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Articles Published in 2014

Hi Apple and Google! Meet Your Houseless Neighbors

Andrew “Society” Bigelow reflects on his experience walking on the 30 mile “March to Heal the Valley.” With the number of deaths rising due to the cold, communities ask one of the wealthiest regions in the world to confront its housing crisis and wealth inequality.

Stopping Yareli's Deportation: (From the Time-Saved Collection)

In part of our review totalling the years of time saved from incarceration through our organizing work with families in 2013, we also want to share how the process has stopped deportation. Click the image to hear from Yareli, as she describes in this audio interview how she and her family stopped her deportation.

Another Reason to Support San Jose Local Businesses: Spaces for Social Good

Local barbershop and laundry mat create community innovation through direct and indirect community service using their spaces to promote community ties.

Steeda and Malaysia: Re-Entry To Motherhood

Steeda Mcgruder was in prison when she was pregnant with her daughter Malaysia, and eventually gave birth to her while incarcerated. She then went in and out of jail, and after transforming her life and breaking the cycle of incarceration, is now running a support group through the county for recently released women as well.

San Jose Artists to Watch in 2014

2013 was a big year in Hip Hop for San Jose considering all the projects that were released, artists going on tours, music videos going viral, and blogs all over the net promoting San Jose Artists. 2014 is going to be an even bigger year since the door was opened in 2013. Here is a list of some artists who are making that next move for San Jose Hip Hop history.

Re-Booting the Silicon Valley Dream

As the Silicon Valley economy once again starts to surge, Raj Jayadev says this time the notion of the Silicon Valley dream, and who has access to it, should be expanded and democratized. This piece originally ran on The Left Hook.

Feeding Forward: Keeping Hunger at Bay

Feeding Forward harnesses the power of technology to connect those with surplus food to feed those in need, instantly. Indiegogo

San Jose Community Responds to Jerry Brown’s Budget

In response to the leaking of Governor Jerry Brown’s budget for fiscal year 2014-2015, California Partnership along with California Budget for All of Us, Health Access, California Immigrant Policy Center, and Western Center on Law and Poverty organized a series of state wide press conferences and rallies in opposition to Gov. Brown’s budget.

Baylingual's Music Picks of the Week

Starting the year off right with another selection of my favorite songs of the week. From seasoned vets to young emcees, check out this week's installment. (Explicit Lyrics)

Time Saved Photo Essay: Cesar Beats Wrongful Sentence and Deportation

View Charisse Domingo's photo essay on Cesar and his family as she captures the images of the successful effort to free him. Photos from court, immigration detention, and back home. Click image to see full essay, and hear Cesar tell his story. This is part of De-Bug's Time Saved project, chronicling how family organizing can challenge mass incarceration and deportation. (In this shot, Cesar shows a letter he made for his sister while in a detention center.)
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