Sunday Sept 7 – Struggle for a New World – Tribute to Fred Ho & Open Rehearsal Sept 6

Sunday, September 7th “STRUGGLE FOR A NEW WORLD!” Fred Ho Memorial Tribute An All-Star salute to the late Musician and Cultural Worker 2:00-4:30pm @ Oakland Asian Cultural Center 388 9th Street (at Franklin), Oakland, FREE Wednesday Sept. 3rd, 1:00 – 2:00 PM: SFSU “Creative Music Studies,” Jazz Prof. Hafez Modirzadeh, will sponsor an informal jazz session […]

Racism in San Francisco County Jail

by D’jaun Barrow In regards to the prison censorship issue, I am just chiming in to let it be known that it isn’t a “nudity” thing (the California Department of Corrections’ new censorship regulations are disguised under the title “Obscene Material” – ed.); it’s a Black-Latino thing, period! I’m not in prison, I’m in County […]

On Thiz Day In History (our story)

  Allensworth, CA., a community of Black self pride Allensworth, CA. Community Moto Date: Tue, 1908-06-30 On this date, we celebrate the founding of Allensworth, California, in 1908. This was the first and only all Black town in California’s history. On this date, Allen Allensworth, a former soldier, and William Payne, a teacher, created the […]

ny parole board v politikal prisoner Jalil Muntaqim

  New York State Political Prisoner Jalil Muntaqim was recently denied parole for the 8th time by the New York State Parole Board. Jalil first became eligible for parole in 2002, and has been dienied parole from that time to the present. At this point there is no longer a need to discuss Jalil’s accomplishments […]

The Graffiti Hunterz

  Urban explorers risk trespassing violations, injury, and even death to photograph a hidden world of aerosol art for all the world to see. By April Kilcrease On a warm spring day, I followed local graffiti photographer and urban explorer Michael (whom the Express agreed to not fully identify) across a green stretch of park […]

State Prisonz Institute New Censorship Rulez

  Prisoners and prisoners’ rights advocates say the new regulations could result in bans on newspapers, magazines, letters, and inmate writings. By Toshio Meronek Last year, about 30,000 inmates staged a hunger strike in California prisons to protest subpar living conditions and the use of long-term solitary confinement. In response, the California Department of Corrections […]

Here’s The Powerful Anti-Redskinz Commercial That Aired During Tuesday’z NBA Finalz

  California tribe Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation made a “significant investment” to air this video during prime time. A 60-second version of this advertisement, produced by the National Congress of American Indians, aired in seven cities during Tuesday’s NBA Finals.   The video runs through words Native Americans actually use to identify themselves. A photo […]


  Please Take A Moment On This Most Beautiful Sunday To … 1) Click On & Sign The Below Petition Asking The NYS Parole Board To Have 43 Year Black Panther/BLA Political Prisoner Jalil Abdul Muntaqim Granted His Release From The Infamous Attica Correctional Facility and back home to his family and community. At the […]

Desecration of Marcus Bookz! Sweis family declarez war against Blackz in San Francisco

  by Carlos Levexier The Black community demands the ouster of San Francisco City Engineer Fuad Sweiss, who may have illegally provided information to his Sweis family counterparts in their interception of the Marcus Book Store property during a transaction between members of the Johnson family, owners of the store. Marcus Book Store, the oldest […]

Child sentenced to 227 years – iz it justice?

  by Orlando O. Fields A child who kills vs. a child who was present but did not kill – what sentence does he deserve? A child of color vs. a Caucasian child – does the system treat them the same? How about the youthful offender vs. the adult offender? From my reading, I’ve seen […]