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Saturday, September 25, 2021
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People over profits: California bill pushes Amazon, Walmart and other big e-retailers

Warehouse Workers Protection Act, AB 701, intends to reign in the profits over people culture causing pain, injury, suffering and job loss to employees, predominantly Black and Brown people.

US and UN treachery in the African Great Lakes Region: Why Rwandan refugees refuse to go home

Rwandan bodies and lives continue to feed the bottomless pit of U.S. capitalist, imperialist greed in partnership with Rwanda’s criminal President Paul Kagame while the United Nations agencies are exposed as complicit in silence.

City Hall political corruption reaches community-based institutions

“Black community organizations require mission-aligned leadership to implement their purpose. Instead, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center VP Farah Makras informed me that many of her friends voted for Donald Trump.” - Former Board President Julian Davis

Urgent! Call the governor! Jalil Muntaqim demands the immediate transfer of Kevin Rashid Johnson out of Lucasville before he is murdered

Jalil Muntaqim’s URGENT appeal to call Ohio Gov. DeWine and demand Kevin Rashid Johnson’s immediate transfer out of Lucasville – notorious white supremacist Lucasville Prison hell-bent on murdering Kevin Rashid Johnson.

Liberate the Caged Voices

Editor Nube Brown’s interview illuminates shared humanity and how Artivists formerly incarcerated Minister King X and 26-years currently incarcerated Keelo G work together to win release for CA elder freedom fighters and political prisoners.

Tribute to Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz

The hateful, racist inhumanity of our prison system delivered to political prisoners, to Elders like Russel ‘Maroon’ Shoatz, is criminal and none other than death sentence by proxy.

What to the Black third striker is your Parole Board hearing?! A warped call and response

With a crystal clear lens, Ronnie Winn sorts out the mumbo jumbo of CDCR and Board of Parole language to expose the bottom line realities for indeterminately sentenced non-violent third-strikers in CA prisons.

The sport of abusing prisoners in Lucasville, Ohio: Like pulling wings off flies

Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson is ‘bent as ever on being that “asshole” who helps lift the veil’ on corruptions and tortures against Western slave society behind the walls of U.S. prisons.

The RIBPP & PSO’s Statement on Comrade Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson

Intentionally placing Comrade Kevin Rashid Johnson’s life in danger, state thugs of IDOC, ODRC, SOCF and accomplices are using all illegal means to block Mr. Johnson from all access to his rights as a prisoner and as a human being.

Writing While Black: Fall 2021

Writing While Black in Fall 2021 brings advantages with both more in-person and still-plentiful online conventions, and spiced with a scandal that’s inspiring changes and ended well too. 

GIRLFLY in the Gardens

With intention on Land, Belonging and Racial Justice in the worlds of young women and non-binary people, GIRLFLY in the Gardens plants the seeds for dance and poetry’s blooming revelations.

How to live free … guaranteed!

The telling of a lived experience of addiction like Martin X shares in this writing beckons that person searching for the open door of healing support in places like Positive Directions Equals Change right here in our Bay View Hunters Point community.

Music executive Atron Gregory talks about signing and working with the late Shock G of Digital Underground

Shock G Day will include a community feed with the East Oakland Collective, a motorcade from East Oakland to West Oakland, a free Digital Underground concert and tribute at Oakland’s City Hall, then an after-party at the New Parish.

Welcome to the Bay View Archives! With a $20,000 grant from The San Francisco Foundation, we can finally formalize and publicize our trove of Black journalism from 1976 to 2008.

Those who must be shown: an environmental justice manifesto

George D. Porter dedicated his career to the International Longshoremen’s Workers Union Local 34. He died in the care of his loving family on the morning of Feb. 19, 1992. His immediate cause of death was dehydration. His final cause of death was pulmonary asbestosis.

Then wasn’t the time, but now is!

“The police say to us all the time that they can’t do their jobs because we won’t talk and tell on someone. Well, we ARE telling on PG&E … so now we tell them it’s your turn. Do your job! Do it now!”

Lennar builds shoddy homes

“We have been living the Lennar nightmare for seven years. We are original owners with perpetual water intrusion. I am trying to organize my neighbors (168 defective homes) and share information in hopes that together we can make a difference ... We are absolutely devastated. I am writing from Novato, California.” — Tamara

A failure of leadership

After more than 15 years of “cleanup,” the Shipyard is still a toxic mess – and now Lennar is moving forward to build residential housing on the site.