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Sacramento PD arrests 12-year-old Black child, places plastic bag over his head

Let there be no mistake. Shooting and killing an unarmed Black woman, who professed to be pregnant in Houston, Texas, or “bagging” a small in stature 12-year-old in Sacramento must be called out for what it is. These actions are more reflective of the practices of “slave catchers” and “Jim Crow” era law enforcers than of proper urban policing techniques focused on de-escalation and by governments truly committed to empower police officers to “protect and to serve” our entire community.

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.

It’s true: As San Francisco mayor, Dianne Feinstein did repeatedly fly a Confederate flag...

Supporters of Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein are determined to write out of history the fact that, as mayor of San Francisco at the time, she infamously fought to keep the flag of slavery and KKK race terror flying in front of City Hall.

San Francisco, first in the nation, clears all 88,000 driver’s license holds, a poverty...

San Francisco is the first locality in the nation to lift all outstanding driver’s license holds for individuals who miss traffic court dates. A report found that residents from Bayview Hunters Point had their licenses suspended at a rate of more than three times the state average.

What happened to Black Wall Street on June 1, 1921?

Black Wall Street, the name fittingly given to one of the most affluent all-Black communities in America, was bombed from the air and burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites – a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.

1984: Confederate flag of slavery taken down from San Francisco Civic Center – 3...

When Bree Newsome pulled down the Confederate flag from in front of the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia on June 27, she gave brief, heroic expression to an anger felt far beyond the Lowcountry over the bloody massacre in Charleston 10 days earlier. The young Black activist’s exemplary act of protest recalled a series of events three decades ago, not in a bastion of the Old South ruled by Republican nut jobs, but 2,500 miles away in liberal San Francisco.

Guilty on all counts!

The International Panel of Jurists 2021 finds US guilty of Genocide and Gross Human Rights Violations against Black, Brown and Indigenous Peoples.

Election interference: 2016 paper trails suggest fraud in Democratic primaries

Clinton won 65 percent, Bernie Sanders 35 percent in states with strictly electronic voting machines. In states with paper ballots, Clinton won 49 percent, Sanders 51 percent.

The Navy uncovered Strontium-90, and they want you to think it’s OK. It’s not!

The indomitable Dr. Ahimsa Porter Simchai continues to expose the deadly injustices, today in the form of Strontium-90, threatening residents around the Hunters Point Shipyard Federal Superfund site.

Jalil Muntaqim, recently paroled after 49 years, was arrested Friday and is facing re-imprisonment...

Please Sign the Petition – The carceral state is relentless. After 49 years caged, Jalil Muntaqim’s freedom is in jeopardy after completing a voter registration form. Mr. Muntaqim's family and community who know, honor and love their educated, respected and courageous elder, say NO!

The frat house death of Gregory Johnson Jr. remains unsolved

The family of Gregory Johnson Jr. is still actively searching for answers concerning his death in the basement of Sigma Chi Fraternity House on the San Jose State University campus on Nov. 22, 2008. Pictures of a jagged scar on the back of Gregory’s scull that indicate a blunt force injury and the fact that a paramedic pronounced Gregory dead rather than taking him to the hospital are just some of the revelations Denise and Gregory Johnson Sr. are questioning.

City abandons 60 houseless people in Bayview RV lot: ‘Everything we own is soaking...

We have been abandoned here with no way to warm ourselves, our vehicles, or to dry out our clothing or bedding. Everything we own is soaking wet and we are dying from exposure.

The day after International Tribunal 2021 found the US GUILTY of genocide!

The International Tribunal 2021 and subsequent verdict places the Movement for liberation and self-determination on the international stage with the onus on We the People to create the next steps forward.

African Americans and the Gypsies: a cultural relationship formed through hardships

It is the slavery issue that begins the African American-Roma association and molds many of the cultural similarities that follow. It starts with the propaganda around the plantation labeling the slaves as “soulless” “talking animals,” helping to justify the lucrative trade against an increasing religious and political conscience declaring “all men are created equal.”

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.

Starr King Elementary, segregation and wealth: The politics of liberal San Francisco’s ‘separate but...

Segregation happens when people in power, many of whom identify as liberal, diminish the opportunities of those most in need through the redirection of resources.

Black community alert: Beloved San Francisco filmmaker Kevin Epps is fighting for his life...

“Imagine you taking (the COVID-19 virus) home to your mama, grandmama, sister. You’re gonna be responsible for that death, the loss of one of your loved ones,” said Kev. “Hopefully somebody like me getting it will wake people up.”

Criminalization will not slow the pandemic

The housing crisis, a shelter in place order and the National Guard: It’s not just coronavirus and disaster capitalism that we need to resist in these unsure times but the increased criminalization of people simply trying to survive.

How can San Francisco support its most vulnerable Black residents? Help them succeed at...

San Francisco’s African American community has shrunk by half since 1970. Of the families that remain, nearly a fifth live in public housing or get a rental subsidy. Now, a city effort is turning public housing into a key front in the battle to improve educational outcomes for African American kids.

San Francisco irradiates the poor on Treasure Island

Twenty years ago, the city of San Francisco moved thousands of its homeless and low-income residents into former military housing on Treasure Island, a small artificial land mass whose 55 years as a Navy base left it covered in toxic radiation. Today, construction on the island has it on track to becoming a bustling, upscale extension of the city. The problem is, some of those residents from 20 years ago are still there. So are thousands of others who have moved in since. So is the radiation.
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