Monthly Archives: November 2020
To feel the words of the abused and tortured, to believe what they tell us they experience behind the walls of our prisons, is our opportunity to feel their pain, to feel the injustice of their being caged and treated worse than animals, and to acknowledge the open door to the opportunity to stand up in support and protection of our fellow human beings.
From behind the walls are jewels that are at times able to grace the lives of those waiting for their creators’ return.
Jeremy Miller breaks down the complexities of the efforts of the San Francisco Police Officers Association to convince the SF Board of Supervisors that the City needs the SFPOA, and SFPOA members need to be paid well, have millions in assets, more millions in budgets, and be protected from the public as they continue killing unarmed Black and Brown folks with impunity.
It is a collective wound that keeps being opened by the racist killing machine of the police departments in our communities of Black and Brown people. We can stop the bleeding by standing up in our collective outrage for Grandma Addie’s Steven Taylor, and every new injustice and pain perpetrated upon another family in our community.
The election is over – the work is not. What’s not working for Black and Brown people, and what’s killing them, is one long familiar list. And there’s the other list that continues to demand our devoted attention to change and build the world we deserve by loving and uplifting our ravaged communities through relentless action.
A spectacular simultaneously real and virtual party/fundraiser lifted the love and light on Nov. 20-21, 2020 in the Bayview community! The SF Bay View editor’s torch was passed by Mary and Willie Ratcliff to Malik Washington who, along with Wanda Sabir and new managing editor Nube Brown and so many others, remembered the ancestors and highlighted art, dance, music, food, interviews, homegrown business and voices from the community.
West Point, Bayview Hunters Point – On Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, Supervisor Shamann Walton held a press conference to announce a three-point strategy addressing the uptick of violence in our district.
Bayview, San Francisco – Editor Malik Washington sits down with community leader and Bayview Hunters Point native Damien Posey, aka Uncle Damien.
UCSF White Coats for Black Lives leaves no uncertainty how Gov. Gavin Newsom and his appointee, Kathleen Allison, are playing the shell game, toying with the lives of our elderly and infirmed caged community members, and all Californians. CDCr is exposing all of us to ravaging and likely death by COVID-19. Equally troubling is the mental torture of all prisoners, their families and loved ones.
The Haitian people continue to resist the deadly slide into dictatorship – from the moment of the US-backed coup d’ etat against President Aristide on Feb. 29, 2004, to this very minute, with escalating massacres, extrajudicial killings, rapes and unchecked reign of terror against the people by the criminal regime of Jovenel Moise. Their cry is our call to action.
Society, and all elements of it, are responding to crossroads events. SF Board of Supervisors is feeling the heat of the proverbial feet to the fire in their negotiations with the San Francisco Police Officers Association’s contract renewal, the Board endowed with the grace of leverage to decide if they are committed, or not, to SFPD reform.
POOR ‘tours’ the Tenderloin demanding housing and reparations for 500 houseless San Franciscans facing...
UPDATE – Join us Monday, Nov. 16, at McAllister and Hyde at 3 p.m. for the Stolen Land-Hoarded Resources Tour to learn how communities are responding to the Bay Area electorate’s treatment of our homeless, soon-to-be again evicted onto the streets community members – Merry Christmas?
Bay View editors confront Tetra Tech’s intimidation tactics and environmental racism in Bayview Hunters...
Bayview, San Francisco – Bay View Assistant Editor Malik Washington discusses two threatening letters sent to to the Bay View newspaper October and November 2020 from Tetra Tech, the remediation company contracted to clean up the toxic Hunters Point Shipyard.
A tedious effort to follow up on how propositions and measures fared in an election event, Quinci LeGardye of California Black Media does the work and delivers the results, like it or not.
The 13-page letter from Concerned Black Employees to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to specify experiences of racism at CARB – widespread, routine and systemic – and shared, as well, with CARB’s staff, may provide the incentive to engage action towards introspection and change at the agency.
Following the 2020 election of Kamala Harris as the 49th vice president of the United States, well-known poet, Leslé Honoré, paints a conversation with a young brown girl about what she sees, and where realized dreams come from.
Let’s talk gangs, real gangs, New York City gangs, violence, hip hop and rap. The new documentary, ‘Rubble Kings,’ will lift you out of the depths of election frazzle and drop you into a different conversation, perhaps one of inspired possibilities.
Bayview, San Francisco – Editors Nube and Malik speak on the Trump Administration's massive, covert increase in federal executions and CDCr's deadly mishandling of the COVID-19 pandemic, currently being protested by hunger strikers at CTF-Corcoran prison.
The votes of the people have chosen Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States and Oakland’s own Kamala Harris as the 49th vice president of the United States to craft the changes voters want to see. The Biden-Harris partnership is capable and focused on the suffering of a divided nation with broad possibilities and hope to build a better America.
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