Sing Your Life: Literature Projects
Piece by Bobby Muerte. 
Come through to the De Colores Art Auction happening April 6th 4-7 pm at 518 Valencia St. in San Pancho, Califas. 
https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/

Piece by Bobby Muerte.
Come through to the De Colores Art Auction happening April 6th 4-7 pm at 518 Valencia St. in San Pancho, Califas.
https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/

dandelionn-rootz:

toxicmetropolis:

A battery recycling plant in Vernon has possibly poisoned surrounding communities (From Boyle Heights to Huntington Park) with lead and arsenic. The company that allowed this to happen is required to pay for blood tests for anyone that may have been affected. If y’all are from the area, please try to let people know, and try to get tested yourself. 

 This a largely working class and immigrant area, so it is likely that the government and the Exide company will not do much to distribute this information to those affected.

So please, whether or not you live in the Southeast or East LA area, please REBLOG and  SIGNAL BOOST.

Damn Oscars blog is really getting it in!

For all my Bay Area folks, come through to
AN ART AUCTION POR LA CAUSA
https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/
Featuring Artists:Jose Luis Zuno, Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza, Breena Nuñez, Erika Viviana Céspedes, Valerie Perez Ordoñez, Angel Jesus Perez, Anna Lisa Escobedo, Bobby Muerte, Maria Poesia, & Oscar DavalosJewelry by: Mimi’s Creations and Prisca Carpenter DJ Pocho Boogie Spinnin’ Funk, Oldies and Hip HopZines from Brown Recluse DistroCome out to support this auction showcasing local Xicana/o artists and their crafts, hosted by the Freedom Archives at 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics in San Pancho, California. Freedom Archives is an organization based in the Mission contains over 10,000 hours of audio and video tapes which date from the late-1960s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the Bay Area, the United States, and international movements. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Los Seis de Boulder (6 student and community activists murdered in 1974), we will be traveling to Colorado and attending the Symbols of Resistance Event in early May honoring the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement. At the event we will be interviewing participants from the Xican@ student movement in the 1970s which will hopefully be included in the production of a new documentary focusing on government repression of the Xican@ movement in the Southwest. The proceeds from this event will go towards funding our travel expenses. Thanks!
Flyer by breenache.tumblr.com

For all my Bay Area folks, come through to

AN ART AUCTION POR LA CAUSA

https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/


Featuring Artists:

Jose Luis Zuno, Melanie Cervantes, Jesus Barraza, Breena Nuñez, Erika Viviana Céspedes, Valerie Perez Ordoñez, Angel Jesus Perez, Anna Lisa Escobedo, Bobby Muerte, Maria Poesia, & Oscar Davalos

Jewelry by: Mimi’s Creations and Prisca Carpenter 

DJ Pocho Boogie Spinnin’ Funk, Oldies and Hip Hop

Zines from Brown Recluse Distro

Come out to support this auction showcasing local Xicana/o artists and their crafts, hosted by the Freedom Archives at 518 Valencia: The Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics in San Pancho, California. Freedom Archives is an organization based in the Mission contains over 10,000 hours of audio and video tapes which date from the late-1960s to the mid-90s and chronicle the progressive history of the Bay Area, the United States, and international movements. 

In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of Los Seis de Boulder (6 student and community activists murdered in 1974), we will be traveling to Colorado and attending the Symbols of Resistance Event in early May honoring the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement. At the event we will be interviewing participants from the Xican@ student movement in the 1970s which will hopefully be included in the production of a new documentary focusing on government repression of the Xican@ movement in the Southwest. The proceeds from this event will go towards funding our travel expenses. Thanks!

Flyer by breenache.tumblr.com

Paintings by Jose Luis Zuno. Much love and thanks to my primo who is down for la causa, and who donated hella amazing pieces for the art auction. https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/

Paintings by Jose Luis Zuno. Much love and thanks to my primo who is down for la causa, and who donated hella amazing pieces for the art auction. https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/

Stay Brown Stay Down by Jesus Barraza. https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/

Stay Brown Stay Down by Jesus Barraza. https://www.facebook.com/events/436276026474995/

Bolt blues got me
 Cause I see green eyes
 And they got me
Brown skin lady
 Lullaby blasts out Beats
 By dre hangin on my face
Your pale ankle 
 Knocks bones with mine 
Them Skinny things
Cruisin cross desert 5 highway

Passed concrete cities
 Like it ain’t no thing
Me and you
 Caramel vanilla twists
 Got people turnin heads
Sayin, it ain’t right
 Not them skinny things
 Say it ain’t right!
Singin Bolt blues got me
 Cause I see green eyes
 And they got me.

