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Archives 1976-2008

Archives 1976-2008

The Bay View Archives is a project founded in 2019 to publish stories and journalism from 2008-1976. This venture is funded by a grant from the San Francisco Foundation.

Outrage as Inglewood police officer murders another Black man

“Kevin Wicks was shot unnecessarily and there is a crisis [of confidence] in the Inglewood Police Department. They need to be held more accountable and there needs to be a sense of urgency.”

SF Health Dept. waited six weeks to notify community of Lennar’s huge toxic exceedence...

“It is ‘normal,’ he said, for a child to have nosebleeds and asthma.”

California Hotel tenants fight for their human right to housing

“The California Hotel is just the first building,” said Robbie Clark, an organizer with Just Cause Oakland, who led the chants and rallying cry with tenants and supporters Monday. “There will more than likely be others. We have to come together as a community and prevent the displacement of residents.”

All of the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard must be cleaned to residential standards

The United States Navy has spent over $600 million trying to clean up the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Most of the money was wasted - more then $300 million by International Technologies - with little supervision by the United States Navy Base Closure Team in past years.

The sinking Titanic

Like a colossal ship navigating through the uncharted ocean of financial uncertainty, the Miami homebuilder Lennar Corp. is a “sinking Titanic.”

POCC speaks before the United Nations: an update wit’ POCC Chairman Fred Hampton Jr.

This is terrorism. (We should) not wait for some white left producer to later come out with some movie when it is safe to say, “OK, this is wrong."

Israeli political cops beat prize-winning Gazan journalist

“His homeland, Gaza, is surrounded, starved, attacked, forgotten. He is a profoundly humane witness to one of the great injustices of our time. He is the voice of the voiceless.”

Another world is possible: Boots of the Coup interviews Mumia Abu Jamal

"There is a very thin line between those of us who are political and those of us who are not ... that is why I say that there are millions of Malcolms. They just don’t know it yet."

‘State of Black San Francisco’ conference raises questions

Findings of the 2008 State of Black San Francisco public conference predicted our present: "a combination of violence, economics and lack of Black leadership has contributed to a situation that could soon turn SF into a city with only a handful of very rich and very poor African Americans."

Quesada Kids Community Fruit Stand

The Quesada Kids Community Fruit Stand was the talk of Third Street over the weekend. Quesada Gardens Initiative co-founder Shane King organized half a dozen youngsters to harvest his backyard plum tree and sell the fruit at the tip of the Quesada Garden by the Bank of America. The fruit sold out in about an hour, the kids made more money than they expected, passers-by LOVED the idea and everyone wants more of the same.

Proposition F: A fight for the heart and soul of San Francisco

Lennar has used its multi-million dollar profits to buy off community groups, pay community residents as “consultants” and sell a set of wolf tickets that would have shamed even the wolf himself.

Lennar asks feds for help

With San Francisco having climbed deeper into bed with Lennar thanks to Prop. G's passage, the bad news coming from Wall Street and beyond can't exactly be music to Mayor Gavin Newsom's ears.

Prop G’s false promises

Newsom and his political allies are backing the Proposition G transfer of City property to a private developer in what is likely the worst public-private partnership the Newsom administration has dreamed up.

Polluter pays!

The 94124 zipcode ranks in the 80th percentile for particulates, carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds. It ranks in the 90th percentile for sulfur dioxide.

Everyone talks about affordable housing; Prop F makes it the law

With passage of Prop F, 50 PERCENT OF NEW HOUSING BUILT AT CANDLESTICK POINT MUST BE AFFORDABLE – BY LAW.

Environmental organizations and residents warn against consequences of Lennar’s ‘Prop Greed’

“People need to know about Proposition G’s environmental consequences. This is a ploy to pave parks for profits.”

Prop F answers SF’s top housing issue: Affordability

For over a year, Lennar polluted the Bayview with dangerous levels of asbestos particulate, churning poisonous dust clouds over community homes, schools and churches.

Did CDC conceal toxic dust threat in Hunters Point as it did in Ohio?

Short term exposures to particles can, within hours or days, aggravate lung disease, cause asthma attacks and acute bronchitis and increase susceptibility to respiratory infections.

‘Black art’ draws new collectors, better prices

“More confrontational works tended to be ignored,” Azzi said. “But now institutions and collectors are a bit more comfortable looking back and taking note.”

‘Banished’: How West Oakland and Hunters Point are fighting that fate

He stressed the need for people to buy property collectively and develop plans that would work as safety nets when people can’t afford to pay their mortgages.

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Poetic justices: Two Black women appointed to California Superior Court judgeships

“These appointments speak volumes. I am extremely pleased and excited that there are two new highly professional and qualified African-American women judges appointed to the California Superior Court.”

Black Alliance for Peace stands in revolutionary solidarity with the people...

With the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales and the physical assaults against leaders of the Movement for Socialism, the progress made by indigenous and working-class people of Bolivia is under serious assault.

Modern-day slavery from incarceration to forced adoption

System-impacted women and girls are now leading the criminal law reform ... showing the American public and policymakers that previous beliefs on punitive punishments and “rehabilitation” are wrong.

Parenting with ACEs: How you can support your toddler

"Take care of yourself. If you’re healthy and feeling good, you can better respond to your child in a calm, nurturing way."

2020 political candidates being challenged to spend 12% of their campaign...

For decades, the Black community in America has overwhelmingly given its support to candidates who have made promise to support Black causes, yet there is virtually no tangible way to measure if such support is being granted.