“Sean died for a bigger cause”: Remembering Sean Monterrosa

Interview with Michelle and Ashley Monterrosa ThisIsLucyKang · “Sean died for a bigger cause”: Remembering Sean Monterrosa   Twenty-two year-old San Francisco resident Sean Monterrosa was unarmed and kneeling with his hands raised when Vallejo Police Officer Jarrett Tonn fatally shot him through the windshield of a moving police vehicle in a Walgreens parking lot … Continued







Fighting to Remove Racist Names and Mascots in the NFL on Uprfront

  https://kpfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/UpfrontMascotKPFA.mp3   The Washington, D.C. NFL team has dropped a vicious anti-Indigenous racial slur from its name, after years of organizing and legal action by Indigenous organizers and tribal nations as well as court cases. But Jacqueline Keeler (@jfkeeler) says this moment is only possible because of the reckoning caused by the Black activists organizing after … Continued


“He just had this beautiful heart”: Remembering Mario Woods

Photo: Mario Woods (far right) with his mother Gwendolyn Woods and brothers Monroe Whitt and Michael Woods Jr. Interview with Gwendolyn Woods ThisIsLucyKang · “He just had this beautiful heart”: Remembering Mario Woods   In 2015, 26-year-old Mario Woods was shot over 20 times by San Francisco police officers, despite cell phone videos appearing to … Continued


Low-income Oakland tenants face Ellis Act eviction amid the pandemic: “COVID is a terrible time for us”

Tenants have arranged flowers in the backyard of their rent-controlled fourplex in north Oakland. They’re facing eviction via the Ellis Act.   By Danielle Kaye (@danielledkaye) Alameda County and the City of Oakland passed temporary moratoriums on evictions to protect tenants during the COVID-19 pandemic. But that hasn’t stopped some landlords from moving forward with … Continued