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Monthly Archives: July 2021

Free Uhuru! Supporters ask Gov. Northam to grant him clemency

Justice for Uhuru Coordinating Committee (JUCC) is ramping up efforts to free unjustly sentenced Uhuru Baraka Rowe, and take down Virginia’s Richmond Circuit Court Judge James B. Wilkinson for egregious judicial bias and racism in sentencing of Black people.

77th anniversary commemoration of the Port Chicago Explosion

Johnnie Burrell resurrects the buried history of 320 lost lives, most of them Black, and 50 exonerated hero African American enlisted sailors racially and unjustly court-martialed by the Navy in the Port Chicago Explosion incident of 1944. 

Stanford Cancer Institute’s 10th anniversary conference: Breast Cancer and African Americans

Education is everything and available to everybody interested, virtually and free, by attending the 10th Anniversary Breast Cancer and African Americans (BCAA) Conference.

Black Agenda Report Publisher Glen Ford’s death a devastating blow for Africans everywhere

Glen Ford left a powerful legacy, and standard to a very high bar in maintaining the forward movement for African people everywhere, as he consistently exposed the genocidal policies and agendas of Western capitalist imperialism.

All SFUSD schools return to in-person learning for Fall

Back to school in the fall, some students returning to in-person learning and others opting for remote learning, is supported by Education Reporter Daphne Young and Deputy Superintendent Enikia Ford-Morthel who lay out the process with plenty of information and encouragement.

The community celebrates Terry Collins, long time warrior for the people

Shared by Arlene Eisen is a wedding of love loving love in the memorial celebration of the powerful and expansive life of Terry Collins, a true human being who stood and lived for the people, now joining the Ancestors.

Hunger striking for true freedom – statement for a political musical

While the Historic Hunger Strikes brought joyous victory with the end of indeterminate solitary confinement, the struggle continues with most of the representative body, now Elders, still in prison, suffering ongoing retaliation by parole authorities.

Bobbing for bad apples: True accountability still elusive in the SFPD slaying of Keita...

Jeremy Miller brings the lens in close to view the minutia of maintaining injustice and justifying extinguishing of Black life.

The lost shores of Yosemite Slough

The once-pristine Yosemite Slough is not lost and justly not forgotten as Yvonne Fong of the EPA and community involvement coordinator Jackie Lane announce plans to advance remediation and restoration.

Samoan Dual Language Pre-K Program launched in the Bayview!

The Samoan Dual Language Learner Pre-K at Leola Havard Early Education School helps to restore the right and elements of wholeness and empowerment for children of Samoan heritage in the Bayview Hunters Point community.

Rwandans mourn ‘Mama Rwanda’ Espérance Mukashema

As Espérance Mukashema transitions to the Ancestors, her legacy uplifts the sorrows and fights against the genocides and continuing conflicts in Rwanda for the remaining and next generation of freedom fighters.

Veronza Bowers, political prisoner and healer: Making the wounded whole

Formerly incarcerated Pancho was shocked at Veronza Bowers’ still being caged in the prison system 30 years after he himself was healed to walk again by the healing energy of Veronza and his shakuhachi.

How harm reduction is harming more than helping addicts

The drug addiction health crisis demands astute consideration about which treatment modalities work best to keep people with healthy, thriving lives intact within our communities, instead of prey for pharma and slaves for the prisons.

The birth, meaning and practice of Black August

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson welcomes Black August in tribute, recognition, fortification, consciousness-building and inspiration, embracing community socialist values of mutual aid and support.

Jamal Trulove speaks out against the recall of SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin

Jamal Trulove describes the heavily-funded smear campaign launched by the police union and wealthy, power-wielding elite designed to maintain the status quo of white supremacy and injustice by petitioning recall of elected SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin.

Seven Bayview businesses that powered through the pandemic

Survival-thrival successes on Bayview’s Third Street in the pandemic era seem driven by writer Meaghan Mitchell’s lifetime mantra based on the African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Second Reparations Task Force meeting calls for more voices of Black Californians

California’s nine-member Task Force to Study and Develop Reparation Proposals for African Americans, convened the second of 10 planned meetings and voted on a proposed community engagement plan to include “listening sessions” across the state.

Eight-year-old twin sisters Kalina and Kalani cook their favorites!

Passed down from generation to generation, simple down-home recipes lovingly enter the next generation with twin sisters Kalina and Kalani through their grandmother, Barbara Harris.

In the wake of Jovenel Moise’s assassination: Building solidarity with Haiti’s popular movement

The empirical tentacles of the U.S. and UN continue their strangle-hold on the Haitian people’s grassroots movement to create “a new vision of the republic rooted in justice, transparency and participation.” 

The savagery of Life Without Parole (LWOP) sentencing

Michael Dorrough describes the path for legislators to create humane prison sentencing, tools for rehabilitation and justice-based administration of incarceration.
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