Welcome to the world of Bay Area shoe culture and urban fashion. Baylingual stopped by the SoleExpo2 in San Jose where some of the most sought after shoes were on display. Check out the short interviews on some of the brands creators and shoutout to SoleWest for throwing the event and Chuy Gomez for hosting, see you sneaker heads at the next event Feb 9th.
This past weekend the "Urban Barber College" in Concord had what they called, "UBC Barber Battle: Best of the Best", a competition held to test a barber's skills. Barbers/Hairstylist's from all over the Bay Area to Sacramento, to as far south as L.A. competed to see who would be the best. Here are photos of the competition.
Street Games Vol. 1 mixtape will highlight the connections between music, chess and martial arts and their connections to unity, strategy and nonviolence. It is 100% curse free which making it an ideal teaching tool for urban education programs. Hosted by DJ ROB FLOW and A-Plus of Hieroglyphics.
An animated conversation with mother and daughter, after mom recently returned from a year long sentence in prison. This is part of a series called "Children of Re-Entry" done in partnership with New America Media.
Much gratitude to the Society of Professional Journalists
for honoring De-Bug with the 2013 Silver Heart Award for,
“extraordinary dedication to helping empower marginalized members of
society.” And they referenced our social biography video innovation
too! They called it a “journalistic initiative that brings community
voices into the criminal justice system on behalf of indigent
defendants.” Let’s keep amplifying family and community voice in 2014!
Here’s a shot from the awards night…
The ConMen squad (comprised of Ookie, Merc., Sam, and Gino) travel to Sacramento for Super Sac-Con 2013. We got to hang out with attendees, browse the merch, interview Phil Lamar of MAD TV , and John K -- creator of Ren and Stimpy.
San Jose and the rest of California increased the minimum wage. Author Yaveth Gomez shares a personal insight from working these jobs that shows why it's not only the money that has to improve, it's the treatment of minimum wage workers as well.
Ed. Note: In September former secretary of Homeland
Security Janet Napolitano took over as president of the University of
California, the first-ever woman to hold that position. She now heads a
$24 billion system of 10 campuses, five medical centers and three
national laboratories. In an interview with New America ...
Sandy Cuadra, a lifetime Mission District resident, recently passed away. Her niece Jade Rivera remembers how her legacy continues through the Mission District of San Francisco, a place that's slowly changing through gentrification but will forever carry the spirit of Sandy and those who made it what it is to this day.