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Monthly Archives: August 2023

AfroComicCon comes to Oakland on Sept. 17

AfroComiCon is an annual event that celebrates and showcases Black excellence in the fields of art, media, tech and entertainment, as well as the realms of Black speculative literature, fiction, comic books, graphic novels, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, animation and related media

EOYDC offers stability for families in the community

A community center gives young people the space to be able to continue to engage with their peers and have more opportunities and resources outside of their school context.

Historic restaurant Souley Vegan a pillar of Oakland cuisine

Souley Vegan owner Tamearra Dyson’s recipes were the first to make “a vegan lifestyle” possible to imagine for Black people’s taste buds.

Extreme heat and overcrowding make Texas prison hell

The living conditions here on the Coffield Unit are in total violation of the Eighth Amendment. The SPCA would not allow dogs to be housed as we are.

The SF Bay View’s Community Journalism Program successfully trains Black citizen journalists

We need politically educated journalists who are sensitive to the community’s pain and struggle.

A reparations explanation for angry white people

Reparations seem to be a problem only when it comes to making things balanced with Black Americans.

Another victory for People’s Power: My release from solitary confinement

During my time in solitary, officials attempted to stop my cancer treatment at outside hospitals. It was only because of public awareness and protest that my treatment was resumed and recently completed.

Special school board election in East Oakland

Oakland is scheduled to have a special school board election on Nov. 7, 2023, open only to District 5 residents to fill the current vacancy for the School Board director.

‘Get your ass in the water and swim like Aaren Rudolph!’

You students should begin the new school year by jumping in the water and swimming your asses off – just like Aaren Rudolph did.

Introducing Ms. Patricia Jackson, equestrian and teacher!

... All must know that “We Ride Too”

A legacy of genocidal convictions: Jerome Coffey is innocent

Sentences to die in cages have effectively become the method of choice for white supremacy’s genocidal machine.

The beautiful, unsettling ‘Josephine’s Feast’ extends its run into this weekend at the SF...

For me theater is like church – it’s a space where all kinds of people can gather in the flesh and process what it means to be human together through live actors.

Tallio is serving up more than coffee

What Tallio’s provides is affordable respect, which is priceless to someone who is often denied respect simply because of how they look.

20 year anniversary of the Joyce Gordon Gallery: artistic curator Eric Murphy speaks

The importance of having Black owned galleries as with any creative Black owned space is the blessing to showcase and tell our own stories and show artwork that reflect our image and expression.

Remembering Garfield Belfon on African Martyrs Day

“The police become necessary in human society only at that junction of human society when it is split between those who have and those who ain’t got.” – Omali Yeshitela, chairman, African People’s Socialist Party

Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Mutulu Shakur

For those in the Bay Area interested in celebrating the life of Dr. Shakur, there will be a memorial on August 19 from 2:30 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the African American Art & Culture Complex in San Francisco (762 Fulton Street)

The precious dirt at Hunters Point

Article 31, by allowing the SF Public Health Department to be paid by the developer, Lennar, blinds the city agency tasked with protecting human health to the clear fact that the “dirt at Hunters Point” is not a gold mine. It is nuclear waste.

‘Tina’ the musical: a review

If you are a fan of bombastic light shows reminiscent of concerts, Black music performed with passion, then the Tina musical is for you. The play adapts and depicts the turbulent life of Black musical legend, “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Tina Turner.

Martial arts legend Sifu Bill Owens faces foreclosure, eviction, homelessness

He is a Black Elder, a care-giver, a pourer of knowledge and love into the Deep East Oakland (Huchuin) ComeUnity. Mr. Owens is being evicted.

Niger, West and Central Africa’s current war against neo-colonialism

What is striking and at the center of these changes on the continent, though, are a youth that no longer wants to be subjected to neocolonialism