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Defining our empowerment fuels Black Media Appreciation Night 2014

Defining our empowerment fuels Black Media Appreciation Night 2014

Defining our empowerment fuels Black Media Appreciation Night 2014 

by Malaika Kambon

“Power is the ability to define phenomena and make it act in a desired manner.” – Dr. Huey P. Newton, co-founder of the Black Panther Party

Black Media Appreciation Night

Bay View columnist Rochelle Metcalfe gives Dr. Willie Ratcliff a Happy Birthday kiss at the reception preceding Black Media Appreciation Night. The reception was held in…

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my sons and her sons at jumpology lock in. @ballin_is_my_job

my sons and her sons at jumpology lock in. @ballin_is_my_job

so this is a thing today. scraping up gym floor for hydroponics and aquaponics for vsu indoor urban farm #urbanagriculture #diy #puttingitonmycurriculumvitae #sweatequity #makehistorynotexcuses

so this is a thing today. scraping up gym floor for hydroponics and aquaponics for vsu indoor urban farm #urbanagriculture #diy #puttingitonmycurriculumvitae #sweatequity #makehistorynotexcuses

Digital undivide: New Google Flights finds the best airfare, schedule, wi-fi and other tech amenities

Digital undivide: New Google Flights finds the best airfare, schedule, wi-fi and other tech amenities

Digital undivide: New Google Flights finds the best airfare, schedule, wi-fi and other tech amenities

by Harrison Chastang

The internet has made it easier to book and search for airfares, but unless you have the time and the expertise to conduct extensive internet fare searches, it’s become harder to find the cheapest fares available online.

A flight attendant helps passengers check out in-flight wi-fi.

A flight attendant helps passengers check out…

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Why we should listen to the youth fury from Ferguson

Why we should listen to the youth fury from Ferguson

Why we should listen to the youth fury from Ferguson

by Myles Bess

Minutes after arriving in St. Louis, Mo., to report on the events in Ferguson, I bumped into Cephus “Uncle Bobby” Johnson. He’s the uncle of Oscar Grant – the young man who was shot and killed by a BART police officer in 2009.

With him was Ron Davis, wearing a R.I.P t-shirt with a picture of his son, Jordan Davis, who was shot…

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French Fries and the Food System-A year round curriculum connecting youth with farming and food #urbangardens #ageducation #renewrichmond #outdoorclassroom

French Fries and the Food System-A year round curriculum connecting youth with farming and food #urbangardens #ageducation #renewrichmond #outdoorclassroom

One thing I learned by working in the garden is that you get more work done when more people are working. Another thing I learned is that we grow closer by working together which is even better than getting the work done. ‪#‎growingcommunit
y‬ ‪#‎renewrichmond‬ I need all my friends to 
donate today http://igg.me/at/fundrenew/x/3054795

One thing I learned by working in the garden is that you get more work done when more people are working. Another thing I learned is that we grow closer by working together which is even better than getting the work done. ‪#‎growingcommunit
y‬ ‪#‎renewrichmond‬ I need all my friends to
donate today http://igg.me/at/fundrenew/x/3054795

UNIA at 100

UNIA at 100 

by Wanda Sabir

I spent a week in Harlem for the Centennial Celebration of the Hon. Marcus Mosiah Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association-African Communities League (UNIA-ACL), an organization that looked at Africans separated through the institutions of slavery and colonialism, both global systems of exploitation of people, goods and environments.

Ron Bobb-Semple brings the Hon. Marcus Garvey back to life. – Photo: Wanda Sabir

Ron Bobb-Semple brings the…

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The Art of Mothering: an interview wit’ doula Gingi Allen

The Art of Mothering: an interview wit’ doula Gingi Allen

The Art of Mothering: an interview wit’ doula Gingi Allen

by The People’s Minister of Information JR

As the great depression of the new millennium digs its claws into our pockets even deeper, we have to look at alternative ways to care for ourselves. In reality, we need to return to the ways that have worked for centuries. The human body is a vehicle that must be taken care of and, in order to…

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Black Media Appreciation Night 2014 this Saturday, Sept. 13

Black Media Appreciation Night 2014 this Saturday, Sept. 13

Black Media Appreciation Night 2014 this Saturday, Sept. 13 

by The People’s Minister of Information JR

BMAN half pg 0814, webEvery two years, Block Report Radio and the SF Bay View newspaper get together to sponsor Black Media Appreciation Night, a night when we honor the very best in Black media from around the Bay Area. BMAN 2014 is Saturday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., at the African American Art and Culture Complex…

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Power concedes nothing, Part 2: a discussion on retaliation, censorship and fascism in the modern US state

Power concedes nothing, Part 2: a discussion on retaliation, censorship and fascism in the modern US state

Power concedes nothing, Part 2: a discussion on retaliation, censorship and fascism in the modern US state

by the NCTT-Cor-SHU

“Free discussion of the problems of society is a cardinal principal of Americanism … Censorship is utterly foreign to our way of life; it smacks of dictatorship.” – U.S. Supreme Court in Fortune Society v. McGinnis, 319 F.Supp. 901 (1970)

“Prestige bars any serious…

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