Friday, February 23, 2024
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Findings: Hunters Point Community Toxic Registry

Toxic registries are institutes created to offer populations of exposed people comprehensive medical, legal and social services along with monitoring for emerging toxic health effects among members of a family, a community and future generations.

Sekou Odinga, Black liberation fighter, passes at 79

“Sekou Odinga lived to manifest ... the need to resist in order to overcome white supremacy and capitalist-imperialism, the scourge of the planet. Long Live the warrior spirit of Sekou Odinga.” - Jalil Muntaqim

Fillmore Safeway remains open

“The Webster Street Safeway is more than a grocery store. It serves as a space that brings together and builds community for the Fillmore neighborhood, which is home to many senior citizens and families.” - Mayor London Breed

Reparations apology

This resolution “would urge the City of San Francisco to apologize to the Black community for the harm and almost irreversible trauma caused through SF policies that have negatively affected Black people for decades,” said Supervisor Shamann Walton.

In Memoriam: Eddie Rudolph Dillard (1947-2023)

Eddie's passing calls for not just local or state but also national recognition. He laid the foundation for future generations to continue the fight for economic equity and representation in the construction industry.

Black history: Time is elastic at Smith Clock Co.

For David Smith, restorer of grandfather clocks, time runs at various speeds: the stately historic time of the clocks, some from the 17th century; the efficient speed of his work as timepiece diagnostician; and the expansive pace of the raconteur who seems not to notice time’s passage.

City College adopts a Green New Deal

“We all are responsible for turning the tide of climate change. As a public educational institution and one of the largest property owners in the Bay Area, we at City College have a moral responsibility to act and set an example for our young people and community.” - Alan Wong

The People’s Narrative: The Black Panther Party Museum in Oakland

"Happy Birthday, Huey" will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 17. Activities include the showing of a film, and the following night at the New Parkway Theatre in Oakland, filmmaker Cat Brooks will also display a movie she produced on Huey P. Newton.

Sekou Odinga, Black liberation fighter, passes at 79

“Sekou Odinga lived to manifest ... the need to resist in order to overcome white supremacy and capitalist-imperialism, the scourge of the planet. Long Live the warrior spirit of Sekou Odinga.” - Jalil Muntaqim

Sekou Odinga, Black liberation fighter, passes at 79

“Sekou Odinga lived to manifest ... the need to resist in order to overcome white supremacy and capitalist-imperialism, the scourge of the planet. Long Live the warrior spirit of Sekou Odinga.” - Jalil Muntaqim

Released Palestinians reveal horrors in Israeli prisons

Many released prisoners spoke about how their joy at being released was incomplete given the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza and the fact that they left comrades behind in Israel’s chambers of horror.

The plague of Virginia prisoners dying from medical neglect

At the Cancer Center, I met dozens of other imprisoned men with cancer. Every one of them had a horror story of suffering gross medical neglect or denied care leading to the dangerous, often torturous, advances of their diseases.

Rashid: Prison officials plant a street weapon in a vacant cell, then move me into it

After I was moved to solitary, numerous officials admitted this incident was a premeditated set up. I was also told that the entire ploy was to create a pretext to have me emergency transferred to the notoriously abusive and racist Virginia prisons Red Onion or Wallens Ridge.

Black history: Time is elastic at Smith Clock Co.

For David Smith, restorer of grandfather clocks, time runs at various speeds: the stately historic time of the clocks, some from the 17th century; the efficient speed of his work as timepiece diagnostician; and the expansive pace of the raconteur who seems not to notice time’s passage.

City College adopts a Green New Deal

“We all are responsible for turning the tide of climate change. As a public educational institution and one of the largest property owners in the Bay Area, we at City College have a moral responsibility to act and set an example for our young people and community.” - Alan Wong

The People’s Narrative: The Black Panther Party Museum in Oakland

"Happy Birthday, Huey" will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 17. Activities include the showing of a film, and the following night at the New Parkway Theatre in Oakland, filmmaker Cat Brooks will also display a movie she produced on Huey P. Newton.

Being separate and unequal at UC Berkeley

“Do you think Black writers do better at writing Black literature than white ones?” “Yes, of course, because the Black writers can really see what we have contributed to the world.” We like to grow and mature from having our stories told by us to us.

Black Santa presides over Bayview Hunters Point family wonderland

“The holiday celebration and toy giveaway at the Opera House is amazing for the community. This event demonstrates how the Bayview Hunters Point community is a family and will continue to love on each other.” – Supervisor Shamann Walton

Welcome to the Bay View Archives! With a $20,000 grant from The San Francisco Foundation, we can finally formalize and publicize our trove of Black journalism from 1976 to 2008.

Those who must be shown: an environmental justice manifesto

George D. Porter dedicated his career to the International Longshoremen’s Workers Union Local 34. He died in the care of his loving family on the morning of Feb. 19, 1992. His immediate cause of death was dehydration. His final cause of death was pulmonary asbestosis.

Then wasn’t the time, but now is!

“The police say to us all the time that they can’t do their jobs because we won’t talk and tell on someone. Well, we ARE telling on PG&E … so now we tell them it’s your turn. Do your job! Do it now!”

Lennar builds shoddy homes

“We have been living the Lennar nightmare for seven years. We are original owners with perpetual water intrusion. I am trying to organize my neighbors (168 defective homes) and share information in hopes that together we can make a difference ... We are absolutely devastated. I am writing from Novato, California.” — Tamara