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Articles Published in September, 2013

Hiero Day 2013 - Oakland, CA

Hiero Day 2013 was a huge success, not only for the city of Oakland, but for the Bay Area as a whole. Sv De-Bug was present at the second annual Hiero Day and was delighted to see so much positivity and love in a city that has an image of danger.

The Pedagogy of Hip Hop: Media Consolidation, Black Manhood, and Art in America

Fueled by events such as the VMA fiasco to Dave Chappelle walking off the stage -- this has become moment to reflect on the current state of culture in America. Commentator Shamako Noble writes of the history, consequence, and the high stakes of hip hop in 2013.

"Orange is the New Black" Shares The Real Stories of Our Secret Society

Having spent the last 17 years behind the walls, the author and program director for incarcerated women hesitated to watch the hit show Orange is the New Black. When she did, she was amazed at how close to reality the show was, capturing subtle details usually only those on the inside understand.

Task1ne: The Last Honest Rapper

De-Bug's music blogger Baylingual traveled to Sacramento to meet with Task1ne for an in-depth interview. Task1ne talks about his philosophy on music, a journey that started with a X-men comic book and Tribe Called Quest album.

Music Video: Society - Roads (Remix)

Society is one half of Metafizix, who has been working on his debut solo album called "Past Due". This is the first single off the album, and it was produced by DJ Jerm. Video directed & edited by Marlo Ro$e.

Autism and My Joy, My Love, My Son

When she found out her son was diagnosed with autism, she didn't know what to do. She wrote this letter to her now 3-year-old son, for him, and other families in similar situations, to one day understand what that moment feels like.

March to Heal the Valley

CHAM Deliverance Ministry invites you to join us in planning and organizing a March to Heal the Valley this fall from one side of Silicon Valley to the other. We plan a pilgrimage of several days from the working class streets of East San Jose to the leafy corporate campuses of the North County. Our goal is to search along the way for the true soul of Silicon Valley.

VIDEO: Pesos Bodega Highlights Brands, Culture, and Style to San Jose

Music blogger Baylingual and photographer Jesus Medina collab on a video to feature the homies at Pesos Bodega -- a street wear boutique that recently opened up in San Jose. Pesos highlights the cultures that make this city and provides brands that are innovating the fashion and style game.

Gideon’s Army Deserves Back Up

HBO recently aired a film around public defenders in the South. The movie highlights the enormous challenges the young attorneys face while trying to fight to keep their clients out of prison.

"Instinct", A Collaborative Exhibit of New Works by John Barrick & Abel Gonzalez

One of the greatest shows to hit the Bay in a long time. John Barrick & Abel Gonzalez put in a tremendous amount of work to get this show ready for your viewing eyes. Here is just a small sample of the show, really a must see.
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