*+-Randy Shaw: Nobody in San Francisco is doing more to empower and engage the disenfranchised than David Ho, which is why he is our local unsung activist hero for 2010.
*+-David A. Love: It is unfortunate that it took an earthquake to put the spotlight back on poverty in Haiti. To be sure, the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that leveled Port-au-Prince would have been devastating under any circumstances. But the people of Haiti had been suffering for years. The difference is that no one cared, because people often become weary hearing about black people suffering.