Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Speaking of Crack …

“Three Strikes and You’re Out” resulted in people going in young and spending their entire life in prison for offenses that should never have been felonies.

Is Black-originated culture a social justice ‘warrior’ blind spot?

To see our powerful culture and its curriculum – rooted in Black history and self-empowerment – be denied in places where it is arguably needed the most is an affront in this otherwise activist driven environment.

Rashid: From my denied and delayed cancer care to the worst possible treatment 

It’s been exactly a year and a half since Virginia prison officials had clinical evidence from PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood tests that I have prostate cancer ...

Talkin’ to the youngsters

Talking to a few youngsters, I hear them saying there are white people in the inner city walking their poodles and how our communities are being gentrified.
Bay-View-Community-Journalism-Pt-1-1, SF Bay View, Bay-View-Community-Journalism-Pt-2, SF Bay View,

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.