BLACK HISTORY MONTH OR THANKING THE SLAVES FOR MAKING AMERICA GREAT?

For many people, especially Black people, the month of February signifies the annual celebration of Black History Month/African-American Heritage Month.  February is designated as a time to recognize African American achievements and contributions to America. One notable consequence is the hero worship of a handful of prominent figures.  What’s more, this celebration of Black achievement particularly tends to be sanitized, and this selective representation is often at the expense of erasing a rich legacy of individuals,

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Ending Homelessness for San Franciscans A Bold Direction is Needed

San Francisco is at a precipice – deep into a housing crisis that exists within great wealth and economic fuel.  Residents more than ever are motivated to see homelessness addressed as property values and rents skyrocket.  Housing-insecure renters see themselves in the faces of those on the streets and respond at times with compassion and other times fear-based hostility.  Homeowners have spent small fortunes to acquire property.  Yet homelessness is more visible than ever with the proliferation of tents throughout the city,

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Violent Threats Posted on Tents at Mission Camp

On Friday afternoon a handful of Mission District residents experiencing homelessness found shockingly violent threats taped to their tents. The typed notices referred to the campers as “JUNKIE MOTHER F***ERS” and warned that they would be the targets of vicious attacks if they were still present in the area after sunset that night.

The sign itself contained shockingly violent language, threatening “IF YOU ARE STILL HERE AFTER DARK TONIGHT, the hunters will become the hunted.

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This is Me

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Today, we women are literate, educated, and deliberate. Liberated to lead, we surge forward not only in politics but also in social life.

But first of all, we need to understand what empowerment of women really means, what its impact is. Empowerment is about being given authority and power to do something. It’s about becoming confident, and stronger. Empowerment again means to be aware of one’s rights and privileges and to have the ability to control one’s life in a more meaningful and fulfilling way.

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Breaking Silence

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Did you know that the average literacy level is 8th grade in the U.S.A? As a 44-year-old, it was time to Break Silence to literacy at the SF Public Library at Project Read. I have struggled all my life reading and writing with ADHD and Dyslexia. So, what is the average literacy level in a low- income community? Living in SF more than 10 years, I have been uncomfortable reading and signing legal documents.

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