Celebrate SF Bay View’s 40th Anniversary
Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-5, SF Main Library – FREE
Date: 2016-02-14 20:30
From: SF Bay View <editor@sfbayview.com>

Celebrate SF Bay View’s 40th Anniversary Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-5, SF Main Library – FREE

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San Francisco Black Film Festival director Kali O’Ray and SF Bay View associate editor JR Valrey are making a movie about the Bay View’s 40-year history of liberation journalism! It’s a work in progress, and here’s the first trailer. (Click on the photo.) Tell us what you think. Wish the Bay View a happy 40th birthday

This Sunday, Feb. 21, 1-5 p.m., it’s party time at the San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin St. We’re celebrating SF Bay View’s 40th birthday, and we’d love to have you join us. It’s all afternoon, and it’s all free: a panel of folks who’ve brought you the BayView paper over the years, a fashion show and performances by our treasured Avotcja, Stoney Creation and Sista Iminah. You can even thumb through old papers to find a story you wrote or a picture you were in. Read all about it HERE (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/celebrate-40-years-of-life-in-the-black-community-the-sf-bayview-anniversary-party-is-feb-21-1-5-p-m-at-sf-main-library-free/) , and our Facebook event page is HERE (https://www.facebook.com/events/1665063017088276/) While you’re there, LIKE us on Facebook.

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SF Bay View, the paper many Black Panther veterans call the successor to The Black Panther newspaper, is facing a serious financial challenge. Only with your help can we continue to publish. Ad revenue is down, and we need nearly $5,000 by the first of March to pay for printing, distributing and mailing the March paper.

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** Indulge in some recent stories and discover new ones every day at sfbayview.com (http://sfbayview.com/)  …

** Behind Enemy Lines (http://sfbayview.com/category/enemylines/)

Sensory deprivation is depravity (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/sensory-deprivation-is-depravity/)
Feb 14, 2016

From within and beyond the $100,000 8-by-14-foot steel and stone sensory deprivation cell that is designed for my mental, physical and social dehumanization, I bring to you this letter of concern regarding the adverse effects of long-term sensory deprivation. Upon seeing me for the first time in over a year, a fellow prisoner shook my hand and then proceeded to put both arms around me to embrace me.

** End prison slavery in Texas now! (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/end-prison-slavery-in-texas-now/)
Feb 11, 2016

In Texas we know that we are being exploited, mistreated, degraded and abused. Many prisoners in Texas are content with the modern day slave plantation system, which is managed and operated by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. However, many prisoners are not content; in fact they are frustrated and angry. The strategies utilized by prisoners in other states that have similar conditions to Texas don’t necessarily apply here.

** Free Rev. Pinkney! (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/free-rev-pinkney/)
Feb 3, 2016

Rev. Edward Pinkney is the kind of preacher that Martin Luther King would have admired. Pinkney has for years advocated for his community, fighting for water rights, fair elections and social justice for the people of Benton Harbor, Michigan. Because of his political activities, he’s been targeted by the government, tried by the Michigan political machine before an all-white jury and, with no evidence, convicted of allegedly altering five petition dates!

** CHOOSE1’s Three Strikes Reform Act needs 500,000 signatures by July 17 to make the November ballot (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/choose1s-three-strikes-reform-act-needs-500000-signatures-by-july-17-to-make-the-november-ballot/)
Feb 2, 2016

In late December, CHOOSE1, a grassroots, non-profit organization, received approval to begin gathering signatures to have the Three Strikes Reform Act of 2016 placed on the November 2016 election ballot. The California Attorney General’s Office has given CHOOSE1 until June 17 to gather signatures from registered voters to qualify the initiative. The goal is 500,000 signatures to ensure enough are gathered to meet statutory requirements.

** Three prisoners bid a loving farewell to Hugo Pinell (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/three-prisoners-bid-a-loving-farewell-to-hugo-pinell/)
Feb 1, 2016

I often visit the spot where they took you from us. I still can’t accept it. Although we didn’t know each other, I knew your spirit. I cried for you the day your light was dimmed. I never met you, but you were my brother, my father, my dear friend. Yogi, I’m afraid. I’m afraid because the same climate that dimmed your light is still here on this yard. The gatekeepers on this yard are still playing chess with brothers’ lives.


** Support the loved and loyal Bay View: Keep the voice of the people alive (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/support-the-loved-and-loyal-bay-view-keep-the-voice-of-the-people-alive/)

I was one of the last ones to see our beloved Brotha Yogi alive (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/i-was-one-of-the-last-ones-to-see-our-beloved-brotha-yogi-alive/)

They’re releasing us to GP, where they’d rather see us war and kill one another off (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/theyre-releasing-us-to-gp-where-theyd-rather-see-us-war-and-kill-one-another-off/)

Growing up in Compton: A woman’s story (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/growing-up-in-compton-a-womans-story/)

Historic settlement to end California’s indefinite solitary confinement finalized in court (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/historic-settlement-to-end-californias-indefinite-solitary-confinement-finalized-in-court/)

Bomani Shakur (Keith LaMar), innocent on death row (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/bomani-shakur-keith-lamar-innocent-on-death-row/)

