Tag Archives: San Francisco

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

OP-ED: Congresswoman Maxine Waters Calls For More Public Housing Protections

By Lynda Carson   In a celebration of the privatization of our public housing, which threatens the poor, elderly and disabled with displacement from their housing, on Oct. 14, Mayor Ed Lee was joined by [...]
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Eviction Protections 2.0 Passes Into Law Tenants, housing organizations, supporters celebrate passage of legislation

Eviction Protections 2.0 is now law in San Francisco, after Mayor Ed Lee decided against a veto of the legislation last Friday.   After getting news of a possible veto, hundreds of supporters of the [...]
Francisco Herrera

Francisco Herrera; Latino Candidate Announces Campaign for SF Mayor

Francisco Herrera, a resident of San Francisco for almost 30 years who has worked with families from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds throughout the city as community educator and musician, has announced his candidacy for [...]
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Two Policy Wins for SF Housing Rights, Immigration Groups

  On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to approve a new tenant protections legislation, dubbed as “Eviction Protections 2.0,” considered “one of the most significant and comprehensive set of tenant protections [...]
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SF Mayor Unveils Blueprint for 10,000 Permanent Affordable Homes Housing rights organizations call for more effective rent control policies

  Mayor Ed Lee unveiled a blueprint to provide more than 10,000 permanent affordable homes to San Francisco families and residents by 2020, which requires the introduction of five pieces of affordable housing legislation through [...]
Wondaland artist Jidenna delivered a classic performance at Annie St. Plaza in San Francisco's Yerba Buena neighborhood. Photo by Ibraheem Muhammad.

“Classic Man” Artist Jidenna is About More than Music

By Ibraheem Muhammad   Up and coming artist Jidenna recently delivered a classic performance for fans in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena neighborhood.   Known for his hit release “Classic Man” – which has brought the [...]
Several hundred inmates crowd the gymnasium at San Quentin State Prison. AP Photo.

San Quentin Faces Medical Emergency with Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Marin County Department of Health assists in preventing spread of disease

San Quentin State Prison is taking emergency medical steps after six inmates have been diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease, a severe and sometimes deadly form of pneumonia, while dozens more are under observation.
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Bay Area African American Women in Music: Sugar Pie DeSanto Finds Respect in Europe

  Veteran R&B singer-songwriter Sugar Pie DeSanto wowed the crowd at the Poretta Soul Festival in Italy last month with renditions of her 1960s hits, “I Want to Know” and “Skip-In Mules” among other songs.
Rev. Dr. F.D. Haynes III

SF Rally Calls for War on Gentrification

  By Wade Woods   An overflow rally last Sunday at the historic Third Baptist Church in San Francisco, religious and community leaders called for the end of gentrification in San Francisco, calling it 20th [...]