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Leaving My Undocumented Life, Starting My College Life

Leaving My Undocumented Life, Starting My College Life

DeBug's own, Adrian Avila at San Jose State University. He made history as the first person in his whole family lineage to attend a 4 year University and has overcome all the struggles as an undocumented youngin' crossin the border with his mama, who raised him as a single mom and still able to be a successful artist, graphic designer, and business owner.

Bringing Social Biography Videos to Alabama to Reduce Charges and Sentences

Bringing Social Biography Videos to Alabama to Reduce Charges and Sentences

We recently had the opportunity to travel to a historic touchstone of the civil rights movement — Montgomery, Alabama — to work with and train six public defender offices in producing social biography videos to reduce charges and sentences.

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Breaking Bread In Puerto Rico

PHOTOS AND VIDEO: Breaking Bread In Puerto Rico

I had a chance to travel to Puerto Rico recently with my "boo thang" for a week. Anytime I travel anywhere, I'm looking for connections to my homeland, an island on the other side of the ocean. If there's a chance to break bread and talk story with the local native families, then it beats out any "tourist'y" spot in my book any day.

San Jose: The #16 Coolest City To Live According To Forbes

San Jose: The #16 Coolest City To Live According To Forbes

Forbes magazine releases "The Coolest Cities to Live In" and San Jose and Los Angeles are tied at #16. Writer Hector Gonzalez, a longtime San Jose resident now living in Los Angeles, spits game about the real reasons the cities are cool and why Forbes got it wrong.

Six Months of Freedom

Six Months of Freedom

After spending 34 years in prison, Tom Dearmore has been "reborn" a free man. Read his unique perspective on life as he reflects in his first half year of freedom.

St. Louis Community Leader Jamala Rodgers: "We are All Mike Brown"

St. Louis Community Leader Jamala Rodgers: "We are All Mike Brown"

As a community organizer, Jamala Rogers been working to protect and provide opportunities to black and brown youth for decades in North St.Louis. In a reflection of Mike Brown's killing, the resulting protests, and the national spotlight on Ferguson, she writes that youth have seen the "ending of this movie" before. De-Bug had the great fortune to meet Rogers when were in St.Louis doing a social biography video for a capital case just weeks before the killing of Michael Brown. She was referred to us by locals as someone who could explain the political, social, and cultural realities of the city.

San Francisco 49ers' Debut Game at Levi's Stadium 08-17-2014

San Francisco 49ers' Debut Game at Levi's Stadium 08-17-2014

With the start of the 2014-2015 NFL Football season on it's way, The San Francisco 49ers got things started at their new stadium vs. the Denver Broncos.

PHOTOS: Why North St.Louis Is Burning With Rage After the Killing of Michael Brown

PHOTOS: Why North St.Louis Is Burning With Rage After the Killing of Michael Brown

The police killing of Michael Brown has sparked outrage across the county, and protests in North St.Louis. An understanding of the context of the police dynamics, community, and the political realities of the area can give a fuller picture to the images America is seeing on social media and on their television screens. De-Bug was in North St. Louis just weeks before the shooting of Michael Brown, and captured some photos that tell a story of police power, political corruption, and a community left to fend for themselves.

Dear Nancy: Student Writes to Her Friend

Dear Nancy: Student Writes to Her Friend

Alejandra writes a heartfelt letter to her friend Nancy reflecting on their past together. The letter is filled with emotions, realizations, and pain. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors.

An Internment Camp for San Jose's Homeless?

An Internment Camp for San Jose's Homeless?

Organizer and housing rights leader Sandy Perry shares news and perspective on a recent City effort to build a fence around "the jungle", the nation's largest homeless encampment, which is in San Jose. Video by Joan Simon.

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