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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Black graduates celebrate big at 2021 Rites of Passage ceremony!

Black Graduation 2021 was a proud showcase of young people who stretched themselves with grit in the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic to proceed through the Rites of Passage ceremony with hearts full and heads held high.

The Juneteenth Holiday and Kujichagulia, or self-determination

Always enlightening, Baba Jahahara shares honor and gratitude for the paths of our humanity, uplifts the work necessary for changes and serves a healthy dollop of food for thought.

A light at the end of the tunnel for Kevin Cooper

With determination, commitment and love, Kevin Cooper continues to fight for exoneration and freedom from oppression for himself and all who suffer the pain of the whip.

The other pandemic

We went to the moon, and with the same energy and success we can beat the super-killer fentanyl epidemic.

California’s stolen Black land: Bruce’s Beach, Folsom, Allensworth, the Fillmore

By hook or by crook, and a shake or two of KKK collusion, no fair playing field was created for early Black entrepreneurs, nor their descendants who today demand action from reparations task forces.

Building a united front inside: Educate, agitate, organize!

Power to the people is in education, agitation, unification and organization, inside and outside, to build lives without oppression.

Interstate prison transfers as weapons of political repression: My nine years in domestic exile

Determined not deterred, Kevin “Rashid” Johnson continues to be the brilliant flame of the candle on the cake that can’t be blown out.

Corporations committed $50 billion to Black communities: How it started, how it’s going

Keeping an eye on corporate-committed pledges to Black lives, Kia Croom virtually stears this new corporate philanthropy through a higher integrity to promulgate racial justice in deed as well as word.

Struggling for multicultural unity in Bayview Hunters Point

Love and care for each other proves once again to bring unity and well-being in place of fear and division.

Haitian political organization Fanmi Lavalas calls for mass mobilization in response to dictator Moise’s...

Fanmi Lavalas continues to focus on mass mobilization of the Haitian people to defend against death squads and non-functional institutions created by the U.S.- backed illegal dictatorship of Jovenel Moise.

Her disabled son was shot four times. Now, she can’t find a new apartment

Discrimination with impunity by those providing housing to Black, Brown, Indigenous and poor people act not in service to the community, but in the name of profits over people.

Oakland, show some love to Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, pillar of the community

Friends of Geoffrey’s Inner Circle lays out the quantifiable value of Black-owned businesses to the City of Oakland and must be included in the budget awards for fiscal year 2021-2023.

Second annual SFUSD Black Graduation Rites of Passage Ceremony

On Friday, June 4, 2021, the San Francisco Alliance of Black School Educators presented the Second Annual SFUSD Black Graduation Rites of Passage Ceremony!

Hey, let’s talk about race!

Whereas most light bulbs dim with age, the Critical Race Theory bulb burns brighter every day as we move boldly forward in exploration of the truth about the human family.

Black and Palestinian struggle and the fight for Ethnic Studies in California

As Ethnic Studies morph at the hands of the powerful, students are being force-fed whitewashed education by teachers without choices.

The Curry family helps renovate and unveil new playground at East Oakland elementary school

Safe play spaces built to grow healthy, happy kids at Franklin Elementary School in East Oakland.

In the San Francisco Black Film Festival XXIII, the legacy continues June 17-20: ‘Healing...

A scintillating array of fascinating films awaits film lovers at the 23rd annual San Francisco Black Film Festival, June 17-20. Meet SFBFF’s new millennial leaders, daughter Cree Ray and son Kali Ray Jr., of director Kali O’Ray, who died unexpectedly last year in August 2020. For tickets and details, visit www.sfbff.org.

Education Beat: Tachelle Herron-Lane of 100% College Prep

Bay View Education Reporter Daphne Young interviews Tachelle Herron-Lane, assistant director of 100% College Prep Program, a college prep program.

Senate passes four major bills cosponsored by SF DA Chesa Boudin

AB 127 holds police accountable, SB 739 provides basic income to youth aging out of foster care, and SB 299 and SB 710 expand police victims’ rights, support police accountability and promote fairness in the criminal justice system.