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The Follow Through Tour - A Different Look at Open Mics

"The Follow Through," was a tour based on performing at open mics, derived from the question: Can an independent artist make it nowadays? Started by Andrew Vicente "Amplified" and Brandon Scott, the duo who created the style Alt. Hip Hop and have been creating music together since the 2014 Vans Warped Tour, it went from the Bay Area to the North West Pacific Coast. It was an intimate, personal type of tour with the type of artist that has a fire in their soul to make a dream happen.

Dear Donald Trump - an Open Letter from Chingo Bling

Chingo Bling, artist and entrepreneur wrote an open letter thanking Donald Trump for what he says is motivation for Mexican people across the country to organize and mobilize. "Your statements have caused a deep thunder that is rippling from barrios in Norte Carolina to Liberal Kansas to the offices in Silicon Valley,"  he writes, "thank you for reminding us that we alone hold the power in our hands."

Silicon Valley Homeless Count Results Raises Questions About Accuracy

A new census report released this week finds that the number of homeless people in Silicon Valley has dropped to its lowest level in the past decade. Those numbers, however raise questions for many, including Anthony King, a homeless advocate and formerly homeless person himself who took part in the census count.

Kalief Browder's Death Shows the Lethality of Our Broken Court System

To call the death of 22-year-old Kalief Browder a suicide is not the full truth. Kalief Browder may have hung himself, but he was killed by the brokenness of our court system.

Prop 47 Is A Collective First Step In Undoing Years of Damage To The East Palo Alto Community

On Saturday, June 13th, over 100 community members attended the Prop 47 Record Clearance Clinic in East Palo Alto. Proposition 47 was passed by California voters in November 2014 that reduced certain felonies to misdemeanors, including drug and theft offenses. Being able to remove these felonies allow folks to release the scarlet "F" -- making them eligible for benefits like housing and immigration, licenses, and opening up their possibilities for employment. Moreover, Prop 47 marks a step in reversing damage done to a community like East Palo Alto that has been dramatically impacted by drugs and heavy handed enforcement. It was also fitting that the event was held at Free At Last, a drug and alcohol recovery program founded by community residents -- including the late David Lewis, the late Priya Haji, and Dorsey Nunn. Many thanks to the organizations that helped put together this event! Check out this website for more information on Prop 47 -- www.myprop47.org

Warrior's Triumph is Validation of an Approach to the Game

Reflections from a Warriors' fan as a lifetime of angst, disappointment and frustration was transformed into glowing pride when they won the 2014-15 NBA Championship.

Mr. Netwerk aka rapper DLabrie drops his new Warriors Tribute video

RonDavoux Records team up with the Hip Hop Chess Federation to bring you a historic Visual reprsenting the Dub Nation. Rapper DLabrie raps his tribute to the "Golden State Warriors" 2015 NBA World Champions.

San Jose to Host the US Social Forum

Shamako Noble, National Coordinator of the US Social Forum, explains why it matters that San Jose was selected as a host site for the gathering of organizers, artists, and movement-makers.

Oakland Curfew Disappears With A Warriors Win (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Its been over 40 years since the Golden State Warriors have won a national championship, and with the recent Black Lives Matter peaceful protests and rallies for the national tragic events from senseless state violence, the mayor of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf called for a curfew...except for last night.

The Problem With the Term 'Transracial'

With the controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal, former president of the Spokane Washington chapter of the NAACP, a new conversation about the idea that a person could transform their ethnic identity to whatever ethnic group they identify as is taking over social media. Contributor Hector Gonzalez, warns that the acceptance of transracial identity is especially troubling for people of color, when our realities in facing injustice has not transcended race.
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