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Bigoted bullying at Richmond City Council meetings aims to end progressive leadership

...took place that night. The Contra Costa Times’ Eye on the East Bay’s reporting on Richmond’s Juneteenth Parade featured Vice Mayor Jovanka Beckles: “Beckles, who is of African descent and...

Buy Black Wednesdays: Replace Black on Black crime with Black on Black love

...as Kwanzaa, Juneteenth and Black History Month are today. This is not a question of “if” but “when” and how soon do we as a people want to stop the...

Beloved artist Eugene E. White passes

...festivals at the Ella Hill Hutch Community Center throughout the ‘80s, ‘90s and 2000s. Two of his murals have graced the community center’s walls; one, entitled “Juneteenth,” depicts the migration...

Slavery, historic trauma and the critical need for reparations

...Ta-Nehisi Coates told Congress at the hearing on Juneteenth 2019, “a campaign that extended well into the lifetime of Majority Leader McConnell.” Unsurprisingly, Kentucky Sen. McConnell opposes reparations. With a...

Haiti Revolution, sparks for freedom

...the historical past of June 19, 1865 – Juneteenth? Did we get 40 acres and a mule? Well, Gen. Sherman did set aside 400,000 acres for formerly enslaved Afrikans, and...

Shirley Q. Liquor: Freedom of speech or hate speech?

...show is Hurricane Weekend, in reference to Hurricane Katrina, and it will be performed on June 19, 2010. June 19th or “Juneteenth,” as we all know, is a very significant...

At Dr. Ratcliff’s 90th, see Kevin Epps’ new film & join the Honor Roll!

Dr. Ratcliff takes the mic at the annual Juneteenth Festival on Fillmore on June 18, 2006. – Photo: Kamau Amen Ra by Mary Ratcliff What’s happening at Dr. Willie Ratcliff’s...

The Green Streets uplifts our people!

...than that.  Eugene White, artist and revolutionary, Juneteenth mural at Ella Hill Hutch The artist that did this painting right here (pointing to the Juneteenth mural) is named Eugene White;...

A Black storyteller chronicles the history of slavery and freedom

...not be a master.” The celebration of Juneteenth, representing the freeing of the last slaves in Texas by the Union Army two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation,...

Reparations are here!

...have increased reasons to commemorate Juneteenth Freedom Days. Based on the work of so many, past and present, our movement has arrived at another milestone on our sacred path towards...

Fred Jordan: We can reverse the out-migration of Blacks from San Francisco

...preparing for a new day for Black San Franciscans! – Photo: Kenneth Johnson African American Chamber chairman’s 2018 Juneteenth dinner address by Frederick Jordan, PE The San Francisco African American...

Speaking of Crack …

...support “racial equity.”  If you think a plan as asinine as this could only come from right-wing trolls, you’re probably also content with Hip Hop Recognition Month and Juneteenth as...

Buy Black Wednesdays: Cooperative economics the ancient African way

...View’s local Black Pockets Business Directory for only $5 a month or $50 a year. Black Oscars June 19 On June 19 – Juneteenth – the Black Oscars will celebrate...

Third Street Stroll …

.... JUNE BE KICKIN’ with festivals – In the Bayview, JUNETEENTH celebrated on 3rd Thursdays, June 19 … Juneteenth on DA MO, ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, June 14 … San...

Economics of empire drowns Houston

...Harvey dumped more water on the region than expected and caused much displacement and damage. Juneteenth Each year in the Bay Area and elsewhere, Black people celebrate Juneteenth, the day...

The San Francisco Black Film Festival engages fans virtually this year

...over wasn’t easy. And we are still working out the logistics now.”  “Besides, one of the primary goals of the San Francisco Black Film Festival is to celebrate Juneteenth.” Gov....

Original Good in East Palo Alto

...why the men host these community barbecues, to promote peace. Just by word of mouth, the OG party in the ‘hood attracts more people than the annual Juneteenth. People attend...

Memory lives in the blood. Our ancestors live in us.

...racism and white supremacy which guide the thinking and economic and political policies making this country. On the first Juneteenth National Observance, San Francisco installed 350 African Ancestors.  Dana King,...

Local R&B artist Keidra Onstage is set to rock the stage of the prestigious...

...accolades to her name: from being a regular headliner at D’Wayne Wiggins’ venue, The Compound in East Oakland, to rocking Fillmore’s Juneteenth last year, following it up with touring Ghana...

Third Street Stroll …

...boredom, as far as live music performance goes! Legendary Fillmore stars Fillmore Slim and Bobbie Webb, on stage at Juneteenth Festival – Photo: Rochelle Metcalfe OK, GOTTA’ MOVE OFF 3-street...