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In the San Francisco Black Film Festival XXIII, the legacy continues June 17-20: ‘Healing the World One Film at...

A scintillating array of fascinating films awaits film lovers at the 23rd annual San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 17-20. Meet SFBFF’s new millennial leaders, daughter Cree Ray and son Kali Ray Jr., of director Kali O’Ray, who died unexpectedly last year in August 2020. For tickets and details, visit www.sfbff.org.

Senate passes four major bills cosponsored by SF DA Chesa Boudin

AB 127 holds police accountable, SB 739 provides basic income to youth aging out of foster care, and SB 299 and SB 710 expand police victims’ rights, support police accountability and promote fairness in the criminal justice system.

Daybreak PAC teams up with Open Door Legal to prevent ‘Tsunami of Evictions’

Some 32,000 San Francisco households are behind on rent – and more are behind on mortgage payments. Mass eviction and foreclosure would effectively level our neighborhoods. Entire demographics could get swept off the map completely.

In the spirit of Mandela: 2021 International Tribunal on US human rights violations

The 2021 International Tribunal sets seeds for a people's judicial proceeding to act In the Spirit of Mandela taking the next steps in creating a world without oppression and brutality. “We are our own liberators” – Jalil Muntaqim

Dog walking while Black in SF parks: Why we need the CAREN Act

Alamo Square, San Francisco – Terry Williams has seen many changes to his neighborhood in the historically Black Fillmore, and one of them is the whitening of Alamo Square Park along with parks all over San Francisco and the subsequent pushing out of Black dog owners who don't feel safe going to the parks.

Behind Enemy Lines

In the San Francisco Black Film Festival XXIII, the legacy continues June 17-20: ‘Healing the World One Film at a Time’

A scintillating array of fascinating films awaits film lovers at the 23rd annual San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 17-20. Meet SFBFF’s new millennial leaders, daughter Cree Ray and son Kali Ray Jr., of director Kali O’Ray, who died unexpectedly last year in August 2020. For tickets and details, visit www.sfbff.org.

Senate passes four major bills cosponsored by SF DA Chesa Boudin

AB 127 holds police accountable, SB 739 provides basic income to youth aging out of foster care, and SB 299 and SB 710 expand police victims’ rights, support police accountability and promote fairness in the criminal justice system.

Daybreak PAC teams up with Open Door Legal to prevent ‘Tsunami of Evictions’

Some 32,000 San Francisco households are behind on rent – and more are behind on mortgage payments. Mass eviction and foreclosure would effectively level our neighborhoods. Entire demographics could get swept off the map completely.

California’s 2011-2013 Hunger Strikers ‘rocked the nation,’ but their Five Core Demands are still unmet!

An update of this 10th anniversary of the California Prisoner Hunger Strikes from PHSS shows that the Five Core Demands are yet unmet by CDCr as prescribed by the Asker v. Governor of California settlement agreement thereby adding another year of court supervision.

The struggle of our California Hunger Strike heroes is not over!

The historical prisoner Hunger Strikes of 2011-2013 by agreement ended indefinite/indeterminate solitary confinement (SHU) mostly in name only as CDCr merely morphed the practice to sustain comparable affects on their captives.

Accountability and the immorality of qualified immunity

How many times do you let the dog bite before you muzzle it? Public servants have been biting the people, and disproportionately Black, Brown and poor people, way beyond the buzzer. Organize to muzzle the biters.

The show trial and verdict in the case of Derek Chauvin: Another page from the pig playbook

Offering up one low-level pig, whose bad day at the office ignited a firestorm of mass rebellion … is just collateral damage, as far as the pigs are concerned, so long as the status quo is maintained.

Culture Currents

Wanda’s Picks: June 2021

Wanda Sabir has us feeling the moves of a reopening BA, remembering, revitalizing and honoring the fabric of our humanity and saving dates on calendars for the amazing events during June(teenth).

Reparations are here!

Honoring Charles Eugene “Gino” Armstrong and fellow New Ancestors, still suffering Political Prisoners, Reparations and S. 40 are the center of Baba Jahahara’s offering.

Living within a lie

Countering the lying propaganda Americans have been fed about the U.S. not being a racist country, critical race theory could be an opportunity to learn the truth about American racism and inspire to make the changes necessary.

Curtis Family C-notes hits big stage!

With ongoing love transfusions for humanity the Curtis Family C-notes brings their unifying musical activism to feed the soul, and from Day One of the pandemic, accompanied by food for the body from Mother Brown’s.

‘Art Against Imprisonment – From Palestine to the U.S.’

Virtual though it may be, this art exhibit featuring a broad spectrum of mediums from incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people from Palestine to the U.S., has the potential to touch, amaze, engage, inform and transform more people than prior to the COVID pandemic.

Bay View Archives

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

A failure of leadership

After more than 15 years of “cleanup,” the Shipyard is still a toxic mess – and now Lennar is moving forward to build residential housing on the site.