘Solitary Man’ Feb. 10 & 14

Feb 9, 2018

Don’t miss the highly acclaimed play, ‘Solitary Man: My Visit to Pelican Bay State Prison,’ performed by Charlie Hinton and Fred Johnson. Fred and Charlie launched the new two-person version in September 2017 and return now, on Feb. 10 and 14, for two performances as benefits for the SF Bay View newspaper: Saturday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., at ANSWER, 2969 Mission St., San Francisco and Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m., at Freedom Archives, 518 Valencia, San Francisco – Show the Bay View some love on Valentine’s Day!

I Sing the Song of the Black Man
‘Black Magic Women’
Black bobsled battle for Olympic Gold
Aaron Pointer, McClymonds grad, star of major league baseball, denied MLB pension
Wanda’s Picks for February 2018
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