by Baba Jahahara Amen-RA Alkebulan-Ma’at 6259 AA (November 2019 J-PG) Africans Deserve Reparations! Cause, Black Lives Truly Matter! Greetings of IMANI (FAITH) Esteemed G-o-ds and Sister-Brother...
“The spaces the Black community had carved out, the restaurants we’d established, the communities we’d become a part of, were all fading out.”
Painted in 1987, the lavish mural that adorns the building on the northeast corner of Third and Palou, Bayview Hunters Point’s main intersection, is named “Tuzuri Watu,” which means “We are beautiful people” in Swahili, and it features a who’s who of celebrated African American figures.
“No longer can we sit on the sidelines,” the statement reads, “as SF Pride pretends to celebrate ‘Generations of Resistance’ on the 50th anniversary of the fight against police violence at the Stonewall Inn.” Their demands include permanently eliminating police and corporate presence at Pride celebrations, releasing incarcerated trans people from San Francisco county jails, and ending sweeps of homeless encampments in San Francisco.
“People use drugs, and are at the risk for the harms related to drug use, oftentimes because of a severe lack of access to resources."
Civil rights attorney and political prisoner Lynne Stewart needs help. She fought breast cancer two years ago, apparently successfully, but now the cancer is spreading. Her condition is treatable. But authorities have denied her request for transfer from her Texas prison to the New York City hospital where she received expert medical attention before.
“More confrontational works tended to be ignored,” Azzi said. “But now institutions and collectors are a bit more comfortable looking back and taking note.”