Tag: San Jose

De-Bug's Gail and Lamar Noble Featured On Mic.com

Mic.com featured Gail Noble who has been working with families guiding them  through the legal process when they've felt alone. She herself knows what it's like to have a loved one incarcerated and facing time. Here, she is on Darnell Moore's series, "The Movement" with her personal story as she guides her son Lamar who is facing charges that were recently dropped.

Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and San Jose: The Bay Area Reacts To Ongoing Police Violence

Within the past couple of days there has been an uproar of police violence and lives lost, from Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Fullerton, and sadly right in our city of San Jose. Here are some photos from this week of folks showing up for justice for those who've lost their lives.

If Phil White Wants to Do What's Right, He Should Retire from the SJPD

In closed session last week, the San Jose City Council decided not to challenge the arbitration process that allowed Phil White to be rehired by San Jose Police Department. White was originally fired from the department after he put out a series of tweets including,"By the way, if anyone feels they can't breathe or their lives matter, I'll be at the movies tonight, off duty, carrying my gun." The references were to the Black Lives Matters movement.

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.

UPDATE: San Jose Street Musician Calls Out Super Bowl Week Vendor Ban

UPDATE: "City officials acknowledge handing out fliers to peddlers and other vendors but deny telling street performers or musicians they couldn't play." Walt Hansen is a veteran, a San Jose legend, and well known street musician who has played his flute for years all around town with a hat out for donations. Recently, he was handed an ordinance telling him that he will not be allowed to earn his living during the upcoming Super Bowl 50 week. 

San Jose’s Process for Controversial “Crime Free Multi-Housing Program” Gives Community the Runaround

While the San Jose City Council ranked rent control and plans to strengthen tenant protections as its second highest priority this past year, they are currently conducting community outreach around a program that puts more authority in the hands of landlords to evict entire families at once. Perhaps because the incongruence starts here the process of presenting the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program to tenants has been anything, but smooth.

The Crime Free Multi-Housing Program is Wrong for San Jose

The city of San Jose seems on track to join other cities in implementing a Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. Housing advocate, Anthony King writes that this plan is not informed by the residents most impacted and will lead to pushing the already vulnerable communities of San Jose out of their homes.

The Sacred and Familiar in the Forthcoming "Knowing Your Worth" Zine

Sara Gonzalez from Pilsen, Chicago and Rich Gutierrez out of San Jose, California have put together a people of color portrait series with folks from both cities answering the question: What people, places, or things in your life create worth within you? This Friday January 1st is the West Coast zine release show “Knowing Your Worth” in Oakland and the pair invited us in on the inspiration behind the project and the significance of connecting with each other's stories.

San Jose Joins National Pink Out Day After Republicans Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

With the House of Representatives pushing to defund Planned Parenthood, a national non-profit organization that provides health services and is used by close to 3 million Americans, San Jose residents joined the first-ever national Pink Out Day to support Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom. Check out what folks had to say from the rally in front of a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

A San Jose Minute With Photographer Richard Babcock

Photographer Richard Babcock takes us through his infrared photo series of "Women" at The Seeing Things Gallery in a "San Jose minute".

We Speak Baylingual: WestCoast LaborDay Weekend playlist

This week in Hip Hop is dope because there was both producers and rappers/emcees putting in work to bring new music to the table. Whether Back Pack to GFunk its all WestCoast HipHop. So check it out folks and enjoy this Labor Day weekend playlist. Parental Advisory

We Speak Baylingual Album Drop: "The Focus" by Cola

The most recent release by Cola of Metafizix is an album collaboration called "The Focus" -- projects created by Noah Boa of BottomNotch. Together they display a mix of fun rhymes and rhythms that are so contagious you catch yourself repeating them to yourself through out the day.

Getting Legal Status At 28, A Whole World Opens

Adrian Avila is a 28 year old immigrant who recently recieved legal status, he writes about the"the power of transformation of undocumented to documented." This piece originally appeared in the San Jose Mercury News.

"7-Trees" A Photography Show By Daniel Valencia

Daniel Valencia at Metro gallery exhibits "7-Trees", a solo photography show that covers life in the neighborhood.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: Music On Another Plane

This week in Hip Hop was special because it's "Music" with "No Brakes". Literally a "Twisted Fantasy" on "Another Plane" helping you soar over a bad day and into a good weekend. So check it out and vibe with some of the local talent.

Listen to My View, Real Talk

This week is special in Hip Hop because we gonna touch some souls today. Whether your in a good mood or a bad mood, you can just vibe with the artist. I also bring to you a legend from the San Francisco scene in an up to date interview with what is going on with him. you can click on their names and go check them out on soundcloud also if you would like to listen to more of the artist's music.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: G-Funk/Old School Friday

This week in Hip Hop is dope, the reason I say dope, is cause I have not put any G-Funk in a while. And that is either Gangsta Rap or Old School style of Rap of production of the 90's. So kick back and chillax to the sounds.     (Parental Advisory)

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: The Love of HipHop

This week's music was partially funded by Valentine's Day. So you know it's a lot of feel music, from Old school sample's mixed with Dboy flows, to the feeling of relationship not going anywhere, to just kick back and smile. Enjoy.

