Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The dismal state of OUSD: A talk with Board Director VanCedric Williams 

Williams talks frankly about some of the colossal challenges facing OUSD and how the charter school movement has become more entrenched in the town.

Segregated or integrated housing

Right Thing = reverse 80% market rate/20% affordable with 80% affordable/20% market.

SFPD’s killer robots are off the table for now 

The world is watching as SFPD is foiled at building out its program to kill even more Black and Brown people.

Tech comes to West Oakland: Bitwise Industries offers classes and job placement

Bitwise is opening doors and removing barriers to entry to those who are coming from poverty and/or stories of exclusion.

Decolonizing homelessness: An origin story 

Our resistance must be rooted in Mama Earth's soil.

My media literacy class and the case of Political Prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal

JR Valrey at EOYDC is arming youth with education in the war against Black communities.

Fillmore’s In The Black marketplace for Black entrepreneurs opens Friday, Dec. 9

The city’s newest all-Black community and shopping space opens this week in the Fillmore!

Today SF Board of Supervisors casts final vote on deploying killer robots

With SFPD’s record of lying and making excuses for the police murders of Idriss Stelley, Gus Rugley, Kenneth Harding, Mario Woods, Alex Nieto, and so many more, residents have to think about whether or not they want to give the SFPD the ability to kill people remotely.

Oakland’s Devin Cunningham directs African-American Shakespeare’s ‘Cinderella’ Dec. 4-18 in San Francisco

This Black Cinderella “follows a nearly broken girl who overcomes her circumstances and obtains the life she’s always dreamed about.” Take the kids!

On the streets – and making it work

The community welcome mat needs to be much better made to embrace our community members transitioning from the caged existence.

The hustle was real: From dealing to healing

A cut flower may look good, but cut off from the base, it will not last.

What do the kids have to say about abolition vs. poLice?

Listen to empowered, educated and intelligent voices of the kids.

Under Ben Jealous, will the Sierra Club finally stand with 94124?

The Superfund is calling – will Sierra Club’s new executive director Jealous go?

Pandemic ripple effects still apparent in Bayview schools

SFUSD leaders still need to be held accountable to effectively addressing the ongoing pandemic impact on students.

Healing starts in Hunters Point

Dr. Ahimsa Sumchai and HPCBP creates real hope for environmental reparations and recovery.

Ranked choice voting shakes up Oakland mayoral election

Election candidates can be more successful by educating voters about RCV.

The Temptations are golden

Keeping the Temptations' good thing goin’ with “Ain’t Too Proud.”

Honoring and highlighting our unsung Black hires 

Looking deeply at the wide picture of hiring Black people.

Families rise against CPS, family court and child support injustice

The fight is on for the children – family rights are human rights.