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Fascism, racism and homelessness kill with or without a virus

There are so many more terrorizing things in this poverty skola’s life than a virus. Before you read on, please turn your phone, TV, radio or computer off for just a minute. Take a deep breath and give your corporate media-terrorized mind a rest.

Federal jury awards estate and family of Sahleem Tindle Jr. $6,343,000 for wrongful shooting...

“The shooting was outrageous in that Tindle was shot in cold blood with his back to the officer while attempting to surrender,” said civil rights attorney John Burris after the $6 million-plus jury verdict was announced. BART Officer Joseph Mateu had fired three shots into Tindle’s back within seconds after arriving on the scene.

Black Caucus introduces bill to overturn Prop 209

“This elimination of equal opportunity for minorities and women and the total demise of Black contracting in the state has gone on far too long. We must repeal Prop 209!” – San Francisco African American Chamber of Commerce Chair Frederick Jordan

Treasure Island: ‘Everybody who put us out there should be in jail for murder...

“I’m angry about that because I would never have moved to Treasure Island if they had told me there was radiation (there). I didn’t know what was happening to me until I got these tumors (one) on my shoulder and one on my side.”

City officials unveil ‘Jeff Adachi Way’

San Francisco – On Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, Public Defender Mano Raju, Supervisor Matt Haney, the Adachi family and community supporters of the late San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi unveiled the new name of the street that runs directly behind the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office, “Jeff Adachi Way.” The singular block of Gilbert Street between Bryant and Brannan Streets will not only honor Adachi’s legacy, but also serve as a daily reminder and motivation to all public defenders who walk across the street to the Hall of Justice every day to fight for the rights of their indigent clients and their families.

We ARE here: Census 2020

This is our hood, Bayview Hunters Point, once known as the fiercest in the Bay, the Black heartland of San Francisco. In a city that was 17 percent Black a few years ago, is the population really down to 3 percent? Where are they, our neighbors who are afraid to be counted in the Census? WE NEED YOU TO BE COUNTED!

All aboard … for Reparations!

May our Divine Mother-Father Creator of and in All – and beloved Ancients and Ancestors from yesteryears and yesterdays – find you and (y)our extended Family thriving in healing Spirit. WE know you were further enlightened during the many timely events and activities highlighted throughout our Alkebulan-African OurStory and Futures Month.

Oakland police stop renowned attorney Adante Pointer, point their guns, force him to crawl...

Adante Pointer Esq. is one of the legal warriors fighting the people’s fight for a long time in the streets and courtrooms of the Bay Area. I became aware of him during the Oscar Grant movement in 2009-2010. I remember he would be flanking John Burris, the Bay Area’s Johnnie Cochran in the courtroom, and at press conferences he would help explain the “legalese” to the media and public so people could understand what exactly happened in the courtroom.

New California bill aims to eliminate racial and other biases in hiring

Imagine applying for a job online. But instead of a hiring manager or some pre-screening software reviewing your application and pushing it along – or eliminating it – based on personal biases or other random criteria a company sets up, a smart computer program that is “agnostic” does the filtering, determining whether you are a good fit for the job or not.

Mayor Breed celebrates Right to Return ordinance

San Francisco – Mayor London N. Breed today celebrated the signing of San Francisco’s Right to Return Ordinance. She was joined by Supervisor Shamann Walton, Hope SF leadership and residents, and community members at Hope SF’s Potrero Hill housing development. The ordinance was sponsored by Mayor Breed, Supervisor Walton and the other members of the Board of Supervisors. The ordinance went into effect Jan. 19, 2020.

To bring the Green New Deal to California, elect Jackie Fielder to the state...

State Sen. Scott Wiener’s re-election website recently posted a Green New Deal pledge, including a vow not to accept contributions over $200 from oil, gas and coal industry executives, lobbyists or PACs. However, according to filing reports with the California Secretary of State’s office, Wiener has accepted over $23,000 in campaign contributions above $200 from the fossil fuel industry, including corporations such as PG&E, Southern California Edison, Calpine Corp., and Sempra Energy. An independent expenditure supporting Scott Wiener has also accepted $170,000 in donations from fossil fuel corporations including Chevron, Southern California Edison and Sempra Energy.

The time is now for Bernie Sanders

The time is now to support the strongest candidate to beat Trump. The time is now to build power and dignity for Black, Brown and working people. Please join me in voting March 3rd and helping to elect President Bernie Sanders.

I vs. We

“I feel sad for the poor culinary workers in Nevada who are being betrayed by their union leaders who are not supporting Medicare for All. Remember, M4A is not about health care; it is about health care financing. The culinary workers are not giving up anything; they are replacing what they have with something far better. They keep their doctors and nurses and hospitals, they get long term care, and they lose their co-pays and deductibles. Yes, they have fought hard for what they have, but M4A means their fighting is at an end.”

Mother of Mario Woods administers oath to San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju at...

On Feb. 27, 2020, in front of a crowd of over 300 people at Brava Theater, San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju took his oath of office and pledged his service to the community as part of the annual Black History Month Celebration of the Public Defender’s Office.

Vote Yes on Measure C to empower every child

Initiatives like Measure C help level the playing field, addressing the inequality that exists when some children have access to critical resources while others do not.

The toxic saturation of West Oakland – Town Hall tonight, Feb. 26, 6:30-8 p.m.,...

Councilwoman McElhaney urges everyone who might be affected or wants to support a solution to come to a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30-8:00 p.m., at the West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline St. RSVP at https://west-oakland-environmental-town-hall.eventbrite.com.

Strategies to reverse the out-migration of African Americans from San Francisco

Since the onslaught of the urban removal of African Americans from the Fillmore District by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, the estimated 18 percent population of African Americans in the City has dropped to 3.5 percent. There are significant and shocking reasons why this has taken place. Below are strategies to correct some of the injustices and reverse this tragic out-migration.

Bay View Voters Guide for March 3 Primary Election

Our best chance at a bright future is Bernie Sanders​. We need the courage to vote​ for the best world possible, for the biggest dreams, for the biggest potential shift in government and politics.

Open Door Legal expands: Now nearly half of all low-income San Franciscans can access...

San Francisco – Open Door Legal (ODL), a San Francisco non-profit committed to building the nation’s first system of universal access to legal help, has opened two new offices in the Excelsior and Fillmore-Western Addition neighborhoods. ODL was able to open the new legal aid centers thanks to a surge in funding by the City of San Francisco and is now halfway to achieving its vision in the city.

The struggle to build housing when you are homeless

POOR and Homefulness have launched an effort to work with conscious legislators to exempt poor and homeless people from exorbitant building permit fees and requirements which make it impossible for homeless and poor people to manifest our own solutions and stay in our neighborhoods and communities.