When: Sat., Aug. 9, 7 p.m. 2008
Best known for its coverage of police brutality, poverty, prison issues, politics in Haiti and Guantanamo, underground hip-hop, and other topics that would primarily interest readers in the inner-city -- at home and abroad -- the San Francisco Bay View is one of the most prominent black newspapers in the country. The last Bay View went to press in early July, and it's unlikely that another print edition will appear in the foreseeable future (though the paper will maintain its web site, SFBayview.com). Find out what founder Willie Ratcliff envisions for the Bay View's future at a community forum, held Saturday, August 9, at the Black New World Gallery in West Oakland (836 Pine St.). Ratcliff and Bay View multimedia director JR Valrey will be on hand to answer questions. Event followed by a party featuring DJs X1 from KPOO, Davey D from KPFA's Hard Knock Radio, and Leydis from Havana, Cuba.