Bolt blues got me

Cause I see green eyes

And they got me

Brown skin lady

Lullaby blasts out Beats

By dre hangin on my face

Your pale ankle 

Knocks bones with mine

Them Skinny things

Cruisin cross desert 5 highway


Passed concrete cities

Like it ain’t no thing

Me and you

Caramel vanilla twists

Got people turnin heads

Sayin, it ain’t right

Not them skinny things

Say it ain’t right!

Singin Bolt blues got me

Cause I see green eyes

And they got me.

Xicanistas Y Punkeristas: THAT 20 TRACK LIST THAT’LL DO IT!

WORLD! Ya’ll trying to get cute for someone any time soon? Well screw all that Valentines, red hearts, caca chocolate and sexy flowers thing! Make your boo a mix! THIS MIX! 

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The idea of putting together a Youtube playlist with the 20-track playlist I include in my Xicanistas y Punkeristas: SAY IT LOUD! zine has been floating around in my brain for awhile. But as is life, I just now sat down to do it. DIG IT! Listen to the songs and watch as these bad ass mujeres get down! Zines are always on sale! Click here to purchase! Holla! 

*One track is missing from the 20-set because it isn’t on Youtube. Listen to “Mujer Contra El Mundo” here

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Tracks include music by…

THE BAGS

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CONDENADA

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ROSIE AND THE ORIGINALS

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SELENA

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JESSY BULBO

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Y MUCHO MUCHO MAS!

Think and Die Thinking PUNK DIY INDY MUSIC Festival

Come out tomorrow to the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center in San Jose to support the third day of festivities for this years Think and Die Thinking INDIE PUNK DIY MUSIC Festival.

$7-$10 per day sliding scale admission at the door
or $20 full fest pass.

This fest is organized by the TADT collective and has been going on since 2011.The one and only Breena Nuñez Peralta and I will be tabling zines and other creations. COME SUPPORT! 

"One of our long term goals is to open an all-ages space in San Jose. Our purpose is NOT to promote a centralized community influence but to empower community members to be effective and proactive. We want to facilitate musical events, workshops, dance nights, give back to our community, host out-of-town bands. We want to always protect the safe spaces created for those who feel systematically othered in our community (ie. queer folks, transfolks, people of color, youth, etc.)" -TADT Collective

I grew up in a small town often left out in maps of California.

I was surrounded by boulders, concrete and faces familiar since the 2nd grade and not much else.

Although I grew up hating it, I now look at it as my home, that which raised me to become the person I am today.

Here are the voices of other folks who also grew up in Perris and their own sentiments on this experience.

Video shot and edited by Brenda Montaño

Music: Track 16 on Jay Dee AKA Jay Dilla’s Unreleased Beats.

Watch my first attempt at filming and editing a video sequence. Thanks to Ms.Andrea who allowed me to be all up in her grill as she so peacefully colored on my living room floor.

Come out and say hi to me, @spiritus_sanctus and @breenache! We’re gonna be doing our thing at Berkeley City College from 10-5 tomorrow! Support #eastbayzinefest! 👊

Come out and say hi to me, @spiritus_sanctus and @breenache! We’re gonna be doing our thing at Berkeley City College from 10-5 tomorrow! Support #eastbayzinefest! 👊

workingamerica:

If you’re not following the #WalmartStrikers hashtag, you’re missing out. http://www.blackfridayprotests.com (via @aflcio on Twitter)

workingamerica:

If you’re not following the #WalmartStrikers hashtag, you’re missing out. http://www.blackfridayprotests.com (via @aflcio on Twitter)

foreverthesoniag:

#walmartStrike #blackfriday #justice

foreverthesoniag:

#walmartStrike #blackfriday #justice

youngblackandvegan:

thegoddamazon:

youngharlemnigga:

ratchetgrrrlrex:

5 Pointz Is Dead.

This is what whitewashing & gentrification does, erases complete histories and cultures.

RIP To A Cornerstone of Graff & Hip Hop Culture

this is depressing

It is. :/

did my first tag here and spent the summer of 2007 basically living on that roof top

definitely a sad point in NY history