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SF Magazine Writing Another Dellums Article

Last year, San Francisco Magazine devoted an entire issue to Oakland. It was a great work and I don't write that because I was in it. It did try to cover the base, although I felt it could have focused more on Oakland's African American businesses than it did. My overall impression was that the publisher wanted to present Oakland to the monied White establishment of San Francisco.

I kind of said that in this video:



But still it was a great work.

One of the articles was on Mayor Ron Dellums and there I said that the good Mayor could do more.

So Friday, I was contacted for my comments in preparation for this new article and I pretty much said the same thing. But what was of interest to me was what the reporter said OTHERS were saying about the Mayor.

His supporters feels Dellums is doing a good job but that others don't know it. But what they point to are small projects, when Oakland really needs big projects and a coherent downtown development plan (We haven't had one since 1985).

I could go on but I don't want to steal thunder from San Francisco Magazine. I'm glad they're still paying attention to Oakland. Now, if they would only look at Blacks in Oakland, that would make it complete.
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