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This website is dedicated to the life and work of the late Bayard Rustin.

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"We need in every community a group of angelic troublemakers." --Bayard Rustin--

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Allen Jones has lived in San Francisco since 1960.

In the course of his activism on other matters concerning San Francisco, Jones noticed, and was surprised, as a 49er fan to hear that in December 2011, the NFL had loaned the San Francisco 49ers $200 million to build a new stadium 35 miles south of San Francisco.

Aware of the NFL’s "Commitment to the Community Letter" dated June 15, 2011 made it even harder to believe. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell promised to support communities that support the NFL. But six months later, in December 2011, the NFL owners voted to loan the 49ers $200 million to leave the Black community of San Francisco that had supported the team for the last 40 years of the team's 67 years being in the city.

Jones firmly believes any sports team has the right to take its business anywhere it can make the most profit. However, there is a right way to leave and a wrong way to leave. Jones believes something was seriouly wrong with how the team moved away from San francisco's struggling Black community.

Looking into the matter further, Jones discovered more blatant hypocrisy by elected city officials of San Francisco concerning the 49er departure. That has caused Jones to revolt as a fan of not only the 49ers but also as a fan of "Everyone's favorite city."

In respect for the struggling Bayview Hunters Point where Candlestick Park was located and respect for the name San Francisco, Jones felt the duty to fight back.

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This site was created for the purpose of chronicling racism as viewed by its creator, of, the SF 49ers owner Denise York's now successful relocating of the team out of San Francisco. SF 49er Fan Revolt will continue to track racism on this same site as perpetrated by San Francisco City Hall, until major changes occur in policy decisions that affect the SF Black community.

 

Friday
Mar252016

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2016

CONTACT:
Allen Jones
(415) 756-7733
jones-allen@att.net
 

 

Critic of SF racism says, BSU at Lowell High School should take the lead in phasing out “Black History Month” in all of America. 

(San Francisco, CA) – Allen Jones, a longtime resident of San Francisco (1960) and activist known for documenting SF and City Hall racism, points the finger of blame at an outdated Black History Month, not racism, as the reason Black students attending San Francisco’s highly regarded, Lowell High School walked out of class last month.

Black Historian, Carter G. Woodson created what we now call Black History Month in 1926, with the intention it should be temporary. Jones says, “90 years and counting does not equate as temporary, nor does it suggests we are following the wishes of this historian and visionary.”

Citing as a misunderstanding, a Lowell High student put up a poster to celebrate Black History in his school last month was simply trying to honor his Black friends, Black rap idols and Black president. But some Black students took offense to the poster. The result has caused one now confused, Lowell student to possibly look for another school and a few Black students at Lowell making what Jones calls “unrealistic demands” of the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Jones takes claims of Lowell High treating its Black students in a manner that led to this Black Student Union (BSU) led walk out of class very seriously. And in no way suggests Lowell’s Black students are exaggerating their claims of racism.

However, Jones feels, based on the evidence and a visit with the school’s principal, Andrew Ishibashi, whatever Black students of Lowell felt, it was not racism. He adds, "All 2700 students of Lowell High should be proud of their principal."

Jones does question the SFUSD and the SF Board of Education (SF BOE) for how it responded to the walkout and a subsequent “Demand letter,” supposedly written by the BSU. The demand letter by the Lowell BSU reads like an unrealistic and “Coached” document. One member of the SF school board published his opinion in a local opinion piece, which suggested all of SFUSD has a problem with racism based on what happened at Lowell.

Jones does believe there is hope for a greater percentage of high achieving Black students from San Francisco to attend Lowell High School without fear of being viewed or treated negatively, while trying to get a Lowell education. But with political correctness standing in the way of Black progress by offering a false sense of respect to Blacks and a nation leaning on an outdated plan to recognize the countless contributions of Blacks in America, Lowell High School will have to work a miracle just to add one Black student.

Jones believes a first and big step towards making Blacks at any school in the country feel as though they belong, would be to phase out “Black History Month.” The well-respected and also harsh critic of San Francisco racism and president of the SF NAACP Rev. Dr. Amos Brown recommended an “Ethnic Heritage Month.” Jones concludes, “Lowell High School’s Black Student Union can't have it both ways and does not need the SFUSD to lead them by the hand. Lowell's BSU only needs to coordinate and celebrate the opportunity to lead.”  

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Thursday
Mar172016

Does Voting Matter to Black Lives Matter?

