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Articles Published in October, 2013

Instructions Not Included - A Movie for My Mom and I

This past Sunday my mother and I spent the day together; we decided to go to the movies. Mainly because we had not been in a while, and because there was a movie out that my mom wanted to see called Instructions Not Included or "No se Aceptan Devoluciones".

1 Week at De-Bug: Family Brings Son Home from Immigration Detention, Other Family Stops a Life Sentence

Photos of a powerful week in De-Bug's Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP), where families fight to bring their loved homes home from jail, prison, and immigration detention. At Sunday's meeting, one family brought a son home from immigration detention after two years, on Tuesday's meeting, one family brings a son home who was facing a life sentence. To stay updated on the work, follow www.acjusticeproject.org.

Baylingual Music Review: Fall Brings New Talent, and Growth of Already Respected Artists

This past month has been big in Hip Hop with the arrival of new talent and the growth of artists we already respect. This week's post is a compilation of the new breed, as well as veterans who took the stage this month. So kickback and listen to this weeks "We Speak Baylingual" playlist, and let us know what you think.

The Everyday Yogi: One Man's Journey to Find Himself Through Yoga

He started practicing yoga to feel better physically. But after learning the practice through teachers, videos and books, says the true essence of yoga has little to do with tying yourself in knots.

The San Jose Hip Hop Takeover of Santa Cruz: A Night In Photos

Recapping this dope hip hop show, taken over by San Jose's up and coming emcees over at Santa Cruz's "Blue Lagoon". Rappers Cola, Bless & Gift, the group Westacy, Producer \Dj C-Note, and Maclolm Lee threw down for "The Josie". Check out the night in photos.      

"There's Gold Out West" -- Spoken Word by Andrew "SoCiety" Bigelow

SoCiety is a San Jose artist and poet that speaks on some of the issues facing California, he delivered this piece as part of the Heal the Valley march -- from East San Jose to the steps of Google and Apple.

PHOTOS: Silicon Valley's Low-Income Residents March to Google and Apple

Silicon Valley's homeless, disabled, and elderly marched 30 miles from East San Jose to Google's headquarters in Mountain View to bring attention to the rise in poverty locally as the corporation avoids paying billions in taxes through offshore shell companies. They called the march "Heal the Valley." When arriving at Google, the group, lead by the Community Homeless Alliance Ministry, also united with the Service Employee International Union (SEIU) for an action: chanting, drumming, and praying in the middle of Google's lunch patio. The marchers held a similar rally at Apple's headquarters the day before. Marchers say their Heal the Valley pilgrimage will continue to meet and organize to challenge the growing inequity in Silicon Valley. Photography by Charisse Domingo.

“Cruisin” reception ties the knot!

A small recap of Empire and 7th Studios showing of "Crusin" a two person show. Great people amazing artwork and all kinds of love in the air. The art work of Sean Boyles and Roan Victor

Deported Breakdancer Finds Purpose Serving Youth in Cambodia

Raised in Long Beach, Calif, in 2004 Tuy Sobil was deported to Cambodia where he used his skills as a breakdancer to educate local youth.This piece was produced by Long Beach Voice Waves.

"De-Bug the System" -- The Shirt and the People Who Inspired the Message

When we made the De-Bug the System shirt, it was to honor those who stand up for what they believe in, who hold strong to the truth of their convictions. 
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