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The shocking death of Rwandan gospel singer and dissident Kizito Mihigo

“Kizito Mihigo had been persecuted for advocating compassion for all the victims of the genocide, Hutu, Tutsi and Twa, refusing to blame all Hutu people for the Rwandan Genocide. Kagame has become fiercely vengeful with dissident Tutsis because they are breaking up his constituency.” – Professor Joseph Bukeye

Bloomberg’s bigoted remarks: Black voters will decide 3/3 whether his apologies are sincere

“We put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” said Michael Bloomberg. “Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. … The way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them against the wall and frisk them.”

Unheard Voices calls for Alabama Corrections Commissioner Dunn to meet with prisoners

“Months and years of retaliation (have been) endured … by countless (prisoners) who have … made sacrifices that those of us who have never been incarcerated cannot truly understand – all in order to seek accountability, to end prison slavery, and to stop the construction of new prisons that will take from us our children and grandchildren.” – Unheard Voices

UCSF-UCB scientists’ shipyard review violates state open government and meeting laws

A letter was sent to the team of UCSF-USB scientists reviewing retesting procedures for Hunters Point Shipyard Parcels A and G, via Ms. Laura Kurtzman, the designated contact person.

National Solidarity Events to Amplify Prisoners’ Human Rights, Aug. 21 – Sept. 9, 2020

We call on you again to organize the communities from Aug. 21 – Sept. 9, 2020. In the spirit of Attica, will you be in the fight to dismantle the prison industrial slave complex by pushing agendas that will shut down jails and prisons like Rikers Island or Attica?

Lives Over Luxury: The Poor People’s Army plans to march on the DNC

We are the “greatest country in the world” but we can’t provide healthcare or jobs to our citizens? We have the ability to clothe, house and feed every human but we don’t? Why not?

Traci’s Bartlow’s Valentine’s Day ‘My Life in Nudes’ exhibition

I’m a dancer. My body is my instrument. It is the sacred vessel I am gifted to live this life in. It is my duty to honor and care for it, and to use it to the fullest of its capacity.

Frisco’s Project Level young people are strapping up for a college tour

Project Level is a non-profit youth organization that serves underserved communities by teaching them how to create opportunities for themselves by utilizing the arts and their own creative talents.

Is Rwanda under Kagame a shining example of good news from Africa?

In an article titled “Rwanda Is a Shining Example of Good News from Africa” published in Stuff, writer Phil Quin has a line that I love: “But the truth, as always, is more nuanced and, especially over the past decade or so, Africa is in many ways coming into its own.”

The weaponization of suboxone strips: An evolving tactic in the ‘perpetual battle’ for control...

“They call us walkin’ corpses, unholy living dead / They wanna lock us up, in this [American] hell” – Misfits, “London Dungeon”

Wanda’s Picks for February 2020

Happy Black History Month! We get an extra day and we need it too to get our Black Joy parade gear picked out for Sunday, Feb. 23. It’s an attitude, not an outfit.

San Francisco don’t like Black people

With pride and joy, San Francisco Black leaders Kevin Epps, Erris Edgerly and Fred Jordan were among hundreds gathered Jan....

The four California prisoner class representatives call for solidarity and change

Collectively, we are an empowered, mighty force that can positively change this entire corrupt system into a system that actually benefits prisoners and thereby the public as a whole.

What lessons have we learned from the war in Vietnam?

The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975. During the Vietnam War, approximately 4 million Vietnamese were killed and over 58,000 Americans died.

Backfirst seeks personal trainer, social worker, mental health technician

BackFirst is seeking the following for our S.F. Onsite Fitness and Wellness program: Personal Trainer, social worker, mental health technician.

Honoring Kobe Bryant during Black History Month

Makeshift memorials to Kobe have popped up all over the country, underscoring how eager people have been to honor the 41-year-old NBA legend who Magic Johnson dubbed in death as the greatest player in Los Angeles Lakers history.

Police protection for the homeless

Earlier this year, The New York Times published an Oakland article titled “As Homelessness Surges in California, So Does a Backlash.”

Filmmaker Kevin Epps releases new book, ‘Black Alcatraz’

In 2008, award winning filmmaker and community activist Kevin Epps wrote, directed and produced a documentary, “The Black Rock,” a film that tells the story of the African American history on Alcatraz. This month, Epps is releasing a companion book to that documentary called “Black Alcatraz,” which goes deeper into the experiences of the Black prisoner on the island while correlating those stories to today’s prison system.

SFCTA RFP for engineering US 101/I-280 express lanes – due 3/4

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ENGINEERING AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR THE US 101/I-280 EXPRESS LANES AND BUS PROJECT (RFP 19/20-06) Notice is...