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Sana Saleem

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Sana Saleem is a writer with focus on social justice and human stories. She's member board of advisory for the Courage Foundation, Edward Snowden's legal defence fund.

Activists urge DA to investigate SFPD in sex-trafficking scandal

Activists with the group Anti Police-Terror Project gathered outside District Attorney George Gascon's office at 850 Bryant Street last week to demand a public...

Violent arrest by BART Police puts focus on racial profiling

On Friday, BART police arrested Michael Smith, 22, along with his pregnant partner Andrea Appleton, 23, after receiving a 911 call reporting a man with a gun...

A Fox to guard the henhouse? Cop who shot Luis Gongora now part of police reform unit

  UPDATE: At the Police Commission meeting at City Hall SFPD Chief Toney Chaplain said Sgt Nate Steger voluntarily transferred from the Professional Standards and Principled...

San Francisco residents demand resources to address housing crisis

Coalitions of community, racial and economic justice, and housing groups including Jobs with Justice, the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment, Mission Economic Development...

Returning home after the fire: There’s some heartbreak and some hope

  >> A fundraising party has been planned for the victims of the fire at El Rio on Thursday, June 30. Click here for more...

The fire that torched their hopes: ‘I was just getting my life together’

The dining room at the Salvation Army shelter is full of people who have been affected by the fire. There are about 58 people...

Morning after the fire: San Francisco fights back with outpouring of donations

As families begin to process the aftermath of losing their home they're not alone in their grief, fellow San Franciscans have responded with love...

Luis Gongora Shooting: Family files lawsuit alleging excessive force

Editor's note:This post contains graphic images On Friday, attorneys from John L. Burris Law presented evidence  regarding  the fatal shooting of Luis Góngora by San...

Not in our name

Like many others, I woke up yesterday and heard the news of the shooting in Orlando. I heard the words club, shooting, and the...

Jessica Williams: The Tragic Tale of a Lost Daughter

The life of Jessica Williams, birth name Jessica Leanne Nelson, was honored as friends, family and community members gathered to pay their respect eight...