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Pasifika Arts In America

While in Aotearoa(New Zealand) for a month and a half, I was grateful to be in a place of what I call the Pasifika Arts mecca. As a Samoan artist born and raised in America, reshaping the way I think about art and navigating our culture through America makes you think.

Poesia x Samuel Rodriguez Mural at SV De-Bug

San Jose legendary artists Poesia and Samuel Rodriguez come together to deliver San Jose a super fresh mural collaboration.

Time Saved: 3 Families Support Each Other to Beat a Collective of 41 Years to Life in Prison

Images taken at last week's ACJP meeting, where three families all successfully resolved their cases through mutual support. These images are a part of ACJP's "Time Saved" Series, documenting the stories, and amount of time saved from incarceration, due to community intervention in court cases. Photos by Charisse Domingo.

The UN -- The San Jose Fellowship of Opski Chan, Matty Slims, and II-Twice

Supergroups have defined Hip Hop for decades. But as some of San Jose's most reputed lyricists unite, their unique chemistry produces a project that is unprecedented.

Dropping the 'i' Word -- History, Humanity and Martians

In early April the Associated Press announced that it would no longer use the word “illegal” when referring to undocumented immigrants. Below, authors Andrew Lam, Helen Zia and Chitra Divakaruni offer their own views on the term “illegal” through the lens of the immigrant experience.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: Bonkers By Cola (New Release)

This is a good visual of Cola's single "Bonker's" Produced by Noah Boa of BottomNotch. Video done by David Camarena         Parental Advisory

Raul y Mexia Bring a Menudito of Musical Flavors

Local Latin Pop Duo Raul Y Mexia celebrated the release of their CD titled "Arriba y Lejos" at the Pagoda Restaurant & Lounge inside the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown San José with family, friends, and local media. -Photos By: Mewael Tekleab

Getting Legal Status At 28, A Whole World Opens

Adrian Avila is a 28 year old immigrant who recently recieved legal status, he writes about the"the power of transformation of undocumented to documented." This piece originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.

"Technically" - An Animation Short on a Technological Adventure

"Technically", is a short animation created by Courtney Coffman. It depicts a teen who turns to the internet to try to learn how to play a guitar. Find out what happens when he does.

"7-Trees" A Photography Show By Daniel Valencia

Daniel Valencia at Metro gallery exhibits "7-Trees", a solo photography show that covers life in the neighborhood.
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