Monday, June 24, 2024

Findings: Hunters Point Community Toxic Registry

Toxic registries are institutes created to offer populations of exposed people comprehensive medical, legal and social services along with monitoring for emerging toxic health effects among members of a family, a community and future generations.

Fillmore Safeway remains open

“The Webster Street Safeway is more than a grocery store. It serves as a space that brings together and builds community for the Fillmore neighborhood, which is home to many senior citizens and families.” - Mayor London Breed

Reparations apology

This resolution “would urge the City of San Francisco to apologize to the Black community for the harm and almost irreversible trauma caused through SF policies that have negatively affected Black people for decades,” said Supervisor Shamann Walton.

In Memoriam: Eddie Rudolph Dillard (1947-2023)

Eddie's passing calls for not just local or state but also national recognition. He laid the foundation for future generations to continue the fight for economic equity and representation in the construction industry.

Black history: Time is elastic at Smith Clock Co.

For David Smith, restorer of grandfather clocks, time runs at various speeds: the stately historic time of the clocks, some from the 17th century; the efficient speed of his work as timepiece diagnostician; and the expansive pace of the raconteur who seems not to notice time’s passage.

City College adopts a Green New Deal

“We all are responsible for turning the tide of climate change. As a public educational institution and one of the largest property owners in the Bay Area, we at City College have a moral responsibility to act and set an example for our young people and community.” - Alan Wong

The People’s Narrative: The Black Panther Party Museum in Oakland

"Happy Birthday, Huey" will be celebrated Saturday, Feb. 17. Activities include the showing of a film, and the following night at the New Parkway Theatre in Oakland, filmmaker Cat Brooks will also display a movie she produced on Huey P. Newton.

NBA champs champion literacy for Bay Area youth

“I never felt inferior because I knew. I read books about Black doctors and Black artists … Black painters, Black musicians. It was always known to me that Black people were great and that I was everywhere, that they are everywhere.” – Akaysha Calhoun

NAMC inspires Blacks to become master builders

The goal is to increase the number of Black people in the construction industry so we can keep that money in our own Black communities. It takes a village and people have to start somewhere. That somewhere is NAMC.

Maurice Goodman of Millbrae: Good man, good mayor

Perhaps what sets Vice Mayor Goodman apart as a leader is his choice to metabolize unjust experiences and center the greater, more equitable good.

Legendary filmmaker Kevin Epps takes the reins of the Bay View

“If this paper is to sustain itself, it needs to diversify the stories and be more representative of the community that's living out here in these streets now, that's fighting and surviving. A lot of those are young people.” - Kevin Epps

Barbara Lee: My fight for democracy

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is proudly endorsed for U.S. Senate by the San Francisco Bay View National Black Newspaper. Vote for her in California's March 5 primary election!

Being separate and unequal at UC Berkeley

“Do you think Black writers do better at writing Black literature than white ones?” “Yes, of course, because the Black writers can really see what we have contributed to the world.” We like to grow and mature from having our stories told by us to us.

Paper knives destroy poor people’s lives

“We were paying the mortgage and we were current but nothing mattered. She managed to convince the sheriff to evict us.”

Dear Treasure Island Authority Board, thanks (but really no thanks) for the toxic parks!

The Navy says Treasure island is polluted with dangerous ‘forever chemicals’ that could be nearly impossible to clean up, which thwarts the Treasure Island Development Authority’s plans to bestow on the City of San Francisco a toxic swathe of land larger than Golden Gate Park.

Gladiator fights lead to stronger sheriff oversight

“Passing this charter amendment was important to me as it created a process to address the complaints from incarcerated people and their families against the injustices happening to people in the sheriff’s custody.” - Supervisor Shamann Walton

Troublemakers and system changers, healthcare that works for you

Z, acknowledging the effort change requires, said, “I know we’re all tired. But if I’m tired, I want to be tired and healthy. Don’t be afraid and intimidated. Go in there and be who you are, because truth don’t tremble.”

San Francisco is largest US city to call for ceasefire in Gaza

“With the passing of this resolution, the San Francisco Board has courageously stood on the right side of history. The interests and voices of the vast majority of our city’s diverse communities are finally being heard,” says Lara Kiswani, executive director of the Arab Resource and Organizing Center. 

Is Safeway safe for Black customers?

“African Americans should be able to shop anywhere in the world. Maurice's experience needs awareness.” - Brianna Mcgee

Full hearts, full circle: Dr. Gina Fromer leads with love at GLIDE

According to Dr. Gina, “[Rev.] Cecil basically told the entire board that Gina is in this position and y’all need to let her lead. Let her do her thing. She's going to move this organization forward.”