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Friday, November 27, 2020
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Local News & Views

Local News & Views

An interview with Damien Posey of US 4 US Bay Area

Bayview, San Francisco – Editor Malik Washington sits down with community leader and Bayview Hunters Point native Damien Posey, aka Uncle Damien.

SF Police Officers Assoc.: ‘We’d sign off on USDOJ reforms tomorrow!’ in exchange for...

Society, and all elements of it, are responding to crossroads events. SF Board of Supervisors is feeling the heat of the proverbial feet to the fire in their negotiations with the San Francisco Police Officers Association’s contract renewal, the Board endowed with the grace of leverage to decide if they are committed, or not, to SFPD reform.

POOR ‘tours’ the Tenderloin demanding housing and reparations for 500 houseless San Franciscans facing...

UPDATE – Join us Monday, Nov. 16, at McAllister and Hyde at 3 p.m. for the Stolen Land-Hoarded Resources Tour to learn how communities are responding to the Bay Area electorate’s treatment of our homeless, soon-to-be again evicted onto the streets community members – Merry Christmas?

Black employees say racism is rife at Cal Air Resources Board

The 13-page letter from Concerned Black Employees to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to specify experiences of racism at CARB – widespread, routine and systemic – and shared, as well, with CARB’s staff, may provide the incentive to engage action towards introspection and change at the agency.

Send ’em to Malcolm!

Downtown, San Francisco – Malcolm Construction claims to hire people of color, so we want to invite our followers and friends to contact then in order to get jobs in the construction field!

Jacquelin’s BBQ on Quesada and Third

Bayview, San Francisco – Malik talks to local Bayview Hunters Point native chef Jacquelin, who's cooking up stuffed oysters, crab, lobster, brisket and all kinds of food at the corner almost every afternoon. Jacquelin says that the Bayview neighborhood needs support and resources.

Section 3: Use it or lose it

What is Section 3? Lin Robertson makes sure we know in detail about Section 3 because the HUD Section 3 New Hiring Requirements on public and affordable housing are slated to be removed in 2021. That’s very bad news for our low- and very low-income community members, and our communities at large.

Bayview community rallies voters for an important election

Voting in the Bayview community is being encouraged and supported with education, registration and myriad other day-to-day needs by SF Bay View Assistant Editor Malik Washington, Managing Editor Nube Brown, Mother Brown’s, Gwendolyn Westbrook of UCHS and so many others to lift Black voices for Black rights.

Our culture of resistance: Dismantle institutional racism at City College now

The fire is lit and the students of City College of San Francisco and their supporters are brilliantly adamant about what they will and will not accept in creating the futures they see for themselves and those who will follow. As stakeholders in the reformation of a deeply broken system, their vision is clear and their collective voice will be heard.

Del Seymour and Code Tenderloin: Addressing San Francisco’s homeless crisis

Code Tenderloin has been meeting the people where they are at for about seven years, providing day-to-day, real life, in the moment necessities to the community. Embodying a paradigm that at least emotionally eliminates the red tape, folks are receiving help without burden of shame and dehumanization. They’re getting love and compassion instead.

Fathina Holmes and City Build Academy: Putting our people to work!

Assistant SF Bay View Editor Washington shines a bright light on the get-down commitment of Bayview Hunters Point native, Fathina Holmes, to get it done and create space for opportunities and second chances to become realized for people who look like her.

Medicaid is better than nothing

Gov. Gavin Newsom talked like he cared about all Californians having affordable quality healthcare in his 2018 campaign. Unfortunately, even the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't moved the needle in Newsom's rhetoric as we see the healthcare options statistics are even more shameful than we might have realized.

Rasta V

Bayview, San Francisco – At Third and Palou, Nube and Malik interview Rasta V aka Vertis about living in the hood, his late mother, staying safe in COVID and getting out the vote!

Open letter of apology from UCSF Professor John Balmes, MD, to the Bayview Hunters...

Nine months ago, a panel of UC experts headed by Dr. John Balmes released a review of radiation retesting procedures for Hunters Point Shipyard Parcel A, finding them “appropriate.” At a Jan. 28 public meeting, Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai challenged Dr. Balmes’ independence, recalling he was paid by developer Lennar for reassuring the community of the safety of the dust generated by developer Lennar’s grading in 2006-2007.

Navigating the toxic triangle in Bayview Hunters Point

Endlessly bombarded by the triple slam of the capitalist corporate installed food desert, poverty and government refusal to take responsibility for the toxic remains of the Hunters Point Navy Shipyard wedded to developer greed and other shenanigans, Bayview Hunters Point community continues to take the steps necessary to claim a healthy environment.

The Black woman’s vote is the honey of the Democratic Party

November 3, 2020 being probably the most critical election of this country’s history is stimulating aggressive solicitation towards particular sectors of voters. To be sure, the Black woman holds a sweet spot for politicians’ attention in this election.

2020 hindsight on dirty deeds done dirt cheap at Hunters Point

DDDDC ingredients for Hunters Point Bayview horror story mystery cake: Navy paid Tetra Tech subsidiary hundreds of millions of dollars for botched cleanup – busted for fraudulent radiation testing – scapegoat the fraud on “rogue employees” – another subsidiary of Tetra Tech previously accused of similar shenanigans at the Industrial Excess Landfill in Ohio – “We now know what they [the EPA] did to us and how they did it.” Bake at 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit for at least one decade.

Free them all! Rename all jails, prisons and other detention facilities in California for...

Gov. Gavin Newsom can choose to step up to avoid the increasingly popular idea of renaming all the state prisons, jails and detention centers after him. The governor’s failure to respond to the citizens’ demands to use his authority to save lives in the face of the COVID-19 tragic impact on helpless people in cages leaves him fair game for ridicule and deep criticism.

Why we need Digital Mobility

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." COVID-19 has dug in its heals and igniteded the creative juices of entrepreneurs like Jerry Mixon and Yolanda Lewis to join forces in combining their already-established tech entities to light the fires of opportunities for a much broader spectrum of systemically excluded Black, Brown, and other marginalized communities.

University of California’s disservice to the Bayview Hunters Point community

Nine months gestation birthed what? The review by the UC expert panel about retesting procedures for Parcel A and Parcel G in Hunters Point Shipyard, nine months after the report’s release, seems to have resulted in a stillbirth as there is no evidence of benefit to the parent Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) community. Foul play is suspected.