THE BAY’S BLACK AND BROWN FAMILIES ARE DEALING WITH A SERIOUS CHILD-CARE DILEMMA DURING PANDEMIC AND CALIFORNIA FIRE SEASON

By JR Valrey  Childcare is one of the least talked about, paramount issues that Black parents are facing, during 2020’s COVID pandemic year, and throughout California’s ever intensifying fire season, which has had over 2.5 million acres throughout the state go up in flames within the last month. With distance learning being mandated at schools across the nation until further notice, and the plentiful California sun being blocked out for weeks because of the smoke from the still burning, enormous California, Oregon, and Washington fires, there’s no telling when life…

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SAN FRANCISCO’S POLICE COMMISSIONER MALIA COHEN SPEAKS

by JR Valrey Former San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen has just been appointed to head the San Francisco Police Commission this month, by Mayor London Breed. This is a very critical time in the nation’s history, where relations between the Black and Brown community as well as the activist community, and the police are at all time lows. Just in the last couple of weeks, San Leandro police officer Jason Fletcher became only the second officer in California, in a decade, to be indicted. He was charged with voluntary manslaughter…

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NO JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR

By Xion Abiodun I have been alive for 16 years now, and I consider that a pretty long time. But I was not alive long enough to know that Black people do not receive any kind of justice in this country. It has been months since the horrific murder of Breonna Taylor and a $12 million dollar settlement has been given to her family but no one has been indicted for her murder. Putting her murderers in jail will not bring her back, but it will make sure that these…

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