Activist Says New SF Ordinance Will Make Food More Expensive for Low-Income Families

A recently passed San Francisco ordinance is designed to provide consumers with more informed choices, but Diane Sullivan, an advocate for low-income families, says it will make food more expensive. Sullivan debated the consequences of the law at a hearing at City Hall on Monday. Continue reading Activist Says New SF Ordinance Will Make Food More Expensive for Low-Income Families

Loíza: The Heart of Puerto Rico’s Black Culture

Samuel Lind’s two-story wooden home functions as an art gallery and studio. When he’s at home, visitors can view his overwhelming collection of work, which ranges from colorful cartoonish posters for local festivals, to life-like paintings of Black women, to serious life-sized clay and bronze statues depicting African people and deities. Themes of nature and African heritage fill the walls of the studio—and so does the Puerto Rican flag. Continue reading Loíza: The Heart of Puerto Rico’s Black Culture

Stephon Clark Shooting Spurs Citywide Protest, National Attention

Sacramento resident Stephon Clark became the latest unarmed Black male to die in a police-related shooting.  The story has spread across the national media to become the newest flashpoint amongst African-American activists and community leaders and the families who demand action on police violence. Continue reading Stephon Clark Shooting Spurs Citywide Protest, National Attention