"It is a paradox as Viet Nam was once regarded by the United States government as its enemy, was the country that prevailed when the war ended in 1975, and now plays the most important role of the host of this Summit." Anh Lê, who is of Vietnamese heritage, has worked with the Vietnamese American community in San Francisco, California and the Bay Area for many years, and is a writer and independent journalist.
Monday, February 25, 2019, the Capital Planning Committee (CPC) approved the proposed Capital Plan for Fiscal Years (FYs) 2020-2029, which includes a $300 million Affordable Housing Bond that was recently announced by Mayor London N. Breed. Under the proposed Capital Plan, the Bond is proposed for the November 2019 election. The Capital Plan now goes to the Board of Supervisors for approval.
Mayor London N. Breed issued the following statement regarding the passing of San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, who died tonight at the age of 59. "I am saddened to announce that San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi passed away tonight. My heart goes out to his wife, Matsuko, his daughter, Lauren, and all his friends and family. As one of the few elected public defenders in our country, Jeff always stood up for those who didn't have a voice, have been ignored and overlooked, and who needed a real champion." Wright Enterprises extends condolences to the family and friends of Jeff Adachi.
This notice of the February 23rd event is courtesy of Sandra Varner, Varner PR Agency- Founder of Black Vines—A Toast to Black Wineries and Diverse Art®, will be on hand during the 8th Annual February winemakers event, in addition to participating winemakers and artists. The 2019 event returns to DeFremery Park (1651 Adeline St. in West Oakland), Saturday, February 23, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, held indoors, Black Vines is complemented by jazz music, heavy hors d’oeuvres, art, and wine sampling. Visit www.blackvines.net for more details.
In the midst of Women's History Month U.S. Congresswoman will speak of her traumatic experience of surviving Jonestown. Another indication that Black History is not just Black. It is Black History, American History and World History. The Commonwealth program announced during Black History Month to occur in Women's History Month is just a small indication, according to Jackie Wright of Wright Enterprises, that Black History cannot be compartmentalized into a month, even with all due thanks to and respect for Carter G. Woodson's intent to share information not included in most American history text books then and now.
Executive Director Dr. James McCray Commends Mayor London Breed & Supervisor Vallie Brown for Work With TCDC for $44 Million Rehab of Housing
Mayor London N. Breed, Supervisor Vallie Brown, and community leaders today celebrated the grand reopening of Westside Courts, one of the oldest public housing developments in San Francisco and the only public housing development that at the time of its construction was primarily reserved for African-American residents.
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Forget Jussie Smollett & Billionaire Kraft & R. Kelly, Too...Remember August Wilson & Lorraine Hansberry Theatre Tonight
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W.E...Heavy Hearts in San Francisco As Mayor London Breed Announces Death of Beloved Public Defender Jeff Adachi
"This news is heartbreaking and I, too, extend condolences and join Mayor Breed and all who respected and loved Jeff Adachi for the warrior and champion he was for equal justice under the law. He was truly a public servant and a man I hoped to see in the Office of San Francisco Mayor, one day. May God bless and keep his family and all affected by his untimely demise." Jackie Wright, President of Wright Enterprises.
George Moll, a White citizen of Houston, Tx was 19 years old when he served with Black Floridian, Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. in Vietnam. 50 yrs after Wright's death, Moll paid tribute. Mayor Turner Wednesday, February 20, 2019 honors that Arlington National Cemetery Tribute.