According to the Black Lives Matter website, they do not believe much can be accomplished by way of the “Ballot box.” That did not prevent the movement from protesting at Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential rallies all in the same week. 

Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement are most likely to accept being referred to, or referring to Blacks as, “African American” and celebrate Black History Month. But the same government and citizens that the movement demand hear them on the issue of justice for Blacks are the same government and citizens that duped them into believing Black lives matter on paper or in school text books. 

Listen closely to elected officials toss around the term African American as if it were a Frisbee at the beach. But when Blacks asked these same politicians to address the issue of "Last one hired, first ones fired” or various other injustices in America, these same politicians respond by sticking their heads in the sand. 

A movement to correct this scam might take ten years but must start today and through the ballot box. 

In 1926, Historian Carter G. Woodson created-- with good reason-- “Negro History Week” later, “Black History Month”, when he was alarmed of the lack of Blacks recognized in American history. He correctly envisioned a day when America would no longer need to recognize the contributions of Blacks in American history at all. 

However, Woodson’s well intentions and hope have been turned into Black people being treated like zoo animals, who do human like things. And every February, Black and White America go on a field trip to the zoo. 

When I learned of this historian’s hope, recently, it was a huge validation of what I had come to believe: Something is seriously wrong with America, if we as a nation have to highlight the fact that “Blacks” do good things. And this diversion must stop before Blacks can feel as though they really matter. 

Adding insult to injury, after the death of Martin Luther King Jr., Black leaders at the time pushed for; with the help of a self-serving congress, the establishing of Blacks being referred to as “African American”, a term which was first published more than a hundred years prior. 

Why do you use the term in referring to Blacks? "It's always been that way." “A sense of belonging.” “Roots!” All weak answers! The correct answer is closer to, “I was brainwashed.” That my friends, is why so many young Blacks today are led into the misguided belief coined: “#BLACKLIVESMATTER.” 

Alicia Garza, the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement’s creator came up with the phrase after the not guilty verdict of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. If I was duped into believing that Black lives matter, that verdict ironically would have woke me up to the fact that Black lives do not matter. 

But if Ms. Garza was taught to believe all that she learned in Black History Month or being referred to as African American, were signs of respect, she along with millions of others were also duped into believing that lie or respect. 

Acknowledgement that most Blacks in this country are descendants of slaves, brought here against their will does not invoke a sense of pride for me. And many present day human rights atrocities, reported to be coming out of Africa, in no way causes me to shout, "I'm African American!" 

Personally, I have never referred to another Black person as African American. Forgive me if that sounds as if I think I am better than those brainwashed into using this term is proper. I find the term offensive, condescending, patronizing and a kin to “White only.” 

The term Whites only was a clear sign established by Whites in America to separate the two races. If I do not like to be separated from Whites, I certainly will have no desire to be separated from any Blacks, no matter where they were born.

Furthermore, as a homosexual, I am deeply concerned with the 95% of Africa reported to be opposed to homosexuality. Two-thirds of Africa have laws against homosexuality and some suggest this is due to “Western religious influence.” 

Though I proudly call myself a Christian, I could not agree more with the pointing of fingers. America will say or do anything to get its hands on the minerals of Africa. And America choosing to turn its head, on obvious human rights violations of Africa is clear evidence that America, American corporations and the American Christian church helped set up these twisted laws of Africa. 

When you refer to Blacks born in America as African American consider these facts:

  1. 21st century South Africa: "Corrective rape", where men rape a woman suspected of being lesbian, then, claim the attack will turn the woman straight, is overlooked.

  2. 21st century Cameroon: a text message from one man to another man containing the words, "I love you." Sent the sender to prison, where he died from lack of medical care for a hernia.

  3. 21st century Nigeria: You can go to prison for up to 14 years for same-sex marriages.

  4. 21st century Uganda: Ugandan president vetoed the so-called "Kill the gays" bill sent to him by the Ugandan Parliament, which demanded "Life in prison" for a same sex offense against a child of the same sex; but no such prison sentence for opposite gender sex with a child. 

A descendent of African slaves, who preferred to be called African American, took strong exception to an African who recently became a U.S. citizen. The recent citizen also wanted to be referred to as African American. This is troubling and offers validity to the contents of the "Willie Lynch Letter" discovered in 1970. 

Back in the early 1700s, British slave owner Willie Lynch, was said to have given a speech on how to control Black slaves by pitting one against another. The "Willie Lynch Letter" that contains the plan is in dispute. Many, including myself, believe the letter to be a "Hoax." 