In Memory of a Fallen Soldier

YG (Yung Ghost) was a soldier out of San Jose, Ca. A lyricist, a gangster, a community member, deep hearted, and potential beyond belief. He was an all around diverse artist of the Hip Hop genre. A good man loved by many. Yung Ghosts mom wrote a little something for his Birthday today.

San Jose Youth Speak On Election Results

Its a week after elections and change does not come over night. De-Bug asked youth what were there hopes, shocks, surprises, and just what they thought about the election results.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: Dude there's "Nuns with Shotguns" well tell them "Kool out"

This week in Hip Hop History we got ourselves a double release

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog:Oakland ish, and San Jo spitz

This week we headed from San Jose to Oakland, crossing the bridge to Frisco then flying to Texas. So check out this weeks playlist by Ookie of Baylingual on a LiveWest hype.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: week of August 27 to september 3rd

Here's a labor day playlist for all my "Debuggers" out there who enjoy music.

Arriving And Becoming Postcards Around The World

DeBug has put together a crew we like to call the "Arriving and Becoming" crew. Exploring the immigration stories of elders from all over the world only to be met here in San Jose, California.

"Sisters That Been There" Graduates Their First Class

Steeda Mcgruder was incarcerated with a dream to help the women she was locked up with to find themselves. That dream has been made real with her counseling group "Sisters That Been There". Here is the commencement by Steeda from the first graduation.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog:

This Week in Hip Hop has been very special since Ookie has been searching and looking around for some new music, that alot of people have not heard. So kickback chill and tune in to OokBug's Playlist of the week.

Challenge to the Mayor: You Try Living on $8.50 an Hour

San Jose resident Baylingual pens a letter to the Mayor, explaining why supporting a minimum wage increase is not only smart, it's also necessary for survival in San Jose.

Music Video: Quakers ft. Dave Dub "My Mantra"

Long time De-Bug writer Amadaeus Aka Buddha Christ Mohammed Ra Aka Jerome Davis directed this work for Quakers on Stones Throw Records. Quakers is a product of Mastermind Geoff Barrow of Portishead and Producer Kayalyst of Invada Records with San Jose's own Dave Dub and Peanut Butter Wolf.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: What time is it?

A brief look at the 2nd album of the San Jose based, spoken word, lyrical, skater, urban, herbal, rhythmical sensation duo, known as Metafizix.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: "Update" from the The Devil's Advocate

"UPDATE" is Cola's first video out of his project Devil's Advocate "Frankly Speakin". From the intro all the way to the outro, Cola has created an album of life lessons and comical mischief creating what will be seen as a piece of art. The Devil's Advocate is here.

Queer Conversations with "UndocuQueer" Julio Salgado

San Jose Poet Yosimar Reyes brings to you another episode of queer conversations with artist/activistundocuqueer Julio Salgado, the mastermind of DreamersAdrift.com.

Sh*t Abusers Say

Youth from San Jose's Next Door Solutions Domestic Violence Agency create a series of videos on youth domestic violence.

Shamako Noble; Changing The World One Cypher At A Time

Shamako Noble is known as the "Sword of the West", a San Jose Hip Hop Veteran, Activist and Coordinator of HHC (Hip Hop Congress).

When A Homie Dies, All You Can Do Is Write

A birthday letter for Young Ghost who was not only "The Beast from The East", but you could tell by the way people talk about him that their will never be another one like him. On this day he would of turned 21 years old. Daniel aka Ookie writes a letter wishing him a happy birthday.

Aaron De La Cruz - Pattern, Design, Fresh

Aaron De La Cruz is a Bay Area based artist delivering fresh new work that continues to inspire. http://aarondelacruz.com

We Speak Baylingual Music Series: M-10 Releases "The Story Begins"

Piano rifts, synths, lovely baselines, and insights on San Jose life, all through the eyes of a true hip hop storyteller.

We Speak Baylingual Music Blog: New Video Released By Matty Slims- I'm Chillin

Matty Slims Feat Azim Alhark "I'm Chillin"

Community Action Stops Deportation of Bay Area Filipino; Bay Area Dreamer Saved at the Airport

San Francisco Bay Area) On Saturday night, November 12, Jose "JB" Librojo was already packed and waiting at San Francisco International Airport, reluctant but ready to follow orders of deportation by Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE).

Filipino American Dream Act Student Facing Immediate Deportation

JB, a Filipino Dream Act student came here lawfully with his family from the Philippines when he was fifteen years old. JB is 31 now. In those sixteen years since his arrival in this country one could not differentiate his life compared to anyone else living here. On November 12 JB is set to be deported back to the Phillipines.

"The Professor" SJ Beat Maker On Shine

A video interview with Yul, a 19 year old soulful beat-maker from San Jose, Ca.

We Speak Baylingual Music Profile: YDMC- The Most Consistently Booked Artist In The South Bay

YDMC (Young DM aka "Craziness") is quickly becoming known as one of the most driven artists of the new hip hop generation. Influenced by life's trials and turmoil, YDMC continues to blaze a unique trail through our ears and burn real images that we refuse to see in our minds.

San Jose's Leading Punk/Hardcore Band "Mental Disaster"

One of San Jose's leading punk/hardcore bands, Mental Disaster chills with DeBug in the basement getting down to the nitty gritty with DeBugs music reporter Alex Molina.
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