CURB responds to CDCR’s new master plan: ‘A concerning vision of a more powerful prison system’ (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/curb-responds-to-cdcrs-new-master-plan-a-concerning-vision-of-a-more-powerful-prison-system/)

‘Annotated Tears: America’s Auschwitz’ (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/annotated-tears-americas-auschwitz/)

Mumia in the crosshairs: Stop efforts to murder him by medical neglect (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/mumia-in-the-crosshairs-stop-efforts-to-murder-him-by-medical-neglect/)

Jabari Scott in GP! ‘Man, it was beautiful enjoying my first cup of joe’ (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/jabari-scott-in-gp-man-it-was-beautiful-enjoying-my-first-cup-of-joe/)

Yogi and Harold were leaders among men: Two stories of revolutionary valor (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/yogi-and-harold-were-leaders-among-men-two-stories-of-revolutionary-valor/)

Mumia’s fight for medical treatment (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/mumias-fight-for-medical-treatment/)

The passive aggressive murder of a living legend (http://sfbayview.com/2015/12/the-passive-aggressive-murder-of-a-living-legend/)

David Johnson of the San Quentin 6 on his comrade Hugo ‘Yogi’ Pinell (http://sfbayview.com/2015/12/david-johnson-of-the-san-quentin-6-on-his-comrade-hugo-yogi-pinell/)

Tension at New Folsom between Blacks and guards since assassination of Hugo Pinell (http://sfbayview.com/2015/12/tension-at-new-folsom-between-blacks-and-guards-since-assassination-of-hugo-pinell/)


** News & Views


** Burundi: Western interests masked as African solutions (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/burundi-western-interests-masked-as-african-solutions/)
Feb 14, 2016

Most Western press judged the African Union harshly for its refusal to send troops to Burundi without Burundi’s consent. However, the A.U. troop deployment was never an African solution to African problems. It was always a Western solution to the West’s problem with Burundi’s current government. Black Agenda Report Editor Glen Ford said that Western nations pay most of the A.U.’s bills, so A.U. troops often do serve Western interests, but this time the West had pushed too hard.

** Why Hillary Clinton doesn’t deserve the Black vote (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/why-hillary-clinton-doesnt-deserve-the-black-vote/)
Feb 12, 2016

The love affair between Black folks and the Clintons has been going on for a long time. It began back in 1992, when Bill Clinton was running for president. What have the Clintons done to earn such devotion? Did they take extreme political risks to defend the rights of African Americans? Did they courageously stand up to right-wing demagoguery about Black communities? Did they help usher in a new era of hope and prosperity for neighborhoods devastated by deindustrialization, globalization and the disappearance of work? No. Quite the opposite.

** Beyoncé wins the Super Bowl: Pop legend invokes Black Panthers, #BlackLivesMatter at halftime show (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/beyonce-wins-the-super-bowl-pop-legend-invokes-black-panthers-blacklivesmatter-at-halftime-show/)
Feb 9, 2016

More than 100 million people tuned in to watch Super Bowl 50 Sunday night. In addition to seeing the Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers, viewers also witnessed one of the most political halftime shows in the Super Bowl’s history as the legendary singer Beyoncé paid tribute to the Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter movement. Her dancers posted a photo on Instagram holding a sign reading “Justice for Mario Woods.”

** Fake housing crisis: From Bayview to Baltimore, public housing kept empty while thousands are un-housed (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/fake-housing-crisis-from-bayview-to-baltimore-public-housing-kept-empty-while-thousands-are-un-housed/)
Feb 9, 2016

Building after building, block after block from the Bayview to Baltimore and from Sunnydale to East Oakland, the last vestige of so-called public – that is, government owned – housing in the richest country in the world lie dormant. Boarded up, locked, gated and shut – each apartment equipped with two, three and four bedrooms, one or two bathrooms and full kitchens.

** Jose LaCrosby, stylist to the stars, entrepreneur extraordinaire (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/jose-lacrosby-stylist-to-the-stars-entrepreneur-extraordinaire/)
Feb 8, 2016

Mr. Jose LaCrosby, a nationally-recognized African-American hairdresser in San Francisco, passed away on Jan. 29, 2016, in hospice care at the San Francisco VA Hospital. He was 89 years old. He is survived by his son and daughter, seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Mr. LaCrosby lived in the Fillmore-Western Addition for 58 years. Black Homes Matter Memorial Rally to honor Mr. Jose La Crosby’s legacy Wednesday, Feb. 10, 4-5 p.m., at Mercy Housing

** Bay View founding publisher: I was inspired by Malcolm, Martin, Elijah and the 1966 HP Uprising (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/bay-view-founding-publisher-i-was-inspired-by-malcolm-martin-elijah-and-the-1966-hp-uprising/)

Beyoncé’s Super Bowl dancers demand ‘Justice 4 Mario Woods’ (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/beyonces-super-bowl-dancers-demand-justice-4-mario-woods/)

UN committee urges US government to pay reparations for slavery (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/un-committee-urges-us-government-to-pay-reparations-for-slavery/)

