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‘Take This Hammer’: Classic 1963 film of James Baldwin touring the hoods of San...

KQED’s mobile film unit follows James Baldwin in the spring of 1963 as he’s driven around San Francisco to meet with the Black community and discover “the real situation of Negroes in the city, as opposed to the image San Francisco would like to present.”

The military uses racism to justify the destruction and occupation of another country

Our real enemies are not those living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand. The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the insurance companies who deny us health care when it's profitable, the banks who take away our homes when it's profitable.

Young Mother’s Bill of Rights: Incarcerated mothers demand fair treatment

Young Mothers United (YMU) recently screened its public service announcement for the "Incarcerated Young Mothers Bill of Rights." We partnered with YO! Youth Outlook to create a seven-minute motion picture that educates the public on issues facing pregnant and parenting women in lock up.

1966 Hunters Point Uprising and other tales of ‘San Francisco’s Last Black Neighborhood’

Andante Higgins produced this documentary, "Bay View Hunter's Point: San Francisco's Last Black Neighborhood?" in 2004, featuring commentary by SF Bay View publisher Willie Ratcliff and other residents familiar to Bay View readers. Part 3 tells the story of the 1966 Hunters Point Uprising, the second major U.S. "riot" in the '60s after Watts in Los Angeles.

KKK vs. New Black Panthers in Paris, Texas

Madness went down in Paris, Texas, on Tuesday, July 21, as members of the New Black Panther Party and white supremacists squared off. The trouble took place when skinheads descended upon a rally held by members of the Black community to protest the Jasper-style dragging death of Brandon McClelland last September by two white men.

Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’

“Earth Song,” written and composed by Michael Jackson, who joined the ancestors June 25, 2009, at age 50, is his best known environmentally conscious track, a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. In 2007 he told Ebony magazine he was “very concerned” about the “international global warming phenomenon.”

‘Jail Mehserle, the killer cop!’

Supporters of justice for Oscar Grant gathered Monday morning outside the Alameda County Courthouse while the preliminary hearing inside dealt with Johannes Mehserle's defense attorney Michael Rains attempting to reduce charges from murder, to move the venue to a less diverse county, or to otherwise stifle Mehserle being held to account for murdering Oscar Grant.

‘March 21, 2009’

On March 21, 2009, a sunny Saturday afternoon, Lovelle Mixon killed four Oakland police officers before being shot to death. Featured in this broadcast quality video are Lovelle's cousin, Minister of Information JR and Bakari Olatunji.

Caravan for Justice II

On Wednesday, April 8, 15 buses and numerous carpools headed to Sacramento to demand that legislators begin to address the concerns of all the people of California in the laws they pass.

K’naan talks with Davey D about Somali pirates

Somalian-born rapper K'naan tells the real story about Somalia's pirates in this must-see interview with Davey D.

Davey D’s adventures at SXSW#1: Building with dead prez

Davey D chops it up with dead prez about the cop killings in Oakland and Oscar Grant.

Bob Marley: ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ (live)

"I Shot The Sheriff" by Bob Marley, who explained, "I wanted to say 'I shot the police' but the government would have made a fuss so I said 'I shot the sheriff' instead."

Congo’s soccer champions win first Africa Cup

You don't have to be a soccer fan to see that this is great stuff, especially the scooch victory dance, performed sitting down on the soccer field.

Seattle girl speaks about police beating

Seattle teen Malika Calhoun, 15, tells what led up to the vicious attack on her, caught on video, by police Deputy Paul Schene, how it felt and what she would like to see happen.

Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto

MacArthur Genius Award-winning activist Majora Carter details her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx.

BART Officer Tony Pirone caught on video punching Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0egoZCTXLGY&hl=en&fs=1&w=480&h=295] Moments before he was killed, Oscar Grant was punched in the face - but not by the BART officer who shot him. A cellphone video released by KTVU Jan. 23 shows another BART...

Black Iraqis make Obama a model

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1sJFMDfAPI&hl=en&fs=1&w=480&h=295] "Now we, the dark-skinned people, feel even closer to the American people now because Obama is one of us," says the leader of the Movement of Free Iraqis, the Basra-based organization of Iraqis...

‘I Am Sean Bell: Black Boys Speak’

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2691617&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1I AM SEAN BELL, black boys speak from Stacey Muhammad on Vimeo. On Nov. 25, 2006, undercover NYPD officers fired at least 50 rounds of bullets into a car carrying three UNARMED men of African...

Oakland residents react to the police execution of Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Hlos6obl8&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1&w=425&h=344] In this video by Channing Kennedy for ColorLines, Oakland residents express their anger both at the failure of authorities to charge or even reprimand the officer who killed Oscar Grant and at the...

BART police execute Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxBg5Jxp7c&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This is the clearest view we've seen of the BART police execution of 22-year-old unarmed father and peacemaker Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland at 2 a.m. New Year's Day....

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We need political courage on homelessness and recidivism

With the Democratic primary right around the corner, we mustn’t neglect the difficult topics of the rising rates of adult and youth homelessness and the persistent obstacles faced by individuals transitioning back into society after periods of incarceration.

A tribute to San Francisco’s first Black surgeon, Dr. Oscar Jackson

The most amazing person I ever met was Dr. Oscar Jackson, an eminent Black San Francisco surgeon, businessman, military officer, world traveler, explorer, philanthropist, fraternity brother, husband, father and remarkable storyteller.

The struggle to build housing when you are homeless

POOR and Homefulness have launched an effort to work with conscious legislators to exempt poor and homeless people from exorbitant building permit fees and requirements which make it impossible for homeless and poor people to manifest our own solutions and stay in our neighborhoods and communities.

The shocking death of Rwandan gospel singer and dissident Kizito Mihigo

“Kizito Mihigo had been persecuted for advocating compassion for all the victims of the genocide, Hutu, Tutsi and Twa, refusing to blame all Hutu people for the Rwandan Genocide. Kagame has become fiercely vengeful with dissident Tutsis because they are breaking up his constituency.” – Professor Joseph Bukeye

Bloomberg’s bigoted remarks: Black voters will decide 3/3 whether his apologies...

“We put all the cops in minority neighborhoods,” said Michael Bloomberg. “Why do we do it? Because that’s where all the crime is. … The way you get the guns out of the kids’ hands is to throw them against the wall and frisk them.”