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Articles Published in December, 2013

Hip Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) Presents: Street Games Vol. 1

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.

Former Foster Youth Finds Housing and Support

The story of a former foster youth who found hope and stability through EHC LifeBuilders' THP-Plus program.

A True "Head to Head" Battle: California Hair Stylists Compete to See Who's the Best

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. 

Sneakerheads Unite In San Jose

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.

Crime Drama “The Advocate” Poses the Ultimate Question: What Does True Justice Look Like?

An interview with the star of the film, Sachin Mehta, who discusses the impact of his legal career on the movie, his South Asian identity, and why justice is such a compelling, yet elusive, concept in America.

As Homeless Freeze to Death, Why Are Officials Planning to Shutdown Temporary Housing?

Author Chuck Jagoda has been homeless in Santa Clara County for the past four years. While he mourns the tragedy of four homeless residents who died of hypothermia last week, he challenges the thinking of why housing officials are planning to eliminate the Sunnyvale Armory, which provides temporary housing, next year.

The Release of Society's Debut Album: P.A.S.T.D.U.E.

After months of countless work hours, all night studio sessions, self improvement exercises, and graduating from college, the long awaited solo debut project P.A.S.T.D.U.E. by Society is finally being released.

The Time Saved Project: Turning "Time Served" into "Time Saved" Through Family Intervention in the Courts

A photo and audio project, chronicling the stories of the families of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project. Families and communities can change the outcome of cases, and transform "Time Served" into "Time Saved" through their involvement in the court process. And we have the numbers to prove it. Below are the stories that make up the years of Time Saved. As we continue to promote community engagement in the criminal court system, we will update this site with a new running total, and accompanying picture//audio pieces. See their pictures, hear their voices, and transform the courts.Click image to go to blog: www.time-saved.org

Don’t Just Say It, Show It: The Use of Video to Change the Outcome of Cases

This piece on De-Bug's "Social Biography Video" concept will appear in the next edition of "Cornerstone", the quarterly journal for the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

Why San Jose's Largest Homeless Encampment Feels Like Occupy

San Jose is getting cold. Over the past two weeks several people who live in the streets have died due to hypothermia. The community responded to the deaths in what is one of the largest homeless encampments in America, called "The Jungle", 12 miles away from Apple headquarters right in the heart of the Silicon Valley.
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