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For this action to be taking place during this current crisis of capitalism and attacks on the working class and oppressed leads one to draw the conclusion that there must be corporate influence on this decision. - Clarence Thomas, ILWU

Mayor Breed commits to support Black San Franciscans who shut down MLK Day breakfast due to racial inequity

We demand that City Supervisors work to keep Black folks in San Francisco and to improve their quality of life. We demand that they pass policies to immediately relieve the disparities.

The University of California’s ‘bad practice’ in the Hunters Point Shipyard

The UC committee finds the recent surface radiation testing at the Hunters Point Shipyard sufficient and calls for “an informational meeting with the residents of Parcel A to discuss the cost and benefits of further radiation testing of the parcel.” Supervisor Shamann Walton has called a public meeting for Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7 p.m., at 451 Galvez Ave., the Storehouse at the Shipyard. All residents are urged to attend.

Moms 4 Housing: Un-Wedgewooding the world must be led by Mama Power

Moms 4 Housing and all the beautiful people who stood together with the Moms are sheroes and heroes who manifested something capitalism tries very hard to kill: People Power. But they also manifested MAMA POWER, which, like all of us mamaz and daughters know, can take down a developer or real estate snake any day.

California prisoners call for end to machismo and femicide in Mexico

https://youtu.be/UB69VbhxmUk VICE News investigates the murder of women in Mexico and meets relatives of the victims who continue to fight...

Behind Enemy Lines

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak invites more prisoners to apply for membership in their resistance movement

Jailhouse Lawyers Speak is a national collective of imprisoned persons who fight for human rights by providing other prisoners with access to legal education, resources and assistance. You can join our struggle today!

Activism in the age of prisoner resistance: College students and activists are changing the prison reform paradigm

A revolution in inside/outside organizing is pushing prison activism to new levels, harnessing new technologies and broad-based people power to push back against the exploitative and extractive prison industries and injustices of incarceration.

Healthy prisoners launch hunger strike on MLK Day to support tortured mental health prisoners – join the phone zap!

These 16 brave and selfless activists imprisoned in Central Prison are taking a stand, by way of a hunger strike, for those in Unit One who are mentally incapable of making these demands. This is a humanitarian display of unity for those inside who face injustice by the very same people who face injustices enslaved right there with them.

Death penalty on the verge of extinction

Prisons are an extension of the slave trade, and the death penalty is just a more evolved way of lynching Black folks. With ACA(12), we can vote the death penalty into extinction.
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‘The Prison Within,’ filmed at San Quentin, to premiere at 35th annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The upcoming feature-length documentary film, “The Prison Within,” a film exploring the destructive impact untreated trauma has on individuals and communities through the powerful stories of survivors of violent crimes and prisoners incarcerated for murder in San Quentin prison, will make its world premiere at the 35th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF).

Culture Currents

Stress busters for working parents

Working parents, among others, may find themselves increasingly short-tempered, anxious or depressed as a result of stress at work. This may be especially hard if you’re parenting with ACEs – that is, if you’re dealing with unresolved trauma from your own childhood.

Our 2020 Vision: Make Africa Great Again

Afrika is our Black Power Base. Our life force. Our African Sun. Where is your home base, Black man? It’s Africa.

How Stevie Wonder helped create Martin Luther King Day

At Dr. King’s funeral, Stevie Wonder learned of John Conyers’ bill to make his birthday a national holiday. To overcome the resistance of conservative politicians, Wonder put his career on hold, led rallies from coast to coast and galvanized millions of Americans with his passion and integrity. But it took 15 years.

When the Panthers died

When the Panthers died, I cried, I tried to hold back my tears, While in my mother's womb, I was consumed with fear . . .

Poetry, prayers, protest against gentrification and displacement planned for MLK Day

On Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., noted Bay Area grassroots leaders will host a protest rally at the Oakland City Church to highlight the plight of the unhoused.

Bay View Archives

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.

SF School Board calls on City to halt Hunters Point development

The resolution does not compel any action but calls upon the city to halt construction, order health assessments and communicate these reports to the district and the public.

‘Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not toxic’

“I have several friends who have died from asbestos, died from inhaling asbestos. Don’t let any of these people tell you it’s not toxic. I have complained about all those trucks with all that dust. They bring it through our neighborhood with no cover.”

‘No one should be comfortable when the community is dying’

“We’re asking for a temporary shut down of the construction at the shipyard, so we can access the levels of exposure from arsenic and lead. And we can’t trust the Health Department under Mitchell Katz to do it.”

Poisoned by Redevelopment

“Last week a reading was over 21,000 particulates; 16,000 is an acceptable amount of dust you can breathe.”

City gives Hunters Point to Lennar as activists revive referendum

“Redevelopment destroyed the Western Addition,” said Bayview resident Charlie Walker. “And now they’re destroying Bayview Hunters Point. Black people are not leaving San Francisco – we are being driven out.”

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