Yearly Archives: 2019
Rodney Reed’s scheduled execution has been put on hold five days before he was to be put to death, after more than 20 years in prison. Common sense and 21st century DNA technology could take 20 days, not 20 years, to give an innocent person his or her life back. It is time for a change in who should control clemency.
Urgent action alert: Stop prison officials from blocking Shaka Shakur’s access to educational and...
Shaka Shakur is a politically active incarcerated New Afrikan who was transferred on Dec. 18, 2018, from the Indiana Department of Corrections (IDOC) to the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) as part of a campaign by prison officials to neutralize his activism.
The final 2019 UN Group of Experts Report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirms that Congo’s eastern neighbor Rwanda remains a haven for smuggling Congolese minerals.
“If the Supreme Court narrows this law, it would give corporations cover – allowing them to cover up racial discrimination ... A bad decision in this case could have impact on everyday businesses owned by Black people across our country.”
The Black Repertory Group is kicking off its 56th uninterrupted theater season with the life and music of the Godfather of Soul, James Brown. The nationally touring musical “Remembering James” is running Thursdays-Sundays through Nov. 24.
Philadelphia police have been violent and racist and corrupt for decades. They have a lot to lose if Mumia wins – because when Mumia wins, the forces that support Black dignity and freedom are winning.
“These appointments speak volumes. I am extremely pleased and excited that there are two new highly professional and qualified African-American women judges appointed to the California Superior Court.”
With the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales and the physical assaults against leaders of the Movement for Socialism, the progress made by indigenous and working-class people of Bolivia is under serious assault.
System-impacted women and girls are now leading the criminal law reform ... showing the American public and policymakers that previous beliefs on punitive punishments and “rehabilitation” are wrong.
"Take care of yourself. If you’re healthy and feeling good, you can better respond to your child in a calm, nurturing way."
2020 political candidates being challenged to spend 12% of their campaign contributions with Black-owned...
For decades, the Black community in America has overwhelmingly given its support to candidates who have made promise to support Black causes, yet there is virtually no tangible way to measure if such support is being granted.
Treasure Island got the highest or near highest scores for risk of exposure to residents, the human food chain and the environment. But California opposed its designation as a Superfund site. “By failing to make the National Priority List, cleaning up Treasure Island never became a national priority.”
The Alabama Department of Corrections is once again targeting and repressing incarcerated hunger striker Robert Earl Council (aka Kinetik Justice) for exposing the inhumane conditions at Limestone Correctional Facility.
Join us Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, for a candlelight vigil and open mic to honor our Jonestown ancestors and the Black community still surviving in SF working endlessly to strengthen their lives, families, businesses and neighborhoods.
CONGRATS to Toriano Gordon on opening the new VEGAN MOB restaurant, in Oakland on Lake Park in the old Kwik-Way....
Jones Senior Homes, a Section 8/202 senior housing complex, will be accepting applications Thursday, November 14th at 1727 Fillmore Street, San Francisco,...
“Zelensky is desperate to end the war. His electoral landslide was the result of this promise, and his anti-corruption theme, which is related. His presidency – even his life – depends on it,” says Princeton and NYU Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Cohen. So why did Zelensky want another $400 million worth of military aid that could only escalate the war?
I am an innocent man in prison – 11 years now – and I still can’t tell you how it feels.
Immigration can be a form of erasure. The quicker the newcomer sheds her identity, the sooner she is accepted.
“Despite three reports studying Black People in regard to racism in 55 years, Black San Franciscans are worse off than ever before.”