San Francisco Bay View (4)

Wanda's Picks for December 2017

Those of us in the San Francisco Bay Area reflect on the legacy and work that illustrated the life of Queen Mother Makinya Kouate. After Maulana Karenga gave the students from Merritt College a mimeographed sheet with notes about a harvest festival called Kwanzaa, the Oakland-Berkeley team started ...

East Bay filmmaker Jayson Johnson looks at the 'alt-right' through a cinematic lens

Every artist has a process, a ritual they go through before working. Some meditate. Some eat a ritual meal. Others listen to a specific kind of music. Director Jayson Johnson, whose credits range from Bollywood films to Lego commercials, prays and eats peanut butter. Lots and lots of peanut butter. ...

Trafficking in desperate Black African migrants, from Israel to Rwanda to Libya

On Nov. 14, CNN shocked the world with its video news report of Black African migrants being sold into slavery in Libya. Eight days later the Rwandan government issued a press release headlined Rwanda's door is open for migrants held captive in Libya.' Rwandan President Paul Kagame is grandstanding ...

Tell Gov. Jerry Brown, 'Drop LWOP'

We are writing to ask you to join with California Coalition for Women Prisoners in our statewide campaign to DROP LWOP and secure sentence commutations for all those serving Life Without the Possibility of Parole . LWOP is an inhumane sentence which denies people the possibility to rehabilitate and ...