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Dancing Against San Francisco Bullets

Samoan dances hold history of the islands, passed down for centuries and centuries. Amongst heavy violence in the Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood, Nise is still passing those stories down through Samoan "siva"(dance) in front of her home, the same place she's witnessed her community/family members killed.

Don’t Blame Hip Hop for Molly, We Got it from the Ravers

The party drug Molly is all over hip hop. But commentator and rap artist Cola says the party drug did not come from hip hop culture, but rather seeped in from the mixing with other genres.

Eulogy for My Father: Domingo S. Armendariz

No one can speak the life of a man better than his son. South County community leader Reymundo Armendariz remembers the storied life of his father "El Mingo" -- a poet, philosopher, and revolutionary -- in this moving tribute. Domingo S. Armendariz left this world the morning of Sunday, April 21, 2013.

Global Youth Service Day at Mount Pleasant High School 4/27/13

Public Allies of Silicon Valley/San Francisco extends an invitation for students to participate in their Global Youth Service Day event at Mt. Pleasant High School. The theme is "Breaking Barriers: Art as a Tool for Resistance."

Packet Schools – My One Hour a Week Classroom

Seventh grade student Semaj recently got transferred to a new school for the rest of the school year. He didn't expect that "school" would mean going just once a week, picking up a packet and returning the following week.

Why Does “Cleaning Up” SF Mean Painting Over Art?

Arbor Day is an annual tradition in San Francisco where civic leaders join the public in cleaning up the city and planting trees. But De-Bug commentator Andrew Bigelow wonders why painting over graffiti murals is viewed as part of city officials plan to beautify San Francisco.

Images of Donae Johnican Passing Party

On March 29th, 2013 the family, friends and community of the beloved Donae Johnican gathered at the Rose Garden to hold a "Passing Party." The event was a celebration of Donae, done in the way he would want -- with music, love and unity. Images by Charisse Domingo.

Spiritual Peace Walk: A Vigil for Our Ancestors and a Eulogy for Violence

In the midst of rising violence against youth, the Black Berets held a spiritual peace walk through the streets of San Jose.

From The Block To Your Classroom

San Jose poet Yosimar Reyes tell us how it is to be raised on the San Jose block on the East Side, traveling and teaching in classrooms around the country and still coming home to the "Hood".

The little house that could…

The contributions of immigrants in the Valley is undeniable. In Mountain View, efforts are underway to preserve the "Immigrant House" as a way to honor the immigrant story, but the campaign needs community support.
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