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1966 Hunters Point Uprising and other tales of ‘San Francisco’s Last Black Neighborhood’

Andante Higgins produced this documentary, "Bay View Hunter's Point: San Francisco's Last Black Neighborhood?" in 2004, featuring commentary by SF Bay View publisher Willie Ratcliff and other residents familiar to Bay View readers. Part 3 tells the story of the 1966 Hunters Point Uprising, the second major U.S. "riot" in the '60s after Watts in Los Angeles.

‘Losing Just the Same’: Classic 1966 film on West Oakland

This documentary reflects on the lives and aspirations of a West Oakland family, “a story of people caught in a lifelong struggle between their hopes and their abilities and their discovery that no matter how hard they try they will be losing just the same.”

Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’

“Earth Song,” written and composed by Michael Jackson, who joined the ancestors June 25, 2009, at age 50, is his best known environmentally conscious track, a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. In 2007 he told Ebony magazine he was “very concerned” about the “international global warming phenomenon.”

49ers vs. Seahawks: 9/11, peace and the NFL

LaHitz goes to the 49ers season opener on Sept. 11. There we discuss the game, playoff hopes, peace, 9/11 and conditions around the stadium. Watch the video and see what people are saying.

Minister Farrakhan vs. Mike Wallace

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Y_njZ9Dg8&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] When Minister Louis Farrakhan was interviewed by Mike Wallace on CBS News' 60 Minutes on Sept. 29, 2005, this exchange ensued: Mike Wallace: "You go to Nigeria, which is, if not the most corrupt...

Congo’s soccer champions win first Africa Cup

You don't have to be a soccer fan to see that this is great stuff, especially the scooch victory dance, performed sitting down on the soccer field.

Seattle girl speaks about police beating

Seattle teen Malika Calhoun, 15, tells what led up to the vicious attack on her, caught on video, by police Deputy Paul Schene, how it felt and what she would like to see happen.

Bob Marley: ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ (live)

"I Shot The Sheriff" by Bob Marley, who explained, "I wanted to say 'I shot the police' but the government would have made a fuss so I said 'I shot the sheriff' instead."

BART Officer Tony Pirone caught on video punching Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0egoZCTXLGY&hl=en&fs=1&w=480&h=295] Moments before he was killed, Oscar Grant was punched in the face - but not by the BART officer who shot him. A cellphone video released by KTVU Jan. 23 shows another BART...

K’naan talks with Davey D about Somali pirates

Somalian-born rapper K'naan tells the real story about Somalia's pirates in this must-see interview with Davey D.

Young Mother’s Bill of Rights: Incarcerated mothers demand fair treatment

Young Mothers United (YMU) recently screened its public service announcement for the "Incarcerated Young Mothers Bill of Rights." We partnered with YO! Youth Outlook to create a seven-minute motion picture that educates the public on issues facing pregnant and parenting women in lock up.

Davey D’s adventures at SXSW#1: Building with dead prez

Davey D chops it up with dead prez about the cop killings in Oakland and Oscar Grant.

Oakland residents react to the police execution of Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Hlos6obl8&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1&w=425&h=344] In this video by Channing Kennedy for ColorLines, Oakland residents express their anger both at the failure of authorities to charge or even reprimand the officer who killed Oscar Grant and at the...

‘Jail Mehserle, the killer cop!’

Supporters of justice for Oscar Grant gathered Monday morning outside the Alameda County Courthouse while the preliminary hearing inside dealt with Johannes Mehserle's defense attorney Michael Rains attempting to reduce charges from murder, to move the venue to a less diverse county, or to otherwise stifle Mehserle being held to account for murdering Oscar Grant.

Caravan for Justice II

On Wednesday, April 8, 15 buses and numerous carpools headed to Sacramento to demand that legislators begin to address the concerns of all the people of California in the laws they pass.

The military uses racism to justify the destruction and occupation of another country

Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand. The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the insurance companies who deny us health care when it's profitable, the banks who take away our homes when it's profitable.

Chauncey Bailey on ethnic media

http://www.brightcove.tv/playerswf In this 2001 TV interview with New California Media (now New America Media) host Emil Guillermo, Chauncey Bailey says the Black press "can't be objective. It was born out of a role of activism....

‘March 21, 2009’

On March 21, 2009, a sunny Saturday afternoon, Lovelle Mixon killed four Oakland police officers before being shot to death. Featured in this broadcast quality video are Lovelle's cousin, Minister of Information JR and Bakari Olatunji.

Obama song for West Papua

http://www.youtube.com/v/8MoJH5mGH7o&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&fs=1 See "Independence or death" to learn more about the struggle for freedom from the brutal oppression of Indonesia and the exploitation of its rich natural resources by multi-national corporations of West Papuans, indomitable people...

Poor News Network TV: Justice for Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyYbSGYKaE0&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] For six hours on Thursday, Jan. 8, an apologetic BART board of directors listened to people voice their fury over a BART police officer's execution of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old father, and authorities'...

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Every one of the [National Prison Strike] demands is addressed in Bernie Sanders’ criminal justice reform plan.

Mothers challenge SFUSD: ‘They treat my daughter like a criminal because...

Shonte insists that this incident is part of an ongoing saga of discrimination and profiling by Ida B. Wells staff and alleges that her daughter was targeted and had been searched over a dozen times the previous year.

#StokersSoWhite: 2016 Horror Writers’ Association boycott

“'Beloved' would have been considered gothic horror if it had been written from a white character’s point of view by a white author.”