Thursday, August 18, 2022

Chrysallis Lab is helping people with employment skills and opportunities

Hurdling systemic barriers, presentation tools are offered to give people an extra-best shot at landing a first or transitioning job.

The 1st Annual Black August Film Festival is Aug. 13 in Pasadena

Black August Film Festival expands possibilities in the human experience and the freedom struggle.

HUD provides valued support where it is needed

Hope from HUD with Mountain View City Council’s leadership addressing affordable housing for Bay Area residents.

Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center honors community members instrumental during pandemic

This COVID-19 pandemic response created a blueprint to impact other issues in Black communities.

Fred T. Smith, Race Man, part of the Black pantheon

Fred T. Smith, with a thirst for life and love for the People, leaves a legacy of brilliance as he goes home to the ancestors.

Laws, covenants, rules and regulations for me and not for thee

Construction trade unions use their union dues to finance the campaigns of politicians who promote the exclusion of Black contractors.

Oakland’s Emerald New Deal DEBATE: Councilman Loren Taylor supports $160 million

When we look at the East Oakland and West Oakland flatlands today, it is easy to forget that these places were once thriving economic centers, populated with Black working middle class families who owned homes and businesses.

Oakland’s Emerald New Deal DEBATE: Cannabis Regulatory Commission Chair Chaney Turner opposes the deal

The tax dollars generated from cannabis sales need to go back into our social equity program that supports drug war survivors to enter the cannabis space.

Thespian Michael Wayne Turner III is turning heads on Oakland stages

Be entertained and intrigued by the compelling complexities of the “Hat Matter: Thoughts of a Black Mad Hatter”

‘We need something real’

Twenty years later, Kevin Epps’ “Straight Outta Hunters Point” film viewed again elicits real deep community conversation.

‘They killed ACA3’ 

The killing continues by the corporate government of California.

Teakakez Comedy Lounge is at Zanzi’s in Oakland on July 5

The dynamic duo of Pam and DJ have done a superb job at putting together a quality monthly event that comedians and the crowd can get excited about.

Hard fought fee waiver opens Homefulness to the homeless 

Homefulness victory over fees and permits as weapons of violence against vulnerable people.

Remembering John W. Smith Jr., longtime ‘Mayor of Potrero Hill’ 1947-2022

John W. Smith remembered as powerful in his persistence to act for sustained vitality of his community in the midst of brutal gentrification.


In response to the SF Civil Grand Jury report, Dr. Sumchai counter-punches with proposed next steps to address deadly Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.

Attention California Black contractors!

Wake up, People, Jim Crow is back!

California Reparations Task Force supports anti-slavery language legislation ACA3 

Ending all vestiges of slavery in California is possible with unified efforts like ACA3 and California Reparations.

‘We’re still here’: Kevin Epps celebrates 20 years of ‘Straight Outta Hunters Point’

“Home. Bayview. Means a lot to me.” – Kevin Epps

Arieann Harrison continues her mother’s environmental justice advocacy for Bayview Hunters Point

Since 1974 and still, shamelessly causing disease and death to current and passed/past residents of Bayview Hunters Point – Lennar and Five Point, Tetra Tech EC and the u.s. Navy.

Songs of tribute to Paul Redd, home with the ancestors

Roaring free, Paul Redd transitions to the ancestors in the brilliance of a love remembered and shared by Brothas.