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Long live the greatest threat to the internal security of the US, the Black Panther Party!

On this 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program, let us meditate on the incredible legacy of the original Black Panther Party. Although this is a plea for help and a call to action, this piece is also a dedication.

News & Views

Russian pride and US exceptionalism

“We wanted socialism with a human face, but we got [long pause] very harsh capitalism.”

Prop A: Affordable homes for San Franciscans now!

To fight the growing housing crisis and preserve the soul and character of the Bayview neighborhood, we must pass Proposition A on the November ballot. Prop A will allow long-time residents to stay in the neighborhood they love.

Master Plan for Aging: San Francisco speaks

Fourteen percent of San Francisco seniors live in poverty, and over 50 percent of the homeless are seniors, 44 percent of whom have become homeless in their 50s.

Rally Tuesday at City Hall to demand justice for Mario Woods and an end to war on Black and Brown people in San Francisco

On Tuesday at noon, join the rally and press conference on the steps of City Hall to demand justice for Mario Woods and an end to war on Black and Brown people in San Francisco, and attend the hearing on the US Department of Justice’s 272 recommendations at 3 p.m.

Suit filed against Sacramento PD for restraining 12-year-old boy with bag over his head

The law firm of renowned attorney Ben Crump filed suit today against the Sacramento PD and a private security firm for restraining a 12-year-old of small stature with a bag over his head to “shut him up” after arresting him at a neighborhood carnival.

Behind Enemy Lines

Aramark: Multibillion dollar food vendor starves and exploits prisoners

"In Ohio prisons, maggots were also found in Aramark’s foods." | Corporate profit and Aramark's starvation diets

30 days after release, prisoner holds fundraiser

Prisons are not the place for the promotion of peace, especially in their maximum security and solitary confinement housing units.

Political speech in prison

When I asked, “Will I be released from segregation since I’ve done nothing wrong?” He said, “Well, you wanna be all political, this is what happens.”

Judge Marks and mass incarceration in the Middle District of Alabama

The stories of injustice coming out of the Middle District of Alabama are still replete with nonviolent, disproportionately Black defendants with longstanding drug problems – ones who commit victimless crimes tied to unsuccessfully or untreated addictions – receiving draconian sentences.

Suicide epidemic and deadly extreme heat continue to be downplayed and ignored inside Texas prisons

The death toll inside Texas State Prisons continues to rise with no relief in sight. There is such a thing as perception management and “controlling the narrative.”

Culture Currents

Long live the greatest threat to the internal security of the US, the Black Panther Party!

On this 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program, let us meditate on the incredible legacy of the original Black Panther Party. Although this is a plea for help and a call to action, this piece is also a dedication.

Resistance to the idea of reparations may be simply psychological

Wade Nobles, PhD – Photo: Jeffrey Chang, Highlander by Wade Nobles, PhD The newly wide-ranging...

#StokersSoWhite: 2016-2018, the fall of tokenism at the HWA

Black voices in speculative fiction aren’t new, but awareness of our participation in sci-fi, horror and fantasy is on the rise. This is partially due to the scandals and also to the increase in Black audiences in the sci-fi, fantasy and horror television and motion picture industries.

When our ancestors speak, LISTEN! Part 2

With the crises growing on each and every day, WE again appeal to our youth and adults to utilize every means to stop the wealthy and foolish fossil fuel industries and challenge every candidate for elected office to produce serious climate reparations proposals and practices.

Play and kids with ACEs: ‘That’s where everything is worked out’

When children are deprived of plentiful self-directed opportunities to experience all of the play types, they lose potential pathways to fully grow, develop and heal.

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.

Did CDC conceal toxic dust threat in Hunters Point as it did in Ohio?

Short term exposures to particles can, within hours or days, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.

Environmental organizations and residents warn against consequences of Lennar’s ‘Prop Greed’

“People need to know about Proposition G’s environmental consequences. This is a ploy to pave parks for profits.”

Everyone talks about affordable housing; Prop F makes it the law

With passage of Prop F, 50 PERCENT OF NEW HOUSING BUILT AT CANDLESTICK POINT MUST BE AFFORDABLE – BY LAW.

Polluter pays!

The 94124 zipcode ranks in the 80th percentile for particulates, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. It ranks in the 90th percentile for sulfur dioxide.

Prop G’s false promises

Newsom and his political allies are backing the Proposition G transfer of City property to a private developer in what is likely the worst public-private partnership the Newsom administration has dreamed up.

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