Wanda’s Picks for October 2021
With eye and heart on fine tuning the soul and its reality, Wanda Sabir explores the layers of humanity’s offerings.
Hurricane Ida: On the 16th anniversary of Katrina, we get hit...
Both extremely destructive, hurricanes Katrina and Ida were very different, and communities organizing with strategic plans for disaster response would be far more efficient at weathering future storms.
Extra-judicial killings, mass incarceration and government attacks on civilians: The elephant...
Herukhuti Sharif educates in depth how the colonizer design of the system, and collective socio-political illusions of the people, result in relentless harm and death to Black and vulnerable people.
Hey, let’s talk about race!
Whereas most light bulbs dim with age, the Critical Race Theory bulb burns brighter every day as we move boldly forward in exploration of the truth about the human family.
Against the odds, for a worthy cause
Embracing the journey to face his deepest fear, Antwann Johnson enters the realm of deep humanity.
San Francisco’s and McCormack Baron Salazar’s criminal neglect of Plaza East...
Fillmore Black American voices raise the decibel charging disrespect and neglect regarding city government response to charges by tenants about issues with Plaza East Apartments' violations of tenants' rights and threats to safety and health.
You can stand
It is better to be hated for who you were created to be than to be loved for who others want you to be. Not everyone will agree with you and you may be hated for the purpose you were created to be, but if you were to live to please others, you will end up hating your own life because you compromised yourself. Embrace who you are, and embrace opposition as opportunity to be strengthened.
The Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Conference comes to Oakland
All of Us or None’s upcoming Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Western Regional Conference is Sept. 20-21 at Oakstop, 1721 Broadway in downtown Oakland. It will be a time for people to discuss employment, housing, crimmigration, which is the connection between the punishment system in the U.S. and immigration policies, and more. Check out one of the main organizers, Manuel La Fontaine, about the conference and his life experiences.
Wanda Sabir and the Bay View save lives
I’m thankful to Wanda and the Bay View. We all are. I love the world that Wanda takes me to, because it exists outside of the typical realm of negativity that swamps the prison environment. The Bay View is a necessary tool for prisoners, and I urge anybody who has a subscription to get subscriptions for others who may not be able to get it for themselves. Because who knows, you just may be in a position to save a life too.
Culture of violence
General measures could move the cultural discussion and peoples’ behaviors in the right direction, whereas a focus on restricting gun ownership – except for people who fit appropriate medico-legal exclusion criteria – will probably worsen our cultural crisis, increase discrimination and police attacks, and increase the danger of greater social violence and chaos.