Race & Racism (News)
It would be a center like none Richmond has ever seen.
Teens would mix music and lyrics in a recording studio. They would design Web sites and graphics with digital software. They would spout poetry and spoken word in theater. They would catch air off ramps in a designated skate park, the first in the city.
by Lisa Vorderbrueggen
"With the injunctions, the city is saying young men in San Francisco can’t hang out in the only places they know, but they’re not giving us any alternatives. "
Nichi Bei Times
When racism makes headlines, it's often in the form of a singular incident - a hate crime, a prejudiced remark, an inappropriate joke. A familiar script unfolds in the aftermath, as the press and civil rights groups ring the alarm, the public reacts and the perpetrators face retribution.
Presentation to UCSF medical students Feb. 15, 2008
"It was only when the Redevelopment Agency began to acquire buildings, evict occupants, and demolish structures, and urban renewal became a living, frightening reality, that real participation of the area's residents began, as they organized to defend themselves." - Chester Hartman, "City for Sale," University of California Press 2002
Lennar, the Miami-based developer backing a June initiative authorizing the redevelopment of the Hunters Point shipyard and Candlestick Point, may well have some competition on the ballot.
Supervisor Chris Daly and about 25 activists, ministers and residents of Bayview-Hunters Point took petitions they said contained more than 11,000 signatures of city residents to the Elections Department on Monday in attempt to get a competing measure on the June 3 ballot.
More than 200 protesters crowded the street in front of Dianne
Feinstein's estate Saturday afternoon calling for an end to disaster
capitalism and neo-liberalism New Orleans, Louisiana.
Protesters were participating in the World Social Forum's Global Day of Action, which brings together national and international movements for human rights, economic and social justice and was part many of nationwide solidarity actions for Gulf Coast recovery.