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Bay View’s Willie Ratcliff is featured speaker at JOBS RALLY Saturday 12 noon – Be there!

It’s been a while since Bay View publisher Willie Ratcliff brought his fire to a downtown San Francisco rally, so tomorrow, Saturday, at noon, be at the new Federal Building, 7th & Mission, to help him set the crowd ablaze. Willie is a featured speaker at the big JOBS RALLY – Demand the Right to a Job for All! – to mark the 75th anniversary of the WPA, the jobs program that put people back to work during the Depression. He’ll be looking for you. Read Rally for the right to a job.

With a salute to the many intrepid activists on this list, here are more opportunities to change a world that needs it real bad:

·       Saturday, May 8, 8 a.m.-12 noon, City Council chambers, 1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Oakland: Oppose Oakland Gang Injunctions: No racial profiling in Oakland. We need jobs and opportunities, not more police brutality. Learn more at Opposition builds against Oakland gang injunctions. Afterward, jump on BART and head for the Jobs Rally at 7th & Mission in SF.

·       Monday, May 10, 8 a.m., Alameda County Courthouse, 12th & Oak St., Oakland: Holly Works, Last of the Oakland 100, Still Faces Felony Frame-up! Holly Works is the last remaining defendant of the "Oakland 100," who were the victims of a vicious and arbitrary police crackdown against the protests in Oakland over the police murder of Oscar Grant.
·       Saturday, May 22, 8 p.m., Rockit Room, 406 Clement St., San Francisco: Dead Prez 10th Anniversary Concert, with panel moderated by Minister of Information JR  Ten years after “Let's Get Free,” it's still No Justice, No Peace. Live on stage: Dead Prez, Ras Ceylon, Sellassie, DJ Sean G. Featuring a Justice 4 Oscar Grant Campaign panel discussion moderated by POCC Minister of Information JR, featuring M1, Jack Byson and others. Panel 8-9 p.m. with show immediately after.
·       Sunday, May 23, 1:30-4 p.m., Sierra II Community Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento: Music, Poetry and Film featuring Charlotte O’Neal from Tanzania, East Africa. Charlotte O'Neal is an artist, writer, community activist and co-founder of the United African Alliance Community Center in Tanzania. She and her husband, Pete O'Neal, former Black Panthers from Kansas City, have lived in Tanzania for over 35 years. Info: (916) 455-0908,
·       Sunday, May 23, 6:30 p.m., Jazz Heritage Center, 1330 Fillmore St., San Francisco: Screening of “Operation Small Axe,” directed by Adimu Madyun and starring Minister of Information JR, which won the prestigious Rise Up Award for most motivational film at the recent Patois International Human Rights Film Festival in New Orleans. Focusing on Oscar Grant, Lovelle Mixon and the trumped up case against Minister of Information JR, the film brings to life the words of Bob Marley: "If you are a big tree, let me tell you that we are the small axe, sharp and ready to cut you down."
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We CAN put Blacks back to work by Harry C. Alford


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Are you looking for a story you’d been expecting to see at It’s probably in a big stack of great stories waiting to be posted, and I’ll get to it as fast as I can. If it needs to move higher on the priority list, call or email me: (415) 671-0789 or

Meanwhile, many more events await you in the Bay View’s Calendar of Events, and many friends await you in Pen Pals.


And once again let me thank you, dear friends, for making the Bay View the most visited Black newspaper on the web, second only to the Final Call.


Mary Ratcliff, editor

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