Sunday, June 23, 2024

World News & Views

The latest from the Black community worldwide.

‘The Wiz’ returns: There’s no place like the Ruth Williams Bayview Opera House

The Bayview Opera House beat to the rhythm of "The Wiz."

Tomiko Iyalla: Oakland Afrobeats ambassador

Tomiko Iyalla talks about her connection with Afrobeats

World premiere of Ashley Smiley’s ‘Dirty White Teslas Make Me Sad’

Smiley, a playwright and San Francisco native with long standing personal ties to the Bayview Hunters Point, Mission, Fillmore and Sunnydale neighborhoods, shares, “The biggest thing that I want people to think about is the human component of gentrification.”

Trade unions segregate construction in Oakland

Once upon a time, when I was an innocent girl and started in this industry working for the City of Oakland, some of the wages were different.

SF Police Commission votes to curb racially-biased police stops

The San Francisco Police Commission voted Feb. 21 to enact a policy to curb SFPD’s use of racially-biased pretext stops.

The current state of reparations: case studies from key American cities

The demand for reparations is not merely a call for monetary compensation; it is a fight for recognition and justice and for the country to live up to its ideals of equality and liberty

Advocates weigh in on Calif. Black Caucus reparations package

The California Legislative Black Caucus introduces a 14-bill reparations package at the State Capitol on Feb. 21, 2024

Legendary filmmaker Kevin Epps takes the reins of the Bay View

He’s Kevin Epps, San Francisco’s best known filmmaker and the favorite son of Bayview Hunters Point, the pride of the community where he was born and raised.

Spotlight on Virginia prisons: Why Virginia’s remote prisons need to be publicly exposed and...

Red Onion State Prison officials want to keep what happens in these dens of racism and corruption secret and go to every extreme to silence those who aim to expose them.

Israeli massacre of starving Palestinians prompts Biden to promise air-dropped food

In the almost five months of war, there have been more children, more journalists, more medical personnel, more U.N. staff killed more than anywhere else in the world in any conflict.

Treatment not tents? Vote NO on Prop 1 and Prop F

by Tiny Gray Garcia aka povertyskola “OWWW, OWWWWWWWW, OWWWW, OWWWW, OWWWW, OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW.” Bobby, a houseless neuro-divergent relative, had been screaming in two-second intervals from the bed he was forced to lie on in the nursing...

Does Treasure Island’s Equity Vision fix problems in Maceo May’s Veterans’ Housing? 

Classism is being played out at Maceo May, a building for low income vets. Racism is occurring. Many are Black. Would the actual Maceo May, a Black veteran, approve?

Assassination attempts against Mumia Abu-Jamal

The medical community must acknowledge the underlying oppressive violence that our community, our loved ones are suffering. It is state violence that is so important.

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.