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Articles Published in July, 2014

Free Fall @ Johnny V's Cypher Seven Year Anniversary

Free Fall members Edgewize + Self Destruct preforming "Nick Cage" live at Johnny V's for the cypher seven year anniversary.

The Luther Block Chronicles: In Pictures

Luther Avenue is a small street in the cuts of West San Jose. It's a unique place where impoverished families and middle class homes sat side by side. It's a place where I spent my childhood acting like the big dog. Baylingual aka Ookie Robinson takes you on a photographic journey through his block, Luther Block.

3 Words: "Do Or Die" -- A Jean Melesaine Photo Essay

We traveled to a small city in St. Louis to do a video to stop a young man from being executed. When asked about his life he said, "You grow into the shape of the container you were raised in." To tell his story, we needed to tell the story of the city and era he grew up in. The city was war-torn from what many called a "storm"; a plague of violence, poverty, drugs, and incarceration. The height of that war was the 90's. We asked the community members who survived to describe their city during that period. The first person we asked, while showing his bullet wounds said, "Do Or Die".

The American Dream is a Sinister Nightmare

Adriana Nevarez, a high school student from Latino College Prep Acadamy, writes a narative from the perspective of her father who immigrated from Mexico to the United States with Adriana's pregnant mother. Adriana is an aspiring writer who finds inspiration in the stories of her family and community. These writings are part of a running workshop series. Feel free to comment, and workshop facilitators will share with authors.
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