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Articles Published in 2017

High School Students Respond to Racist Labels

Local San Jose High school students defy the racist labels the incoming President of the United States has used to describe the communities they are a part of.

Let's DACAbout It: A Musician's Story

“Let’s DACAbout It” is a series of stories on how Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals has given individuals the opportunities to fulfill their dreams. In just days, the new president has vowed to repeal President Obama’s executive order that has granted relief from deportation to close to a million undocumented young people.

Our Beliefs Can Expand Our Lives

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose’s own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. In this edition, Khalilah reminds us that creating peace is a living activity and that activating both sides of our brains can help us live with more peace.

San Jose Drum and Prayer Circle for Standing Rock

Several local organizations called a drum and prayer circle Saturday to protest the recent actions to continue plans with the North Dakota Access Pipeline.

She Been Puttin' In Work - De-Bug's National Coverage of the Womyn Led Resistance

Donald Trump has been in office all of 10 days and has already made good on his threats to all of humanity worldwide - reversing advances we have made to civil liberties, women's rights, environmental protections and more. His actions have been met with unprecedented protests in the streets, and thousands across the world have joined in solidarity. De-Bug folks were out in DC, in San Jose, all over the Bay and have been fighting back in the streets, organizing with marginalized communities and creating art to give voice to the sentiment of rising up together – following more often than not a womyn’s lead to steer the course of history towards justice. Below is a glimpse of that coming together and what we can expect to see in a resistance that is as needed as it is inspiring. What you will see is a compilation of videos and images from the Women’s March in DC and the Bay Area, written accounts of what it was like to be there, art inspired to lift up everyday resisters, and songs that reflect on the moment.

A Morning in Juvenile Court: A Silver Lining to a Haunting Election Day

Public Defender Sajid Khan brings us back to the very real victory that California had with the passage of Proposition 57 this past November and how it has already changed what youth experience in the juvenile system – they get to continue being children with this shift in criminal justice policies that will ultimately bring more people home.

Dancing in the Realm of Appreciation

This Week in Peace chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose’s own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. In this edition, Khalilah reminds us that we are in a new year of new opportunities and that we have more chances to catch the dance of peace with five weekly performances!

Twin Mama Love - An Open Letter To Soon-to-be Twin Mama Beyoncé

The internet lost it over Beyonce's announcement that she is carrying twins. Two super mamas of twins Vanessa and Olivia, have tried-and-true tips as vets of the twin-mama-game for Queen Bey. 

Lockdown Love Series: Love Letters of Yolanda and Frankie

De-Bug is proud to launch "Lockdown Love," a series of reflections by those impacted by the walls of incarceration -- our loved ones inside and the families who love them. "Lockdown love" comes from Joe and Benee, a San Jose love story – a couple who have been holding it down for each other during Joe's years of incarceration. "Joe is my heart," writes Benee. Joe and Benee also wanted to let other prison/ jail wives know and feel that they are not alone and things could be done with love. This first piece comes from Yolanda, whose loved one, Frankie, is currently serving a life without parole sentence. He has been incarcerated since he was 18 years old. Together they share love letters.
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