“Part One of Producing Pura Neta (A Four Part Series): Benjamin Bac Sierra, The Writer”

The root of writing is language, spoken word. My roots, therefore, are in the immigrant Spanish and Black English of the Army Street Highrise Housing Projects in San Francisco’s Mission district. As Chapin immigrants, my parents spoke only Spanish with … Continue reading “Part One of Producing Pura Neta (A Four Part Series): Benjamin Bac Sierra, The Writer”

“Defund Police: Profé Ben Bac Sierra and SF Supervisor Shamann Walton Evaluate Defunding Police 2020”

Profé Ben Bac Sierra and SF Supervisor Shamann Walton Answer “What Does Police Accountability Mean for Black and Brown Communities in 2020?” It is my humble honor to serve you. If you want to hear a frank critical evaluation of policing, watch this video. Please share with all, as this is one of the most pressing issues of our time. This panel consisted of myself and San Francisco Supervisor Shamann Walton discussing “What Does Police Accountability Mean for Black and Brown Communities?” Recorded on July 15, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Please feel free to use this video and … Continue reading “Defund Police: Profé Ben Bac Sierra and SF Supervisor Shamann Walton Evaluate Defunding Police 2020”

“The Existential Issue and the Propaganda Trap”

I wanted to learn, but I did not know how, yet life still kept happening, regardless of whether I wanted to learn or not. Therefore, there was no time to waste! In my excitement and impatience to figure things out, I used to question whether there were such a thing as an essential education—maybe mathematics or law or suffering or wisdom was the answer. I wanted some kind of short-cut to enlightenment, as if knowledge or education could get me there faster. Then, with my bright ideas, I would be delivered to the land of milk and honey. There is … Continue reading “The Existential Issue and the Propaganda Trap”

“He Aint Heavy”

I say Happy Fourth of July because this is our country, and it is a tragedy that we could feel ashamed to feel happy for our existence in this place, when we built this, continue on the Frontlines to build this place that does not love us like we love it. The “it” being the earth dirt itself. The “it” being an imagination of something called country, ours actually named after the first European person to tell us we are confused and lost—Amerigo Vespucci. America, we are still confused and lost. But this is what we have where we are, … Continue reading “He Aint Heavy”

Critical Praise for Pura Neta

I write because you have taught me. With the knowledge and spirit you have blessed me with, I share so we can all learn from and enjoy each other. Pura Neta is your book, set to be released by Pochino Press in September 2020. This is absolutely the best time for our authentic education. Humbly, I share with you the novel summary, a bit about me, and some critical praise about the novel. Novel Summary: Set in the San Francisco Mission varrio from 2012 to 2014, Pura Neta explores the creative struggle of Homeboys and Homegirls fighting against gentrification, police … Continue reading Critical Praise for Pura Neta

A Monument to Pura Neta: the International Amor for Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Heights

Christopher Columbus did not discover anything. The Natives were already here. What Columbus did do was to begin the cycle of torture and enslavement which has lasted more than 500 years. Francis Scott Key, the composer of the Star Spangled Banner was a racist. His original lyrics actually advocated no-mercy murder of any slave escaping America’s wrath. The monument to this country that is its namesake, America, is a tribute to Amerigo Vespucci, who did not discover anything either, but at least he got it right that this place was not China or any other known continent. Therefore, America is … Continue reading A Monument to Pura Neta: the International Amor for Alex Nieto Memorial on Bernal Heights

YAY Area: V-Town Uprising for San Fran Frisco’s Sean Monterrosa and Many More

San Fran Frisco’s Sean Monterrosa, a beloved young Brown Brother, was on his knees with his hands up when the Vallejo police shot him five times and executed him on early Tuesday morning, June 2, 2020. The officer who murdered Sean, Detective Jarrett Tonn, has been involved in four shootings in five years. No Vallejo police officer has ever been criminally charged for killing anyone, even though there has been more than enough probable cause for prosecution for many murders. Vallejo is third in the state per capita for police killings. Their police have one of the highest salaries and … Continue reading YAY Area: V-Town Uprising for San Fran Frisco’s Sean Monterrosa and Many More

La Mision: Revolutionary Varrio

Yesterday, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, a new generation stood up and took over. They led the biggest march ever through the San Fran Mission and Frisco streets. I would estimate there were 50,000 human beings united with lots of love. I intently absorbed the young Brown and Black youths’ genius. Then we marched offering amor and spirit to each other. At one point, I perched on someone’s stairs and just marveled at the people passing by, people of all colors, creeds, and creations. It took one full hour for the entire crowd to get through from beginning to end. Gente, … Continue reading La Mision: Revolutionary Varrio

PRESS RELEASE: AN OPEN LETTER REGARDING THE OFFICERS-INVOLVED MURDER OF  GEORGE FLOYD AND THE INJUSTICE THAT EXISTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

Share with lots of love and power: Just released to the press: The Coalition of Righteous Roots: 50 frontline community empowerment organizations and individuals have signed onto this open letter to demand San Francisco to divest resources from the police department and invest wholeheartedly in frontline community empowerment organizations. It must prosecute police officers who have unlawfully killed our brothers and sisters on the streets, develop and implement authentic education for our youth, and act with urgency to install the Amor for Alex Nieto Memorial on top of Bernal Heights Park. Please share widely, and if you can, join us … Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: AN OPEN LETTER REGARDING THE OFFICERS-INVOLVED MURDER OF  GEORGE FLOYD AND THE INJUSTICE THAT EXISTS IN SAN FRANCISCO