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Jonestown Massacre Anniversary

On the Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre, Black Women Matter

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 11.18.2015 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

They didn't "drink the Kool Aid." They came from all over the United States--black teachers from Los Angeles, white Pentecostals from Indianapolis, black Southern transplants at the tail end of the Great Migration, Vietnam vets and ex-hippies from San Francisco.

When I Think of November

Margaret Cho | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Margaret Cho

In November, I think about religious cults. November is when the Jonestown massacre happened. It was 1978 and the worst fall San Francisco had ever had. This final act was too gruesome to imagine.

Sex, Corruption and the Kool-Aid Massacre

Paul Krassner | Posted 01.17.2012 | Home
Paul Krassner

Jim Jones, founder of the 8,000-member People's Temple in San Francisco, once asked Margo St. James, founder of the prostitutes' rights group, COYOTE, how he could obtain political power.