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SFUSD and teachers’ unions reach deal for COVID protocols

SFUSD and the unions reached an agreement late last week that’s intended to keep all schools and district facilities open for safe, full in-person instruction through July 31, 2022.

Black leaders protest big white contractors’ move to bar small businesses from $60 million in Oakland paving contracts

Construction was a major source of work for all Black communities 30 years ago, but efforts, driven by fear of Black competition, to push Blacks out of construction and lock them out of an industry they founded during slavery has now succeeded in largely maintaining that lockout nationwide.

Liberate the Caged Voices

In the wake of deep pain inflicted, this collection of excerpts from prisoners gives testimony to compassion, love, support, integrity, intelligence, faith, heart, depth and humanity from those too often dehumanized.

On the exposure of Keith ‘Malik’ Washington as a ‘rock star informant’

One held in deep integrity, respect, authenticity and commitment, Kevin ’Rashid’ Johnson expresses the importance of his weighing in on the Keith “Malik” Washington conversation.

Martin Luther King Jr., internationalist

Martin Luther King took inspiration from struggles for freedom around the world and used it to fuel campaigns for civil rights and against poverty here.

Ishmael Reed’s ‘The Slave Who Loved Caviar’ at Theatre for the New City through Jan. 9, 2022

Playwright, poet, satirist and giant-killer Ishmael Reed takes aim at the New York City art world with his new play about the life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat through Jan. 9. Stream it live for only $10. Last show at noon today Pacific Time.

Wanda’s picks for January 2022: The body has seasons

In this New Year and beyond, can we courageously enter the painful conversations, and love each other enough to focus on the heart of our dis-ease in shared humanity?

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.

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