Opinion

Pride is a defense of Black bodies, and always has been

This year is Pride 50 — or it was supposed to be. When San Francisco Pride, for which I am President of the Board of Directors, canceled its long-planned Parade...

People protested peacefully — and things got worse

Look these damn people tearing up their community...burning shit... what does all this rioting accomplish? I’m not sure -- but when people were kicking up dust in places like Hong...

We’re all outside agitators at this point

We all knew America was a powder keg and, we all knew it had to blow up. Endless police or vigilante violence against Black and Brown people – executed...

Which side of the ‘house divided’ are you on?

This morning I made the dire mistake of reading twitter comments on a San Francisco Chronicle report of protesters at SF Mayor London Breed's house. The tenor was "These...

The next chancellor: An open letter to the City College trustees

Editor's note: City College will be hiring and interim chancellor to serve for the next year while a permanent chancellor his hired. It's a critical job at a critical...

Opinion: Action desperately needed for COVID-hit Latino community

Numbers matter. Inequity, by definition, means a lack of fairness or justice. Inequity in practice means 84% of the hospital beds in San Francisco General Hospital for COVID-19 are taken by Latinos,...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Ceci n’est pas une guillotine’

I guess I’ll have to sell something in order to pay rent to our corporate landlords this month. I’ve been holding out, trying bide time while my husband applies...

Social distancing is the wrong term

I am very tired of hearing about “social distancing.” We do not need social distancing. We need physical distancing. What we need is social solidarity. I am not the first one...

OPINION: Save the soul of San Francisco

How do you shelter at home, when you don’t have a home? As our city leaders have moved rapidly and wisely to minimize the risks of the COVID pandemic, one...

Where’s the money for health care and saving the planet? Well, we clearly have it

With an unprecedented $2 trillion economic stabilization package at last finalized, and a flood of cash and credit emanating from the government to stem the dual crises of pandemic and...