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Articles Published in October, 2011

Dicen De Mí

Bay Area Poet/Activist Yosimar Reyes shares a poem titled Dicen De Mí on Columbus Day.

RIP Al Davis -- Tribute from a Lifelong Raider Fan

Many in the football community had mixed feelings regarding the iconic football coach and owner. Isabel Gonzales says he was, "like the mean Uncle you rarely speak to, but love dearly."

Force 129 -- Art, Design, Life in SJ

Art, graphic design, photography -- visual artist FORCE 129 does it all. The multi-talented artist displayed his talents at a pop out booth in front of the Anno Domini Gallery on S. First street as a part of SOFA's First Fridays.

Mrs. Elena. Writer for a New World.

Internationally acclaimed Mexican author Elena Poniatowska spoke at the National Hispanic University, and received an honorary doctoral degree. An ongoing scholarship was announced in her name.

"You, Me, And The Fruit Trees"

You and Me and the Fruit Trees shares stories of healing and the social movement to end child sexual abuse. Our mission is to shed light on the magnitude of child sexual abuse and the impact it has on society. It is a story about resilience, healing and the people behind the social movement to end child sexual abuse.

Pariah Is Not Another Gay Black Film

Jean Melesaine reviews the film "Pariah" directed by Dee Rees. The film is based on a Brooklyn teenager who juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

On The Outside Looking In: Update On Current California Prisoner Hunger Strike

Block2Block Radio host David Madrid gives an update on the current California prison hunger strike at Pelican Bay State Prison, plus a touching call in commentary from Lupe Madrid, who's father is one of the strikers serving time in solitary confinement "Security Housing Unit" in Pelican Bay.

Lido's Drag Show -- Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Pit Bull, and Lady Gaga in San Jose!

Lido's bar has weekly drag show that I was lucky enough to find out about. The first show I went to had great performers and had a great ambiance.

Q&A: Eddie Colla and the 99:1 Movement

New Jersey-native Eddie Colla is a Bay Area based artist whose creations have become some of the most popular artistic images to emerge from the Occupy Wall St. movement. New America Media’s Zaineb Mohammed spoke with Colla on the inspiration for the images, as well as their deeper meaning for the growing movement. 

Kaleid Gallery - Creating a Space for San Jose Artists

Interview with Lacey Bryant on Kaleid Gallery's 2 dollar Tuesday happening on the Third Tuesday of every month. Check out
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