Mamaz/Families


Cooking in Your Car- Bay Area Homelessness in 2018 and the rise of the Unhoused Middle Class

Salt, grease and fried meat filled the air. with just hint of burnt sugar thrown in. My mind wandered to breakfasts past sizzling in a greasy diner. The only thing was, i was on my bike, riding past an empty lot in East Oakland at 6:30am. No houses or restaurants were remotely close. And then i saw the smoke,and heard the sizzle. It was coming from one of a long line of late model Subarus, Hondas, BMW’s, Acura sedans, and even a Mercedes, no car older than 2015, parked along this hidden street.

Violent Transportation- Ode to Nia Wilson & all our folks who lost their lives on BART

 

“Bart needs to step it up!”- Mother of Nia Wilson

 

At a candlelight vigil at MacArthur BART held for 18 year old Nia, she was remembered as a beautiful, kind soul who had a passion for music and helping people.

 

So Much Violence

As a kid, I found difficulty finding logic in why people committed brutal acts of violence and the motivation behind the crimes. From ordinary citizens to law enforcement the “jones” for violence and death has become the frightening norm for today’s way of life in our “sodom and gomorrah” -like country.

A Grieving Mother June 16 2018

Words. What exactly are the purpose of words?

A Grieving Mother June 15 2018

Grieving mother ... today faced with my own cross to bear. I'm realizing more and more that the hell that God speaks of may be the very personal experience that one relives here on Earth. I had the opportunity to Bear Witness a 18 year old young man transition out of here by train. His life was taken. I didn't see it personally but the tragedy has hit the news in the hoods neighbors family and friends of Miss Christa Holloway. Her son Victor is a great ancestor now ...

The Organized Poor Pt 2 Poor People March on Washington and HUD in honor of Dr/ King's March on Washington

“We are surrounded by Black Cops”, said Leroy Moore, with POOR Magazine and Krip Hop Nation about the 15 black cops who surrounded us houseless and formerly houseless mamas, uncles, children, and elders from the Poor People’s March when we walked humbly into the Washington DC office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to demand our housing back.

 

“We are here to meet with Ben Carson,” we all said.

A Grieving Mother May 3 2018

To Day I Transform in My Transition of My Oposition ……..

 

Death, protest and the mental health of survivors

The murder of Stephon Clark by police invoked the warrior spirit within his brother Stevante and the young brother hit the streets with his thunder like voice of oppressed rage. He took his fight all the way  to the council denouncing police terror and the death of his brother.

 

The Fist of Football- Domestic Violence in Sports

SF 49ers Linebacker Reuben Foster’s February arrest for domestic violence, weapons possession and criminal threats has hit a nerve as the number of abusive athletes with “untouchable” attitudes have risen atrociously over the past several years.

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