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“Black community organizations require mission-aligned leadership to implement their purpose. Instead, Booker T. Washington Community Service Center VP Farah Makras informed me that many of her friends voted for Donald Trump.” - Former Board President Julian Davis
The SF Board of Supervisors’ proposed budget, unanimously and shamefully, reneges on promises made to defund the police, refund $24.7 from the 850 Bryant jail closure and meaningfully invest in the Black community.
Precious shared humanity was honored and lifted by the Monumental Reckoning ceremony through Dana King’s 350 African Ancestors created in bronze and exalted unto the earth, sky and descendant beings by the Heart and Soul Center of Light and Glide Church choirs.
Upending the fantasy of progressive reform, the elephant is crossing the room to reveal the ugly reality of SFPD and its cohorts’ denial of anything like police reform or justice for the people.
Always enlightening, Baba Jahahara shares honor and gratitude for the paths of our humanity, uplifts the work necessary for changes and serves a healthy dollop of food for thought.
San Francisco continues its systematic assault on our second and third-generation Black and Brown families. We love San Francisco, but we will no longer stand for these human rights abuses.
SF BOS takes huge historical step in creating the 15-member African American Reparations Advisory Committee.
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.
The SF Black communities are coming together to demand that those they elect be more proactive in helping to create what’s necessary, with community-centered leadership, to build strength, safety, health and wellbeing within SF Black communities, with a focus on the roots and impact of increasing violence.
Emerging from the fertile earth of the Black community, seedlings begin to sprout as Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Shamann Walton present the Dream Keeper Initiative with a hefty commitment redirecting $120 million from SFPD for investments in the African American community.
Jeremy Miller succinctly describes the seemingly benign invitation from the FBI to help them keep us safe from scary events like the recent white supremacist insurrection at the People’s House as being somewhat akin to the fox asking the chickens to help with the slaughter. As Jalil Muntaqim said, “We Are Our Own Liberators.”
Dr. Frederick Haynes III, pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, widely known for its focus on social, economic, gender, food and environmental justice, is hosting the 4th Annual King Teach-In with a panel featuring San Francisco Mayor London Breed, who advocates deliberately ending the disparities that plague the Black community.
A vibrant breeze is felt amidst the chaos of political blustering, posturing, hating, violating and destroying. With the power of love and commitment to caring about the people in our communities, Sheryl Davis, Director of the Human Rights Commission, is solidly on the ground in tandem with Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Walton and others to create the possible dream.
Jeremy Miller breaks down the complexities of the efforts of the San Francisco Police Officers Association to convince the SF Board of Supervisors that the City needs the SFPOA, and SFPOA members need to be paid well, have millions in assets, more millions in budgets, and be protected from the public as they continue killing unarmed Black and Brown folks with impunity.
UPDATE – Join us Monday, Nov. 16, at McAllister and Hyde at 3 p.m. for the Stolen Land-Hoarded Resources Tour to learn how communities are responding to the Bay Area electorate’s treatment of our homeless, soon-to-be again evicted onto the streets community members – Merry Christmas?
The 13-page letter from Concerned Black Employees to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to specify experiences of racism at CARB – widespread, routine and systemic – and shared, as well, with CARB’s staff, may provide the incentive to engage action towards introspection and change at the agency.
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.
Nine months gestation birthed what? The review by the UC expert panel about retesting procedures for Parcel A and Parcel G in Hunters Point Shipyard, nine months after the report’s release, seems to have resulted in a stillbirth as there is no evidence of benefit to the parent Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP) community. Foul play is suspected.
SF Bay View Editor, Mary Ratcliff, guides new Assistant and Managing Editors, Malik Washington and Nube Brown, and they have hit the ground running. Malik and Nube highlight the power and urgency of our vote, our Black vote, and their combined commitment to activate uplift, voice and change for people harmed by oppression.
After a lifetime of creating art while homeless or incarcerated, on Aug. 7, Ronnie Lamont Goodman was found dead in his tent outside the Redstone Building in San Francisco’s Mission District, where he intermittently stayed and stored his drawings and illustrations. He was 60.