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Articles Published in June, 2013

“it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”

Sparked by state delegate Ray Canterbury’s (R-West Virginia) suggestion, “it would be a good idea…if kids work for their lunches”, his response to Senate Bill 663, The kNOw gathered youth reactions to what this policy would mean for students and especially those who depend on free school meals.

Phantom Galleries Presents: “De-Docs: Documentary Photography from Silicon Valley De-Bug”

Part of the South FIRST Fridays Art Walk this Friday, June 7th, from 7-9PM Good Karma Vegan Café, 37 South First Street in San Jose!

From Oakland To Auckland: Emory Douglas and The Polynesian Panthers

When the Oakland Black Panther Party recruited Emory Douglas as their Minister of Culture, one thing that no one knew, is how his image of the Black Panther would start movements across the world in the city of Auckland with a group of Polynesians.

My 1st FanimeCon 2013

The 1st time I saw FanimeCon I was 17 years old waiting at the bus stop. There were a lot of people dressed up, I saw a samurai, a fairy, Super Mario, and Princess Peach, some of my favorite video game characters. I asked them what they were doing downtown dressed like that, and they told me "Fanime". So this year my goal was to go there and experience it first hand. These are a few of my experiences, enjoy.

We Speak Baylingual Feature: Emcees Brush Off 100 Bulletz // New Music from I.L.A.M, Dregs One, J Wonder

This week in Hip Hop is special because it's the first time we got a battle up on this blog. Not only is it the first battle post, but it's one of San Jose's natives -- Dirtbag Dan. Plus we showcase new music coming out of the Bay this week.

ACJP Video Profile: Xavier’s Bright Future

Xavier España is 19 years old, and though young, says he has already learned important life lessons that have focused him for his future. He is an Evergreen College student, a parishioner of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and works at his uncle’s auto body repair shop. Xavier is currently entangled in the court system.

Rescuing My Deported Aunt from a Hole in the Tijuana Canals

When he saw her profiled on a Spanish news special on ñongos -- underground encampments of the deported and homeless built in the canals of the US and Mexico border -- he knew he had to go save her. The family packed in the Ford Flex, drove down to the border, and pulled her out of a hole in the ground -- literally.

For College Grads, Friendly Advice and Tender Warnings

On Friday, June 14, New America Media editor and author Andrew Lam delivered a commencement speech to graduating seniors at UC Irvine. What follows is a portion of that speech.

Raj Jayadev Interview on KPFA: Policing in San Jose//Transforming the Courts//Challenging Inequity in Silicon Valley

Thanks to KPFA for interviewing Raj Jayadev for their Morning Show to share De-Bug’s perspective on public safety, the power of personal stories, and how communities can challenge the courts,police misconduct, and the growing inequities of Silicon Valley.

Healing the Hood: Photos and Report Back from United Playaz Peace March

Long standing community organization United Playaz held a Silence the Violence march and event earlier this month. De-Bug reporter Andrew "Society" Bigelow wrote about the moving experience, and Abe Menor shares images of a community marching, rallying, and healing the hood.
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