San Francisco Bay View is self-promoted as the "National Black Newspaper of the Year." It covers politics, economics, and news from a progressiveAfrican American perspective. In the San Francisco area, which has a black population of 10%, its influence is important in local elections. Twenty thousand copies of each edition are delivered door to door in African American neighborhoods and to shops, churches, colleges and community centers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Its name refers to the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.