Sunday, June 16, 2024

World News & Views

The latest from the Black community worldwide.

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.

Operation Al Aqsa Flood: Palestine, Israel and Resistance

It is no secret that the U.S. is doing everything in its power to thwart the emerging multipolar world order where the vision is less wealth inequality globally and locally inside countries and less big power interference in the domestic affairs of smaller countries.

The LAPD vs. Black Panther Party shootout of Dec. 8, 1969

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party, former BPP member Bruce Richard recalled his experience in the Los Angeles chapter which culminated in a shootout. This October, Black Panther History Month 2023, is the right time to revisit that revolutionary history.

Palestine’s Trail of Tears 

a Trail of Tears / stretched across time / from Native America / to Palestine

Malcolm X: Zionist ‘Logic’

In short, the Zionist argument to justify Israel’s present occupation of Arab Palestine has no intelligent or legal basis in history ...

Hear Kalimba King Carl Winters play the music that’s in your blood

Carl Winters, the Kalimba King, will be performing at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MOAD) in San Francisco on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 2 p.m. This will be a free show for the...

Talk with Dr. Betty McGee about breast cancer, the Hunters Point Shipyard and taking...

Concerned Network of Women presents the 2023 African American Breast Cancer Conference Sunday, Oct. 1, 12:30 p.m., 1550 Evans “After years of providing education on the early detection of breast cancer in Bayview Hunters Point,...

Fungi and plant based medicine is becoming more popular

by Minister of Information JR Valrey From ‘20-’22, there was a scamdemic lockdown in the US and around the world where the governments, Big Pharma and mainstream media colluded to get most of the citizenry...