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Breaking historical silence to heal from historical wounds: Remembering the 1966...

During the fall of 1966, racial and economic disparity exploded into a violent three-day conflict between local and state law enforcement, the National Guard and the Black community of Bayview Hunters Point.

Dear white people, please don’t lose your minds

If America behaves like a schoolyard bully as its white population becomes a minority, Oscar Blayton poses that the community of nations will not stand for it.

Moving out of the virtual world, the Digital Divide and lessons...

Come and get 'em while they're hot – virtual, hybrid and actual – all events happening in your SF Bay Area neighborhood.

Rep. Barbara Lee marks 100th anniversary of Tulsa Greenwood Massacre, calling...

Past Due. Immediate material reparations to survivors and descendants of the Tulsa Greenwood Massacre are essential to begin healing and repair for the intentional death and destruction caused.

Brand-name health plans as low as $1!

Covered California offers healthcare premium relief opportunities to especially Black, Brown, Asian, other people of color and lower- and middle-income families.

Earl Sanders, San Francisco’s first Black chief, dies

Transitioning to the Ancestors, San Francisco’s first Black Police Chief, civil rights and police accountability advocate, teacher, expert witness, family man and friend, Earl Sanders leaves a legacy of courage, respectability, accountability and authenticity – and deep convictions like “wrong is wrong” no matter who you are. Rest in Peace, Earl Sanders.

White rage

Digging deeper into our present reality, Oscar Blayton defines the path of the white leadership from the time of the Civil War and why they fought, to President Lyndon B Johnson’s signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the purpose behind that, to the treasonous assault on The U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 by the forces of burning white rage, which embers were ignited by the Civil War.

Faces of environmental justice

Environmental justice is inseparable from racial justice, as expertly shared by Ahimsa Porter Sumchai about sometimes deadly impacts disproportionately affecting Black, Brown and other people of color resulting from unregulated energy players and what is necessary to keep people safe – and who is being brought into policy-making to do what is necessary.

Find the nigger guilty

Guilty While Black – for the purposes of unfettered upward movement in the US Injustice system, those of the racist ruling class deny justice by hook or by crook, no holds barred. Daniel Andre Green, by this courageous description of his lived nightmare, being denied due process, fair and just hearing, judicial integrity or an ounce of respect as a human being, humbly asks for help from anyone who might care.

Let’s not forget Zulu!

Free Zulu! The US prison system, designed to capture, confine and control, denies it holds Political Prisoners like Kenny Zulu Whitmore, Imam Jamil Al-Amin, Dr. Mutulu Shakur, Leonard Peltier, Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz, Ed Poindexter, Romaine ‘Chip’ Fitzgerald and so many more, most falsely accused and wrongfully convicted. Released after 50 years, Jalil Muntaqim was rearrested, charged with trying to vote as the State attempts to reclaim his captivity.

Beyond medical racism: Medical malpractice and lack of professional courtesy are...

Deep grief mingles with pure pain and rage at the preventable death of beloved Dr. Susan Moore as the hospital allowing the death of Dr. Moore released a statement that only acknowledged lapses in courtesy and their plan to address such with “trainings” – what we correctly know as code for ‘business as usual’ – dismissed.

Urgent appeal to President Trump

Baba Jaharhara as always, honors our sacred connections with those ascending into the ancestral realm, while educating and revealing things going on and to explore – a couple of murals emerging, reparations legislation, a petition to Pres. Trump to release Elder and political prisoners, a congratulations and a fundraiser to sustain the blessings.

Don’t just survive, but thrive: The legacy of Fred Jordan

Writer Lin Robertson extols an iconic jewell from the Black community of the Bay Area. As a proponent of Affirmative Action, Fred Jordan is a man of principle, heart and humanity providing service, guidance and ultimately, his own brand of artistic gift giving to the people, standing tall, humble and driven to build on the roots of the Black community.

Gwendolyn Westbrook and Mother Brown’s: Combatting food insecurity in Bayview Hunters...

With love, light and mic, Mother Brown’s loves up the Bayview Hunters Point community. For years Mother Brown’s has been delivering free delicious homemade food to anyone who is hungry, accompanied often by the tunes of Maestro Curtis and San Francisco’s First Family of Song, the Curtis Family Cnotes – body and soul nourishment.

California passes statewide law prohibiting the sale of menthol and flavored...

Millions were spent by the tobacco industry to fight the efforts of lawmakers and citizens to stop killing smokers, primarily targeting Black communities, with constant invasion of poisonous addictive product. SB 793, which will prohibit the sale of flavored and mentholated products in California, awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature.

The Black Guerrilla Family is not a prison gang but an...

BGF (Black Guerrilla Family) is not a prison gang, as some would have us believe. We dishonor ourselves and our society to forgo discernment and believe blindly what we are told. People are harmed by our complicit agreement with false narratives.

America needs a revolution

Racial violence against Black America is a regular part of America’s history; hiding and denying this racial violence is also a part of America’s history. For decades, African Americans have complained about police brutality. White America dismissed them or paid little attention and this denial allowed White America to feel innocent.

Getting ahead of the curve: Resources for parents who are laid...

Since my last column, more resources have become available for families who need medical care, including telehealth visits with their doctor or mental health care. In addition, there are more places you can turn to if you need help with education, food, healthcare, housing, loans, rental or mortgage assistance, immigration and other issues during the pandemic. Here’s a short-list of resources to check out:

Stress busters for working parents

Working parents, among others, may find themselves increasingly short-tempered, anxious or depressed as a result of stress at work. This may be especially hard if you’re parenting with ACEs – that is, if you’re dealing with unresolved trauma from your own childhood.

The Great Afrikan Return?!

While this is not the first time a White House occupant was a White supremacist, the vociferous espousing of ethnic cleansing of America has become an open debate and policy. Yet Black activists, as far as I know, are giving little attention to the prospects of being expelled from the U.S. in light of the U.S. government’s vicious expulsion of Latin Americans, or Hispanics, and others.
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