African Union refuses to invade Burundi (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/african-union-refuses-to-invade-burundi/)

Looking at Mugabe’s Zimbabwe and the African Union in 2015: an interview wit’ US correspondent to the Zimbabwean Herald Obi Egbuna (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/looking-at-mugabes-zimbabwe-and-the-african-union-in-2015-an-interview-wit-us-correspondent-to-the-zimbabwean-herald-obi-egbuna/)

I’m the same as you – I just don’t have a roof (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/im-the-same-as-you-i-just-dont-have-a-roof/)

UN panel hears wrenching testimony of abuse in Black Chicago (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/un-panel-hears-wrenching-testimony-of-abuse-in-black-chicago/)

Black worker on Bay Bridge told to wear noose (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/black-worker-on-bay-bridge-told-to-wear-noose/)

NAACP secures changes to California Marijuana Initiative (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/naacp-secures-changes-to-california-marijuana-initiative/)

Black Chicagoans with disabilities stand solid against police terror (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/black-chicagoans-with-disabilities-stand-solid-against-police-terror/)

Can labor support both Black Lives Matter and police unions? (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/can-labor-support-both-black-lives-matter-and-police-unions/)

Lennar, the corporation that ate San Francisco, gobbled up Hunters Point and is devouring Treasure Island (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/lennar-the-corporation-that-ate-san-francisco-gobbled-up-hunters-point-and-is-devouring-treasure-island/)

In celebration of the charismatic life of Sister Espanola Jackson, a born leader and chosen woman (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/in-celebration-of-the-charismatic-life-of-sister-espanola-jackson-a-born-leader-and-chosen-woman/)

Burundi: Nkurunziza refuses to bow to Samantha Power’s demands (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/burundi-nkurunziza-refuses-to-bow-to-samantha-powers-demands/)

Outrage against big pharma! (http://sfbayview.com/2016/01/outrage-against-big-pharma/)

** Culture Currents


** Longtime Fillmore-Western Addition artist Eugene White gets fresh recognition (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/longtime-fillmore-western-addition-artist-eugene-white-gets-fresh-recognition/)
Feb 14, 2016

Artist Eugene White hails from southwestern Arkansas but has worked quietly in his studio and gallery along the 21-Hayes line for over 50 years. Lately, he’s had some overdue attention as one of the few remaining Black artists to live and work in San Francisco: He’s featured in an installation at the newly redesigned Buchanan Mall, where he’s honored with a portrait and a listening station delivering his untold story.

** On Beyoncé’s In_Formation Day, Haiti revelers celebrate slaying Carnival King (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/on-beyonces-in_formation-day-haiti-revelers-celebrate-slaying-carnival-king/)
Feb 14, 2016

By ourselves, we disenfranchised Haitians took down the fake elections and U.S. puppet president, Michel Martelly. He left on Superbowl 50, Feb. 7 – the day Beyoncé set off a politically charged “Formation,” unapologetically Black. America’s most powerful artist dressed her dancers in Afros and Black Panther leather outfits and got in (Malcolm) X formation, Black fists raised up. Banm sèt kout kouto – bring it! she said.

** The art of painter Paul Lewin (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/the-art-of-painter-paul-lewin/)
Feb 12, 2016

I was recently introduced to the visual artistry of Paul Lewin at this year’s Black Comix Arts Festival that was held at the SF Main Library and at the Yerba Buena. His pictures are very modern but depict scenes from lives lived centuries ago, and they are rich with detail. They are sort of like a time capsule. I want to expose the Bay View readership to this master painter who lives locally. Check him out in his own words.

** Wanda’s Picks for February 2016 (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/wandas-picks-for-february-2016/)
Feb 4, 2016

Dr. Frances Cress Welsing (“Isis Papers”) made her transition Jan. 2, 2016. She was 80. The psychiatrist who challenged white supremacists on what she called “The Cress Theory of Color Confrontation and Racism (White Supremacy)” to look at their own melanin deficiency for what it is, “envy,” stirred and continues to stir the waters. She always stated theoretically that “Black lives matter,” way before the #blm movement.

** Must-see movie documents God’s unchanging hand in the evolving lives of gays (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/must-see-movie-documents-gods-unchanging-hand-in-the-evolving-lives-of-gays/)
Feb 4, 2016

Clay Cane’s new documentary, “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay in the Church,” is an emotional drive-by shooting. The gut-penetrating personal stories in the hour-long film will leave you ducking for cover to avoid being shot dead through the heart. You will not succeed. The film features nightmarish tales that create a reality for many young African Americans who identify as members of the LGBT community.

** Oakland’s DB Tha General (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/oaklands-db-tha-general/)

From mean streets to mansions: The Denise Smith story (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/from-mean-streets-to-mansions-the-denise-smith-story/)

Third Street Stroll – and beyond (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/third-street-stroll-and-beyond-2/)

SF African American Historical Society’s annual Black History Month program (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/sf-african-american-historical-societys-annual-black-history-month-program/)

Acknowledging and encouraging our fathers ‘inside’ (http://sfbayview.com/2016/02/acknowledging-and-encouraging-our-fathers-inside/)

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