Two white South African farmers previously convicted of murder for killing a Black teenager who had allegedly stolen sunflower plants, were acquitted Friday, Nov. 27, by the South African Supreme Court of Appeal. Pieter Doorewaard, 28, and Phillip Schutte, 35, were convicted last year for killing 15-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu in April of 2017 after the two […]

Actress Marsai Martin, 16, is a trailblazer in her own right. The “Black-ish” star recently earned a Guinness World Record title as the youngest Hollywood executive producer to work on a major production, the organization’s official website reported.  Martin won the title for her breakout film “Little.” Although the actress wasn’t presented with the award until […]

Safaree Samuels‘ baby girl Safire is already starting to pick up traits from her daddy, namely his hesitation to lend money. The 39-year-old rapper jokingly asked the adorable 9-month-old, “Yo, let me borrow $20 until tomorrow?” to which she hilariously responded with a sharp head turn and shocked look. “Like father like daughter… we both […]

The beautiful two-day fundraiser for the Bay View held online and in person at Mendell Plaza, across the street from the Bay View’s office, was the occasion for the Ratcliffs to pass the torch to Malik Washington, the new editor. Malik, Dr. Willie Ratcliff and Jeremy Miller, longtime writer for the Bay View, signal their […]

San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin has filed homicide charges against a former rookie police officer who shot and killed an unarmed Black suspect in 2017. Boudin announced manslaughter and weapons charges against Christopher Samayoa for killing 42-year-old Keita O’Neil on Monday, Nov. 23, during a news conference. The charges include voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, […]

Jameel Patterson of the New Community Leadership Foundation greets Dr. Willie Ratcliff on Thanksgiving Day at Mother Brown’s, where Jameel is a peer advisor. – Photo: Nube Brown by Nube Brown I had the pleasure and honor of driving Dr. Willie Ratcliff, longtime publisher of the San Francisco Bay View newspaper, to Mother Brown’s, two […]

Newly established Dallas restaurant TRUE Kitchen + Kocktails found itself at the center of controversy Thanksgiving weekend, when video that displayed owner Kevin Kelley reprimanding some unwelcome dancers caught fire on social media. The video reportedly shows Kelley admonishing a room of diners after some women apparently started “twerking” to the restaurant DJ’s music. Kelley, […]

“Stop the abuse of transgender prisoners” – Art: Rabi Cepeda, Prisoner Advisory Committee by Britney Gulley The injustices and sufferings at Lane Murray Unit are innumerable. From officers, nurse staff and ranking officials, Lane Murray Unit is the devil’s playground for transgenders and Blacks to be assaulted, sexually harassed, bullied, raped, discriminated and retaliated against […]

Stanley Tookie Williams, drawing by Kiilu Nyasha, January 2006 by Julian Kimya Humphrey, Sr. He sat looking up into the heat of the sunlight, amazed how something 93,000,000 miles away could reach him. He felt so insignificant as he thought of God’s great creation. The infinite stars that stretch across the universe – galaxy to […]

This young man marching down Market Street in San Francisco on May 31, 2020, resolves the existential dilemma posed by the near genocidal racist police murders of Black people in favor of bold action. – Photo: David Schnur by Jeremy Miller Quietly during the summer of 2020, the San Francisco Department of Human Resources renegotiated […]

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