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Democrats unveil ‘Build Green’ Infrastructure and Jobs Act
The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development and Generating Renewable Energy to Electrify the Nation’s (Build Green) Infrastructure and Jobs Act is presented to deliver the transformational change demanded by the American people while ensuring that we build the green economy of the 21st century here at home with good-paying, union jobs.
Ida B. Wells-Barnett is a sterling example for all incarcerated journalists
We know her name – Ida B. Wells-Barnett – but do we know how her very essence laid the groundwork for, and is woven deeply into the fabric of, today’s struggles? Uhuru B. Rowe, with elegance and expertise draws a powerful picture for our enlightenment about this profound human icon.
Fathina Holmes and City Build Academy: Putting our people to work!
Assistant SF Bay View Editor Washington shines a bright light on the get-down commitment of Bayview Hunters Point native, Fathina Holmes, to get it done and create space for opportunities and second chances to become realized for people who look like her.
‘California in Crisis’ details Wells Fargo’s damage to California’s communities of...
The Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is at the forefront of the resistance to the foreclosures and illegal taking of homes by the banks. ACCE, the Center for Popular Democracy and the Home Defenders League released a report March 12 entitled “California in Crisis: How Wells Fargo’s Foreclosure Pipeline is Damaging Local Communities.”
AFL-CIO debates ‘Why are no Blacks working?’
In response to “Why are no Blacks working?” by Bay Area Black Builders President Joseph Debro that appeared in print and online in the SF Bay View, Tom Owens, a high level official with the AFL-CIO Construction Trades Department, sent the following message via email to Debro. Debro’s emailed rebuttal follows.
Black businesses shorted on stimulus contracts
Since President Barack Obama signed his stimulus package into law in February, the U.S. Department of Transportation has handed out more than $150 million in contracts to companies for street, highway and bridge construction. New statistics released by the Transportation Equity Network (TEN) show that from that pot of money not a single dollar had been allocated to any African-American owned business.