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Articles Published in March, 2012

Study Shows Latinos Save Less for Retirement

A new survey by ING Retirement Research Institute echoes other findings showing that Latinos tend to save less than other ethnic groups for retirement.

Rare Metals

A poem by a San Jose author and poet on economic justice.

Building Brighter Futures Through The Arts

Future Arts Now held its open house event at the Edenvale Community Center in the city of San Jose on February 23rd, 2012. Future Arts Now invited the community to come check out their new home, there was a brief presentation about the mission of Future Arts Now and performances by the youth and staff.

“foi o axe”

Malcolm writes about the meaning of the Brazilian saying "foi o axe", "it was the ashe" from his Capoiera teacher.

“I had only two pairs of clothes.”

Mansi's parents immigrated here from India, her parents began their life with next to nothing telling her, "I had only two pairs of clothes".

"Slenderman" Chapter 2

Chapter 2 of an ongoing story of fiction by Baylingual. To catch up check out Chapter 1

Criminal Justice Information Network Connect Community Organizing to Legislative Change

Cesar Flores has worked locally with families fighting for reforms in the Bay Area. Now, through connecting with legislative advocates in Sacramento, these families can influence the laws that govern their local criminal justice systems.

Con/Safos -Time-laps Video

Charles Shaw documents Samuel Rodriguez, (Shorty Fatz) as he does a painting of a "C/S" C/S meaning the classic Chicano Con/Safos, but also my ties to the Cukui family, which Sam is an intricate part of.

Ray Samuels: A Police Chief and Leader Who Championed Rights For All

Ray Samuels, former Newark Police Chief, passed away recently at the age of 58. Aram James, a civil rights organizer and former public defender, found a friend and trusted ally in Samuels through their common campaign against the Tasers, and shares his memories of the man he calls both a friend and inspiration.

The Kings

Marcos Reyes is an amazing San Jose based poet who writes about the hardships that life throws at him.
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