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The Oakland International Film Festival runs through Sept. 23 

We are rediscovering Oakland through the Oakland International Film Festival, intending to raise more awareness about these businesses and Oakland in general.

No place for old men

Today, men in their 70s and 80s roll around here in wheelchairs or hobble on walkers or even stroll with the help of canes.

20 year anniversary of the Joyce Gordon Gallery: artistic curator Eric Murphy speaks

The importance of having Black owned galleries as with any creative Black owned space is the blessing to showcase and tell our own stories and show artwork that reflect our image and expression.

Niger, West and Central Africa’s current war against neo-colonialism

What is striking and at the center of these changes on the continent, though, are a youth that no longer wants to be subjected to neocolonialism

The racist politics of confinement in Virginia’s high security prisons

At Virginia’s high security prisons dogs are a FIRST RESORT to force in almost any situation where guards invent or claim justification to use force on prisoners.

Ruchell Cinque Magee was just released from prison after 67 years caged!

On July 15, 2021, Ruchell was denied parole for the 16th time. In 2023, Ruchell Magee signed a petition for compassionate release after incessant work to challenge the legitimacy of his imprisonment.

It’s past time for us to demand the freedom of Imam Jamil Al-Amin!

Imam Jamil Al-Amin has been sitting and rotting away in a cement box, currently in Arizona, for the last 21 years, as retribution from the U.S. government for his past political career standing up - as H. Rap Brown - in the Black Power movement. 

Currency Wars: FedNow and BRICS

BRICS is headed by the nations of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with more than a dozen other nations from all corners of the world waiting to get in

National Fentanyl Awareness Day: Press conference SF City Hall May 10, 11 a.m.  

In San Francisco, the deadly fentanyl crisis is playing out in a distinctly anti-Black racist pattern that is all too familiar.

Queen Iminah: from Oakland to Harvard to Ghana and back

From Ghetto to Goddess is the movement.

Bay View’s new editor-in-chief!

by Xion Abiodun The Bay View has a new editor-in-chief! The honorable title has been given to JR Valrey, minister of information, writer, author, activist and teacher. He has been working with the Bay View...

Steatopygia and the modern Venus

The history of racism in medical science and sexualization of Black Beauty. The story of Sarah Baartman.

A comical stoner’s paradise seen on film in ‘Hippie Hill’

by Robbie Jackson April 20 is upon us, and in the Bay Area, it’s more than just a holiday. It’s a way of life. So on 4/20, the actual day, there will be so many...

Jeffrey Blankfort: photographing the Black community and the Panther Party

The fight for freedom and revolution is kept alive through photos of the Black Panther Party, captured by Jeffrey Blankfort

Why the right wing is obsessed with San Francisco

Trumpism, Covid-19 and racial reckoning following the murder of George Floyd mobilized a national conservative backlash – now playing out in our public education system.

Foul murder of another nation’s hero, an American disgrace

When the U.S. murders a military strategist more successful than their own grotesquely over-armed losers, Pentagon apologists pretend that he (and not they) is the bloodthirsty killer spreading chaos throughout the Middle East.

Christmas dispatches from Bethlehem

“Other people around the world are allowed to travel to Bethlehem. We think Gaza’s Christians should have that right, too,” said Wadie Abu Nassar, an adviser to local church leaders.

Pachamama and the Pope

The American TFP describes its three values – tradition, family and property – as a protective wall against socialism and called the Amazon “a huge ‘green slum’ divided into tribal ghettos.”

Congo: Millions die while the UN keeps the peace

“There’s been killed 8 million people and you say you’re making fictitious peace and you’re telling us that this is peace when aggressors are not named!” – Congolese Swiss historian Bénédicte Kumbi Njoko

Rwanda exports 2,163 kg of gold, UAE imports 12,539 kg of it

The final 2019 UN Group of Experts Report on the Democratic Republic of the Congo confirms that Congo’s eastern neighbor Rwanda remains a haven for smuggling Congolese minerals.