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Articles Published in April, 2014

Society Discusses "Gold Out West" with Host David Madrid on Block to Block Radio

Block2Block is a community based (call in) talk show that spotlights neighborhood issues and showcases local events. Classic soul and R&B music set the mood for the show. In this show, host Mr. David Madrid interviews Society about the Gold Out West song, story, and video.

The Photography of Ron Orlando

Friday April 4, 2014 - 7:00PM Opening Reception Caffe Frascati 315 South First Street , San José, CA 95113. Exhibit up until May 31, 2014.

Words for Mom: A Letter and Poem from Probation Youth

Over the past month, De-Bug has been working with probation youth who have the hunger to write. Running editorials with these young men and women has been a humbling experience with challenging real-life topics surfacing. These editorials produce beautiful material where young people, who have experienced life in unexplanable ways, have voice. We are constantly reminded that young people, when given the opportunity, can share their experience in ways that we can all learn. The following two pieces are by two young women about the women who gave them life. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with the authors.

Latino Culture: Belittled By Hollywood, Amplified By The Rest of The World

When the "Cesar Chavez" biopic came out, it opened up with poor reviews and empty movie theaters. It failed to connect with the general audience, not because it's a good or bad film, but because the Latino story doesn't connect on the big screens. The Latino story may not be a hit in Hollywood, but go to places even behind the Hollywood scenes and everyone is loving Latino culture.

A Student's Guide to Common Core

Common Core is dramatically changing what standards students can be held to, what curriculum is used in the classroom, and ultimately how students may perform in the real world after they leave the campus. But what are students perspectives of Common Core, and what role do they see themselves playing in its implementation?

San Jose Community Challenges City Policy to Ban Assistance to Homeless

Faith based organizations, students, and service providers have issued the following statement regarded a proposed policy that would criminalize assistance to the homeless. A petition has been started against this proposal that can be signed online here. 

San Mateo County Family Sets Precedent in Stopping Juvenile ICE Hold

A remarkable collective effort lead by a mother who was fighting desperately to stop ICE from detaining and possibly deporting her teenage son has resulted in a precedent setting victory for San Mateo County.

An Open Letter, Apology To CNN Reporter Jeanne Moos: Pacific Peoples Don't "Decorate Bums" Or "Rub Noses" For Fun

Written in response to CNN journalist Jeanne Moos segment on Prince Williams family's visit to Aotearoa (New Zealand) and the Maori welcoming ceremony.

Bronx Defenders and the Feng Shui of Public Defense

While some public defender offices have bullet proof glass separating clients from the staff, the Bronx Defenders has created a more welcoming approach, with an aesthetic resembling a community center. Both designs send a message.

Earth Day Weekend Clean Up At San Jose Homeless Encampment

This past Friday April 18 at the homeless camp known as "The Jungle" there was a community clean up in honor of Earth-day
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