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Tweet I got this email from Doug Boxer, California Senator Barbara Boxer’s son and a friend: Dear Zennie, We’ve got less than $5,000 to go to reach our $68,000 goal in honor of my mom’s 68th birthday. Join nearly 1,000 Boxer supporters and help put us over the top. Click here to contribute today! Tuesday night, the Boxer family gathered to celebrate my mom’s birthday — and she was thrilled when I told her that, as a special gift, nearly 1,000 members of our BarbaraBoxer.com community had come together...

Tweet Donald Lacy is a name that came into Oakland and the nation’s view after the 1997 murder of Lacy’s daughter who was an innocent bystander just leaving McClymond’s High School in Oakland. As part of his on-going effort to combat the problems that caused that event, Lacy started The Lovelife Foundation, which is “promoting life and saving lives through community revitalization, leadership and development.” (http://lovelifefoundation.org) . I saw Lacy at the San Francisco Democratic Party event...

Tweet Sean Sullivan’s a new name and face in Oakland politics. Observers may remember Sean’s run for Oakland’s District Three Council Seat, where he lost to the incumbent Nancy Nadel. But Sean pressed on. He’s worked at Covenant House and serves on the board of several non-profits in Oakland and the Bay Area. You can learn more at his website: http://www.seansullivan.org At the Westin on Election Night, Sean stopped to talk about the election and now President-Elect Obama and the then-progress of the...

Tweet This video will be misunderstood by some just for its title. I ask you to listen to what I say. I’m am against California Proposition 8. I’ve made videos to show the World how stupid and hateful the people who back the initiative can be. But what does bother me is the discovery that of all groups, African Americans voted more for it than against it. Why? I think one reason is that the message those who were against Prop 8 put out was off-putting to many who are Black. While I agree that gay marriage...

Tweet This article below gives a balanced view of what happened in Nigeria between Larry Bowoto and Chevron and why the case is important. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 — Chevron Corp. is at the center of a legal case before federal court in San Francisco that will ask jurors to decide whether the firm sanctioned human rights abuses that resulted in the deaths and injuries of protesters at its Nigerian facilities, or whether the company was simply protecting its employees from belligerent kidnappers. The lawsuit—identified as...

Tweet Say, at our blog Oakland Focus , I wrote a post on how I was not supporting the California state proposition 1A calling for High Speed Rail because the route did not come through Oakland as I worked to have done when I represented then-Mayor Elihu Harris?   Well, I waa able to partcipate in a debate on the matter at The Commonwealth Club’s SF Debate program Tuesday night in San Francisco, and where the prop started out with more yes votes than no votes.  But after my insistance that it was not the...

Tweet This video presents Day One of the case of Bowoto v. Chevron at U.S. District Court, Northern California, San Francisco. Here Larry Bowoto from Nigeria is accusing Chevron of harming him and his mates and violating their civil rights, and Chevron’s counter is that Bowoto and his mates entered there oil production facility and attempted to kidnap Chevron employees. In calling the Nigerian Military police, a skermish unfolded where Bowoto and his mates were alledgely harmed. In this video Chevron’s Don Campbell...

Tweet  I went over to cover what turned out to be a lively rally for San Francisco’s Proposition H, an initiative which if passed will set a goal of 100 percent clean energy use in San Francisco by 2040. ...

Tweet Why does PG&E oppose clean energy and Proposition H in San Francisco?  The SF Clean Energy Gal asks that very question.  See the many guises of Mary, the Clean Energy Gal here and support Clean Energy in San Francisco. ...

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Tweet As part of our effort to promote clean energy for San Francisco, I am very proud to report that Van Jones, the author of “The Green Collar Economy” has endorsed Prop H for clean energy. ...

Tweet This video takes us into a great “VIP Party” held for the band “Cake” (http://www.cakemusic.com) and the San Francisco Prop H Campaign for Clean Energy. It features Mary, The Clean Energy Gal. ...

Tweet Does PG&E wanto to screw San Francisco? If you consider that the utility doesn’t back using clean energy sources and has not met State of California guidelines for renewable energy, it sure seems so. You can change that with the passage of Proposition H – “Yes on H.” It’s the first initiative of its kind; tell your friends around America about it and have them call friends in San Francisco and tell them to vote “Yes On H”. ...

Tweet Julian Davis is the Chair of the “Yes on H” San Francisco Clean Energy campaign. He sat down to talk with me about the measure, which is on the San Francisco Ballot. The website is http://www.sfcleanenergy.com ...

Tweet On November 4th a very important vote is coming to San Francisco. It’s called “Yes on H” and if it passes, this is what it will do: Specifically, the Act directs the City to analyze, identify and pursue strategies that: Maximize greenhouse reductions from the electricity sector at the minimum cost including the following clean energy mandates: by 2012 ensure at least 107 megawatts; by 2017 ensure 51%; and by 2030 ensure 75%. The SFPUC shall ensure that 100% or the greatest amount technologically feasible...

Tweet San Francisco is enjoying an embarrassment of riches:Wall Street is decimated, Main Street is angry and K Street is in an outright panic over the magnitude of thenation’s financial problems.  But San Francisco’s Mission Street is in a parallel universe setting an all time record land price for the right to build San Francisco’s newest signature tower—the 1,000 ft Transbay Transit Tower being built in conjunction with the new Transbay Transit Center (transbaycenter.org)The price is said to be...

Tweet If you’re in the sports industry or in a sport management program, this video explains my experience in finding the right program to be a part of. After some good experiences and some terrible ones, I joined Women In Sports And Events (WISE). Regardless of gender, it’s an excellent grassroots style program and they treat their members as welcomed guests. IF you’re in a college, then you’re already in a networking group, but you still can’t go wrong with WISE. But there’s one organization...

Tweet http://zennie2005.blogspot.com – This is my presentation of our new show “The Blog Report with Zennie Abraham” coming to the CoLours TV network soon. CoLours TV is at 9407 on the DISH Network, so if you have Comcast, dump it and get the DISH Network so you can tune in. The show is in three basic segments: politics, pop-culture, and sports. ...

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Tweet This is a political “slice of life” video I created during the evening of the March 4th “Super Tuesday” Primary. It starts with my trip to the Oakland “Obama For America” headquarters to do some phone banking work and then to two Obama parties in San Francisco, one at Tosca and the other at an art gallery. Along the way, you will meet Obama volunteers and discover their motivations and passions for being involved in this enormous grass roots movement to get Barack Obama elected President...