The ‘fundamentalism’ in police operationz

by Steve Martinot Introduction As police murders accumulate, and police chiefs get fired and replaced because they cannot stop it – as in Oakland and San Francisco – the notion that this represents a political crisis becomes a truism. It is not a “crisis of policing,” which would suggest a situation beyond the capacities of […]

‘I Am San Francisco: (Re)Collecting the Home of Native Black San Franciskanz’ coming to San Francisco Main Library’z Afrikan Amerikan Center Dec. 12, 2015, to March 10, 2016

“I Am San Francisco: (Re)Collecting the Home of Native Black San Franciscans,” an exhibit that captures the home and soul of native Black San Francisco, comes to the African American Center of the San Francisco Main Library at 100 Larkin St. in San Francisco this week. The show exhibits from Dec. 12, 2015, through March […]

This ex-Black Panther started an urban farm to create jobz for ex-inmatez

By Katie Herzog Ray Kidd was incarcerated for violent crimes from the ages of 16 to 23. Both of his parents are currently in federal prison. Now, Kidd wants to break the cycle, and he’s doing it through farming. Kidd is an employee at West Oakland Farms, a for-profit operation founded by former Black Panther […]

Study: Shocking racial disparitiez in San Francisco courtz

by Tamara Barak Aparton San Francisco – African Americans in San Francisco are more likely to await trial behind bars than their white counterparts and face harsher punishment once convicted, according to a new study commissioned by the San Francisco Reentry Council. Unlike previous reports on racial disparities, the study went beyond racial disparities in […]

SF jail inmatez forced to fight, public defender sayz

by Vivian Ho San Francisco sheriff’s deputies arranged and gambled on battles between County Jail inmates, forcing one to train for the fights and telling them to lie if they needed medical attention, the city’s public defender said Thursday. Since the beginning of March, at least four deputies at County Jail No. 4 at 850 […]

Jim Crow San Francisco

by Peter Santina As a deputy public defender in San Francisco, I am not shocked at the revelation there is a white-power network within the Police Department. “All n—–s must f—– hang,” one veteran SFPD officer texted former Sgt. Ian Furminger, who has been convicted and sentenced to prison for violating civil rights and stealing […]

SF – October 16 – 7pm – Freedom Archivez Celebratez 15 Yearz

Please join us in celebrating 15 years of radical political history, culture and activism with music and community The Freedom Archives Anniversary Celebration Thursday, October 16th – Doors 6:30 – Program 7pm African American Art & Culture Complex 762 Fulton Street, San Francisco Featuring Tarika Lewis & the Youth Ensemble and Rico Pabon with live […]

To the late great Freedom Fighter Yuri Kochiyama, salute!

by The People’s Minister of Information JR The legendary photos of Malcolm X aka El Hajj Malik el Shabazz with his shirt ripped open after being shot a number of times at the Audubon Ballroom will forever be etched in the pages of American history. In one photo, a Japanese woman holds the head of […]

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 […]