Monday, July 22, 2024

World News & Views

The latest from the Black community worldwide.

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...

City Ball remembers San Francisco athletes

by Lee Hubbard San Francisco – The indoor gym at the San Francisco Christian Center on Mission Street on the border of San Francisco and Daly City was filled with a seated and standing room...

The rise of Hunters Point rapper and actor Money Tut

by Minister of Information JR Valrey I came across the musical works of Money Tut and the group EIGHTY3, when I was the tour manager on tour with Tony, Toni, Tone and Keidraonstage in Ghana,...

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.

Brick fest meditation

While we participate in these types of activities, I stress the importance of making sure these beautiful Black babies understand that they come from a legacy of master builders, architects and engineers.

Cornel West offers voters a choice

“We can end poverty, endless war, cop cities, mass incarceration and ecological collapse, and provide housing, health care, reproductive rights, reparations, education and thriving wages for all,” Cornell West declared.

Extreme heat and overcrowding make Texas prison hell

The living conditions here on the Coffield Unit are in total violation of the Eighth Amendment. The SPCA would not allow dogs to be housed as we are.

Another victory for People’s Power: My release from solitary confinement

During my time in solitary, officials attempted to stop my cancer treatment at outside hospitals. It was only because of public awareness and protest that my treatment was resumed and recently completed.

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.

Remembering Garfield Belfon on African Martyrs Day

“The police become necessary in human society only at that junction of human society when it is split between those who have and those who ain’t got.” – Omali Yeshitela, chairman, African People’s Socialist Party

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 Nairobi report back

On the first microphone I’ve ever touched on the continent, I find myself moving fast through poems, but it feels more like the sentient life of a tree.

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.

Honey’s delight: Exploring the medicinal properties of East African honey

It was when I started to talk with the farmers at the market in Meru that I learned about honey in Kenya. I learned that it is considered medicine in Kenya. In fact, the swahili word for honey is the same as medicine, Dawa.

Dr. Mutulu Shakur presente

His service to the Black community wasn’t just in revolutionary activism, but as a doctor of acupuncture, where he treated addicted drug users and AIDS patients.

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. 

‘92 gang truce anniversary

The Black Panther Party is also a global phenomenon. The spirit of the Panther is the cure for the Black tribal and fratricidal cancer.