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How Stevie Wonder helped create Martin Luther King Day

At Dr. King’s funeral, Stevie Wonder learned of John Conyers’ bill to make his birthday a national holiday. To overcome the resistance of conservative politicians, Wonder put his career on hold, led rallies from coast to coast and galvanized millions of Americans with his passion and integrity. But it took 15 years.

Moms4Housing stand and resist for thousands of us houseless mamaz – Join them at...

The moms have declared they are staying and are putting a massive call out to everyone to join them tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 13, at 6:30 a.m., at “MomsHouse,” 2928 Magnolia St., West Oakland, to keep a roof over their children’s heads. Homelessness is cold, terrifying, painful … and violent!

Swept to death

At thanks-taking time, we are not asking for a friggin’ one day of charity; we are asking for liberated land, de-criminalization and our own self-determiNATION so we can solve our own problems and build movements and long-term solutions like Homefulness. We will not continue to be swept to death.

San Francisco DA Boudin announces groundbreaking civil prosecution against ghost gun manufacturers and retailers

SF DA Chesa Boudin with Keker Van Nest & Peters, LLP and Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence puts a bite in the death-for-profit ghost gun industry.

Black Alliance for Peace stands in revolutionary solidarity with the people of Bolivia

With the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales and the physical assaults against leaders of the Movement for Socialism, the progress made by indigenous and working-class people of Bolivia is under serious assault.

Sydney Brown inauguration coverage Jan. 20, 2021

Reporter Sydney Brown at the Capital sits down in President Biden's favorite restaurant on Inauguration Day with Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno, Calif., to discuss the terrifying Jan. 6 attack on Congress and the inauguration.

Support cultural icon Kevin Epps in court Tuesday, Dec. 17

“Since my release, I only hope to continue living my life in this way: raising my kids, building and making contributions to my community and keeping a positive outlook on life.” – Kevin Epps, Hunters Point filmmaker

City abandons 60 houseless people in Bayview RV lot: ‘Everything we own is soaking...

We have been abandoned here with no way to warm ourselves, our vehicles, or to dry out our clothing or bedding. Everything we own is soaking wet and we are dying from exposure.

God bless you for helping Sam!

Sam Johnson is fighting for his young life and with hope laced with anguish, friends are asking for prayers and community offerings to help Sam’s family and save this precious human life.

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.

Then wasn’t the time, but now is!

“The police say to us all the time that they can’t do their jobs because we won’t talk and tell on someone. Well, we ARE telling on PG&E … so now we tell them it’s your turn. Do your job! Do it now!”

Lennar builds shoddy homes

“We have been living the Lennar nightmare for seven years. We are original owners with perpetual water intrusion. I am trying to organize my neighbors (168 defective homes) and share information in hopes that together we can make a difference ... We are absolutely devastated. I am writing from Novato, California.” — Tamara

The politics of health care

Affordable health care is possible by eliminating lobbyists buying votes in the process.

Community rallies to support bombshell report on Hunters Point Shipyard

Over $1 billion taxpayer dollars over 30 years have been spent to clean up the Hunters Point Shipyard Superfund site that continues to poison and kill residents.

SFSU students speak up following threat of campus violence

Community Journalist Sierra Bourne interviewed SFSU students following a threat of armed violence on campus on the evening of Sept. 28, 2021.

A failure of leadership

After more than 15 years of “cleanup,” the Shipyard is still a toxic mess – and now Lennar is moving forward to build residential housing on the site.

Those who must be shown: an environmental justice manifesto

George D. Porter dedicated his career to the International Longshoremen’s Workers Union Local 34. He died in the care of his loving family on the morning of Feb. 19, 1992. His immediate cause of death was dehydration. His final cause of death was pulmonary asbestosis.

Salute to Sitawa: ‘That Brotha still stands strong, unbroken!’

Ifoma Modibo Kambon pays tribute to Hunger Strikes’ unbroken lion, visionary and quintessential human, Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa.

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

Alternative community under fire: Wood Street Collective is being threatened with eviction

People are being kicked out of the last place they could park or build shelters. The City of Oakland has not provided alternative places to be and the planned “safe parking lot” is months from completion.
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