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Category: Community

Going to the Gym Once Won’t Make You Buff, So Why Think Voting Once Every Four Years Makes You Politically Engaged?

Writer and organizer Shamako Noble, who has been traveling the country speaking to communities about their political futures during this election season, describes a new framework for what he calls, "political health."

The Story of De-Bug and Measure D

When De-Bug started 10 years ago, young workers discussed the injustice of being paid $8 an hour in Silicon Valley. Now, in 2012, an increase in the minimum wage may finally take place. A version of this article first appeared in the Mercury News.

Local Community College Hopes For Prop 30

Nevin Sarina, a student attending De Anza Community College tells us why Proposition 30 on this year's ballot can either make or break education for the state of California.

Sisters That Been There Graduate "The Celebration of Life"

DeBug Photographer Charisse Domingo attends a graduation of life for women who've been stuck in the cycles of incarceration. "Sisters That Been There" a support group created by former incarcerated Steeda McGruder explains each of her graduates

Hip Hop for Justice in South San Jose (De-Bug and Zulu Nation Event)

Hip Hop met politics in the Edenvale Community Center in South San Jose. MCs, elected officials, community leaders all having a good time while building a movement.

ICE Breaker Championships Raises Legal Funds For Young Immigrant and Sparks Unexpected Soccer Feud Between SJ and EPA

Supported by the local civil rights community, De-Bug's ACJP was able to raise the legal funds needed for a fourteen year old to fight a deportation order. The soccer tournament also turned out to be an epic sporting event that has redefined the concept of competition.

Family Bonds Triumph Over Life Sentence

Two pictures, one family. An image showing the power of how family bonds and voice can change the outcome of cases when someone is being wrongly prosecuted.

Birmingham's Women of Power

Earlier this year De-Bug had the opportunity to travel to the home of The Civil Rights Movement; Birmingham, Alabama and build with Birmingham's "Women of Power" an incredible group transforming lives in the South that is growing into a national network.  

Community Leader Elvira Zayas Released

A victory for family and loved ones who have fought and supported the release of Elvira Zayas for the last 3 weeks. Arrested on charges that were up to 10 years max, Zayas was released on Tuesday night at 9:30pm and reunited with family and community yesterday. Photos are taken by Elvira's older brother Alex Zayas and Jean Melesaine.

When A Community Leader Is Falsely Arrested

When San Francisco Police officers falsely arrested 19 year old Latina superstar Elvira Zayas, they didn't realize how much community would come in force in efforts to support her release. While the trial continues, so does the support from the community of artists, community leaders, and caring members who fight for her arrival home.
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