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Articles by Demone Carter

From Place Comes Culture – An Interview with Cellista

Freya Seeburger is Cellista, a cellist and San Jose Arts Commissioner. Read her thoughts on her latest performance piece and how making room for every member of our community is tied to the future of arts in San Jose.

"Valley of the Heart" Teatro Puts Silicon Valley's Struggle with Race on Stage

El Teatro Campesino's "Valley of the Heart" serves as a window into the racist past of the country and also Silicon Valley at a time when similar divisive sentiments are boldly and publicly being displayed.

Phife Dawg’s Passing Marks The End of an Era

The hip hop world just lost one of the greats yesterday, Malik Isaac Taylor aka emcee Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest lost his battle with his health. Demone Carter, the 2016 Silicon Valley Artist Laureate writes on what his life meant to him, from emcee to emcee.

Cinequest: The Coolest Thing You're Not Doing

Demone Carter writes on one of San Jose's biggest festivals that happens in the quietest theatres in downtown, the Cinequest Film Festival has been around for more than a decade now. Check out what your missing at this year's festival.

Ten Best Hip Hop Love Songs

This Valentine's Day, check out which songs Demone Carter writes are the best hip hop love songs of all time, based on a criteria of 1) not being overtly misogynistic, 2) dealing with love and not break ups, and 3) not overly sappy. And tell us if he missed any and why!

My Mixed Emotions About San Jose Hosting Super Bowl 50

As a football fan, an artist, an advocate for San Jose's cultural scene, Demone Carter wonders why the city's effort to create engaging public spaces is only created for the guests of Super Bowl 50.

Warrior's Triumph is Validation of an Approach to the Game

Reflections from a Warriors' fan as a lifetime of angst, disappointment and frustration was transformed into glowing pride when they won the 2014-15 NBA Championship.

"I Can't"

De-Bug asked commentator Demone Carter to write an analysis piece on the recent killings of Eric Garner and Mike Brown. As a son of a mother who lived through the Jim Crow era, and as a father of an 11-year-old, as well reflecting on own personal experience of being racially profiled by police, he explains why he, "just can't..."

A Sunday Afternoon of Peace, Love and Hip Hop

On Sunday September 28, 2014 @St. James Park; San José's Inaugural Peace, Love and Hip Hop Festival launched a free event featuring dance showcases by B-Boys, Poppers and Krumpers, live DJ's & MC's kicked off by a keynote speaker with activities for children.

Sterling's Racist Comments Creates a New 'Litmus Test' for Black Athletes

Having reviewed the Clippers owner's history -- which includes being sued multiple times for discrimination -- Demone Carter was not surprised by the recent racist rant that was shared with the world. But Carter says the more interesting question is how today's Black athletes will respond.
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