Digital Underground June 16, 2012 Yoshi's Better than: Watching reruns of Juice on TV. Oakland's own Digital Underground is the group that gave a young Tupac Shakur his first significant start in the music business. But if not for the Black Panther Party, there probably wouldn't have been a Shakur ... More >>
See also: * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 20-16 * The Top 20 Greatest San Francisco Musicians, Nos. 15-11 Throughout this week, we're counting down the greatest San Francisco musicians of all time. Having already honored the likes of Etta James, Mike Patton, and Michael Tilson ... More >>
By J POET Most people know that songs like "We Shall Overcome," "Blowin' in the Wind," and "We Shall Not Be Moved" were important parts of the soundtrack of the Civil Rights and Anti-War movements of the '60s. The Black Power movement also used music to inspire and motivate people. Longtime Bay Are ... More >>
Weather Underground leaders claimed their bombings were devised to avoid bloodshed. But FBI agents suspect the radical '70s group killed an S.F. cop in the name of revolution.
Sgt. John V. YoungIf leftist supervisors sought to show the world that their sympathy for a group of alleged cop-killers in San Francisco was more than a zany political stunt, they have done themselves no favors with a new resolution that links the men's arrest to the Bush Administration, Gua ... More >>
The Ingleside police station, where Sgt. John V. Young was killed in 1971The president of San Francisco's police union railed against supervisors Eric Mar and Sophie Maxwell today for their sponsorship of a resolution asking that charges be dropped against the seven men charged with killing a city p ... More >>
Still itching for a fight.No matter what you make of the politics of the hard-bitten types who run the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, you've got to hand it to them for keeping the drum beating. Since the radical left-wing syndicate was born out of the violent San Francisco Maritime Str ... More >>
Pat Thomas is San Francisco's musical catalyst.
The struggle between Bay Area law enforcement and the Black Panthers is still going on after 35 years
Steve Bingham, a famously exonerated ex-fugitive who advocates for the poor, helps lead the charge against Care Not Cash
Outsider artists scream "Death to Electric Guitars!"; neo-burlesque's best step into Broad Daylight.
Former Panther interviewed by former Panther
Week 2 of the 47th San Francisco International Film Festival
Fela Anikulapo-Kuti made a hell of a lot of noise in his lifetime
Black Panthers, the "Time of the Season," and a little British dude named Goldie
Pirkle Jones has been photographing his own back yard -- writ large -- for 60 years
From revolutionary rapper to stockbroker to rapper again -- the long, strange trip of Paris, aka Oscar Jackson Jr.
There's something about scary: You'll give your right arm to hear the Phantom Limbs' latest
The new director of the S.F. Jewish Film Festival, a new book on Hitchcock's S.F. filming days, and L.A.'s silent movie king comes to town
A nonprofit school known by the acronym SOUL is working to undermine The System with The System's own money. But does SOUL teach anti-capitalist subversion -- or how to sell out?
With an October trial in the offing, prosecutors had every intention of proving that Symbionese Liberation Army member Sara Jane Olson was a domestic terrorist who helped plant bombs under police cars 26 years ago.
The Coup just may be the greatest, angriest, most militant hip hop act around. So what's up with the Puff Daddy tour?
After three decades of feeding the homeless, the only church devoted to John Coltrane now finds itself without a home
Anna Deavere Smith delivers a heart-clutching dialogue about race in Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992
A Huey P. Newton Story is a searing portrait of the man who challenged white America
The return of the legendary Last Poets