Discovered in 1970, the letter which made Lynch famous has discrepancies. The year of the speech appears to have happened before Lynch was born. Nevertheless the letter does have a ring of truth, right down to the promise of controlling Blacks for at least 300 years. 

Even if the letter was true, we can’t blame Willie Lynch for one Black to be against another Black, based on one man being born in America, and the other coming to America and wanting to be called African American after becoming a citizen. If the term African American was not reintroduced in the middle 1970s or 1980s, these two gentlemen might be working together to promote a stronger and more unified Black America. 

Some have suggested a "Clever plot" by the U. S. government, to create a more docile Black man at the height of the Black power movement of the late 60s early 70s, was the impetus to justify the government policy of referring to all Blacks as African American in the early 80s. 

Whatever the case, Black people in America are being played for fools, from the condescending government declaration to honor Blacks in the month of February, to the hollow respect of referring to Blacks as African American. And the fury (protest) coming from the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement is a reasonable response from people who just realized that they have been had…again. 

If the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement wants to matter, they should follow the advice of Bobby Seale, former co-founder of the Black Panther Party. This educated man knows that the political process does work. And I am sure he would agree with me that, you can protest all day long, but it will not carry has much weight as a single vote. Not for or against a single candidate, but a vote that changes some of the many laws that are not only unjust but outdated. 

If the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement were to have a goal to honor Carter G. Woodson’s hope to end the need by law, to celebrate Black History in America by the year 2026 (one hundredth anniversary) I would say that this is movement is headed in the right direction. 

If the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement were also to consider the plight of oppressed homosexuals of Africa, by simply declaring that they will, in protest, not refer to themselves as African American, then I would say we will see the real beauty of Africa, which the Western world would rather keep as its big wealthy cash cow secret. 

If not, then I predict that BLACK LIVES MATTER will go down as yet another damn scam, pulled over on American Blacks. 

The simple fact that this movement refuses; due to ignorance, to help change laws by refusing to use the same tools that got us many of the laws that no longer work for Blacks, is like saying, “Voting does not matter.”

Saturday
Feb062016

Unusual Black-on-Black crime involving San Francisco and Oakland, CA

With much anticipation I woke up on February 4, 2016 to watch a longstanding traditional ceremony. U.S. presidents have invited the winning champions of our nation’s professional sports teams to the White House.

I knew Obama would be hosting my…I mean the 2015 champion Warriors. And couldn’t wait to hear President Barack Obama the comedian. He did not disappoint, especially when he took a swipe at congress. YouTube it.

Before I heard the president in great humor and praise of my favorite NBA team, I was reminded by reading this same day was also the birthday of the late and great civil rights icon, Rosa Parks; born February 4, 1913. I don’t see this as a coincidence. I clearly see that in the year 2016, another civil rights movement is in order.

The mission of this movement should be to stop a most unusual Black-on-Black crime that has already jumped off in the Bay Area, pitting San Francisco against our brothers and sisters in Oakland, CA.

The perpetrators of this Black-on-Black crime are San Francisco City Hall and their willing accomplice, the owners of the Golden State Warriors. They have demonstrated a blatant disrespect of these two neighboring Black communities.

Though Rosa Parks was not the first Black person to resist the disrespect of being relegated to the back of a bus, it was her refusal on December 1, 1955 to give up her seat to a White man and subsequent arrest that called for a “One day” bus boycott by the Montgomery, Alabama NAACP chapter. The boycott lasted 381 days and caused many Blacks to walk as well as sit with their heads held high for decades.

If SF Blacks do not respect ourselves, we can’t expect the majority of San Francisco, let alone the nation who otherwise empathizes, to be in cahoots when we rise up and demand respect in a 2016 movement.

The gospel, soul and R&B group, The Staple Singers said it best; in one of their many hits: “Respect Yourself”, released in 1972. “…if you don’t respect yourself, ain’t nobody gonna give a good cahoot…”

On July 15, 2010 a group of investors led by a man named Joe Lacob purchased the Golden State Warriors. Immediate rumors began that Lacob wanted to build another arena for his team. I recall hearing that he already had his eyes set on San Francisco. Nevertheless, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee sent a letter to the Warriors owner suggesting a piece of land along the city's Embarcadero.

