James Baldwin proposed that it is, ultimately, the poets--that is, the artists-- that know what it is to be human, who are most qualified to tell us about ourselves. The poet's report is the one that only the poet can tell--clergymen can't do it, labor unions can't do it, politicians can't do it, etc.
What is Mario Woods telling us? Mario, you made a film, shot a film about your home, the Bayview. It was titled, “HP From Then till Now”. Opening shot, your home, mid-shot—the faces and voices of your home—wide shot; shots from different angles—shots all over. Mario, tell us what it is you see, what are you telling us? The only thing that many people know about you is the image of you, pursued by the cops, and the gunshots ringing out, piercing your body, which is the black body of the city, the black memory of the city, the memory
Overwhelmed, Unhoused, Unhelped Mamaz in struggle: The violence of poverty and houselessness on single parents
Gripping the steering wheel so tightly my hands hurt, I saw my mama so many years before, looking straight ahead to the road, trying to not let the mountain of tears crush her soft face. Now it was me and my sun alone on the highway, 30 years later, trying to drive away from my torn and crumbled heart..
Low-income, Displaced, Youth and Families of Color Debate Donald Trump, Obama, Hilary Clinton, Ed Lee and Marco Rubio on San Francisco Propositions I, F & A
"Poor Peoples Politricksters Debate": The Demicans Vs the Republicrats
"They are bringing drugs, they are bringing crime, they are rapists and killers." Donald Trump said in one of his many hate-filled, racist comments about Mexican immigrants.
Elders Abused by Landlords Return to the SF District Attorney To Demand Justice
After the slaughter of the beloved Cecil the lion, many people took to social media outraged over the illegal killing of the protected, rare black-maned lion. Walter Palmer, along with two others had allegedly lured Cecil out of the national park with a dead animal carcass that was tied to a tree. Earlier reports say that Cecil was wounded and hunted for another 40 hours before the amerikkkan dentist finished sacred Cecil off, beheading and skinning him.
Dear Ms. Paganini-Hill, I am writing you as board president of the Manilatown Heritage Foundation. Our foundation was established by those who fought the eviction of seniors from the city's International Hotel, or “I-Hotel” as it is also known as, in 1977 when mostly elderly tenants were forcibly evicted from their homes. That eviction broke the hearts of many and was the battleground of what became the tenant's rights movement in San
Hi everybody: I just came back from an experience I don’t want to do again. I went through Homeland Parinoia better known as Homeland Securityrted on June 8, 2015. I went to visit a friends graduation in Seattle, Washington. I known her for a long time. She is a good friend of mine. I went through the Airport in San Francisco OK.
“Transients and tourists- thats all this town was built for,” my mama said, disgustedly shaking her head at the stream of 20 something white people streaming out of the downtown BART station in San Francisco. I remembered my mamas wise words standing on the steps of 812 Guerrero today to block more evictions by the 21st century colonizers I have affectionately called the gentryTECHnation.
A selfie can make
You healthy, wealthy
If a selfie doesn’t
Do it, there’s always
An app to erase
Your memory, erase
Your conscience clear
An app to wash
An app to
Teeth (or your dog's teeth)
An app to remove
Unwanted things, namely
Seniors, people of color,