Justin Phillips, SF Chronicle

Justin Phillips

SF Chronicle

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Justin:

These questions will decide California’s future in 2022

California enters 2022 with significant questions around recalls, policing and... → Read More

It’s time to retire the ‘defund the police’ slogan

“Defund the police” has become a tool of the right to undermine our pursuit for... → Read More

A holiday survival guide for shopping while Black

With the holiday shopping season dropping at a time when the Bay Area seems more freaked... → Read More

America's view of the Black Panther Party has changed for the better. But has America?

The Oakland-born Black Panther Party’s radical approach to racial justice was fueled by... → Read More

‘Karen’ is far from a good movie. But it practically serves as a documentary for Black people

That a mainstream film, starring Taryn Manning, is based on a moniker used to identify problematic white women shows just how pervasive anti-Blackness remains in the U.S. → Read More

Is Emeryville the Bay Area's best hope for a Black resurgence?

While Black folks are being pushed out of other cities in the region, Emeryville over the... → Read More

Could reparations make for fairer juries?

San Francisco officials are championing a proposed pilot program to pay low-income people... → Read More

You can eat unagi, but should you? Inside the billion-dollar black market of glass eels

The global black market for eels is a multi-billion dollar industry. On this episode of... → Read More

Why I'm sitting out the Fourth of July

Black Bay Area residents celebrate on the Fourth. We don’t celebrate the Fourth. It’s... → Read More

Marin's public housing residents should decide their own future

Golden Gate Village is Marin City’s only majority-Black public housing complex. As... → Read More

It's time to let go of the 'absent Black father' myth

Young Black dads are ushering in a new age of progressive fatherhood. Will America drop a... → Read More

Bay Area's young people of color are disproving the therapy stigma

We’re constantly seeing our reflections in the victims of police violence. Now, as more... → Read More

W. Kamau Bell returns in 'United Shades' with painful look at policing in Bay Area

East Bay comedian scrutinizes San Francisco, Oakland and Vallejo police departments in the season six debut of the CNN docuseries. → Read More

California is not a safe place to be Black

Derek Chauvin’s conviction gave us a taste of true police accountability. It’s... → Read More

Jack London had racist ideas. It's time to rename the square

As the Bay Area looks for ways to support its Asian American populace, the Port of... → Read More

Bay Area should lead effort to end 'poverty tows'

As California reopens, we need to rethink the policies that made lives worse for people... → Read More

Vaccine rollout reveals California's need for more Black, Latino doctors

Latino and Black residents are experiencing a huge disparity in Bay Area’s vaccine... → Read More

Bay Area corporate dining didn't disappear. Caterers are now delivering the same lunches to employees at home

With the Bay Area slowly reopening, food businesses in the local catering market are... → Read More

Fresh Dungeness crab finally on its way to Bay Area after fleets, wholesalers reach agreement

After missing out on crab for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s, Bay Area households will have a chance to buy fresh crab by Jan. 15. → Read More

Señor Sisig to open first permanent Oakland location on Friday with meat and vegan options

For the first time ever, Señor Sisig will open a permanent location in Oakland. The new restaurant will function as a to-go only window offering both meat-based burritos as well as a full vegan menu. → Read More