It was followed up with a strange Embarcadero ceremony at the site. The mayor and top executives; along with a couple of stars from the team on stage. The fact that Mayor Ed Lee mispronounced the name of the team’s star player, Stephen Curry, by introducing him as “Steven Curry”, was the first clue that, this mayor could care less about basketball.

To silence the cries from the jobs for Blacks crowd, the owners of the team and SF politicians got together and came up with a scheme. A promise to hire a certain number of Blacks to get their way. They even had the audacity to have another public ceremony where they signed the agreement.

This meant absolutely nothing to the rich people whose view would be blocked by the project. The rumblings by rich people whose views of water were being threatened put the matter before voters in a well-financed and well organized campaign that sent SF politicians and the Warriors back to the drawing board.

I will never forget the time a Black man approached me outside a supermarket to sign a petition to place the project before the voters. He argued, "We don’t want it to block the view of the water." He sounded as if he was one of the rich property owners. But based on his appearance, I am certain he was a homeless person paid to collect signatures for something where he had no stake in the outcome.

A new site in the city became available when another billionaire offered up for sale some land that the Warriors viewed as promising. Located across the street from a newly built UCSF hospital, which has an emergency room causing another commotion.

But with the help of what I would describe as a shady Environmental Impact Report that sailed across the bay with approval and a questionable “$60 million” traffic abatement promise that the Warriors agreed to pay for, it made the project 99% possible.

This traffic abatement promise angered Mission Bay Alliance, a group already opposed to the project. This group consisting of locals, as well as medical professionals in the area smelled a rat and had a promise of their own.

Mission Bay Alliance went to court with a legitimate legal complaint of how a powerful nurse's union group who once opposed to the project, on the grounds that an 18,500 person arena spelled traffic nightmare, was persuaded to change its position after the $60 million for traffic abatement promise worked out with the team and City Hall.

Though I am no lawyer, I do not believe this lawsuit has a chance in hell. I’ve been around long enough to know logic and a little money does not trump a lot of money. However, the Mission Bay Alliance lawsuit did push back the Warriors planned opening date by one year.

But more should be done to send a strong message of respect for the Black communities of San Francisco and Oakland must be mounted, if SF Blacks are determined to respect themselves.

Keep in mind that the voters of San Francisco said, “No” to attempts to block the view of water. But if this project was to get the go ahead it would be saying yes to blocking traffic next to an emergency room hospital. Now, I could be wrong, but I do not believe that this is the real spirit of San Franciscans.

Nevertheless, there is a way that we SF Blacks can remind SF City Hall and sports franchises everywhere that the spirit of Black San Franciscans is clear. We not only respect ourselves, but we also respect the Black community of Oakland who stand to lose the most from this proposed San Francisco Warriors arena.

First, let me identify the Black on Black crime. The Golden State Warriors are the talk of the sports world and their headquarters has been located in a Black community, Oakland, CA since 1971. The city of Oakland, which like San Francisco has a dwindling Black population, but still can boast of a 26% Black population. Living across the bay in San Francisco it is 6 percent.

But the position of SF Blacks should be that we do not take, from our brothers and sisters, we help them.

If the Black residents of San Francisco collected enough signatures to place on the November 2016 ballot a proposed law that, prohibits building of any sports or large scale arena within one mile of a hospital that has an emergency room; retroactive to January 1, 2015, we will cause all greedy professional sports franchise owners and their greedy co-conspirator politicians to think twice before using poor communities any way they please.

Sure, San Francisco would lose out on bragging rights of having the hottest team in the NBA. But I am willing to go out on a limb and say we SF Blacks would be just as proud to have that team right next door.

Now, I can’t speak for Rosa Parks, but I can imagine her hearing our campaign slogan: “The proposed Golden State Warriors San Francisco arena is a Black San Francisco, on Black Oakland crime that you don’t have to be Black to help prevent”, would get her vote.

Tuesday
Feb022016

Good News, Bad News for those who see SF Mayor Ed Lee's Dirt

First, the bad news: San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, does not have a scintilla of evidence against Ed Lee, as he, (Gascon) is set to prosecute what I believe were three sycophants.

Nazly Mohajer, Zula Jones and Keith Jackson were arrested on bribery and money laundering charges that evidence suggests went towards helping pay off Mayor Ed Lee’s 2011 campaign debt.

DA Gascon would not have sent out a letter to the mayor, which was published this past week demanding additional funds for other DA investigations if he had evidence linking Ed Lee to the sycophant 3. It would be too obvious of an unethical act for the District Attorney to then come up with an indictment in the coming weeks against the mayor.

