Activism

13 Nov 2017

Watching Ta-Nehisi Coates Shadowbox With White Nonsense In San Francisco

Guest Post by Sayre Piotrkowski For most of the past month I have been reading We Were Eight Years In Power by my favorite author, Ta-Nehisi Coates. The book is something like a greatest hits collection culled from Coates’ work in the pages of the Atlantic magazine. Nine essays, eight

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08 Nov 2017

White Supremacy is Dying

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner in February. Considering the success of yesterday’s elections I figured it was perfect to repost. When someone is terminally ill, dying from cancer or some other horrible disease, he or she often has a brief period right before

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03 Nov 2017

Slumber Party to End Homelessness

Ok, the name of this is actually “Sleep Out to End Homelessness” but i used some poetic license. The fine folks at the Coalition on Homelessness are throwing a Sleep Out to End Homelessness at the Powell Street Cablecar Turnaround during Homelessness Awareness Week. As you know, we have an

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27 Oct 2017

Using Social Media for Good + Addressing Call Out Culture

Please listen to this newest podcast and share it. Also, make sure to subscribe. Links are below: itunes Google Play Soundcloud Oh man! We’ve got yet another fantastic episode for you! In this episode our guest is Roux, an adorable and lovable blonde French Bulldog. Roux obviously doesn’t talk but you

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27 Oct 2017

How the Internet has Killed Civility

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. It was originally about 2016 but rings just as true for 2017.   If 2017 and I were Facebook friends, I would’ve blocked it months ago. If it could text me, I’d change my number. If we were

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15 Sep 2017

Former Hunger Strikers to March from SF to Sacramento to Protest Police Violence

The #Frisco5 are back! Well at least some of them are. Members of the #Frisco5 will be marching from San Francisco to Sacramento to protest police violence. If you recall, in April and May of 2016 five people sat in front of the Mission polices station in San Francisco and

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08 Sep 2017

1967 was the Summer of Love. Is 2017 the Summer of Hate?

A lot can happen in 50 years. Babies are born. Generations die. People get married, then divorced. Empires fall and revolutions rise — and in the thick fog of San Francisco 50 years feels like 50 million as the flower children of yesterday celebrate the anniversary of the greatest summer of their lives.

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