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Tai Seals-Jackson, RDJ Enterprises

Bayview, San Francisco – Editor Malik Washington interviews Tai Seals-Jackson, granddaughter of Bayview Hunters Point's late, beloved community activist Espanola Jackson, about bringing jobs to D10.

Mayor London Breed announces spending plan for $120 million reinvestment in San Francisco’s African...

Emerging from the fertile earth of the Black community, seedlings begin to sprout as Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton present the Dream Keeper Initiative with a hefty commitment redirecting $120 million from SFPD for investments in the African American community.

Here we go again! A mother reports her child developed a brain tumor from...

Treasure Island residents live surrounded by deadly radiation and chemicals in the soil and groundwater around their homes. The illnesses they cause can continue and even kill after the families leave the island. Two weeks ago, this beautiful 10-year-old was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Now his mother sits beside his hospital bed praying he survives.

New documentary exposes COVID crisis at private SF prison

Under contract with San Francisco, the historic Compton’s Cafeteria, now signed as 111 Taylor St. Apartments, has been operating as a private prison aka halfway house run by the multi-billion-dollar multinational corporation GEO Group, which like the ICE detention centers GEO runs, has been infested with COVID-19 due to deliberate indifference to the wellbeing of those under their thumb.

Adachi Project releases ‘One Eleven Taylor,’ a documentary short depicting dangerous conditions at a...

Hope and purpose illuminates the work that The Adachi Project and Keith “Malik” Washington are doing to lift the burden of pain and suffering from the shoulders of those marginalized, dehumanized and oppressed, to expose the injustices of modern slavery being perpetrated on the people by the racist, capitalist oppressor and GEO Group.

Sunnydale residents organize protest against SF Housing Authority for Saturday, Feb. 13, 2021

Here is capitalism in one of its ugliest forms by way of housing privatization, eliminating the people’s sovereignty over their own lives in the true name of profits over people. Sunnydale residents are having none of it and are fighting courageously by relentlessly and loudly demanding their rights.

The FBI will not save us from white supremacy

Jeremy Miller succinctly describes the seemingly benign invitation from the FBI to help them keep us safe from scary events like the recent white supremacist insurrection at the People’s House as being somewhat akin to the fox asking the chickens to help with the slaughter. As Jalil Muntaqim said, “We Are Our Own Liberators.”

Positive Directions Equals Change: Resiliency, character and hope

There are always forces afoot like the prison and criminal substance abuse to crush beautiful human lives. The beauty of our humanity is that there are also forces of love with relentless purpose to support our communities to heal, recover and live into successful and vital lives.

Sunnydale residents hold BBQ to garner support to oppose HOPE SF’s redevelopment plan

Shameful history may be repeating itself where again the city of San Francisco and a developer are moving forward with a housing redevelopment project, during a pandemic, without respectfully hearing the voices of those who have been residents for decades and who likely will be adversely impacted.

SF Bay View editor gagged, threatened and his work phone confiscated for reporting COVID...

By every rights violation imaginable, the new editor of the SF Bay View, Keith ‘Malik’ Washington, is being retaliated against for doing his job to protect people from harm and possible death by COVID-19, as the GEO Group multi-billion-dollar private prison operator attempts to silence the messenger. A civil rights complaint was filed Monday by attorney Richard Tan suing the Federal Bureau of Prisons and GEO Group. Press conference at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Halt the mean Prop 19 now! Stop the attack on Black and Brown wealth

God-Mother Elizabeth Quida has grave concerns about possible negative impacts of the just passed under-the-radar Proposition 19 on vulnerable families and communities, and urges the Proposition immediately be put on hold for the benefit of further community consideration.

Mayor London Breed announces $25 million early education economic recovery program

Details of Mayor London Breed and former BOS President Norman Yee’s Early Education Economic Recovery Program created to address early education issues in general, and specifically during this COVID-19 global pandemic, to protect and nurture our most precious gifts – the children.

District Attorney Chesa Boudin announces Community Liaisons program

It’s winter and yet DA Chesa Boudin is making lemonade for the people from the lemons we’ve been puckering on for too long by immediately launching the new Community Liaisons program, a team for each district highlighting more emphasis on the voices of residents in the historically biased prosecutorial environment.

Nube Brown at the Inauguration Day Rally Against Fascism

“All power to the people. It is US, the people. It's US, period. We're in the fight for our humanity. Are we really seeing each other? Are we hearing each other? There's no proving to them that we are worthy of being seen.”

The battle to free San Francisco Bayview Editor Malik Washington

The appetite of capitalism demands every dollar be extracted from the resource object, in this case, your new community advocate and editor of the SF Bay View Newspaper, Malik Washington, is the commodity, the enemy and still a prisoner in the grip of the multi-billion dollar GEO Group that runs the Taylor Center halfway house/private prison in the Tenderloin. Free Malik Washington!

Why are SF Supervisors hesitant to demand racial equity in policing and hold SFPD...

San Francisco by reputation appears progressive and caring – by action, not. Numbers don’t lie. Wealth and Disparities in the Black Community gives a disturbing update about the County Board of Supervisors failure to address current and ongoing systemic racism against Black and Brown San Franciscans. Virtual press conference Monday, Jan. 25, 12–1 p.m.

I am a proud member of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s International Association for...

Treasure Island residents have been subjected to virulent poisons by what Dr. King called “economic conditions that … give luxuries to the few and leave millions of God’s children smothering in an airtight cage of poverty in the midst of an affluent society.”

COVID outbreak – and media crackdown – at private halfway house in Tenderloin

When the system begins to crumble all sorts of unimaginable tactics are employed by the elite to stave off the inevitable. The capitalist patriarchy uses any and every weapon at their disposal to keep control of that which is wriggling out of its grasp. This is what change looks like.

Brother Cut on Gentrification in Bayview Hunters Point

Bayview – Editor Malik Washington interviews artist and BVHP native Brother Cut from Kirkwood on the everyday challenges of living through rapid gentrification.

Sheryl Davis of the Human Rights Commission: Showing love to San Francisco through service

A vibrant breeze is felt amidst the chaos of political blustering, posturing, hating, violating and destroying. With the power of love and commitment to caring about the people in our communities, Sheryl Davis, Director of the Human Rights Commission, is solidly on the ground in tandem with Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Walton and others to create the possible dream.