Stories about Police Violence

Screen Grabs: You say you wanted a ‘Revolution’

At this point even six months ago may feel like an entirely different, long-lost epoch—as, meanwhile, November 3 can’t possibly come soon enough. But if you really want to take the...

Arts Forecast: Local shows to stream on your screens

Local drag star and owner of SoMa club Oasis, D’Arcy Drollinger’s new show “Hot Trash” would probably not have been born under normal circumstances. But when COVID caused the...

Screen Grabs: Films that pull back the veil

The Trump regime’s egregious wrongdoing and pollutive effect on society has wound up bringing greater attention to long-term (yet rapidly worsening) woes of American life like police violence, income...

Finally, a monument to a victim of police violence

For the first time in history, San Francisco will soon have a permanent monument to a person of color killed by the police. I was up on Bernal Hill the...

‘She Represents’ teaches teens the good, bad, and infuriating of women in politics

Large, wild quantities of joy and a smattering of acute frustration were involved in writing my first book, the YA title She Represents: 44 Women Who Are Changing Politics...

Our publisher’s ‘must-read’ history of US protests is out now!

"Into the Streets: A Young Person's Visual History of Protest in the United States" by 48 Hills publisher and arts editor Marke B is out today on Lerner Books...

Screen Grabs: ’90s UK rave scene springs back to life in ‘Beats’

The SF International Film Festival that wasn’t a couple months ago—one of COVID-19’s earliest cultural casualties—would have included a 20th-anniversary screening of Greg Harrison’s Groove. That SF-set ensemble piece...

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...

ULTIMATE PRIDE GUIDE 2020: The protests, the parties (online), the poignant posters

I've stayed in all Pride Week so far—and I'm already exhausted! Well, I was, until putting together this list of recommendations. Most of them can be done at home...

We don’t need to ‘get back to work’

People are dying to get back to work, top Republicans have been saying for the last month, justifying efforts to force the U.S. economy open during the COVID-19 pandemic,...