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Monday, September 16, 2019

Starr King Elementary, segregation and wealth: The politics of liberal San Francisco’s ‘separate but equal’

Segregation happens when people in power, many of whom identify as liberal, diminish the opportunities of those most in need through the redirection of resources.

News & Views

New signs trigger confusion about Treasure Island’s radiation, chemical and heavy metal toxins – Part Two

What is the Navy hiding from residents and business owners about toxins on Treasure Island?

Starr King Elementary, segregation and wealth: The politics of liberal San Francisco’s ‘separate but equal’

Segregation happens when people in power, many of whom identify as liberal, diminish the opportunities of those most in need through the redirection of resources.

United Nations intervention urgently needed to stop colonial carnage in West Papua

If the world and international media ignores West Papua now, the Indonesian security services may turn it into a bloodbath.

New signs trigger confusion about Treasure Island toxins

At a June 18, 2019, Treasure Island meeting, a worried mother reported that her townhouse facade had sprouted a metal sign bearing a frightening message: “This area contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm.”

AB 5 would put California’s Black Newspapers out of print

Dear Gov. Newsom and California legislators, we are asking each of you to search your hearts, look beyond blind spots, step in and do the one thing that will prevent Assembly Bill 5 from putting the Black press in California out of business.

Behind Enemy Lines

Rattling the bars with Eddie Conway: Government targeting of Black activists reminiscent of COINTELPRO

In October 2017, a leaked memo entitled, “Black Identity Extremist Intelligent Assessment” revealed a government surveillance program targeting black activist liberation movements.

Rattling the bars with Eddie Conway: H. Rap Brown, now Jamil Abdullah El-Amin, challenges his imprisonment

Today, we want to look at the case of formerly known as H. Rap Brown, now known as Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. We’re going to talk to his son about his case and see what’s going on with him.

New evidence of innocence spurs two court filings for Mumia Abu-Jamal

“Hopefully, Mumia will get a re-trial and the truth will finally get told. We await his release from hell.”

Controlling our narrative: The UBF 100 Prisoner Book Publishing Project

“We are bringing to life the stories of our voiceless ... by publishing their untold stories in the hopes of discovering real solutions to the constant struggles our communities face.”

Officials ignored warnings before massive ‘gladiator fight’ at Soledad State Prison in California

“The [Office of Inspector General] is over there watching these men kill themselves and they’re OK with it.”

Culture Currents

Deep reflections for a world on fire: A review of two books by Victor Wallis

We live in revolutionary times, by virtue of the fact that “moderate” reforms are totally inadequate to the planetary crisis we face.

The Haitian-based film ‘Lalo’s House’ screens at Oakland Film Fest

“Lalo’s House” is the story of human trafficking in Haiti, which is the favorite playground of Jeffrey Epstein’s bestie, former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Asante sana, Ayesha and Stephen!

In July, the Currys launched their new Eat.Learn.Play Foundation to continue supporting the youth in the city they’ve called home for the past decade.

Countdown to Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema’s Sweet 16 Celebration

For the past 15 years, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema has marked the onset of autumn with free screenings, this year on Sept. 6, 7 and 14. When the film festival originated in 2004, Bernal Heights was a largely underserved and working-class neighborhood, ethnically and socially diverse. Today it has become gentrified.

Fatherly, a website for dads that aims to empower men to raise great kids

“When we write about relationships, we’re not just looking about the relationship of fathers to their wives or children, but to their own parents and relatives, their friends and their community.”

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.

Lennar asks feds for help

With San Francisco having climbed deeper into bed with Lennar thanks to Prop. G's passage, the bad news coming from Wall Street and beyond can't exactly be music to Mayor Gavin Newsom's ears.

Proposition F: A fight for the heart and soul of San Francisco

Lennar has used its multi-million dollar profits to buy off community groups, pay community residents as “consultants” and sell a set of wolf tickets that would have shamed even the wolf himself.

Quesada Kids Community Fruit Stand

The Quesada Kids Community Fruit Stand was the talk of Third Street over the weekend. Quesada Gardens Initiative co-founder Shane King organized half a dozen youngsters to harvest his backyard plum tree and sell the fruit at the tip of the Quesada Garden by the Bank of America. The fruit sold out in about an hour, the kids made more money than they expected, passers-by LOVED the idea and everyone wants more of the same.

‘State of Black San Francisco’ conference raises questions

Findings of the 2008 State of Black San Francisco public conference predicted our present: "a combination of violence, economics and lack of Black leadership has contributed to a situation that could soon turn SF into a city with only a handful of very rich and very poor African Americans."

The sinking Titanic

Like a colossal ship navigating through the uncharted ocean of financial uncertainty, the Miami homebuilder Lennar Corp. is a “sinking Titanic.”

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