Massive Art Installation, Society’s Cage, Debuts in Oakland
This week, Society’s Cage, a traveling experimental art installation about societal racism, was built in front of Oakland’s City Hall. The 15-foot by 15-foot installation, built of over 500 steel bars, hopes you will come and interact with the piece. There were four designers, as well as 8-12 people working
Fireworks Season Seems To Be Starting Up Again
Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the police killing of George Floyd, and it may or may not be a coincidence that this week one could hear and see fireworks going off in the Mission on completely normal, nothing-special-going-on weeknights. This may be the shape of another “summer of fireworks”
The 2023 SF Wine Passport is Here!
Step into a world of adventure with the 2023 SF Wine Passport! There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. You get 2-for-1 glasses of wine at 23 of SF’s finest locally owned bars and restaurants for only $39.95! It honestly doesn’t get much better than that. And after the
Too Little Has Changed in the Year Since George Floyd’s Murder
May 25 will forever be marked by the murder of George Floyd, but the tragedy left a mark on this nation much deeper and consequential than any one day can contain. As people around the country, and the world, watched the video and witnessed Floyd’s excruciating last breaths, we were
Scenes From Columbus, Where Police Just Shot A 15-Year-Old Black Girl
We had precisely 0 minutes to celebrate justice for George Floyd, because Columbus, Ohio police shot and killed 15-year-old Ma’Khia Bryant while the Floyd verdict was still being read Tuesday afternoon. Bodycam footage strongly suggests police opened fire on Ma’Khia Bryant without provocation, and the city of Columbus spent Tuesday
Derek Chauvin Convicted of George Floyd’s Murder
The prosecution left the jury with these final words Monday: “You were told George Floyd died because his heart was too big. But, he died because Derek Chauvin’s heart was too small.” Tuesday, the jury returned a guilty verdict on all three charges against the former Minneapolis police officer, including
Three Police Shooting Stories Collide Tuesday as Minnesota Reaches Boiling Point
Three stories collided Tuesday that cast a dark shadow on the state of policing in the U.S., especially as it relates to Black men. Each is a tragic example of the worst that can happen when law enforcement chooses to use force in lieu of deescalation or less lethal methods.
SF’s Police Shooting Protest Was Peaceful; 93% of BLM Protests Are
About 150 people marched in San Francisco Monday night in protest against the police killing of an alleged carjacking suspect. The crowd was small, but their demand of police was clear: Stop shooting Black and brown people. The story, according to a police statement, is that officers responded to a
Feds Are Phasing Out of Portland, but Will State Police Be Any Better?
Federal agents who have increased tension in Portland over the past couple weeks will finally be leaving the area, but not without leaving scars behind. Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday she’d reached an agreement with Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and the federal agents will begin a “phased