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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Stop the Massacres in Haiti Week of Action

It is time for the U.S. to be held accountable for its continued support of the repressive regime now in power in Haiti: Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, 280 S. First St, at 2:00 p.m.

Election interference: 2016 paper trails suggest fraud in Democratic primaries

Clinton won 65 percent, Bernie Sanders 35 percent in states with strictly electronic voting machines. In states with paper ballots, Clinton won 49 percent, Sanders 51 percent.

South Carolina prisoners, stay strong! We got your back

Today, the oppression in South Carolina prisons has, if anything, intensified. Many prisons are still on and off of lockdown TWO YEARS after the riot at Lee that touched off the 2018 prison strike.

Preparing for court Sept. 26, Kevin Epps’ supporters protest threats by prosecutor

“This Thursday, at 9 a.m. in Department 20, 850 Bryant St., SF, will be my first day back in court since I was threatened by District Attorney Michael Swart. I really need the community support to send a clear message that his biased, vindictive, unprofessional actions are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.” – Kevin Epps

‘Decade of Fire’ hits the Oakland International Film Fest Friday

“While the environment has changed from one of total abandonment and neglect to one of gentrification, the impacts upon the community are very similar.”

‘My Father Belize’ screens Sept. 26 and 27 at the Oakland International Film Festival

It is important for our community to see love, understanding and forgiveness between Black males in a family, especially when the corporate media is so diabolically bent on showing us images of us as dysfunctional.

‘Tent City’ is a favorite at this year’s Oakland International Film Fest

The family suffers tremendously when a loved one has a mental health disorder or becomes homeless. It can destroy a family for generations.

Biden and the Black vote

Even if Obama openly endorses him at some point, Biden has his own record, and it’s that of a consistent corporate stooge, particularly of the real estate and banking industries, and as one of the architects of the mass incarceration state.

Zap Mama, Saul Williams, Chef Bryant Terry, Alonzo King LINES Ballet and more make...

We have lived in the past metaphysically for too long. Now it is time to nosedive into the future to start on the creation of the “New Us.” Don’t miss Matatu – all this week.

Michigan: The Good Time Bill myth

If Michigan state legislators really want to pass a bill that effectively reduces the current population inside jam-packed state prisons (TIS), they should introduce a bill, or bills, that simply repeals disciplinary time, as enacted back in 1998.

Biden his time

Do you elect someone who has failed you for decades, again, again – and again?

One year later, National Prison Strike demands manifest in presidential proposal

Every one of the [National Prison Strike] demands is addressed in Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform plan.

Now hiring part-time cleaner, housekeeper, contract labor

Now hiring cleaner, housekeeper, contract labor A flexible position with a minimum requirement Working days: Monday -...

Mothers challenge SFUSD: ‘They treat my daughter like a criminal because she’s Black’

Shonte insists that this incident is part of an ongoing saga of discrimination and profiling by Ida B. Wells staff and alleges that her daughter was targeted and had been searched over a dozen times the previous year.

#StokersSoWhite: 2016 Horror Writers’ Association boycott

“'Beloved' would have been considered gothic horror if it had been written from a white character’s point of view by a white author.”
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Incarcerated pregnant women face enormous challenges with few reproductive rights

“They made me shower in shackles right after I gave birth.”

Black August, from 1971 to 2011-13

“Settle your quarrels, come together, understand the reality of our situation, understand that fascism is already here, that people are dying who could be saved ... Do what must be done, discover your humanity and your love in revolution.”

New group proposes co-op grocery for Bayview Plaza

This decision makes space to allow a business that the community NEEDS to open and provide goods and services that will positively impact and enrich the Bayview Hunters Point community.

Alabama prisoners and families rally in Washington DC to demand justice and equal protection...

‘Alabama to DC: End Prison Slavery’ rally and press conference with speeches from inside, banners, personal stories, music on Friday, Sept. 20, 4-6 p.m., in Pershing Park, at 14th St NW & Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC