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There’s a riot going on

Rev. Al Sharpton's Keepin' it Real show today had JR of the Block Report on talking about the murder of Oscar Grant by Oakland's Bay Area Rapid Transit police and the rebellious aftermath.

Authorities and corporate media grossly exaggerate Oakland ‘riot’ reports

The report that went around the world was that over 300 businesses were destroyed; the actual damage was 40-45 windows smashed and a couple of dozen garbage cans thrown into the streets.

Lawyers Guild applauds arrest of Officer Mehserle, Oscar Grant’s executioner, and...

The National Lawyers Guild calls upon BART, Oakland and Alameda County officials to recognize that their shameful response to Oscar Grant's murder fueled the street protests.

Police accountability law might have prevented execution of Oscar Grant

Political remedies to hold police more accountable for outrageous acts such as the shooting death of an African-American youth here on New Year's Day have been blocked by even supposedly "sympathetic" Democratic Party politicians.

Oakland rebellion: Eyewitness report by POCC Minister of Information JR

Minister of Information JR, now out of jail, tells how and why Oakland was rocked by rebellion Jan. 7 after nearly a week of official silence following the New Year's police execution of Oscar Grant. Look for a report - both here and in the February paper that will hit the streets Jan.30 - on the Town Bizness Townhall Meeting Against Police Terrorism that had people spilling out the door Friday.

Wanda’s Picks updated Jan. 13

The Coalition Against Police Execution (CAPE) will hold the Praying for Peace, Working for Justice March and Rally at Oakland's City Hall Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 4 p.m. as the Oakland community continues to demand justice in the senseless murder of Oscar Grant by BART police.

Oakland residents react to the police execution of Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5Hlos6obl8&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xcfcfcf&hl=en&feature=player_embedded&fs=1&w=425&h=344] In this video by Channing Kennedy for ColorLines, Oakland residents express their anger both at the failure of authorities to charge or even...

BART police execute Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQxBg5Jxp7c&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] This is the clearest view we've seen of the BART police execution of 22-year-old unarmed father and peacemaker Oscar Grant at the Fruitvale...

Oakland’s not for burning?

In the early hours of this year of ostensible hope, the reality of the persistence of racism in Oakland became devastatingly clear, sparking a powerful response the likes of which this city hasn't seen in years.

Poor News Network TV: Justice for Oscar Grant

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyYbSGYKaE0&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] For six hours on Thursday, Jan. 8, an apologetic BART board of directors listened to people voice their fury over a BART police...

Min. Christopher Muhammad addressing media on BART police execution of Oscar...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEdqCdqifVM&hl=en&fs=1&w=425&h=344] Minister Christopher Muhammad speaks at a press conference after District Attorney Tom Orloff refused to meet with him and other Black clergy on...

Oakland PD brutally arrests Minister of Information JR at Oscar Grant...

The only journalist arrested while covering the Jan. 7 rebellion and one of only three protesters charged with a felony was POCC Minister of Information JR. Charged with arson (of a trash can), he is totally innocent. Tell Mayor Dellums, DA Orloff and Rep. Lee to drop all charges against all protesters.

Oscar Grant execution by BART cop: Clear, close video view from...

Grant pleaded with officers not to harm him: "Oscar yelled, 'You shot me. I got a 4-year-old daughter,'" said Fernando Anicete. "Oscar was telling us to calm down, and we did. We weren't looking for any trouble."

Did BART cop who killed Oscar Grant mistake gun for Taser?

We cannot expect to receive any reports except those that justify, excuse or minimize the killing of Oscar Grant by BART police at 2 a.m. New Year's Day.

Oscar Grant, young father and peacemaker, executed by BART police

An Oakland BART police officer shot an unarmed Black man, Oscar Grant, while he lay face down on the ground and was fully cooperating. Protest Wednesday, Jan. 7, 3-7pm, Fruitvale BART, Oakland.

Letest News

Black History Month in the Fillmore

Black History Month 2019 exploded at the Fillmore Heritage Center with 17 events that celebrated different facets of our very diverse community. There was Fiyah Friday, Fillmore legend LaRon Mayfield’s Aquarius Bash featuring DJ Drama, the weekly Tuesday Bluesday, the Samba Percussion class, a Night of R&Bay featuring DJs DJ 12 and Black Marc, The Global African Experience presentation by the legendary historian Runoko Rashidi, an intimate and epic evening with the Grammy award winning R&B group Tony! Toni! Tone! and the African Diaspora party.

Menthol milestone, the anniversary no one is celebrating

Menthol has been the tobacco industry’s recruitment tool for far too long. It has been added to cigarettes for nearly a century, masking tobacco’s harsh flavor, making the smoke feel smoother and easier to inhale – but that ease comes with a price. The smoothness of menthol allows smokers to inhale more deeply, so harmful particles can settle lower in the lungs. Menthol cigarettes are also harder to stop – people who use menthol cigarettes have a lower rate of successfully quitting.

Celebrate Dr. Hannibal Williams for making a difference – keep his...

Liberation House, the first residential facility for treatment of drug and alcohol addiction that reached out to Afro-American men, is another example of its founder, Dr. Williams, making a difference. During its 30 years of operation, Liberation House was an extremely successful drug and alcohol rehabilitation program which successfully helped thousands of men from every walk of life attain their sobriety.

Why we love Jeff Adachi

Jeff Adachi was the only official in this city we could trust to fight for us, the Black and Brown and poor San Franciscans being bulldozed out by a city drunk on its wealth and power. San Francisco’s jails are 57 percent Black, yet Blacks are down to about 3 percent of the population. Those were his clients.

Celebrate Cultural Landmark designation of the Arthur Coleman Medical Center

You’re invited! Please join us at the Coleman Medical Center on Tuesday, March 26, for an open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m., 6301 Third St. (at Ingerson), San Francisco 94124. Visit this landmark center for Black health! Meet the staff and board of the Bayview Hunters Point Clinic. RSVP please to health@bayviewclinic.org. The event is free.