Golden State Warriors (Oakland) 16-0!


By on Nov 25, 2015,

The Golden State Warriors have become the first team to start a season 16-0 by beating the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena. Stephen Curry had 24 points and nine assists to lead the Warriors.

The 1993-94 Houston Rockets and 1948-49 Washington Capitols previously held the NBA record with 15 consecutive wins to start a season.

The defending champion Warriors have been dominant throughout this magical start, boasting the league’s best offense and a top five defense. Golden State’s point differential stands at 15.6 after this latest triumph, which blows away the second-place San Antonio Spurs, who have a point differential of +9.2.

Eleven of the 16 wins have come by double digits, and the closest margin of victory has been four points. The Warriors did go to overtime against the Brooklyn Nets and have faced multiple big deficits, namely a 23-point first-half deficit against the Los Angeles Clippers, but Golden State has still found a way to win every game.

Curry and small ball have been at the heart of the dominance. Curry has significantly improved upon his MVP season of last year, and the Warriors’ small ball “death” lineup featuring Draymond Green at center has rescued the team on several occasions when called upon in crunch time.

Eight of Golden State’s next nine games are on the road, so perhaps a loss is on the horizon, although they’ll likely be favored in every game. The Warriors’ next outing is against the Phoenix Suns on Friday night in Phoenix.

The Warriors become first NBA team to start season 16-0


Happy Earth Day Ronald V. Dellums!

11.24On This Day In TCXPI History

Ronald Vernie Dellums was born on November 24, 1935 in Oakland, California to Willa Terry Dellums and Vernie Dellums. His father Vernie Dellums was a longshoreman, and his mother was a labor organizer. 

As a child, Ron attended St. Patrick Catholic School in Oakland.   After high school Ron Dellums served in the United States Marine Corps from 1954 to 1956 after he was denied the college scholarship he had sought. 

After service in the Marines, Dellums, with the help of the G.I Bill and an outside job, attended San Francisco State College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1960.  This was followed by an M.A. in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley in 1962.

In the same year Dellums began his career as a psychiatric social worker in the California Department of Mental Hygiene in Berkeley.  Dellums also taught at San Francisco State University and the University of California, Berkeley.  His work soon led him to become involved in community politics. 

In 1967 at 32, Dellums was elected to the Berkeley City Council.  He quickly became known as the spokesperson for African American community affairs and for his radical political beliefs.  

After only three years on the Berkeley City Council, Dellums decided to run for Congress.  With high name recognition — partly because his uncle, C.L. Dellums was a well known East Bay political activist and founding member of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters — and with crucial campaign assistance from Coretta Scott King, the widow of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as well as from Berkeley’s powerful anti-Vietnam War organizations, 35-year-old Dellums was elected to Congress.  

Dellums quickly emerged as one of the most radical and outspoken Congressmen in Washington.  Within weeks of his election, Dellums called for Congressional investigations into alleged war crimes in Vietnam and co-founded the Congressional Black Caucus. Two years later he began a long campaign to end the apartheid policies of South Africa and in 1986 introduced the Comprehensive Anti-Apartheid Act which called for sanctions on South Africa.  President Ronald Reagan vetoed the bill, however his veto was overridden.  This marked the first time a Presidential veto of a foreign policy measure was overridden by Congress in the 20th Century.

Ronald V. Dellums remained in Congress until his resignation on February 6, 1998.  His resignation prompted a special election which sent Barbara Lee to Congress from his district.  Since his resignation Dellums has written his autobiography entitled, Lying Down with the  Lions: A Public Life from the Streets of Oakland to the Halls of Power. 

In June 2006 he was elected as the Mayor of Oakland, succeeding former California Governor Jerry Brown. Ronald Dellums is married to Cynthia Dellums and they have four children.


(Accessed on 11/23/2015)

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California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure


Although they do not refl ect how much it actually costs to provide California’s students a high-quality education, rankings of state K-12 education spending are frequently used to assess California’s investment in its schools.1 According to the most recent available information, California’s K-12 education spending lags the nation by almost any measure.

In 2014-15, California ranked 42nd among all states in spending per K-12 student after adjusting for differences in the cost of living in each state (see table).2 California schools spent $10,139 per K-12 student, $1,900 less than the $12,040 per student spent by the nation as a whole. These fi gures, and this California ranking, refl ect a new Budget Center analysis that adjusts the most recent K-12 spending fi gures for the variation in states’ costs of living.3 • California ranked 36th among all states in K-12 spending as a share of the state economy in 2014-15. California’s K-12 school spending in 2014-15 was 3.48% of state personal income – a measure that refl ects the size of the state’s economy – compared to 3.88% in the nation as a whole.

See Table in link below.

California’s Support for K-12 Education Ranks Low by Almost Any Measure


Indigenous Peoples’ Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island


Please join us for the annual Indigenous Peoples’ Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island. Last year we had over 5,400 people on the rock for this event so please get your tickets early if you plan to join us this year!

Alcatraz Island * San Francisco * Ohlone Territory

Commemorating 523 years of Indigenous resistance, honoring our ancestors and future generations

Ohlone Welcome – Ann Marie Sayers , All Nations Drum, Pinoleville Youth Pomo Dancers

-Leonard “Lenny” Foster (Diné)
-Radley Davis (Pit River Nation)
-Faith Gemmill, (Pit River/ Wintu and Neets’aii Gwich’in)
-Wendsler Nosie Sr., Peridot district councilman and former chair of the San Carlos Apache Tribe and Caravan from Oak Flat Resistance Camp
-Māori Mo Ake Tonu –Maori Forever Performing Arts

Special performance by Nataanii means/Witko/MC Rhetorik


You will return to Pier 33 by 9:00 AM.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE, Absolutely NO drugs or alcohol of any kind. Smoking only in designated areas. No sales permitted.

Simulcast on KPFA 94.1 FM and online at http//
For more information contact Morning Star Gali at or Rochelle Diver at (415) 641-4482 or

Source: Indigenous Peoples’ Thanksgiving Sunrise Gathering on Alcatraz Island



The Weekly Dish

by Brian Witt

For the week of Monday, Nov. 16 – Sunday, Nov. 22

Record: 4-0

With victories over the Pistons, Grizzlies, Timberwolves and Nets, the Warriors put together their third consecutive undefeated week and now sit as the 11th team in NBA history to begin a season with an 11-0 record. They’re also the fourth defending champion to begin a season 11-0, and of those previous three, only one team did not repeat as champions. That team was the 1957-58 Boston Celtics who, after losing in the Finals in six games, won the title the next eight years in a row. So, while it’s still far too early to even begin talking about a repeat, this torrid start has placed the Warriors in some very select company.

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