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Race, Class, & Immigration: watch-listen

Drug use and harm reduction in Afghanistan

93% of the world opium is produced in Afghanistan and, there were, in 2009, 1 500 000 drug users in the country. Furthermore, the pattern of drug use in Afghanistan has been changing from smoking to injecting. Kabul, the capital, … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter, #Kzoo2Ferguson

#BlackLivesMatter In order of appearance: Voice of Georgie Booker @GeorgettaBook Patrisse Cullors @osope Justin Danzy @Danzy_ Sarah Bragg @Krimson_Kinks Kalkidan Amare @kweenkalki Rian Brown @FearlessNFree Missouri footage courtesy of Yohana Iyob @nuwayu

Aaron Huey: America’s native prisoners of war

Aaron Huey’s effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people — appalling, and largely ignored — compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his … Continue reading

Portraits from South Africa

Iris Parker

The film Portraits from South Africa is a documentary that teaches us how one simple act of reaching out to touch the lives of others liberates the human spirit of the giver and receiver.

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