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Will Facebook ban Trump? For now, long term decision still pending; Plus: Inside the fight against CCSF budget cuts; on the ground with protesters outside Oakland Mayor Schaaf’s home; and Bruce’s Beach: a Black family’s fight to reclaim land grabbed in 1920s

0:08 – Facebook oversight board effectively delays ruling on whether to ban Trump

Kari Paul (@kari_paul) is a tech reporter with the Guardian.

0:20 – KPFA News: Continuing our dives into the policy challenges facing the Biden administration in its first hundred days: Estimates place the amount of past-due rent that accumulated during the first year of the pandemic as high as $50 billion dollars. Two federal relief bills have allocated almost that much for rent relief — but when it comes to getting the help to the people who need it, the devil is in the details. Ariel Boone reports.

0:34 – CCSF facing massive budget cuts, faculty and students say its unnecessary and relief funding is available

VickVan Chung is a CCSF Student Trustee

Wynd Kaufmyn is a CCSF Engineering Instructor

We requested a member of the CCSF Board of Trustees come on the show to comment on the proposed budget cuts, but they declined.

Events:

  • Saturday, May 8, 11 AM, Care-a-Van (Cars, Bikes, etc.) City Hall Rally.
  • Monday, May 10: CCSF Board of Trustees will meet

1:08 – BREAKING NEWS: Residents are rallying outside Mayor Libby Schaaf’s home to protest her illegal delay of the 2021-2023 budget.

liz suk (@liz_suk) is interim executive director for Oakland Rising, which mobilizes and educates voters in the flatlands – East and West Oakland – around issues of social justice. As well as colleagues on the ground in Oakland. 

1:18 – “I am SHE” performance and discussion, examining the history of racialized violence against Black women

Crystallee Crain (@crystalleecrain) a public health and criminal justice scholar, educator, and small business owner and founder of Prevention at the Intersections, where she trained violence prevention strategists across the country.

Event: Thursday May 6 3-5pm PT via Zoom. Conversation & monologue excerpts with local activist Cat Brooks and  Dr. Crystallee Crian. The piece explores racialized violence against Black women’s bodies in America from the 1600s to – present day through eight Black women’s stories. Event info and Zoom details here.

Bruce’s Beach in Manhattan Beach, CA (Photo: Melinated BootyLover/Google Photos)

1:34 – LA County votes to return Bruce’s Beach back to the family, almost 100 years after the KKK of Manhattan Beach terrorized them and the city grabbed the property.

Duane Yellow Feather Shepard is Historian-Spokesman for the Bruce Family, and Clan Chief and Tribal Elder of the Pocasset Wampanoag Tribe of the Pokanoket Nation

Alison Rose Jefferson (@AlisonRoseJeff1) an independent historian and heritage conservation consultant. She’s the author of Living the California Dream: African American Leisure Sites During the Jim Crow Era, in which she writes about Bruce Beach and Charles and Willa Bruce.

You can follow the campaign on Instagram and Facebook at Justice for Bruce’s Beach.

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