50th Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Launch of the Poor People’s Campaign

This year, San Francisco will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

However, in cities such as Detroit and Newark, New Jersey, this summer will be the 50th anniversary of urban rebellion. The Civil Rights Movement helped the Black middle class, but the impoverished urban Black communities did not gain much, and thus led to the urban uprisings of 1967. These insurgencies and the resulting Poor People’s Campaign organized by Rev.


Artist Ronnie Goodman: “My only way to survive was to make art.”

I grew up in San Francisco. I’m what you call one of those hippie childs. I grew up in the Haight Ashbury and I been here all my life, other than in prison. I grew up in the Fillmore area also, which back then, was the Black area of San Francisco in the 60s and part of the 70s. I went to Roosevelt Junior High and Washington High School.

I started drawing when I was six years old from my mother’s boyfriend who used to design Harley Davidsons.


The Origins of Black History Month

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history.

In many cities throughout the U.S., a variety of events and activities will be held to celebrate Black History Month.


The Forgotten Legacy of the Black Panther Party

Black is beautiful, and the history will always make you laugh, make you cry, make you question your beliefs, comfort your soul and act on your natural feelings, and that is what the Black Panther Party did. The Black Panthers acted on their feelings and tried their best to do what they thought was best for the people in their community.

The Black Panther Party was founded 50 years ago, and still there are many misconceptions about its revolutionary work.


[Poetry] Ode to DPW

Ode to DPW

You couldn’t wait

To clear the tents

And what you

Deemed junk off that

Stretch of sidewalk

Known as 17th st.

The pictures of

Our fallen were

Taken down and,

If not for those among

Us who refuse to take

Shit and to have folks

Take our shit,