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The American Dream is a Sinister Nightmare

The American Dream is a Sinister Nightmare

Adriana Nevarez, a high school student from Latino College Prep Acadamy, writes a narative from the perspective of her father who immigrated from Mexico to the United States with Adriana's pregnant mother. Adriana is an aspiring writer who finds inspiration in the stories of her family and community. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors.

3 Words: "Do Or Die" -- A Jean Melesaine Photo Essay

3 Words: "Do Or Die" -- A Jean Melesaine Photo Essay

We traveled to a small city in St. Louis to do a video to stop a young man from being executed. When asked about his life he said, "You grow into the shape of the container you were raised in." To tell his story, we neede to tell the story of the city and era he grew up in. The city was war-torn from what many called a "storm"; a plague of violence, poverty, drugs, and incarceration. The height of that war was the 90's. We asked the community members who survived to describe their city during that period. The first person we asked, while showing his bullet wounds said, "Do Or Die".

The Luther Block Chronicles: In Pictures

The Luther Block Chronicles: In Pictures

Luther Avenue is a small street in the cuts of West San Jose. It's a unique place where impoverished families and middle class homes sat side by side. It's a place where I spent my childhood acting like the big dog. Baylingual aka Ookie Robinson takes you on a photographic journey through his block, Luther Block.

Free Fall @ Johnny V's Cypher Seven Year Anniversary

Free Fall @ Johnny V's Cypher Seven Year Anniversary

Free Fall members Edgewize + Self Destruct preforming "Nick Cage" live at Johnny V's for the cypher seven year anniversary.

Tongan Poet Loa Niumeitolu's: "When We Tell"

Tongan Poet Loa Niumeitolu's: "When We Tell"

For the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, Bay Area Tongan poet, Loa Niumeitolu tells BBC what the English language means to her in her poem, "When We Tell".

San Jose Independent Police Auditor Launches Petition to Bring Oversight to CHP

San Jose Independent Police Auditor Launches Petition to Bring Oversight to CHP

After a video of a woman being beat by California Highway Patrol went viral, Judge LaDoris Cordell, the San Jose Independent Police Auditor, launched a petition to compel state officials to bring civilian oversight to the largest police force in the United States.

De’Asia Landrum -- The Butterfly Effect

De’Asia Landrum -- The Butterfly Effect

This piece is part of a series done in collaboration with New America Media chronicling the impact of incarceration on families called "Children of Re-Entry."

When Teachers Support Students Out Of Their Own Pockets

When Teachers Support Students Out Of Their Own Pockets

When Charles Fowler, Yerba Buena High School teacher spent money on his students for class projects they wanted to work on, he didn't care so much about his finances but more about his students need. Now he's fundraising so he can continue the work he's done with his students with this fundraiser.

Memoirs of a Young Bus Rider

Memoirs of a Young Bus Rider

Our DCP youth write on their experience riding the busy bus all around San Jose. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors.

De-Buggin' NYC with the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project

De-Buggin' NYC with the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project

Thanks to the Bronx Defenders, the New York Federal Defender's Office, and the New York Federal Criminal Defense Bar for inviting De-Bug to come out and share our Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project model of organizing and our social biography video concept. Looking forward to building across the coasts to transform the courts!

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