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International Coalition to Stop Genocide in Palestine welcomes ICJ order, demands its implementation

We must end US military funding to Israel, which at $3.8 billion USD a year could instead provide more than 450,000 households with public housing for a year or pay for 41,490 elementary school teachers.

Five Black actors are nominated for 2024 Oscars

by Daphne Young When the 96th Oscar nominations were announced live, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, Black actors and actresses, along with several African filmmakers had something to shout about. Actors Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K. Brown...

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!

Israel uses starvation as a weapon of war in Gaza

The international community’s moral obligation is to condemn Israeli aggression and prioritize diplomatic efforts to not only impose a ceasefire, but to further end the siege on Gaza.

Unlock Financial Prosperity: Dr. Karwanna D.’s Exclusive 5-Day Challenge for Entrepreneurs

In a world where taxes vanish, profits soar, and time becomes a valuable asset, high-level entrepreneurs find their haven in Dr. Karwanna D.’s latest venture. With over two decades of expertise and a history of...

MLK Day Special: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his own words

While Dr. King is primarily remembered as a civil rights leader, he also championed the cause of the poor. And Dr. King was a fierce critic of U.S. foreign policy and the Vietnam War. Substituting "Gaza" for "Vietnam" brings Dr. King's words up to date.

One big man … one hot truck!

Deep soil excavations and heavy equipment operations are being actively conducted by Navy “slumlords” in front of 30 State of California workers “held hostage” in Building 830, at 75 Crisp Rd. on the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Federal Superfund system.

The one state reality

The effort to link the apartheid label to the production of a global cultural boycott comparable to that faced by South Africa is both the most plausible theory of change and the primary objective of the BDS movement.

Released Palestinians reveal horrors in Israeli prisons

Many released prisoners spoke about how their joy at being released was incomplete given the ongoing Israeli genocide in Gaza and the fact that they left comrades behind in Israel’s chambers of horror.

NAACP 10th annual Freedom Fund gala presents new generation of Black leadership

"The event not only celebrated, but also honored eight local individuals who have been making outstanding contributions to the cause of full democracy and equal opportunities for all"

Ruchell Cinque Magee has joined the ancestors

Ruchell Cinque Magee joined the ancestors Oct. 17, 2023, after only 81 days of freedom.

Black Doll Festival visits Oakland’s African American Museum

“Our mission is to preserve African American history and culture,” added Silva. “That's very important.”

Nat Turner in Gaza

The 2,000 young men who burst the gates of Gaza on Oct. 7, 2023, had been born into a concentration camp. The vast majority of them could never hope to leave.

The plague of Virginia prisoners dying from medical neglect

At the Cancer Center, I met dozens of other imprisoned men with cancer. Every one of them had a horror story of suffering gross medical neglect or denied care leading to the dangerous, often torturous, advances of their diseases.

The Peacock Lounge revitalizes itself with Jazz Fridays

Black music is gaining a new foothold with the revamped Peacock Lounge and Gold Room.

A songsational salute to Black women worldwide

All too often, the value of the feminine gender goes underestimated – at bargain-basement prices not penthouse-level ones.

Diamonds drenched in blood: Unmasking Israel’s role in the Congolese crisis

The Israeli diamond industry garners prestigious accolades and recognition at home -- starkly contrasting with its role in fueling conflict and destabilization in resource-rich nations like the Congo.

Mumia on Gaza: War against the fleas

The Palestinians are the indigenous people of the region. They are thus equivalent to the Navajo, Apache and Seminoles of the West, subjected to the settler colonialism of the invaders. It is they who have a right to exist.

Urban Alchemy, a model for hope in San Francisco’s street team landscape 

What sets Urban Alchemy apart is its composition of long-term offenders who have experienced the same conditions they now seek to improve.

Child hands and legs and memory: two poems on Palestine

Not wanting to be one of the missing or one of the unable-to-be-identified killed, the little girl wrote on the inside of her palm in neat Arabic script, “If my hand survived, this is my name,” before she was slain.