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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

The intersectionality of racism, classism, and immigration policy is as pertinent today as in the past. Who is deemed legal and illegal, afforded full citizenship rights or not, is almost always determined by master-class politics and race.

Gentrify? No! Gentefy? Sí!

gentrify? No! Gentefy? Sí!

In the Los Angeles neighborhood of Boyle Heights young Latinos are trying to stave off gentrification with what they call gentefication by opening their own hip businesses.  

Using Rap to Teach (Fresh Prep)

Using Rap to Teach (Fresh Prep)

Fresh Prep is an innovative student-centered curriculum that uses Hip-Hop music to help students review the key content and skills tested on the New York State Regents Exams. Harnessing the appeal and mnemonic power of music and youth culture, Fresh … Continue reading

Chicago’s Little Village Just Wants A Park

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Little Village Environmental Justice Organization protests the lack of parks and public land in their neighborhood. http://lvejo.org/ The residents of Little Village are sick and tired of playing the waiting game with Judge Tailor T. Sanjay! We demand that he … Continue reading

What is Lava Mae?

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It’s About Human Rights There are 6,500 homeless people in San Francisco; 3,100 of them live on the street​.  

Death in the Med

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On 3 October 2013, a boat sank off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, killing 366 of the 518 people on board. They were among the thousands who flee Eritrea each year on a perilous journey in search of asylum in … Continue reading

Michael Jackson visits Africa 1992

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In February of 1992, Michael Jackson made an 11 day visit to Africa. On arrival, he was greeted by grade-school students in Gabon, West Africa, who carried a banner that proclaimed: “Welcome Home Michael”. By the time he left, he … Continue reading