The Good news: Ed Lee, is in no way off the hook.  

  1. Larry Brinkin. June 25, 2012 SF Weekly’s The Snitch reported his child porn arrest. Brinkin worked under Ed Lee when Lee was director of the Human Rights Commission.
  2. Theresa Spark. July 5, 2012 SF Bay Area Reporter reported that the city and Sparks was being sued in a case involving racial and sexual orientation misconduct by Sparks. The suit was settled in 2013 for $210,000.00. Ed Lee reappointed her to her position where she remains.
  3. Zula Jones, a retired staffer with the Human Rights Commission worked with Lee during his time at the commission and is named in the latest criminal complaint.
  4. Nazly Mohajer, a former Human Rights Commission member reappointed by Ed Lee in 2012 and abruptly quit her position on the commission weeks after State Senator Leland Yee and Keith Jackson were arrested. The federal indictments of Yee and Jackson contained the name of Mohajer and others.

If the embarrassment of how Lee is connected with four of these criminal and civil defendants from the SF Human Rights Commission in the last four years, is not enough to cause him to consider retirement, the stench of coincidence asks: How can these four individuals stink up the Human Rights Commission, let alone The City and result in Mayor Ed Lee come out smelling like a rose?

In fact and to the best of my knowledge, the only other city agencies with smellier criminal acts amongst its ranks are, the San Francisco Police Department and the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department.

Furthermore, Ed Lee is in violation of city Ethics rules, whether he knew what was going on or not and must pay one way or the other.

Just ask Supervisor Mark Farrell. This supervisor claimed he was not aware of what was going on in his campaign and the Ethics Commission could not prove that he was aware that was in violation. But that did not get him off the hook of the $191,000.00 that the Ethics Commission continues to rightfully pursue from Farrell’s 2010 campaign.

The Ethics Commission has no problem with showing a jury that the city charter does not accept the excuse of ignorance as a reason to keep tainted or illegal campaign funds.

What I find strange in the Mayor Ed Lee Ethics matter that I filed against the mayor is, the fact that the SF Ethics Commission “cleared” the mayor of any campaign violations without addressing my timely filed Ethics Complaint No. 01-150121.

The case is still open or “Suspended,” until the latest Gascon indictments are completed, according to my last correspondence with the Ethics Commission.

More bad news: As a longtime resident of the city (1960) and a Black man, I claim that Mayor Ed Lee and the SF Human Rights Commission treats the SF Black community like dirt.

More good news: If you believe as I do, we can all become the city’s official janitor and remind the mayor that the proper use of the official City Hall broom is to sweep the dirt out of office, not sweep this dirty abuse of power under the rug. 

Wednesday
Jan272016

A simple question for Mayor Ed Lee to Answer

March 1, 2012 Mayor Ed Lee Appointments: http://www.sfmayor.org/index.aspx?page=699

Human Rights Commission
Doug Chan
Susan B. Christian
Nazly Mohajer 

From SF Examiner article: “On March 9, 2012, Jackson, Mohajer and Jones received a $10,000 bribe from the agent, according to court documents. On April 23, 2012, the three reportedly received a $5,000 bribe, and on May 7, 2012, they received a $5,000 bribe.”

The common sense question: How likely would Nazly Mohajer have picked up these funds for the mayor’s 2011 campaign debt, if she was not reappointed to the HRC on March 1, 2012?

Answer: Not likely. In fact I say impossible. Nazly Mohajer would have to be an idiot to play for no pay. Even a sycophant like Mohajer ain't dumb enough to not get something from "Giving" Ed Lee's campaign $10,000.00.  

This is the Ethics violation that caused me to file a complaint. And why the media is not questioning the mayor on this non-coincidence is frustrating to me.

According to the charter, a confession might be needed to say for sure. However, even if Mohajer and the other two are as I claim sycophants, the mayor is a trained lawyer who know to avoid even the appearance of wrong.

SF City Charter:

SEC. 3.208.  APPOINTMENTS AND NOMINATIONS.

No person shall give or promise, and no officer or employee of the City and County may solicit or accept, any money or other valuable thing in consideration for (i) the person's nomination or appointment to any City and County office or employment, or promotion or other favorable City and County employment action, or (ii) any other person's nomination or appointment to any City and County office or employment or promotion or other favorable City and County employment action. (Added by Proposition E, 11/4/2003)