Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Police Brutality

The air is bad all over the city. It’s way worse in Bayview Hunters Point

Although unhealthy air quality canceled the car parade to City Hall to Mayor Breed’s office, a small but devoted group of 30 Bayview Hunters Point residents and protestors gathered...

Grab that virtual wig, it’s all aboard for Oaklash!

Weekend-long Oakland drag festival Oaklash (Fri/4-Sun/6 at www.twitch.tv/oaklash2020) has become such an integral part of the Bay Area queer performance scene that I was taken aback—aback, I say—when I remembered...

10 artists centering Latinidad in the sound of the Bay today

For over 50 years, the Bay Area has been a crucial intersection of global music. Everything from psych rock to funk, hip hop, and diasporic sounds of Latin America,...

Black youth a new organizing force in Oakland

As former Black Panther Angela Davis spoke to the crowd of thousands that had gathered at the Port of Oakland June 19 to protest police brutality, a group of...

In ‘John Lewis: Good Trouble,’ filmmaker Dawn Porter limns civil rights icon

Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights icon who has represented the 5th District of Georgia, including Atlanta, since 1987, is 80 now, running for re-election this fall and battling...

Labor unions join call to defund the police

A group of about 150 demonstrators representing several Bay Area labor unions gathered outside the Oakland Police Officers Association headquarters on Wednesday, endorsing calls to defund the police and...

Reviving Pride’s protest origins, with ‘The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot’

Last year, the Tenderloin Museum hosted 22 sold-out performances of The Compton’s Cafeteria Riot. One of the writers, Donna Personna, saw about half of them, and she says she...

The rest of the world sees uprisings, not riots

One of Germany's largest dailies ran the headline “This killer cop set America ablaze,” with a photo of the Minneapolis police officer who killed George Floyd. Protests in the...

For Pride, all queer people must stand up for Black lives

Black queer people exist. Stonewall was a riot against police. The fight for Gay Liberation was lead by queer and trans women of color. Why do we need to...

Before the looting, a peaceful march

On Saturday, before the incidents of looting that have made the biggest headlines, several hundred protestors peacefully marched in San Francisco to protest the death of George Floyd. The...