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Steeda McGruder: On the Outs

The founder of Sisters That Been There hosted a card game at De-Bug last week. But it wasn't just any game of Spades, it was the game of cards her and her sisters she was locked up with would always say that would play one day, when they were on the outs.

Sisters That Been There Reflect on Documentary "Crime After Crime"

As an installment of Sisters That Been There weekly writing posts, the women respond to the acclaimed film "Crime After Crime" -- a documentary centered around a woman who found freedom after 27 years of wrongful incarceration.

Mail is the Life Line to a Sister That Been There

Before Christmas we sent out about 40 letters to women who are incarcerated locally here in Santa Clara County. After a New Year’s break, this is what I came back to — a desk full of letters in response to the holiday cheer we put out in hopes to inspire ...

Yosimar's Jot@ Finances 101

Here are some tips that I have developed for myself as a way to save money. I hope they help some of you cabronas that are always broke like me. This year is all about having a savings account cause that is sexy.

SONIDO CLASH* PA' BAILAR COMO TUS ABUELITOS

Sonido Clash is a movement that takes your parents music to the next level so you can dance the way they did.

"Alway Have Something Nice To Say To The Rocks"

I was blessed to be in Oahu for a week, there is only 18% of native hawaiians left on island and 40% of the homeless population are kanaka maoli. Kanaka Maoli, the natives of the land still exist

Rebuilding Newtown.

A graphic showing the rebuilding of Newtown by the little ones that lost their lives.

Staying Alive on the Fiscal Cliff

Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and affordable housing are fundamental human rights, and Washington DC is negotiating with corporations, says author and organizer Sandy Perry.

"The Legalities of Being"

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes teams up with Julio Salgado on his piece "The Legalities of Being"

Deferred Action is a Sacrifice to Bear Witness to Real Change

Organizer Cesar Juarez has been advocating for immigration reform for his community for years. Deferred Action was not what he fought for, but he puts the policy in the context of his own life, and the larger call for change.
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