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Adrian Avila: The 11 Million Stories of Possibility Through Immigration Reform

Adrian Avila: The 11 Million Stories of Possibility Through Immigration Reform

Having been invited to hear Obama deliver his immigration proposal, Adrian Avila, who was undocumented until only a few months ago, reflects on the historical significance of comprehensive immigration reform.

Designing the 21st Century School

Designing the 21st Century School

Over 200 students from San Jose gathered to discuss the current conditions of public education, and to imagine the schools of the future that can inspire and prepare the next generation. The precedent setting event was supported by educators, policy-makers and community advocates who are supportive these pioneering youth. Writing by Daniel Zapien, video by Fernando Perez.

Deferred Action is a Sacrifice to Bear Witness to Real Change

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.

Bu Nation - Solo Art Show at Cukui Clothing Company

Bu Nation - Solo Art Show at Cukui Clothing Company

On Friday, November 9th, local San Jose artist Bu Nation held her much-awaited solo show at Cukui Clothing Company.

Postcards from Silicon Valley

Postcards from Silicon Valley

The following images are part of an ongoing virtual postcard series by writer and photographer Diane Solomon written to her 2-year old nephew, Nanji, and those interested in exploring Silicon Valley's grassroots.

Black media’s quarterback: an interview wit’ journalist Kevin Weston

Black media’s quarterback: an interview wit’ journalist Kevin Weston

Join Kevin Weston and a pantheon of superstars being honored during Black Media Appreciation Night Nov. 26, 8 p.m., at Oakland Yoshi’s.

Political Engagement Is Not Voting Once Every Four Years

Political Engagement Is Not Voting Once Every Four Years

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

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.

What Could San Jose DO With 2? -Infographic

What Could San Jose DO With 2? -Infographic

This infographic illustrates what people can do with an extra $2. Measure D would increase the minimum wage in San Jose from $8 to $10.

Filipino Americans Fear Calif. Prop. 32 Will Silence Workers

Filipino Americans Fear Calif. Prop. 32 Will Silence Workers

Consumer advocates and union officials at a recent media briefing worried that if California’s Prop. 32 passes if could silence voices …

The Law of Rythm Rocks the Fairmont

The Law of Rythm Rocks the Fairmont

San Jose Zulu threw a show at the Fairmont, bringing diverse aspect of the Hip Hop community together, with proceeds going to the YWCA's victims of domestic violence program.

A Day In San Jose On Minimum Wage

A Day In San Jose On Minimum Wage

Photographer Jean Melesaine follows 21 Year old Alex "Merc" Matua, a young father who tells De-Bug why that extra two dollars proposed to voters in this years ballot (Measure D) would change his life.

Eye on Elections: Latino Voters Decry Gov. Brown's Vetoes

Eye on Elections: Latino Voters Decry Gov. Brown's Vetoes

"Hecho en California" host Marcos Gutierrez explains the issues that Latino voters are closely watching in the 2012 elections.

Building Bridges

Building Bridges

An India Currents discussion regarding understanding violence against the South Asian Community.

Latino Voter Registration ‘In High Gear’ for Nov. 6 Election

Latino Voter Registration ‘In High Gear’ for Nov. 6 Election

Despite challenges, groups leading Latino voter registration expect 12 million to cast ballots Nov. 6—including 650,000 new Hispanic voters.

Adrian Avila: The 11 Million Stories of Possibility Through Immigration Reform

Adrian Avila: The 11 Million Stories of Possibility Through Immigration Reform

Having been invited to hear Obama deliver his immigration proposal, Adrian Avila, who was undocumented until only a few months ago, reflects on the historical significance of comprehensive immigration reform.

 
Designing the 21st Century School

Designing the 21st Century School

Over 200 students from San Jose gathered to discuss the current conditions of public education, and to imagine the schools of the future that can inspire and prepare the next generation. The precedent setting event was supported by educators, policy-makers and community advocates who are supportive these pioneering youth. Writing by Daniel Zapien, video by Fernando Perez.

Deferred Action is a Sacrifice to Bear Witness to Real Change

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.

 
Bu Nation - Solo Art Show at Cukui Clothing Company

Bu Nation - Solo Art Show at Cukui Clothing Company

On Friday, November 9th, local San Jose artist Bu Nation held her much-awaited solo show at Cukui Clothing Company.

Postcards from Silicon Valley

Postcards from Silicon Valley

The following images are part of an ongoing virtual postcard series by writer and photographer Diane Solomon written to her 2-year old nephew, Nanji, and those interested in exploring Silicon Valley's grassroots.

 
Black media’s quarterback: an interview wit’ journalist Kevin Weston

Black media’s quarterback: an interview wit’ journalist Kevin Weston

Join Kevin Weston and a pantheon of superstars being honored during Black Media Appreciation Night Nov. 26, 8 p.m., at Oakland Yoshi’s.

Political Engagement Is Not Voting Once Every Four Years

Political Engagement Is Not Voting Once Every Four Years

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

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.

What Could San Jose DO With 2? -Infographic

What Could San Jose DO With 2? -Infographic

This infographic illustrates what people can do with an extra $2. Measure D would increase the minimum wage in San Jose from $8 to $10.

 
Filipino Americans Fear Calif. Prop. 32 Will Silence Workers

Filipino Americans Fear Calif. Prop. 32 Will Silence Workers

Consumer advocates and union officials at a recent media briefing worried that if California’s Prop. 32 passes if could silence voices …

The Law of Rythm Rocks the Fairmont

The Law of Rythm Rocks the Fairmont

San Jose Zulu threw a show at the Fairmont, bringing diverse aspect of the Hip Hop community together, with proceeds going to the YWCA's victims of domestic violence program.

 
A Day In San Jose On Minimum Wage

A Day In San Jose On Minimum Wage

Photographer Jean Melesaine follows 21 Year old Alex "Merc" Matua, a young father who tells De-Bug why that extra two dollars proposed to voters in this years ballot (Measure D) would change his life.

 
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