Blog Beat: Watch Documentary of James Baldwin in SF; The Facebook ‘Send’ Button

  • Dangerous Minds has posted a public TV documentary from 1963 documenting James Baldwin’s tour of black San Francisco.
  • From The Informant: Audio from a panel discussion at the San Francisco Women’s Building, on the growing use of isolation units in US prisons.
  • Richmond Confidential reports on a Contra Costa County program that helps prospective employees with criminal records expunge their records.
  • From the Petrelis Files, a scorecard of closed or moribund gay & HIV institutions in San Francisco.
  • TechCrunch has a post up about the new Facebook “send” button.

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Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of EconomyBeat.org, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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