San Francisco Community Leader, Reverend Dr. Harold Pierre of Pilgrim Community Church shares the Pastoral Leadership Forum with news of rally to help missing children in the Washington, D. C. area.
The national nonprofit, African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, takes its important and life-saving presentation "What Does Menthol Have to Do with It? Everything! Tobacco and Social Injustice" on the road to Austin, Texas, March 23, 2017. Experts from AATCLC will present in the afternoon at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health and will also host a soiree for media and invited guests in the evening to share information about the devastating effect mentholated cigarettes have had on the African American community. AATCLC has documentation about the Tobacco industry targeting and profiling African Americans to consume the deadly products that result in 45,000 deaths among African Americans.
It's Food & Fun all for a worthy cause! 'Primed and Prepped' is a notable program for the Bayview Hunters Point Y, through which young men and women of color have gained job skills in the culinary arts and gone on to explore careers in culinary arts and hospitality. Come out and join the festivities to help raise the funds for this successful program. Can't attend the March 7th Iron Chef Competition? Click the link to donate. Help make a dream come true for youth with a vision to be the best they can be.
W.E. Community Spotlight E-News first shared this news on Saturday, February 18, 2017. Updates on events that have occurred will be shared when they are provided. Read to get a pulse of what's happening in the San Francisco Bay Area.
100 Year Old Iris Canda Can't Go Home Again..Locked Out! Gentrification Meeting in San Francisco & More
W.E. Community Spotlight E-news shared this newsletter on Monday, February 13 when Ms. Canada had been shut out of her home since Friday, February 13 by the San Francisco Sheriff's Department following court orders. As you consider this story, consider the rent for one bedroom apartments average $3,000 a month, senior housing and affordable housing have wait lists of five years and the City of San Francisco has more luxury apartment and condos in the pipeline to be added to the City's housing stock. W.E. will update you on the Gentrification meeting and more as information is provided. Take a look at what's happening.
The Executive Director of Afro Solo, Thomas Simpson, shares his involvement in Black History Month celebrations and upcoming events.
Attorney and Social Justice Advocate, Jacq Wilson, makes heartfelt plea to Supervisors of San Francisco and its citizens not to lose the soul of the City. "When we don't provide legal representation, due process, and fundamental rights to the least of us (the poor, the immigrant, and the vulnerable), we will wake up one day and find out that these sacred rights are no longer available to protect us all." Click the headline and read more.
In the case of 100 Year old Iris Canada 48hills.org reports "Moving crew starts to take away 60 years of property and memories and landlord lawyer refuses to let Iris Canada's niece go inside and look for her medicine." The San Francisco Bayview Newspaper sent out a report from a housing rights advocate. Sad news from the Sanctuary City of San Francisco, no matter how you look at it.
Special Thanks to Vee Govender of Govender & Associates of Durban, South Africa for for sending W.E. Community Spotlight literary news highlighting the work of the late UCLA Professor Mazisi Kunene, first poet laureate for President Nelson Mandela. His wife founder of the Mazisi Kunene Foundation, dedicated to his work of preserving the Zulu language, Mrs. Mathabo Kunene, who was recently feted in San Francisco and Los Angeles will take part in the festival.
Originally posted February 14th... This Valentine Newsletter shares the latest about the San Francisco Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women... Annual Fundraiser coming up...March 4, 2017. Read about it and Saks Beauty Days....