By Shyhyene Brown

This is the second part of a series on the author’s life after domestic violence.

How is it that you can claim to love a person while at the same time inflict physical harm on them? For the life of me, I can’t understand that. But I can honestly say when that happened to me on September 4, 2018, it was a real eye-opener.

Everytime I go to sleep,


Surviving in San Francisco

I just had to hand you these two tasers. Walking in SF with any type of armour has never been me. When I arrived back in San Francisco and got my certification as homeless on the 1st of January, 2019, I had one taser. Today I have acquired two. Four days ago it was disclosed to me that my domestic violator, who shoot himself, survived. For me, that confirmed that even with two tasers on the street and my three children behind me,



By Darnell Boyd

To The Women of Our Society,

As we celebrate Women’s Her-story Month this March, let us reflect and pay homage to the greatness of women. Let us thank them for their contribution. Let us thank women for birthing us into this world.

Let us thank all the female doctors, lawyers, police officers, firefighters, nurses, pilots, astronauts, CEOs, CFOs, mayors, representatives, senators, case managers,


Black San Franciscans will Become History Unless We Stop Displacing Them

by Olivia Glowacki

Black people make up less than 6 percent of San Francisco’s general population and 34 percent of the city’s homeless population, according to the 2017 San Francisco Homeless Count & Survey. Other sources put the percentage of homeless families who are Black at 50 percent and this number has been on the rise since the 1980s. While gentrification and greed grow, San Franciscans who were born, raised, and now raise their children here,