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Monday, April 19, 2021
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DMV adopts SF Supervisors’ policy to allow medical patients to use photo on file

CA DMV adopts policy urged by the SF Board of Supervisors recent resolution allowing on-file-photos for licenses and identification cards to patients with visual physical medical affects.

Pacifica Radio: Let’s talk about the debt

The defensive fangs of capitalism writhe and strike again within Pacifica Radio Network with the upcoming vote on the New Day bylaws, which threaten community radio and democratic governance at Pacifica.

TNDC plans to evict Black family with children during a pandemic

Double punch to the solar plexis – Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corp. moves to evict, ignoring the SF eviction moratorium and denying supportive resources to Black family.

Broadened tech access for Blacks and Hispanics slowed by FCC

There is concern that Black and Hispanic communities, already disproportionately served by smartphone technology, that pending acquisition of TracFone by Verizon being delayed into late 2021 by the FCC and CPUC regulators could jeopardize benefits for low-income people.

USF: The inside story of the noose found on campus

The Black Student Union at USF demands that the administrators expel student haters and step up in ethical and moral ways to protect their Black students. Institutional protocols and policies in place do not provide what’s necessary to intentionally provide a safe place to study, learn, explore, grow or live without fear. It’s a failure, and a clear and present danger.

Open letter from the USF Black Student Union to the administration: Noose found displayed...

The members of the Black Student Union at University of San Francisco, and most likely a fair number of allies, has clearly spoken to the administration about what is necessary as the administration continues to enable racist terrorism against the Black student body with a perpetual lack of action to respect and protect Black students. This BSU is not waiting another 500 years.

Never cease to explore!

When a comrade is impassioned, dedicated and committed we notice, and as humans, recognizing the gifts of one that permeate and uplift our community, the desire to bestow acknowledgement and honor is undeniable. Accepting the UCSF School of Medicine Alumni of the Year Award 2021, Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, shares her gratitude for and experiences with those who supported her journey.

Measure C: Oakland must fully fund child care now!

When community members fight, they win, and sometimes after they win they must continue to fight for what they won. Clarissa Doutherd of Parent Voices Action explains how the community in it’s need urged the Alameda County BOS to begin collecting the taxes now as directed by the 67 percent voter-approved Measure C in March 2020.

Civil Rights attorney John Burris to represent the family of Danville police shooting victim...

The family of mentally impaired Tyrell Wilson, who died when Danville Police Officer Andrew Hall shot him in the face without facing accountability, may finally realize justice for the loss of the dear one they loved.

Unhoused San Franciscans need access to water!

San Francisco falls critically short of safe drinking water accessibility for homeless people, which according to the 2019 Point in Time Count, there would need to be an additional 36 permanent water points in District 6 alone to meet the international minimum standard for water access established by the United Nations, made even more critical during a pandemic.

Brain cancer biomonitoring in Bayview Hunters Point

The injustice continues with Ahimsa Porter Sumchai’s ongoing exposure of the relentless suffering and death attacking the residents of Bayview Hunters Point – the result of the U.S. Navy’s poisoning the land with no cleanup or accountability, handing it off to profiteering developers, years of government and corporate corruption and greed, and crimes against humanity, culminating in three federal Superfund sites now confirmed.

Community gathering and conversation on how to stop the violence in the Black community

The SF Black communities are coming together to demand that those they elect be more proactive in helping to create what’s necessary, with community-centered leadership, to build strength, safety, health and wellbeing within SF Black communities, with a focus on the roots and impact of increasing violence.

Never stop dreaming

Congressman John Lewis’ “Good trouble. Necessary trouble” has become a mantra for movement to many working for shift in the status quo. “The Dream Keeper Initiative” was fostered by the SF Human Rights Commission to invest in the Black community with community members at the helm to bring healing, equity and reimagining in the present moment, and focusing on youth involvement moving into the future.

Shipyard homebuyers’ $6.3 million settlement with Lennar gets preliminary court approval

When we fight, we win! A hearing on the final approval of the $6.3 million settlement between the past and present homeowners in the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Lennar and Five Point will be heard in the U.S. District Court on Oct. 14, 2021. Tetra Tech will continue to feel the hot breath of the dragon for their apparent environmental racism, corruption and harm to citizens.

I thought I was dying: My apartment was built on toxic waste

Ashley Gjovik exposes the influence of a powerful corporation against the need for accountability and public safety on her journey to save her life. The challenges she encounters are ongoing for many people in the Bay Area, and they may not even know it yet. Her single victory has been the fight itself, which has lead her to become a devoted and zealous environmental justice advocate.

Breaking news: An emergency on Treasure Island

This evening at 5:00 pm, Dennis Bernstein, host of KPFA’s award winning news magazine Flashpoints, interviews former Treasure Island employee Asia Marie William and investigative reporter Carol Harvey about the poisoning of poor and people of color on Treasure Island. Today's wind storm is intensifying the danger.

Ex-SF cop threatened to ‘put a bullet’ in 11-year-old’s head for doorbell ditch prank

Child abuse, kidnapping and criminal death threats seem appropriate to this incident. As long as adult behavior as described here, especially that of an ex-police officer, is the go-to response to annoyance, we are in further danger of losing our humanity. Children will always play pranks with each other and the community at large. They shouldn’t be in danger of dying for their folly.

Meals on Wheels San Francisco: One year and 2.4 million meals

One of the blessings of challenging times is the person and/or organization who enlightens us to the blessings going on around us like Jim Oswald’s exalting the spirit- and life-saving services of Meals on Wheels San Francisco, volunteers having delivered 2.4 million meals and groceries to a total of 16,462 people including those impacted directly by COVID-19 in 2020.

Never out in the sun: City fights order that SF County Jail prisoners have...

As the penal systems continues to use all efforts to maintain its power over Black, Brown and poor people, weaponizing all available opportunities like the COVID-19 pandemic, civil rights attorney Yolanda Huang exposes the audacity of the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Department and the City and County of San Francisco to appeal a magistrate judge’s order to provide fresh air and sunlight to prisoners.

Judge upholds gag order on SF Bay View editor

It is clear that even though a person may have served their time in prison, release from prison to a halfway house does not provide freedom. One might be “allowed” to work, but may not be allowed the tools, or Constitutional Rights, necessary for the work allowed. The penal system prevails in unrelenting oppressor control and punishment against captive people, our Black and Brown community members.