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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 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"

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

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

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 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

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

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!

Daniel (FUBU) Forever Lasting Love

Our dear friend Fubu passed away and we will be celebrating his life with multiple events organized during the week, this Wednesday July 9th, 2014 and Friday July 11th 2014. Please come out and celebrate him with us. All the proceeds are going to his family. Please share this event to help spread the word.

Sleepless in Palo Alto — Challenging the Criminalization of Homelessness

On June 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit released an opinion in Desertrain v. City of Los Angeles, striking down the City's vehicle dwelling law as unconstitutionally vague. For those who have followed the development of a similar law in Palo Alto over the last couple of years, the Palo Alto ordinance is functionally identical to the Los Angeles law.
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