“These appointments speak volumes. I am extremely pleased and excited that there are two new highly professional and qualified African-American women judges appointed to the California Superior Court.”
For decades, the Black community in America has overwhelmingly given its support to candidates who have made promise to support Black causes, yet there is virtually no tangible way to measure if such support is being granted.
On this 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers’ Free Breakfast Program, let us meditate on the incredible legacy of the original Black Panther Party. Although this is a plea for help and a call to action, this piece is also a dedication.
Along with the Panthers visionary activism, they wrote and performed poetry. Panther poets “(un)consciously” recited language with body gestures to influence and inspire social change.
Radicals and revolutionaries fought for freedom from all forms of oppression. And the last I looked, that was a good thing.
The basic truth is: If you are unable to understand the roots of slavery – greed, hate and ignorance – then you are more likely to abdicate your responsibility, allowing the branches of slavery to continue growing.
“We are bringing to life the stories of our voiceless ... by publishing their untold stories in the hopes of discovering real solutions to the constant struggles our communities face.”
When there aren’t enough Black folks doing the writing, Black characters are written by white writers with all the inherent biases.
“Do you love it? You don’t get to hate San Francisco unless you love it.”
Since Aug. 20, 1619, with the arrival of the first documented slaves planting their feet on the soil of American land, Black resistance has been an important aspect of what it means to survive while Black in America.
We’re either for the total freedom of humanity, or we’re for the continuation of the division of humanity that we have today. We are for total freedom – the New African Black Panther Party is for the complete and total liberation of all humanity.
“For we are our own liberators; to expect that someone will take full responsibility for our own freedom is suicide!” – George Jackson
Celebrate the publication of (Dis)Location: Black Exodus, activated by the unprecedented out-migration of Black San Franciscans from their historic neighborhoods. Bayview Opera House, 4705 Third St., San Francisco, on Saturday, Aug. 3, 5-7 p.m.
The old rhyme, so well known in the nether regions of American slums, is certainly apropos to minority business conditions in Oakland: “If you’re white, that’s all right; If you’re yellow, that’s mellow; If you’re brown, you can stick aroun’; But if you’re Black, get the Hell back!”
July 20, 2019 we celebrate the life of Mario Woods at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Third and Armstrong in the Bayview District of San Francisco at our Fourth Annual Mario Woods Remembrance Day event. Mario Woods Remembrance Day is a day we celebrate Mario’s life and legacy in the Bayview community from which Mario hailed.
Hiring Black census workers in California could avert an undercount in 2020. Pay is based on location and position. In larger cities like Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Francisco, salaries range anywhere from $17.00 to $30.00 per hour for field representative positions.
Here’s my take on Bay View, the HBCUs and any other Black establishments needing financial help: We, Black America, have way too many Black athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs etc. for Black establishments to be underfunded.
Warehousing prisoners in a single cell for 22-24 hours a day for years with no release in the foreseeable future is, according to the U.S. Supreme Court and the Department of Justice, the precise definition of Solitary Confinement, which is deemed cruel and unusual punishment.
My revolution begins by supporting the Bay View with a paid subscription, spreading the word about the Bay View newspaper and reading the Bay View!
Thousands of families, elders and babies across the state are under attack by the concerted forces of gentrification and removal by the white-supremacist nation that would like to remove us all. From police terror to the acts of elder and child abuse caused by eviction to the endless building of prisons and militarizing of these colonizer created borders leaves us all asking who is this shiny state being built for?