Introducing Uncle Du, SF Bay View’z new comic strip!

by Ruben Beltran Thank you for the opportunity to share my work with an audience that will appreciate it. You had me there for a minute. When I opened the envelope and saw the samples I sent you along with my letter, my heart sank. I thought, “Oh, no! They didn’t like it.” Once I […]

White fear and the unbearable reality of Black perfection

by Jacqueline Bediako I ain’t gonna front – I shed tears when Trump and his minions were elected. It was the kind of crying that happens when your eyes get bloodshot and your veins pop out of your forehead. The impending doom that is a Trump presidency is the result of a white America unable […]

The Story of Ahmed Evanz and the Glenville Shootout

Part 2 in our blog series on histories of resistance to racist police violence, as depicted in the pages of The Movement newspaper. Fred “Ahmed” Evans By the summer of 1968, tensions had been mounting between the Black residents of Cleveland and the police department for over a year. In the spring of 1967, riots […]

Killing Time: Lawsuit Revealz Officialz Killed Prisoner, Framed Cellmate, and Lied to Media (2016)

Within a year, three federal lawsuits have been brought behind the tortured deaths of men imprisoned at the William P. Clements Unit in remote Amarillo, Texas. The latest suit was filed on Oct. 11, 2016 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, against 33 security and medical staff, concerning their roles […]

Girl told to dress “like an Indian” for school assignment made a statement on #NODAPL

Usually, parents encourage their children to follow through on a school assignment. But this was no ordinary assignment. Earlier in November, Louisiana resident Tremeka Greenhouse saw that her 5-year-old daughter, Nyemah, had been told to attend school dress like an “Indian,” — meaning Native American — for school. Nyemah’s older sister first shared news of […]

For Abolition: Prisonz and Police Are More Than Brutality, They’re State Terror

by Frank Castro In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the […]

For Abolition: Prisonz and Police Are More Than Brutality, They’re State Terror

by Frank Castro In his speech “Terrorism: Theirs and Ours,” now deceased Professor Eqbal Ahmad elucidated five types of terrorism: state, religious, mafia, pathological, and political terror of the private group. Of these types, the focus in mainstream political discourse and media has almost always centered itself on discussion of just one: “political terror of the […]

Geronimo Pratt & Rice/Poindexter Documentary

“Black Panthers” documentary about Geronimo Pratt, David Rice, and Edward Poindexter. Rice/Poindexter case starts at 27:19 2:30 Opening 3:00 Geronimo Pratt 5:50 Kathleen Cleaver 8:21 Jean Hamilton, Juror 9:06 David Bernstein, Defense Lawyer 10:06 Landon Williams, Ex-Black Panther 12:08 DeWayne Wolfer, Ballistics Expert 13:22 Barbara Read , Witness 14:34 Kenneth Olson, Victim 15:38 Stuart Hanlon, […]

WATCH: Cop Kickz Teen Girl to the Ground, Arrestz Her for Having a Lollipop

by Matt Agorist Washington D.C. — A bag of chips and a lollipop were cause for a teen girl to be assaulted and arrested by DC Metro Transit Police this week. The incident was captured on a witness’s cellphone. April Goggans of Black Lives Matter DC posted the video on Youtube Tuesday, writing that the […]

Pantherz’ impact on pop culture more complex than black and white

By Otis R. Taylor Jr. Photo: Guerrilla Funk San Francisco-born rapper Paris re-creates the famous image of Black Panthers co-founder Huey Newton in a wicker chair. Paris’ songs and shows are filled with Panther references. They wore black berets over Afros, and their natural curls bounced as their legs and hips kicked and swiveled in […]