Demand work for Black contractors and their crews

by Roger Francis Glynn

noose-at-Liberty-Builders-SFO-jobsite-092798-by-Delton-Sanders-web, Demand work for Black contractors and their crews, Abolition Now! As a former cement worker in construction, I worked out of Laborers Local 926 in Hanford, California, during the late ‘60s and ‘70s. Our union rep saw that we Blacks worked where we were qualified to work and we worked on many lengthy projects. One was the start to the finish of the California Aqueduct.

My sorrow is for what’s happening to the Black contractors and their crews in the Bay Area trying to get bonding but being rejected by the bonding companies. Even the Human Rights Commission gave Hensel Phelps a pass (when their superintendent hung a noose on Liberty Builders’ job at SFO in 1998).

The people who have to stand up and be counted are our elected state senators, our state Assembly members, and our Congresswomen and men. These people must be put on notice that “if you fail to bring this matter to those who can make a change, our votes will probably miss you in the next ballot box.”

The Black and Brown vote is too large for us to keep on being set aside and ignored.

Islais Place is now leasing brand new units!
100 apartments at 4840 Mission Street available for lease through DAHLIA San Francisco Housing Portal!

Households must have a minimum monthly income of two times the rent. Households must earn no more than the gross monthly income listed below: Applications and more info available on DAHLIA San Francisco Housing Portal:

The applications deadline is September 28th, 2023 at 5PM. Applications must be submitted online at from September 7 to September 28, 2023. For assistance, contact one of the housing counseling agencies listed at

This property has some units with special features for mobility impaired or sensory impaired households. Several preferences apply; learn more at

Income and other restrictions apply. Section 8 welcome. Equal Housing Opportunity.

Send our brother some love and light. Write to Roger Francis Glynn, G-40155, 130-14 Low, P.O. Box 9, Avenal CA 93204.