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The San Francisco Black Film Festival is back and better than ever! 

The festival will be held on June 13 through 16. Be there! https://www.sfbff.org/

Calif. Senate passes landmark package of three reparations bills

“After two years of thorough examination by the California Reparations Task Force, we are finally translating words into action,” remarked Sen. Bradford.

Unseen billions: Every year, California makes a massive investment in jails and probation, with...

The data that are available paint a consistent picture: Law enforcement agencies are receiving the vast majority of funds.

Remembering Eddie Kittrell (1951-2023): Nationally known public housing advocate and

Eddie hoped that a focus on family, as opposed to crime or violence, would become integral to understanding the concept of public housing as a place of community.

‘At the United Nations, the flag of human rights still flies at half-mast’ 

For nearly 80 years, US officials at the UN have reliably and loyally raised their hands to veto any resolution to prevent or limit genocide when that resolution challenges US or Israel’s dominance.

Mrs. Sadie Williams @100, still going strong

Mrs. Sadie Williams celebrates a century of life surrounded by loved ones.

How prison officials manufactured gangs and gang wars in Virginia’s prisons

by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson No Virginia prison gangs before 2004 With the prevalence of youth lumpen organizations (so called street gangs) in Virginia today, it’s hard to believe that there were actually no gangs (especially no...

Walking while Black: The inequitable intersection of racism at the intersection

Recent studies reveal ingrained prejudices and bias against Black pedestrians

Kwame ‘Beans’ Shakur: Call to Action for National Unification

“We have to start acting like a Nation instead of just a movement and an organization. We need to free these Political Prisoners. We’re steadily using these terms,” Shakur explained

‘The Rebel Girls’ film reckons with 60 days, 60 years later

A film honoring the mental, emotional and spiritual resolve of 15 Black girls

International civilian aid flotilla to break the siege of Gaza

“When governments fail, we sail!”

Inaugural Father-Daughter Dance celebrates community and family bonds

Scheduled for Sunday, April 14, 2024, starting at 3 p.m., the Father-Daughter Dance promises to be more than just an event

Yemenis expand attacks on Israel-bound ships to all of Indian Ocean

by Peoples Dispatch Sayyed Abdulmalik al-Houthi, leader of Yemen’s Ansar Allah, said on Thursday, March 14, that his country’s armed forces will expand their attacks against ships moving to Israel from the Red Sea region...

STEM Frenzy: Empowering youth to build a better world

by Ahimsa Porter Sumchai MD “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with...

Jinho ‘Piper’ shines in solo play ‘Black Men Everywhere!’

"Black Men Everywhere!" discusses the lives of Black men and the terror they face

California Assembly member Mia Bonta donates $1.25 million to support the Black Panther Party...

On Saturday, Feb. 17, California Assemblymember Mia Bonta donated $1.25 million to support the Black Panther Party Museum

Horror and hope in Haiti after 20 years of occupation

In the face of repression that has driven hundreds of thousands from their homes, the Haitian people continue to defend their communities and to build new institutions, such as free clinics, cooperatives and schools. The time for solidarity is now.

Palestinian organizers protest Navy vessel said to be headed to Israel

The protest was intended to stop the ship’s departure and denounce former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s press conference celebrating the ship’s maiden voyage.

Comrade George, Gaza and the Black Community

How many of us are finding out about the Black community in the Gaza Strip for the first time now?

Readers respond to ‘Dental Robin Hood’

Dental Robin Hood update