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Artists Create Work From Items Left Behind at the Border

Artists Create Work From Items Left Behind at the Border

Instead of avoiding the tense and violent atmosphere of the Mexico/U.S. border, Richard Misrach and Guillermo Galindo are engaging with both and making something beautiful. Both artists are collaborating with one another to create artwork revolving around personal belongings left by migrants strewn across the border. These discarded and abandoned items are made into instruments — hand-crafted artistic creations. Although ...

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Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Food trucks can be seen anywhere around the LA area, but the most well known food trucks are taco trucks. I live in the San Fernando Valley and taco trucks can be seen in almost every corner. So I decided to go to a taco truck in the corner of Lake View Terrance and Filmore, who’s taco’s are cheap and ...

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Thanks to Whom?

Thanks to Whom?

Today we share our gratitude to folks who pick and package food to folks who ‘paper or plastic?’ you to folks who work in factories too Most people treat them with an attitude every single night morning and afternoon its the folks who pick up their kids after school but you and I know they’re our families too so while ...

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Obama’s Negligence Leaves Families Unprotected

Obama’s Negligence Leaves Families Unprotected

After running on a political slate to pass immigration reform, President Obama extended protection to a speculated 5 million undocumented immigrants six long years into his presidency. He made an announcement Thursday, November 20, expressing that the United States has a tradition of welcoming immigrants. President Obama had the opportunity to protect undocumented people from deportation in his first two ...

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Oakland in Solidarity with Mike Brown

Oakland in Solidarity with Mike Brown

On November 24th, the day the grand jury announced Michael Brown’s murderer, Darren Wilson, will not be indicted, Oakland organized a  protest in solidarity against the injustice. I joined the march at 7 p.m., after the announcement, and marched across downtown Oakland, onto the I-580 and through neighborhoods of Lake Merritt until around 11 p.m. that night. Created with flickr slideshow.

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From L.A. to Ferguson

From L.A. to Ferguson

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect.” This perfect quote was heavily tweeted on November 24, after the grand jury of Ferguson decided not to indict Darren Wilson. Communities who stand in solidarity with Michael Brown and protesters in Ferguson, took to the streets. There were various actions, both at Los Angeles and UCLA. On November ...

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Divided Between Una Tierra y La Otra

Divided Between Una Tierra y La Otra

Tengo un baúl de madera, sellada con una llave de cobre. El baúl está en mi alma y la llave en mi corazón. Dentro del baúl, guardé las palabras: words from the land of the opportunity y palabras de la tierra de migrantes y luchadores. Las palabras me sosiegan con susurros reverberantes. They remind and mesmerize me. Sin embargo, crean ...

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Privatization Disproportionately Harms the UC’s Underrepresented Communities

Privatization Disproportionately Harms the UC’s Underrepresented Communities

On Thursday the UC Regents voted to increase UC undergraduate student tuition by 5% per year for five years, a total of 27.7% by 2019-20. Tuition hikes passed despite Wednesday’s anti-tuition hike protests by students at the UC Regents meeting in UCSF. Shortly after the vote, UCLA students expressed their anger by occupying the Beat USC Bonfire and preventing its ...

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Why is dia de los muertos important?

Why is dia de los muertos important?

Dia de los muertos has become increasingly popular in the United States.  Some argue that it has been commercialized and appropriated by corporations, media, and people who just want to paint their face and call it a Halloween costume.  Therefore, I decided to go around my ‘hood, Boyle Heights, and ask folks why dia de los muertos is important to ...

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Boyle Heights Dia de los Muertos Festivities

Boyle Heights Dia de los Muertos Festivities

On November 2, 2014, the community of Boyle Heights honored those who have passed in spaces like Espacio 1839, Mariachi Plaza and Self Help Graphics. At the store and autonomous radio station, Espacio 1839, various altars decorated its sidewalk, giving life to the street as the dead were commemorated.   One of the altars was set up by students of ...

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