Displacement, Segregation (News)

This is for all our ancestors who were removed, displaced and evicted..

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 1:22pm
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A slow mist rose from the ground co-mingling with candlewax, sage, and car exhaust. Bop..bop..be-bop..bop.. Warm breath weaving through the rhythm of a congo drum entwining with words of resistance from African Peoples, Raza Peoples, Celtic peoples, Pilipino peoples, Native peoples, indigenous peoples all.."One.... we are the people..Two....indigenous people...Three .. and we are taking back the land and ONE....We are the Scholars...Two... indigenous scholars and Three... we are taking back OUR land!..."

Citing the articles from the United Nations(UN)Declaration on Indigenous Peoples adopted one year ago by the UN General Assembly, displaced, evicted and removed children, mamaz, daddys, tias and tios, aunties and uncles, grandmothers and grandfathers, elders, ancestors, and spirits from all across Turtle Island; Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, New Orleans and DQ University gathered to pray, testify and resist on Market street at sunrise in a spiritual, political and revolutionary ceremony of resistance to out of control development, eviction, displacement and criminalization locally and globally.

Report: Some Pleasanton Apartment Complexes Discriminate

Submitted by News Desk on Fri, 08/22/2008 - 3:02pm


A new study released by ECHO Housing, a nonprofit housing counseling agency, says 30 percent of Pleasanton apartment complexes that were audited showed some form of discrimination based on race.

Some evicted in 'renewal' may get housing help

Submitted by News Desk on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 10:00pm


Descendants of people displaced during the redevelopment of San Francisco's Western Addition and Hunters Point decades ago would be given first priority for the city's affordable housing under a measure pending before city leaders.

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lfulbright@sfchronicle.com

Despite declines, Silicon Valley still has most costly U.S. housing, survey says

Submitted by News Desk on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 10:00pm
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STRONG JOB GROWTH SUPPORTS PRICE LEVELS IN SAN JOSE AREA


Don't let those "price reduced" signs get you thinking that homeownership in Silicon Valley is a bargain: The San Jose metro area is still the nation's most expensive housing market, according to a national survey released Thursday.

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smcallister@mercurynews.com

Black exodus emergency

Submitted by News Desk on Tue, 08/12/2008 - 10:00pm
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A task force's plan to stop African American depopulation finally gets a hearing



San Francisco is losing its black population faster than any other large city in the United States — and the trend is unlikely to stop unless the city takes immediate action.

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sarah@sfbg.com

Western Addition Displacement Reparations Bill Moves Forward

Submitted by News Desk on Mon, 08/11/2008 - 10:00pm
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Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi’s legislation giving descendants of those displaced by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency from the Western Addition priority in obtaining affordable housing, passed the Land Use Committee and will go before the Board of Supervisors on September 9.

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